Thanks for the feedback,
any reason why you went with a lower end intel mobo than another mini-ITX mobo that has full range of control over everything in bios?
Well didnt want to gamble with the mobo, i was checked missingremote review of the i3 2100T with idles close to 14W, and comments by people about intel being one the best into low voltage or low power consumption, so i wanted basically the same mobo on the review, but was never in stock, the only one that i could get my hand was the intel H61, so thats the main reason. Another reason is i wanted to try this picoPSU, and most of the 3rd party mobo have the PSU right next to ram slots, with the 150XT having circuits/caps on the front might prevented installing. One that i did though about was ASUS P8H67-I DELUXE
, but at the end decided on the intel out of being cheaper and not gambling on how the asus might consume worst or better electricity.
as for the memory voltage, intel motherboards in general has very little options to change voltages, including the memory voltage. i wouldn't worry too much about memory voltage though, the difference between 1.65v down to 1.25v is less than 1w.
I would have liked it though, upon installing all win7 updates and latest drivers the the PC is starting to idle between 13.8W - 15W, so even though 1W is probably not worth, its between 5-10% of what the actual computer consumes. The only options i see on bios is one that kinda restricts the low and high voltages, by defaults says on the low says 0.4 and for high says 2.0, but i dont see any option to manually set the voltage.
The weird thing is from intel website, Intel® Desktop Board DH61DL, System memory for DH61DL
System Memory Features
The board has two DIMM sockets and supports the following memory features:
Two independent memory channels with interleaved mode support
Supports 1.2 V – 1.8 V DIMM memory voltage
So i would assume if its supports it, there should be a way to tell it set it up on the bios