[mythtv-users] VDPAU blows up video card, film at 11
jraymyth at gmail.com
Sun Jan 18 20:47:06 UTC 2009
On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 3:27 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Sunday 18 January 2009 13:14:31 jr wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 2:23 PM, Michael Heironimus <mkh01 at earthlink.net>
>> > On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 10:47:14AM -0700, Brian Wood wrote:
>> >> On Sunday 18 January 2009 06:09:09 ryan patterson wrote:
>> >> > On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 1:22 AM, Yeechang Lee <ylee at pobox.com> wrote:
>> >> > > Robert McNamara <robert.mcnamara at gmail.com> says:
>> >> > >> [A]t least one Myth dev (who knows quite a bit moer about myth than
>> >> > >> the average user) has a permanently *physically damaged* card as a
>> >> > >> result of testing VDPAU.
>> >> > >
>> >> > > !!! Tell us more.
>> >> >
>> >> > Yes please explain how that is possible. I don't want to call you a
>> >> > lier, but it is inconceivable for software to "physically damage" a
>> >> > hardware device (corupting firmware or overclocked hardware situations
>> >> > both don't apply).
>> >> Perhaps the video card got tossed across the room?
>> >> I have certainly felt like doing that on occasion.
>> >> Monitors used to get blown up by driving them beyond their capabilities.
>> >> The only way I can think of to damage a card would be by over-heating
>> >> somehow.
>> > I don't know what particular capabilities VDPAU uses or exposes, but
>> > just as an example modern video cards are often overclockable through
>> > software and can be damaged in the same way as CPUs. I suspect that heat
>> > damage (which is cumulative) often is one of the main factors in
>> > overclock-related failures, though.
>> > --
>> > Michael Heironimus
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>> I seem to remember destroying my new big screen NEC 17" MultiSync flat
>> tube monitor by setting the wrong refresh rate the first time I ever
>> set up Xwindows. It was 12+ years ago, but every time I drive by the
>> land fill I shed a tear. *sniff*
> What? You put a CRT into a landfill?
> This is a big no-no in most places, but I suppose that long ago you could get
> away with it.
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Actually, I don't know that that is where it ended up. We have
Special Items Pickup day each quarter were we can put out odd items
for collection. So, it ended up whereever stuff like that ends up.
Or it was picked up by the people who scavenge the drop spots for the
gems that people toss out unawares.
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