[PC-BSD Testing] Sound Cards

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Mon Jul 28 06:07:33 PDT 2008


Airy wrote:
> brian wrote:
>>  It may just be my system ( I have a 550 watt PSU , three HDs and a 
>> nvidia 7300 crammed into one box ) , but lately I have to run my box 
>> with the side  off to prevent it from locking up . I think it's the GPU 
>> overheating , but have no way to tell for sure . It's something I 
>> haven't noticed before .
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> 
> Possibly the CPU cooler or heating problems (case fan??) - try a Smart 
> monitoring program to check if the harddrives have been overheating 
> inside the case (a good indicator) -sometimes the case manufacturers 
> leave air flow last on their list (after aesthetics).
> I have also found the PSU to be the major cause of most failures in PC's 
> (I am an Electronics Tech) and electronics in general. There is a great 
> forum Badcaps.net which show how in the past motherboard manufacturers 
> botched up badly and google psu bad caps to see what I mean about power 
> supplies.Most PSU manufacturers publish 550W but under test give 350W... 
> I use a Seasonic S12 II+ because it uses Japanese caps and as a company 
> they have been around for 25 years. There are numerous articles on this
> eg http://hardforum.com/printthread.php?t=756864, I have found computers 
> can actually speed up and be more responsive with a decent PSU.
> 
> Hope this helps although I know it is off topic.
> 
> Kris - are you looking at setting up the automatic update feature of 
> PC-BSD after KDE 4.1 is released - other than minor updates which is 
> already happening ; (my bandwidth is limited because of cost in this 
> part of the world (Australia)), so we don't have to download 1.5Gb 
> regularly (apart from major updates of course).???
> 
> 
> John


You mean for the Alpha releases correct? I may be able to do that, 
however a lot depends on KDE4 hitting ports, and how much it changes. I 
don't want to get too bogged down trying to roll updates for every new 
KDE4 port fix, which are occurring almost daily right now :)

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Kris Moore
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