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by flapane
Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Can't get CPU fan below 1000 rpm on Asus P7H61-M LE
Replies: 17
Views: 7403

Re: Can't get CPU fan below 1000 rpm on Asus P7H61-M LE

The fan is set to silent in EFI, but it still runs at 1000 rpm. Is this the lowest it'll go? Same thing with Asrock H61M-GS EFI's and a Freezer7 pro. It spins as low as 950rpm at idle, even if the same PWM fan would spin lower on an Asus skt775 board (I don't remember the exact value, but it was in...
by flapane
Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 7770 idle voltage with >1 monitor
Replies: 6
Views: 3463

Re: Radeon 7770 idle voltage with >1 monitor

I notice that there's a thread about the same issue with nVidia cards below, but maybe it's still worth posting this, since AMD cards behave slightly differently... I recently purchased an XFX Radeon HD 7770 (nice quiet card, btw), since it seemed to offer excellent performance per watt. And indeed...
by flapane
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: low cost quiet PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 4460

Re: low cost quiet PSU

I love my BQT E7-400W, it does its job, it's inaudible, and I guess nowadays it's priced under 50eur.
http://www.plugloadsolutions.com/psu_re ... Report.pdf
by flapane
Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked
Replies: 195
Views: 625548

Re: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked

Eh - Plastic screwless rails as used in some cases After having swapped my OS HDD with an SSD, I can clearly hear the annoying noise coming from my HD503HI storage disk. I've always wondered what if my Thermaltake V9000A plastic rails had foam stripes on their external sides. I guess that the vibra...
by flapane
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:40 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sapphire HD 7750 Ultimate Edition
Replies: 31
Views: 16978

Re: Sapphire HD 7750 Ultimate Edition

Edit: Without the HD7750, the system idles at 24.2-24.5W with the screen on and 21.0-21.2W off. This doesn't seem to change. I wonder if the integrated GPU is sometimes still active with the HD7750 installed? On my H61 board (HD5670), IGP is disabled. However, HWMonitor shows a constant 0.06w IGP p...
by flapane
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Undervolting ATi 5770 without bios editing
Replies: 3
Views: 1851

Re: Undervolting ATi 5770 without bios editing

Not yet, I'll let you know
by flapane
Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Undervolting ATi 5770 without bios editing
Replies: 3
Views: 1851

Re: Undervolting ATi 5770 without bios editing

I already tried that with my 5670 months ago, and I discovered that my power consupmtion didn't change even at 0.9v in 3d mode. Don't ask me why... I guess it's a bug in ATT.
by flapane
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: No low-end 28nm GPUs from AMD?
Replies: 8
Views: 2921

Re: No low-end 28nm GPUs from AMD?

It's a pity... I wanted to upgrade my 5670 with a 28nm 7670 at the beginning of Q3-2012.
by flapane
Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on new 1155 build
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: Advice on new 1155 build

Hi there, I wrote a thread after I built it ( link ), reporting some power consumption data... speaking in general I saw a 20w drop at idle and up to 40w under full load, compared to the older e5200 build. -100mV undervolt is all I could do, and it helps saving some 3/4w in idle, and about 7w under ...
by flapane
Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tips on this new i3 build?
Replies: 10
Views: 1535

Re: Tips on this new i3 build?

I connected my DVI lcd to the integrated DVI port and installed the latest Intel HD graphics drivers.
It idles at 60/61w, just 3/4 watts fewer than with discrete VGA enabled. I'm perplexed...
by flapane
Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tips on this new i3 build?
Replies: 10
Views: 1535

Re: Tips on this new i3 build?

@Abula I need to try with the IGP and see what happens. I even undervolted my ram from 1.5v to 1.35v... The PSU is probably inefficient at idle. How efficient can an old Bequiet be? If it's 60% efficient at 10% load, 38W DC would get you 64W AC. The gfx card may not idle at 13W. What's the source fo...
by flapane
Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tips on this new i3 build?
Replies: 10
Views: 1535

Re: Tips on this new i3 build?

Thanks
by flapane
Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tips on this new i3 build?
Replies: 10
Views: 1535

Re: Tips on this new i3 build?

Here's a pic (taken from the web) of my heatspreader, and it has only 1 cable coming from the fan and going directly to the 3pin plug.
http://www.joeteck.com/images/ACF7Pro-B.jpg

FAN: http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/articles ... 14941l.jpg I can't see any splitter
by flapane
Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tips on this new i3 build?
Replies: 10
Views: 1535

Re: Tips on this new i3 build?

Yes it's PWM and now it spins at minimum speed according to the UEFI (900rpm).
Please can you explain me the CPU header thing?
by flapane
Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tips on this new i3 build?
Replies: 10
Views: 1535

Tips on this new i3 build?

