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by elitezoid
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommended H55/H57 Motherboards that support undervolting?
Replies: 7
Views: 4190

Came across this review of several H55 motherboards http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/view.php?id=3119&cid=6&pg=12 MSI comes out best in power consumption (discounting the intel board due to having no voltage options in the bios) with the Gigabyte board fairly close behind... http://www.hardwarez...
by elitezoid
Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:06 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommended H55/H57 Motherboards that support undervolting?
Replies: 7
Views: 4190

Recommended H55/H57 Motherboards that support undervolting?

Hi,

Looking to build a new PC, will be used as my main pc for the immediate future but have decided to go with an i3 chip and H55/57 board so that I can upgrade my HTPC in the future.

So looking for a board that can overclock and that supports undervolting, any suggestions?

Many thanks
by elitezoid
Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Power Meter Recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 1946

Power Meter Recommendations

Hi, Looking to overclock my E6600 cpu to extend the life of my rig before upgrading, however the overclock will certainly require increasing the cpu voltage and I'd really like to see how much this effects power consumption. Can anyone recommend me a very accurate power meter that will tell me how m...
by elitezoid
Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dont understand...hd4850 10w idle @ 68c
Replies: 254
Views: 130827

Re: HD4870 + AMD Gpu Clock Tool = Lower heat + Less energy..

For me 250MHz, was the lowest I could go with my HD4870's memory. Any lower and I'd get "yellow snow" artifacting. Lowering the memory from the default 900MHz to 250MHz, while in idle mode saves around 30W, which is fantastic. As you've also stated, temperatures on my card, in Gpu-Z, dropped from 7...
by elitezoid
Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dont understand...hd4850 10w idle @ 68c
Replies: 254
Views: 130827

... Thanks for the report, do you have any way to test the idle power consumption of the system after the BIOS update? Unfortunately I don't have any equipment to monitor power consumption so no way of telling, although I'd also be very interested to find out! btw seems others have done the same bi...
by elitezoid
Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dont understand...hd4850 10w idle @ 68c
Replies: 254
Views: 130827

** UPDATE ** Probably best to hold fire before flashing with a bios file modified with the latest version of RBE, could be some issues with it... http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=192759 ** Edit ** a fix has been found, seems that the problem was isolated to the 4870 cards and DD...
by elitezoid
Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dont understand...hd4850 10w idle @ 68c
Replies: 254
Views: 130827

After reading in this thread that some of the MSI cards have a newer bios that clocks lower while in a 2D profile I can across this review: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_4850/21.html What I found interesting is that the review data included both an MSI and Power Colour 4850… Sys...
by elitezoid
Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Power Consumption x2 Dimms vs. x4 Dimms ??
Replies: 1
Views: 1519

Power Consumption x2 Dimms vs. x4 Dimms ??

Hi, I've recently upgrade to x4 1GB sticks of OCZ DDR2 400mhz memory, however I have the opportunity to sell a pair at cost price and buy a new 4GB DD2 400Mhz Corsair set of x2 2GB sticks (note the OCZ sticks are rated @ 2.1-2.2v, whereas the Corsair are rated @ 1.8-19v). I certainly have noticed th...
by elitezoid
Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: EIST enabled, but voltage only dropping to 1.1v on E6600?
Replies: 3
Views: 2238

I put this question to Intel support and this is the reply.... Thank you for contacting Intel(R) Technical Support. Please keep in mind that in order for the processor to run at 0.85v the system needs to be in standby mode, this means no background applications running, no video on screen, basically...
by elitezoid
Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: EIST enabled, but voltage only dropping to 1.1v on E6600?
Replies: 3
Views: 2238

EIST enabled, but voltage only dropping to 1.1v on E6600?

