AT5IONT-I based computer

This is all about a computer which does not consume too much power (at least I hope so!)

It is based on the ASUS-Mainboard AT5IONT-I.

Parts

Mainboard: AT5IONT-I with  http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=iIZKMXSj0jZKiebE

Integrated dual-core Intel® Atom™ processor D525 http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=49490 TDP 13W L2 1MB 1,8 Ghz Dual-Core (4 threads)

8 Mb Flash ROM , AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5

RAM: 2x Kingston KVR 1333D3S9/ 2G  (2GB PC3 10600 CL9 204 Pin SODIMM)

For first initialization and bios update: Kingston KVR 1333D3S9 / 1G

Bios Update

Today I updated the BIOS since in its shipped version I could not use my 2G-RAM. Since the problem was known I bought also a 1G modul to setup the pc and update the Bios. Now, after updating to version 316 everything works fine. The update can be downloaded from the ASUS-Homepage!

I installed the updated according to the following tutorial http://macles.blogspot.com/2008/07/flashing-bios.html

sudo apt-get install unetbootin

and then I created a bootable usb-disk with this tool using FreeDos. The content of the stick was not erased, only the files added needed to boot the FreeDos environment. Then I added the files from the ASUS homepage (the .ROM and the .EXE file to flash the bios). After booting (F8, select the usb-stick) I had to switch to the stick with c: or x: I do not remember and then I could execute the flash-program.

Energy Measuring 2011-02-19, preliminary

I use a samsung  BX 2235 monitor which consums 20 W and the PC (ordinary power adapter 230 to 12 V, shipped with the case I use) consums roughly 35 W.

 

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