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by Aranarth
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Need help
Replies: 1
Views: 833

Re: Need help

You will want either a B550 or 570 mainboard. Your case size will also determine the size of mainboard you can install make sure it is compatible. You may want to use something like PCPartPicker.com to make sure everything is compatible. Your boot drive should be a NVME of 1-2tb and then depending o...
by Aranarth
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: (70368744177664) error on new build
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: (70368744177664) error on new build

Glad you got it fixed! I always install latest version of windows 10, only install latest drivers, install latest versions of my software if possible. I do this using: 1- windows 10 media creation tool. 2 - Driver booster 3 - Patch My PC These are all free. There are many similar tools out there, bu...
by Aranarth
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: PC ARM?
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Re: PC ARM?

Since AMD is already doing HMA I can see them coming up with something that can compete.
I don't know if higher performance laptops will ever go to SOC but something for the bottom end end with a long battery life might show up with SOC.
by Aranarth
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Lose internet when upgrading to Build 2004
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: Lose internet when upgrading to Build 2004

Use the windows media creator and create an external usb stick.

Reboot, insert stick, go to the drive and run setup.
Sit back and let it go.
by Aranarth
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: (70368744177664) error on new build
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: (70368744177664) error on new build

Drivers all up to date?

See if there is a mainboard update tool that will update the bios from inside windows. maybe that will work.

All Voltages ok? No over clocking right?
by Aranarth
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: PC will not play youtube videos
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: PC will not play youtube videos

Also in chrome and firefox try resetting the browser.

Double check your DNS settings as well. If they are different from your other machines that can be the cause.

I see this same action with firewall and dns settings.
by Aranarth
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: the most advanced 80's 8-bit CPUs?
Replies: 64
Views: 16050

Re: the most advanced 80's 8-bit CPUs?

sysv fanfic wrote:
Where do you guys think a modern PC operating in real mode fit in?


That's a whole other thread...
by Aranarth
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: W10 "Optimise" Does not see USB drives-Why
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: FYI, W10 "Optimise" fixed my SSD file delays.

optimize = Trim.

If it has not been running automatically or not doing its job then running it manually can show a big speed up.
by Aranarth
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Which RAM Kit Should I Purchase?
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: Which RAM Kit Should I Purchase?

Which CPU and chipset do you have?

Bandwidth is slightly more important than latency. (CpU's have caches after all)

So faster MHZ is the more important consideration than timing.

So consideration should be mhz, cl, voltage, other timings.
by Aranarth
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: So, what do you guys think of the new Radeon 6000 series?
Replies: 18
Views: 861

Re: So, what do you guys think of the new Radeon 6000 series?

That L3 cache is paying dividends at low resolutions. Higher resolutions are limited by traditional GPU grunt. I wonder if the cards were tuned for 1440p and the cache is not quite big enough for 4k. I bet the next generation of cards will have more cache to handle 4k well and be tuned for that ins...
by Aranarth
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: So, what do you guys think of the new Radeon 6000 series?
Replies: 18
Views: 861

Re: So, what do you guys think of the new Radeon 6000 series?

reviews are out!

Most people blown away by 6800xt performance and depending on the game trades blows with 3080 or 3090.

When was the last time you saw a $700 card beating a $1500 card?!
by Aranarth
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1602
Views: 89533

Re: Something's different...

Weird...

I don't remember seeing that article ANYWHERE...
by Aranarth
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Wifi Printer Security
Replies: 10
Views: 1221

Re: Wifi Printer Security

Captain Ned wrote:
I would go with a wired network printer plugged into the router so that your WiFi security settings cover everything. Brothers are very good at this.


That's how I do it!

(Brother MFC9340N)
by Aranarth
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Mac ASi predictions
Replies: 27
Views: 1075

Re: Mac ASi predictions

Slower or same speed, but more expensive, and better battery life.

Apple is NEVER cheaper!
by Aranarth
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: What speed is my RAM, really?
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: What speed is my RAM, really?

Personally, I go by whatever CPU-Z tells me.

In your case, just under 1500mhz (x2) to get 3000mhz.
or rather 1499.1 x 2 = 2998.2mhz
by Aranarth
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: So, what do you guys think of the new Ryzen 5000 series?
Replies: 28
Views: 1647

Re: So, what do you guys think of the new Ryzen 5000 series?

people just had some deep emotional connection. Connection to: Their car, god (big G or little g), president, political party, flat earth, astrology, and the list goes on. If you can't discuss things in a rational calm manner then its not a discussion any more and devolves into shouting match. We h...
by Aranarth
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: So, what do you guys think of the new Ryzen 5000 series?
Replies: 28
Views: 1647

Re: So, what do you guys think of the new Ryzen 5000 series?

