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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Long time no post

It has been over a year now since my last post and now I am planning on coming back to my blog and following my reconstruction and major upgrade of my system, and following the completion of this process I will finally be working on my computer blog (The Magic Box Under my Desk) where I will be teaching everyone from novices to experts about computers (Both hardware and software) and how to fully utilize them. New posts coming in the following hours.

Monday, October 11, 2010

I'm baaaack! *creepy smile*

I have been mia for the last few weeks, and have some exciting news, me and my fiance have finally settled on where we will have our wedding. It will be at the carolina renaissance festival next year. Besides that I have no excuse and wish for forgiveness..... So off to todays ramblings, I have looked into the world of graphene and am shocked by the potential behind this almost magical material in it's vast potential. To start out, graphene is a monolayer sheet of carbon atoms with an sp bond. Making a sheet of graphene is the main bottleneck in graphene research, currently the most effective way of manufacturing graphene is assembling it on top of copper and nickle sheets.
mechanically graphene is an engineers dream, it is flexible and has a tensile strength of up to 300 GPa (diamond has a known tensile strength of about 30 GPa and steel is 3 GPa) because of this it already has obtained fame as the worlds fastest spining material (using alternationg electric charges) and still could have withheld a significantly faster speed.
In the chemical world, thanks to graphene, electron microscopes were able to capture a single hydrogen atom (and on a side note when a highly intensified electron beam broke holes in the graphene sheet the graphene repaired itself)
and what I think is certainly the best property of graphene is its amazing ability to transfer electrical currents (near superconductor resistance) and because of the lack of conductivity of graphene oxide, when you take a sheet of graphene oxide and extravt the oxygen along lines, you are able to make circuits on graphene just like silicon but in experiments making graphene transistors they were able to attain speeds of 100GHz with a possible speed of 1 THz (1000GHz) this is a godsend as our silicon processors have a physical limit of 16 nanometers (currently chips are being manufactured at around 32 nanometers so we are getting very close)so for those of you that missed out on the silicon revolution, don't miss out on the graphene revolution

Monday, September 20, 2010

been looking

I've been looking around at liquid cooling, and super PCs and now I'm constantly fighting the impulse to buy stuff....I cant afford the new stuff, but it seems that I'm still spending 4/10 of my waking time browsing around at newegg, tigerdirect, and frozencpu, and a bunch of PC customizing sites, such as buyxg.com, digitalstormonline.com, originpc.com, cyberpowerpc.com, etc. I have come to the conclusion that this is due to a dopamine addiction, when I am putting these systems together and seeing the outcome, it is almost as if I am completing tasks, and so I get a tremendous dopamine high.

when I actually purchase items, such as a 1tb hard drive I just purchased, or the liquid cooling set (which I definitely do not need) that I just bid on in eBay, I get the thrill of a child trying to go to sleep the night before Christmas, and all I can do is look at the items and the ups tracking hourly.

so in short (tl;dr) how do my followers view addiction/work with their addictions?

these are pics of my case, (yes that is a liquid cooling system, which is why i do NOT need the cooling system i just placed a bid on)



Thursday, September 16, 2010

sorry

I apologize for not making a post in a while, I normally do all of my blog posts while I'm in chemistry class (180 person class which we learn nothing in) but I forgot my link to the outside world (my phone) during my last chemistry class. NOW, back on track: mnemonic devices, extremely helpful at times, I know you aren't my personal army, but if you do have a decent mnemonic device for trigonometric substitution (integral calculus), I would appreciate it if you shared

Sunday, September 12, 2010

physics time

whatcha think about cosmic strings? plausible or load of melarchy
debate go!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

a good laugh

LOL, that is all i can say, it gave me the best laugh i have had in a while, anyone else have something that makes them chuckle?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

tell me

What are you running on guys? Im an overclocker myself and always like hearing about new configurations, this is my configuration:

ASUS M4N72-E SLI (750a nVidia chipset)
AM3 PHENOM II 955 BLACK EDITION 3.2 GHz
6GB DDR2 800 MHz
FERMI GEFORCE 470 (GALAXY)
750w Corsair PSU
liquid cooled with a thermaltake 240 mm radiator and 500L/h pump to only the cpu (not chipset nor gpu)
2x160gb SSD (xp and ubuntu on one and 7 pro on other)
3x120mm fans, 5x90mm fans, 2x80mm fans, 2 port gpu exhaust
cpu overclocked settings: 214 fsb, 1.38v cpu vcore, 1.38v NB, each core at 17.5x cpu ratio
memory:~830 Mhz (from fsb+NB volt)
gpu o.c. settings: 745 MHz core freq.
1490MHz shader processor freq.
mem freq. 1674 MHz
fan speed 60%
core Voltage 962mV

cpu never goes above 37*C
chipset stays around 55*C
gpu is 54*C rest and up to 110*C full load (but the fermi boards can really handle it)
ambient: 31*C


what are your stats? and what is your successful max cpu freq? mine is 4.2 but it was only kinda stable