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by rpc180
Wed May 28, 2003 11:39 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Does this exist?
Replies: 19
Views: 5073

Aren't the VaporChill's these these types of phase change systems? Watercooling is also a way that people get "colder" materials to cool off heatsinks.
by rpc180
Wed May 28, 2003 8:16 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Gonsped's project silent PC - XP1800+
Replies: 3
Views: 1400

Nice job :) I did the same to my PSU as well, it's on a 5/12V switch. The CPU fan is the same speed, when all other sound sources were quiet (HD's, other fans, etc) I tried comparing sound from the PSU fan and the CPU fan together. No matter what, the CPU fan was always quieter at the same voltage t...
by rpc180
Wed May 28, 2003 8:10 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I Borged my sister's computer. Will Console version show?
Replies: 10
Views: 6523

Did the client just stop as in "stalled?" or did it shut off/close down? If it just stalled, it could be a incompatibility in the program and the computer hardware, if it shut off/closed down it could be a configuration setting, or your sister found it and shut it off ... I doubt that the folder tha...
by rpc180
Tue May 27, 2003 8:27 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Shocking event!
Replies: 17
Views: 10118

heh, overtake is scheduled on Valentine's Day ... 2006. :wink:
by rpc180
Tue May 27, 2003 6:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sorta off-topic: Case LED leads
Replies: 9
Views: 3501

Usually white is ground (that's what it says in my A+ Certification Book). But it also says that plugging in something backwards will not destroy it instantly. In fact, it says that you can even have it like that until you notice that was wrong ... could be minutes/hours, etc... That even goes for I...
by rpc180
Tue May 27, 2003 6:50 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P4 2.8Ghz Northwood - 100% PASSIVE!!
Replies: 15
Views: 5045

Actually, this is the first article I've ever read on Silencing PCs. In fact, I found it a few days before finding SPCR. Up till then I've only been reading about rheobuses and the like to quiet things down. Being a po' college senior at the time I didn't want to risk a processor meltdown with a 650...
by rpc180
Tue May 27, 2003 12:43 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I Borged my sister's computer. Will Console version show?
Replies: 10
Views: 6523

Damn another one. I just started moving up the ranks again :evil:

If its Windows 2000/XP or higher then you can run it as a service or you can get Electron Microscope which will hide it.

Here's the thread I started on it.
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... firedaemon
by rpc180
Tue May 27, 2003 12:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000-AlCu compatible with Asus P4P mobo?!
Replies: 4
Views: 1525

Supposedly the 7000AlCu is supposed to cool comparably to the 6500Cu (all copper edition). As for motherboard fit, I couldn't tell ya :(
by rpc180
Mon May 26, 2003 10:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Weeee! I just got 1GB of RAM!
Replies: 23
Views: 14075

I got this no name 512 PC2100 stick from a computer show. Its actually doing 2-2-2-5. There was a surprise for cheap no name RAM :!: 24/7 stable for weeks.
by rpc180
Mon May 26, 2003 10:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Beware - New idea with a new cooler (Areocool Deep Impact)
Replies: 11
Views: 3702

I was looking at the design also, the review mentioned that the HSF was as efficient as it could be (they swapped the stock fan with a Delta and found only a 2C difference). You could run it fanless and get the effect if you ducted it to a rear fan. I think there's only a maximum level that you can ...
by rpc180
Mon May 26, 2003 6:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Improve Case Appearence
Replies: 3
Views: 1595

C-strip rubber molding.

You can get it at FrozenCPU:
http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/frozencpu/mol-01.html

I'm not affiliated, they have good service.
by rpc180
Sun May 25, 2003 10:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard Drive Replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 2902

In a word, Yes.

Noise Wise:

WD120SE > H180GXP > SB-IV

but the 180GXP gives best performance/noise.
by rpc180
Sun May 25, 2003 10:04 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Folding Farm
Replies: 210
Views: 90941

disguised attempt to push up their posts numbers :wink:
by rpc180
Sun May 25, 2003 5:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: slowly upgrading - help with PIII and PSU fan mods
Replies: 3
Views: 2176

Welcome to the SPCR :) Here's a thread discussing the 7-Volt Issue. The concensous seems to be that the 7 volt works well with higher quality name brand PSUs, for lower quality PSUs, it is really up to build quality, but it usually causes issues. http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=4260...
by rpc180
Sun May 25, 2003 2:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard Drive Replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 2902

Here's a thread regarding the differences between B-V 7200.7's and the IBM GXPs. http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=4382&highlight=ibm+gxp There is also some information in the SPCR review by MikeC comparing some of the newer "quiet" drives with the de-facto Cuda IV. http://forums.sile...
by rpc180
Fri May 23, 2003 7:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Decoupled Metal Fans Quieter ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

