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by Takeshi7
Thu May 17, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Wireless channel on auto
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Re: Wireless channel on auto

My router always uses the same channel (I believe 14, but I can't remember.) if I set it to auto, even if every single neighbor is using the same channel. I always use the Wifi Analyzer app on my phone to find a free channel to switch it too. My last 2 routers have behaved this way. One was a Netgea...
by Takeshi7
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Buying a console
Replies: 25
Views: 2505

Re: Buying a console

Switch isn't really an option since I intend to make use of the 65 inch TV. And play co-op with friends. I don't plan on playing much on PC since I'll be moving to a laptop. I guess it's a PS4 then. They are easier to find here and used games should be cheaper too. Well if you're going to play co-o...
by Takeshi7
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: New desktop speaker recommendations
Replies: 91
Views: 6054

Re: New desktop speaker recommendations

I was actually looking for a 2.1 setup and I think I've decided on the Logitech Z333 2.1 speakers. They seem nice. I don't actually have them yet though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku4zG3IMopY
by Takeshi7
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Let's take a look at the VP9 decoding performance of 20 different processors!
Replies: 41
Views: 5749

Re: Let's take a look at the VP9 decoding performance of 19 different processors!

VP9 @ 1080p - Chrome vs Firefox Pentium D 935 (3.2GHz) Chrome: 87-100% with occasional stuttering. Firefox: 53-74%, completely smooth That sounds about right to me. The difference between what I see on my Pentium EE and your Pentium D is probably down to Hyperthreading and higher clock speed. It al...
by Takeshi7
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Let's take a look at the VP9 decoding performance of 20 different processors!
Replies: 41
Views: 5749

Re: Let's take a look at the VP9 decoding performance of 19 different processors!

I retested the C2D E8600 machine with Firefox Quantum. CPU usage was indeed significantly lower, at around 4% for 1080p (Chrome was using 26-35%). However, I noticed that YouTube was streaming AVC (H.264) video to Firefox. H.264 is decoded in hardware by most video cards. Interesting. On my PC both...
by Takeshi7
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Let's take a look at the VP9 decoding performance of 20 different processors!
Replies: 41
Views: 5749

Re: Let's take a look at the VP9 decoding performance of 19 different processors!

I have found the Firefox Quantum has lower CPU usage than Chrome when playing back VP9. You might want to try it on some of those low end CPUs to see if there's any difference. I am using a Pentium EE 965 @ 4 GHz and 1080p VP9 Youtube videos only use around 20% CPU usage. The closest chip in your li...
by Takeshi7
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: the most advanced 80's 8-bit CPUs?
Replies: 54
Views: 6703

Re: the most advanced 80's 8-bit CPUs?

Does the 6809 count as an 8-bit CPU if it is capable of full 16-bit arithmetic? That's what the wikipedia article says.
by Takeshi7
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: the most advanced 80's 8-bit CPUs?
Replies: 54
Views: 6703

Re: the most advanced 80's 8-bit CPUs?

I'm pretty sure the Z80 or MOS 6502 were the undisputed champs of 8-bit CPUs. The 6502 was clocked slower, but it had around 4x the IPC of the Z80, so they ended up pretty close in performance.
by Takeshi7
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: New drive suggestions?
Replies: 23
Views: 6662

Re: New drive suggestions?

I hate the company because Seagate obfuscates which of their drive models have the inferior SMR technology and which will actually work for common applications. If the fact that certain models or revisions in a series of drives use SMR technology were available in the marketing materials for that d...
by Takeshi7
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: New drive suggestions?
Replies: 23
Views: 6662

Re: New drive suggestions?

I'll mention that TiVo Bolt is one of the many applications for which Seagate's problem-plagued SMR drives are totally unusable. After several hours or a few days on-line, the Seagate drive corrupts the file system and makes the DVR completely unusable. :cry: I'll be sticking to other brands of dri...
by Takeshi7
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: New drive suggestions?
Replies: 23
Views: 6662

Re: New drive suggestions?

Depending on what you're using the drive for I'd either get a Seagate Archive 8TB or a Barracuda 8TB drive. If it's just for media storage the value of the Archive drive can't be beat, but if it's for general purpose usage I'd get the Barracuda. They're both air drives so they're cheaper than helium...
by Takeshi7
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Burst ye crypto bubble!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1003

Re: Burst ye crypto bubble!!!

RAM prices have nothing to do with cryptocurrency. The RAM prices are entirely caused by the same companies doing the thing they did not that long ago:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DRAM_price_fixing
by Takeshi7
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?
Replies: 48
Views: 10379

Re: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?

The first ASUS Rampage Formula actually has that Pentium EE 965 listed in it's supported CPU list. http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-ASUS/Rampage_Formula.html Yeah I was looking at that board but I decided against it because it was too expensive. I just went with a Asus P5Q because it was plentiful, ch...
by Takeshi7
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?
Replies: 48
Views: 10379

Re: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?

I've seen a P45-based board work, but this was quite some time ago and I don't recall what make/model it was, sorry. Interestingly, I've just recently come across a Pentium D system, and benched it for fun. As it turns out, Bay Trail Atom is (a lot) faster. http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Inte...
by Takeshi7
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?
Replies: 48
Views: 10379

Re: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?

