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by jojo4u
Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: A copper full-size Ninja - 1065g w/fan
Replies: 15
Views: 5800

Push-pins are gone for 775, they use the "universal retention kit". See here . About the performance: About as good as the Mugen when fan is used (500 - 1200 upm tested) and top of the list when passive . Have a look at the charts here and here. Conroe 6700 used, Kühlercharts mean cooler charts, VW...
by jojo4u
Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 2400 Pro v 7300 LE v G33 IGP - Power consumption
Replies: 39
Views: 26162

This statement was made in the quite respected german written magazine C't. To proof it, have a look at this test about CPU consumption: ... Maybe I'm missing something. But I thought that the 2400 and 2600 had the on-board decoding processing that the 2900 series didn't. Very obviously the HD2900 ...
by jojo4u
Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard drives wont stay spun down
Replies: 20
Views: 9902

For those who experience spin-ups, you might want to check sysinternal's Process Monitor and Disk Monitor.
by jojo4u
Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Controllers: Spindown Support
Replies: 15
Views: 9277

Using a ICH7DH and a 2,5" SATA Fujitsu disk with/without AHCI, I can use hdparm to spin down in Windows w/o problems.
by jojo4u
Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Finally - HD3870 reviews are popping up
Replies: 43
Views: 17834

by jojo4u
Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Finally - HD3870 reviews are popping up
Replies: 43
Views: 17834

Tzupy wrote: But the idle power is so low, that if the fan speed is adjustable, it could be almost silent when idling.
Manual tweaking shouldn't be necessary. Hardtecs4u.de reports temperatures of 80-87 °C at idle and around 1000 rpm. I bet you don't want higher temperatures.
by jojo4u
Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 2400 Pro v 7300 LE v G33 IGP - Power consumption
Replies: 39
Views: 26162

Schlotkins wrote:I wonder how the 3850 compares...
Anandtech measurements are quite extreme (only Pc Games Hardware showed such a HUDGE saving compared to the 8800 GT).
Drawing a conclusion from my two posts here, it should draw some watts more than a HD 2600 pro.

EDIT: link added
by jojo4u
Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon hd3850 (105w)
Replies: 79
Views: 36637

Power consumption summarized here.
by jojo4u
Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Finally - HD3870 reviews are popping up
Replies: 43
Views: 17834

You mean like the "Standard 2D", "Low power 3D" and "Performance 3D" states nvidia has had for years? :lol: No, something much more cool. The card measured load and adjusts clocks for it. This means in theory several steps and independence from 3D driver detection. (source anandtech ) Power consump...
by jojo4u
Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA card power dissipation
Replies: 136
Views: 274042

About HD 3870 and HD 3850 : German magazine C't measured the following card-only watts idle/load: 3870: 31/81 - 3850: 16/51 - 8800 GT: 35/80 - 2900 XT: 58/152 IAX-Tech measured with no GPU and saw +19 W for a HD3850 and +25 W for a HD 3870. Anandtech says 40 - 42 W less on idle and comparable at loa...
by jojo4u
Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 2400 Pro v 7300 LE v G33 IGP - Power consumption
Replies: 39
Views: 26162

Compared to the HD 2600 the HD 2400 does not have MPEG-2 bitstream processing, frequency transform and pixel prediction or it is not activated. I'm pretty sure this is not true. It has the full UVD block as the HD2600 . This statement was made in the quite respected german written magazine C't. To ...
by jojo4u
Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 2400 Pro v 7300 LE v G33 IGP - Power consumption
Replies: 39
Views: 26162

smilingcrow wrote:Who makes a fanless HD 2600 Pro then?
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MSI does and it was tested with 11/27 W. MSI TX2600Pro-T2D256EZ.
by jojo4u
Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: cheap commercially available suspensions tested
Replies: 5
Views: 2787

cheap commercially available suspensions tested

In issue 21/07 the german printed magazin C't tested some suspensions: idle noise of the WD5000AAJS dropped from 0.3 sone to 0.2 sone. Access noise with bolts: 1.6 sone, I list the access noise after the product name. With same performance, cheapest comes first: Coolink Disk Silencer: 0.34 sone mCub...
by jojo4u
Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA card power dissipation
Replies: 136
Views: 274042

German printed magazine testet HD 2400 and HD 2600 cards in issue 22/07. Products here . Power consumption was very good: idle / 3DMark 06, in Watt HD 2400 pro: 10-12/16 W HD 2400 XT: 11-13/21 W HD 2600 pro: 11/26 W (HIS stands out with 16/29 W) HD 2600 XT (DDR3): 19-23/36-50 W (Sapphire Ultimate is...
by jojo4u
Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 2400 Pro v 7300 LE v G33 IGP - Power consumption
Replies: 39
Views: 26162

