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by purrkur
Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 'Longest thread.....' Discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 38793

kuun wrote:Made ya look!
You sure did!
by purrkur
Sun May 14, 2006 11:47 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Major memory leak with Debian & Bios RU/RV
Replies: 9
Views: 7991

from reading up on this myself, 2.4 SMP kernel also has a pretty nasty memory leak in debian, I've noticed this myself when testing, SMP kernel (aswell as poor hardware support compared to non-SMP kernel) was having fun with memory useage, so I switched back to the non-SMP 2.4 kernel and all is fin...
by purrkur
Sun May 14, 2006 11:37 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Problems with Debian Sarge 3.1 Stable (2.6 Kernel mainly...)
Replies: 1
Views: 2931

Re: Problems with Debian Sarge 3.1 Stable (2.6 Kernel mainly

I actually think its purely down to nast nasty cap issues... It is hard to say... I currently have running Debian Sarge 3.1 Stable with kernel 2.4.27-3-686 (non-SMP) even though I have dual Cel 500's in there (the SMP kernel is only 2.4.27-2-686, and has much less support for hardware even compared...
by purrkur
Sat Mar 18, 2006 3:43 am
Forum: Cases / Other Mods
Topic: Zalman Reserator
Replies: 24
Views: 25085

Nice pics there Dave! Let us know more when you get the time!
by purrkur
Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: Cases / Other Mods
Topic: Zalman Reserator
Replies: 24
Views: 25085

Dave Rave wrote:rapturous applause will encourage my filthy slug of a brain to continue, feel free!! 8)
Hehehe! Me first!! Dave Rave has got a new toy! I won't upgrade myself this year so please fill us in on more of your hardware adventures! I for one would love more pics to drool over :)
by purrkur
Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:31 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Intel confirms hyperthreading is a goner
Replies: 19
Views: 32031

Now you know I'm going to take you to task on this one! Their is no such thing as "faultless" code. It obviously couldn't be faultless since it failed to run on HT. With all the millions of systems like that out there, they obviously didn't do a very good job in testing. It's hard to believe they w...
by purrkur
Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Intel confirms hyperthreading is a goner
Replies: 19
Views: 32031

the HT is writen only to speed up the processes by cheating system that it has 2 cores instead of one....now they are making dual-core CPUs, so it's normal to abandon the emulated dual-core technology such as HT!!! :D HT isn't emulation. It is technology that allows a single core to process 2 or mo...
by purrkur
Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:50 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: My 400's overclock poorly & new usage for my BP6
Replies: 12
Views: 14935

I have removed my old home-brew intranet server and replaced it with my BP6 running 2x533MHz procs at "turbo speed" (544MHz) and 640MB memory. The box it is sitting is is pretty sizeable which means I won't have any issues adding new drives in the future when needed and it is being fed by a 350W pow...
by purrkur
Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:16 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Intel confirms hyperthreading is a goner
Replies: 19
Views: 32031

But some of the blame has to go against the code as it was written. I should mention that the software that gave us issues was a client and not a server side component. It is a financial application that does heavy duty calculations among other things. The code itself was faultless and worked on si...
by purrkur
Wed Mar 08, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: just when you think you have seen it all --
Replies: 15
Views: 15005

Yeah, try running it off of the regular IDE and not the HPT366...
by purrkur
Wed Mar 08, 2006 5:23 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Intel confirms hyperthreading is a goner
Replies: 19
Views: 32031

bah, who needs just 4 cpus http://www-8.ibm.com/servers/eserver/au/zseries/z9109/more.html not 4, that's 54 !! Hehehe! OK, that is not a PC though :) The nicest computer/server I ever worked on was a Sun Enterprise 15000 machine with 72 processors. The nicest PC I will have the chance to work on, w...
by purrkur
Wed Mar 08, 2006 4:03 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Intel confirms hyperthreading is a goner
Replies: 19
Views: 32031

Re: Intel confirms hyperthreading is a goner

I've never quite got your complaint on this thing? At worst it does nothing. When I was crunching SETI it most certainly made the systems faster. I've never seen any performance hit from using it. So what's the big deal. In the applications that it helps, it really helps. The ones it doesn't help, ...
by purrkur
Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: just when you think you have seen it all --
Replies: 15
Views: 15005

My question is should I just slave it off the 20 gig or should I use RAID? I assume you are talking about striping (RAID 0). If that is the case then you can only use the capacity on both drives that is the same as the capacity of the smaller drive. You will also double your chances of messing up y...
by purrkur
Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Zalman chipset cooler: Worth a try?
Replies: 4
Views: 8391

I have one and and I have used for the BX. I have even posted pictures around here somewhere with the cooler featured.

