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Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: seeing the end of x86?
Replies: 12
Views: 124

Re: seeing the end of x86?

JustAnEngineer wrote:
When Apple used MOS 6502, was that the end of x86?

TBF x86 didn't exist yet back then...

But when IBM chose x86, that likely prevented 68000 from becoming the dominant 16/32 bit architecture of the day.
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Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: seeing the end of x86?
Replies: 12
Views: 124

Re: seeing the end of x86?

RISC-V may grab a decent (but probably not majority) chunk of the embedded market. There's less of an inertia effect with embedded, as embedded developers are already accustomed to dealing with multiple architectures. I doubt it'll ever gain much of a foothold in the desktop/laptop space. It might b...
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Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Updating the aging system
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: Updating the aging system

Assuming he's got reasonable USB 3.0 support on that motherboard and is close enough to his AP to get the higher speeds, the USB adapter approach is probably the most cost effective though.
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Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Updating the aging system
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: Updating the aging system

Given his use case, the existing system still seems adequate other than his Wi-Fi connectivity speeds? Spending ~$400 to solve a network connectivity issue seems a bit excessive unless he's also got the "upgrade itch". Something to keep in mind... depending on how far the system is from th...
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Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Bonkers idea to drained the Mediterranean.
Replies: 9
Views: 101

Re: Bonkers idea to drained the Mediterranean.

Yeah, the salt content of the soil would've been problematic.

Would've probably caused catastrophic changes to the weather patterns of southern Europe too.
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Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Email clients are trash, everywhere, why?
Replies: 19
Views: 535

Re: Email clients are trash, everywhere, why?

IreneAdler wrote:
I use the Mozilla Suite for a few years and I have no issues. Luckily I think

If you're still using it you really need to upgrade to something else, or at least to SeaMonkey (the successor to Mozilla Suite). Mozilla Suite has not been updated in over a decade.
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Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Forget building buy THIS! (awesome deal at B&H)
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Forget building buy THIS! (awesome deal at B&H)

You forgot to add the wheeled case option. A bargain at only $100 per wheel! (That's a $75/wheel discount off of MSRP...)
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Silicon in Macs
Replies: 21
Views: 696

Re: Apple Silicon in Macs

Vast majority of devs where I work are on MacBook Pros, and our target environment is Linux.
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: RyzenVoltage sticking at 1.0999. found the setting...
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: RyzenVoltage sticking at 1.0999. found the setting...

I've occasionally seen boards come with non-default settings out of the box. Did you explicitly do a "reset to defaults" (or clear the CMOS) when you initially set the board up?
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: System Guide query on "The Hybrid"
Replies: 27
Views: 875

Re: System Guide query on "The Hybrid"

Ahh, OK... yeah, that's a lot of spinning rust! As Flying Fox says, if you can enable staggered spinup you should be able to relax your PSU requirements. The steady-state power usage is going to be way lower than what it needs to initially get all those platters spinning if they're all starting up a...
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Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: System Guide query on "The Hybrid"
Replies: 27
Views: 875

Re: System Guide query on "The Hybrid"

Not sure why you think you need a 1200W PSU. The 650W should be fine.
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Terry Davis and TempleOS
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Terry Davis and TempleOS

He died a couple of years ago, BTW. Struck and killed by a train while walking along the tracks.
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Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzenlake
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: Ryzenlake

At least MSRP is the same as their non-XT variants.
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Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Blotchy Structures in Ryzen Die Shots
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Blotchy Structures in Ryzen Die Shots

Interesting. I had not looked at Ryzen die shots previously. The blotchy areas look kind of like satellite photos of the Earth's surface! Just a WAG: This could be an effect of using automated routing tools. FWIW, from my (brief) stint doing FPGA work a few years back, the routing algorithm is actua...
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Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Ryzen build for Windows 7
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Ryzen build for Windows 7

What makes you think the FX-8350 will bite the dust? Mine is still going strong too! :wink:
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Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: NVidia Ampere
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: NVidia Ampere

Waco wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:
If you hook it to an i9 or top-level Ryzen, 750W is probably the starting point.

Top level Ryzen chips + board + memory + SSDs struggle to break 200 watts unless you manually overclock them.

The wonders of 7nm... :grin:
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Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Keller leaves Intel!
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Keller leaves Intel!

