Tuesday, August 26, 2008

ばか Router

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Again, and the past has repeated itself...

Epic, Hectic, Pathetic, Melancholic, Diabolic (=O.. wooh)

Something went wrong with the router again. But, at least this time, the value of a is decreased instead of zero.(y=a sin x)

Hrmm... thats all. =D

(p/s: err.... I just realized that.. ==... via vista, I can know my GPU's memory just by going to the adapter properties ... without doing the lousy calculation in the previous post ==)

Friday, August 22, 2008

My HyperMemory

Friday, August 22, 2008
Sorry, this has nothing to do with my brain watsoever. The HyperMemory simply refers to a technology developed by Ati in heir GPU to enhance mobility experience.

Erm... actually, I'm quite curious about my graphic card... It is Ati Mobility Radeon x2300 by the way.

Before scrolling any further, it is good to know that, there are 2 possible type of memory for any graphic processor.

1) Integrated/Shared Memory - You graphic processor will use your system RAM to store data. (ex. Intel Extreme/ Intel Extreme 2)
2) Dedicated memory - Your graphic processor has its own memory to store data. (ex. nVidia, Ati)

...and then, what is HyperMemory?
... From what I've learned so far, HyperMemory is a technology developed by Ati that expands the available dedicated memory in the graphic card by sharing memory from the system RAM.

My graphic card has HyperMemory technology, so in other words, it utilises both of the dedicated memory and some system RAM for graphic processing purpose.

HyperMemory = Dedicated memory + shared memory

The following is the report from Ati Control Centre and DxDiag, showing how much memory are used for graphic processing. It shows 895MB.
From the picture below, we know that my graphic card has 128MB dedicated memory on-board.

Simple math, calculate

894MB = 128MB + Shared Memory

Here's the big question...

DOES THAT MEANS, I HAVE 766MB OF Shared memory?????????????

Let say... now I have 2Gb of system RAM... So... All this while, Only Around 1.34Gb is available for my Vista???


I wont argue abt the HyperMemory, coz maybe because of it, Im able to play DMC4.
However, having less than 2Gb RAM for Vista is like, breeding a herd of cows in a house. LoL!

Thinking of an upgrade...

(p/s: nVidia's version of HyperMemory is called TurboCache, both company must have had a hard time before they came out with the very fancy name, didn't they? =D)
(p/s 2: Before I buy my laptop, mochiron-desu, I already surveyed a lot of sample product. But I noticed that, all the samples, even for the model that I bought, has only 3xxMB of Total Graphic Memory. I hope, my 894MB is fully used and not just a waste)
(p/s 3: Yet to buy my Eng3U novel =D. Just reading 'em from the internet)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Devil May Cry 4

Monday, August 18, 2008
Today, I went to 'My Computer' (rofl) to find some new stuff. So, my eyes were attracted to this one little piece of DMC4 for PC. Curiously, I bought it and have it a try.

Before I do anything else... I went to the internet searching for the minimum system requirement to play it coz the DVD plastic cover didnt say anything. (You know what I mean by mentioning plastic =D). While I google for the info, I let the game install itself into my laptop. It is quite large... almost 8Gb I could say =D. Similar to HL2-Ep2.

So, I found something like this...

Processor: Pentium 4 3.0Ghz
Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz
RAM: 512MB for XP, 1024MB for Vista
Graphic Processor: nVidia 6600 and equivalent.

So that's from the internet. After installation, I search for any 'Readme.txt' inside the installation folder and found this piece of information.

1. System Requirements

-Operating System: Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP *1
Microsoft(R) Windows Vista(TM) *1
-CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 processor supporting HT Technology or higher
(Recommended: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo processor or higher)
-Main Memory: Windows(R) XP : at least 512MB (Recommended: at least 1GB)
Windows Vista(TM) : at least 1GB (Recommended: at least 2GB)
-Video Card: DirectX(R)9.0c/Shader3.0 compatible, VRAM256MB,
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) 6600 series or higher
*excluding NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) 7300 series
(Recommended: NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) 8600 series or higher)
-Sound Card: DirectX(R)9.0c compatible sound cards

-DVD-ROM Drive: DVD9 compatible drive
-Monitor: 640x480 (VGA) or higher (Recommended: 1280x720 or higher)
-Input Devices: Mouse & Keyboard required (Recommended: Xbox 360(R) Controller for Windows(R))
-Hard Disk Space: at least 8GB

Oh well... it seems like in term of CPU and GPU, my laptop fails... however I still want to give it a try =D

And voila!
It works!
It's playable!... on the lowest screen resolution. XD

...more importantly... it is on my Core 2 Duo 2.0Ghz and Ati x2300, which are below the min requirement.
(well, of course, the fps is a bit low)

For me, it is unbelievable. Did the Shared Memory has something to do with this?
I have 8xxMB of Shared Memory if that is the case. I don't know, can someone explain?

