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by prodeous
Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Smallest - cheapest AMD AM2+/AM3 motherboard
Replies: 8
Views: 4262

It looks like the Asrock A780GM-LE/128M or ASROCK A780LM fit the bill.

Physically small, and decent amount of power.

Overall they will not be upgraded with Video cards, or anything.

Each system will be just CPU/MB/MEM. all booting of network.

Now i just have to find availability in Poland.
by prodeous
Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Smallest - cheapest AMD AM2+/AM3 motherboard
Replies: 8
Views: 4262

Overall the chipset is not an issue, it could be as well the 780, or 785. however the bigger concern is physical size. ITX form factor is too expensive, so that is out of question. therefore if you have any ideas of a small uATX 780 board. I would welcome it. The ones listed below are approximately ...
by prodeous
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:51 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Smallest - cheapest AMD AM2+/AM3 motherboard
Replies: 8
Views: 4262

Smallest - cheapest AMD AM2+/AM3 motherboard

Hi. I'm trying to do some research into a small cheap motherboard for AMD platforms. main keys: - cheap - 1GB nic - physically small. mATX/uATX, or mITX - True AM2+ support (dual voltage plains - Core/Memory) - some Bios undervolting options. I looked all over, (within reach of what I can purchase i...
by prodeous
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Phenom application for undervolting
Replies: 6
Views: 4041

Thanks for the replies. I to found that K10STAT seems to be quite useful. Now I'm stuck on a ASUS with 760 chipset, which also is not supported by AMD Overclock (which ticks me off as it is in he 7xx series of chipsets) still K10Stat is nice to adjust voltages and lower mutlipliers. but still AMD Ov...
by prodeous
Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Transform 'Cuda 7200.11 1.5tb into Velociraptor Killer
Replies: 78
Views: 56685

Well I am wondering from a different perspective. Since we are here at the SPCR website, it would be interesting to see if this alteration has any benefits from audio and power side. Is SPCR thinking of doing their own analysis? Also last comment. Short Stroking the Velociraptor.. That would be impr...
by prodeous
Thu May 07, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD10EADS or WD10EACS
Replies: 5
Views: 4047

here is a nice review of a few 1tb drives.

Performance of the WD10EADS is quite impressive for a 5900rpm drive.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/storag ... undup.html
by prodeous
Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2: AMD 690G, Take 2
Replies: 65
Views: 32466

With regards the bios option, i am quite aware of the hidden option. That is why i posted question about possible Beta Bios that might give lower voltages. Current bios's deliver only options to add voltage to the normal settings. such as +.025.. so it is a no go with lover then stock voltages. Henc...
by prodeous
Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2: AMD 690G, Take 2
Replies: 65
Views: 32466

Did anyone find any beta bios to allow undervolting in the BIOS for this board?

I'm not looking for software adjustments, just clean BIOS option. All current BIOS has + option...
by prodeous
Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Redefining Budget Gaming Graphics: ATI's HD 4670
Replies: 53
Views: 23136

I couldn't wait any longer for the passive one. So got the Asus one, The heatskink is large enough so might work passive, i'll will definately give it a try. Maybe the HIS version would be even better as it has a much larger heatsink that extends all the way to the exit vent, then positive preasure ...
by prodeous
Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Redefining Budget Gaming Graphics: ATI's HD 4670
Replies: 53
Views: 23136

With regards to the card it self. I have the 4670, sitting next to my system as there is a driver issue. :P The standard drivers 8.8 or 8.9 do not support this card at the moment, so only Manufacturers drivers should work. Problem is that I also have a 2600xt (gigabyte passive), and using the manufa...
by prodeous
Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cluster/Renderfarm node - 740G + Phenom 9150e
Replies: 0
Views: 1200

Cluster/Renderfarm node - 740G + Phenom 9150e

I tried to figure out where to post this, but his section seems as the most appropriate. Thanks to this site I have noise obsession... so "Thanks" :P I do lots of 3d so i need more cpus, and well I a computer geek so.. so i finally started my project. Nearly silent Cluster. Main goal is to fit 4 to ...
by prodeous
Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:07 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2: AMD 690G, Take 2
Replies: 65
Views: 32466

I've seen the "nice" results. but they are trying the 125w, so that is understandable, especialy when OC'd. I was planing to slap in either the 9x50e 65 watts or 9500 95watt, and mabye undervolting them a tad more. depending on the motherboards posibilities. With general estimates sub 60watts should...
by prodeous
Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Multiple systems in one P180 case
Replies: 5
Views: 7354

