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by TwistedKestrel
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 USB becomes unstable after build upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 683

Re: Windows 10 USB becomes unstable after build upgrade

Kinda surprised that it's still an issue... I have an E-Tron USB controller and while on release the Win 10 inbox driver did not play nice with it, at some point in the past a build upgrade replaced the E-Tron driver again but it took me a long time to notice (i.e. works fine now) Then again, I know...
by TwistedKestrel
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Manually install Windows 7 UEFI boot files
Replies: 15
Views: 931

Re: Manually install Windows 7 UEFI boot files

I'm gonna say this is probably not possible. I guess you could try installing Windows 7 to a different drive and then image the extra partitions it creates for UEFI. Is there a particular reason you want to switch it to UEFI boot?
by TwistedKestrel
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Win10 / R7 1700 frequency control problem
Replies: 10
Views: 680

Re: Win10 / R7 1700 frequency control problem

Idle crash bug?
by TwistedKestrel
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: BIOS update for B350 MSI boards
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Re: BIOS update for B350 MSI boards

Appreciate the post, was wondering if the MSI B350s had picked that up as a feature
by TwistedKestrel
Wed May 02, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: NT6 drivers for PCI modem?
Replies: 21
Views: 2114

Re: NT6 drivers for PCI modem?

bthylafh wrote:
Those old USRobotics Couriers had a well-deserved good reputation.

I wish I had held on to my Sportster. The only time I've gotten a firmware update via a socketed chip carrier in the mail!
by TwistedKestrel
Wed May 02, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: NT6 drivers for PCI modem?
Replies: 21
Views: 2114

Re: NT6 drivers for PCI modem?

Saw this thread title on the front page Hot Threads and thought it had to be a world record necro. Same! I thought it was an intentional necro for laughs Back in the day I avoided WinModems like the plague. I think all full hardware internal modems are ISA, I don't think there are any PCI or PCIe b...
by TwistedKestrel
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Jim Keller got a new gig
Replies: 6
Views: 989

Re: Jim Keller got a new gig

That makes sense
by TwistedKestrel
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Jim Keller got a new gig
Replies: 6
Views: 989

Re: Jim Keller got a new gig

There was a lot Jim could do at AMD... I don't see there being nearly as much for him to do at Intel.
by TwistedKestrel
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Funny HTML attributes in phishing email
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Re: Funny HTML attributes in phishing email

Could you post the source to pastebin or something? I'm kinda curious now
by TwistedKestrel
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: i need help with parts and budget for building a new pc
Replies: 3
Views: 1181

Re: i need help with parts and budget for building a new pc

Also it might be good to share where you're getting your prices from, so we can see what's available in your market
by TwistedKestrel
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: PSA for anyone RMAing a graphics card
Replies: 4
Views: 1281

Re: PSA for anyone RMAing a graphics card

Wonder if this whole GPU drought is going to result in warranties that pro-rate your replacements.
by TwistedKestrel
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Clicky HDD. Any chance it's normal?
Replies: 26
Views: 7170

Re: Clicky HDD. Any chance it's normal?

+1 abandon ship, at least you got the courtesy of a warning sign
by TwistedKestrel
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Bitchin'Fast! PC '99
Replies: 47
Views: 6609

Re: Bitchin'Fast! PC '99

Seeing the 3dfx logo made me sad. And the Aureal isn't helping either
by TwistedKestrel
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Is overclocking safe
Replies: 17
Views: 1696

Re: Is overclocking safe

Is overclocking safe??? How to do it?? Is it safe? No. You have to know what you are doing. How to do it? Read up on an overclocking guide for your specific type of CPU/GPU. In addition, you will have to plan for the increased power and heat you will need to deal with. Is it worth it? Yes. I have a...
by TwistedKestrel
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Current best/good energy monitors?
Replies: 16
Views: 2310

Re: Current best/good energy monitors?

This sounds like less of a "necessity" solution and more like a "nerd project". No offense intended, just trying to clarify from my observation so we don't get hung up on practicality. Anything more than a Kill-a-watt meter serves no additional benefit, but it's fun and cool. No...
by TwistedKestrel
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Current best/good energy monitors?
Replies: 16
Views: 2310

Re: Current best/good energy monitors?

It looks like the Wemo Insight can actually do this to some degree. To others: it won't be doing the same thing all the time, and additionally it will be interrupted on a near daily basis by me wanting to use it for other things. There is not a problem I am trying to solve, other than wanting to kno...
by TwistedKestrel
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Current best/good energy monitors?
Replies: 16
Views: 2310

Re: Current best/good energy monitors?

ludi wrote:
If your average power consumption by the mining bank puts your output in the red between peak hours, then just shut down the bank during those hours?

