Tag Archives: Hardware

An Architectural Template: The Virtual Monastery on the Electric Mountain

This is the fruit of many years’ labor.  This project started with the idea that retreat to the wilderness in order to live simply, as Emerson and Thoreau (and countless individuals before them) endeavored to accomplish in their time, may … Continue reading

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The Electric Mountain: The Engineering Walden Project Technical Reference Model

  Schematic Overview This is best opened in a companion window to be referenced while reading the following information. Summary of the Engineering Walden Project Basically, the goal here is to provide a platform on which I can build any … Continue reading

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Improving Wireless Signal Reach

The channel over which you broadcast your wireless signal matters. I have been attempting to improve the wireless reception for my basement workstation which sits approximately 25 meters (hypothetical line of sight) from the wireless base station.  I’m using a … Continue reading

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Overclocking the A10-6800k (Richland 4.1 GHz) (Update: Benchmarks!)

So, I attempted to use AMD Overdrive to overclock my Richland 4.1 GHz A10-6800k on my Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H.  The 2133 MHz RAM I’m using should allow the GPU to operate under fairly optimal conditions given current hardware standards. Unfortunately, while … Continue reading

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Temperature Monitoring with Fedora 20 on the Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H

Unfortunately, lm_sensors (a package designed to allow access to motherboard sensor hardware from Fedora 20, among other Linux distributions) is not able to detect the sensors on the GA-F2A88XM-D3H out of the box. This is due to the new ITE … Continue reading

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Update: Building a Fedora 20 Machine, Hardware Rundown

So, my build no longer includes the motherboard, power supply, RAM, or heatsink listed in the previous post. As you may have gathered from the ASRock motherboard review I posted, I had some incompatibility issues.  Basically, the G.Skill RAM (F3-2133C10D) … Continue reading

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Review: ASRock FM2A55M-HD+

Rating Up Front:  2/5 Stars Well, I wanted this to be a good review, but sadly.. I bought this board as part of my small Fedora 20 Linux build.  Because I intend to learn through this system’s use, it needs … Continue reading

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