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by puppetworx
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Comcast Injecting Popups About Modem
Replies: 14
Views: 797

Re: Comcast Injecting Popups About Modem

Has anyone ever pwned one of these ISP JS injectors?
by puppetworx
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Flat Out Cool, AI using sensors to monitor Silicon FAB
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: Flat Out Cool, AI using sensors to monitor Silicon FAB

That sonic approach is very cool, they really took The Dark Knight to heart.
by puppetworx
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Core 2 Quad 9650 Stuck at 2 GHz
Replies: 30
Views: 1714

Re: Core 2 Quad 9650 Stuck at 2 GHz

I'd check if your BIOS firmware is the latest/supports that CPU first.

Then try turning off Speedstep/EIST in BIOS to see if it starts with the multiplier locked at 9x. Then turn that back on and try disabling anything related to power saving or 'quiet'.
by puppetworx
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Core 2 Quad 9650 Stuck at 2 GHz
Replies: 30
Views: 1714

Re: Core 2 Quad 9650 Stuck at 2 GHz

What are the bus speed and multiplier listed in CPU-Z at full load? (should be 333MHz and 9.0)
by puppetworx
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: What happened to my overclock?
Replies: 36
Views: 8992

Re: What happened to my overclock?

I don't need to be overclocked all the time so I've been using the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility to overclock without restarting. It can automatically overclock when different programs start but I had a little reliability trouble with that (possibly a bug which is now fixed) so I've been using batch ...
by puppetworx
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Firefox Hacked with Rogue Plugin... by its own developers
Replies: 33
Views: 8543

Re: Firefox Hacked with Rogue Plugin... by its own developers

https://www.qubes-os.org/ Interesting! For me switching to Qubes is a little too inconvenient but good to know about nonetheless, I may have a use for it in the future. Just now I could create a dedicated VM for sensitive tasks without any inconvenience, I think that would give me a little more sec...
by puppetworx
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Firefox Hacked with Rogue Plugin... by its own developers
Replies: 33
Views: 8543

Re: Firefox Hacked with Rogue Plugin... by its own developers

Why compromise integrity for a PR stunt? Oh right, this is Mozilla we're talking about. I use Brave or Vivaldi in a virtual machine for regular browsing, they've made huge progress in the last year, but for banking, emails and purchases I use Edge - I don't fully trust the smaller browsers to handle...
by puppetworx
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance
Replies: 67
Views: 3684

Re: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance

PCPer noted an issue with Ryzen yesterday and speculated power delivery was at fault. AMD says a fix is on the way.

Perhaps there are more power delivery gremlins which the high performance plan 'resolves'.
by puppetworx
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: This IoT meme is getting rather silly.
Replies: 104
Views: 8888

Re: This IoT meme is getting rather silly.

Personal computer market: saturated Mobile computer market: saturated Smartphone market: saturated Smart TV market: oversaturated High tech hardware manufacturers are grasping for growth. Wearables went nowhere and the IOT will probably be the same failure to launch but on a bigger scale. VR may hav...
by puppetworx
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rockstar...here's to hoping - RDR 2 Confirmed
Replies: 11
Views: 1799

Re: Rockstar...here's to hoping - RDR 2 Confirmed

Just in time to release a port of the original on PC. (Please)
by puppetworx
Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Are games space requirements getting out of hand?
Replies: 53
Views: 3779

Re: Are games space requirements getting out of hand?

Is anyone using NTFS compression on their games' directory? Would be interesting to know the results for larger games.
by puppetworx
Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Are games space requirements getting out of hand?
Replies: 53
Views: 3779

Re: Are games space requirements getting out of hand?

I've heard the reasoning being that bigger games are harder to pirate. Interesting article, I had no idea prerendered cutscenes were a major factor. AAA developers love using facial capture technology but probably don't want to integrate the advanced facial modeling into the game engine. It can add ...
by puppetworx
Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 480 (+Freesync monitor) vs 1060 (+gsync monitor)
Replies: 37
Views: 7687

Re: 480 (+Freesync monitor) vs 1060 (+gsync monitor)

I looked into buying that one, lots of positive talk about it online but only one seller here in the UK has it and the price was ridiculous. 48Hz seems on the high side but now that AMD has LFC it shouldn't be a problem.
by puppetworx
Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 480 (+Freesync monitor) vs 1060 (+gsync monitor)
Replies: 37
Views: 7687

Re: 480 (+Freesync monitor) vs 1060 (+gsync monitor)

I just had the same dilemma and decided to go with the RX 480 4GB and that exact FreeSync monitor. I would have much preferred to get the more powerful GTX 1060 but the cost difference over the FreeSync route can't be justified. The 4GB RX 480 plus 144Hz FreeSync monitor cost me £360 while a GTX 106...
by puppetworx
Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 908
Views: 124759

Re: What are you playing right now?

