15 dB is really very little... it's probably higher than that if it annoys you
Even quiet notebook hard disks are rated around 17-20 dB @ 1 meter.
You are probably just hearing the hard disk spin... after all, it has a motor...
Originally Posted by ATCSMike
It worked for me. I bought a Hitachi 3rd party and had the clicks. I used the program and it stopped. No problems since.
I'm glad to hear it!
Could you please share which program you used and what settings you applied?
Let me be more clear about the memory answer:
simple answer: get the PC2700 memory, or whichever one is less expensive.
explanation: Whether you put PC2700 or PC3200 memory into the CL56 it will still just run at 166 MHz DDR (PC2700 speed). If the PC3200 memory is rated for CL 3 @ 200 MHz, it will probably run @ CL 2.5 @ 166 MHz (the same latency as the PC2700 memory).
As far a hard disks are concerned, that totally depends on your need for storage space... the...
What CAS Latency does the PC3200 ram run at when it is running at PC2700? I'm betting it's no lower than 2.5, and that's if the SPD is programmed well for PC2700 operation.
The CL56 only supports PC2700 speeds max, so both sticks will run at that... the only main difference will potentially be the CAS Latency.
I assume you are using a 40GB Hitachi drive. If so, which model is it, the 5k80? Which firmware revision is reported by Hitachi's Feature Tool?
Can you check to what you set the Advanced Power Managment (APM) mode with Hitachi's Feature Tool? I have tried many different settings and the clicking doesn't change all.
Did it present you with a list of choices like this: performance idle, active idle, low power idle, standby, or disabled for APM?
Any Hitachi 5k80 or 7k60 owners, please answer the following questions, if possible, in order to help me to find a solution for my drive's "clicking" problem:
* Are you able to disable APM (power managment) completely using Hitachi's Feature Tool? If so, what firmware are you running? My firmware (A53A) will not allow me to do this! I only get the following options:
Low Power Idle
* More generally, is your drive also clicking at idle like...
Well, I normally wouldn't re-resurrect an old thread like this, but I do have some updates.
I finally tried to update my hitachi 5k80 firmware. Unfortunately, both the IBM and Dell tools said that there is no new firmware for my drive. This is total BS because I'm running MG4OA53A and the newest firmware is MG4OA5EA! For reference, I tried to update using a bootable floppy from a USB floppy drive.
With some editing of configuration files, I was able to persuade the...
AGP speed has nothing to do with the speed at which the memory can run.
The max memory speed depends mainly on the type of chips used, the voltage provided, and the cooling of the chips.
Basically, 4.0 ns chips are rated for 200 MHz, 3.5 ns = 285 MHz, 3.3 ns = 303 MHz, and so on... for other values just convert from ns to MHz (convert ns to s, take the reciprocal, and then convert Hz to MHz -- in the end, this yields the following convesion formula: MHz = 1000/ns)
The core/memory speeds that your notebook can achieve depend on multiple factors:
* Heat dissipation: If your notebook has poor cooling, then the gpu and/or memory may overheat at higher speeds and exhibit artifacts.
* Individual variablity within the GPU chips: Your notebook manufacturer just uses/tests the chips at around 350 MHz, so they might be using lower yield chips that won't reach 450 MHz.
* Your manufacturer might be using slower memory chips (~4.0 ns) that...