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by Palindroman
Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:00 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Wood Case - update: Temps
Replies: 18
Views: 11251

I updated the temps with stress tests (Orthos). After 1.5 hours of an undervolted stress test the temperatures more or less stabilize, 57 degrees for the CPU. When not undervolted the system heats up quicker, all the way up to 63 degrees for the CPU. Which is quite high, I believe. On the other hand...
by Palindroman
Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Wood Case - update: Temps
Replies: 18
Views: 11251

I'd suggest putting feet on the case (rubber tipped) or a bottom chamber open to the rear- and have a fan,120 mm and 500 rpm,in the floor. Then you don't need the side hole. Furthur...using a Ninja on a Lima or Sparta single core 65nm may let you run the CPU cooler fanless. Noise from the fan/HDD w...
by Palindroman
Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Wood Case - update: Temps
Replies: 18
Views: 11251

I had some time to test the temperatures in my wood prototype today. As could be seen on the pictures above, I have one large venting hole of 8 cm across above the CPU, on both sides there's two small 3 cm venting holes, and the PCI brackets in the back also let some air through. I tried a few diffe...
by Palindroman
Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice for energy effecient computer
Replies: 12
Views: 3126

One the one hand it's good to reuse your old PSU, on the other it probably isn't very efficient. I would recommend an Antec 380W EarthWatts or else a 120W PicoPSU if you think of replacing the 350W. Maybe you can also get a mobo with the relatively new 7025/7050 nVidia chipset. Boards by Abit, Biost...
by Palindroman
Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1604168

Jeff Buckley - Morning Theft + The Sky is a Landfill + Vancouver
by Palindroman
Sun Oct 21, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK-3480: 80-Plus Case
Replies: 65
Views: 39090

Nice that you wrote a follow-up on this case. And thanks for the PSU flipping tip! Could've saved me a bit of trouble when I built a server for someone a few weeks ago.
by Palindroman
Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Linux Undervolting, any news?
Replies: 35
Views: 17530

jojo4u wrote:About AMD support: I asked the developer and they are on it.
This is very good news. Thanks for asking them, jojo4u! I've been eagerly awaiting a Linux version of RMClock. Do you have any idea how long it might take them to include AMD procs in linux-phc?
by Palindroman
Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:50 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Wood Case - update: Temps
Replies: 18
Views: 11251

is that with or without undervolting (BIOS/RMClock)? That's with RMClock undervolting. People have obtained similar results with this board, and the Abit AN-M2 boards are also very efficient. I will test the Gigabyte board I mentioned, compare it to its Geforce 6100-predecessor and then report. But...
by Palindroman
Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Wood Case - update: Temps
Replies: 18
Views: 11251

Thanks for the great pieces of advice, ronrem! I've got some great news in relation to that. Earlier in the thread I briefly mentioned my next door neighbor who is a furniture maker/carpenter. This morning I went over to him to borrow some tools as I was screwing things up mildly. When he saw my pro...
by Palindroman
Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: BE-2350 whine
Replies: 14
Views: 4718

Re: My BE-2350 makes these sounds too

I have bought new BE-2350 X2 processort and it whines too !!! Before this BE-2350 I was using Athlon64-3000 with no whine. I'm very disappointed with it, as I am running completly passive machine. Is it whining all the time? With me it was like a screech of half a second during startup and a contin...
by Palindroman
Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Linux Undervolting, any news?
Replies: 35
Views: 17530

Here's an article on power consumption of different releases of Ubuntu: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=a ... =878&num=1
by Palindroman
Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Wood Case - update: Temps
Replies: 18
Views: 11251

Made a few mistakes today and a lot of crappy pictures. Will post some flash-less ones tomorrow. I think the button idea will work and look good. Here's the only picture that looks 'OK': http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/6936/s5020932qk0.th.jpg I had everything except the front glued together yeste...
by Palindroman
Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Wood Case - update: Temps
Replies: 18
Views: 11251

The wood parts are more or less finished (I'll do the lid later). I drilled some ventilation holes as well. This is not the best wood to work with. It chips easily and is already slightly bent, but it has a great feel and look. http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/8436/s5020928yt1.th.jpg It's quite a ...
by Palindroman
Sun Oct 14, 2007 5:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting: how low can you go?
Replies: 234
Views: 203397

StApostol wrote:
Edit: I checked again and sure enough, my Athlon64 was set to 1.125V at 1.125V, not 1.175V that I wrote. You may wish to update the OP with this :)
Yes, I wondered about that one, since I have a 3200+ Venice in my workstation myself. :)
by Palindroman
Sun Oct 14, 2007 2:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting: how low can you go?
Replies: 234
Views: 203397

Thanks for the entries, RedAE102 and St.Apostol! On a sidenote, does anyone know of a program that can change FSB and CPU voltage according to system load, on a Gigabyte P35-DS3? I'd like to bring power consumption down a little, while still maintaining overclocking potential. Wasn't CrystalCPUID a ...
by Palindroman
Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: BE-2350 whine
Replies: 14
Views: 4718

wwenze wrote:You can try rolling up a few pieces of paper into a funnel shape and place the wider end to your ear, it helps to pinpoint the source. I managed to find the exact coil that was making the sound this way.
Thanks, this is a good tip. I'll remember that for next time.
by Palindroman
Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:39 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Laptop for the tropics
Replies: 4
Views: 3704

