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by gksam
Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mATX board with under volting
Replies: 15
Views: 5849

With the Asus M2A-VM (HDMI) you can go down to 0.8 Volt. Concerning dimensions: uATX 245x229 mm; a couple of mm-s bigger than what you have specified. Has Gb Ethernet. You can disable almost (?) everything (haven't tried the int. video, since I am using that!) i second that. i'm running an M2A-VM a...
by gksam
Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS M2A-VM HDMI
Replies: 137
Views: 130861

Re: Power Measurements on M2A-VM Motherboard

I recently bought a M2A-VM MB to use as a diskless Kubuntu workstation. I installed an Athlon-64 X2 3600+CPU, and 2 GB of PC5300 DDR2 memory. This was installed in an Antec Minuet case and an LG DVD drive. A 80Gb WD IDE drive was used to install Feisty Fawn (March 28?) Kubuntu beta. I experimented ...
by gksam
Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Powerfull enough CPU with lowest IDLE power consumption?
Replies: 24
Views: 13485

Why not an new Amd 690 board? Quite many feats on that chipset. Too bad Asrock don't make any though as their bios rocks on uATX boards. I recently built a computer using the Asus M2A-VM (AMD 690G), with 4200+ EE 65W 90nm, 2x1gb, 1x250gb (WD), dvdrom drive. With the kill-a-watt, it would draw aroun...
by gksam
Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS M2A-VM HDMI
Replies: 137
Views: 130861

I believe the ASUS board undervolts as well :)
by gksam
Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My first silent build (Solo/C2D)
Replies: 11
Views: 7316

how're the temps btw? The temps are very nice, at full load the CPU only gets up to 52c, and that's with a 50% overclock. I'll post some screenshots later on. why dont you just unplug your cpu fan and go passive? you seem to have enough airflow and the best cpu heatsink there is so there shouldnt b...
by gksam
Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help quieting an X850XT
Replies: 37
Views: 12340

I use the arctic cooling rev 2 (or whatever the first generation type was) on my X850XT. It is currently at 43oC at idle, with the fan at lowest speed. I plugged my fan directly to a 12V drive cable (as opposed to using the header on the video card). When I am playing battlefield 2, the temps will g...
by gksam
Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can you trust the arctic silencers then?
Replies: 35
Views: 13949

I am on my 3rd ATI AIW9600XT. The first two had silencers (the AC VGA Silencer -- original one), and they died after 2-3 months. I don't know what could cause this. I suspect maybe overclocking? Then again, I am wondering about the fan. Maybe it draws too much power (esp when its at 5V where I assum...
by gksam
Sun Aug 29, 2004 4:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Should i get the Enermax, in my system?
Replies: 12
Views: 4214

FWIW, the Truepower gives coil whine with my p4p800 (only noticeable at 1 ft away). The enermax doesn't have any whine with a p4p800-SE mobo (havn'et tried it with anything else). gksam: It's nice to know that is quiter than the Antec 380S, wich is quieter than my TP 430..:) the_smell: I have a VERY...
by gksam
Fri Aug 27, 2004 5:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 200W passive power source
Replies: 11
Views: 2547

hvengel, thanks for the lead on the powersuppply unit. now if only i could scrounge the funds to give this a try :)
by gksam
Fri Aug 27, 2004 3:22 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Should i get the Enermax, in my system?
Replies: 12
Views: 4214

I have the enermax noisetaker 475 in one of my systems. I believe mine is the same model that MikeC reviewed (the PFC one). I think its a great powersupply (nice and heavy). Its pretty quiet too -- much quieter than my Sonata Truepower 380. I would have loved to give the Seasonic Super Tornado Rev A...
by gksam
Fri Aug 27, 2004 9:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 200W passive power source
Replies: 11
Views: 2547

200W passive power source

Similar to what is used in the shuttle. http://www.mini-box.com/pw-120-M.htm They claim it can power "most" motherboards, with up to 3.0 ghz. Wonder if anybody tried such a thing for a moderate-PC (i.e. P4 2.4 with modest video card, single harddrive). Of course you'd need a very good AC->DC12V inve...
by gksam
Tue Jun 22, 2004 6:40 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My little guide to Mobile Pentium 4 M processors
Replies: 58
Views: 34636

