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by mdk77777
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Why 'Ryzen'
Replies: 39
Views: 7417

Re: Why 'Ryzen'

This is a ubiquitous problem. Have you seen the names they are coming up with for drugs? No one wants to take tributleclorineacetatemegaldeathpillsofliverkillingcycleaccteate. Wellnessstuffer....happygonicely... These are the names that they come up with instead. They are all really, really horrible...
by mdk77777
Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: How to get good service from a dealership?
Replies: 55
Views: 2868

Re: How to get good service from a dealership?

I am a traveling sales Rep. Consequently, I have owned a dozen cars and driven over a million miles. How do you get good service from a dealership...never darken their door unless you absolutely and positively have to. I have never found a dealership that was run either honestly or economically. you...
by mdk77777
Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Recent Pande Group news
Replies: 35
Views: 21844

Re: Recent Pande Group news

I really hope folders won't have to mess with "beta" or "advanced" flags to get the new and improved GPU core projects. So, my 970 is what, about a year and a half old. Just now they are getting core 18 out to run reasonably on this architecture. They are easily 2 years behind O...
by mdk77777
Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Help with distinct wet dog smell?
Replies: 7
Views: 1542

Re: Help with distinct wet dog smell?

Could be mold spores. rain damage allowed them to seed, and high humidity(not necessarily new water) cause them to sprout. Not anything you can do other than rip out the insulation and drywall in the area that was affected (you will find the black mold only once you are tearing the wall/ceiling out)...
by mdk77777
Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Recent Pande Group news
Replies: 35
Views: 21844

Re: Recent Pande Group news

At this point, I just want to hear that Core 18 is back for Maxwell. Has been for over a month...set your card to advanced or Beta(using current drivers as you mention). You will get core 17 and core 18...IDK adv...but on beta I have not gotten any core 15 for the last month. But yeah, they have ne...
by mdk77777
Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Recent Pande Group news
Replies: 35
Views: 21844

Re: Recent Pande Group news

And here is a question on their Reddit: The official location where PG answers questions regarding policy and donor concerns, seeking to improve communication...after 4 or 5 months https://www.reddit.com/r/foldingathome/comments/2qtaoj/qrb_for_core_15_projects/ Guess what? No response from PG. What ...
by mdk77777
Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Recent Pande Group news
Replies: 35
Views: 21844

Re: Recent Pande Group news

Well exact numbers instead of off the top of my head: 4526 individual donors with 10,000 ppd average. (any graphic card can achieve this) Today: http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/individual_list.php?s=&srt=1&p=46 Contrast this with : verse 72,522 active GPU(amd + both nvidia listed) lis...
by mdk77777
Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Recent Pande Group news
Replies: 35
Views: 21844

Re: Recent Pande Group news

The Folding forums themselves are helpful; I got relatively quick responses to questions I had. However, I never saw a ton of news. Wow...I have never heard anyone say that before. sometimes after 3 or 4 months, PG might respond to a question on their Reddit. More often than not, they don't ever re...
by mdk77777
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Leaked specs on 980ti Titan X and 390x
Replies: 25
Views: 3239

Re: Leaked specs on 980ti Titan X and 390x

Anyone buying a 4GB 390X for 4K is going to be disappointed that they don't have enough memory to use features that the GPU is fast enough to run. Rumor is they will launch at 8GB for just that reason. Regarding price, if it works...and is as fast as they anticipate...I'd say it would be priced clo...
by mdk77777
Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Good old days RAM Prices
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

Re: Good old days RAM Prices

Not holding my breath. Those prices were due to a vast oversupply situation. Manufactures have moved on, allocating production to FLASH, etc. You can't expect prices to be well under the cost of production for very long. PS ..picked up 32GB 1600 cas 10 Notebook memory for my Lenovo w530 for $100 del...
by mdk77777
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: CHALLENGE: New Geforce 970 breaks Ethernet
Replies: 111
Views: 8798

Re: CHALLENGE: New Geforce 970 breaks Ethernet

After reading the pages I have come to the conclusion that if you want to run the 970 you need a new PC. New MOBO, new ram, new CPU, new case, and a new PSU. You can probably getaway with re-using the harddrive/s. That Dell form factor just isn't suited to run the 970. (As an after thought, what PC...
by mdk77777
Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: CHALLENGE: New Geforce 970 breaks Ethernet
Replies: 111
Views: 8798

Re: CHALLENGE: New Geforce 970 breaks Ethernet

Well, IDK. The chipset might be an issue. Intel® H61 Express Chipset has a limited capacity of pcie lanes. The slot is most likely Pcie 2. The new card might be overloading the chip-set and the ethernet suffers as a result. Of course, not having enough 12 v power in the MB, through the VMR, and the ...
by mdk77777
Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3463
Views: 532820

Re: Gun prOn!

well, a little more complex... When you have huge over demand you still have limited production capacity, limited brass, limited powder..etc. etc. You can raise prices to limit demand to a certain point...but after awhile it is very apparent you are gouging...what then in the face of continued stron...
by mdk77777
Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: For those who think RAM prices are high..
Replies: 24
Views: 2818

Re: For those who think RAM prices are high..