Hi, Recently built a Core2duo system, E6600 with Gigabyte DS3P motherboard, so I've been playing around with different settings and decided to enable EIST, to my surprise and dismay, the E6600 is only lowered to 1.1v?! http://www.navalon.co.uk/temp/computer/cpu-specs3.gif The product code for my E66...
by elitezoid
Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel P965 chiptset is too hot, what are the alternatives?
Replies: 12
Views: 9560

@elitezoid: if you would have spent 20-30 more quid for the DS4, you wouldn't have this problem. I got my DQ6 specifically because I didn't want to have chipset cooling issues. It's true that a HR-05 (or even HR-05 SLI) is still less than the mobo price difference, but when installing it you'll voi...
by elitezoid
Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel P965 chiptset is too hot, what are the alternatives?
Replies: 12
Views: 9560

Intel P965 chiptset is too hot, what are the alternatives?

Hi, Just recently built a new Core2duo system: E6600 Gigabyte P965 DS3P 2GB OZC 6400 DDR2 Sapphire X1950 Pro Ultimate The board has been stable and performs well (so far, only been a couple of days), however I'm really SHOCKED at just how hot the northbridge heatsink gets. It's literally burning to ...
by elitezoid
Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intel Core 2 Duo Retail Cooler?
Replies: 14
Views: 8467

Well got my system built, and thought I'd leave some feedback.... I'm quite impressed with the retail cooler, surprised to see it has a copper core, and looks a decent quality for boxed cooler. However I really don't like the push pins system for mounting, felt concerned that I had to apply too much...
by elitezoid
Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:15 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Ultra-90, good choice for the E6600?
Replies: 1
Views: 1668

Thermalright Ultra-90, good choice for the E6600?

Will be getting a Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3P motherboard and E6600 processor tomorrow, I am initially planning to use the boxed cooler, as I will be undervolting. However if the boxed cooler is too loud, as a contingency plan I’m trying to decide on which heatsink to buy. Interested in the ‘Thermalri...
by elitezoid
Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intel Core 2 Duo Retail Cooler?
Replies: 14
Views: 8467

Thanks for the replies! The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3P, should be getting the board/cpu tomorrow. To start off I was hoping to undervolt as low as possible (1volt, read a post from a DS3 user who's done this), and if necessary drop the cpu speed, currently I'm only using a AMD 3000+ so i...
by elitezoid
Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intel Core 2 Duo Retail Cooler?
Replies: 14
Views: 8467

Intel Core 2 Duo Retail Cooler?

Hi, Will be buying a Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, I'm not planning to do any overclocking for a while, and will probably instead try to get the cpu to run at default speed on as little voltage as possible. As it will be the Retail version coming with a heatsink, was wondering what the cooling and noise l...
by elitezoid
Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair 520HX not quiet enough, thinking of swapping fan?
Replies: 11
Views: 4847

Update

Well I have an update, ended buying another HX520 as I was able to sell on the one I had. This one is quieter, has a much smoother fan noise, which in 2D is 'almost' silent, now I can only really hear the noise of the X1950 Ultimate. One thing I did notice was that the older psu was rev B1W, while t...
by elitezoid
Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair 520HX not quiet enough, thinking of swapping fan?
Replies: 11
Views: 4847

nici wrote:The slower 120x25 from Dorothy should be excellent. The one i have starts at about 4.3V and once spinning works down to 2.5V.

Corsair fan voltages.
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article692-page4.html
Thanks for the reply, have you used this fan in conjuction with the Corsair PSU?
by elitezoid
Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair 520HX not quiet enough, thinking of swapping fan?
Replies: 11
Views: 4847

At the moment the psu is not being pushed at all, it's a MATX board with a 3000+ 64 CPU, and I'm currently only using the onboard Nvida 6150 graphics as the X1950 Pro had been returned to the supplier due to a fault. Don't get me wrong I'm not saying it's loud just not as quiet as I first thought, t...
by elitezoid
Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair 520HX not quiet enough, thinking of swapping fan?
Replies: 11
Views: 4847

Corsair 520HX not quiet enough, thinking of swapping fan?

