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by DPete27
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64
Replies: 17
Views: 5400

Re: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64

Are you sure you put the RAM in the correct slots? I might be dating myself, but IIRC, AMD is slots 1&2 are paired and slots 3&4 are paired. Check your mobo manual. Since you're running a 4GB and an 8GB stick in paired slots, the mobo defaults to the lowest common denominator for addressing ...
by DPete27
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors
Replies: 26
Views: 2166

Re: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors

Good point: GeForce GTX 1180 GTX 1080 Ti Architecture Turing Pascal Lithography 12nm FinFET 16nm FinFET GPU GT104 GP102 Die Size ~400mm² 471mm² CUDA Cores 3584 3584 TMUs 224 224 ROPs 64 88 Core Clock ~1600MHz 1480MHz Boost Clock ~1800MHz 1582MHz FP32 Performance ~13 TFLOPS 11.3 TFLOPS Memory Interfa...
by DPete27
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors
Replies: 26
Views: 2166

Re: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors

@techguy: The spec comparison in my OP seems to back up your suspicions. Nvidia is potentially leveraging a larger die (for more coarz) and faster GDDR6 RAM to achieve their performance improvements this time around while standing on the great architectural foundation they established with Pascal. I...
by DPete27
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: upgrading a graphics card
Replies: 38
Views: 2065

Re: upgrading a graphics card

It seems we've looped back around to my original suggestion from 4 days ago. Still same price, but the MIR ends today (6/18) I'll bite: Look at this GTX1050Ti 4GB for $175 (after MIR) https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487290 Only qualifier would be to make sure that your case...
by DPete27
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: upgrading a graphics card
Replies: 38
Views: 2065

Re: upgrading a graphics card

Frames = frames per second. Similar to a video, motion in games is established by the graphics card "drawing" single still images many times per second. The more powerful (read: expensive) the graphics card, the more still images it can draw per second, which results in a more fluid motion...
by DPete27
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors
Replies: 26
Views: 2166

Re: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors

Will there be a 1180 Ti, though? Of course, but they always start with the xx80 non-Ti version, then make a Titan card to sell for a fat profit for a few months, then unleash the xx80Ti which is equivalent to the Titan at ~60% of the cost. I'd expect a similar delayed release of the Turing family a...
by DPete27
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors
Replies: 26
Views: 2166

Re: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors

This Tom's article is stating a July 30 launch date for Turing. Also, it was interesting to see the 3rd party card validation process laid out.
by DPete27
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: upgrading a graphics card
Replies: 38
Views: 2065

Re: upgrading a graphics card

Budget friendly please Get a new computer. Even if it's a Richland APU, it's still perfectly capable of powering a "budget friendly" graphics card at 1920x1080 resolution. Not to mention that a new ~$500 OEM computer probably wouldn't even come with discrete graphics anyway (not to mentio...
by DPete27
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: upgrading a graphics card
Replies: 38
Views: 2065

Re: upgrading a graphics card

I'll bite: Look at this GTX1050Ti 4GB for $175
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487290

Only qualifier would be to make sure that your case isn't one of those "slim" ones. If the case is 6-8" wide, you're good.
by DPete27
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Asrock P67 Extreme OC
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: Asrock P67 Extreme OC

Load OC profiles is at the bottom of the OC Tweaker page on my AsRock Z77
by DPete27
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Touchscreen instead of touchpad
Replies: 15
Views: 1689

Re: Touchscreen instead of touchpad

Whelp, it only took 6 months to come to fruition, but Asus announced the Zenbook Pro 15 at Computex this year.


....called it.
Asus, shoot me a PM so I can provide my mailing address to receive my complimentary unit.
by DPete27
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: What happens if I upgrade?
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: What happens if I upgrade?

At what point is it a new computer such that MS would be justified in saying I need to get a new license? I seem to remember that there's actually a checklist of changes that MS uses to qualify a "new" computer. I'm sure someone can dig it up with some google-fu. Something like; after 4 c...
by DPete27
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: What happens if I upgrade?
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: What happens if I upgrade?

What's the right words?
"I had to replace the motherboard in my computer." (?)
by DPete27
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Help me choose a speaker for my folks
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Re: Help me choose a speaker for my folks

This might be on the more portable and affordable end of your inquiry, but I bought my brother a Douni A5 ($53 on Black Friday) for Christmas. He needed something small and portable with good sound to take with him on cruise ships (he plays in the band). I did a fair amount of research beforehand (a...
by DPete27
Thu May 31, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Need advice on home/consumer video conferencing
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: Need advice on home/consumer video conferencing

FaceTime is Apple-device only. And very few iPhone owners [that I know] use anything except FaceTime for video (unless prompted otherwise). It could turn into a convenience thing, if Grams and Gramps are asking the kiddos to use something other than their default video software, the kiddos might not...
by DPete27
Thu May 31, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: THIS is how far GloFo is ahead of InFail
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: THIS is how far GloFo is ahead of InFail

You presume AMD has an unchallenged "dibs" on 100% of GloFo's 7nm production capacity?
by DPete27
Thu May 31, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Transplant sanity check
Replies: 15
Views: 729

Re: Transplant sanity check

Yeah the Grandia series are probably not going to be suitable for your existing GPU. They require some careful GPU choices (power out the end of the card, etc).

