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by Mr Bill
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1115
Views: 96326

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Personally, I would have left a 16x16 cutout, and screwed an 18x18 vent grill over it (i.e. into the studs) to breathe that space and provide future inspection access to the pipe. I considered it, but the other wall is the living room and is uninsulated. Leaving it open would have let a significant...
by Mr Bill
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: What liquid is used for "water" cooling?
Replies: 18
Views: 815

Re: What liquid is used for "water" cooling?

Ammonia is that one substance that exchanges heat better than water. But is not used in residential cooling for just that reason. I remember being so intrigued by the refrigerator in a trailer back in the 1970's that used a propane flame as a heat source to run the absorption cycle ammonia-water re...
by Mr Bill
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: What liquid is used for "water" cooling?
Replies: 18
Views: 815

Re: What liquid is used for "water" cooling?

Basically all of the closed loop systems you see spruiked (e.g. the Asetek AIO units) are running a corrosion inhibitor, like your car will, because they're using mixed metals - this may be what you're thinking of, Redocbew? One of the glycols, usually. My own custom loop is running straight distil...
by Mr Bill
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: What liquid is used for "water" cooling?
Replies: 18
Views: 815

Re: What liquid is used for "water" cooling?

Commercial/industrial air conditioning often uses ammonia as a refrigerant. That might be what that was. My sister and her husband own an ice business. You know, the 5lb bags of cubes you get at the corner store. Their entire cooling cycle is built on pure anhydrous ammonia. They run a full-on disa...
by Mr Bill
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Need some help with a logo
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Need some help with a logo

I've been told that 99 designs was a pretty good source for logos. You describe what you want, pay a set rate and then choose from the submitted designs and keep the rights to one. Its a group of artists and they decide for themselves which jobs to do designs for.
by Mr Bill
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Technology purchasing and "moments of weakness"
Replies: 59
Views: 2166

Re: Technology purchasing and "moments of weakness"

My spare parts box says I have a weakness for good sales on case fans that I don't need. I usually only bite when they're SUPER on sale, so it's a box full of case fans I've paid peanuts for, but... I have a weakness for good sales in general, and also tend to hang on to a lot of used but still fun...
by Mr Bill
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD just whipped out a huge package!
Replies: 31
Views: 1778

Re: AMD just whipped out a huge package!

I hate it when I try to edit a post and quote it instead. DOH!
by Mr Bill
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD just whipped out a huge package!
Replies: 31
Views: 1778

Re: AMD just whipped out a huge package!

Got the same bag with my Seasonic-sourced Corsair, and it's a really handy place to hold/store all of the modular cords I'm not currently using. Heh, my older Seasonic came with the nice velvet bag for the PSU itself and a separate bag for those modular cables. With 2 different pockets, the spare m...
by Mr Bill
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1115
Views: 96326

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Went to all the trouble this weekend to replace the 97% failed thermostat in my TRUE double wide GDM-49 with a digital thermostat. The new unit worked fine giving the right LED codes; so we put the plate cover over it. It worked for about 15 minutes and then failed. I had a pro doing most of the wor...
by Mr Bill
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD just whipped out a huge package!
Replies: 31
Views: 1778

Re: AMD just whipped out a huge package!

chuckula wrote:
FOR THREADRIPPER 2 THAT IS!

https://videocardz.com/newz/amd-ryzen-t ... g-unveiled

Behold your future landfill contribution.
No, we need a project to turn that box into a PC case.
by Mr Bill
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!
Replies: 34
Views: 2256

Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

Waco wrote:
Shobai wrote:
Waco wrote:
Officially requested a swap for the 2950X this morning


The which?

Ha, good catch. 1950X. BluePanda got in though! I wonder how many people requested the swap. ULTRA NAS INCOMING.
Congrats on y'all getting one of the rare beasties and then getting the swap too! :D
by Mr Bill
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: EOL: Windows 7 + CPU w/o SSE2
Replies: 65
Views: 2601

Re: EOL: Windows 7 + CPU w/o SSE2

The Egg's example is close to spot on, maybe 6 months out as Sandy Bridge was January 2011 and Windows 10 July 2015, c.f. Windows 7 was July 2009. Nah. Sandy Bridge was a brand new product at the time Windows 7 was released Wrong. Nonsense. Sandy Bridge did not exist, normal business machines were ...
by Mr Bill
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Car runs rough on idle
Replies: 41
Views: 1775

Re: Car runs rough on idle

I had this problem on my supercharged Cobalt SS and on the mechanics recommendation, did the injector cleaner thing; It got worse. They "cleaned" the mass flow sensor, it got worse. They replaced the mass flow sensor and that did the trick. Cleaning that sensor was almost as expensive as b...
by Mr Bill
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3305
Views: 133653

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

just brew it! wrote:
Pet peeve: Robocall that immediately puts you on hold when you pick up. Great way to guarantee that I won't talk to you.

Saves me time. If I don't hear a human voice within about 10-15 seconds; I hang up.
by Mr Bill
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel ARM -- I mean MIPS -- Chip CONFIRMED!
Replies: 18
Views: 1037

Re: Intel ARM -- I mean MIPS -- Chip CONFIRMED!

chuckula wrote:
derFunkenstein wrote:
Oh, sorry. Their first re-entry to the discrete market. The first RajaChip.


