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by porkchop
Sat May 07, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: hp dm1z undervolting and (limited) fan control
Replies: 84
Views: 110374

Re: hp dm1z w/amd fusion is a screamer!

i'm hoping StApostol has something for me :) just activating the quiet profile without hp thermal assistant is a big win for me. i could finally uninstall hp support assistant(big piece of poop) which it was part of, and activating it this way seems permanent. before, the profile would automatically...
by porkchop
Sat May 07, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: hp dm1z undervolting and (limited) fan control
Replies: 84
Views: 110374

Re: hp dm1z w/amd fusion is a screamer!

unfortunately battery life is just too hard to measure, with such a low powered system though every watt counts and i don't doubt that there will me an appreciable increase in battery life. the hdd noise is disappointing, very close to a 7200rpm 3.5" hdd.. and not a current gen one but an old ball b...
by porkchop
Fri May 06, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: hp dm1z undervolting and (limited) fan control
Replies: 84
Views: 110374

Re: hp dm1z w/amd fusion is a screamer!

using advanced power settings in w7 i managed to do some more stress testing- i can't believe i had to be reminded of that feature, thanks StApostol. my results: p0, 0x48, 1.100v, 1600mhz, 65C p1, 0x5E, 0.962v, 1280mhz, 58C p2, 0x7C, 0.775v, 800mhz, 54C 30min orthos stable at this point replacing th...
by porkchop
Fri May 06, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: hp dm1z undervolting and (limited) fan control
Replies: 84
Views: 110374

Re: hp dm1z w/amd fusion is a screamer!

did some more... now i'm really tired. max undervolt @1.6ghz that i could get was 0x4A which was 1.087v (5min orthos stable), any lower would result in an immediate lock. temps maxed out at an impressive 61C. for kicks i played some hd video, according to amd system monitor this stressed the gpu abo...
by porkchop
Fri May 06, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: hp dm1z undervolting and (limited) fan control
Replies: 84
Views: 110374

Re: hp dm1z w/amd fusion is a screamer!

i've figured most of it out now, i can activate the quiet profile and undervolt :) undervolting only at 1.6ghz so far and i've reached 0x40 which is 1.15v, orthos stable for 5+ minutes(it's late), it seems that each step up shaves off 0.015v. temp difference is 6C, 67C v 73C, stock v is 1.3, interes...
by porkchop
Thu May 05, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: hp dm1z undervolting and (limited) fan control
Replies: 84
Views: 110374

Re: hp dm1z w/amd fusion is a screamer!

thank you StApostol and thierryg! i downloaded the program and had a bit of a try, looks like it'll be pretty easy even for a software illiterate like me, the detailed instructions helped greatly. i'll try if for real tonight when i get home, much easier to hear the fan and ill have my desktop in fr...
by porkchop
Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: hp dm1z undervolting and (limited) fan control
Replies: 84
Views: 110374

Re: hp dm1z w/amd fusion is a screamer!

the screenshot on that website scared the crap out of me... :D
by porkchop
Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: hp dm1z undervolting and (limited) fan control
Replies: 84
Views: 110374

Re: hp dm1z w/amd fusion is a screamer!

very informative post StApostol, i'm hoping for future speedfan support. from my last try bios settings made no difference, i may try again next time i have it home. i also want to put my ssd in there which will help. one interesting thing is that exhausted air is only ever slightly warm, even when ...
by porkchop
Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: hp dm1z undervolting and (limited) fan control
Replies: 84
Views: 110374

Re: hp dm1z w/amd fusion is a screamer!

Image

looks custom.
by porkchop
Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: hp dm1z undervolting and (limited) fan control
Replies: 84
Views: 110374

Re: hp dm1z w/amd fusion is a screamer!

thermal assistant aka coolsense is active and on 'quietest mode'. from what i can tell fan speed is linked to temps, so limiting the cpu speed will work to an extent, but at a cost to the performance. like i said speedfan is not yet compatible, i even went into the 'secret bios' and enabled thermal ...
by porkchop
Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: hp dm1z undervolting and (limited) fan control
Replies: 84
Views: 110374

hp dm1z undervolting and (limited) fan control

got mine yesterday delivered to work and it's pretty nice, then i took it home and the fan smacked me in the face. even on the quietest mode it's loud. the closest thing that most people have probably heard, and that i can compare it to is an 80mm fan @2000rpm behind a grill... for the time being i ...
by porkchop
Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 30094

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

that is very strange indeed.

a quick look at the asus website shows that the itx version, the e35m1-i, has 1920x1200 max on the dvi and 1920x1080 max for the hdmi. i've been looking at the asrock boards myself, which lists the dvi and hdmi at 1920x1200 max...
by porkchop
Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I Like Firefox 4.
Replies: 13
Views: 2666

Re: I Like Firefox 4.

fair enough, maybe i'm just sensitive in the morning. and you are correct, i used nothing but firefox for a long time. the other night for no apparent reason i installed chrome and have been using it since, i've tweaked the ui on both browsers and chrome is just that little bit closer to being 'perf...
by porkchop
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I Like Firefox 4.
Replies: 13
Views: 2666

Re: I Like Firefox 4.

is that supposed to be thinly veiled insult?

we're not really gonna start arguing about personal preference are we?
by porkchop
Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I Like Firefox 4.
Replies: 13
Views: 2666

Re: I Like Firefox 4.

i've been switching between ff4 and chrome. an interesting thing i noticed was when loading a heavy site like engadget, firefox would let me scroll while still loading the page, but chrome seemed to freeze the scroll until the whole page was loaded... bizzare. i'm happy to use either since they both...
by porkchop
Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: x-series at high load
Replies: 10
Views: 1487