If you're talking about the aluminum fans that are popular around the modding scene, keep in mind that the "frame" is metal/aluminum, the fan itself is plastic that is painted to match.
by rpc180
Fri May 23, 2003 7:33 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 80mm Low Speed as PSU Fan?
Replies: 6
Views: 2029

Done here also. Into an Antec 350W PSU. Stable running folding for 1.5 months 24/7 now - exhast temp is 39C.
by rpc180
Fri May 23, 2003 9:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Optimizing case airflow
Replies: 114
Views: 45573

Like 'Weird Science' supermodel or supermodel computer?
by rpc180
Fri May 23, 2003 9:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Zalman fetishism
Replies: 12
Views: 10811

Yup! I like the zalman look in my case too. I agree, cept that the flower gets covered by a fan :? Asthetically, I would go for the 7000CU just cause it would be neater, but the weight issue has me worried, if they ever make it with bolt through fitting's I'd get one in an instant!
by rpc180
Fri May 23, 2003 8:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Two 80 gig Barracuda IVs or one Barracuda V 120?
Replies: 22
Views: 6631

While I can't comment on the retail version of the B-IV, I have two OEM B-IV drives at 40GB. There's a slight whine that's audible late at night 1am-3am) from .7 meters. But after 1 meter the sound is inaudible.
by rpc180
Thu May 22, 2003 8:21 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Quiet pc as compared to dell...
Replies: 21
Views: 16458

The quietest one is a P3-1.1 Tualatin w/Matrox G550 + 512MB RAM + 1 'cuda IV 40G drive. It has 3 Panaflo 80L fans at 5~6V.
Unless you foamed it, that's pretty much my configuration minus the second B-IV. I guess I can stop being so obessive :wink:
by rpc180
Thu May 22, 2003 8:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet fan controller?
Replies: 11
Views: 3767

If it goes to zero then unfortunately it's not for me. With children around it would only be a matter of time before they found out how to turn all the fans off and break the computer.
Case with a door & lock :)
by rpc180
Thu May 22, 2003 8:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: AMD midtower temps - sanity check
Replies: 10
Views: 3109

HDD: 37-41C sandwiched behind lower intakefan. How tightly are those two HD's sandwiched together? If you can, space them at least a drive or two apart from each other, else you're cutting down a lot of surface cooling area. My two Seagates are running 42-43C, spaced 2" apart and perpendicular to t...
by rpc180
Wed May 21, 2003 4:56 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 168748

it looks like 30th or so. It's a pity to have peaked at 22 or so and now just keep getting passed without any real conquests to look forward to. Dammit.
Courage Radeonman! On the single processor people we're actually in the top 10 :)
by rpc180
Mon May 19, 2003 6:31 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Quiet Attempt
Replies: 19
Views: 12942

Actually, they're just regular twisty ties you find along with garbage bags. Sorry for the late reply, been a while since anyone posted comments to the thread :)
by rpc180
Sun May 18, 2003 7:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Spotting Dying PSUs
Replies: 1
Views: 981

Spotting Dying PSUs

I know about random lock-ups, but how does everyone else spot a dying PSU?
by rpc180
Fri May 16, 2003 10:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Panaflows vs zalman fans - and temps
Replies: 8
Views: 1964

I've got the AlCu 6500 on a P4 2.2 with a ATI 8500 128 Heatpiped also.

My temps are Idle: 43 CPU, 36 NB
100% Load (F@H): 55 CPU, 40 NB

1 92mm Panaflo over the flower, 1 80mm L1a in PSU, 1 80L1a over the PCI Slots. Runs stable all the way to 2.53Ghz OC'ed, 24/7 for almost 2 months now.
by rpc180
Fri May 16, 2003 8:16 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The Vicious Cycle!
Replies: 61
Views: 44477

Rusty, this wasn't YOUR oil PC was it?!

http://www.ginun.com/index.php3?page=Mo ... oboy01.htm
by rpc180
Thu May 15, 2003 3:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A silent SFF, a contradiction in terms?
Replies: 14
Views: 5310

There's the HUSH PC, which is aimed at the mainstream market. Its mainstream systems are completely fanless including the CPU and it has an external power brick. Aluminum case design that acts as a heatsink (for real).

Review:
http://www.hexus.net/review.php?review=540
by rpc180
Wed May 14, 2003 12:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Heat and airflow
Replies: 3
Views: 1769

Here's some mathematics totally over my head.

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... hlight=fan