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by DPete27
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: General photography thread [img heavy]
Replies: 2998
Views: 613819

Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

Mr Bill wrote:
Anybody going to make an attempt to take pictures of the totality? If so, how do you plan to go about it?

Apparently Google is making a "mega-movie" of the totality. You can submit your pictures to be included, more info here.
by DPete27
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 42
Views: 1906

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Sure, miners have more money than gamers, in general; however, it seems like everyone "should" pay launch day as apparently launch day prices are not the real prices ... Holy crap! Now, to be clear, we haven't seen anything official from AMD on the pricing model mentioned in that article....
by DPete27
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: What the heck is happening to my internet speeds?
Replies: 18
Views: 885

Re: What the heck is happening to my internet speeds?

So connecting your laptop to a proper router for WiFi it works just fine? It doesn't surprise me that connecting to a phone as a hotspot would result in sub-par speeds. I'd expect a dedicated mobile hotspot device to be better than a phone, but still nowhere near what an actual router would accompli...
by DPete27
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 42
Views: 1906

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Nvidia released a mining-optimized driver to compete with AMD Polaris. Why can't AMD make similar improvements?
by DPete27
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Threadripper HEDT System Build Idea
Replies: 17
Views: 835

Re: Threadripper HEDT System Build Idea

I've come to the conclusion that you won't be best served by a Threadripper CPU.
by DPete27
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: General photography thread [img heavy]
Replies: 2998
Views: 613819

Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TSNSGSj2wSU/WZbuVBKx-mI/AAAAAAAAB14/0jaGvZiB3dE__3A2qnSa4Z4rhSH17g9tACL0BGAs/w586-d-h691-p-rw/DSC02001.jpg Took my Sony a6000 to the zoo to try some new content (been shooting mostly static landscape and portraits of the new baby). Was fun trying to navigate camer...
by DPete27
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Threadripper HEDT System Build Idea
Replies: 17
Views: 835

Re: Threadripper HEDT System Build Idea

BadSweetums wrote:
four 4GB PC 3200 memory sticks

That's a typo...right?
by DPete27
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: What the heck is happening to my internet speeds?
Replies: 18
Views: 885

Re: What the heck is happening to my internet speeds?

Have you checked to see what channel the router is broadcasting over and compare it to channel congestion using an app like WiFi Analyzer? Definitely best to check via wired connection (Ethernet) to make sure the problem is just the WiFi broadcast. Although mobile hotspots may not even offer a wired...
by DPete27
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: ASRock Fatal1ty X299 Professional Gaming i9 LGA 2066 - good choice?
Replies: 16
Views: 381

Re: ASRock Fatal1ty X299 Professional Gaming i9 LGA 2066 - good choice?

Yeah, I was wondering what made the OP select that specific board over any other X299 board. Granted these products are a little outside my comfort zone, but a mobo is a mobo. They're priced on features. So what feature does the Fatal1ty Po have that makes it worth the extra.... $130 compared to the...
by DPete27
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: ASRock Fatal1ty X299 Professional Gaming i9 LGA 2066 - good choice?
Replies: 16
Views: 381

Re: ASRock Fatal1ty X299 Professional Gaming i9 LGA 2066 - good choice?

I'm still rocking my AsRock Z77 Pro4-M and haven't had any issues with it. Sample size = 1.
by DPete27
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: (Updated) AMD (does?) want TR to report on TR
Replies: 86
Views: 3808

Re: (Updated) AMD (does?) want TR to report on TR

Btw I honestly am immune and used to poo slinging on forums. It is the nature of the internet and i have a good sense of humor. Others however may take offense. In the future for the sake of site maybe pointing out pros/cons without the less constructive poo would benefit site more. 1) I'm assuming...
by DPete27
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup
Replies: 57
Views: 1973

Re: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup

ozzuneoj wrote:
I was hoping the quad channel memory would make things a little more competitive, considering to the boost Ryzen often saw from high speed memory in lots of benchmarks.

