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by Lowryman
Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: System Modification
Topic: How do I make a hole in the front of my PC (keeping HD cool)
Replies: 5
Views: 15926

First, my sincere apologies for not having replied sooner here. I have been away on vacation to Cape Town, South Africa (and that's quite a trip, from Europe) and I didn't get back here until two weeks ago. I am still thinking of this small "issue". My PC case has 2 USB ports at the bottom...
by Lowryman
Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: System Modification
Topic: How do I make a hole in the front of my PC (keeping HD cool)
Replies: 5
Views: 15926

Since I was/am running out of space on my desk, I put together my own small, wooden "switch rack" and put it on top of my PC. It holds a 5-port network switch and a wireless-access point/range extender, both from Sitecom. The wood came from a box with oranges (the fruit) from a local super...
by Lowryman
Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: System Modification
Topic: How do I make a hole in the front of my PC (keeping HD cool)
Replies: 5
Views: 15926

How do I make a hole in the front of my PC (keeping HD cool)

Hello to everyone, ( Can I put this here? ) I have a Aopen "QF50C" computer case. A picture of the front is here: http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Ibizaner/Aopen_QF50C/Aopen_box_01.jpg When I remove the upper front "cover" (the one with the ASUS sticker on it), then the h...
by Lowryman
Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: Cooling Tips and Tricks
Topic: Harddrive too cool?
Replies: 3
Views: 6365

Harddrive too cool?

Can a harddrive get too cool? I have a Barracuda of 120 Gb, in a case by Asus, model "QF50C". The HD is installed in a 5" drive bay, with a heatpipe HD cooler from Zalman (which, by the way, is a waste of money when it comes to cooling a HD). According to " HDD Health " and ...
by Lowryman
Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: A PSU for my computer, please?
Replies: 2
Views: 1391

A PSU for my computer, please?

Greetings, In my very first posting here, I would like to ask something about the PSU of one of my two PC's. It is a computer with the following specs: - Athlon64 3000+ (@ 1.8 GHz) - Asus A8V Deluxe - 2 x 512 MB DDR-RAM (DDR-400) - MS Windows XP Home, SP2 -- Antec SmartPower SP-500P, 500W (old one) ...
by Lowryman
Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: GEFORCE 6600 GT : Fan and image issue
Replies: 3
Views: 1616

Thank you very much for your reply, Mr T. I am now visiting the forum with the PC (I have 2 others). The first time I switched the PC on, 5 minutes ago, the fan made noise like hell. I powered my PC down, opened the side cover and touched the fan while I switched the PC back on, and yes, the fan got...
by Lowryman
Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:01 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: GEFORCE 6600 GT : Fan and image issue
Replies: 3
Views: 1616

I nearly forgot : Now and then - not every time - my monitor (a 17-inch CRT) shows small green "blocks" and lines instead of the normal image, when I power on my PC. It happens before the POST and before XP Home is loaded (so it is not a driver issue). A RESET does not help: I have to actu...
by Lowryman
Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:59 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: GEFORCE 6600 GT : Fan and image issue
Replies: 3
Views: 1616

GEFORCE 6600 GT : Fan and image issue

Greetings to all, Probably a dumb question (on which I don't find a right answer through the "Search" option) - but how exactly does one connect a graphics card to a power supply unit? Since July (of this year) I have a Geforce 6600 GT (AGP model, brand Club3D). It has its own power connec...
by Lowryman
Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: The Revoltec case fan that doesn't start
Replies: 7
Views: 2253

Look on the label of the fan in question. There is a voltage spec, and a current spec. Perhaps the connector on the mobo cannot supply full voltage, and this causes the slow speed/no-start. It may be controlled in the BIOS pages concerning PC health. Setting the control to "always on" or ...
by Lowryman
Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: The Revoltec case fan that doesn't start
Replies: 7
Views: 2253

But I can not use it, since there is no free connector from the PSU anymore (at least, I don't see one). If you look closely at that cable you see it's an extender so all you need to do is unplug the power from the CD/DVD drive, put this in between and presto, there's your fan power. Evasive (and L...