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by valnar
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet Antec NSK3480 replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 3806

Re: Quiet Antec NSK3480 replacement

Well, I didn't want it THAT cheap. It's for my new main rig. Is there a better one? I haven't received it yet....
by valnar
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet Antec NSK3480 replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 3806

Re: Quiet Antec NSK3480 replacement

I bought the Fractal Design Core 1100. It was a perfect recommendation. Thanks everyone.
by valnar
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet Antec NSK3480 replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 3806

Re: Quiet Antec NSK3480 replacement

Basically a similar design, although one external 5.25" would be sufficient. micro-atx board, probably low-powered external video. Nothing hot, heavy for gaming.
by valnar
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet Antec NSK3480 replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 3806

Quiet Antec NSK3480 replacement

Is there a nice small Micro-ATX case similar to the discontinued Antec NSK3480? It seems Antec doesn't have anything in it's lineup that is just as good, so another manufacturer?
by valnar
Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: recommend fan for cisco 891
Replies: 19
Views: 10578

Re: recommend fan for cisco 891

Did you ever perform this surgery? I'm in the same boat.

I'm more worried about IOS "noticing" that the speed is slower than normal and throwing errors than I am it overheating (assuming it monitors the speed).
by valnar
Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Acer Aspire R1600 motherboard manual?
Replies: 1
Views: 1099

Acer Aspire R1600 motherboard manual?

I bought a little R1600 nettop off eBay and wanted to change out the MO switch on the inside. Does anyone have the technical manual for the motherboard in this little thing, or know where I can get it?
by valnar
Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI (LAN)party is over?
Replies: 1
Views: 905

That's too bad. My two main PC's at home sport DFI boards. They were the only ones I liked at the time.
by valnar
Sun May 16, 2010 5:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F3 series - 500GB per platter - 7200RPM - 500GB/1TB
Replies: 169
Views: 123328

I'm looking to buy a 2TB Samsung F3. Does anyone know why they aren't for sale anymore?
by valnar
Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: DDR2 power consumption?
Replies: 9
Views: 5468

lm wrote: Do it where it counts instead of pointless 1W savings like that.
You must be in the wrong forum. I'm in SPCR.

We care about the little things here.
by valnar
Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: DDR2 power consumption?
Replies: 9
Views: 5468

Everything I've read by people who've actually measured says 1-2W per stick of DDR2. Thanks, that's what I needed to know. Everyone: Virtual memory is not a problem. It's my firewall box running VMware ESXi with two Unix guests (one BSD, one Linux). And as such, runs 24/7. I already have onboard vi...
by valnar
Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: DDR2 power consumption?
Replies: 9
Views: 5468

I'm looking for exact numbers if anyone has any. Maybe one of those online power calculators would break down the memory?
by valnar
Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: DDR2 power consumption?
Replies: 9
Views: 5468

DDR2 power consumption?

Does anyone know how many watts various DDR2 RAM modules consume? I have a PC now with a single 2GB v1.8 DDR2 module and want to keep power usage low. What would happen if I added a second module?
by valnar
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: T6400 vs T8100 Power Consumption
Replies: 2
Views: 2060

I went with the L7700 on my GME965 MoDT board. Some guy is selling a bunch on eBay. It's a lower voltage Merom processor. http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=32243&code=l7700 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350303323043 My idle power consumption is 23w and that's without doing an...
by valnar
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: any Socket P MotD mobo's out yet?
Replies: 126
Views: 85484

I built my PC using the Gigabyte GA-6KIEH-RH with an L7700 CPU. It works great.

I currently have it as a VMware ESXi 4.0 server, which supports Speedstep. At idle, it's drawing 23 watts according to my Kill-a-Watt. It goes up to 35W when maxed (cpu, no graphics really used).
by valnar
Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:59 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting a E7500?
Replies: 1
Views: 1218

Undervolting a E7500?

