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by NX3
Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 286639

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

I remember my Intel D510MO wasn't able to run Ubuntu, nor Debian and some tests even showed better power consumption on Windows. Not sure where you got that info from but Ubuntu running on that board fine from the day it was released. I tested power consumption back then and recently and its still ...
by NX3
Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Formatting HD204UI for Ubuntu NAS ?
Replies: 1
Views: 3473

Formatting HD204UI for Ubuntu NAS ?

I've read Ubuntu 10.04 and newer support the 4k sector HDD that WD, Toshiba, Samsung, Seagate are now manufacturing. I bought a Samsung F4 HD204UI 2tb. Its firmware does emulation of classic 512 byte sectors. I've tried installing 10.04 server and 10.10 server and both fail at 33% basically when try...
by NX3
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:06 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Athlon II X2 245 vs 240e dissected
Replies: 2
Views: 2176

Hmm strange review...... in one bit they complain you can't undervolt my very much then praise it for being impressive!
by NX3
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4350
Replies: 8
Views: 6917

Cool, I'll keep my eye on them. I'm in the UK so we don't tend to get rebates and the prices haven't really changed since release on the 4550.
by NX3
Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:14 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4350
Replies: 8
Views: 6917

I'm waiting for a the price cut now ! Bet it takes a while to filter through :(
by NX3
Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Please help me replace my furnace.
Replies: 2
Views: 828

What resolution do you run those two screens at ?
by NX3
Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire HD 4670 Ultimate
Replies: 0
Views: 1509

Sapphire HD 4670 Ultimate

Thought this might be interesting for some...

http://www.techpowerup.com/82240/Sapphi ... tured.html
by NX3
Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4350
Replies: 8
Views: 6917

4350 and 4550 prices cut are coming !

http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?optio ... 5&Itemid=1
by NX3
Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4350
Replies: 8
Views: 6917

I found the link for the power consumption for the 4550. These are on a PCI-E v1 board, figures for a PC-E v2 board will be higher as my 4350 figures proved. http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/ati-radeon-hd4550_4.html#sect0 They list the 4550 at idle 8.1 watts, peak 2d 14.1 watts, peak 3...
by NX3
Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:46 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: When are 4xxx series graphics going to be on-board?
Replies: 11
Views: 3263

I used Call of duty 4 as my benchmark. The IGP 3200 on the 780g board can just about run Cod4 with all the settings turned down. I did put in a 3450 and it made a very small difference. Setting them up as hybrid crossover, again made a slight improvement but nothing like the figures in any review I ...
by NX3
Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4350
Replies: 8
Views: 6917

Radeon HD 4350

I got a Radeon HD 4350 recently as a cheap upgrade to my pc to play the odd game. I got the PowerColor version which has a large metal 'silent' heatsink. The card has been very good and I can play the likes of Call of Duty 4 fine now on sensible settings (I didn't have to turn much down). Anyway my ...
by NX3
Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: When are 4xxx series graphics going to be on-board?
Replies: 11
Views: 3263

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/phenom-ii ... 485-5.html

Several times in this article it says the 880G will haev a radeon 4xxx intergrated. However this contradicts every other article on the net so not sure I'd trust the info.
by NX3
Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HybridPower - Has anyone got it working?
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

It worked well, I got about a 30% boost on my system but cards have moved on so seems pointless now. Sorry I don't anything about hybridpower but it sounds pretty similar... good luck with your project :)
by NX3
Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HybridPower - Has anyone got it working?
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

I've posted about AMD Hybrid in this thread : http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=46828&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30&sid=457b3f5c499758d51fed47f7525a0de2 That was using a 780g and matching ATI video card. In summary it wasn't worth it imo. You gained very little and since then ...
by NX3
Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:48 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: When are 4xxx series graphics going to be on-board?
Replies: 11
Views: 3263

"There were a few reports this past week saying that the upcoming 880G chipset (780G successor) would have the same integrated Radeon 3450 GPU. Disappointing." Agreed, disappointing. I was expecting them to add the 4350, which is much more fitting integrated solution. I've read the 3450 in the 880g ...
by NX3
Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte 780G GA-MA78GM-S2H
Replies: 65
Views: 55186

My NB is 79/80c according to hardware monitor. I think its the temp of the core as the top of the north bridge used to be very hot to the touch. I bought a Zalman BR123 mount and 80mm fan for a few quid. The northbrige is now cool to touch but the temps in hardware monitor didn't change. Dead easy t...
by NX3
Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3H vs. GA-MA78GM-S2H vs. Asus M3A-H/HDMI
Replies: 12
Views: 7638

My Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H pulls about 2watts in standby so not sure how SPCR got 8 watts. Thats with 2 x 1gb DDR2 800, AMD 4000+ x2, 160gb WD HD 7200rp, Radeon 3450, Pioneer dvd writer, a few fans.
by NX3
Wed May 07, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD 780G: Best Ever Integrated Mainstream Chipset?
Replies: 140
Views: 77696

