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by modulusshift
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 224
Views: 11080

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

I have no idea how far back this bug affects, but I've done a bit of research into when important features for reducing KAISER's impact were introduced. The two key features seem to be PCID, which was introduced in Westmere, and INVPCID, which streamlines PCID's implementation, introduced in Haswell...
by modulusshift
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Enter TR's Dear Diary contest here
Replies: 264
Views: 46254

Re: Enter TR's Dear Diary contest here

/etc/var/diary.log Mmm, awake again. Feels like I haven't been used for a couple weeks. Wonder what random project I'll be running this time? Oh? But wait... Haven't I run that before? Hard to remember, it's been 4 years now. Let's see: >OS LOG: >HTC TouchFLO, WinMo 6.5.0 Oh, I remember those days.....
by modulusshift
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: A Few Dumb Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1420

A Few Dumb Questions

I'm looking to do my first computer build this summer. I've been doing a lot of research, but as I've never even owned anything bigger than a laptop before, I don't really know anything. So, I'd like to ask a few dumb questions, if you don't mind. 1. I've read that the HDMI ports on newer graphics c...