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Software

Enabling “Unofficial Overclocking” in MSI Afterburner 2.1

I was looking for the proper way to enable overclocking in MSI Afterburner 2.1, and found a guide for an old version, but figured out how to do it in 2.1.

go to where your MSI Afterburner is installed, for me/default it’s :

C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI Afterburner
open MSIAfterburner.cfg with wordpad or notepad
There are 2 lines we need to add to :

under the line [ATIADLHAL]
We need to replace UnofficialOverclockingEULA = and UnofficialOverclockingMode = 0 with :

UnofficialOverclockingEULA = I confirm that I am aware of unofficial overclocking limitations and fully understand that MSI will not provide me any support on it
UnofficialOverclockingMode = 1

Save it, and you are good to go!

This is what it looks like afterwards … OC options open right up.

[zp src=”msi.jpg” album=”blog/etc” width=”500″]

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Linux

Installing ImageMagick/Imagick on a cPanel Server

I was having issues with my Zen install not being able to handle large images, so I read around and decided to move image cache’ing over to ImageMagick, instead of the GD library. This is what you need to do to install/enble ImageMagick on your cPanel server :

You’ll need to be logged in as root on your VPS/Server :

1. Log into your server as root
2. Create a new directory as below :
mkdir /home/cpimins
3. cd /home/cpimins
4. wget http://layer1.cpanel.net/magick.tar.gz
5. tar zxvf magick.tar.gz
6. cd magick
7. /scripts/installrpm ImageMagick
8. /scripts/installrpm ImageMagick-devel
9. sh ./install

Now we need to get the module for PHP installed :

Log into WHM >> Software >> Module Installers >> PHP Pecl and install imagick to get it binding to PHP properly.

After you do that, restart HTTPD/Apache service and you’re golden!

known issue with transferred domains :

If you do not see this in your php.ini file, or it not functioning properly, then you should go to the directory of the issue’d domain example : /home/domainuser/ and rename php.ini to php.ini.bak

Enjoy!

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Operating Systems Printers

0x00000006 error (cannot connect to server) when trying to add printers

Scenario :

Dell E6410 with windows 7 PRO trying to add printer(s) – HP, from server xyz, returns error : Cannot Connect To Printer, when you expand you receive this code : 0x00000006

[zp src=”printerror.jpg” album=”blog/etc” width=”500″]

What I tried :

Removing everything related to the printer in registry (F3 is your friend)
Adding other printers from other print server (this worked)
Re-adding computer to domain (was listed, but thought i’d try)

Rebooted after each attempt as well.

What finally worked :

Going to :
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Print\Providers\Client Side Rendering Print Provider\Servers
and removing anything related to the xyz server, and it worked, did not even have to reboot. Connected, and started downloading drivers as it is supposed to.

Hopefully this helps!

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Computer Hardware General Computing

Dell D630 – 8 beeps after post

I had this issue come across my desk, after pulling everything out, found out it was the keyboard.

symptom :

laptop beeped 8 times after post

troubleshooting :

pulled optical drive
swapped memory – tested memtest
pulled PCMIA card
swapped keyboard – winner!

hopefully this can help someone :).

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Computer Hardware Gaming

How to unlock shaders on 6950

I recently purchased 2 XFX 6950’s. They are great cards, and doing some research, I found this forum post :

http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=137136

It talks on how to unlock the shaders on the reference 6950 cards. I have an XFX so I used this modified bios :

http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpost.php?p=2137536&postcount=343

These are my personal numbers :

before :

[zp src=”xfx-stock.gif” album=”vivi/6950″ width=”500″]
[zp src=”xfx-stock2.gif” album=”vivi/6950″ width=”500″]

after (unlocked shaders, NO OC):

[zp src=”xfx-flashed6950-1.gif” album=”vivi/6950″ width=”500″]
[zp src=”xfx-flashed6950-2.gif” album=”vivi/6950″ width=”500″]

Now for fun, this is the spec of my new computer :

i5 2500k
Asus P8P67 Pro
Corsair 600T
Corsair 1000HX
2 x XFX 6950 2GB in xfire
2 x Asus DVD/CD/RW/R
Corsair H70
OCZ Solid 2 120GB SSD

[zp src=”P1000014.JPG” album=”vivi/600T” width=”500″]

Specific How To for XFX 6950 Shader unlock :

What you’ll need to download before we start :

GPU-Z : http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1921/TechPowerUp_GPU-Z_v0.5.0.html
ATI WinFlash : http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1919/ATI_Winflash_2.0.1.13.html
VGA BiOS to unlock : http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/index.php?page=1&architecture=&manufacturer=&model=HD+6950&interface=&memSize=0

This is the one I used for my XFX : http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/89673/XFX.HD6950.2048.101206.html

They have other BIOS’s listed, for other manufacturers, but i’ve read that they should all work with the HIS BIOS.

