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by jmc2
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: W10 "Optimise" Does not see USB drives-Why
Replies: 3
Views: 2381

Re: FYI, W10 "Optimise" fixed my SSD file delays.

SSDs are doing all kinds of optimization on their own, absolutely. That's SSD makers' secret sauce, and details are not known to anyone else. TRIM is the name of a command that the OS sends to the SSD each time a file is deleted, so it must be supported by both the OS and the SSD. This is the way t...
by jmc2
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: W10 "Optimise" Does not see USB drives-Why
Replies: 3
Views: 2381

W10 "Optimise" Does not see USB drives-Why

EDIT NEW-------- W10 "Storage" sees the SSD and HD drives but not in the "Optimize" option. OLD-------------------------------------------------- I've been noticing a text message in the file pane when I click on a folder... "processing" or something. Takes several seco...
by jmc2
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: 10 slot USB Powered HUB...use limit?
Replies: 7
Views: 2396

Re: 10 slot USB Powered HUB...use limit?

@just brew it! "As long as the hub's power brick is capable of supplying the full amount of power needed by the drives it should work." (Input USB is a 3.1 red slot.) All the dvd drives have their own power supply. But there was suggestions that a single chip would not be able to handle th...
by jmc2
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: 10 slot USB Powered HUB...use limit?
Replies: 7
Views: 2396

10 slot USB Powered HUB...use limit?

I've got 5 dvd drives plugged into 5 USB slots in my pc. Want to use the HUB and only use one high speed slot in my pc. I've read that trying to use all the slots in the HUB will be iffy. I'll be using half... Five dvds being read at once. Anyone have much experience using a lot of HUB slots? Things...
by jmc2
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: FYI got the desktop flashing stopped - AMD Vega
Replies: 8
Views: 1845

Re: FYI got the desktop flashing stopped - AMD Vega

Krogoth wrote:
I used OBS and never experience any flashing issues with my Vega 64 which is driving two mointors (2560x1440 and 3820x2160 respectfully)


Oh, OBS "stops" the flashing that will pop up during the day at some point.
by jmc2
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: FYI got the desktop flashing stopped - AMD Vega
Replies: 8
Views: 1845

Re: FYI got the desktop flashing stopped - AMD Vega

meerkt wrote:
I meant, just to test if that's the cause.


"the cause"...that could be having a second monitor attached or having the AMD drivers installed or both.

Don't really want to mess with my "working well enough system" right now, Sorry.
by jmc2
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: FYI got the desktop flashing stopped - AMD Vega
Replies: 8
Views: 1845

Re: FYI got the desktop flashing stopped - AMD Vega

meerkt wrote:
Did you try uninstalling OBS, or disabling its (assumed) capture driver?


Oh, no, I use OBS a lot and don't want to mess with it and the important bit is that the problem goes away...good enough.
by jmc2
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: FYI got the desktop flashing stopped - AMD Vega
Replies: 8
Views: 1845

Re: FYI got the desktop flashing stopped - AMD Vega

So that software's capture driver interferes? I don't know the cause of the screen flashing. The screen can be fine for hours and then flashes of some kind of stuff on screen start up. With OBS running the flashing stops. I've read of AMD screen flashing with two dual monitors installed. And that's...
by jmc2
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Netflix throttling bandwidth?
Replies: 4
Views: 2027

Re: Netflix throttling bandwidth?

My money's on AT&T messing with you. I do wonder about that. My Data limit resets next week will interesting to see if anything changes. I did pay for a month of Nord VPN. No difference in Netflix streaming bandwidth. Netflix and Amazon had no problem knowing I was on a VPN and were going "...
by jmc2
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Netflix throttling bandwidth?
Replies: 4
Views: 2027

Netflix throttling bandwidth?

