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by HueyCobra
Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD LE-1620 PIB 45W 2.4GHz 1MB cache AM2 uniprocessor
Replies: 31
Views: 11844

No, since CPU power measurements show that if anything Intel's TDP are more over-rated than AMD's. Could you please clarify what you meant? I read that a couple of times and came up with about 10 different interpretations. If you've seen any comparisons between AMD's new rating system and Intel's, ...
by HueyCobra
Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD LE-1620 PIB 45W 2.4GHz 1MB cache AM2 uniprocessor
Replies: 31
Views: 11844

It would be interesting to see how the Athlon LE's performance compares to the Sempron LE and Celeron 400. lower TDP, 35W. Eh ... Maybe AMD's "Average CPU Power" will be more equivalent to Intel's TDP ratings. • Average CPU Power white paper (82KB PDF) • Introducing Average CPU Power • AMD's L...
by HueyCobra
Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Neopower 650?
Replies: 5
Views: 3596

Re: Antec Neopower 650?

NeoHEs now come under the NeoPower family, which includes a NeoPower 650 Blue with 120mm LED fan (apparently not listed for Europe although the direct URL is there).
by HueyCobra
Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD LE-1620 PIB 45W 2.4GHz 1MB cache AM2 uniprocessor
Replies: 31
Views: 11844

New low-power single-core Athlons coming The two processors are scheduled to launch this quarter, but they're not based on AMD's new architecture, nor are they built around the company's 65nm process technology. Instead, X-bit labs says the CPUs are 90nm Athlon models clocked at 2.2 and 2.4GHz with...
by HueyCobra
Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: scandinavians
Replies: 62
Views: 21626

dragmor wrote:Some of us Ozzies are even part scandinavian.
Some of us aren't ... but wouldn't mind making part-Scandinavian children :P
by HueyCobra
Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: scandinavians
Replies: 62
Views: 21626

We Australians are the Scandinavians of the south ;)

Not much else to do when we're not wrestling kangaroos and throwing shrimps on the barbie, so we silence our computers 8)
by HueyCobra
Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Preferred direction on heat pipes
Replies: 10
Views: 2607

Thanks for that in-depth explanation cmthomson.
by HueyCobra
Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:00 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 261844

Sorry to hear that rmask. I also bought a Phantom 500 in February this year (serial D0609003****). I've experienced no problems with mine, although on rare occasions my computer will power up when I switch the desk lamp on. (They are plugged into the same powerboard with the monitor cable immediatel...
by HueyCobra
Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Preferred direction on heat pipes
Replies: 10
Views: 2607

Maybe something in Q: Heat pipes need gravity - do they work better vertically will be of help to you.
by HueyCobra
Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-D1264 out.
Replies: 4
Views: 4491

There have been some interesting recent reviews of Xigmatek products:

Xigmatek HDT-S963
• FrostyTech
• TechPowerUp

Xigmatek HDT-S1283
• Benchmark Reviews
• Modders-Inc
by HueyCobra
Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:24 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New low power Athlon64 chips
Replies: 8
Views: 3837

The Tech Report writes:
Cyril Kowaliski wrote:All three chips are single-core desktop models, and they're all designed to slip into the same AM2 sockets and motherboards as AMD's desktop CPUs.
(Although the word 'desktop' doesn't appear once in AMD's press release.)
by HueyCobra
Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: is power management bad for your monitor?
Replies: 20
Views: 11790

Dan's Data looks at power consumption with a Dell 3007WFP-HC: At this minimum brightness, my new power meter reckoned my monitor was consuming only seventy-something watts, depending on what was displayed on the screen. An all-black screen was somewhere between 67 and 70 watts; an all-white one was...
by HueyCobra
Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Auzentech X-Fi Prelude deal in Aus
Replies: 3
Views: 2343

Elite Bastards have also reviewed the Auzentech X-Fi Prelude.
by HueyCobra
Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Auzentech X-Fi Prelude deal in Aus
Replies: 3
Views: 2343

Thanks for the information on the Australian bulk buy. There were a couple of notes on the Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1 on DailyTech . The Prelude 7.1 will have some competition in the ASUS Xonar in PCI (Xonar D2) and PCI Express (Xonar D2X) flavours. The Xonar has been reviewed by bit-tech.net , Tech...
by HueyCobra
Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Purchase Avandia
Replies: 6
Views: 2382

It should be of some benefit, more so if the memory heatsinks can catch any airflow within your case.

