AOpen i975Xa-YDG with Yonah passive heatsink

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FYI

Yet another option for power vs noise vs performance

- Aopen board http://www.aopen.nl/products/mb/i975Xa-YDG.htm
- Artic cooling super silent ultra heatsink
- Secondhand P4 423 (for the IHS)

http://www.aq57.dial.pipex.com/y1.JPG
http://www.aq57.dial.pipex.com/y2.JPG
http://www.aq57.dial.pipex.com/y3.JPG
http://www.aq57.dial.pipex.com/y4.JPG
http://www.aq57.dial.pipex.com/y5.JPG

Used the old P4 INS to protect the Yonah cpu, removed the artic cooling
fan, chip idles 30'c cpu socket measure and 38'c on die. Does 1M super
pie in 31seconds (not amazing but quite good for passive).

Not sure if it will stand-up to load (games), but a good HTPC platform, just
like the previous pentium M.
 

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Rather nifty idea :).

Whats that motherboard like in general use? Still not 100% convinced on Crossfire, had it been Nvidia SLI I may have bought one straight away.
 
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Hi, I've removed the NB fan, all works but it runs hot to the touch (a bigger replacement would help) and in general use the MB is fine. The BIOS options allow for all the normal overclock stuff with voltages and FSB, its only weak in fan control, but you could use speedfan and I use rightmark to control the speedstep functions, in most operations (web dvd etc) it runs at only 1ghz and less than 1v on chip.

I'm not going for crossfire, as it defeats the purpose of quiet, but over on
xtremesystems, you can get some *crazy* results;
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=98651
 
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