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Re: semi-OT: Operating Systems

1080 output?  The would be great!  I could mount a 73" flat screen on
the wall of the studio.  Of course the wife would start wondering
where the TV went ;).


On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 12:51 PM, SP Goodman <spgoodman@earthlight.net> 
> From: <mike@michaelplishka.com>
>> I've had it with trying to find USB interfaces with my Vista laptop
>> computer.  Gone through four: lexicon, maudio, edirol and presonus (In 
>> from worst to best) and none of them really worked.  I'm thinking of
>> partioning and installing a different version of windows.  What would 
>> esteemed group recommend?
> If your motherboard's USB ports aren't up to the task it won't matter 
> USB interfaces you hook up to them.  My last motherboard was a Asus with 
> ports up the wall, but only two out of six were USB 2.0!  Ridiculous, 
> without a music interface attached: cams and mice were either
> less-than-responsive or non-functional altogether.  I go through a lot of
> hardware because of testing and experimenting; this last mobo bit it 
> I was trying to eliminate all the fans on it.  Not all Zalman heat sinks
> will fit every motherboard!  I had a semi-circle-form heat sink from them
> that I put on the South Bridge chipset.  Unfortunately it was very close 
> my video card (PCIE Geforce 8600 GT, long card), though not touching it 
>- I
> figured that 1/4" was a safe margin, but I didn't count on what happens 
> one bumps the box just enough... Not quite Kaboom, just a loud click and
> nothing.  Thankfully only the cursed motherboard was ruined.
> So I was saved from having to eventually troubleshoot an 
> series of USB ports.  How old is your mobo?  Model?
> Thanks to our even-more-cursed Sky+ HD box starting to give up the ghost
> (damn you Murdoch!), I have had to move forward my plans to create a 
> hopefully fanless small-form PC with feckless HD 1080 output, and a dual
> Sky-compatible tuner card.  If anyone on-list is interested in the 
> I'll keep 'em in the loop.  Off-list of course.
>> Thanks!
>> ~peace~
>> Plish
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