You could still say that if gaming is all you do then intel may still be the better buy but only for certain games and only if you need that 1% best performance. The thing that these "rabid intel gamers" loose sight of is that you CAN'T TELL the difference between 100FPS and 110FPS. In fac...
by Aranarth
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: PC Shuts Off Randomly Then Turns on after a few seconds
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: PC Shuts Off Randomly Then Turns on after a few seconds

congrats on fixing it.

I was expecting a fire breather machine which is why I suggested a bigger P/S.
by Aranarth
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1407
Views: 136398

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

I replaced the door piston on a bedside gun safe. The old piston was less than enthusiastic about opening. The new one works much better. It's about half an inch shorter, so the door opens slightly less. Now I don't have to unlock it then pry it open with a screwdriver. Alexa we need guns! Alexa we...
by Aranarth
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1407
Views: 136398

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

It's amazing the number of car problems that can be fixed by cleaning the battery terminals In this case I'm pretty sure it was a bad connection to the secondary negative terminal. The negative wire has a main connection to the negative battery terminal but mounted on that same connector is a small...
by Aranarth
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1407
Views: 136398

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

I fixed the car... We have a saturn vue and it started to ramdomly lock the doors after we a got a new battery installed. Took the terminal wires apart, clean up everything with a scrubby, applied Vaseline (cheap dialetric grease) to the terminals and put it all back together. Not had a problem sinc...
by Aranarth
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: PC Shuts Off Randomly Then Turns on after a few seconds
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: PC Shuts Off Randomly Then Turns on after a few seconds

I try to keep the power supply about 1/2 to 1/3 larger than what should be the peak load of the machine. You can use PC part picker to give you a general ide what the power use of the machine will be and then add a third to a 1/2 to whatever it comes up with. So if it says your approx power is 500 w...
by Aranarth
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: PC Shuts Off Randomly Then Turns on after a few seconds
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: PC Shuts Off Randomly Then Turns on after a few seconds

PSU would be my guess. But could also be a motherboard issue, I suppose? I would agree with that. The best way to know is to get a slightly larger 650w P/S and see if the machine returns to being stable. Of course making sure your drivers are up to date, reseating the cards and ram, etc. etc. would...
by Aranarth
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Any issue using a molex switch to turn off HDDs?
Replies: 15
Views: 656

Re: Any issue using a molex switch to turn off HDDs?

You risk hdd corruption unless you shut the machine down, flip the switch, and then boot the machine back up.
If you want to do it while the machine is in operation make sure the port is hot plug enabled!

Otherwise, why not just use an SSD?

Also are your drives REALLY louder than your fans?!
by Aranarth
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: System guide soon to be two years old.
Replies: 37
Views: 1930

Re: System guide soon to be two years old.

it seems pretty clear that they haven't been doing what it takes lately. I'd love to get a rundown in a year / 5 years / whenever of what all went wrong and why. Something like the Theranos mini-documentaries (but hopefully unlike the Theranos dumpster fire there's a at least somewhat happy ending ...
by Aranarth
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: So, what do you guys think of the new Radeon 6000 series?
Replies: 18
Views: 861

Re: So, what do you guys think of the new Radeon 6000 series?

We'll have to wait and see 3rd party benchmarks before determining whether AMD has actually leap frogged NVidia (their numbers say they have, but we must remember these are their numbers, so are almost certainly the best-case results rather than typical results). Still, even if they're just really ...
by Aranarth
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: So, what do you guys think of the new Radeon 6000 series?
Replies: 18
Views: 861

So, what do you guys think of the new Radeon 6000 series?

After the Ryzen 5000 series this is kinda kewl seeing them being able to match nvidia with 10% or better and that's even with the new high end boards.

This is quite the turn around eh?

I can't wait for the official benchmarks from TR! (oh... wait...)
by Aranarth
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Laptop Ram Upgrade HP 430 G3
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Laptop Ram Upgrade HP 430 G3

Of course if you are overclocking the ram, in any fashion then matched dimms are important!
by Aranarth
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Laptop Ram Upgrade HP 430 G3
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Laptop Ram Upgrade HP 430 G3

Not very, again the memory runs at the slowest latency of what is installed if you have mismatched memory. If you have cas 20 and cas 18 ram installed at teh same time all the ram runs at 20. Sometimes you ahve to swap the dims so the slowest is in slot one. The machine is supposed to read all the S...
by Aranarth
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Laptop Ram Upgrade HP 430 G3
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Laptop Ram Upgrade HP 430 G3

You need the same type and speed of memory for it to work. Does not have to be from the same manufacturer. Actually you don't need the same speed of memory either it will run at whatever is slowest in the machine. So if the speed is 2133mhz for what is already installed then 2400mhz will be compatib...
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