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by NoiseFreeGuy
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 287268

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

I have bought 1T SSD's and also 1T SATA drives but each one gives me a head ache, even when accessed from the next room! So maybe a smaller size as you suggest for the SSD might work if it is low powered. To give you an example, 16G USB sticks from Kingston are OK with me. 32 USB sticks I start to ...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 287268

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

Gigabyte's highest spec Gemini Lake board is this: https://www.gigabyte.com/uk/Motherboard/J4105N-H-rev-10#kf The CPU is almost as good as the J5005, just slower GPU peak clock and fewer execution units. https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/compare.html?productIds=128984,128989 I can't find ...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 287268

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

I haven't used an IDE drive in more than 10 years, i wouldn't recommend it, specially the storage you will have available will be extremely small, if you want low power grab a small ssd, it will not only be more efficient but the pc will be much more responsive and silent, there are very cheap sata...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 287268

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

Failing that, could you recommend any newer CPU's/MB's that have the same or lower power requirements that the Z3740/D has? Something like ASRock J4105B-ITX Gemini Lake , maybe it can fulfill you low power fanless desire. Thanks Abula. Do you know if it's possible to use IDE (ATA) drives with this ...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 287268

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

Hi folks, It's been quite a few years since I visited here. I've been working with completely silent systems for years now. My main desktop is rather antiquated now. A Pentium-M based MB still on WinXP. A small fan in the MB but inaudible since the CPU case is in an adjoining room. I also use two id...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Alive and well?
Replies: 13
Views: 11734

Re: Alive and well?

Actually the tablet can be used with an external monitor Are you talking about that ? Because in the web-published specs I've read just about: " Ports & Connectors 1 x Micro-AB USB2.0 (for trickle charging and data transfer) 1 x Headphone and microphone combojack 1 x 3FF micro-SIM slot (coming soon...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Alive and well?
Replies: 13
Views: 11734

Re: Alive and well?

Actually the tablet can be used with an external monitor Are you talking about that ? Because in the web-published specs I've read just about: " Ports & Connectors 1 x Micro-AB USB2.0 (for trickle charging and data transfer) 1 x Headphone and microphone combojack 1 x 3FF micro-SIM slot (coming soon...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Alive and well?
Replies: 13
Views: 11734

Re: Alive and well?

Set aside I don't think you can use an external monitor with it, but that tablet is, ahem, a tablet. So, from a desktop perspective, it's low on RAM, it's low on storage, and it's not expandable (not to mention it's low on performance). Does it actually fit your needs? I can't help about that. Actu...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Alive and well?
Replies: 13
Views: 11734

Re: Alive and well?

What's the closest I can come to the Atom Z3740D? AFAIK no one. With reference to power draw maybe a quad core with 2Mb cache and 7.5W TDP, (N29X0/N35X0) but they have several different technical features. With reference to technical features, perhaps the J1900/J2900: to be fair, those latter just ...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Alive and well?
Replies: 13
Views: 11734

Re: Alive and well?

We are now at a stage where you can build a truly silent PC (not just pretend it's silent). :) I built my first truly silent PC in 2008. It was silent enough for a buddy of mine to sit two feet next to it while it was placed on the desk and with the side panel off (had been tinkering) without notic...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Alive and well?
Replies: 13
Views: 11734

Re: Alive and well?

I recently bought a Dell Venue Pro 8 tablet with a Intel Atom Z3740D CPU. This has inspired me to look for motherboards with this CPU and possibly build a home system with it. That CPU (actually a BayTrail-T) is specifically meant for hybrid/mobile environment: but you can look for some different o...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Alive and well?
Replies: 13
Views: 11734

Alive and well?

It's been quite a while since I logged in here (more than two years). I am very glad to see the site still alive. :) Is there a thread or two where I can learn about what has happened here to keep the site open? The last time I was here there was serious talk of shutting down the site. I guess the o...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Thu May 03, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Hello anybody home?
Replies: 2
Views: 9688

Re: Hello anybody home?

If you want a Windows based tablet, you may want to wait until later this year when Win 8 is available. Try google for an advance peek. Thanks! I did see a few Win 8 models yesterday online being reviewed. They didn't mention the nitty gritty specs however. I just got back from an extended trip and...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Wed May 02, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Hello anybody home?
Replies: 2
Views: 9688

Hello anybody home?

This board doesn't seem too active anymore. Am I just looking at the wrong sections? I wonder where tablet PC's fit into the picture here? Are they under Notebook systems? For the most part, would people here consider tablets to be silent? Does anyone know what the lowest powered tablets are that ru...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Non-optical USB mouse?
Replies: 78
Views: 93930

Re: Non-optical USB mouse?

