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by Palindroman
Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Full Vista Aero Glass Support with Lowest Power Usage?
Replies: 20
Views: 5447

i've read reviews indicating that the nvidia 7050/7025 supports vista, but the effects(eg. windows shrinking and expanding) are sometimes laggy and not smooth. the review in question was of a 690 mobo, which is reportedly flawless. any dedicated cards should be able to support vista no problems- th...
by Palindroman
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:06 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Building a "green" pc
Replies: 18
Views: 13832

I like the TurtleStep case. Can it be bought anywhere online or you're exclusive seller in the Netherlands?? It'll be sold in the Netherlands first, after that probably Germany. It all depends on how well the prototype is received. It's not easy to combine sustainability with issues such as EMI/RFI...
by Palindroman
Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Building a "green" pc
Replies: 18
Views: 13832

scdr brings up a lot of interesting points. Laptop vs desktop is something I wanted to start a thread about. I usually advise people to take a laptop if it's all the same to them, as most laptops consume less power than my desktop/monitor setup (app. 40W). However, I'm still not sure if from a LCA p...
by Palindroman
Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Building a "green" pc
Replies: 18
Views: 13832

What would make a pc "green". Is it at all possible to set some requirements? Two aspects: Power consumption and amount of toxic materials 1) Power consumption Like Blue_Sky says production and distribution take up the bulk of the power a computer system consumes during a life cycle. According to a...
by Palindroman
Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How's this for vibe reduction?
Replies: 3
Views: 1315

Thanks, AuraAllan. I'll try it and see what happens. :)
by Palindroman
Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: test: OS power consumption
Replies: 11
Views: 13076

Maybe you could try with the still rather untested kernel patches from here , the centrino version works good with my pentium M laptop and I see that they recently added stuff for amd cpus. It requires building a custom kernel, possibly with these patches checked out from svn, so it'll be rather in...
by Palindroman
Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How's this for vibe reduction?
Replies: 3
Views: 1315

How's this for vibe reduction?

I've come up with a solution for a (wood) build I'm planning: http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/599/s5021226eu8.th.jpg http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/3109/s5021225ft4.th.jpg I've used a type of insulation for heating pipes, cut that in half and put it on the sides of a notebook drive. I plan to t...
by Palindroman
Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: test: OS power consumption
Replies: 11
Views: 13076

test: OS power consumption

A few days ago I tested various operating systems to see what their power consumption would be on exactly the same setup: Gigabyte GA-M68SM-S2 (nVidia 7025/630) AMD Sempron LE-1100 1 x 1024 MB RAM, 667 MHz, ECC 1 Samsung HM080JI (2.5") picoPSU-120 with 80W Morex Adapter Samsung SH-S203B dvd-rw I tes...
by Palindroman
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA card power dissipation
Replies: 136
Views: 269911

kike_1974 wrote:I've made a new data compilation from xbitlabs:

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I'll try to update it when new reviews from xbitlabs are released.
Wow, that's fantastic, Kike!
by Palindroman
Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Lowest Power Consuming AM2 Motherboard
Replies: 18
Views: 7738

AFAIK these are the most power efficient mobo's for AM2, based on the nVidia 7050/630a chipset: Asrock AliveNF7G-HDready Abit AN-M2(HD) Biostar I myself use Gigabyte's GA-M68SM-S2 for building low power computers. It's about 3 watts less efficient than the Asrock board, but the better quality and dy...
by Palindroman
Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic Goes Green: The Eco Power 300
Replies: 7
Views: 4775

Great review, Devon! And great link posted by wim.

Now Seasonic has to build an ultra-efficient 150-250W PSU and it is really getting somewhere.
by Palindroman
Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Turn One PC into Two w/free virtualization software
Replies: 25
Views: 34692

I read some more on the Userful website. Not only do they supply the software, but the PC as well: 'Package: The 10-to-1 Userful Appliance includes the central computer box, peripherals and software. The central computer box is a 3 GHz CPU with 2 GB of DDR RAM configured with 12 USB ports and 10 vid...
by Palindroman
Tue Dec 25, 2007 1:00 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Turn One PC into Two w/free virtualization software
Replies: 25
Views: 34692

as mentioned repeatedly already, userful is not virtualization. and unless i'm mistaken, RAM is dynamically allocated. i would say go with a quad-core processor if you're going to have 10 people on the same PC. Hardware: Processor: * Minimum: Pentium III-class (450MHz) * Recommended: Pentium 4 1.7 ...
by Palindroman
Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Turn One PC into Two w/free virtualization software
Replies: 25
Views: 34692

