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by vg30et
Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright HR-02 Macho Quiet/Fanless Cooler
Replies: 23
Views: 15414

Re: Thermalright HR-02 Macho Quiet/Fanless Cooler

HammerSandwich wrote: Has anyone other than mkk used this on Ivy Bridge?
I just installed this on a stock i5-3570k yesterday. Temps are pretty much the same as in the article and a huge improvement over the stock Intel heatsink. At full load, I'm seeing 60C core temps vs 80C on the intel heatsink, both at full 12V.
by vg30et
Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel DH77KC (ATX) power consumption
Replies: 4
Views: 4522

Re: Intel DH77KC (ATX) power consumption

Very Interesting. Any comments about the difference in every day performance? I noticed slowdowns on the old machine when multi-tasking - watching netflix while browsing or having multiple browsers open at the same time. This is all gone with the new CPU/mobo. Everything opens up instantaneously an...
by vg30et
Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel DH77KC (ATX) power consumption
Replies: 4
Views: 4522

Re: Intel DH77KC (ATX) power consumption

I went ahead with the upgrade and thought I'd post back power consumption numbers if anyone's interested. Old System specs: Motherboard: Asus M4A78S-M (micro ATX) CPU: AMD BE-2350 @ 1.056V RAM: 2x 2GB DDR2 Drive #1: OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD Drive #2: WD Scorpio Blue 2.5" 640GB (WD6400BPVT) Power Supply...
by vg30et
Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel DH77KC (ATX) power consumption
Replies: 4
Views: 4522

Intel DH77KC (ATX) power consumption

Looking to upgrade my AMD BE2350 based file/terminal server with something faster that will hopefully last for another 3-4 trouble free years. Current system idles at 29W and maxes out under 60W so looking to get at around or under 20W with an ivy bridge processor and a H77 chipset. Microcenter has ...
by vg30et
Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:42 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 602850

Just wanted to stop by and wish everyone luck with their continued folding efforts. Some recent changes have forced me to shut down the folding farm so I will no longer be able to contribute points to the team/project. It's been a fun ride and I hope to be able to return again someday.
by vg30et
Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Speedfan and GA-P35-DS3R Motherboard
Replies: 3
Views: 3320

My P35-DS3R came with the F4 BIOS already on it, so I shouldnLt need to upgrade to the beta of the new BIOS, right? I will have to have another look at Speedfan and figure out what you're saying. Which 2 fan headers does the BIOS and Speedfan control? The two with 4-pin fan headers, I assume? What ...
by vg30et
Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:35 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Corsair VX450 - $70 After $10 mail-in rebate
Replies: 2
Views: 2021

ClubIT now has it for $49.99 + S&H, after $20 MIR:
http://www.clubit.com/product_detail.cf ... o=A6245000

They are also running a sale on the 520W and 620W Corsairs...

EDIT: Or you could just read about it here... http://silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=42853 :)
by vg30et
Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Speedfan and GA-P35-DS3R Motherboard
Replies: 3
Views: 3320

Hi Jason - I am able to use Speedfan to control 2 fans on my P35-DS3R motherboard. Gigabyte's built in bios fan speed control appears to work ine as well. Did you try going into speedfan > Advanced and changing the fan speed control to "software controlled?". It may be set to Smart Guardian, if so, ...
by vg30et
Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:50 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: what 2nd hand ULV with USB2 T&L laptops are there?
Replies: 11
Views: 9961

Re: what 2nd hand ULV with USB2 T&L laptops are there?

