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by ColeLT1
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Please help laptop LCD monitor goes crazy
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Re: Please help laptop LCD monitor goes crazy

From the video, the fact that it happens on the laptop screen and the monitor, it looks like a hardware issue. It could be overheating, as suggested above, clean it out (you could also download temp monitoring programs like Coretemp and GPUz to check). Artifacts like that normally point to memory, i...
by ColeLT1
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Bitchin'Fast! PC '99
Replies: 47
Views: 5360

Re: Bitchin'Fast! PC '99

That's a lot of bungholiomarks!
by ColeLT1
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RX 580 problems
Replies: 9
Views: 2411

Re: RX 580 problems

Have you tried running DDU in safe mode and re-installing the driver? It may help.

https://www.wagnardsoft.com/
by ColeLT1
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 342
Views: 28259

Re: Video card prices

If Nvidia is bad, then don't look at AMD. My $420 vega 56s can ebay for ~$800 now.
by ColeLT1
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 236
Views: 19454

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

Update, 10:56 PM - 1/2/18 - As it turns out, apparently the Linux patch that is being rolled out is for ALL x86 processors including AMD, and the Linux mainline kernel will treat AMD processors as insecure as well. As a result, AMD CPUs will feel a performance hit as well, though the bug only techn...
by ColeLT1
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 236
Views: 19454

Intel Processor bug incoming?

I woke up to a text from a friend, but nothing that is hard evidence yet, to reports of a large intel bug, not sure if FUD, rumors, or some substance to these "reports," maybe rowhammer related? https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/7nl8r0/intel_bug_incoming/ http://www.game-debate.co...
by ColeLT1
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: What's causing this odd behavior?
Replies: 10
Views: 1199

Re: What's causing this odd behavior?

Team Viewer has done this to me, if I remote in with a 1080p resolution it scales it, then when I come back home it sometimes does not scale it back to 1440p correctly.
by ColeLT1
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD
Replies: 37
Views: 4422

Re: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD

As much as I sympathize with those who lost here I also can't help but wonder why they were using such poor management of their assets in the first place. I guess BTC transaction fees scare some off or a lack of knowledge. But either way. Again, do not trust your BTC (or any cyrpto) with a third-pa...
by ColeLT1
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD
Replies: 37
Views: 4422

Re: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD

Hawkwing74 wrote:
K-L-Waster wrote:

Exactly. Using this as a reason to avoid BTC is akin to using a specific bank robbery as a reason to avoid dollars.

So Bitcon is FDIC insured, you say?

jbi beat me to it.


You mean nicehash?
by ColeLT1
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD
Replies: 37
Views: 4422

Re: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD

Hawkwing74 wrote:
And yet the BTC price is over 13000.



Bitcoin itself was not the issue. Most likely a security issue with nicehash allowed them to steal or bypass the private keys. Once news of this hits mainstream, it may hurt the price or not.
by ColeLT1
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD
Replies: 37
Views: 4422

Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD

From the looks of it, a major bitcoin scam has happened. Inside job, theft of private keys, MT GOX all over? Their reddit is blowing up with info, last night nicehash went down for maintenance, but when they came back up, all their wallet money, and money they hold to payout weekly were wiped out (4...
by ColeLT1
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: NVDA quarter report
Replies: 0
Views: 869

NVDA quarter report

http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ ... entary.pdf

Revenue up 18% (2.230B to 2.636B)
Net income up 44% (583m to 838m)
by ColeLT1
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Z370 and older CPUs
Replies: 12
Views: 6314

Re: Z370 and older CPUs

Intel purportedly bringing back the Fully Integrated Voltage Regulator on Coffee, breaking compatibility with Sky/Kaby. I've seen conjecture about this in forum posts and comments but no official word from Intel or even any rumors that it was true (aside from this post). Intel is tight lipped about...
by ColeLT1
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Z370 and older CPUs
Replies: 12
Views: 6314

Re: Z370 and older CPUs

Intel purportedly bringing back the Fully Integrated Voltage Regulator on Coffee, breaking compatibility with Sky/Kaby.
by ColeLT1
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 129
Views: 8607

Re: How about an Rx 480... for $640

$0.10 / kWh (really closer to 9c).

