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by jojo4u
Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Energy-efficient S478?
Replies: 10
Views: 2964

tehfire wrote:I know some Asus boards had support for an adapter so you could use s479 processors on a s478 board.
Good luck finding an Asus CT-479. Ebay.de has 2 (expensive) offers. You probably need AGP and DDR? I'd recommend a socket 939 solution.
by jojo4u
Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Your opinion on Laptop drives for Desktop use
Replies: 18
Views: 4964

Re: Your opinion on Laptop drives for Desktop use

Btw, I like 2,5" hdd since they have only 1 W idle power consumption and don't need air flow when suspended. About performance: Storagereview.com should have tests and digit-life.com as well. (3,5" and 2,5")
by jojo4u
Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Energy-efficient S478?
Replies: 10
Views: 2964

Sorryy, socket 478 is dead. According to processorfinder.Intel.com, there's is no CPU available with less than a TDP of 82 W and there are is no idle vcore management (C1E).

82 W TDP, 130 nm, 3,2 GHz: http://processorfinder.intel.com/detail ... Spec=SL6WG
by jojo4u
Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Low temp Core2? Upcoming?
Replies: 19
Views: 6458

smilingcrow wrote: Lower frequency = lower VCore…
Indeed? I am under the impression that the desktop C2D has 1.15 V as lowest C1E/EIST setting.
by jojo4u
Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Low temp Core2? Upcoming?
Replies: 19
Views: 6458

smilingcrow wrote:as they’ll idle at only 1.2GHz.
Who cares about frequency? Vcore rules!
by jojo4u
Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Suitability of new P35 chipset motherboards for a Silent PC
Replies: 63
Views: 31832

I'd like to shed some light into the question how much power the G33 needs. It's contenders are the nvidia single-chip chipsets and an AMD solution with 690G. Do you know any articles? I can present two figures by the german printed magazine C't. They contradict each other, though. I already e-maile...
by jojo4u
Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Low temp Core2? Upcoming?
Replies: 19
Views: 6458

Get a mobile chip or a L2-stepping. Power consumption is quite down with these, it's quite useless wait for the future. Cipset choice is more important.

viewtopic.php?t=33425&highlight=core+athlon
by jojo4u
Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Avators back to life
Replies: 3
Views: 3319

Well the point of an avator for me would be instantly recognizing the poster. With a predefined set it's impossible. I really like the cleanness of the board on one side but also would like to recognize some regulars faster on the other side.
by jojo4u
Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel D201GLY: cheap, low power mini-ITX
Replies: 183
Views: 154696

Speedstep is not that important if C1E is implemented given that the system idles a lot. Some Celerons have C1E.
by jojo4u
Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Help needed with RMClock...
Replies: 8
Views: 3178

I can't help you more since I don't have an AMD system.
by jojo4u
Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Help needed with RMClock...
Replies: 8
Views: 3178

You could try to change the advanced settings. The voltage steps or the timing should be a first try.
by jojo4u
Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 400w fortron passive PSU
Replies: 25
Views: 14409

s_xero wrote: Load: Seasonic S12-380 108 W, Silverstone ST40EF 114 W, Fortron Zen 400 W 120 W.

Doesn't really look like it's more efficient @ load
Sorry, fixed.
by jojo4u
Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Different uses between AMD X2 and C2D
Replies: 13
Views: 4563

Well. With the new L2-stepping and the G33 it's getting better for Intel. Have a look here . The G33 needs less power, and I've seen power figures which put it in the same region as X2 + 690G in a printed magazine. But I've also seen figures which see AMD still in the lead ;) So being conservative, ...
by jojo4u
Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: intel C2D CoolnQuiet equivalent?
Replies: 7
Views: 3163

Frequency is nearly irrelevant, only the vcore counts here. And that's 1.1 V for the Athlon 64 and 1.15 V for the desktop Core 2 Duo. How much the CPUs draw in idle is also determined by the manufacturing process. As an example, look at the Core 2 Duo which evolved pretty well as you can see here.
by jojo4u
Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Controlling power consumption in linux
Replies: 10
Views: 3282

The next major release of Linux-PHC wants to add support for the acpi-cpufreq driver, a generic driver which supports Intel CPUs.
by jojo4u
Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: actual power tested: Core 2 Duo / Netburst vs Athlon
Replies: 34
Views: 24042

Well the web is short-lived. I updated the first post with figures from the 45 W Athlon X2 Brisbanes. Note the higher power consumption when the CPU is cooled passivly resulting in higher temperatures. Idle power consumption is higher since the Asus motherboard does not goes back to 1,1 V during CnQ...
by jojo4u
Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:21 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: actual power tested: Core 2 Duo / Netburst vs Athlon
Replies: 34
Views: 24042

