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by MiKeLezZ
Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: This is a HARD one: Antec alternative
Replies: 2
Views: 1297

Re: This is a HARD one: Antec alternative

It is a very nice case, but this HDs arrangement could be a problem for me:

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by MiKeLezZ
Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: This is a HARD one: Antec alternative
Replies: 2
Views: 1297

This is a HARD one: Antec alternative

Hello guys... I am into silent pc computing from years and I built my rig around an awesome Antec Sonata 1. I wanted to gift me a new case for Christmas and I searched ALL case manufacturers, but didn't found a single one that is good for my needs! Antec Sonata seem to be the King... but I want to c...
by MiKeLezZ
Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Does CPU temperature affect power consumtion?
Replies: 11
Views: 3120

P=I²R

Where:
P = Power
I = Current
R = Resistance (and it increases with temperature)

That's all folks
by MiKeLezZ
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI r5770 Hawk (Updated!! S1 R2 installed, OC graphs)
Replies: 8
Views: 8375

Hi, good job. How many PCI slots does require the combo HD5770+Accelero S1 ?
by MiKeLezZ
Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Biostar A760G-M2+ - 30W barrier broken
Replies: 119
Views: 101545

Are you sure that's completely true? A PATA C.F. Adapter is a PASSIVE adapter - think it as a 2'5" IDE to 3,5" IDE adapter. It only does a mechanical conversion and has not any chip for converting the signal (it would be easier to explain if you ever see one). So the speed only depends on your C.F....
by MiKeLezZ
Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:08 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Biostar A760G-M2+ - 30W barrier broken
Replies: 119
Views: 101545

A C.F. PATA adapter does only link the C.F. pins to the PATA pins and adds a power connector for powering up the C.F. So the speed only depends on the quality of your C.F. Are you sure that's completely true? A PATA C.F. Adapter is a PASSIVE adapter - think it as a 2'5" IDE to 3,5" IDE adapter. It ...
by MiKeLezZ
Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:21 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Biostar A760G-M2+ - 30W barrier broken
Replies: 119
Views: 101545

A C.F. is basically a PATA SSD. A C.F. PATA adapter does only link the C.F. pins to the PATA pins and adds a power connector for powering up the C.F. So the speed only depends on the quality of your C.F. - I have a Kingston Ultimate 266x that does 39MB/s write and 46MB/s read (clearly S.L.C. NAND Fl...
by MiKeLezZ
Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Biostar A760G-M2+ - 30W barrier broken
Replies: 119
Views: 101545

What about the Biostar T A760G? It's more expensive and has 2 more memory slots, but appears to have more BIOS options. I don't have enough posts to post a URL, but the Newegg number is N82E16813138137 I have it, the differences are the one you have said. Does have ECC support. Can undervolt. Good ...
by MiKeLezZ
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD Green 1.5TB vs. Seagate 7200.12 500GB
Replies: 29
Views: 23198

Do exist different models of WD15EADS? Like a 3-platters and a 4-platters ones?
If so, how can I tell the difference?
by MiKeLezZ
Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Biostar A760G-M2+ - 30W barrier broken
Replies: 119
Views: 101545

Good thread. Just what I was searching for. Last year I bought a GA-MA74GM-S2H rev.1, I paired it with ECC memory, and everything seemed to be working. So last week I bought a GA-MA74GM-S2H rev.3 to replace my rev.1 (yeah... no comment), my power consumption drop from 28W to 27W and I was quite happ...
by MiKeLezZ
Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New study of DRAM errors and ECC memory
Replies: 16
Views: 6375

Re: New study of DRAM errors and ECC memory

here's a study of memory error rates which was conducted recently: http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~bianca/papers/sigmetrics09.pdf it claims to be "the first large-scale study of DRAM memory errors in the field," and it "covers the majority of machines in Google's fleet and spans nearly 2.5 yrs," which a...
by MiKeLezZ
Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lenovo IdeaCentre Q100: World's Thinnest, Smallest Nettop
Replies: 12
Views: 4808

eeebox still the best
by MiKeLezZ
Mon May 18, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI IM-945GSE-A (MS-9830) mini-itx atom N270 board
Replies: 12
Views: 10018

Hey, don't want to spoil your party... the new Intel Atom seems to be better than this MSI:
viewtopic.php?p=465508
by MiKeLezZ
Mon May 18, 2009 1:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New Intel Atom Board
Replies: 4
Views: 3595

New Intel Atom Board

D945GSEJT http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/motherboards/D945GSEJT/D945GSEJT-overview.htm Integrated PicoPSU (12V) Mobile Chipset miniPCI-e (for ex. Intel 5100 Wi-Fi) Gigabit (Realtek PCI-e) Fanless (2cm height) 15W idle Review: http://www.cartft.com/support_db/support_files/Intel_D945GSEJT_Revi...
by MiKeLezZ
Thu May 14, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 51728

