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by najames
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: FSP Aurum Gold 400 experiences?
Replies: 17
Views: 6980

Re: FSP Aurum Gold 400 experiences?

I recently bought the FSP Arnum Gold 400W from Newegg. It is very quiet, on par with the Seasonics/Corsairs I've used in the past. Gigabyte H55M-2SH Core i3-550 @ 3.2GHz @ 1.216v 8GB Gskill Sniper @1.5V 500GB Black WD 2.5" drive Win8 beta on the desktop - power saving mode Ultra 400W PSU came with o...
by najames
Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions on i3 2100T MiniITX build
Replies: 15
Views: 3521

Re: Suggestions on i3 2100T MiniITX build

Using a Killawatt to measure power, "Balanced power" in Vista. Intel DH61WW i3-2100 2.5" WD Blue 320GB drive 2x4GB DDR3 RAM Onboard Intel NIC Older Seasonic S12II 330W External DVD burner Max watts on boot - 52W Max watts during Handbrake conversion, 100% CPU - 61W Idle on Vista 64 desktop - 26W Mos...
by najames
Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron Aurum Gold 400 or Seasonic ss-300et or ?
Replies: 12
Views: 6699

Re: Fortron Aurum Gold 400 or Seasonic ss-300et or ?

I also am running a Q6600 for my SageTV server, it has 2x1TB black WD and 2x750GB Green WD, onboard graphics, pulls about 85-90W idle as I vaguely recall. My goal is less for 2 separate PCs. I agree, we're lacking in the US for low power, good, very efficient PSUs. Kiddies here just want 1000W or wh...
by najames
Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron Aurum Gold 400 or Seasonic ss-300et or ?
Replies: 12
Views: 6699

Re: Fortron Aurum Gold 400 or Seasonic ss-300et or ?

I think my i3-2100 on an Intel DH61WW board idles about 20-25W in a bare bones configuration. It's not in use at the moment or I'd test it, maybe later today. I have just finished extensive testing on a tweaked Asus M4A785-M and AMD Sempron 140 unlocked to dual core (same power usage single/dual cor...
by najames
Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel DH67CF mini-ITX: is CPU undervolting an option?
Replies: 9
Views: 4246

Re: Intel DH67CF mini-ITX: is CPU undervolting an option?

I'm upgrading my SageTV server which idles at ~85W with a Q6600, Asus mATX board, 2x2GB RAM, Corsair 450W PSU. Looking at several alternatives, will also create an additional file server too. Inspiration from Matt Garmin, Green Frank, others here, and a LOT of reading on German website Hardwareluxx,...
by najames
Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 540 i3 Higher Than Expexted Idle Wattage HTPC Wrong PSU????
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

Re: 540 i3 Higher Than Expexted Idle Wattage HTPC Wrong PSU?

Thanks for the replies gents!! I guess historically I've just built a PC, tweaked the BIOS settings a bit, and was good to go. I usually install Windows to test it then either continue to run Windows or install Linux. I initially had all the power settings enabled in the BIOS at one time, I'm now at...
by najames
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 540 i3 Higher Than Expexted Idle Wattage HTPC Wrong PSU????
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

Re: 540 i3 Higher Than Expexted Idle Wattage HTPC Wrong PSU?

Interesting, I've built a similar PC to use as a media server, perhaps virtually. Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2H (2 RAM slots) i3-550 Intel LGA775 CPU copper slugged cooler modded to fit on the 1156 board, 2 120mm case fans 2x2GB OCZ high performance 1.65V RAM temporarily pulled out of my i7-920 rig 2.5" WD 3...
by najames
Fri May 02, 2008 6:00 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Weird experience with Mini Ninja and Athlon 4850e
Replies: 12
Views: 3611

My "spatual" is an old credit card cut a little wider than the CPU. I run a good bead of AS5 along the top edge and less in the middle. I hold the credit card at an angle and press while spreading the AS5. It usually takes 2 passes and I have a perfect, even, thin coat. I do the AMD CPUs on the moth...
by najames
Thu May 01, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Weird experience with Mini Ninja and Athlon 4850e
Replies: 12
Views: 3611