Sorry, forgot to mention that I updated the first post of this thread.
by jojo4u
Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: actual power tested: Core 2 Duo / Netburst vs Athlon
Replies: 34
Views: 24042

Two new diagrams including Athlon X2 and Core 2 Duo L2-stepping. One thing to notice: They tested on the Asus M2N-E (nforce 570 ultra) and the Asrock Alive SATA2-GLAN (K8T890). The Asrock was significantly worse under load than the Asus. The Asrock seems to have a cheap 4-phase VRM while the Asus us...
by jojo4u
Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Suitability of new P35 chipset motherboards for a Silent PC
Replies: 63
Views: 31832

The german printed magazine C't reports that a G33 equipped mainboard needs quite a bit less power than a 965G equipped board from the same manufacturer. Don't have the figures at hand. At idle, the G33 combination was still 20 W away from an Athlon X2 EE with AMD 690G, though.
by jojo4u
Thu May 31, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: recommend sata dvd burner?
Replies: 20
Views: 15178

Digerati, my post was a follow-up. The listed units were mediums, no burners. Look up in the thread. About the noise: The C't tests in sone and I have two figures. The first is reading CDs and the second is reading Video-DVDs. Asus 5,9/2,8 sone LG 8,2/2,7 sone Lite-On 7,4/1,7 sone OptiArc 8,0/7,9 so...
by jojo4u
Thu May 24, 2007 7:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gasoline usage in the USA.....hopeless.
Replies: 51
Views: 14315

Some words from a german student: I got a Skoda compact car, which nearly fits all my household. I'm driving 80 mph on the Autobahn at 40 mpg. On rural roads I get 45 mpg. Gas price is 7 $/gallon at the moment. I once was a fan of diesel technology, and it's very popular in Germany because the tax o...
by jojo4u
Thu May 24, 2007 5:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: recommend sata dvd burner?
Replies: 20
Views: 15178

Ok I have the review in front of me now. They tested the burners with the following mediums. They are of the highest-quality they could find. Plextor DVD-R 16x (TYG03) Sony DVD-R 16x (SONY16D1) Verbatim DVD-RW 8x (MKM A03 000) Verbatim DVD+R DL 8x (MKM 003 000) Plextor CD-R 48x (Taiyo Yuden) 7 conte...
by jojo4u
Tue May 22, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Suitability of new P35 chipset motherboards for a Silent PC
Replies: 63
Views: 31832

Computerbase.de has a test with DDR2-800, the P35 looses. But they compare the Asus P5K Deluxe WiFi Edition versus Asus P5B-E Plus. Blue = idle, text = SpeedStep light blue = load, grey = BIOS, text http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/hardware/mainboards/2007/test_asus_p5k_deluxe_wifi_edition/10/#abs...
by jojo4u
Tue May 22, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Reviews & Articles
Replies: 193
Views: 324387

I put the Fortron Zen 400 W on the wish list since it seems the most efficient ATX PSU as far as I can see.
Evidence:
viewtopic.php?p=342251#342251
http://www.matbe.com/articles/lire/342/ ... age135.php
by jojo4u
Tue May 22, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Suitability of new P35 chipset motherboards for a Silent PC
Replies: 63
Views: 31832

What a sad trend about the power consumption on intel boards. Although the THG test looks promising when using DDR2. But nevertheless I'd recommend a AMD system for all but gamers/workstations.
by jojo4u
Tue May 22, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: E4300 vs E6420 vs E6600 F/ Silent HTPC
Replies: 8
Views: 4433

Judging from the power consumption, you probably want a L2-step or a 6x20. See viewtopic.php?t=33425&
by jojo4u
Tue May 22, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: recommend sata dvd burner?
Replies: 20
Views: 15178

Sorry, I forgot about your thread and since I don't have internet at home, I will look if one tested units fits your needs better than the Asus.
by jojo4u
Sun May 20, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: recommend sata dvd burner?
Replies: 20
Views: 15178

Well DVD burners ought to be cheap. So they are loud while playing DVD, burn DVDs and CDs badly and don't read scratched media well. The german printed magazine C't did a test in their recent issue. Only offline and german, though. What I can tell you: Always burn with 8x for +-R and with 4x for -+R...
by jojo4u
Sun May 20, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 400w fortron passive PSU
Replies: 25
Views: 14409

The review at dirkvader really praises the PSU. Very slight electronic noise, and very efficient. It's advertised as > 85 %. Just have a look at this picture of the power draw of the test system. Idle: Seasonic S12-380 74 W, Silverstone ST40EF 72 W, Fortron Zen 400 W 66 W. Load: Seasonic S12-380 121...
by jojo4u
Sun May 20, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mainboard 945G low power and overclock
Replies: 6
Views: 2793

I heard boards with integrated graphics are not so good for overclocking. You might have to ask google since overclockers usually have non-integrated chipsets.