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Fans - Recommendations needed :)

Q: Fans - Recommendations needed :)

Hi ladies and gentleman...

I'm fairly confident in that I'm not the only one who is wondering about which fans are reliable and whether or not they truly make a difference from one another.

I was just wondering, which 80mm fans, which 120mm fans, and which 92mm fans people recommend...

Thank you.

Preferred Solution: Fans - Recommendations needed :)

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A: Fans - Recommendations needed :)

i may not have recommendations for 80 and 92mm fans but i just want to say a few things.

try and get a fan that has low dBa but high CFM. higher CFM is usually accompanied by higher dBa (more noise) unless its a 120mm which runs on lower RPMs but provide more CFM for the RPM because if its bigger fins.

on avg, i guess a 28 dBa is silent enough for most people (esp me) and dBa:CFM ratio arent so good on smaller fans compared to 120mm fans persay
avg dBA and CFM on 80mm fans are 30 and 34. having a few of these in ur case can get pretty annoying (maybe its jus the ones i had, they were ghetto fans by sunbeam)

sleeve bearings vs ball bearings
sleeve is quieter but less life
ball is bit more noise but longer life. its all up to u n ur preferences.

in terms of brands, im not so sure, jus dont pick a 2$ fan. u get what u pay for.

anyway im not sure if any of what i wrote make much sense... i need to go to sleep now lol gnight

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I bought myself a 1U Rackmount server to run VMWare ESXi so I can have a virtual lab, web server, etc. (It was irresistibly cheap, anyhow). However, I have a problem. The fans are just too darn loud. I can hear it, and I'm not exaggerating, anywhere in my house. Therefore, right now, it has no utility.

It has one of the more interesting cooling systems that I've ever seen. There are three 40x40x56 fans in a row blowing air across copper heatsinks on the processors. There are no fans on the processors directly. The air is pushed acrossthe heatsinks through an air duct. I guess it works pretty well, it doesn't feel remotely hot. (Although it's absolutely destroying my hearing).

Here's some basic info:

Two Dual Opteron 246 HE CPUs.

Three 40x40x56 15K RPM fans (San Ace 40, Pt. 9CR0412S509) -- These look like two 40x40x28 fans bonded together.

One 40x40x28 fan in the front of the case (I have no idea what this one is intended to do) (San Ace 40, Pt. 109P0412G3083)

I can provide pictures if necessary. Any other cooling solution that will fit into a 1U is also perfectly acceptable.

Thanks guys.

A:Recommendations for Quiet Fans

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so... iv been wanting to re modernize my computer for a while. its not praticularly out of date and can play alot of Graphics intense games just fine, but i have been wanting to make it significantly better and turn my current parts into a dedicated server. that being said, my first step has been to replace stock fans and cooling with better ones. i was looking at this

Newegg.com - COUGAR CF-V14S Vortex Hyper-Spin 150,000 Hours 14CM Silent Cooling Fan


Newegg.com - CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

if anyone would suggest somthing else or would like to tell me somthing about what im purchasing i might not know, id appreciate it. as for recommendations color does matter lol. its one reason i liked these fans

A:looking at buying new fans. heres what they are... recommendations?

I'd stay away from the Cougar... never heard of them! Take a look here if you want quiet...


The corsair h100 is killer!

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I don't think the default fans in the Corsair 600T case I have push that much air. So I've been trying to find sites in uk that sell 200mm fans. And been trying to find information about which ones do a decent CFM at a reasonable noise level but both info and retailers seem quite scarce.

A:200mm case fans? Any recommendations?

How about some of these for you:

65 To 166 CFM : 180 To 220 Mil Fans.

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am going to buy a card cooling fan this weekend.
anybody got ant recommendations.

thanks to all that look or help.

A:recommendations for card cooling fans

You can look around here

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I'm getting really annoyed by the ever-increasing whine coming from within my current case. These days I just leave the door open for airflow, which quiets things down considerably. Nonetheless, CPU load temperatures exceed the throttling threshold (on a Pentium 4 530).

I'm using the stock Intel heatsink and fan with a crappy $30 case with no active case cooling (passive cooling on the mobo). I know, I know. It was a stupid purchasing decision. I simply underestimated the thermal output of this processor.

So I'm looking for a reasonably priced case (~$100 max) with good cooling, and a new CPU heatsink (preferably under 700g and $50). I'm currently eyeing the 670g CoolerMaster Eclipse heatsink, but I'm worried it won't fit with the large neighbouring capacitors on my Asus P5GDC-V mobo. Haven't decided on a cool case yet - mostly because I don't know which ones cool effectively.

What are your recommendations?

A:Cooling Setup Recommendations (Heatsink, Case, Fans, etc.)

