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by alexx
Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: undervolting with H77 boards
Replies: 47
Views: 12818

Re: undervolting with H77 boards

yes, European.
I also have trust in my local retailer...
by alexx
Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: undervolting with H77 boards
Replies: 47
Views: 12818

Re: undervolting with H77 boards

logic supply is more expensive. What difference does it make, do you think the one I mentioned can be a fake?
by alexx
Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: undervolting with H77 boards
Replies: 47
Views: 12818

Re: undervolting with H77 boards

btw, Mini-box picoPSU 90 + 80W Adapter Power Kit | PICOPSU-90-80W = ~55 euro,
be quiet 80+ 300W PSU = ~40
by alexx
Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: undervolting with H77 boards
Replies: 47
Views: 12818

Re: undervolting with H77 boards

ok, good to know. w.r.t. picoPSU: I'm still a bit in doubt if I should go for it, or just install good 80+ 300W PSU and that's it. A conventional PSU has certainly advantages, such as more power connectors. Also, I'm a bit in doubt if picoPSU is as reliable. After all, it needs to run 24/7, so I wan...
by alexx
Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: undervolting with H77 boards
Replies: 47
Views: 12818

Re: undervolting with H77 boards

I own D945JSET board which is currently used in a little computer based player. It has similar 12V input, which is nice, but other things drove me crazy: notebook memory, notebook ata connector, etc. In the end, I found what to use it for, but I will hardly use that board for anything else anymore. ...
by alexx
Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: undervolting with H77 boards
Replies: 47
Views: 12818

Re: undervolting with H77 boards

fiber is probably coming somewhere next year :-)

what would be a better value board in your opinion? Previous generation H61 or H67 based?
by alexx
Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: undervolting with H77 boards
Replies: 47
Views: 12818

Re: undervolting with H77 boards

I've considered SSD as well, but it's just does not justify its price (for now). If I'll be seeing high traffic to my machine, I will first look at ways of caching webpages in RAM, which is certainly cheaper, and only if it's really not able to manage, will go for SSD.
by alexx
Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: undervolting with H77 boards
Replies: 47
Views: 12818

Re: undervolting with H77 boards

at least in Holland, the difference between H67 and H77 intel board is now about 10 euros. So I've decided to go with the latest one, presumably also being a bit more efficient (no controller for conventional PCI, no separate USB3 controller). w.r.t. server board. Ideally, yes. But the price to pay ...
by alexx
Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: undervolting with H77 boards
Replies: 47
Views: 12818

Re: undervolting with H77 boards

w.r.t. USB3: at least on DH77EB, USB3 is only supported with ivy bridge processors
by alexx
Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: undervolting with H77 boards
Replies: 47
Views: 12818

Re: undervolting with H77 boards

possible short-term upgrade could be additional network card. long-term: if the server will get too busy, eventually I might need to go for ivy-bridge i5-3550 (77W TDP). Would the 90W be sufficient then? I guess not... w.r.t. DH61AG: interesting indeed, but I guess more mainstream board is more suit...
by alexx
Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: undervolting with H77 boards
Replies: 47
Views: 12818

Re: undervolting with H77 boards

it seems my setup is going to be: intel DH77EB, Celeron G540, 8GB RAM, two notebook drives. I'm considering picoPSU to power this machine, but I'm in doubt if I should go for 90W pico + 90W AC/DC brick or more powerful, i.e. 120W?

Thanks!
by alexx
Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: undervolting with H77 boards
Replies: 47
Views: 12818

Re: undervolting with H77 boards

"Dit artikel is uitverkocht" means "sold out", but thanks anyway :-) I'm actually trying to postpone upgrades as long as I can; the example with file copying was just one thing that came to mind, not a real issue. Being in software for 15+ years, I'm sure I can address that. The upgrade is driven by...
by alexx
Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: undervolting with H77 boards
Replies: 47
Views: 12818

Re: undervolting with H77 boards

as I mentioned previously, I have been quite happy with my existing setup with AMD and gigabyte MB, but I did get disappointed when I started looking for a CPU upgrade. First it turned out that I had very first revision of the board, for which gigabyte does not provide BIOS updates anymore and so th...
by alexx
Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: undervolting with H77 boards
Replies: 47
Views: 12818

Re: undervolting with H77 boards

of course it's not entirely that simple. For web-servers, the bottleneck is often in IO, provided one has sufficient amount of RAM and good CPU. Ways to solve it, is by caching web-content in RAM, using SSDs, properly partitioning, etc...
by alexx
Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: undervolting with H77 boards
Replies: 47
Views: 12818

