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by Takeshi7
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10 unable to access SOME of W7&W10 n-work shares
Replies: 33
Views: 2564

Re: W10 unable to access SOME of W7&W10 n-work shares

I had a problem with a computer not being able to find my NAS and I used this video to solve it: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-access-files-network-devices-using-smbv1-windows-10 I had to enable SMB1.0 support. apparently Microsoft disabled it by default in one of their recent Windows 10 update...
by Takeshi7
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?
Replies: 44
Views: 5456

Re: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?

I'm waiting for PhilsComputerLab (from YouTube) to come with a VIA mini PC that supports two expansion PCI cards so I can finally get a 386-486-Pentium retro PC. I have one. Look for a PCChips M789CG motherboard. It's a VIA C3 motherboard with 2 PCI slots. Careful. PCChips has a well-deserved reput...
by Takeshi7
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?
Replies: 44
Views: 5456

Re: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?

How are the volts? My brother's CPU was having a hard time keeping cool and I found the "Auto" setting for the Gigabyte board he has was volting the stock clocked CPU a solid 1.48v. Dropped it to 1.10v and the temps now don't even scratch 65c. Stock on the auto setting it was about 1.22V ...
by Takeshi7
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?
Replies: 44
Views: 5456

Re: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?

qmacpoint wrote:
I'm waiting for PhilsComputerLab (from YouTube) to come with a VIA mini PC that supports two expansion PCI cards so I can finally get a 386-486-Pentium retro PC.


I have one. Look for a PCChips M789CG motherboard. It's a VIA C3 motherboard with 2 PCI slots.
by Takeshi7
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?
Replies: 44
Views: 5456

Re: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?

I just want to give an update on this. My friend helped me delid the CPU with his hot air workstation. Once it was delidded we added a bit more solder and used a soldering iron to make sure the solder was nicely spread on both the CPU dies and the IHS. ( the IHS was harder because it has much more t...
by Takeshi7
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Do a stop-gap build? Or go whole hog? ("Pentium Gold" v. "Ryzen," and other curiosities)
Replies: 25
Views: 4213

Re: Do a stop-gap build? Or go whole hog? ("Pentium Gold" v. "Ryzen," and other curiosities)

If I were you, I'd just get a Ryzen 2200G, an ASRock AB350 Pro4 (because it's cheap and ASRock is the only B350 board that has the 2nd PCIe x16 slot hooked up to that good PCIe 3.0 from the CPU), and the bare minimum amount of DDR4 RAM you need. That combined with the hardware you have should be eno...
by Takeshi7
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?
Replies: 44
Views: 5456

Re: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?

Ah, I think I remember reading something about that. Not nearly old enough to be "cool" IMO, but to each their own. Anyhow, yeah....you're likely seeing the same BIOS bug I encountered on the P5Q Pro, but which was apparently never fixed on the regular P5Q. You can mess around with older ...
by Takeshi7
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?
Replies: 44
Views: 5456

Re: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?

Man, I guess I suffered more during the NetBurp era than you did. I literally have a desk drawer full of Pentium Ds and late model Presshots, and I'm happy knowing that they rot silently, hurting no one. I wasn't allowed to talk about it at the time, but I remember clearly how terribly disappointed...
by Takeshi7
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?
Replies: 44
Views: 5456

Re: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?

It is an old build, and i've been running this BIOS since I got it. Temps have always been awful, but it has always worked. It just makes me so nervous every time I see the temps so high. Soooo......did it just recently begin running hotter, or having other problems? I'm confused as to why you're s...
by Takeshi7
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?
Replies: 44
Views: 5456

Re: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?

Hmm......is this a recent "new" build? If so, it could very well be the same bug I encountered, and you might try a few different BIOS revisions to see the results. If it's an old build and you've been running the same config/BIOS for multiple years, it's something else. In either case, t...
by Takeshi7
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?
Replies: 44
Views: 5456

Re: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?

chuckula wrote:
So we're talking about a Pentium 4 EE chip?

I see my time travel experiment has been a success!

Invest in Apple and Nvidia stock guys!

It's a Pentium EE, not a Pentium 4 EE. So it's basically a dual core Pentium 4 EE.
by Takeshi7
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?
Replies: 44
Views: 5456

Re: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?

Did you happen to update your BIOS recently? I had a P5Q Pro with a BIOS bug which caused it to misreport the temp about 20C too high. I knew it had to be some kind of error, and waited it out until the next revision, which magically fixed the problem. I updated the BIOS when I got the motherboard....
by Takeshi7
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?
Replies: 44
Views: 5456

Re: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?

cegras wrote:
Any software reading of temperature is most likely going through one "Winbond" chip, so several software readings corroborating don't mean much. The only way to get a real reading is with a thermocouple.

I'd have to delid the CPU to get the thermocouple in the right spot anyways.
by Takeshi7
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?
Replies: 44
Views: 5456

Re: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?

Has it been running at stock its entire life, or did it spend a lot of time overclocked? If it has been pushed hard for many years it may have sustained internal damage to the silicon itself which is raising power dissipation. As others have noted, attempting to de-lid a CPU with a soldered IHS is ...
by Takeshi7
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?
Replies: 44
Views: 5456

Re: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?

How sure are you that the temperature reading is accurate? Is the CPU throttling? I'm pretty sure the reading is accurate. I'm using Speedfan to measure temps, but I also checked in the BIOS and some other applications and they all seem to show similar CPU temps. AFAIK the CPU isn't throttling, but...
by Takeshi7
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?
Replies: 44
Views: 5456

Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?

Hello, I have a pentium EE 965 that gets ridiculously hot, even at stock settings being cooled by a 240mm AIO. It easily breaks into the mid 80c range and sometimes spikes above 90c. I believe the CPU die has poor thermal contact with the IHS, because I have used different coolers and tried reseatin...
by Takeshi7
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?
Replies: 62
Views: 6220

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

TR's own SSD endurance experiment basically put those fears about write endurance to rest, you'd have to be writing a crazy amount of data to break an SSD. While TR's SSD endurance experiment was interesting, The one crucial detail they left out was data retention. The reason the SSD manufacturers ...
by Takeshi7
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?
Replies: 62
Views: 6220

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

If you're running Windows 10, it won't let you defrag it, so no worries there. That's not necessarily true. Make sure AHCI is enabled in the BIOS. If it's working correctly it won't let you defrag, but I've definitely seen Windows 10 on older machines that don't have AHCI or have AHCI disabled will...
by Takeshi7
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Technology purchasing and "moments of weakness"
Replies: 62
Views: 5151

Re: Technology purchasing and "moments of weakness"

Once every couple of years or so I get the "itch" and I have to buy the parts and build a cheapish computer for no reason at all. My most recent one is a Pentium Extreme Edition with a GTX 480 just because I wanted to build the ultimate Netburst architecture machine. The one before that I ...
by Takeshi7
Thu May 17, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Wireless channel on auto
Replies: 1
Views: 2526

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: 30
Views: 5680

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: 12792

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: 68
Views: 20901

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: 68
Views: 20901

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: 68
Views: 20901

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: 11492

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: 11492

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: 8793

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: 8793

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...
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