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by Waco
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cyberpunk 2077
Replies: 33
Views: 4300

Re: Cyberpunk 2077

It's been announced as Nov. 19th of this year.
by Waco
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: RyzenVoltage sticking at 1.0999. found the setting...
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: RyzenVoltage sticking at 1.0999. found the setting...

Well, XFR "Core Performance Boost" is on by default in the Bios... So if XFR single core boost is in effect_4.7Ghz (CPUz bench) you are going to get 1.5 volts delivered to the cpu as a "stock setting". Now at idle...no, probably under 1.0 volts, well under.thanks. Your BIOS/boar...
by Waco
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: System Guide query on "The Hybrid"
Replies: 27
Views: 875

Re: System Guide query on "The Hybrid"

If you figure for 10 watts per HDD you're overdoing it and well on the side of safety.

Just sayin'.

(I run systems with hundreds of HDDs)
by Waco
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: RyzenVoltage sticking at 1.0999. found the setting...
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: RyzenVoltage sticking at 1.0999. found the setting...

I was just going to say the same. :lol: 1.5v on a 3950X is not a stock voltage, so your first attempt should be to turn off whatever you turned on to make that happen. Well, XFR "Cpu Performance Boost" is on by default in the Bios... So if XFR single core boost is in effect_4.7Ghz (CPUz b...
by Waco
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: RyzenVoltage sticking at 1.0999. found the setting...
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: RyzenVoltage sticking at 1.0999. found the setting...

...why were you screwing with manual clock settings? With Zen 2 you're almost always better off just letting the boost algorithms do their thing; this is doubly true on very old boards. 1.5 volts and 90C is not acceptable. Sure, but that's due to a bad board setting. After clearing that and setting...
by Waco
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: RyzenVoltage sticking at 1.0999. found the setting...
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: RyzenVoltage sticking at 1.0999. found the setting...

...why were you screwing with manual clock settings? With Zen 2 you're almost always better off just letting the boost algorithms do their thing; this is doubly true on very old boards.
by Waco
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Which Epilator to buy?
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Which Epilator to buy?

:lol:

Braun Epilator for Women, Silk-epil 9


For a left-field question on this forum you get a left-field answer. And yes, it works well.
by Waco
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Blotchy Structures in Ryzen Die Shots
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Blotchy Structures in Ryzen Die Shots

@Wirko Good catch! I have die shots of Intel chips but they aren't very high res so I never noticed those. Very interesting to note this is becoming a trend, maybe not just with AMD and Intel, although AMD is obviously using it far more extensively. I'd be curious to know if new mobile ARM cores li...
by Waco
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Ryzen build for Windows 7
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Ryzen build for Windows 7

Virtualizing older OSes is pretty straightforward and more than performant enough for older games.
by Waco
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: NVidia Ampere
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: NVidia Ampere

Hmm. I think it's an 850 (I'm far too lazy to open it up), but only because I used to run SLI Titans and a heavily OC'd 6700K. Even with water on the GPU / CPU and auto-OC enabled on both I don't see more than 500 watts from the wall in a full-load stress test. Gaming is usually well under 300 at 4K...
by Waco
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: NVidia Ampere
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: NVidia Ampere

Captain Ned wrote:
If you hook it to an i9 or top-level Ryzen, 750W is probably the starting point.

Top level Ryzen chips + board + memory + SSDs struggle to break 200 watts unless you manually overclock them.
by Waco
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: How do you rip a DVD for Plex that has a disk error
Replies: 15
Views: 581

Re: How do you rip a DVD for Plex that has a disk error

Yeah if it's only a few small blocks it may just show up as a quick video glitch. If it hits a keyframe it may be a few seconds of garbled mess.
by Waco
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How do you rip a DVD for Plex that has a disk error
Replies: 15
Views: 581

Re: How do you rip a DVD for Plex that has a disk error

If you can rip to an ISO format without error then I'd start looking at ways to fix DVD encoding/format errors to get it working.

Recording the output stream and reencoding it will be a painful process.

VLC can technically dump DVD streams as well, but you'd lose all the metadata as well.
by Waco
Sat May 30, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: NAS builds - anyone want a topic on em?
Replies: 25
Views: 828

Re: NAS builds - anyone want a topic on em?

Don't let the "Free'" in the name fool you. It is definitely what used to be enterprise-tier and it is not for the novice by any means. The suite has enterprise-tier features but as whole it is becoming legacy since it doesn't support latest hardware and software ecosystems. I wouldn't de...
by Waco
Fri May 29, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Creative uses for a dead motherboard
Replies: 37
Views: 850

Re: Creative uses for a dead motherboard

I actually wish I'd kept my old DFI P35 Blood Iron. I literally exploded the VRMs off of it in a monstrous gout of fire with my Q6600 under water. Somehow everything lived except the motherboard.
by Waco
Fri May 29, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: NAS builds - anyone want a topic on em?
Replies: 25
Views: 828

Re: NAS builds - anyone want a topic on em?