High frequency is the important factor in those Ryzen improvements, not how many channels.
by DPete27
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Holy Mining Crash Batman
Replies: 92
Views: 4690

Re: Holy Mining Crash Batman

Yup. I wish I'd have stuck with it. Looks like 24MH/s GPUs will profit $50/month at current pricing. That'd be worth while.....if the value maintains.
by DPete27
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup
Replies: 57
Views: 1973

Re: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup

I see TomsHardware is trying to use 99th percentile and scatter plots. Cute. Keep working on it.
by DPete27
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Looking for recommendations - Dell U2415 / 2515 Vs Asus Eye Care Range
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Looking for recommendations - Dell U2415 / 2515 Vs Asus Eye Care Range

Not sure if this is a legit post, but I'll bite. There's currently an active forum thread here discussing the same basic question.
by DPete27
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: This 2017 ASRock board doesn't know its CPU's temperature
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: This 2017 ASRock board doesn't know its CPU's temperature

Yeah, this sounds like typical behavior for every AMD CPU I've ever owned. Load up as many temp monitoring apps as you can think of. Every one will give you a different reading of the CPU temp, plus 1 extra from the BIOS. The real fun is trying to decide which one you think is right! Or, are any of ...
by DPete27
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Your Impressions of Curved Monitors
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Your Impressions of Curved Monitors

I'm in the market for a new monitor (if/when I get budgetary approval from the wife :wink: ) in the 27" - 32" 1440p range. Haven't yet made up my mind for aspect ratio, I used my brother's 29" 21:9 monitor for a while and it felt good for gaming, but clumsy for desktop/office use. I h...
by DPete27
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Quick and dirty desk upgrade
Replies: 14
Views: 917

Re: Quick and dirty desk upgrade

What speakers do you have?
by DPete27
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Low profile single slot video card question
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Low profile single slot video card question

But the double width 1050 suggested wont clear the PSU - as the fan and stuff are on the side without clearance. The other slot - which came preloaded with a wireless card I don't want and removed - is on the wrong side of a video card to be of help. Hmm. If only someone could buy a USB Wifi adapte...
by DPete27
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Voltage / frequency curves
Replies: 23
Views: 1469

Re: Voltage / frequency curves

by DPete27
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Low profile single slot video card question
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Low profile single slot video card question

This one? The top slot is an open ended PCIe x4 slot. So you can put the GPU there. page 34 of the manual Looks like you could get a low-profile double slot GPU into something like that. The MSI GTX1050 would be a good starting point. It's not going to be a powerhouse, but I'm sure you weren't expe...
by DPete27
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Coffee Lake Not Supported by Intel’s 200-Series Motherboards?
Replies: 20
Views: 1149

Re: Coffee Lake Not Supported by Intel’s 200-Series Motherboards?

Skylake and Kaby Lake were compatible with both 100-series and 200-series chipsets. That's about as good of a run as you can expect with Intel. No surprise.
by DPete27
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: ryzen 3 1300X
Replies: 23
Views: 974

Re: ryzen 3 1300X

Ehhhhh. I wouldn't say that physical cores don't help. If that were the case, the i3-7350K (4.2GHz) would beat the i5-7500 (up to 3.8GHz single thread). Clearly that's not happening.
by DPete27
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Frametimes: which uArch is the fastest?
Replies: 10
Views: 881

Re: Frametimes: which uArch is the fastest?

If you're really sensitive to that stuff, it's hard to beat an i7-7700K.
Keep in mind, your GPU will oftentimes have a much more profound effect on frame times than your CPU.
by DPete27
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Custom Builders
Replies: 39
Views: 1698

Re: Custom Builders

Undervolting/Underclocking related to your 1080Ti: Nvidia GPUs in the Pascal generation will automatically "overclock" themselves whenever possible depending on GPU temp. This means a 1080Ti will often exceed the published 1582MHz "boost clock". As with any CPU/GPU, the frequency...
by DPete27
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What's in your garden?
Replies: 34
Views: 1039

Re: What's in your garden?

We've got just a small 2.5' x 15' garden alongside our garage that I incorporated into the rock landscaping around the perimeter of our house. Since it's small, we just grow green beans to eat for dinners while in season. Last year I had a couple plants that I'd routinely pick 15-25 beans off every ...
by DPete27
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: ryzen 3 1300X
Replies: 23
Views: 974

Re: ryzen 3 1300X

Scouring the web (surprisingly few reviewers OC'd their Ryzen 3 chips) it looks like 3.8-3.9GHz is the most you're going to get on Ryzen 3 1300X/1200
by DPete27
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: New build PC power issue
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: New build PC power issue

Does anything display on the monitor during this boot loop?
by DPete27
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: ryzen 3 1300X
Replies: 23
Views: 974

Re: ryzen 3 1300X

Then that's even more idiotic on their part. Ryzen 3 is a non-starter. Don't waste perfectly good chips and perfectly good profit margins. I'd HOPE that instead they're using the "small number of defective chips" they get from their incredible yields to fill the Ryzen 3 lineup. Not like Ry...
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