IBM Thinkpad X31 fits the criteria (~$300-350 used). It has a standard Pentium M. If you want a LV Pentium M, look at Thinkpad X40 or X41, these are smaller, but a touch pricier (~$400 these days) and have a 1.8" hard drive - say goodbye to upgrading. I wanted to 2nd qviri's recommendation on the X...
by vg30et
Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Quiet home server - >8GB RAM = XEON = is it really QUIET?
Replies: 19
Views: 5918

A single hdd with multiple virtual machines will be very slow. I'd suggest no more than 3-4 virtual machines on a single hdd, possibly just 1 per hdd if it's r/w intensive.
by vg30et
Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What is the lowest wattage system you can achieve?
Replies: 62
Views: 26476

Just for fun, I decided to see how low I could get this AM2 system. Specs: Biostar TF7050, BE-2350 (0.85V@1.0GHz), 1x 1GB DDR2-800, Morex 150W brick, 2.5" notebook drive, 2x Scythe fans w/ Noisemagic controllers. Result: http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/732/img7717my7.th.jpg This is with the LAN c...
by vg30et
Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: q6600 g0 owners - what is your min. stable vcore @ 9x333?
Replies: 5
Views: 2259

Anything under 1.24V was not stable for me in Orthos x2 past 1 hour. 1.24V @ 9x333 is stable for me in Orthos and in FAH.

Screenshots (Folding for 9 hours):
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by vg30et
Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Am I getting this mobo puzzle right ?...
Replies: 17
Views: 5182

Yep, it looks like that brick isn't all that efficient... I probably need to try a pico and 230V :)
by vg30et
Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Am I getting this mobo puzzle right ?...
Replies: 17
Views: 5182

Btw, The TF7050 system in my signature consumes 30W at idle. How is your PSU in comparison to the picoPSU, in terms of power efficiency ? No idea but it is more efficient than a Seasonic S12-380W power supply. If I recall correctly, power consumption went down ~10% when I switched over to the brick.
by vg30et
Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Am I getting this mobo puzzle right ?...
Replies: 17
Views: 5182

I admit that I haven't read thru and understood your entire thread but would like to offer some input on what I've seen while playing around with lowering idle power consumption. These may help account for some missing or extra watts you're seeing from the comparisons: - Switching from a 3.5" hdd to...
by vg30et
Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX520 buzz/whine issues (other PSUs discussed too)
Replies: 213
Views: 140165

Just wanted to add that both my Corsair HX-620W and Seasonic S12-430W are silent and buzz free. My Seasonic S12-380 on the other hand buzzes like crazy in 3 different systems, more so when power draw is in the 45-60w range. I still have the PSU so if SPCR wants to run some tests on this unit, I'd be...
by vg30et
Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: My Biostar TF7025-M2 Review: Biostar Raises the Bar
Replies: 110
Views: 86019

[quote="Palindroman"]I'm seriously thinking of switching to this board for my low power system design (or perhaps an Asrock). How is Biostar in terms of quality? I'm reading left and right that it's not so fantastic.[quote] I just sent my TF7050 board back to newegg for a replacement. I had a SATA t...
by vg30et
Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What is the lowest wattage system you can achieve?
Replies: 62
Views: 26476

1. And how many watts as max load ? Mid 50's max load 2. Are you getting 30 Watts idle with a laptop HD ? Yes, 2.5" laptop hdd. 3. Which power supply are you using ? Morex 150w brick power supply 4. Are you underclocking the CPU ?, it has double the TDP of my Pentium 3... Using C&Q, it idles at 1.1...
by vg30et
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:42 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What is the lowest wattage system you can achieve?
Replies: 62
Views: 26476

Yesterday I tried to copy a file from one hard disk to a second hard disk, both at the Pentium 3 computer (connected as master and slave), and got barelly 10MB/sec, which is horrible. I noticed the same slow file transfer rate with my old P3 server. Even with a PCI gigabit ethernet adapter, my max ...
by vg30et
Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: BE-2350 Idle Temperature
Replies: 6
Views: 2618

Re: BE-2350 Idle Temperature

I'd be curious to see the 2350 compared to the 2300 and to a Brisbane 3600 running at minimal volts. Another thing would be to find out what sort of range is possible with Crystal CPU ID, which if I understand it-can let you get the advantages of both Underclock/undervolt and overclock based on dem...
by vg30et
Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: BE-2350 Idle Temperature
Replies: 6
Views: 2618

Re: BE-2350 Idle Temperature

With an ambient temp of 26C, mine is currently idling at 35C. Cooling is handled by a Ninja in a P180B with 2 Scythe S-Flex fans controlled by a noisemagic controller. The fans spin at ~500rpms and ramp up to 750ish to keep max temps in the upper 40's. I am using stock AMD C&Q throttling as RMClock ...
by vg30et
Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: BE-2350, Merom, or Core 2 Duo in a home server?
Replies: 18
Views: 6748

Re: BE-2350, Merom, or Core 2 Duo in a home server?