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I've just been 'talking' extensively with the software side, & we basically came to the conclusion that my current ancient computer is on the outs & doesn't have long to live. It cannot be upgraded.
I'd like to build a new one from scratch. Although I'm a novice & have never tried this at home, I did take an A+ course last year so am not totally unprepared.
I've been browsing on Pricewatch.com...I'd like to buy a motherboard combo (P4, at least 2.0Ghz) w/ integrated sound (upgradeable), USB 2.0, DDR SDRAM, heatsink & fan, a case/power supply combo, a video card with at min. 64mb ram (I'm not a serious gamer) and a hard drive--at least ATA 100 & 40Gb. I'd just like any suggestions/recommendations/cautions from anyone who's done this before & really knows what they're doing, so I don't screw it up. I'd appreciate any tips anyone wants to give me on products, etc. Oh yeah, I'd like to keep my Win ME & load it on the new HDD, mainly because I resent the fact that Microsoft won't let me put XP on more than one computer (if this is a dumb idea, please tell me why) Thanks!

A:Recommendations Needed

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Hello, everyone. First of all, I'm completely new to these forums, so hello! I'm hoping someone out there can help me with the following problems. It's a doozy, and has completely gotten worse over the last few days. Please read on...

My computer at home contracted a particularly nasty virus. The computer initially ran slower than molasses (probably from spyware/adware/virus), so my wife and I have been attempting to fix this problem. It was totally *my* fault, as I went on a gaming website and it downloaded some content that's now choking the life out of the computer.

I recently attempted to install new virus protection. Now, the computer is telling me that the copy of Windows XP I have is an illegal copy (which is NOT true, it was legitimately bought), and that I need to validate the copy. My wife has the administrative privileges on the computer, so I could only get so far this morning in fixing the problem. Compounding problems are the anti virus program I installed is failing to initialize, and sometimes Windows Explorer crashes, and leaves me with just the background picture, but no desktop whatsoever.

The CD rom drive still works, albeit slowely (takes forever to load the contents of a CD). I am a complete newbie when it comes to these types of errors. We have a lot of stuff on the computer that needs to be saved, so a "do or die" reinstall won't be feasible, as we don't want to lose everything we have on the computer. I think... Read more

A:Recommendations Needed

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I currently use a Seagate 5TB portable drive to store basically everything (my Lightroom Catalog & photos, my videos, documents, music etc), so this means very little is stored on my Mac HD, and doesn't slow it down, especially when doing post-production on photos or video. The drive was formatted to exFat when I bought it, and this means that when I was travelling between home, work and college I could plug my drive into any machine (Win or Mac) I can access my LR catalog and edit my work anywhere.

However, the drive is almost full, and I wanted to upgrade to a larger portable drive (at least 8TB). However I am finding it difficult to find an 8TB drive that doesn't require an external power source. It's not a problem at home just plugging the power lead into a socket, but in work or college there often aren't accessible sockets within reach, so it's vital that the 8TB drive can do the same as my current 5TB drive and take its power from the Mac itself.

I did order the following: https://www.photospecialist.ie/lacie-porsche-design-p-9233-8tb-drive-usb-3-0#group5315
It seemed to fix the bill, because it's USB 3.0, although it has a USB-C socket, which I've not seen on any drives before. I think it's meant to suit people connecting to their Macbooks or phones. However after I ordered I discovered that the drive needs an external power source, and also I found a lot of reviews online on Amazon where people were complaining about the... Read more

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My laptop has only two USB ports, which quickly turns into a shortage given all the things that connect to USB. With literally thousands of hubs available, I'm hoping someone has some personal experience on the subject that they could share. Which manufacturers are more reliable than others? What types of hardware have shown to be ugly when connecting through a hub.

I need to get one, so if I have to go solo on this, I guess I'll be the guinea pig. I'll be buying like 10 at a time to try several.

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I'm in the market to transfer a domain from fptoday.com to a new hosting company. My present one doesn't support perl, cgi-bin, asp, etc. Plus they want $145 for a secure site certificate. While I was surfing, I found this one:
Anybody used this one before? Looks like the prices and the support is pretty hard to beat.

Or this one.

A:Hosting recommendations needed.

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I need a laptop that is:
~$1000. (less preferred ) (rebates are good also)
Light (um... 4ish lbs?)
Screen size doesn't really matter.
60gb or more hd
512mb or more ram.
That about covers it...
(I'm just looking for a REALLY good computer around my price range)
oh yea, please no dells... i don't like them personally, and they're pretty heavy.

A:Laptop Recommendations needed!

Have a look at the toshiba laptops.


They seem to have quite a few in your price range.

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im planning to change the mobo (400mhz fsb) i have rite now because the one i have doesnt support the cpu im currently usin (intel p4 800mhz fsb 3.0ghz, long story). i was thinking about can u guys recommend some mobo for this configuration:
ati radeon 9600pro, aspirexinifinity case, 350W PSU, 512mb ram (ddr2 i think, not sure).

A:recommendations needed for changin mobo

Asus boards are nice http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/socket478/p4c800-e_d/overview.htm

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Not sure if it the right forums to post this on but I am looking into purchasing a new gaming rig.

Does anyone recommend a good custom PC builder that they would use to purchase a machine that not too expensive.

