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by wdekler
Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dell U3011 has a hum
Replies: 11
Views: 4663

Re: Dell U3011 has a hum

Yes, that is some kind of workaround that works. However, it will use a lot more energy and probably decrease the life expectancy of the backlight as well. :( It's remarkable to find how command this problem is when you search for it. I haven't found yet which component is the culprit. I suspect som...
by wdekler
Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dell U3011 has a hum
Replies: 11
Views: 4663

Re: Dell U3011 has a hum

I did some more searching but it seems that it's normal for the U3011 to emit this kind of hum. So sending it back is probably only a waste of money and will probably get me a kind of refurbished unit with the same problem :twisted: The brightness fix seems to be quite common for a lot of brands! Fo...
by wdekler
Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dell U3011 has a hum
Replies: 11
Views: 4663

Re: Dell U3011 has a hum

Hmmm... my U3011 has the same problem (REV A09) so it will go back to the shop. Increasing the brightness to 100% isn't an option for me as it will greatly increase energy consumption.
by wdekler
Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recommend me video card
Replies: 9
Views: 2563

Re: Recommend me video card

The heatsink isn't glued but hold in place by plastic pens with springs. I've absolutely no concerns of it coming loose. I might take the card out to get some pictures :) Here's a link to the MSI card: http://msi.com/product/vga/N670GTX-PM2D2GD5-OC.html edit: I'm not sure anymore that the afterburne...
by wdekler
Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recommend me video card
Replies: 9
Views: 2563

Re: Recommend me video card

I just replaced the stock cooler of an MSI GTX 670 OC with the artic accelero mono plus cooler with great results. I even opened the case to check it because I thought it wasn't working as I could not hear it from the outside at full speed! 8) The installation was very easy because the original heat...
by wdekler
Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dont understand...hd4850 10w idle @ 68c
Replies: 254
Views: 121917

Sure GPU's can withstand high temperatures but I am worried what will happend to the GPU's life cycle if it idles between 70 and 80 degree's C. Here is ATIs viewpoint on this issue: http://forum.beyond3d.com/showpost.php?p=1195510&postcount=203 I home that ATI means that the cards are designed to b...
by wdekler
Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA card power dissipation
Replies: 136
Views: 274201

Lets hope that the 4850 idle power listed here is still being worked on and will go down with the 8.7 drivers as posted in the other thread.
by wdekler
Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:27 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: How can I cut down the power automatically when PC is in S5?
Replies: 14
Views: 7826

I've now measured the PC without any other device being connected to the meter and the power consumption turns out to be just 6watt (230v). There must be another device which is responsible... edit: it seems that my EKM 265 energy meter has been misbehaving and gave me the wrong results. That seems ...
by wdekler
Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: How can I cut down the power automatically when PC is in S5?
Replies: 14
Views: 7826

I measured this with all devices connected. This includes a router, switch, water cooler pump and an AV receiver in standby. I still suspect the PC to be the main culprit here but I'm not sure how much a typical PC consumes in standby I'll measure just the PC this weekend to make sure what is happen...
by wdekler
Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:30 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: How can I cut down the power automatically when PC is in S5?
Replies: 14
Views: 7826

How can I cut down the power automatically when PC is in S5?

When I let my PC run a task at night (for example defragging) I always schedule a shutdown for when it finished. The next day, if I won't use it I switch of the power completly. I measured that my PC uses up to 30watt in S5 state (shutdown) so is there a way to automatically cut the power when shutd...
by wdekler
Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus PR on "Energy Processing Unit"-equipped board
Replies: 3
Views: 2383

I just tried out the AI NAP mode on my P5K SE/EPU board and was blown away by a powersaving of 2 watt. :x

I guess that there's not much to gain for people who are already running a fairly energy efficient setup (E4300, rmclock switches CPU to 1.2ghz when idle, 7600GT, 80+ PSU).
by wdekler
Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Powerfull enough CPU with lowest IDLE power consumption?
Replies: 24
Views: 13240

The C2D 4300 also idles at 1.0gHz, so that's a good choice as well. And it can be overclocked to very good performance levels.
by wdekler
Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Finally a good MATX mobo for Intel?
Replies: 42
Views: 21332

This seems to be THE matx board. The 4300 runs at up to 333 without a mod:

http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php ... ht=F-I90HD
by wdekler
Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:13 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Installed Vista 64bit and it still doesn't show my 4G of RAM
Replies: 5
Views: 2535

And here's the MS KB article about this problem:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929605/en-us
by wdekler
Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which 7600GT?
Replies: 30
Views: 12347

The C't reviewed some 7600GT cards and the XFX card was the fastest but (of course) also used the most energy. About 18 watt when running idle compared to the Gainward's 12 watt. Is there a way to underclock and undervolt these cards when not running 3D games? Just underclocking won't really help I ...
by wdekler
Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Interesting power measurements on Intel's P965 chipset...
Replies: 6
Views: 2683

As far as I know, chipsets are fine to run close to 100C. Part of that is probably because they run at such low frequencies. Yes, the P965 can be run at up to 102C 8) But that is at inside the chip at the geometric centre of the die. http://www.intel.com/design/chipsets/designex/313055.htm (PDF, pa...
by wdekler
Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel to release CPU with integrated north & southbridge
Replies: 1
Views: 1554