If you do go for the BE2350 chip, I'd recommend a different/newer chipset such as the AMD690 or Nvidia 7050. The M2NPV-VM chipset is a bit more power hungry than the newer ones. I believe reviews showed a 5 watt or so difference at idle.
by vg30et
Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS M2NPV-VM - hot GeForce 6150 northbridge
Replies: 64
Views: 36279

I "zalmanized" the stock NB heatsink and ran a XP-120 cpu cooler to keep my m2npv-vm cool. It's in a nsk2400 and I haven't measured the temps in a while but I don't recall it ever exceeding 60C.
by vg30et
Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Questions about Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R Mobo
Replies: 4
Views: 2170

Re: Questions about Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R Mobo

1. Has anyone removed the chipset heat sinks and either replaced them, or just re-attached them with a fresh application of AS5? Is this a worthwhile project? The stock chipset heatsink is large enough for me and reads in the mid 40's with an infrared thermometer. 2. Has anyone used the Scythe SCUR...
by vg30et
Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E6850 3GHz Quad Core 1333FSB Processor... Am I mad?
Replies: 6
Views: 3525

Re: E6850 3GHz Quad Core 1333FSB Processor... Am I mad?

An undervolted non overclocked Q6600 G0 stepping isn't too terribly hot. With a Thermalright Ultra120 extreme and Yate Loons running at ~700rpms, I'm idling (1.6ghz@1.05V) in the low 30's. At full load and Yate Loons running at 1000 rpms, the cores hit the mid 40's. They run much hotter overclocked,...
by vg30et
Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Q6600 G0-stepping power consumption
Replies: 17
Views: 14171

I hope someone can answer whether you can request the G0 stepping when you buy. I'm going to ask some retailers anyway but I am afraid that it's not the easiest thing to do (considering most people will want the G0). NCIX says that they won't guarantee what stepping you get, it's all luck at the mo...
by vg30et
Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: What are your points per [day per] watt (PP[DP]W)?
Replies: 38
Views: 23387

The OC'd Q6600 looks like a real flame thrower. May I ask what motherboard and PSU you use? I'm leaning towards an ASUS P5B Deluxe and a Seasonic S12 550. When ordering a Q6600 or a Xeon 3220, how do you know that you'll get the G0 and not the B3 step spec cpu? I've been looking at Newegg and NCIXU...
by vg30et
Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:15 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Q6600 G0-stepping power consumption
Replies: 17
Views: 14171

Here are some numbers from my system measured from a kill-a-watt. System specs CPU: Q6600 G0 Motherboard: Gigabyte P35-DS3R Video: ATI X850XT PE Sound: SB Audigy 2 HDD: 250GB Seagate 7200.10 RAM: 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2-800 @1.8V Whole system power consumption At 1.25V default voltage Idle (1.6GHz@1.25V): ...
by vg30et
Sat Jul 28, 2007 5:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Q6600 owners... what is your VID?
Replies: 19
Views: 7464

graysky wrote:DIfferent apps tend to report different values... what do you have it set to in the BIOS?
I have it set at the default value - 1.25v.
by vg30et
Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Q6600 owners... what is your VID?
Replies: 19
Views: 7464

Bios vcore and rmclock are both set at 1.25v. Actual voltage is probably around 1.175V: CPU-Z reports it at 1.168v, speedfan shows 1.17v and Gigabyte's hardware monitor shows 1.80v. It is orthos stable for 1 hour and it's been stable running FAH for 16 hours so far.