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by thecoldanddarkone
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: ZFSin - Stable(!?) ZFS Windows kernel mode driver
Replies: 10
Views: 3441

Re: ZFSin - Stable(!?) ZFS Windows kernel mode driver

just brew it! wrote:
I doubt it will ever be officially supported, and the project linked by the OP looks like it has a long way to go before it is production quality.



Yea, ummm, yea..... I'll let someone else test this. I like my stability.
by thecoldanddarkone
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warcraft III: Reforged
Replies: 17
Views: 2872

Re: Warcraft III: Reforged

tanker27 wrote:
The whole EULA on how they own any mods has soured me quite a bit. seems like a money grab. Is a money grab.


Yea. Things like that make me want to delete my account.
by thecoldanddarkone
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 3950x temps high, thoughts
Replies: 34
Views: 12972

Re: 3950x temps high, thoughts

You don't really need to since your temps are already within reasonable range but it doesn't hurt to try, does it? There's nothing to gain. You're making him worry about a complete non-issue. ...and there's always at least a small risk that it WILL hurt to try. Even if you're an experienced system ...
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 3950x temps high, thoughts
Replies: 34
Views: 12972

Re: 3950x temps high, thoughts

https://www.kitguru.net/components/cpu/luke-hill/amd-ryzen-9-3950x-cpu-review/10/ As per that review, AMD recommends a liquid cooler. And even then they got 74C at 24C ambient. So AMD is gonna simply bow out by saying, "Hey, we didn't tell you to cool this beast THAT way!". And I hate to ...
by thecoldanddarkone
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 3950x temps high, thoughts
Replies: 34
Views: 12972

Re: 3950x temps high, thoughts

I just run CPUZ stress test. It heats it up quickly. NOCTUA NH-D15 chromax.Black, 140mm Dual-Tower CPU Cooler Threads leaning toward 80C being ok(I hope). Seems like my low 80s C may be normal for a 3950x. I'm just not use to any thing running this hot. Still reading up on it.Thanks Because of how ...
by thecoldanddarkone
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 3950x temps high, thoughts
Replies: 34
Views: 12972

Re: 3950x temps high, thoughts

It should be fine. However - When you mean load, what do you mean? I assume your talking about something like a d15? I just run CPUZ stress test. It heats it up quickly. NOCTUA NH-D15 chromax.Black, 140mm Dual-Tower CPU Cooler Threads leaning toward 80C being ok(I hope). Seems like my low 80s C may...
by thecoldanddarkone
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 3950x temps high, thoughts
Replies: 34
Views: 12972

Re: 3950x temps high, thoughts

It should be fine.

However - When you mean load, what do you mean?

I assume your talking about something like a d15?
by thecoldanddarkone
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon RX 5600 XT - Why would you buy one?
Replies: 18
Views: 3334

Re: Radeon RX 5600 XT - Why would you buy one?

Also, which vBIOS used in the benchmarks for the 5600XT? They used both, fyi. Almost all the performance comes from the memory clock change. "Meanwhile, I suspect AMD’s motive may be a bit more straightforward: beating the now-$299 RTX 2060. As it so happens, the factory overclocked Sapphire P...
by thecoldanddarkone
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Upgraded RAM from 16 GB to 32 GB and errors occured
Replies: 5
Views: 2538

Re: Upgraded RAM from 16 GB to 32 GB and errors occured

First, here are my PC specs (Built via the 2019 Summer Tech Report System Build) 1.) Ryzen 5 2600X 2.) Gigabyte X470 Aorus Ultra Gaming 3.) G.Skill Ripjaws V16 (2x8GB) DDR4-3200 *added 2x8GB more* Installed the RAM before work, left the PC on for the rest of the day, until I came home later that ni...
by thecoldanddarkone
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 3950X Preordered Amazon-forJan 23
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Re: 3950X Preordered Amazon-forJan 23

I thought about getting one, but I don't need any more cores than my 2 rigs provide. With the 7940x and 3900x I have already gone a bit overkill.
by thecoldanddarkone
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1628
Views: 142891

Re: Something's different...

I've pretty much lost hope. It has no real reviews, giant ugly adds, and a special kind of design. At this point the only reason I visit is because of the forums and muscle memory.
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Cascade Lake-X HEDT to go up against Threadripper 3
Replies: 43
Views: 6183

Re: Cascade Lake-X HEDT to go up against Threadripper 3

It's the same problem that some of the budget socket-AM4 motherboards are encountering. With all of the fancy UEFI programs, budget boards may not have enough space in their BIOS to store configurations for multiple generations of chips. Higher-end boards are more likely to have been equipped with ...
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Cascade Lake-X HEDT to go up against Threadripper 3
Replies: 43
Views: 6183

Re: Cascade Lake-X HEDT to go up against Threadripper 3

If you update the BIOS on your X299 motherboard to support a new Cascade Lake-X processor ("10-98" = Jail break), it may no longer work with older processors. https://www.anandtech.com/show/14970/intel-releases-advisory-update-x299-for-cascadex-and-lose-kabyx-support My MSI's already have...
by thecoldanddarkone
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Cascade Lake-X HEDT to go up against Threadripper 3
Replies: 43
Views: 6183

Re: Cascade Lake-X HEDT to go up against Threadripper 3

Questions about 24 - 4 lanes of PCIe 4.0 versus 48 - 4 lanes of PCIe 3.0 aside, $foo Lake-X's big claim to fame versus the 3900x is quad-channel memory support. And I've got a question pertaining to that: while nobody can speak for Cascade Lake-X yet since the hardware isn't out, is there an actual...
by thecoldanddarkone
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Cascade Lake-X HEDT to go up against Threadripper 3
Replies: 43
Views: 6183

