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by jojo4u
Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:49 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Desktop CPU's vs Mobile CPU's (Conroe vs Merom)
Replies: 25
Views: 10693

GnatGoSplat wrote: On my Gigabyte GA-MA69G-S3H 690G with a 2.3GHz Athlon X2 4400+, the SAME video using Vista Media Center would play with slightly reduced framerates and choppiness in certain spots to an output resolution of 1280x720.
Is this with AACS? Otherwise, perhaps the deinterlacing is to blame.
by jojo4u
Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: power consumption: geforce 7050 vs 690G
Replies: 8
Views: 8163

loimlo wrote:Out of curiosity, did these results come with CnQ/Speedstep or without it? It's a little higher than my experience.
It's enabled. They test with 3,5" hdd and a ~400 W ATX PSU. 53 W for a Intel desktop system is quite well!
by jojo4u
Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: power consumption: geforce 7050 vs 690G
Replies: 8
Views: 8163

Follow up from C't (german printed magazine) issue 18/07. Xpress 1250: Abit F-I90HD Geforce 7050+630a: Asrock ALiveNF7G-HDready 690G: MSI K9AG Neo2 Digital 690G: Gigabyte MA69G-S3H G33: Asus P5K-VM G33: Intel DG33TL G965: Foxconn G9657MA-8EKRS2H power consumption idle/load CPU of whole system Gigaby...
by jojo4u
Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Finally a good MATX mobo for Intel?
Replies: 42
Views: 21321

Some remarks from the test in the printed german magazine C't in issue 18/07. Kernel compile and Sysmark 2007 ~6 % slower than G33 boards. Gaming signficantly faster (2-60%). Very bad VGA signal at 1280x1024, i.e. shadow pictures, bad colors, unsharpness. Sometimes unreliable HDCP, reboot needed. In...
by jojo4u
Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:20 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Desktop CPU's vs Mobile CPU's (Conroe vs Merom)
Replies: 25
Views: 10693

Re: Desktop CPU's vs Mobile CPU's (Conroe vs Merom)

Btw, a 690G (without "wonder" BIOS) and a 6000+ was not enough for smooth 1080p because of the AACS overhead.[2] As you noted, this is less of an issue with Intel CPU. A new test: a Geforce 7050 has PureVideo and allows fluent pictures with a 5200+, but not a 4800+. ( C't 18/07, page 147). Thanks f...
by jojo4u
Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Desktop CPU's vs Mobile CPU's (Conroe vs Merom)
Replies: 25
Views: 10693

Re: Desktop CPU's vs Mobile CPU's (Conroe vs Merom)

Inefficient chipset and motherboard design are killing Conroe's power consumption at the moment. You either needs MoD Intel or desktop AMD.[1] Power-consumption should be equal, but Intel costs more. You should keep an eye on HD playback of the integrated solutions since external is always bad regar...
by jojo4u
Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:47 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Does downclocking *always* work ?
Replies: 34
Views: 9418

Did you play around with the dividers in s2kctl?

Btw, s2kctl basically reduces you frequency by dividing it with the divider. Leakage current is only reduced by lowering vcore. So both method coexist quite nicely. The big saving is quite a surprise, but a Barton seems to have much leakage.
by jojo4u
Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Does downclocking *always* work ?
Replies: 34
Views: 9418

by jojo4u
Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Video card advice request
Replies: 25
Views: 8648

You have no integrated Intel GPU, so no ADD2 option for you.
If you are not interested in HD playback, I see no problem with a 7300/7600/X1300, except I didn't check the maximum resolutions.

Power consumption: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000662.html
by jojo4u
Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Video card advice request
Replies: 25
Views: 8648

Please, no overkill for a non-gaming person.
A quick search revealed the following cards available in Germany:
Matrox Millennium G550 *g*
XFX/PNY Verto GeForce 6600 GT
Club 3D GeForce 7300 GT
PowerColor Radeon X1300
XFX GeForce 7600 GS
various HD 2600 pro

EDIT: btw, what's your motherboard?
by jojo4u
Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:35 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Penryn dual-core power figures preview - looking very good
Replies: 19
Views: 4745

smilingcrow wrote:They disabled EIST which is one reason.
Don't forget about C1E.
by jojo4u
Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Share your experience(s) using Flash memory as system drive
Replies: 16
Views: 4795

Still no problems with fsck after half a year daily use. As a countermeasure I use ext2 with noatime and put /var/log on tmpfs.
by jojo4u
Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Share your experience(s) using Flash memory as system drive
Replies: 16
Views: 4795

by jojo4u
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: power consumption: geforce 7050 vs 690G
Replies: 8
Views: 8163

power consumption: geforce 7050 vs 690G

The germany website Au-ja.de tested the Biostar TF7050M2 (Geforce 7050PV) Biostar TA690G AM2 (690G) Foxconn MCP61SM2MA (single chip 6100 aka MCP61S) system: 89W X2 4300+ be quiet! BQT P6 520 Watt 2 GiB RAM 1 SATA 3.5" HDD results idle/load in W, whole system power, load is Prime 95 + 3DMark 2001 MCP...
by jojo4u
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: BE-2350, Merom, or Core 2 Duo in a home server?
Replies: 18
Views: 6748