What about the Silverstone SG10? That's about the most compact mATX case I can think of.
by DPete27
Thu May 31, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New pc build on a budget need advice
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: New pc build on a budget need advice

What country do you live in?
Don't use that power supply.
For your budget, look at something refurbished, like this i5-4570, 8GB, 500GB machine for $210.
by DPete27
Wed May 30, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Transplant sanity check
Replies: 15
Views: 729

Re: Transplant sanity check

Why the transplant? Is it still going to be an HTPC? Are there any size restrictions? Your mobo is mATX, why not get a mATX case?
by DPete27
Fri May 25, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Computer cannot connect to network
Replies: 14
Views: 657

Re: Computer cannot connect to network

I had to reinstall Win10 on a co-workers' laptop this week. The internal WiFi chip is fried (cant turn it on) so I've got him using a Linksys USB WiFi dongle . When formatting, Win10 install didn't seem to notice that the internal WiFi wasn't working (I think Win10 sees the chip, but the chip is bl...
by DPete27
Thu May 24, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Computer cannot connect to network
Replies: 14
Views: 657

Re: Computer cannot connect to network

I had to reinstall Win10 on a co-workers' laptop this week. The internal WiFi chip is fried (cant turn it on) so I've got him using a Linksys USB WiFi dongle . When formatting, Win10 install didn't seem to notice that the internal WiFi wasn't working (I think Win10 sees the chip, but the chip is bli...
by DPete27
Thu May 24, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Computer cannot connect to network
Replies: 14
Views: 657

Re: Computer cannot connect to network

Well, when WiFi fails, bring the cable to you with Powerline. I bought this kit for $20 and it's been working flawlessly for the past 9 months. Before that I had this 200Mbps kit that I bought for $20 back in Jan 2014 with nary an issue either. That 2014 one had one unit with coil whine that finally...
by DPete27
Thu May 24, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Computer cannot connect to network
Replies: 14
Views: 657

Re: Computer cannot connect to network

Dell wireless 1705 802.11b/g/n 2.4 gighz 5GHz wireless has been around for a while, even on 802.11n. Are you sure that your router is also outputting a 2.4GHz band for your Dell to see? I just set up a new 802.11ac router for our house this week, so I freshly remember that the 2.4GHz and 5GHz broad...
by DPete27
Wed May 23, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Good speaker for ZxR
Replies: 43
Views: 1753

Re: Good speaker for ZxR

confusedpenguin wrote:
sounds great on the pair of AKG earbuds that came with my old Galaxy S8 smartphone.....the [speakers] I'm borrowing sound surprisingly good considering they were only 20 bucks brand new.

Ooph....Temporary solutions, I know, but still..... onboard audio is pretty good these days.
by DPete27
Mon May 21, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows Tips & Tricks
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Windows Tips & Tricks

I thought having a forum thread with windows tips and tricks would be fun. This can be anything from simple keyboard shortcuts to registry modifications. Win + Left/Right Arrow - snaps the current window to half screen. Ctrl + W - Closes the current window Regedit\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mou...
by DPete27
Thu May 17, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Dell Inspiron 15 i5570-5364SLV-PUS (Inside)
Replies: 6
Views: 1716

Re: Dell Inspiron 15 i5570-5364SLV-PUS (Inside)

The physical SSD transplant went fine. As I said, I used a 2.5" SSD I had lying around to replace the hdd. There is an open M.2 slot on the mobo if you want to run a dual drive setup though. And the system has two SODIMM slots but only came with 1x8GB RAM. The extra long monitor hinges was a re...
by DPete27
Thu May 17, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Toilet repair
Replies: 13
Views: 703

Re: Toilet repair

It is stuck between the tank and the bowl, yes. I have not tried to use a plunger inside the tank, but I'm dubious that a plunger will successfully push the thing out through those little holes in the bowl's rim. Please tell me this is sarcasm. At any rate, a plunger is unlikely to be effective in ...
by DPete27
Thu May 17, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors
Replies: 26
Views: 2166

Re: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors

My 960 likely cost me about the same as a new 1050 right now "right now" prices are not a fair market assessment, since crypto mining has driven prices through the roof. For example, in January 2017 you could buy an RX470 for $130 (regretting not jumping on that deal), that card beats you...
by DPete27
Wed May 16, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Is a bigger monitor with lower pixel density necessarily worse than a smaller one with higher pixel density?
Replies: 24
Views: 1311

Re: Is a bigger monitor with lower pixel density necessarily worse than a smaller one with higher pixel density?

Chrispy_ wrote:
...use the reclaimed desk space for something far more useful than a monitor stand.

ahem....
More people should use desk mounts for monitor(s). They're so nice for freeing up desk space, especially when you start getting into >1 monitor.