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Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 8875

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Loading up the car, should be leaving shortly!
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Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64
Replies: 31
Views: 5910

Re: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64

If you don't know what you need 24GB for, you don't need it. 16GB is still plenty. Objection! (To the second sentence, not the first.) It depends entirely on the machine being one which is used by only 1 user at a time, who isn't doing much multitasking. Where either of those scenarios is in play, ...
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Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 8875

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Yes, there will be Spam musubi! :D
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Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Enermax Liqtech TR4: potential issues
Replies: 16
Views: 3352

Re: Enermax Liqtech TR4: potential issues

Unless the water in the loop is very pure distilled water, it is conductive. Even distilled water will become conductive over time as trace amounts of the metal dissolves in it.
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Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64
Replies: 31
Views: 5910

Re: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64

I've heard that VMs are extremely RAM-intensive, but that's mostly what can use up 16+GB of memory under typical conditions. I'm not entirely sure what VMs are, or what they are used for. Is it for using multiple OSs at once? I may have to hit up Google and see what's what. Yeah, VMs basically allo...
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Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64
Replies: 31
Views: 5910

Re: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64

TBH, absent any pressing need for more RAM, and assuming the system is stable in its current configuration, I'd say the biggest potential motivation to get another 8GB stick at this point would be if you plan to keep this system at 16GB but re-use the 2x4 sticks for another build.
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Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64
Replies: 31
Views: 5910

Re: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64

It'll give you plenty of headroom to play around with VMs, if you've ever wanted to do that. That's pretty much the only time I find myself actually needing more than 16GB (my primary desktop currently has 32GB).
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Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64
Replies: 31
Views: 5910

Re: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64

If you are using an odd number of sticks, it should always drop down to single-channel operation. This also means that you might experience a faster system if you remove the 8GB stick and let it run with 2x4GB in dual-channel. Again, CPU-Z should be able to tell you everything you need to know, inc...
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Enermax Liqtech TR4: potential issues
Replies: 16
Views: 3352

Re: Enermax Liqtech TR4: potential issues

Hopefully it is a production/QA glitch which they will quickly rectify. Sucks for the people who already bought the problematic units though. Keep us posted on how your RMA goes (assuming you pursue one).
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Enermax Liqtech TR4: potential issues
Replies: 16
Views: 3352

Re: Enermax Liqtech TR4: potential issues

On behalf of the OP (since he can't post links yet): http://reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/8ro95z/my_360_radiator_just_exploded_pc_worth_5000/ http://reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/8l3xm2/liqtech_tr4_possible_production_error/ http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/920849-is-my-aio-cooler-failing/?tab=comme...
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Router hangs when desktop Lan connection in use.
Replies: 17
Views: 289

Re: Router hangs when desktop Lan connection in use.

OK, now I am really confused. You said a few posts back that you were still having problems when you bypassed the router? I forgot to add, i did directly connect my PC to the ISP's line, even the tower's device was hanging and losing connection. So i am pretty sure router is not the culprit. Until w...
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64
Replies: 31
Views: 5910

Re: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64

OK, maybe it is just getting confused by the mismatch somehow.

FWIW I have occasionally seen motherboard docs which mis-identify which sockets go to each channel. I suppose it's possible the modules aren't on the channels we think they are...
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Router hangs when desktop Lan connection in use.
Replies: 17
Views: 289

Re: Router hangs when desktop Lan connection in use.

Sounds like a defective router to me. I forgot to add, i did directly connect my PC to the ISP's line, even the tower's device was hanging and losing connection. So i am pretty sure router is not the culprit. Well that's really weird then; the symptoms are inconsistent. If it still happens with the...
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64
Replies: 31
Views: 5910

Re: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64

Try moving one of the 4GB sticks to the unoccupied slot instead. That should put 2x4 on one channel and 1x8 on the other (so 8GB on each channel). Moving the 8GB stick like you did would've still left you with an asymmetric amount of RAM on each channel. Not sure it'll help, but it is worth a try.
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Router hangs when desktop Lan connection in use.
Replies: 17
Views: 289

Re: Router hangs when desktop Lan connection in use.

