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  1. velusip

    Custom NAS ideas (using mining rig motherboards)

    Since the hilarious crash of the cryptocurrency hardware market, you can buy multi-X1 boards and risers for cheap. I'm curious of your thoughts on using a combination of PCIE X1 to SATA adaptors and X1 10Gbit NICs on hardware like this? Anyone tried it? For example: 18 slot X1 board, 15 risers...
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    Rise and fall of CastAR (Podcast interview with Jeri Ellsworth)

    https://theamphour.com/394-jeri-ellsworth-and-the-demise-of-castar/ Jeri tells the backstory behind a failed kickstarter augmented reality system and how it felt like a season of Silicon Valley. It's pretty fun.
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    Cheap alternative, G203/G102 is pretty good.

    Background: I used a M518 for about 3 years, got tired of cutting and repairing the USB cord over and over and picked up a G500 which I used for about 7 years. While looking for a small, lightweight mouse I picked up a Logitech G203 "Prodigy" (AKA G102) for $30CAD. For that money I'm really...
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    KRACK - WPA vulnerability. Patch everything!

    Key Reinstallation Attack https://www.krackattacks.com/ Many vulnerabilities of WPA have been known for a while, but when coupled with this latest disclosure, WPA becomes effectively useless. Many vendors have been frantically pushing updates over the past two weeks (Microsoft, Apple...
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    SOLD: AMD Gift - QUAKE Champions Pack

    edit: --SOLD-- Key to redeem Quake Champions: $15 USD, paypal. OR I'll happily accept any game from my steam wishlist :D It came with my motherboard purchase from NewEgg. You have to register on https://www.amdrewards.com/amdrewards/ in order to redeem, so have a look there first. I can...
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    Samsung 245B just died...

    Samsung 245B, 24 inch, 1920x1200, TN panel. It was a lot less dramatic than I hoped, to be honest. It simply went black. It did not dim or buzz or smoke. I was simply editing a plaintext file and it went black. The monitor is still detected by whatever computer I plug it into and can be...
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    Periodic Maintenance: The Dangers of Dust

    Recently I spent some time at a friends place fixing his computer while explaining the importance of tearing it apart to clear dust away. Ensuring I covered my tracks and wasn't just playing the hypocrite I then enacted said advice myself. Lo and behold temperatures went down by (brace for...
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    Winter. Time to Fold!

    I couldn't fold much over the summer due to heat. With the bad insulation in my apartment (all wood) my old GPU (8800GT) was getting really sketchy. In with the cold and a new GTX 260 folding is in full force! Central heating provided by AMD, nVidia, and Stanford University.
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    Recommendations on a simple, rugged mobile

    I've been put off buying a new mobile data-thing for years. I'm curious what the [H] people are recommending. I just want a parasitic remote host, so the performance can take a back seat most of the time. The most important details are: Longevity: Excellent battery, available for...
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    mixing discs

    Preparing for a linux install on a newer computer and I am curious of a few things regarding SATA discs. Keep in mind that I come from a time when mixing discs was nearly impossible without some fancy and unsupported hot swapping techniques. Partitioning seemed intuitive enough in the days of...
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    the hunt for instability

    Running into a lot of errors since upgrading from a low watt AM2 to a Phenom core. Also changed memory from Mushkin to G.Skill. Lots of testing in store to find the problem, but here it goes: [17:07:11] Completed 60000 out of 500000 steps (12 percent) [17:09:43] Quit 101 - NaN detected...
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    foldgpu Gromacs exceptions and Rivatuner fan speed algorithm adjustments

    Tinkering with Rivatuner to make a more stable fold for the gpu client. Reduced the clocks and increased the top end of the auto fan speed control. eVGA 8800GT underclocked to 450/1125/754 duty min 31 duty max 100 t min 50 proposed top end 75 degrees (subtract 10 in my case to get...
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    8800gt just bit the dust