FreeNAS is not "enterprise software" by any means.

TrueNAS can be with the right setup, but FreeNAS is absolutely not.
by Waco
Thu May 28, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: 6 years, 7 months of power on
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: 6 years, 7 months of power on

I've never heard of cold storage orientation affecting drive bearings. Source?
by Waco
Thu May 28, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Creative uses for a dead motherboard
Replies: 37
Views: 850

Re: Creative uses for a dead motherboard

I'm a little late the party but the wife and I agreed that dead / old hardware ends up on the office wall. Once you amass enough of it you end up with a pretty awesome tech-wall that tells a story of your hardware over time.
by Waco
Thu May 28, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: NAS builds - anyone want a topic on em?
Replies: 25
Views: 828

Re: NAS builds - anyone want a topic on em?

I think a lot of AMDs issues are actual physical connections. AMD should just use a socket like intel. No pins on the chips - just pads. Nope, that's not a failure method at all (pins are actually much better physical connections). I have a *ton* of Bulldozer-based systems at work and they're rock-...
by Waco
Wed May 27, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: WD external drives getting partially slow scan speeds after downloading files on them via torrent
Replies: 22
Views: 517

Re: WD external drives getting partially slow scan speeds after downloading files on them via torrent

You're correct. I should have specified Iron Wolf at first. Does WD have any drives that they say are SMR free? After all the brouhaha in the tech press, I believe they have updated their site to indicate which model numbers of internal drive are CMR and which are SMR. But I don't think this helps ...
by Waco
Thu May 21, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Alder Lake rumors and news
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Intel Alder Lake rumors and news

blastdoor wrote:
Does the 8 big + 8 little config imply the end of hyper threading?

I doubt it - hyperthreading adds real performance in addition to saving power with aggressive power saving profiles.
by Waco
Tue May 19, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: VRM Heatsinks
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: VRM Heatsinks

I've definitely had boards in the past that overheated like crazy under stock speed CPU load to the point of smoking. They did not have VRM heatsinks and badly needed them.
by Waco
Tue May 19, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: VRM Heatsinks
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: VRM Heatsinks

VRMS only need a heat sink if there are insufficient phases so the heat gets concentrated and cannot dissipate fast enough to the the substrate. While I get what you're trying to say here, it's incorrect. You can't just add VRMs until you can run them passively - board real estate and cost both sta...
by Waco
Fri May 15, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Think I'm finally getting there with my 3950x temps.
Replies: 48
Views: 1271

Re: Think I'm finally getting there with my 3950x temps.

Lapping heatspreaders is almost always beneficial to some degree.
by Waco
Thu May 14, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Think I'm finally getting there with my 3950x temps.
Replies: 48
Views: 1271

Re: Think I'm finally getting there with my 3950x temps.

You know that makes me wonder if there is a benefit to mounting the heatpipes going one way instead of the other, depending on the layout of the chiplets underneath. It'd be suboptimal if only half the heatpipes can be placed directly above the core chiplets (which I presume will generate far more ...
by Waco
Thu May 14, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Think I'm finally getting there with my 3950x temps.
Replies: 48
Views: 1271

Re: Think I'm finally getting there with my 3950x temps.

I am pretty certain that these high temps are not consistent with NH-D15's cooling capacity. It's not like that chip can put out 300W. It can't. Maybe 200 if you push it way too hard with OC. It's because the chiplets are tiny and the energy density is very high. Even under a great watercooling sys...
by Waco
Wed May 13, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Gen 1 PCIe Card fit in Gen 2 PCIe?
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Gen 1 PCIe Card fit in Gen 2 PCIe?

With non-display cards it works 99.99% of the time. With GPUs you sometimes end up hitting odd compatibility issues with newer cards in older slots.
by Waco
Wed May 13, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cyberpunk 2077
Replies: 33
Views: 4300

Re: Cyberpunk 2077

Nerd.boyz wrote:
Recommend to buy? I had no time to play, but now I'm ok with my free time and I'm looking for something to play. What's the better choice Cyberpunk or Jedi?
thanks in advance

Considering Cyperpunk isn't going to be out till the fall...
by Waco
Mon May 11, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mini fridge question
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Mini fridge question

This is why my beer fridge is always full. :P
by Waco
Thu May 07, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon RX 5600 XT - Why would you buy one?
Replies: 18
Views: 1139

Re: Radeon RX 5600 XT - Why would you buy one?

Ray tracing just isn't the killer feature, yet, that Nvidia hoped.
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