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by rpc180
Thu Jun 12, 2003 9:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Only 1 FDD Cable w/ Silenx 400w?!
Replies: 5
Views: 2034

Try some computer speciality stores. I know I have a spare 4 pin to FDD power connnector adapter. I'm sure you can find some Y type adapters too.
by rpc180
Wed Jun 11, 2003 6:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Just as I thought.. most HSF's are designed all wrong :)
Replies: 30
Views: 11689

For those of you who are bold enough to mod the heatsink itself. If you file or cut down the heatsink at an angle, you can pretty much eliminate the deadspot. Even if you just put washers on one side of the heatsink you can probably get the same effect - crossblow. You don't need much I'm sure, not ...
by rpc180
Tue Jun 10, 2003 6:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Placing PSU at hte bottom of the case.
Replies: 8
Views: 6516

The newest Dell catalog is showing off the insides of one of their cases. The PSU is located at the bottom in a separated compartment. Chili, a case manufacturer, also had this design for a little bit of time with the MB on the reverse side of the case and the PSU at the bottom. Though I thinkthey'r...
by rpc180
Tue Jun 10, 2003 6:37 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The future is out there: MRAM anyone???
Replies: 10
Views: 2396

Yeah, I wouldn't expect that they start deploying that technology until SATA, flash media, and other solid state devices start to reach their functional limits.
by rpc180
Tue Jun 10, 2003 6:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My Harddrive is my loudest component!
Replies: 19
Views: 5524

After a point it'll be a battle between HD noise, PSU noise, and CPU fan noise! Vicious cycle that it is :(
by rpc180
Tue Jun 10, 2003 6:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 639518

I'll give props to the Gyration set though. I took a chance and played with a display model at a local store (of course half the keys were missing), but the one I got is working very well. There was a few hours where the 'd' key got stuck in the lower posistion for awhile a few days ago. It could've...
by rpc180
Sun Jun 08, 2003 8:06 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 168660

well, it'll make up for my shut down of the XP1700. I can't stand the noise the HD makes! Damn old Maxtor 1.2Gb drives!
by rpc180
Thu Jun 05, 2003 9:17 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 168660

Not that I'm trying to hijack spots, but I'm putting the 1700 online tonight to fold to try and fend off the Knights. There's 1 silent machine for you!
by rpc180
Wed Jun 04, 2003 6:53 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P4 Temperatures
Replies: 30
Views: 11303

Seriously don't trust the C/W calculations as staple. No one gets spot on with those approximations! I wish I was running 48 load :) I get 58-60 now with summer temps.
by rpc180
Tue Jun 03, 2003 8:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet PC using Lian Li PC60?
Replies: 11
Views: 5220

yup, mental block there :) I've read the same thread about the issue with panaflo thickness and stock isolators. I can't really comment on isolators in the link b/c I haven't had experience with 120s ... I used twist ties (the flexible metal ties wrapped in paper that come on loafs of bread) to moun...
by rpc180
Tue Jun 03, 2003 8:26 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is it bad to feed an un-started fan 4V for long times?
Replies: 1
Views: 968

From what I remember of high school, I would tend to agree that the excess energy that isn't being converted to rotational power would have to be given off as heat. Also, I don't believe any computer fans are designed with heat dissipation in mind since it would cost alot to plan/manufacturer and th...
by rpc180
Tue Jun 03, 2003 8:22 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000 in this case?
Replies: 1
Views: 1195

I don't believe there's much chance of it fitting in that space. I know normal coolers that are smaller and they don't fit into the older VAIO case designs which are sideways PSUs as well. On top of that, the small space will require that air will be "split" between the force of the fan in the PSU g...
by rpc180
Tue Jun 03, 2003 7:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet PC using Lian Li PC60?
Replies: 11
Views: 5220

Welcome to the forums! Some say that thinner material used in aluminum cases allows for more vibration to escape the case through resounance (sp?). One less thing you have to worry about though, will be the fan grills, as I believe they are non-existant (at least on the front end of the case), so th...
by rpc180
Tue Jun 03, 2003 7:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: North Bridge cooling on a Gigabyte GA-8KNXP MB
Replies: 2
Views: 1125

Intel's reference board that usees the 875P has a passive heatsink on it, large, but I think its comparable to the NB32J. Photo: http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/bz/index.htm?iid=ipp_browse+motherbd_d875pbz& The NB32J also has metal "extensions" that are variable for it to be used with push pin ...
by rpc180
Tue Jun 03, 2003 7:38 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Confused, need advise on PS selection
Replies: 22
Views: 7187

I would think that going with the 120 Fortron would be beneficial if you're looking for it to be the single exhast fan in the system. It seems to push a fair amount of air (and over a larger area) than most PSUs that are quiet. I know that recommendations are that the silent PSUs from Nexus/Zalman a...
by rpc180
Tue Jun 03, 2003 7:35 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Troubles with the new Gromacs core?
Replies: 6
Views: 5012

