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Topic Title: Zacate E-350 idle power usage
Topic Summary: Idle power high, C&Q has no effect
Created On: 04/07/2011 06:43 AM
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 04/07/2011 06:43 AM
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As a long time AMD enthousiast I bought an Asrock E350M1 Zacate/hudson mITX board. Eventhough it works up to my expectations it does use too much idle power.

The Cool&Quiet settings take effect, but do not lower the total system power usage.


Asrock E350M1
OS Vista

Idle 30Watts
Load 45Watts

Cool & Quiet settings bring the cpu frequency down to 800mhz and 0,566Volt but do not bring down the overall system power. The idle system power stays at 30 watts with C&Q on or off.

Many reviews of various brands on Zacate give similar high idle figures.

To me it appears to be a Bios thermal throttle error.....

Anyone any ideas on this one?

PC first aid

Edited: 04/07/2011 at 07:18 AM by rtm001
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