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by Tobias
Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus M3A78-T: AMD's IGP Gets Another Boost
Replies: 9
Views: 5640

One question which I had after reading this is, wouldn't be possible to adjust the powerdraw figures for the processor? At least in idle? We do know how much the board draws at idle with 1.5GHz@1.0V and if we got to know the figure for 2.5GHz@stock (not CnQ) we would have all that is needed to use t...
by Tobias
Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is fanless possible?
Replies: 19
Views: 5111

I am beginning to lean towards the conclusion that an Intel chip might be better for this, even though total power of CPU + Motherboard may be a bit higher. Of course, Alpha60's build is a pretty good pointer, but I was also thinking that it is a question of how the power dissipation is spread out i...
by Tobias
Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is fanless possible?
Replies: 19
Views: 5111

Sounds like you're not looking for fanless at all, but just a normal SPCR-like system. Your current system should be cool enough with just large heatsinks and a single controlled fan in the PSU. I'm going for fanless alright:) I allready have an SPCR-like system, this is different:) I built it whil...
by Tobias
Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is fanless possible?
Replies: 19
Views: 5111

Good to see there are some action in this thread:) Maybe I should explain where I am comming from, to give you an idea of what I'm going for. My current rig is an undervolted AMD X2 4200 (Newcastle I think) with a 7600GS gfx. To cool this baby I'm using an nexus modded Zalman 300A and a thoroughly u...
by Tobias
Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 237032

Has anyone found any info on the power draw of this card yet? Trying to compare the numbers in the reviews only makes one crazy as they in some cases draw 15W more than some other card and in some cases 12W less than the same chipset.
by Tobias
Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:47 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Slaying the dreaded Antec P182 top fan hum.
Replies: 7
Views: 3140

It might simply be a question of resonance. If it is, then it is only about changing the rpm of yout fan (to something that doesn't match the resonance value of the case) or change the case to respond to some other frequenc (like gluing som extra weight to one of the panels).
by Tobias
Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is fanless possible?
Replies: 19
Views: 5111

Is fanless possible?

Hello all! It has been a long while now, since I found my Nirvana. But lately I have found myself itching. I want to build a new system, not because I need, not because I want better performance, but simply because I want to build and because I can. And to set out for a new challenge. As I have unde...
by Tobias
Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:06 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ABIT KN9 ULTRA
Replies: 2
Views: 1502

I'm running it's sibling KN9SLI and from a silence perspective I am very satisfied with it. Gives me the kind of controll I want over fanspeeds and allows undervolting. Thermalright XP-120 fits (although 1 or 2 mem-slots out of the 4 might not be operational).

Hope it helps:)
by Tobias
Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ThermalRight for AM2 in Sweden
Replies: 8
Views: 3478

It seems pcb is out of stock atm, but my vendor is working on it:)
by Tobias
Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: x2 4200 temperatures
Replies: 19
Views: 7346

KeithT, did you get your problem sorted? after my switch to my new mobo, my wifi dies after aproximately 40-60 mins... doesn't seem to be a question of the puter changing multipliers though... second, I guess I got a nice cpu and all:) at idle with with stock heatsink at 35% ~44C. at load with fan a...
by Tobias
Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommended Motherboards: From a Silence Perspective 1.1
Replies: 163
Views: 214389

I'd like to nominate Abit KN9SLI for AM2 Passive stock chipsetcooling although the BIOS controll of fans only extends to the 4-pin CPUfan header (and can't controll 3-pin fans) Atleast one of the other three (and I suspect all three) of the 3-pin headers can be controlled via Speedfan Allows undervo...
by Tobias
Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What is the problem with Abit Motherboards?
Replies: 9
Views: 5134

Well. From experience I can now say nothing. Abit KN9SLI for AM2. The Ugly: ABITEQ. On my Previous board (socket754 with 3rd eye, can't remember it's name, but I bought it 2.5 years ago) it was usefull and had an ok design. Today it may well monitor fanspeeds, voltages and temperature, but it looks ...
by Tobias
Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which A64 cpu to go below 1.1V ?
Replies: 30
Views: 18323

Assembled my new system yesterday. I think I hve a Windsor (AMD X2 4200 Socket AM2) on which I've managed the following p-states with CrystalCPUID

200MHz*11@1.075V
200MHz*9@0.95V
200MHz*5@0.8V

So this chip definately goes below 1.1V.
by Tobias
Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD A64 X2 TDP Poll
Replies: 75
Views: 84818

I got an odd one for you. The processor in question is 4200 X2 65W. All other software identifies it correctly... AMD64 TCaseMax - v1.19 ---------------------- CPU Information (CPU #1): Standard CPUID: Family: F, Model: B, Stepping: 2 Extended CPUID: Family: F, Model: 4B, Stepping: 2 CPUID String: 4...
by Tobias
Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much watts would I need ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4620

