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Industry-Leading Stability and up to 96% Power Efficiency!
 
Catering to users who require motherboards that provide stable, robust performance while helping to save energy for a cleaner environment, ASUS, worldwide leader in motherboard production, has announced a brand new series of ASUS EPU motherboards. Recognizing the importance of green computing, ASUS’ EPU motherboards not only provide a hardware-driven energy saving solution that is more stable than other purely software-driven solutions, a whopping 80.23% CPU power savings and enhanced energy efficiency ratings of up to 96% is achieved – helping users in the cause to save energy for a greener environment.
 
ASUS Exclusive EPU Saves Up to 80.23%CPU Power
The new ASUS exclusive EPU is the world’s first intelligent hardware-based on-demand power saving microprocessor. This intelligent automatic energy saving chip is more stable than software-driven solutions (where stability can be an issue), and provides users with superior performance while in energy-saving mode in comparison to other solutions. By utilizing an innovative power technology, the EPU is able to digitally monitor current CPU usage levels and automatically fine-tune the CPU power supply with improved VRM efficiency to suit any loading. The EPU is thus able to provide users with the ability to moderate power for higher performance if required, or save up to 80.23% CPU power under low processing periods for the best possible performance with the least amount of power.

Unrivaled Enhanced Power Efficiency of up to 96%
ASUS EPU motherboards also come with the innovative AI Gear3+, which is an application that aids users in adjusting CPU frequency and vCore voltages according to their needs. Being a digital solution, and working hand in hand with the ASUS EPU, the AI Gear3+ helps users obtain an astoundingly high enhanced power efficiency rating of up to 96%! What’s more, the AI Gear3+ features a user interface that allows users to keep track in real-time exactly how much electricity and CO2 is being saved.

ASUS’ constant drive for green computing performance has produced motherboards that are both energy saving and power efficient. At the same time, ASUS places its utmost attention into providing high quality, top-notch motherboards that are far more stable and dependable than any other solution – giving users the peace of mind of utilizing the world’s best motherboards.

Innovative Features for User Convenience
With only 5 seconds boot-up time, the ASUS Express Gate offers an optional selection screen that allows you to instantly surf the Internet without entering Windows. This convenient application will now allow users to enjoy Skype, IM, YouTube, and webmail access quickly without the need to wait for the operating system to load. Another great feature for ASUS motherboard users is the onboard IEEE 802.11n draft technology support. This standard allows users to enjoy wider and stronger network coverage, and up to 6 times faster data transmissions than current 802.11b/g standards – making wireless connections more reliable and quicker. Both of these innovations are found on the ASUS P5E3 Premium/WiFi @n motherboard.

EPU Range of Motherboards
X48 Chipset ModelsP5E3 Premium/WiFi-AP @n, RAMPAGE FORMULA, P5E64 WS Evolution
X38 Chipset ModelsP5E3 DELUXE/WiFi-AP @n, P5E3 DELUXE, P5E3, P5E, MAXIMUS Extreme, MAXIMUS Formula, P5E64 WS PRO
Nvidia nForce® Chipset ModelsP5N-T DELUXE, P5N-D, Striker II Extreme, Striker II NSE, Striker II Formula, P5N64 WS Professional
P35 Chipset ModelsP5K PRO, P5K/ EPU, P5K SE/EPU
 
 
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25-03-2008, 06:50:53

Amidar
Hey ! :p
I'm new to this overclocking buisness, didn't even know you can until a week ago..
I have a pretty strong computer now.. Pentium 4, Core Duo, 4GM Ram, Chipset P35, Windows XP and ofcourse a video card which is Nvidia Geforce 8600 GT (Gainward 8600 GT PCX 512 MB to be exact).

Thing is.. I thought I was buying a good enough card but I'm not happy with its performance due to the fact the PC is new and all.. and unfortunately I can't send it back and get the 8800 GT now..

I was thinking of maybe overclocking it...
1. Can I overclock it without harming it or shortening its "life"?
2. What program should I use and how would I go about overclocking it without harming it?

I don't have and probably can't get another cooling system for the card and I understand that's important..?

I'm working with graphics and really want my card to be stronger without harming it in any way... would also be nice to run Crysis on high settings instead of medium.. :)

Thanks a lot !

25-03-2008, 12:49:09

!TIMMY!
Running Crysis on High requires one hell of a PC, but will also depend on what resolution you run it at.

1. If you have good enough cooling then the life span shouldn't be shortend too much. You can buy aftermarket coolers, some graphics cards even come with them when you buy them. There is quite a few Gainward 8600GT 512mb, does your have a fan on it or just a big red heatsink?

2. I use RivaTuner 2.08 to overclock. It is a windows based program. As long as you increase your overclock by small amounts at a time and test it properly then you shouldn't harm your graphics card. Just stop when you see graphics courption while testing and lower the overclock back to where it was stable.

25-03-2008, 13:14:02

Amidar

1. If you have good enough cooling then the life span shouldn't be shortend too much. You can buy aftermarket coolers, some graphics cards even come with them when you buy them. There is quite a few Gainward 8600GT 512mb, does your have a fan on it or just a big red heatsink?


Just a big red heatsink :(
Would an aftermarket cooler make a big difference? Do I have to have 1?
What is the best one for my card?
Looking at the temp level of the card on the nVidia control panel it seems rather high for a non OC'ed card.. it's C67 without any game on.

2. I use RivaTuner 2.08 to overclock. It is a windows based program. As long as you increase your overclock by small amounts at a time and test it properly then you shouldn't harm your graphics card. Just stop when you see graphics courption while testing and lower the overclock back to where it was stable.


And I shouldn't be passing the C80 temperature, right?

Thanks !

25-03-2008, 13:21:34

Pseudonym
A decent cooling set up will make a huge difference in the temperature of your card.

Your temp seems to be pretty high for a idle (nothing running) reading.

THIS review shows the heatsync as being ok, so it might be the rest of the cooling in your case. What setup do you have on the rest of your case. (how many fans, what size, where are they, which direction are the blowing etc) A few pics might be easier to look at this.

25-03-2008, 14:11:27

Amidar

A decent cooling set up will make a huge difference in the temperature of your card.

Your temp seems to be pretty high for a idle (nothing running) reading.

THIS review shows the heatsync as being ok, so it might be the rest of the cooling in your case. What setup do you have on the rest of your case. (how many fans, what size, where are they, which direction are the blowing etc) A few pics might be easier to look at this.



That's not the cooling heatsync I have for the card..
This is what I have:
[IMG]http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/281/img5316xc0.th.jpg[/IMG]

In my case I have 2 fans..
1 is on the board and the other is on the side of the case facing inwards..
Here are 2 screenshots of them, sorry they're sloppy, I still don't have photoshop on this one :)
The inside:
[IMG]http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/5029/035ms0.th.jpg[/IMG]

From the ouside, can see the colorful fan on the side of the case facing in:
[IMG]http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/512/036vn6.th.jpg[/IMG]

I just checked the temp while playing Crysis on high settings and it reaches C85 !! OMG ! Without even tweaking the thing.
What should the average temp be for such card on idle and while playing the game?

Thanks for the help !
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