FYI from someone else post on another forum. To fix the cpu not returning to 5% on Vista power scheme disable the service ATI External Event. This worked for me. The 3dmark seems to vary quite a bit depending on memory speed. I have AMD Athlon 64 x2 4000 which runs memory at the lowly speed of 700! ...
by NX3
Mon May 05, 2008 1:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD 780G: Best Ever Integrated Mainstream Chipset?
Replies: 140
Views: 77696

Cats 8.4 still have the min cpu state problem in vista where it doesn't go back to 5% sometimes :\ Also my previously stated problem not being able to run 3dmark06 is because sometimes the option in ATI CCC, 3d, more settings, support dxt textures gets turned off by itself. An easy fix once you know...
by NX3
Sun May 04, 2008 6:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus M3A78-EMH HDMI (AMD 780G) power consumption
Replies: 7
Views: 3666

The power supply can have an effect overall if its not very efficent and maybe the seasonic is. I switched my setup to a seasonic SII which is 80+ efficient a while back and that bought down my wattage.
by NX3
Sat May 03, 2008 3:01 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus M3A78-EMH HDMI (AMD 780G) power consumption
Replies: 7
Views: 3666

My Gigabyte 780g idles at 42 so I guess your tuner cards account for the rest. It relative, my old 690v setup (everyting the same bar mobo) idles at 42 also. The key point if I have a IGP that can do DX10 and it it low power usage for the spec. How big is the heatsink on the 8400GS ? The 780g chipse...
by NX3
Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital's single-platter 320GB Caviar SE16 WD3200AAK
Replies: 46
Views: 37484

Anyone know where to get this drive in the UK ? I want the single platter edition and most websites you can't get the full model number e.g WD3200AAKS-00B3A0
by NX3
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte 780G GA-MA78GM-S2H
Replies: 65
Views: 55186

Cat 8.4 seem to fix the previous problem of "As mentioned Vista on power saving mode keeps setting the minimum cpu idle to 100%."

It stays at 5% and in CPU-Z I can see the cpu speed throttling down when idle. Also my power reading in watts drops :)
by NX3
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:02 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD 780G: Best Ever Integrated Mainstream Chipset?
Replies: 140
Views: 77696

Cat 8.4 seem to fix the previous problem of "As mentioned Vista on power saving mode keeps setting the minimum cpu idle to 100%."

It stays at 5% and in CPU-Z I can see the cpu speed throttling down when idle. Also my power reading in watts drops :)
by NX3
Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte 780G GA-MA78GM-S2H
Replies: 65
Views: 55186

The northbrigde heatsink is discussed on avsforums, 50+ pages about the gigabyte 780g motherboard so far. Anyway summary is the one in the photo posted by 'line' was on the very early versions sent out and isn't the one shipping. Mine is totally flat and thus the PCI-E x1 slot is useable. It seems t...
by NX3
Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD 780G: Best Ever Integrated Mainstream Chipset?
Replies: 140
Views: 77696

Power consumption comparison of the Gigabyte and Asus 780G boards: http://www.hothardware.com/Articles/ASUS_M3A78EMH_HDMI_AMD_780G_Motherboard_/?page=12 Asus is 3W better at idle, 1W better at load. Anandtech mention the Asus board is 3-phase design whereas Gigabyte is 4-phase. So this could partly...
by NX3
Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte 780G GA-MA78GM-S2H
Replies: 65
Views: 55186

Its been a long time coming but from my previous postings I finally have a hybrid crossfire score ! 690v mobo, ATI HD 2400, Cats 8.2, XP : 1373 780G mobo, IGP, Cats 8.3, XP : 1132 780G mobo, IGP + ATI HD 2400, Cats 8.3 Hybrid crossfire enabled, Vista : 2000'ish 780G mobo, ATI HD 3450, Cats 8.3, Vist...
by NX3
Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD 780G: Best Ever Integrated Mainstream Chipset?
Replies: 140
Views: 77696

Its been a long time coming but from my previous postings I finally have a hybrid crossfire score ! 690v mobo, ATI HD 2400, Cats 8.2, XP : 1373 780G mobo, IGP, Cats 8.3, XP : 1132 780G mobo, IGP + ATI HD 2400, Cats 8.3 Hybrid crossfire enabled, Vista : 2000'ish 780G mobo, ATI HD 3450, Cats 8.3, Vist...
by NX3
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD 780G: Best Ever Integrated Mainstream Chipset?
Replies: 140
Views: 77696

The 3450 and 2400 Radeons can be used in hybrid crossfire. Price wise they are both very cheap. Performance wise the 3450 is a faster card and the better one to match with the 780G. However if you have 2400, it will work and you'll get the improvments from running hyrbird.
by NX3
Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte 780G GA-MA78GM-S2H
Replies: 65
Views: 55186

From what I read on here the 7050 wasn't as good a the 690/780 but I maybe wrong. Have you got some figures for it ? The 770 is a interesting chipset, it uses very little power and if paired with a suitable low spec / power card I guess it will use less power than the 780 for your linux console. Say...