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by CharlieChan
Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: pentium-m adapter for socket-478
Replies: 88
Views: 30184

Re: CT-479 Mini-Review

hmsrolst wrote:I had an unused P4P800-VM, and I bought a 1.7 P-M at ebay.
Is it a 479 pin or 478 pin 1.7 P-M?

Thanks.
by CharlieChan
Sun Feb 20, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fujitsu-Siemens 'Silent Fan' and 'Silent Fan LT'
Replies: 6
Views: 2443

I have a fujitsu-siemens D1562. I personally don't use silent fan but thats because my PC is always under 100% load running folding@home. It works as you have decribed it and whether it is of any use to you will depend how you plan to use the PC. My setup is - D1562, P4 3.0C + aerocool DP102 + panaf...
by CharlieChan
Sat Aug 14, 2004 7:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ACTUAL Intel Processor Power Consumption!
Replies: 43
Views: 69239

Hi Petr, Thankyou for the explaination. I understand how you derived at the results but still think that an attempt should be made at measuring the power. It is not that I doubt your calculations but the figures supply by both AMD and INTEL. As an example AMD specifies the XP2400+ has a maximum Tpow...
by CharlieChan
Wed Jul 28, 2004 5:47 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Zalman copycat from China
Replies: 30
Views: 13812

Here's it's almost a case of identity theft. Not quite because they did not take the name or logo, but they really did take just about everything else, and the design is so close to the 7000 that it could be mistaken for a 7000. Also, the copycat in this case has no identity or presence in the mark...
by CharlieChan
Wed Jul 28, 2004 1:53 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Zalman copycat from China
Replies: 30
Views: 13812

Hmmm..... I seem to record not too long ago Thermalright was going to sue Themaltake because the Silent Booster looks similar to the SLK series. I also record most people here disagree with Thermalright so why all this fuss? A good cooler is derive from a combination of factors - looking similar is ...
by CharlieChan
Tue Jul 20, 2004 4:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compucase 6K27 with CPU duct
Replies: 1
Views: 1188

Compucase 6K27 with CPU duct

Whilst looking for a micro atx case, I stumbled onto this very interesting case. According to compucase the 8cm fan can be replace by a 9cm fan. It should appeal to those who wanted a CPU duct but don't know where to start.
by CharlieChan
Mon Jul 12, 2004 3:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Are you satisified with noise levels of Enermax Noisetaker?
Replies: 8
Views: 2694

Re: Are you satisified with noise levels of Enermax Noisetak

I am thinking of getting one but have read conflicting reports on the forums. So, a quick straw poll. Are you satisified with the noise / silence levels of your Enermax Noisetaker? Please state which model you have (if possible). If disatifised, please state the nature of the noise / problem / area...
by CharlieChan
Thu Jul 08, 2004 7:00 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: A test FAQ for public review.
Replies: 45
Views: 30919

If you have Frequently Asked Question that you'd like to see in the FAQ, let me know, but also let me know what the answer should be. One question I know I missed is an nVidia vs. ATI FAQ. I'm not qualified enough to provide a good answer to that question. Just a thought..... Q: I want to make my c...
by CharlieChan
Tue Jul 06, 2004 10:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000A-Cu and Thermalright SLK948U
Replies: 14
Views: 4211

Could you tell me exactly what you did to take care of the temperature? (including parts) I don't want to send you off on a wild goose chase as what I used is basically right for my setup. I just want to point out that choosing the best heatsink and fan will not give the best result if it is in the...
by CharlieChan
Tue Jul 06, 2004 8:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000A-Cu and Thermalright SLK948U
Replies: 14
Views: 4211

I have used both a Thermalright SP94 with Panaflo 92 1BX and Zalman 7000Alcu on a P4 3.0C and cannot recommend either of them unless you have a case with optimize airflow. I have a Lian Li PC60 and althought both coolers can be set to start quiet, you will have to ram up the fan after loading your ...
by CharlieChan
Tue Jul 06, 2004 1:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000A-Cu and Thermalright SLK948U
Replies: 14
Views: 4211

I have used both a Thermalright SP94 with Panaflo 92 1BX and Zalman 7000Alcu on a P4 3.0C and cannot recommend either of them unless you have a case with optimize airflow. I have a Lian Li PC60 and althought both coolers can be set to start quiet, you will have to ram up the fan after loading your C...
by CharlieChan
Tue Jul 06, 2004 1:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Question for Ralf Hutter about the SLK3700-BQE
Replies: 6
Views: 2743

Looking at your sig. I going to guess the noise is caused by the 74G RAPTOR. You can verify this by placing the drive on a piece of foam on the bottom of the case. If the hum goes away then the BQE is not going to solve your problem.
by CharlieChan
Wed Jun 30, 2004 4:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ACTUAL Intel Processor Power Consumption!
Replies: 43
Views: 69239

After a long chat with Ralf Hutter, we have come to the conclusion that the dual-12V lines are not the only source of voltage for the P4. RH mentioned that with earlier lower powered P4s, they actually could run without the dual-12V line plugged into the motherboard; just that when you try to put a...
by CharlieChan
Wed Jun 30, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ACTUAL Intel Processor Power Consumption!
Replies: 43
Views: 69239

This is were I got the idea of using a clamp meter - I had originally thought about building a circuit with 10 meters to measure the current of a motherboard. Good old GOOGLE can to the rescue.
by CharlieChan
Wed Jun 30, 2004 6:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ACTUAL Intel Processor Power Consumption!
Replies: 43
Views: 69239

If both statements are true it means the rest of the system (MB, VGA, HDD, FAN) only draws 15.5W :!: . With everything at idle, isn't that reasonable? The short answer is I don't know. I am trying to find out by running these little 'experiments' and I am making certain assumptions from the results...
by CharlieChan
Wed Jun 30, 2004 1:57 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ACTUAL Intel Processor Power Consumption!
Replies: 43
Views: 69239