I checked a few sites out including cyberpowerpc but their reviews on yelp and consumer affairs are horrible even thought the machine I want isn't too bad in terms of price.

A:New Desktop Recommendations/Advice Needed

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Could anyone recommend a reasonably priced (preferably free)knowledge base with the following requirements.

- have multiple search criteria(ie. can narrow down a search with in a search.) and modifiable search fields
- allow multiple users to modify and access at the same time
- be able to search through e-mails and attached documents
- uses a database which can easily be extracted to Oracle
- GUI interface
- simple implementation

I've found a couple which looks like it'll provide what I need but I would like to get some opinions from many of you who might have implemented one.

Ones that I'm looking more closely at currently are:
- ThoughtTracker = but have no idea about the database export options
- Web Board = kind of costly hope to find something cheaper
- Forum = need a closer look
- KB = heard it's pretty good
- Personal Knowbase = ??? yet

Any help would be very much appreciated.

-- Yori-ko

A:Knowledgebase Software Recommendations Needed

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I've tried McAfee and Nortons. I actually preferred McAfee. Supposedly it's free, so how do i keep it active without paying for it?
Any antivirus recommendations would be appreciated too.
Thx ahead,,,

A:Anti-virus Recommendations Needed

Hi Juggler.There are quite a few good AV out there. Personally I find AVAST does the job for me but check out all the freebies HERE.Good luckCheers

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I've built a couple of computers, troubleshot them when their was problems, had probably hundreds of hours of maintenance/gaming on them, and have loved every minute!
Building a computer is too much fun to consider buying one complete.
But it has been a few years since I have done this, and I am having some problems ferreting out the new boards, etc., and would appreciate some advice.

I am building a computer not for anything specific, but need it to have enough power and RAM to be able to play with pictures, and video if desired.

I was thinking about getting an Asus with an AMD processor, 3000-4000 processor, 800 MB front side bus, and 1 GIG of DDR RAM. I didn't know if the different types of sockets made much of a difference, these days. I have always run AMD, and don't know about the different kinds of Intel processors.

I have been told to get a hard drive, SATA2, at least 160GB, with a minimum of 8MB cache, I assume 7200 RPM minimum.

Case/power supply combination, I don't know how many watts is even considered normal these days.

DVD Burner- don't think this is a biggie as to which brand, but may want a multi-layered one for backup purposes

Along with the normal modem, there is a chance that this may be set up a a server for a network at my house, eventually. So, if I didn't get the components as an integral part of the motherboard, I would need enough slots to expand.

Finally, I know that I can make a real screamer for over $1000, but ... Read more

A:Building a computer: recommendations needed

Just my Suggest.........................................


Intel Pentium D 820 2.8GHZ LGA775 Smithfield 800FSB 2X1MB EM64T XD Dual Core Processor Retail Box

Corsair Value Select PC2-4200 1GB 2X512MB DDR2-533 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory

ASUS GeForce 7300 GS 550MHZ 256MB 64BIT 540MHZ DDR2 Turbo Cache PCI-E VGA DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card

Seagate Barracuda 250GB 7200.10 8MB 8.5MS SATA2 NCQ Hard Drive

LG GSA-H22N DVD+RW 18X8X16 DVD-RW 18X6X16 Dual Layer 8X DVD-RAM 12X DVD Writer 2MB Black OEM W/ SW (GSA-H22N/W)

Antec SLK1650B Black MID-TOWER 3X5.25 5X3.5 ATX12V 350W

This only a suggestion and can modified to suit individual taste as long as it is Black!...............................................

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I know almost nothing about editing videos and get confused when I see the menus and controls in editing software. I don't even understand the terms. For instance, I don't see anything that looks straight forward to me as to how to open a video for editing. Instead, I see something that says "Open a Project" and I don't quite understand what to do with a video even if I do figure out how to open it in a "Project".

So, I'm kinda lost.

Here are some of the things I would like to do:

Join two videos together
Take out uninteresting segments that may be several seconds or several minutes long
Compress time, meaning in an instructional how-to-disasemble/reassemble video speed up time through repetitive identical processes, like maybe the removal of several screws.
Convert a larger MTS file to something much smaller so it can be easily downloaded and viewed, or attached to an e-mail
Remove a single frame from a video file to save as a still image
Brighten a darken a video
Color corrections

These are some of what I would like to do and if I am going to buy a software that will do these things and then learn how to use it, what would be a good one under $150? I've read a little about Adobe Premiere Elements and it looks okay; but, for someone who understands little about what he reads, I would like to have some advice from those who actually do this work regularly.

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A:Video Editing Software Recommendations Needed

If you have Windows 7, I'd suggest starting with Windows Movie Maker .. and Windows DVD maker.
Lots of YouTube tutorials available.
I just open WMM ... and Drag n Drop my vids

Most videos are too large to Email ... I use YouTube and Email the link.
Still frames from a video are usually poor quality ... (depends on what quality you need) ... I usually use a ScreenShot .. It's the same as WMM's Snapshot view

Other than these restrictions ... WMM is easy to use (and understand) and will probably do what you want to do .. (for free)
I do this regularly .. and WMM and WDVDM is all I use

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I am looking for affordable recommendations for a laptop or chrome book for my 9th grader. She's not a gamer, btw. Thanks!

