It is currently Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:27 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Shuttle ZEN ST62K review
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 5:20 am 

Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2003 1:29 am
Posts: 118
Location: London, UK
From HardOCP:

Has an exteral laptop-style power supply.

The review claims around 43dbA which far from being quiet is still a lot better than most comparable SFF PC's. Good potential for replacing/undervolting the CPU fan and going very quiet. No AGP though.

Apologies in advance if this has been posted already.

XP-M 2400+ 1.6Ghz 1.35v AX-7 80mm YS-Tech "silent" 5v | Abit KT7A passive | 512Mb | Sapphire 9600Pro Ultimate | 60Gb Barracuda IV ZM-2HC1 on foam | Superflower SF-461T1-BL 120mm Nexus 5v exhaust | Nexus NX-3500 PSU

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 2:38 pm 
*Lifetime Patron*

Joined: Fri Sep 26, 2003 6:28 pm
Posts: 435
Location: CT, USA
another review here

though the reviewer is obviously an OC'er... he keeps criticizing anything that can't be souped up to run the newest games at 1000 fps.

this box has a lot of quiet potential... looks like you could replace the single fan for a quieter one and have a great system. i love the fanless external power brick. if any SPCR's get one i'm sure we'd all love a review by a silent-minded user.

main: athlon II 240e + Dark Knight, MSI 785GM-E65, Dell RM112, 4GB G-Skill, HVR-2250, 256GB Samsung 830 & 3TB WD Red, CM Elite 341
laptop (backup): IBM Thinkpad X60s, LV CoreDuo 1.66, Samsung 840 120GB
laptop (main): Dell XPS13 9343 FHD i5, 128GB SSD, blissfully silent almost all the time

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 8:21 pm 

Joined: Sun Aug 11, 2002 3:26 pm
Posts: 319
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
flyingsherpa wrote:

The really interesting part from that review is this (emphasis mine):
Tech Life Review wrote:
Most of the ST62K's BIOS tweaking options are conveniently located on one page. Users can increase the front side bus by up to 15MHz above default in 1MHz increments and set the processor voltage between 0.8250 and 1.5875V in 0.025V increments, but that's about it as far as overclocking features go.

Can anyone confirm this, either from other reviews, personal experience, or contact with the manufacturer? Having full control over this range would be really fantastic, although even at 0.825V (and whatever FSB speed you could manage-- probably 533, since there's no PCI lock) you'd probably still need a fan (to move air off the NB heatsink and hard drive if nothing else).

 Post subject: Best choice of processor
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 12:12 am 

Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2004 1:39 am
Posts: 4
As long as it is over around 1GHz speed is not an issue for me. Noice and heat generation is however. What would be best choice of processor in that aspect for this system, Celeron or p4?


Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group