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by hugoc
Mon Sep 19, 2005 11:26 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Free pair of Celeron 366s @ 550
Replies: 6
Views: 6269

Probably giving it away as well. Someone here expressed an interest a few months ago, but I got a new job and house and kinda forgot. I've e-mailed him and offered it to him again since he did ask first. However, if he's no longer interested, or he doesn't get back to me in a week or so, I'll give i...
by hugoc
Sat Sep 17, 2005 12:26 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Free pair of Celeron 366s @ 550
Replies: 6
Views: 6269

Sorry, but they're gone! Billl PM'ed me very quickly and sent me the shipping costs already. I had these posted on other FS/T forums for over a week and no interest, posted them here and they're gone in 9 hours. :) I'd have shipped to England. I used to live in Birmingham and I have a soft spot for ...
by hugoc
Wed Sep 14, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Free pair of Celeron 366s @ 550
Replies: 6
Views: 6269

Free pair of Celeron 366s @ 550

Hi, My BP6 died a while back. :( I've decided not to replace it, bearing in mind the cost of working BP6 boards now. I do, however, have the CPUs from it left over. Since there's no trade forum here I'm posting this in the Processors section, sorry if that's inappropriate. They are a pair of Celeron...
by hugoc
Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Linux distro news
Replies: 5
Views: 4857

So far, so good. I wish they'd get off the 2.6.8 kernel though, it's slow. Apparently it's 23% slower than Red Hat Enterprise, which runs off 2.4. This is what Kenneth Chen and Linus Torvalds have said anyway. 2.6.9 isn't so bad. I will say, though, that Ubuntu is every bit as RAM-greedy as WinXP. I...
by hugoc
Tue Mar 29, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Linux distro news
Replies: 5
Views: 4857

Did you read what I wrote??
Yes, that was an example. It's also one that I've personally tried and can vouch for. I thought it might be of interest.
by hugoc
Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:08 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Linux distro news
Replies: 5
Views: 4857

Firstly, Slackware Gnome users can use dropline-Gnome. It's easier than trying to make Gnome work yourself and it's designed for Slack and compatible distros (e.g. Vector).

Second, you forgot Ubuntu, who will be bringing out 5.04 (Hedgehog) in April.
by hugoc
Mon Mar 28, 2005 3:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Dead BP6, working CPUs, coolers
Replies: 1
Views: 6224

Dead BP6, working CPUs, coolers

My old BP6 has finally given up the ghost, it seems. It's been increasingly unstable over recent months, as I'd documented in other threads, and the other day it finally died. It wouldn't output any video signal, no POST beep, nothing. Well, one time in ten it would repeat a 3-second beep, which (I ...
by hugoc
Mon Jan 31, 2005 1:59 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Post your overclocking results!
Replies: 26
Views: 29285

Post your overclocking results!

I thought we should have a thread on the overclocks we've achieved on our BP6s. I'll start.

My highest overclock has been 594MHz (two C366s, 108MHz FSB). This is pretty stable at 2.1v. Increasing to 110FSB will boot and load an OS but crash as soon as any load is put on the CPU, even at 2.3v.
by hugoc
Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:40 am
Forum: Software
Topic: what would you be if you were an OS? :)
Replies: 14
Views: 11722

I'm Red Hat!

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by hugoc
Sat Jan 29, 2005 2:57 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: will pc133 run stable?
Replies: 17
Views: 13043

Just a note on RAM speeds: PC100/133 memory is often capable of more than indicated. Look at the markings on the actual chips on the DIMM. You should see a number at the end like "-8", "-7.5" or something. This is the speed of the chip in nanoseconds. Divide 1000 by this number and you will get the ...
by hugoc
Sat Jan 29, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making Two ended Usb Cable
Replies: 2
Views: 3919

Might be cheaper/easier to get a pair of cheap NICs and a crossover cable. Pricewatch says you can get a 10/100 NIC for $3 with free shipping. You'll get faster transfers too.
by hugoc
Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:45 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Can I remove the CPU fans?
Replies: 25
Views: 19631

With temps like that I'm suspicious of your case cooling. How many fans do you have blowing into and out of your case? It's no good having fans on the CPUs if all they're doing is stirring hot air around because no fresh air is coming to them. If the noise is bothering you, you could fit a blowhole ...
by hugoc
Mon Jan 24, 2005 3:42 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Ubuntu articles
Replies: 6
Views: 6003

