Monday, May 30, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
I bought three more fans for the PC, replacing the two Antec Tricool fans that came with the Antec 300 case + the Thermalright X-Silent fan that came with the Thermalright Mux-120 CPU cooler which was mounted on the side panel of the case as I installed a couple of Enermax T.B.Silence fans on the heatsink.
I experimented with the fan plan before I put the order for the new fans. I removed everything except the 4 Enermax T.B.Silence 120mm fans I already had.
1. One front in-take (the lower fan slot)
2. One read exhaust
3. One on the side panel pulling air in
4. One fan pulling air onto the CPU heatsink from the front
These are the temps of the CPU and Video card. (Ambient 24.7C)
Figure 1: idle temps of CPU and GPU.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
I was looking for the video converter in the Catalyst Control Center with 11.4 driver, and could not find it. There was only one option to check or uncheck. “Enable Acceleration”. it said,
Your system includes a video converter that automatically converts video files when they are dragged and dropped onto a portable media player. You graphic hardware can be used to accelerate the conversion process.
That’s all. But I remember that there used to be a button to start the video converter. There was an application built into the CCC. But it looks like, it doesn’t come with the main driver package any longer. I do not know from which version onwards though.
So I went into the ATI driver download page and found out that, under optional downloads, it listed a something called “AMD Media Codec Package”. The description was this.
Previously known as the Avivo(TM) Package
AMD Video Converter*
Media codecs for transcoding applications
*AMD Video Converter will only work with ATI Radeon HD 2000 and above