Hard disk suspension in an Antec SLK3000B
The main problem of the Antec SLK3000B case is it converts hard disk vibrations to noise, and this is the most annoying noise coming from my pc when the fans are set at the lowest speed. In the SLK3000B the hard disks lay in a cage with grommets that are supposed to dampen the vibrations of the 7200 and more rpm hard disks.
The trend spreading amongst silencing modders is to suspend the hard disks in the air to avoid contact between the case and the hard disks.
Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake 32 bit on Windows XP with Qemu, Qemu networking, Linux applications in Windows using X server
With this little tutorial I will explain what I did to:
- install Qemu and its accelerator kqemu
- create an image file where the guest operating system will be installed
- install and then run Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake 32 bit as a guest operating system
- connect from Windows host to Linux guest with qemu
- connect from Windows host to Linux guest and connect from Linux guest to Windows host using tap driver
- run seamless Linux applications in the Windows graphical environment using an X server
Mounting a second fan on the back of the case (Antec SLK3000B)
With the summer approaching, I am making some experiments trying to cool my pc as much as possible while keeping it quiet. Now, airflow in the case is made by 2 fans: the intake fan, a Papst 4412 F/2GLL, pulls air inside the case from the front, the exhaust fan, a Antec Tricool coming with the SLK3000B, pushes air out to the back; in addition, the psu fan pulls air from the top of the motherboard through the psu to the back.
Since I bought a second Papst 4412 F/2GLL, I tried positioning this fan in different locations to see which one conributes the best to the cooling. One of these is the back of the case, in the bottom, where there would be additional cards: it pushes air out of the case through the back slots.
How to force Firefox to open in a new tab a link that tries to open a new window
about:config in the address bar, read the warning and confirm.
Then change the value of
browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction to 0.
See mozillazine about:config FAQ for a detailed description of the variables and values.
I'll try to answer these questions:
- What is AMD Cool'n'Quiet?
- Does it really work?
- Making a flat surface
- Installing - ouch, it's not compatible with some MSI K9N Platinum