New Mars Forums

Official discussion forum of The Mars Society and MarsNews.com

You are not logged in.

Announcement

Announcement: As a reader of NewMars forum, we have opportunities for you to assist with technical discussions in several initiatives underway. NewMars needs volunteers with appropriate education, skills, talent, motivation and generosity of spirit as a highly valued member. Write to newmarsmember * gmail.com to tell us about your ability's to help contribute to NewMars and become a registered member.

#176 2021-05-10 20:17:25

SpaceNut
Administrator
From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 22,148

Re: Chat

Yes that once upon a time were american and now are not....that list is growing every day....

Offline

#177 2021-05-11 21:26:58

SpaceNut
Administrator
From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 22,148

Re: Chat

So why...American Companies That Are No Longer American In fact, many quintessentially American brands are no longer American-owned at all.

https://www.lovemoney.com/galleries/690 … an-anymore

Offline

#178 2021-06-04 14:58:28

RobertDyck
Moderator
From: Winnipeg, Canada
Registered: 2002-08-20
Posts: 6,542
Website

Re: Chat

+36°C (96.8°F) bright sunny, 22% humidity. Yesterday was +32°C (89.6°F) with 30% humidity.

I just started a job collecting the census, so work outdoors. But my house doesn't have air conditioning anyway.

Offline

#179 2021-06-04 18:08:25

SpaceNut
Administrator
From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 22,148

Re: Chat

Like you no AC just windows with screens down and its still 84F tonight inside.

Offline

#180 2021-06-10 08:22:35

RobertDyck
Moderator
From: Winnipeg, Canada
Registered: 2002-08-20
Posts: 6,542
Website

Re: Chat

Setback. My used video card didn't work that well. When using it with a computer game, video would split so left side appeared on the right of the screen. Then become solid blue. Booting into safe mode was required to reset the video card before it would work at anything higher than basic resolution. This was AMD Radeon HD 6870, considered minimum for Unreal Engine 4. Went back to my old video card: AMD Radeon 4350. But now device driver won't load. It's using a Microsoft basic device driver, that doesn't have any hardware acceleration and doesn't support higher video resolution or dual monitors.

Offline

#181 2021-06-10 09:47:00

tahanson43206
Moderator
Registered: 2018-04-27
Posts: 6,070

Re: Chat

For RobertDyck ...

Sorry to hear of the setback ...

I was curious about the 6870 so Google found this:

AMD Radeon HD 6870 Specs | TechPowerUp GPU Database
www.techpowerup.com › gpu-specs › radeon-hd-6870
The Radeon HD 6870 was a performance-segment graphics card by AMD, launched on October 21st, 2010. Built on the 40 nm process, and based on the Barts ...  Release Date: Oct 21st, 2010 Launch Price: 239 USD TDP: 151 W GPU Name: Barts

I had to upgrade my video card to use Fusion 360.   I'd imagine being able to run Fusion 360 would be beneficial for the Large Ship project.

Having said that, I'd be interested to know what luck you have with the 6870 if you boot from Linux.

Edit: You can boot from Linux using a boot DVD, so you don't have to actually install it.

The results might be similar, or Linux may be able to work with an older card like that one.

If you have not yet investigated removable hard drive enclosures, you might find them convenient.

I've had to upgrade recently, because the supplier of the RMV equipment I prefer has discontinued the line.  There are a few of the removable components available on eBay, but the socket component has not been available for a couple of years.

The new style of RMV equipment is designed for flash drives, which I've moved to as well, so at least there is ** that ** compatibility.

(th)

Last edited by tahanson43206 (2021-06-10 09:48:11)

Offline

#182 2021-06-10 11:27:09

RobertDyck
Moderator
From: Winnipeg, Canada
Registered: 2002-08-20
Posts: 6,542
Website

Re: Chat

Any recommendation? I don't want to spend thousands on a new computer. My computer has one PCI slot, one PCIe x16, and two PCIe x1 slots. However, the Radeon HD 6870 card was double width and so long it interfered with ducting for the CPU cooling fan. I had to remove ducting, use duct tape to attach the fan. Ideal is either a single width card, or shorter. My current card is both single-width and short, so the CPU duct is back on.

Unreal Engine 4 requires DirectX 11 (or 12). So any video card must support that. Unreal Engine 4 requires "NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or higher". Could I use GeForce GT 1030 2GB with passive cooling? Would be nice to get a video card with dual DisplayPort, but they tend to be expensive and large.

Offline

#183 2021-06-10 12:54:39

tahanson43206
Moderator
Registered: 2018-04-27
Posts: 6,070

Re: Chat

For RobertDyck re #182

The board I installed to run Fusion 360 is GeForce GT 1030

It was marked at $85 at the local store.  This was the least expensive board that would meet the requirements for Fusion 360.

There've been software updates along the way.  The board runs fine with Windows 7, Windows 10, and several flavors of Ubuntu 64 bits.

Comments on the box include:

Low profile design saves more spaces to fit slim or smaller system. Equipped with a DVD-D and a HDMI port, the card supports up to 4K high resolution.

I'm only using the HDMI port.

(th)

Last edited by tahanson43206 (2021-06-10 12:55:11)

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB