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by thecoldanddarkone
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: 3DMark Combined Test score variance very high
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: 3DMark Combined Test score variance very high

Tough to say what's going on here, but higher score with 2 cores disabled could be an indication that the benchmark is running into contention for L3 cache (and turning off one core per CCX reduces some of that pressure), or that cache coherency overhead between the cores in a CCX is coming into pl...
by thecoldanddarkone
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM not working at advertised speeds
Replies: 34
Views: 3665

Re: RAM not working at advertised speeds

Usually I can get close, but ultimately I normally have to fiddle with something. I only really buy from Gskill or Crucial. Thread derailment - As for 2400@10 is that at 1t?
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.
Replies: 213
Views: 10946

Re: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.

4930K @ stock
cpu 14535
integer 27490
prime 50
compression 20987
physics 1037
cpu single threaded 2168
floating point math 11792
extended instructions (sse) 312
Encryption 2975
Sorting 12178
by thecoldanddarkone
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SATA SSD vs NVMe SSD (similar boot and load times)
Replies: 35
Views: 8705

Re: SATA SSD vs NVMe SSD (similar boot and load times)

Most people have pointed this out, most loading is cpu limited.  In my simple testing some operations are so CPU limited that the difference between quad channel memory @2133 and my intel aic 1.2TB is insignificant in day to day operations.  I felt the same way with the 950 pro, so I assume the 960 ...
by thecoldanddarkone
Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Next-gen storage form factors are messy
Replies: 22
Views: 1996

Re: Next-gen storage form factors are messy

I owned a 950 pro before I got the intel 750 aic.  The 950 pro is a wonderful nvme drive, but totally suffers from overheating.  The article above explains why the temperature from the sensor differed than burning finger temperature. The 950 pro was in 2 configs on my desktop.  The first config was ...
by thecoldanddarkone
Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Anyone Excited about Google Pixel?
Replies: 78
Views: 4463

Re: Anyone Excited about Google Pixel?

I'm not excited about the Google Pixel.  In fact, I stopped using my Nexus 5x and will be selling it, soon.  Android doesn't need further fragmentation.
by thecoldanddarkone
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Next-gen storage form factors are messy
Replies: 22
Views: 1996

Re: Next-gen storage form factors are messy

They already have enterprise drives that use 8x pci-e 3 slots.  An example is the p3608. 
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Building my X99
Replies: 14
Views: 1442

Re: Building my X99

BIF wrote:
Yeah, uninstalling the Asus applets before the upgrade would have been nice, but I couldn't get the system to boot.   :cry:

I'm happy now that it's working, however! 8)

Ahh, having a working main pc is always better.  Hopefully everything continues to go well :D
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Building my X99
Replies: 14
Views: 1442

Re: Building my X99

I found as long as they are the same platform (amd & intel) and correct type of sata mode, they would install correctly.  I can't remember any problems, with doing this.  One time I even went from a laptop to a desktop and just changed the windows key.  I probably would have uninstalled the asus...
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Building my X99
Replies: 14
Views: 1442

Re: Building my X99

I would personally image my os drive and appropriate drives that might be linked.  Then I would boot them to see if they work.  Then I would go through the process of of restoring, etc.  **************************************************** I'm lazy when it comes to restores, I would then proceed to ...
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Next-gen storage form factors are messy
Replies: 22
Views: 1996

Re: Next-gen storage form factors are messy

Yea, I'm not impressed with the current choices.  I like how m2 now has reasonable ssd drive capacities, but they are physically limiting on the board.  Off board choices are just ugly.  I ended up getting a pcie aic 750 for my primary drive.   
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Just leaving some numbers here
Replies: 4
Views: 1193

Re: Just leaving some numbers here

Doesn't seem to be well optimized for Windows.  When I ran it, the single core test ran way below max cpu core speed.  I ended up with 3400 or 3600 on the single core score test.  I reran (forcing processor to be run @ full speed and ended up with 4300 on single core). 



Edited for accuracy
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: time spy 3dmark dx12 benchmark released
Replies: 13
Views: 1040

Re: time spy 3dmark dx12 benchmark released

r290@ stock
4930k@ 4.2

3 802 IN Time Spy (V1.0)

Graphics score
3 545
Graphics test 1
23.84 FPS
Graphics test 2
19.79 FPS
CPU test
6 464
CPU test
21.72 FPS
by thecoldanddarkone
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: 6700k low score.
Replies: 6
Views: 1684

Re: 6700k low score.

ah ok never seen this before - which overclocking software is this? (just so i can keep away from it) i use afterburner with osd and monitoring on and its just fine I tried both Afterburner and Precision X. Can't recall which of them was giving me the issue but I'm running Precision X now so if I h...
by thecoldanddarkone
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11
Replies: 314
Views: 33950

Re: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11

And there you have it... It's a decent card and priced right. Now just wait for a sale. Yea, it's a decent card. If you didn't have anything as fast a r290. Unless you need the features or power saving, it's a minor bump. Considering I paid 220 or 230 in Jan of last year, it's a meh. (yes the card ...
by thecoldanddarkone
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: some rough perspective on the RX 480 intro
Replies: 8
Views: 1017

Re: some rough perspective on the RX 480 intro

Ehh.

