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Kitform
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:52 am
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Hey Hit, how you doing?, family OK?

The P5N32 board gives a full x16 to each slot in SLI mode. Quite a few reviews of mobo's I have read don't seem to see the advantage of the full x16 pipe to both cards, I get the impression that x16 to one slot and x8 to another keeps most people happy.

Why settle for less when you can have more...:)
(That's my wife's excuse for continuous eating...lol)

Intel may rule at the moment Smile but Nvidia still rocks...But you'll know that Hit after changing from ATI to Nvidia...LOL
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 1:26 am
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OMG!!!

Kit going Intel.., Hit going nVidia...

*checks sky for horsemen...

*shivers

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:10 pm
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Just ordered the bits for the new rig...jeez, I've gone dizzy...lol

Took me this long to decide the parts and do some reasearch on compatability.

Asus mobo/ Conroe cpu/ nVidia graphics.... Smile

Gotta lay down now...

Parts hopefuly will get delivered before I get home on Friday.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:17 pm
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Looking forward seeing ya online again matey !!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:30 am
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WOOHOO!!!
Kit's gone to the dark side!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:36 am
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:55 pm
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[/quote]Maybe I'll wait till next year when it will all be done by light and mirrors.[quote]


From this mornings NY Times

AN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17 � Researchers plan to announce on Monday that they have created a silicon-based chip that can produce laser beams. The advance will make it possible to use laser light rather than wires to send data between chips, removing the most significant bottleneck in computer design.

As a result, chip makers may be able to put the high-speed data communications industry on the same curve of increased processing speed and diminishing costs � the phenomenon known as Moore’s law � that has driven the computer industry for the last four decades.

The development is a result of research at Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Commercializing the new technology may not happen before the end of the decade, but the prospect of being able to place hundreds or thousands of data-carrying light beams on standard industry chips is certain to shake up both the communications and computer industries.

Lasers are already used to transmit high volumes of computer data over longer distances � for example, between offices, cities and across oceans � using fiber optic cables. But in computer chips, data moves at great speed over the wires inside, then slows to a snail’s pace when it is sent chip-to-chip inside a computer.

With the barrier removed, computer designers will be able to rethink computers, packing chips more densely both in home systems and in giant data centers. Moreover, the laser-silicon chips � composed of a spider’s web of laser light in addition to metal wires � portend a vastly more powerful and less expensive national computing infrastructure. For a few dollars apiece, such chips could transmit data at 100 times the speed of laser-based communications equipment, called optical transceivers, that typically cost several thousand dollars.

Currently fiber optic networks are used to transmit data to individual neighborhoods in cities where the data is then distributed by slower conventional wire-based communications gear. The laser chips will make it possible to send avalanches of data to and from individual homes at far less cost.

They could also give rise to a new class of supercomputers that could share data internally at speeds not possible today.

The breakthrough was achieved by bonding a layer of light-emitting indium phosphide onto the surface of a standard silicon chip etched with special channels that act as light-wave guides. The resulting sandwich has the potential to create on a computer chip hundreds and possibly thousands of tiny, bright lasers that can be switched on and off billions of times a second.

“This is a field that has just begun exploding in the past 18 months,� said Eli Yablonovitch, a physicist at the University of California, Los Angeles, a leading researcher in the field. “There is going to be a lot more optical communications in computing than people have thought.�

Indeed, the results of the development work, which will be reported in a coming issue of Optics Express, an international journal, indicate that a high-stakes race is under way worldwide. While the researchers at Intel and Santa Barbara are betting on indium phosphide, Japanese scientists in a related effort are pursuing a different material, the chemical element erbium.

Although commercial chips with built-in lasers are years away, Luxtera, a company in Carlsbad, Calif., is already selling test chips that incorporate most optical components directly into silicon and then inject laser light from a separate source.

The Intel-Santa Barbara work proves that it is possible to make complete photonic devices using standard chip-making machinery, although not entirely out of silicon. “There has always been this final hurdle,� said Mario Paniccia, director of the Photonics Technology Lab at Intel. “We have now come up with a solution that optimizes both sides.�

In the past it has proved impossible to couple standard silicon with the exotic materials that emit light when electrically charged. But the university team supplied a low-temperature bonding technique that does not melt the silicon circuitry. The approach uses an electrically charged oxygen gas to create a layer of oxide just 25 atoms thick on each material. When heated and pressed together, the oxide layer fuses the two materials into a single chip that conducts information both through wires and on beams of reflected light.

“Photonics has been a low-volume cottage industry,� said John E. Bowers, director of the Multidisciplinary Optical Switching Technology Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara. “Everything will change and laser communications will be everywhere, including fiber to the home.�

Photonics industry experts briefed on the technique said that it would almost certainly pave the way for commercialization of the long-sought convergence of silicon chips and optical lasers. “Before, there was more hype than substance,� said Alan Huang, a former Bell Laboratories researcher who is a pioneer in the field and is now chief technology officer of the Terabit Corporation, a photonics start-up company in Menlo Park, Calif. “Now I believe this will lead to future applications in optoelectronics.�
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:24 pm
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beam me up scotty!!!!..oh yeah I like the sound of this!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:19 am
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Tap, tap, tap.....Waiting for me parcel...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:13 am
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Santa's been... Mr. Green Mr. Green



The specs...

Asus P5N32-SLi SE Deluxe nForce4 SLi X16 (Socket 775) PCI-Express Motherboard
Intel Core 2 DUO E6700 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.67GHz (1066FSB)
2Gb (2X1Gb) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC6400 (800), 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 4-4-4-12, EPP
2x 1Gb Leadtek 7950GX2, PCI-E (x16), Standard, Mem 1200 MHz, GPU 500 MHz, 48 Pipes, S-Video/2xDVI-I
2x Maxtor 160Gig SataII drives
OCZ 700W psu
Saitek gaming keyboard
One genuine XP pro CD (OEM)...lol

I'll post a few pics as I build it up...Gotta go lay down for a while...lol

The wifey's out at present so I need to cut up the delivery box and hide it at the bottom of the bin before she comes home.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:50 am
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:jump::jump::jump::jump::jump::jump::jump:
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:09 am
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He's going to be unbearable this weekend!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:53 am
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OH Goodies !!

Have fun dude !! Wink


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:53 am
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Well, it's alive...It will POST and it can see the 160gig sata drive but it doesn't want to format it !!!!

I did load the Sata drivers with the F6 option Smile

Maybe I should read the hard drive manual... Shocked


*Edit*
Looks like a faulty hard drive. Swapped it out for another one and it's happy formatting away.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:57 pm
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Just tried out FS9, maxed out all the settings and set the frame rate to unlimited...Flying a Cesna I was getting between 100 and 300+ fps depending on the scenery Smile

Gotta fit the other graphics card yet Smile
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