µATX P-M Motherboard : DFI 855GME-MGF

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Post by Ralf Hutter » Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:12 am

Schroinx wrote:The DFI board does not support standart HSF. See for youself: http://www.x86-secret.com/articles/cm/d ... i855-4.htm
Well. That's certainly a bummer.... :(
Schroinx wrote: In this case there is used a 40mm fan and a NB HS.
Too bad the quietest 40x20mm fan I've ever heard, even when it's run at 5V, is waaay too whiny for a quiet system.
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Post by Talz » Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:04 am

The Sunon on Swiftechs MC 159 is pretty good at 5v imo unless you are running with your case open.. The problem is I can't find it for sale without the heatsink, only verson availible is noticably louder.

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Post by Ralf Hutter » Mon Nov 08, 2004 2:14 pm

Talz wrote:The Sunon on Swiftechs MC 159 is pretty good at 5v imo unless you are running with your case open.. The problem is I can't find it for sale without the heatsink, only verson availible is noticably louder.
Maybe I got unlucky and got a bad sample, but the MC159 that I had an opportunity to use had a typically whiny Sunon 40mm fan on it.
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Post by Schroinx » Mon Nov 08, 2004 2:52 pm

The 40mm are nutoriuos whiners. I shifted the one on my IC7 with a low noise Papst. Have tried both the 20mm and 10mm deep ones. Only when I ran it at 40% was it ok. However I removed it all together, as I couldn't stand the noise. Fact is they move so little air that if you undervolt them, they won't move any. All in all 40mm fans and silent computing does not match.

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Now available

Post by jimveta » Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:37 pm

for sale here: http://www.bytewizecomputers.com/products/7/7/689/
$294.63 :(


also, if anybody's interested in affordable pci-x controllers, supermicro offers a broadcom based 8-port sata controller (not bootable though; but will either have pata style tcq e.g. wd 74gb raptors, or sata's ncq) for $100
http://www.supermicro.com/products/acce ... TA-MV8.cfm

lsi offers dual channel U320 w/ real hw raid 0/1 for ~$145
http://www.lsilogic.com/products/ultra3 ... 21320.html

for hds, i'm sure people are aware of fujitsu's 2.5" sata drives and seagate's super expensive savvio 2.5" scsi drives; in addition, for external enclosures, these folks offer various kits:
http://macgurus.com/productpages/sata/satakits.php
which can house two to eight 3.5" drives (or perhaps twice the amount for 2.5" drives with some modding?) and uses rear mounted 80mm fans; i think with a low speed fans + passive drive coolers (zalman, smartdrive, etc) may provide a good multi drive solution for those with micro-atx cases.

.. sorry for rambling off-topic..

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Post by robinwood » Fri Dec 10, 2004 7:48 am

Hello,

Do you think that PSU:
http://www.dc2dc.com/products/Products.html#specs1
120 Watt
has enough power to supply this motherboard with 1*2.5 hard drive and
Pentium M 1,6 Ghz

Thanks.

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Post by Ralf Hutter » Fri Dec 10, 2004 10:06 am

robinwood wrote:Hello,

Do you think that PSU:
http://www.dc2dc.com/products/Products.html#specs1
120 Watt
has enough power to supply this motherboard with 1*2.5 hard drive and
Pentium M 1,6 Ghz

Thanks.
I don't know about that specific PSU, but the 2.0GHz Pentium-M + 2.5" HDD system that I'm playing with only draws around 53-55W at full load, so it seems like you should be OK with a fairly low powered PSU.
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Post by Schlotkins » Sat Dec 11, 2004 7:35 am

Ralf-

Any chance we'll get a review/setup of that system soon?

Thanks,
Chris

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Post by luggage » Fri Jan 28, 2005 2:36 pm

Sorry for thread necromancy but i could find no newer thread about it...
[H]ardcop just ran a review of the motherboard...

http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=NzA5

Not much about silence of cource from that site but they do mention power and heat :)
Our cooling this time around for our Pentium-M CPU consisted of a Swiftech MCX15 series chipset cooler built for AMD and Intel motherboard chipsets, so no water cooling was used as usual. As you will notice through our benchmarks, we were able to run a very stable CPU clock speed of 2.53GHz on a stock 2GHz Pentium-M CPU. A healthy 133MHz Front Side Bus and 19 multiplier made this all very easy. At these speeds our memory bus was at a manageable DDR374 speed.

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DFI's 855GME-MGF Pentium M motherboard is only likely to cater to a very niche market...that appreciates some of the fastest gaming on the planet that does not require a toaster oven on your desk.
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