Without more benchmarks, it's hard to say. If you do the tflops/dollar on the radeon series it's much more in line with what your talking about.
by thecoldanddarkone
Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Don't wanna wait for Zen - going Skylake. Sanity check?
Replies: 32
Views: 4846

Re: Don't wanna wait for Zen - going Skylake. Sanity check?

Definitely get an aftermarket CPU cooler... You dont want to deal with boxed intel blender It's not a good cooler, but it's OK as long as it's not under heavy load for longer durations. :oops: Here is a good air cooler that chischis pointed out in the comments section of the TR guide: http://www.si...
by thecoldanddarkone
Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: New Build Computer Freezing
Replies: 7
Views: 811

Re: New Build Computer Freezing

Most of the time my builds have been unstable because of ram. So the first thing I would do is pull one of the modules. The second is make sure it's at the min memory voltage and add just a bit of extra voltage. Normally .005 or .010 is enough to make a difference. Example ram dd3 stock 1.5 volt ram...
by thecoldanddarkone
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11
Replies: 314
Views: 33950

Re: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11

I paid 220 for my r290. Unless an rx480 does better in actual games, it would be a hard sell (unless I handmedown the 290 into a different pc). My card got 14 444 at default clocks if anyone is wondering. I'll wait until I see reviews on it.
by thecoldanddarkone
Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 724
Views: 44073

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

:oops: Power steering hoses in my 2002 2500hd cc lb. I almost blew it up. One of my rags was pulled into the intercooler because I priming the power steering system (and flushing) for leaks. Good thing the intercooler was in the way, otherwise I might need a turbo and or engine... I should have know...
by thecoldanddarkone
Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 724
Views: 44073

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

I haven't repaired anything this weekend (manual labor wise), but I did get my old desktop back from my brother. Turns out he hasn't been using it for the last couple years. With it being an i5 2500 (non k) it's more than fast enough for my kids. I switched out the drive and installed windows 10. Th...
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Dec 26, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Microsoft should stick to software.
Replies: 136
Views: 9027

Re: How to prevent Surface Pro 4 CPU throttling

Apparently Minecraft will quickly force the i7 in the Surface Pro 4 to throttle. Amazing solution is found in this YouTube video . :D I'm pretty sure the processor TDP is 15 watts, the beginning speed is purely because of turboboost. I'm not saying it won't throttle (he talks about it staying anywh...
by thecoldanddarkone
Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows Phone
Replies: 68
Views: 4244

Re: Windows Phone

Honestly, I'm really happy with my 830. I use my phone for email, occasional document editing (I try to stay away from that), texting, phone calls, and Maps /w reliable gps. It has an occasional game for my kids but that's all I do with it. It's been reliable with decent battery life. At the end of ...
by thecoldanddarkone
Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays to All
Replies: 18
Views: 939

Re: Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays to All

It's about 7f here. Good enough for me, lol. Happy Christmas to all!

Item received this year, Milwaukee Fuel impact driver and drill combo. :o
by thecoldanddarkone
Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone into RC cars?
Replies: 34
Views: 2049

Re: Anyone into RC cars?

If you have multiple uses for the radio (in the case of water) that's cool. It looks like you have thought it out, my only real suggestion is to pony up the 20 or so extra for a lipo charger (yup can't budge on that) lol. Hmm... I'll think on it. I suppose I should ask what the difference is betwee...
by thecoldanddarkone
Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone into RC cars?
Replies: 34
Views: 2049

Re: Anyone into RC cars?

If you have multiple uses for the radio (in the case of water) that's cool. It looks like you have thought it out, my only real suggestion is to pony up the 20 or so extra for a lipo charger (yup can't budge on that) lol.
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone into RC cars?
Replies: 34
Views: 2049

Re: Anyone into RC cars?

(Oops... Response to ColdDark1 not Chrispy) Yeah I think I'll go with this instead: 4wd buggy: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Tamiya-1-10-Neo-Scorcher-TT-02B-4WD-Buggy-Kit-58568-NIB-/331478239495?hash=item4d2da48907:g:-S0AAOSwEeFU3QMQ $142 dual stick controller w/ servos - http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-...
by thecoldanddarkone
Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone into RC cars?
Replies: 34
Views: 2049

Re: Anyone into RC cars?

While Tamiya's are cool I wouldn't suggest a two wheel drive buggy for the below. I only own one kit and that's the racer kit.

"No paved roads out here so it will be driven on gravel, sand, or in grass and forest."
by thecoldanddarkone
Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone into RC cars?
Replies: 34
Views: 2049

Re: Anyone into RC cars?

I'm not sure what it was since i don't have it anymore. It was servo controlled speed and I usually had it pegged at the top anyway. It had three speeds but I used it rather binary... :D The battery was pushed through the chassis and hung out the side so batteries of any length could be used. I had...
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