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Win Intel HTPCs/NUCs & Kodi-native 3D MVC Playback
(2016-04-08, 14:40)dukester Wrote:
(2016-04-08, 10:53)movie78 Wrote:
(2016-04-08, 09:30)Skank Wrote: Why do you guys give up on dn2820 instead of trying to tweak in bios...

There is no more options to tweek the BIOS beside increasing the video RAM, I have do more some research.

Turn that PROC IDLE SETTING to whatever is opposite of Low Power.


Also, looking at the bios pages its pretty clear they have limited every aspect of performance to the extreme on NUC's , obviously a trade off for the small size, low noise. IMO if you cant move all those MAX AMP sliders to 100% and run the hardware the at its stock levels and allowing it to use the proper/standard amount of power needed without overheating, I would consider them all basically broken. No?

On the DN2820 there is much tweaking option in the Bios.
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Well I am in with a Dell 3050. Just scored one from the dell outlet store certified unit for $95 shipped. Price was $139 - $50 coupon (esc$50$299) plus tax. Excited to join this test crew Smile
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(2016-04-08, 15:38)sarcoptic Wrote: Well I am in with a Dell 3050. Just scored one from the dell outlet store certified unit for $95 shipped. Price was $139 - $50 coupon (esc$50$299) plus tax. Excited to join this test crew Smile

Can you please send me the link?
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Nice deal... sucks as I paid $125 for used. It's almost a no-brainer at $95 as there's nothing to assemble, comes w/Win 64-bit, 32GB SSD and 2GB RAM. Wish it had 4GB for RAM, but seems to matter not for Kodi/MVC use. Some of the old stock 3050's still have Win8, but it's a free upgrade to Win10 anyway.

@sarcoptic, have a direct link? I'm not seeing it in Dell Outlet.
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(2016-04-08, 15:45)hdmkv Wrote: Nice deal... sucks as I paid $125 for used. It's almost a no-brainer at $95 as there's nothing to assemble, comes w/Win 64-bit, 32GB SSD and 2GB RAM. Wish it had 4GB for RAM, but seems to matter not for Kodi/MVC use. Some of the old stock 3050's still have Win8, but it's a free upgrade to Win10 anyway.

@sarcoptic, have a direct link? I'm not seeing it in Dell Outlet.

Me tooSad
$95 is no brainer.
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(2016-04-08, 16:05)movie78 Wrote:
(2016-04-08, 15:45)hdmkv Wrote: Nice deal... sucks as I paid $125 for used. It's almost a no-brainer at $95 as there's nothing to assemble, comes w/Win 64-bit, 32GB SSD and 2GB RAM. Wish it had 4GB for RAM, but seems to matter not for Kodi/MVC use. Some of the old stock 3050's still have Win8, but it's a free upgrade to Win10 anyway.

@sarcoptic, have a direct link? I'm not seeing it in Dell Outlet.

Me tooSad
$95 is no brainer.

they are about 300$ CAD after taxes in Canada from the outlet usually, out of stock currently. best buy has them for 400$ lol

@movie78

In Performance Tab > Processor Idle State > Change to anything other than Low Power and test 3D audio sync issue
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(2016-04-08, 16:08)dukester Wrote:
(2016-04-08, 16:05)movie78 Wrote:
(2016-04-08, 15:45)hdmkv Wrote: Nice deal... sucks as I paid $125 for used. It's almost a no-brainer at $95 as there's nothing to assemble, comes w/Win 64-bit, 32GB SSD and 2GB RAM. Wish it had 4GB for RAM, but seems to matter not for Kodi/MVC use. Some of the old stock 3050's still have Win8, but it's a free upgrade to Win10 anyway.

@sarcoptic, have a direct link? I'm not seeing it in Dell Outlet.

