Posted by: poche | July 26, 2010

Lap your Processor and Heatsink (Mirror Finished)

when i go to ACE hardware in my town, i have this strange feeling for buying each sheet sandpaper 1500 and 1000 grit, actually i just intended to buy 200 or 300 grit for my rubik’s cube. but still, i ended bought 6 sheet sandpaper (a sheet 1500, a sheet 1000, two sheets 200 and two sheets 300) LOL..

yesterday, when i disassembled my rig for cleaning, i remember that there are sandpaper 200,300, and 1000 grit that i haven’t been used yet. so i decided to lap my E2200 and my OCZ Vendetta II then hope for the best..

first of all, when you decided to sand your processor, you sure need super flat surface. i use glass. and don’t give pressure to the processor, or you might ended with a tilted flat surface.
put the sandpaper on the glass surface, tape it so that it wont budge. and then move your processor back and forward, slowly.

sometimes later, you might find that your processor is not that flat (and yes it is not.. thanks intel..)

i done those using 200 grit, and still using 200 grit untill all that silverish nickel layer is gone from top of my processor.. ^^

like that.. 🙂 (well, actually i take this picture after sanding on 300grit)

after all the nickel layer is gone, what next is just finishing.. using 300, and 1000 grit sandpaper (or at least that what i have done). do exactly the same methods as above, until you got mirror like flat surface in the processor.. ^^

Yeah!! like that… (it reflecting, right?)

and done.. 🙂

you could also use this method to aftermarket HSF, for example i done this to my Vendetta II, and i got this:

after all that sanding things, i got my average temperature decreased by 3-4 degrees celcius, maybe even better if i use Air Conditioner in my room and use better thermal compound.. ^^

Happy Sanding..


before we started, as usual I’ll wrote story how I’m ended in this enlightment.. LOL

OK, since first using my karmic 64bit, actually i had my flash installed via synaptic, (well, since it done via synaptic, it means it using nwrapper ones..). since then actually i went a certain problem like cannot see some embed video from youtube  in certain sites.. well, i find this was not that annoying since i always can do right-click-and-watch-in-youtube thing. since just now, i cant do that right-click thing.. so i do some googling, and i safely landed in here.

so, lets get started shall we…

first, what you need to do isdownload the latest flashplugin for 64bit linux from here, and you can extract it anywhere you prefer..

then open your terminal, and then type
sudo updatedb


on my computer it look like this
/opt/Adobe AIR/Versions/1.0/Resources/

of course you can get it differently, and it’s OK

then, overwrite the plugin that had been in its place with the one you just downloaded, you can do it terminally (via terminal. LOL) with sudo cp but i’d rather use nautilus in root mode since it more convinient.
you can open root mode nautilus by pressing alt+F2 and typing
gksu nautilus

and then, press ctrl+L and copy paste the location that you obtained in terminal via locate command..
fr example after you press ctrl+L you copy paste this address to address bar


after done replacing all the with the new one, if by chance you install flashplugin-installer via synaptic, don’t forget to uninstall it.

uninstall flashplugin that you install via synaptic, or you can do it terminally  by typing
sudo apt-get purge flashplugin-installer
sudo apt-get purge flashplugin-non-free
depends on which package that you had been installing

Restart your browser, and happy trying..
PS: don’t hesitate to  contact me, or google if you encounter something that shouldn’t

Posted by: poche | November 28, 2009

If your fan just too noisy, shut em up..

After long gone without posting, i’m trying to post this one, since i thought that this might useful for someone out there

Ok, so i had this generic 8cm fan, which is i don’t know what brand it is (that’s why i called it generic though). i put it on my computer case, as an inflow case. The problem is, this fan is just too noisy, (The RPM is too high), its actually a good thing, since it gives high CFM airflow, but i prefer silent one. since i don’t have any RPM Controller, i decide to do something to this fan.

the concept is easy, i must lower the input voltage to this fan only. I googled a little bit, and realize that, 12v on molex is created with Yellow Cable (12v) plus Black Cable (Ground) and 5v is created with Red Cable (5v) with Black Cable (Ground). so i try to combine the yellow and the red one, so that the voltage output is 7v (12-5). since the position of molex PSU is permanent, so i tweak the fan molex.

First, i get tweezer, then i tweeze the top size of the yellow, black and red (since my fan cable input was positioned at yellow and black)
















And so that the connector would look like this









Then, swap the red ones and the black ones so the molex will be like this








And, DONE.. you can try plug that into molex connector on your PSU to try if your masterpiece would work or not..

Happy trying…

Ok, before this post is not regarding Linux, or Ubuntu, but this regarding our mother earth..

On 28th March 2009, 8.30 PM switch off all electric purposes, release your activity from electricity, just for one hour no less (but maybe more is good.. ^_^)

For detail, please visit its homepage
Love our earth

Posted by: poche | March 19, 2009

Ubuntu Ultimate Edition Proposed Theme Pack 2.2

After paused posting long enough (well, i do have activities other that sit in front of my ground-zero), yesterday i decided to take a ‘walk’ to

I see some nice black theme which says that would be proposed for Ultimate edition. The package was very nice, its given on *.deb format. just double click and install. The package consists almost everything,GDM Login, GTK theme, Emerald theme, Metacity theme, Sound scheme, Font, Icon set, Cursor set, and even Firefox theme. you can go to here for giving comments to the creator. Anyway, just for your consideration, i give my screenshots here ^_^

What i’m using is :
Wallpaper, (i got this out of nowhere, i forgot but i put that in here)
Conky with Conky Colors configurations
Avant WIndow Navigator
Ubuntu Ultimate Edition
Some Hardware sensors


Posted by: poche | December 20, 2008

Go Googling with Google

Everyone now knows what google is, even google has it own verb, googling. Googling means looking for something on the internet using google seach engine.

