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Spec me the lowest power (consuming) LGA775 CPU please!

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by d_brennen, 13 Oct 2009.

  1. d_brennen


    Joined: 30 Jan 2009

    Posts: 15,977

    Location: Aquilonem Londinensi

    Need some advice on a low power 775 chip. Doesn't need to be anything special! Am I right in thinking one of the lower clocked 45nm Core 2s?
  2. pastymuncher

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 12 Jul 2005

    Posts: 18,769

    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    Either one of the Pentium Dual core E5000/6000 series or a Celeron i would say. The Pentium dual cores are 45nm and 65w but not sure about the Celeron's.
  3. PermaBanned


    Joined: 7 Jul 2009

    Posts: 16,239

    Location: Newcastle/Aberdeen

    The earlier Celerons were 65nm, but i think the newer one's are 45nm... like the E3200/E3300.
  4. Atom

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Jan 2007

    Posts: 1,465

    Location: Manchester

    How about a E2140 underclocked?
  5. JMRoe


    Joined: 12 Oct 2009

    Posts: 62

    Location: Peterborough

    The e5200 45nm consumes 65w, its a very good overclocker got mine set to 3.2ghz with a vcore of 1.18v, very fast chip too, and at £50 a bargain!
  6. PistolPete


    Joined: 6 Sep 2008

    Posts: 3,993

    Location: By the sea, West Sussex

    I run an E5200 on a passive Scythe Mini Ninja, using just the 2x 120mm fans in the case blowing / sucking (can't remember which) in it's general direction and it runs really cool.
  7. MikeHunt79


    Joined: 4 Jan 2004

    Posts: 20,833

    Location: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    underclocked e5200, can be run passive with a nice heatsink
  8. d_brennen


    Joined: 30 Jan 2009

    Posts: 15,977

    Location: Aquilonem Londinensi

    Thanks chaps, I'm thinking of trying out one of the dual core atom boards. It's for a Windows Home Server/Exchange/NAS so 24/7 running pretty undemanding jobs... I've read that their fast enough... Anyone with first hand experiance?

    One more thing, 2.5" laptop drives: I guess they're not as durable as desktop counterparts? I'd set the system to power the drves off when idle
  9. gibb


    Joined: 29 Sep 2009

    Posts: 413

    I have no experience with such systems but many people in the past have recommended the low energy AMD CPUs underclocked for a cheap server PC.
  10. gurusan


    Joined: 2 Sep 2006

    Posts: 13,489

    Location: Portland, OR

    E5200 or E3200/E3300 undervolted/underclocked will use several watts max at idle and probably under 25-30w load max
  11. jbloggs


    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 6,961

    Location: NI