A:laptop recommendations for high schooler needed

What do you consider 'affordable' ? What are you willing to pay ?

Is she familiar with a Windows computer already, and/or a Chrome book one ?

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l know its better to have internal sound cards, however due to the fact l swap and change between my laptop and PC l tend to opt for an external sound card since l have less messing about with speaker connections and less messing around and moving the PC to access the connections.

basically lm looking for a sound card that will give me settings to upmix the audio as it kinda seems my current creative soundblaster live 24bit external while compatible with CMSS doesnt have windows 7 support, so lm looking for an external sound card that supports windows 7 which will allow me to upmix because l have these 5.1s and much of my video content annoyingly only plays only through the front speakers even with ffdshow audio settings set to speaker fill regardless of if l use WMP or MPC-HC.

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I have a friend with an aggravating e-mail service. I've forgotten whether it is MSN, ATT or what. Every thirty days, she has to jump through some hoops or her e-mail is inaccessible. The "hoops" have to do with giving them a phone number to which they can send a text message (she has no cell phone) or sending some kind of e-mail to a separate e-mail address that she must use to verify something. Then her e-mail access is restored.

Frankly, I don't know the exact details of all she has to do as the last time I helped her with it was several months ago.

I have recommended she change to one of the other free services and I need recommendations on services that will NOT give her this kind of aggravation. I don't use a free service so I don't know which ones might or might not turn into a fiasco like this one has.

A:Free Mail Services Recommendations Needed

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l know its better to have internal sound cards, however due to the fact l swap and change between my laptop and PC l tend to opt for an external sound card since l have less messing about with speaker connections and less messing around and moving the PC to access the connections.

basically lm looking for a sound card that will give me settings to upmix the audio as it kinda seems my current creative soundblaster live 24bit external while compatible with CMSS doesnt have windows 7 support, so lm looking for an external sound card that supports windows 7 which will allow me to upmix because l have these 5.1s and much of my video content annoyingly only plays only through the front speakers even with ffdshow audio settings set to speaker fill regardless of if l use WMP or MPC-HC.

A:external sound card recommendations needed

The ASUS XONAR sound cards are popular, based on posts on this forum. Soundblaster's used to be the most popular sound cards but I see more and more other brands being used.

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Hey there, i changed my computer case about 3 days ago, all went well, only a few minor issues that were fixed, PC was running fine all day today, went out then when i came back turned it on and all is fine, after about an hour i decided to start a game (League of legends) all was fine until the loading screen came up, suddenly i heard my computer fan getting faster and faster and louder, before i knew it the fan is running extremely fast and the PC just shutdown instantly.

Now whenever i try to boot the PC the motherboard beeps and windows will load, but the fans are going at maximum speed, and again the PC will eventually just turn off after about 30 seconds (i believe its my GPU fan) i have tried replugging the wires and my graphics card but this has not worked.

Please help

A:[URGENT ] [HELP NEEDED] Computer turning off FANS full speed

It sounds like the system is overheating and shutting down.

I would check and make sure the CPU heat sink and fan are still properly attached and have not been knocked loose during the chassis change.

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Few questions...

I have an MSI FX420 running Windows 7 Pro SP1 32-bit

1. Seems like my built-in webcam isn't functioning even if I try to turn it on via Fn+F6 (the hotkey). There's also a bunch of drivers that seem to be missing in Device Manager.

Where can I go to make sure I have the latest drivers? People say not to use a 3rd party Driver Updater tool. I've been using Auslogics Driver Updater simply because I am a fan of their products (I use Boost Speed and Disk Defrag).

2. chkdsk won't work. scannow /sfc found some corrupt files but whenever I try and reboot doing both chkdsk/f and chkdsk /f AND chdskdsk /f /r, it always tells me the disk checking has been cancelled. Not sure what to do. I tried going into safe mode with command prompt but it told me the drive was locked and was in use. Recovery console didn't work (Bitdefender has its own recovery mode)...the command terminal it provides doesn't even recognize the chkdsk command.

3. What do you guys recommend for cleaning and optimization? I have CCleaner and Auslogics Boostspeed. CCleaner seems like a small tool that cleans thoroughly and has great reviews and uses very little memory in the background while it actively monitors your system (though I'm not exactly sure what it monitors). Boostspeed has some nifty tools that claims to smooth out your system but uses a lot of memory in the background (Driver Upater also uses up a lot of memory).

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A:Driver Problem, CHDSK Problem, Recommendations Needed


1.Know your products name and search for drivers manually.
Don't use any third-party driver updating software.It's bloatware.

2.I would suggest to back your data and reinstall Windows.