I've had only one error: log said that it could not continue, and shutting dowm Gromac's core. But it still attempted to send work the server, which I think it did, and I did get credit for it I believe. Stock system, etc, etc.
by rpc180
Tue Jun 03, 2003 7:30 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: We are the Knights Who Say Ni !
Replies: 122
Views: 74561

haha, been gone a few days, this is hilarious... then again, our membership keeps growing and we're not really too far behind KWSN in production ... :wink:
"MY PC MAY BE SILENT - BUT I WILL NOT GO SILENTLY INTO THE KNIGHT."
by rpc180
Sat May 31, 2003 12:07 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: A new graphics card cooling idea?
Replies: 3
Views: 1091

Some people have gotten by with using a Zalman NB32J Northbridge Cooler on the GPU. For a setup like that make sure:

1) case has descent airflow
2) GPU dissapates less than what the HS can handle.
by rpc180
Fri May 30, 2003 6:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Bent heatsink pins
Replies: 9
Views: 2624

yup, sheer weight alone can make a significant difference in cooling potential. However, one can also take into account the design of the heatsink. For instance, the 500g+ weight of the Zalman Video Heatsink vs a standard Video Card HS and fan combination in many cases allows for lower operating tem...
by rpc180
Fri May 30, 2003 5:39 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: XP1800 system with 235W PSU unit
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

Simply agreed. The people who will try to get you to upgrade your PSU will be sales associates at brick and mortar stores, or hardware review site members. I felt the same way, upgrading a 235W PSU to a 350W just to run a XP1500... waste of resources.
by rpc180
Fri May 30, 2003 5:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Very attractive and spacious new cases
Replies: 18
Views: 6655

The second one does look smart. Any idea on prices?
I checked online a little bit for GMC Trinity. Turns out that Tom's HW Review did a once over for one with a window and estimated the price at $149. The stock window is UGLY.
by rpc180
Fri May 30, 2003 5:26 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P4 Temperatures
Replies: 30
Views: 11303

Actually, Arctic Silver 3 should be applied in as thin a layer as possible. They even recommend spreading it using a razor blade if available.

Aircooled Alpha's in the review sites are usually accompanied by case fans with 25-35CFM in multiple locations, or they're performed outside of a case.
by rpc180
Thu May 29, 2003 10:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mobile Pentium 4M in a normal motherboard?
Replies: 15
Views: 16125

Anyplace one can pick up a P4-m without buying the laptop? I'd love to run it with my 6500AlCu fanless!! mmmm ... 30W dissipation requirement </homer>
by rpc180
Thu May 29, 2003 10:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Dumping the heat OUTSIDE
Replies: 13
Views: 3175

I saw someone use a toilet as a reservoir for a WC system. Flushing worked and kept the system clear of bacteria as well as kept the water temp WAY down.
by rpc180
Thu May 29, 2003 9:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Seen this yet? fanless "heatsink" pc case + psu
Replies: 51
Views: 22578

Wow, that looks promising. I would hope some of those technologies will make it into the aftermarket eventually. The first thing I'd want would be the fanless PSU... I guess the multiple heatpipe CPU cooler would work since the heat is transferred to different parts of the case for the most part. PS...
by rpc180
Thu May 29, 2003 5:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Clicky panaflo 80mm L1As
Replies: 13
Views: 4824

I have a clicking M1a (annoying as ever, took it out) - it could be a bad fan. Or, possibly both click just the one inside the case is inaudible? MikeC has also mentioned that different orientations of the fan can make it actually quieter or louder (not just horizontal/veritcal, but which part of th...
by rpc180
Thu May 29, 2003 5:15 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Power on/off speakers with mouse click
Replies: 7
Views: 1525

You can isolate them with a surge protector that's closer to you?
by rpc180
Thu May 29, 2003 5:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P4 Temperatures
Replies: 30
Views: 11303

I don't know if it will affect it very much since you have the proper C/W for your HSF, but perhaps your motherboard bios needs an update? Sometimes the temp diodes on the board need to be calibrated because they yeild too high/low a temperature reading. Good Luck, that would be a question I'd want ...
by rpc180
Wed May 28, 2003 5:08 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I Borged my sister's computer. Will Console version show?
Replies: 10
Views: 6523

Hehe, well, you can go ahead and pass me, I'm perfectly happy with sitting second for the single processor people :)
by rpc180
Wed May 28, 2003 11:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which case do you like most?
Replies: 19
Views: 7823

That GMC case with the slim mirror front and the temp gauge seems awfully nice. 1) simple exterior, with a door if possible 2) spacious interior, drive cages bolted so they don't rattle 3) aluminum instead of steel, cause its easier to mod Once again, that GMC case is nice, but I'm sure its somewhat...