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by ClickClick5
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: IT ticketing software
Replies: 18
Views: 949

Re: IT ticketing software

AutoTask is lovely. You can ticket, manage machines, track time, setup calendars, and a lot more.
by ClickClick5
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Program like Prime95, but for GPU?
Replies: 10
Views: 849

Re: Program like Prime95, but for GPU?

One that comes to mind for the GPU would be FurMark. Not really a test program, but a stress program. And if there are any problems with the GPU, that program will find it. Most likely in the form of a driver crash or an occasional BSOD.

This is how I diagnosed a bad VRM on an old card.
by ClickClick5
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: .flac to .mp3 conversion?
Replies: 60
Views: 2064

Re: .flac to .mp3 conversion?

728GB in FLAC format here. Mostly CD rips, but also includes some vinyl rips and digital downloads. Digital downloads that come in MP3 format get converted to FLAC (even though there's a size penalty) to have a consistent archival format, and to have them in a lossless format for manipulation via A...
by ClickClick5
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: .flac to .mp3 conversion?
Replies: 60
Views: 2064

Re: .flac to .mp3 conversion?

my collection of mostly 320K MP3's is stable at about a terabyte and hasn't much changed in over ten years now. It's been about ten years since I've checked my now-secondary PC to see if that old ASUS DVD burner still works. My CD collection, all ripped to WAV, comes in at 339 GB according to Win8....
by ClickClick5
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: .flac to .mp3 conversion?
Replies: 60
Views: 2064

Re: .flac to .mp3 conversion?

Foobar 2000 with LAME plugin. Simple batch conversion capabilities!
by ClickClick5
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retro console gaming
Replies: 78
Views: 7139

Re: Retro console gaming

My biggest issue with playing old games on their original console is having to find (or dig out) an old tube TV. Trying to play the Genesis on the 55in LED is plain awful. Having to put in new batteries in the N64 memory pak has become obnoxious. As anytime I go to play Road Rash 64, Rainbow Six, or...
by ClickClick5
Mon May 29, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: What's your highest "power on hours" HDD?
Replies: 29
Views: 2248

Re: What's your highest "power on hours" HDD?

The original drives in the server, RAID 1, have 53,590 hours on them.

Seagate T10 300GB (ST3300555SS)
by ClickClick5
Tue May 16, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: That WannaCry ransomware
Replies: 43
Views: 3385

Re: That WannaCry ransomware

How does that work when these types of viruses may compromise XP or Win7 systems? Are the viruses blocked at the corporate firewall? At this point I'd hope that they're airgapped from production networks. At my last job, they had Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and 8 (before 8.1) all on the same networ...
by ClickClick5
Fri May 12, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: That WannaCry ransomware
Replies: 43
Views: 3385

Re: That WannaCry ransomware

That virus, or maybe worm, is vicious. It had multiple languages and everything. I had to check our tools and report up all the ways we can stop it, even though we are mostly patched (stale systems FTL). It's no joke. What make me sad I'd all the stories of health care being hit. You would think wi...
by ClickClick5
Fri May 12, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: That WannaCry ransomware
Replies: 43
Views: 3385

Re: That WannaCry ransomware

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Microsoft provided the patch on March 14.


I know they provided the patch then, but that certainly does not mean every user or server is patched up.
by ClickClick5
Fri May 12, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: That WannaCry ransomware
Replies: 43
Views: 3385

That WannaCry ransomware

http://gizmodo.com/today-s-massive-rans ... 1795179984

I'm all patched. Anyone hit by this?
by ClickClick5
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released
Replies: 44
Views: 5637

Re: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released

My goal was to hit a score of 3000 and got to 3003! Core clock at 1500, and ram at 4001. Stock clocks are 1290/3505. Above 1500MHz, stability becomes a problem. Anyway, if you guys want me to add you in the sheet, please post the core clock and ram speed of your cards! Updated: http://linserv.biz.tm...
by ClickClick5
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released
Replies: 44
Views: 5637

Re: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released

christos_thski, what are your core/ram speeds?

Updated: http://linserv.biz.tm/dat/TR_Super_Bench_Results.xlsx
by ClickClick5
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released
Replies: 44
Views: 5637

Re: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released

ultima_trev, what is your core clock/ram speed?

Updated: http://linserv.biz.tm/dat/TR_Super_Bench_Results.xlsx
by ClickClick5
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released
Replies: 44
Views: 5637

Re: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released

And updated. Here is the sheet and my information: http://linserv.biz.tm/dat/TR_Super_Bench_Results.xlsx

EDIT: This is with the 1080 Extreme setting.
by ClickClick5
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released
Replies: 44
Views: 5637

Re: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released

Well, time for the new spreadsheet!
by ClickClick5
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD Ryzen 1800X temperature reading - subtract 20C???
Replies: 12
Views: 8912

Re: AMD Ryzen 1800X temperature reading - subtract 20C???

