This is a post from my blog, which is tech-related.
So I completely wiped my Nexus 7 today and installed stock 4.2.1, then installed a custom ROM and kernel and seems to be running well so far. I normally use CyanogenMod on my Android devices but decided to make a change.
I have also undervolted the CPU and added some extra tweaks, and as with my previous posts about my Galaxy S2 I thought I would add a post for my reference.
I used Tricker MOD to change some settings and undervolt by -100mV and then ran the following Stability Test’s.
- Classic Stability Test for 30 minutes.
- CPU+GPU Stability Test for 20 minutes.
- Scaling Stability Test for 20 minutes. (100Mhz – 1000Mhz @ 2 minutes per frequency)
There was no freezes or reboots and CPU sat around 36c the whole time.
Here are my settings for Trickster MOD, now remember every device is different so what is stable for me may not be stable for you.
- TCP Congestion Control = cubic
- Scheduler = deadline
- Read Ahead Buffer Size = 2048
- Min = 100000
- Max = 1000000
- Governor = ondemand
CPU Governor Control
- ignore_nice_load = off
- io_is_busy = off
- powersave_bias = 0
- sampling_down_factor = 1
- sampling_rate = 80000
- up_threshold = 85
- WiFi High Performance = off
- Smart Dimmer = on
- FSYNC = off
- LP Core Max Frequency = 500
- GPU 3D Scaling = on
- GPU Max Frequency = 416
- 1300 = 1025
- 1200 = 1000
- 1100 = 975
- 1000 = 950
- 900 = 925
- 800 = 900
- 700 = 875
- 600 = 850
- 500 = 825
- 400 = 800
- 300 = 775
- 200 = 750
- 100 = 725
If you’ve been following most news sites you would notice that there has been quite a few Windows 8 builds that have been leaked, however this is the first M3 build to be leaked and is quite buggy. This build is also noted as a server build unlike the previous 7955 leak which was Ultimate. The file size is 2.87GB and is said to be an x64 build.
Here is some details about the build, courtesy of Neowin and Blogsdna.
Microsoft Windows 8 (”Windows 8” 6.2.7959.0) (Enterprise) (m3)
ISO Name: 6.2.7959.0.fbl_srv_wdacxml.110307-1930_amd64fre_server-enterprise_en-us.iso
ISO Size: 2.87GB (3,229,550,592 bytes)
ISO MD5: 99375D7782027CBF2E70F5D0F8648406
The leaked Windows 8 milestone 3 is available betaarchive private FTP server and should soon leak on public torrent websites.
I saw over at Neowin that Apple’s iPad has estimated $54M in sales in just 6 hours. That is quite a large sum of money in such short amount of time, especially with how much hating was going on about the device itself.
According to Mashable, a group of people over at the AAPL Sanity board have done the math and come up with an estimate of the iPad pre-order sales today, based on order numbers (which are listed sequentially). What that means is the numbers are in no way accurate, though the estimates have taken other Apple Store orders into account, and have been made from various sources. Victor Castroll, an analyst with the Valcent Financial Group, backed the estimation, and suggested that there have so far been 90,000 pre-orders in the time that has passed since the iPad was made available, with 50,000 in the first two hours, which doesn’t include reservations made at local Apple Stores as no order numbers are given.
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Consumers have been reporting issues with their brand new Apple i7 iMacs, some with a cracked screen casing, and others are reporting theirs are dead on arrival.
This issue doesn’t appear to be universal, only affecting some of the new iMacs, but is still enough of a problem to raise concern if you plan on purchasing one this Christmas.
Microsoft officially confirmed today that it has finished Windows 7 and released the final build to manufacturing (RTM).
Steve Ballmer, Chief Executive Officer at Microsoft, confirmed that Microsoft has finalised Windows 7 during his speech at an employee conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Microsoft Global Exchange (MGX) is an internal Microsoft conference for Microsoft’s global sales teams and evangelists. Employees have been posting updates to Twitter today.
Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 8 is the next version of the world’s most popular browser that has been built from the ground up to be the best browser for the way people really use the Web. Faster, easier and safer than ever before, Internet Explorer 8 optimizes developer and end-user experiences to provide a window to the Web of online services.
Moreover, Internet Explorer 8 offers new features and functionality that enables people to reach beyond the page in a number of faster, easier, and more secure ways. Following are brief descriptions of the new and enhanced features that Microsoft Corp. has introduced in Internet Explorer 8.
Note: Windows 7 Beta already includes a pre-release candidate version of Internet Explorer 8 that is optimized for that release.
As expected, Microsoft Monday released Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Release Candidate 1 (RC1) to the public. You can grab the download from the Microsoft Download Center: for Vista and Server 2008 32-bit, for Vista and Server 2008 64-bit, for XP 32-bit, for Server 2003 SP2 32-bit, and for Server 2003 SP2 64-bit and XP 64-bit. At time of publishing, the release notes have not yet been updated (but should be soon), though the Technology Overview for Developers is available. Please note that this build is newer than the one in Windows 7 build 7000 and cannot be installed over top of that version of IE8. Testers using Windows 7 will have to wait for a new build of the operating system.
Microsoft already gave testers an RC1 build (8.0.6001.18343) last month and then updated the build number 8.0.6001.18344 that same week, due to an out-of-band security update for the browser. The software giant gave the public IE8 Beta 2 in August 2008 and Beta 1 in March 2008.
Normally, I would frown upon testing beta software against final code that has been updated frequently, but the results this time around are very interesting. Instead of using benchmarking programs, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes from ZDNet put together 23 real-world scenarios to see which operating system would be the quickest to complete all of the tasks.
He tested the 32-bit versions of Windows 7 build 6.1.7000.0.081212-1400, Windows Vista SP1, and Windows XP SP3. Two separate test machines were used:
An AMD Phenom 9700 2.4GHz system fitted with an ATI Radeon 3850 and 4GB of RAM
An Intel Pentium Dual Core E2200 2.2GHz fitted with an NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS and 1GB of RAM
Australia, known for their high levels of censorship, is planning on filtering peer-to-peer (P2P) and Bit Torrent traffic in live pilot tests.
“Technology that filters peer-to-peer and Bit Torrent traffic does exist and it is anticipated that the effectiveness of this will be tested in the live pilot trial,” Senator Conroy said.
The country is making a drastic step to stop piracy, but who assumes that all P2P and Bit Torrent traffic is used only for piracy?
Two legitimate uses are the popular games World of Warcraft and America’s Army: Special Forces. The games use a Bit Torrent system of distribution to update their updates.
With all rash decisions, the idea has obviously stirred up a serious debate Down Under. “I’m aware that this proposal has attracted significant debate and criticism on this blog and at other places in the blogosphere,” Senator Conroy said. A lot of the complaints are about Senator Conroy himself and how he seems to be acting like the “big brother”.
With 3rd quarter sales, revenue, and earnings posted and evaluated, several surprising facts come into play. iSuppli, a market research firm, has evaluated desktop and laptop sales, and for the first time ever, laptop shipments this quarter have been above desktop shipments.
38.6 million laptops were sold last quarter, only slightly above 38.5 million desktops sold. Notebook PC shipments rose 40 percent over 3rd quarter 2007, while PC shipments fell 1.3 percent over 3rd quarter 2007.