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by adampk17
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: How do you store/organize your stash of extra cables?
Replies: 18
Views: 1393

Re: How do you store/organize your stash of extra cables?

Thank you all for your replies. I appreciate the suggestions and I plans to update this thread after I get my new bins and get my cables reorganized.
by adampk17
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: How do you store/organize your stash of extra cables?
Replies: 18
Views: 1393

Re: How do you store/organize your stash of extra cables?

I love the velcro tie idea, I'm ordering some of those right now.

Otherwise, I try to organize them by type as best I can - in separate drawers preferably. I'm looking at something like this, probably two of them.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite-5-Drawer-Wide-Tower-Black/20699661
by adampk17
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: How do you store/organize your stash of extra cables?
Replies: 18
Views: 1393

Re: How do you store/organize your stash of extra cables?

Captain Ned wrote:
Gallon Zip-Loc bags.


That might work for the smaller cables but I have some HDMI and ethernet cable that might be a tough fit.
by adampk17
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: How do you store/organize your stash of extra cables?
Replies: 18
Views: 1393

How do you store/organize your stash of extra cables?

I'm sure most of you are like me and you have a hard time throwing any cable away, whether it be for PC, AV, or various electronics. I have quite a bit of HDMI, DVI, various displayport, ethernet, and gobs of every type of USB cable that ever was, etc, etc. I've gone through my stash a few times and...
by adampk17
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1444
Views: 55951

Re: Something's different...

JohnC wrote:
roncat wrote:
Where does everyone go for hardware now?

If this is an actual question - I like to read TechPowerUp. They are better than TechSpot and they have pretty knowledgeable people posting in forums and comments and they have the authors of some very famous software utilities.



Thank you
by adampk17
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1444
Views: 55951

Re: Something's different...

The BBQ was pretty revitalizing and a great source of perspective. It made for a perfectly timed reminder of why I personally do what I do around here. I still think there's a lot left to be desired, and the pace of community-centric improvements is contemptible. However, TR is a strange beast, and...
by adampk17
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kempner Rice Diet
Replies: 81
Views: 5240

Re: Kempner Rice Diet

Being diagnosed with a condition doesn't automatically make you an expert on said condition. You may have initially had some bad experiences, but I still doubt anyone here has the education or qualifications to say "all the doctors are wrong" about anything, regardless if they or their &q...
by adampk17
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kempner Rice Diet
Replies: 81
Views: 5240

Re: Kempner Rice Diet

you know what to do Yeah. See a doctor and ignore the credulous fool on some random Internet forum. I’m going to jump in here for (hopefully) a half second. Also, I’m not defending or agreeing with a diabetes diet that begins with eating a bunch of rice. However, from personal experience with sever...
by adampk17
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kempner Rice Diet
Replies: 81
Views: 5240

Re: Kempner Rice Diet

Type 2 IS almost always reversible. The OP is correct that diet is the answer, not meds. Most of the meds for diabetes make the problem worse in the long run. Again, if someone knew exactly what the balance was between diet and genetic predisposition, and they did have a "cure" for Diabet...
by adampk17
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kempner Rice Diet
Replies: 81
Views: 5240

Re: Kempner Rice Diet

Yeah, well since none of them have been invited on a trip to Stockholm as would likely happen for anyone who did cure Diabetes, then I'm ok with being a sheep according to you. Type 2 IS almost always reversible. The OP is correct that diet is the answer, not meds. Most of the meds for diabetes mak...
by adampk17
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kempner Rice Diet
Replies: 81
Views: 5240

Re: Kempner Rice Diet

Dietary fat in one's diet does not cause obesity or diabetes. Sugar, including carbohydrates, does.
by adampk17
Sun May 05, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Did you know Win95 could run on 386?
Replies: 55
Views: 3801

Re: Did you know Win95 could run on 386?

jihadjoe wrote:
I mean, the system requirements list a 386DX so obviously it would run on a 386...

Image


Showing Internet Explorer on the back of the box, that must be Windows 95b then, I believe. IE came with the Windows 95 plus pack originally.
by adampk17
Sun May 05, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Did you know Win95 could run on 386?
Replies: 55
Views: 3801

Re: Did you know Win95 could run on 386?

Assuming you had adequate RAM I seem to remember that Windows 95 ran just fine on later 486 processors like the DX2-80/DX4-100/DX4-120.
by adampk17
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 21031

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

drfish wrote:
I don't think it's a prank. This listing is no longer on Intel's site.



Effective April 1st. Hrmm
by adampk17
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Frametime 8gb vs 16gb ram benchmarks?
Replies: 50
Views: 4229

Re: Frametime 8gb vs 16gb ram benchmarks?

When it comes to RAM, why buy 16 GB now if you don't think you'll need it? A lot of motherboards have 4 DIMM slots, so just buy 8 GB now and get 8 GB more in the future if needed. I'm gonna take an entry level MB; so only 2 DIMM slots, so if I want to upgrade I'd be in a bad spot. Unless I used onl...
by adampk17
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Disk Cloning software recommendation
Replies: 34
Views: 3288

Re: Disk Cloning software recommendation

Thanks to Newegg and smart saver shipping (Fedex Surepost) I won't have to worry about cloning until next Friday. A whole week to go from the LA area to the Seattle area. :roll:

Thank you guys for your input though. Much appreciated.