I remember reading somewhere the max stable temp was 105c in AMD temps, so about 85c. With MX-4 paste and this cooler, my wife's stock clocked 1700x will hit 93c (or real 73c) after running prime95 for 15 min. I almost choked when I saw the temps jump to 90c. Checked the heatsink, checked everything...
by ClickClick5
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No Safe Site?
Replies: 24
Views: 4886

Re: No Safe Site?

It's the ad servers that are typically the problem, if not virtually always. Thus a "safe site" would have to be one that doesn't run ads from any of the normal ecosystems, and such a site basically doesn't exist. Will an AD blocker give any protection? Well hey! My site is 100% ad, cooki...
by ClickClick5
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: New Unigine "Valley" Benchmark
Replies: 197
Views: 67036

Re: New Unigine "Valley" Benchmark

Hey peeps, with the new benchmark coming out from them, I'll be done with the Valley. I'll create a new sheet, and request this info from you all! -CPU (model and speed) -RAM (Ram amount and speed) -GPU (model, gpu clock, vram clock) -GPU driver version -OS -Min score -Avg socre -Max score -...total...
by ClickClick5
Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 645
Views: 76496

Re: What are you playing right now?

Playing through Singularity for the...3rd time now? But this time on the Xbox 360 (first two times were on PC). I honestly think this was a gem of a story that fell through the cracks.

And on PC: Picked up Doom for $18 on steam.
by ClickClick5
Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:43 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: George Michael has died at age 53
Replies: 11
Views: 793

Re: George Michael has died at age 53

My wife's grandpa died early Christmas morning too (today).

This year...this year man...
by ClickClick5
Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Apple's (lack of) Mac ambitions
Replies: 104
Views: 5604

Re: Apple's (lack of) Mac ambitions

I still have my Macbook (Late 2009). It cost me $799 new. It has an Ethernet port, built in DVD burner, 2x USB 2.0 ports, headphone jack, replaceable RAM and replaceable HDD/SDD.  Granted it is a Core 2 Duo at 2.23GHz...point it, why would I pay $1799 for no ports, no disc drive, and fixed ram/stora...
by ClickClick5
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: 4K on a PS4? Yeah right, when pigs fly.
Replies: 34
Views: 4568

Re: 4K on a PS4? Yeah right, when pigs fly.

Well According to a French company, the PS4K is going to be released in late Sept as the PlayStation 4 Neo: http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/playstation-4-neo-arrives-end-september.html Of note: That last bit is interesting as next-gen obviously suggests a new architecture and thus that in fact cou...
by ClickClick5
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SATA SSD vs NVMe SSD (similar boot and load times)
Replies: 35
Views: 29614

Re: SATA SSD vs NVMe SSD (similar boot and load times)

I once ran Skyrim on a WD Green drive, WD Black drive, an OCZ ssd, and from RAM. I then tried different loading points to get a metric of how fast the game loads on these devices. The HDDs were the slowest obviously, while the SSD was a massive jump over the HDDs. Yet the RAM only shaved off about a...
by ClickClick5
Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: is the Toshiba X300 any good?
Replies: 48
Views: 7882

Re: is the Toshiba X300 any good?

I benched the drive (5tb) to double check it's speed:

HDTune Pro 5.50:
Transfer:
Minimum 99.8 MB/s
Maximum: 229.4 MB/s
Average: 169.4 MB/s

Access Time: 11.8 ms
Burst Rate: 388.0 MB/s
CPU Use: 0.7%

This is after 2704 run time hours. 
by ClickClick5
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: is the Toshiba X300 any good?
Replies: 48
Views: 7882

Re: is the Toshiba X300 any good?

I have the 5TB version and it has been my main game drive/scratch drive for over a year now with no problems. It also holds a steady read of 182MB/s.
by ClickClick5
Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 24' Aluminum Jet Boat Cost
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: 24' Aluminum Jet Boat Cost

Your best bet is to find a used SeaDoo 230 Challenger SE.  Twin 215HP supercharged Rotax jet units. and 23 1/2 feet long. I have no problem with that boat! But, I like in Alaska. I current have a 15' 1971 Trihull with a Mariner 60HP, and although I love this little guy, I'm hard limited on where/wh...
by ClickClick5
Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 24' Aluminum Jet Boat Cost
Replies: 5
Views: 781

24' Aluminum Jet Boat Cost

Hey all you boaters out there! I'm feeling out the cost for having a 24ft jet boat built, and wanted to see if anyone here has had one built (or builds them), and what they paid. I see a wide swing of prices online and I'm trying to find out what is fair, or what is just gouging. I have not stopped ...
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