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by Bauxite
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Samsung 860 Evo 2TB - $299 @ Microcenter
Replies: 12
Views: 615

Re: Samsung 860 Evo 2TB - $299 @ Microcenter

I, on the other hand, usually run to samsung first, unless its optane which is amazing if you have the use cases that actually benefit. Its also retardedly overkill for gaming but load times ftw. Have nearly half a PB of samsung 9xx series NVMe in arrays for a project elsewhere and we beat the hell ...
by Bauxite
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: New Platform: Threadripper or Skylake-X
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Re: New Platform: Threadripper or Skylake-X

You don't have to reboot TR, just use something like process lasso in windows. Previous xeons past a certain number of cores (12+ on 2011v3) have 2 or more rings and can also benefit from this. Better boards will also let you control which "numa mode" they use. Skylake-X went mesh but the ...
by Bauxite
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Threadripper 2990wx experiences
Replies: 132
Views: 3969

samsung ram is just plain superior right now

That is the going rate for any samsung b-die unfortunately, ECC or not. Ram on AMD is pretty much you get what you pay for , and check specs twice on all the consumer stuff. Don't shop by brand, shop by timings and make sure all 3 are the same: avoid stuff like 14-16-16 or 16-18-18. (some brands hav...
by Bauxite
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Threadripper 2990wx experiences
Replies: 132
Views: 3969

Re: Threadripper 2990wx experiences

FWIW you can run 128GB 8x16 at 2933 on TR and have your ECC cake too. 4x8 will do 3200 as well, maybe 4x16 but haven't tried much. Boosting the fabric on TR is a good idea if you can, pretty much everything benefits. I don't know where you can find 2933 ECC modules, but I suspect they must be obsce...
by Bauxite
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Threadripper 2990wx experiences
Replies: 132
Views: 3969

Re: Threadripper 2990wx experiences

FWIW you can run 128GB 8x16 at 2933 on TR and have your ECC cake too. 4x8 will do 3200 as well, maybe 4x16 but haven't tried much.

Boosting the fabric on TR is a good idea if you can, pretty much everything benefits.
by Bauxite
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: NETGEAR and the R6700 Nighthawk - Buyer beware
Replies: 20
Views: 1074

Re: NETGEAR and the R6700 Nighthawk - Buyer beware

If you want real control, real security and advanced functions: roll your own router and split off the wireless to something like unifi, then never look back.

All consumer routers are junk, you can partially bandaid some of them with custom firmware but even then they are still anemic.
by Bauxite
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)
Replies: 16
Views: 880

Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)

Noscript and similar probably prevented your data theft if you bought anything from the desktop (letting every site in the world shove random javascript down your cpu is bad): https://www.volexity.com/blog/2018/09/19/magecart-strikes-again-newegg/ https://www.riskiq.com/blog/labs/magecart-newegg/ No...
by Bauxite
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: What is a good, cheap and preferably dumb SATA controller?
Replies: 46
Views: 3782

Re: What is a good, cheap and preferably dumb SATA controller?

With a minor hardware investment you can JTAG or similar recover these cards. LSI stuff is pretty solid on this front. You can also do the same with motherboard bios, no sockets or desoldering required for most modern board designs. I always make a quick raw backup on my new boards. Only if somethin...
by Bauxite
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cyberpunk 2077
Replies: 16
Views: 841

Re: Cyberpunk 2077

Guys who did W3 et al doing their version of Deus Ex?

Want. It. Now.
by Bauxite
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: CPU architecture router performance
Replies: 12
Views: 1364

Re: CPU architecture router performance

FWIW a ~3.2Ghz haswell can at least handle OpenVPN on a residential gigabit line, around ~800Mbit inside the tunnel. Crypto overhead and actually starting at ~940 on wire bring it down a bit from "gig". Not patching any of the recent cpu stuff because if the provider can't be trusted I'm t...
by Bauxite
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: CaseLabs Bankrupt and Forced to Close Down
Replies: 113
Views: 3909

Re: CaseLabs Bankrupt and Forced to Close Down

Caselabs failed due to Caselabs, period. Actual customers and those paying attention over the years realize this, you can find lots of information out there to confirm how things were going. Inconveniently for some people, this info pre-dates Trump even running for office. Its a shame since their ac...
by Bauxite
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: CaseLabs Bankrupt and Forced to Close Down
Replies: 113
Views: 3909

Re: CaseLabs Bankrupt and Forced to Close Down

This has been coming for much longer than any trade wars, honestly that is just a lame cop-out but I expect no less from them. They wouldn't face the truth many times before. Caselabs has been basically shouting all the warning signs of a poorly run "mom-n-pop that won't adjust" for years ...
by Bauxite
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: ECC support for Ryzen
Replies: 13
Views: 1394

ground truth

There's conjecture, then there is reality. Buy asrock. Then buy samsung b-die. I have logged (WHEA) corrected memory errors on their X370 and X399 boards with a 1700X and a 1950X. 9 chip ram with only 8 chips initialized doesn't correct itself ;) You can have your overclocked cake and eat it with EC...
by Bauxite
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Fun with Linux software RAID
Replies: 19
Views: 917

Get off the "windows" of unix filesystems

You're already using ubuntu which already decided license-armchair-lawyering be damned and put it in out-of-the-box:

Learn ZFS, never look back.
by Bauxite
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16/0 True cores 1% faster then 16/32threads. Threadripper
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: 16/0 True cores 1% faster then 16/32threads. Threadripper

Nothing new about this on x86 since, what, 2001? not all code likes HT/SMT/etc.

