Measure CPU Watts with a Multimeter

inside of the test rig

I’m really into measuring things. Here is a video of me measuring power consumption of an Ivy Bridge Core-i5 and a Xeon 1245 V2 (roughly equivalent to Core-i7 3770)

The 19V-ish DIY powerbank

Ever wished yourself a power bank for your (non USB-C) laptop? I did lately, though I can’t complain with the 7200 MAh battery of my Fujitsu Lifebook s792. First I looked up some power bank cases like this, as well as some DIY charge balancing boards. These look like a pretty nice option for use […]

One water block per mining rig?

Being the PC cooling freak that I am, I totally had to play with this. Namely – cooling a set of crypto-mining GPUs. The plan: shape a system of copper pipes into a single heat sink unit, providing 1x water input, 1x water output and multiple GPU interface surfaces.The result was the following module that can […]

How (not) to cool a video card

Note: I really don’t like pointing fingers at people about how they did something wrong. This was however too perfect a textbook case to pass by 🙂 Radeon R9 270 with a thermal pad. Priceless. So, a few days ago I got a used Radeon R9 270 from Ebay . The card was sold as […]

That AIO laptop thing

Here is what I want from a laptop: 17-inch lightweight quad-core custom keyboard ?!? In real life, however, “lightweight” doesn’t go with any of those. So I set off to put together my own 17-inch-lightweight-all-powerful kind of thing. Mk. I:The Toshiba Satellite C870 AIO The first candidate was a cheap deal for a Toshiba Satellite […]

Baking HD 4870

Another go at baking a broken GPU. This time it seems that I finally overdid it And it looks like it…  Yummy smelly soldering flux, anyone? Model: Radeon HD 4870 / Sapphire HD4870 512MB (the red one) Price: 5,99 EUR incl. shipping (ebay.de) Symptom: Artifacts, hardware not properly detected Ye Olde Artefacts. Cool mouse cursor […]