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by thecoldanddarkone
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: New HTPC GPU - GT1030 - but where are they?
Replies: 12
Views: 712

Re: New HTPC GPU - GT1030 - but where are they?

Maybe something along these lines could do the trick, but the C/W numbers just aren't very good, despite that being all-copper and pricey (hinting at why passive single-slot cards don't exist). That one might just about do it for HTPC use if you ensure good ambient airflow (assuming the RAM can be ...
by thecoldanddarkone
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: WSUS best practices
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: WSUS best practices

I was surprised to find windows 2003 running in a major role as well. (The 2000 server seems to be there as a just-in-case...) The previous guy was a real SOB. Lied through his teeth, didn't follow up, didn't get things done, basically didn't do his job, and actually made things worse. The final th...
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Upgrade from RX480 to nVidia?
Replies: 27
Views: 1121

Re: Upgrade from RX480 to nVidia?

TheEmrys wrote:
Losing freesync is a very big deal. I wouldn't do it.


That's what I thought, but then I got a gtx 1080ti and kept using my freesync monitor. It doesn't really bother me. Of course my frames literally doubled so you know. (R9 fury to gtx 1080ti).
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Can Intel 300-series run Skylake CPUs?
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Can Intel 300-series run Skylake CPUs?

No 3xx series chipsets support skylake. :(
by thecoldanddarkone
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: In search of a replacement for a specific type of card.
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: In search of a replacement for a specific type of card.

Quadro p600/p620 is also another option. It also supports displayport 1.4. Also the Quadro is somewhat reasonably priced. https://www.pny.com/nvidia-quadro-p620 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133749&nm_mc=KNC-MSNSearch-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-MSNSearch-PC-_-pla-_-Video+Cards...
by thecoldanddarkone
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GTX 1060 No Display
Replies: 23
Views: 763

Re: GTX 1060 No Display

It's got to seat properly, and your motherboard BIOS probably needs an update to understand newer GPUs. I've had to do this on several boards from various vendors from the H87/H97 using newer 10-series geforce cards and RX-400+ series. The card was fine, The board was fine, The BIOS was old. Yea, I...
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: ECC support for Ryzen
Replies: 13
Views: 942

Re: ECC support for Ryzen

JustAnEngineer wrote:
...or EPYC in socket SP3.



That as well. Or a skylake-x xeon, etc, etc.
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: ECC support for Ryzen
Replies: 13
Views: 942

Re: ECC support for Ryzen

Topinio wrote:
All of which sucks, but I could live with it if I could actually get a Ryzen Pro and board for it from one of those 2.

Edit: maybe in time for Picasso next year?


Or just buy a coffee lake xeon?
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 1080 ti ftw 3 vs. SSC
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: 1080 ti ftw 3 vs. SSC

As long as the ftw3 fits, I'd get the ftw3. It has a better cooler than ssc.
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Technology purchasing and "moments of weakness"
Replies: 62
Views: 2617

Re: Technology purchasing and "moments of weakness"

x299 pro carbon ac + monoblock for 200.
by thecoldanddarkone
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 343
Views: 32422

Re: Video card prices

GTX 1070's used prices are starting to fall through the floor. Some of the others are also dropping, just not as fast.
by thecoldanddarkone
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Skylake-X Burners Club
Replies: 29
Views: 1222

Re: Skylake-X Burners Club

I haven't even joined the X299 club, not even at work - the shoddy VRM horror stories and vastly superior performance/Watt of the Zen platform for our specific needs means Intel don't even get looked at. I'm not surprised, but hope you get your RMAs succesfully handled so you can buy a Ryzen 7 or C...
by thecoldanddarkone
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: EOL: Windows 7 + CPU w/o SSE2
Replies: 65
Views: 2870

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

In theory I find this annoying. However in reality - it doesn't cause me any issues.
by thecoldanddarkone
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Enermax Liqtech TR4: potential issues
Replies: 19
Views: 4987

Re: Enermax Liqtech TR4: potential issues

What if just the circulation tubes through the rad are copper and the rad fins are still aluminum? Then it's essentially the same as any air cooler with heatpipes. Is it rare to see such a rad? Fins can be aluminum as long as the flat tubes are copper. Basically as long as the water doesn't touch t...
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat May 19, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Xbox One X - Display corruption/flickering at 4K fix?
Replies: 8
Views: 2312

Re: Xbox One X - Display corruption/flickering at 4K fix?

