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by feb
Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: GA-MA74GM-S2 v DG45FC for basic file server
Replies: 7
Views: 2441

For virtualization, you should select a CPU with HVM capabilities. At AMD they call it AMD-V or SVM. All Athlon XP AM2 and Phenom CPU have it. Semprons don't. Even a very cheap and efficient Athlon 4850e has it. At Intel, they call it VT. For Intel, it's more difficult to find a CPU with VT. If I re...
by feb
Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is that the best PSU for low-power system? [FSP120-50GNF]
Replies: 4
Views: 3540

Sounds interesting. They sell it at Dynabyte for 83.5€. That's slightly less than a PicoPSU with power brick.

PS. Why do you hate PicoPSU ?
by feb
Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2: AMD 690G, Take 2
Replies: 65
Views: 32569

prodeous: In the BIOS, there's a screen called "MB Intelligent Tweaker". In it you can control the frequency and the voltage of the CPU, memory and many others. The manual is available on the website of Gigabyte and explains all the controls which are available in the BIOS. Here, I don't use them as...
by feb
Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2: AMD 690G, Take 2
Replies: 65
Views: 32569

This week, I built a system with a GA-MA74GM-S2H. Power consumption is indeed low: 37W with a cheap 350 QTEC PSU, a 2'5 SATA harddrive and a 4850e underclocked at 1GHz at 1.0V. But the board does not boot with a bt848 PCI card plugged in the PCI2 slot. In the PCI1 slot, it boots but the SATA control...
by feb
Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Comments on my new (cheap and quiet) rig?
Replies: 6
Views: 2004

AMD (who bought ATI) started to release the specs of its graphic chips and chipsets: AMD/ATI release register specifications; Novell follows with alpha driver and AMD to open up graphics specs . People are now working on open source drivers based on those specs, for example http://www.radeonhd.org ....
by feb
Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asrock A780FullDisplayPort vs GigaByte GA-MA78GM-S2H
Replies: 6
Views: 3232

Right, the Asrock has no solid caps. If I understand it correctly, it means that the board risks to break earlier than boards with solid capacitors. It could also consume more power. To make matters worse, the A780FullDisplayPort seems to disappear from most online stores. Too old probably. The Asus...
by feb
Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asrock A780FullDisplayPort vs GigaByte GA-MA78GM-S2H
Replies: 6
Views: 3232

Asrock A780FullDisplayPort vs GigaByte GA-MA78GM-S2H

In planning a new quiet system on a budget, there is the choice between two micro-ATX motherboards: * The Asrock A780FullDisplayPort is cheap (about 57 €) and includes a lot of features. Support of DisplayPort can become handy when compliant monitors become available. * The Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H ...