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by Waco
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Windows 10 and Ryzen - Performance Bug
Replies: 87
Views: 2923

Re: Windows 10 and Ryzen - Performance Bug

The Zen architecture is designed for a certain power band, almost certainly so that the core design could be used in laptops. Ideally AMD would have multiple architectures designed around different power levels, but for now I get the sense that they just don't have the resources. On that note, sham...
by Waco
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD X390/X399 HEDT Platform
Replies: 25
Views: 576

Re: AMD X390/X399 HEDT Platform

Anyone else hoping AMD is playing it close and will launch a quad-die part on this socket? :)
by Waco
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: How recursive is the real world?
Replies: 37
Views: 897

Re: How recursive is the real world?

Recursion is common, but probably less than you'd think. It's very easy to screw up a recursive algorithm (or the dataset you may be applying it to) and end up essentially infinitely recursing and crashing your application/machine.
by Waco
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD X390/X399 HEDT Platform
Replies: 25
Views: 576

Re: AMD X390/X399 HEDT Platform

As derfunk says, that's the point I am making. If you make IPC comparisons people will implicitly presume you mean per core. That's the conventional (and universal) understanding of the term. Thus, if you mean Instructions Per Clock/Cycle for every core on the die , well, you are going to confuse p...
by Waco
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How likely is it that my GPU is fried?
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: How likely is it that my GPU is fried?

Given that it's an RX480 and your old board is a lower-end B85 board...I'd bet that the through-slot power draw killed it. Even after the fixes from AMD, the slot power draw was right on the edge of the specification and overclocking would have pushed it beyond that by a significant amount. The GPU ...
by Waco
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Optical Media Stream
Replies: 43
Views: 1251

Re: Optical Media Stream

I wouldn't trust your meter then. A PowerEdge T110 has 305W rated power supply. I don't think it's possible for that system to burn $50 of power in a month, at the prices you state. I would be surprised if it was over 150W at idle. --SS Yeah, something is off there. Even with it running flat out, i...
by Waco
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Delidding my 3770k -- thoughts and results
Replies: 36
Views: 2138

Re: Delidding my 3770k -- thoughts and results

80 C is nothing to worry about. Don't back down till you're well into the 90s under sustained load IMO.
by Waco
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: WD drives have Extra-sensitivity to vibration and restarts?
Replies: 25
Views: 744

Re: WD drives have Extra-sensitivity to vibration and restarts?

caconym wrote:
Eight fifteens! How much is your cover charge and who's your resident DJ? :)

It's mostly for home theater effects. The towers have 12" woofers to cover most of the musical range, the subs only take over below 40 Hz. 5 Hz is a wonderful effect. :D
by Waco
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 3475

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

This hasn't been true in years (becoming "slow" over time). I'm on the same install of Windows 10 since day one of upgrades, and Windows 7 was the original upgrade on day one. Keep your BS elsewhere, because you're not going to pull one over on anyone that knows their stuff here. Most of ...
by Waco
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 3475

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

setting swappiness to zero (on recent kernels) is far better in every way (be careful on older kernels, you can prematurely invoke an OOM condition). The change was in the other direction . Where I would have used 0 before, I'd now use 1. Ha, right. On older kernels setting it to zero would *cause*...
by Waco
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 3475

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

The only scenario I can think of where swapping to a RAMdisk would make any sense is on a system with >4GB of RAM but running a 32-bit OS, where the extra RAM is allocated to a RAMdisk accessed via PAE. That's a rather contrived situation these days, as pretty much anything with >4GB of RAM is goin...
by Waco
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 3475

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

4) "Garbage" refers to the fact that a fresh install of Windows will run nice and fast but it's basic design lends to "Windows Rot", where eventually it slows down and needs a reinstall. This is due to a combination of a file system that's designed to fragment, a configuration s...
by Waco
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: WD drives have Extra-sensitivity to vibration and restarts?
Replies: 25
Views: 744

Re: WD drives have Extra-sensitivity to vibration and restarts?

...unless you've got a Samsung 840 EVO with the original factory firmware, in which case after 3 months getting your data back will be reeeeeally sloooooow... Eh? What does that mean? http://techreport.com/news/28112/new-840-evo-fix-adds-periodic-refresh-to-firmware If you don't update the firmware...
by Waco
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: WD drives have Extra-sensitivity to vibration and restarts?
Replies: 25
Views: 744

Re: WD drives have Extra-sensitivity to vibration and restarts?

Even loud noises can disrupt the operation of a HDD. A few months ago I saw a YouTube video (can't find it right now) where someone had a real-time plot of recovered disk I/O errors on a rack mount server. Just yelling through the front air intake vents caused a noticeable spike in error rates. Dan...
by Waco
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: SATA SSD vs NVMe SSD (similar boot and load times)
Replies: 35
Views: 5779

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

Yup, and that's why first thing I check is 4K IOPS at QD1,my line in the sand is 8,000 for a boot drive. Uhhh... I sure hope that's not your real line in the sand, and you're just saying that online. I feel bad for your budget; Most new and/or TLC drives don't put out anything like that. My old Mus...
by Waco
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 7700k, wow!
Replies: 20
Views: 1536

Re: 7700k, wow!

