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by His Royal Majesty King V
Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: SPZ - The Last Dog
Replies: 80
Views: 55099

Hmmm . . I've never really paid a whole lot of attention to the caps on the motherboard (well, except for one dead one, but then the caps seemed perfectly flat). On the other hand, having physically held the board in my hands, I can't imagine how anyone could get a used one to look that pristine. If...
by His Royal Majesty King V
Sun Dec 17, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: Recommendations for free video-editing software?
Replies: 6
Views: 6304

Recommendations for free video-editing software?

I don't need anything particularly sophisticated. However, my digital camera has a kind of neat feature in that it can record video clips, which it does in AVI format. When I play them back on the camera's LCD screen, they look just fine. But if I copy the AVI to my PC, it comes out extremely dark. ...
by His Royal Majesty King V
Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:27 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: So, what's the fastest platfom that still uses SDR SDRAM?
Replies: 19
Views: 14877

Well, I'm not concerned that much with power consumption for its own sake, but only in how it'll affect me trying to make it a quiet running system. And, yeah, a friend of mine had a P4 Dell system, nearly silent as the grave. They have a well-thought-out ducting system by which the CPU has a massiv...
by His Royal Majesty King V
Sat Dec 02, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: So, what's the fastest platfom that still uses SDR SDRAM?
Replies: 19
Views: 14877

Definitely interesting information. Man, apparently I'm not nearly as limited in terms of how (relatively) modern as I had initially assumed, in terms of what sort of chipset and CPU I could use with this RAM. I'd thought for sure that there was no way to get past the 1-1.5GHz sort of range and stil...
by His Royal Majesty King V
Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: So, what's the fastest platfom that still uses SDR SDRAM?
Replies: 19
Views: 14877

Well, I was thinking of going Tualatin because of low heat and low power... until I saw the price premium those boards were commanding. So, until you mentioned it, I thought the KT133A based stuff was my best bet that could still use the old RAM. I didn't realize that there were P4 boards that could...
by His Royal Majesty King V
Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: So, what's the fastest platfom that still uses SDR SDRAM?
Replies: 19
Views: 14877

Yeesh, for the money people seem to want for the higher-speed Tualatin CPUs and better boards, maybe I should just spend less money on a much faster Athlon processor, and one of those VIA KT133A-equipped boards (edit: and deal with the additional heat and thus cooling requirements). EDIT again: Did ...
by His Royal Majesty King V
Fri Nov 10, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: So, what's the fastest platfom that still uses SDR SDRAM?
Replies: 19
Views: 14877

Yeep! No, I'd definitely want an AGP slot, and I'd most certainly need more than 2 DIMM slots and 2 PCI slots!
by His Royal Majesty King V
Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: So, what's the fastest platfom that still uses SDR SDRAM?
Replies: 19
Views: 14877

KachiWachi: it's an Intel CA810e, or at least, those are the only model indicator's I've found so far. U235: Definitely looks interesting . . although I'll have to admit to a bit of hesitation with the VIA chipset, especially given the auction itself implies some pickiness with RAM chips. Plus, I'd ...
by His Royal Majesty King V
Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: So, what's the fastest platfom that still uses SDR SDRAM?
Replies: 19
Views: 14877

So, what's the fastest platfom that still uses SDR SDRAM?

Hey folks, Haven't been around for a while. Long commute to the new job (though thankfully not a 5-day-a-week thing), as well as busy with His Royal Majesty Prince V. But, I've come across a bit of a conundrum. Along with some memory I acquired recently (thanks, Jim!), I've also just today brought h...
by His Royal Majesty King V
Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RAM identification and speeds
Replies: 10
Views: 13833

U235: The DocMemory one doesn't seem to work, just hangs. The information at the website does seem to imply that it only works on Intel and SiS chipsets with DDR. My stuff's Intel, but ancient SDR equipment. EDIT: Sandra works, but doesn't give a whole lot of info. I had to use an older version that...
by His Royal Majesty King V
Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: RAM identification and speeds
Replies: 10
Views: 13833

RAM identification and speeds

All, Sorry I haven't been here much, but between a really funky job market, and now having a Royal Majesty Prince V, time's been a bit lacking! Well, onto the questions: I've got two SDRAM chips I can't quite identify. They're definitely older units. I've been using Everest Home Edition v2.20, and i...
by His Royal Majesty King V
Mon May 22, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: configuring fic va503+
Replies: 29
Views: 10246

Hmm, maybe you have a fairly recent BIOS? It could be that my boards had a significantly older BIOS when I did the updates. Or I could very well be confusing the FICs with another board I may have had. Senility kicking in and all that... :shock: KW: I think they don't actually put it in their regula...
by His Royal Majesty King V
Sun May 21, 2006 8:28 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: configuring fic va503+
Replies: 29
Views: 10246

Jim's correct about the JE4333. That BIOS will also let you run large hard drives (I think either greater than 32 GB or 64 GB, not sure what the limit was before). For the VA-503+, the appropriate BIOS is located here . The only downside to that BIOS is that you lose the CPU temperature and CPU fan ...
by His Royal Majesty King V
Fri May 19, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: configuring fic va503+
Replies: 29
Views: 10246

Actually, they *can* often be run at 100MHz FSB. For a short time I ran a 200MHz MMX on one of my FIC boards, first at 2.0x100 then at 2.5x100. However, for what skinnie requested, I'm going with 3.5x66 at 2.8 volts. All my diagrams assume you're holding the motherboard so that the DIMM slots are at...
by His Royal Majesty King V
Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Picture of my Setup
Replies: 9
Views: 6073

How'd you get the standard type motherboards to play nicely with the proprietary cases? I'm not sure about HP, but I know that Dell's always had a proprietary ATX connector (just swap the power supply, easy enough), but also some sort of funky ribbon cable that runs the power button, LEDs, etc. I kn...