My new used computer

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wayne
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My new used computer

Postby wayne » 08 Jun 2014 02:53

Just bought one used computer.

Asus mother board ASUSTeK model: P5G41T-M LE
standard black CoolerMaster chassic
intel core 2 quad q8400
nVidia GeForce ..GT218 (210?)
Seagate Barracuda 1.5 HDD
4G RAM
LG DVD player
Dell 20 in LCD
WinXP..... :mrgreen: :lol:


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wayne@debian:~$ inxi -Fzx
System:    Host: debian Kernel: 3.2.0-4-686-pae i686 (32 bit gcc: 4.6.3) Desktop: Xfce 4.8.3 (Gtk 2.24.9) 
           Distro: Debian GNU/Linux 7 
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P5G41T-M LE v: Rev X.0x Bios: American Megatrends v: 0205 date: 11/12/2009
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core2 Quad Q8400 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 21332 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 2666 MHz 2: 2666 MHz 3: 2666 MHz 4: 2666 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GT218 [GeForce 210] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.12.4 driver: nvidia Resolution: 1440x900@59.9hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce 210/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 337.25 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 
           Card-2 NVIDIA High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: 1.0.24
Network:   Card: Atheros AR8131 Gigabit Ethernet driver: atl1c v: 1.0.1.0-NAPI port: ec00 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: eth2 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1500.3GB (0.5% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST31500341AS size: 1500.3GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 41G used: 6.9G (18%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda9 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0C mobo: 42.0C gpu: 0.0:50C 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 2360 sys-1: 1180 
Info:      Processes: 149 Uptime: 25 min Memory: 323.4/4051.3MB Init: SysVinit runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.7.2 
           Client: Shell (bash 4.2.371) inxi: 2.1.28 
wayne@debian:~$ 

Use smxi script to install 'current driver' which is version 337.25

Display seems very sharp

Power consumption , read from watt meter directly... idling at 70W..
inside casing is relatively clean, apparently , ex-owner seldom use..

Check smart status of the hard disk
Capture the details here.
The power on hour is 650? sound good :!:

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root@debian:/home/wayne# smartctl -a /dev/sda
smartctl 5.41 2011-06-09 r3365 [i686-linux-3.2.0-4-686-pae] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-11 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family:     Seagate Barracuda 7200.11
Device Model:     ST31500341AS
Serial Number:    abcdefghijklmn
LU WWN Device Id: 5 000c50 01a3ee2f3
Firmware Version: CC1H
User Capacity:    1,500,301,910,016 bytes [1.50 TB]
Sector Size:      512 bytes logical/physical
Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is:   8
ATA Standard is:  ATA-8-ACS revision 4
Local Time is:    Sun Jun  8 02:45:32 2014 SGT
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status:  (0x82)	Offline data collection activity
					was completed without error.
					Auto Offline Data Collection: Enabled.
Self-test execution status:      (   0)	The previous self-test routine completed
					without error or no self-test has ever 
					been run.
Total time to complete Offline 
data collection: 		(  617) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities: 			 (0x7b) SMART execute Offline immediate.
					Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
					Suspend Offline collection upon new
					command.
					Offline surface scan supported.
					Self-test supported.
					Conveyance Self-test supported.
					Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities:            (0x0003)	Saves SMART data before entering
					power-saving mode.
					Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability:        (0x01)	Error logging supported.
					General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine 
recommended polling time: 	 (   1) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time: 	 ( 255) minutes.
Conveyance self-test routine
recommended polling time: 	 (   2) minutes.
SCT capabilities: 	       (0x103f)	SCT Status supported.
					SCT Error Recovery Control supported.
					SCT Feature Control supported.
					SCT Data Table supported.

