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by XS Janus
Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommended H55/H57 Motherboards that support undervolting?
Replies: 7
Views: 4193

Hi guys! The answer I would like to learn is: could that MSi or any other non Intel board be undervolted so that it falls below the Intel reference board? And I don't mean the CPU voltages. Rather voltages for memory, chipset and other stuff. Can any one try and see how much lower than his current s...
by XS Janus
Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel DH55TC vs. MSI H55M-E33 for lowest power consumption?
Replies: 19
Views: 15163

Thanks for your answer!

Have you tried lowering the voltages on the mobo not concerning CPU?
I remember saving quite a bit on may Gigabyte G43 that way!
:D
by XS Janus
Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel DH55TC vs. MSI H55M-E33 for lowest power consumption?
Replies: 19
Views: 15163

Intel DH55TC vs. MSI H55M-E33 for lowest power consumption?

Hi guys! I would appreciate any help you could offer on this matter! I am not set on these two boards, and am opened to other suggestions. :) The mobos are indended for a NAS server, I will build in the near future. I see these two boards have the lowest power consumption! Intel having a slight adva...
by XS Janus
Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R CPU undervolting - lowest CPU voltage?
Replies: 2
Views: 1660

All gigabytes I have, have 0.5v as the lowest option.
Your cpu should go ~0.95
by XS Janus
Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Atom scores vs Celeron vs C2D posted
Replies: 12
Views: 8126

I look like it uses 44W in idle, when setup with regular components. Damn dissapointing. http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=48431 My 2GHZ E8400 and 2Gb ram does 50W - on a 750W psu and 40W on a pico. And you can actually use that setup for more than browsing... Better luck next ti...
by XS Janus
Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: C2D 45nm E3xxx coming June ... ( Edit : maybe NOT ! )
Replies: 10
Views: 6365

I was hoping for some happy news when I saw this thread had new posts... :(
by XS Janus
Fri May 30, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Atom scores vs Celeron vs C2D posted
Replies: 12
Views: 8126

I look like it uses 44W in idle, when setup with regular components. Damn dissapointing. http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=48431 My 2GHZ E8400 and 2Gb ram does 50W - on a 750W psu and 40W on a pico. And you can actually use that setup for more than browsing... Better luck next tim...
by XS Janus
Fri May 30, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Received the Intel D945GCLF
Replies: 73
Views: 80278

Power results are VERY dissapointing!
That chipset is a power-hog!
by XS Janus
Sun May 25, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Pico Psu PW-200-M and a lot of GP drives?
Replies: 11
Views: 5759

Thanks a lot for all your trouble!
I will process all that when I catch some time.
by XS Janus
Thu May 22, 2008 5:24 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel shows off new mini-itx board at CeBIT
Replies: 76
Views: 50044

I think "G" is like 22W TDP and "GM" just 7W.
My guess manufacturers just put a fan/big heatsink according to specs not really caring if it's to much--- as long as it isn't to little.
by XS Janus
Wed May 21, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Atom scores vs Celeron vs C2D posted
Replies: 12
Views: 8126

Atom scores vs Celeron vs C2D posted

Article and pic found at: http://www.engadget.com/2008/05/21/msi-wind-pc-benchmarked-secrets-of-the-atom-cracked/ original but translated: http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&langpair=ja%7Cen&u=http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/2008/0519/msi2.htm They tested the upcoming MSi Wind PC. Actual...
by XS Janus
Tue May 20, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: lowest power setup for NAS like computer
Replies: 40
Views: 11925

^WOW that is great! I hope they develop this platform very much more!
72€!!! Thats a great price.


P.S. I see that it has Parallel port. Great! ..... NOT!
2xsata :/
Give me a PCI-E 4x so I can RAID it!
FTW!
by XS Janus
Tue May 20, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: $1500 to spend
Replies: 8
Views: 2005

soon... coming to a HTPC near you...
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by XS Janus
Sun May 18, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: lowest power setup for NAS like computer
Replies: 40
Views: 11925

I have a 3ware raid controller 9650SE with 8ports and it uses ~10W in all my tests

And my basis with old 80GB hdd and G33 + E8200 @2GHz, 4GB ram uses ~42W idle and undervolted to 0.975

So altogether they use ~53W with a pico.
On a regular PSU together they draw ~64.
by XS Janus
Fri May 16, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Spec me a new htpc/sff/silent fancy machine
Replies: 3
Views: 1583

Intel E7200 -undervolted
Gigabyte G33M-S2H mobo with hdmi
2x2gb ram
1x500GB GP drive from WD
2x1TB GP drives from WD (that you put to sleep when idle).
Blue-Ray optical drive
a case from omaura.com
and a PICO-Psu 120W

That should be about <50W idle, <40W with sleeping storage hdd's
by XS Janus
Thu May 08, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Pico Psu PW-200-M and a lot of GP drives?
Replies: 11
Views: 5759

Hi Bexx,

Have you maybe gotten a chance to power up your 3ware and see how it behaves?

