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by djon
Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI H97M ECO and G3250T CPU server build
Replies: 16
Views: 8452

Re: MSI H97M ECO and G3250T CPU server build

I idle at 24,7W so no, I'm not satisfied and regret not going the NUC way with an extra external disk. Currently I'm considering getting a new i5 CPU and making a new gamer PC from the server parts and getting the NUC for a server as well as a HDHomerun for recording. It's a lot of money though, so ...
by djon
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI H97M ECO and G3250T CPU server build
Replies: 16
Views: 8452

Re: MSI H97M ECO and G3250T CPU server build

you have a satellite card, right? satellite dish LNB's generally need 13v or 19v power from the sat line. We ll it's a cable DVB-C card. As far as I can tell it uses around 2 watts, but since the mobo can't use the most aggressive C level state that's a couple of watts as well. I guess the power re...
by djon
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI H97M ECO and G3250T CPU server build
Replies: 16
Views: 8452

Re: MSI H97M ECO and G3250T CPU server build

Do you know if I can use one of the 20 pins PICO-PSUs on my 24 pin ATX motherboard? Some says it's fine, others are more cautious when asked. I would like a smaller PICO than the 150W-ATX as that's way overkill and will give me a higher power consumption as you also say.
by djon
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI H97M ECO and G3250T CPU server build
Replies: 16
Views: 8452

Re: MSI H97M ECO and G3250T CPU server build

Upgraded my BIOS and now the CPU downclocks. It's now running at 25W idle. Because of the TV tuner card, I had to set C-state level from C6 to Auto, as all recordings would otherwise be pixelated. Before when it was set to C6, I was it idling at 22-23W. I'm not quite sure what C-state the CPU now en...
by djon
Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI H97M ECO and G3250T CPU server build
Replies: 16
Views: 8452

Re: MSI H97M ECO and G3250T CPU server build

Well, according to Core Temp, my CPU never downclocks then. I tried manually seting it to 800 MHz, but it didn't lower the power consumption. However the CPU was running at 70% load the entire time and everything was horribly slow even after letting it idle for 20 minutes. I then changed back to the...
by djon
Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI H97M ECO and G3250T CPU server build
Replies: 16
Views: 8452

Re: MSI H97M ECO and G3250T CPU server build

Ok I tried Real Temp now, enabled logging and ran it for 30 minutes. Clock.jpg At no time did I see the Core speed change from 2799.67 in the log. Should I have seen the core speed written as 800 in the log it it actually downclocked or does it only write what the standard core speed is? I have chos...
by djon
Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI H97M ECO and G3250T CPU server build
Replies: 16
Views: 8452

Re: MSI H97M ECO and G3250T CPU server build

CPU usage is at 0% when idling. It's been running for a few days and it hasn't gone below 27W. I checked this morning after it had done nothing the entire night. I tried manually downclocking to 800MHz but that did nothing, so I set it back to Auto. The power amanagement options I can see are: C1E s...
by djon
Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO
Replies: 34
Views: 16128

Re: WHS11 server upgrade - i5 and MSI H97M ECO

My ECO experiences here: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=67972 I got the CPU fan to stop when temps are below 47 degrees c. Nice one. How did you manage to disable the CPU fan? Mine keeps running whatever I do. Also, for how long is it stopped? Does the CPU idle at lower th...
by djon
Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI H97M ECO and G3250T CPU server build
Replies: 16
Views: 8452

MSI H97M ECO and G3250T CPU server build

Just wanted to post my not-so-great power consumptions for my new server build: MSI H97M ECO motherboard 2x4 GB GSKILL Sniper 1.25V RAM Intel G3250T CPU SSD: OCZ Vortex 4 SSD with Windows 7 64 bit 2 TB WD Green set to sleep after 5 minutes of inactivity WD MyBook Essential 3 TB connected via USB3 an...
by djon
Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Haswell Low Power Builds
Replies: 20
Views: 18015

Re: Haswell Low Power Builds

I'm thinking of getting a 4160T CPU and a micro ATX motherboard for the most low power server possible and with an old school PCI slot for a TV card. Can anyone recommend a motherboard?
by djon
Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which LOW POWER CPU to replace Sempron LE1250?
Replies: 4
Views: 1664

I guess I'll try first without buying a new CPU, it's just that the Tuner card (Cinergy HTC USB XS HD) has this listed under recommendations: System recommendation for HDTV reception * Dual Core Intel or AMD CPU for HDTV decoding * 1024 MB RAM (Windows XP) 2048 MB RAM (Windows Vista / Windows 7) * G...
by djon
Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which LOW POWER CPU to replace Sempron LE1250?
Replies: 4
Views: 1664

Which LOW POWER CPU to replace Sempron LE1250?