AndyHamp wrote:MiKeLezZ,

Please do let us have some power figures as soon as it's up and running.
33W without HDDs (only a 4GB CF) and a LE-1250 downvolted to 0,8V (@1,6GHz). PSU is an old SFF 250W Seasonic.
by MiKeLezZ
Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:57 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: VIA Artigo: A Pico-ITX System
Replies: 27
Views: 8905

The article is 17 pages long, since it was uploaded twice
by MiKeLezZ
Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Anandtech: NVIDIA's Ion Platform (Atom+GeForce 9400M)
Replies: 47
Views: 20371

Re: Ars: "3D gaming, HD video coming to netbooks in 200

|Romeo| wrote:18W?!? That is going to be really toasty.
LOL!
by MiKeLezZ
Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I fixed the HDD humming noise on my Sonata!
Replies: 2
Views: 1377

I fixed the HDD humming noise on my Sonata!

I did try everything: - I put acoustic foam all inside my case - I removed the plastic mask on the front case - I used paper to let the 3,5" and 5,25" bays stay firmly in position - I used Zalman's rubbered bolts on all my HDDs - I changed the HDDs from Samsung to Western Digital - I changed the hea...
by MiKeLezZ
Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P5Q-EM G45 mATX motherboard
Replies: 60
Views: 31781

I still don't know if this motherboard works with PCIe 2.0 graphic cards or if it have been solved, does anyone know? I use my P5Q-EM with a 8800GTS 512MB (PCI-E 2.0) since day one; I had no problems with either BIOS 0202 or 0402 (I am just playing with Fallout 3 and Mass Effect). I also hot-swappe...
by MiKeLezZ
Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P5Q-EM G45 mATX motherboard
Replies: 60
Views: 31781

What sort of trouble? I find it hard to believe there are software problems with the PCI-E bus. Look here . It's not a problem if you're using it for graphic cards. OK: 16x PCI-E port should not used for anything different than a VGA. Now you know it. Does it change something? No. There are 6 SATA....
by MiKeLezZ
Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P5Q-EM G45 mATX motherboard
Replies: 60
Views: 31781

Besides being a bad overclocker, the P5Q-EM disables the IGP if you put a card in the x16 slot, even if it's not a graphic card, see page 6 in the thread I linked to. I don't know if that's common though. I am using a 8800GTS with it. That's why it is a great mATX, not for his average power consump...
by MiKeLezZ
Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P5Q-EM G45 mATX motherboard
Replies: 60
Views: 31781

Best INTEL mATX motherboard to date.

And you can't compare NVIDIA chipsets with INTEL ones.
by MiKeLezZ
Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is that the best PSU for low-power system? [FSP120-50GNF]
Replies: 4
Views: 3428

no love? :(
by MiKeLezZ
Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD6400AAKS whining - normal or not?
Replies: 14
Views: 3897

I have 2 of them, bought not too weeks ago, and not too weeks apart one to another. Former does "make some sound", I cannot exactly describe it. Not really a whine, but an annoying thermal calibration (if you know what I mean). Not loud, but very annoying since it doesn't have a pattern. If I use th...
by MiKeLezZ
Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 51728

djon ... out of interest why did you discount the Atom based systems ? i've been looking at building a <30W based mail/web server and was considering the 330. Regards ... Andy About D45GCLF/2 : You simply CAN'T build a proper NAS with 2 SATA ports. Also, the 50W power consumption (mostly thanks to ...
by MiKeLezZ
Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New cooler from Artic-Cooling: Accelero TWIN TURBO
Replies: 59
Views: 21526

Is it a 3-slot cooloer? Can I install a TV-Tuner in the 3° slot? :/
by MiKeLezZ
Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Madness? To fit Arctic Cooling NV Silencer on HD4850 ...
Replies: 1
Views: 1124

Madness? To fit Arctic Cooling NV Silencer on HD4850 ...

I have an extra NV Silencer 5 rev.3 lying around ... I can have a damn cheap HD4850 for 125 euros ... Should I be able to combine them? I checked the mounting holes, they are same lenght, 53mm ... RAM seems to be covered (only the first one is not - not a problem). Anybody tried it? It will be bette...
by MiKeLezZ
Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 229560

Best Watt/Performance cards are 8800GT/9800GT Best Price/Performance card is 9600GT (Check techpowerup) HD4670 is a great HTPC card, since it has UVD-2 and LPCM 7.1. It could made a break in the Price/Performance, but only with a $10/$20 price reduction... since now that chart is owned by HD3870s (n...
by MiKeLezZ
Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire HD4850 Dual Slot Fansink and Accelero S1?
Replies: 35
Views: 19281

IIRC GDDR3 consumer more power than GDDR5, which means that 512MB of GDDR5 memory would consume less power than 512MB of GDDR3. Therefore it would be safe to assume that 1GB of GDDR3 also consumes more power than 512MB of GDDR5. All this however is contingent on the fact that GDDR3 consumes more po...
by MiKeLezZ
Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Motherboard recommendation for E7200
Replies: 30
Views: 12255

P5Q-EM is your best bet. A pico-PSU will do the rest.

p.s. I'm going Intel, too.