Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive Yesterday after my exam I picked up an old motherboard that the IT guy said he was going to give to me. I'm not exactly sure what it is but it has 8 DDR(1/2?) slots and as far as I can tell 4GB in it so far. It also appears to have 2 PCI-X slots and 3(I think) normal PCI slots.

The really exciting thing about it is that it has 2 separate CPU's!! So naturally when I got it home my brother asked if I was setting it up for gaming... not yet...

I'll try and get some good pics and upload them sometime soonish too...


I plugged it in today and discovered that my PSU's are all really really old... as I only have the 20 pin connectors... but I do have a few of them so I'm going to see if I can hack a few together and get them to drive the board... The biggest problem at the moment is there is another socket next to the main 24 pin ATX power plug, this means (according to wikipedia) that I need an EPS type power supply. on the Wikipedia page for PSU's there is a reference to a .PDF calling itself the EPS design guide so hopefully that will help me hack together something that will work... Write comment (0 Comments)
Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive Pending testing at school in a few hours my project is done, just needs some error trapping to be implemented though...

EDIT: It does actually work now, the response time is rubbish like I thought it would be, and it seems to drop events occasionally on the PIII that I have the system running on... Might(Maybe) try running it on a Celeron(2.4GHz I think) if I get a chance, just to get it running a bit faster... Write comment (0 Comments)
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Here is the first picture of my DT project, it is a lighting desk that communicates with the program QLC through a serial port. I have everything working except I need to make a separate thread for the poller to run on. Write comment (0 Comments)
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Here's my proposal... with any luck it may shake some of the computer industry around...

A company that makes hardware(starting with CPU's or motherboards perhaps) but works with the open source community... sharing all info about the devices, making them repairable and selling them as cheaply as possible...

If anyone ever reads this and thinks it may be worthwhile or that I'm crazy and need to be brought back down to earth email me at rexoregan20 at yahoo dot com dot au

Cheers,
Rex

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