I recently purchased an Intel D525MW board...

June 18, 2012 at 03:47:17
Specs: Windows 7
Hello :)

To reiterate, I recently purchased an Intel D525MW board. However, I'm not sure what RAM nor power supply I need. I'm sure I could just use one of the old ones I have laying around, but I want to use the minimal power possible as this (server) computer will be running 24/7 (restarted, on average, once a fortnight). I wish to run a minimal installation Windows 7 or perhaps Ubuntu 12.04, depending on whether or not I can get my Skype Gateway working with it. Could someone please provide me with some names (and preferably descriptions so that I know what I'm looking for) so that I could search on ebay?

I have found the following solutions for RAM
DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-8500, DDR3 (non-ECC) up to 2GB per slot (there are 2 slots)
This is all good, but I don't know much about speed/power consumption. Is it going to work out better in the long run to get x1 2GB DDR3 PC3-10600 and put it in x1 slot, or x2 1GB DDR3 PC3-10600? What are my best options?

The computer will have an 80GB, 7200rpm hard drive.. Not sure if this will have an effect on the power supply! ;p

Thank you ! :)


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#1
June 18, 2012 at 04:10:11
Intel D525MW Specs
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us...

Ram use very little power, stick to single stick of 2GB or max out the memory(2 x 2GB).

The computer will have an 80GB, 7200rpm hard drive.. Not sure if this will have an effect on the power supply
Get large green hard drive.

Get cheap 300w or OEM 220 - 250w unit.

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#2
June 18, 2012 at 05:45:51
Thank you! :)
Thanks to your response I purchased a "235W HYENA ATX Switching Power Supply". For testing purposes (perhaps 6 months or so of use), would this RAM suffice?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Kingston...

Direct from the manual this time, and I hope I'm not voiding any copyright laws in the USA:

The board has two 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM sockets and supports the following
memory features:
• DDR3 SDRAM SO-DIMMs with gold-plated contacts
• Unbuffered, single-sided or double-sided DIMMs
• 4 GB maximum total system memory
• Minimum total system memory: 256 MB
• Non-ECC DIMMs
• Serial Presence Detect
• DDR3 800 MHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, and DDR3 1333 MHz SO-DIMMs
(DDR3 1066 MHz and DDR3 1333 MHz memory will run at 800 MHz)

Thanks again!

Abkai


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#3
June 18, 2012 at 06:11:17
Atom chips use very little power, the 235w unit is enough for the whole system.
The ebay memory is okay.

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#4
June 18, 2012 at 06:46:43
My using a 325w power supply is just a little funny.. I'm usually have to go for the more powerful components for my editing suite haha. That said, I ordered both parts from eBay and, provided they arrive, I trust your expertise and hope they work!

Thanks for all your help once again,
Abkai.


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#5
June 18, 2012 at 06:57:19
You could use a 1000W PSU if you wanted too. If your low power system only requires say, 100W, do you think the power supply would be churning out max capacity & wasting the other 900W? It only produces what is needed by the system, no more. Problems arise when the PSU is undersized, not oversized. If energy efficiency is what you're after, make sure to get a high quality unit that's 80 plus certified, not a 65% efficient cheapie.

"I purchased a "235W HYENA ATX Switching Power Supply"."

It's cheap outdated garbage. Did you look at the specs? It has a 20-pin ATX plug, +3.3v @ 10A, +5V @ 19A & only 8A on the +12v rail. It's an old PSU made for early model Pentium systems, that's why the amps are loaded up on the +5V rail rather than the +12V. I found one listed here:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/...

Your board requires a 24-pin ATX plug & a lot more amps on the +12V rail.

"The computer will have an 80GB, 7200rpm hard drive.. Not sure if this will have an effect on the power supply!"

That depends. Your board only supports SATA HDDs & your power supply has no SATA power plugs. If you can't connect it, it won't affect it.


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#6
June 18, 2012 at 17:59:09
Haha, okay, thanks. I sent a message to the order, and hope to be able to cancel the order. Is there anything you specifically recommend I get?

Thanks :)


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#7
June 18, 2012 at 18:42:44
Look at this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
$45. less $5. special ending tonight. High efficiency, high quality, reasonable price.

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#8
June 18, 2012 at 18:54:16
Actually, the Corsair 430W linked to by Fingers is $45, less $5 coupon, less $20 rebate = $20!

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