[SATLUG] Adventures in HW upgrades

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Jul 27 11:37:09 CDT 2008


Todd W. Bucy wrote:


> the more you write about this project the more it seems that we have
> built similar systems.  I too have the 9800 gtx (mines an evga) so far I
> have been very impressed with the card.  It is however a power hog.
> that said I have discovered one advantage of using this card in linux
> over windows and that is eve online.  while running under windows I can
> only view the game on one mainitor.  however while running on linux with
> 2 22" monitors I can get the game to display with a resolution of
> 3360x1050.  In order to do this however I have to turn off compiz.  

I really don't do the games, I just need screen real estate.

> by the way what mobo are you using for this rig?

I really don't know other than to say Dell.  They don't make their own, but all 
the components are Intel:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82925X/XE Memory Controller Hub (rev 04)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82925X/XE PCI Express Root Port (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI 
Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI 
Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) 
USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) 
USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) 
USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) 
USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) 
USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev d3)
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW 
(ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FR (ICH6/ICH6R) LPC Interface 
Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE 
Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FR/FRW (ICH6R/ICH6RW) SATA 
Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus 
Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0612 (rev a2)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit 
Ethernet PCI Express (rev 01)

   -- Bruce


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