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by Aranarth
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 751
Views: 15344

Re: Something's different...

low information density is my biggest peeve.

I loved the way it used to be for shortbread just scroll through the post and click on what was interesting.
now I have to click the news post.
by Aranarth
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series
Replies: 35
Views: 1966

Re: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series

Go with the 3700x instead and don't worry about the VRM's.

My suspicion is that your mainboard has sufficient spare capacity that the 3800x will be fine.
by Aranarth
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: SUPER-duper: GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, 2060 SUPER and 2080 not-so-SUPER
Replies: 23
Views: 1020

Re: SUPER-duper

I was expecting a thread about super duplicators.

Might make a cool enemy for doctor who...
by Aranarth
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: To Lease or too buy an EV
Replies: 438
Views: 8705

Re: To Lease or too buy an EV

On timing belts: On many engines the timing belt also runs the water pump. So if the water pump seizes there goes your engine. My old Neon is a good example... Also almost every small engine out there with timing belts is also an interference engine. (I personally don't know of an engine with a timi...
by Aranarth
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: To Lease or too buy an EV
Replies: 438
Views: 8705

Re: To Lease or too buy an EV

Hydrocarbons all the way for me. I don't do stop and go for work driving, so hybrid parts are just along for the ride and are dead weight. Too bad VW killed diesel, as it would make perfect sense for my driving pattern. Does Chevy still make the Cruze Diesel? The urea keeps the NOx emissions down, ...
by Aranarth
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: What's your highest "power on hours" HDD?
Replies: 84
Views: 12473

Re: What's your highest "power on hours" HDD?

I have a Dell PE 2800 running server 2003 with 73gb scsi drives in current operation. I have no idea how to check the power on hours but since it has been on 24/7 since 2004(?) I'm pretty sure the hours on at least one of the drives is pretty high. 15yearsx365daysx24hours is ~131,000 hours... I did...
by Aranarth
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: What's your highest "power on hours" HDD?
Replies: 84
Views: 12473

Re: What's your highest "power on hours" HDD?

I have a Dell PE 2800 running server 2003 with 73gb scsi drives in current operation.

I have no idea how to check the power on hours but since it has been on 24/7 since 2004(?) I'm pretty sure the hours on at least one of the drives is pretty high.

15yearsx365daysx24hours is ~131,000 hours...
by Aranarth
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD
Replies: 101
Views: 4644

Re: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD

Looks like the 16 core 32 thread version of the zen2 will be called the 3950x Personally the 6 thread x or the 8 core x will probably be enough of an upgrade for me. I don't see the need to go all out right now, and later when the 3950x shows up on ebay it will be a nice upgrade for everyone anyway...
by Aranarth
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD
Replies: 101
Views: 4644

Re: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD

I think the better analogy (if there is one) would be horsepower per pound of weight. Not that it's a great analogy, but it's similar. 500 HP with 4000 pounds is 8 pounds per HP. You can achieve similar performance with 250 HP if your car weighs 2000 pounds, 1000 HP and 8000 pounds, etc. I thought ...
by Aranarth
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Core 2 Quad 9650 Stuck at 2 GHz
Replies: 30
Views: 1616

Re: Core 2 Quad 9650 Stuck at 2 GHz

I have a q6600 (supposed to be) running at 3 ghz and if I remember correctly to get it to go at that speed, speedstep had to to be turned on. But this is a gigabyte board not an asus. Also if you are running windows 10 definitely try the linux boot disk. Windows 10 will limit alder processors from r...
by Aranarth
Fri May 31, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Graphic Card Upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: Graphic Card Upgrade

Look online and see if anyone else has done the upgrade and how they did it.

If all they did was go on ebay buy a used mxm card and plug it in you're good to go.

There are several HP machines which you can do that sort of upgrade on.
by Aranarth
Thu May 30, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD
Replies: 101
Views: 4644

Re: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD

IPC vs MHZ is similar to talking about power output for cars. A lot of people look at hp numbers but that does not tell the entire story. You want HP and Torque numbers. if two cars with the same weight and same HP but one has 30% more torque you will get more performance and better fuel economy. Us...
by Aranarth
Tue May 28, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD
Replies: 101
Views: 4644

Re: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD

I haven't been this excited about a CPU launch since Core 2 ( they're finally putting Pentium M in a desktop and giving it beefy SIMD! ) and Athlon 64 ( 64-bit yet fully backward compatible! Built in memory controller! Brilliant! ). My reaction is: Wow AMD is back in the game, decent price, good pe...
by Aranarth
Tue May 28, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD
Replies: 101
Views: 4644

Re: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD

wccftech says there is a 16core/32thread 39xx variant in the works.

https://wccftech.com/amd-ryzen-9-16-cor ... enchmarks/

Threadripper is also getting the new zen2 as well.
by Aranarth
Thu May 23, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Would better cooling help with high-frequency stability at the same voltage or lower?
Replies: 8
Views: 1639

Re: Would better cooling help with high-frequency stability at the same voltage or lower?

http://www.frostytech.com Their current best is Cooler Master Nepton 280L. I believe the only way to get better than that is to go with custom loop with a larger radiator. Maybe a 360mm or 420mm 6 fan setup would do it. Being only 8c above ambient while cooling a 200w cpu is a quiet an achievement.
by Aranarth
Tue May 21, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon VII or wait for Navi?
Replies: 58
Views: 2382

Re: Radeon VII or wait for Navi?

