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    nforce2 igp boards

    if i were to order a board like this, how much power would the onboard nforce2 igp graphics take up? i am basically ordering this board because i could use a socket A mobile athlon / XP-M processor with it and because i would not have to put a video card on to run my 800x480. if i were to get a processor that uses about 35W and this board, how much more room do i have left as far as power goes? any other hints/suggestions/info about these nforce2 igp chipset board is greatly appreciated. thanks

    o also, can anyone recommend an nforce2 igp board capable of s3 standby and/or hibernation and one that i would not have to pin mod an athlon mobile/ XP-M processor on? what are peoples' recommendations on these kinds of boards? i have read a lot about the biostar m7ncg 400 but i have concluded that i need hibernation and it has issues with it. thanks agian

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    I have a board with nForce2 MGP chipset (Shuttle FN41). I can't tell you exactly how much power it draws, but I doubt it's much more than any other motherboard.
    Mine also uses shared system memory for graphics (the one drawback, IMHO), and that may affect power consumption.

    And if you don't want to do the pin mod, I don't recommend the Shuttle that I have.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    I have a board with nForce2 MGP chipset (Shuttle FN41). I can't tell you exactly how much power it draws, but I doubt it's much more than any other motherboard.
    Mine also uses shared system memory for graphics (the one drawback, IMHO), and that may affect power consumption.

    And if you don't want to do the pin mod, I don't recommend the Shuttle that I have.
    so it uses the ram as the memory for the video. thats ok if i get a lot of ram. how are the boot times? and what power supply are u using? (i looked trhough the first page of the worklog and i didnt see a psu. sry if im blind.

    EDIT: found a dsatx. thats a big power supply. im not gonna need somethin that heavy duty to run that mobo and the same processor right?

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    No. I purposely went overkill with the PSU.
    You should be able to power that system with an Opus 150w or a M2ATX with no problems.
    I, too, am using the 35w version of the Mobile AthlonXP 2400+.

    Oh, and it's capable of both Standby and Hibernation. I personally use hibernate, as it's a nice balance for me. With StreetDeck as my frontend, a resume is roughly 20 seconds from turning the key until music playback.

    I'm actually going to reload Windoze on the system this week and do some performance tweaks, which will hopefully decrease that resume time. I also intend to check out standby times, just for grins.
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