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by porkchop
Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 30077

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

DaRuSsIaMaN wrote:Not quite. They switched the PSU as well as took out the video card.
oops.

mobile platforms are impressive indeed, one of the advantages of buying a nettop is that it will most likely use less power than a custom mitx build.
by porkchop
Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 30077

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

the board is a early sample, the retail ones will have the bigger heatsink. presumably everything else will remain the same so 14w idle should be achievable, msi have proved that they are one of the more efficient motherboard makers. a good review too, i especially like the power consumption graphs,...
by porkchop
Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 30077

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

the pico according to the review.

i think the reason the seasonic was mistaken was because it's mentioned in the previous page explaining ac to dc conversion. i fell for it too until i took a closer look at the test system component list.
by porkchop
Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 30077

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

undervolt more? yippee! looking forward to the results with optimism.

perhaps the mhz readings you're getting are unreliable, a new version of cpuz just came out and it officially supports zacate/ontario. might be worth a shot.
by porkchop
Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 60w enough for undervolted sempron 140, 785g and ssd? YES!
Replies: 8
Views: 1851

Re: 60w enough for undervolted sempron 140, 785g and ssd?

another advantage of using an ssd - no big spikes in power consumption :) i'll probably jump the gun on a picopsu-80 and an edac ea1050( link ) 60w power brick, the edac isn't as good as the one from minibox but it's cheap and readily available. will report back if/when i get it together. edit: foun...
by porkchop
Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 60w enough for undervolted sempron 140, 785g and ssd? YES!
Replies: 8
Views: 1851

Re: 60w enough for undervolted sempron 140, 785g and ssd?

i know i'm cutting it close here, but the plan is to use the pico for a zacate system later so 60w is plenty. 38w idle seems pretty high, from memory there was a thread when the 785g chips first came out and someone undervolted an athlon ii 240 with my motherboard and almost broke 30w in idle (with ...
by porkchop
Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 60w enough for undervolted sempron 140, 785g and ssd? YES!
Replies: 8
Views: 1851

60w enough for undervolted sempron 140, 785g and ssd? YES!

specs are: sempron 140 800mhz@0.77v, 2.7ghz@1.1v gigabyte ga-ma785gm-us2h stock kingston v series 64gb ssd kingston value ram ddr2 2x1gb would a picopsu-80 and a 60w brick be sufficient? a quick search on spcr has given me conflicting numbers. i've seen 41/47w idle/load and also 45/75w idle/load, th...
by porkchop
Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 30077

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

http://hothardware.com/Reviews/AMD-Fusion-Hits-Retail-Zotac-and-Gigabyte-E350s-Tested/?page=8 power consumption page of the hothardware gigabyte e350n-usb3 and zotac e350 based zbox review. the zbox does 13w idle, 23w cpu load and 29w cpu+gpu load... makes you wonder if some new driver or bios stuf...
by porkchop
Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 30077

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

hence the summary :) on another note, an asrock budget board has surfaced on newegg: $110, no usb3, not all solid caps, maybe a less extensive bios. interestingly, it doesn't have a p4 power connection. asrock also have another version which has usb3 and all solid caps, hopefully it's still a good c...
by porkchop
Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 30077

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

some comments at the tech report e350n-usb3 preview from another owner put the power consumption at 17w idle and 28w load with a 75w brick, pretty much the same as the asus, i wouldn't put my hopes up :( i'm surprised there was no undervolting in the review, there might not be much of a difference b...
by porkchop
Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 30077

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

discussed in length here viewtopic.php?f=28&t=61118&p=533579#p533579

summary:
sb numbers are estimated dc, fusion is ac.
looking at picopsu efficiency, fusion dc numbers should be about 13w idle, 23w cpu load, 30w cpu/gpu load.
by porkchop
Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 30077

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

i believe this is the first review that has used an appropriate psu so thanks :D power numbers are about 5w higher in idle and load compared to the engineering sample which sucks. so much for driver and efficiency improvements. the mini itx gigabyte e350n-usb3 is available on newegg for an extra $10...
by porkchop
Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:02 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: accurate power meter, $31.50 shipped, ebay, Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 648

accurate power meter, $31.50 shipped, ebay, Australia

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... K:MEWAX:IT

looks pretty good and reported accuracy is 0.5%.

i'm trying to justify buying one...
by porkchop
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Fusion APUs Arrive
Replies: 22
Views: 22031

Re: AMD Fusion APUs Arrive

finally some overclocking!

gigabyte ga-e350n-usb3 2.36ghz@1.65v, unfortunately there aren't any numbers that would point to performance gains vs power consumption, or even effects on general usage -the fact that it can oc though is welcome news.
by porkchop
Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Fusion APUs Arrive
Replies: 22
Views: 22031

Re: AMD Fusion APUs Arrive

msi e350ia-e45 review at hardware heaven.

power consumption looks high again, partly in fault to the 1200w(!!!) psu and extra raptors, still worrying none the less.
by porkchop
Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Fusion APUs Arrive
Replies: 22
Views: 22031

Re: AMD Fusion APUs Arrive

asrock e350m1 review at tom's hardware. nothing new, but the power consumption looks high compared to earlier numbers taken from the engineering sample. i really hope that the motherboard is crap, and the preview sample wasn't optimised for low power. on the plus side, asrock plan to sell this board...
by porkchop
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Fusion APUs Arrive
Replies: 22
Views: 22031