Here's a new rumor about Navi: https://www.techpowerup.com/255768/sapphire-reps-leak-juicy-details-on-amd-radeon-navi I dunno right now. I'm torn between navi being just another respin on 7nm pushed to the absolute max so all the efficiency is gone or it will be AMD's ryzen equivalent in a graphics...
by Aranarth
Mon May 20, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1362
Views: 119056

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Some tractors have a hydrostatic transmission, which is a hydraulic pump coupled to a hydraulic motor with some sort of valving or gating of the fluid to automatically change the output. Similar in principle to a torque converter, fairly idiot-proof, but you do take friction losses in the fluid sys...
by Aranarth
Mon May 20, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1362
Views: 119056

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

The mower would not drive in anything higher than 4th gear and the drive belts were slipping and then it died and would not restart, it appeared to have a seized motor. How many damn gears does a riding mower need!? Transmission swapped out from a big rig? You run the motor at top speed to drive th...
by Aranarth
Mon May 20, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon VII or wait for Navi?
Replies: 58
Views: 2382

Re: Radeon VII or wait for Navi?

BTW:

I game using a Radeon rx 580 8gb card and it works just fine...
BUT, to really get good performance out of it at 1920x1080 I had to overlcock my 2600k to 4.5ghz.

Unless you have a really good processor in your mac you probably will not see much improvement with the upgrade.
by Aranarth
Sun May 19, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon VII or wait for Navi?
Replies: 58
Views: 2382

Re: Radeon VII or wait for Navi?

What are you doing that needs a gpu?
by Aranarth
Sat May 18, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1362
Views: 119056

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Fixed my "new" ride on mower I got last fall. It came with a snow plow and mower deck. It is a 1994 MTD knock off 18hp Briggs and Stratton with a three blade 46" mower deck and 48" snow plow. Itmowed twice just fine before winter but I burned out the front drive belt trying to us...
by Aranarth
Thu May 16, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1362
Views: 119056

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

I'm make 2 laminated labels. One to put on the main 150A breaker coming into the house and a 2nd to put on the main panel. I'll put these in place and turn off the respective breakers before plugging the generator in. These will stay with the generator when not in use and will be my manual "lo...
by Aranarth
Sun May 12, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Post your Highest OC'
Replies: 249
Views: 141546

Re: Post your Highest OC'

Core 2 quad 3.2 ghz
2600k 4.8.

Core 2 quad is still running at 3ghz in my son's computer.

The 2600k is in my gaming machine at 4.5ghz all core.
by Aranarth
Sat May 11, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Oldie but goody - Sandy Bridge OC
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: Oldie but goody - Sandy Bridge OC

Well... I got it to 4.6 2core and 4.5 all core on the 2600k. Dvid is set to .080. it is not entirely stable seems fine in a lot of games but does not pass occt or prime. I'm gonna leave it alone. If I can get another year out of it I'll be happy and so will the wife since I'm not begging for an upgr...
by Aranarth
Fri May 10, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Oldie but goody - Sandy Bridge OC
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: Oldie but goody - Sandy Bridge OC

I just got it up to 4.4ghz all core and 4.6 2 core overclock. in the bios it would give me 4.6 ghz but in windows it would stick at 4.2. Turns out there is a file in c:\windows\system32 you have to rename to take the limits off of overclocking: https://www.reddit.com/r/overclocking/comments/9g8lqi/w...
by Aranarth
Fri May 10, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Oldie but goody - Sandy Bridge OC
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Oldie but goody - Sandy Bridge OC

I finally sorted out why my machine wouldn't over clock worth beans after my PS failed about a year a go. At the same time it failed and i put in a new powersupply I also updated the bios on my Gigabyte z68 mainboard. The new firmware looks nice but it also hid the LLC option. Out of sight and out o...
by Aranarth
Fri May 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - we have a winner!
Replies: 129
Views: 5398

Re: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - Official Thread

I'd love to see a real TR optane review/

Is it really all that and more or just a gimmick you won't see much real world improvement from?
by Aranarth
Tue May 07, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Amusing bug in RHEL 7.4 - [UPDATED]
Replies: 41
Views: 1992

Re: Amusing bug in RHEL 7.4 - [UPDATED]

quote="wizardz"] a terabyte of debug email every 2 days?? wow. that's impressive. You haven't seen the logs from some of the systems I work with. :wink: Working in a small shop here (less than 100 employees) and our ENTIRE storage infrastructure is less than 10TB... backups and all.. Produ...
by Aranarth
Mon May 06, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Did you know Win95 could run on 386?
Replies: 55
Views: 2517

Re: Did you know Win95 could run on 386?

Fastest super socket 7 machine I had was a amd k6-III 450mhz. I don't remember if it was over clocked to that speed or if it came that way. It had a massive cooler on it and the case had lots of fans. I had 512kb cache on board as a level 3 cache plus the onboard l2 cache on the chip. I remember it ...
by Aranarth
Mon May 06, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Did you know Win95 could run on 386?
Replies: 55
Views: 2517

Re: Did you know Win95 could run on 386?

I did have it installed on a 386dx 25mhz with a math co and 4mb ram. slow as all get out but yes it did work. a 486 dx 33 with the same amount of ram was a marked improvement! I think the fastest machine I ever had win95 on was a amd 486 dx3 100mhz with 16mb ram. I remember it was a VLB machine but ...
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