Yeah, I paid $4000 for a Micron XPE 266 notebook(in 1999-2000?? dollars) ...top of the line, lasted 7 years.... But, yeah, Notebooks have certainly come down since then. The thing with memory is that at the height of the oversupply, you could buy retail for less than the production cost of the memor...
by mdk77777
Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Sorry? Pardon? What's that?
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

Re: Sorry? Pardon? What's that?

ps...a great deal of shouting at the end of nearly every war... If you were lucky enough to survive, the guns going off beside you(your ranks) made for certain hearing defect. I work in the steel industry...electric arc furnace is right up there with jet engines...not wearing protection is not an op...
by mdk77777
Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Sorry? Pardon? What's that?
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

Re: Sorry? Pardon? What's that?

Here's hoping I haven't suffered any permanent damage. Sorry, but you did. While you might not notice it, whenever you have ringing in your ears from noise exposure, you have suffered a degree of permanent nerve damage. You loose hearing range as you age naturally, loud noise exposure only accelera...
by mdk77777
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Your motherboard that had the most CPU upgrades
Replies: 77
Views: 13731

Re: Your motherboard that had the most CPU upgrades

Yeah, I don't remember the socket, but it was an AMD board. As I recall, you could go from the first 64 bit consumer chip(claw-hammer) through a couple of bumps in speed and ultimately to a real two core if not a real three core all on the same MB. During the same time, Intel only managed to come ou...
by mdk77777
Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Why are modern PSUs put on the floor of the case?
Replies: 46
Views: 16408

Re: Why are modern PSUs put on the floor of the case?

A good PSU can handle more heat than your CPU.


What gives you that idea?

Very, very high quality PSU can run at 50C...very good at 40c...average quality...well, do your best to keep it under 35C.

I think you know that A CPU can take more than 50C.
by mdk77777
Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Why are modern PSUs put on the floor of the case?
Replies: 46
Views: 16408

Re: Why are modern PSUs put on the floor of the case?

Primary is better airflow and thermal management in the case. Secondary is cable management, (graphics cards are often closer to the bottom of the case than the top...ditto with multiple HDD) and weight distribution. The old large tower cases were indeed prone to tipping if bumped on the edge of the...
by mdk77777
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: 120TB(!) writes on relatively young Samsung 830. What's up?
Replies: 48
Views: 6909

Re: 120TB(!) writes on relatively young Samsung 830. What's

Wow, this is really insane. My 2 year old laptop shows something like 3.7TB. One thing I do that has been suggested by ASUS, is set up RAM Drives to limit pointless reads and writes to the SSD. Of course, a few years ago during the height of the RAM over-supply, I picked up 32GB of 1600 CASS for my ...
by mdk77777
Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: PSU Cooling
Replies: 9
Views: 3635

Re: PSU Cooling

think cooling is very required to control the humidity of psu...... ahhhh.... no. Stepping 120V(or 240v in other parts of the world) down to 12v is always going to generate some waste heat. While PSU have gone from 70% to 92% efficiency in the last 15 or so years, the components inside are still he...
by mdk77777
Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3463
Views: 532820

Re: Gun prOn!

Pfft. Try hitting the bullseye at 100 yards with a 119 year old surplus Mauser bolt action with issue sights that are locked for a 300 meter zero. That's a real rifle, with history, and character, and one that takes time, skill, and practice to shoot well. These silly deer slayer guns with their fa...
by mdk77777
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Well..that's different!
Replies: 4
Views: 2855

Re: Well..that's different!

If you are going to do it...why not 8GB sticks?
going overboard should at least get you memory density. :wink:
by mdk77777
Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Rest in peace, Paul Walker...
Replies: 154
Views: 17011

Re: Rest in peace, Paul Walker...

Yup. Nothing but speed and driver error (includes not maintaining your vehicle, (tires)) as most said from the very start of this thread. All other factors discussed by Clone are either false, or also fall under stupid driver error. They knew it was a mid-engine car, they knew how it handled. Hence,...
by mdk77777
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3463
Views: 532820

Re: Gun prOn!

Heck, from the hassle you get at the border, I assumed anything other than hunting rifles/shotguns was prohibited.
What do you need to do in order to get a permit? :wink:

prices and availability seem to be finally improving here...about time. :)
by mdk77777
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: People who don't get it. (A Rant)
Replies: 70
Views: 7058

Re: People who don't get it. (A Rant)

ts a dog eat dog world, if people can't ask the right questions and make sure they don't get screwed, then they deserve to. Yeah, and South Park did an episode on the software agreements that everyone clicks through. You and I know that no one reads them...if they included a clause that your forfei...
by mdk77777
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: People who don't get it. (A Rant)
Replies: 70
Views: 7058

Re: People who don't get it. (A Rant)

Yeah...just my opinion of dealing with ATT over the years...I've had more than one billing issue...fine print issues...so I feel her frustration. you sign up for the cable plan at $100 per month...and in a few years, the added fees and increases and you are paying $200. I understand how people can b...
by mdk77777
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: People who don't get it. (A Rant)
Replies: 70
Views: 7058

Re: People who don't get it. (A Rant)

Well, here is an opposite view. I am 50 years old and still have a calculator that works from 30 years ago (HP 15C) I started with a Bag phone larger than a briefcase in the early 80s My first laptop cost $4000 and still works today (last time I fired it up)Micron XkP The reason for the background, ...
by mdk77777
Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Changing thermal paste on R9 290 Tri-X. Worth it?
Replies: 14
Views: 5030

Re: Changing thermal paste on R9 290 Tri-X. Worth it?

If you have a very high quality TIM, and you know your skills are above average in application...then the answer is YES. s trying liquid metal worth the risk on GPU? not in my opinion. The high end TIM are all very close...just not worth the risk and aggravation...improvement possible? Sure but just...
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