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by Thomas
Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Athlon II X4 610e & Phenom II X4 910e: 45W & 65W Qua
Replies: 41
Views: 11611

m0002a wrote:
Thomas wrote:I'd like to spend a little more, to get lower overall power consumption - but 40% extra for the 910e vs. the 925, is not worth it.
Have you actually seen a retail price for the 910e? Until you do, don't assume anything.
That's the current retail price - it might lower, but who knows...
by Thomas
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Athlon II X4 610e & Phenom II X4 910e: 45W & 65W Qua
Replies: 41
Views: 11611

I'm wondering about the AMD mobo; Was the IGP or the Asus 9400 + disabled IGP used? If it's the latter - how efficient is the mobo at shutting down the IGP? Yes, the IGP was disabled. The difference can be calculated easily since we know the graphics card's idle power. I'll test it next time I'm in...
by Thomas
Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Athlon II X4 610e & Phenom II X4 910e: 45W & 65W Qua
Replies: 41
Views: 11611

I'm wondering about the AMD mobo; Was the IGP or the Asus 9400 + disabled IGP used? If it's the latter - how efficient is the mobo at shutting down the IGP?

Cant seem to find the info in the article, have I overlooked it?
by Thomas
Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Athlon II X4 610e & Phenom II X4 910e: 45W & 65W Qua
Replies: 41
Views: 11611

Once again, a SPCR review on a high level - thanks :D 8) It's good to be updated in the CPU field, though, I dont have an itch to buy one of those tested; The 910e seems to be a better regarding consumption, than my current Phenom II 925, but not enough to justify an upgrade: My Phenom II X4 925 in ...
by Thomas
Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: POST problem - mobo w. IGP: claims GFX aint properly insert
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll try them out. Though, I've already tried with the disks unplugged and the mobo are on stands. Havent tried unplugging the RAM and I'll also have to check up on the power wires...
by Thomas
Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: POST problem - mobo w. IGP: claims GFX aint properly insert
Replies: 3
Views: 899

POST problem - mobo w. IGP: claims GFX aint properly insert

Hi there I finally ran into a PC build with mostly new parts, which wont POST :twisted: It's based on a Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, 2 sticks 2GB Kingston ValueRAM and a Phenom II BE X4 955. All those are brand new. No messages on the screen, only continous long beeps, and according to the manual it means...
by Thomas
Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec TruePower 380 died
Replies: 3
Views: 1350

...I don't think this header has any speed control (it's not in the BIOS menu anyway) so I'm planning to replace it with a thermally controlled fan. I looked at the Antec SmartCool and the Enermax Apollish. I've ordered the Enermax from Newegg, hope it's good enough. One thing that occurred to me i...
by Thomas
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting: how low can you go?
Replies: 234
Views: 206276

Phenom II 925 rev. C3

Phenom II 925 rev. C3 Idle: 0,74 volt / 800 MHz / 54-55 watts Load: 1,18 volt / 2800 MHz / 125 watts Measured @ 230volt AC without screen, speakers etc - undervolting with K10stat - voltages read through SpeedFan - system has been stabil for about 3 weeks. Undervolting helped a lot on load wattage,...
by Thomas
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: I think Phenom II 925 rev. C3 might deserve a SPCR review
Replies: 2
Views: 3264

After running this system for about 3 weeks, where it's been stabil, I'd like to add my undervolting results:

Idle: 0,74 volt / 800 MHz
Load: 1,18 volt / 2800 MHz

Voltages read through SpeedFan.
by Thomas
Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:38 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: I think Phenom II 925 rev. C3 might deserve a SPCR review
Replies: 2
Views: 3264

I think Phenom II 925 rev. C3 might deserve a SPCR review

My sample idles at 54-55 watts when undervolted. Undervolting also helped a lot on load wattage, it went from 180 watt to 125. Other specs: Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3H (integrated graphics) 2 x 2 GB RAM DDR2 Seasonic S12 380 1 x Samsung F2 EcoGreen 2 x Hitachi 5K160 2,5" 1 x optical disc 7240s 1 x card r...
by Thomas
Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Realistic power consumption of 785G + Athlon X4 630
Replies: 18
Views: 7645

However, the Phenom processors will not be as efficient as the Athlon II series (particularly the new 45W models). My HTPC (see sig) idles around 60W with integrated GPU. I got a Phenom II 925 revision C3, and undervolted, it idles @ 54-55 watts. Other specs: Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3H (integrated grap...
by Thomas
Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How to read CPU voltage reliable?
Replies: 3
Views: 1591

Thanks RedAE102, that makes sense. I'll post my findings in "How low can you go" later, and it's nice to report accurately.
by Thomas
Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How to read CPU voltage reliable?
Replies: 3
Views: 1591

How to read CPU voltage reliable?

I'm in the process of undervolting my new CPU with K10stat, and noticed that the voltage readings from K10stat differs from SpeedFan and CPU-Z - SpeedFan and CPU-Z report the very same. Ah, AMD PowerMonitor, I thought, that must be reliable - but that one shows the same as K10stat - which happens to...
by Thomas
Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 905e - anyone using it?
Replies: 17
Views: 5374

peerke wrote:Mats; any idea if the C3 stepping's individual core clocking would work on my GA-MA78GPM-DS2H AM2+ motherboard? I can't seem to find this information anywhere.
It works on my Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3H.
by Thomas
Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Problems with new SATA optical disk - SOLVED
Replies: 5
Views: 1298

A few times the drive worked as it should - but about 95% of time, it failed.