I finally found in task manager network details a listing of the total bytes received after starting task manager. Approx 484 MB for 3 (39 minute) episodes. So maybe 160 MB per 39 minute show... 0.547 Mbps (if I did the math correctly?). My account is set for up to 4k(no chance) and max quality of u...
by jmc2
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Finally ready to buy a 43" HDR1000 monitor...(Have to settle for a 32"/HDR1400)
Replies: 16
Views: 3223

Re: Finally ready to buy a 43" HDR1000 monitor...(Have to settle for a 32"/HDR1400)

Well, new report saying Dec. 2020 release...NOT holding breath but am crossing fingers! It was supposed to be released Q1 2019. I found it last Nov 2019. https://www.asus.com/us/Monitors/ProArt-Display-PA32UCG/ ...Still "coming soon" a year later-(announced Sept 2019). At least the Nvidia ...
by jmc2
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: FYI got the desktop flashing stopped - AMD Vega
Replies: 8
Views: 1845

FYI got the desktop flashing stopped - AMD Vega

Desktop screen flashing with second monitor attached.

I found that if I open/minmise OBS which monitors the second display the flashing on the desktop of the main monitor stops.
by jmc2
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: M.2 card, 1TB_M.2 works, 2TB_M.2 Pc won't boot
Replies: 7
Views: 3162

Re: M.2 card, 1TB_M.2 works, 2TB_M.2 Pc won't boot

Well, I moved the video card out of the 16x Slot and no luck. Different M.2 adapter card and different 2TB Intel 660p M.2 stick and 16x Slot...no booting or bios access. So think I'm done here till I can move back up to bottom end next gen Threadripper. (This 3950x is 30% faster then the first gen 1...
by jmc2
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: M.2 card, 1TB_M.2 works, 2TB_M.2 Pc won't boot
Replies: 7
Views: 3162

Re: M.2 card, 1TB_M.2 works, 2TB_M.2 Pc won't boot

You don't need a Threadripper, specifically, you just need something that supports PCIe lane bifurcation. EDIT... did find and change the PCIe speeds, 3,2,1 no luck, No boot with 2TB M.2 in 8x slot at any speed. Ah, thanks for that. I can never remember what it is called. But I've only read of bifu...
by jmc2
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: M.2 card, 1TB_M.2 works, 2TB_M.2 Pc won't boot
Replies: 7
Views: 3162

A few thoughts... The x8 slot is PCIe 3.0, while the x4 slot is PCIe 2.0. Maybe the Intel SSDs are having trouble negotiating the proper bus speed when plugged into PCIe 3.0 slot? The x8 slot shares bandwidth with the x16 slot (x16 slot effectively becomes x8 when the x8 slot is in use); were you a...
by jmc2
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: M.2 card, 1TB_M.2 works, 2TB_M.2 Pc won't boot
Replies: 7
Views: 3162

Re: M.2 card, 1TB_M.2 works, 2TB_M.2 Pc won't boot

There are literally 9 different X370 motherboards from Gigabyte. Which one do you have? Is it possible that the 2TB drives appear to be bootable, and the system is therefore trying (unsuccessfully) to boot from them when they are installed in the first M.2 slot? Check the boot order in the BIOS. Mo...
by jmc2
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: M.2 card, 1TB_M.2 works, 2TB_M.2 Pc won't boot
Replies: 7
Views: 3162

M.2 card, 1TB_M.2 works, 2TB_M.2 Pc won't boot

X370 Gigabyte, 3950x cpu EDIT...These M.2s are NOT for booting the pc. The 8x slot will not let the pc boot with a 2TB Intel M.2 stick installed. A 1TB WD M.2 stick works. The bottom 4x slot works with everything...1TB and 2TB sticks. I tried two different cards and both had this problem with the 8x...
by jmc2
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New source of system guides?
Replies: 21
Views: 4921

Re: New source of system guides?

by jmc2
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: File renamer software?
Replies: 5
Views: 1662

Re: File renamer software?

Chalesboon wrote:
As per my last year experience 1-ABC.net File Renamer and EF Multi File Renamer is best for windows.


Thanks a lot!
I definitely prefer an informed referral.
by jmc2
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: File renamer software?
Replies: 5
Views: 1662

Re: File renamer software?

Flying Fox wrote:
Try running in compatibility mode first and see if it works?


I ran through all the compatibility options... crash,-out of memory.