Re: Cascade Lake-X HEDT to go up against Threadripper 3

A bit theoretical however, because PCIe 4.0 devices aren't very common yet. Even then, you'll probably be using x16 lanes on your GPU still... for whatever reason. Just because of how the physical connectors are set up. PCIe 4.0 2x lane M.2 drives don't really exist either. PCIe 4.0 SSDs seem to be...
by thecoldanddarkone
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Ryzen 3000 on ITX B450 VRM question
Replies: 11
Views: 5357

Re: Ryzen 3000 on ITX B450 VRM question

I don't remember where I read it, but under load a 3900x apparently doesn't pull more power than a 2700x thanks to its die shrink. People ran 2700x's in B350 and B450 motherboards all the time, so unless your board has a reputation for a badly underbuilt VRM it will probably work fine with proper c...
by thecoldanddarkone
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Ryzen 3000 on ITX B450 VRM question
Replies: 11
Views: 5357

Re: Ryzen 3000 on ITX B450 VRM question

I don't remember where I read it, but under load a 3900x apparently doesn't pull more power than a 2700x thanks to its die shrink. People ran 2700x's in B350 and B450 motherboards all the time, so unless your board has a reputation for a badly underbuilt VRM it will probably work fine with proper c...
by thecoldanddarkone
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series
Replies: 97
Views: 15870

Re: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series

Got my Ryzen 3900x with X570 gigabyte aurous master. The last motherboard I had with actual finned heatsinks was an Asus x79ws

t's nice
by thecoldanddarkone
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Cascade Lake-X HEDT to go up against Threadripper 3
Replies: 43
Views: 6183

Re: Cascade Lake-X HEDT to go up against Threadripper 3

[1]performance measured in single thread application using new accelerators within architecture. [2]Price comparison based on lauch Skylake-X prices vs. special discount rate for limited run of Cascade Lake-X CPUs* *while stocks last. No comment on speculation that the starting stock level is less ...
by thecoldanddarkone
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Cascade Lake-X HEDT to go up against Threadripper 3
Replies: 43
Views: 6183

Re: Cascade Lake-X HEDT to go up against Threadripper 3

https://videocardz.com/newz/intel-confirms-cascade-lake-x-hedt-and-i9-9900ks-launching-next-month The launch of refreshed Intel HEDT (High-End DeskTop) platform has been confirmed for next month. The CPUs based on LGA2066 socket will be 1.74x to 2.09x more powerful per dollar than existing Skylake-...
by thecoldanddarkone
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1628
Views: 142891

Re: Something's different...

We're a friendly bunch, but Renee is stepping into a hostile environment no matter how you slice it. For one, she's the first of probably many future writers. Second, she doesn't come from a background with the site like the rest of us. Compound that with being the first writer to join the site wit...
by thecoldanddarkone
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1628
Views: 142891

Re: Something's different...

Honestly, I think I'm going to stop visiting the front page for a month or so. It still makes me want to stab my eyes out.
by thecoldanddarkone
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Official: Ryzen 3700X and 3900X review comments
Replies: 49
Views: 5832

Re: Official: Ryzen 3700X and 3900X review comments

Waco wrote:
The leaks I saw with 5 GHz clocks were all LN2.

There are affordable X570 boards, I was able to grab a Gigabyte Gaming X for $170 yesterday.


It looks like a decent board, I haven't looked at many of the budget boards yet. (mostly because I'm not buying one).
by thecoldanddarkone
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1628
Views: 142891

Re: Something's different...

I'm sure that this has been said. It feels and acts like a mobile site. It's super annoying.
by thecoldanddarkone
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Need Advice On An Overdue System Upgrade.
Replies: 73
Views: 10050

Re: Need Advice On An Overdue System Upgrade.

I was thinking about buying a component a month for four months. Please don't do this. There aren't a lot of durable goods that depreciate or become obsolete faster than new PC components that you've purchased but not yet installed. The only way it potentially makes sense to do it piecemeal like th...
by thecoldanddarkone
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4959
Views: 289306

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I didn't feel this was worth a thread, but prime95 has added avx 512
by thecoldanddarkone
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: GA-AX370-Gaming 5 3rdGen support getting there slowly.
Replies: 5
Views: 3624

Re: GA-AX370-Gaming 5 3rdGen support getting there slowly.

Honestly that is a processor that I'd likely get a new board for.

Is the gaming 5 even going to be able to handle an overclocked 3950x? Without an actual review it's hard to say how much power it's going to consume. The good news is you have until September, since your looking at the 16 core.
by thecoldanddarkone
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel cancels their entire desktop CPU line-up
Replies: 30
Views: 6349

Re: Intel cancels their entire desktop CPU line-up

getting past another click bait title.


Considering I was expecting it at around 800 the pricing seems fine. Not much else to say about that.
by thecoldanddarkone
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Lower than hoped for Cinebench performance from an i9 7940x...
Replies: 28
Views: 5196

Re: Lower than hoped for Cinebench performance from an i9 7940x...

Alright, I may as well conclude this thread and put a bow on it. I went out and acquired a Noctua NF-F12 fan and strapped that onto the be quiet! Dark Rock 4, moving the default SilentWings 3 fan to the other side to push air to the case's vent fan. That definitely helped - Cinebench performance ju...
by thecoldanddarkone
Thu May 30, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Cool and quiet: Undervolting a 1060 or 580?
Replies: 11
Views: 6272

Re: Cool and quiet: Undervolting a 1060 or 580?

I don't have much experience with Afterburner or other 3rd party apps for tweaking Nvidia GPUs, but I do like AMD's built-in WattMan utility that runs within the driver already. I know the default Afterburner is simply a voltage/frequency offset [from max speed assumedly], whereas WattMan directly ...
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