3.Cleaning and optimization:
-CCleaner (disabled monitoring,I don't need that)
-Disk cleanup
-Disk defragment

4.I heard for Bootracer,but I've never used it and I don't know will it suit your needs.

5.I used MyDefrag and I was quite satisfied.I suggest it.
Additionally,Windows disk defragment does pretty fine job also.

How much RAM does that laptop have?

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Few questions...
I have an MSI FX420 running Windows 7 Pro SP1 32-bit
1. Seems like my built-in webcam isn't functioning even if I try to turn it on via Fn+F6 (the hotkey).  There's also a bunch of drivers that seem to be missing in Device Manager.
Where can I go to make sure I have the latest drivers?  People say not to use a 3rd party Driver Updater tool.  I've been using Auslogics Driver Updater simply because I am a fan of their products (I use Boost Speed and Disk Defrag).
2. chkdsk won't work.  scannow /sfc found some corrupt files but whenever I try and reboot doing both chkdsk/f and chkdsk /f AND chdskdsk /f /r, it always tells me the disk checking has been cancelled.  Not sure what to do.  I tried going into safe mode with command prompt but it told me the drive was locked and was in use.  Recovery console didn't work (Bitdefender has its own recovery mode)...the command terminal it provides doesn't even recognize the chkdsk command.
3. What do you guys recommend for cleaning and optimization?  I have CCleaner and Auslogics Boostspeed.  CCleaner seems like a small tool that cleans thoroughly and has great reviews and uses very little memory in the background while it actively monitors your system (though I'm not exactly sure what it monitors).  Boostspeed has some nifty tools that claims to smooth out your system but uses a lot of memory in the background  (Driver Upater also uses up a lot of memory).
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A:Driver Problem, CHDSK Problem, Recommendations Needed

Open the Device Manager and make a screenshot of it and post it in your topic.
How to make a screenshot
1. Download and run A Thousand Words .
2. Follow the wizard to capture a screenshot
3. Use the built-in editor to resize, edit, or re-capture your screen shot. 
4. Your screen shot will be saved to your desktop when you finish the wizard.
You can post the screenshot in your next post as an attachment.  
Just below the area where you write text in a post there is the Post button, to the right of this is More Reply Options. 

When you click on More Relpy Options  you will see Attach Files and Browse, click on Browse, this will open Pictures on your computer, click on the image you want to post, then click on Attach This File, then Add Reply.
As for chkdsk, you should just use the /r switch since is has the same functionality as /f, but the /r switch also searches sectors that are bad and recovers readable data.  When you enter the chkskd /r in the Command Prompt you will receive the following message.  
"CHKDSK cannot be run because it is in use by another process.  Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts?  <Y/N>".
Press the Y key and restart the computer, the scan will begin when the computer is restarted.
Except for hardware driver, such as a printer, you should dow... Read more

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After some effort, I finally got a Shipment Notification for the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Generation Part Number 20KH002HUS that I ordered last Wednesday. It was shipped from North Carolina rather than Hong Kong. The Order Visibility Portal (OVP) provided the Serial Number. With it I was able to find-out which of the two thermal modules (fans) is installed on my X1 Carbon. The Lenovo PC Support website shows that it is Part 01YR203 made by Furukawa (Nidec) rather than Part 01Y204 made by Delta. Suddenly, excitement turned into disappointment. Are all Nidec fans on the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Generation noisier than Delta fans? What has been your experience?

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Yes, as the title suggest, I have a question about fans. Right now I have a computer that can actually heat my small room. First off, I have four sticks of RD RAM that have the heat spreaders on both sides. You can fry and egg on these things. Then I have an Asus fanless 7600GS, the heatsink on this gets fairly hot.

I have two rear 80mm exhaust fans, one spins at about 4300RPM and the other is about 2400RPM (I think its on its way out, going to replace both). When I put my hand back there, its pretty hot, almost like a blow dryer. I want to add an extra fan or two but I can't decide what would be best, I would like to ask your opinions on this.

First I thought of adding a front intake fan, but my case only has that small front vent that almost underneath. I have a spot to mount a front fan, but it wouldn't actually be taking in air, theres no vents in the case there. I was also thinking about adding one of those 5.25" drive bay fans for intake. I found a nice one on NewEgg that has two fans, I thought this could help take in some air. Not sure how well they work, I also want to keep the db level down.

My second thought, and the one I think I'm going to go with, is adding a top fan. First I thought to make it an exhaust fan. I see these a lot but I don't know how good they are, do they interfere with the rear exhaust fans?

Then I thought to make a top intake fan. I wouldn't want to pull more in then is being exhausted though, that doesn't... Read more

A:Solved: Fans Fans Fans

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What are good quality case fans that can keep an AMD processor up to 2600+ cool?? Along with CPU Coolers too??

I dont want any that are LOUD either...


A:Case Fans/CPU Fans

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CAN't find DRIVER that is acceptable(all fail).Needed URGENTLY Windows 7 64 bit Operating System.

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My system's OS is Win98, I have 384 RAM and a 1.4Ghz Intel Celeron.