1 – Grab ATI Winflash (32 & 64-bit).
2 – Download HD 6950 BIOS (we’ll be using the specific XFX bios). It should work with other vendor’s, but this one is specifically for XFX 6950 REFERENCE cards.
3 – Make sure the BIOS switch on the card is set to the 1 position (pictured further down if you don’t know where it is).
4 – Run ATI Winflash, click Save to save your BIOS, so you have a backup in case something goes wrong.
5 – Load the HD 6970 BIOS into Winflash by clicking Load Image, followed by Program.
6 – Let the flashing process complete and reboot your system.
7 – Check the shader count using GPU-Z, it should show 1536. Make sure you use version 0.5.0 or newer, the official 0.4.9 version does not support HD 6900 Series properly. If you see a shader count of 1600, your GPU-Z version is outdated.
8 – To ensure maximized performance open Catalyst Control Center, go to the Overdrive tab and set the PowerTune slider to the +20% setting. The “Testing” section of this article has more data on that.
9 – Check stability in Windows desktop applications and games, with an application like OCCT/Prime95

I modified the how-to a bit, but this is the article that helped me get started : http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/vidcard/159

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Gaming

Fallout 3, and New Vegas mouse lag?

I played Fallout 3 for hours, and noticed a lot of mouse lag. Recently did a quick search, and found a VERY quick fix. In New Vegas, and Fallout 3, Vertical Sync being disabled is not saved, you have to go in and manually do it.

Config file name/location for FO3: C:\Users\username\Documents\My Games\Fallout3\FALLOUT.INI
Config file name/location for FO3/NV : C:\Users\username\Documents\My Games\FalloutNV\FALLOUT.INI
Change iPresentInterval=1 to iPresentInterval=0

Hopefully this helps someone out.

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Comcast

Comcast HDTV Lineup for Minneapolis – 2011

I was looking for this list now that I have my new Ceton 4 Tuner card. This is the link : http://www.comcast.com/customers/clu/ChannelLineup.ashx

otherwise this is the list as of 1-12-2011 :

