posted: Dec. 15, 2012 @ 8:31a
Foxconn nt-A3500-0h0WWAEQB AMD A45 (Hudson D1) 1 x 204Pin AMD Radeon HD 6310 White Mini / Booksize Barebone System
AMD A45 (Hudson D1)
AMD E-350 APU (1.6GHz, dual core)
AMD Radeon HD 6310
1 x 204Pin
Cons: HEAT All they need to do is add another fan at the intake side of the box to help push air through. Or do the mod I did. For the bios headache, they really need to add a bios update configuration in the bios.Put a spacer on the bottom of the outside of the unit, right below the processor, the bottom of the unit gets extremely hot, I had it without air space on the bottom of the case.
Other Thoughts: #UPDATE BIOS. I tried the uneboottin and it would not run on the USB (cd error)By accident I might have used the USB3.0 port. Go through the reviews at Newegg and find a link to where you get the HP USB formatter here the link for the formatter HP USB Tool and Win 98 to create a bootable USB then copy updated bios files to usb. That worked for me updating the bios. HEAT, watching videos (using Cyberlink to upscale from 720 video to 1080 P) the temps hovered around 175 F degrees on HDTV. I cut a hole on the cover above the cooling fan and put a Laptop usb fan on top (half blowing into the cpu fan, other half blowing into the case). That dropped the temps down to 145 degrees F running the processor at 100% for 1 hour idle temp is now 112 D F instead of 130 D F. EXCELLENT IMPROVEMENT. I am also going to use brazostweaker to lower the voltage which will drop temps even more. I have used brazostweaker on my HP DM1Z and it dropped temps another 10 degrees F. :DAlso please note: supposedly the wireless was terrible but a review states that the 2 antenna wires were connected the wrong way and all you have to do is switch the connection to correct the problem. When you put in the ram, here is the wireless connections to double check. The external antenna wiring (black) should be on #2. The internal antenna wiring (white) should be on #1. For silverlight and Netflix, Silverlight has a major bug that prevents it from working properly with AMD E350 cpus. It is not a problem with the CPU itself.You have to press shift-ctrl and right click on the silverlight screen. An options menu will appear. Change the buffer size to the lowest number (I believe it is like 250 or something). The default is something like 2000. If you're slow, and it builds up to that level, it can take up to a minute to work.
For an HTPC I am very satisfied, I also got the Logitech K400 wireless keyboard with touchpad (I do not know if Amazon still has it for 29 bucs) Also currently Staples has the Logitech wireless mouse with unifying USB plug that works with the K400 keyboard ( so in essence 1 usb plugin to operate keyboard and mouse at Staples Logitech M325 WIRELESS MS Staples Item # 366207 (Reg $29.99 Save- $7.50 Now: $22.49 Instant Savings - $12.50 total $9.99* free ship plus tax. Some mouse colors are sold out but I was able to get the red. The keyboard and mouse usb plug are both unifying plugs. The keyboard is great for surfing on my TV, I just needed a mouse for when I move files around.