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by titan
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: USB NIC
Replies: 6
Views: 305

USB NIC

So, my wife's brand spankin' new, wicked fast computer doesn't have a network port. It's WiFi or bust, and but it did when we needed it most. (The room she was in had poor signal and relocating wasn't an option.) It has one USB C port, but the rest are USB 3.0 type A. So, I want to get a USB NIC, bu...
by titan
Sat May 12, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: IT ticketing software
Replies: 22
Views: 2747

Re: IT ticketing software

I use Request Tracker at my work.

We use it to manage customer service emails, but it is used by CPAN for their issue tracking.

It works via email primarily, but can be extended with custom modules or using the REST API.
by titan
Thu May 03, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: 3rd party HP LaserJet toner recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 2532

Re: 3rd party HP LaserJet toner recommendation

I've been using Linkyo products from Super Media Store for years now in a variety of printers without an issue. Most importantly, I haven't noticed any print quality issues.

https://www.supermediastore.com/collect ... cartridges
by titan
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: LG 27UD59P-B 4K, IPS, FreeSync on sale for $275
Replies: 13
Views: 1724

Re: LG 27UD59P-B 4K, IPS, FreeSync on sale for $275

Well, you guys have talked me out of it. I run Eve Online via Wine on Linux. The IGP gets 75 FPS (I think I have vsync enabled because that's the monitor's refresh rate...allegedly) on low-ish settings. It'll probably be terrible with an exponential increase in pixels, unless I lock the window to an...
by titan
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: LG 27UD59P-B 4K, IPS, FreeSync on sale for $275
Replies: 13
Views: 1724

LG 27UD59P-B 4K, IPS, FreeSync on sale for $275

I've been biding my time waiting to get a monitor that checks off a few desired specifications: 4K, IPS, FreeSync, not comically large, and cheap-ish. So, LG 27UD59P-B 27" Class 4K UHD IPS LED Monitor (2017 Model) is on sale at BuyDig.com for $275. I'm thinking about pulling the trigger, but th...
by titan
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Over 100GB of cab_xxxx_xx files in C:\Windows\Temp -- WTF?
Replies: 45
Views: 5683

Re: Over 100GB of cab_xxxx_xx files in C:\Windows\Temp -- WTF?

I'm on Windows 7 Pro in the office. Had to have IT take a look at what was eating up more than 100GiBs of space: .cab files. I don't have admin permissions, so I couldn't clean them out myself. They certainly accumulated over the course of 5 years. Things got tense for a while when I had less than a...
by titan
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: gigabit ethernet throughput
Replies: 20
Views: 1999

Re: gigabit ethernet throughput

Besides the NIC and computers, your switch will be a limiting factor as well. Any decent switch will at least have 900 Mbps each way.
by titan
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Crazy Manangement Styles
Replies: 49
Views: 6259

Re: Crazy Manangement Styles

Aranarth wrote:
For more real life development crazyness: dailywtf.com


The WTF here is forgetting "the" in "thedailywtf.com".
by titan
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: fixed poor amazon video quality on xfinity
Replies: 9
Views: 7126

Re: fixed poor amazon video quality on xfinity

Yup, what wizardz said. ISPs' DNS servers will point to local cache servers for popular content so they don't have to have it come from the source each time. If the ISP local cache server has a problem then you get poor performance. I was going to write that it could be the other way around and the...
by titan
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The Farthest -- Voyager in Space
Replies: 22
Views: 7100

Re: The Farthest -- Voyager in Space

Captain Ned wrote:
Star Trek people know the fate of one of the Voyagers. We also understand that the V'Ger myth has not been ruled out.


Every time I hear about Voyager, these are the first things to spring into mind before the NASA spacecrafts.
by titan
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What's in your garden?
Replies: 34
Views: 10838

Re: What's in your garden?

Weeds and morning glories.
by titan
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: A case with LOTs of mounts for fans, and a question about thermal paste
Replies: 17
Views: 1737

Re: A case with LOTs of mounts for fans, and a question about thermal paste

I should have mentioned, my Node 804 has multiple locations that can be used to mount a 240mm radiator, maybe a bit more: http://support.fractal-design.com/support/solutions/articles/4000019458-node-804-water-cooling-radiator-options And it could have way more fans than it needs: http://support.frac...
by titan
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Testing a Power Supply
Replies: 7
Views: 1657

Re: Testing a Power Supply

So, the sending in the unit for an RMA was actually quite easy. And, Seasonic is being fairly quick about it. They received it Thursday evening and are testing it now. I know this because Seasonic also gave me a link to a status page that I can track progress on the RMA. They also had some troublesh...
by titan
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: A case with LOTs of mounts for fans, and a question about thermal paste
Replies: 17
Views: 1737

Re: A case with LOTs of mounts for fans, and a question about thermal paste

I'm with JBI, there really isn't a big difference in thermal paste now. Personally, I have Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut, a conventional paste. But, Thermal Grizzly also makes liquid metal stuff, too. I got the Kryonaut because I needed some paste for a reapplication in my laptop. The last chart I've see...
by titan
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: i3-4160 Cooling
Replies: 24
Views: 2531

Re: i3-4160 Cooling

After sleeping on it, I've gone ahead and ordered the Cryorig C7. I liked it more this morning than I did yesterday. Thank you everyone for your suggestions. You made it really difficult to pick just one. I know the C7 wasn't pitched originally, but I never would have found it if another Cryorig had...
by titan
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: i3-4160 Cooling
Replies: 24
Views: 2531

