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by jojo4u
Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting: how low can you go?
Replies: 234
Views: 206353

Palindroman wrote: If I may ask, how come the Meroms don't go below a 0.950v (T5600) and 0.975 (T7400) respectively..
The VID is locked. The specified lower vcore is probably the acceptable range for the package. AFAIK, in order to go lower, one would need BIOS undervolting. You could also mod your VID pins ;)
by jojo4u
Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting: how low can you go?
Replies: 234
Views: 206353

Merom T5600 Stock 1.15V
min stock (1.86 GHz) 0.95 V - lowest possible VID
by jojo4u
Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: power consumption: 2600 Pro/XT and 8600 GT/GTS
Replies: 16
Views: 6036

Juventas wrote: I assume "Last" means some kind of heavy load?
Indeed, it's 3DMark06.
by jojo4u
Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: power consumption: 2600 Pro/XT and 8600 GT/GTS
Replies: 16
Views: 6036

Here you are:
http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/hard ... gsaufnahme

Whole system, (3) = GDDR3, (4) = GDDR4. Voltage/frequency reduction is defective on the GDDR4 version.
by jojo4u
Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E6420 versus E6600 - Price vs Performance
Replies: 17
Views: 4838

Re: E6420 versus E6600 - Price vs Performance

Redzo wrote: Go with E6420 as it will oveclock to 3-3.4 very easy. Dont worry about RAM, you can use dividers if you don't want to overclock RAM.
Lowest dividor on intel chipsets is afaik 1:1. This means 400 MHz FSB max if you want to keep your DDR2-800 sticks within spec.
by jojo4u
Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Helping with motherboard selections
Replies: 8
Views: 2725

angelkiller wrote:
woodsman wrote:1) Athlon 64 X2 3800+ rev. SFF 90nm (EE); Vcore: 1.025 - 1.075; 2 GHz; 35W; ADD3800---
Number one was never released for retail
The first is now available here in Germany (oh wonder!).
by jojo4u
Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E6420 versus E6600 - Price vs Performance
Replies: 17
Views: 4838

The 6420 should have a higher stepping -> lower power consumption.
by jojo4u
Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Discrete PCIe nvidia-based card with lowest power draw?
Replies: 25
Views: 7558

jessekopelman wrote: I think it is safe to assume the 7300GT draws more than the 7300GS and the original point of a 7600GS having similar draw to 7300GT likely stands.
Indeed, I was peeking at the lowest numbers instead of model numbers. Sorry.
by jojo4u
Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphics card recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 5476

So what's the card used for? What do you mean by "image quality" when you use DVI?
by jojo4u
Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Discrete PCIe nvidia-based card with lowest power draw?
Replies: 25
Views: 7558

Beyonder wrote: From that information, the 7600GS has almost the exact same power draw as the 7300GT (actually, slightly less at load), and it outperforms the 7300GT as well.
Well, this crumbles if you take this url in account ;)
by jojo4u
Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Discrete PCIe nvidia-based card with lowest power draw?
Replies: 25
Views: 7558

Considering this test, another vote for the Geforce 7200/7300.
by jojo4u
Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Having a USB drive plugged in adds 5 degrees to my CPU temp?
Replies: 5
Views: 1803

You could check the C1 time in the Windows performance monitor like described in the anandtech article (page 5).
by jojo4u
Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Low temp Core2? Upcoming?
Replies: 19
Views: 6458

Nice. Thank you!
by jojo4u
Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: on-board graphics or graphics card?
Replies: 5
Views: 2611

Well for integrated and the Intel G965, it's just up to how much you trust intel to fix the drivers. See here for the actual situtation. Integrated graphics have 3D abilities for most games in 1024x768.

