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by loophole
Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:06 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Do ATI drivers make use of SMP?
Replies: 4
Views: 4917

I'm not sure if it's possible, but I was hoping that in the case where you were using a video card that couldn't do hardware FSAA the driver could do FSAA on one CPU and the normal operations it would do without running FSAA on the other CPU. In this way any game, even single-threaded would still be...
by loophole
Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:33 am
Forum: Software
Topic: SMP help!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 4906

I had Quake 3 running under Linux in SMP mode but I didn't notice a maximum speed improvement. I did however notice that when the action heated up (many more players on the screen) the frame-rates didn't drop as low as they did when only one CPU was being used.

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by loophole
Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:19 am
Forum: Software
Topic: The End of Motherboard Monitor (MBM)
Replies: 2
Views: 3778

Well that just sucks.

Although I did notice that at the top of the list of "sites I like" is our own BP6.com :D

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by loophole
Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:05 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Cinema Craft Encoder
Replies: 1
Views: 3529

Are you having trouble running any other programs?

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by loophole
Wed Feb 02, 2005 11:46 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Do ATI drivers make use of SMP?
Replies: 4
Views: 4917

Do ATI drivers make use of SMP?

I've searched trhough the forums but I can't find an answer to this question that is recent: I found a post that said they're NOT optimised for SMP but the post was over a year old. So, I thought I'd ask the question again: Do ATI drivers make use (or are optimised for) SMP? By this I simply mean: a...
by loophole
Sun Jan 30, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Instability with 3 sticks of ram
Replies: 15
Views: 6851

I may leave out the SMD stuff - those resistors are too tiny. If I do end up doing it, it will be after lots of practice on stuff that doesn't matter if I stuff it up :D I'm just going to replace all the caps first and if all that goes well, I may give the other stabilisation mods a go (that will pr...
by loophole
Thu Jan 27, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: BP6 FAQs
Topic: BP6 BIOS Beep Codes
Replies: 34
Views: 46730

Especially when it comes to CPUs :D
by loophole
Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Instability with 3 sticks of ram
Replies: 15
Views: 6851

It sounds to me like it's bad voltage regulation on the 3.3V line. You can do mods to fix this. Yoichiro's BP6 Modification Guide does exactly that: http://geta.yoh-tech.com/bp6/eng_analisys.htm I'm building up another BP6 system but before I do anything (even buying the rest of the parts - second C...
by loophole
Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Bad Cap BP6 Info
Replies: 1
Views: 3337

Bad Cap BP6 Info

I just found this page:

http://www.burtonsys.com/bad_BP6/

and I thought I should post it up because it has pictures of bad caps on a BP6.

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by loophole
Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Which Raid controller?
Replies: 6
Views: 6796

I also found this article on Linux Software RAID:

http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/tutorials/4349/1

And, Adaptec's white paper on the issue can be found here:

http://graphics.adaptec.com/pdfs/raid_soft_v_hard.pdf

just some more 2cents :D
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by loophole
Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Which Raid controller?
Replies: 6
Views: 6796

If you wanted to save yourself some money you could try software raid. It works well and is free :D

Check out this HOW-TO:

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Software-RAID-HOWTO.html

Hope that helps,
loophole
by loophole
Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: BP6 FAQs
Topic: BP6 BIOS Beep Codes
Replies: 34
Views: 46730

Sorry, I just realised I was double posting all the info in:

http://www.bp6.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=458

I'll stop doing that :oops:

loophole.
by loophole
Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: BP6 FAQs
Topic: BP6 BIOS Beep Codes
Replies: 34
Views: 46730

I remember reading all this somewhere else, so I'll go and find out where it is and add a link here so I don't double post :D

loophole.
by loophole
Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:00 pm
Forum: BP6 FAQs
Topic: BP6 BIOS Beep Codes
Replies: 34
Views: 46730

Bulging caps are always a very bad sign - even if they're a little bit bulging they're not working as they should and won't be smoothing out voltage fluctuations like they should. The bad caps that Abit used around the time of the BP6 and BE6 motherboards were actually cheap knock-offs that somehow ...
by loophole
Wed Jan 26, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Can I remove the CPU fans?
Replies: 25
Views: 22677

I always got those two mixed up - usually I hold both home and insert and it works fine :D
by loophole
Mon Jan 24, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: The SMP List
Replies: 21
Views: 18911

www.2cpu.com used to have a huge database of programs that utilised SMP but I can't find it at the moment.

The xine movie player (I use it under Linux) is completely multi-threaded for SMP action.

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by loophole
Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:58 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Games the BP6 is fast enough for
Replies: 15
Views: 15728

I found that NFS Hot Pursuit 2 was playable as were both NOLF games (1 and 2) with my Winfast Geforce 256 SDR card. Just got a 64MB Radeon 8500 but haven't had time to try it yet. I also found Quake 3 Arena was playable (and actually faster under Linux :D ), benched around 60 - 70fps at 1024 x 768 1...
by loophole
Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:33 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: [b]Under[/b]clocking a celly 433?
Replies: 12
Views: 12028

If you want to underclock your celerons try a program CPUFSB found here: http://www.cpufsb.de/CPUFSB.HTM tell it you have an Abit BP6 and see if you can set the FSB to less than 66MHz (say 60MHz or 50) I haven't tried this on my BP6 (it's currently in peaces on my kitchen table :D ) but it let me se...
by loophole
Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Can I remove the CPU fans?
Replies: 25
Views: 22677

This isn't really on the topic, but to reset your BIOS without opening your case (the following actually only resets the settings in the SoftMenu II menu) * turn the system off * hold the home key while you press the power button (on the case) * keep holding the home key down until the POST screen a...
by loophole
Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Lin-Lin + Cel T 1.3 + M754
Replies: 14
Views: 10487

Any time :D I recently found a BP6 for sale and thought I'd go and check out this forum again. If I manage to get the board you'll be hearing a lot more from me :lol: There aren't very many boards that are in the same class as the BP6: Legendary Dual Celerons despite the fact that according to Intel...
by loophole
Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:35 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: PII dual processors - which MoBo?
Replies: 6
Views: 5289

Try looking for a Tyan motherboard - they have no overclocking options but are rock stable. This probably isn't what you're looking for though because they will give you virtually ZERO overclocking capabilities. [I know... I know... I know... It's blasfamous to even mention motherboards that don't a...
by loophole
Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:27 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Lin-Lin + Cel T 1.3 + M754
Replies: 14
Views: 10487

It sounds to me like the BIOS you have is missing the appropriate Tualatin microcode so it can't identify it and can't use it in more than real-mode. To add the microcode follow the directions here: http://www.frogge.de/pepper/bmreport1.html I've done a similar procedure for the AOpen AX6BC and it w...
by loophole
Wed Aug 27, 2003 7:05 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What is HPT 366?
Replies: 13
Views: 4789

The HPT366 controller should be able to handle drives up to and including 137GB but no greater because it doesn't have 48bit addressing. For drives bigger than that you will need an ATA-133 controller (or perhaps some boot utility made by your hard disk manufacturer that fools the HPT366 bios into w...
by loophole
Wed Aug 27, 2003 6:50 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Bios Rom
Replies: 18
Views: 10372

Glad to be able to give something back to this message board :P
by loophole
Tue Aug 26, 2003 8:27 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Bios Rom
Replies: 18
Views: 10372

The card is a no-name ATA-100 controller with a CMD649 chipset on there (made by Silicon Image). I have one the same (mine is made by STLabs) in my BP6 and have had no problems with it under both Windows XP and Linux (Slackware 9.0). You can find out about the chipset here (download new drivers, gra...