Impersive build. I'm cooking up (very slowly) something similar. But its still in the planning phase. I have one recomendation. The ITX board, you could run it of a PICO PSU connected to 12V of the main power supply ;) I expermited with this connecting a mATX with an AMD 3600X2, generaly functioned ...
by prodeous
Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2: AMD 690G, Take 2
Replies: 65
Views: 32466

if there was some answer to the AMD Overdrive tool, BIOS voltage setting and Phenom, I would definately get it and test it. have 4 picos for cluster nodes.
by prodeous
Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mini-itx 780G board
Replies: 128
Views: 72660

makes me wish i was back in Canada so i could buy 4 of them :)
by prodeous
Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2: AMD 690G, Take 2
Replies: 65
Views: 32466

I was wondering if anyone was able to find the answers to my quesitons about the 740G chipset and Phenom? 1. Is 740G supported by AMD Overdrive tool? 2. Does Bios still show voltage option when Phenom is pluged in? I'm really tempted by this chipset and a nice 9150e or 9550 undervolted for cluster n...
by prodeous
Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2: AMD 690G, Take 2
Replies: 65
Views: 32466

And another question. With the 690 chipset, when a non Phenom was placed, voltage in BIOS was available. The instance you placed a Phenom (in my case 9500) the ability to adjust the voltage was not available. Granted, if the AMD overdrive tool is working, then in a windows environment this is not to...
by prodeous
Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2: AMD 690G, Take 2
Replies: 65
Views: 32466

I'm wondering one thing.

Is the 740 chipset supported by AMD Overdrive Tool?
by prodeous
Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Post Your GPU Folders and their PPD!
Replies: 41
Views: 21176

My Radeon 2600xt, 1100 points. still more then the core it wastes...
by prodeous
Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:31 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2: AMD 690G, Take 2
Replies: 65
Views: 32466

Very nice review.

I was waiting for this before I decided what MB should i use for my cluster system. This seems to be one of the most logical choices.

Question is how well would it work with a 65W phenom x4. I doubt it would be as simple as adding 20w to the figures.
by prodeous
Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Whats wrong with this board?
Replies: 8
Views: 2378

@psiu that board is designed for industrial computing. Not really for desktops. @Gojira-x The first link shows a regular one. But you might be right. However it would be odd for them to include the 12V plug then ;) But in general i think their text under the picture sais it all "The product picture ...
by prodeous
Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 740G chipset
Replies: 13
Views: 7044

You have to remember one thing.

The hardware setup could be different between what THG and the information presented here.

We just have to wait for the review.
by prodeous
Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Whats wrong with this board?
Replies: 8
Views: 2378

Whats wrong with this board?

Doing a quick look for available AM2 m-ITX boards in europe on one of the sites i found a normal MSI m-ITX AMD board. http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=1315&maincat_no=388# OVerall there is nothing wrong with this board. after looking at other MSI AM2 m-ITX boards (there were ...
by prodeous
Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI LanParty Junior - mATX P45 with 2x PCIe x16
Replies: 10
Views: 3008

I my self, can't wait to get the AM2+ DFI board to replace my current system. Small and powerful.

That will allow me to have more space in my case for other nodes. I just hope its going to be available in Europe anytime soon (and not extremely expensive)

And now to find mDTX boards in Europe ;)
by prodeous
Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 740G chipset
Replies: 13
Views: 7044

Ohh, you are doing a review of it... cool, no more questions then :)
by prodeous
Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 740G chipset
Replies: 13
Views: 7044

Also, what CPU do you have pluged in?
by prodeous
Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 740G chipset
Replies: 13
Views: 7044

Lawrence Lee, i will tell you, that is one delicious bone you have thrown.

i wonder what it is at max ;) (care to throw another one?) hihi
by prodeous
Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:14 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 740G chipset
Replies: 13
Views: 7044

I agree that the information is strange, but that is the only piece of information. This is probably the closest piece of informaiton from AMD's website. Like all marketing, not quite reveling. Built for The Ultimate Visual Experienceâ„¢ The AMD 740G Chipset with ATI Radeonâ„¢ 2100 Graphics technolo...
by prodeous
Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:59 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 740G chipset
Replies: 13
Views: 7044

That is interesting. I guess PCperspective has its facts messed up The heart of the 740G is essentially the same as the previous 690G. The X700 based integrated part is SM 2.0 compliant, and it has the newer Avivo HD/UVD portion fused onto the design. All of this is then rolled up in one 55 nm packa...
by prodeous
Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 740G chipset
Replies: 13
Views: 7044

One question that sits in my mind, will the Overdrive tool even support this chipset?

Granted its a 7xx series, but its just a die shrink of the 690 + HD decoder (udv or uvd... dont' recall)