It supports decoding of all the codecs that Blu-ray and HD-DVD use and is better than the Nvidia solutions in this area. Compared to the HD 2600 the HD 2400 does not have MPEG-2 bitstream processing, frequency transform and pixel prediction or it is not activated. Also, deinterlacing is not as good...
by jojo4u
Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:56 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Short overview about 5 P35 motherboards
Replies: 1
Views: 2368

Short overview about 5 P35 motherboards

Recent issue (22/07) of the german printed magazine c't tested the following P35 mainboards: Asus P5K: relatively slow LAN, no AHCI Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R: EIST defective Intel DP35DP: flow BIOS post (25 s), no overclocking MSI P35 Neo2-FIR: automatic fan control down to 50 %, no automatic case fan c...
by jojo4u
Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon hd3850 (105w)
Replies: 79
Views: 36637

_MarcoM_ wrote:ATI Powerplay... uhm, interesting
Very interesting. I hope this is the beginning for some serious power savings during idle. We waited a long time for this.
by jojo4u
Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: G35 let down
Replies: 29
Views: 12770

Sorry, I didn't read your first post in the thread. Regarding the performance of the HD 2400, we have a saying in Germany: "Among blind people, the one-eyed is king."
by jojo4u
Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: G35 let down
Replies: 29
Views: 12770

smilingcrow wrote: The idle power consumption of the entry level DX10 cards has been disappointing so it would be good to see this proved a non issue.
What is so disappointing about the HD 2400?

viewtopic.php?p=350685#350685
by jojo4u
Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: [SOLVED] disabling head uloading?
Replies: 2
Views: 3808

Hdparm is available for Windows, too.

viewtopic.php?t=37678&highlight=hdparm
by jojo4u
Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Turning off a hard drive
Replies: 31
Views: 16284

Just stopping by: from: http://www.bboard.de/board/ftopic-84104086nx10681-6-30.html "Die neue Version (0.2.4) unterstützt ATA- und -IDE-PASS_THROUGH. Mit dem XP Standard Treiber dürfte das Problem dann behoben sein! " translation: New version 0.2.4 supports ATA- und IDE-PASS_THROUGH. Using the sta...
by jojo4u
Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Linux Undervolting, any news?
Replies: 35
Views: 17805

Do you have any idea how long it might take them to include AMD procs in linux-phc? Well, it's basically ready and needs testing. It's not in SVN yet because they are changing the website. The homepage also says it: "There is a Patch for AMD "k8" processors available, but yet not well tested. Volun...
by jojo4u
Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Linux Undervolting, any news?
Replies: 35
Views: 17805

I can conform that linux-phc is working for a Core 2 Duo. My BIOS is probably buggy, so I had to change the source a tiny bit. If you get a "not such device" error, just ask me. About AMD support: I asked the developer and they are on it. At the moment, they move to a new server. Howto: Download the...
by jojo4u
Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboards that have core2duo mobile processor support
Replies: 25
Views: 10075

Well half of the way has already been done: http://www.meisterkuehler.de/forum/energie-stromspar-pc-systeme/13558-kleiner-schicker-noiseless-pc-mit-heatpipe-kuehlung-und-verstecktem-mega-kuehlkoerper.html 14,5 W in idle with hdd stopped (he's using a CF RAID now). Load 25 W with a CoreDuo U2500 ULV....
by jojo4u
Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: what´s the best passive heatsink right now?
Replies: 23
Views: 8212

Have a look, third figure. This is fanless with very slow PSU and case fans. The IFX-14 wins ;)

http://www.silenthardware.de/reviews/cp ... index.html
by jojo4u
Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone using an ADD2 card?
Replies: 37
Views: 31151

Some more specs: I got a Gigabyte GA-8I945GMMFY (945GM) and a Viewsonic VP930. Also works under Linux.

Vendor ID: Silicon Image
Device ID: 170
Device Revision: 2
Major Version: 1
Minor Version: 0
by jojo4u
Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which 4 GB USB flash device?
Replies: 9
Views: 3430

One of the fastest I know of is the Firestix-R by Buffalo. Some simple tests by me here.
by jojo4u
Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent 2.5" 120gb HDDs
Replies: 7
Views: 2532

Re: Silent 2.5" 120gb HDDs

ZMAJ wrote: -Fujitsu 120gb

The MAIN is silence (in idle... motor sound).
I own a 120 GB Fujitsu MHV2120BH and wouldn't recommend it. It's louder than a Barracuda ATA IV and there must be more silent drives. I put it in a Scythe Silent Drive 2,5" and it's perfect now ;)
by jojo4u
Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone using an ADD2 card?
Replies: 37
Views: 31151

I've got one for my Gigabyte 945GM board. Dont't have the manufacturer at hand. I only use them for 1280x1024. Wikipedia says, they are interoperable. Btw, it's 15 EUR incl. tax plus shipping here in Germany. And it adds ~1 W to the setup. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SDVO and from wikipedia: http:/...
by jojo4u
Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Athlon XP Power Measurments
Replies: 3
Views: 1749

Did you consider athcool?