This is only a reminder: Hard Disks and CD Drives dissipate heat at the sides, precisely at the place where it contacts with a (hopefully) metal case. If you put an insulation tape right there... hmmm, well, you better live in a cold weathered country like Finland or something
I would say my solution is as good as it gets.....
lengths). With cheap video board and 17'' screen, using average refresh rates, I've found that the screen becomes *very* blurry and tiring to the eyes, when the cables reach about 2.5 meters in length.
4. NVidia GeForce Ti4200, cooled by a Zalman ZM80A-HPhttp://www.zalman.co.kr/usa/product/zm80a-hp.htmThis is a massive passive solution (i.e., silent)I have no plans to add a case cooler.
ff123, if you haven't seen the Silent PC Review article (link) about the ZM80, you should be aware that the reviewer also had a Ti4200 and could not get it to run at a reasonable temperature without pointing some kind of low-speed fan at the heatsink. Perhaps you will have better luck.
If this sounded like an inelegant solution, sure..but it works, and it's dirt cheap and easy.And the computer case was ugly anyway As a bonus, seeing my whole setup lying inthe open on the floor together with otherstuff like router and amplifier etc is sort ofimpressive in its own right, in a geeky sortof way.
1. Athlon XP 2100, cooled by a Zalman CNPS5100-Cuhttp://www.zalman.co.kr/usa/product/cnps5100Cu.htm
2. 300 W power supplyhttp://www.nexustek.nl/Nexus_NX3000.htm< 26 dB(A) in average PC consumption
A good solution would be a P4 with speedfan. As you know, a P4 is throttling when overheating.So you can use speedfan to reduce your fan speed, and the p4 will be clocked down.If you want more power (as an example for games or encoding), higher the fan speed with speedfan, and the p4 will be back to its original speed.
I recently discovered something which I liked a lot : CPUidle. You need to install it with Motherboard Monitor. What it does is it sends pause instructions to the CPU when the CPU is idle thus the processor consumes less power.It effectively reduced CPU temperature more than 10 degrees celsius for my Athlon + Asus A7M266 mobo.
I recently discovered something which I liked a lot : CPUidle. You need to install it with Motherboard Monitor. What it does is it sends pause instructions to the CPU when the CPU is idle thus the processor consumes less power.It effectively reduced CPU temperature more than 10 degrees celsius for my Athlon + Asus A7M266 mobo. I use around 15% CPU time usually listening to music, browsing, etc and 10 degrees is really amazing for a software solution. If your CPU is cool to begin with the CPU fan could rotate less and make less noise (if your mobo is smart).