It turned out that Lenovo recently opened a factory in Pondicherry, 10 miles from where my friend's father is living. B) But now that he doesn't have to take anything with him by plane he's considering buying a desktop. That would be better than a laptop considering the heat and humidity, right? I r...
by Palindroman
Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting: how low can you go?
Replies: 234
Views: 203397

I've finally come round to include everyone's recent entries. With results from more than 40 CPUs things are taking shape. Thanks, Mikael, scaryduck, ddrueding1, papakoo, Steve Teixera (3 entries), mimwdv, ryboto, FlorisNielssen, darkbulb, Flandry (for the Tuluatin ;) ), floffe, loimlo, Icharus, mri...
by Palindroman
Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:43 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Sparta vs Manila
Replies: 12
Views: 6793

on the plus side, amazing idle wattages! did you see that thread where the guy couldn't get consumption under 50W? your max wattage is the same as his lowest wattage :lol: I was quite amazed when reading that. That guy should definitely spend more time on SPCR. I'm guessing there may be some bios/m...
by Palindroman
Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: BE-2350 whine
Replies: 14
Views: 4718

Might be a bad fan or a coil or Cap on the mobo. There's not much history of a CPU making noises though it might be a factor in the mobo making a noise. One more thing I forgot to mention: Every time the sound occurred, power consumption shot up by 10 watts. When I left the computer on for a while ...
by Palindroman
Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Sparta vs Manila
Replies: 12
Views: 6793

Sparta vs Manila

From the Peloponnese to the Philippines: I had the opportunity to test the Sempron 3200+ and recent LE-1100 with exactly the same setup. I figured I'd post my results for people who find this kind of stuff interesting. Here's a head-to-head . Power Consumption: http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/800...
by Palindroman
Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Wood Case - update: Temps
Replies: 18
Views: 11251

From a manufacturing point of view, both of the above reply's are spot on, its just not easy or cost effective as it takes so long. I know it isn't but I just want to see how long it takes me to build one. If I could make it in one day I would make about the same amount of money I do with my regula...
by Palindroman
Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:25 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Wood Case - update: Temps
Replies: 18
Views: 11251

Another Wood Case - update: Temps

I've been thinking about making a wood case for a long time now and finally decided to give it a go. I will post my proceedings here so people can have a look and advise me here and there (I haven't worked out a few things yet), but most of all: I want to have this done by the end of the month and p...
by Palindroman
Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:18 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Laptop for the tropics
Replies: 4
Views: 3704

Laptop for the tropics

A friend of mine asked me to look for a laptop for his father who lives in Southern India (Tamil Nadu). It can get very hot and moist over there, with those monsoons and all. Recently I advised someone else to buy a Toshiba Satellite L30-10T, but over here it's much cooler. Do people in South-East A...
by Palindroman
Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: BE-2350 whine
Replies: 14
Views: 4718

This might be it: The sound became less and less yesterday. In the evening I decided to try and undervolt the BE-2350 because somehow it didn't work before whatever I tried, of course causing numerous freezes. So I gave it a few more tries, but every time I had everything running stable and exited R...
by Palindroman
Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: BE-2350 whine
Replies: 14
Views: 4718

Well, I was just about to write I didn't hear the sound today (except for half a second at startup) when suddenly I heard it again. Funny moment, hehe. I took all the stuff out of the case this morning, but still couldn't pinpoint the exact location of the sound. But it's somewhere in the space betw...
by Palindroman
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: BE-2350 whine
Replies: 14
Views: 4718

Are you really truly sure the noise is coming from the processor ? :shock: I've never heard of such a thing. I mean, maybe it's the VRM components, the PSU, or.... but the CPU??? No, I'm not sure at all. It's hard to pinpoint a sound with all those components close together. :) I did swap the PicoP...
by Palindroman
Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: BE-2350 whine
Replies: 14
Views: 4718

BE-2350 whine

I'm not 100% sure but I think my BE-2350 is making a whining sound at startup, or rather a short screeching whine, a bit like a small parrot. I installed it on the mobo about two months ago, tested and then left it in a half open box. The thing is the air is very moist where I live and I'm a bit afr...
by Palindroman
Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Hiper Media Center Barebones PC
Replies: 32
Views: 22061

Great review, Mike! About the (relatively) high power consumption: I think that's also due to the motherboard, not only the PSU.
by Palindroman
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: My Biostar TF7025-M2 Review: Biostar Raises the Bar
Replies: 110
Views: 84673

This kind of result can only be obtained with a PicoPSU.

The BIOS Asrock sent me works and now the CPU fan spins at 1100 rpm, which is acceptable. I guess the Gigabyte boards with their dynamic fan control (which make a quasi-fanless system possible) have spoilt me a bit. :)