I settled on the Rosewill Hive 750W . Every online PSU calculator seemed to indicate that a 650 Watt PSU was the minimum for this build, so I got a 750 to give me a little bit of extra margin once I start overclocking. At this point every part is ordered except the case. I have an Idea for what case...
by Takeshi7
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?
Replies: 48
Views: 10379

Re: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?

550W or 650W? The actual output capabilities could be a trivial depending on the brand you buy. For reference, here is what TR was getting for at-the-wall power consumption of various Pentium XE systems (scroll down): http://techreport.com/review/9627/intel-pentium-extreme-edition-965-processor/15 ...
by Takeshi7
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?
Replies: 48
Views: 10379

Re: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?

just brew it! wrote:
And FWIW there's even an LGA 1150 board with ISA slots! :lol:

Yes, lets hobble a state of the art CPU that has ~30GB/s of memory bandwidth to a system bus that has ~8MB/s of max theoretical bandwidth.

But seriously, about my PSU question, 550W or 650W?
by Takeshi7
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?
Replies: 48
Views: 10379

Re: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?

Wow. ISA slots on a Pentium 4. I have never seen ISA slots on anything newer than a Pentium 2. Do you guys think that a 550W power supply will be enough for this Pentium Extreme and a GTX 480, or should I go for a 650W? Both of those parts have a reputation for being extremely hot and power hungry.
by Takeshi7
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?
Replies: 48
Views: 10379

Re: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?

You aren't going to be running/installing Windows XP (x86) on that, are you? Just checking since you're installing 16GB total. No, I plan on installing WIndows 10 x64 Pro. I'm going more for a modern build rather than making it 100% period correct. I've seen other videos on YouTube of this CPU runn...
by Takeshi7
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?
Replies: 48
Views: 10379

Re: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?

OK update on this project. I have ordered a few components: Asus P5Q motherboard with the P45 chipset. 16GB (4x4GB) DDR2 800 kit. The CPU support list for this motherboard doesn't list the Pentium EE 965, but it does have the Pentium D 9xx series, so I'm pretty sure it will work. I also found a Sams...
by Takeshi7
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?
Replies: 48
Views: 10379

Re: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?

thanks for the info bfg-9000. I'll have to do some more research. The board that really caught my eye is the Gigabyte GA-EP45T-USB3P, but I can't find it for sale anywhere, except for 1 place charging almost $3000 for it: http://www.aztekcomputers.com/GAEP45TUSB3P-GIGABYTE-1015494.html?source=google...
by Takeshi7
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?
Replies: 48
Views: 10379

Re: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?

Ah, I guess it depends, for me 11 years is quite a long time ago; there are plenty of games that I'd really enjoy the nostalgia of playing through with higher settings on a system like this (highest-end possible from 1H'06, e.g. Pentium EE 965, 4 GB, GeForce 7900 GTX, X-Fi Fatal1ty, XP Pro, 22"...
by Takeshi7
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?
Replies: 48
Views: 10379

Re: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?

Now....if you were maxing out 286, 386, 486, and Pentium systems, using flash memory for storage and seeing what type of OS's you could manage to run, that'd be cool. If you can get TRIM working with those old CPU's I'd be amazed. That's one of the main reasons I'm looking at the later 775 chipsets...
by Takeshi7
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?
Replies: 48
Views: 10379

Re: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?

G8torbyte wrote:
If I remember correctly Rambus (RDRAM) was made for Pentium-4's at that time but there were heat or some latency problems? I never used RDRAM so I don't know all the issues.

That's the really early Pentium 4's. I'm looking at the later ones during the Core 2 era with DDR3.
by Takeshi7
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?
Replies: 48
Views: 10379

Re: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?

Best I can do in 5 minutes of Google is a MSI Q35MDO. Oh, I know it's not cost effective to do this. I just want to build a machine that represents the peak performance of Netburst. Cool project 8) Does this means pre-C2D OS, soundcard, GPU, monitor too? If I still had my GeForce 7900 GTX, I'd offe...
by Takeshi7
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?
Replies: 48
Views: 10379

Re: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?

At this point, you might have better luck getting a more-powerful system (like a Core 2 or even a Nehalem/Sandy Bridge if you know where to look) second hand for cheap or free rather than trying to get a P4 running. Oh, I know it's not cost effective to do this. I just want to build a machine that ...
by Takeshi7
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?
Replies: 48
Views: 10379

Re: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?

The problem is that NONE of the motherboard manufacturers put Netburst CPUs on the supported list for those later chipsets. The only thing I can do is fish for anecdotal evidence on computer forums. I'll probably just find a P45 motherboard from a seller with a return policy, so if it doesn't work I...
by Takeshi7
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?
Replies: 48
Views: 10379

Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?

I'm looking for the best motherboard that will work with the Pentium EE 965. The last Intel chipset to officially support Netburst is the P35, but that doesn't necessarily mean it won't work with newer chipsets like the P45, X38, and X48. Has anyone had luck getting Netburst Pentium 4 or Pentium D C...
by Takeshi7
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: I need some help, gerbils! Which are the quiet consumer hard drives?
Replies: 60
Views: 17032

Re: I need some help, gerbils! Which are the quiet consumer hard drives?

I think the quietest high capacity drive on the market would be the Seagate 5TB Backup Plus Portable. It's 2.5", slow spindle speed, and enclosed in a case that should keep sound to a minimum. Not quite up to the 6-8TB from your original post, but if you're really picky about noise it's an opti...