Can anyone give me some good voltage figures of what you used to undervolt a E7500 CPU? I'm still going to do the trial-and-error method, but I'd like to get a ballpark figure to start at. I just discovered my lovely new Gigabyte P45 motherboard has a major DPC latency issue when running their DES p...
by valnar
Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Old, slow, LOW-powered PCIe video card?
Replies: 9
Views: 2088

According to this, I should try the 8400GS next.
http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=264
by valnar
Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Old, slow, LOW-powered PCIe video card?
Replies: 9
Views: 2088

The 4350 looked perfect because I want something less than 10 watts at idle. 5 watts would be great. It doesn't need to do anything except show 2D video.
by valnar
Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Old, slow, LOW-powered PCIe video card?
Replies: 9
Views: 2088

Alright, I bought a Radeon 4350. To my surprise, no Radeon supports Windows 2003 officially! :evil: There are XP drivers, but I can't get them to work. Googling proves that few have made the minimal drivers work, but not CCC. So back this goes. So once again, does anyone know of a PCIe video card, e...
by valnar
Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Old, slow, LOW-powered PCIe video card?
Replies: 9
Views: 2088

4350? OK, thanks.
by valnar
Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Old, slow, LOW-powered PCIe video card?
Replies: 9
Views: 2088

Old, slow, LOW-powered PCIe video card?

I need something for a server. It has to support Windows 2003 Server.

Any recommendations? I fully expect to visit eBay for this purchase.
Thanks.
by valnar
Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: any Socket P MotD mobo's out yet?
Replies: 126
Views: 85484

I did ask them but I never got a clear response back. I just didn't feel like spending another $200 on another board that I was unsure about. I just returned the MSI board so the BIOS screens are fresh in my mind. They didn't have anything as you know. But the manual I linked above for the Gigabyte...
by valnar
Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: any Socket P MotD mobo's out yet?
Replies: 126
Views: 85484

Same problem with that board. No Speedstep at all using Linux so its running full blast with a T7250. MSI basically said they don't care when responding to my support tickets. Debating replacing this with an E3300 Celeron since I also blew out my USB ports Right. I'm aware of the MSI issue, but did...
by valnar
Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: any Socket P MotD mobo's out yet?
Replies: 126
Views: 85484

I made the mistake of buying the MSI MS-9803 "Fuzzy" GME965 board and sure enough, it doesn't support any of the mobile processor power saving features. It was running full throttle all the time sucking power and generating heat. Darn MSI BIOS - it had no options to implement those features. I want ...
by valnar
Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New version of Zotac 9300 ITX
Replies: 23
Views: 25064

I have the original version of this board - the one that can't return from S3 sleep properly.

Does anyone know if its possible to get Zotac to replace it under "warranty"?
by valnar
Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel 3200 Server chipset TDP?
Replies: 1
Views: 1246

Intel 3200 Server chipset TDP?

I'm trying to find the TDP for the 3200 chipset but I don't know what desktop chipset it is equivalent to. I want to build a low powered server. It's between these boards, probably with an equivalent Celeron 440 CPU. Older, with 945GC chipset http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/Core2Duo/9...
by valnar
Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel power consumption charts?
Replies: 1
Views: 981

Intel power consumption charts?

Does anyone have links to a lineup other than in the sticky? Those seem outdated? I'm looking to build a server and need to know how much power CPU's take like the Celeron 440, 450, E2220, E5200, etc. I want it to be a low-powered server. For that matter, if there are charts on the different motherb...
by valnar
Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:00 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Coolest PCIe card made in the last few years?
Replies: 6
Views: 1859

The Lenovo is a M57P and has a Q35 chipset, so only VGA on the back. I think that ADD2 board will be perfect! I didn't know it existed. Thanks.
by valnar
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Coolest PCIe card made in the last few years?
Replies: 6
Views: 1859

I bought a PCIe 7200GS and just installed it in my Lenovo small desktop. After 15 minutes it was up to 92c on an idle screen. I had to remove it.
by valnar
Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Any low powered Nvidia cards?
Replies: 4
Views: 1911

Agreed.

Thanks.
by valnar
Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Any low powered Nvidia cards?
Replies: 4
Views: 1911

As much as I wanted to try an nvidia card, I couldn't pass up the 8.7 watt idle power of a 4670. I just bought one of those instead. If the nvidia 9600GT used less power at idle, it would have been a good choice, but oh well.