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by Jordan
Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:06 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Nex-Gen Blu-Ray Specs
Replies: 10
Views: 31098

It's too bad we have to deal with another product war.
Sure it's cool that we've got massive density optical discs, but I think it's unfair to the consumers to be forced to buy both or make a choice.
by Jordan
Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:56 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: How to choose an edition of Windows Vista
Replies: 4
Views: 19601

Vista looks promising, but like many others I won't be making the switch for a long time. Unless, of course, I buy a new PC that comes with it. Windows XP suits all my needs at present. I still think it's strange that they offer so many different versions of it. At least it's not the 17+ from a year...
by Jordan
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:53 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: biggest HHD on HPT366?!
Replies: 32
Views: 41336

Couldn't you make partitions on the drive?
I've heard if a single drive can't be used to its full size you can just add partitions to use the full drive.
I haven't experimented with that, but I think one of my friends had issues with drives being too big and got them working using partitions.
by Jordan
Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Get Perpendicular
Replies: 2
Views: 5723

WOW. That's big. And notice it's only talking about microdrives in MP3 players... Imagine regular desktop harddrives. (Unless that's already been done or something). One thing that bothers me though: Why do people need that much space on a portable media device? Although I don't listen to and collec...
by Jordan
Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hovercraft!
Replies: 2
Views: 6609

Sadly i never got video of it. That craft met its demise one day after school when I foolishly took it down a hil and it hit a curb and blew apart. I made a better one a while ago that could climb hills and go incredibly fast, but I again, foolishly ruined it by forgetting to cover a few soldered bi...
by Jordan
Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone know what this old expansion card is?
Replies: 5
Views: 8810

I figured this would be a good place to seek info on the card. Thanks for the information. Now i just have to find some sort of driver and see if I can get it to do something. Oddly enough, the CD Drive in the PC was a 1999 40x drive, so I guess the original drive had been removed but the card had s...
by Jordan
Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone know what this old expansion card is?
Replies: 5
Views: 8810

Anyone know what this old expansion card is?

It seems to be a CD-audio board, but it has no obvious labels or discerning features. Windows doesn't detect anything related to it. I figure there's a really simple program that controls the drive directly off the board. If anyone recognizes it or has any information, let me know. It's not a terrib...
by Jordan
Sat May 27, 2006 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The strangest thing ever.
Replies: 15
Views: 16807

Sorry i haven't responded sooner, I've got video of the speakers on google video now. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8147411210342820489&q=hard+drive+speakers&pr=goog-sl There it is. It's horrid quality but it gets the message across. Someday i might make a better movie, but try be satisfi...
by Jordan
Tue May 23, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The strangest thing ever.
Replies: 15
Views: 16807

I'm working on it... Just wait!
by Jordan
Tue May 23, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The strangest thing ever.
Replies: 15
Views: 16807

Yay! I made my very own hard drive sound system like the one from Afrotech! However, mine has lights and is more fun to watch. It could be called a 2.1 stereo setup because i've got a western digital drive in the center making low noise, a gutted WD with no platter that makes fun jigglings and norma...
by Jordan
Fri May 19, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Free 1903 Ford Model Tonneau
Replies: 13
Views: 19415

It's too bad such great things get phased out. Even though the BP6 has pretty much expired, its still one of the first dual CPU mobos and was great fun to play with.
by Jordan
Fri May 19, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The strangest thing ever.
Replies: 15
Views: 16807

I'm pretty sure the audio output has to do with the magnetism in the speaker device. I tried using a small lightbulb in my audio experiment and it didn't work. Even if it did make noise I couldn't hear it. So it looks like you'll need some magnets for an incandescent buld to make sound. Regardless, ...
by Jordan
Sun May 14, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The strangest thing ever.
Replies: 15
Views: 16807

Brilliant! That is exactly my point!
Also you can use LEDs. Their low power needs make plain sound output light them up. It can make for freaky displays!
by Jordan
Fri May 12, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The strangest thing ever.
Replies: 15
Views: 16807

The strangest thing ever.

Although this has little to do with a bp6 or computers at all, it's worth looking at. I am amazed googling for it doesn't bring up anything. I've been working on my hovercrafts again, trying to build a small one. So far it's going well, i've got a 12 inch wide styrofoam circle hovering properly so a...
by Jordan
Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Why are my files disappearing?
Replies: 2
Views: 6405

Why are my files disappearing?

