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by g0fvt
Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: Cases / Other Mods
Topic: Dual PIII & PCI slots 3.3V power & fans speed mods
Replies: 6
Views: 19069

Re: Dual PIII & PCI slots 3.3V power & fans speed mods

Wow, how time flies, my BP6s are still in storage, 3 in total, and my VP6. Not had the same fun with computers since these. Will definitely do some ressurecting, the BP6 was positively green power consumption compared to later machines. Great to see that this site is still alive, maybe we'll get a f...
by g0fvt
Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:04 am
Forum: Site Information
Topic: Board software updated
Replies: 5
Views: 10042

Re: Board software updated

It sure is quick
by g0fvt
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Cases / Other Mods
Topic: Dual PIII & PCI slots 3.3V power & fans speed mods
Replies: 6
Views: 19069

Re: Dual PIII & PCI slots 3.3V power & fans speed mods

Good to see some activity, my BP6s are still in storage...
by g0fvt
Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: Site Information
Topic: Fixing Things
Replies: 11
Views: 10948

Hi all, wow it is good to see the board is still not dead. I still have a soft spot for my old BP6... had one running OpenBsd until very recently. Seems computing has become pretty sterile since those fun times.... maybe the old BP6s need to be pressed back into service for a blast from the past.....
by g0fvt
Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Apple Updates (31 to be exact)
Replies: 3
Views: 20221

And more Apple updates

I was repairing a friends iBook G4, about a week ago, installed Leopard onto the new HDD, then about 500Mb of updates, this was a Sunday night. Delivered it within 48hrs and another 136Mb of updates, and Mac people have the front to moan about Windows.... Anyway my friends little "Barbie" computer i...
by g0fvt
Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Free 1903 Ford Model Tonneau
Replies: 13
Views: 16693

I still run a BP6 as an OpenBsd server, has been running 24/7 for a lot of years now. It would be great to have another motherboard with the same Geek value but modern. My modded VP6 is still in daily use and sadly now I find myself looking at a Dell Quad core... I guess all good things come to an e...
by g0fvt
Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:58 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Dell Crystal LCD -> Reminds me Jonas Concepcion's LCD
Replies: 4
Views: 22575

Oh yes it is...

Hi, it is a hub/gear puller, some do have sliders as you mentioned in order to shock things apart, like a slide hammer.

3 legged ones are fairly common place, somewhere I do have one very similar to the one used here.... I will try to attach an image of one for reference....

Regards David[/img]
by g0fvt
Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: My experiences with hpt366
Replies: 6
Views: 7762

I have not benchmarked my Highpoint on Linux... but the later posts here may explain something I have experienced.... IE that I have been running a pair of 250Gb drives on my Highpoint controller (OpenBsd) for some years and not seen any real problems even when filled beyond 200Gb each.... mind you ...
by g0fvt
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: biggest HHD on HPT366?!
Replies: 32
Views: 37003

Hi all.... (yes i have run Vista on a BP6) My server BP6 has a small boot drive and controversially 2 250Gb drives hanging off the Highpoint, I filled both drives to over 200Gb with no apparent problems however on transferring the data off of it I found 2 DIVX movies would simply not shift... presum...
by g0fvt
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Articles / Knowledge Base
Topic: [ KB ] Q6 VTT $2 Fix
Replies: 48
Views: 59528

hi again

Hi again, good to see you are all still around! On dial-up this week, stupid ISP cancelled my DSL for my new house and kept it going for the old one! I bought a sad little laptop just before Xmas, seems crazy that it is faster than any of my "proper" pcs... All my BP6s are still working, though this...
by g0fvt
Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Dell Crystal LCD -> Reminds me Jonas Concepcion's LCD
Replies: 4
Views: 22575

I like the cool use of a hub-puller as legs for it!
by g0fvt
Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Dell Crystal LCD -> Reminds me Jonas Concepcion's LCD
Replies: 4
Views: 22575

I like the cool use of a hub-puller as legs for it!
by g0fvt
Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HOW TO: bad capacitors, deal with it
Replies: 14
Views: 22672

Capacitors

oops
by g0fvt
Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HOW TO: bad capacitors, deal with it
Replies: 14
Views: 22672