System power draw was 131W (AC) - efficiency of the Seasonic SS300FS PSU powering this system is 72% at this power level (from previous testing results). This means it was delivering 94W to the system: 6.6A on the P4-2.8 = 78.5W . If both statements are true it means the rest of the system (MB, VGA...
by CharlieChan
Tue Jun 29, 2004 5:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ACTUAL Intel Processor Power Consumption!
Replies: 43
Views: 69239

MikeC wrote: I suspect those will not draw 43W, VGA & HDD at idle. Not sure of RAM draw power regardless...
The motherboard and RAM should draw at least 20W, seagate rates the barracuda at 9.8W idle - will the VGA draw 13W? If we assume the VGA only draws 5W then the CPU draws 57W.
by CharlieChan
Tue Jun 29, 2004 4:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ACTUAL Intel Processor Power Consumption!
Replies: 43
Views: 69239

Looks like this method has its problems... The reason I took AC measurements and ran a minimal system was ensure the measurments taken with the clamp meter were reasonable . 2) we may be seeing the power efficiency variances in CPU samples that the AMD engineer went on about. Very likely, I record ...
by CharlieChan
Tue Jun 29, 2004 4:02 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ACTUAL Intel Processor Power Consumption!
Replies: 43
Views: 69239

The current to the P4 is supply by the 4 Pin connector on the motherboard. Perhaps not all of it. :lol: That could be the case but the measurement taken when the CPU was idle was P4 2.4B fujitsu D1562 512MB DDR ATX 20 Pin Current/A Voltage/V Power/W 4 * Vcc 1.44 5.12 7.37 3 * 3.3V 3.45 3.34 11.52 1...
by CharlieChan
Tue Jun 29, 2004 3:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ACTUAL Intel Processor Power Consumption!
Replies: 43
Views: 69239

You know, reading your posts reminded me that in fact, I have a Fluke 36 Clamp Meter as well! (On loan from PowerGyoza, who used to be very active at SPCR in the past...) Dug it up, caibrated the Ammeter to zero outside the house, then measured the 12V lines on the test board running a P4-2.8 (533)...
by CharlieChan
Tue Jun 29, 2004 1:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ACTUAL Intel Processor Power Consumption!
Replies: 43
Views: 69239

Besides, how were you able to isolate the power to the CPU section alone? What was your load? And how did you measure AC power? (Not nitpicking -- curious about your test setup). AC power was measured using a Power Meter similar to the Kill-A-Watt meter you use. DC current was measured using a CLAM...
by CharlieChan
Tue Jun 29, 2004 1:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ACTUAL Intel Processor Power Consumption!
Replies: 43
Views: 69239

A new link added to the Information category of SPCR's Web Links , called CPUHeat & CPUMSR provides tables of ACTUAL Intel CPU wattage under max stress such as CPUBurn : I find it difficult to accept their calculated results without empirical data. They could have measure the current drawn by the C...
by CharlieChan
Tue Jun 22, 2004 8:48 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Linux system problems
Replies: 13
Views: 4104

I hate Samba. For me it just seems to be one of those things where I need to fool around with the config and keep fiddling with it until I mysteriously get it working, and stop right there, afraid to touch it ever again. Probably because I don't know all of what I am doing. I feel the exact same wa...
by CharlieChan
Mon Jun 21, 2004 2:39 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Linux system problems
Replies: 13
Views: 4104

CoolGav wrote:Have you got samba running? I don't know what the commands are for Red Hat, so I can't offer much help...
/etc/rc.d/init/samba start|stop|status
by CharlieChan
Sun Jun 20, 2004 9:58 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Linux system problems
Replies: 13
Views: 4104

haysdb wrote: Charlie, will the hardware config automatically run if I boot the hard drive on a new motherboard?
Yes, but manual input is require to alter the settings otherwise Redhat will continue booting with the original settings.
by CharlieChan
Sun Jun 20, 2004 9:28 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Linux system problems
Replies: 13
Views: 4104

Sound like a hardware problem. Take the HDD from the server and plug it into the one of the blades, boot and run throught the hardware config you should have the farm up and running without too much problems.
by CharlieChan
Fri Jun 18, 2004 7:18 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: CharlieChan -- I'm coming for ya!
Replies: 4
Views: 1856

Re: CharlieChan -- I'm coming for ya!

Just fair warning CharlieChan -- you better watch your backside cuz I'm coming for ya!!! Prepare to feel the breeze as superior folding power blows by you in October -- 2023! :wink: Dave Only 7049 more days to go -- can't wait to celebrate! OMG :shock: I better get that old i386 out of the attic - ...
by CharlieChan
Thu Jun 17, 2004 3:49 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 370182

haysdb wrote:I am stuck in that never-never land of no overtakes and no threats. It's just CharlieChan and I, bobbing back and forth between 6 and 7.
Time to add another blade to that farm :twisted: .
by CharlieChan
Thu Jun 17, 2004 12:54 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Power consumption, why has it got so out of control?
Replies: 33
Views: 9510

Does your system also have onboard video? I'm just curious, since this would be a great opportunity to compare power usage at the plug for onboard video versus with your card installed. No. It is a Nforce2 ultra 400 motherboard with onboard RAID, SATA and Firewire. Both RAID and SATA are disable at...
by CharlieChan
Wed Jun 16, 2004 4:51 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Power consumption, why has it got so out of control?
Replies: 33
Views: 9510

AZBrandon wrote:What kind of graphics card do you have? I'm running onboard graphics.
Passive ATI 9200 128MB, just ran CPUBURN - 141W. The motherboard does not undervolt, 1.55V is what it defaults too so I may as well overclock it.