    I had an EVGA 8800gt 512MiB die on me just now. I plugged in an older Diamond 3850 256MiB for now... This really sucks during the holidays since I spent a lot of money on gifts and don't really want to replace it. The Details: When I turn my computer on it boots up, everything looks...
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    125W of risky business

    125W Phenom quad-cores on micro ATX boards. Rumour has it they melt. Just wondering what experiences some of the other forumers out there have had. Currently upgrading from a nice 65W 4200+ to an excessively power hungry AMD 9850 BE. I've deemed this experiment dangerous with my current...
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    Lackluster score over the years?

    Just because I like points and all, this is interesting to me: I've been folding ever since a friend told me about the project. Shortly after the clients became available some Pentium 3 machines went to work. That had to have been about, oh what, 6 years ago? I don't remember, but I do...
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    Updating the old FAH clients...

    Thought I would mention how I fixed a little "Could not connect to Work Server" bug (as I was getting this from my server for a while). - Configure your client to request work units with deadlines. - Apparently the servers that manage the no deadline work units are perpetually broken and will...
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    Seeking ultimate keyboard

    No, not the Optimus- I'd break it. No not the Das Keyboard 2, I've tried it- it's just an ordinary $15 Fujitsu keyboard painted black. (Which isn't bad, but it's too big) I had a glimpse at what splendor keyboards can be with a Bytech Mini (it's like a laptop keyboard with a USB interface)...
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    PSU powered monitor! Oh noes!

    (Temporary hosted picture of the tip of the wire that plugs into the back of the power supply and leads to power the LCD monitor. Sorry for the blur.) Helping a friend moving in from China get an unpowered computer running. Anyone seen a North American power supply that supports this monitor...
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    Stuck folding with no results for 3 weeks

    Name: p1163_p1136_p1130_L939_K12M_355K Download time: June 23 20:22:08 Over and over and over...in the log it says that it gets uploaded (and thanks me for my contribution), but the stats pages don't reflect the points. It only shows 240 points per day from a borg when this protein should be...
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    Redefining services with -local

    Two separate bootup services of FAH running on one dual core rig. (...\folding\FAH504-Console.exe -svcstart) Machine ID 1 (...\folding2\FAH504-Console.exe -svcstart) Machine ID 2 Everything seems work fine, but if -local is necessary, how do you redefine a service startup path? Nothing is...
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    Network Overheating

    Shaw Cable tech support was no help regarding my erratic WAN status (updownupdownupdown). The next thing I did was point a fan at the cable modem. Sure enough, the rapid switching calmed down. Regained stability about 10 minutes later. Calling back to inform them of my victory, Shaw mentioned...
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    Will it fit?

    Let us know what you've managed to fit inside of your non-standard case. (flat-top, component simulation, Shuttle, et cetera.) Just list the brand and model of the case and what components you have in it. I started this thread with speculation on what exactly will fit into an Antec NSK2400...
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    Dual core/Long battery life feasibility

    When considering a laptop the first thing I looked into was GPU as most laptops I own have absolute crap for graphics. I'd like to actually run a cool accellerated interface. Next is battery life, and then small size/portability. I've made up my mind and went with a 15 inch size despite being a...
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    Moview Elite LCD mounting arm with Acer AL2416W-SD

    No... Just no. Too damn heavy of an LCD for this flexible arm. However, if you happen to have the right shelf or desk you "could" mount the arm up-side-down and rotate the LCD so it's essentially hanging rather than standing... might be cool for certain applications. In any case my purchase...
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    Dell 2405FPW -vs- Acer AL2416WD

    These three LCD's seem to be all the rave right now. I'm looking into getting the Acer for the obvious good value, but what is it that makes it so cheap and the Samsung so expensive? In Canadian Dollars: Acer 1150 (http://static.tigerdirect.com/pdf/Acer-AL2416W-Manual.pdf) Dell 1300...
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    Cascading gateway routers and other theory (Netgear, SMC)

