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by biffzinker
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Threadripper 2990wx experiences
Replies: 132
Views: 3423

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: 20
Views: 813

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: 53
Views: 1396

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: 467

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: 516

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: 2042

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: 1770

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: 2693

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: 2042

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: 1770

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: 2042

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: 849

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: 2307

Re: The CPU-Z Benchmark Gallery

AMD Ryzen 3 1200 @ 3797.75 MHz
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by biffzinker
Mon May 07, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Share Your GPU Undervolt
Replies: 26
Views: 16652

Re: Share Your GPU Undervolt

it's just that I had access to a lot of RX480's and I managed to find one that clocked from 1.2V down to 925mv and that allowed me to get something like 99% stock performance for a 39% power reduction. That thing was sick . My XFX RX480 does 1288 MHz (OCed by XFX) at mV of 1.045 unfortunately the D...
by biffzinker
Mon May 07, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The CPU-Z Benchmark Gallery
Replies: 16
Views: 2307

Re: The CPU-Z Benchmark Gallery

What algorithm does the benchmark use, and what instruction set is used ? The new benchmark computes a 2-dimensional noise function, that could typically be used in a game to generate a procedural map. The code is written in C++, and compiled with Visual C++ 2008. No special instruction set is used...
by biffzinker
Sat May 05, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: While we're all worshiping AMD because FREEDOM!
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: While we're all worshiping AMD because FREEDOM!

Well Asrock claims there for Gaming but what is with the M1?
Phantom Gaming M1 Radeon RX570 8G

Double Ball Bearings Fan Design?

Video output limited to only DVI-D?
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Could this be why?
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by biffzinker
Thu May 03, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Spectre 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: Spectre 2: Electric Boogaloo

Out of the eight CPU flaws four are rated as high risk, and the other four are medium risk. At least it's an even split this time.
https://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Exclusi ... 40648.html
by biffzinker
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised
Replies: 44
Views: 6106

Re: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised

Is there a way to check if HPET is being Forced in the OS? What is the command to disable OS-Forced HPET? Windows 10 defaults to NOT exclusively using HPET. You can force it to use HPET by adding through Command Prompt/PowerShell (Admin privileges required?) - bcdedit /set useplatformclock true (th...
by biffzinker
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD FirePro W5100
Replies: 8
Views: 1255

Re: AMD FirePro W5100

Radeon 7790 re-branded to Radeon R7 260X it looks like. It's the second revision to GCN aka the GPU (Hawaii) used in the R9 290. https://techreport.com/review/25473/amd-radeon-r7-260x-graphics-card-reviewed TechPowerUp's GPU Database entry: https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/2585/firepro-w5100 Perfor...
by biffzinker
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Case selection for silence, on air?
Replies: 25
Views: 5410

Re: Case selection for silence, on air?

There's three new colored Eclipse P300 cases from Phanteks, and the MSRP is set at $59.99.

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https://www.techpowerup.com/243450/phan ... or-options
by biffzinker
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Case selection for silence, on air?
Replies: 25
Views: 5410

Re: Case selection for silence, on air?

[*]Phanteks Eclipse P400S, sound-damped and windowless. I've never used one but it looks to be based off the Evolv that I have (and is good). I've had the case since the being of last year so far I've noticed air-flow into the case seems restricted through the metal front panels skinny rectangle op...
by biffzinker
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Warning about Newegg
Replies: 34
Views: 5018

Re: Warning about Newegg

Welch wrote:
Becoming an "Alaskan" is sort of like making it through a dare or challenge, you have an underlying respect for each other measured in the number of years you've lived here, I've hit 19 years which is a good start.

26 years been here since 1992
by biffzinker
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Warning about Newegg
Replies: 34
Views: 5018

Re: Warning about Newegg

ludi wrote:
they live in a pristine libertarian paradise.

I'd like to know where all of these libertarians or liberals are since I happen across more conservatives in public.
by biffzinker
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So when are DDR5 and PCIe 5 going to be out? Needed?
Replies: 20
Views: 2524

Re: So when are DDR5 and PCIe 5 going to be out? Needed?

Like DDR4 back when it was announced, it will still be several years before any of us have DDR5 RAM in our systems. That's partly because the memory controllers in processors and SoCs need to be updated to support DDR5, and these chips normally take two or three years to design from start to finish...
by biffzinker
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: New Intel branch prediction attack discovered
Replies: 6
Views: 2082

Re: New Intel branch prediction attack discovered - Sandybridge, Haswell, and Skylake

DancinJack wrote:
(unrelated - I hate really long forum topic titles)

Updated the topic title so it doesn't interfere with the Hot forum threads on the front page.
by biffzinker
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: New Intel branch prediction attack discovered
Replies: 6
Views: 2082

New Intel branch prediction attack discovered

Researchers from the College of William and Mary, Carnegie Mellon, the University of California Riverside, and Binghamton University have described a security attack that uses the speculative execution features of modern processors to leak sensitive information and undermine the security boundaries ...
by biffzinker
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be
Replies: 28
Views: 4171

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

Welch wrote:
[so it would cost me around $20 to ship it because newegg shipping sucks up to AK.

Also why I ordered my Phanteks case from Amazon instead of Newegg.
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by biffzinker
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset
Replies: 59
Views: 4964

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

No try the NexGen Nx586PF instead. Edit: Maybe you don't want a NexGen CPU, I see Branch Prediction Logic. https://i.imgur.com/Dp9Tu7S.jpg https://i.imgur.com/qSuLtBL.png Data sheet source: http://datasheets.chipdb.org/NexGen/2_Hardware%20Architecture.pdf http://datasheets.chipdb.org/NexGen/
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