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by stmok
Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 26829

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

Thanks for the comprehensive review. So I guess the short answer is : Wait for the next version ? Yeap...In 2012. :) * AMD C- and E-series (Ontario/Zacate) will be replaced by Krishna/Wichita. * 28nm bulk manufacturing process. (Down from the current 40nm bulk process.) * 2- or 4-core configuration...
by stmok
Mon May 10, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Internet security, can you go too far?
Replies: 11
Views: 2008

On Windows: * I pick the Edition with Software Restriction Policy . ie: WinXP Professional; Vista Business or better; Win7 Professional or better. * I then create a Limited/Restricted User Account for day-to-day use. (Borrowing the idea from Linux/Unix world.) * I only use the default Administrator ...
by stmok
Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:17 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: LogicSupply's BCM970012 PCIe mini card for HD on Intel Atom
Replies: 33
Views: 21435

Adobe recently released Flash 10.1 Beta 3... => http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html According to their release notes: Hardware video decoding of H.264 content in Flash Player 10.1 is supported on the Broadcom BCM70012 video decoding chipset, found in systems with Broadcom Crystal HD E...
by stmok
Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: cheapest PCI-X motherboard
Replies: 6
Views: 1478

Don't buy a motherboard to fit the hardware. Buy it to fit the purpose of the system. (What are you going to use the system for?)

Sell the SATA card on Ebay, etc.
by stmok
Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 10 Ways Microsoft's Retail Stores Will Differ From Apple
Replies: 23
Views: 3657

Apple doesn't sell products, apple sells lifestyle.. or at least an image of it. They're really good at it. Need to improve here... => Apple doesn't sell products, Apple sells a faux lifestyle of egotism and superiority; while charging a premium price at the same time. Ego and superiority is a very...
by stmok
Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The theory behind fanless systems?
Replies: 41
Views: 15898

To answer your previous question regarding FEA and CFD. There are tons of packages out there, i highly recommend NOT using one unless you are familiar with how the methods work. You will hear this a lot "garbage in, garbage out". You can on the other hand get pretty pictures that might look convinc...
by stmok
Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The theory behind fanless systems?
Replies: 41
Views: 15898

I think this will help out anyone looking to build a fanless system... Thinking Small: New Intel Architecture Champions Sub 1 Watt x86 http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=10930 Its called the Intel Atom processor. There's currently two versions being mentioned. "Silverthorne" => Mobile Inte...
by stmok
Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Buy Nvidia 8600GTS now, or wait for 9600GT ?
Replies: 30
Views: 15729

If it helps, The Inquirer reviewed a passively cooled GF9600GT.

Granted, they aren't known for doing thorough reviews, but at least we know that there is a fanless solution.
http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/ ... ons-silent
by stmok
Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The theory behind fanless systems?
Replies: 41
Views: 15898

Regarding that ionic cooler approach...After reading a bit more, I think I'll avoid that approach until its matured and proven.
by stmok
Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:15 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The theory behind fanless systems?
Replies: 41
Views: 15898

I am a graduating mechanical engineer with an interest/concentration in heat transfer.... Cool. here are my 2 cents OK, shoot. first of all you should look for a very efficient cpu as you might expect. I was thinking mid-range dual core...So the lowest speed of the E8xxx series. Of course, it depen...
by stmok
Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The theory behind fanless systems?
Replies: 41
Views: 15898

Correct. The reason I want to consider fanless, is because I'm sick of fan noise altogether. I like the idea of fanless when I first encountered it. It was a modified EPIA Mini-ITX setup with a custom fanless case on a loan from a friend. Granted, VIA's processors don't produce as much heat as an AM...
by stmok
Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Shuttle $200 Linux SFF
Replies: 21
Views: 16576

You can always get an optical drive and a USB 5.25" external case. OR Install Ubuntu over network. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/Netboot (Enable network boot on the target system) OR Install Ubuntu via USB stick https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LiveUsbPendrivePersistent or USB Ubuntu 7.10 Gu...
by stmok
Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The theory behind fanless systems?
Replies: 41
Views: 15898

I see. Hmmm...Yeah, I see they have a correction factor, "K" with the graph. I did some number crunching with selected CPUs. Q9450 QX9775 E8500 A64 2.7Ghz T9500 Heatsink Perf. TDP 95W 150W 65W 65W 35W [email protected]/C = 0.21 Thermal 71.4deg/C 63deg/C 72.4deg/C 68deg/C 100deg/C Ambient (Deg/C) K R (C/W) Req...
by stmok
Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The theory behind fanless systems?
Replies: 41
Views: 15898

Hmmm...OK. 16" square => 40.64 cm^2 1" tall => 2.54cm 25lbs => About 11.36kg 100W cooling capacity. The heatsinks I'm looking at are: http://www.conradheatsinks.com/products/flat100_350.html#MF35 4.8cm tall 35cm length 15.1cm width Weight: 2.46kg Thermal Resistance (C/Watt for 80 °C rise) => 0.21 I...
by stmok
Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The theory behind fanless systems?
Replies: 41
Views: 15898

Thank you both (BillTodd and ZircularLogic) for the info and links.

