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by jackbomb
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3781
Views: 550410

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

The Floppotron - At Doom's Gate
by jackbomb
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3781
Views: 550410

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Carly Simon - His Friends Are More Than Fond Of Robin
by jackbomb
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3781
Views: 550410

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Feist - Mushaboom
by jackbomb
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3781
Views: 550410

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

The Specials - Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)
by jackbomb
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3781
Views: 550410

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Loggins & Messina - House At Pooh Corner
by jackbomb
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3781
Views: 550410

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

ELO & Olivia Newton John - Xanadu.
What a bizarre movie. I remember stumbling out of the second-run theater wondering if I had somehow dreamed the entire thing up. But it's on TV right now & just as strange as I remember. :lol:
by jackbomb
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3781
Views: 550410

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Los Lobos - The Road to Gila Bend
by jackbomb
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3781
Views: 550410

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Marvin Hamlisch - The Entertainer
by jackbomb
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3781
Views: 550410

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Michael Franti & Spearhead - Yell Fire!
by jackbomb
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3781
Views: 550410

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Cat Stevens - Moonshadow
by jackbomb
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3781
Views: 550410

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

The Byrds - Mr. Spaceman
by jackbomb
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3781
Views: 550410

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Julian Bream and John Williams - L'encouragement, Op. 34
by jackbomb
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3781
Views: 550410

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Moody Blues - The Story In Your Eyes
by jackbomb
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3781
Views: 550410

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Johnny Winter - I Love Everybody
by jackbomb
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3781
Views: 550410

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Mi-Sex - Computer Games
by jackbomb
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3781
Views: 550410

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Louise Tucker - Only For You
by jackbomb
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3781
Views: 550410

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Gordon Lightfoot - Ribbon of Darkness
by jackbomb
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 236
Views: 18144

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

PC Perspective ran a few storage tests (including Optane): https://www.pcper.com/news/Storage/Meltdowns-Impact-Storage-Performance-Really-Issue Short version: There's an impact but it's not catastrophically bad and ironically the 900P SSD actually saw a small reduction in latency that I'm not sayin...
by jackbomb
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 236
Views: 18144

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

The Meltdown fix does activate, but the CPU lacks PCID and INVPCID instructions. Given that this poor T7500 can't even handle YouTube 1080p decoding, I'm not sure the performance hit the Meltdown patch gives is worth the bit of defense in depth provided. On a machine this old, what useful objective...
by jackbomb
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 236
Views: 18144

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

I just installed the Win7 patch on my work-provided laptop (Haswell-U). If it takes any sort of a performance hit, then I'm not patching my two home computers. They aren't mission-critical and certainly don't store any sensitive data; all of that boring stuff gets done on the work laptop.
by jackbomb
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 236
Views: 18144

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

I'm glad that I went back to Win7 last week. I am so going to hide that patch, as moronic as that decision may be from a security standpoint.
by jackbomb
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: What happened to my overclock?
Replies: 36
Views: 5610

Re: What happened to my overclock?

Well, it started freezing again today. Just like the first time, it froze while playing a video file in MPC-HC. Win7 does indeed seem a little more sensitive to overclocking than Win10.
So 4.3GHz at 1.15v it is, then.
by jackbomb
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: What happened to my overclock?
Replies: 36
Views: 5610

Re: What happened to my overclock?

Well, after a few days of using it, I still can't say that Win10 is much better now than it was at launch. Just switched back to Win7, fully expecting the instability @ 4.4GHz to return, but so far it's been stable. It just installed something like 260 updates without a hitch. I'm really wondering w...
by jackbomb
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: What happened to my overclock?
Replies: 36
Views: 5610

Re: What happened to my overclock?

I finally upgraded to Windows 10 a few days ago, just in case MS actually does stop the free upgrades in January. Out of sheer curiosity, I took the CPU back up to 4.4GHz @ 1.165v after the upgrade. It actually seems to be stable again at 4.4GHz. Not sure if Win7 was just more sensitive to overclock...
by jackbomb
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: What happened to my overclock?
Replies: 36
Views: 5610

Re: What happened to my overclock?

All five of my last five desktop CPUs have had issues (some minor) of one sort or another (voltages stock/stock/stock/1.27/1.33). I'm not exactly a strong believer in CPU reliability. Two of those (the 1.27 and 1.33, both Haswell on the same mobo) degraded to paperweight status from their OCs, desp...
by jackbomb
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: What happened to my overclock?
Replies: 36
Views: 5610

Re: What happened to my overclock?

I'd wager it's a combination of other factors also. Such as: How many hours has your computer actually been running at 4.4GHz? 4 years of 2 hours per week is a lot different than 4 years at 20 hours per week.100 hours per week....etc etc. Also, chip lottery can play a role. I would agree that your ...
by jackbomb
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: What happened to my overclock?
Replies: 36
Views: 5610

Re: What happened to my overclock?

Yes, I had a very minor overvolt for my i7-920, but that didn't help in the end. After 5 years at 3.0GHz, I was losing about 100MHz a month every month. I eventually retired the CPU and switched over to another 920 for about a year, after which it showed the same problem, even though that CPU hadn'...
by jackbomb
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: What happened to my overclock?
Replies: 36
Views: 5610

What happened to my overclock?

I've been running my 4770K at 4.4GHz/1.165v for years without issue, but yesterday it froze twice while playing 1080p video in MPC-HC. I initially suspected that the video card was at fault, since disabling hardware video decoding seemed to correct the problem. However, the system later blue-screene...
by jackbomb
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3781
Views: 550410

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
by jackbomb
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3781
Views: 550410

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sade - The Sweetest Taboo
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