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  1. Was not to sure about how much I can trust that command put max load on the device, but seeing how much current it was drawing it should be safe to power this device with my even lower Google ITE 1A supply. I am not too sure how calibrated my USB multimeter was, so I was planning on getting a regular voltmeter and checking DC-IN directly. But today I checked with that Google PSU on another device just to use my USB voltmeter for something. It was pulling 5.04V (flickers to 5,06) 0.39 A 2W which makes me believe that this PSU delivers slightly lower voltage? Does that 0.08 voltage different mea
  2. Could very well be my testing equipment is a bit flawed, but here are my results using the armbian server build and my PSU Idle: 5.12V 0.25 A 1,322W stress --cpu 4 (high load): 5.11V 0.56 A 2,880W
  3. Finally got the time to try out my OPi PC so I also hooked it up to my 1080p 50" TV as I had no other monitors available and no powered HDMI-to-VGA/DVI adapter to use my spare screens. It defaulted to 720p and was overscanned, but easily solved by setting to 1080p60 through h3disp. Should be something that you can adjust like you say, but not in h3disp? I don't recommend running 720p on 50" though. As for the headline use, was wondering if I should put it aside until mainline patches go through (if they ever?) or just go with it now. The poor old 600 MHz 1-core ARMv6 is starting to fail o
  4. Interesting, so the IKEA ones are good then? I don't get why they use three USB ports with limited ampere, but considering the Andersson one I am looking at costs 4 euros more and have less ampere with one port I might give it a try if you claim there is no drops/used it for long. Yeah, I have some which are bigger and others which are most smaller but seemingly rated the exact same. I believe the bigger one heats much less than the smaller PSU, but that might just be that the bigger one has more surface to spread it with or draws less amperage in it's use case. Which was why I wondered if I
  5. interesting. I have noticed that even though they are USB supplies and deliver the same volt/amperage the mobile one is far smaller than the bigger one I use to power development boards with. With this PSU I've never had any problems, but then again it was bought specifically for this purpose. Judging by the seemingly much smaller size I can just guess that the voltage is going to drop if I attempt to use it going by what you are saying. Perhaps I should buy one of those USB voltage meters for development boards (not a car one since I won't be able to hook that up to the PSU) and look for the
  6. If you plan on running 24/7 using a cheap Chinese power brick sounds to me like asking for a housefire. It may cost more for the USB PSU than what the device costs, but you can order just the OPi with the barrel plug bundle and then use a branded power supply you have lying around. I would say the 2A might not be all that necessary, if you do like the guide and remove the overclocking and don't stuff the USB ports you can probably do it with less amperage. I have a small branded one that does 1.75 Ampere which I plan on using with the OPi PC, but not that sure about that yet. I would not t
  7. He might not see those upgrades you are talking about, come on the people sells a poorly overclocked device which looks like it's mainly meant to just get money from but he will see the high sales number for Orange Pi PC, I hope he gets what people want from that (Currently over 5000 orders for only the PC device on the official AliExpress store)
  8. Yeah, that sounds pretty good. Too bad this device has the bottleneck of 100Mbps NIC, but it doesn't mean it's bad nonetheless. I just get a feeling they could have upgraded it for not much extra charge since other boards got gigabit NIC with Allwinner like the Plus version. If maineline comes with the crypto engine I'll definitely buy this board and give it a try. I would have liked people to release images with proper dvfs and throttle settings (people are actually running it with the Xulong ones?)
  9. So i think I'll just go for the 23 dollars pack since mainline support looks promising and the test image is a good sign that this board will get support. I was just thinking the Transparent ABS Case might be a poor choice as the thermal tests on sunxi are probably with the board exposed to the air without any case over it. It has two air outlets on the top but it would probably heat more nonetheless. I have attempted to find a heatsink for it on old components but surprisingly I wasn't able to find one, and I've run out of thermal pads so I would probably put it straight on. If you know a go
  10. Latest statement from the company. I just felt like some might want to know how they plan on giving people OS support... This thread and their forum at for example http://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=55&pid=300#pid300 being how they contact them I assume? It's fun to see they haven't gotten this far while putting up quotes from the media such as the board being good for high resolution video etc... I hope nobody orders this hoping to have hardware acceleration supported on their 4K video. PINE64 Inc. says: Hello, We are currently collaborate with several Linux developers on va
  11. Sold out Oh well, I could just buy a charger too. Just make sure to not get a unsafe one. OPi sells a package with a USB cable and case on the PC for $20 but I doubt I can just enter a MicroUSB charger on that USB part so I can pick the $23 one for that. I guess that works out. Fun part is that with charger and plastic case it would be half of what the board cost. But that's okay. Both the Pine and the H3 goes for the same then in the end. I won't be ordering these before Christmas so you might have gotten around to testing it before then. Problem with the hardkernel is that the shipping
  12. Exactly what I thought. They were made for cheap Chinese devices, it's a wonder they even survive in the CPU market but I guess they sell these chips like crazy. I mean, I have had an Allwinner tablet myself some time ago and it did its job. I guess I could wait for you to test out if it overheats easily. Planning to get my packages from Debian repo or http://archlinuxarm.org/packages(armv5,6,7,8) but these are with a pinch of salt, bleeding edge and some of the packagers don't know packaging here (happened once before). As far as I know armbian doesn't run on these boards yet (but a forum use
  13. So the Pine I wanted to buy is even more off-limits due to the support not being guaranteed at all, despite the sellers trying to market it as getting mainline in the future (which might happen after some time, uhh, months? Years?) I have been thinking about buying the Orange Pi PC, so if the H3 gets mainline, the settings for changing to correct voltage and crypto support gets in place I'm sold, I only need 50 megabit/s throughput from HDD to ethernet to suffice (like I said before). As for the 64-bit 4 core CPU, which was the reason I wanted that Pine board, I think it's not necessary. A
  14. I would like to thank you for the information and I have always considered the USB hub setup RPi has a potential bottleneck. I will see what I end up with after a while. One thing is the PSU which is obviously going to add an additional cost to the whole thing. MicroUSB is easy to get but the H3 needs a 5V2A (maybe i have one of these lying around, very tiny DC connector side) but wasn't that overkill if you didn't need to overvolt it to run their falsely advertised clock speed? Or maybe I am mistaking this and the MicroUSB cables I've been using could potentially undervolt it. Although the RP
  15. The advertisement in his store mentions "banana pi pro raspberry pi 2 cubieboard pcduino" to attract people in the Aliexpress market searching for these. He also advertises the H3 on the Orange Plus to run at 1.6 GHz... This seems rather questionable, I would like a cheap computer that can run quad-core at around 1 GHz with 1 GB of RAM. Why did they have to lie this much, they didn't have to lie and mess up the whole board like this did they? I looked at RPi 2 which is probably the safest bet but it comes at the price of 46 USD here so I can't help but wanting something like the Orange Pi or