I am using a Zalman 6500 on mine. I got the one which screws onto the motherboard (requires removal of the p4 retention bracket) -- this eliminated the need for a CPU shim. Also there is then heatsink->core direct contact. My p4 1.4M will run 2.4ghz at 1.5V. It will run 2.0ghz at 1.3V. Its been up w...
by gksam
Thu Apr 29, 2004 11:13 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: P4 3.0C or 3.2C ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1579

3.0C

Hi. I have a 3.0C, and have a moderate overclock to 3.4ghz.. I put the vcore as low as my P4P800 would go. It says 1.525 in bios, but moterhboard monitor says its 1.6V... this P4P800 moterhboard is known to overvolt at times. I am running Hynix memory -- which is known to overclock pretty well. I'm ...
by gksam
Wed Apr 21, 2004 5:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: [UPDATE P4 3.0@3.4]*pics* Ducted Sonata (with P4 2.66@1.55V)
Replies: 25
Views: 7638

Hi. That was with 2 instances of prime95. I think Ralf is right -- it probably is like 10oC or so too low on the reading... as my P4 2.26@2.66 read higher on a different board! Well, most abit boards read between 8-10 C too high. Motherboard sensors tend to vary a lot which is why it's best to rely ...
by gksam
Mon Apr 19, 2004 8:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: [UPDATE P4 3.0@3.4]*pics* Ducted Sonata (with P4 2.66@1.55V)
Replies: 25
Views: 7638

[UPDATE] see top of post for 3.0C@3.4... with passive 9600 pro.
by gksam
Mon Apr 19, 2004 8:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: [UPDATE P4 3.0@3.4]*pics* Ducted Sonata (with P4 2.66@1.55V)
Replies: 25
Views: 7638

I think the intel spec is to place the CPU in the same location on all motherboards. I have changed motherboards and the CPU is in the similar location. Actually, its not very centered right now -- beuca seyou'll see in the pictures that hte duct gets in the way of the handle.. Also, there is a cros...
by gksam
Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: [UPDATE P4 3.0@3.4]*pics* Ducted Sonata (with P4 2.66@1.55V)
Replies: 25
Views: 7638

Hi. The temps after gaming are similar.. around 50-52oC... I assume games may not keep the CPU at 100% all the time (i.e. between levels, or loading, etc).. but will keep the GPU hotter. That is awesome, I was just thinking about a Sonata and then adding a duct exactly like you did. Hopefully, my co...
by gksam
Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mobile Celeron @ desktop
Replies: 22
Views: 15765

bending pins

Hi. Glad to hear it was a success! A good way of bending pins I found was to get a mechanical pencil, and (having retracted the pencil led inside) stick the CPU pin inside the tip. Then you can bend it back and forth in an easy and controlled manner without bending anything else :)
by gksam
Sun Mar 21, 2004 12:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: [UPDATE P4 3.0@3.4]*pics* Ducted Sonata (with P4 2.66@1.55V)
Replies: 25
Views: 7638

Re: Duct material

Yes, that's correct.

It is a 2.5" diameter bass port I picked up at a car audio place (people use them to build subwoofer boxes).


zak wrote:The duct looks like a loudspeaker bass port to me...


Thomas
by gksam
Sun Mar 21, 2004 11:02 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: [UPDATE P4 3.0@3.4]*pics* Ducted Sonata (with P4 2.66@1.55V)
Replies: 25
Views: 7638

Here are some pictures: http://members.shaw.ca/gksam/sonata/rDSC01999.JPG http://members.shaw.ca/gksam/sonata/rDSC02000.JPG http://members.shaw.ca/gksam/sonata/rDSC02001.JPG http://members.shaw.ca/gksam/sonata/rDSC02002.JPG http://members.shaw.ca/gksam/sonata/rDSC02003.JPG http://members.shaw.ca/gks...
by gksam
Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: [UPDATE P4 3.0@3.4]*pics* Ducted Sonata (with P4 2.66@1.55V)
Replies: 25
Views: 7638

followup

For those who are interested, I finally got around to adding a duct to my Sonata. Prior to the duct, my idle temps (passive 7000Cu) were 46oC, and load temps were -- too hot :) I cut a hole, which is directly above the CPU heatsink, and installed a duct. This duct does not actually go deep enough to...
by gksam
Mon Mar 15, 2004 10:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The silent future is 2.5" wide.
Replies: 33
Views: 43094

