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by shizuka
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: H.265 decode requirements with Plex
Replies: 57
Views: 9467

Re: H.265 decode requirements with Plex

https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/115002178853-Using-Hardware-Accelerated-Streaming Seems like nvidia's encoder is supported, any reason why OP can't just get a GT 1030 for ~$70? I've got one inside my HTPC and it lets me do 4k 60fps even on YouTube. Feels so wrong for a Sandy Bridge Celero...
by shizuka
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: TPM for a new system?
Replies: 33
Views: 4501

Re: TPM for a new system?

My understanding from reading how to set-up BitLocker on boot drives seem to imply the only way to use a PIN was to have a TPM module installed. If no TPM, a USB key could be used to store the key if no TPM was installed. Is this understanding incorrect? In regards to the power, this is for a deskt...
by shizuka
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: TPM for a new system?
Replies: 33
Views: 4501

Re: TPM for a new system?

I am currently in the process of putting together a new Coffee Lake based system and have a quick question. I am interested in purchasing a TPM module for my chosen motherboard (encryption of hard drives including boot drive), however I am unable to find the module for sale anywhere. My questions i...
by shizuka
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 8800GT - insufficient magic smoke
Replies: 25
Views: 1547

Re: 8800GT - insufficient magic smoke

Have you tried baking it yet?
*evil grin*
by shizuka
Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Readies a 5.1 GHz Xeon Chip based on Broadwell-E
Replies: 44
Views: 5583

Re: Intel Readies a 5.1 GHz Xeon Chip based on Broadwell

I'd be all over this if it had the 5775's eDRAM. There's a reason EDRAM doesn't make sense on the server parts... the memory controller of Haswell/Broadwell-EP can already do 68GB/sec with DDR4-2133 quad channel, and the EDRAM can only push ~50GB/sec (see https://forums.aida64.com/topic/2864-i7-577...
by shizuka
Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Friends don't let friends buy consumer laptops...here's why
Replies: 17
Views: 2373

Re: Friends don't let friends buy consumer laptops...here's

Even the Thinkpad line has these kind of **** hinge mounts. I had to recently repair a T430 by epoxying the brass nuts back into the cover... and I'm sure it will eventually break again.

Of course the solution is to put screws through the lid, but then it scratches other things up...
by shizuka
Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: A corrected hardware error has occurred.
Replies: 71
Views: 70411

Re: A corrected hardware error has occurred.

I'm not sure if APICID counts up from 0 or 1, but maybe that is the same core, different thread:
1,2
3,4 <-- fault
5,6
7,8
by shizuka
Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: A corrected hardware error has occurred.
Replies: 71
Views: 70411

Re: A corrected hardware error has occurred.

no QPI on client chips. client platforms use DMI to connect the PCH and the CPU.

banks are cpu specific, so yeah. i don't know where the list mapping mcbank to functional unit is sadly. I'm relying on the internal MCE tool
by shizuka
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: A corrected hardware error has occurred.
Replies: 71
Views: 70411

Re: A corrected hardware error has occurred.

@shizuka - How'd you determine that from the info Kougar posted? The event log has everything needed to decode it: status is the large, 64 bit register that describes the fault mcibank is a value that determines which fault bucket it belongs to... it was 0, which implicates the instruction fetch / ...
by shizuka
Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: A corrected hardware error has occurred.
Replies: 71
Views: 70411

Re: A corrected hardware error has occurred.

status 0x90000040000f0005, bank 0
IFU (Instruction Fetch Unit - Instruction Cache):
[15:0] 0000000000000101 = 0b101 Internal Parity Error
by shizuka
Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Where/how to get my hands on an i7-4765t?
Replies: 28
Views: 11203

Re: Where/how to get my hands on an i7-4765t?

It's the case much of time time since the K series chips tend to be leaky where the S and T chips are binned for low leakage and low voltage operation. If I have time tonight or tomorrow I'll play on my test rig again and see what it really does when playing with the power settings. Leakage is prop...
by shizuka
Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Where/how to get my hands on an i7-4765t?
Replies: 28
Views: 11203

Re: Where/how to get my hands on an i7-4765t?

Perhaps, but even with limited TDP a full-fat leaky 2600K/3770K/4770K is going to use more power than the S or T variants at similar performance levels. This is at least only the case when the -S/-T chip is a dual core, as those chips are cooler. Intel chips really have four modes of operation in t...
by shizuka
Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Where/how to get my hands on an i7-4765t?
Replies: 28
Views: 11203

Re: Where/how to get my hands on an i7-4765t?

Please note that Intel has locked out power limits below roughly 75-80% of the stock TDP value on the standard TDP parts (not sure about low TDP parts, I believe eXtremely-expensive and -U/-Y chips have no TDP lower limit) to prevent what you're suggesting. This has been a point of consternation on ...
by shizuka
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Just joined the GeForce
Replies: 30
Views: 5770

Re: Just joined the GeForce

maybe yours has 256MB, but my 9600xt does not :( only 128MB here
by shizuka
Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: mvp 2.0 thingy, any idea how it works?
Replies: 13
Views: 2162

Re: mvp 2.0 thingy, any idea how it works?

Leave hyperformance and virtual vsync both off. I've linked an article above that basically shows that hyperformance -> deleting parts of frames for higher FPS... some frames render fast, others render at normal speed. Virtu's argument is that since the game loop runs faster so there's reduced laten...
by shizuka
Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: mvp 2.0 thingy, any idea how it works?
Replies: 13
Views: 2162

Re: mvp 2.0 thingy, any idea how it works?

My suggestion is to avoid using it if at all possible, and if you do, only use gpu virtualization (aka screen copying). See http://www.hardware.fr/articles/858-3/hyperformance-virtual-v-sync.html hyperformance essentially nullifies draw calls for higher frame rates, causing increased microstutter vi...
by shizuka
Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Any way to limit a programs CPU usage?
Replies: 14
Views: 2981

Re: Any way to limit a programs CPU usage?

This program is called Battle Encoder Shirase.
by shizuka
Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel xeon e3 1240v2 question for Z77 compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 6386

Re: Intel xeon e3 1240v2 question for Z77 compatibility

If the chip stepping is the same, it will certainly work... but why are you going for a Xeon in a z77 board?
4C8T for a better price than a 3770K: good justification
Better performance than 3570K: not really, a 3570K will clock a lot higher
ECC RAM: doesn't work in Z77, just get a 3770k
by shizuka
Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 9800GT not recognised
Replies: 6
Views: 2664

Re: 9800GT not recognised

My 8800GT died the same way. It lasted two months after baking, so consider your card on its last legs.

Currently enjoying my Radeon 6850 ;-)