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by The Egg
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I got a delivery last night...
Replies: 33
Views: 1485

Re: I got a delivery last night...

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by The Egg
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: Fire Extinguisher PC
Replies: 18
Views: 986

Re: Fire Extinguisher PC

Since your motherboard would be going across the widest point (the center), that leaves you with less than the radius to work with if a GPU is coming off the board at 90 degrees. Unless I'm interpreting the dimensions wrong, you'll need to use liquid cooling (for both) and an x16 ribbon/riser for yo...
by The Egg
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?
Replies: 44
Views: 2068

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

When I worked at the computer shop in the early '00s one day someone brought in a new-in-box 286 computer; it had never been opened and that thing was *cherry*, but he just wanted rid of it. Boss offered it to me and all these years later I regret a little that I declined. Ugh. I would've taken tha...
by The Egg
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3507
Views: 140418

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

These days the only other exposure average Americans have to Roman numerals is the Super Bowl numbering. Hmmm...... It’s still used fairly often for chapters/episodes/sequels in video games and movies (think Star Wars Episode IV, the four different Acts in Diablo II, many others), but of course tha...
by The Egg
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 1675

Re: NFL 2018

Even more commercials (it wasn’t bad enough, now they’re half-screen in between plays), penalty flags flying everywhere on probably 50% of the plays, more stupid ambiguous rules that nobody understands.....

The NFL’s product is almost unwatchable.
by The Egg
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Google Maps: source for 3D view data?
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: Google Maps: source for 3D view data?

Yeah, it includes 3D and there's no way to turn it off. You have to use Google Earth to see things in 2D. Yep.....which makes the satellite view in Maps almost worthless. The "3D" results in "cartoon cutout" trees and buildings with crap simulated detail. Side panel \ Hamburger ...
by The Egg
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: No, this can't be true
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: No, this can't be true

Clickbait headline, banhammer the OP!
by The Egg
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?
Replies: 44
Views: 2068

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

Never before has such an obsolete CPU owed so much to so few. Kinda makes me want to dig my old dual Socket A motherboard and Athlon MP chips out of the crawlspace and fire it up for old times' sake. Be aware that they're no longer supported in Win7 due to a lack of SSE2 :wink: In the same vein, I ...
by The Egg
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Recommendations for an 8 TB HDD
Replies: 45
Views: 1802

Re: Recommendations for an 8 TB HDD

Best Buy randomly has a specific 8TB WD external on sale for around $150. The external enclosure can be easily shucked, netting you an 8TB Red for a very good price. I did this myself some months back, but you would of course want to google the exact model number beforehand to make sure it's still t...
by The Egg
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Google Maps: source for 3D view data?
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: Google Maps: source for 3D view data?

Captain Ned wrote:
Yeah, it includes 3D and there's no way to turn it off. You have to use Google Earth to see things in 2D.

Yep.....which makes the satellite view in Maps almost worthless. The "3D" results in "cartoon cutout" trees and buildings with crap simulated detail.
by The Egg
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: ASUS BIOS Q-Fan Tuning
Replies: 7
Views: 555

Re: ASUS BIOS Q-Fan Tuning

Yeah, as Chrispy_ says, the likely solution here is to use a manual fan speed control curve. Play with the thresholds and speeds until the fans behave better at the loads you are typically running at. .... If your fans are that audible in the low-to-mid range, maybe you ought to consider getting so...
by The Egg
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: ASUS BIOS Q-Fan Tuning
Replies: 7
Views: 555

ASUS BIOS Q-Fan Tuning

CPU: 8700K @ stock Mobo: Asus H370M Plus BIOS: 0802 (latest) HSF: AC Freezer 13 Idle: 34C Excellent temps overall Problem: BIOS constantly makes hyper-granular fan-speed adjustments in the low-to-mid range; ramping up/down along with any change in CPU load rather than temperature (which couldn't pos...
by The Egg
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 USB becomes unstable after build upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 683

Re: Windows 10 USB becomes unstable after build upgrade

You're better off using a USB hub, or adding ports via an expansion bracket if you have internal headers available. I can't think of any circumstance where I would want to use an ASMedia controller. If you want a Ryzen CPU :) Actually, if I had to make a list of drawbacks for the Ryzen platform, th...
by The Egg
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 USB becomes unstable after build upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 683