Capacitors

I know this thread has not moved for ages, however my BP6s are still running strong with their replacement capacitors. I know a lot of disbelievers slated me for using such relatively large value capacitors. FWIW ALL of the 1000uF and 1500uF caps were replaced with 4700uF, as was the infamous EC10. ...
by g0fvt
Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:27 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Dual Processor Boards Are Nothing New
Replies: 5
Views: 17088

I recently moved house, suddenly realised how much junk I had accumulated... Sad to throw out complete working computers, including a dual Pentium Pro, a dual Pentium Compaq server, my original many times upgraded original IBM AT (complete with SCSI drives and Pentium) and a DEC Alpha. A dual P3 Del...
by g0fvt
Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: BP6.com Has 10,000 Signed Up !!!
Replies: 23
Views: 47631

Hi all, good to see some of the old crowd still lurking, I still have 3 BP6s. One running OpenBsd is still running 24/7 as a server, plenty of power and it just runs and runs! Have not had as much fun with any other pc stuff....
by g0fvt
Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:53 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Running Vista On Older Hardware
Replies: 23
Views: 23777

My old BP6s are running OpenBsd and XP pro respectively. I put Vista RC1 on the G/Fs laptop and on an old Athlon XP2400+ The Athlon has 512Mb of ram and the laptop 1Gb and some sort of AMD 3000+ cpu. From what I can observe many of the best features of Vista are not available on the 32bit version. T...
by g0fvt
Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:29 am
Forum: Articles / Knowledge Base
Topic: [ KB ] Q6 VTT $2 Fix
Replies: 48
Views: 59528

Hi, I know this thread has been stuck a long time know, just to add that I still have a modified BP6 in 24/7 operation. A leisurely 75Mhz FSB seems to help the Highpoint controller with it's well known timing issues, machine is running OpenBsd and has not crashed in maybe 2 years. www.lisney.org.uk ...
by g0fvt
Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Windows Vista Beta 2 - Huge download available
Replies: 5
Views: 15035

BP6 and Vista

I will let you know, only big issue I have seen with RC1 is "windows scaling" I believe packets can be too long for some routers hence no internet!
by g0fvt
Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:09 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Windows Vista Beta 2 - Huge download available
Replies: 5
Views: 15035

Vista RC1

Running Vista RC1 on just a laptop at the moment, a huge improvement over Beta 2. Have Beta 2 on a 2400+ Athlon and not very impressed with it, RC1 is massively improved. I have a horrible feeling that Vista will be very expensive, we will see. Tempted to try RC1 on a spare BP6 out of curiosity. Inc...
by g0fvt
Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:12 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Windows Longhorn
Replies: 10
Views: 10754

oops nearly submitted twice
by g0fvt
Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Windows Longhorn
Replies: 10
Views: 10754

Hi, my BP6s are too busy doing useful stuff to spare them for Vista, I have an Athlon XP2000+ with 512Mb ram running 32 bit Vista, so far I am not very impressed.... maybe I am biased by having run XP for so long. A friend also tried Vista on a 2.8Ghz laptop with 1Gb of ram, this machine runs XP wel...
by g0fvt
Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BP6 and Netgear WG311 card
Replies: 11
Views: 16777

Pci Pin Out

Hi, here is a link to a site which includes the PCI bus pin out, not sure why some cards work and some don't, maybe they do not use the same supply pin on the edge connector.... http://www.technick.net/public/code/cp_dpage.php?aiocp_dp=pinconbus_pci As i said before mine works fine using Dlink wirel...
by g0fvt
Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with Dual Coppermine on BP6
Replies: 26
Views: 23617

S4 The article you sent a link for is very interesting, somewhat confusing too! I can't remember which Highpoint Bios is on the BP6 in question, (runs without a video card so will have to check another day). I guess I really ought to look towards backing some of the data up, before it all screws up!...
by g0fvt
Wed Apr 19, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: Distributed Computing
Topic: Q: Is anyone here using the UD agent?
Replies: 21
Views: 20530

Interesting... I intend to run it until I hit 3yrs CPU time and then maybe give it a rest.....



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