Hi, I'm finding my Corsair 520HX just a little bit too noisy, it's certainly not loud, however it is the loudest single component in my case. Current system consists of the following: Passive Motherboard Sapphire X1950 Pro Ultimate 250GB Western Digital Hard drive suspended Lian-Li PC60 case, 2 Pana...
by elitezoid
Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Core 2 Duo Motherboard Needed, best for undervolting??
Replies: 7
Views: 3127

There is no <1.162V on desktop Core 2 Duo chips. You have to get a Merom which offers 0.95V minimum. This is hardlocked! Only way is to pin-mod you CPU. So what motherboards offer voltages starting from 1.162V? Also I was particularly interested in the 'AI Nap' feature offered by the Asus boards, w...
by elitezoid
Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Core 2 Duo Motherboard Needed, best for undervolting??
Replies: 7
Views: 3127

Intel Core 2 Duo Motherboard Needed, best for undervolting??

Hi, Looking at building a new system, looking for a fast and very stable board, that has the following: - Excellent audio - Very importantly can undervolt the CPU (ideally along with chipset, and memory voltages) C - Can change the CPU multiplier. Will be buying an E6600, and see some people on this...
by elitezoid
Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: CrystalCPUID, can you overclock above original Multiplier?
Replies: 4
Views: 2035

CrystalCPUID, can you overclock above original Multiplier?

Hi, I'm using the MSI K8NGM2-FID with a AMD64 3000+ venice core, and just been having a quick look at using CrystalCPUID v4.8.3. Was hoping to be able to use this software to overclock the CPU a bit, without the need to increase volts, however it won't adjust the multiplier past the original max, of...
by elitezoid
Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Graphics Card Choice - MSI 7900GTO or HIS X1950 Pro ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4268

Hi,
Should have pointed out the HIS is the 'Turbo' edition, which comes overclocked (apparently the X1950 is very overclockable, and can perform on par with the X1900XT 256MB), http://www.hisdigital.com/html/product_ ... 3&view=yes
by elitezoid
Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Graphics Card Choice - MSI 7900GTO or HIS X1950 Pro ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4268

New Graphics Card Choice - MSI 7900GTO or HIS X1950 Pro ?

Hi, Looking to buy a new graphics card, was thinking of holding out for a DirectX 10 card, but will stay DirectX 9 until at least the second generation of DX10 cards come out. Anyway have got the choice down to the MSI 7900GTO or HIS X1950 Pro, - 7900GTO has 512mb, X1950 Pro only 256mb. - X1950 Pro ...
by elitezoid
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI K8NGM2-FID + S-video = Poor TV Quality
Replies: 5
Views: 2918

Hi,
Have updated the bios to the latest version, which i noticed updates the onboard graphics firmware. This did improve the colours, however the s-video quality is still very poor in comparison to the 2 previous ATI solutions.
by elitezoid
Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI Infinity RS482 Users - Sound and TV Flicker
Replies: 3
Views: 2288

Hi, The screen flicker was the reason I rma'ed the board, went for the MSI board as the supplier didn't have another DFI board to replace it with. Don't think the problem was only related to the s-video, have read that other users have had the same temp screen flicker (as if the driver was adjusting...
by elitezoid
Sun Sep 03, 2006 1:24 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI K8NGM2-FID + S-video = Poor TV Quality
Replies: 5
Views: 2918

MSI K8NGM2-FID + S-video = Poor TV Quality

Have built a couple of HTPC's, 1st using a socket A board and 9800 Pro, 2nd using a socket 939 DFI RS482 using the onboard ATI express, both with S-Video out. I know S-video out is not meant to provide the best quality, however on both of the systems mentioned above the quality has been very accepta...
by elitezoid
Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HTPC Mainboard - MSI RS482M4 any good?
Replies: 2
Views: 1606

HTPC Mainboard - MSI RS482M4 any good?

Hi, Just RMA'ed a DFI Infinity RS482, now looking for a replacement. Seems the MSI RS482M4 range of boards could be good, can any users confirms this (and does the package contents in the Uk include the optional brackets for TV out, and optical sound out), also do they allow undervolting? If not, wh...
by elitezoid
Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI Infinity RS482 Users - Sound and TV Flicker
Replies: 3
Views: 2288

DFI Infinity RS482 Users - Sound and TV Flicker

Hi, I have been using the DFI Infinity RS482 motherboard for my HTPC for a few weeks now and generally have been very happy with it, however I have the following minor issues: - Sound, most noticeable when the system is booting, when coming out of S3 suspended, and when the mce app is loading. The s...