I have a question that I feel a little embarrassed to ask, but I wanted a second opinion.
Category 5 cable is about 100MHz, whereas Category 7 is 600MHz. I have a hole in the ceiling to pass fibre optics into my bedroom room, there is just enough room for Ethernet cable to squeeze through the hole (and even then, I'll need to dismantle the RJ45 to fit it in). I want to have at least 3 Ethernet ports in my room, while being upgradable to 6.
My current (could be upgraded) integrated services router transmits about 100MHz per Ethernet port (there are 3 available with nothing to do). I want to utilize three 100MHz Ethernet ports from the ISR, but pass them down one wire, then split them back into three.
So here's my idea and I want your opinion on it:
If I connect 3 (very short) Cat5 cables into a Cat7 cable via a splitter, feed the Cat7 cable through the hole, then attach a 3-way splitter at the end, would I end up with three 100MHz Ethernet ports? My theory is that Cat7 would only be using half its possible bandwidth (300MHz of 600MHz).
3 Cat5 Ethernet 100MHz
1 Cat7 Ethernet 600MHz
*split back into
3 Ethernet ports of 100MHz each
Is this an intelligent idea and should it work?
At 2/24/14 10:47 PM, VicariousE wrote:
Foo, had to copy and paste, thanks to NG being down
It happened again. :(
Wild, isn't it? Last itme I farted around with electronics at such a basic level, was this thing.
I'm still aiming for an Asus board (again; last one was a Socket 939), just not the one you're getting, sadly. Oh well, I guess I'll take a chance and actually spend some bucks on WIN7 Pro... it's on sale for less than 100$ on tigerdirect just now.
Probably a good choice, Windows 8 needs more time to "settle in" with software developers and the like; but it doesn't look as disastrous as Vista, so it is future-proof.
That was the thing that piqued my interest about your MB! I think they've had that design for a while now, but was kinda rare to find on a competitively priced MB before.
My current old board might look like most of today's, but trust me, it's different. I upgrade the RAM with 2GB DDR2 at 667MHz, it is the ConRoe1333-D667 R1.0. It looks to me like a semi-low-range gaming motherboard from 2007, with several drawbacks. Namely the fact that the motherboard can support up to 4GB (without being quite able to address all of it).
On the plus side; it has 1 PCIe x16 slot, manual overclocking abilities in the BIOS and editable thermodynamic data. The BIOS also has CPU throttling and a boot failure guard, which is a lifesaver for making complicated mistakes. I've got 4 SATA II ports which don't support RAID or hot-swapping, an okay selection of processors (LGA 775, but no quad cores) and Wake-On-Lan.
It's not a "terrible" motherboard and there are so many expensive upgrades I could do, it's just not worth it. I need a new motherboard.
That much is certain... and if I'm going for a thirsty 125w, 8 chip AMD CPU... yeah, gotta be careful with a stock fan regardless. I'm going for the 4 GHz chip, and I can't see any reason why I'd overclock the bugger. Either way, I know I'll forget something when I place my order, so I might just go back and get a water cooler. Or I could just get a modular PSU right out of the gate... that would help some.
Overclocking and underclocking are things I would recommend to anyone, depending on the temperatures their computer reaches when going at a full 100% for long periods of time. Some modern systems will overclock dynamically, when more CPU power is needed for e certain application, but we're talking about old-school systems, when these methods were all DIY.
God, I can't wait for my future computer. I've updated the plans, with more to go. I need to label every single wire too. Better to be over-prepared than unprepared. Making specific plans also helps refine your knowledge in the subject, the only thing difficult to predict is the length of the cables you'll need internally.
Here's another picture of my current machine; cable management is important.