I've also sent you a PM.

THX!
by XS Janus
Thu May 08, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E8400 power management, not worth the trouble?
Replies: 7
Views: 3516

0.8125 V set in BIOS
Is a great voltage.
I have 8200 and mine won't get below 0.975v in bios.

I'll have to find my measurements of consumption, but I remember them being similar to your deltas.
by XS Janus
Thu May 08, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Fast Booting Mobos/BIOses
Replies: 7
Views: 3088

Every board I tried in AHCI booted dog slow in that mode.
by XS Janus
Wed May 07, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Staggered spinup on WD GP drives on cold start
Replies: 8
Views: 4147

Yes I've setup it just like that, tried other variations too.
longer periods don't do squat.

I'll try hooking up a 10$ psu to it tommorow and see if something moves.
by XS Janus
Wed May 07, 2008 6:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Staggered spinup on WD GP drives on cold start
Replies: 8
Views: 4147

Well I plan on hooking it up to a Pico-PSU for low power. So I may run into the problem. Cool graph, BTW! Anyway, I know that it should work in staggered mode in boot up as well. My system disk is on the mobo controller, only the array is on 3ware. The question is why won't it work that way: sata po...
by XS Janus
Tue May 06, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Staggered spinup on WD GP drives on cold start
Replies: 8
Views: 4147

Staggered spinup on WD GP drives on cold start

I have a 3ware 9650SE controller and 4 wd1000fyps drives. I'm trying to make this staggered spinup thing work when cold starting the system. But no matter how I connected them on my 3ware controller the drives startup all at once. The thing is, in windows, after the drives fall asleep and you activa...
by XS Janus
Fri May 02, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Pico Psu PW-200-M and a lot of GP drives?
Replies: 11
Views: 5759

Ok if I understood you correctly yoe are saying that most SATA connectors through pin 11 should power up the drives sa soon as connected to power. That doesn't happen here as the drives can stay with power conncted and not spinning up at all. They only spin up when I connect data cable to them. I wi...
by XS Janus
Thu May 01, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Pico Psu PW-200-M and a lot of GP drives?
Replies: 11
Views: 5759

Thanks for posting guys. You are right I noticed those weak 5v currents on 200W Pico definetly a weak spot for this unit. I've found this info on this forum: Q: spinup currents? A: Spinup: 2.4A(peek)@12V, 781mA@5V => 32,71W Read/Write: 470mA@12V, 875mA@5V => 10,02W Seek: 750mA@12V, 969mA@5V => 13,84...
by XS Janus
Thu May 01, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E7200 CPU - GA-P35-DS3
Replies: 24
Views: 10555

Will you do some undervolted power measurements?
by XS Janus
Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Giga G33M-DS2R + undervolted E8200 figures + PICO results!
Replies: 8
Views: 3952

I don't quite understand what you have meant to say in your last post yuu.
To much info in one sentence and possibly a typo has confused me :?
by XS Janus
Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Pico Psu PW-200-M and a lot of GP drives?
Replies: 11
Views: 5759

Pico Psu PW-200-M and a lot of GP drives?

I currently own a 120W version and I remember when I played around with it that I managed to power up a low power config and 4x3.5" regular old school HDDs. Being that PW-200-M Pico is 200W capable how many of the new GP drives do you guys think this one can handle? One more thing if I try and over ...
by XS Janus
Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Giga G33M-DS2R + undervolted E8200 figures + PICO results!
Replies: 8
Views: 3952

^can you reduce voltages on fsb and chipset?
by XS Janus
Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:03 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Giga G33M-DS2R + undervolted E8200 figures + PICO results!
Replies: 8
Views: 3952

Well regarding Intel chipsets this is what I found yesterday: Source: http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3189161&SiteID=50 945G - max TDP 22.2 W G31 - idle 7.4 W, max TDP 15.5 W G33 - idle 5.75 W, max TDP 13 W G35 - idle 11 W, max TDP 28 W X38 - idle 12.3 W, max TDP 2...
by XS Janus
Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Giga G33M-DS2R + undervolted E8200 figures + PICO results!
Replies: 8
Views: 3952

OK. So I pulled the Pico from my current fileserver and hooked it up to this setup. The result was pretty damn good: ~20% less draw across the board. In idle it is now fluctuating around 42W and loads were 47W I'm still using an old HDD at this time that can't seem to be idle completely, but the pow...
by XS Janus
Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: G33 and G35 power question? - found something.
Replies: 5
Views: 3089

Source: http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3189161&SiteID=50 945G - max TDP 22.2 W G31 - idle 7.4 W, max TDP 15.5 W G33 - idle 5.75 W, max TDP 13 W G35 - idle 11 W, max TDP 28 W X38 - idle 12.3 W, max TDP 26.5 W X48 - idle 15.1 W, max TDP 30.5 W So what about south br...