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Re: [linrad] Re: Motherboard Recommendations?
- Subject: Re: [linrad] Re: Motherboard Recommendations?
- From: Richard Bown <richard.bown@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2003 11:22:06 +0000
Dont forget the case is as important as the motherboard, there really is
not such animal as a quiet mobo.
its how and where is fitted that really matters.
make sure the grounding is good, especially in connectors from the mobo
or plug in cards...so many just poke thru a hole with the metal body of
the connector partially isolated from the chassis.
It also help to keep the antennas well away from the shack.
I find the best tool for keeping PC's quiet is piece of sandpaper and a
few extra screws
removing the paint from metal mating surfaces really helps, ( just like
the manufacturers do when conformance testing)
On Mon, 2003-11-03 at 10:26, Alberto di Bene wrote:
> Colburn wrote:
> > I am still trying to ID a motherboard or barebones pc kit that has
> > been found to be real RFI & operationally quiet and especially
> > suitable for Linrad and other RF-environment Ham apps under Linux.
> > My current desktop in the radio room is far too noisy and unstable.
> As far as RFI is concerned, I am quite satisfied with my Asus A7N8X-X,
> with an AMD Barton 2500+ processor.
> I am not able to "hear" it in the whole spectrum from 137 kHz to 1296
> MHz. The PC is located at abt 3 meters
> from the station, and everything is well grounded.
> 73 Alberto I2PHD
Richard Bown <richard.bown@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>