Otherwise, you could go with a passive discrete card. Do you need HDMI?
by jojo4u
Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 5 P35 mainboards tested - Asus with high power consumption
Replies: 26
Views: 21160

Burst speed isn't the problem. There might be problems when another device wants to transfer over the PCI bus. E.g. sound card, tv-tuner. It's just not a clear, performant solution.
by jojo4u
Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 5 P35 mainboards tested - Asus with high power consumption
Replies: 26
Views: 21160

Max Slowik wrote: WTH is PCI Gigabit?
Most likely a Gigabit ethernet controller which is attached via PCI and not via PCI Express. This makes the PCI bus overcrowded.
by jojo4u
Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:51 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is there any CPU/Motherboard combo that can beat ...
Replies: 13
Views: 3704

smilingcrow wrote: BTW, what’s a PEG slot?
PCI Express Graphics. The acronym is not too popular, though.
by jojo4u
Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is there any CPU/Motherboard combo that can beat ...
Replies: 13
Views: 3704

smilingcrow wrote:the best performance per watt should be an Intel S479 system (mobile Core 2 Duo for desktop) in conjunction with a PicoPSU.
Boards with a PEG slot tend to draw a bit more. Smilingcrow, do you still recommend the ABIT iL-90MV?
by jojo4u
Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Bolt-through versus push-pins at Madshrimps
Replies: 4
Views: 2064

Scythe Infinity enjoys similar performance increase when push pins are swapped for bolt through kit Am I missing something in the review? page 1: "My first attempt used a custom bolt through mounting acquired through Jabtech.com with a set of screws and bolts from a local Ace Hardware stores. After...
by jojo4u
Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA card power dissipation
Replies: 136
Views: 274042

After many steps on the wrong direction concerning power draws, there is finally some serious power management available. The 2400/2600 series of ATI clock back quite a lot (and hopefully also scale down the voltage). Idle power draw is even lower than a 7600 GT. Except for the 2600 XT GDDR4 which s...
by jojo4u
Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Mainstream HD 2000 cards being shipped to reviewers
Replies: 7
Views: 3692

Computerbase.de 2600 XT GDDR4 is ~5 % faster than GDDR3 version. Idle power draw of GDDR4 version very high because it does not clock down. Defective BIOS? Speed: Note: Computerbase.de tests with nvidia "high quality" enabled. 2600 XT slightly slower than 8600 GTS without AA/AF. With this features ...
by jojo4u
Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Proc at 58 degrees???
Replies: 5
Views: 1792

austinbike wrote:Can't use powernow because the BIOS is unstable with that enabled (Tyan 2865). That is a project for this weekend, again.
Try RMClock and ChrystalCPUID with relaxed timings. (RMClock: Advanced)
by jojo4u
Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Yonah expert needed: T2250 is 5-10c hotter than T2300
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

What are you measuring temps with? I suggest using Speedfan or CoreTemp Oh I forgot, the Core Duo also has the new DTS. Just check with Coretemp. But beware, it's also not as reliable in measuring absolute temperature as ony might think. http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=340264#3...
by jojo4u
Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: I'm in love :-)
Replies: 2
Views: 1834

Well MPEG2 acceleration is fine, but nothing here about newer formats. MPEG2 is not a problem for today's CPUs.

http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/vid ... page4.html
by jojo4u
Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Proc at 58 degrees???
Replies: 5
Views: 1792

Is cool'n'quiet enabled?
by jojo4u
Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Yonah expert needed: T2250 is 5-10c hotter than T2300
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

Well you're 56 °C away from the upper limit ;)

I'd check the heatsink temperature since the built-in (legacy) diode is not that reliable and also needs interpretation by the mobo which leaves room for error.
by jojo4u
Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 5 P35 mainboards tested - Asus with high power consumption
Replies: 26
Views: 21160

One more example for the high power consumption. This case is settled for me by now.

http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/hard ... gsaufnahme

Leistungsaufnahme = power draw
Last = load
Hinweis = information
mit = with
by jojo4u
Sun Jun 24, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Energy-efficient S478?
Replies: 10
Views: 2964

jaganath wrote: you need a mobo that can set CPU voltage manually though, hard to find these days.
The days of the undervoltable mainboards list ...
by jojo4u
Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Enormous heat diffrence between 2 equally specced mobos
Replies: 10
Views: 3564

I have evidence proving it. The Asus needs a massive amount of energy: viewtopic.php?p=349921#349921
by jojo4u
Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 5 P35 mainboards tested - Asus with high power consumption
Replies: 26
Views: 21160

5 P35 mainboards tested - Asus with high power consumption

Recent issue (14/07) of the german printed magazine c't tested the following P35 mainboards: Asus P5K Deluxe/WIFI-AP: automatic fan control down to 50 % Asus P5K3 Deluxe/WIFI-AP: like P5K Gigabyte P35-DS4: automatic fan control down to 25 %, 3/4-pin compatible Foxconn P35A: automatic fan control dow...