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by florinp3
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac ZBOX CI540 Nano Fanless Barebones Mini-PC
Replies: 29
Views: 20669

Re: Zotac ZBOX CI540 Nano Fanless Barebones Mini-PC

Great find! Could you please try with an external HDD? I was just about to buy the CI540 hoping that I won't get a dud, but I would like to use an external HDD connected to it. With the second drive connected (I could connect one just for "silent operation" :lol:), how would you describe the noise, ...
by florinp3
Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung releases high-density HDD [F4EG]
Replies: 0
Views: 1261

Samsung releases high-density HDD [F4EG]

Samsung releases high-density HDD [quote]Samsung has released the F4EG which it claims is the world’s highest-density, environmentally friendly hard disk drive (HDD) for the desktop market. The EcoGreen F4 features a 2-terabyte capacity with 667GB on each of its three disks. [...] Samsung's very ...
by florinp3
Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting Athlon 620?
Replies: 6
Views: 3144

CnQ won't work if the manual voltage settings(at least on K10). Well, it's not a big matter though That depends on the motherboard. Some of them keep C'n'Q active when undervolting. Some even lower the idle voltage accordingly. My Jetway NC62K-LF is such an example. I run my 240 at 1.125 V and idle...
by florinp3
Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Adobe Flash 10.1 prerelease (HD) & Youtube 1080P
Replies: 5
Views: 1832

I've tried it on my Jetway NC62K-LF (nVidia 8200) and while my CPU usage dropped a bit, the video quality is quite bad, it looks like it's using a lower number of colors - I see serious banding. Probably just a bug, I hope they fix it.
by florinp3
Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Undecided on low-profile CPU cooler
Replies: 6
Views: 2191

I was in a similar situation not long ago, I had 45 mm of clearance in my mini-ITX system for a semi-passive cooling. I'm now using the heat sink from this cooler: Asus K8A4-8LB3 (or K8A4-8 S B3, I'm not sure what the difference is). It's a perfect fit and the fin orientation matches my airflow dire...
by florinp3
Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help with loud fan: Gigabyte GeForce 9800 GTX+
Replies: 38
Views: 13253

I think the Scythe SFlex 1200rpm would be a good choice as a case fan. It isn't completely silent at 1200 rpm, but you can probably hook it up to a fan header on the motherboard and limit it's speed with Speedfan (or even from BIOS if your MB supports it).
by florinp3
Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: looking for a good 24" monitor
Replies: 40
Views: 7402

Wibla wrote:look no further: HP LP2475W
That's my recommendation too. Here's another review: prad.de
by florinp3
Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI Radeon 4830
Replies: 11
Views: 3906

ryboto wrote: edit: why does anandtech show the 4850 and 4870 system loads as only 7W apart?
There was a mistake with the 4870, they've now updated the charts:

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by florinp3
Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD 1TB WD10EACS head park noise
Replies: 18
Views: 7119

Vicotnik wrote:I just bought another WD GP yesterday and it was the new type with three platters (yay! :)) and it also had AAM enabled by default.
Interesting, mine is a 3 platter too, but came with AAM on loud (as shown by Notebook Hardware Control). Much better after lowering tunning it down.
by florinp3
Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI Radeon 4830
Replies: 11
Views: 3906

Another review (more games tested, Far Cry 2 included :D): http://guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-4830-review-his-technology/ I've been waiting for the 4850 to drop in price, but I think that I'll go with a 4830, with a little overclocking you get 4850 performance. Even more strange power consumption: ...
by florinp3
Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mini-itx 780G board
Replies: 128
Views: 72629

Well how low is it? Where are the numbers? :) Well, I don't know for sure , but I think it's well below 30W in idle and ~40-50W when is heavy use (more figures if you follow that link). Unfortunately I'm not sure about that power-meter and it's the only one I could found around here. That's why I w...
by florinp3
Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mini-itx 780G board
Replies: 128
Views: 72629

Just wondering which cpu to get for it... doubting between sempron LE1250 a single core 1640 or an x2's @ 45W (4450e?) any suggestions? i'm aiming for low powerusage @ idle... what it uses when stressed is not much of a concern (as long as the PSU can pull it off) It depends on what you'll use it f...
by florinp3
Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT VS 9800GT 65nm VS 9800GT 55nm. Any Power Advantages?
Replies: 5
Views: 5865

I second that, 4670 would be a good choice. Have a look at these numbers: http://www.gamespot.com/features/6197428/p-4.html
by florinp3
Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Higher power consumption in idle than load
Replies: 4
Views: 2907

Yes, that's probably it - I noticed that with lite use I get 21-25W with a PF=0.48 - 0.65, but when it jumps to 40+W the PF goes to 1.00. So probably the power meter can't measure the power factor below a certain limit and defaults to 1.00, miscalculating the power consumption. So can I assume that ...
by florinp3
Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Higher power consumption in idle than load
Replies: 4
Views: 2907