Disabling ACPI in Ubuntu 4.10

Disabling ACPI in Ubuntu 4.10 The default Ubuntu installation will enable ACPI, however, the BP6 is too old for this and it generally doesn't work. If you open up /var/log/messages and have a look, you will probably see flurries of lines that read something like: Jan 21 20:23:39 localhost kernel: A...
by hugoc
Mon Jan 24, 2005 3:42 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Ubuntu articles
Replies: 6
Views: 6003

Disabling ACPI in Ubuntu 4.10

Duplicate post
by hugoc
Mon Jan 24, 2005 9:55 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Which Raid controller?
Replies: 6
Views: 5719

I'd recommend a Promise Fasttrak 66 or 100. See if you can locate a used one. Here's an example . I got one for about $12 Cdn on Ebay, works great. Recent Linux distros should pick it up just fine on installation. If you need to, there's a guide here on creating a boot floppy for it and installing L...
by hugoc
Mon Jan 24, 2005 9:35 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Ubuntu articles
Replies: 6
Views: 6003

Installing K3B in Ubuntu 4.10

Installing K3B in Ubuntu 4.10 Ubuntu ships with Gnome as the default window manager. I think Gnome is great, and Gnome does now come with CD-burning built into the file manager. However, it's quite limited (at this stage it only burns data CDs and ISOs), and can't even burn CD audio discs, which is...
by hugoc
Mon Jan 24, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Ubuntu articles
Replies: 6
Views: 6003

Enabling SMP in Ubuntu 4.10

Enabling SMP in Ubuntu 4.10 Ubuntu installs with a 386-based uniprocessor kernel by default. You can verify this by clicking Applications > System Tools > System Monitor. Only one CPU is shown. However, this is very easy to fix. Firstly, make sure your sources.list reflects all the repositories it ...
by hugoc
Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:35 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Ubuntu articles
Replies: 6
Views: 6003

Okey-dokey. I think this is a great idea, Ubuntu is an excellent distro with many strengths: it's based on Debian, so there is lots of support for it; it's very easy to set up; and it runs fast even on a BP6, faster than WinXP in my opinion. Hands-down the best starter guide I have found for Ubuntu ...
by hugoc
Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:27 am
Forum: Software
Topic: WinXP shutdown trouble - hard drive cycles power...
Replies: 6
Views: 5942

I have my bp6's set to MPS version 1.4 but in the Power Management I have the ACPI turned off.... Ah, then that's definitely the problem. You're going to need to enable that for APM (sleep, suspend, soft power-off). when it's on, and the win2k is rebuilt to work properly, Iarsn Taskinfo shows 20-30...
by hugoc
Sun Jan 23, 2005 6:18 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: WinXP shutdown trouble - hard drive cycles power...
Replies: 6
Views: 5942

I also have the same problems,but I never shutdown at all with any of the os's. I will shutdown but the power supply will all ways stay on. Does the screen say "It is now safe to turn off your computer" or something like that? If so, then you basically haven't got APM/ACPI on Windows. The front pow...
by hugoc
Sun Jan 23, 2005 3:17 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: which distros suppport smp?
Replies: 30
Views: 21948

Hey, I'm glad to hear that purrkur's the moderator. I would have voted aye, but I didn't view the thread in time. But I would have voted for him anyway. Now as to Billl, I think you're being a bit unfair. You tell me I downloaded more then I should have but never say a thing about what I should have...
by hugoc
Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: which distros suppport smp?
Replies: 30
Views: 21948

It is also a very nice desktop environment and the next version coming up will include some technical enhancements that will be killer for the desktop. I never get into the KDE vs Gnome arguments because I simply love the fact that I have a choice. I agree. It's simply different strokes for differe...
by hugoc
Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Can I remove the CPU fans?
Replies: 25
Views: 19631

Also I don't have any heat sink epoxy stuff ? between the heatsinks and processors. I think glue stuff will help keep it cooler too. Glue? What, do you work for NVidia or something? Just a joke. NVidia used to superglue their heatsinks on. Glue doesn't work very well. This isn't extreme performance...
by hugoc
Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:17 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Can I remove the CPU fans?
Replies: 25
Views: 19631

Perhaps these should be added to the files section. hugoc, if you have them, could you upload them? Or would anyone else?
I would be happy to. How does one upload, exactly?
by hugoc
Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: which distros suppport smp?
Replies: 30
Views: 21948

I downloaded Debian (Sarge) and it's on 15 cd's. You probably didn't need to do that. I imagine you'll only use 10% of that software. The full package has all sorts of server-related stuff and tons of source code for everything. You're supposed to pick and choose what you need. 1) Will this new ver...