Going to try "BRU_setup_3.3.2.1" from techspot. Fingers crossed.

Thanks.
by jmc2
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: File renamer software?
Replies: 5
Views: 1662

File renamer software?

Regex Renamer not working in W10. Was fine in W7Pro.

Please recommend a good gui bulk file renamer.
Putting informative "-xx" tags into video file names.

Thanks!
by jmc2
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: RyzenVoltage sticking at 1.0999. found the setting...
Replies: 10
Views: 3132

Re: RyzenVoltage sticking at 1.0999. found the setting...

I was just going to say the same. :lol: 1.5v on a 3950X is not a stock voltage, so your first attempt should be to turn off whatever you turned on to make that happen. Well, XFR "Core Performance Boost" is on by default in the Bios... So if XFR single core boost is in effect_4.7Ghz (CPUz ...
by jmc2
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: RyzenVoltage sticking at 1.0999. found the setting...
Replies: 10
Views: 3132

Re: RyzenVoltage sticking at 1.0999. found the setting...

I was just going to say the same. :lol: 1.5v on a 3950X is not a stock voltage, so your first attempt should be to turn off whatever you turned on to make that happen. Well, XFR "Cpu Performance Boost" is on by default in the Bios... So if XFR single core boost is in effect_4.7Ghz (CPUz b...
by jmc2
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: RyzenVoltage sticking at 1.0999. found the setting...
Replies: 10
Views: 3132

Re: RyzenVoltage sticking at 1.0999. found the setting...

... 1.5 volts and 90C is not acceptable. Sure, but that's due to a bad board setting. After clearing that and setting defaults, were the clocks/temps/volts acceptable? No,no, 1.5v/90C is the "Default" results...due to AMD's built in bios "CPU Performance Boost"(XFR?). That is wh...
by jmc2
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: RyzenVoltage sticking at 1.0999. found the setting...
Replies: 10
Views: 3132

Re: RyzenVoltage sticking at 1.0999. found the setting...

...why were you screwing with manual clock settings? With Zen 2 you're almost always better off just letting the boost algorithms do their thing; this is doubly true on very old boards. 1.5 volts and 90C is not acceptable. Now I run 60s-83 ish C and 1.296 volts AND 4Ghz multicore is faster also. Ca...
by jmc2
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: RyzenVoltage sticking at 1.0999. found the setting...
Replies: 10
Views: 3132

RyzenVoltage sticking at 1.0999. found the setting...

3950x, turned off the "cpu performace boost" and got rid of the 1.5v and 90C temps and other changes...etc. Oh, yes...Gigabyte x370 motherboard. Ended up with the boot W10 desktop voltage being stuck at 1.0999 volts. Desktop ok, bench tests crash. And had to use Ryzen Master to "reset...
by jmc2
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Turning old W7Pro pc into VM for W10 new pc?
Replies: 3
Views: 1884

Re: Turning old W7Pro pc into VM for W10 new pc?

Flying Fox wrote:


Thanks for the links. Looks good.
by jmc2
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Turning old W7Pro pc into VM for W10 new pc?
Replies: 3
Views: 1884

Turning old W7Pro pc into VM for W10 new pc?

Saw someone mention that they do this when they get a new pc so that they have all the old stuff right at hand as they move over to using the new pc. I'm still booting up my old pc to dig up some of the "use once a year" programs that I forgot I even had. Thoughts and pointers would be ver...
by jmc2
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: How do you rip a DVD for Plex that has a disk error
Replies: 15
Views: 2830

Re: How do you rip a DVD for Plex that has a disk error

tfp wrote:


Thanks so much! Hope I never need them.
by jmc2
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: How do you rip a DVD for Plex that has a disk error
Replies: 15
Views: 2830

Re: How do you rip a DVD for Plex that has a disk error

I have tried a couple more tools and I am able to get some video that was ignored before with IsoBuster and Recovery Toolbox and then using DVDVob2Mpg to create an mpg that plays. I'm currently running IsoPuzzle, I am down to the last 9059 sectors which works out to about 18MB of data out of the ~4...
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