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by Per Hansson
Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 358050

Just got a somewhat eery message from WD; The wdidle3 util will void the warranty if used on RE2-GP drives! (thus I have not used it) Here are the messages; Customer (Per Hansson) 03/16/2009 01:55 PM Hi, I have updated the firmware on my 3x RE2-GP 1TB drives that I am running in a RAID5 array, I've ...
by Per Hansson
Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cheap ITX mainboard with lowest power consumption?
Replies: 17
Views: 11976

Just wanted to post a small heads up now that I have my system up running I bought the Intel D945GCLF for my chassi, the system with SSD drive and a dual port Intel NIC drew 50w from the wall, and the annoying fan in the AC adapter for my Travala C137 case spun up with an annoyingly rattling sound S...
by Per Hansson
Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cheap ITX mainboard with lowest power consumption?
Replies: 17
Views: 11976

theycallmebruce; Yea, I've been considering them before but they are kind of expensive plus that now I already have a ITX chassi with a power adapter plus DC/DC ATX power supply board... (Travla C137)

http://linitx.com/viewproduct.php?prodid=10409
by Per Hansson
Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cheap ITX mainboard with lowest power consumption?
Replies: 17
Views: 11976

I'm assuming the Intel Celeron 4XX series of CPU's are the lowest wattage CPU's available from Intel in S775?

If so 35W TDP + The mainboard sounds like much but that is max rating I take it? Since the system is mostly idle where would that land me?
Any CPU's I've overlooked?
by Per Hansson
Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cheap ITX mainboard with lowest power consumption?
Replies: 17
Views: 11976

Yea I know, I'm just entertaining the idea, it would probably end up costing more than I would like... (both in purcache price and electricity consumption)
by Per Hansson
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:35 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cheap ITX mainboard with lowest power consumption?
Replies: 17
Views: 11976

The Intel DG45FC mainboard with any of the compatible S775 CPU's; would it be able to come even close to the power consumption of the Intel D945GCLF Atom ITX board? I'm asking just because it would make the system much more versatelite incase I decide to build a firewall from something more daunting...
by Per Hansson
Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cheap ITX mainboard with lowest power consumption?
Replies: 17
Views: 11976

loimlo; I might have gone pico if I didn't already have the ITX chassi, PSU etc...
Plus that price is an important role for me, so the new Atom based Intel mobo will fit the bill very nicley...
by Per Hansson
Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cheap ITX mainboard with lowest power consumption?
Replies: 17
Views: 11976

My CPU requirements are very modest, the original VIA C3 500Mhz CPU has enough performance for quite advanced routing... So either of those two systems above are really overkill, nothing bad with that of course tho... But atleast here in Sweden the VIA systems are 2x the cost of the Intel ones... ht...
by Per Hansson
Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cheap ITX mainboard with lowest power consumption?
Replies: 17
Views: 11976

Cheap ITX mainboard with lowest power consumption?

Hi, I had a Jeyway J7F2 mainboard with a AMD Geode NX1750 CPU but it seems the mainboard has failed silently, does not even try to power on any more :( So I am on the lookout for the cheapest ITX mainboard with best power consumption figures, this is for a firewall, the HDD will be a 2.5" 32GB SSD d...
by Per Hansson
Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Enclosure for 2.5" drives?
Replies: 22
Views: 8610

Yea, S&H is always a ripoff when buying off eBay

He wanted 60$ in shipping, though that was for 2 of em

I'll be sure to post back how much the shipping really cost him once I get the thing ;)
by Per Hansson
Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Enclosure for 2.5" drives?
Replies: 22
Views: 8610

Sweet, bought two

Thanks allot for the heads up!
by Per Hansson
Sun May 27, 2007 6:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Enclosure for 2.5" drives?
Replies: 22
Views: 8610

Anyone seen this thing in Europe yet?

It would be awsome for use in my Dreambox satellite receiver, as it is the WD Scorpio WD1200VE is a bit noisy for my taste, might be ok for a computer in a normal computer room but not in a receiver in the bedroom...
by Per Hansson
Sun Apr 09, 2006 5:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Epox 9NDA3+ and undervolting
Replies: 3
Views: 1518

Just found out from a guy at badcaps who asked Epox about the differences between the two different revisions of the 9NDA3+
the only difference between Rev1 and 2 was a different CPU Voltage regulator chip
So case closed :P
by Per Hansson
Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:35 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Epox 9NDA3+ and undervolting
Replies: 3
Views: 1518

As I said with the latest BIOS in which changelog it is stated there is undervoltage capability the only settings for vcore are the ones you see in the Anandtech review you linked, i.e. +0.05, +0.1, +0.15, +0.20 Atxp9 controls the CPU multipler via VID pins, i.e. it is a chip used so you get softwar...
by Per Hansson
Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:11 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Epox 9NDA3+ and undervolting
Replies: 3
Views: 1518

Epox 9NDA3+ and undervolting

Hi, I've got a Epox 9NDA3+ nForce3 Ultra experiencing some seriously exsessive coil noise from the middle coil in the VRM section, hot gluting the coil does not help :( I know, from info from the seller, that the board did not have this issue when it was run at a lower voltage with a Winchester CPU,...
by Per Hansson
Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 183989