Me tooSad
$95 is no brainer.

they are about 300$ CAD after taxes in Canada from the outlet usually, out of stock currently. best buy has them for 400$ lol

@movie78

In Performance Tab > Processor Idle State > Change to anything other than Low Power and test 3D audio sync issue

In the Bios?
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(2016-04-08, 16:12)movie78 Wrote:
(2016-04-08, 16:08)dukester Wrote:
(2016-04-08, 16:05)movie78 Wrote: Me tooSad
$95 is no brainer.

they are about 300$ CAD after taxes in Canada from the outlet usually, out of stock currently. best buy has them for 400$ lol

@movie78

In Performance Tab > Processor Idle State > Change to anything other than Low Power and test 3D audio sync issue

In the Bios?

yes
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(2016-04-08, 16:18)dukester Wrote:
(2016-04-08, 16:12)movie78 Wrote:
(2016-04-08, 16:08)dukester Wrote: they are about 300$ CAD after taxes in Canada from the outlet usually, out of stock currently. best buy has them for 400$ lol

@movie78

In Performance Tab > Processor Idle State > Change to anything other than Low Power and test 3D audio sync issue

In the Bios?

yes

There is no Performance Tab in the DN2820, i think that option is only available in i3 and up
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With Celeron J1800, odd only Dell Micro seems the sole/main option. Or, Dell Small Form Factor tower. Why aren't there other NUC-like mini boxes w/this Celeron?

Edit: I'm seeing some on eBay and NewEgg...
- Pegatron
- Funky looking Foxconn unit
- Habey

Only heard of Foxconn out of those... better to stick w/Dell. Hopefully goes on sale again.
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(2016-04-08, 16:31)hdmkv Wrote: With Celeron J1800, odd only Dell Micro seem to use it. Or, Dell Small Form Factor tower. Why aren't there other NUC-like mini boxes w/this Celeron?

Edit: I'm seeing some on eBay and NewEgg...
- Pegatron
- Funky looking Foxconn unit
- Habey

Only heard of Foxconn out of those... better to stick w/Dell. Hopefully goes on sale again.

Better support!!
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(2016-04-08, 16:31)hdmkv Wrote: With Celeron J1800, odd only Dell Micro seems the sole/main option. Or, Dell Small Form Factor tower. Why aren't there other NUC-like mini boxes w/this Celeron?

Edit: I'm seeing some on eBay and NewEgg...
- Pegatron
- Funky looking Foxconn unit
- Habey

Only heard of Foxconn out of those... better to stick w/Dell. Hopefully goes on sale again.

i'd buy the pegatron but shipping to Canada is more than the device :/
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(2016-04-08, 16:05)movie78 Wrote:
(2016-04-08, 15:45)hdmkv Wrote: Nice deal... sucks as I paid $125 for used. It's almost a no-brainer at $95 as there's nothing to assemble, comes w/Win 64-bit, 32GB SSD and 2GB RAM. Wish it had 4GB for RAM, but seems to matter not for Kodi/MVC use. Some of the old stock 3050's still have Win8, but it's a free upgrade to Win10 anyway.

@sarcoptic, have a direct link? I'm not seeing it in Dell Outlet.

Me tooSad
$95 is no brainer.

Unfortunately they go really quick when in stock. You just need to keep refreshing as stock goes in and out:
Dell Outlet USA
It should already be sorted by price low to high. If its not at the top just keep refreshing. It took me 20 minutes before one finally popped in. Good luck and hope more join in Smile
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(2016-04-08, 18:29)sarcoptic Wrote:
(2016-04-08, 16:05)movie78 Wrote:
(2016-04-08, 15:45)hdmkv Wrote: Nice deal... sucks as I paid $125 for used. It's almost a no-brainer at $95 as there's nothing to assemble, comes w/Win 64-bit, 32GB SSD and 2GB RAM. Wish it had 4GB for RAM, but seems to matter not for Kodi/MVC use. Some of the old stock 3050's still have Win8, but it's a free upgrade to Win10 anyway.

@sarcoptic, have a direct link? I'm not seeing it in Dell Outlet.

Me tooSad
$95 is no brainer.

Unfortunately they go really quick when in stock. You just need to keep refreshing as stock goes in and out:
Dell Outlet USA
It should already be sorted by price low to high. If its not at the top just keep refreshing. It took me 20 minutes before one finally popped in. Good luck and hope more join in Smile

F5 all morning, no luckSad

Thanks!
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Patience Smile
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