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  1. Vamos a ver, amigo, vamos a ver! :nod: Agreed.
  2. BRASIL!!! 5 stars is simply not enough! A Copa é Nossa!!! err, um, I mean good luck to everyone...
  3. No insulation!?!? That's such a great chip. I would hate to see it leave you prematurely (let alone take along the rest of your rig with it!). It got humid recently in NYC and condensation shut me down for a day or two. Just a heads up.
  4. The settings below are good for me with 4x512 BH-5 up to 270MHz on a Venus. DS/DDS are at 8/auto (which I think is 4 in this case). Come to think of it, this is a mix of BH-5 and UTT; you may need to tweak some. If you are looking for TCCD timings, let me know.
  5. I recently picked up a 42" Syntax Olevia LT42HVI and am loving it. These can be had for around $1600 or so. I am running it as my monitor (with a DVI to HDMI converter). The image at 1280x720 is fantastic. I prefer the resolution to be this low so I can see what I'm typing/reading from a distance. Games are phenomenal, as are DVD's and movies. While viewing as a television (very cool to use Picture in Picture with a TV on my desktop), standard definition is fine. I have not gotten around to HD yet. I have a HD tuner PCI card arriving next week, so if you're interested I can give you an update about HDTV quality. EDIT: On sale at Microcenter for $1399 through 6/17!!!
  6. LazyBum = Urok's new best friend! Congrats mate.
  7. Am I the only one who thinks this thread is about something else when I quickly glance at the title? :nod: Gets me every time!
  8. For those of you have not tried it, let me assure you that this is an EXCELLENT piece of software.
  9. There is even more mind-blowing stuff going on here when you consider the distances involved. If soundx98's Sun is 12 inches across, the Earth's relative position would be 107 feet away! Furthermore, Pluto would be a staggering 4250 feet away!!! That's over three quarters of a mile!!! Now imagine a circle centered at the sun with a radius of 4250 ft., with Pluto orbiting around the circumference. In that circle (which is over a mile and a half wide), the only appreciable matter that is to be found are the balls shown in the first post. Talk about empty!!! And our Solar System is a relatively dense section of space! If you really want to trip out, consider that almost the same thing is going on at the molecular (let alone subatomic) level. Have you ever thought about how small a proton is? An electron? Now apply the same logic regarding distances as above. The molecules that comprise all that we know are just as empty as our Solar System! And the only molecules to even speak of are the Sun and the planets! You'll have to excuse me now, I feel a Buddhist moment coming on... "Life is emptiness. Form is emptiness. Ommmmmm"
  10. Thanks mate. I've already been there - nice site. I think I figured out my first problem. I eventually found a standalone set of Motorola Drivers v2.9 (ie not part of the standard p2kman pack). Windows seemed to act properly with these and registered several devices (whereas before using various incarnations of 2.8 I was only getting the initial USB device to be detected). I was already able to load mp3 ringtones; now I can load up skins as well. Apparently there is a risk of bricking while unlocking the SLVR (think "bad BIOS flash with no opportunity to change out your BIOS chip"), so I need to do some more reading before giving that a go. I will also be looking to change the DRM, replace the bootup/shutdown screens, and remove a lot of the uneccesary built in crap down the line. For those with a Motorola L7 phone, try using the drivers found here (P2K Drivers) if you are having a hard time getting everything installed. Thanks again SuppA-SnipA!
  11. Hi all. I am new to Motorola phones and phones in general. I have been being a good noob and have spent a lot of time reading tutorials and stickies and such. However, I have been having a very difficult time getting p2kman to connect with my SLVR. Does anyone have any experience in this department? Thanks.
  12. Holy blast from the past! That was like 1644 posts ago! To answer your question, yes, all the "steppings" you mention are the same stepping.
  13. Chuck Norris can run 4x512MB of generic memory at DDR646 - using 1T. One time, Chuck Norris had a cold boot problem, but only one time. He subsequently roundhouse kicked his system, instantly vaporizing it. His current rig now spontaneously boots any time Chuck Norris is within a 6 mile radius.
  14. I use an extension called PDF download, which allows me to download the PDF (well, duh) and open it directly with Adobe. Works especially nicely in conjunction with the Download Statusbar extension (which is highly recommended in its own right).
