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by mcbbcn
Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Building a new system
Replies: 37
Views: 25423

Re: Building a new system

...living in Portland, OR (rain country), I know very well what you mean. I've decided that in summer & dry days, I do massive amounts of photon harvesting & no processing, and then I reserve the processing for now, rainy season. Obviously, this approach does not help for the first year, specially i...
by mcbbcn
Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Building a new system
Replies: 37
Views: 25423

Re: Building a new system

Hi Ivo, I just installed my new hardware, and now, I have a 10Gb RAMDISK. I put the Distro folder in the RAMDISK, and I ran a comparison between running a task from hard disk or from ram disk. For the task I chose Life-Isolate. In the hard disk, it ran at 30 seconds, and in the ram disk, it ran at 3...
by mcbbcn
Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Building a new system
Replies: 37
Views: 25423

Re: Building a new system

Thought I'd bump this thread to share that components for the new system have started to arrive! :) Case, RAM, and HDD got here today. Remaining components expected Friday. Critical stats are : Core i5 3570K 16GB of RAM 750W high current PS 1.5 TB of drive space ASRock z77 main board. The case, PS,...
by mcbbcn
Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Building a new system
Replies: 37
Views: 25423

Re: Building a new system

OK, so I ran the calculations X x Y x 150 bytes...

3348 x 2496 x 150 bytes = 1,253,491,200 bytes, or what is the same, 9.3Gb...Ha! This is going to be the mother all of the RAMDISK :obscene-drinkingcheers:

I'm glad DDR3 RAM is a lot cheaper than it used to be... ;)

M.
by mcbbcn
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Tutorials & Guides
Topic: Using Heal to process stars and background independently
Replies: 10
Views: 19878

Re: Using Heal to process stars and background independently

Very awesome! Now, we have a great chance to accentuate those stars without over saturating the whole image. Thanks for putting together this guide! :bow-yellow:
by mcbbcn
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Building a new system
Replies: 37
Views: 25423

Re: Building a new system

Hi Ivo,

What size of ramdisk would you recommend for running StarTools?

Thanks for your help,

M.
by mcbbcn
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Questions about star mask & star colors
Replies: 11
Views: 8967

Re: Questions about star mask & star colors

So, I assumed that for the stars you used the "New must be darker than old", and do you remember which value did you use? I'm not quite getting the same effect as you...Thanks for your help, M.
by mcbbcn
Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Questions about star mask & star colors
Replies: 11
Views: 8967

Re: Questions about star mask & star colors

Very cool!!! Thanks for another great tip!
by mcbbcn
Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Building a new system
Replies: 37
Views: 25423

Re: Building a new system

Great tip! I'll make the tweak!
by mcbbcn
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Building a new system
Replies: 37
Views: 25423

Re: Building a new system

Thanks for sharing Ivo. Cool stuff! I was one of those fortunate people that with a really good friend in Intel, I was able to get my hands (for free) on an Intel i7 Extreme edition 3.2Ghz...the processor alone was $2,000 not including anything else, so I build a system around it, and I put 6Gb of R...