About 1500watts.
by ColeLT1
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 129
Views: 8607

Re: How about an Rx 480... for $640

Around $18/card/month, so close to $100 a month. I had 1, and bought 4 of them, a pcie ribbon, a HX1000i (using about 860 watts for the 3 card rig). Had all the other parts. I used bitcoins to buy it all, I used to mine 2-3 years ago with 2x bitcrane 1.1th miners and had a few coins built up. Newegg...
by ColeLT1
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 129
Views: 8607

Re: How about an Rx 480... for $640

1080ti is now the best buy for the buck for hashing (some are still $699-720, I don't expect it to stay low for long). I have 3 of them hashing now making about $25 a day after power costs, one in my gaming PC when I am not gaming, and 2 in my home server. I drop the power limit from +120 (gaming) ...
by ColeLT1
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 129
Views: 8607

Re: How about an Rx 480... for $640

1080ti is now the best buy for the buck for hashing (some are still $699-720, I don't expect it to stay low for long). I have 3 of them hashing now making about $25 a day after power costs, one in my gaming PC when I am not gaming, and 2 in my home server. I drop the power limit from +120 (gaming) t...
by ColeLT1
Wed May 10, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What's the best electric toothbrush?
Replies: 39
Views: 7139

Re: What's the best electric toothbrush?

I use the basic Sonicare, not sure the model number but it's the big fat one. Worked great for about 18 months but now it won't hold a charge--battery is supposedly replaceable but even third-party batteries cost almost as much as a new unit. I keep meaning to upgrade but it's effort and I'm lazy; ...
by ColeLT1
Tue May 09, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 1080Ti roundups
Replies: 18
Views: 3268

Re: 1080Ti roundups

I got the Zotac AMP edition 1080ti for $699, would recommend it over FE. +50core (2035mhz) +700memory (12,400 mt/s) The only complaint I have is related to my use of custom fan curves (afterburner). I am not a fan of this whole "keep fans off until 60c" which is fine just set a curve and y...
by ColeLT1
Mon May 01, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 7700k, wow!
Replies: 42
Views: 6866

Re: 7700k, wow!

Well, as it happens, 5-10% IPC generational improvements over some four (five?) generations do add up. Agreed, except I went from a 5ghz haswell to this, and the gain was defiantly between haswell and the lake chips. I had 4.1ghz Bloomfield, 4.8ghz Sandybridge, 4.8ghz Ivybridge, and 2 haswell chips...
by ColeLT1
Mon May 01, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 7700k, wow!
Replies: 42
Views: 6866

Re: 7700k, wow!

Anybody delid their 7700k? I just got the Rockit 88 and will delid soon. With good cooling, the 7700k at stock runs hot. In gaming, 78C, with 24C room. Too hot. I delid 3 of them. Here are the results: https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=119137 My personal 7700k is running at 5.1...
by ColeLT1
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Core i7 2600 overheating while playing.
Replies: 14
Views: 1783

Re: Intel Core i7 2600 overheating while playing.

Even though it's not quite in overheat territory, that's still a bit warmer than it should be for stock clock on stock cooler.
by ColeLT1
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GTX1080 11GBPS versions
Replies: 0
Views: 1752

GTX1080 11GBPS versions

Anyone see the upgraded 11GBPS versions on amazon or newegg? Looking for one ASAP. I see Asus, EVGA, and Gigabyte have them on their site, MSI doesn't.
by ColeLT1
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Sennheiser HD280 headphones
Replies: 27
Views: 11736

Re: Sennheiser HD280 headphones

Got some HD280 on sale back in 2010, they have aged very well, finally replaced the top pad and the 2 ear pads this past year. If I would not have looked them up I would have never guessed they were 7 years old!
by ColeLT1
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 7700k, wow!
Replies: 42
Views: 6866

Re: 7700k, wow!

Sputnik7 wrote:
Dell S2716DG monitor


I have the same monitor with a 1070, I actually like it better than the Acer XB270HU and very happy with my purchase.
by ColeLT1
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 7700k, wow!
Replies: 42
Views: 6866

Re: 7700k, wow!

I went from a 4.9ghz 4790k DDR3-2133 to 5.1ghz 7700k DDR4-3600 and saw massive (unexpected) smoothness gains. I'm pretty confident that the memory jump gave me the most seat-of-the-pants gains, but I can attest that it was a real doubling of my low fps numbers (like MMOs in packed ares, BL2 with hea...
by ColeLT1
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance
Replies: 67
Views: 3273

Re: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance

just brew it! wrote:
Yeah, that's my understanding. And the situation may be different if those cores are disabled at the factory.


I wonder if it will be like the Phenom II X2 555, built one of those for a budget machine with an hd5770 and unlocked to a quad, never had any issues.
by ColeLT1
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance
Replies: 67
Views: 3273

Re: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance

I honestly do not get why people don't understand this. Maybe a lack of understanding or knowledge I suppose, but it's time to listen. It's not your motherboard, it's not your power supply, it's not some microcode issue. Ryzen on that GF process is just not going to OC well no matter how many cores...