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by Dysthymia
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: H.265 decode requirements with Plex
Replies: 50
Views: 3451

Re: H.265 decode requirements with Plex

I have an i5-4430 in my Plex server and it just manages to decode H.265 1080p content. It just gets an occasional rest from being maxed out every few seconds but it is consistent.
by Dysthymia
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 219
Views: 12760

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Hello GTX 1080 in three days. I really wanted to purchase Vega, and maybe if I were feeling irrationally patient, I would. But I wanted the best deal now and for me that was not Vega. Will still consider AMD in future CPU/GPU purchases... I've been seeing multiple posts from people saying that GPUs ...
by Dysthymia
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Any Spam eaters here(Yes the canned meat product)?
Replies: 154
Views: 3359

Re: Any Spam eaters here(Yes the canned meat product)?

I'm on a low carbohydrate diet and my preferred breakfast these days is three eggs scrambled with pepper jack cheese and a cut up slice of jalapeno spam.
by Dysthymia
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: X370 Motherboard Headache...
Replies: 14
Views: 1280

Re: X370 Motherboard Headache...

PS, I'm not convinced that dual M.2 slots are absolutely necessary. For a streamer? I think its very important personally. Especially if a person is considering keeping this board anything longer than 2+ years. I'd consider a NVMe SSD to be a top priority in such a build right away and having the a...
by Dysthymia
Sat May 20, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?
Replies: 83
Views: 3986

Re: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?

Pretty much exclusively Seasonic PSUs but I'd consider others like Super Flower.

Main rig: Fractal Design Define R4, windowed
Wife's rig: Was a Bitfenix Prodigy, now a Corsair Carbide 200R
Server: Fractal Design Node 304
by Dysthymia
Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Music on a very old computer
Replies: 38
Views: 3511

Re: Music on a very old computer

Not that I ever owned one, but I've been led to believe that Roland had the best MIDI sound back in the day.
by Dysthymia
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3552
Views: 524748

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Listening to my re-cut of Feed Me's essential mix from 2012. Took out everything I didn't like in the 2 hour set and it's still 91 minutes.
by Dysthymia
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: What Router do you use?
Replies: 108
Views: 6053

Re: What Router do you use?

Netgear R7000 running DD-WRT.  Great performance and reliability. I have the same model router with the latest manufacturer provided firmware. Can you offer any insight into the ease with which one might switch to DD-WRT, and, how do you address the issue of the lack of hardware accelerated Network...
by Dysthymia
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What's the last piece of tech you regret buying?
Replies: 224
Views: 19937

Re: What's the last piece of tech you regret buying?

I regretted building my first gaming PC on the Socket 939 platform, since it's successor was released within two or three months. Then Intel's Core processors started coming out. Now I know to anticipate release cycles and time my purchases more optimally. ( :
by Dysthymia
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3552
Views: 524748

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Listening to Troglodyte by Mat Zo and Where Does This Leads by Holly.

In the former I like the melodic progression with the heavy but not overpowering bass and light chiptune elements. In the latter there's just something about the syncopation I find appealing.
by Dysthymia
Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns available for preorder
Replies: 8
Views: 1760

Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns available for preorder

I purchased GW2 and had some fun with it but I was looking for more of a WoW type endgame, and GW2 purposefully distances itself from WoW tropes. I just have no interest in spending any more money on this game.
by Dysthymia
Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: POLL: WINDOWS 10 INSTALL
Replies: 157
Views: 10744

Re: POLL: WINDOWS 10 INSTALL

I got it through the insider program maybe 5 weeks ago and I have had a couple issues. The worst has been remoting in from work using remote desktop. The screen stays black with just a cursor for several minutes before the background and program windows loaded in. This is while folding on the CPU &a...
by Dysthymia
Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3552
Views: 524748

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

I'm listening to my download machine, an (yes I'm reading this directly off of it) HP Compaq 6710b that overheats horribly, screech it's way through some Windows 8.x updates. Sounds downright torturous. Ah, good times. As far as actual music though, I have the Halt & Catch Fire theme in my head ...
by Dysthymia
Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Overclocking Graphics card benefits etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 4685

Re: Overclocking Graphics card benefits etc.

I have an EVGA GTX 970 (ACX 1.0, meh) that was 1366 MHz boost out of the box. I'd successfully pushed it to ~1440 MHz boost with +425 on the RAM for months. I tried pushing it farther and now it's not stable at even +25 core or +300 on the RAM, even with overvolting. I have to leave it stock to expe...
by Dysthymia
Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Is Skylake going to be a legitimately big deal for desktops?
Replies: 174
Views: 24891

Re: Is Skylake going to be a legitimately big deal for deskt

My guess is it'll be within 5% of the jump from Ivy Bridge to Haswell. Continued focus on power efficiency and lower TDPs, with only modest performance gains on the desktop.
by Dysthymia
Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?
Replies: 23
Views: 14448

Re: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?

Well I've at least learned a few things by now. Updating graphics drivers seemed to allow a good 12 to 24 hours of continuous GPU folding, but now with 347.52 the 970 has been folding just fine for almost two weeks -- with one caveat. I used to use Remote Desktop to keep an eye on it but I eventuall...
by Dysthymia
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?
Replies: 23
Views: 14448

Re: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?