It works good. I replaced it with a regular greenie and a fan to see if it would make a difference and it didn't.
by purrkur
Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Intel confirms hyperthreading is a goner
Replies: 19
Views: 32031

Intel confirms hyperthreading is a goner

Most of you know that I have a certain dislike to Intel's Hyperthreading. Not the technology per se but Intel's implementation of it. It was never any good and it was never any more than just a marketing tool/gimmick. It seems like Intel is finally pulling the plug on the thing . They seem to be say...
by purrkur
Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:17 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: My 400's overclock poorly & new usage for my BP6
Replies: 12
Views: 14935

Interesting. Now we got at least one reason why USB won't work reliably on the BP6! As for the burn-in thing, I don't really buy that theory. When you overclock a CPU, what happens is that you get a higher risk of transistor "leakage" inside the CPU. What some people refer to as "burn-in" won't hard...
by purrkur
Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Bit-Tech asks: "Is more always better?"
Replies: 12
Views: 21169

My first was a Sinclair ZX Spectrum with the tremendous 48kb memory, dead flesh keyboard, built in basic instead of command line interface, a tape recorder for storage and the TV for screen. The year was 1983. I was 13 years old. Those were the days... People may laugh at the specs but truth of the ...
by purrkur
Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:45 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: My 400's overclock poorly & new usage for my BP6
Replies: 12
Views: 14935

Im with ya on setting it up as dual 533s working faithfully and dependably as a server. Thanks for your input. I am actually warming up to the idea of using the machine as a server and liking it! I am seeing some possible usage that I haven't had the chance to think of before because my servers hav...
by purrkur
Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:43 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: My 400's overclock poorly & new usage for my BP6
Replies: 12
Views: 14935

purrkur, you put on a different chipset cooler; what is it? With all the USB trouble i'm having I wonder if I should get a better cooler... Seems many people are having issues with USB on the BP6. I haven't used it at all to be honest with you so I wouldn't know. What I did was to buy a 40x40mm fan...
by purrkur
Wed Mar 01, 2006 5:45 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: My 400's overclock poorly & new usage for my BP6
Replies: 12
Views: 14935

it's heat or, uhm,,, the third thing. :) Yeah. heat I've got under control with massive heatsinks and 80mm fans. I've even done what everybody here says is a necessity, that is a fan on the BX. At idle the heat measures 27C and during desktop usage they go up to maybe 30-31C. gotta keep 'em cool an...
by purrkur
Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:03 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: My 400's overclock poorly & new usage for my BP6
Replies: 12
Views: 14935

My 400's overclock poorly & new usage for my BP6

I replaced my 366's with my 400's to see how well they would overclock. I can have them running stable at 80MHz fsb but not any higher than that. I tried to run them at 500MHz (83MHz fsb) and the board boots and runs but it will lock up after awhile. So much for that experiment. I would like to say ...
by purrkur
Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:47 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: chance of getting 2x366Mhz Celerons to work @550Mhz
Replies: 6
Views: 9503

But don't be too sure though. My current BP6 won't do my 366's at 550, but they are stable at 523MHz (95MHz fsb). I know that other members here have seen the exact same thing. 523MHz is pretty good though. I have made some tests to see how they compare. The problem here seems to be my board and not...
by purrkur
Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:44 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: 5.1 Surround Will Suffice
Replies: 3
Views: 11762

Good article. I remember when 2.1 systems hit the market. Removing the subwoofer from the main speakers was all the rage, and it made sense. Take the subwoofer and move it out of the way, use small satellite speakers but have big sound. Then came 4.1, the first "real" surround with a speaker in each...
by purrkur
Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:29 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Bit-Tech asks: "Is more always better?"
Replies: 12
Views: 21169

davd_bob wrote:It's scarier to think 768 kb was once TOO MUCH!
Wasn't that around the time when the guru and and prophet Bill Gates said that 640 kbytes would be enough for anybody? That would have made 768 kbytes too much :)
by purrkur
Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:21 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: New Coolers in queue
Replies: 8
Views: 10542

A few problems, the top capacitors are touching the heatsink. Natorx, I had the same problem actually (until I replaced the caps and made some arrangements so that wouldn't happen). I wouldn't worry too much about it though. If you touch the heatsink where the caps are touching then you will notice...