I'll whip out my kill-a-what when I'm finnished building my system tonight and tell you what to expect:) (checking my current system... the calculator recommends 208W PSU, although I've never seen more than 115W when meassured)
by Tobias
Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: C2D or X2 EE for low-noise system?
Replies: 18
Views: 6357

This might be the only Board I can lay my hands on fast enough... does it support software controlled P-states, like CrystalCPUID? (or a Linux-equivalent, if there is one?)
by Tobias
Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ThermalRight for AM2 in Sweden
Replies: 8
Views: 3478

dunno:( Anyways, I am Sthlm based nowadays and it woun't take me long to run by the shop and ask... Although I talked with a former employer in Uppsala (hardware store) and he said that the mechanism is unchanged on the boxed coolers regardless if you are going with 939 or AM2 and that the bracket m...
by Tobias
Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ThermalRight for AM2 in Sweden
Replies: 8
Views: 3478

ThermalRight for AM2 in Sweden

Does any swede out there know if it is possible to get the AM2 converter for XP-120 in Sweden and if so, where?
by Tobias
Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:51 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What is the problem with Abit Motherboards?
Replies: 9
Views: 5134

Ok, so Linux users don't get to enjoy them:( Well, this will probably not be an issue^^. Except for malfunctioning hardware, is there anything else that is so negatice about them to be shunned from a silence perspective?
by Tobias
Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How can it be so hot? P4 3.0, 6800U
Replies: 10
Views: 3273

It's important to note though, that regardless what Heatsink you use, your sons room will still be as hot. I wouldn't be surprised if his computer (with PSU losses) puts out 240-300watts of heat into his room. put 4-5 60W lightbulbs together and you will be able to feel how that number translates in...
by Tobias
Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What is the problem with Abit Motherboards?
Replies: 9
Views: 5134

What is the problem with Abit Motherboards?

I have an Abit motherbord right now for socket 754 that I like very much, but I am planning to change to either AM2 or C2D and need a new one. I have gathered from the forums that Abit might not be the mobo of choice for most and I wonder why? My experience with myGuru is that CrystlCPUID work, that...
by Tobias
Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Has anyone tested the Asus P5N line of motherboards?
Replies: 0
Views: 1027

Has anyone tested the Asus P5N line of motherboards?

I tried to serarch for it but came up (as good as) blank, so I'm wondering if anyone is using this mobo and if it is possibe to change the voltage and fanspeeds on this mobo? Any testers out there?
by Tobias
Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A moment of your time, please?
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Thanks Jaganath! That was exactly what I was looking for:) Most off those tests seemed to be done with CnQ dissabled on the AMD chips though, although that wouldn't change the broader picture. X2 when idle or at low usage and C2D at higher demands and as I am routinely loading my CPU to max for ceve...
by Tobias
Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A moment of your time, please?
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Is there any information about how much the C2D's actually draw?

smilingcrow you say? *runs to search page*
by Tobias
Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A moment of your time, please?
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Thank you shiki. I'm more likely to underclock than overclock, though, so I need to know what CPU underclocks the best:) That is, reaches the highest GHz on the lowest voltage:) Does C2Duo or X2 run with the lowest wattage at stock? which can be undervolted the most? Which of the architectures turns...
by Tobias
Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A moment of your time, please?
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

A moment of your time, please?

Hi, I guess I am one of those few lucky enough to find peace after spending a good two years searching for silence. However, my current setup is closing in on it's three year anniversary and I'm afraid it will not survive until then. My Newcastle A64 2800 @ 1.6GHz can't keep up with the needs of the...
by Tobias
Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How much power does your system draw at idle (Poll)
Replies: 70
Views: 46876

I'm running an older system that I'm looking at replacing atm, due to a lack of percieved performance (game related:). Anyways, for what its worth...

A64 (754) 2800
ATI 9600PRO
1GB DDR
Zalman 400w

Max power draw is 60W. Can't rememer about idle...
by Tobias
Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1631631

I can't believe this thread is still running:) It's more than two years old now:)

I celebrate by posting for the first time:)

Dream Theatre - In the name of God
by Tobias
Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Glaci[al]tech fan
Replies: 4
Views: 1974

I've had mine for 11 months now and I am more than happy with it. My 7200.7 is the noiciest part of my computer at idle (no HD-activity). Even my 5 or 7v panaflo is by some margin noicier.
by Tobias
Sun Oct 23, 2005 1:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Good quiet video card under $150?
Replies: 17
Views: 4730

One thing to consider: Can you live with more noise, while your VGA is under load? I do not mean to be disrespectfull or derogatory in any way and I hope you are not offended by this. Have you heard about the silent bug? It's a disease and it is very common on these boards and the symptoms are that...