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by Audiodude
Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor GO! Green HD5750 (passive)
Replies: 88
Views: 43939

Temps are no issue, i measured 65°C max temps on the vr components.
That's during Furmark, in normal use the're much cooler.

Greetz Audiodude
by Audiodude
Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor GO! Green HD5750 (passive)
Replies: 88
Views: 43939

Hey W1zzard,

if you can change voltages, how low can you go in idle and load modes (stock clock settings)?
And what are the resulting consumption values?

Greetz Audiodude
by Audiodude
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor 5750 Go Green
Replies: 4
Views: 1522

Try this:

viewtopic.php?t=56956

By the way if you klick on Video Cards & Monitors in the SPCR Index, it's the thread above yours!

Greetz Audiodude
by Audiodude
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor GO! Green HD5750 (passive)
Replies: 88
Views: 43939

I checked Afterburner and it doesn't work!

So i'm looking forward to your GPU Tool W1zzard!

Will it be possible to adjust frequency and voltage on the fly like with Powerplay?

Greetz Audiodude
by Audiodude
Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor 5750 Go Green
Replies: 4
Views: 1522

hey sschnee,

it would be nice if you could post your experiences in the other thread about this card, so the information is concentrated in one thread!

Greetz Audiodude
by Audiodude
Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor GO! Green HD5750 (passive)
Replies: 88
Views: 43939

@ silentplummet: That sounds pretty much like a faulty sample! I have Stressed my Go! Green more than any card i owned before, and it definitely holds up! So either you have a faulty card (monday sample) or there is a hidden flaw in your system (unlikely if the card is running with slower clocks). G...
by Audiodude
Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor GO! Green HD5750 (passive)
Replies: 88
Views: 43939

I am a little bit disappointed that I can't alter voltages but in the end, the missing power connector and the overall performance make this card a keeper. Edit: What really puzzles me is the power reduction that would have been possible with further voltage tweaking. I mean with such an effective v...
by Audiodude
Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Green gaming computer suggestions?
Replies: 22
Views: 10369

The best performance per watt card in the moment ist the powercolor HD 5750 Go! Green! Proof -> techPowerUp! Review: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_5750_Go_Green/29.html Have that card, though it's not the best idle card (by a small amount), it's definitely the best under load. idl...
by Audiodude
Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor GO! Green HD5750 (passive)
Replies: 88
Views: 43939

That's right, but for HTPC Use (which i'm interested in) the card is perfectly alright, because even in the Bluray mode (UVD Mode) the card uses less than a standard Card. UVD Mode is used for TV and Video/Bluray. The 2W less in idle mode are not as important, because the powersavings in the other m...
by Audiodude
Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor GO! Green HD5750 (passive)
Replies: 88
Views: 43939

O.K.

drummroll.....

Here are the official (measured by TechPowerUp!) Power Consumption values:

idle: 14W
Maximum: 62W

See for yourself in the TechPowerUp! Review:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powe ... en/27.html


Greetz Audiodude
by Audiodude
Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor GO! Green HD5750 (passive)
Replies: 88
Views: 43939

@MSI Afterburner: Did that already, but it shows no voltages and it's not possible to change them. Also AMDs own Overdrive doesn't show any GPU Voltages.

I think the card has so many differences that most proggys don't work with it.

Greetz Audiodude
by Audiodude
Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor GO! Green HD5750 (passive)
Replies: 88
Views: 43939

Another hint: I tried to upload the bios using gpuz, but the program said that the bios file has already been uploaded last year. So is the bios actually the same as on the other cards? The UVD mode is used while watching TV (overlay) and during Bluray playback. The problem is, that the GPU load is ...
by Audiodude
Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Turning off video cards in Windows 7 possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 2072

There has been an attampt by NVIDIA to do this. But they dumped the idea (i think demand was to low). To switch a card of while the PC is running, you need to implement a hardware switch of. It's definitely not possible to do this in software. So either wait till ATI or NVIDIA pic this idea up again...
by Audiodude
Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which cards are electric noise-free?
Replies: 14
Views: 3998

Get a Powercolor HD 5750 Go! Green,

very I mean VERY good power circuits. Absolutely no noise.
I had issues like you discribed with my old HD 3850 (but only with ATI tools fur cube).