Hi all! @NoiseFreeGuy Did you ever solve your problem? I am actually still using an USB ball mouse with my main computer, I believe I bought the mouse back in 2001. It´s a Logitech Wingman gaming mouse, but during the 90s this mouse was sold under lots of different names. I have put glide pads unde...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: CPU utils
Replies: 4
Views: 1124

Re: CPU utils

BiochemGuy wrote:RMClock or CPUgenie might be suitable replacements for Notebook Hardware Control.
Thanks very much!
I'll check them out.
by NoiseFreeGuy
Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 342410

Re: Gigabyte GA-EG45M-UD2H

Not sure if it's been added already. Up to 0.5V for the cpu and very customizable bios. I'm liking this board very much. I hope you're still hanging around here Telstar, or anyone else who might be using this mb. Can you please let us know the CPU you use with the board? Also, are there any fans on...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: CPU utils
Replies: 4
Views: 1124

Re: CPU utils

My experience is that anything that requires you to install Microsoft.net 2.0 Framework will be nothing but headaches. ... If you install it you can be highly confident you will get what you deserve. Just my opinion :) I am with you! I won't say I got "nothing but headaches", as I've been using NHC...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: CPU utils
Replies: 4
Views: 1124

CPU utils

I have been using Notebook Hardware Control with my Pentium-M desktop computer for years now and it works really nicely (controlling CPU speed etc. auto mode.) I am in the process of setting up a new installation, WinXP n-lited, and would like to minimize all clutter/extraneous apps add-ons etc. if ...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Atom VS Pentium 4 - IT IS ON!
Replies: 25
Views: 8323

Re: Atom VS Pentium 4 - IT IS ON!

I agree that Atom is amazing in laptops. Under $400, over 5 hours of battery life at around 3 lbs.! HFat and I were helping someone consider their desktop computer options. Atom on the desktop is of limited appeal, IMHO. OK, so the Atom is not an option for a silent desktop system. Which low-powere...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommended Motherboards: From a Silence Perspective 1.1
Replies: 163
Views: 212871

Re: Recommended Motherboards: From a Silence Perspective 1.1

Is this thread really deadsville, or the site as a whole?

I'm surprised no real updates on recommended MB's for about two years.
by NoiseFreeGuy
Sun May 01, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Non-optical USB mouse?
Replies: 78
Views: 93930

Re: Re:

@NoiseFreeGuy: I would read up on shielding and grounding for electro-smog. There is quite a lot that can be done to minimize or even remove the EMF from things like power adapters (and all sorts of other electronic devices). Simply wrapping a metal wire cage around an adapter and attaching it to t...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Non-optical USB mouse?
Replies: 78
Views: 93930

Re: Non-optical USB mouse?

There's no question EMFs affect many people, experts say its far higher than 1%. ... I head you mention having wifi in your house... that is your number 1 problem! That is a very strong signal that penetrates walls and sends the signal hundreds of feet away. I had it too and continued to get headac...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Cheapest quiet netbook
Replies: 10
Views: 34482

Re: Cheapest quiet netbook

I'm curious to read the answers in this thread. I don't know, do typical netbooks make any noise? ...I bought a Gateway (Acer) LT3103u a couple of years ago that my girlfriend uses daily and I use occasionally. It has a 250GB HD in it (rotating disk) so I know it isn't totally silent but I've never...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Silent notebook including silent keyboard
Replies: 4
Views: 9655

Re: Silent notebook including silent keyboard

My daughter needs a netbook for college. ... Is it possible to buy a silent mini keyboard that would work with a tablet? That would be a good solution too. Thank you I haven't been to college/university for decades but I would assume today many/most profs have their lessons in some digital form. I ...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Turion supported desktop motherboards
Replies: 107
Views: 129225

Re: Turion supported desktop motherboards

... So far as I can tell, the modern Turions can be quiet pricey but are indeed in the same league as the Pentium M... except that they have two cores and more features (virtualization extension, 64 bits, DDR3 support and so on).... AMD just released a potentially more interesting low-power platfor...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Turion supported desktop motherboards
Replies: 107
Views: 129225

Re:

can we remove such stickies? eh? turion? *spews in trashcan* Why? I just happened upon this thread now. I am in the market for a mb of this type. I am currently using an AOpen i855GMe-LFS which I'm thrilled with. All the USB ports blew recently, not exactly sure why. So I'm checking out possible re...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Solderless batteries...
Replies: 0
Views: 986

Solderless batteries...

I have a bunch of solderless batteries that I'd like to put together to make a battery pack (4).
Unfortunately the store didn't have batteries with tabs when I bought them.

Would anyone here know of an easy way to connect these to get my battery pack working?

TIA
by NoiseFreeGuy
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cellphones...
Replies: 45
Views: 14789

Why get a smartphone? I would think the main reason for a smartphone is if one wants to have it on and be using it a lot. Good question. A couple of incentives. First the phone would be much more 'user-friendly' (low SAR), could actually take it with me places for emergency calls. Second, if it was...
by NoiseFreeGuy
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cellphones...
Replies: 45
Views: 14789

The cellphone I'm currently using (haven't made an actual call yet) is the MotoRazr v3. It has a 0.89 SAR level (U.S.). For a straight phone that's pretty high. I'm looking at the SAMSUNG S7550 BLUE EARTH as a possible smartphone purchase. It has good specs and one of the lowest smartphone SAR ratin...