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by Aranarth
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: seeing the end of x86?
Replies: 12
Views: 126

Re: seeing the end of x86?

What you are seeing is the end of specialty uses of ARM and risc-v. Previously all you could use ARM for was either super high performance or super efficiency you almost never saw it being used for just general computing. (average performance with average efficiency) x86 is not going away any time s...
by Aranarth
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: TBDR APU for desktop
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: TBDR APU for desktop

meerkt wrote:
I just remember Adreno = Radeon.


I forgot that too... :D
by Aranarth
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: TBDR APU for desktop
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: TBDR APU for desktop

meerkt wrote:
Adreno was ATI. Kyro was PowerVR/Imagination.


I get them confused really easily...
by Aranarth
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Bonkers idea to drained the Mediterranean.
Replies: 9
Views: 101

Re: Bonkers idea to drained the Mediterranean.

The more fun thing is the black sea is also linked to the mediteranean. Either way that is a TON of water to displace. I had a link to a page somewhere that listed the amount of water flowing into the mediteranean because of evaporation of those two bodies of water and it was a LOT something similar...
by Aranarth
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 7 still getting updates?
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Windows 7 still getting updates?

Flying Fox wrote:
Aranarth wrote:
Until the next freak out over some terrible wormable bug that absolutely must be patched or see the end of the internet/world.

Or when they have an agenda to push.


YOU BETCHA CHET!
by Aranarth
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: TBDR APU for desktop
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: TBDR APU for desktop

nvidia does TBR while AMD does not. I dunno if this will change with RDNA2 or not. I used to have a Kyro II video card that works this way and it could punch above its weight class very often. And btw, the company that made the chipset used in the Kyro II is the grand daddy of the chips used in Adre...
by Aranarth
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Outlook 2013 attachments are causing original to disappear
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: Outlook 2013 attachments are causing original to disappear

We need to know what you have checked before we can suggest places to go next. We also need to know exactly how you have the smb scan setup. I use SMB scanning using a Konica/Minolta b458 using a service account that has limited rights to a scans folder in each user's home drive. I've never seen thi...
by Aranarth
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Outlook 2013 attachments are causing original to disappear
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: Outlook 2013 attachments are causing original to disappear

So you're using SMB scanning from a copier to a share? Make/Brand of copier? Whose network account are you using? Does each user have his/her own share or are you using a central dumping place? Is the original file being over written or deleted? What do you see in the logs for the folder location in...
by Aranarth
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 7 still getting updates?
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Windows 7 still getting updates?

Dereck wrote:
I guess this is it and no more updates will be released...


Until the next freak out over some terrible wormable bug that absolutely must be patched or see the end of the internet/world.
by Aranarth
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Projector For Home Theater
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Projector For Home Theater

Apparently laser based projectors are worth every penny as they don't fade with time and there is no bulb to be replaced.
Worth every gold plated penny, but still...
by Aranarth
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzenlake
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: Ryzenlake

https://www.anandtech.com/show/15854/amd-ryzen-3000-xt-cpus-zen-2-more-mhz Weaker than expected. No change in base clocks, tiny change in boost. Hardly seems worth it... I'm going to wait for benchmarks. If the all core boost has a major improvement then this is still worth it even if single core b...
by Aranarth
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Ryzen build for Windows 7
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Ryzen build for Windows 7

Waco wrote:
Virtualizing older OSes is pretty straightforward and more than performant enough for older games.


Graphics performance in VM's with the latest video cards that have virtualization support is WAY better than it used to be!
by Aranarth
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: System Guide query on "The Hybrid"
Replies: 27
Views: 875

Re: System Guide query on "The Hybrid"

I have no idea what I did there...
Sorry!
by Aranarth
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: System Guide query on "The Hybrid"
Replies: 27
Views: 875

Re: System Guide query on "The Hybrid"

a_non_moose wrote:

If the 3770K comes back to life, then I can take my time and play musical cases. :D


(Hovers hand over the boombox ready to stab PLAY!)
by Aranarth
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Suggestions for gaming laptop.
Replies: 40
Views: 6963

Re: Suggestions for gaming laptop.