  15. The Venus is definitely not such a board. If you are not prepared to do a LOT of tweaking, this may not be the board for you. Are you able to get into BIOS? If not, clear your CMOS and try booting with one stick of memory in the orange slot furthest from the CPU. Let us know how that goes.
  16. Can you provide a little more detail? Won't boot as in nothing happens at all, won't boot as in 3 LED's, etc... Did it ever boot?
  17. Just to make sure we are clear on this, the hotfix and driver are equally useful for dual core Opterons. I have them installed on mine.
  18. Soundx98, your point is taken. But in the absence of any other information, my preference would be to agree to use the number printed directly on the board. The only reason for this is that it would provide us with a number physically linked to the board itself. Thus, when I throw away my big black box or lose the sleeve or whatnot, the serial number is not lost to the ages. That being said, we are not absent any other information. What we need to find is a) a number greater than 1000, or B) a duplicated value in two different boards for either of these locations. Such information should logically exclude that location from consideration.
  19. Nice work mate. But are you sure you are using water? It would take some serious pressure to get ice down to -30C! Kidding aside, I would recommend a 70% denatured alcohol (ethanol), 30% water mixture. You can pick up the DA in the paint thinner aisle at most hardware stores. Apparently, not all pictures are worth a thousand words! I kid, I kid. I strongly recommend the Swiftech 6000 block (more because of ease of insulation than anything else). It's a little tough to find, though. Regarding the pump... well, this one might cost you. Some have gotten by with an Eheim 1250 (spelling?), but you would hate for the plastic to crack under the low temps and all your coolant to go into bad places, let alone overheating your CPU. I got an Iwaki to be safe. If you are diligent, you might find one for cheap on ebay. In general, you want a mag-lev driven pump, and Iwaki's are the best around. For insulation, you are going to need a few things. First, get some liquid electrical tape from Home Depot. This will be the first layer on the motherboard. Next, pick up some seal string (I got mine from CrazyPC ). This will go on top of the liquid electrical tape once it cures. You will also need some Armaflex insulation tape and some insulation for your tubing (available from Ron (runmc) here). The seal string is a gummy mess, so cover it with Armaflex and you are good to go. You will need to put a few layers of Armaflex over your block. Here are some pics of my rig: Back of mobo (note I used a sheet of neoprene from CrazyPC instead of Armaflex): Front of mobo (ignore crud - that's Lubrex (Dielectric grease, which you must also get for the pins)): Water block: Whole rig: Good luck. I'll check here every once and again - let me know if you need help.
  20. I have a line on a good deal for a Dell 3007WFP. However, in order to justify the cost, I am going to need for it to double as my television as well as my monitor. The complication is that this monitor comes equipped only with DVI input. This will run fine on my 7800GT, but limits me considerably (I think) when I start looking at TV content. Right now, I just have regular cable, but may at some point upgrade to fancy cable (HD or Digital or whathaveyou). Whatever choice I make, I would like to allow for future upgradeability given the DVI constraint. So, I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations based upon the above regarding TV or HDTV tuners that would be known to work with my configuration. Note that it is not completely out of the picture to upgrade my video card if that would help matters. Thank for the advice!
  21. k|ngp|n is an overclocking deity. He is almost certainly running LN2, and probably managed cooling both his CPU and both GPU's simultaneously without assistance. For him, benchmarking (more accurately, destroying world records) is the fun part of computing. You may enjoy gaming more. To each their own.
  22. If your temperatures go subambient, you run the risk of condensation on your motherboard. More accurately, condensation will occur if your parts reach temperatures below the Dew Point, which is based off both temperature and humidity. So your ice water bath idea may still get you in trouble, depending on your local climate. That being said, insulating a board is not that big of a deal. If you want to go phase, go phase - don't let that be the issue that holds you back! I run a water chiller and can assure you that subzero temps are VERY fun. Plus, since my gear is already insulated, I will be making some Dry Ice runs soon with no additional effort. I say go for it!
  23. It is my understanding that 1.5v is a safe minimum for high Vdimm. If you are still worried, PM Martin Cracauer - he has a solid understanding of this (and many other technial issues).
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