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by Schroinx
Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting software as service and undervolting a AMD L625
Replies: 0
Views: 1322

Undervolting software as service and undervolting a AMD L625

Two questions: I have a WHS box with a 4850e and currently I use Crystal CPU to undervolt it. However it requires that I log in and manually start the software. Is there a way to run this as a service, so I can avoid to log in? Secondly I have just got a nice litte Leonovo x100e with a AMD Turion Ne...
by Schroinx
Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: AP and router - Energy efficient
Replies: 12
Views: 6743

What settings do you use to prevent the router from choking in connections? Any linkage? Thx
by Schroinx
Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: AP and router - Energy efficient
Replies: 12
Views: 6743

Thanks guys. I got the WRT54G dusted off and made it run on the tomato firmware. Seems fine, but I haven't tested the functionality yet, as I await the new ADSL line and a wireless card for my laptop (Yes, it is that old ;-). I could see that I should change the default value for how long it remembe...
by Schroinx
Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: AP and router - Energy efficient
Replies: 12
Views: 6743

Ahhh, just found the WRT54G in my piles of pc parts. It is a ver2. I'll try and get it running on the tomato stuff. Ilo, what use does your router see? As I understand it from reading around the net, is that if you have a high bandwidth use and/or many connection as retriving the serverlist in CS, t...
by Schroinx
Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:29 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: AP and router - Energy efficient
Replies: 12
Views: 6743

Surfing around I have found this one. http://www.netgear.com/Products/Routers ... R3500.aspx

It seems to draw maximun 14-15 watts from the wall and have all the bells and whistles. Will look for some reviews....
by Schroinx
Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:41 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: AP and router - Energy efficient
Replies: 12
Views: 6743

AP and router - Energy efficient

Will change my ISP in a couple of days and the new one only comes with a ADSL modem, so I need a router and wireless AP. I have a Linksys WTG54, but it is old, transformer power supply, and needed to be restarted often when I used it (as the current s.... Zyxel my ISP gave me). My home network consi...
by Schroinx
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Running CrystalCPUID as a service under WHS?
Replies: 4
Views: 3183

I'm not sure what you mean by start up service?
by Schroinx
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Running CrystalCPUID as a service under WHS?
Replies: 4
Views: 3183

Running CrystalCPUID as a service under WHS?

For most of the time, my WHS is ideling its time and my money away, so I run the CCI to reduce power consumption. However that requires me to be logged in as admin. I want to set it up as a service, but just want to hear if anyone has any experience with it before I try.
by Schroinx
Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Software - Speedstep
Replies: 3
Views: 2101

Thanks :-)
by Schroinx
Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:00 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Software - Speedstep
Replies: 3
Views: 2101

Software - Speedstep

I just got hold of my new server and HTPC hardware. In the past I have used speedfan to control the fan's speeds. But these new babies (a C2D and 4850e) support speedstep or similar. I saw somewhere that there is some piece of software where you can define the speed (and voltage) for the different s...
by Schroinx
Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's Maui HTPC Platform
Replies: 163
Views: 100053

There is a reason amplifiers, particularly multi-channel ones, are that big. This design looks similar to a T-amp, which if you read reviews of you will find is not ideal for movies (although very good for music on smaller speakers). I would assume that the amps is class-D (dunno what you mean by T...
by Schroinx
Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New file/media server for WHS
Replies: 9
Views: 2272

Thanks. That was good information. As I don't need the horsepower of the 4850e, I went with the 780G board, as when undervolted they consume almost the same power. And the price difference is neglible between the two boards. The extra price for 4 gigs of ram was also quite low, so I went with that (...
by Schroinx
Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New file/media server for WHS
Replies: 9
Views: 2272

Here in dk, the 4850e is cheaper than the 4050e for some odd reason.

How many watts is the difference between the 740G and the 780G? The selection of 740G based boards are rather low in DK.
by Schroinx
Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New file/media server for WHS
Replies: 9
Views: 2272

For the time being it will have 5 drives, four for WHS and one for uTorrent. So I need 6 SATA connectors and gbit lan. I have tried installing WHS over a SATA card. It's possible but not ideal and creates some hassle. However I wonder if I should run my two 500gb wd (server grade) drives in mirror f...
by Schroinx
Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New file/media server for WHS
Replies: 9
Views: 2272

New file/media server for WHS

Well, MikeC has not posted his proposal for a WHS server, so I'm looking for some advise on the hardware for a WHS server. I have been beta testing the WHS on a 1GHz machine with 512 ram, but it seems at it is being a bit too slow to respond. The server runs uTorrent and a DHCP service and it is on ...
by Schroinx
Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice on low power consumtion gb switch
Replies: 5
Views: 2080

Thnaks. I can see now that metal casing and ports back/lights front is a nice ting. But I'll go with the netgear, as the 2w in difference does not make much of a difference.
by Schroinx
Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice on low power consumtion gb switch
Replies: 5
Views: 2080

Need advice on low power consumtion gb switch

It should be fanless, minimum 4-5 ports, cheap and with low power consumption.
by Schroinx
Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 3400 and 3600
Replies: 30
Views: 11349

I would like to know this as well. Does any of the 3450/70 cards include the dvi-hdmi adapter? As far as I have read on avsforum, the dvi-hdmi dongle has to be a specific ati thing...