Tried a lot, but no consensus in the results.

Swapped the SATA cable - and now it works fine :D
by Thomas
Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cant enable CrystalCPUID
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Thanks, thats a good advice - it works like a charm :D
by Thomas
Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 925 arrived - please help identify revision
Replies: 0
Views: 1105

AMD 925 arrived - please help identify revision

My new 925 arrived, and works gret, yipiii. But I'm in doubt which version I actually got... According to the website I bought it from, it should be a C3 revision, and the modelnumber on both their site and CPU I recieved, says: According to AMD, that modelnumber should be a C3: http://products.amd....
by Thomas
Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cant enable CrystalCPUID
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Cant enable CrystalCPUID

I've ran CrystalCPUID for about a half a year, no problems. Then I swapped my 4850e CPU to a 925, and now I cant access "Multiplier Management" and the "AMD K6/K7/K8/LX Multiplier" menus, they are grey... Cool 'n' Quiet is enabled in the BIOS, and I can enable AMD's own Cool 'n' Quiet driver, and CP...
by Thomas
Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Problems with new SATA optical disk - SOLVED
Replies: 5
Views: 1298

It sounds like you're having trouble at both the operating system level and with reading the discs. Just to make sure, are you saying that in many of your attempts the drive, itself, fails to even show up in Device Manager? Or, is it just that nothing happens when you put a disc in the drive? If th...
by Thomas
Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Problems with new SATA optical disk - SOLVED
Replies: 5
Views: 1298

Try updating the firmware on the drive. My newer Samsung drive had horrendous disc compatibility out of the box, but after flashing it, it became usable. Not sure if it will work for you, as your symptoms are more extensive, but it's worth a shot. Thanks for the suggestion, but even with an older f...
by Thomas
Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Problems with new SATA optical disk - SOLVED
Replies: 5
Views: 1298

Problems with new SATA optical disk - SOLVED

So far, I've used a P-ATA optical drive, which worked flawlessly with my XP SP3 based system, until recently, where it started to fail quite often. It's old, so it's worn out. Then I swapped to a Sony NEC Optiarc 7240S S-ATA drive, and I'm now having problems. I just connected it to a randomly choos...
by Thomas
Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 905e - anyone using it?
Replies: 17
Views: 5374

It's ordered now. It'll probably arrive next week - I'll be back with som impressions, when it's up and running :D
by Thomas
Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 905e - anyone using it?
Replies: 17
Views: 5374

Wow, nice article. I'm ordering a 925 soon 8)

Thanks for sharing your great knowledge, thats super :D
by Thomas
Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 905e - anyone using it?
Replies: 17
Views: 5374

It's possible that a CPU with the newer C3 revision will undervolt even further The specs in the link above, says the C3 revision cant go lower than 0,9 volt, whíle the C2 is rated for 0,85 - I find it hard to see, why the C3 should undervolt better... shouldnt I aim for the C2? The specs sound mo...
by Thomas
Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 905e - anyone using it?
Replies: 17
Views: 5374

80-90% of the time, it wont be stressed, just web-browsing, text editing etc. But when I stress it, I'll be editin photos, and I want it to be reasonably quiet while I'm doing that. The challenge here, is that I'm using Nikons Capture NX2, which is horrible programmed and it abuse the CPU. Further, ...
by Thomas
Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 905e - anyone using it?
Replies: 17
Views: 5374

TDP is a limit not an exact value. I know - but since there's (almost) no benchmarks avaible, it's the least bad indicator of wattage. The 905e is overpriced Yup, from a performance/price point of view. But it's only 10-15% more than the 925, and if it really only was 45 w TDP, it seemed like an ea...
by Thomas
Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 905e - anyone using it?
Replies: 17
Views: 5374

The 905e is 65W, so if you want the lowest TDP (AMD) quad core possible (45W) you'll have to go for an Athlon II (600e, 605e). As far as I know there's no Phenom II with 45W TDP at the moment. You're right, I mixed the TDP's up... But I need something with more horsepower than a 605e... So it seems...
by Thomas
Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:01 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD 905e - anyone using it?
Replies: 17
Views: 5374

AMD 905e - anyone using it?

I plan on upgrading my 4850e to something faster in my Gigabyte 780G based mobo. But I dont want a wattage monster which is tough to cool quietly... I think the 905e is interesting - low wattage (45 watt TDP) and as far as I've found out, it should be close to the 810, performance wise. It's a bit e...
by Thomas
Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P - sounddriver issue - please help
Replies: 4
Views: 1141

Thanks :-)
by Thomas
Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P - sounddriver issue - please help
Replies: 4
Views: 1141

Hmmm, I dont get this - what do you mean with "built-in sound and on board sound"? Is there one on the motherboard and another in the graphics device? Which in this case is a HD4850? Between, this is not a 790GX, but a 790XT... Even if I cant disable this function - why the h... cant it install the ...