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by jokinin
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Raspberry pi 3 b+
Replies: 11
Views: 710

Re: Raspberry pi 3 b+

As an update, the thing is already running with Raspbian, it was pretty easy to setup and upgrade the OS. I just had to install Kodi, to be able to watch movies, without having to follow long instructions or installing other programs, because by default, it only provides a command line video viewer.
by jokinin
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Raspberry pi 3 b+
Replies: 11
Views: 710

Re: Raspberry pi 3 b+

Sorry, I put the wrong link to the product, I've double checked it and I purchased the 3 B+ version. Having read your answers, I will go for Raspbian, which seems to be the best supported distro on the Raspberry. I hope it is good enough to play Full HD videos, and youtube streaming. Thanks again fo...
by jokinin
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Raspberry pi 3 b+
Replies: 11
Views: 710

Re: Raspberry pi 3 b+

In the end I decided to buy this kit: https://www.amazon.com/Raspberry-Pi-Desktop-Starter-Black/dp/B0757ZYW4T It comes with a PSU, so I guess it will be good enough. Hopefully it will arrive on friday, I'm impacient. Is Raspbian the best option for it? Or do you recommend some other options? I do ha...
by jokinin
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Raspberry pi 3 b+
Replies: 11
Views: 710

Re: Raspberry pi 3 b+

Thanks for the reply! Well, typical use will be mostly watching youtube videos online and some downloaded movies offline. Don't pretend to run it 24/7 at full load. At most I will plug the usb keyboard+touchpad reciever, and an USB flash drive to transfer info from and to the machine. Maybe I would ...
by jokinin
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Raspberry pi 3 b+
Replies: 11
Views: 710

Raspberry pi 3 b+

I have two simple questions. Is a Samsung tablet charger rated at 5V and 2A enough to act as a PSU for a raspberry 3 b+?
Do you need a heatsink for it under regular use?
by jokinin
Sat May 26, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Virtualization benchmarking.
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Virtualization benchmarking.

In Windows I would like to know the performance of Hyper-V on different CPUs including the one I use, but also have information on VirtualBox, and VMWare performance.
At work, we use KVM virtualization servers.
by jokinin
Sat May 26, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Virtualization benchmarking.
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Virtualization benchmarking.

Hi all!

Is there any free software to benchmark virtualization performance on a PC running Windows 10? What are your recommendations?

Thank you!
by jokinin
Sun May 13, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 732
Views: 101217

Re: What are you playing right now?

I'm playing Starcraft 2 campaign. Bought the game some years ago and never really played it. Not sure if I'll get the expansion though. Did you at least sign into the game shortly after it went free-to-play? if so you would have gotten Heart of the Swarm for free. Oh I don't remember, and I didn't ...
by jokinin
Sun May 13, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 5 2600X + Gigabyte AB350M Gaming 3 mATX AM4
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Ryzen 5 2600X + Gigabyte AB350M Gaming 3 mATX AM4

Hi all I've finally decided to upgrade my ancient i5 3550 from 2012to a Ryzen 5 2600X, and I was looking for a budget but quality board to pair it with. I was thinking about purchasing the Gigabyte AB350 Gaming3 micro ATX motherboard, but I have two questions: - Do you think there is a noticeable in...
by jokinin
Sat May 12, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Upgrading from an HD 7850
Replies: 14
Views: 766

Re: Upgrading from an HD 7850

I was using a Radeon HD7870 GHz edition from 2012, and upgraded to a GTX1060 6GB 2 years ago, and got twice to 3 times the performance. In your case, if I had to upgrade I would go at least for the GTX1060 3GB or an RX570 to get a major improvement in performance, getting a lower card than those wou...
by jokinin
Thu May 10, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 732
Views: 101217

Re: What are you playing right now?

I'm playing Starcraft 2 campaign. Bought the game some years ago and never really played it. Not sure if I'll get the expansion though.
by jokinin
Thu May 10, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: The CPU-Z Benchmark Gallery
Replies: 16
Views: 1670

Re: The CPU-Z Benchmark Gallery

CPU-Z 1.85

CPU : Intel Core i5 3550 stock (3.3 GHz base/3.7 GHz turbo)

single thread : 363.6
multi thread : 1398.2
by jokinin
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SanDisk Cruzer Edge is *horrible*
Replies: 72
Views: 7183

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Edge is *horrible*

I had one of those, (the 16GB version), and as you say, performance is terrible. Now I have the Sandisk Ultra Flair 64GB, and performance while not stellar is much better : around sustained 35MB/s whiel writing on an USB 3.0 port, and is not that expensive (around 24€ for the 64GB version). There yo...
by jokinin
Mon May 22, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?
Replies: 83
Views: 5997

Re: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?

My case is the one I bought from my last build (2012), a Cooler Master Sileo 500 : http://archive.benchmarkreviews.com/images/reviews/cases/cooler_master_sileo_500/cooler_master_sileo_500_interior_front_left.jpg Power supply is a Tacens Radix VI 750W : http://blog.mercadoactual.es/wp-content/uploads...
by jokinin
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released
Replies: 44
Views: 7333

Re: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released

I presume you ran the benchmark @1080p and extreme settings. My computer CPU : Intel Core i5 3550 @3300 MHz / 3700 (Actual) RAM : 16GB DDR3 1333 MHz GPU : ASUS Geforce GTX 1060 6GB OC Dual. (GPU @1974 MHz, mem @2003 MHz) Driver : 378.49 OS : Windows 7 (build 7601) FPS (min/avg/max) : 14.29/17.52/20....
by jokinin
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Are you buying a RX 480?
Replies: 193
Views: 15290

Re: Are you buying a RX 480?

