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by GeForce6200
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: What are REAL consumer CPUs?
Replies: 132
Views: 4962

Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

I've been shifting my focus from pc hardware to automotive, but I feel at least on the enthusiast end for both we buy more then we need. Granted it's not entirely the same as one requires user input more then the other but we all need faster/newer/better. All the main hardware in my sig has been pu...
by GeForce6200
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: What are REAL consumer CPUs?
Replies: 132
Views: 4962

Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

I've been shifting my focus from pc hardware to automotive, but I feel at least on the enthusiast end for both we buy more then we need. Granted it's not entirely the same as one requires user input more then the other but we all need faster/newer/better. All the main hardware in my sig has been pur...
by GeForce6200
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Connecting Issue on Ubuntu 16.04.1
Replies: 6
Views: 5323

Re: Connecting Issue on Ubuntu 16.04.1

Correct no other devices have any issues on the same network. I am using the driver that was automatically detected and downloaded by Ubuntu. Adapter is Intel I believe on the Intel HM55 chipset. I may pick up a slim usb adapter to fix the issue. I think I have a Netgear stick lying around to test....
by GeForce6200
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Connecting Issue on Ubuntu 16.04.1
Replies: 6
Views: 5323

Re: Connecting Issue on Ubuntu 16.04.1

I assume none of your other devices are having trouble on the WiFi? It may be an issue specific to the WiFi chip in your laptop. Not all WiFi chips have good Linux driver support. Googling the specific model of WiFi chip may yield useful info. If the problem is your WiFi chip, you can try the chip ...
by GeForce6200
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Connecting Issue on Ubuntu 16.04.1
Replies: 6
Views: 5323

Connecting Issue on Ubuntu 16.04.1

Hi fellow Gerbils, I branched out from Windows 8.1 Embedded on laptop and am messing around with Ubuntu. Everything is good so far however I have an issue I have not been able to fix with googling. I am having issues with network connecting over wireless. Randomly and every few minutes Firefox will ...
by GeForce6200
Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Help me choose a mobile carrier
Replies: 26
Views: 4181

Re: Help me choose a mobile carrier

Slight update - All has been well running on Virgin Mobile. Switched over to an iphone SE and have been happy so far. Activation was very simple and took 5 minutes no calls, just a few clicks online. SE is much better of a daily than the MotoG and since i never really customize a phone stock ios has...
by GeForce6200
Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Winter driving sucks!
Replies: 85
Views: 3017

Re: Winter driving sucks!

Michigan is about to get the first snowfall of the year this weekend. Remember to drive slower and leave some space between yourself and other cars. If possible and grab some snow tires. Even cheaper brand snow tires will act completely different in the snow vs a summer or all season.  Winters FTW  ...
by GeForce6200
Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: SFF Zen 8c/16t system.
Replies: 198
Views: 16512

Re: SFF Zen 8c/16t system.

Depending on how Zen performs I will be using in in a smaller case but still matx form. I'm currently running AMD hardware in a small configuration (Raijentek Stryx) and have had zero issues with heat. FX8120 at 4.0Ghz, R9 380 overclocked are main sources of heat. The northbridge and VRMs but out qu...
by GeForce6200
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battlefield 1
Replies: 18
Views: 2633

Re: Battlefield 1

So far the game has been quite enjoyable for myself. The multi-player has been fun but I find myself missing the action from older BF series (BF2 all time favorite). I also feel it's pretty difficult to go on streak. Granted the realism is part of the game with the early weapons but I hope that have...
by GeForce6200
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 450
Views: 164274

Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Still have my E36 compact posted many years ago. Held up through high school and college. Now I've complicated things by swapping in a larger motor with supporting drivetrain and suspension mods. It's all paid off so no payment  so I can pay loans off quicker. Once this is done (winter) I will pick ...
by GeForce6200
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Post Pics of your Desk/Setup!
Replies: 53
Views: 3799

Re: Post Pics of your Desk/Setup!

From earlier this year, but only the keyboard has changed (along with more wall-art as I retire more cool looking boards): http://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/12888605_10102468843345068_1160536570658142484_o.jpg The backlight is RGB, so I can cycle it based on my mood. :P  Monitor is a 4K 4...
by GeForce6200
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Finally decided to upgrade my 7 year old video card
Replies: 27
Views: 2382

Re: Finally decided to upgrade my 7 year old video card

Since you've waited this long I would wait until the aftermarket 4GB RX480 cards come back into stock. If you need now grab a GTX 1060. Both will work fine for what you will be doing. It lasting 7 years is all subjective. Anything higher end at this point, even now, will start to be bottlenecked by ...
by GeForce6200
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Ultrabook for Mom
Replies: 50
Views: 4105

Re: Ultrabook for Mom

Update. Got the Lenovo Yoga 3 pro last month. I used it for about a week setting it up and making sure it would be the right choice. so far it has been a solid tablet/laptop hybrid. Specs are Intel 5Y71, dual core with HT, 512GB SSD and 8GB of ram. While I am not the biggest fan of Windows 10 it has...
by GeForce6200
Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Raijentek Stryx Review
Replies: 0
Views: 2027

Raijentek Stryx Review

Hi fellow gerbils! Got a new case and didn't see much on the forums about it so wanted to show it off. First off I am not a professional reviewer so please see these review for an actual review and photos. Bit-Tech Review Overclock3D.net Bjorn3d Eteknix Now along to my setup. I got the case off Newe...
by GeForce6200
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Thoughts on SkyBCLk OC
Replies: 3
Views: 1604

Thoughts on SkyBCLk OC

With the recent development of ASRock updating the BIOS to remove OC of locked CPUs it got me wondering workarounds. The obvious thought would be to not update said BIOS. Granted then you may not have support for future processors but would able to keep the OC. The next issue I saw was the potential...
by GeForce6200
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Sticky Thermal Pad or Thermal Adhesive?
Replies: 29
Views: 9632

Re: Sticky Thermal Pad or Thermal Adhesive?

