That's right at the 50W combined limit for the 5V/12V rails on the M1-ATX.
5V @ 9A = 45W
12V @ 400mA = 4.8W
Combined Power = 49.8W
I got so tired of the M10000, no 800x480, no cpu power and lousy onboard audio
After some testing and fiddling around I found a solution for my existing M1-ATX.
I'm using the following components:
Mainboard: ASUS A7N8X-E (Deluxe)
CPU: AMD Mobile Athlon +2400 (running at 1.07 GHz)
Memory: 1 x 256 MB DDR 2700
Graphics card: ATI Radeon 9000 64 MB DDR DVI+TV
Soundcard: Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS
HD: 2.5 Travelstar
I measured the following currents under continous use:
+5 V 7 A peak 9 A (not including HD)
+3,3 V 4 A
+12 0,4 A
No problem for the M1-ATX. Unless I start with serious 3d-gaming in the car.
But I also tried with an ASUS A7N8X-VM/400 with integrated graphics, no luck, to much load on the +5 V (>9A). I think it feeds the graphics with +5V.
I will do some further tests before throwing it in my car. The M1-ATX looks so tiny compared to the ATX mainboard. It's possible to make a very nice and low casing with help of a AGP+PCI risercard http://linitx.com/product_info.php?c...roducts_id=431
This exactly the problem I have. The Sproggy with 10A on 5V didn't cut it, so I have to modify the board a little to make 15A on 5.0V and only 5A on 3.3V. That works but not 100% perfect. Normally it will work fine, but if you put in a DVD/CD ROM, the system will free untill the spin up process is done. Thru Asus probe, I can see the 5V line is dropping, but not the 12V line. My conclusion is that the 5V line is week. Also I read somewhere on the net (pcperpective ???) and the guy test that the AMD CPU with Asus mobo (most Asus mobo) use most power from 5V rail.Originally Posted by olja
I am in the process of modifying my PSU to make another add-on 5V for HD and DVD ROM.
I measured only 0,8 A @ 3,3V rail with the A7N8X-VM/400!Originally Posted by MatrixPC
@Olja: Did the A7N8X-E take the AMD Mobile without any issues? I read some where that some sort of mod is required to get the mobile to work. I am also looking into this combo and like to know if it would work.
I've found only one minor problem. It's not possible to set the Vcore below 1,525 V. My CPU specified for 1,35 V runs happily on 1,525 V. I don't know if this affects the power req..Originally Posted by kingtut
No mods req.
Yes, I bundled all of the 5 V cables together.Originally Posted by halve85
I tried to find software that will allow me to change Vcore in Windows, no luck. Anyone?Originally Posted by halve85