I've noticed this on both my BP6 and P3; however, my p3 is having more trouble. Once upon i time i had to use System Restore for some reaseon, and after using a restore point a week earlier, i had lost all the recent files in My Documents that i had put there after the restore point! I figure with t...
by Jordan
Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Will a gigabyte Radeon 9250 work with agp 4x?
Replies: 3
Views: 7622

I just found out there's an nVIDIA FX 5200 for a few bucks more so i'm going for it. I found spec sheets for all those cards that say 4X will work.
Yay I'm gonna have good graphics (well, better)!
by Jordan
Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Will a gigabyte Radeon 9250 work with agp 4x?
Replies: 3
Views: 7622

Will a gigabyte Radeon 9250 work with agp 4x?

I think the answer is yes. Having checked the ATI website they say the 92xx line of cards are AGP 4/8x, but the Gigabyte website says nothing other than AGP 8x support. I presume it will work (in an AGP 4x system) but i need somebody else's opinion. Otherwise I'm gonna buy a Sapphire Radeon 9200SE f...
by Jordan
Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Johnny 5's older brother back from the dead!
Replies: 3
Views: 4446

A while back you asked for the info on my 400Mhz celerons that goto 600 with ease. I finally have gutted my bp6 case and can reveal them. I don;t know if you're still interested, but here they are: The stuff on the chips is: intel celeron FV524RX400 128 SL3A2 MALAY Sorry for the wait, i haven't had ...
by Jordan
Wed Mar 08, 2006 2:59 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Intel confirms hyperthreading is a goner
Replies: 19
Views: 35032

Also I once located an "add-on" card that plugged into...maybe an ISA slot...and that card had dual cellys, dual IDE, SDRAM slot, built in video, etc. Basicly it was a BP6 on a card. :shock: GAH I WANT IT!!!!!!! That is both the weirdest and coolest thing i have ever heard of! I found one through g...
by Jordan
Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:32 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Intel confirms hyperthreading is a goner
Replies: 19
Views: 35032

HT was cool. my friend has an HT pentium 4. It really doesn't impact anything that much in regualr activities. Bill is right saying it hekps what it helps and doesn't hurt what it doesn't help. It is still cool but multi-core-cpu systems are definately the way to go. Oh BTW- Has anybody ever experie...
by Jordan
Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Zalman chipset cooler: Worth a try?
Replies: 4
Views: 9772

Cool! After looking around the forums i see a few people have it. However! After a bit of tweaking the overclock, thanks all who suggested that, i have now acheived stability and speed! I droped the FSB to 95 MHz, making the new CPU clock 570 MHZ. Although its underclocking the PCI, it's running jus...
by Jordan
Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:30 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Interesting one ...
Replies: 3
Views: 7405

It sounds like you were having some PCI rescource sharing issues. PCI slots 4-5 (closest to ISA) share the same bus master signal, slot 3 shares an IRQ with the HT366, and it seems AGP and PCI 1 or 2 (i forget which) share something as well. I'm guessing you had your new SATA card in PCI 1 or 2 whic...
by Jordan
Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Interesting one ...
Replies: 3
Views: 7405

It sounds like you were having some PCI rescource sharing issues. PCI slots 4-5 (closest to ISA) share the same bus master signal, slot 3 shares an IRQ with the HT366, and it seems AGP and PCI 1 or 2 (i forget which) share something as well. I'm guessing you had your new SATA card in PCI 1 or 2 whic...
by Jordan
Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Zalman chipset cooler: Worth a try?
Replies: 4
Views: 9772

Zalman chipset cooler: Worth a try?

I've found a fairly cheap chipset cooler by Zalman which i'm thinking might work better than a butchered CPU heatsink for cooling the BX. Here's the info: Zalman ZM-NB47J Northbridge Chipset Heatsink Kit 1. ZM-NB47J does not require a fan, and thus does not need to be powered and does not create noi...
by Jordan
Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: My 400's overclock poorly & new usage for my BP6
Replies: 12
Views: 16968

I forgot to mention this: I have actually gone overboard and replaced the greenie entirely with a massive cut-down Slot-1 Celeron cooler, lovingly modified to fit onto the board with the little pin holes for the greenie. that new thing is stuck onto the chip with some arctic silver 5, so it really s...