It's ALIVE!! by RodS ()
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Just a quick update....
I've resurrected the Velocity dual-processor machine! This is the one that I used as my main Photoshop machine for the last 5 + years, and the one the Cintique was attached to. And the Cintique was delivered yesterday from the Wacom repair service. According to the sparse documentation they sent with it, the LCD was replaced. I'll be getting it connected to the Velocity machine in the next day or two. Hopefully it will work as well as before. For $810.00 plus $142.00 to ship it, it had better...
Anyway, the rebuild on the Velocity is going very well. It's about time something went smoothly (although I am being somewhat guardedly excited..). I put a new C; drive in it, and loaded Windows (7) as the only thing that was wrong was the old C: drive died. I've connected two of the 3 extra drives I had in it before, and everything is working perfectly. I'll add the final drive tomorrow. I'm taking it slowly, and doing one thing at a time so I don't take a chance on screwing anything up. With any luck, I'll be back to 100% in a few days - maybe by the weekend.
Anyway, just wanted to let everyone know what was going on, and share some GOOD news for a change!
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I'm so happy for you! Great to have good news! Quite the fantastic machine you have there. Hard to believe it is five years old! Quite amazing architecture you have been playing with! Hope everything keeps working out great for you! Looking forward to you betting back to 100%!
After all the crap you've dealt with in the first half of '19, hopefully the second half will be smooth(er) sailing!
Slick and clean insides of your Photoshop PC. I am long overdue for an upgrade to my setup, seeing how long it's taking to load a scene in DS right now.
That's great news Rod ! Finally some good news. And I am glad to see that the Cintiq was repaired too. Now I think it is time for me to organize my workspace and change the motherboard of my main machine. I think it is the ASUS workstation board I am using that is causing the crashes that I don't hear anyone else in the Octane forum facing. My previous workstation also used another ASUS workstation board and that too crashed a lot when I used Octane....
having followed your saga to the present day, I know it's been a long slog, and I was very happy to see things fall in place with all your equipment. Looking at the photos of your 'lab', I get dizzy thinking about all you've built and repaired...to me, it's like a science lab that I couldn't reproduce if I tried. I'm glad the cintique is back (and working), and yeah, for what you paid, if freakin' BETTER be working. And all the other elements have started to behave.....I hope you have a long period of smooth sailing. And the pics---though I don't know most of what I'm looking at (interiors of computers make me feel like a dunce), it sure shows your fans the level you work at compared to most of us. I hope it goes a lot smoother from now on...(In the early 70s, I studied "computer music" with one of the world's experts in that then-fledgling field: And we worked on mainframes. Whrrrrrr-whrrrrr-whrrrrrr. It was a whole other world. When I see the bottom photo, above, I can't help but think of those tapes atop the high wall of metal, whirring away. I assume those blue things in your photo are fans (yes?)...but they remind me of the tape layer of the mainframes. You should've heard the music. Bleeps and bloops, and melodies created with computer algorithms rather than human intuition. It was fascinating, weird stuff...)