Re: AMD Fusion APUs Arrive

from the anandtech performance preview: In most of our benchmarks the performance advantage over Atom isn't huge, yet using Brazos is much better than using an Atom based machine. It all boils down to one thing: single threaded performance. Atom can make up for its deficiencies by executing a lot of...
by porkchop
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:29 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Fusion APUs Arrive
Replies: 22
Views: 22031

Re: AMD Fusion APUs Arrive

if zacate was too slow i would consider llano, it should be considerably cheaper than low end sandy and will probably have a better gpu. by all indications intel will stick to the hd2000 with their low end cpus, a shame really.
by porkchop
Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Fusion APUs Arrive
Replies: 22
Views: 22031

Re: AMD Fusion APUs Arrive

mmm... i'd prefer a mini-itx, i've always wanted one :)

i just hope general usage is fast and responsive, my atom powered netbook can be frustrating at times.
by porkchop
Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics (Updated)
Replies: 46
Views: 19555

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 1: Intel GMA HD 3000 Graphics (Update

i agree, intel missed an opportunity there.
by porkchop
Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Fusion E350 Mini-ITX motherboards
Replies: 52
Views: 24228

Re: AMD Fusion E350 Mini-ITX Gigabyte motherboard

preview at bit-tech.

some pics and more info, and some stuff on an asus and msi board :)
by porkchop
Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Fusion E350 Mini-ITX motherboards
Replies: 52
Views: 24228

Re: AMD Fusion E350 Mini-ITX Gigabyte motherboard

power consumption seems a strong point of the amd platform, as tested by hothardware anyway, i think the performance/watt is quite impressive.

i'm more interested in the llano, it's like a poor mans sandy bridge.
by porkchop
Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Living room *quiet* htpc system - SG05 or ISK 300?
Replies: 7
Views: 1720

Re: Living room *quiet* htpc system - SG05 or ISK 300?

i say the antec because it's smaller, i don't like empty space and the silverstone will end up with lots. cooling an ion quietly in either case will be easy, and two good low rpm 80mms in the antec can be just as quiet as one 120mm in the silverstone. i'd also rather have a leftover pico-like psu th...
by porkchop
Sat Dec 25, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My screen resolution is blurry always.Graphics card problem?
Replies: 14
Views: 5185

Re: My screen resolution is blurry always.Graphics card prob

again you're blaming the signal from the video card, and refusing to acknowledge that some monitors can't do well even with a good signal. for example: vga out on my hd4200 produces a crisp as can be image on my dell s2409w and samsung 19", while the image on my acer x201w and dell 2007fp is 'blurry...
by porkchop
Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My screen resolution is blurry always.Graphics card problem?
Replies: 14
Views: 5185

Re: My screen resolution is blurry always.Graphics card prob

i've never seen a crt produce a rock solid picture. i believe it's simply a product of how a picture is produced, electrons through a vacuum and whatnot. of course there exists lcds that work absolutely fine over vga- i have listed 2. but there are also some that simply will not work well over vga, ...
by porkchop
Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 38965

Re: Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide

the fan speeds during idle are impressive, and the controller on a controller is a great idea! i've also recently discovered another trick for small fan speed tweaks: quite often pwm fans react differently to voltage and pwm control, and i'm guessing that motherboards have different logarithms for e...
by porkchop
Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My screen resolution is blurry always.Graphics card problem?
Replies: 14
Views: 5185

Re: My screen resolution is blurry always.Graphics card prob

i can say with certainty that in my case, it has always been the monitors. i have tried 3 different onboard gpus: an intel gma950, nvidia 7025 and now an amd hd4200. 7 different lcds: dell 20"(2007fp), dell 24"(s2409w), benq 17", samsung 19", viewsonic 20", acer 20"(x201w) and an acer 26" lcd tv. th...
by porkchop
Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My screen resolution is blurry always.Graphics card problem?
Replies: 14
Views: 5185

Re: My screen resolution is blurry always.Graphics card prob

about half the lcds i've ever used refuse to work well with a vga connection- the image is blurry regardless of how i tweak and change my settings, but i've also had a few that worked perfectly (a 19" samsung and a 24" dell). my problem was always just a blurry picture- kinda like a crt monitor, per...
by porkchop
Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Consumer SSD Battle
Replies: 58
Views: 15567

Re: Consumer SSD Battle

You don't think Jmicron could improve on their products in newer generations? i do and they clearly have, i wrote myself that they've sorted out some old problems. the cheaper kingston beat the vertex 2 in some benchmarks which i found surprising, i honestly expected the vertex 2 to beat it soundly...
by porkchop
Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: antec isk-100: mini-itx, 90w, 2x2.5", 248x212x108mm
Replies: 18
Views: 5967

Re: antec isk-100: mini-itx, 90w, 2x2.5", 248x212x108mm

thanks for the link JamieG, guess i simply wasn't looking hard enough! i think if you wanted a odd, you'd get a different case. i for one want to move away from them since hdds are now cheaper per gb, in the off chance i need to read/write a disc, i'd just hook one up through usb or open up the case...