[nSLUG] Low Power system
chamberlain2007 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 16:39:30 ADT 2008
What about a 20 watt Eee Box?
On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 4:34 PM, D G Teed <donald.teed at gmail.com> wrote:
> Doesn't fit mirrored RAID disks. I wouldn't use a notebook for other
> such as parts are harder to find and expensive.
> On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 4:19 PM, Greg O'Brien <gregmcal at eastlink.ca>
> > So if you want an atom in a low power situation how about an ASUS EEE
> > upgrade the HDD and install your own distro. Then BOB's your uncle.
> > low power server with battery backup for about $400
> > On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 10:13 AM, Stephen Gregory <nslug at kernelpanic.ca>
> > wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 08:51:46AM -0300, Jim Haliburton wrote:
> >> If you need a low power motherboard that has pretty good performance
> >> at the Intel D945GCLF. It has a 1.6 GHz Atom processor.
> > Unfortunately the Atom proc is paired with a power hungry
> > chipset. Systems based on that board are still going to burn 40w or
> > more. The Tomshardware article linked earlier found that an AMD x2
> > 2000+ with 790G chipset had better performance and consumed a few less
> > watts.
> > This shows that when looking for a low power sytem it is important to
> > do your research. Many low power systems aren't that low power.
> > Thanks for reading the linked article...
> > The original post included the link to the review at Tom's
> > Hardware Review where the AMD and Intel low power solutions
> > are compared. The AMD solution came in at 1/2 the power consumption due
> > to the motherboard + chipset differences.
> > Here is the review link again:
> > http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/Atom-Athlon-Efficient,1997.html
> > I've been able to find the motherboards with the AMD 790G
> > chipset on a site such as NCIX, but the Athlon 64 2000+ is not
> > for sale anywhere I've looked. The Intel Atom procssor solution
> > seems geared purely towards embedded market, while I'm looking for
> > something that will mount in a standard tower system, hook up IDE
> > drives and CDROM. So there seem to be two reasons to
> > go for the AMD path, at this time (ATX mainboard and lower power).
> > When this new stuff does appear, I think I'll be chucking out some
> > old hardware. I usually like to save ancient equipment from landfill,
> > but when it burns more coal than it could, I think it should be recycled.
> > --Donald
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