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by biffzinker
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: 100 million US customers and 6 million Canadians accounts compromised after Capital One data breach
Replies: 1
Views: 823

100 million US customers and 6 million Canadians accounts compromised after Capital One data breach

An astounding 106 million accounts and credit card applications belonging to mega finance corporation Capital One's customers have been illegally accessed as a result of a recent hack into the company's systems. The breach occurred in March and was discovered on July 19. It has now been fixed. The ...
by biffzinker
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAMBleed A New Side-Channel Attack
Replies: 0
Views: 1688

RAMBleed A New Side-Channel Attack

RAMBleed is a side-channel attack that enables an attacker to read out physical memory belonging to other processes. The implications of violating arbitrary privilege boundaries are numerous, and vary in severity based on the other software running on the target machine. As an example, in our paper...
by biffzinker
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GTX 1650/60 and RTX 2060 reviews by TR?
Replies: 6
Views: 1998

Re: GTX 1650/60 and RTX 2060 reviews by TR?

I'm enjoying my new MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming Z I bought at the end of March. The only thing I would like to have is a button to turn off the RGB since it's hidden in the case.
by biffzinker
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What's a good vacuum?
Replies: 49
Views: 3095

Re: What's a good vacuum?

Shark has some vacuums that clean the brush of wrap around hair, their calling it Zero-M. Hair wrap means a whole lot of hands-on mess. With Zero-M®, that’s not your problem anymore. No scissors needed, no hassling with your brushroll, just nonstop hair removal and powerful deep cleaning. https://ww...
by biffzinker
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: New Security Vulnerability Found, Poor Intel
Replies: 13
Views: 1986

New Security Vulnerability Found, Poor Intel

A new security vulnerability has been found that only affects Intel CPUs - AMD users need not concern regarding this issue. Dubbed Spoiler, the newfound security vulnerability was discovered by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in partnership with the University of Lübeck, and affects all Intel C...
by biffzinker
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Annoying marketing trend
Replies: 56
Views: 6988

Re: Annoying marketing trend

No worse than AMD proclaiming the FX 8150/8350 is a eight core CPU when in reality it was a quad core with 8 threads. But those last four threads did have dedicated hardware unlike SMT that soaks up under utilized resources in the core.
by biffzinker
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: PhysX Just Went Open Source
Replies: 26
Views: 3128

Re: PhysX Just Went Open Source

DoomGuy64 wrote:
while the pcie 1x bus likely was a bottleneck

All cards from ASUS, BFG, and ELSA used a 32-bit PCI slot. Only Dell had their own card with a 1x PCIe slot.
http://physxinfo.com/wiki/Ageia_PhysX_PPU#PhysX_cards
by biffzinker
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Is x86 RISC or CISC?
Replies: 38
Views: 4291

Re: Is x86 RISC or CISC?

GPUs do NOT have an out-of-order engine, and instead rely upon the programmer to point out splotches of code which can become parallelized. CUDA / OpenCL / OpenMP, and other technologies, have made this easier to do. Since the programmer points out the parallelism explicitly, GPUs get rid of the ou...
by biffzinker
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Is x86 RISC or CISC?
Replies: 38
Views: 4291

Re: Is x86 RISC or CISC?

The Pentium MMX was the last cpu that executed x86 CISC. Everything up til today's current CPU is CISC on the front-end but gets decoded to RISC on the back-end. From Wikipedia: Some[who?] RISC proponents had argued that the "complicated" x86 instruction set would probably never be impleme...
by biffzinker
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update
Replies: 39
Views: 5212

Re: Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Date: November 21, 2018 2:00 PM PT Status: Upgrade block in place Affected Platforms: Windows 10, version 1809 Windows Server 2019 Windows Server, version 1809 Details: Microsoft has identified issues with certain, new Intel display drivers. Intel inadvertently released versions of its display drive...
by biffzinker
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: drfish on Hackaday
Replies: 7
Views: 833

drfish on Hackaday

Congratulations to you Colton. On first look I didn't recognize where it was from then remembered reading it here.
https://hackaday.com/2018/11/21/dads-cu ... his-child/
by biffzinker
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stupid Bitcoin extortion scams
Replies: 36
Views: 4167

Re: Stupid Bitcoin extortion scams

I've been getting text messages wanting me to claim x amount of bitcoin in exchange for certain details. Had one yesterday show up while I was at work.
by biffzinker
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update
Replies: 39
Views: 5212

Re: Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update

we are blocking devices with AMD Radeon HD2000 and HD4000 series graphics processors from being offered Window 10, version 1809. Lol, forgetting the HD 3000 series there people, particularly funny as from my (Dell) anecdata HD 3000 was very much more common than either the HD 2000 or the HS 4000 .....
by biffzinker
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update
Replies: 39
Views: 5212

Re: Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update

From Microsoft: Known Issue Mapped drives may fail to reconnect after starting and logging onto a Windows device. Symptoms include: In File Explorer, a red "X" appears on the mapped network drives. Mapped network drives show as "Unavailable"when you run the net use command from a...
by biffzinker
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Synology Nas advice
Replies: 132
Views: 13289