Higher power consumption in idle than load

I finally built my NAS/browsing/music/seed box. It's made of: Noah 3988 (80W PSU + power brick) case, Jetway NC62K , AMD 4450e + fanless stock cooler, 1 TB WD GP drive (3 platter), Prodigy HD2 sound card (tight fit, the case doesn't officially support 3,5" HDD + PCI card + riser). Everything is work...
by florinp3
Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which CPU for low-power system with Abit AN-M2?
Replies: 43
Views: 14601

Thanks martin91 for your help, those links answer my question about power consumption. The only problem remains the motherboard, I want to stick to mini-ITX and that Aopen seems the way to go, but it's kind of expensive.
by florinp3
Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:56 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which CPU for low-power system with Abit AN-M2?
Replies: 43
Views: 14601

Found this (and load) - at idle and with a LE1300 it seems pretty close to Gigabyte's Atom 230, with under-volting/clocking it should go below, am I right?

The Aopen looks great, but I it would be difficult to buy (and too expensive).
by florinp3
Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which CPU for low-power system with Abit AN-M2?
Replies: 43
Views: 14601

I'm curious too, I plan on pairing this board with the lowest power CPU that I can find. Around here I get to choose between Sempron LE-1x00 G1 or G2. I also have " AMD Athlon 64 X2 BE-2300 1.9GHz Brisbane revision G2 ", but no Sempron X2 2200+. Is there a power consumption test anywere? - because I...
by florinp3
Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:55 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Athlon 64 2000+
Replies: 18
Views: 10749

Athlon 64 2000+

Athlon Vs. Atom: Duel Of The Energy Savers : AMD Athlon 64 2000+ At 8 Watts With the development of the Atom processor, Intel introduced a totally new chip design that consumes very little energy. AMD had to strike back, and did so by clocking down its Athlon 64, employing the K8 micro architecture...
by florinp3
Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD10EACS 00D6B0 at MicroCenter - YMMV
Replies: 16
Views: 16768

Probably so, this what I got from WD support when I inquired about differentiating between GP revisions: Thank you for contacting Western Digital Customer Service and Support. There is no way to guarantee a certain number of platters in a drive. We do not keep track of what serial numbers have how m...
by florinp3
Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Considering SSD for my laptop. Help me choose.
Replies: 17
Views: 3056

Ups, sorry, bad post.
by florinp3
Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: nVidia to Release 55nm 9800GTX
Replies: 8
Views: 2362

Not so great, and power consumption is still high.
by florinp3
Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which motherboard for Intel E8400 cpu?
Replies: 44
Views: 26450

Actually the BIOS in general is pretty sparse, so if you are an overclocker this board will probably dissapoint. For all Gigabyte boards you have to press CTRL + F1 in the main BIOS screen to get access to all overclocking options. From what I know Gigabyte has good overclocking options even on mAT...
by florinp3
Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: More P35 Goodness!
Replies: 7
Views: 4132

Abit IP35 Pro doesn't support undervolting, while Gigabyte does. I went for G33-DS3R (P35-DS3R wasn't available at that moment) and I'm happy with it. BIOS has an Auto mode for 2 fans (CPU and another 3-pin header) that works fine for my Ninja fan + Nexus @exhaust. Speedfan can change their speed too.
by florinp3
Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Debating Mobos: P5W DH Deluxe or GA-P35-DS3R?
Replies: 38
Views: 11204

Which Gigabyte P35 boards are available in stores around there? Have you gone to the Gigabyte site to check specs for the various boards? The DS4 versions are closest to the DQ6 and the DS3x have about two or three choices (x denotes a letter such as 'R' or 'P'). I suggest taking the closest P35 Gi...
by florinp3
Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Debating Mobos: P5W DH Deluxe or GA-P35-DS3R?
Replies: 38
Views: 11204

Does anybody know if the DS3R will undervolt? I've read in several places that it does, all the way down to 0,5V. Also, P35 based Abit motherboards don't undervolt. So I'm sticking with Gigabyte. One question though, with P35-DS3R missing from stores around here, I was considering the G33-DS3R. Wil...
by florinp3
Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Low temp Core2? Upcoming?
Replies: 19
Views: 6512

An interesting read: Energy Efficiency Duel: Intel Left Out In The Cold @ tomshardware
by florinp3
Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 5 P35 mainboards tested - Asus with high power consumption
Replies: 26
Views: 21321

Regarding IP35 Pro, I just received confirmation from Abit that it doesn't support undervolting "due to the limitation of hardware". :( So I guess I'm stuck with Gigabyte...
by florinp3
Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Asus P5B "min. noise max. power saving"AI Gear/Nap
Replies: 4
Views: 2725

Any reports on how this feature works? Is it just marketing or is it worth the money?
by florinp3
Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GTO or 8800GTS for my new build?
Replies: 10
Views: 3779

Brian wrote:
Besides, the huge power consumption of the 8800 will force you to buy a bigger PSU, and the PSU will need to shed ~10-20W more than if you had the 7900.
I think his 430W NeoHE should be enough for the GTS. This article has some interesting performance per watt comparisons.