FWIW, the e4300 draws less than the BE-2300 (ad idle AND load), although it costs more.
Intel refined the manufacturing, true. Both should be equal by now at idle on the CPU level, but I've yet to see a intel desktop platform with equal power draw to a 690G or 7050 platform.
by jojo4u
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 2600 and HD 2400
Replies: 79
Views: 50520

Does it matter which type of board you get? DDR3 or DDR4? I thought the DDR4 is probably the better option if you go for a 2600. I found a DDR4 board for $150. Don't get GDDR4. The idle power management is currently broken so it does not clock down. I only have a german source , though. EDIT: http:...
by jojo4u
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: power consumption: 2600 Pro/XT and 8600 GT/GTS
Replies: 16
Views: 6036

Btw, the GDDR4 version of the 2600 XT still has defective idle management. So don't buy it.

source: http://www.computerbase.de/news/hardwar ... d_2600_xt/

EDIT: http://www.behardware.com/articles/675- ... -2400.html
by jojo4u
Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help finding very cool-running AGP DVI video card please
Replies: 8
Views: 2820

tehfire wrote:You could get a 7300GT AGP, but this is basically a rebranded 6200.
No, only the GeForce 7100 GS is a rebranded 6200.
by jojo4u
Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Q6600 G0-stepping power consumption
Replies: 17
Views: 14172

Re: Q6600 G0-stepping power consumption

Juventas wrote:"the E6750 turns in considerably lower (power consumption) results than the 6000+ at idle and peak load, all the while offering faster performance." Hurts to be AMD.
It's 975x vs. 590 SLI - no wonder ....
by jojo4u
Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: get more vcore under load: vdroop pencil mod for p5b-deluxe
Replies: 6
Views: 3448

Ok, so C1E does not work. What about tailoring your own RMClock profile? The background why I don't like the droop reduction is that intel is not stuped. The droop sould be tailored around the properties of the CPU so that you don't loose stability when comparing light load vs high load. Reducing th...
by jojo4u
Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: get more vcore under load: vdroop pencil mod for p5b-deluxe
Replies: 6
Views: 3448

Why won't you just activate C1E?
by jojo4u
Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: power consumption: 2600 Pro/XT and 8600 GT/GTS
Replies: 16
Views: 6036

http://www.hwupgrade.com/articles/video/36/ten-card-nvidia-geforce-8600-gts-gt-and-8500-gt-roundup_15.html Quite a bit of variance ... 8600 GTS sometimer lower than GT in idle. The variance is reduced when the CPU is put under load but the not the GPU. In this case, the power draw is also only loos...
by jojo4u
Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung SyncMaster 931BW
Replies: 32
Views: 26827

Nice to see you reviewing some other devices. A bit of what you fancy does you good ;) But now on to some core competences of SPCR :)

Btw, 8:5 is quite uncommon to say. I got confused since I only know 16:10 (allows comparing to 16:9).
by jojo4u
Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lower your load temps: minimize your vcore
Replies: 11
Views: 4392

Derating is a feature of intel processors and in fact quite clever. AMD systems shouldn't have this features. Please report if you AMD system droops. Some english link: http://www.thetechrepository.com/showthread.php?t=126 Some points from a german article: - silizium needs less voltage the higher t...
by jojo4u
Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Power consumption of 2 systems (old vs new)
Replies: 3
Views: 2274

The biggest problem of the old system ist the graphics card. Just compare it here (whole system power in Watt). It's also important that the disconnect and PowerNow is enabled. Check with RMClock (?) and S2kCtrl
by jojo4u
Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Lowest Power fanless card for Vista Aero, no gaming
Replies: 20
Views: 6221

And a C2D 6600 like the OP has will have no trouble playing 1080p even without help from the GPU. It seems to me he could get away with even a 7100GS. The 7100GS is basically a 6200. It's build in 110nm. A 7200/7300 card based on the G72 would be a better choice. (sources: http://www.nvidia.com/obj...
by jojo4u
Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Lowest Power fanless card for Vista Aero, no gaming
Replies: 20
Views: 6221

Max Slowik wrote: I recommend getting an NVIDIA 8-series or ATI HD 2000-series video card [..] lower power
The Geforce 7 needs much less. The only reason to consider the 8 series might be HD video playback (1024p/i, HDMI).
by jojo4u
Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Lowest Power fanless card for Vista Aero, no gaming
Replies: 20
Views: 6221

Some thoughts:
You never play games, why the overkill with 256 MiB? Turbocache only uses the memory when needed, and short googling showed at least in Detonator 8 there was a key to disable it.

What about dual-DVI?
by jojo4u
Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Lowest Power fanless card for Vista Aero, no gaming
Replies: 20
Views: 6221

Re: Lowest Power fanless card for Vista Aero, no gaming

AZ_Engineer wrote: I'd like have the card no share mem with the MB.
I'm not native english, so I can't interpolate what you meant. Is it "to share" or "not to share"?
by jojo4u
Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting: how low can you go?
Replies: 234
Views: 206349

jojo4u wrote: AFAIK, in order to go lower, one would need BIOS undervolting.
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I forgot one thing: When the CPU is in C4 and the BIOS is configured correctly, the voltage should be lower. (Deeper Sleep and Enhanced Deeper Sleep).