Greetz Audiodude
by Audiodude
Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor GO! Green HD5750 (passive)
Replies: 88
Views: 43939

O.K. I think you got something wrong here: These values: Idle: 75W Furmark: 150W 3D Mark 06: 135W (Canyonflight) where measured with: Go!Green (with original Heatsink) MSI 770T-C45 PhenomII X4 910e C&Q activated 2x2GB Kingston DDRII WD Greenpower 1GB Seasonic S12II this was a test setup outside the ...
by Audiodude
Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor GO! Green HD5750 (passive)
Replies: 88
Views: 43939

I just saw you owned a 3850 before. Thats ~20W idle, ~80W load for the card. And you surely did some system power measurements as you've even been undervolting it :wink: That's a problem, because I also swapped boards (before it was a ECS 770 Board) and Ram (there was only one stick left, now there...
by Audiodude
Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor GO! Green HD5750 (passive)
Replies: 88
Views: 43939

What does your technical background tell you about the layout of the standard cards? I would think that they 1. Usually go with the cheapest parts they can get away with 2. the vr circuits are layd out for overclocking because failiure to do so will earn them bad reviews (so they don't work in the o...
by Audiodude
Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor GO! Green HD5750 (passive)
Replies: 88
Views: 43939

@ jack_wolfskind: No, I don't have the necessary multimeter for that. Also I think the values have to be that low to make sure that production variations don't lead to damaged mainboards... And lower voltages would only be possible with GPU selection wich would come at a premium price. Greetz Audiod...
by Audiodude
Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor GO! Green HD5750 (passive)
Replies: 88
Views: 43939

I really had hoped they would have lowered the voltage about 10%, to get that 21%, as that would really be awesome. Why that? If they had lowered the voltage, the card would already be at its best. But with standard voltage there ist still the possibility of tweaking it even further... By the way, ...
by Audiodude
Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor GO! Green HD5750 (passive)
Replies: 88
Views: 43939

I just compared some Bios files from TechPowerUp! and it seems that the voltages are the same as with other Boards.
This would mean, that the lower power consumption is solely achieved by the more efficient voltage regulation circuits.

Greetz Audiodude
by Audiodude
Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor GO! Green HD5750 (passive)
Replies: 88
Views: 43939

hey kvik, did you try http://www.alternate.de/html/product/details.html?artno=JCXOV7& ? That's where I bought my Card and they offer Payment on delivery to denmark and I think credit card should be possible to. They are not the cheapest though. Edit: Credit Card isn't possible, but payment on delive...
by Audiodude
Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can you undervolt a Radeon HD 5000-series?
Replies: 9
Views: 7779

Sorry to disagree again, undervolting in power mode (high 3D) will save a lot! The HD 3850 I just retired dropped from 200W (full load/whole system) to 165W with undervolting. This was achieved with bios tweaking. Idle power draw won't be that much affected by undervolting because of the already low...
by Audiodude
Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!
Replies: 156
Views: 318716

Got one:

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It has standard voltages and the tweakable VT1165 MF voltage regulator circuit! The whole circuit is a complete redesign with less but more efficient parts.

Greetz Audiodude
by Audiodude
Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can you undervolt a Radeon HD 5000-series?
Replies: 9
Views: 7779

@Parappaman: I'm sorry, but it seems that you are mistaken. If a Card is underclockable depends on the implemented voltage regulation circuit on the board. This circuit isn't the same on every implementation of a given design (GPU Chip type). So every Manufacturer decides for himself if the relevant...
by Audiodude
Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor GO! Green HD5750 (passive)
Replies: 88
Views: 43939

I Just read the Release notes of the latest RBE and noticed that it's not possible to tweak the GPU voltage of the reference HD 5750 due to a different VR Chip. But.... Good News... The Go!Green has the programmable VT1165MF for the voltage regulation. So it should be possible to tweak the power con...
by Audiodude
Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor GO! Green HD5750 (passive)
Replies: 88
Views: 43939

Hi Folks, I finally got one of those Cards! First results, without any tweaking in Bios and standard C&Q: MB: MSI 770T AM2+ CPU: Phenom II X4 910e with boxed Heatsink Ram: Standard DDRII 800 HDD: WD 1GB Greenpower EADS Power: Seasonic S12II 330 Idle: 75W Furmark: 150W 3D Mark 06: 135W (Canyonflight)...
by Audiodude
Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water Wetter almost 4 years tested
Replies: 5
Views: 4656

For everybody interestet in following ~El~Jefe~'s praises on WW, please Read http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=48706&sid=e512b26553a213c225b958dfb8e51ddb and the other opinions on the Stuff! I will never use it again due to bad experiences and no real value for PC watercooling! Gr...
by Audiodude
Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor GO! Green HD5750 (passive)
Replies: 88
Views: 43939

Lower voltages in combination with selected GPUs and a simpler (less parts) voltage regulation i'd guess.

greetz Audiodude
by Audiodude
Sat May 02, 2009 4:17 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water Wetter Additive - Three years tested.
Replies: 38
Views: 29172

No, Glycol does NOT harm Plexiglass. The alcohol in WW does! So it's defenitely not recommended if you want to use plexi parts in your loop! I never used the Zalman coolant because of reports about it's smell... The G30 (Glysantin) I use has silenced the pump the same way as the WW did before! In my...
by Audiodude
Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water Wetter Additive - Three years tested.
Replies: 38
Views: 29172

I would recommend to check if you could get components that need less juice for the job...

Every rig I build in the furture, will need less electricity or it will not be built!

Greetz Audiodude