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Brians256
08-25-2002, 08:21 PM
I've done some technical articles before on the theory of watercooling, and some electronics, but I have been persuaded that I should do something that I'm actually trained for: software. I've been frustrated at the lack of control that MBM and SpeedFan have over sampling times, accuracy settings and other micromanagement details. So, I've decided to look into how hard it would be to write some software to do those things and really do something with the data.

I won't get anything done immediately, but I will release the source code as a part of a ProCooling article. That's what I think has been missing. Why didn't the MBM author release the source code? Probably because the chipset vendors made him sign NDA's, and partly because he can probably make money off of it.

Anyone interested in an open source Win32 MBM clone? Open source probably means that it won't support as many chipsets (due to the fact that some vendors don't want chip details made public).

_Mike_
09-01-2002, 02:39 PM
I'd be interested, only if it's somehow better than MBM, other than open-source. Right now, MBM does all I need, and that is put two numbers next to my clock.

bigben2k
09-01-2002, 03:17 PM
That's a great idea Brian, and I'd encourage you to push the open code idea for as many chipsets as you can. Everyone else can get on the black list.

SonixOS
09-01-2002, 07:14 PM
hey guys. I am @ my hotel room @ the renaissance hotel. The keyboard sux its wireless but u cant type jack. The procooling.com website doesnt work at all. The banner blocks the top links. Anywho, Brian if u do end up writting that program, just ask me and I might be able to help u out. I am write only C++ and NOT Visual ++. So if u need help with objects and such, I can prolly help u out. I in all seriousness, hate MBM. The GUI blows. It also never displays the right voltages. Its okay considering taht it gives me the right temps thats about all i use it for. Its not very user friendly.

Brians256
09-02-2002, 07:23 PM
Great! Glad people are interested in the concept. I'm working on the prototype this afternoon/evening (and have been doing so off and on this last week).

Heavy_Equipment
09-10-2002, 06:35 PM
Any news on your progress Brian?

pHaestus
09-10-2002, 08:41 PM
I am available for alpha/beta testing :)

Brians256
09-11-2002, 12:21 AM
I've been swamped, but my prototype can read/write temps, read and set fan speeds from my computer. It just has absolutely no UI yet, and the thing is a mess. No installer yet either.

Work has been sucking up waay too much of my energy the last week. I've been hand editing about 100K lines of code to massage it into a different format. Sorry about the delay.