So I figured I'd share the components:
- Intel DH77DF Mini-ITX motherboard
- Intel 3570K CPU (2 cores disabled in BIOS to reduce peak power, make the codes stay at 3.8GHz turbo)
- Rosewill RCX-Z90-CP heatsink (copper core w/aluminum fins)
- Raidmax ITX-0907-BP enclosure
- Fortron FSP300-60GHS-R 80 plus micro-atx power supply
- Sandisk Extreme 240Gb SSD
- 2 sticks of Samsung 2Gb DDR3 1600 memory (CPU-Z says that they are running at 1.35V)
I am also interested in building a silent system with this DH77DF Mini-ITX motherboard and the Samsung 2*2GB DDR3 1600 memory (I suppose it is the Samsung low-profile MV-3V2G3D kit), but I am actually hesitating after I read about following "experiences" with DH77DF, related in the Intel Community forum; read this
, more particular, read the David post:
I'm having the same issue as everyone else here. I am using a Samsung 1600 kit that is rated to run at 1.35v (MV-3V2G3D). It doesn't have an XMP profile so I am limited to 1333, but when using the auto setting (1.5v), the BIOS shows a ram voltage of 1.75. Like erc, Daniel Reyna and galens I cannot manually set the voltage below 1.4 without the system power cycling. Lowering it to 1.4v will display a voltage of 1.56.)
So please, would you mind to check and confirm that your system runs effectively with the Samsung memory at 1600 MHz (and not at a "downrated" 1333 MHz) and with a voltage of 1.35V. Can you also check for eventual discrepancies between BIOS RAM parameter readings and Windows tool RAM parameter readings (as several observed). Would you mind to share the results of your observations (and eventually: how you set memory parameters in BIOS to obtain the result).
Looking forward to read you.