There are also various security implications to various implementations, some well documented...some not yet ;)
by Bauxite
Tue May 08, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Fiber optic vs cable
Replies: 27
Views: 2362

Re: Fiber optic vs cable

Gigabit FTTP at work didn't quite get maxed-out by Steam's content servers. I was seeing 40-45MB/s which means that they *do* have a limit! :D I get around 70MB on larger games that have time to ramp up. On the same connection my Linux ISOs break 100MB inside a VPN, steam is not the biggest "d...
by Bauxite
Mon May 07, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Fiber optic vs cable
Replies: 27
Views: 2362

Re: Fiber optic vs cable

My experience has only been fios vs various cable providers (so BYOR and all that is a non-issue, turn on ethernet port and done) but it has been a far better connection. I've had both types running simultaneously in the same general area for most of the last ~10 years. Better latency, much much bet...
by Bauxite
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Win10 still capable of activating on Win7 keys, apparently...
Replies: 38
Views: 5302

Re: Win10 still capable of activating on Win7 keys, apparently...

This has worked since 1511? or whatever that release was that put in the home-to-pro easy upgrade. It has also always been the best way to do a clean install with default 10 pro key (available on the microsoft site) and activate after. Warning: do not plug in ethernet/activate wifi with 1709 install...
by Bauxite
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be
Replies: 28
Views: 4694

Re: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be

So sad we're back to the days of trying to find tight-timed RAM. MAKE BETTER MEMORY CONTROLLERS AMD. All cpus benefit from better ram. Samsung dram is just objectively superior by a decent margin right now, intel happens to be more forgiving of the lesser stuff (and the lesser stuff aims at intel t...
by Bauxite
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be
Replies: 28
Views: 4694

Re: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be

The team dark pro 14-14-14-31 was $200 with the 10% promo code, I think one of the 3200C14 gskill kits was ~190ish. Its not just ryzen as all really fast ddr4 is samsung, the other kinds have caught up to some of the speed bands but always later in production and at slower timings. A couple forums h...
by Bauxite
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 97
Views: 16659

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

Fight club had the right idea about these scummy companies.
by Bauxite
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset
Replies: 59
Views: 5146

Re: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset

That "company" and report stink to high heaven. The timing of the domain registration is also quite conveniently close to the time something real was reported to a certain other company. Also, if I can trick you to run something as administrator or root on any system, its already game over...
by Bauxite
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Extracting packet sizes and timestamps from a wireless router
Replies: 9
Views: 1512

Re: Extracting packet sizes and timestamps from a wireless router

Been awhile since I nerded in wifi but hardware using the ath9k driver on linux can probably do all that you need, host mode etc. Definitely does MITM setups well, thats what I was doing. No ac, but agbn and plenty of cards out there. Don't bother with an AP, just get a laptop with more than one slo...
by Bauxite
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Ebay Deal - Most items (Dead)
Replies: 9
Views: 2759

Re: Ebay Deal - Most items (Dead)

This was great, picked up some 10Gbe cards and more amd-friendly ECC ram, managed to get just over $500 and claim the $100 max. I did see a lot of sellers yank their listings before this and repost everything a bit higher, probably had early warning and knew ebay would get a ton more traffic that da...
by Bauxite
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?
Replies: 89
Views: 9881

Re: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?

I'm perplexed by all the talk of anti-competitive behavior. They don't have significant market power or government backing. [terrible graph of a tree in a forest] I wouldn't expect any regulatory bodies to get involved in this. AMD fished this to Kyle to create a tempest in a teapot. Looks like he ...
by Bauxite
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10/64 cpu speed WAY off. (Threadripper)
Replies: 9
Views: 1932

Re: W10/64 cpu speed WAY off. (Threadripper)

Thanks for the info! Video link was interesting but my pc has sleep set to off. I also booted it up, tested it immediately and W10 still said 4.45 Ghz. Did monitor the idle temp and it was around 9 C above ambient. So that is good. Still learning how to OC this AND get everything stable. The bios c...
by Bauxite
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: SFP Capabilities
Replies: 1
Views: 879

Re: SFP Capabilities

SFP+ (+ = 10Gb) with the same optical transmission mode on both ends will work as long as neither switch/NIC has a dumb vendor lockout aka hardware DRM lock-in for overpriced crap. If they do, you need to have the right vendor type on the respective end. Some online vendors will program "compat...
by Bauxite
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: New desktop speaker recommendations
Replies: 91
Views: 8391

Re: New desktop speaker recommendations

Switch to USB DAC, never go back. I still have ptsd from creative days, and had a xonar xense ssssslowly die in a way that almost made me think I was losing hearing in one ear. Fortunately one quick headphone reverse confirmed it was trash hardware. Good thread, those klipsch and jbls seem like the ...
by Bauxite
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Asus B350M-E + R3 2200G No BIOS Flash
Replies: 33
Views: 8629

Re: Asus B350M-E + R3 2200G No BIOS Flash

Google "soic clip", click on images. Something something thousand words. Why these are not common knowledge to all the review sites and forums pretending that new cpus on old boards needing a bios update is "news" or some kind of juicy revelation? I don't know, but I bet I could ...
by Bauxite
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 236
Views: 24169

reality check

Javascript should be default deny surfing the web, if the computer you're using has anything of real value on it. Only whitelist domains you need to accomplish a purpose. Decide how much you really give a damn about websites that still don't work when you enable their root and cdn domains. The brows...
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