Let us know how it turns out :) I looked at the specs, and according to how Toshiba measures, Toshiba 5400 rpm is ~27/33 db idle/seek. Toshiba 4200 rpm is ~24/31 db idle/seek (this is the one MikeC reviewed) It looks like the 5400rpm is definately louder than the 4200rpm (which we'd assume anyway). ...
by gksam
Wed Mar 10, 2004 9:02 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobile Barton 2500 - owners and wannabe owners...
Replies: 155
Views: 124839

I got an Athlon XP-M 2500+ last week. I am running it on a GA-7VAX board -- which has no support for 200 FSB. I am therefore running 166*13.5 = 2240Mhz or so. The vcore is 1.70. at 1.65, it will give prime95 errors. I ran prime95 overnight (8.5 hours) at 1.70V, and it reached around 55oC. Idle is ar...
by gksam
Wed Mar 10, 2004 12:39 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The silent future is 2.5" wide.
Replies: 33
Views: 43094

Does anybody have experience with the Samsung spinpoint MP0302H mobile 5400 rpm drives?

looks interesting :)
by gksam
Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:19 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Hot Northbridge
Replies: 5
Views: 1709

integrated vid

I see in your sig that you are running integrated video. I noticed that the northbridge gets considerably hotter in a system with integrated video (P4B533-VML, Aopen AX63Pro, Gigabyte-845GEsomething, and Intel845GE-something).

I wouldn't worry about it too much.
by gksam
Thu Jan 29, 2004 3:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: [UPDATE P4 3.0@3.4]*pics* Ducted Sonata (with P4 2.66@1.55V)
Replies: 25
Views: 7638

Yes, you nailed it. What's the point of having a 2.66GHz CPU that you can't run at more than idle? I guess I should have rephrased it. I can do anything that I use the computer for except for games (which I only do once a month or so). Work, mp3s, playing videos, playing DVDs, surfing, email all wo...
by gksam
Wed Jan 28, 2004 9:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: [UPDATE P4 3.0@3.4]*pics* Ducted Sonata (with P4 2.66@1.55V)
Replies: 25
Views: 7638

[UPDATE P4 3.0@3.4]*pics* Ducted Sonata (with P4 2.66@1.55V)

[UPDATE!!] Hi all. Just wanted to add that now I have chnaged the board to a P4P800. I got a 3.0C which I am running at 1.525 (stock is 1.55). It comes up at 1.58 on MBM though. I am running 1:1, at 3.4ghz, so thats 15*227mhz. Vdimm is at stock. I have also chnaged the video card to a 9600Pro. I am ...
by gksam
Mon Dec 22, 2003 11:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Coolest Celeron?
Replies: 32
Views: 9350

I had a Celeron 600 in my main machine at one point, and I ran it fanless for 2 years (just unplugged the fan). It didn't get very hot. I undervolted it to 1.4V (stock was 1.5V). I was just using the retail heatsink. The heatsink never got hot... just warm. I am also running a P3 667 slot 1 fanless ...
by gksam
Sat Dec 13, 2003 8:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Cuda IV or Maxtor DiamondMAX Plus 9 (120GB)
Replies: 9
Views: 3150

For quietness, I would definately go with a Cuda IV over a Maxtor Diamondplus 9. The Diamondplus 9 has this low humming noise -- it is pretty pronounced (I am comparing a Cuda IV 80gig vs. Diamondplus 9 80gig). I have 2 computers beside my couch. One has a Cuda IV.. one has a Diamondplus 9. Sitting ...
by gksam
Fri Dec 12, 2003 4:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any experience with DiamondMaxPlus 16 as a quiet drive?
Replies: 6
Views: 2798

Thanks for the insight MikeC. I was hoping to have something quieter than the Cuda IV's. I actually run a hardware raid 5, so I would require a minimum of 3 drives. The Samsungs have been on my consideration list -- and I will probably end up going with those when I want to upgrade capacity. I was j...