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Old 04-23-2011, 08:18 AM
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It actually helped quite a lot It doesn't heat up to that extreme heat where my left hand (which's palm rests on the "shell" or "body" of the pc) starts to sting. That was how heat it got after being on a couple of hours, but now, nope. The fan also stays on less noisy level compared to before.

It wasn't that hard to fix, but I never would've thought of it if you guys hadn't mentioned it. So, thanks
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:30 AM
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Yeah... I was watching a "how-to" video that somebody had posted to YouTube last year that showed how to create your own small wind farm using these cheapo Harbor Freight windmill kits (for those who don't know, Harbor Freight is a brand of ultra-low-quality made-in-China tools and equipment). The guy was pretty ticked off when I told him he was saving a dollar or two on his electric bill in exchange for helping pollute one of the most polluted industrial complexes on Earth. "Going green" ain't that easy, folks! You need to know where stuff comes from and how it's made, too!
Saving a dollar or two would be a pretty generous estimate actually, anything more complex than a screwdriver sold by harbor freight usually breaks within the first 15 min of use
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:22 AM
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Hell has officially frozen over, and I hear that Sony just donated a billion to Lik-Sang.

Anyways, NVidia is allowing SLI on AMD CHIPSETS!!!
NVIDIA brings SLI support to AMD 990FX, 990X and 970 chipsets -- Engadget

It's about time, no one will have to buy overpriced abominations like the NF980-G65 (got one, I think it ate my neighbor's cat), the 9xx series will support SLI out of the box, methinks NVidia just either added software support or took out chipset authentication from their drivers, there's no changes to the actual hardware.

Anyway, progress is progress, I'm really liking the idea of quad SLI'd NVidia GTX785's on a 16 (read 8, they're 128-bit cores) core AMD cpu that's guaranteed to be 4x cheaper than intel's (1280X? ) newest offering...
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:12 AM
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I think nvidia is expecting AMD's new cpu line to out perform sandy bridge, thus the reason for allowing sli on AMD chipsets. Which is good for us because AMD is usually cheaper
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Great news, now we can have the CPU and GPU of our choice without compromising on SLI
...if only I could afford SLI
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:17 AM
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Heh indeed. If only I could afford to always have a current gen GPU.
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Btw, is it true that two GTX460 in SLI outperform GTX480 ?

EDIT: Nevermind googled it

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Old 05-04-2011, 04:31 AM
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Wait... Bulldozer still only has a 2 channel IMC compared to intel's 3 channel lga1366 procs. Did Intel just win again? I like AMD, but this is pathetic if they tack 8 OOOE cores onto 2 memory channels, crippled cpu by design.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:09 AM
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Woot! FINALLY got a Gigabit router set up between my main machines at home. What took me so long?! Aaaaahhhhhh....

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Wait... Bulldozer still only has a 2 channel IMC compared to intel's 3 channel lga1366 procs. Did Intel just win again? I like AMD, but this is pathetic if they tack 8 OOOE cores onto 2 memory channels, crippled cpu by design.
Yup. Watch out! CPU cores are the new Megapixels. More = better. That's all you're supposed to know.

I'm liking the Xeon X5680. An upgrade is a long ways off!
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Old 05-13-2011, 06:15 AM
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Installed xubuntu 11.04 on a flash drive, booted it on a school computer. I was bored, so I ran an openvas audit of the network. I found the nortel router (48port gigabit router/switch combo daisy chained to 8 other 48 port switches using a 8Gb infiniband trunk) running the school, and it had 23,22, and some other ports. Seeing 23 is telnet, I found the default gateway ip using ifconfig, and looked up the default password for that router, which is "admin" "config". Telnet, and wtf the router let me have a session. I turned on it's web configuration page, and used that to set it up to forward traffic from my computer's port directly to the fiber uplink phy. I set up two virtual network interfaces on my box, eth0:0 as 10.1.27.1, as to appear to the vpn server as the school's router, and eth0:1 as 10.0.0.1. I set up the router to use 10.0.0.1 as it's uplink, so the traffic flow is as follows:
1. Fiber to switch bypass to copper port 42.
2. To the desktop eth0:0, set up forwarding between eth0:0 and eth0:1 using iptables with no rules.
3. Out eth0:1 and back to router.
4. Set the router/switch to go back to it's default settings after 20 minutes using a cron job that deletes itself.

The net effect places my computer between the windows domain controllers, the internet, and basically everything else which is on a vpn. Once all set up, i hit apply and watched as my cpu utilization and nic utilization pegged at 100%.

Opened wireshark, now watching the traffic and DNS queries of 600 pc's, and if i was evil i could connect to any machine's vnc, samba serve, redirect people to questionable websites if i so chose, etc.

All in all, a great way to pass half a class period in the computer lab.

Moral of the story: not all students are technically inept, and anyone with skills is much less likely to be as nice as I am about returning everything to defaults or not pulling out personal or financial data. (yes, financedb transfers that in plaintext, Mr. B.) Protect your networks. It's a complete fail that I was able to set this up at all, let alone in 10 minutes on a school-provided pc, on a network of this size.

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