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  1. When I damaged Athlon 64 and Opteron 146 (from taking off IHS and putting Big Typhoon cooler on naked core), my PC would boot into blank screen. From my experience, if you clear CMOS and PC still boots into black screen, it's your CPU. Other than that, you should be familiar with testing other components.
  2. LLXX, you gave kurt excellent article to confuse him, I don't think pointers even exist in visual basic. I think he asked for a good starting point, anyway thanks for the link, it's going to be a good read since I always get lost with functions in c that accept or return pointer to an array. Pointer by itself is a simple concept, it is extremely efficient in c programming.
  3. best linux that i used so far is self compiled kernel 2.6.19
  4. nfm

    DVD To Ipod?

    Sorry if I sounded bad computerMan & Jeremy, try it out and see how it goes, videos that I converted look great on my ipod. Don't forget to crop image to 320x240 by simply using crop(0,0,-0,-0) in avisynth script
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    DVD To Ipod?

    1. Rip DVD onto HDD 2. Use dgmpgdec to extract streams and audio 3. Use Nero's free aac/mp4 encoder and encode .wav into mp4 4. Install avisynth, write 1 line script to load .d2v that dgmpgdec created. e.g MPEG2Source("D:\Paparazzi\paparazzi.d2v") 5. Use worlds best, free h.264 decoder from x264.nl to encode video, x264 encoder supports avisynth so you will be able to load script you created. 6. To make encoding simple, write encode.cmd or something similar, on linux you'll have to write perl script, for example: @echo off x264.exe --pass 1 --bitrate 850 --stats ".stats" --ref 5 --mixed-refs --bframes 3 --b-pyramid --b-rdo --bime --weightb --direct auto --filter -2,-1 --subme 6 --trellis 1 --analyse all --8x8dct --vbv-maxrate 25000 --me umh --threads 2 --thread-input --progress --no-psnr --output NUL input.avs x264.exe --pass 2 --bitrate 850 --stats ".stats" --ref 5 --mixed-refs --bframes 3 --b-pyramid --b-rdo --bime --weightb --direct auto --filter -2,-1 --subme 6 --trellis 1 --analyse all --8x8dct --vbv-maxrate 25000 --me umh --threads 2 --thread-input --progress --no-psnr --output video.mp4 input.avs pause exit With above options, iPod won't be able to decode that because those options are very powerful and that's a high profile. Get megui, export profiles and you'll find there profile for ipods, adjust bitrate at the end to so,ething like 400kbps. 7. Mux encoded audio mp4 with video mp4 using mp4box. Is it really that hard? I know your not gonna do it because you'll use crappy one click solution but that's ok, because if you knew you wouldn't be asking such a question. I fell bad for Jeremy and couple of his posts pointing to doo9.org or videohelp.
  6. amaroK in my opinion is the most advanced audio player, I use it a lot but I prefer xmms because I experience occasional crashes because I use gnome interface and amaroK is intended for kde. I rarely use windows but when I do, I use foobar2000 as a player. For videos, I configure and compile my own version of mplayer from source.
  7. What are you trying to compile? I'm pretty sure you need gcc but I don't know what deb packages you need to install. I normally install: sudo apt-get install build-essential bin86 kernel-package libqt3-headers libqt3-mt-dev wget This installs all needed tools to compile your own kernel. I would try installing this first: sudo apt-get install build-essential Type that into Konsole/Terminal.
  8. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
  9. What distro are you using? Edit: Can you also post link to download, I don't care if it's .rpm package or source code, I don't feel like registering.
  10. I'm running Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy using latest nvidia beta drivers along with AIGLX/Compiz 3D accelerated GUI. I have things like very cool wobbly windows enabled, rain drops, water marks, transparency etc. Compiz runs much smoother than Beryl. 1.1Mb shot, sorry about that's how linux takes shots :\ http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/1764/screenshotdo1.png You can check this review http://lunapark6.com/?p=2501 out, guy took some shots of cubed windows. Anyone who likes to modify their looks should look into this, it will take you about 10min to boot live cd and install linux and then 5 extra to download vga driver and compiz packages.
  11. it's a common effect when ram is all filled up and pagefile is used, when exiting an app or game it takes some time to unload data from that pagefile. This happens to me very often and it is very annoying, adding more ram will help a lot.
  12. it was down but now it is back again with updates.
  13. yes, you can find it in "Addons Pack" if you extract it.
  14. Can you post link for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition? Edit: Nevermind, I got it though it still says RC1 on a page.
  15. They can stick their drm into my @@s.
  16. Ok so we know it's hardware. To run superpi or or prime correctly you need to make two folders, and put an .exe into each, then fire them up, go into task manager and for one exe set core 0 and for the other core 1. Not Convergent in SQR05 in superpi means usually unstable processor, "not exact in round" in superpi is a problem with ram. RMA your processor if you can. 37min calculation is also very long. My 3800 X2+ at stock speed can do that in 30min. superpi is the most popular benchmark among the overclokers today, new overclocked core duo 2 can do 32 million pi calculation in 10-12min.
  17. Before going into hardware, it could be a simple driver problem. You need to make tests on your own. Other thing may be unstable ram, cpu or on-die memory controller used in AMD processors. Make sure that your ram cooparates with processors on-die memory controller, you can test that by running two instances of super pi 32 million calculations on each core. If that passes move on to test #5 in memtest86, you should be stable if you can do 100 loops of tets #5. Other thing it may be unsatble cpu, you can alternatively up cpu's voltage but that's not recommended, cpu should run at deafult volts without any problems. Again, run two instances of prime95 or burn7k to test cpu stability, if it passes at least 8 hours then you're in good shape. It also may be simple BIOS update adressing issues with x86_64 operating systems. I would check your power supply, since you switched to dual core cpu, measuring with multimeter would be my best bet. I highly doubt this is a hardware problem but you never know, I'm 75% sure this has to do with software. Have you tried Azureus or BitComet?
  18. avisynth http://www.avisynth.org it's something wonderful. (I always use it when I convert ripped dvds into H.264). There's so many built in functions that you can do just about anything, not to mention huge amount of plugins available. If nobody of you guys used it, please spend few hours on it, you won't find anything like it. You can also get pre alpha version http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=114643 Even though it's alpha, it's very stable.
  19. Don't play with partitions like that What I do is setup multiple partitions on my hdd, usualy it's 7 partitions. First three for Windows and files and last four for 2 Linux Distros (Suse and Ubuntu) (2 partitons serve as a swap partitions and other 2 as main partitions). I would recommend you to reinstall Windows first, make desired number of partitions for Windows and you files, and leave rest of space unformatted. Then whe you fire up Linux, you'll format unformatted space, you should do everything manually, no resizing or stuff like that. I recommend using ext3 or reiser, usually reiser is the fastest. After you install Linux, it will automatically install grub into mbr from which you will be able to pick your OSes, your Linux and Windows will be displayed there.
  20. Here's stock ubuntu 6.06.1 running gnome 2.14.3: It's very nice, boots quickly and it's efficient (uses an avg. 110mb of ram). I think new kde features transparent windows and bars afaik.
  21. joomla all they way, runs on lamp except file permissions had to be adjusted (by simply typing: chmod a+rwx /jooomlafolders/*). If you don't like joomla you should try mambo http://www.mamboserver.com/. I think joomla descended from mambo afaik.

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