I strongly would suggest posting in their forum before you wipe and reinstall. I've been folding on GPUs since they started doing it and it's had a plethora of early teething problems back in the day... if you can rule out drivers and leftover files that are left behind after an uninstall, then I h...
by Dysthymia
Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Hisense LED TVs... Any Good?
Replies: 7
Views: 32660

Re: Hisense LED TVs... Any Good?

Hey guys.. I've been looking around the Net for some good deals on LED TVs and I've zeroed in on a 50" Hisense model. Now obviously Hisense isn't a name brand, at least not yet, but they seem to be an emerging brand, and as we speak, they're #4 in the world of LED TVs in terms of unit share. O...
by Dysthymia
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?
Replies: 23
Views: 14448

Re: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?

Not that this helps any, but I recently had a very similar issue with one of my old 680's. Folding with 1x 680 in a P45/Intel E8400/750w PSU machine, I would have similar issues. One, maybe two WU would complete, and then return BAD_WORK_UNITS permanently. Reverted to no OCs on all components. Same...
by Dysthymia
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?
Replies: 23
Views: 14448

Re: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?

Hmmmm..that should be the right place and the 970 shows up. Next step I would try the beta driver and see if that makes a difference. There doesn't seem to be a beta available... looks like what I'm running (344.75) is the latest. Confirmed, searching on Nvidia's site. I am set to check for beta dr...
by Dysthymia
Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?
Replies: 23
Views: 14448

Re: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?

This seems to be the error: Bad platformId size Two questions: 1. What is your OS? 2. Is the GTX 970 listed in the GPU.txt? 1. Windows 8.1 Pro, 64-bit. 2. I just searched and found a GPUs.txt in [...]\AppData\Roaming\FAHClient with this snippet: (Edited to show more of the text file as it seemed am...
by Dysthymia
Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?
Replies: 23
Views: 14448

Re: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?

20:18:16:WU00:FS01:Running FahCore: "C:\Program Files (x86)\FAHClient/FAHCoreWrapper.exe" C:/Users/Dysthymia/AppData/Roaming/FAHClient/cores/web.stanford.edu/~pande/Win32/AMD64/NVIDIA/Fermi/Core_18.fah/FahCore_18.exe -dir 00 -suffix 01 -version 704 -lifeline 4528 -checkpoint 15 -gpu 0 -gpu...
by Dysthymia
Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?
Replies: 23
Views: 14448

Re: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?

Are you using any F@H flags or no? Put the card clocks back to defaults, then drop them by 200Mhz and see if that makes the crashing go away. If it does then safe bet the card wasn't fully stable out of the box. If it continues to drop WU's then it's something else. Okay, it failed at 1451 MHz agai...
by Dysthymia
Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?
Replies: 23
Views: 14448

Re: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?

I don't know what the deal is, but since I got home from work it hasn't failed. It was folding on idle with the full overclock... set to Full now. I will look up what the stock clocks are supposed to be and underclock to that if/when it fails again and if it continues to fail I will post the logs. I...
by Dysthymia
Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?
Replies: 23
Views: 14448

Re: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?

The driver is the latest, 344.75 I believe. Set to update to beta drivers but I think the current one is WHQL. I'll look into setting log verbosity and capturing the event when I get home from work.
by Dysthymia
Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: haswell temps?
Replies: 22
Views: 3670

Re: haswell temps?

I get 76 C folding on a 4770k @ 4.1 GHz across all cores with a Hyper 212 Evo. Ambient temperature about 17.7 C. That seems a little high. What voltage? That's a delta of 60C, I'd expect a delta of more like 40-50C with that cooler at those clocks. Either you have bad airflow in your case, high vol...
by Dysthymia
Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?
Replies: 23
Views: 14448

Why is my GPU folding slot failing?

I'm back folding for TR after getting a GTX 970, but my GPU slot keeps failing. It's an EVGA ACX 1 version, factory overclocked to boost to 1366 MHz. I have a stable gaming overclock of 1451 MHz boost on the GPU, and 1976 MHz on the memory, and this was the case the first time the slot failed. I hav...
by Dysthymia
Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: haswell temps?
Replies: 22
Views: 3670

Re: haswell temps?

I get 76 C folding on a 4770k @ 4.1 GHz across all cores with a Hyper 212 Evo. Ambient temperature about 17.7 C.
by Dysthymia
Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Using your computer while folding
Replies: 6
Views: 4904

Re: Using your computer while folding

CPU folding is good because the OS scheduler does a good job shuffling low priority processes/threads. However, GPU "threads" don't get the same treatment. So the best is still to pause/shutdown the GPU client before you launch anything that uses the GPU non-trivially. I noticed this when...
by Dysthymia
Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Using your computer while folding
Replies: 6
Views: 4904

Using your computer while folding

Curious to hear any feedback about this. I have a reference GTX 660 Ti overclocked to about 1163 MHz boost on a system with a 4770k @ 4.1 GHz, and another system with a 4690 (non-k) and a GTX 750 Ti with the boost clock hitting 1345 MHz. Both PCs have the latest version of GeForce Experience, and th...
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