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Originally Posted by ehume;11941892 
You have an As.s board. You cannot control fans with voltage. Your choices: Silver Arrow, stock. Archon, with an additional TY-140. Right now the relative virtues of the Silver Arrow vs the Archon are up in the air, so go with the sure choice: Silver Arrow.

While it's true that there is no voltage option in the BIOS for fan control, you can use a program called Speedfan to control fans. I use it on my Asus P5Q to control 3 AP-14 fans (I have them automatically dial down to ~750 RPM when the CPU is not stressed). Speedfan isn't the most intuitive thing in the world though (at least in my experience) so you may have to do some trial and error.
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post #32 of 129
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Originally Posted by wongster View Post
While it's true that there is no voltage option in the BIOS for fan control, you can use a program called Speedfan to control fans. I use it on my Asus P5Q to control 3 AP-14 fans (I have them automatically dial down to ~750 RPM when the CPU is not stressed). Speedfan isn't the most intuitive thing in the world though (at least in my experience) so you may have to do some trial and error.
That's fascinating. Have to try it. I wonder how they pull that off?
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That's fascinating. Have to try it. I wonder how they pull that off?
I believe the program accesses the sensor chip of your motherboard and uses PWM to control fan speed, but I'm not completely sure if that's true. Some motherboards don't have compatible sensors, so fan control is not possible in those cases (I think there's a compatibility list if you google it). Hope that helps!
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seriously, dude is biased as hell, he basically reviews and praises everything from noctua...
He also didnt review one single thermalright heatsink, and when he did, it's the first comparison-type Review, with a Noctua D14?
And how do you write a review and not mention that the Slver Arrow is more quite than the D14, when he wrote this about the D14: "I’m so amazed by this coolers low noise "
in another review he wrote this: "Over 80°C is not something we like to see at all", but suddenly the 90°C from the D14 are fine?
Not to mention that other Reviews at similar Overclocks had the Silver Arrow still edging the D14:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...ver-arrow.html

another quote:
"TBH even if they scored the same Id tell people to buy the Noctua as its a far superior product."

etc...
I totally agree with that. I was talking to him when he was testing the cooler and came to the exact same conclusions you did. I'm glad to see that you made those observations where many others haven't. His other videos reviews are good but I was skeptical about that particular review, especially because my results disagree with his.
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Why is FrostyTech's testing methods not to be trusted?
Two words: synthetic bench. To myself and many others, reliable results require the use of actual CPUs (and possibly cases). This is also why I discount TweakTown's credibility in the matter.
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post #36 of 129
Exactly Chunky... it isn't real-world. What's the point they don't even use a CPU....

and as for TTL and his Noctua fan love. I don't understand why so many hold this chap in high regard, his reviews are rubbish and he has such strong bias towards the companies that he gets stuff from. I'd much rather follow a credible source...OC3D sucks!
post #37 of 129
Silver Arrow will work, just put the fans in pull/pull, i.e.

[exhaust][fan][heatsink][space][fan][heatsink][RAM]

instead of:

[exhaust][heatsink][fan][space][heatsink][fan][RAM]

I'm doing it with my Silver Arrow on an i7 930 @ 4.01 GHZ with an ASUS board and my temps are 36-39 @ idle and 62-65 @ load.
 
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post #38 of 129
I don't want to start a new thread, so, what is the best cooler to date for under $65?

Just curious, because I run my Q6600 at 1.6v and it gets to 83C during Prime95.
Edited by Khaotik55 - 1/11/11 at 5:46pm
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Is that $65.00 without fans? Megahalems are nice. But for 15 more, you can get a silver arrow, shipped from Directron.
    
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I totally agree with that. I was talking to him when he was testing the cooler and came to the exact same conclusions you did. I'm glad to see that you made those observations where many others haven't. His other videos reviews are good but I was skeptical about that particular review, especially because my results disagree with his.

Yup, i do enjoy some of his reviews, too. But for heatsinks he's not to be trusted. And i don't expect scientific methods, but at the very least no open bias.
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