Intel to release CPU with integrated north & southbridge

Seems like a good chip for low power usage: - Integrated Northbridge - Integrated Southbridge - Integrated Memory Controller - 600 - 1,2gHz - 13 - 25 watt But it will be a 1088 FCBGA part, so if you can ever buy it as a consumer... http://www.hkepc.com/bbs/itnews.php?tid=738057&starttime=0&endtime=0
by wdekler
Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E4300, low power CPU for desktop
Replies: 78
Views: 34533

These problems were reported in this thread:

viewtopic.php?t=37636

And here's a link from this thread:

http://forums.ocworkbench.com/bbs/asroc ... 58373.html
by wdekler
Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:50 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E4300, low power CPU for desktop
Replies: 78
Views: 34533

Those links certainly indicate that the Gigabyte board overclocks well with a 6000 series CPU. However, there are reports than when you start from the 4300s 200mhz FSB you'll run into problems around 220. And I haven't found a site/forum yet that reports a 4300 running above 220mhz (say 300) with a ...
by wdekler
Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E4300, low power CPU for desktop
Replies: 78
Views: 34533

If only there was a good board with a low power chipset which could be used to overclock the 4300. The 965 chipset is expensive and has a fairly high TDP, the Nforce chipsets are even worse in this regard and the current 945 motherboards are bad at overclocking the 4300. Finally, the VIA chipsets do...
by wdekler
Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Suggestions on mATX board
Replies: 15
Views: 6770

The combination Asrock ConRoe945G-DVI and Intel E4300 does not seem to overclock very well. The CPU is recognized by the motherboard as a 200 MHz fsb CPU and then it will not work above 224 MHz. I found this information here: http://forums.ocworkbench.com/bbs/asrock-intel-boards/t-conroe945g-dvi-an...
by wdekler
Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Ok to remove psu fan from NSK2400?
Replies: 4
Views: 1912

I've modded two Antec 2400 PSU's with a Nexus 80mm fan. On one of the PSU's it runs fast enough. I used a seperate Zalman fan controller to get it to run fast enough on the other one.

I certainly wouldn't run a PSU without proper cooling as it could pose a fire risk...
by wdekler
Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Suggestions on mATX board
Replies: 15
Views: 6770

Look at maybe the asus p5l-vm or mx. Then maybe you can clock it up a bit extra - although you'll probably top out at ~300 or so FSB, as no current C2D capable mATX board has PCI-e locks. The Asrock ConRoe945G-DVI spec state: "Untied Overclocking : During Overclocking, FSB enjoys better margin due ...
by wdekler
Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Spire Rocketeer II 400W - Avoid
Replies: 0
Views: 1409

Spire Rocketeer II 400W - Avoid

When my current Enermax PSU died with a bang I needed a replacement PSU fast. As Seasonic & Antec PSU's weren't available in the shops I decided to give the Spire 400watt a go (cost about 40 euros). The specs on the website are good: 21db(A) max noise and a 120mm fan. Efficiency isn't good, the manu...
by wdekler
Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1618581

Bela Fleck - The Legend
by wdekler
Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AM2 35W/65W X2 and intel Conroe 65W
Replies: 25
Views: 10023

BTW, here is another thing. Nvidia's AMD chipset is usually running a lot warmer than Intel's chipset. Agreed, but some of the Nvidia chipsets contain a better GPU which can be useful for a HTPC when accelerating video content. Still, the Nforce4 looks much better than the Nforce5 which seems to be...
by wdekler
Sat Jul 01, 2006 3:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus M2NPV-VM and Zalman CNPS8000 - RAM slots blocked?
Replies: 6
Views: 3065

I've did a lot of Googling yesterday :) and I've come to the conclusion that the MSIK9NGM2 should be the better mobo. It seems that they've build a better board concerning memory compatibility/stability. I've no idea if the Asus board can be upgraded by flash or if it's a hardware issue. The Nforce ...
by wdekler
Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:55 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus M2NPV-VM and Zalman CNPS8000 - RAM slots blocked?
Replies: 6
Views: 3065

I'm also interested in this Asus board and the Zalman 8000 cooler in an Antec NSK2400 case. The Newegg customer reviews seem to indicate a problem with memory modules and this board. If you use the recommended list from Asus it should work fine. Are there any other silent coolers that would fit this...
by wdekler
Mon Feb 21, 2005 11:58 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Aopen XC Cube EZ 65 / EY 65 Speedfan support coming up!
Replies: 2
Views: 2033

I don't think that the beta is publicly available (the author asked me not to distribute this version). Maybe you can apply for beta testing just as I did? You can do this with the INFO/SEND REPORT option. The chip which turned out to be responsible for the fan control was the: F75373S which I could...
by wdekler
Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:55 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Aopen XC Cube EZ 65 / EY 65 Speedfan support coming up!
Replies: 2
Views: 2033

Aopen XC Cube EZ 65 / EY 65 Speedfan support coming up!

I'm happy to say that I just received a beta of Speedfan which works fine with this popular barebone (their mobo is identical).

I hope that the final version will be released soon.

Great work Alfredo!

:D