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post #81 of 126
Quote:
Originally Posted by winreboot View Post

Sure, here is below. So the steps that I have right now are. Please post any corrections or if anything can be done better. This is outcome of hours and hours of try and error thumb.gif

1. Install WinAmp, full edition not the Lite
2. Copy the WinAmp addin from LCDHype install folder C:\Program Files (x86)\LCDHype\stuff to winamp install folders d:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Plugins
3. Open winamp and click on the wavy icon on the top left corner and select vizualization and select plugin. Pick data collector. This will pass the information to the dll.
4. Open LCDHype 0.7.5 (get the drivers coppied for Aquaero to the LCDHype C:\Program Files (x86)\LCDHype\controller)
5. In LCDHype under configuration pick the Aquaero from the list
6. Paste the code and click on RUN

Now on your Aquaero switch to the LCD page screen and you will see beautiful equlizer playing to you beat!! If anyone wants to see it I can upload youtube smile.gif

Code:
%Graph.Font('FixedSys', 9, 1)
/%Graph.SetTextArea(0, 0, 255, 63)/
#Header
%Param.RenderMode(Simple)
%Param.FastWrite(1)
#EndHeader

#TextMode
#EndTextMode
#GfxMode
%LCD.Gfx_SetOverlayMode()
%WinAmp.SpecAnalyzer(FFT, PeakedBars, 255, 63, 50, 5, 0.5, 2, 1, 0, 0)
  /'Time  -> ' %System.GetDateTime('hh:nn:ss')/
  /%Graph.Rect(50,20,200,50,1,1) /
#EndGfxMode

It looks as I expected, thanks man wink.gif

But, the framerate is very low and choppy frown.gif
Any way to fix that?
post #82 of 126
It was slow for me too the first time I try, but I didn't do anything to fix it. It runs at 9-10fps now. If anything try to reboot and re-do the steps, all those custom things could be buggy but when it works looks very good. Glad it at list picked up for you.

Here is video of it on my
My next goal is to show tcp/cpu/ram/disk etc.. maybe some messages info from web can be passed like fb etc.. I don't know

Here is another script, this one shows CPU usage and memory free, plus disk I/O, date/time

If someone have some interesting scripts PLEASE share.
Code:
ID=G1Clock2Bar-Avg
//ScreenDef
Title=Clock
SpecCharFile=
#Header
 %Param.AvoidPluginCleanUp()
 %Common.SetPriority(1000)
 %Graph.SetTextArea(0,0,127,31)
 %Graph.SetInvertArea(0,0,127,19)
 %DefVar(cpu=0)
 %DefVar(cpunow=0)
 %DefVar(io=0)
 %DefVar(ionow=0)
 %DefList(cpuavg)
 %DefList(ioavg)
 %Loop.For(i,0,2,1){ %List.Add(cpuavg,0) }
 %Loop.For(i,0,2,1){ %List.Add(ioavg,0) }
 %Param.FastWrite(1)
 %Param.RenderMode(Simple)
 %PDH.Add('\LogicalDisk(C:)\% Disk Time',CID1)
#EndHeader

#GfxMode
%Graph.Rect(0,0,250,31,1,1)
%Assign(cpunow,%System.CPU(Usage))
%List.Assign(cpuavg,%cpuavg(1),2)
%List.Assign(cpuavg,%cpuavg(0),1)
%List.Assign(cpuavg,%cpunow(),0)
%Assign(cpu,0)
%Loop.For(idx,0,2,1){ %Assign(cpu,%Inc(%cpu(),%cpuavg(%idx()))) }
%Assign(cpu,%Trunc(%Div(%cpu(),3)))
%Assign(ionow,%PDH.Get(CID1))
%List.Assign(ioavg,%ioavg(1),2)
%List.Assign(ioavg,%ioavg(0),1)
%List.Assign(ioavg,%ionow(),0)
%Assign(io,0)
%Loop.For(idx,0,2,1){ %Assign(io,%Inc(%io(),%ioavg(%idx()))) }
%Assign(io,%Trunc(%Div(%io(),3)))
%LCD.Gfx_SetFont('Arial',10,0, Bold)
%Format.AlignRight()
%Format.Offset(Vertical,-3)
%System.GetDateTime(hh:nn:ss)
%Common.CreateNewLine()
%Format.Offset(Vertical,-5)
%LCD.Gfx_SetFont('Arial',8,0)
%System.GetDateTime(dd.mm.yyyy)
%Common.CreateNewLine()
%Format.Offset(Horizontal,0)
%Format.Offset(Vertical,-25)
%Format.AlignLeft()
"MEM "%Trunc(%Div(%System.Memory(MemoryFree),1024))" MB"
%Common.CreateNewLine()
%Format.Offset(Vertical,-3)
"CPU:IO "%cpu()":"%io()
%Format.Bar(Horizontal,66,11,0,100,%cpu(),1,0,0,20)
%Format.Bar(Horizontal,64,11,0,100,%io(),1,0,65,20)
#EndGfxMode


Thanks,
David
post #83 of 126
Quote:
Originally Posted by winreboot View Post

It was slow for me too the first time I try, but I didn't do anything to fix it. It runs at 9-10fps now. If anything try to reboot and re-do the steps, all those custom things could be buggy but when it works looks very good. Glad it at list picked up for you.

