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  1. So just change it...

    I'm not sure why this is such a big deal. Just change it on your farm by default and have PTS setup to either A) automatically fix the value, or B) warn about it and exit or continue.

    Looking...
  2. Are these going to be long term system installs? ...

    Are these going to be long term system installs? If so, the lack of rails to slide them in and out of the rack is probably ok, but if you're doing frequent changes... not so much I suspect. How...
  3. Maybe I'll try and see about adding more tests to...

    Maybe I'll try and see about adding more tests to get perf/watt measurements on linux based tests. Nothing quick though... too many other demands on my time.
  4. More performance/watt please!

    Gotta say, the per/watt results were just amazing. If I was in the market for a new laptop, I'd be very interested in getting the latest one with such good perf/watt profiles. The comments where...
  5. 6670 here, but not working with Linux Mint 16 x86_64

    Hi guys,

    Thanks for all the feedback, I ended up getting the HiS Silence fanless version of the AMD Radeon 6670 with 1Gb of RAM. But now that I'm trying to use it, I'm running into all kinds of...
  6. I'm going with a discrete GPU because I've...

    I'm going with a discrete GPU because I've already got a motherboard, CPU, RAM that work just great for my needs. All I want is to upgrade my dGPU to something newer and better, yet still silent. I...
  7. Absolutely, but even if I don't upgrade them...

    Absolutely, but even if I don't upgrade them right away, I figure a 6670 should be a nice big upgrade over the X1650 I have installed now. It works well for most things, but it's just not there for...
  8. I'm leaning towards the 6670, if only because I'm...

    I'm leaning towards the 6670, if only because I'm going to upgrade this system anyway to a newer linux distro, and I'm not afraid to compile my own kernels, since I follow the lkml mailing list...
  9. This is useless advice, esp when you don't bother...

    This is useless advice, esp when you don't bother to backup your suggestions. But to explain myself a bit more, I'm trying to stay completely open source on my system, so AMD is a better bet than...
  10. I've looked and there's only one fanless 6670...

    I've looked and there's only one fanless 6670 card with DDR5, but it only have DP, HDMI and DVI outputs, and I really need VGA and DVI, or dual DVI, so that cuts that one out. I don't want to spend...
  11. Thanks for the thoughts. Looking over my list...

    Thanks for the thoughts. Looking over my list again, I've already removed some of these choices. I also looked at 6000 series with 256 bit memory bandwidth and they're basically twice as expensive,...
  12. Looking for cheap, quiet replacement for X1650 (RV530 0x1002:0x71C3 0x1043:0x01AC)

    Hi all,

    It's finally hit the point where I think I need to replace my X1650 (RV530 0x1002:0x71C3 0x1043:0x01AC) fanless 512M video card in my AMD Athlon X2 5200+ system with dual 1600x1200 Samsung...
  13. Thanks for the info, but how about with older distros?

    It's not clear from the article if you ran completely bleeding edge Ubuntu 13.04 or stock, but it would be interesting to see those tests re-run with 12.04 or 12.10 with the latest patches instead. ...
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    So which is faster or more reliable on fsck?

    [QUOTE=phoronix;215567]Phoronix: The Linux 3.0 Kernel With EXT4 & Btrfs

    From looking this over, the key thing I can draw from this comparision is that both filesystems are pretty darn close to...
  15. Measuring Power Usage tools

    Hi Michael,

    No one has mentioned this yet, but why not get a Tweet-A-Watt. This is where you take a bog-standard Kill-A-Watt meter and hack it to have a twitter interface. Actually, you hack it...
  16. So basically, the HDDBOOST still doesn't give you...

    So basically, the HDDBOOST still doesn't give you any really useful boost, for the cost. You still need to provide the HDDBoost, as well as your own SSD, right?

    So why no just use the SSD for...
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    More test programs: Super Maryo Chronicles

    My kid loves playing SMC (Super Maryo Chronicles) on my computer, so he'll use 'switch user' to get his own login on there. Unfortunately, the performance is so sucky, that he's given up on it for...
  18. Absolutely seconded! Why you don't have a NAS...

    Absolutely seconded! Why you don't have a NAS box to store all your data on is beyond me. Sure, for individual test runs you want them on a local disk... but core data should be on mirrored and...
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    Extend Phoronix Test Suite disk tests?

    My feeling from these results is that ext4 is the new general purpose filesystem for everyday use.



    Now this would be a good new test for phoronix test suite, the time it takes to delete a...
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    Ok, but it would be good to see the error bars on...

    Ok, but it would be good to see the error bars on the graphs in the report as well then, to give people a better idea visually of the nuances.

    John
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