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x000f   113   098   006    Pre-fail  Always       -       53484472
  3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0003   100   099   000    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   100   100   020    Old_age   Always       -       279
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   100   100   036    Pre-fail  Always       -       4
  7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x000f   073   060   030    Pre-fail  Always       -       21353219
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       650
 10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0013   100   100   097    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   020    Old_age   Always       -       279
184 End-to-End_Error        0x0032   100   100   099    Old_age   Always       -       0
187 Reported_Uncorrect      0x0032   001   001   000    Old_age   Always       -       160
188 Command_Timeout         0x0032   100   098   000    Old_age   Always       -       4295032856
189 High_Fly_Writes         0x003a   092   092   000    Old_age   Always       -       8
190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022   056   051   045    Old_age   Always       -       44 (Min/Max 44/44)
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   044   049   000    Old_age   Always       -       44 (0 21 0 0)
195 Hardware_ECC_Recovered  0x001a   049   038   000    Old_age   Always       -       53484472
197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0012   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       1
198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0010   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       1
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x003e   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
240 Head_Flying_Hours       0x0000   100   253   000    Old_age   Offline      -       152570123256457
241 Total_LBAs_Written      0x0000   100   253   000    Old_age   Offline      -       1382096896
242 Total_LBAs_Read         0x0000   100   253   000    Old_age   Offline      -       2415782476

SMART Error Log Version: 1
ATA Error Count: 159 (device log contains only the most recent five errors)
	CR = Command Register [HEX]
	FR = Features Register [HEX]
	SC = Sector Count Register [HEX]
	SN = Sector Number Register [HEX]
	CL = Cylinder Low Register [HEX]
	CH = Cylinder High Register [HEX]
	DH = Device/Head Register [HEX]
	DC = Device Command Register [HEX]
	ER = Error register [HEX]
	ST = Status register [HEX]
Powered_Up_Time is measured from power on, and printed as
DDd+hh:mm:SS.sss where DD=days, hh=hours, mm=minutes,
SS=sec, and sss=millisec. It "wraps" after 49.710 days.

Error 159 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 116 hours (4 days + 20 hours)
  When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was active or idle.

  After command completion occurred, registers were:
  ER ST SC SN CL CH DH
  -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  40 51 00 24 fb a0 0d  Error: UNC at LBA = 0x0da0fb24 = 228653860

  Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
  CR FR SC SN CL CH DH DC   Powered_Up_Time  Command/Feature_Name
  -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --  ----------------  --------------------
  25 00 08 1f fb a0 ed 00      00:04:33.931  READ DMA EXT
  35 00 80 67 d4 98 ed 00      00:04:33.927  WRITE DMA EXT
  35 00 80 e7 d3 98 ed 00      00:04:33.910  WRITE DMA EXT
  35 00 80 67 d3 98 ed 00      00:04:33.910  WRITE DMA EXT
  35 00 80 e7 d2 98 ed 00      00:04:33.909  WRITE DMA EXT

Error 158 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 116 hours (4 days + 20 hours)
  When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was active or idle.

  After command completion occurred, registers were:
  ER ST SC SN CL CH DH
  -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  40 51 00 24 fb a0 0d  Error: UNC at LBA = 0x0da0fb24 = 228653860

  Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
  CR FR SC SN CL CH DH DC   Powered_Up_Time  Command/Feature_Name
  -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --  ----------------  --------------------
  25 00 08 1f fb a0 ed 00      00:04:31.134  READ DMA EXT
  35 00 80 67 cf 98 ed 00      00:04:31.134  WRITE DMA EXT
  35 00 80 e7 ce 98 ed 00      00:04:31.133  WRITE DMA EXT
  35 00 80 67 ce 98 ed 00      00:04:31.132  WRITE DMA EXT
  35 00 80 e7 cd 98 ed 00      00:04:31.131  WRITE DMA EXT

Error 157 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 116 hours (4 days + 20 hours)
  When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was active or idle.

  After command completion occurred, registers were:
  ER ST SC SN CL CH DH
  -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  40 51 00 24 fb a0 0d  Error: UNC at LBA = 0x0da0fb24 = 228653860

  Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
  CR FR SC SN CL CH DH DC   Powered_Up_Time  Command/Feature_Name
  -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --  ----------------  --------------------
  25 00 30 1f fb a0 ed 00      00:04:25.347  READ DMA EXT
  35 00 80 df ba 98 ed 00      00:04:25.346  WRITE DMA EXT
  35 00 80 5f ba 98 ed 00      00:04:25.345  WRITE DMA EXT
  35 00 80 df b9 98 ed 00      00:04:25.345  WRITE DMA EXT
  35 00 80 5f b9 98 ed 00      00:04:25.344  WRITE DMA EXT

Error 156 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 116 hours (4 days + 20 hours)
  When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was active or idle.

