17AMD VISION融合Premium徽标新HTPC – 华硕E35M1-M PRO (AMD融合)

我刚刚升级我的 HTPCor ratherside-gradedit from a Pentium DualCore to an Asus E35M1-M Pro. Below I’ll document my thoughts as I give the system a full workout


23-可能: Initial thoughts

  • UEFI is nicealtho it doesn’t really offer anything immediate that the old BIOS 没有 (除 >2当然TB启动驱动器)
  • The UEFI screen didn’t display properly on my 720p Samsung CRT 电视it was rather dysfunctional. It worked fine on my 24″ 1920×1200 HP zr24w
  • The combo PS2 port wont work with my old PS2 keyboard
  • The system seems to run completely fanless without any problem. I don’t yet know if playing some HD films will need active cooling
  • I like having USB3 ports on such a cheap system
  • I don’t like the lack of analogue audio outputs – 只有 3 sockets on the back-panel
  • The system was considerably faster than I was expectingnot noticeably different from the 2.8GHz Pentium DualCore E6300 (impressive for an 18W 1.6GHz dual-core chip). I suspect this is partly down to being a fresh install, partly down to having 4Gb rather than 2Gb of memory, and finally having a faster 硬盘 (Seagate Momentus XT rather than 5,400rpm 3.5eco desktop drive)
  • The included Asus software isn’t flexible enough for fan control. Instead I recommend 的Speed​​Fan which offers full speed control.
  • The overclocking feature overclocked my CPU from 1600MHz to 1640MHz. 该 2.5% seems pretty pointless to me.

26-可能: 更新资料 1

  • I have had a problem with standbybut I think it is caused by either hybrid-standby mode, or by problems with my Pinnacle 3010ix freeview tuner. Hopefully I’ll be able to update soon to confirm my suspicions. When I eventually upgrade to a Blackgold BGT3620
  • I’ve had a recurrence of a problem playing back a BluRay rip of Inglorious Basterds. This has always been a very challenging movie to play, and I think the problem is a codec issue. 再次, I’ll hopefully be able to update soon confirming the fix.
  • Otherwise the system is working really well. I’m still very pleased with the performance. Running the system fanless most of the time, with a couple of low-speed case fans activated by speedfan when needed

30-可能: 更新资料 2

  • As expected, disabling hybrid sleep has resolved the problem with not waking from sleep. The PC isn’t staying asleep at the moment, 但我已经收到此问题, its being woken by the network I thinkpossible due to my enabling HomeGroup. I have no need for WOL so I’ll be turning it off in device manager. I haven’t yet looked at resolving the playback of Inglorious Basterds, 但同样, its a problem I’ve had before. This time when I solve it I’ll document it!

11-八月: 更新资料 3

  • The sleep issues are fully resolved. Partly this was related to issues with the Seagate Momentus XT which I’ve documented in a different article. The short versionif you have a Momentus XT then disable 硬盘 sleep and update the drive firmware. The playback issues with some h.264 have also been resolvedthe newer versions of ffdshow DXVA aren’t working very well, going back to an older version has cleared this issue. 最后, 我有, after some initial issues, 测试使用的 电视 卡在 PCI-E x16 slot successfully! I am now using a system with 3 电视 cards with great success!

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的gravatar伊恩

嗨乔恩,

no system as yet! That`s why i ask. I am toying with the idea of a Zacate E-450 or known overkill of an Asus P8H67 Evo with a 2100T CPU. I am the type of person who if he feels that he cant have the crunching power he needs from one machine just steps up to an overkill machine. Problem is getting rid of the heat. I am having an exchange on the avforums about the same subject. So far you are the only person who has tried the BGT3620 with a Zacate and reported on its performance. 我以为它会做的工作. 如果 CPU 在小枝沿 2% to 6% then I cant see a problem having the Zacate playing a monster bitrate mkv file while recording the telly. I know that the i3 chip will be idling most of the time so therefore the heat issue will be slight but I loathe experimenting with fans. I am itching to get this box built up as i have a few movies as BD rips that I want to view on free time over christmas. 我有一个BGT3620, a spare Crucial M4 bootdrive and a WD Scorpio Blue 1TB drive. A power brick from an industrial controller that will do nicely for power. Just the nagging choice of which hardware platform and which grossly overpriced case. As long as the case does not rattle from any fitted fan I am not fussed. 这很大程度上将生活在一个 300 year old house with an interior that I shall describe asold fashionedso no AV racks or glass. 一宗案件£50将是不错,但我知道那是看中闲置. You have certainly awakened my interest in a Zacate. I hate to see wasted resources and of course I would be disappointed if the thing struggled to work.

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的gravatar乔恩·斯卡夫

I'm confident the E450 will be more than enough. Except for an issue with some recent-ish builds of ffdshow x64 with DXVA which seem a bit glitchy and playing back interlaced VC-1 (这是非常罕见的) I've had no problems with playback or recording of anything. I can't see why there would be any issues eitherall the hardware has sufficient bandwidth, and recording 电视 isn't a CPU intensive operationits just dumping the stream into a container on the disk as far as I can tellthe downside is rather large recorded files, but the upside is low power systems can do it easily. The E350 is exceptionally low powered compared to anything else I've got or had. 我只有 1 风扇在我 HTPC and thats a very quiet 120mm case fan which is controlled by speedfan. 我知道它旋转 (而大声) if I reboot the system, but other than that I've never noticed it, altho I am typically 10ft from the PC. I suspect it very rarely spins upit's there more for peace of mind than cooling 🙂

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的gravatar伊恩

Can you confirm the performance and operation of the BGT3620 Dual DVB-T2卡在 PCI-E x1插槽? Will it record two channels at once and what sort of CPU 负载你看,如果/当它?

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的gravatar乔恩·斯卡夫

It performs great. I've had it in both my E350 system, and now in my media server (这是一个更沉重的酷睿i5 2400). I've had it record 2 HD streams simultaneously without any problems. I'm not aware of any HD content exceeding 40MBps, 我相信BBC HD (例如) 在15Mbps的封顶. Assuming the absolute maximum of 40MBps, recording 2 channels wont exceed 80MBps. A first generation 1x PCI-E slot can take 250MBps – 3 times the maximum required. I'm sure if there was any issue at all dual cards wouldn't have been released in PCI-E 1x configurations. 照原样, even a quad-tuner wont saturate a PCI-E 1X插槽. Realistically, 如果你想记录 4 HD channels simultaneously, you'd need maybe 80MBps absolute max. 都 PCI-E 1X, SATA 1 and any modern 硬盘 can provide the required bandwidth. In my scenario, 用 电视 server sending the signal out over ethernet, I still wont reach saturation for a while. Ethernet is often only around 10% efficientbut even at that I can stream at least 5 different HD channels simultaneously.

就......而言 CPU 用法, I've never monitored it. I've had no problem recording 2 channels, and playing back another simultaneously, even on the E350 system. A very cursory look, whilst recording BBC HD and ITV HDit looks like I get a peak of 2% CPU usage for the recording service (ehrecvr in task manager) 在酷睿i5 2400.

What system are you using?

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的gravatar亚当

该主板, 一个体面的大小 固态硬盘 and a couple of the new BGT3630 cards is my ultimate HTPC 设置.
Do you know whether the 16x PCI-E slot supports cards which aren’t graphics cards?

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的gravatar乔恩·斯卡夫

是啊, 听起来是一样的我的理想. Altho I concluded a big-enuf 固态硬盘 is way too expensive, and the Seagate Momentus XT has worked well. Totally silent from a sitting distance (I have it suspended with bungee cord). I'm not certain if the PCI-E slots support other cards, but I can't think of any reason why not. I'll double check in the next couple of days.
它是一种耻辱是没有办法获得超过 1 PCI-E card onto a Mini-ITX boardthen mini-ITX would make for the ideal solution. I'm still looking for breakout/riser cards that might do the trick, 但至今没有运气.

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的gravatar亚当

What we need are a few more dtx motherboards.
这样,双 的PCIe tuner cards are more than within our graspand there are a few tiny HTPC cases that support two add-in slots.

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的gravatar乔恩·斯卡夫

同意, but it doesn't seem to be happening. AMD推出DTX 4.5 几年前 – and still no sign of anything. If they were still interested you'd think they would have pushed Fusion systems that waymaybe with a reference board.

