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by StartledPancake
Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 288437

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

Okay, after reading this thread I upgraded my home server to a Gigabyte GA-J1800N-D2H motherboard. System components: - GA-J1800N-D2H - RAM: KINGSTON 2GB 1600MHz DDR3 - SSD: Kingston SSDnow 60GB (used for the OS so the data disk can spin down whenever possible) - HDD: WD20EARS 2TB Green (data) - PS...
by StartledPancake
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Just upgraded my ESXi 5.0 box to Ivy bridge
Replies: 14
Views: 8796

Re: Just upgraded my ESXi 5.0 box to Ivy bridge

Sounds like a new PSU would pay for itself in no time. Have you changed the power profile yet? As for the GPU passthrough, I tried it with a Radeon 5450 using the latest drivers which have been shown to work. However from what Ive read, GPU passthrough has only been successfuly on Supermicro or othe...
by StartledPancake
Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Just upgraded my ESXi 5.0 box to Ivy bridge
Replies: 14
Views: 8796

Re: Just upgraded my ESXi 5.0 box to Ivy bridge

Glad to hear its working out for you. If you ever try and successfully implement GPU passthrough please let me know how you did it, Im getting nowhere...

I used 2x4GB Kingston 1333mhz Value Ram and 2x8GB Corsair 1333mhz (again, the cheap stuff), both clocked at 1066mhz and running at 1.35v
by StartledPancake
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Just upgraded my ESXi 5.0 box to Ivy bridge
Replies: 14
Views: 8796

Re: Just upgraded my ESXi 5.0 box to Ivy bridge

Well I tested the performance and even with 2VMs (Freenas 4GB and XP 2GB Ram) the system is not too quick, I've done serveral tests and although the test with iperf showed around 500mbit internal and to my linux box the actual throughput when copying files is slow. From Freenas to linux box = fast ...
by StartledPancake
Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Just upgraded my ESXi 5.0 box to Ivy bridge
Replies: 14
Views: 8796

Re: Just upgraded my ESXi 5.0 box to Ivy bridge

While searching for an allround esx server at home I came accross your post regarding an intel cpu and msi mobo. I've recently bought an HP Microserver N40L but found the performance too bad for my use. I'm interested in getting about the same setup you have and I have a question about power usage....
by StartledPancake
Thu May 24, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Just upgraded my ESXi 5.0 box to Ivy bridge
Replies: 14
Views: 8796

Re: Just upgraded my ESXi 5.0 box to Ivy bridge

how comes you are going to put 2 ssd drives in ur system? They are used as datastores for storing the Virtual Machines, SSDs are a really cheap & power efficient method for obtaining a lot of IOPS. Unless they wear out in 6 months :). Just a quick update on the motherboard - VT-d is listed in the B...
by StartledPancake
Thu May 10, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How to downgrade 3770 to 3770s.
Replies: 3
Views: 1805

Re: How to downgrade 3770 to 3770s.

Hi all, I am looking a way to downgrade my 3770 to 3770s. As I know it's not just setup multiplier in mobo bios but also 3770 has another core voltage. Did anyone try to do this? I tried with an 3550, however on an MSI motherboard I'm unable to set a lower multiplier limit (it gives an "Incorrect o...
by StartledPancake
Wed May 09, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Just upgraded my ESXi 5.0 box to Ivy bridge
Replies: 14
Views: 8796

Just upgraded my ESXi 5.0 box to Ivy bridge

If anyone's interested, just updated my Gigabyte Q57/i5-650 ESXi box to the following: MSi B75MA-P45 (B75 (Chipset) Intel Core i5 3550 24GB Ram First impressions are very, very favorable. With the system running 11 VMs, the performance increase is impressive and the power consumption is about 30% lo...
by StartledPancake
Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 212123

Re: HP MicroServer

Thanks for the excellent review, Mike. This is a tempting home server, but I'm still balancing out the lack of RAID5 with the configurable RAM and more powerful CPU of a NAS... Typo patrol, on page 5: "The 120mm fan starts at an elevated speed for a few seconds (under 10) when [thes ystem] powers u...
by StartledPancake
Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Fusion E350 Mini-ITX motherboards
Replies: 52
Views: 23054