Sounds like a defective router to me.
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1085
Views: 90451

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

The dog managed to snag one of the wires to the LED setup on the back deck and ripped it out of the LED controller. Ours took out the A/C in a similar way a few weeks ago. I assume it was the control wires from the thermostat to the compressor that got trashed. A/C needed servicing anyway (even pri...
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Car runs rough on idle
Replies: 41
Views: 1203

Re: Car runs rough on idle

I've done a carb rebuild exactly once in my life. Not an experience I'd care to ever repeat. Ditto front struts (the old school kind where you needed to compress the spring and disassemble everything).
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 8875

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

just brew it! wrote:
I have a small rain canopy, so I will bring that.

Strike that, looks like the canopy is not available. Hopefully weather will be cooperative. Current forecast is for rain early, then again late at night; so if that holds we should be fine.
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?
Replies: 38
Views: 2347

Re: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?

At least he's not complaining that it doesn't work in Lynx. :wink:
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3835
Views: 555683

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

I'll echo Redocbew's comment. Until a few years ago I avoided anything with growled vocals too. I eventually acquired the taste by listening to Opeth's entire back catalog in more-or-less reverse order. Their last few albums have all clean vocals and a retro prog rock vibe instead of death metal; th...
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?
Replies: 38
Views: 2347

Re: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?

Plus it's owned by Yahoo, which always feels like it is circling the drain. Well, they're part of Verizon now; so when they do eventually go, it'll probably be from a bullet to the head rather than going down the drain. Eventually Verizon will get tired of feeding the massive money pit. Not any mor...
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: VW in deep Doo-Doo
Replies: 215
Views: 22438

Re: VW in deep Doo-Doo

Glad to see some corporate shysters being held personally accountable. VW and Theranos within a week of each other!
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?
Replies: 38
Views: 2347

Re: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?

UberGerbil wrote:
Plus it's owned by Yahoo, which always feels like it is circling the drain.

Well, they're part of Verizon now; so when they do eventually go, it'll probably be from a bullet to the head rather than going down the drain. Eventually Verizon will get tired of feeding the massive money pit.
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?
Replies: 38
Views: 2347

Re: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?

Rent a cheap VPS and host your own photo upload site? Bottom tier Linode instance is $5/month for 25GB of storage and 1TB of data transfer. If $5/month is too much, split it with a couple of friends.
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3835
Views: 555683

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

JustAnEngineer wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
I don't spend much time listening to (or dwelling on the musical merits, or lack thereof) of the Taylor Swifts of the world.

I enjoyed Red. Her latest album is just crap.

Well, I'll grant you that's better than the other one. IMO it's still kind of bland though.
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Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Car runs rough on idle
Replies: 41
Views: 1203

Re: Car runs rough on idle

The times I've had issues like that it has always been some sort of vacuum leak.
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Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3835
Views: 555683

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Taylor Swift - Reputation This was a very disappointing album. I believe that it could have been musical with a few simple improvements: 1) Throw the cheesy flanged synth-bass into the dumpster. Hire a competent musician with a stringed electric bass. 2) Throw the cheesy synth-drums into the dumpst...
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Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 8875

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

You can move me to confirmed, but I will most likely not be coming out Friday evening (I believe I posted something to the effect that I might do that a while back).

Will bring beer, as usual. And maybe some sort of side/appetizer. I have a small rain canopy, so I will bring that.
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Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3032
Views: 119526

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

(The blackberries have turned out to be a pretty good way to control the thistle problem we had, but they are also crowding out everything else. At least we get a decent harvest of berries with our thorns now.) Uh-oh, keep an eye on where they go next. In the rainy side of the Pacific Northwest, th...
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Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3032
Views: 119526

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Three of three and you'll be leaving the surplus on neighbors' doorsteps in the dead of night. Why do Vermonters lock their doors in September? To keep out the zucchini. Last year we got like 20 lbs of cucumbers off of a single plant. :o This year the cucumber plant is not doing well, and we have n...