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by dougz
Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ars: Intel's low-cost "Diamondville" CPU
Replies: 6
Views: 4553

These are aimed at devices that are between a pocketpc and a laptop in terms of performance, correct? So not being able to run Windows is sort of a given :) I guess that all depends on definitions. What is the difference between a pocket pc, a MID, and a 7" screen notebook like the Asus Eee and Eve...
by dougz
Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ars: Intel's low-cost "Diamondville" CPU
Replies: 6
Views: 4553

New Ars article based on ISSCC

it turns out that the Diamondville/Silverthorne processor that will power these devices is a lot leaner than I thought. And contrary to expectations, it also will lag Core Solo significantly in clock-for-clock performance. 13.1 A Sub-1W to 2W Low-Power IA Processor for Mobile Internet Devices and U...
by dougz
Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ars: Intel's low-cost "Diamondville" CPU
Replies: 6
Views: 4553

Ars: Intel's low-cost "Diamondville" CPU

...Intel is planning an ultra-low-power, low-cost 45nm processor codenamed "Diamondville." Intel has now revealed a bit more about the goals and technology behind the processor that will power a new wave of shiny objects in 2008.... Diamondville processors will be soldered directly on to the mother...
by dougz
Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 269592

As a side note, I can't remember the last time I booted into win xp on this rig ... must be well over 6 months. Mepis got me interested in linux again after being burned... I can't remember the last time I booted my home Win2K. No other Win versions at home. Mepis turned my brother on to Linux afte...
by dougz
Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 269592

yamawho wrote:I installed Linux Mint using the vesa video drivers and all seems well including watching videos.
Just used the safe graphics install option on the live cd.
Good info.

I'm curious why you didn't choose to stay with Mepis, as described in your previous posts.
by dougz
Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 269592

I used a Mepis linux v6.5 live cd and went into memtest v1.65 and did 2 passes without errors. I then rebooted back into Mepis and used std xorg setting and presto ... it works. Played around with afew things, went online and no video problems :D Oh yeah ... Mepis rocks 8) I have to agree with you ...
by dougz
Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 269592

Re: SiS 662 northbridge themal performance on DFI mobo

Review claims low northbridge temps. No spec given. Some testing with SiS graphics; some with add-on card.

Note: Pictures in the DFI review show what appears to be considerably larger northbridge heatsink than on Intel D201GLYx. http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/sho ... p?t=108753
by dougz
Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 269592

Good info, syburgh. I assume that the link you intended was http://resources.mini-box.com/online/MBD-I-D201GLY/intel-d201gly-power-consumption.html What video resolution did you use for Linux? Distro & drivers? I know the junction temperature for the Celeron 220 CPU is 100C I wonder about the Northb...
by dougz
Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 269592

Can Silverthorne attain this sort of power reduction without Poulson? Yes. The Celeron 220 on the D201GLY2 has a TDP of 19W, Silverthorne/Diamondville has a TDP of 2W in it's top configuration. If D201GLY3 moves to Diamondville this will result in a <=10 watt board! If Intel also releases a 945GC D...
by dougz
Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 269592

FYI: Review of Windows Home Server on Pentium M 1.73 GHz/1GB box. (Minimum requirement is 1GHz/512MB. D201GLYx looks like a decent choice for WHS.) Overall, I've been pleased with Microsoft's Windows Home Server product. Which is surprising because it usually takes three versions of a Microsoft prod...
by dougz
Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 269592

derekva --
If you'd like, I can install Vista for grins and see how well it does. I'll be running it with 1GB of PC5300
I'd be more interested in hearing how your WHS (or Win XP) runs. Vista doesn't seem like an ideal fit, despite the 1GB...
by dougz
Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 269592

yes - it will line up/fit
Thanks, linux247!

That really gives so many more case choices than the mini-ITX world. Much easier to accommodate the 5.25" DVD drives that I prefer to slimline drives. Multiple 3.5" drives (and power) for a home server. Also, bigger/quieter fans. Cheaper, too.
by dougz
Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 269592

Chad: It will move to Silverthorne next year, although who knows if it'll get the Poulson chipset w/PowerVR, 945, or even just stick with the 915... I've seen speculation that Poulson would be cost-prohibitive for something as inexpensive as the Asus Eee PC. Of course prices have not been publicly r...
by dougz
Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 269592

derekva: I'd be happy to provide a completely unscientific, subjective review... Please do! frank2003: If the 2004 Shelton was any indication, I wouldn't hold my breath for the 2008 Shelton unless you live in Asia or South America. Let's hope AMD also gets on the bandwagon. I hear you, and I'm an AM...
by dougz
Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 269592

"Intel readies 45nm 'Diamondville' CPU for low-cost PCs

The Register quotes HKEPC on future Intel low-cost, low-heat poducts: Intel's platform is codenamed 'Shelton' and is set to centre on a 45nm processors dubbed 'Diamondville', described by company presentation slides posted by Chinese-language site HKEPC as a "purpose-built low-cost processor". Diamo...
by dougz
Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Everex's TC2502 gPC
Replies: 27
Views: 24624

RichardR -- Thanks for the info.
I got tired of fooling around with the rough spots in gOS and loaded Ubuntu 7.10 instead. Works fine
Good to know. What sort of performance do you get? Suitable for general office/net browsing/email? Watch flash media in browser? Watch DVDs?
by dougz
Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Everex's TC2502 gPC
Replies: 27
Views: 24624

