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  1. minx

    (We introduce) CPUGFX - Using CPU Cores to improve visual experience

    Nope. I'm in hospital right now because of some serious eye sickness. Thus i can't stare at my screen as long as I'd like to. Sorry for any delays, but yes, we are still working on this.
  2. minx

    (We introduce) CPUGFX - Using CPU Cores to improve visual experience

    Like money is involved in this :laugh: . That's rather a do-because-we-can and I don't think you'll see this officially supported by anyone or anything ever. We do this in our free time and we'll open-source the result. :)
  3. minx

    (We introduce) CPUGFX - Using CPU Cores to improve visual experience

    Well I hope he isn't, judging by his post count :p </sarcasm>. We're looking forward to release a public tech demo, but as of now, the running examples have way too much dependencies to be run on another machine ;) . Plus: We're coders, not 3D artists, so it takes a bit longer to produce...
  4. minx

    (We introduce) CPUGFX - Using CPU Cores to improve visual experience

    I'm aware of that. This is just a new way to do this and it's easy to include this functionality in all sorts of engines. Not only game Engines, but every DirectX or OpenGL Engine. We're developing on a lower level than I think you think we are. We are developing Driver plugins, modifying the...
  5. minx

    (We introduce) CPUGFX - Using CPU Cores to improve visual experience

    We are. Using spare power to improve on performance is a serious topic.
  6. minx

    (We introduce) CPUGFX - Using CPU Cores to improve visual experience

    Hi! Currently, we're devloping an experimental framework called CPUGFX. CPUGFX is a framework which enables developers to utilize a custom number of CPU cores exactly the same way as a GPU. An example configuration: Assume a PC using an Octacore CPU runs a game that puts nearly 100% load...
  7. minx

    MADMAN (the ultimate ghetto build)

    Well, it all started back in 2012, when I worked at the university in the bioinformatics department. It was fun, I had no school one day every week and I did improve my programming skills alot. Eventually I've created a software for creating such ghetto clusters (hot swap whole PCs while loosing...
  8. minx

    Ghetto Mods

    You can get an overview of the system here: http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/madman-the-ultimate-ghetto-build.202110/ (I think I've beaten the litecoin miner :P ). The CPUs are all P4s overclocked to about 3GHz (depends on the chip, some go higher). So 8x3GHz and a total of about 4,5GB...
  9. minx

    Ghetto Mods

    Just a screen held by zipties.
  10. minx

    MADMAN (the ultimate ghetto build)

    Hi. A long time ago (~5 years), I made a cluster of PCs called "Ghetto Cluster". 12 old Windows-PCs featuring Intel P4s. It worked perfectly and I was very happy, but there was a problem. About one month ago I had to move out of my (big) lab ( :( ). The Ghetto Cluster takes very much space...
  11. minx

    Post your Speedtest.net Speeds!

    One of the 5 (5-route-connection) connections at my company: They are combined through an array of PCs using our custom software to deliver 5 10k kB/s downstreams and one single 50k kB/s+ upload (hosting'n'stuff). The test above is what you get at an ordinary desk (regular employee). Whole...
  12. minx

    Ghetto Mods

    Volts are around 1.7V (original 1.55V). AGP and DIMM had to be locked in order to ensure stable VGA output. I tested the cooler today (12h test run) and the P4 didn't exceed 45°C. // Please note that i've tested dozens of Celeron and Pentium CPU before finding this one that appears to have the...
  13. minx

    Ghetto Mods

    Painted the next metal parts. Bent PCI covers make the perfect supports for the larger black sign that will cover the unused PCI slots on the mobo. The first layer of color was applied to the cooler. Now we wait for the paint to dry. (the sign is actually a backplate from an ODD)
  14. minx

    Ghetto Mods

    Yeah, thought about some emblem. But i don't have any nor any ambition to make one ^^
  15. minx

    Ghetto Mods

    Hi folks. So i found some old PC parts in my lab an started putting together a debug system for my ghetto cluster. This is NOT intended to be either safe or reliable in any way - it is just a PC made out of random junk. "Specs" are: - Intel Pentium 4 2,4GHz (OC'ed to 3,46GHz) - Really old...
  16. minx

    [HELP] Looking for Deutschland / EU Screw Store

    One more online store to look at is reichelt. Their catalogue is well sorted: http://www.reichelt.de/Schrauben/2/index.html?&ACTION=2&LA=2&GROUPID=2744&SID=33UyGB@X8AAAIAAEeLCBU7ae4dcdf7113c010d9af59c142caa974 Maybe you can find at least some of the screws there.
  17. minx

    [HELP] Looking for Deutschland / EU Screw Store

    Add OBI and Max Bahr to Bauhaus and Hornbach. Max Bahr is closing soon and the prices dropped to insanity. OBI usually has the best collection of screws 'n nuts beside Hornbach.
  18. minx

    How much power does your PC use?

    I guess my system isn't aimed to be in this list. I work part time (beside school) in the University. My "System" is a bunch of old PCs linked together. They all run a heavily modified version of Kolibri OS (in Dual-Boot with Tiny7 for Diagnosis) and they are constantly analyzing huge sets of...
  19. minx

    Why some unaccesible space is reserved in a storage?

    Deleting a post to which another post refers isn't fixing anything. I'm a forum mod/pu myself (german forum) and it is really annoying when people do this. The flow of the conversation is disturbed in an odd way. :rolleyes:
  20. minx

    Why some unaccesible space is reserved in a storage?

    Of cause they are high. Do you[1] think someone would sell a SSD which is dead after copying two files :D . Interesting article on this: http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/5196/samsung-840-ssd-storage-endurance-testing-tlc-to-the-end/index.html _____________________________________ [1]...
  21. minx

    Why some unaccesible space is reserved in a storage?

    Just look at the article I've posted, they perform a sample calculation. For HDDs: (Advertised Storage in Bytes) / (1024*1024*1024) = Actual Space SSD are somewhat odd. They have a certain amount of space reserved in case to many sectors die because they hit the maximum of R/W cycles. Other...
  22. minx

    Why some unaccesible space is reserved in a storage?

    Yep - exactly 21,977 GB less. Which answers the initial question:
  23. minx

    Why some unaccesible space is reserved in a storage?

    Read something about this here: http://www.howtogeek.com/123268/windows-hard-drive-wrong-capacity/ Some space is reserved by Windows, some is just not there (advertised were 320GB, but there isn't this much space anywhere). Check for Manufacturer recovery partitions - but there isn't much you...
  24. minx

    R7 260X always runs at 2D Clock (300Mhz)

    We got it. It didn't work for you and you consider a OS reinstall the best option. Stop ranting, we will see how OP can fix it. IMHO the best option to do this is to 1.) follow all instrctions given by Blín D'ñero. If this clearly doesn't work then you can wipe your OS. But that is clearly...
  25. minx

    Random Work-In-Progress Shots

    "no AA" as if it was turned off :D . This is just a snapshot. It took me ~5h today to implement rudimentary 3D Support in gdi.machine. The future will bring better results, but hey: It's a first result :toast: (BTW: The latest driver for Intel HD graphics somewhat destroyed aero on my system...