It could be memory performance, but I'm mostly convinced that the lack of HT is just as big of a deal when it comes to 'feel'. This is something that you'd only be able to really quantify with frame-time analysis, and even that is difficult because many of your most demanding games are multiplayer....
by Waco
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 3475

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

I will say that if you're manually updating a Linux machine you're either doing it wrong or you need a different distro. How exactly am I doing it wrong? There are plenty of reasons to dislike auto-updates even when MS isn't involved. You're not. Auto updates are evil for anyone with a non-standard...
by Waco
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 3475

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

If you think that Linux will never take off (on the desktop) because it doesn't have the corporate support structure that Windows and MacOS have, that's a fair opinion, but the problem isn't with the Linux hobbyist community. I think that there are a select few Linux...enthusiasts...that drive many...
by Waco
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Trailers have gone too far (Alien: Covenant spoilers)
Replies: 17
Views: 716

Re: Trailers have gone too far (Alien: Covenant spoilers)

This definitely feels like a rental / Netflix / Amazon prime stream at some point, but definitely not theater-worthy. I hated that Prometheus was so...stupid. This appears to be similar, but worth watching for the action / xenos. I hope you're not right about the plot...but I think you're probably r...
by Waco
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 3475

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

Well System76 does do some of this stuff. And I for one have installed and setup Linux boxes for people before, along with showing them websites with more info on how to use Linux. I also continued to work with them. And yes I think we Linux users could be more friendly to noobs, I try to be since ...
by Waco
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Optical Media Stream
Replies: 43
Views: 1251

Re: Optical Media Stream

That said, if we assume 12 cents per kilowatt hour (the US national average) and 250W for the idle power draw of the server (wild-ass guess), that works out to 72 cents/day, or $21.60 per month. So yeah $50 seems kind of high, but not outrageously so. 250 watts idle? Jeebus, it's not 2003! Modern m...
by Waco
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Console peasants....
Replies: 58
Views: 1351

Re: Console peasants....

This discussion of resolutions is baffling to me. Isn't it relatively easy to probe the OS/driver and figure out what resolutions are supported by the display? Why not just support all of them instead of arbitrarily picking and choosing? The one excuse I can think of would be if the UI didn't scale...
by Waco
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: ASUS is hiring enthusiasts for content marketing
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: ASUS is hiring enthusiasts for content marketing

So I'm not really in the market, but I had to look to see what else ASUS has available. Is there any engineering R&D in the US? I didn't see anything related to actual product design in the list, and the dropdown doesn't even have an engineering/design category.
by Waco
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: i5-2500K Overclocking Paraphernalia
Replies: 15
Views: 559

Re: i5-2500K Overclocking Paraphernalia

Don't worry about temps - if it's not throttling, you won't break it. I ran one of my 2600K's at 4.7 GHz with meh cooling that put it into the 90s fairly consistently. It's still functioning, and it was a launch-day processor. :)
by Waco
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Ryzen to the occasion
Replies: 122
Views: 4428

Re: Ryzen to the occasion

Wasn't it fairly common practice in the last...decade...to have a primary and a backup BIOS chip? I know my Gigabyte boards have had them pretty consistently, and it's saved my ass more than once. Did we suddenly have that feature pulled for the sake of LED bling?
by Waco
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Console peasants....
Replies: 58
Views: 1351

Re: Console peasants....

Beg your pardon, but since most console games are limited to 720p@30fps, that is being crippled . You're playing games wrong if that's a show-stopper for you, IMO. How old are you? And no, I'm not a "console peasant", but I have no problems playing old/retro games at 800x600 (scaled) on m...
by Waco
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Newfound Opinion: Ryzen is the second coming of K7
Replies: 44
Views: 1817

Re: Newfound Opinion: Ryzen is the second coming of K7

Intel could just convince Microsoft and other software developers to require a feature. After all, even the earliest Socket 423 Pentium 4 has SSE2 so can run today's Firefox, Chrome, Flash, and Office 2013, which is something not even the newest Socket A Athlons like Barton can do. Then there's the...
by Waco
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Anything I need to take note of running mismatched SSDs in RAID0?
Replies: 18
Views: 804

Re: Anything I need to take note of running mismatched SSDs in RAID0?

I probably wouldn't have attempted this in the first place. If space is the issue, you can get 500GB for cheap these days. If performance was the issue, I have a hard time believing you'd even notice the difference and you're risking losing all your data. I just don't see much upside to the RAID0 i...
by Waco
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dating ads on TR?
Replies: 35
Views: 891

Re: dating ads on TR?

The age histogram here would not play into your preconceptions. Really? I would think that the frequenters of this site are probably exactly the patrons that a "date a woman over 40" type ads would target... Or it's late and I'm tired and I read your post 100% backwards. Either is possible.
by Waco
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Windows 10 and Ryzen - Performance Bug
Replies: 87
Views: 2923

Re: Windows 10 and Ryzen - Performance Bug

I run chips at just under throttling temps for 24/7 workloads for years.

Unless AMD is again making thermal sensors that mean nothing (the FX line was so, so, inaccurate) and you're throttling under load...I'd say lean on it and see what it can do.
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