I want to expand my fileserver to also record TV, including HD. I don't think my AMD Sempron LE 1250 can handle that. However I don't want to exceed 30w when idling ( I use RightMark CPU Clock to underclock) so I need one that can be underclocked to a low idle power consumption. Which modern AM2/AM3...
by djon
Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:23 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 53268

Yes I'm very happy with it. I reached my goal of ~30w and it runs like a dream. I ended up with the RAM I did because I couldn't find any 800 MHz that used 1.8v. At least the didn't specify it and no hardware manufacturer reacted to my mails, so I just got bored with it all and ordered the ones I di...
by djon
Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 53268

After disabling sound and IDE it is now at ~31 w. The CPU is running at: 800 MHz @ 0,735v up to 2.1 GHz @ 1,1v I enabled P-state 0,2,7 and 14. 0,725v made the pc crash. Am I supposed to enable all of them? What kind of volts should it be at at maximum? 1,3? Do people only reduce max wattages when th...
by djon
Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 53268

Is it posible to undervolt RAM or shouldn't I go down that path? What would a reasonable setting be?
by djon
Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:04 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 53268

Ok I got it now and have installed XP on it. Could someone help me with RMClock?

I did this so far:

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Which resulted in this:

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Should I do anything else?

My PC is currently at ~32 w
by djon
Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 53268

Well I took the plunge now. Case/PSU: Antec NSK1380 with 350 W Earth Watts PSU Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2H CPU AMD Sempron LE 1250 RAM 1x2 GB Kingston 667 MHz ValueRAM, 1.8v Harddisks 1x WD7500AACS, WD 750 GB Green Line disk. I skipped RAID in favor of a manual USB backup as I have a lot of ...
by djon
Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 53268

The Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 is only the 740G, the successor of the 690G so it's not as powerful (and power consuming according to the review here on silentpcreview.com) as the 780G. It's almost priced the same as the Abit so if it's as good in idle I might as well get the Gigabyte.
by djon
Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 53268

smax3, thanks for the reply. Right now I'm torn between the Abit AN-M2 and the Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 that they just reviewed here: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article859-page1.html And now you make me doubt the CPU choice again :D AMD X2 4050e VS Sempron LE-1250 are the contenders here. I can't re...
by djon
Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which CPU for low-power system with Abit AN-M2?
Replies: 43
Views: 14682

Thanks for the answer. I'll soon purchase the Gigabyte 740G chipset motherboard, that was reviewed here on this site and rated their lowest yet consuming motherboard, and a Sempron LE-1250 CPU and will post the results when I have it up and running. I'm interested in which motherboard should be the ...
by djon
Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which CPU for low-power system with Abit AN-M2?
Replies: 43
Views: 14682

When you undervolt/underclock with CrystalCPUID or RMClock, is the CPU fixed at the voltage and clock frequency that you define or can you set it to up it's clock frequency while under load?
by djon
Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:56 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 53268

QuietOC, I can't find that anywhere in the article you provided. What I can find is this:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article807-page10.html

Here they don't exactly praise the 780G for it's low power consumption as it uses quite a bit more than 690G.
by djon
Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 53268

After reading some more, I guess that the Abit AN-M2 is a contender. Just to get one thing straight: Does it matter at all that the BIOS doesn't support undervolting when I can use CrystalCPUID? Also, I read several places that the Abit AN-M2 is one of the lowest consuming motherboards, but was this...
by djon
Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 53268

I'm still a bit puzzled over which motherboard to choose. I cannot quite understand how a motherboard can only use 1W? For instance look at this test comparing AMD 780G to a Jetway JNC62K: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2008/05/20/jetway-jnc62k-geforce-8200-mini-itx/10 Here the AMD runs at 11 more...
by djon
Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 53268

Unfortunately the Sparkle doesn't seem to be available here in Europe, so I'm thinking an Antec NSK 1300 case, rip out the bad PSU and get a Pico + 120 w brick. Ouch that's gonna cost me :(
by djon
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 53268

MicroATX motherboards won't fit in MiniITX cases. Oh damn you're right. In my head mini was bigger than micro, but not so... Hmm any recommendations then? Size isn't super important as it will be tugged away in a closet. I don't want a big tower though. Obviously the key is an efficeint PSU. Maybe ...
by djon
Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 53268

Ok so: Case/PSU: Chenbro ES34069 http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=42 Motherboard: 780G chipset or 740G chipset? GA-MA78GM-S2H or GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2H Won't the onboard fancy ATI Radeon GFX be overkill and use unnecessary watts? Of course if QuietOC is right and they only use 1 w idle (which sounds...
by djon
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 53268

I'll be getting the most energy efficient disks I can. I don't know it that is WD's green line? I am hoping that the AMD 740g chipset and a AMD 4050e CPU might be able to hold me at around 30 W. Am anxiously awaiting the review :) If the dual core CPU is too power hungry maybe a Sempron LE instead? ...
by djon
Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 740G chipset
Replies: 13
Views: 7075

Hmm all these different power consumption specs sure doesn't make it easy to choose the right hardware...

Here it is listed as using 70 w idle.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/G45 ... 99-10.html
by djon
Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?
Replies: 60
Views: 53268

What do I buy for the current most power saving NAS system?

My old 500 MHz server is not cutting it anymore as I just got Squeezecenter installed on it. I need a server which can handle Squeezecenter, Torrents and streaming of music/movies. It must support 2 disks in RAID 1. I would really like it to be around 30 w as it will be running 24/7 Atom seems out o...