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by ddekany
Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Exclusive Tour: Gigabyte's Anechoic & Thermal Test Chamb
Replies: 21
Views: 15268

Sainty: Obviously nobody talks about the fan of the mobos, as there are much more mobos without fan than with fan, Gigabyte or not, P35 or not. But, Gigabyte has not only motherboards, but video cards, CPU fans, computer cases, etc. And back to the mobos, although they mostly don't have fans, they s...
by ddekany
Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: GigaByte GA-965P-DS3: Core 2 Motherboard for Everyone
Replies: 27
Views: 18792

At least as far as the readers are concerned (and not the money you get from the sponsors and such), it does not make sense to make reviews like this. Again (i.e., after that article about that TFT monitor) you should only concentrate to the silence related aspects of products. Like detailing what t...
by ddekany
Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Exclusive Tour: Gigabyte's Anechoic & Thermal Test Chamb
Replies: 21
Views: 15268

Eh... you know all of this is so weird. Gigabyte engineers use all these snobbery serious facilities, and then for example, automatic CPU fan control of their motherboards (which is exactly about noise and heat) are so poor that a schoolboy could write better. At least for the non-enthusiastic produ...
by ddekany
Fri May 11, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ASUS QuieTrack Optical drives
Replies: 6
Views: 6413

What really does mater about QuieTrack + Asus DRW-1612BL

I think that since all optical drives will be rather loud when they spin the disk at 40x-50x CD speeds, decreasing that noise with a few dBA-s has no practical importance. So I think the features of QuieTrack that address that issue are quite useless, so is measuring them. What does mater that QuieT...
by ddekany
Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Desktop CPU Power Survey, April 2006
Replies: 69
Views: 123256

Well it should be obvious that two processors, both with practically the same TDP (which is not made up by the marketing department, like you said, but by the engineering team) Not by the marketing department... my experience regarding hardware specs of other stuff (not on CPU-s TDP-s, as I can't m...
by ddekany
Sat Jan 13, 2007 6:32 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Desktop CPU Power Survey, April 2006
Replies: 69
Views: 123256

Well this article compares an E6400 with a P4 631, the E6400 uses less. Yes, that's quite impressive, but it compares the CPU-s under high utilization. For most non-gamer rigs the idle consumption is much more important. And also, idle is where leaking has the most importance. I understand that Cor...
by ddekany
Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Power consumption of slowest Cedar Mill Celerons VS E6300?
Replies: 2
Views: 3316

Re: Try Intel's own website first.

The last place where I used to find useful detailed information about a product is the Web page of the manufacturer/brander. This was not an exception. That temperature unfortunately doesn't say much about the question. I think that it is the highest temperature where the CPU can safely work without...
by ddekany
Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Desktop CPU Power Survey, April 2006
Replies: 69
Views: 123256

You know what, despite that NetBurst is such ineffective, I'm not sure if the C2D would consume less in most cases than a 3.06G Cedar Mill Celeron. After all, the Celeron is single core, and has 1/4 of cache, which together means much less transistors, and hence, I guess, much less total leakage cur...
by ddekany
Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 4 pin cpu fans
Replies: 25
Views: 11721

I know I'm too picky, but surely they don't require a 4 pin CPU fan, since 3 pin fans will work as well (just they will always spin on maximum speed -- means they don't work for a silencer). Now if they don't indicate the PWM/DC option, not even in the manual, then IMHO they desire to lose tons of c...
by ddekany
Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:00 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 4 pin cpu fans
Replies: 25
Views: 11721

I am changing motherboard for one that only take 3 pin fan For some motherboards with 4 CPU fan you can chose in the BIOS if the CPU fan will be controlled with PWM or DC voltage (as a 3 pin fan). (Usually they don't tell you on the Web page of the product if it can do that or not, but they used to...
by ddekany
Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 4 pin cpu fans
Replies: 25
Views: 11721

Re: Nexus

Alas, there are problems. A PWM fan is required to start at a PWM setting equivalent to 30% of max RPM ( not voltage!), which means a 1000RPM Nexus 4-pin PWM fan would have to start at a 300RPM PWM setting. I believe a 1000RPM Nexus cannot do this. In general, low RPM fans have higher starting volt...
by ddekany
Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Desktop CPU Power Survey, April 2006
Replies: 69
Views: 123256

3 of the 5 Cedar Mill Celerons actually have a higher TDP than the C2D (including the 3.2GHz) My guess is also that C2D eats considerably less. However I didn't find any concrete tests where you could compare the power consumptions in real-world situations, so I just can't know if how much less. As...
by ddekany
Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Desktop CPU Power Survey, April 2006
Replies: 69
Views: 123256

Would be interesting to see Core (2) Duo and AM2 (EE/SFF/65nm) competing against each other. Also against the slowest Cedar Mills (i.e. ~3.2GHz 65nm Celerons). For most non-gamers the real-world performance difference between a near 3GHz Celeron and a E6300 is most certainly totally negligible, but...
by ddekany
Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:47 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silent case+PSU combinations
Replies: 8
Views: 5335

Beware with the HDD, if you didn't. If the other components in your rig will be silent, the sound of the HDD can be rather annoying.
by ddekany
Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Power consumption of slowest Cedar Mill Celerons VS E6300?
Replies: 2
Views: 3316

Power consumption of slowest Cedar Mill Celerons VS E6300?

No mater how much I google for it, I don't find any comparison of the power consumption (temperature) of Core 2 Duo E6300 and some of the slowest Cedar Mill (65nm) Celerons, like a Celeron D352 (3.2 GHz). Does a E6300 consumes significantly less in idle? And during single-threaded full utilization? ...
by ddekany
Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: FSP Green PS FSP400-60GLN
Replies: 40
Views: 32642

Do these PSU-s come with the Yate Loon or the Protechnic fan nowadays?