I'm considering new laptops for the wife and I sometime next year. Wife needs a 15" display with a number pad and I would also like a 15" display but don't need a number pad. Hers would be for work and light gaming mine would be for light/medium gaming. I'm waiting for the rest on the Reno...
by Aranarth
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Creative uses for a dead motherboard
Replies: 37
Views: 850

Re: Creative uses for a dead motherboard

Philldoe wrote:
I'll be doing smaller pours. I have a lot of old small boards ripped from HDDs, small low end GPU's pulled from OEM parts computers and the like. I figured dotting the table with them to keep each epoxy section small would make it much easier to do.


Sounds awesome!!!
by Aranarth
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Upgaded RAM and added SSD; Booting up gets Black screen No Power Keyboard/Mouse
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Upgaded RAM and added SSD; Booting up gets Black screen No Power Keyboard/Mouse

I think it was a connection issue, which was resolved on the installation of new parts, this discussion got beneficial information. More rightly, there was a connection problem which presented after the installation of new parts, starting over and being careful putting the machine back together res...
by Aranarth
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Joining the Religion & Politics Forum
Replies: 421
Views: 386976

Re: Joining the Religion & Politics Forum

So did anyone jump in with a flame thrower yet?! :D
or how about did anyone forget their flame retardent suit?
by Aranarth
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Upgaded RAM and added SSD; Booting up gets Black screen No Power Keyboard/Mouse
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Upgaded RAM and added SSD; Booting up gets Black screen No Power Keyboard/Mouse

I'm glad you got it sorted. This sort of thing is happens unfortunately. Taking your time when disassembling a machine so you remember where everything goes and being careful when re-assembling with new parts usually stops this sort of thing. It is much easier now than in the DOS/ windows 3.1 days i...
by Aranarth
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: no signal after uninstalling display adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: no signal after uninstalling display adapter

Since this is your second monitor have you confirmed it works? Disconnect BOTH monitors. Cold reboot with the machine and monitors OFF for a minute. (And I mean completely OFF, power disconnected, no lights etc.) Plug in the monitor that is not working ONLY and power on your machine. If it comes up ...
by Aranarth
Fri May 29, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Creative uses for a dead motherboard
Replies: 37
Views: 850

Re: Creative uses for a dead motherboard

I'm a little late the party but the wife and I agreed that dead / old hardware ends up on the office wall. Once you amass enough of it you end up with a pretty awesome tech-wall that tells a story of your hardware over time. Now son, you see this one? You shoulda seen the flames coming off of it! I...
by Aranarth
Fri May 29, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Endpoint Protection
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Endpoint Protection

me.. we use Sophos at work.

Microsoft's own solution that comes with M365 is actually pretty good!

Beyond that I dropped Norton and Symantec 2 decades ago...
by Aranarth
Thu May 28, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Creative uses for a dead motherboard
Replies: 37
Views: 850

Re: Creative uses for a dead motherboard

Blahpony wrote:

He was the type of person that would buy a clock like that, though.



CHA-CHING! :D
by Aranarth
Thu May 28, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: 6 years, 7 months of power on
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: 6 years, 7 months of power on

Bearings go flat??
I've never heard of this...
by Aranarth
Wed May 27, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: How to save Steam game installs locally?
Replies: 22
Views: 5669

Re: How to save Steam game installs locally?

No problem at all.

Telling someone to go google something is only handy if you know what to google for. :D
by Aranarth
Wed May 27, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Creative uses for a dead motherboard
Replies: 37
Views: 850

Re: Creative uses for a dead motherboard

You can turn it into a clock!

Just get a 3 hand modual from joanne fabrics, drill a hole, mount it on wall using a standoff hole...

What's that on the wall daddy?

That's my all digital/analogue clock! :D
by Aranarth
Tue May 26, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Me am getting new SERVARS!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: Me am getting new SERVARS!!!

You know if you have been struggling with junk at work and it is making your work life hard, it makes your home life kinda miserable too. If you are a carpenter and your tools need replacing then you are happy when your boss finally buys you new stuff. If you are a mechanic and where you work gets a...
by Aranarth
Mon May 25, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: How to save Steam game installs locally?
Replies: 22
Views: 5669

Re: How to save Steam game installs locally?

The steam-mover function is now built directly into Steam.

Steam will move the entire game for you to another drive and you can also specify where a game is installed during initialization before downloading a new game.
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