    I've been using a Netgear router for nearly a decade now and it works beautifully. I needed to add some wireless to the mix. I didn't want to have to switch to anything else, but the pain that this Orinoco AP has caused me made me go buy a preconfigured wireless router... I purchased an SMC...
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    Getting to the LAN safetly (LAN Bags)

    I wasn't sure which forum to put this in as it concerns; Mobile computing, SFF, LANs, and Gaming Equipment. Anyway: I wish to buy some backpack straps for my beloved Wunjo computer (details in Sig) to make travelling to LANs less of a hassle, thereby tipping the scales and providing enough...
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    Cooling: Thinking outside the box. (Air conditioners)

    I'm talking about air conditioners. Ambient heat is a pretty huge factor in cooling your PC considering most of us just blow that ambient air over the processor expecting it to cool. So I need an AC, but my window is too small and querky for a window-mounted model, and the portable AC's are too...
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    Polarium - [H]ard puzzles (Nintendo DS related)

    I just got Polarium (nice game!) for my Nintendo DS and the first custom puzzle created is of course the [H]. 9969471813 5692142823 5922467381 Unfortunately I wouldn't call it hard, it is tricky though. Try it out and post codes for your hardest puzzles!
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    Quiet in mind: Zalman CNPS3100-Plus VS AMD Athlon XP 2800+ Barton

    Just trying to quiet this rig and the stock AMD HSF is the noisiest component... so here it goes: Apparatus Zalman CNPS3100-Plus AMD Athlon XP 2800+ Barton Arctic Silver 5 Running Folding@Home for more than a day. Data stock HSF: Sixty-two degrees. Zalman Flower...
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    Seagate 200GB HDD $130CAD ($136 for SATA)

    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=11298&vpn=ST3200822A&manufacture=Seagate&promoid=1018 That's like $105 USD. Not bad for a nice and quiet HDD + 5 year manufacturer warranty. These just keep dropping in price. I bought mine just a couple weeks ago at $145.
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    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 200GB SATA 8MB 7200RPM 8.5MS OEM No coupons

    No stupid coupons, frills, rebates. Only for two more days. Canadian funds! http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=12302&promoid=1030
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    HDDs and silence (replacing noisy Maxtors, suggestions?)

    Replacing two drives with "silent" alternatives: I have: 80GB Maxtor IDE ATA133 (crazy loud "J"-bearings.) 120GB Maxtor IDE ATA133 [much quieter (could be FDB), but still too much] I've been reading around within the forums here as well as at ncix.com for opinions and apparently...
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    WTB: precision BALL mouse (Boomslang 2000 or similar)

    forget it, can't delete it.
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    A7V400-MX - Asus K7 Socket A Via 400Mhz mATX

    http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/socketa/a7v400-mx/overview.htm# My experiences with this motherboard have been reasonable, but there are a few issues I must address and a few things I must ask: 1. The Manual is printed wrong! Make sure to download the updated copy...
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    iPaq 3650 parts or repair

    As so many others in the world have experienced, the screen in my iPaq is cracked. Of course it still works fine and all, but only as a sound recording tool since it's the only thing I can still use perfectly without the screen. ;) I found a screen replacement online for $200, but that's what I...
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    Q: Hiding window task buttons from the task bar

    Keywords: hide, hiding, stealth, cloak, window I wish to hide a window from the Windows Taskbar. More specifically, it is the Folding@Home console client and it is for my roommates benefit so he does not accidentally close it. Is there a registry hack, wrapper program, or invoke flag to...
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    fully custom mATX, Silent, Performance, BUDGET system...

    This thread is for those who still make budget computers (read: don't blow a paycheque on a single GPU *grins*). Consider this a stencil for making a (really) great mATX computer for very little money (relatively). Backstory: I was building a "performance, mATX, silent PC" for under $800...
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