Re: undervolting with H77 boards

One important thing I forgot to mention: I'm also running VirtualBox with 2 machines. But you're right, 41 euro vs. 116, makes sense to consider. Thanks!
by alexx
Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: undervolting with H77 boards
Replies: 47
Views: 12818

Re: undervolting with H77 boards

thanks. That's why I've been seriously considering 2120T version, which is cheaper, not so speedy, but economical under load. There was a post here claiming that DH77EB with 3770K was at 24W idle. It's quite difficult to believe. Since I need to do quite some hardware rotation in my house, I was con...
by alexx
Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: undervolting with H77 boards
Replies: 47
Views: 12818

Re: undervolting with H77 boards

the machine will mainly be used as a web-server (small traffic), mail, video streamer and NAS. At this moment it is all served by a single core athlon which is ok, but I'd like to keep machine responsive to the outside world when I'm copying files, for instance. Therefore I certainly need at least d...
by alexx
Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: undervolting with H77 boards
Replies: 47
Views: 12818

Re: undervolting with H77 boards

thanks! indeed, I have seen in many tests that all CPUs idle at approximately the same level. However, picture changes drastically under load. That's why I thought of undervolting in case I was going for picoPSU (just to be sure that I will not burn the power brick).
by alexx
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: undervolting with H77 boards
Replies: 47
Views: 12818

undervolting with H77 boards

Hi, All, My last PC build was greatly influenced by what I read on this forum, indeed very useful information can be found here. Back then I assembled AMD based machine on Athlon and Gigabyte GA-MA74 board which has been serving me very well, but now the time has come to upgrade. I'm considering to ...
by alexx
Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2: AMD 690G, Take 2
Replies: 65
Views: 32623

good idea. So I've redone all the tests and these are the results: Cool & Quiet Freq Current, A (load) Power, W (load) 2700 0.27 0.34 60.6 76.33 2600 0.26 0.33 58.4 74 2400 0.25 0.31 56.1 69.6 2200 0.24 0.28 54 62.9 2000 0.24 0.28 54 62.9 1800 0.24 0.27 54 60.6 1000 0.22 0.24 49.39 53.88 Manual unde...
by alexx
Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2: AMD 690G, Take 2
Replies: 65
Views: 32623

no, actually I have "the Wattage and current meter PM 230" looks kind of the same: http://www.brennenstuhl.de/content.php?Produkte%2FHome+Security+%26+Safety%2FPlug-in+Appliances%2FPlug-in+appliance+with+special+funktions%2FWattage+and+current+meter+PM+230&seite=shop/produkte.php&hauptrubrik=234&det...
by alexx
Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2: AMD 690G, Take 2
Replies: 65
Views: 32623

so am I :-) http://www.brennenstuhl.de/content.php?Produkte%2FHome+Security+%26+Safety%2FPlug-in+Appliances%2FPlug-in+appliance+with+special+funktions%2FDigital+Weekly+Timer+HBT+100&seite=shop/produkte.php&hauptrubrik=234&details=809 it's Digital Weekly Timer HBT 100 you have the same? I was also th...
by alexx
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2: AMD 690G, Take 2
Replies: 65
Views: 32623

btw, it still does not explain why with the same power meter I do not achieve the same (bogus) readings when manually undeclocking/undervolving the system. C&Q does more I guess, than just lowering the Vcore...
by alexx
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2: AMD 690G, Take 2
Replies: 65
Views: 32623

I don't have this power meter at hand; of course it's not something professional, I paid about 18 euros for it. However it has quite nice features, measures voltage and current, you can enter the price of kW and it will calculate the electricity cost for you... I've also used it to measure power con...
by alexx
Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2: AMD 690G, Take 2
Replies: 65
Views: 32623

i wish... I've checked many times. The power consumption gets significantly down when I switch to 2GHz, looks like processor goes to a totally separate mode. But I can assure you - it's not asleep, and all my console commands are processed immediately. Unfortunately under FreeBSD there is no HW moni...
by alexx
Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2: AMD 690G, Take 2
Replies: 65
Views: 32623

power consumption magic

Hi, I have long been thinking about uprade of my fileserver and at first I was looking towards mini-itx based solution, but later found this great forum and decided to go the proven road... I've assembled the following system: Motherboard: GA-MA74GM-S2H (rev. 1.1), BIOS version F2 Memory: 2 x 1 GB C...