[sdiy] Using Cortex Mx Arms in Synth DIY

Gabriel Lindeborg gabriel at lindeborg.org
Mon Dec 26 23:07:07 CET 2011

Can we get back to SDIY, please?


BARRY KLEIN skrev 2011-12-26 20:47:
> I basically agree, but just bought a Asus motherboard and I7 2600K as my power supply killed my old
> one and the next one I bought to replace it.  Turns out the supply has a 10V spike on AC turn on on the USB
> 5.1V standby.  Other than that it seemed fine - but opening it up I found almost all electrolytics were bad.
> So if this happens to you be sure to check the voltage at power on.  I have two A8n-SLI boards bad now.
> I tried replacing the power management chip that gets hot but the issue continues so there is something loading it
> down.  I don't have any mb schematics to go further and haven't found a good website that goes to this
> level of repair detail.  I'd like to continue to use some of the programs I will lose going to the new system and OS.
> Not a well known happenstance but just backing up your data doesn't get you back 100% on a different
> motherboard - you likely won't even get the board to come up.  I'd think macs have this same issue...?
> {sorry for people that hate pc discussions...)
> Barry
> On Dec 26, 2011, at 11:02 AM, thx1138 wrote:
>> On 12/24/11 6:24 PM, "BARRY KLEIN"<barryklein at cox.net>  wrote:
>>> And many of those running Bootcamp or whatever and Windows 7...
>>> On Dec 24, 2011, at 3:44 PM, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
>>>> On Sat, 24 Dec 2011 11:22:00 -0800
>>>> thx1138<thx1138 at earthlink.net>  wrote:
>>>>> Yes, I am also a Mac User and Pc is a piece of sheiss!.
>>>> Funny, considering that hardware-wise all the "modern" Macs are just very
>>>> cheap commodity PCs...
>>>> -- 
>>>> Gordon JC Pearce MM0YEQ<gordonjcp at gjcp.net>
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>> Hi All,
>> First of all , the quality control on PC motherboards is all over the map.
>> Just try getting ProTools working under Windows on a Dell, SONY, Toshiba ,
>> etc. The results are really weird to be sure.
>> Run the same Hardware from AVID on a Mac Tower and the results are pretty
>> consistent.  The MAC OS is a heck of a good deal more stable on a MAC vs. PC
>> hardware platform.
>> My Mac Pro Lap top runs Windows XP from VMWare Fusion and it boots up
>> Windows a good deal quicker.
>> Linux on my Mac Pro seems pretty stable and runs fast. I use my old laptops
>> for Linux and they are better than Windows XP/ Win 7.
>> Draw your own conclusions, I use my MAC more often these days due to
>> reliability.
>> Terry
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