So, now I'm playing a PS3 adapted game with my non-gamer laptop =D. Just tweak the setting a bit, and I'm playing in nice Frame per second =D... Here's the result using the game's performance test.

Rank C for average of above 30 fps. NOT BAD!

Ah! I need to get a better laptop cooler. From Cooler Master or Zalman perhaps?

(p/s: I'm in Kuching!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
(p/s 2: SMSKian!, this week, there is a Karnival Sains or something like that, being held in our school, don't miss it!)
(p/s 3: I bought a laptop amplifier at Lowyat yesterday. Having USB as the power source, the sound is blasting off my ears with deep bass =D)
(p/s 4: I got back my flu, thanks to my cats)
(p/s 5: I also bought Shakugan no Shana Second ep1-24 from 'My Computer')
(p/s 6: I feel a lot of troubles driving the Avanza after abt a month not doing so ~.~)
(p/s 7: The DMC4 that I bought is the dual-DVD version. There is also a blue-ray version of it being sold there. Nah, I dont mean the original blue-ray, I mean the one that's in the plastic =D
"Zaman dah berubah, Dunia dah maju")

Friday, August 15, 2008

Muohoho! so fast??

Friday, August 15, 2008
The time now is... 5.20am... Friday =D. Woken up by Konata Izumi's Chala-Head-Chala, I went to the VALS site as pre-requisite for my BOH4M assignment. Since it has finished, that's y i create this post =D

I just realized something about how wireless networking works. Well, I totally mean about the wifi thingy. Erm.. apparently, I'll always lost my connection to the modem during the day, especially when alot of other lappies are also connected to it.
If I read the manual of my modem correctly(the one I have back home), it says, connections may be interupted by the signal from other computer. I looks more like, if there are other wifi devices around, there could be more interuptions. So, that might explain why during ping to www.google.com, 1 out of 4 packet that my lappy sent had lost.

Interestingly, the condition is totally different at night. I wonder if this is due to the cold air?
Nah, not caused by air I think. If air is included, in fact, the wave should be slower. Somemore, we are using a G-type modem, not the n-type, so the amplitude of the modem signal wont last that far aniway. =D

Continue... after midnight, I am able to get the signal perfectly complete. The speed is marvelous =D Yummy. The avg. rate of transfer I have so far at night is 167 kbps. I wonder what package did they gave us ==.

Lets do a calculation... =D

167 Kilobytes/s x 8 = 1336 Kilobits/s ~ 2Mbps package?
Nothing much to sae... I'll just be grateful =D

And with that, from now on, I will always wake up early, so that the modem's signal wont be wasted =D. Well, Hopefully no one put on a mid-night torrent download.

(p/s: THe whole next week is holidae!!! Kucheng, here I come =D)
(p/s: Konata Izumi is a character from the anime Lucky Star, voiced by Aya Hirano. Aya is the person who also voiced Haruhi in TMoSH, in case you dont care =D)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Anime Fest at Taylor's

Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Erm.. actually, this festival was held on the 14th of July, in my first few weeks in Taylor's College. During that time, our hostel wireless router was not available yet. So, I thought I might post them later, but somehow... ... ... I forgot.

Apparently, the students have the freedom to actually create a club. All they need (I dunno the real procedure, but I think I heard of this) are a supporting staff(lecturer?), and lotsa members.


Yes! We have ANIME club. They organized an Anime Festival on that day. It was held at the Multipurpose Hall(MPH) in the Main Campus. They had a bunch of thing, but the best thing is ofcourse... Cosplay.

The best first week in college eva?

Erm.. is this from Vampire Knight?

I talked with the 'chief' of that club, he said, the club has a lot of activities and one of them is something that I am very familiar with... Making AMVs =D. Another one that pulled my interest is... they also play Stepmania using the anime themes as the songs!!!

I rmb, it was just a few months ago that I googled for Stepmania, deadly looking for the sources of songs and videos. However, my hope vanished when it says there "1xxMB"... per video. S@#t. I went to a pirated stuffs store looking for a bunch collection of Stepmania vids, but it wasn't there. 1xxMB isnt that many coz I've dled WoW TBC b4 which was approximately 7.3Gb. But time does matter... Wasting 2 days just for a dozen of vids? NO WAY!