Re: AMD Fusion E350 Mini-ITX motherboards

Thanks for providing the mini review tramall. Ive just purchased the MSI E350IA-E45 and looking at your figures Im hoping the Fortron Mini Laptop Adapter 40W brick should be enough to power it (in conjunction with a Pico 80w) - 87%+ effciency for 20 euros. As long as it doesnt burn down the house, a...
by StartledPancake
Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge CPUs: Intel Core i5-2400, i5-2500K and i7-2600K
Replies: 12
Views: 5628

Re: Sandy Bridge CPUs: Intel Core i5-2400, i5-2500K and i7-2

Excellent, detailed review with a really exhaustive set of tests. Thanks for taking the time. Shame about the use of the Asus P7H55D-M EVO in the 1156 testbed though, its used in lots of reviews and seems to skew the power consumption results against the 1156 cpu's. This has been brought up before....
by StartledPancake
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge CPUs: Intel Core i5-2400, i5-2500K and i7-2600K
Replies: 12
Views: 5628

Re: Sandy Bridge CPUs: Intel Core i5-2400, i5-2500K and i7-2

Excellent, detailed review with a really exhaustive set of tests. Thanks for taking the time. Shame about the use of the Asus P7H55D-M EVO in the 1156 testbed though, its used in lots of reviews and seems to skew the power consumption results against the 1156 cpu's. Were AMD gving these things away ...
by StartledPancake
Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Pico PSU + hdd question
Replies: 10
Views: 2012

Re: Pico PSU + hdd question

I have a 150w pico and it isn't enough to reliably power 3x2.5 inch drives plus a 1tb Samsung Eco green on a i650 system. Interestingly the load at boot is only 60w but the pico will cause the system to reboot. This is with a 120w power brick. The replacement corsair cx400 has no problems and the di...
by StartledPancake
Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: System won't [boot] with 80w pico
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

xan_user wrote:
StartledPancake wrote:
Is it possible the motherboard wont post without a 4pin 12v ATX connector attached? It doesn seem to matter on the ION board.
winner winner chicken dinner!


:roll: does the ion board support Intel® Core™ 2 multi-cores?
The ION chipset is only for atom cpu's so, err, no.
by StartledPancake
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: System won't [boot] with 80w pico
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

Thanks for the suggestions but no luck so far. Ive removed all the power connectors to the drives and with an undervolted e3200 it should be pulling aroung <30 watts so it cant be load related. Is it possible the motherboard wont post without a 4pin 12v ATX connector attached? It doesn seem to matte...
by StartledPancake
Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: System won't [boot] with 80w pico
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

System won't [boot] with 80w pico

Guys, Ive upgraded the motherboard and cpu in one of my PC's and now Im having an issue with it not booting with the 120w pico + 80W brick. The fans and drives spin up but the system wont post. If I swap it for a generic 120w psu it works perfectly. The total load power consumption is less than 60w ...
by StartledPancake
Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Low power motherboard and cpu for vmware ESXI
Replies: 13
Views: 11108

Re: It is for home tests

Hello again, thanks for your replies. I am building this system for home tests with few things (mail server,nas,mythv,caldav). I know that I need more ram (I hope I can install at least 8 gb on the motherboard I choose) than cpu power. Infact I am investigating also non server intel chipsets. It se...
by StartledPancake
Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:51 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Low power motherboard and cpu for vmware ESXI
Replies: 13
Views: 11108

Re: Low power motherboard and cpu for vmware ESXI

The last one (VT-d) limits you at the moment to Core i5 8xx, i7, Xeon or Opteron (AMD has IOMMU, which is equivalent). This also solves your quad core problem. If money is no object, then something that uses the L55xx series Xeons may be what you want. Their TDP is 50W. If cost is an object, then t...
by StartledPancake
Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: m-ITX: I need 4 SATA ports, which board/board+card?
Replies: 11
Views: 2805

Re: m-ITX: I need 4 SATA ports, which board/board+card?

The PoV ION atom 330 board does a good job as a file server, although it only has 3 SATA ports. My understanding is that an atom 230+945GSE combo is quite less power hungry than a 330+ION. The ION should be at about 24W when idle compared to the 12W of the 945GSE (correct me if I'm wrong). With the...
by StartledPancake
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Pegatron IPX7A-ION330
Replies: 35
Views: 28977

This works a treat, thanks very much!
by StartledPancake
Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: m-ITX: I need 4 SATA ports, which board/board+card?
Replies: 11
Views: 2805

Re: m-ITX: I need 4 SATA ports, which board/board+card?