Have you tried swapping the cable. I generally see this because the cable isn't good enough or bad.
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 343
Views: 32422

Re: Video card prices

Prices have been a slow decline for about 2 weeks. The used market is also on a slow decline. Some used models are in a slightly faster decline like the gtx 1070ti. I assume it's because many miners projected to never hit ROI with them.
by thecoldanddarkone
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be
Replies: 28
Views: 3804

Re: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be

There is a Moana joke in their somewhere :lol: She likes Shiny, but also likes her system to kick ass like mine. Now she is on the same CPU as me. Granted, I'm not sure she would notice the difference of the low latency in the near future lol. Was just hoping someone had feedback on the real world ...
by thecoldanddarkone
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be
Replies: 28
Views: 3804

Re: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be

Yep, I'm aware of how RAM latencies work (albeit, a bit rusty), very good overview explanation of them. These were specs I actually cared about too much back in the day. I should have mentioned that I would be using 3200 regardless, no plans on using a slower frequency and hoping tghter timings wil...
by thecoldanddarkone
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be
Replies: 28
Views: 3804

Re: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be

DDR4-3000 CAS 15 for $165 Not sure where you find out if RAM is Samsung B Die or not. (It's so dumb that's a requirement for higher clocked RAM on Ryzen) These are not Samsung B's. These are probably Hynix. Easiest way to get B's is to get 3000c14 or 3200c14. Also going to 3600 or faster pretty muc...
by thecoldanddarkone
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset
Replies: 59
Views: 4789

Re: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset

Ryzenfall, Masterkey, Fallout, and Chimera.

Yeash.

Details are lacking to say the least. Local admin needed......

That article is buzzword central.

Who is cts labs?
by thecoldanddarkone
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Ebay Deal - Most items (Dead)
Replies: 9
Views: 2514

Ebay Deal - Most items (Dead)

Dead Ebay has a single cart purchase deal. It's 20% with up to 100 dollars worth of saving. See the link for details, as some exclusions do apply. How to redeem your Coupon: Shop for eligible items. (See below for exclusions). Pay for your item by 8:00 PM Pacific Time on March 9, 2018 Enter the Coup...
by thecoldanddarkone
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: $350, Intel Optane SSD 900P (280GB, AIC PCIe 3.0 x4, 20nm, 3D XPoint)
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: $350, Intel Optane SSD 900P (280GB, AIC PCIe 3.0 x4, 20nm, 3D XPoint)

Yea, I'm extremely stuffy and don't have a lot of thought capacity. This said that coupon works for almost anything.
by thecoldanddarkone
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: $350, Intel Optane SSD 900P (280GB, AIC PCIe 3.0 x4, 20nm, 3D XPoint)
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: $350, Intel Optane SSD 900P (280GB, AIC PCIe 3.0 x4, 20nm, 3D XPoint)

Cancel. Buy from ebay and newegg use killer coupon. PSPRING20 = save

Order total
$441.98

That's the 480 gig one.
by thecoldanddarkone
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3484
Views: 140020

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

The intel p3700 had a total host write of 700 GB. Running this diagnostic scan is going to write more to this disk than that.
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3484
Views: 140020

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I bid on an intel p3700 fully expecting to lose the bid, I totally under bid on it. I won it instead... I was gonna buy an Optane but it's just not big enough for what I want to do. I have to buy one of those stupid u2 pci-e adapters.
by thecoldanddarkone
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Please help a choosing Processor
Replies: 20
Views: 2177

Re: Please help a choosing Processor

Hi, I am using a Dell T-7500 Workstation for day trading stocks, futures & forex.. My current workstation which is 7 years old has processor Xeon E 5645 @ 2.4 GHz, 12 GB RAM, 3 ATI 2460 low profile Cards driving 12 monitors. I am configuring new workstation with 16 GB RAM, 3 NVIDIA P600 2 GB Ca...
by thecoldanddarkone
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RISC-V single board computer is available.
Replies: 15
Views: 1902

Re: RISC-V single board computer is available.

Holy crap that's expensive.
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Help me with Amds models please
Replies: 15
Views: 2720

Re: Help me with Amds models please

I'm using an r9 fury at 2560x1440. I don't think it would be powerful enough to drive 3440x1440 at a reasonable framerate without dropping a lot of settings.
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