181 NFL Network HD High-Definition TV
256 Big Ten Network HD High-Definition TV
400 Spike HD High-Definition TV
401 Golf Channel HD High-Definition TV
402 FSN North HD High-Definition TV
403 ESPN HD High-Definition TV HD ON
404 ESPN2 HD High-Definition TV
405 Big Ten Network HD High-Definition TV
406 NFL Red Zone HD High-Definition TV
407 TNT HD High-Definition TV
408 Versus HD High-Definition TV HD ON
409 Universal HD High-Definition TV
410 A&E HD High-Definition TV
411 Palladia HD High-Definition TV
412 HD Theater High-Definition TV HD ON
413 National Geographic HD High-Definition TV
414 Food Network HD High-Definition TV
415 HGTV HD High-Definition TV
420 HD Net High-Definition TV
421 Lifetime HD High-Definition TV
422 The History Channel HD High-Definition TV
423 CNN HD High-Definition TV
424 Discovery HD High-Definition TV
425 TLC HD High-Definition TV
426 Animal Planet HD High-Definition TV
427 Syfy HD High-Definition TV
428 AMC HD High-Definition TV
429 Science Channel HD High-Definition TV
431 KSTP – ABC (HDTV) High-Definition TV
432 KARE – NBC (HDTV) High-Definition TV
433 WCCO – CBS (HDTV) High-Definition TV HD ON
434 KMSP – FOX (HDTV) High-Definition TV
435 WUCW – CW (HDTV) High-Definition TV
436 WFTC – HD High-Definition TV
437 KPXM HD – ION High-Definition TV
439 KSTC – IND (HDTV) High-Definition TV
440 TPT – PBS (HDTV) High-Definition TV
441 USA HD High-Definition TV
442 TBS HD High-Definition TV
443 Nickelodeon HD High-Definition TV
444 ABC Family HD High-Definition TV
445 Disney HD High-Definition TV
504 iNDemand PPV Events HD High-Definition TV
761 NBA League Pass HD High-Definition TV
762 MLB Extra Innings/NHL Center Ice HD High-Definition TV
810 WGN HD High-Definition TV
814 HSN HD High-Definition TV
815 QVC HD High-Definition TV
816 Discovery HD High-Definition TV
817 TLC HD High-Definition TV
818 Animal Planet HD High-Definition TV
819 National Geograpic HD High-Definition TV
820 Travel HD High-Definition TV
821 Planet Green HD High-Definition TV
822 Science Channel HD High-Definition TV
823 History HD High-Definition TV
824 Syfy HD High-Definition TV
825 USA HD High-Definition TV
826 TBS HD High-Definition TV
827 Food Network HD High-Definition TV
828 HGTV HD High-Definition TV
829 A&E HD High-Definition TV
830 FX HD High-Definition TV
831 AMC HD High-Definition TV
832 TCM HD High-Definition TV
833 Hallmark HD High-Definition TV
834 Hallmark Movie Channel HD High-Definition TV
835 Lifetime Movie Network HD High-Definition TV
836 Lifetime HD High-Definition TV
837 Disney XD HD High-Definition TV
838 ABC Family HD High-Definition TV
839 Disney HD High-Definition TV
840 Nickelodeon HD High-Definition TV
841 TWC HD High-Definition TV
842 CNN HD High-Definition TV
843 HLN HD High-Definition TV
844 Fox News Channel High-Definition TV
845 MSNBC HD High-Definition TV
846 CNBC HD High-Definition TV
847 Fox Business HD High-Definition TV
848 truTV HD High-Definition TV
849 Biography HD High-Definition TV
850 Style HD High-Definition TV
851 GMC HD High-Definition TV
852 E! HD High-Definition TV
853 MTV HD High-Definition TV
854 VH1 HD High-Definition TV
855 CMT HD High-Definition TV
856 BET HD High-Definition TV
857 TV One HD High-Definition TV
858 Fuse HD High-Definition TV
859 G4 HD High-Definition TV
860 Comedy HD High-Definition TV
861 Cartoon HD High-Definition TV
862 Golf Channel HD High-Definition TV
863 FSN North HD High-Definition TV
864 ESPN HD High-Definition TV
865 ESPN2 HD High-Definition TV
866 Spike HD High-Definition TV
867 Big Ten Network High-Definition TV
868 ESPNews HD High-Definition TV
869 ESPNU HD High-Definition TV
870 Outdoor Channel HD High-Definition TV
871 CBS Sports HD High-Definition TV
872 NHL HD High-Definition TV
873 MLB HD High-Definition TV
874 NBA TV HD High-Definition TV
875 NFL RedZone HD High-Definition TV
876 NFL Network HD High-Definition TV
877 Versus HD High-Definition TV
878 Speed HD High-Definition TV
879 TNT HD High-Definition TV
880 Bravo HD High-Definition TV
881 WE HD High-Definition TV
882 History International HD High-Definition TV
883 HD Theater High-Definition TV
884 Investigation Discovery HD High-Definition TV
885 Palladia HD High-Definition TV
897 3D Events Channel High-Definition TV
898 ESPN3D Sports
900 HBO HD High-Definition TV
901 HBO 2 HD High-Definition TV
902 HBO Zone HD High-Definition TV
903 HBO Latino HD High-Definition TV
906 IFC HD High-Definition TV
907 Universal HD High-Definition TV
908 Encore HD High-Definition TV
909 MGM HD High-Definition TV
910 Starz HD High-Definition TV
911 Starz Edge HD High-Definition TV
912 Starz Kids & Family HD High-Definition TV
913 Starz Comedy HD High-Definition TV
920 Showtime HD High-Definition TV
921 Showtime 2 HD High-Definition TV
930 Cinemax HD High-Definition TV
940 TMC HD High-Definition TV

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video

John Lennon and Bob Dylan in a cab talking about Johnny Cash

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Software

Looking to make a few bucks on your wordpress blog?

I was looking for a nice way to implement Google AdSense, well, I looked through about 6 of them, and found my favorite.

Quick AdSense by TechMilieu! www.techmilieu.com/quick-adsense

The guys at Quick AdSense are not giving me anything, nor do they know I am posting this. I just wanted to say what my favorite AdSense implementation plugin for WordPress was.

It allows you to easily put ads where you want, how you want. I especially loved the ease of widget use. I have it running on my site now, see for yourself!

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Hard Drives

OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G Benchmarks IDE vs AHCI

I just purchased an OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G for my server, and got rid of my 2x320GB RE3 WD drives. I made sure it had the latest 1.24 firmware on it.

These first marks are AHCI
[zp src=”agility2-AHCI.jpg” album=”blog/OCZAgility2″ width=”500″]

These are IDE
[zp src=”agility2-IDE.jpg” album=”blog/OCZAgility2″ width=”500″]

you can definitely see an improvement over AHCI. As usual, short and sweet post, with raw numbers, enjoy. If you want me to test something else, let me know.