Here is video of it on my

My next goal is to show tcp/cpu/ram/disk etc.. maybe some messages info from web can be passed like fb etc.. I don't know

Here is another script, this one shows CPU usage and memory free, plus disk I/O, date/time

If someone have some interesting scripts PLEASE share.


Thanks,
David

Your framerate is just as choppy frown.gif
For the record, they claimed a maximum FPS of 20 for the Aquaero 5. We must figure out what is the limiting factor.

For the moment I personally don't have anything to share, but I do want to work on something new that hasn't been done before!
post #84 of 126
Oh 20fps that would be awesome!! and I was ok with the current one, lol Yea, the script would have to be improved. On pctuner net they have pretty neat scripts but it's Italian forum have to translate every page and it's a pain and can't get them to work..
post #85 of 126
So... Anyone know if you can get iTunes to display info to the Aquero. I've looked everywhere it seems, but all I see is Winamp. I would love to get track info, an equalizer, etc onto the aquaero.
post #86 of 126
Quote:
Originally Posted by XNine View Post

So... Anyone know if you can get iTunes to display info to the Aquero. I've looked everywhere it seems, but all I see is Winamp. I would love to get track info, an equalizer, etc onto the aquaero.

Yeah apparently there's no plugin for iTunes... time to switch to Winamp? biggrin.gif
Seriously though, Winamp is awesome and I've been using it since forever!
post #87 of 126
Quote:
Originally Posted by giecsar View Post

Yeah apparently there's no plugin for iTunes... time to switch to Winamp? biggrin.gif
Seriously though, Winamp is awesome and I've been using it since forever!

Well, I'm trying Winamp. Can't say I'm eager about the 20 dollars to spend on it. I got the script working, but only hitting 10FPS for the vizualizer. Shame we have to have LCDHype running to be able to use the scripts.

edit: LOL. What a piece of garbage. It's displaying AOL ads within the player. Back to the drawing board, I guess. Maybe theres a WMP plugin for the A5.
Edited by X-Nine - 3/31/12 at 11:04pm
post #88 of 126
giescar,
I see from the pics you have the multiswitch. Can you elaborate a little on what you are using it for? There is even less documentation on this piece than there is on the Aquaero itself. Are you using it just to turn some lighting on/off? Any issues with it so far?
post #89 of 126
Hi,

if you read my previous posts from the beginning of the thread you'll notice I had major issues with it, as many others.
Long story short, this is a product that was rushed to the market incomplete, with numerous bugs. To top it all off the software suite was not even available.
To this day AC (AquaComputer) does not yet have a fully working aquaero 5 on the market. Yes the software is out, but it is still in BETA and many bugs have yet to be ironed out.
The main issue with it is that the metal frontplate does not work well with the capacitive buttons, every time you touch the device it goes haywire. If you'll head over to the AC forums you can see that there are countless frustrated users. Some solved the issue with ghetto mods...
However I respect AC for acknowledging everything and sending out new, improved plates to users at no cost. I have yet to install mine.

I use it to control fans and lights, but also as a tool to display useful information (there is a software called LCDHype which allows you to program it).
Initially I also wanted to have WC components connected to it, but my PC cost a lot of money as it is so in the end I went with the Antec Kuhler 920 due to budget constraints.
It is the most advanced fan controller out there. It can also calculate and display power consumption for multiple devices as well as water flow and levels.
It can do a lot more, though. The top-of-the-line model comes with a remote which you can use to access all of its functions but also use it as a real mouse and keyboard for an HTPC thumb.gif
The power outputs allow you to connect any device that runs on electricity.
There is also an integrated relay. With the proper adapter (sold separately) you can turn on/off your PC using the remote.
The RGB LED support is also worth mentioning. It can make a LED change color based on your system's condition to alert you (along with buzzing sounds) of critical situations. Said LEDs can be very cool when mounted inside water reservoirs.
Edited by giecsar - 5/10/12 at 8:00am
post #90 of 126
So, I think I have this figured out.

360 Rad w/6x GT AP-15s (Fans 1-6) -> Exhaust
240 Rad w/4x GT AP-15s (Fans 7-10) <- Intake
2x 140mm NZXT Enthusiast (Front Intake) (Fans 11-12)
1x 140mm NZXT Enthusiast (Rear Exhaust) (Fan 13)

1x Swiftech MCP35x2

So, I figure I'll need:

A5 w/Water Block Option
F1: Fans 1/3/5 (360mm Rad Top Fans)
F2: Pump 3-pin Connector
F3: Fans 2/4/6 (360mm Rad Bot Fans)
F4 (PWM): Pump PWM Connector

PA2 Ultra / 1
Fans 7/9 (240mm Rad Top Fans)

PA2 Ultra / 2
Fans 8/10 (240mm Rad Bot Fans)

PA2 Ultra / 3
Fans 11/12/13 (Front Intake + Rear Exhaust)

As the GT AP-15s consume less than 1W each (0.083 A), I don't think I'll have any problems, but is putting both MCP35x2 entirely on channels 2 and 4 of the A5 going to cause me a headache? Swiftech says that they run at Max. nominal power (@12 V) 18 W x 2 and Max. nominal current (@12 V) 1.5 A x 2 .

Adding all this up, 1.5A + 1.5A + .498A = 3.498A, which is less than the 5A that the Aquaero says it handles...maybe I'm missing something, though.

Thanks
-Bn
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