Re: x-series at high load

presumably you will only exceed 350w during gaming so maybe a bit of fan noise at load would be ok?
by porkchop
Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News for 2011-03-14
Replies: 2
Views: 3541

Re: News for 2011-03-14

i'm a little disappointed with the new brazos chips- turbo core should've been implemented from the start and i also would've liked to see dual channel ram... it didn't stop me from ordering an hp dm1z though :) i was going to go for a zacate based desktop soon but i think i'll wait to see how the n...
by porkchop
Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: micro ATX advantage?
Replies: 25
Views: 5311

Re: micro ATX advantage?

i go for microatx because i like the size and cost. as for power management, i think it's more about marketing nowadays. i find that lots of matx boards are more efficient than their atx cousins- less features and simpler power design. you don't really need 20 phases unless you're overclocking or so...
by porkchop
Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on Case + PSU + HSF. Looking at NSK-3480.
Replies: 13
Views: 1989

Re: Advice on Case + PSU + HSF. Looking at NSK-1380.

i've got both the nsk1380 and 3400, which is the nsk3480 with the su380 psu instead of the ea. they're both nice cases, but the 1380 requires much more modding for the same level of quiet as the 3480. the single 120mm fan for the psu is a real pain, it pretty much needs to cool everything in the cas...
by porkchop
Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 60w enough for undervolted sempron 140, 785g and ssd? YES!
Replies: 8
Views: 1854

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

it lives! seems fine so far, been stressing(orthos) for a bit with no problems. only real concern is the 12v line which is drooping to 11.46v at the lowest and stabilising at 11.58v, it's within spec... just. it idles at 11.78v. brick efficiency seems very good, at load it only gets warm. updates: d...
by porkchop
Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: lenovo s10 netbook dead? help me fix it or put it to rest.
Replies: 5
Views: 805

Re: lenovo s10 netbook dead? help me fix it or put it to res

1st gen single core atom, 512mb onboard +512mb stick for 1gb ram.
by porkchop
Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: lenovo s10 netbook dead? help me fix it or put it to rest.
Replies: 5
Views: 805

Re: lenovo s10 netbook dead? help me fix it or put it to res

it has 512mb ram right in the motherboard so i'm sure it isn't the ram, at least not the removable stick.

connecting the power doesn't help.

some more discoveries/things i forgot to write in the first post:
battery charges.
numlock and caps leds don't work.
by porkchop
Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: lenovo s10 netbook dead? help me fix it or put it to rest.
Replies: 5
Views: 805

lenovo s10 netbook dead? help me fix it or put it to rest.

a press of the power button and the power led turns on, as does the wifi led, but the lcd is blank and the hdd led doesn't flash. pressing the wifi on/off button turns the wifi led off, it won't turn back on afterwards. removing power makes the lcd flash white like turning off a crt. hdd doesn't spi...
by porkchop
Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Fusion E350 Mini-ITX motherboards
Replies: 52
Views: 24237

Re: AMD Fusion E350 Mini-ITX motherboards

the hudson chip that handles the sata ports is a cut down version of the standard amd southbridge, i would expect performance to be the same. a test is the most certain way to check though. so my atom netbook died yesterday :( today i borrowed my bros laptop, it has an i5 and boy is it snappier! i m...
by porkchop
Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Fusion E350 Mini-ITX motherboards
Replies: 52
Views: 24237

Re: AMD Fusion E350 Mini-ITX motherboards

even better! after reading many pico-psu reviews, i can tell you that psu combination is more efficient because the 12v line is straight from the power brick, converting 19v to 12v probably led to some inefficiency in the other combo (though from reviews passing the 12v line through the pico results...
by porkchop
Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Fusion E350 Mini-ITX motherboards
Replies: 52
Views: 24237

Re: AMD Fusion E350 Mini-ITX motherboards

tramall: have you enabled cnq and c6 mode for the cpu in the bios? might shave off a couple watts in idle if you haven't, c6 is disabled by default.
by porkchop
Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Fusion E350 Mini-ITX motherboards
Replies: 52
Views: 24237

Re: AMD Fusion E350 Mini-ITX motherboards

nice numbers! a match for the msi board :)

good for me because that's the board i'm looking to get, price and the lack of aux12v power has sold me on it. i like the solid caps version, but that has usb3 which will probably drive up the cost.
by porkchop
Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Attaching regular sata hard drives as external backup drives
Replies: 6
Views: 1691

Re: Attaching regular sata hard drives as external backup dr

1. docks are great but i worry about crappy power bricks damaging my hdds... thoughts? 2. great if you have the space, i guess i would would worry about heat. 3. what i'm considering doing with my hdds, a sata power extension cable will enable easier access. i worry about just unplugging the power t...
by porkchop
Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard
Replies: 84
Views: 30094

Re: Asus E35M1-M Pro: AMD Fusion Motherboard

a few things that come to mind:
sodimms
switching off things like usb, wifi, audio(?), touchpad(?), keyboard(?)
less i/o ports
less pci lanes?
binned cpus/apus
mobile version of the hudson chipset?
mobile audio?
no mouse

when your power draw is so low all the little things add up... probably.
by porkchop
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: DIY Aluminum case for a Laptop Motherboard.
Replies: 19
Views: 27329

Re: DIY Aluminum case for a Laptop Motherboard.

i love it!
the ghetto cpu block and left over print on on the alu are nice touches.

someone should make a mitx version and sell it as a kit.