I'm thinking about building a DIY NAS and I want it to be small, so I decided for a m-ITX board. Point is: are there any _very_ low power boards hosting 4 SATA ports? As an alternative to integrated ports I might also look at MB+cards/adapters. For example: an Intel D945GSEJT with a PCI SATA card o...
by StartledPancake
Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Pegatron IPX7A-ION330
Replies: 35
Views: 28977

Hi All, Here is a CPU overclocking HACK for the ION330 M/B boards using the Nvidia MCP7A-ION. e.g. POV ION330, etc.... I have attached the files required. http://rapidshare.com/files/317763065/CPU_OverClock_Hack_MCP7A-ION_ION330_By-Savo.zip ENJOY!!!! Savo Ill give this a try tonight on my PoV board...
by StartledPancake
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Should I use notebook drives (or not)?
Replies: 16
Views: 3343

To be honest I havent seen any indications that laptop drives are any less reliable in a very large 8x5 corporate enivronment. We (one of the worlds largest banks) use laptops for >50% of our workstations and the failure rate is very, very low. Admittedly its not 24/7 but with local applications lik...
by StartledPancake
Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:29 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: CULV desktop builds?
Replies: 17
Views: 11464

I bought an 11.6 Acer Aspire 1410 from the US with a Celeron 1.2Ghz su2300 dual core to replace my ITX atom 330/ION 9400m as a htpc and to be honest I couldnt be happier with it. Perfomance is in another league compared to the atom as it plays youtube HD video smoothly and has no issues with other f...
by StartledPancake
Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Point of View ION Atom 330 M/Board Review
Replies: 51
Views: 71973

Re: Point of View ION Atom 330 M/Board Review

This should quote herrakx, not me. I have 2x1GB modules precisely because Im aware of this issue. I didn't know it at the time but anyway 3.3gb of ram is better than 2. I did contact support and ask about it and they didn't know either, tough. And even if it doesn't use 4+ gig of ram, I still want ...
by StartledPancake
Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Point of View ION Atom 330 M/Board Review
Replies: 51
Views: 71973

Re: Point of View ION Atom 330 M/Board Review

I've got two 2GB kingston so-dimm modules in it and it only sees 3.3GB of available memory, both with Windows 7 64 bit and with memtest86+. There are no 64 bit drivers in the CD, and nvidia's webpage network drivers fail to initialize the network card. I have to use the ones that come with 7, but t...
by StartledPancake
Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Point of View ION Atom 330 M/Board Review
Replies: 51
Views: 71973

Re: Point of View ION Atom 330 M/Board Review

The Intel Atom CPU (&Chipset) supports 64-bit instructions but not 64-bit memory addressing... All Intel Atom based notebooks/pc's/mainboards have this issue... So it's really an issue of the CPU and not the support of the mainboard. I didnt write this reply - youve misquoted me. Literally :D
by StartledPancake
Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Point of View ION Atom 330 M/Board Review
Replies: 51
Views: 71973

I know its been a while but Ive just purchased another energy meter and have gotten, as suggested, quite different results on power usage: Boot - 31w Flash playback 30w idle 27w Off- 0.5w I havent tested the sleep as it wont wake via bluetooth. Using this as a HTPC has become an exercise in frustrat...
by StartledPancake
Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:01 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Point of View ION Atom 330 M/Board Review
Replies: 51
Views: 71973

Hi! I finally fixed the network issue using the network driver from 20.14_nforce_winvista64_international_whql.exe and skipping the ion drivers altogether. You can boot from usb drives, just plug them and press f12 for the boot menu to appear while you see the POV logo, or change the boot order fro...
by StartledPancake
Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Point of View ION Atom 330 M/Board Review
Replies: 51
Views: 71973

Re: Point of View ION Atom 330 M/Board Review

So, your Desktop in "hibernation" takes 20W. Desktop with PSU switch "off" takes ~0W (so it is probably not the meter) The ITX-system "off" takes 18 W This is interesting. What happens if you don't hibernate but shut down you desktop? 20W or 0? Is there anything else running from the PSU? A monitor...