It came with a Toshiba DVD-ROM SD-M1202.

I have 5 externally accessable bays, (2) 5.25 inch and (3) 3.5 inch

I have currently installed a floppy drive, the above mentioned DVD-ROM drive and a Zip drive.

I obviously need CD-ROM capability, but I have never used the DVD capability, so I would like to install a RW drive.

Would this forum suggest replacing the existing DVD-ROM drive or adding a new RW drive as I appear to have the space?

Any recommedations as to manufacturer?
Any other issues I should consider?

I see much activity in this forum about problems with recognition, jumpers etc., and I would like to make this new instillation as smooth as possible.

I would very much appreciate and comments/recommendations.

Thanks a lot.

A:RW Recommendations

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Well, I'm using NOD32 Trial which is the Firewall/Anti-Spam/Anti-Virus.

I recently looked at a topic where they were compared, and BAM, NOD32 Falls in the 0% category. I see that Comodo is the best one.

I need the ULTIMATE Firewall/AntiVirus/Spyware collection.


Must be FREE [no trials]
Protect against harmful threats

If you would, I'd like the bundle package like NOD32, but if that's not the case, I'm willing to get three/two seperate softwares.

Anti-Virus/Firewall and Anti-Spyware
Anti-Virus and Firewall/Anti-Spyware
Anti-Spyware/Anti-Virus and Firewall
Anti-Spyware and Anti-Virus and Firewall [All seperate]

Thanks for the help.

I'll need the name of the software, and the website.

Note: Some websites, for some odd reason, do not work on any of my web browsers. So I may need a link from www.download.com, or one of those websites.

A:Any Recommendations?

Comodo Firewall + AVG Free / Avast! Home Edition + SuperAntiSpyware / Spyware Terminator / Windows Defender

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I put this in Networking since there are a few more specifics to it that I'm looking for...but feel free to move it if it could be better placed elsewhere.

I'm doing some home network upgrades. For a long time, I've been running an old Win2k Server with two 500 GB drives in a Raid 1 array. It works fine, but it is aging, and I'm building up a new server running 2008 now (got a license through DreamSpark...figure I might as well use it, the experience with it at home will help for when we move to 2k8 at work).

After much hesitation, I started building up a laptop as the new server. I think it will work fine for a few reasons:

-I had a Lenovo T60 with 2 GB RAM hanging around
-The battery backup will be awesome on it...3 hours or so without even being plugged into the UPS
-Footprint/Power use/heat generation is kept to a minimum...the current server generates a lot of heat and noise.
-I don't have a monitor in the closet where the server/switch/patch panel all are, so this way I don't have to rely on remote desktop to connect to it.
-It really doesn't need a lot of horsepower to do what it needs to do. It basically sits there and holds active directory accounts and serves printers. I also open the RDP port on it, so I can get to my files and use it as a terminal server from afar if I need to. The current one serves files too, but I'd like to use a NAS for that at this point.

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Dell recommended two Kingston 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 266 (PC 2100) for my system, but wanted to ask the TSG community if there was any ups or downs to Kingston or the other brands. I don't have any knowledge on how the different brands compare. Would it be cheaper to not buy over the internet but go get some memory from a retail store. Where? Best Buy? Walmart? Does Walmart even carry memory?

A:RAM Recommendations

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I need a new Harddrive. I have 4 right now, all internal (and I'd like to keep it that way.) I have a 1TB and a 500GB both SATA 3.0GB/s and a 200GB and 40GB IDE. The 500GB one is partitioned into 3 separate drives, 250GB, 175GB, and 40.7GB (the remainder). So in My Computer it shows 6 drives. I use the 40.7GB partition as my boot partition, I never store anything of value on the C: drive so it can stay small; there are 9GB free. I use the 175GB partition as my personal file drive. On this I put music, movies, pictures, misc. stuff, applications...basically everything that I want to keep forever; there are 90GB free. On the 250GB partition I put full movies (backups of ones that I own,) but I'm starting to delete them as I just make hard copies on disks; 144GB free. On the 200GB I put raw game recordings. Some of you might follow the game Halo or visit Halo.Bungie.Org, so you might have seen the news about the Cutscene Library being updated with HD versions of the cutscenes from Halo 1 and Halo 2, well that was me. All the recorded files from the cutscenes from those games go on this drive, as well as another game's cutscenes I'm recording, Halo Wars. These take up a LOT of space, especially the Halo 2 ones (almost 100GB); I have just 22.1GB free on this one. On the 40B drive I keep the rendered files from those cutscenes, after I cut and edit them out. The rendered files are 720p videos, so they're smaller than the full HD I recorded th... Read more

A:HDD recommendations?

Are you kidding me? 18,000 active members and I can't even get 1 reply?

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I was hoping to make it a simple cpu and ram upgrade, but I got a chip that is not compatible with my current mb (ga-7vaxp).

I have a amd 3000+ barton 400mhz cpu with 2 sticks of 512meg pc3200 ram.