I'm still waiting for the press conference where they announce that the product based on the super-secret "RajaChip" codename will be named.... wait for it..... RajaChip!

#VegaStillStunsMe
Raja-Raja.
by Mr Bill
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16 core CPUs with a single RAM channel are AWESOME
Replies: 39
Views: 2122

Re: 16 core CPUs with a single RAM channel are AWESOME

On a slightly more serious note. Can't a particular core timeshare more than one channel of DDR4 simultaneously? Not sure what you mean by this. My life in metaphore. I mean that if only one core was active, surely it could talk to more than one memory channel? If only two cores were active they co...
by Mr Bill
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16 core CPUs with a single RAM channel are AWESOME
Replies: 39
Views: 2122

Re: 16 core CPUs with a single RAM channel are AWESOME

this topic doesn't seem very serious either Oh, it's deadly serious assuming Lisa Su didn't flat-out lie at the end of AMD's webcast yesterday. Which, unlike the AMD fansquad around here, I actually watched live. People tend to forget that I take technology, but not myself, seriously. The story com...
by Mr Bill
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Oak Ridge flops 200 Quadrillion times a second
Replies: 17
Views: 1050

Re: Oak Ridge flops 200 Quadrillion times a second

What we got here is a world wide Crisis server!
by Mr Bill
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Oak Ridge flops 200 Quadrillion times a second
Replies: 17
Views: 1050

Re: Oak Ridge flops 200 Quadrillion times a second

Was wondering why Oak Ridge gets the big iron. Then I realized; less radiation induced errors that close to sea level.
by Mr Bill
Fri May 18, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1115
Views: 96326

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Well now I'm looking at reverse-osmosis in-home (under-sink) kits for drinking water purposes. We have a charcoal filter for our in-fridge water system, and it does pretty decently. I'm not in a hurry to do any work or add any upgrades, but it's fun to read. These are frequently used as the first s...
by Mr Bill
Wed May 16, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1115
Views: 96326

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

I'm not sure what the rules are but many makers of bottled "mineral" water start by deionizing it completely and then adding back in, their mix of mineral components. I've noticed that a little carbonation along with those minerals makes it sweet. Around here, our water is drawn from snowm...
by Mr Bill
Mon May 14, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1115
Views: 96326

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Been digging in the back yard after a leak in my irrigation system. It started small, about 20" from the pump. I ran all last summer with just a trickle coming up (which I routed back into the irrigation ditch). But this year it became a bigger leak and routing it back to the ditch did not work...
by Mr Bill
Mon May 14, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1115
Views: 96326

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

My LG frontloader has suddenly refused to spin. I think it may be just out of motor warranty (direct drive motor, 10yrs). I'm guessing that motor will cost me more than the $700 I paid for it. Still checking facts. This may be a repair. Or, it may be a replace. A little trouble shooting and code ch...
by Mr Bill
Tue May 08, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: 'Gipsy Danger' Workstation
Replies: 19
Views: 2750

Re: 'Gipsy Danger' Workstation

We can and do run multiple instances of SolidWorks, even though it complains about it's journal file/auto recovery not being able to work. However, in this case, running multiple instances of SolidWorks is less common than running multiple instances of the dedicated translation software. My bad, I ...
by Mr Bill
Tue May 08, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: 'Gipsy Danger' Workstation
Replies: 19
Views: 2750

Re: 'Gipsy Danger' Workstation

Windows 10 is a good enough multitasking platform to let you run muptiple instances? Is this even a serious question... _(:3」∠)_ Its a legit question. Mostly motivated by my ignorance of Win10 and solidworks. I recall when you you would get the server version of windows to get better multitasking (...
by Mr Bill
Mon May 07, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: 'Gipsy Danger' Workstation
Replies: 19
Views: 2750

Re: 'Gipsy Danger' Workstation

Windows 10 is a good enough multitasking platform to let you run muptiple instances?
by Mr Bill
Tue May 01, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1115
Views: 96326

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

My LG frontloader has suddenly refused to spin. I think it may be just out of motor warranty (direct drive motor, 10yrs). I'm guessing that motor will cost me more than the $700 I paid for it. Still checking facts. This may be a repair. Or, it may be a replace.
by Mr Bill
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ocean Cove is delayed: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 12
Views: 1551

Re: Ocean Cove is delayed: CONFIRMED!

a well-known cranberry juice for a product codename Err... what? Nobody else is allowed to use "ocean" in a product name now? :roll: Just not 'Ocean Spray' :D Well if we have 8th Gen Covfefe Lake, 9th Gen Whisky Lake, and 10th Gen Icelake... does that mean that Ocean's 11? That would make...
by Mr Bill
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ocean Cove is delayed: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 12
Views: 1551

Re: Ocean Cove is delayed: CONFIRMED!

just brew it! wrote:
chuckula wrote:
a well-known cranberry juice for a product codename

Err... what? Nobody else is allowed to use "ocean" in a product name now? :roll:
Just not 'Ocean Spray' :D
by Mr Bill
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised
Replies: 44
Views: 5974

Re: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised

What system clock do extreme overclockers now have to use to submit a valid benchmark?
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