Edit - I guess I forget that monday is a holiday for some.
by adampk17
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Disk Cloning software recommendation
Replies: 34
Views: 3288

Re: Disk Cloning software recommendation

Thank you for all your replies thus far. I appreciate it.
by adampk17
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Disk Cloning software recommendation
Replies: 34
Views: 3288

Disk Cloning software recommendation

I just bought a 1 TB NVME SSD and I will need to close the existing 512GB NVME SSD to it. So I'm looking for a recommendation for free or inexpensive cloning software.

Stuff you've used personally only please.

Thank you
by adampk17
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Easy overclocking guide or instructions for 8086K?
Replies: 12
Views: 2404

Re: Easy overclocking guide or instructions for 8086K?

From the conclusion page of the Anandtech article: The flip side of that however is that – as Ryan and I have been debating internally – is whether this is a processor even meant for stock usage. Intel’s binning process means that for one core to be able to run at 5.0 GHz at a reasonable voltage, al...
by adampk17
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Easy overclocking guide or instructions for 8086K?
Replies: 12
Views: 2404

Re: Easy overclocking guide or instructions for 8086K?

* EDIT: Oof. The anandtech article DPete linked above showed that when they bumped all-core boost up to 5.0 GHz, power consumption jumped from 115W (stock) to 175W. Eeps. At 5 GHz all core the power was 152W, wasn't it? One of us is reading it wrong and it could be me. :) 152W was with user-tuned v...
by adampk17
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Easy overclocking guide or instructions for 8086K?
Replies: 12
Views: 2404

Re: Easy overclocking guide or instructions for 8086K?

Voldenuit wrote:
* EDIT: Oof. The anandtech article DPete linked above showed that when they bumped all-core boost up to 5.0 GHz, power consumption jumped from 115W (stock) to 175W. Eeps.


At 5 GHz all core the power was 152W, wasn't it? One of us is reading it wrong and it could be me. :)
by adampk17
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Easy overclocking guide or instructions for 8086K?
Replies: 12
Views: 2404

Re: Easy overclocking guide or instructions for 8086K?

I wouldn't expect to get 5GHz an all 6 cores at stock voltage. Thanks for all that info, DPete27. I'm not expecting to get 5 GHz on all cores without a bump in voltage. I'd like to take a realistic approach to that extra voltage if I can figure where best to start or how to proceed if I get instabi...
by adampk17
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Easy overclocking guide or instructions for 8086K?
Replies: 12
Views: 2404

Re: Easy overclocking guide or instructions for 8086K?

I followed Der8aur's Youtube guide to get my 8700K to 4.9 all cores. I'd recommend to take a look at it (you may need to adjust a bit though as he was using an Asus Maximus motherboard rather than Gigabyte, so the parameters may have slightly different names. ) I did a quick search of Youtube for D...
by adampk17
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Easy overclocking guide or instructions for 8086K?
Replies: 12
Views: 2404

Re: Easy overclocking guide or instructions for 8086K?

If you just want to run the single-core max turbo on all cores simultaneously, there's often a one-switch option in the bios, on your motherboard it seems to be called "enhanced multi-core performance". Give that a try (and make sure your temperatures are still in check, but I doubt that ...
by adampk17
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Easy overclocking guide or instructions for 8086K?
Replies: 12
Views: 2404

Easy overclocking guide or instructions for 8086K?

Hello TR, I have a 8086K on a GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 motherboard with a Corsair H80i V2 cooler and what I would like to do is overclock the processor to 5 GHz on all cores. From the little research I have done this doesn't seem like a lot to ask of this particular processor as long as you have...
by adampk17
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 and today's games
Replies: 47
Views: 2656

Re: RTX 2080 and today's games

I'm leaning 1080 TI and I'm leaning towards waiting for the 20X0 series reviews unless I find a deal on a new or used 1080 Ti that I can't refuse.

Anyone here looking to sell?
by adampk17
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 6485

Re: College Football 2018

Go Dawgs!

(and no, I don't mean Georgia)
by adampk17
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 and today's games
Replies: 47
Views: 2656

Re: RTX 2080 and today's games

Redocbew wrote:
To be completely honest I wouldn't upgrade at all, but if you plan for this to be your next GPU for the foreseeable future the 1080Ti is the one I'd pick while the pickings are good.


If I bought the 1080 Ti that card would be kept until at least the generation after the 2080.
by adampk17
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 and today's games
Replies: 47
Views: 2656

Re: RTX 2080 and today's games

Waiting for the reviews is likely the smart thing to do at this point. I can vouch for the 1080TI -- no complaints about mine. Still, buying one literally as the next gen is launching without knowing what the next gen delivers may not be the best bet. Right, I get that. If anything I usually lean m...
by adampk17
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 and today's games
Replies: 47
Views: 2656

Re: RTX 2080 and today's games

NTMBK wrote:

I say wait for reviews. Your 970 can last another month. ;)



Yes, it can. But I get this awfully hard to resist itch when an upgrade is being decided. I'm sure no one else here has that issue. :D
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