Board is VIA pc2500, acording to Wired mag

Wired magazine article -- "Hands-On With Everex's $200 gPC" --- http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/11/hands-on-with-e.html cites Via page --- http://www.via.com.tw/en/initiatives/empowered/pc2500_mainboard/index.jsp Wired -- "UPDATE: Details on the motherboard, Via's Micro-ATX pc2500G, are here. Yes...
by dougz
Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:03 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel D201GLY: cheap, low power mini-ITX
Replies: 183
Views: 159628

jmk: Thank you -- I just finished installing Ubuntu 7.10 and tried "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" (vesa installation) again. This time everything went smoothly... Master One: Thank you -- Although not officially mentioned in the tech specs from Intel, the D201GLY does support 2 GB RAM (I've se...
by dougz
Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel D201GLY: cheap, low power mini-ITX
Replies: 183
Views: 159628

I want to run this board with a low profile fx5200 pci card, what kinda psu and case Three suggestions -- - Read this forum from the start, and then ask questions. Lots of info. - Check http://www.logicsupply.com/search?search_string=d201gly&search_in_description=on&x=7&y=12&page=1 - Google for oth...
by dougz
Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel D201GLY: cheap, low power mini-ITX
Replies: 183
Views: 159628

sea2stars -- Now that I have a LiveCD I can boot to if needed, I don't feel as worried about playing with Linux in my system. Live CDs are great for experimentation, but they can be kind of slow for large distros. I use USB pen drives as replacements for Live CDs when I play with small distros. If y...
by dougz
Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel D201GLY: cheap, low power mini-ITX
Replies: 183
Views: 159628

Re: D201GLY2 Pic -- Domo arigato! Good pic. I'd much rather have a slow 60mm or 80mm quiet case fan aiding a "passive" board's heat sink than a 40mm "whiner" mounted on the heat sink. One issue with the Via boards with HSF has been fan noise as the little high-speed fan ages. YMMV, but I really like...
by dougz
Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:42 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel D201GLY: cheap, low power mini-ITX
Replies: 183
Views: 159628

Master One -- Comparing two tiny pictures of the D201GLY & D201GLY2 in the actual Intel Product Matrix, I'd say the heatsink of the D201GLY2 is just a little higher than the heatsink+fan combo on the D201GLY2, but not really larger. Would you please post the URL? I can't seem to find that picture. (...
by dougz
Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:11 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel D201GLY: cheap, low power mini-ITX
Replies: 183
Views: 159628

EXA works but tended to be a bit buggy, no crashes though, so I disabled it shortly after enabling it; it's not a default setting and from what I've gathered it's a bit buggy with many chipsets. Good to know. That works for me. Might be interesting to compile the latest Winischhofer driver when I g...
by dougz
Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel D201GLY: cheap, low power mini-ITX
Replies: 183
Views: 159628

sea2stars -- VESA simply isn't acceptable. Yeah, it works but it's agonizing to deal with. I'll have to be happy with 2D acceleration, though 3D/DRI support would be nice. Do you see any of the 2D acceleration crashes noted by skiselev in ... Status of driver's features: - 2D acceleration (XAA) - wo...
by dougz
Sun Oct 14, 2007 2:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel D201GLY: cheap, low power mini-ITX
Replies: 183
Views: 159628

Drivers at megaupload?

Followed jmk's link to 2x.com thread and saw nzsteve's post of 9 Oct that they drivers had been uploaded to megaupload. However, it sounds like they didn't work for him. Same site has forumworx2x's 9 Oct post on how to extract file from Intel's Suse driver to use on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibon (7.10). Bad li...
by dougz
Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel D201GLY: cheap, low power mini-ITX
Replies: 183
Views: 159628

Linux driver development ceased

Last I checked, the Intel download pages had pulled the Linux drivers that they had previously offered. Thomas Winischhofer, XFree86/X.org driver developer, has apparently ceased all development, due to lack of compensation for the time he has put in. Pointer found in article http://www.sudhian.com/...
by dougz
Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: 199$ Asus Solid State Notebook
Replies: 33
Views: 30104

Review of Asus EeePC

Quick review of an engineering sample of the 900mhz, 512MB, 4GB model. Not very detailed, but its the first I've seen. The device CPU is an Intel Celeron M @900Mhz. There is a cooling fan that activates after a while. When the desktop is idle or under low load ( ie. while browsing ), the fan is rath...
by dougz
Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:46 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: "Linux-based SLUG spawns highly hackable NAS"
Replies: 1
Views: 3391

Maybe not so hackable as the original article suggested. Still cheap and good power-down options. Detailed review -- ...The good news is that the NAS200 is aggressively priced, supports two SATA drives in individual, JBOD, RAID 0 and RAID 1 modes and has built-in UPnP AV and FTP servers. The bad new...
by dougz
Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:12 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: "Linux-based SLUG spawns highly hackable NAS"
Replies: 1
Views: 3391

"Linux-based SLUG spawns highly hackable NAS"

Simple, hackable NAS box with Windows SMB (Linux Samba) file sharing. Less than $130 U.S (0 GB). Sub 60 watt (per data sheet). Picture - http://www.linuxdevices.com/files/misc/linksys_nas200.jpg From http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS8932620558.html Cisco's consumer products division is shipping a ...