Hi Palindroman, The biggest limiting factor, and probably first question that I can think of that would need to be answered is how much memory do you plan to dedicate to each of the VMs? I tend to run them one at a time, but have a few around for different purposes. I have friends who have set up V...
by Palindroman
Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Turn One PC into Two w/free virtualization software
Replies: 25
Views: 34692

What kind of hardware would you need to run for instance five Ubuntu-stations on one pc? What configuration for 10 stations?
by Palindroman
Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD Green Power - a new quiet 3.5" hdd standard
Replies: 76
Views: 104151

Fantastic review!
by Palindroman
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 256490

check out this post in a german forum I frequent. 3watts when the board is turned off, 23 watts when turned on (however turned on means in bios I think, but he has no ram yet - if so bios is usually pretty close to full load). From that picture I can tell that he's not measuring from the wall, but ...
by Palindroman
Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 256490

What is the energy consumption of this thing? Well, yesterday I read something not so convincing about that on a German website . Power Consumption: D201GLY2+Samsung HD501LJ (SATA)+1GB DDR2-800 Aeneon 1) 550W LC Power Silent Giant (140mm fan): Idle: 61W; Load (Boinc): 71W 2) 145W Noname PSU (80mm f...
by Palindroman
Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:46 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Everex's TC2502 gPC
Replies: 27
Views: 23325

Re: Hard facts on the Everex 2502.

RichardR wrote: System runs 38W idle, CPU temp 40C.
53W was the highest I could get playing a DVD movie while running burnMMX. CPU temp 58C.
WTF, I thought they said '20W at peak use'? Do they mean just the CPU? This is just plain greenwash to me!
by Palindroman
Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Wood Case - update: Temps
Replies: 18
Views: 11242

Okay, I'm back! I finished the prototype my neighbor built. There are still a few problems to be sorted out, but all in all I'm quite content. I think I'm going to go through with it and bring it to the market (if only to gain attention for sustainability in ICT). Here are a few pics: http://img91.i...
by Palindroman
Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:35 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: $90 zero-footprint PC
Replies: 5
Views: 4405

by Palindroman
Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:28 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Everex's TC2502 gPC
Replies: 27
Views: 23325

Palindroman wrote:
Is this even possible? If so, that would be great!
No, I had a think about it: two watts at idle is impossible. They probably mean stand-by power consumption.
by Palindroman
Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Relevant thermal difference between low-end AM2 cpus?
Replies: 15
Views: 5090

From the 'undervolting: how low can you go'-topic: AMD Sempron LE-1100 - Sparta (AM2) stock - 1.35V Minimum: 0.8 GHz @ 0.800 V Stock: 1.9 GHz @ 0.950 V (12 hrs Orthos) This was done in RMClock and should be applicable to the LE-1200 as well. If you do undervolt please report in the above mentioned t...
by Palindroman
Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Everex's TC2502 gPC
Replies: 27
Views: 23325

When idle, its power consumption is 2W. Comsumption goes up to 20W at peak use, says Paul Kim, Everex director of marketing.
Is this even possible? If so, that would be great!
by Palindroman
Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Gee, I've always wanted a Linux computer to play with...
Replies: 6
Views: 3079

Re: Gee, I've always wanted a Linux computer to play with...

Felger Carbon wrote:Like this one. :wink:
How much power do you think it would draw? 20-25 watts?
by Palindroman
Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [Shopping cart] Low power & quiet HTPC / server
Replies: 10
Views: 2643

I've been considering a similar set up, but can't decide between the Biostar and the Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H. The Gigabyte seems to be the consensus choice on the AVS HTPC forums, and Tom's hardware used one for thier solar powered PC. The Gigabyte board has weird SATA headers which I don't like, bu...
by Palindroman
Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit IP35 Pro - uGuru & Fan Control
Replies: 13
Views: 6184

What is the lowest possible rpm when controlled by Fan EQ, if I may ask? Right now I use Gigabyte boards mainly because of the possibility to lower the rpm all the way to zero, but I find the Abit AN-M2 very interesting as it's more power efficient than the Gigabyte boards I've tested so far.
by Palindroman
Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [Shopping cart] Low power & quiet HTPC / server
Replies: 10
Views: 2643

Looks very good I'd have to say. What PSU will you use? PicoPSU might fall short so maybe you could go for a Seasonic or Antec EarthWatts? Maybe you could also check out the 7025/7050 chipset (I thought nVidia had better driver support for Linux) because there's a good chance it's even more power ef...
by Palindroman
Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:34 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: any linux gurus out there?
Replies: 15
Views: 5746

Too bad about your wife's documents. At a certain point during installation you are asked about how you want to partition your disks. If you don't choose 'manual' it will format your whole disk automatically. That's probably where it went wrong. There are some good Howto's here for dual boot install...