This search engine is established by two cool man (well, that’s what i think.. :D) Sergey Brin and Larry Page (i actually wonder, why i found so many in internet that mention Brin’s name first that Page’s..). This to awsome man has found something that even my always said, “just google it” (i actually do think that it was a verb…)

Nowadays, google is not a mere search engine. Google also has many services that could be found on the internet, but here i just talk about the search one.

Many ways that can we use to specialized our search query in google, you can find the tips and trick via googling. Anyway, google did provide us a complete how-to (thanks to Antonius Wijaya)

There are some useless effort if you using google as search engine, such as

Google searches are NOT case sensitive. All letters, regardless of how you type them, will be understood as lower case. For example, searches for george washington, George Washington, and gEoRgE wAsHiNgToN will all return the same results.

By default, Google only returns pages that include all of your search terms. There is no need to include “and” between terms. Keep in mind that the order in which the terms are typed will affect the search results. To restrict a search further, just include more terms. For example, to plan a vacation to Hawaii, simply type vacation hawaii.

Google ignores common words and characters such as “where” and “how”, as well as certain single digits and single letters, because they tend to slow down your search without improving the results.

If you want to improve your googling, this is maybe things are you need to do

If you want to search not only for your search term but also for its synonyms, place the tilde sign (~) immediately in front of your search term.

To see a definition for a word or phrase, simply type the word “define” then a space, then the word(s) you want defined. To see a list of different definitions from various online sources, you can type “define:” followed by a word or phrase. Note that the results will define the entire phrase.

Google ignores common words and characters such as where, the, how, and other digits and letters that slow down your search without improving the results. If a common word is essential to getting the results you want, you can make sure we pay attention to it by putting a “+” sign in front of it.

To search for web pages that have similar content to a given site, type “related:” followed by the website address into the Google search box.

Sometimes the best way to ask a question is to get Google to ‘fill in the blank’ by adding an asterisk (*) at the part of the sentence or question that you want finished into the Google search box.

To find pages that include either of two search terms, add an uppercase OR between the terms.

You can use Google to search only within one specific website by entering the search terms you’re looking for, followed by the word “site” and a colon followed by the domain name.

There is still so many thing about google that you could found in the internet. With some research, perhaps you could find another interesting way in googling.


Posted by: poche | November 11, 2008

Pixma IP1700 on Intrepid Ibex

Just now, i had something to print but since i just changed from Kubuntu 8.04 to Ubuntu 8.10, so i had to redo once again what i had done to get my printer works..

its always the same, download the tarball package from canon europe website (download the 2200 version, it’ll work). Unpack, convert it into a deb package using alien, install it.. do some tweak here and there, then tada.. complete.. ^_^

*i’m really sorry, i don’t include the detail how-to in here, since google will give you ease.. ^_^*


edit: there is a way easier than google.. hehe, try read here

Posted by: poche | November 2, 2008

A new Screenshot

After doing some research regarding mac4lin, i decide i’ll give it a try..

and i had succeded!! yay..My box now has appereance like mac.. XD, after doing some vista-like on the past.. well i’d prefer this one.. (perhaps, sometimes i’d try ubuntu-like LOL). i’ll explain the tuts later, because i got to go.. 😀

Just for your consideration, i will include few screenshots

Posted by: poche | November 1, 2008

Interpid Ibex The Screen

After perform an instalation to my box using a Live USB Stick, at first glance, i feel little bit awkward with the wallpaper and saying “what picture is this?”. I mean, when seeing Hardy Heron on the first sight, you will see a Heron on the screen as default wallpaper. It took one day, seeing the screen (i absolutely doesn’t mean staring, i mean working) i just realize, it is a Intrepid!! its a goat or something.. which has a long curved horn.. (i was tricked.. xp). Salute to the designer, to make such a cool art.

I take my screenshot using the default wallpaper, and a conky!! its a same conky and conky configuration like what i had post previously. But, as the time flows, there is a function from my conky configuration that doesn’t work anymore. It’s the External IP status.. I don’t know why the is giving error 404, (it happens when i try to visit the site via browser). perhaps it off or something. i’m working on search the alternative to the external IP generator, since i’m using curl on the conkyrc, so i would expect a precisely-same like the old

Anyway, altough the nvidia driver is different name of package on the Interpid (since first time i use Ubuntu, i found that nvidia card using nvidia-glx or nvidia-glx-new, or something likethat as driver), but the script for GPU temperature is still usable.. (i’m kinda fond of that of course.. ^_^).

There is still many-many stuff that i should figure on this Intrepid Ibex, but i can’t write it at one time, so just stick around. I will also put my screenshot here, 😀

Intrepid Ibex at Ground-zero

Intrepid Ibex at Ground-zero

Posted by: poche | October 29, 2008

Interpid Ibex, Counting Down

After long time off, finally i get back to the network since i was quite busy.

Tomorrow, Interpid Ibex 8.10 Ubuntu will be launched, i’m waiting for that for sure, since my old machine is having some serious error from something that i don’t realise.

Just wait for the review soon.

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