...or he's finally decided to retire.
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Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: no signal after uninstalling display adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: no signal after uninstalling display adapter

Did you try connecting the monitor to the motherboard port instead of the GTX? That might at least get you a usable display so you can reinstall the missing drivers.
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Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Keyboard and Mouse Not Working
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Keyboard and Mouse Not Working

Sounds like maybe the X Windows input drivers got borked or uninstalled somehow? Try booting to recovery mode. The keyboard should still work in the text mode console, and you can attempt to reinstall the drivers (I believe the package name is "xserver-xorg-input-all").
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Upgaded RAM and added SSD; Booting up gets Black screen No Power Keyboard/Mouse
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Upgaded RAM and added SSD; Booting up gets Black screen No Power Keyboard/Mouse

Try stripping the system down to its bare minimum (CPU, RAM, GPU), re-seat the RAM, and see if you can get it to POST.
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Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4910
Views: 221623

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Redocbew wrote:
Weird... never seen a machine run out of inodes before, but I guess a cache filled with 1.8 million little files will do that.

I've seen it. With enough systems deployed, you're bound to occasionally have customers who stress systems in weird ways!
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: KVM Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: KVM Switch

I've been happy with my IOGear DVI/USB/Audio KVM. Still going strong a decade or so on. FWIW it is actually a re-badged ATEN. If current models are of similar quality, I think the ones you listed would be reasonable choices.
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Thu May 28, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: 6 years, 7 months of power on
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: 6 years, 7 months of power on

Does that apply to both the older ball bearing designs and the current fluid dynamic bearings?
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Thu May 28, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Creative uses for a dead motherboard
Replies: 37
Views: 850

Re: Creative uses for a dead motherboard

Ki Haao wrote:
Put it in fish tank for display. However, prudent to remove surface components that might hurt the fish.

I think there's too much risk of leaching harmful chemicals, unless you encapsulate the whole thing in something clear and waterproof (a.k.a. "conformal coating").
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Thu May 28, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: NAS builds - anyone want a topic on em?
Replies: 25
Views: 828

Re: NAS builds - anyone want a topic on em?

The Thuban was perhaps the best AMD cpu I ever owned, 1055t. Hot as *hell* but never failed. It was my main desktop, then my HTPC, then an early version of my NAS. Since this is a light-duty server I have the CPU governor set to "conservative". Unless it's doing its nightly mirror update ...
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Wed May 27, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: NAS builds - anyone want a topic on em?
Replies: 25
Views: 828

Re: NAS builds - anyone want a topic on em?

My current home server setup: Asus M5A97 AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 8 GB unbuffered ECC LSI 8-port SAS/SATA HBA 9 3.5" hot swap bays (6 mounted internally, 3 externally as noted in previous post) 120 GB SSD boot drive Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS MD RAID-6 composed of 7 4 TB drives (20 TB usable capacit...
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Wed May 27, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: NAS builds - anyone want a topic on em?
Replies: 25
Views: 828

Re: NAS builds - anyone want a topic on em?

Weird SW, HW, or both? Virtualized on ESXi 5.5. Hardware passthrough (two IBM sas cards passed through) utilizing a virtualized unraid running .. umm more than 9 drives (storage, OS SSDs, etc). Yikes. That is weird! Mine's only weird in having an extra 3-drive hot-swap cage stuck to the outside top...
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Wed May 27, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: WD external drives getting partially slow scan speeds after downloading files on them via torrent
Replies: 22
Views: 517

Re: WD external drives getting partially slow scan speeds after downloading files on them via torrent

You're correct. I should have specified Iron Wolf at first. Does WD have any drives that they say are SMR free? After all the brouhaha in the tech press, I believe they have updated their site to indicate which model numbers of internal drive are CMR and which are SMR. But I don't think this helps ...
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Wed May 27, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: WD external drives getting partially slow scan speeds after downloading files on them via torrent
Replies: 22
Views: 517

Re: WD external drives getting partially slow scan speeds after downloading files on them via torrent

Seagate enterprise drives do not have this. Get a IronWolf - no SMR. Not entirely true. Some of their enterprise drives are SMR, but they do (and AFAIK always have) mentioned it in the specs when this is the case. It was the consumer line where all the obfuscation occurred. And yes, IronWolf should...
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Wed May 27, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: NAS builds - anyone want a topic on em?
Replies: 25
Views: 828

Re: NAS builds - anyone want a topic on em?

Weird SW, HW, or both?
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