I've been mining Bitcoins using Guiminer for several months now, using an AMD HD 7950 3GB WF card, but as anyone mining knows, the difficulty increases with the ASIC units finally arriving have been becoming too large. Since I don't pay electricity (included in my rent), I can still...
This is just for my own curiosity more then anything. I've had some people post on another forum (linustechtips) that were trying to convince someone who was looking for a new TV that plasma was a horrible idea. I, and most videophiles that I've spoken to, all agree that Plasma is still king...
I have an HTPC running off a G41 chipset, it has onboard video w/ HDMI.
Proc is a e6400 (or something similar)
120GB Samsung 840 ssd
Will this be sufficient to run HD media? Some of the files are high quality blu-ray rips that can approach 20GB in file size.
The reason I'm...
I have a server (Currently 2012 Essentials) with an LSI 8888ELP raid card, connected to an SE3016 storage expander. I'm managing it with MegaRAID Storage Manager for Windows.
Inside the expander I have 2x 500GB HDD's. Each drive is setup as it's own raid 0 array (Apparently the...
I'm wondering if there is an easy way to monitor how much bandwidth is being consumed at any given moment for a home network.
Specifically, for the incoming/outgoing internet connection.
My network is as thus:
DSL Modem -> Wifi Router (Linksys E4200v1 - PPPoE enabled here)...
My main rig is an x58 platform (Xeon 3520 + EVGA X58 SLI LE), which of course has no USB 3.0 headers. My case is a Corsair Carbide 400R, which has 2x USB 3.0 ports on the front. Right now they are simply plugged into USB 2.0 headers on the motherboard.
How reliable are USB 3.0...
So I recently got a new gaming desktop, and decided to retire my old WHS v1 media server. My Old gaming machine (Socket 775 Xeon 3050) has since replaced the WHS v1 machine and is currently running Windows Server Essentials 2012.
I had been planning this for quite some time...
I have a Home Media/File Server running Windows Server Essentials 2012. I'm using Storage Spaces as my network share: Currently just 2x 3TB HDD's with no resiliency - Anything important is backed up to an external 1TB HDD.
When I first setup the shares using the Dashboard, I created a share...
Hey guys, just curious about these 2 heatsinks:
CM Hyper+ 212: $30 CAD
Noctua NH-D14: $90 CAD
Both are (what what I understand) considered very good for Air-cooled tower heatsinks. The CM Hyper+ 212 is a classic and is a LOT cheaper. The Noctua is known for it's excellent performance...
I'm experiencing the following error with Windows 8:
Upon right clicking on Network Connections and selecting "Properties", I receive "An unexpected error occurred". This same error appears if attempting to disable the connection.
The network connection DOES work however...
Hey everyone, so I recently installed a crossfire setup in my system, and I'm encountering issues in 2 games (All that I've installed so far) where there are white horizontal lines that flow up and down (Or perhaps just down very fast, like watching a tire spin) across the screen.
The 2 games...
I recently picked up one of those SE3016 expanders, and with it I purchased an LSI-8888ELP w/ BBU.
The BBU is attached to a daughter board, as well as some sort of Metal bracket. My main issue is that I cannot for the life of me, figure out how/where to mount the BBU. I can...
I'm in the midst of expanding storage on my home server (Media Server mostly, streaming 1080p to 2 clients tops over 1Gbps LAN), and I'm caught between 2 different SAS controllers:
1) LSI 9260-8i
Cost: $415 w/ battery module - eBay
- 6Gbps speed
- Much faster RoC...