Google translate is your friend http://www.google.com/translate_t It seems it has a different fan that according to the text has twice the airflow, I also think that the other S12 model does not use a dual layer PCB like they mention in one of the pictures... In the link you provide they also show i...
by Per Hansson
Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Bad caps in Seasonic S12? – Open up your units!
Replies: 17
Views: 12428

Just bought my second Seasonic S12 430w PSU... To my disappointment this was also a revision A1 model, so no PCIe GFX connector... however the caps are a different matter: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/download/file.php?mode=view&id=908 Every single cap is made by the Nippon Chemi-con group, ...
by Per Hansson
Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 183989

Just bought my second Seasonic S12 430w PSU... To my disappointment this was also a revision A1 model, so no PCIe GFX connector... however the caps are a different matter: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/download/file.php?mode=view&id=908&sid=a024bd8fa6e7d1102aadd050b581a36a Every single cap is...
by Per Hansson
Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Connecting VF700s fan to X800GTO2 fan connector??
Replies: 7
Views: 2949

Good work!

Any pics from the fan mod? Sounds interesting... How much quieter did it become?
by Per Hansson
Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Connecting VF700s fan to X800GTO2 fan connector??
Replies: 7
Views: 2949

Well I was going to do it the dirty way; remove the plastic thing from the Male fan connector on the card so the Zalman fan connector could be forced on... But I noticed that the polarity was wrong, the Zalman has like is normal, positive in the middle but the card is wired for negative in the middl...
by Per Hansson
Sun Jan 15, 2006 3:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Connecting VF700s fan to X800GTO2 fan connector??
Replies: 7
Views: 2949

From the horses mouth; W1zzard, the creator of ATI Tool: Perra, 2006-01-15 12:36 : what would be your take on this? I've been thinking of it too.. http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=28426 Wizzard, 2006-01-15 12:38 : works fine Perra, 2006-01-15 12:39 : okay, do you know if all heatsink...
by Per Hansson
Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 183989

So basically, the cheap caps are the ones that don't matter? Meh. I'm fine with that. I bet that all the other companies use the cheap ones for everything. And... do they now come with Pci-e? Do I not need to buy the adapter? Looking to get this PSU, confused on this one thing though. The 500W vers...
by Per Hansson
Tue Dec 27, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Bad caps in Seasonic S12? – Open up your units!
Replies: 17
Views: 12428

Seasonic was careful not to state that ALL the caps in the S12s are aluminum electrolytic capacitors. They did not mention that other types of caps are also used. It's also important to note that just because the other caps are not aluminum electrolytic types, it does not mean they will fail or are...
by Per Hansson
Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:14 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 183989

I have started a new thread on this here as I think this issue really deserves it. So we might have to go through this all over again… Per, the reply from Sesonics indicates at least that you have still got your 3 yr. warranty! :lol: I'm reposting a reply by me from that thread here: I think I just...
by Per Hansson
Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Bad caps in Seasonic S12? – Open up your units!
Replies: 17
Views: 12428

I think I just got it, the manufacturer of the big primary side 400v capacitor is Hitachi. And if you reread the e-mail I got from Seasonic that I posted in this thread . Dear Sir Seasonic has led the high quality bulk capacitors in since the Super series even at the moment that most PSUs still use ...
by Per Hansson
Mon Dec 26, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Bad caps in Seasonic S12? – Open up your units!
Replies: 17
Views: 12428

Only the rev. A2 are advertised as having Japanese caps, so I don't really see the "problem." No, my Rev. A1 also came in a box that had the "Long-lived Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor" text on it. On the box itself of my PSU it is also clearly stated "Long-lived Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor" th...
by Per Hansson
Mon Dec 26, 2005 12:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Bad caps in Seasonic S12? – Open up your units!
Replies: 17
Views: 12428

josephclemente wrote:Is it possible that this brand has since corrected their formula and no longer has this issue?
Sorry to let you down but no, they have not improved...
by Per Hansson
Mon Dec 26, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Bad caps in Seasonic S12? – Open up your units!
Replies: 17
Views: 12428

Re: Bad caps in Seasonic S12? – Open up your units

Here are the OST capacitors Per found in his S12 430W rev. A1(?) unit: Correct, my unit is an A1, sorry for not making that clear already... Though I also have to ask if this really is correct, I mean mine is surley not the first revision, because it does have the modular 24pin ATX connector, along...
by Per Hansson
Mon Dec 26, 2005 2:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 183989

jaganath; the thing about failing capacitors is that they can be very dangerous, when a capacitor fails it can even short itself or just plain stop working... See this thread for example, I think this guy is glad those failed caps did not end up burning his house down... And about the useful life of...
by Per Hansson
Sun Dec 25, 2005 6:14 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 183989

Seasonic S12 does not use any high quality Japanese capacitors at all, the caps used in the S12 430W are all made by OST, Taiwan Ostor Corporation in Taiwan which is a known "badcap" manufacturer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague I have a thread on http://www.badcaps.net on this with ma...