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by jihadjoe
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: What happened to my overclock?
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: What happened to my overclock?

Yes the bigger process would make older CPUs more resilient against electromigration. The degradation is caused by material getting moved around, and a bigger node means there's more stuff used for each feature making them harder to damage.
by jihadjoe
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading to CoffeeLake, or should I wait ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1444

Re: Upgrading to CoffeeLake, or should I wait ?

Ok, KitGuru gave the information.. But honestly, it wasnt THE information I was looking for :\ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czRO7R_KWA0 And this https://www.tweaktown.com/news/60100/amds-new-ryzen-7-2800x-teased-12c-24t-up-5-1ghz/index.html He is basicly saying ⋅  5 GHz 12/24 AMD Ryzen...
by jihadjoe
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: "We're marinating in surveillance tech.."
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: "We're marinating in surveillance tech.."

Eh. Seems like FUD to me. We've been at this point for awhile, imo. There's no such thing as privacy anymore, but there is anonymity. Devices collect data all the time but with the exception of bad actors or state actors, no one would want to tie all that data back to _you_ specifically. Unless you...
by jihadjoe
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Titan V
Replies: 29
Views: 1207

Re: Nvidia Titan V

So basically a 1/3 price Tesla GV100 for the AI researcher, but no real benefit for gaming.
by jihadjoe
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Weird behavior with with multiple monitors
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Weird behavior with with multiple monitors

This happens to me on some monitors connected via HDMI. Windows treats them like external displays (like connecting an external monitor or projector on a laptop), and then the display goes to sleep it gets disconnected, sometimes causing windows on it to be moved to another display (usually the prim...
by jihadjoe
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Over 100GB of cab_xxxx_xx files in C:\Windows\Temp -- WTF?
Replies: 45
Views: 1271

Re: Over 100GB of cab_xxxx_xx files in C:\Windows\Temp -- WTF?

"Don't lie to the user" seems like a pretty simple rule. If you can't do something because of a permissions issue, at least tell me there's a permissions issue! Welcome to the LOCAL_SYSTEM privilege layer. psexec -i -s cmd.exe Pretty much impossible to administer Windows Server without oc...
by jihadjoe
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra
Replies: 81
Views: 1771

Re: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra

Just another day in the life of Helpful Hacker!
by jihadjoe
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra
Replies: 81
Views: 1771

Re: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra

Where did you get the info regarding the 13th? Apple publicly stated that they found out about the issue yesterday (Nov. 28): It was being suggested as a way to get into someone's locked Mac in their own forums on Nov the 13th. Was probably known of for far longer than that. https://forums.develope...
by jihadjoe
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra
Replies: 81
Views: 1771

Re: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra

Apple has released a security update that resolves the issue. High Sierra users will find the update via the App Store Update tab: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208315 Good to see a resolution to this. It is of interest though, that apparently this critical vulnerability was known of since the ...
by jihadjoe
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra
Replies: 81
Views: 1771

Re: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra

LOL, why would he care? The head of the Linux Foundation uses MacOS. He does? In 2017? Any proof? He had been using a 2016 Dell XPS13 Developer Edition as far as I knew. Before that he used a Sony Vaio Pro 11. Yup! And just two months ago during his presentation for '2017 is the year of the Linux D...
by jihadjoe
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Your favorite brand of coffee?
Replies: 126
Views: 4462

Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

Starbucks actually has a far more diverse selection of beans than what they make their in-store coffee with. I picked up a medium roast Colombia that works quite well with a french press.
by jihadjoe
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Youtube to MP3 converter add-on Chrome/Firefox
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: Youtube to MP3 converter add-on Chrome/Firefox

JDownloader will do this for you. Its a stand-alone app and not a plugin though.
by jihadjoe
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Last Chrome version with h264 support?
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: Last Chrome version with h264 support?

The current version of Chrome works with H264 just fine. I'm pretty sure because after using inspector on a couple of embedded videos and they are clearly H264 in .mp4. Here's a site with H264, WebM and Ogg/Theora video embeds that you can use to test your browser compatibility: https://www.quirksmo...
by jihadjoe
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega very strong in newly released games
Replies: 39
Views: 1790

Re: Vega very strong in newly released games

Even today some servers still do. HP still has blinkenlights, and a panel that you can pull out for even more blinkenlights!

