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by Waco
Sun Sep 18, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What the facking fack...
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Re: What the facking fack...

New low would imply they ever had any stature to begin with.
by Waco
Wed Aug 17, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Huawei y7 prime 2018 dead solution
Replies: 1
Views: 1447

Re: Huawei y7 prime 2018 dead solution

It's dead.
by Waco
Sun Jul 24, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Dell laptop "working on it" file delays...
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Dell laptop "working on it" file delays...

It's some software you've got installed that's doing it - a clean install is probably easier than figuring out which, though.
by Waco
Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What is the fastest way to transfer datafrom old to new system ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2084

Re: What is the fastest way to transfer datafrom old to new system ?

meerkt, Thank you for those suggestions. No raid on old system so I will try your first suggestion first when system arrives in couple of days. If not your other suggestion also looks good but is there something else that would utilize USB 3.2 Type C to get 10 Gbps ? 5 Gbps versus 10 Gbps won't mat...
by Waco
Thu Jun 02, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1628
Views: 134397

Re: Something's different...

Scraping user posts and presenting them as new "blog" entries is pretty sus too.

It's too bad something couldn't "happen" to the forums to make them and the hits they generate go away forever.
by Waco
Tue May 31, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How to fit full length 16X Nvidia T-600 into a 4X Slot ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2166

Re: How to fit full length 16X Nvidia T-600 into a 4X Slot ?

If you're careful (and the board doesn't have any components in the way) you can cut out the end of a 4X slot to fit longer cards.

If that's not possible, a riser will work fine.
by Waco
Fri Apr 29, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1628
Views: 134397

Re: Something's different...

...and somehow they, again, made it worse.
by Waco
Mon Feb 07, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Dual GPU Motherboard Build Help
Replies: 1
Views: 2596

Re: Dual GPU Motherboard Build Help

There aren't 32 lanes of PCIe on those chips. You either get 16 or 20 depending on the generation.
by Waco
Sat Oct 23, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4959
Views: 275900

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Concur 100%. Masterful.
by Waco
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Exchanging Drive Sets in RAID Box
Replies: 2
Views: 1250

Re: Exchanging Drive Sets in RAID Box

RAID 5 is unlikely to be faster in practice for editing unless you're limited in streaming bandwidth.

That said - why not mount all 4 internally to avoid being limited by the QNAP?
by Waco
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Motherboard for Ryzen 5 5600X that supports W7
Replies: 3
Views: 1498

Re: Motherboard for Ryzen 5 5600X that supports W7

"Supported" versus working are very different. That's said...run 10. There's zero reason to stick with 7 past EOL.
by Waco
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Getting the lowest power consumption, with the lowest TDP GPU?
Replies: 1
Views: 2063

Re: Getting the lowest power consumption, with the lowest TDP GPU?

If you have PCI slots - anything with an old Rage XL chipset. Under $20 new and super low power.
by Waco
Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Seeking some handholding - fan setup, temp understanding
Replies: 3
Views: 1402

Re: Seeking some handholding - fan setup, temp understanding

Those temps are perfectly fine (better than normal, actually). My 5900X on a full custom loop still runs into the 70s under load. It's literally nothing to worry about.
by Waco
Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Vaccinated?
Replies: 28
Views: 1973

Re: Vaccinated?

One of the takeaways from this thing should be how horribly inefficient the FDA has been when it comes to reviewing and approving these things. What we saw with these vaccines is what happens when the process is actually allowed to proceed at the same rate as testing - not waiting for months or yea...
by Waco
Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Vaccinated?
Replies: 28
Views: 1973

Re: Vaccinated?

cphite wrote:
And so far, the data is has been positive.

Wildly, almost unequivocally, positive.
by Waco
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Is NUC9i9 ghost canyon a valuable choice for music production?
Replies: 2
Views: 2948

Re: Is NUC9i9 ghost canyon a valuable choice for music production?

Seems like an awful waste of money to me.
by Waco
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: PSU unit for upgrade questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2362

Re: PSU unit for upgrade questions

If it's a recent model it should be fine. 3000 series are sometimes "peaky" under load and larger PSUs handle it better, but a good PSU should be fine.
by Waco
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Vaccinated?
Replies: 28
Views: 1973

Re: Vaccinated?

Yes, correct, you don't understand statistics.
by Waco
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Vaccinated?
Replies: 28
Views: 1973

Re: Vaccinated?

Vrock wrote:
Everyone is tired of this overreaction to a minor virus.

Everyone is tired of morons like you pretending it's minor.
by Waco
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Vaccinated?
Replies: 28
Views: 1973

Re: Vaccinated?

Then you're an idiot actively working against your own interests. Enjoy lockdown again.
by Waco
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Vaccinated?
Replies: 28
Views: 1973

Re: Vaccinated?

Side effects from first Moderna, basically nothing. Side effects from second Moderna - 102 fever and fatigue for 2 days. Expected it going in and took time off of work. Side effects from both: 90%+ reduced chance to catch COVID and hand it on, and if I get it, it's dramatically less likely to be ser...
by Waco
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Communication problems with partner
Replies: 4
Views: 878

Re: Communication problems with partner

SecretMaster wrote:
I wonder if the new owners are getting paid to test experimental spambots in the forums.

Based on what is getting posted...yeah, it wouldn't surprise me.
by Waco
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Vaccinated?
Replies: 28
Views: 1973

Re: Vaccinated?

Vrock wrote:
Would you like a cookie?

No, we'd like plague carriers like yourself to stop being so stupid. :wink:
by Waco
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Motherboards and BIOS PCIe bifurcation required
Replies: 3
Views: 1823

Re: Motherboards and BIOS PCIe bifurcation required

You need to check your specific board/CPU/BIOS combination to see if lane bifurcation is supported. It's pretty hit or miss - my X570 board can do it, but my last Z170 board could not.
by Waco
Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Who is left
Replies: 106
Views: 10862

Re: Who is left

:lol:
by Waco
Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Motherboard DIMM slot degradation
Replies: 7
Views: 1434

Re: Motherboard DIMM slot degradation

Running XMP already overvolts the IMC.
by Waco
Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Motherboard DIMM slot degradation
Replies: 7
Views: 1434

Re: Motherboard DIMM slot degradation

You can not rule it out if you wish. Bumping up the IMC voltage will likely bring it back to stability.
by Waco
Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Motherboard DIMM slot degradation
Replies: 7
Views: 1434

Re: Motherboard DIMM slot degradation

Considering there's essentially zero active components on the board between the slots and the pins...it's the CPU.
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