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by smilingcrow
Wed Aug 18, 2004 2:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: when sempron moves to 90nm SOI process
Replies: 21
Views: 4579

so going from 130nm to 90nm SOI, despite current leakage, almost halves power consumption. There is a 130 nm mobile Athlon 64 rated at 35 watts also (2700+, 1.6 GHz, 512KB L2 Cache). Not sure what that means for this 90 nm part? Its early days for 90 nm, so they may manage to reduce the power consu...
by smilingcrow
Tue Aug 10, 2004 6:17 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Intel's Plans for 478 & T Socket processors
Replies: 17
Views: 5729

Re: Intel's Plans for 478 & T Socket processors

The pin retraction mechanism for socket T is supposedly quite delicate (it breaks easily). If you break a pin or two, the motherboard is useless. Apparently motherboards will be guaranteed for a limited number of insertions (20 insertions is what I've read). This situation seems kind of pathetic. :...
by smilingcrow
Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:05 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Intel's Plans for 478 & T Socket processors
Replies: 17
Views: 5729

Re: Intel's Plans for 478 & T Socket processors

I guess it's a good thing that a few Northwoods will be available on Socket T. If you wanna try out that platform's new technology (hi-def audio, PCI-E, DDR2, etc.) you can do it without Prescott. (Although most reviews I've read indicate no dramatic performance improvements are to be gained just y...
by smilingcrow
Sun Aug 08, 2004 4:27 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Speedfan Motherboards (variable fan speed)
Replies: 22
Views: 6464

On my ASUS K8V SE Deluxe the CPU fan stops for most applications such as web, email, word processing. Newer ASUS motherboards such as A8V Deluxe and K8N-E Deluxe can control 2 fans (Q-fan 2): cpu and case fan. With a splitter two case fans can be supported. Great to see Asus are now supporting the ...
by smilingcrow
Sun Aug 08, 2004 3:56 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Intel's Plans for 478 & T Socket processors
Replies: 17
Views: 5729

Just when it looked as if AMD were running away with the award for the most Byzantine CPU product range, Intel stick their nose out with this and reach for the finishing post. It gives the impression that they don’t know what to do in the short term, so are revamping product lines to keep their st...
by smilingcrow
Sun Aug 08, 2004 1:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: when sempron moves to 90nm SOI process
Replies: 21
Views: 4579

so if you have a mobile athlon xp-m or athlon64, the best performance would be to find a target clock speed power consumption, say 20 watts @ 1.2 ghz, then lower the clock ratio to something like 5x and increase FSB to 250mhz DDR PC3700. do you need an adapter to run xp-m in a standard socket A? No...
by smilingcrow
Sat Aug 07, 2004 11:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: when sempron moves to 90nm SOI process
Replies: 21
Views: 4579

1mhz? that reminds me of the days of my Apple IIe and the IBM PC XT. though i suppose you could run DOS did you mean 1 Ghz? 1 MHz would be rather challenging, even for Linux :) i know that intel locked the clock multiplier on celerons. i would like to lower my clock multiplier, not increase it. are...
by smilingcrow
Sat Aug 07, 2004 10:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: when sempron moves to 90nm SOI process
Replies: 21
Views: 4579

A S754 @ 90 nm should be a great performer for the power output, provided that the process shift isn’t too traumatic. You can run an Athlon 64 S754 @ 1 MHz @ 0.9 V for roughly 15W which is pretty damn fine. Who knows what we’ll see with the process shrink, but the above figures are looking very ...
by smilingcrow
Sat Aug 07, 2004 8:20 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passive CPU cooling... what to chose?
Replies: 27
Views: 8768

One important point is to decide what is the maximum case temperature that you are happy to live with? It’s not so difficult to adequately passively cool an under-clocked and under-volted Athlon XP, Athlon 64or possibly even a Northwood, but the case temps might get uncomfortably high. That I find...
by smilingcrow
Thu Aug 05, 2004 6:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Questions and info on Cool ‘n’ Quiet
Replies: 0
Views: 1476