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by jihadjoe
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel i7-8700 vs 8700k
Replies: 33
Views: 6261

Re: Intel i7-8700 vs 8700k

Even if you don't manually overclock the chip, the K variant has benefits with Z370 motherboards. It can turbo higher and the MCE (multi-core enchancement) feature on the motherboard will bump all core clockspeeds for you (to safe levels). Even on a non-K CPU Z370 has some benefits. A Gigabyte rep ...
by jihadjoe
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: MSI X370 Recognizing RAM but not Adding to Total?
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Re: MSI X370 Recognizing RAM but not Adding to Total?

Was the RAM fully recognized on the older BIOS? Why not just roll back?
by jihadjoe
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Purchasing Windows 10
Replies: 17
Views: 2091

Re: Purchasing Windows 10

If you have a 7/8/8.1 license or can get one for cheap, you can still upgrade to 10 for free using the Accessibility site

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessi ... s10upgrade
by jihadjoe
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 122
Views: 4404

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

whm1974 wrote:
Just wondering, but is there anyone still using CP/M on i8080/Z80 machines in 2017? Apple II systems with a Z80 card counts as well.

Not in any sort of production environment, but a buddy still has his old Apple ][ in mint condition. Will update this post with pics when/if I find them.
by jihadjoe
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs
Replies: 22
Views: 2400

Re: der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs

My point was der8auer stated liquid metal performs worse at subzero cooling than TIM. I'm not talking about soldering the chip, my comparison is that frozen "liquid metal" would be a solid and not much different from a typical soldered chip at those temps, so I am perplexed as to why it w...
by jihadjoe
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 122
Views: 4404

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

All that old stuff running on DOS with no network stack is probably more secure now than many newer systems. Will likely outlast any current OS too.
by jihadjoe
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Smartphones with removeable battery?
Replies: 25
Views: 1978

Re: Smartphones with removeable battery?

1800 cycles + 1 cycle a day is roughly 5 years. Coincidentally, that's also how long the battery of my Galaxy S4 lasted before I replaced it (the battery) just this week. 5 years is a long time and the S4 is no longer top dog, but it's still better than most entry-level phones and the IR blaster mak...
by jihadjoe
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Z370 and older CPUs
Replies: 12
Views: 2326

Re: Z370 and older CPUs

Tried looking at a Z370 board on ASUS' cpu support website and it only showed 8 series CPUs. Looks like no dice for Sandy and Kaby on Z370.
https://www.asus.com/support/cpu_support

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by jihadjoe
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?
Replies: 48
Views: 5227

Re: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?

The first ASUS Rampage Formula actually has that Pentium EE 965 listed in it's supported CPU list.

http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-ASUS/Rampage_Formula.html
by jihadjoe
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: So this is where I'm spending the rest of my time in college.
Replies: 20
Views: 1149

Re: So this is where I'm spending the rest of my time in college.

Sweet!

I'd contest the "100% acoustically dead" claim though. That doesn't look anything like an anechoic chamber.
by jihadjoe
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Waiting for Miners to go away? Don't hold your breath
Replies: 16
Views: 1150

Re: Waiting for Miners to go away? Don't hold your breath

The solution to this is obviously more product segregation, kinda like how Nvidia nerfed the compute units on its consumer-oriented line of GPUs. Assuming volumes stay high enough, taping out a chip tuned to a specific workload wastes less of the wafer and thus means more profit for the manufacturer...
by jihadjoe
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: About Silicon Lottery
Replies: 28
Views: 4982

Re: About Silicon Lottery

If you're gonna spend money buying a delidding tool for just one CPU, IMO might as well just buy from siliconlottery and have them do it for you.
by jihadjoe
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Think you're going to repurpose that USB HDD? Think again
Replies: 23
Views: 5191

Re: Think you're going to repurpose that USB HDD? Think again

Yikes, that's the first time I've seen that. Seems it would be cheaper for the manufacturer to use a standard drive than to have one custom-made like that for the purpose of making sure you can't re-use the enclosure and USB interface. If they sell enough of those USB drives it should actually be s...
by jihadjoe
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Projectors - need advice
Replies: 12
Views: 813

Re: Projectors - need advice

A buddy of mine who's been sent to China for work is all over the XGIMI H1.
It's a LED-lit android-powered smart projector, and the image quality is awesome, purportedly.
DCI-P3 colorspace, and it's super bright at 5000 lumens. Being LED, lamp life is also at 20k+ hours.
by jihadjoe
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Series on Android
Replies: 16
Views: 728

Re: Final Fantasy Series on Android

FFV is based on the GBA Advance version AFAIK. The extra content and new classes are all there, but it's still 2D. Which reminds me, I still haven't cleared Neo Shinryu.
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