At last, I ended up buying an ASUS Geforce GTX 1060 6GB OC Dual fan. A bit expensive, but about the same price of the RX480 8GB and more easily available. IMO it has better performnace in current games, consumes less power, and this model in particular has a very silent fan. This is my first nvidia ...
by jokinin
Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Are you into astronomy? Show your gear!
Replies: 12
Views: 1164

Re: Are you into astronomy? Show your gear!

So jealous. We've had a couple cheap ones but I this don't work any better than a decent out of binoculars. Difference between nice binoculars and cheap telescope is neglibible. Even sometimes you can see stuff better with binoculars and a good tripod than with a cheap telescope. I had a 50 euro te...
by jokinin
Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Are you into astronomy? Show your gear!
Replies: 12
Views: 1164

Re: Are you into astronomy? Show your gear!

Captain Ned wrote:
I lust after a 16" Orion Dob with all of the electronics, mainly because here in VT I can find truly dark sky without much driving.

OMG, 16 inches is like 41 cm aperture, and that is quite huge! I'm sure that when you get that beast you'll be able to enjoy very nice views of the sky!
by jokinin
Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Are you into astronomy? Show your gear!
Replies: 12
Views: 1164

Re: Are you into astronomy? Show your gear!

I love astronomy but I live in a city, the light pollution means I often struggle to make out our own galactic disc. When I visit the folks, the conditions are occasionally good enough for my dad to break out his Orion 8" reflector. It's all manual from 10+ years ago so none of that fancy smar...
by jokinin
Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Are you into astronomy? Show your gear!
Replies: 12
Views: 1164

Re: Are you into astronomy? Show your gear!

I don't have a picture of my stuff assembled but I have a Celestron C8-SGT.  It's a 8", F/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain.  Considering it's 8" it is pretty compact so I normally take it to a friends house to use as I am in town and there are a lot of trees in my yard.  Between that and the weather...
by jokinin
Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Are you into astronomy? Show your gear!
Replies: 12
Views: 1164

Re: Are you into astronomy? Show your gear!

You've made me realize that I have no photos of my own telescopes.  Possibly I have nothing cool enough to warrant pictures? What I have are, in ascending order of size: A Galileoscope : http://galileoscope.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/GalileoscopeWithBox_IYL2015_1280x520.jpg This was my first te...
by jokinin
Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Are you into astronomy? Show your gear!
Replies: 12
Views: 1164

Are you into astronomy? Show your gear!

Hi all! I have always liked to watch the sky and everything related to astronomy, stars, planets and the universe, but it hasn't been until recently (about 5 months ago), that I bought my first telescope ever. I have joined a local astronomy group and there are astronomy related activities almost ev...
by jokinin
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: DOOOOOOM
Replies: 172
Views: 28534

Re: DOOOOOOM

The only issue I've encountered - and it's a weird one - is that with my key bindings, it tells me to right-click the mouse to enter a level after it's loaded... and it won't. I have to alt-tab out of Doom and then hop back into it, and THEN it's fine. Same happens to me if I customize key bindings...
by jokinin
Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Burying my dad tomorrow
Replies: 53
Views: 3499

Re: Burying my dad tomorrow

I'm really sorry to hear that. I lost both my parents and my sister due to different cancers, and it is a very hard time. There's nothing much you can do now, except keep on with your live and remember those who have lost their fight against that damned illness. In time you'll think about them and n...
by jokinin
Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Anticipating not switching CPUs for a while
Replies: 69
Views: 6032

Re: Anticipating not switching CPUs for a while

Still running on my almost 4 year old i5 3550 (3.3 base/3.7 turbo), and I still have to find some program that will run slow on it.
So no, I don't think I'll upgrade my computer for a lot of money and not so great increase in performnace for a long time (2, or 3 years at least).
by jokinin
Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Save your AMD GPU's from killing themselves
Replies: 38
Views: 4715

Re: Save your AMD GPU's from killing themselves

In my particular case, with a radeon HD 7870, I tried GPU-z fan speed logger with Unigine Valley, and temperatures raised to 67, which is high, but not alarming. Fan speed did go to 27% but got stuck in there. Anyway, I remember testing this benchmark before and temps were 60-62 maximum. So I'm not ...
by jokinin
Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: What to do with an ITX Celeron J1800 board?
Replies: 37
Views: 3955

Re: What to do with an ITX Celeron J1800 board?

It surprises me that a Celeron at 2GHz+ can't play media files properly, and my 4 year old laptop, based upon the E-350 APU (1.6 GHz dual core) can play Full HD media without problems.
Can't it be some kind of software problem? Maybe drivers, maybe codecs?
by jokinin
Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Play HD video with an Athlon64 3500+ possible?
Replies: 111
Views: 8222

Re: Play HD video with an Athlon64 3500+ possible?

Wow, thanks for all the replies! I've been investigating, and since I had a Geforce 210 1GB DDR3 PCI-e graphics card in another computer, I decided to test it, and put it in the Athlon64 system, and while it didn't help in chrome at all, and fps stayed the same (at 10-15), things were quite differen...
by jokinin
Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Play HD video with an Athlon64 3500+ possible?
Replies: 111
Views: 8222

Play HD video with an Athlon64 3500+ possible?

I have been given "the job", to restore an old machine, which happens to have an Athlon64 3500+ CPU in an AM2 socket, with 1GB DDR2, and an integrated Geforce 6100 (or something like that). When it plays HD video on youtube, full screen, it manages to get about 15-20 fps, and falls short o...
by jokinin
Mon May 11, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula 1 2015
Replies: 42
Views: 10117

Re: Formula 1 2015

Am I the only that feels like the difference between Mercedes and others (like Ferrari), is huge this season?