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General Discussion Area / Re: F1
« on: Today at 17:55:59 »
So, to make F1 even slightly remotely interesting, it has to be wet.  That about says what is wrong with the sport.

I watched the Ch4 highlights, and the 2 hour show over an hour of the usual talking utter drivel, and spent a lot of time showing the safety car period.  So clearly, even with the rain, the racing was non existent and dull, as they must have been struggling for content.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Chipped!
« on: Today at 17:51:27 »
Who needs x64.  32bit is fine.  ...

Agreed, but it's getting to the point where more and more application software is only being built for x64.

A more sensible approach might have been for Windows to open up the physical address space to 64 bit to remove the 4GB limit but to keep 32 bit process address spaces for efficiency.

I've run my Linux machines like this for years but went x64 in the end due to a couple of bits of software where the developers CBA to support 32 bit.
Windows Server, back when it was available in 32bit, got round the limit using PAE.  But PAE is a bodge, and the only effeicent way to see beyond what a 32bit adress space provides is to go native 64 bit on the CPU.  Everything else needs page swapping or PAE.  Urgh.


Though why the hell we need more than 4GB RAM is an alien concept to me.  I'm sure Mr Gates once said that 640k was more than enough for anyone.  Mind you, that was before he inflicted Windows on the world.

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Yesterday the Mavic 2 Zoom clocked up 925km since new.  Can't get my head round that.

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Played with an RC car. Boys and toys, and all that.

Within 1 battery, I had destroyed yet another bumper due to one solitary tree standing proud in a sea of nothing else, then subsequently wrecked all 4 tyres, which are over 40 a pair :(


Had to dremel off the old bumper, but to shitty coated steel screws corroding. Put A2 stainless back in, along with all the other underside screws.

Need to swap out the underside screws on the Typhon 6S as well at some point, before they corrode to make removal shittier than it already is.

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Putting off going to Croydon.  Managed to avoid it for about 5 years, but know in the next few weeks my luck is definately gonna run out.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Chipped!
« on: 17 April 2021, 12:52:37 »
Pretty certain Intel didn't include even basic EFI (Intel tend to call it UEFI) on 900 series boards.  I think by around Series 4 boards they started putting on an incomplete EFI.

So if Win10 x64 does need EFI, then you're phishing in a phorce 10.
Thanks for the info  :)
I bow to your vastly superior knowledge and will sling the guts of said PC in the gold recovery PCB pile
when i've got my arse in gear and migrated to the newer pc build  ;)
Who needs x64.  32bit is fine.  A motherboard from that era probably tops out around 4Gb anyway, so absolutely no point going 64bit (64bit data structures are much bigger, so the OS and applications need more RAM to use 64bit. Also, although 64bit processing is slightly quicker, most processes still remain 32bit, and have to pass through a translation layer, meaning no noticable performance gains on a desktop OS).

So it will carry on nicely as a 32bit Win10 for a bit longer.  I'd even say its worth splashing 30 on a 240Gb SSD as a boot drive...   ...that'll boost its Windows performance better than 64bit.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Calibration MID
« on: 17 April 2021, 12:47:50 »
doesn't the ECU have to relearn " total / km and instantaneous consumption and consumption/100Km" after reboot anyway  :-\
Nope.  Because the engine ecu provides a fuel usage signal based on injection timings, and the ABS unit provides the speed signal as pulses (probably the average of the 2 rears axles rotations).

The MID uses the fueling signal from the engine ECU and modifies it based on the MID's engine config, and the ABS signal that it modifies based on wheel size. Thus is can start presenting info straight away.

Obviously those that are an average, say, average MPG, means it has to get enough pulses from the ABS (eg, 10,000 pulses (around 0.25 miles)) to be able to work out an average.


Range needs some history, as its based on the average MPG over the last few miles.  So goes desperately bullshit for a few miles after the MID resets.

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We'll have to agree to disagree.
The 3.2 only makes sense if you change the pistons or the head.  It has the potential to be better than the 3.0, but only if you can increase the CR back up to sensible levels (which GM couldn't without fitting an EGR, which is expensive)

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Calibration MID
« on: 17 April 2021, 12:33:26 »
The MID is configured based on car features (things like Xenon Headlights etc), but also on drivetrain such as engine, gearbox and wheel size, and its the drivetrain bits that determine how accurate the fuel computer reads.

So if you have only changed the engine ECU, it might be worth checking what that ECU is configured as, as it might be sending info back to the MID for the wrong engine type.

All this needs a Tech2, I'm not aware of any 3rd party tool that can change it.


In addition, it is possible to fine calibrate the MIDs (but not GID/CID) via Tech2 to make it super accurate, but this is rarely needed.

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Careful now  :o
Acetone has a very low flashpoint  :-X  :D
It took a fair amount of it to detach myself from a cutting mat.  Some of that chinky superglue is bloody good stuff.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Chipped!
« on: 17 April 2021, 12:26:15 »
That said, I think Server 2016 will boot from BIOS, so maybe it does need EFI.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Chipped!
« on: 17 April 2021, 12:25:29 »
Pretty certain Intel didn't include even basic EFI (Intel tend to call it UEFI) on 900 series boards.  I think by around Series 4 boards they started putting on an incomplete EFI.

So if Win10 x64 does need EFI, then you're phishing in a phorce 10.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Pin wrench - where to buy?
« on: 17 April 2021, 12:22:00 »
Ah, understood now :y

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No need to feel you can't pop you face back in hear regularly.  Lets face it, I'm the only Admin/Mod still with an Omega - and that will be going once it runs out of fuel.

As to your comment of looking young, do you not look like that any more? :D


I have one photo of JamesV6CDX.....



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General Discussion Area / Re: Pin wrench - where to buy?
« on: 17 April 2021, 11:50:15 »
Looking at that link, if you wanted to nip beyond finger tight (say, on a bigger grinder as you mention), how would you? I cant see any flats to put a spanner on?

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