Re: Windows 10 USB becomes unstable after build upgrade

You're better off using a USB hub, or adding ports via an expansion bracket if you have internal headers available. I can't think of any circumstance where I would want to use an ASMedia controller.
by The Egg
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3507
Views: 140418

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

To those more knowledgeable than I:
I know the concern was historically about CRT displays, but is there any reason I wouldn’t want to put moderate sized studio monitors which are not magnetically-shielded directly next to my expensive monitor and headphone DAC & amp?
by The Egg
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: 16GB iPhone SE - broken NAND? Will convert to Samsung
Replies: 29
Views: 1545

Re: 16GB iPhone SE - broken NAND? Will convert to Samsung

Worth noting that the Windows Store version of iTunes is rather compartmentalized. https://www.howtogeek.com/352307/avoid-itunes-bloat-with-the-windows-store-version/ Indeed. I finally installed iTunes on my main rig when they released the Windows Store version. The iPhone SE is still a decent devi...
by The Egg
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Get your Windows 95 here
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: Get your Windows 95 here

I’ve always largely conflated the user experience of Win9x variants in my head. I know there were technical differences between them, but I can’t seem to recall anything about the user experience which was meaningful enough to where I’d see wanting to use Win95 over Win98SE, even for nostalgic purpo...
by The Egg
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 USB becomes unstable after build upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 683

Re: Windows 10 USB becomes unstable after build upgrade

I usually disable 3rd party USB and SATA controllers straight away in the BIOS. Don't have time for flakiness or system instability.
by The Egg
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3507
Views: 140418

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I brought up a map of Boston just for the heck of it, and as I was panning around I thought to myself "this all looks way too familiar....".

Then it dawned on me. Duh. Fallout 4
by The Egg
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?
Replies: 44
Views: 2068

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 The Egg
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?
Replies: 44
Views: 2068

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 The Egg
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?
Replies: 44
Views: 2068

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 The Egg
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Can solder under IHS "go bad"? should I delid?
Replies: 44
Views: 2068

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.
by The Egg
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1158
Views: 99140

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

@ liquid - If you're just demoing the shed, how about a propane torch at night after they go to sleep? I don't have enough beer to pay off the fire department. Plus I have electric to deal with and who knows what black and white creatures are living under it! The thought of an "accident" ...
by The Egg
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1158
Views: 99140

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

@ liquid - If you're just demoing the shed, how about a propane torch at night after they go to sleep?
by The Egg
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Which piece of hardware do you research the most? Why?
Replies: 34
Views: 1167

Re: Which piece of hardware do you research the most? Why?

For motherboards and GPUs, most of my research is on the general chip/chipset. I typically know which brands/form factor/product tier I'm going to be looking in beforehand, so figuring out the details doesn't take long. For time spent researching a specific model, I'd also say monitor.
by The Egg
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Old PCI card in modern PC
Replies: 31
Views: 1963

Re: Old PCI card in modern PC

A PCI graphics card, should work just fine, if the card, PC and bridge are all properly spec compliant, which they should be. The spec takes all this into consideration. To software, a PCIe to PCI bridge looks like a PCI to PCI bridge, so your GPU may be on another Bus number, but it will still wor...
by The Egg
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Old PCI card in modern PC
Replies: 31
Views: 1963

Re: Old PCI card in modern PC

Anyhow, before you get to the discussion of OS, I doubt you'll even be able to get the BIOS to make any attempt at using standard PCI for display. It'll basically just use the onboard gpu and give you the finger. If the motherboard supports IGP there's likely a BIOS setting to determine whether it ...
by The Egg
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Old PCI card in modern PC
Replies: 31
Views: 1963

Re: Old PCI card in modern PC

I used to have a Matrox Mystique 4MB PCI 8) . Excellent card for it's day, even compared to most of the early AGP cards (I was building alot of systems with crap S3 Virge and Intel 740's at the time). Anyhow, before you get to the discussion of OS, I doubt you'll even be able to get the BIOS to make...
by The Egg
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3507
Views: 140418

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I wouldn't be surprised if there were a considerable number of people here in CA searching for quinoa recipes, but yeah it does seem a little hit or miss. I don't really have anything against quinoa its self. It's just on the same level as avocado toast now as something trendy. I don’t mind the fla...
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