Since I tried the upgrade my pc (winxp sp2) spontaneously reboots approx 30 sec after logging in (and this is happening with my old cpu in - I am currently using the pc3200 ram). I think it's a registry issue, but a system restore from a known good point has done nothing.

So, I don't want to send the cpu back to newegg (15% restock fee) and I probably need to reformat.

So I need a new mb. Since I probably need to reformat I might as well get a new hd as well. I think my geforce4 ti4200 128meg agp card will last me a bit longer.

So I need recommendations on a mb with built in sound and lan that has sata150 and a hd that is a sata150, or if there are better less pricey versions list that as well.

My current hd is 20gig, so size is not important (I doubt if they make 20 gig anymore! ).


A:Need some help/recommendations...

ABIT AN7: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127167

80GB, 7200RPM, 8MB cache, SATA I/II Hitachi drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822145082

And you can use your old Hard drive as a secondary drive.

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I need to buy a portable printer TOMORROW MORNING...

Anyone who can recommend a brand and model to me would be a great help.

Thanks in advance,


A:Need recommendations

Just about any new printer is portable. What are you using it for?

I always shop for printers based on ink price. The cheaper the ink the less you will pay over time.

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Hello everyone, i was thinking of upgrading my audio system and i have 2 problems, i nedd help choosing between two speakers and if i should get a sound card. I have WIN7 HP 64 bit.

These are the two speakers that i was deciding between and i want the logitech for quality but i think its not so new anymore, so i dont know if i should get the CA speakers, because i have good experiences with them, here they are


Now, if you know any better speakers less than 100 dollars, please tell me about them.

Lastly, i have an ASUS m4a785-m motherboard with via HD 8 channel audio, i dont know if i should get a soundcard or not. Is it really worth it? I was looking at some of the the Creative Cards, but they dont seem to have good drivers for Windows 7.
What card can you recommend (if i need an upgrade) to me, i usually play lots of games (shooters, and simulators mostly) and listens to lots of music and works well with 64 bit 7?

Thank you all for your time,


My opinion, definately the Logitech speakers.

I would upgrade the speakers and then if you feel you "must have" better audio then look at a separate sound card. I have an HT Omega "Striker 7.1" sound card (PCI type) installed in my system.

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Can anyone recommend a good fan? I want to keep my processor running like a charm. How do I know if it is compatible with my computer?

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(This is in reference to this thread: http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=369278&page=1 )

Hey, one more quick question pertaining to this problem. Now that I'm pretty sure that its my processor thats the problem, what new processor should I get?

Taking into consideration my current specs. I now have 2 512MB Ram sticks and 1 256MB ram stick in my motherboard. What new processor should I get? Price isn't really an issue.

Also, anyone know of some REALLY GOOD DVD Burners? I'm looking to buy a new dvd burner as well as a new processor. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Recommendations anyone?

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Looking to buy some new DVD Drives that are SATA made by any company besides LG. Have worked with LG for sometime and I am quite satisfied. Looking into maybe Pioneer or Samsung depending on models that are suggested.

Also, need some help deciding as I am unsure what to do:

Currently I have a 512MB Sapphire Radeon 2600XT BNIB that I want to use for photo editing, watching movies, hopefully go into video recording (making tutorials etc..).

My question, should I upgrade or stick with the card I have right now? If upgrade, then to what? 3870?

All help appreciated!!



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hi... well first off i want to provide u with some info about my current PC which is rather old. I want to buy some hardware and i was considering motherboard+processor. my question is..what more should i buy since new hardware will change?? storage (SATA)?[do u recommend western digital or seagate?..and is it preferable to buy 1 of 500gb or 2 with 250GB]... another question is amd or intel? (and is it possible to connect 2 or 3 processors on the motherboard? i read that somewhere] what about the power supply? why is it different to buy 600watts and 800watts??(do u consider zalman products as good or rather troublesome?) ......what about the CPU cooler??is it good to have a fan,water cooling system,or with coil or whatever material??? see attachment for detailed PC profile.
(should i overclock my current pc?..what do i need to look for to see if it is possible??is it worth it?)
Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11 (IE 7.0)
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name JLI-COM (General progs)
User Name jli
Logon Domain JLI-COM
Date / Time 2008-01-07 / 01:53

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 1513 MHz (15 x 101)
Motherboard Name Asus P4B-E (6 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR, 3 DIMM)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale i845
System Memory 512 MB (SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award Medallion (10/30/01)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1... Read more

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Well, I'm planning to purchase a new GPU to go with my new PC build that would be less than 100.
It would have to run Crysis on low settings at least and should be fine with HD- does anyone have any recommendations for a GPU that would suit my requirements under 100?

Also, in a few months I'm upgrading my CPU, RAM and motherboard and would like to know what the best hardware is for around 250.
I'm thinking of an i5 and a mid-range motherboard with at least 10GB RAM.

