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    Quote Originally Posted by TSOfWaltham View Post
    OK. It was faulty RAM. After replacing the RAM, Vista installed just fine and was very stable. But I did not have much time to play with afterwards.
    That's great news, can't wait the hear your findings

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    I have had mine for 2 days now. Seems pretty stable. I have had a few freezes but that may be due to me not reinstalling windows and just popping in the HDD from my recently formated nvidia system. I need to look in to that further. I have it running Centrafuse with Iguidance using less than 20% CPU.

    It played a WMV 720P HD video smoothly using only 50% CPU.

    Hibernate (with 2GB ram) is 'fairly' fast. about 15 secs to resume from hibernation with 2GB ram on a 7200 RPM 2.5" PATA HDD. Standby resumes in the usual 3 secs or so.



    Some things to mention.

    -The USB bus is still powered during standby and there is no setting to turn this off in the bios.
    -Only 1 com port (some may realize this already)
    -The fan is pretty quiet. I don't notice it much at all sitting on my desk here during testing.
    -Ive noticed some noise on the VGA output. Not horrible, but something that seemed odd. I was using the same cable and monitor with my old school nforce2 mobo with much less/no noise. I'll look into this further.


    I got this to replace my older athlon xp 2100+ CPU/Mobo that I have had in the car. My hope was that this guy would be equivilent performance wise and obviously, require a lot less power allowing me to use it longer with the car off and also (hopefully) allow it to stay in standby for longer. Standby consumption is more determined by the memory power requirments? But I imagine the chipset has something to do with it to?

    Anyway, feel free to ask any questions or request any tests. So far its been worth the money. For $110 shipped with 2GB DDR2 667 memory, it seems like a decent deal for a super low power consuming system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sivart321 View Post
    Anyway, feel free to ask any questions or request any tests.
    Its is on the intel site now, and standby would consume 5 Watt. I think the usb is gone crack that up.

    How long is the bios boot time post time (just befor windows starts to load)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rijk View Post
    How long is the bios boot time post time (just befor windows starts to load)?
    Edit: Fairly long. Around 10 secs. Not great by any means.

    Thats from pressing the button, to seeing the windows xp spash screen on a cold boot up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sivart321 View Post
    Edit: Fairly long. Around 10 secs. Not great by any means.

    Thats from pressing the button, to seeing the windows xp spash screen on a cold boot up.
    And thats with an optimum bios? ports not used switched off, skip quick memtest

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    Yeah, for the most part. I can play with it some more.

    Also, I threw in an older PCI card with 4 USB ports, and the 5v rail is turned off on this particular card.

    5w standby seems like an awful lot though? I don't think this board is really helping me much in that area. What are other boards drawing in standby? I would like to see it post a lot faster.

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    I was pretty happy with my system. more than fast enough to run a carputer setup with centrafuse. its for sale now...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by sivart321 View Post
    Edit: Fairly long. Around 10 secs. Not great by any means.

    Thats from pressing the button, to seeing the windows xp spash screen on a cold boot up.
    D201xxx with early bios had the same problem: usb storage devices and some other (pendrive, mobile hdd, usb odd, usb tv tuner) caused a very slow post, but a new bios solved it in last year...
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    I just got this board in yesterday... Thus far It posts much faster than the d201gly2 without me even fiddling with the bios yet. Temps seem to be in the 30-35c range in a morex 5677 versus 55-60c with the d201gly2. My main reason for switching was the additional backplane usb (the morex 5677 doesn't offer much space for a front-x usb addition) and the temperature difference thus far is huge. So far I am very content.

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    I just bought a VIA VB7001 on impulse the other day, the new one that accepts 2gb of ram.

    got it all installed, and launched roadrunner, and tried to play a divx movie, and it was choppy as all hell.

    when i dragged a windows pane around it did not show it move untill i let go.

    would glitch here and there.

    no bois work, im not that advanced...


    Was talking to a guy at another computer store, for some tips to tune it up, and he was telling me the atom chip is what there using in handheld devices that play video. that the intel board would be better for me.

    So I got one of the boards listed on this thread title, and MAN....


    SMOOTH VIDEO
    Smooth clear audio
    no glitches, spasms, or anthing diff than my Full size desktop.
    i even set a transition on the screen swaps...smooth as glass


    the funny thing is on the board the video chip has a heatsink, and a fan, the cpu...nothing, empty top on the chip. Im thinking im gonna add a heatsink on it, but have to rig something

    Simply AMAZING..... U cant beat 76 bucks including tax

    Its not gonna compete against a dual core or quad core, but its sooo inexpensive

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