Asrock H61M-GS Intel i3-2120 (-100mV undervolt) - AC Freezer 7 pro skt775@ 900rpm DDR3 4GB/1600Mhz Corsair 2x2GB CL9 [CMX4GX3M2B1600C9] @1333mhz CL9@1.35v Sapphire HD5670 512MB (13w at idle) (coming from e5200 build) SSD Corsair F80-A HDD 500gb 5400rpm HD503HI (coming from e5200 build) Pioneer SATA ...
by flapane
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: HTPC, i3 2120 + GTX750Ti + Solo II + X400
Replies: 5
Views: 13787

Re: HTPCMI, i3 2120 + GTS450 + Solo II + X400

Just assembled it. You'll notice a 6/7w drop both in idle and full load with a -100mV undervolt.
by flapane
Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: "Eco" low voltage DDR3 ram: is it worth it?
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

"Eco" low voltage DDR3 ram: is it worth it?

I was wondering if anybody did any power consumption test with a couple of classic 2x2GB DDR3 1333/1600mhz 1.5v sticks, and a couple of "green" 1.35v ones. Was the power draw difference significant?
I'd bet no more than 2 or 3W, but that's just an impression.
by flapane
Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: HTPC, i3 2120 + GTX750Ti + Solo II + X400
Replies: 5
Views: 13787

Re: HTPCMI, i3 2120 + GTS450 + Solo II + X400

Did you try to undervolt the CPU?
by flapane
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on new 1155 build
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Advice on new 1155 build

I wanted to build something newer than my 3 years old skt775 e5200 rig ( full specs and power consumption test ). I've just oredered: ASROCK H61M-GS CORE I3-2120 DDR3 4GB/1600Mhz Corsair 2x2GB CL9[CMX4GX3M2B1600C9] SSD CORSAIR F80 80GB (instead of 7200rpm 320gb Samsung HDD listed above in the old bu...
by flapane
Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD503HI Very Silent... But slow... what's wrong??
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

Re: Samsung HD503HI Very Silent... But slow... what's wron

The second screenshoot seems like one of those I made years ago when I bought the drive. Your different HDtune benchmark makes me think that either the drivers or the sata controller is slowing down your HDD (maybe I'd also check if the BIOS is updated). I have a P43 (ICH10) chipset and the benchmar...
by flapane
Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is
Replies: 182
Views: 39635

Re: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is

It's curious to see how Murdoch's newscast in Italy (Sky News) is among the best ones. There aren't any distorted point of views, Perhaps it is a less crowded market segment in Italy? I don't know the exact reason, but I'd say that it's quite crowded, with at least 10 different national newscasts a...
by flapane
Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is
Replies: 182
Views: 39635

Re: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is

As with all things in life consider the source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_Murdoch It may frighten you to know that O'Reilly is the most sensible of that bunch. It's curious to see how Murdoch's newscast in Italy (Sky News) is among the best ones. There aren't any distorted point of views,...
by flapane
Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: No hot-dogs in Washington DC?
Replies: 16
Views: 2597

Re: No hot-dogs in Washington DC?

You can find a hot dog, french fries and other greasy stuff stand outside the National Air and Space Museum (pretty crowded because it's close to the museums), another one should be at the beginning of the Mall, starting from Lincoln Memorial, but it seems that the hot dog stands are definitely fewe...
by flapane
Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 281091

Re: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]

I don't think so, sounds like it will be heavier than a motorbike (maybe unless it's made of balsa wood), so a motorbike engine won't do the trick, but its shape is interesting and it was worth a post.
by flapane
Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 281091

Re: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]

Did you see this... weird wooden car?
It is made of wood and it is powered by a motorbike engine.
photos
by flapane
Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Does Sapphire 5670 realy idle to ~8W, like 4670?
Replies: 13
Views: 3637

Re: Does Sapphire 5670 realy idle to ~8W, like 4670?

I have the Powercolor version. The 3d voltage is 1.1 (instead of yours 1.15) BUT I couldn't manage to downvolt it (how did you do?), and 2d voltage is 0.9. By the way, I lowered the idle power consumption a bit by going down to 130/212, which is enough for h264 HDTV gpu acceleration and PS5. Lower f...
by flapane
Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Xeon L3406: 30W TDP Clarkdale
Replies: 26
Views: 18988

Re:

L3406 spec sheet says it does support ECC http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=47555 If you could give us some power readings at some point that'd be nice, and maybe some more info on the setup you've got running? Don't have a Kill-A-Watt yet. Will post as soon as I get one. Asus P7F-E motherboard ...
by flapane
Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why do the French have so many Strikes.?
Replies: 35
Views: 6149

Re: Why do the French have so many Strikes.?

This question would ideally be answered by a Frenchman. In England whenever we turn on the news and see that there is a massive strike going on in France, we usually ask only 2 questions, "will it affect us" (like many of them do, on purpose I might add), and "why". Most of us dont really care why,...