However, I dont join that club due to a particular reason.
It's great but... Ive been in this kind of stuff for quite a long time already ='(.
I'm satisfied with my childhood life coz I behaved like a child. So, I'm thinking to do something different for the current stage of my life =D.

And then, someone reading this will probably say, 'Anime isn't only for children'....
Yes, I know that! I did not say that it is, did I? ばか!
I'm just saying that I want to get serious into something else, as simple as that.

But still, YES! For those anime-fan out there(Taylor's students only), by all means, join the Anime Club! =D

(p/s: Too bad there is no Japanese Club. I'm aiming for the Lvl 3 Japanese Profiency Test.)
(p/s 2: Oopps... thx to Ezwan for the photos)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sinus Arc Hell Period

Sunday, August 10, 2008

After a few daes of suffocating in the sea of waves, I finally able to get connected to the internet =D
Apparently, the problem came from the router itself (I knew it!). After 'curi-curi masuk' into the router room using one of my friend's spare key, we manage to restart the router and problem solved. (Shh..., will ya? =D)

During the "y=a sin x, a=0" period, we only managed to 'survive' using bits & pieces of signal from the lower floor. Ahaha.

Actually I have other thing that I planned a few daes ago to be included in this post, but somehow, I forgot...
I'll post again anytime soon as soon as I recover them =D

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Today I was a bit astonished by one of my lecturer's statement that he do not drink coffee.
He said that coffee is like drugs.

Well, in fact. it is. Although I am aware of this, but he gave me an idea oh how bad coffee is... LoL... which ironically, after I decided to start my everyday life in college with a coffee.

Hmm, for me, it is a new benchmark on how do other people think about drinking coffee.
I consume it because I need to stay concentrate in class after hours of 'stay-ups' at night.

Well, after hearing that from the lecturer, I think...

I need to find a way to concentrate in class without having any caffeine product(coke included).

To do that, basically, I need to prolong my sleep hours.

To prolong my sleep hours means, I need to finish my work early.

To finish my work early means I need to start them early, logic right?

And to start them early... here comes the problem. ROFL.

For those who know me, wish me luck on overcoming the problem =D

That's one thing.

Then, today we attended to a talk of 'Studying in Canada' for all ICPU students especially the Mara/JPA scholars.

That's the second.

This one is the best part =D I was told by my friend that we can claim the monthly allowance already. (for sponsored students only) It is in the form of a cheque. Well, if i heard it correctly, the amount seems to be covering the 2 months allowance, the college admission fee, and maybe still enough to cover all the pre-u books that I've bought. In short... It's A LOT!!. But since it is mostly covering what we have paid earlier, it won't make us any wealthier =D

That's the third, and the last. Okayz. Oyasuminasai.

(p/s: 'Wealthier, is that word correct? Lol)

My greenscreen T_T I miss them...

Lately I feel a bit empty without doing some heavy photoshopping. (ROFL, is that a correct word?).

First... I did not bring my camera... so, i'm not able to take any good quality picture...

Secondly... No greenscreen...
Well, I did brought my blue school bed sheet from my previous school(haha!) just in case.. but then, i realized that there is another thing missing,

that is the third... lighting... the round pendaflour is just not enough =D. Flash from the camera alone would create a terrifying shadow of darkness which could leap into another dimension of space where time flows like the behaviour of the sea wave instead of a steady river. Nah

Sincerely, I want to get into the Computer Science course... but I didn't have the chance. Sob. And then... there seems to be no computer club here... But they do have Anime Club.. which unfortunately I'm trying to diverge myself away from... ermm... unless someone can prove me that it is worth entering =D.
(Ah, Haruhi is different story, it was based on visual novel)

Back to the topic...

Living in here actually gave me a lot of idea how to deal with photoshop, but I just dont have the time. So swt.

Oh ya! I forgot to mentioned that, I bought a laptop cushion and a laptop bag during the PC Fair =D. Just bought cheap one ler. As long as my laptop can withstand the resonance of my body. (another lol).

And then what else? Er....
Oh ya... just arounf 70 minutes earlier, I just passed up my English 1000 words essay via email to the lecturer. It is not really that significant, but I feel like telling it.

Mood for today? Bored coz too tired. Perhaps it is because of the drawback from consuming 'da*n-a-lot' of caffeine this morning. Plus finishing class at 6.


Sunday, August 3, 2008

Hrmm... Test Test Test

Sunday, August 3, 2008
Readying for test... cant write too much, scare of losing my concentration on my subject, so I'll just leave a trace for today's post XD
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