Questions and info on Cool ‘n’ Quiet

How does Cool ‘n’ Quiet interact with non standard BIOS changes to voltage and multiplier? I’ve been reading up on the subject but I’m still not clear on this topic. I can see why any changes that have been made by Clockgen will be lost once CnQ does its thing. That makes sense as they are s...
by smilingcrow
Thu Aug 05, 2004 5:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Athlon 64 with Cool ‘n’ Quiet under Linux!
Replies: 4
Views: 1490

Thank you for the very detailed reply. It's good to see that the source code for the C 'n' Q driver is available, although it has probably been written in C (++) which will melt my brain. I'm much more familiar with Pascal. I wonder if that could be amended to change the various Power States that th...
by smilingcrow
Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Athlon 64 with Cool ‘n’ Quiet under Linux!
Replies: 4
Views: 1490

Athlon 64 with Cool ‘n’ Quiet under Linux!

Does anyone have experience of using CnQ with Linux? I want to build an Athlon 64 system and will probably install SUSE 9.1. I’ve been building quiet Windows PCs for a fair few years, but this will my first Linux install. I’m choosing SUSE as it seems particularly user friendly for a Linux newbi...
by smilingcrow
Tue Jun 29, 2004 10:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Critique requested for quiet system spec'd for video editing
Replies: 22
Views: 13728

I'm using a Sapphire (ATI Radeon 9200) AGP adaptor with 64MB RAM as my primary video card. Passively cooled, doesn't get hot (have a 120mm system fan that blows across it and some other components). Handles all the video editing I do perfectly well. Inexpensive too. 1 DVI connector, 1 HD15. I use t...
by smilingcrow
Sun Jun 27, 2004 12:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Critique requested for quiet system spec'd for video editing
Replies: 22
Views: 13728

For video editing, you need a video card with good 2D video quality. AFAIK, the video software never uses any 3D acceleration features of the contemporary cards. The http://www.vcdhelp.com people suggest that any card is sufficient, even, as was mentioned, the MX440. However, the MX400 does not hav...
by smilingcrow
Wed Jun 23, 2004 5:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Critique requested for quiet system spec'd for video editing
Replies: 22
Views: 13728

For video cards you may actually not be buying enough. At work we setup some computers with (Asus I think) FX5200s. They will only do 1024x768x2 in dual monitor mode. We ran into this problem when we tried to run two 17" LCDs off of one card. You might look at the radeon 9600 or even the 9200. Most...
by smilingcrow
Tue Jun 22, 2004 3:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Critique requested for quiet system spec'd for video editing
Replies: 22
Views: 13728

Hi, Do I gain anything with a faster GPU in video editing? Most probably not. The 5200 most probably will suit you just fine. I'm just concerned about picture quality, refresh rates of entry level cards. kogi Yeah, I've been considering the picture quality, as I'm starting to realise that not all D...
by smilingcrow
Mon Jun 21, 2004 11:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Critique requested for quiet system spec'd for video editing
Replies: 22
Views: 13728

Hi, Do I gain anything with a faster GPU in video editing? I just looked at the Asus 9600XT which has a thermally controlled fan which appeals. I also just checked out the Matox P650 which is passively cooled and this company has a good reputation for image quality. The next model up the P750 is tri...
by smilingcrow
Mon Jun 21, 2004 1:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Critique requested for quiet system spec'd for video editing
Replies: 22
Views: 13728

Critique requested for quiet system spec'd for video editing

I’m building a desktop system for general purpose usage at very low noise & also video editing. Below is my proposed spec and I’d grateful for any critique that might point out some flaws or oversights. Case Antec SLK3700BQE CPU AMD Athlon XP-M Barton 2500 Motherboard Abit NF7-S or AN7 RAM Twinmos P...