I currently have a laptop with first-gen i7, 6GB RAM, HD5870 and 128GB SSD which is starting to struggle with modern titles (apparently the i5 Ivybridge surpasses the first-gen i7s by around 3-4 times) and the GPU would also need to match or exceed the performance of the HD5870 (which is 700MHZ core and 1000MHZ memory, which today's GPUs outnumber greatly). A GeForce GTX 650 that I'm looking at has 1GHZ core and 1.3GHZ memory which does surpass the 5870.


Current PC (Desktop):

Intel Desktop Board D945GX (sub-2006)
4GB DDR2 [email protected]
60GB OCZ SSD (Recently upgraded)
CIT Reaper Case (Upgraded Yesterday)
600W PSU

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Hello, I have a large amount of money saved to make the ultimate machine, I have everything and I'm not sure of the PSU due to being unsure about mow much juice I will need to power this beast.

Computer parts selected:
Intel BOXDX58SO2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-970 Gulftown 3.2GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7970

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 24GB (6 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T2-24GBRL

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Seagate SV35 Series ST31000526SV 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
(Might add 1 or 2 more hard drives for storage)

EVGA 02G-P3-1559-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
(Consider a second graphics card, because I'm thinking of running an SLI)

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support

LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM

Rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB Port / Extra Silver Face Plate

CORSAIR CWCH50-1 High Performance CPU Cooler

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A:PSU Recommendations

Quote: Originally Posted by PwnFrnzy

Hello, I have a large amount of money saved to make the ultimate machine, I have everything and I'm not sure of the PSU due to being unsure about mow much juice I will need to power this beast.

Thank you.

There are numerous web sites like this one:

Antec Power Supply Calculator

that allow you to input your choices and add up the power needs. Not perfect, but gives some idea of where to start!


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Does anyone have any recommendations as to a decent e-mail program along the lines of Outlook Express?

I've tried Incredimail, but it's heavily memory intensive.


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Hello all,

I've decided to build my own PC over the summer but I've ground to a halt with these two. I've found processor, mobo, RAM etc. and I'm down to the last few thing: the PSU. I've read a few issues of PC Format magazine but it didn't really enlighten me about it.

Does anyone have any recommendations on what PSU to get? I'm looking for a 750W PSU in the region of about ?70 ($115 for my friends over the pond). I would prefer to have a modular one, but it's not essential.

The best one I've found has been this: OCZ ZT Series 750W Modular PSU | Ebuyer.com

But it's a little pricey

Thanks in advance,


A:PSU Recommendations

PSU requirements depend on the components.

List them up, and i can answer you better, but unless you are running dual gpu's, 750W isn't needed. Even a nvidia 580/680 gpu can be done easily on 600->650W

Oh.. if you get a non modular psu, itll be abit cheaper. Just remember though, always go quality as if your psu fails, it can blow EVERYTHING else.

or if you need modular

Basically i'm saying don't cheap out on a psu... plus they outlast all other components.

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Recommendation for New Rig!

Hello Guys,

I might be building my own new around rig end of this year. Well the budget
is Brunei Dollars $2000 (US$1063). The Rig will be used for a little bit of
gaming mainly sports & racing simulation, student work, listening
to mp3s. First of all, I need some recommendations for the components &
other pheriperals before that i can start price watching! I prefer purcahsing faster components
instead of spending on a fast CPU.

Motherboard: Is a ASUS K7V266E or a n-Force Chipset Mobo adequate?

CPU(AMD): Duron or XP or MP?

CPU FAN: I have no knowledge about this!!

DDR RAM: Crucial or Samsung or Kingston?

Sound Card: SB Live! Platinum? (Santa Cruz is not available in the Singaporean Market!!)

Hard Drive: Maxtor or Western Digital or Seagate or IBM?

3D Card:


Casing, PSU: Probably Lian-Li Brand

CD Writter: any ideas?

A:Need recommendations for my new AMD rig!

- You don't want MP. It's tailored for servers - multiple CPU's

-XP may be too expensive. A 1.4 GHz Thunderbird maybe? Or an older Athlon?

-Durons only have 64kb of L2 cache, e.g. - they're good for gaming! but for office applications, they stink.

-You want a good fan if you want your CPU to last long. Perhaps one from ThermalTake, Alpha or TaiSol.

-As for an n-Force, go for the A7N266. They're very good for onboard video (GeForce2) and sound (very powerful).

-No problems with Lian-Li cases. Very high quality.

-Hard Drive: Seagate's are the best hdd's available. Western Digital for price, but they still make good drives.

-If you're not going for an n-Force, I'd still go for the GeForce2 MX. Or a more powerful card, but definitely not anything below that.

-DDR SDRAM: OCZ isn't available in the Singapore market, so try Crucial. 256 MB is great for what you're doing, but if you want go ahead and go 512.

-CD Writer: Do you want fast or do you want cheap? Maybe a 16x-20x burner from Yamaha, Plextor, or maybe even HP.

-Speakers...Cambridge Soundworks? Logitech? Not Klipsch, they're very high performance, for the price...

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