Finally got Rocket League and have been destroying my life with it over the weekend. Pretty addictive, need to improve my rocketing game though, might have to change the controls.
by puppetworx
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GTX 1060 Review Roundup
Replies: 45
Views: 3162

Re: GTX 1060 Review Roundup

AMD's AIB partners need to pull off the spectacular with their non-reference RX 480s to compete with this.
by puppetworx
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GTX1060 NDA lifts tomorrow
Replies: 50
Views: 2998

Re: GTX1060 NDA lifts tomorrow

This is beginning to piss me off tbh.

It looks like plenty of partner cards are on the way at least.
by puppetworx
Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Building a gaming PC is too hard? What a wimp...
Replies: 50
Views: 3644

Re: Building a gaming PC is too hard? What a wimp...

I had people look at me like I do the impossible after telling them I build my own systems. I know what you mean, but if you haven't got the gumption to simply google "how to build a pc" and follow any of the myriad of walkthroughs then you probably shouldn't be writing an article about h...
by puppetworx
Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Building a gaming PC is too hard? What a wimp...
Replies: 50
Views: 3644

Re: Building a gaming PC is too hard? What a wimp...

Is this native advertising or is there some other reason a website would pay a bozo to whine about being technically illiterate for 1500 words? Or however many words, I didn't even click the link. Vice is self-obsession dressed up as substance. There are literally thousands of step-by-step videos on...
by puppetworx
Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Are you buying a RX 480?
Replies: 193
Views: 16661

Re: Are you buying a RX 480?

Nvidia have gotten good performance from their new process but it comes at a cost. AMD meanwhile still has to deliver on performance but has much improved cost. I have a feeling that either the RX 470 or the GTX 1060 will be the sweetspot for this generation. Either way I want non-reference.
by puppetworx
Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: TF2 Meet Your Match
Replies: 18
Views: 2614

Re: TF2 Meet Your Match

Evolve just went F2P. It's not like TF2 but is a lot of fun with buddies.
by puppetworx
Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Phishing and Old Folks..
Replies: 88
Views: 7099

Re: Phishing and Old Folks..

Suddenly old people keeping their cash under their mattresses doesn't seem like such a bad idea anymore.
by puppetworx
Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Are you buying a RX 480?
Replies: 193
Views: 16661

Re: Are you buying a RX 480?

The RX 470 could end up being a great price/performance card. I suspect the GTX 1060 will be over my budget but I'll wait and see.
by puppetworx
Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: About that Polaris Power Issue
Replies: 200
Views: 12408

Re: About that Polaris Power Issue

The PCPer video is a great watch, better than the article IMO. In it they mention that each of the PCI-E socket's connectors are rated for 1.1 Amps, there are five 12 V lines meaning there is a maximum of 5.5 Amps through the 12 V lines. Stock the card is pulling 6.9 Amps, overclocked 8.3 Amps which...
by puppetworx
Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11
Replies: 314
Views: 37541

Re: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11

PCPer has a lengthy investigative article up about the issue: http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/Power-Consumption-Concerns-Radeon-RX-480 Long story short: it is exceeding spec, according to AMD and motherboard manufacturers and by quite a long way - but nobody is highly concerned about it ...
by puppetworx
Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11
Replies: 314
Views: 37541

Re: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11

That makes a lot of sense. AMD designing a card out of spec and risking enormous litigation and reputational damage does not.

That revelation and PCPer's claim that 8GB and 4GB cards are identical cards is really making the card look more appealing.
by puppetworx
Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Performance difference rx 480 4GB vs 8GB?
Replies: 25
Views: 8044

Re: Performance difference rx 480 4GB vs 8GB?

PCPer just claimed in their podcast (for the second time, they mentioned it in their review video of the RX 480 also) that the 4GB and 8GB are identical save for the VBIOS. They claim even the amount of memory is the same, that the only difference is memory speed and allocation of the additional 4GB...
by puppetworx
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Performance difference rx 480 4GB vs 8GB?
Replies: 25
Views: 8044

Re: Performance difference rx 480 4GB vs 8GB?

Anandtech has a comparison, the difference is only a few percent.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/10446/the-amd-radeon-rx-480-preview/4
by puppetworx
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11
Replies: 314
Views: 37541

Re: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11

All the overclocking results I've seen so far have been very mediocre. Hopefully that's due to the cheapo heatsink and budget power delivery design.
by puppetworx
Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Windows 10 - not closing/restarting properly.
Replies: 10
Views: 3218

Re: Windows 10 - not closing/restarting properly.

For what it's worth I recently had slowness and hard drive thrashing during startup/shutdown of Windows 10 and an update of Intel RST fixed it. Good advice Savyg ;)
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