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by Bauxite
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1468
Views: 56816

Re: Something's different...

Welp, with new "Web 2.0 Buzz" ownership, TR is effectively a dead shell like most of the other "Tech Journalism" sites, bye.

I think its telling they flipped the switch with no warning on a major launch day that was bound to drive tons of traffic their way.
by Bauxite
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD
Replies: 104
Views: 7764

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

Intel has some overlap with the Xeon-W parts, but the X-series HEDT parts do very much compete with Threadripper. *unless you want ECC. :) While it is a bit of a pain to get an ECC-capable Threadripper board, it's by no means impossible. You must be confusing AM4. All TR boards I've seen support EC...
by Bauxite
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Cooler For 9900
Replies: 12
Views: 1831

Re: Cooler For 9900

Noctua's mounts are solid as a rock.

I'm shipped individual 4U rack units with them inside cross country without problems, many times. Best narrow ILM coolers by a mile, outperform anything and quieter to boot.

Heavy HSF fearmongering is overblown. AIO leaking on the other hand, not so much.
by Bauxite
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cyberpunk 2077
Replies: 26
Views: 3284

Re: Cyberpunk 2077

John Wick wants me to burn down a city.

Sold.
by Bauxite
Wed May 15, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 7 more speculative execution attacks
Replies: 28
Views: 3514

some real wise guys here

Yeah, because home users never run javascript :roll: and browsers always magically update perfectly, never after things are out in the wild.

Perhaps reading before knee-jerking is a thing.
by Bauxite
Tue May 14, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6779
Views: 1187842

Re: World Of Warcraft

Let this sad game die already, literally been ruined by a subset of its own players infesting the development.
by Bauxite
Tue May 14, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: (&CarbonFiber_5C drop) vs Silicone pad
Replies: 31
Views: 3971

Re: (&CarbonFiber).Silicone pad temp increase vs paste. How much.

I've pasted and repasted my over half dozen TRs dozens of times now moving them around and swapping coolers ("thanks" Enermax for your defective AIOs) and I'm really not sure why the OP is worried about paste so much. Takes a minute or two to apply or clean up, if anything having a huge IH...
by Bauxite
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Is Microsoft bad at math?
Replies: 21
Views: 2294

Re: Is Microsoft bad at math?

Ironically, most forensics tools I use are very accurate at how long it will be to finish imaging an entire drive.

When you are copying every raw block sequentially there is not much to get in the way other than bad block re-read attempts.
by Bauxite
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Blocked on Base
Replies: 8
Views: 1310

Re: TR Blocked on Base

Not Bluecoat doing the "Games" category, probably going through another service:

Technology/Internet
Last Time Rated/Reviewed: > 7 days
by Bauxite
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Original Star Wars 4K HDR release (SPECULATION)
Replies: 41
Views: 3241

Re: Original Star Wars 4K HDR release (SPECULATION)

No interest in the ruined editions.

Fortunately for cultural history, the Harmy editions are well-distributed across the globe. Probably the only versions that will matter 100s of years in the future, the irony is deep indeed.
by Bauxite
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Optical mouse with REALLY sturdy switches and decent DPI/polling rate?
Replies: 28
Views: 3119

Re: Optical mouse with REALLY sturdy switches and decent DPI/polling rate?

Nixeus revel or similar, I replaced literally every mouse I touch with these. Its not overpriced like a lot of "Because Gamer Gear" either. All 336x mice are good sensors with no built-in smoothing (bad) or acceleration (very bad), the last numbers are just "firmware customization&quo...
by Bauxite
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Website SSL Issue in Firefox
Replies: 29
Views: 1371

Re: TR Website SSL Issue in Firefox

"Honest Achmed's Used Cars and SSL Certificates" pretty much explains the failed CA model in a nutshell.
by Bauxite
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: i9-9990XE: Purportedly, be Auction-Only
Replies: 14
Views: 1708

Re: i9-9990XE: Purportedly, be Auction-Only

LOL! The memes practically write themselves.

Also, for some reason this popped in my head (Should have gone with i9-9999):

https://dilbert.com/strip/2001-10-25
by Bauxite
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Which monitors look interesting from CES 2019?
Replies: 7
Views: 2111

Re: Which monitors look interesting from CES 2019?

Still waiting for monitors announced last freaking August to actually ship. Like the acer xv273k for example. Maybe then I'll care about CES vaporscreens.

Keep in mind the overpriced 4k "144hz"123456789* gsync turds took two years to release.
by Bauxite
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 9 3850x!
Replies: 39
Views: 5065

not a river in egypt

16c AM4 64c TR3 Are totally coming in 2019, so buckle up. 2ch ram on 16 is fine for a lot more than people realize. The 2990WX is mostly hobbled by window design problems (as proven on linux and by manually outsmarting windows) and that is in a worse situation: 4ch ram for twice the cores, with extr...
by Bauxite
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?
Replies: 69
Views: 6341

"legacy" whining is 99% uninformed

LPC, SMB and similar low-level 'SOC' controllers are not going away anytime soon (probably not even in the next decade) so things like PS/2, COM/serial buses and many other "legacy" things are actually on just about every x86 board out there. They take up little or no real estate, have ton...
by Bauxite
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: why monitors have better picture than tvs?
Replies: 25
Views: 5574

Re: why monitors have better picture than tvs?

Good TVs today are far ahead of most monitors in raw quality. Some of the HDR/etc panels out right now rival professional color grading monitors, if only there was a way to talk to them directly and fine tune the calibration. The main problem is they do not have good inputs, nor a way to bypass thei...
by Bauxite
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Considering new Threadripper system
Replies: 18
Views: 2819

Re: Considering new Threadripper system

32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) 2Rx8 (dual-rank) ECC Unbuffered by NEMIX RAM The fastest unbuffered ECC DDR4 I can find. If anyone knows of anything faster, tell me. The motherboard supports up to DDR4 3600. STOP. Do not pass go, do not buy non-samsung ram . Especially if it is ECC on TR. 8GB ...
by Bauxite
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: What's the latest with Intel Thunderbolt 3 integration?
Replies: 11
Views: 2213

Re: What's the latest with Intel Thunderbolt 3 integration?

TB3 titan ridge cards actually work on amd now, at least tested on asrock boards so far. No tb header required but does use a usb2 connector for something. Ironically only gigabyte makes the card and it doesn't work on their own X399 board that has a tb header. No hot plug on pci stuff (detected and...
by Bauxite
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Samsung 860 Evo 2TB - $299 @ Microcenter
Replies: 12
Views: 2470

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: 1628

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: 7762

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: 7762

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: 7762

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: 28
Views: 3985

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: 2665

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: 8220

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: 26
Views: 3284

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: 3214

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: 6565

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...
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