Rgds
/Schroinx
by Schroinx
Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade of my intel based HTPC - HD but no gaming
Replies: 17
Views: 3964

Auto, my tread was hijacked. For some reason someone began the linux vs ms bs and I lost interest in it as they where just ranting away. And at that point I already had made up my mind. It will be the intel setup with a 3450 card, as you stated and 800mhz memory. Now I'm just waiting for the 8400 to...
by Schroinx
Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Does a 92mm fan with Minja make it taller?
Replies: 1
Views: 1261

No, I think it is a rather good question as I would like to know my self. Another question is how far it extends below the hs, as there might be problems with mb clearance as well.

Rgds
/Schroinx
by Schroinx
Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Do you recommend side-flow or top-flow for full size HTPC?
Replies: 7
Views: 2853

Alternatively you could use ducting to pull air through a side-CPU cooler and duct it out the 60mm exhaust ports. All that being said, I recently did a build with a 120mm fan pulling air from the front, a Thermalright top-down CPU cooler (92mm fan) and a rear 60mm exhaust port. I put a single quiet...
by Schroinx
Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade of my intel based HTPC - HD but no gaming
Replies: 17
Views: 3964

Is that so? For your information I'm writing this on a Vaio 505 with a 333MHz celeron and 192MB of memory. Running xp. It's not speedy but it gets the job done. But please, gentlemen, don't turn my tread into a linux versus windows or amd versus intel discussion as it is irrelevant for my questions....
by Schroinx
Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade of my intel based HTPC - HD but no gaming
Replies: 17
Views: 3964

As I can't get hold of a 8400 here in DK for the next two weeks, it might be a valid point. The mobo cost ensentially the same, save a few bucks. I can get a 6400 X2 cpu, for the same price as a E8400. Ram is the same but I save a few bucks on the gpu, but not a lot as the 3450 is so redicules cheap...
by Schroinx
Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade of my intel based HTPC - HD but no gaming
Replies: 17
Views: 3964

Jesse, thanks for your suggestions. A few hours spend searching for prices and specifications today has revealed the same answers as you has provided. It is nice to be confirmed :D Floris, I believe that right now Intel has the advantage compared to AMD. But thanks for the suggestion anyway. I'll lo...
by Schroinx
Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade of my intel based HTPC - HD but no gaming
Replies: 17
Views: 3964

Upgrade of my intel based HTPC - HD but no gaming

My HTPC needs an upgrade in order to play HD content in various forms. The machine needs to be fairly silent, have a low power consumtion and play HD/Blueray/H264 content in 1080p. It will not be oc'ed, nor used for gaming. I plan on getting a 8400 cpu as it seems to be the sweet spot and it is base...
by Schroinx
Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC Advice needed: integration with other A/V components
Replies: 12
Views: 3726

Re: HTPC Advice needed: integration with other A/V component

...I've already set my mind in a Sony KDL-46XBR4 as my new TV (not cheap, but these things last many, many years).. You might want to reconsider that statement. In the past with CRT being a mature technology and beamers not falling dramatically in price, it was true. However for the plasmas and LCD...
by Schroinx
Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD5000ABYS
Replies: 6
Views: 2874

Loriegolaud wrote:Well not if it's in RAID 1 which is a replicate unless like you said both drives fails...
That is excatly what I wrote.
by Schroinx
Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD5000ABYS
Replies: 6
Views: 2874

so there is no problem, not now not even the next 5 years, cause since u use them in RAID array u can't lose any data and u can replace them, free of charge, even after 4.5 years for example...! That is simpley not true. If one of your drives fail, you will lose the data if another fail before you ...
by Schroinx
Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 146737

Mean Time Between Failures. It is a statistical number, that is calculated on the basis of the MTBF of each component in the drive. IT DOES NOT REFLECT A LIFETIME TEST of the drive. Basically it is about probability. But some drives will fail before and some later. If you got one of the drives that ...
by Schroinx
Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mobo for budget hd-vistadream
Replies: 6
Views: 3136

Hi, It helps very much indeed! Thx. There does not seem to be much difference between the plus and non-plu version except the pcb color and polymer capacitors, and good knows that the non-plus is fugly as hell. But then again, once in the box I'm not the one to look at it. Have had a few asus boards...