Fixed the link :wink: NZXT Grid Ah, thanks for the grab. Personally, I think I would've just slapped some better themal compound on the existing one and called it a day. Modding a $44 motherboard to add an aftermarket VRM cooler seems like more trouble than it is worth? Agreed. Im asking "why ...
by GeForce6200
Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Sticky Thermal Pad or Thermal Adhesive?
Replies: 29
Views: 9632

Re: Sticky Thermal Pad or Thermal Adhesive?

Doing a teardown for the system is going in a new case (Will post build in case/psu section). Added Noctua 40MM fan with resistor cable for 13dba noise. Hooked into motherboard as rest of case fans will be controlled via NZXT Grid Keeps northbride cool. Just used Hi Temp glue for a direct mount. No ...
by GeForce6200
Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Careers and Pathways in the Tech Industry
Replies: 34
Views: 5979

Re: Careers and Pathways in the Tech Industry

Well I gratefully say that I have job. I'm in the supply chain world mainly tracking shipments for vendors. From single shipments from smaller companies to multiple FCA border shipments. Currently I am only working with shipments in North America. Only thing tech cool is I have a 3 monitor 22" ...
by GeForce6200
Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 833
Views: 57029

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Replaced the subframe and rear trailing arm bushings in my E36 compact with Ireland Engineering urethane ones. Complete pita. Not difficult just very labor intensive. Have to drop the entire back end of the car. Without a bushing press the old ones were sawzall and c clamped out. The urethane ones ...
by GeForce6200
Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Ultrabook for Mom
Replies: 50
Views: 4105

Re: Ultrabook for Mom

First thank you for all the replies. Appreciate the first hand knowledge. She liked the appearance of the Asus UX305. After looking at the linked Yoga 3 Pro i think this is the one. The tablet feature will come in handy and backlit keyboard is a plus. Only thing that worries me is the hinge. I know ...
by GeForce6200
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Ultrabook for Mom
Replies: 50
Views: 4105

Ultrabook for Mom

Hi fellow Gerbils! My mother is seeking to get her own laptop and not use her work one. So I figured I slim ultrabook would be appropriate. She likes the Asus Zenbook UX305 Spec wise seems more than enough for email, ms office suite and everyday tasks. She has the majority of her data on either flas...
by GeForce6200
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 833
Views: 57029

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Replaced the subframe and rear trailing arm bushings in my E36 compact with Ireland Engineering urethane ones. Complete pita. Not difficult just very labor intensive. Have to drop the entire back end of the car. Without a bushing press the old ones were sawzall and c clamped out. The urethane ones j...
by GeForce6200
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration with FAA
Replies: 23
Views: 905

Re: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration with FAA

The registration is easy for now, what comes down the road when the FAA sees their rules did zero will be seen at a later time. Basically anything that flies and is over 8.8 ounces will have to be registered. The toy grade stuff like can be purchased at WalMart for the most part will be below the l...
by GeForce6200
Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Hardware major peeves...
Replies: 84
Views: 3862

Re: Hardware major peeves...

The company I interned for had 3rd or 4th gen i5's for desktop I believe. More than capable for Excel and Outlook. Yet for monitors they still used older Dell 17" and 19" monitors which some only had VGA input. I think if I could have brought in one of the Korean 4K monitors the difference...
by GeForce6200
Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Save your AMD GPU's from killing themselves
Replies: 38
Views: 4169

Re: Save your AMD GPU's from killing themselves

Over on r/amd they're making accusations that people who claimed damaged cards are lying. I find it really sad that in the presence of so many common occurrences in such a short period of time and the verification of the problem with the drivers that people are turning on other people. It's patheti...
by GeForce6200
Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Sticky Thermal Pad or Thermal Adhesive?
Replies: 29
Views: 9632

Re: Sticky Thermal Pad or Thermal Adhesive?

Hi, is this VRM cooling solution still working successfully ? I was concerned about the long term effects of thermal expansion when gluing (thermal epoxy) a single heatsink to a row of VRMs. In theory it should be negligible, but I wasn't sure. Thanks. So far so good. As for expansion I haven't not...
by GeForce6200
Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: AM3+ Upgrade
Replies: 28
Views: 2475

Re: AM3+ Upgrade

Well after a few day all is stable during torture testing. Temps aren't to bad (60F ambient) however I am going to upgrading the psu as suggested. Few reasons one being noise, the PSU fan is now quite audible even with a cool exhaust during gaming. I would prefer not to push a design this old to cap...
by GeForce6200
Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Radeon R9 380X - Nov. 15
Replies: 29
Views: 2904

Re: AMD Radeon R9 380X - Nov. 15

I realize TDP does not equal power consumption, just a rough figure. From what I have always read and seen was the GTX 970 used less power than the r9 380. This appears to not be the case.
by GeForce6200
Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Radeon R9 380X - Nov. 15
Replies: 29
Views: 2904

Re: AMD Radeon R9 380X - Nov. 15

Anyone else see the GTX 970 vastly consumer more power in TR's review? In release the TDP of a GTX 970 is 145W and r9 380 is 190W. I realize both a OC'd but it would be interesting to see stock clocks consumption.
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by GeForce6200
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: AM3+ Upgrade
Replies: 28
Views: 2475

Re: AM3+ Upgrade

Well I just picked up this XFX R9 380 4GB XXX for $160 shipped new. Too good of a deal to pass, tracking has it coming Friday. Since that's the case, you might wish to either replace your PSU or give up overclocking the new CPU once it's installed. Agreed, no need to push it to hard. Thankfully it ...
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