Your CPU temps do seem strange. My fleet of AMDs with stock heatsinks have never run over 40 during operation according to BIOS or the temp on the MicroFly case. They are all undervolted though. I am listening to music and surfing at 33.3C on a 3600 dual core now. I bought a Q6600 on impulse for $17...
by najames
Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit IP35 or Gigabyte EP35-ds3p
Replies: 11
Views: 6171

I do NOT have a IP35 Pro, but I have a Gigabyte 690G board with the same Realtek LAN chip on it, also running off the PCI bus. I have done extensive LAN testing and found this chip/system will receive fairly fast, maybe 45MBytes/sec, but only sends at about 18MBytes/sec, the slowest sending system I...
by najames
Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Lowest power dual-core
Replies: 41
Views: 15749

[[/quote]Show me where I can buy those, and then we can talk about them again. :)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... &Tpk=4450e
by najames
Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: CPU and Mobo needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1561

I think you have some things mixed up Andy. I am normally an AMD guy, but the Gigabyte series you mention are P35 based, not G35. G=onboard graphics, P=you need to by a seperate graphics card. I might still look at a 5000 and 780G based board if you want onboard video unless you have specific needs....
by najames
Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet Video Card that can run 2 monitors.
Replies: 9
Views: 3557

yefi has it. I have a Bistar TA690G that runs 2 22" HP monitors great with Linux. One connects to VGA and one to DVI, no video cards needed. Best board I have currently, it just works.
by najames
Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Trying to build an cheap most silent AM2 setup
Replies: 5
Views: 2625

I have both a Biostar TA690G and Gigabyte equivilent. I use the Biostar daily and like it very much, overclocked and undervolted 3600 CPU. The chipset on the Biostar is much cooler than on the Gigabyte. I have not removed the heat sink on the Gigabyte and reinstalled with AS5 to check it, no time, s...
by najames
Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Two 690G builds
Replies: 76
Views: 50957

Well, I got a late start on assembling the PC last night, kinda finished at 1:15am and called it a night, didn't run it. I just went home and fired it up, no OS just into the BIOS. My chipset next to the CPU runs hotter than hell too, the other chipset is ok. I think it is time to see what thermal c...
by najames
Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Two 690G builds
Replies: 76
Views: 50957

Well Frank, I have the Gigabyte board on order. It is supposed to arrive tomorrow. I am planning on going out of town for the weekend so I won't have a lot of time to play with it. My TA690G heatsinks are barley warm to the touch, actually seemd cool, so I am curious about the Gigabyte. I also have ...
by najames
Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Two 690G builds
Replies: 76
Views: 50957

he Gigabyte will overclock nicely. I emailed them and am trying to find the mysterious bios that makes all the voltages accessable. http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTM4MCw3LCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA== I was an early buyer of the TA690G. Even though I am not really an overclocker, my 3600 woul...
by najames
Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Two 690G builds
Replies: 76
Views: 50957

This thread has me wondering about my new MSI 690G full ATX board. The NB runs pretty hot (enough to make you want to pull your finger off after a few seconds). It seems to me many 690G mobos (Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, for examples) have hot NBs. Maybe my Biostar is an anomaly. Can anyone with a Biostar...
by najames
Tue Feb 28, 2006 5:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power supply for a cheap server with 4 drives
Replies: 5
Views: 1946

I do a lot of Linux/Unix work and know that the PIII 512MB works great in this application. It even works fine for a Linux desktop. I want to use SATA in everything, I rebuild and swap parts often and want it standardized and SATA is eaasier to work with. Every machine does have Gigabit. If I transf...
by najames
Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power supply for a cheap server with 4 drives
Replies: 5
Views: 1946

I am glad to see somebody else is goofy enough to be considering this with a PIII. First your answer. I have 2 Seasonic S12-330s and they seem to work great powering one drive, passive 6600, AMD64 3000 Winny, 1gig, etc. I looked on Newegg under the reviews of this PSU and found someone wrote this: P...