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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by darklord of chaos, 10 Apr 2009.

  1. darklord of chaos

    darklord of chaos New Member

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    ok I have an e2140 cpu that was bunndled with an asrock 945gc motherboard I was planning to uses these in a home server power usage is a major factor is this ok ( with the right psu either a 120w pico psu or a fsp/seasonic 250w number ) or should I change for an atom setup

    the system would be running WHS the only reason I want to use this motherboard is that it has 4 sata2 ports where as all atom motherboards only have two ( so far ) I wish to have the abbility to add a extra HD when nessesary


    thank you in advance
     
  2. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    120W could be fine, but only if you used onboard graphics. It'd be pushing it a bit, though.

    A PicoPSU doesn't even have an 8- or 4-pin CPU power connector, right?
     
  3. darklord of chaos

    darklord of chaos New Member

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    the higher wattage ones do as it is reqired for some am2 and 775 mini-itx motherboards i have found a pico psu type that is 140w below is the amps and watts for the various voltages
    as it would be running whs there would be little or no need for anything more powerful than the built in graphics card.

    12V
    7A
    84W

    5V
    6A
    30W

    3.3V
    6A
    20W

    5VSB
    1.5A
    7.5W

    -12V
    0.05A
    0.5W

    Permanent Power
    84W

    Combined Power
    142W
     
  4. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    Might be pushing it really - can you underclock the CPU?
     
  5. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    +1 on underclocking.

    E2xxx series CPUs have a TDP of 65W, that's already half of the PSU's capability.
     
  6. darklord of chaos

    darklord of chaos New Member

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    I have been able to underclock the cpu plus I have found a 190 watt version made for the mcubed range of cases
     
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