也, I've decided that a BGT3620 and a BGT3595 will be a slightly better solution than 2 BGT3630's. They're available now, and provide the same features – 4 simultaneous HD tuners (双胞胎 DVB-S2, 双胞胎-DVB-T2). Additionallyin my case I have moved house and the new house doesn't yet have a sat dish, so getting this solution will provide me with a total of 4 tuners immediately (2 DVB-T2, 2 只 DVB-Ŧ) wheras 2 BGT3630's would only provide me twin DVB-T2调谐器 (没有奖金 DVB-Ť调谐器).

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的gravatar乔恩·斯卡夫

现在我已经尝试了 电视 卡在16倍 PCI-E插槽. 不走. System just didn't see it. Very disappointing! You'd think on a platform with a pretty decent onboard GPU they'd anticipate people wanting to use the 16x slot for other types of card. I'll be getting in touch with Asus to see if there is anything (BIOS更新?) 他们可以做些什么来解决它. It may be a hardware limitation though. It would be interesting to know if other Fusion boards have the same limitation

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的gravatar乔恩·斯卡夫

I've now e-mailed Asus with the following

尊敬的先生/女士,
I have an E35M1-M Pro motherboard based on the new AMD E350 system. 该板有 2 PCI-Express插槽, 1倍和16倍. I would like to use both for expansion cards, 但也不卡是显卡. 该1X插槽工作正常, 但16X插槽似乎只能接受视频卡. 该16X插槽并正常工作与视频卡, 但不与任何的工作,我 电视 牌. 当一个 电视 card is put in the 16x the system boots up fine, but the card isn't detected by Windows. 可这个问题在未来的更新给 BIOS/UEFI?
非常感谢,
乔恩·斯卡夫

Depending on what I get back I might e-mail Anand or Toms (or others) to see if anyone is interested in running a story on this and documenting some of the boards or systems that are letting us down. There shouldn't be some PCI-E slots that don't work with some PCI-E cardswhat's the point of standards if that happens?

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的gravatar乔恩·斯卡夫

华硕回答, saying that the PCI-E x16 slot SHOULD work with other cards.
I swapped some cards around and hey prestoit did indeed work. I've no idea why it didn't work before, maybe the card wasn't seated properly, or the contacts weren't clean maybe? 无论如何, 我的错, 它的工作!

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的gravatarDust64

你介意告诉我们如何你得到了 电视 调谐器在x1插槽工作? I have been struggling with the same problem on the same board for over a week now (multiple emails to ASUS tech support and all replies have been less than helpful).

Which version of the BIOS are you using and with what settings?

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的gravatar乔恩·斯卡夫

你在x16插槽意思? 我只是把存储卡从x1插槽的, 把它放进了x16插槽和启动. Windows found the hardware and I was about to retune in Media Center. Just to be doubly sure I then dropped another card into the x1 slot (所以我不得不在这两个x1和x16插槽调谐器) and managed to tune them both OK. I wonder if the problem is related to the make of tuner? Last time I tried I put a Pinnacle 3010ix in the x16 slot which didn't work. This time I put my BlackGold 3620 在x16插槽,并在x1插槽的3010ix. I'm using the most recent BIOS – 1002

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的gravatarDust64

感谢您的回复, and sorryI did mean the 16x slot.

I have not been able to make the board recognise the tuner (which is a Dvico FusionHDTV Dual Express) 当放置在16X插槽. unfortunately I don't have another tuner to experiment with at the moment. My reasons for wanting to use the 16x slot relate to case limitations rather than installing multiple tuners.

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的gravatar乔恩·斯卡夫

我确实在一个点放 PCI-E X16 GPU 入x16插槽, 当我做了我可能已经与修修补补 BIOS setting which controls if the onboard gpu is auto, 被迫, 等等. 你有一个 GPU 在x16插槽在所有? Have you tried tinkering with the onboard video BIOS 设置? Assuming you're on the latest BIOS version I'd expect it to be possible to get it working. 我马上下令一个董事会,他们是在售 联合王国 so I'm confident I have first generation hardware.
If you're still not getting anywhere after trying those give me another shout, I'll retry with mine and can post my precise BIOS 设置. I can also retry the Pinnacle card

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的gravatarDust64

I was pretty sure I tried every possible BIOS 环境… In the end I got it working with a different brand of card (DigitalNowan Australian vendor). 谢谢你的帮助.

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的gravatarSimonty

Sounds like things are working out pretty well overall. That is a bit of a lame overclock, but then it's for watching films on, not playing Quake-derivatives!

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