I just want to have the numbers.
by TwistedKestrel
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Current best/good energy monitors?
Replies: 16
Views: 2310

Re: Current best/good energy monitors?

I guess I could look into reasonably hackable smart plugs, I kinda thought there would be a consumer product for this. Pretty much anyone who needed an energy monitor in my province would benefit from it, at least for monitoring appliances that are always using non-trivial amounts of power. There's ...
by TwistedKestrel
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Current best/good energy monitors?
Replies: 16
Views: 2310

Current best/good energy monitors?

(Felt like this was the best section for the question, let me know if I'm wrong) Due to experimenting with mining/distrib computing* stuff, I'd like to know with some confidence how much power my computer is actually using. Estimating it is hard due to things being overclocked. I know I can get a Ki...
by TwistedKestrel
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: ASUS H110-Plus with PCI
Replies: 6
Views: 2648

Re: ASUS H110-Plus with PCI

Aether wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
That's a seriously oddball motherboard for a current platform like LGA 1151.


I saw that it's also sporting a parallel connector, so it must have been designed for users needing compatibility with old hardware.

Holy crap, a parallel port! No FDD header tho :P
by TwistedKestrel
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Cooling Fan problem
Replies: 9
Views: 3271

Re: Cooling Fan problem

Good: Make sure the vents aren't blocked with dust/hair causing the fan to spin up excessively
Better: Disassemble the laptop, then the heatsink, then remove and oil the fan with appropriate oil, if possible
Best: Replace the fan (may involve replacing the assembly it's attached to)
by TwistedKestrel
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Stupid and terrible software.
Replies: 82
Views: 7860

Re: Stupid and terrible software.

Why does every other piece of software need to install an always running update service, particularly when only a very small number will ever do updates when the application itself is not running (not that I want them to in the first place). Maybe it's a permissions thing and there's a good reason f...
by TwistedKestrel
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: It's worked like that for years...
Replies: 32
Views: 5677

Re: It's worked like that for years...

I just got back from an on site service call. I feel compelled to voice a frustration I have with a phrase I hear WAY too often. I get a shudder when I hear ' It's worked like that for years '. Many times when I hear that it comes after something completely impossible. In this case, I was on site t...
by TwistedKestrel
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Brush your teeth in just 10 seconds..
Replies: 10
Views: 1243

Re: Brush your teeth in just 10 seconds..

That is a little terrifying, I'd still take the Blizzident over that
by TwistedKestrel
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 “Sets”
Replies: 9
Views: 1208

Re: Windows 10 “Sets”

Interesting, wouldn't mind trying it out for a while to see if it changes how I work. This would be way better if people could choose to be in the test, I bet there would be a ton of people wanting to give it a spin
by TwistedKestrel
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Pitfalls WRT adding RAM to existing system?
Replies: 7
Views: 1367

Re: Pitfalls WRT adding RAM to existing system?

Honestly the best reference would be your motherboard manual (one of the few times it's worth looking at :P) as it will generally outline any configurations that will or won't work
by TwistedKestrel
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Investing in Hardware
Replies: 21
Views: 3585

Re: Investing in Hardware

Value increased on a few things for me, though I never sold them (and they have since depreciated back down) -AMD 7950 (XFX) (I think this is still pretty close to what I paid for it new) -WD 2TB hard drive (bought it before the mess in Thailand) -8GB DDR3 (bought a looooong time ago, before everyon...
by TwistedKestrel
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Quite possibly the greatest car ever
Replies: 45
Views: 6345

Re: Quite possibly the greatest car ever

Air-cooled 911s are all about their weird handling, the layout is objectively inferior but I'd still way rather have one then anything else Porsche has made. Well, I could be forced to accept a Carrera GT
by TwistedKestrel
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Quite possibly the greatest car ever
Replies: 45
Views: 6345

Re: Quite possibly the greatest car ever

I think he just meant topping up the Mr. Fusion
by TwistedKestrel
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Kaby Lake Raja Edition [Kaby Lake-G] photographed
Replies: 33
Views: 2924

Re: Kaby Lake Raja Edition [Kaby Lake-G] photographed

Space savings alone would be the payoff. I guess it's possible they could have tweaked the PCIe connection to save more power, but I don't know if that would gain much.
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