  After command completion occurred, registers were:
  ER ST SC SN CL CH DH
  -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  40 51 00 24 fb a0 0d  Error: UNC at LBA = 0x0da0fb24 = 228653860

  Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
  CR FR SC SN CL CH DH DC   Powered_Up_Time  Command/Feature_Name
  -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --  ----------------  --------------------
  25 00 30 1f fb a0 ed 00      00:04:22.592  READ DMA EXT
  35 00 80 df b3 98 ed 00      00:04:22.589  WRITE DMA EXT
  35 00 80 5f b3 98 ed 00      00:04:22.565  WRITE DMA EXT
  35 00 80 df b2 98 ed 00      00:04:22.564  WRITE DMA EXT
  35 00 80 5f b2 98 ed 00      00:04:22.563  WRITE DMA EXT

Error 155 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 116 hours (4 days + 20 hours)
  When the command that caused the error occurred, the device was active or idle.

  After command completion occurred, registers were:
  ER ST SC SN CL CH DH
  -- -- -- -- -- -- --
  40 51 00 24 fb a0 0d  Error: UNC at LBA = 0x0da0fb24 = 228653860

  Commands leading to the command that caused the error were:
  CR FR SC SN CL CH DH DC   Powered_Up_Time  Command/Feature_Name
  -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --  ----------------  --------------------
  25 00 30 1f fb a0 ed 00      00:04:19.626  READ DMA EXT
  35 00 80 df ae 98 ed 00      00:04:19.625  WRITE DMA EXT
  35 00 80 5f ae 98 ed 00      00:04:19.625  WRITE DMA EXT
  35 00 80 df ad 98 ed 00      00:04:19.624  WRITE DMA EXT
  35 00 80 5f ad 98 ed 00      00:04:19.623  WRITE DMA EXT

SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
Num  Test_Description    Status                  Remaining  LifeTime(hours)  LBA_of_first_error
# 1  Short offline       Completed without error       00%       643         -

SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
 SPAN  MIN_LBA  MAX_LBA  CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
    1        0        0  Not_testing
    2        0        0  Not_testing
    3        0        0  Not_testing
    4        0        0  Not_testing
    5        0        0  Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
  After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.

root@debian:/home/wayne# 


I used mainly amd/ati, usually a command line fgl_glxgears would check a fast spinning rotation 3D cube.
for my AMD HD5450 graphic card, with fglrx installed, usually can achieve 1200-1300 FPS


Now the old command glxgears gives 60FPS

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wayne@debian:~$ glxgears
Running synchronized to the vertical refresh.  The framerate should be
approximately the same as the monitor refresh rate.
302 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.291 FPS
300 frames in 5.0 seconds = 59.887 FPS
300 frames in 5.0 seconds = 59.888 FPS
300 frames in 5.0 seconds = 59.891 FPS

I have not used nVidia for years, and not yet learn how to test its graphic in 3D...
could anyone help provide command or how to check nVidia graphic?




Thanks

and may have to retire the old, Compaq Presario.. P4, 2.4G, single core, 1.28G Ram, 40G HDD, ati legacy 9000 card ( no fglrx can be installed but radeon drivers always worked, at least can watch HD video with 720...)
someone not happy to see too many boxes around :!:

rokytnji
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Re: My new used computer

Postby rokytnji » 08 Jun 2014 03:17

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$ glxgears
50 frames in 5.1 seconds =  9.837 FPS
50 frames in 5.0 seconds =  9.990 FPS
51 frames in 5.1 seconds = 10.045 FPS
50 frames in 5.1 seconds =  9.798 FPS
50 frames in 5.0 seconds =  9.988 FPS
:roll:

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$ inxi -G
Graphics:  Card: S3 SuperSavage IX/C SDR
           Display Server: X.Org 1.12.4 drivers: savage (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1024x768@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on softpipe GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.5

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xvidtune -show

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glxinfo | grep -i "direct rendering"

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cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep -i "dri" | grep -v -i "driver"
above is what I use to check out video tuning. Congrats on the new/used box. As you can see. I make do with what ever lays around.

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Re: My new used computer

Postby fleabus » 08 Jun 2014 09:04

Great catch Wayne! I love those Asus boards.


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