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by jojo4u
Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel DQ77KB: A Low Power LGA1155 Motherboard
Replies: 38
Views: 26818

Re: Intel DQ77KB: A Low Power LGA1155 Motherboard

I put together one PC with it recently. You can ask me, but I don't have access any more. Fan control worked. If I remember correctly every "temperature" entry on "Fan Control & Real-Time Monitoring" in BIOS (page 2 in review) leads to sub-menu displaying the target temperatures. For my i7-3770s fan...
by jojo4u
Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PowerColor SCS HD4650: A Fanless Budget Graphics Card
Replies: 20
Views: 9037

My Powercolor 4670 also needs 15-20W in idle. It's a manufacturer problem, they saved expenses in hardware or BIOS validation. This topic came already up here, but I'm still puzzled why some websites read a very low idle consumption with the Powercolor.
by jojo4u
Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Core i7 launch
Replies: 47
Views: 36634

Some findings of the german hardtecs4u.com Power consumption of VRM and CPU . Nehamlem is the new idle king. Waiting for efficient chipsets/boards in mainstream market now ... Notice the higher power consumption at load with turbo mode on (86 W vs 114 W). This is due to the fact that the voltage was...
by jojo4u
Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus M3A78 Pro: An ATX 780G Motherboard
Replies: 30
Views: 18640

Looks like overscan issues with HDMI. How annoying!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overscan
by jojo4u
Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 60040

Re: MIKE CHIN ARE YOU LISTENING ????

Don't know about the XP journal file. There does seem to be some writes going on in XP that I can't move. Let me know if I can move anything else. About the NTFS metafile frenzy fetch Sysinternal's Process Monitor, watch file access and delete all default filters. Lot's of acesses to $LOGFILE and $...
by jojo4u
Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 60040

Re: MIKE CHIN ARE YOU LISTENING ????

victorhortalives wrote:
Strid wrote: 1. OS drive - Mtron 16GB (but without the journaling/page/temp files on this). Ubuntu & WinXp
2. Local Data Drive - Raptor 74GB. Local stuff + OS journaling/temp directories.
WinXP on FAT32 or is there a way to offload the NTFS journal file?
by jojo4u
Sat May 10, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: X2 4450e tested on Abit AN-M2: very low power
Replies: 17
Views: 12127

Nice findings, Palindroman. The Asrock NF7G-HDReady consumes 17 to 18 W as you mentioned in another post in the gallery? What's the most efficient Intel-based setup at the moment? I still remember the Abit iL-90MV here ;)
by jojo4u
Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sparkle Power's 250W 80 Plus SPI250EP
Replies: 35
Views: 22251

Ugh, ugly JPEG instead of nice PNG on first page ;)
by jojo4u
Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Athlon 64 power reduction: C'n'Q, Vcore, mobile, tools
Replies: 22
Views: 88106

This article is mainly obsolete for today's Athlon CPUs but your combination still covers it. Hmm did you try it with the new stick only? Perhaps it's defective? If it boots with only the new one, get into the BIOS and set every RAM setting to lowest speed. Lower lower MHz and and put command-rate t...
by jojo4u
Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: I dont game should I get 8400GS, 7300gt, or something else?
Replies: 10
Views: 4595

The sweet spot should be a Radeon HD 2600 pro at a 11 W idling. Just search for my posts in the VGA forum.
by jojo4u
Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Help choose SSDs for SPCR's test systems
Replies: 88
Views: 35909

USB Flash drives, try to get OCZ ATV Turbo (turbo being the defining word here) in either 4GB or 8GB. That is the highest performing flash USB drive (consistently from test to test) that I've been able to find. Beats anything/everything by Corsair, Buffalo, Patriot, etc. For both read and write spe...
by jojo4u
Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Temjin TJ08 and oversized PSUs
Replies: 8
Views: 5544

I got the case for over a year now. What I like: The design is simple and clean The size is just right for µATX mobo + ATX PSU 120 mm fan Ninja fits What I don't like: The drive bay covers are fixed with two screws and aligning them is a PIA. A part broke out of the front USB ports, so I can only u...
by jojo4u
Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anybody gone HD-less?
Replies: 55
Views: 18945

Fat Bunny wrote:and have the swap file on a cheapo 1GB USB thumb drive?
You don't need swap. I run Linux happily without ;)
by jojo4u
Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Raid 0 failing, any way to backup individual hdd?
Replies: 4
Views: 1866

Yeah good 'ol dd. dd The name dd stands for "copy and convert". Don't see it? Well, "cc" was already taken for the C compiler, so the author chose the next letter in the alphabet. The syntax has sort of an evil, JCL-like quality to it. According to The Jargon File, the interface was a prank. dd /dee...
by jojo4u
Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Lowest power Intel/AMD setup ?
Replies: 42
Views: 18056

by jojo4u
Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anybody gone HD-less?
Replies: 55
Views: 18945

CF cards need to be set internally to physical instead of removable. This is the case with some new cards. See here.

About the write cycles: I wouldn't be too worried. The german magazine C't wrote on a simple USB stick over and over for weeks on the same physical adress on got no error so far.
by jojo4u
Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2.5 HDD silencer
Replies: 7
Views: 2409

by jojo4u
Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Help choose SSDs for SPCR's test systems
Replies: 88
Views: 35909

Ok after further researching about the ATA type I can says that some cards just detect wether they are behind an ATA host and just switch the type. This means a card that has Fixed + CF-Removable sets itself to either one of them. Sources: http://hjreggel.de/cardspeed/speed-news.html "It also suppor...
by jojo4u
Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Help choose SSDs for SPCR's test systems
Replies: 88
Views: 35909

Well some more good news from http://www.hjreggel.net/cardspeed/index_de.html The mentioned Kingston Ultimate 266x seems to be fixed from factory. There are all UDMA CF cards listed and some tested. And some of the tested have the magic word "fixed" as ATA type. I'll copy the table (a hacked to look...
by jojo4u
Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Help choose SSDs for SPCR's test systems
Replies: 88
Views: 35909

Ok I've found something new in the recent C't (26/07) Addonics Quad-CF PCI Adapter This beast let's you combine up to 4 CF cards in RAID 0/1/10. More than 2 fast cards in RAID-0 are pointless since the internal IDE channel gets saturated. They used a Kingstom Ultimate 266x and got 41/24 MiB/s read/w...
by jojo4u
Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Controllers: Spindown Support
Replies: 15
Views: 9164

without using hdparm, will Windows own power management spin your drive down? also, is your SATA controller (ICH integrated) running in native SATA or IDE mode? You can check by going to Device Manager, and finding if your controller shows up under "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers" (IDE emulation mode), ...
by jojo4u
Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 2400 Pro v 7300 LE v G33 IGP - Power consumption
Replies: 39
Views: 25972

I went to buy the article that you linked to below as it sounds very detailed but they don’t take Paypal unfortunately. Did they test any passive 2600 XT cards that had low idle power consumption? I have my eye on the MSI and Gigabyte cards. No further tests as I'm aware of. I could manage a scan...
by jojo4u
Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Help choose SSDs for SPCR's test systems
Replies: 88
Views: 35909

from http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=39278: Speed The installation of the USBoot filter driver ("driveguard") gave a write speed boost. Don't know why, though. My sticks are a Buffalo Firestix-R 4 GB and a Buffalo Firestix-S 1 GB for all my applications which don't rely on a par...
by jojo4u
Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 2400 Pro v 7300 LE v G33 IGP - Power consumption
Replies: 39
Views: 25972

so I ordered a PowerColor HD 2600 Pro SCS3 256MB instead. Unfortunately it idles at full speed unlike the HD 2400 Pro so the power consumption is higher. I wonder if this limitation is due to a poor design of the board or is a limitation of the chip. Does anyone have a HD 2600 Pro that idles at a l...
by jojo4u
Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My experiences with Windows XP on USB stick (and Linux)
Replies: 26
Views: 20542

wim wrote:are you still operating on a usb drive? how's it holding up now?
No problems, it's working as before. I played with the cap and now it's broken. But that's jsut a cosmetic problem ;)
by jojo4u
Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Help choose SSDs for SPCR's test systems
Replies: 88
Views: 35909

Windows on a pen drive is doable, but: 1st you must either use a write protection (e.g. EWF) or FAT32 and 2nd you loose standby/hibernation. If you switch to Linux everything is fine. Read the details here: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=39278 EWF: http://www.silentpcreview.com...
by jojo4u
Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Help choose SSDs for SPCR's test systems
Replies: 88
Views: 35909

Does it need to run Linux or Windows?
by jojo4u
Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Windows on USB Flash or CF Practical?
Replies: 15
Views: 5958

I prefer USB pen drives over CF. See my posts below. The stick running Linux is fine after 1 year of daily use.
viewtopic.php?t=39278
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