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    WD 1TB drive shows up as 33MB, anybody else seen this?

    I just got one of those new Western Digital terabyte drives (WD10EACS), and I'm having a problem that I've never seen before. The drive shows up as 33 megabytes... that's not a typo. At first I thought it was a BIOS issue, but I'm getting the same results with a DFI NF4 lanparty mobo, and a...
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    Samba and Kerberos authentication

    For the last week, I have been kerberising my network and finally got around to file sharing services. I encountered a problem with Samba. I can't get it to authenticate users against my Kerberos KDC. All of the guidance I've found on the Internet pertains to integrating Samba with Kerberos...
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    Benchmarking filesystem performance with Gentoo Portage

    I've started a project to study filesystem performance as it pertains to Gentoo's Portage package management system. As every Gentoo user knows, Portage gets slower over time as the filesystem(s) fragment with each tree sync. The goal of the project is to determine which filesystem and options...
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    Anybody play with kernel virtual machines yet? (screenshot)

    Anybody have any experiences with the new KVM stuff going into the 2.6.20 kernel? I just put together a new Core 2 box to play with it. The performance and stability is good. I did some SuperPi runs on standard Qemu and KVM under Windows 2000, and KVM showed a 940% speed advantage over...
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    Antec Neo 480 just fried a motherboard

    I posted this thread about the seemingly poor reliability of my Antec Neo 480 power supplies over the past almost two years. Out of an original sample of five power supplies, all of them are now dead. I was using the last remaining Neo to test out a new Asus P5B motherboard. On reboot, the...
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    Newegg drive packaging, a welcome surprise

    I recently got a new Western Digital drive from the Egg. I've received many drives from them before, wrapped in bubble wrap and submerged in foam peanuts. I'm used to the drives having settled onto one side of the box, with all of the bubbles mashed flat so that the drive isn't padded anymore...
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    Antec Neo 480 reliability - small statistical sample

    Preface: I'm posting this because I think that it's interesting, not to start a flame war or stir up controversy. I purchased five Antec NeoPower 480 modular power supplies in February-March 2005. All were installed in well ventilated rackmount cases. The systems were: - Three were...
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    Memtest and Prime95 aren't the last word in stability...

    Hey all, I had an interesting experience and thought I'd share it. I rebuilt one of my systems, using a DFI DR-Expert board and 2x512 OCZ gold, Athlon X2. Booted Windows to do the initial overclock (Windows OC tools are so much better than what's available in Linux). Found 2700 Mhz to be 24...
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    Why do all BF2 clanners act like children?

    <rant> I was playing on clan MOW's server and having a good time on Sharqi, really putting the hurt on everybody, including the MOW guys. They seemed to travel in pairs, and I would cap one from a distance and then take out the other from closer up with my G36E. They were rather...
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    Bad luck or bad transistors? (large pics)

    I HAD twin systems with BFG 6600GT OCs. Both video cards failed within a few days of each other. Specs for each system: DFI Lanparty NF4 Ultra-D BFG 6600 GT OC Antec Neopower 480 2x512 Mushkin DDR The exact same transistors on each card FRIED. Fried as in "gave off copious amounts of...
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    Promise controller stupidity

    I'm posting this in the hopes that it will help out someone else in the future, if they search the forums for Promise SATA controller boot problems. **** The Story **** I have just built a computer with a new ASUS A7N8X-E motherboard and parts scavenged from other machines. One of those...
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    List your dead USB ports!

    Let's start a thread about dead USB ports. For each rig with bad ports, list the chipset southbridge / mobo manufacturer. Genuine hardware failures only, no silly BIOS, jumper, or dust clog issues. Anyone else seeing lots of dead USB ports? In the last week, I have worked on five...
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