Re: Synology Nas advice

I was just looking at Newegg's Black Friday ad and happened across the Qnap 3 Bay TS-328-US Personal Cloud NAS for $189. Is there anything wrong with picking the Qnap brand?
by biffzinker
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 7 more speculative execution attacks
Replies: 28
Views: 3501

7 more speculative execution attacks

A research team—including many of the original researchers behind Meltdown, Spectre, and the related Foreshadow and BranchScope attacks—has published a new paper disclosing yet more attacks in the Spectre and Meltdown families. The result? Seven new possible attacks. Some are mitigated by known miti...
by biffzinker
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Threadripper 2990wx experiences
Replies: 132
Views: 7745

Re: Threadripper 2990wx experiences

There goes any interest I had in regard to this thread because of ALL the off topic posts.
by biffzinker
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update
Replies: 39
Views: 5212

Re: Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Earlier this week, Microsoft pushed out its monthly set of updates to various versions of Windows 10, including version 1809. It seems, however, that this patch carries its own major problems. Users all over the internet are reporting that their devices are getting into a blue screen of death (BSOD...
by biffzinker
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Mojave is CRAP!
Replies: 54
Views: 5146

Re: Mojave is CRAP!

Fonts. The biggest thing is the fonts. 3rd party app fonts are not rendered properly and they absolutely look ****. I am using a 2K dell IPS screen with my mac mini but I have to be honest windows 10 does not event come closer to this ****. Subpixel antialiasing was changed in Mojave in favor of OL...
by biffzinker
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Motherboard for OC noob
Replies: 11
Views: 1781

Re: Motherboard for OC noob

The Gigabyte board I linked has a pretty beefy 8+3 phase VRM (at a high level, count all the grey boxes around the CPU and subtract 2 that are dedicated to RAM) Gigabyte was caught faking the phase count on one of their B450 boards. What’s new is that Gigabyte has axed a hi-side MOSFET on B450, res...
by biffzinker
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: BIOS update for B350 MSI boards
Replies: 1
Views: 2499

BIOS update for B350 MSI boards

Anyone with a MSI B350 board might want to check the support page for your board. Updated my board and I've got PBO (Precision Boost Overdrive) listed under CPU features.

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by biffzinker
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: I built a memory bench
Replies: 12
Views: 3301

Re: I built a memory bench

I'm using single-rank RAM too, FWIW. Mobo shenanigans do seem likely. Swapped my Team Group 4 GB sticks for 8 GB sticks of PNY Anarchy-X DDR4 3200 C16 WS/thread MB/s Mops/s ns ------------------------------------- 1048576kB: 87 524288kB: 84 262144kB: 82 131072kB: 45233 265 78 65536kB: 44874 269 72 ...
by biffzinker
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Where to buy centering/nub motherboard standoffs
Replies: 31
Views: 5450

Re: Where to buy centering/nub motherboard standoffs

Convert wrote:
Yes, that is exactly it!

I was hoping someone at the forums would happen to know the name for that standoff variation, because I have no idea. Collar?
by biffzinker
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?
Replies: 62
Views: 6209

Re: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?

Honestly a little hard to believe you held out until 2018. I understand not everyone has access to these components, or (necessarily) the funds to acquire them, but SSDs have been the norm for a long while now. First SSD for me was the Intel 320 80GB and that was back in 2011 sure it cost $190 but ...
by biffzinker
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: I built a memory bench
Replies: 12
Views: 3301

Re: I built a memory bench

Hmm, something weird is going on with that 2600X - I've never seen bandwidth drop like that with SMT use, and 39 GB/s only requires 2800 for me. That's some awesome Intel-grade latency, though, and massively better than my 1700 would manage at settings like that. I was after reducing latency over b...
by biffzinker
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Where to buy centering/nub motherboard standoffs
Replies: 31
Views: 5450

Re: Where to buy centering/nub motherboard standoffs

Is this the standoff your looking for? I noticed my Phantek case had one pre-installed in the middle (Primary PCIe slot) and one up between the 8-pin CPU connector, and DIMM slots.
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Source image from: bit-tech
by biffzinker
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: I built a memory bench
Replies: 12
Views: 3301

Re: I built a memory bench

memrt_windows_avx2.exe DDR4-3400 16-18-18-18-38, 1T, tRC 60, and tRFC 435T Ryzen R5 2600X at Stock (3,600 MHz base and Boost 4,250 MHz) WS/thread MB/s Mops/s ns ------------------------------------- 1048576kB: 82 524288kB: 80 262144kB: 77 131072kB: 34139 193 74 65536kB: 34012 194 68 32768kB: 34044 1...
by biffzinker
Wed May 09, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Avoid Windows 10 April Update on Intel series 600P
Replies: 2
Views: 1471

Avoid Windows 10 April Update on Intel series 600P

Microsoft is blocking some Intel SSDs from installing the April 2018 Update after discovering an incompatibility issue that causes performance and stability issues. In short, the problem was explained by Microsoft as: “When attempting to upgrade to Window 10 April 2018 Update select devices with ce...
by biffzinker
Mon May 07, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The CPU-Z Benchmark Gallery
Replies: 16
Views: 4794

Re: The CPU-Z Benchmark Gallery

AMD Ryzen 3 1200 @ 3797.75 MHz
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