Re: i3-4160 Cooling

That's odd that the C7 is $10 more than the M9i. The C7 would have nowhere near the cooling capability that the M9i has, and quite frankly the C7 is just plain less material. SFF tax I suppose. I know, right?! If looks matter in a top-down setup than the classic Zalman flower coolers are hard to be...
by titan
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Air filtered through water
Replies: 17
Views: 1467

Re: Air filtered through water

I vaguely remember hearing from one of those high-pressure timeshare sorts that they want the local female present because she's normally easier to sell to and will then apply domestic pressure on the dude to go along with it. He was explaining why their 'free' vacation packages and such tend to st...
by titan
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: i3-4160 Cooling
Replies: 24
Views: 2531

Re: i3-4160 Cooling

On that same note, the C7 uses a pretty big back plate mechanism. Yes, the Noctua NH-L9i isnt super awesome cooler for i7k but if you're not trying to super surpass stock cooler, - it just uses four thumb screws in the back, only possible conflict would be if you somehow have super extra short MB m...
by titan
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: i3-4160 Cooling
Replies: 24
Views: 2531

Re: i3-4160 Cooling

@titan the Cryorig C7 would be a good fit if you're using the ASrock board you linked in your intel build thread. It's very low profile, and I had a pair of Gigabyte motherboards with the ferrite chokes inside the "CPU keep out area" specified by Intel. Technically they were within specif...
by titan
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Upgrade chains
Replies: 12
Views: 1807

Re: Upgrade chains

I have a PS4 pro but I just don't want to get a 4K TV. Don't want to get caught up in that same loop. :lol: Also, the biggest draw (for me) was how it can speed up regular 1080p titles and how some games (like MLB The Show 17) include modes that will render at 1080 with a higher framerate. High-FPS...
by titan
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: i3-4160 Cooling
Replies: 24
Views: 2531

Re: i3-4160 Cooling

This is a good point, but my concern is that the cooler isn't fitting as tightly as it should. Nor is it staying secure as a bump from my fingers is popping it out. Now, I'm wondering if GeekSquad broke it some how. You sure one or more of the push down things that secure it in place just haven't b...
by titan
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: i3-4160 Cooling
Replies: 24
Views: 2531

Re: i3-4160 Cooling

And now that I've taken a look at the Cryorig C7, that's looking rather aesthetically pleasing. (I have a window in my case. I didn't set out to have a windowed case, it just happened to have all the features I was looking for.) The C7 would fit in well with the black, white, and blue theme I've got...
by titan
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP: Martin Landau
Replies: 11
Views: 1225

Re: RIP: Martin Landau

meerkt wrote:
...since Mission Impossible: TOS.


Terms of Service?

I didn't know him by name, but when I saw his face I remember him as an excellent actor.
by titan
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: i3-4160 Cooling
Replies: 24
Views: 2531

Re: i3-4160 Cooling

You mention stock cooler, before you do anything else, have you changed the thermal paste from stock to your favorite, maybe some Noctua NT-H1. I tested stock intel cooler/paste vs stock/noctua paste just for reference, in prep of delidding and it was a good 10C drop on max temps, not much on idle....
by titan
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: i3-4160 Cooling
Replies: 24
Views: 2531

Re: i3-4160 Cooling

Oh, no! I really hate choice some times. I think we have eliminated water cooling (sorry TheEmrys). Everything I've seen in the way of testing has used CPUs with much higher TDP than my 54W. The CRYORIG M9i looks promising. The Cooler Masters (MasterAir Pro 3, Hyper T4, 212), though, I can get shipp...
by titan
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: i3-4160 Cooling
Replies: 24
Views: 2531

i3-4160 Cooling

I've been rocking the stock cooler in this Intel machine for a couple years now, and it's done well enough. But, every time my hand bumps the cooler it pops out of place. While I'm waiting for my PSU RMA , I thought I'd go ahead and get a better HSF or go with a water cooling setup. I'm kind of temp...
by titan
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Testing a Power Supply
Replies: 7
Views: 1657

Re: Testing a Power Supply

Yay! My suspicions were correct. My PSU is dead. I had pulled everything out, disconnected all of the cables except those that are strictly necessary for the case switch, motherboard, CPU, and HSF. Nothing with my PSU. With the borrowed, cheapy 280W PSU, fired right up into the UEFI saying everythin...
by titan
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Testing a Power Supply
Replies: 7
Views: 1657

Re: Testing a Power Supply

Best way to test that is swap in a different PSU. If you don't have a spare, perhaps you know someone you can borrow one from? I assume you've verified that power is good at the wall outlet? Does *anything* happen when you push the power button when the system is in the bad state? No spare PSU. Woo...
by titan
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Testing a Power Supply
Replies: 7
Views: 1657

Re: Testing a Power Supply

Best way to test that is swap in a different PSU. If you don't have a spare, perhaps you know someone you can borrow one from? I assume you've verified that power is good at the wall outlet? Does *anything* happen when you push the power button when the system is in the bad state? No spare PSU. We ...
by titan
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Testing a Power Supply
Replies: 7
Views: 1657

Testing a Power Supply

So, my desktop that I built, with the help of you folks , has a strange issue that's cropped up: It turns off with no fanfare. It's only done so twice. But, once it has, it doesn't turn back on. I've unplugged and re-plugged all the cables. Nothing. Last time, I took it to GeekSquad (I have no spare...