In your experience, is there a good intro text you can recommend?
by stmok
Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The theory behind fanless systems?
Replies: 41
Views: 15898

The theory behind fanless systems?

Inspired by the link provided in another thread... http://www.geocities.jp/numano333/index.html ...I'm thinking about modifying an existing system (midtower) to be completely fanless. (use of large heatsinks and heatpipes) The problem is, how do I calculate the necessary heatsink size for CPU, GPU, ...
by stmok
Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Is a fanless PC possible?
Replies: 36
Views: 24087

What a fanless system would look like. http://www.geocities.jp/numano333/index.html exactly proves my point. if you want to make an ATX tower case fanless, it can be done, but you're fighting the basic design of the case all the way, and you end up with huge, ugly PCs like in that link. Depends on ...
by stmok
Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Quiet SFF for Virtual Server use
Replies: 6
Views: 5663

Quick question... Are you using MS Virtual Server? Does that support Intel VT (Virtualization Technology) or AMD's SVM (Secure Virtual Machine Technology)? So far, I know: * VMware Server supports Intel VT. (no AMD SVM yet) * Parallels Workstation 2.2...Supports both Intel VT and AMD SVM. * Xen. (Su...
by stmok
Wed May 31, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: VIA EPIA EN12000E fanless mini-ITX
Replies: 64
Views: 48488

No, do you? That's what I'm curious about. Why is the CPU temp lower? Is it a bad reading? Mis-label in BIOS? Or is this a genuine improvement? Has the reviewer explored or verified this in any way via other means? OT: That's the problem with this generation...No one questions anymore, just take in ...
by stmok
Wed May 31, 2006 8:13 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: VIA EPIA EN12000E fanless mini-ITX
Replies: 64
Views: 48488

Devonavar , something is very wrong with your review sample. Why is the CPU temp LOWER than the System temp ?! Even your BIOS screen capture confirms this! Did VIA screw up with the labels in the BIOS again?! :roll: Did any of you folks notice this discrepency? Do you have one of those electronic t...
by stmok
Mon May 29, 2006 9:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: VIA EPIA EN12000E fanless mini-ITX
Replies: 64
Views: 48488

Well written review and the board is good for a low-end HTPC / kioks type machine. Had wanted to use such a solution (ie VIA C3/Eden/C7 + mini-ITX combination) for a 24x7 home file server (with terabytes of SATA RAID 5 based storage). The main draw for me towards this is the low power consumption. ...
by stmok
Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:49 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Any plans for dealing with dual cores?
Replies: 9
Views: 2271

Re: Any plans for dealing with dual cores?

If dual core CPU's will be almost twice as hot, does anyone have any plans for cooling that silently? I don't see what makes dual cores any different from dual CPU's, so if dual cores cause multithreaded software to become widespread, I think I'll get a dual CPU system instead. This plan seems so o...
by stmok
Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:42 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Tomshardware do a bit of undervolting
Replies: 5
Views: 2199

Agreed...Their attempt to calculate the thermal output of either P4 or Athlon is totally wrong. I honestly would avoid their regular hardware site. It has become a pityful excuse of amature crap that even high school students can do a better job of. One minute the article talks about the AthlonXP an...
by stmok
Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:00 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Most Power Efficient CPU?
Replies: 44
Views: 20698

Good to hear that this was enough answers for you. The questions you brought up was very good, so I think it is good to dig slightly deeper to get all the answers. I am no expert on DVD and DivX playback, but if I remeber correctly DivX uses more CPU power. It also makes a lot of difference what pl...
by stmok
Fri Jul 09, 2004 2:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 340538

Please add this to the list... (1) Abit BF6 : 1.3 to 2.0 volts (tested with Upgradeware SLOT-T at 1.3v, lowest voltage. CPU(s) used are same as below.) (2) PowerLeap PL-iP3/T ver 2.0 slocket using the following... Celeron 1.4Ghz (Tualatin, S-Code: SL6C6, tB1 core stepping) Default setting Speed = 14...