See Chris Thomson's use of memory heatsinks to cool his motherboard VRM in Quiet DIY OC'ed Pentium D 830 System, Part Two.
by HueyCobra
Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Q: Heat pipes need gravity - do they work better vertically
Replies: 6
Views: 2742

by HueyCobra
Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NEW! Corsair VX450W (reviewed by SPCR)
Replies: 94
Views: 65986

Small typo on page 5 of the review:
• In real use, at idle in most PCs in most environments, all the Corsair PSUs, the Seasonics and the Antec Trio 550 would have about the same subjective loudness. All would be percevied as very quiet.
by HueyCobra
Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How can a passive 8600GT have a loud high pitched whine?
Replies: 27
Views: 17960

In the case of the two Gigabyte GV-NX86S256H (GeForce 8600 GTS with Silent-Pipe 3) tested by The Tech Report , the high-pitched whine was caused by bad electrical chokes: We went through a couple of sample cards from Gigabyte, and both exhibited the same screeching under load, prompting Gigabyte to ...
by HueyCobra
Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why is PFC considered "green"?
Replies: 13
Views: 5298

Dan's Data - PFC decoded.
by HueyCobra
Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: An un-busted Conroe-L (single-core Core Duo) got away!
Replies: 14
Views: 4457

Legion Hardware has compared the Intel Celeron 440 vs. AMD Sempron 3600+ : On paper the Celeron 440 looks to be the superior processor and although the Sempron 3600+ dominated the memory bandwidth testing, it was the Celeron that claimed the processor performance testing ... However, once we started...
by HueyCobra
Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Controller Options
Replies: 20
Views: 7758

The site contradicts itself in that statement. Earlier on it's "Fan RPM Control: 60~5940rpm". I'd pay more attention to the actual output voltage, which is stated as 4-11V. That's probably a typo rather than a contradiction, but I agree with you about the output voltage. I asked about the fan speed...
by HueyCobra
Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Controller Options
Replies: 20
Views: 7758

If you want to go the way of the Zalman, consider their MFC2: http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/product/view.asp?idx=274&code=017 (3 analog, 1 PWM). Can anyone speak to the fan speed control range stated by Zalman: Jog Wheel: Used for adjusting Fan RPM. RPM can be set from 1000 to 5940RPM in units of 60R...
by HueyCobra
Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 5 P35 mainboards tested - Asus with high power consumption
Replies: 26
Views: 21165

What about the MSI Platinum? The only thing that looks problematic on it is the Marvell controller. It isn't up to par compared to the Gigabyte but it's cheaper and doesn't produce as much heat (or runs at a much lower wattage anyway). According to The Tech Report , the Platinum's idle power consum...
by HueyCobra
Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 5 P35 mainboards tested - Asus with high power consumption
Replies: 26
Views: 21165

DriverHeaven.net has posted a P35 Motherboard Roundup comparing the Gigabyte P35-DQ6, Abit IP35 Pro Off Limits, Asus P5K Deluxe and MSI P35 Platinum.
by HueyCobra
Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 2600 and HD 2400
Replies: 79
Views: 50524

DailyTech's Daily Hardware Reviews - ATI Radeon HD 2600 Edition - links to 16 ATI Radeon HD 2600 and HD 2400 reviews.

It's worth noting that the HD 2600XT will be available in GDDR3 and GDDR4 versions.
by HueyCobra
Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: An un-busted Conroe-L (single-core Core Duo) got away!
Replies: 14
Views: 4457

Huey's and your comments made me think that maybe one or both of you didn't know about the memory controller side of that equation. I'm aware that AMD processors have an on-die memory controller, but that's not relevant to my point in this discussion: This shouldn't be much of an issue for budget C...
by HueyCobra
Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Microsoft microcode reliability update for Core 2 Duo CPUs
Replies: 6
Views: 3314

DailyTech has posted Linus Torvalds on Core 2 Duo Errata: "Totally Insignificant":

[quote="Tom Corelis"]Linux coordinator and former Transmeta employee Linus Torvalds, thought otherwise and considers these bugs “totally insignificant.â€
by HueyCobra
Sun Jul 01, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: An un-busted Conroe-L (single-core Core Duo) got away!
Replies: 14
Views: 4457

This TDP issue gets mentioned a lot, but when I’ve looked at articles measuring real-world power consumption the TDP values of Intel and AMD seems to match pretty closely to power consumption for both brands. I know TDP isn’t the same as power consumption but the later is easier to determine an...