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by a_non_moose
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Nas solutions
Replies: 23
Views: 1272

Re: Nas solutions

++ for the Synology Qnas solution and the ability to do 2Gb of memory or above. Memory upgrade takes a bit of dexterity, but is doable in 10 mins or less. Speed and 3 extra Gb ports helps with need for speed to 3 other direct computers. With Gb port, switch and primary desktop...max speed possible. ...
by a_non_moose
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: What is a good, cheap and preferably dumb SATA controller?
Replies: 46
Views: 4036

Re: What is a good, cheap and preferably dumb SATA controller?

++ for truth from brew! For years I'd drooled over the LSI (nay! 3ware of old) SATA/SAS controllers, but never could afford until now'ish. I have a 9650 and love it. Got the 12 drive version, but found it 1/2 price on amazon after the newegg "window" for price matching. (insert bitter tast...
by a_non_moose
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4027
Views: 664306

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Ryan's (Bailey's Knockoff that's cheaper and larger) with my coffee while teleworking.

Now later in evening: Kroger's brand Concorde grape and a splash (tablespoon'ish) of grape vodka and Cruzan 151.

Nummy. Still miss Bacardi's version of 151.
by a_non_moose
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1222
Views: 104577

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Not today, but last week had the pleasure of *finally* getting fans that I ordered; from China and then 'egg and wallah, the 'egg's arrived 3 days before the China ones did. Even after ording 1.5 weeks later. urf. Anywho: Radeon 6850. Breakdown the whole card to get to fans. Busted one mount because...
by a_non_moose
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows shuts down when "idle"
Replies: 6
Views: 1479

Re: Windows shuts down when "idle"

Most likely a driver issue. I say this as a Win7 user with a dual boot drive with Win10 base of the upgrade image. Win7 is flawless and will wake/sleep until the cows come home. Win10 upgrade from the 7 image will *always* result in a check disk if it wakes properly, if at all. A self compiled progr...
by a_non_moose
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: What is the temp needed for the second fan on Old-ish Gigabyte Radeon 6850 to spin
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: What is the temp needed for the second fan on Old-ish Gigabyte Radeon 6850 to spin

Just a SWAG, but I'd imagine that one is the primary for PWM info and the 2nd/3rd drawing power balance out for an overall power load/draw. Similar issue with a 6850 where one fan spins and the other not at all (seized up, no way to add oil). Replacing both because despite dust levels if you try to ...
by a_non_moose
Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 9 - Microsoft desperately needs a winner
Replies: 45
Views: 6014

Re: Windows 9 - Microsoft desperately needs a winner

After my one in depth experience, no, just no. Thank GOD win + E still gets me into win explorer so I could copy a bunch of stuff for a friend's daughter (kid pix, etc) that was getting a divorce. W8 leaves little, to nothing after 25 years of UI experience. If I want a Mac tablet UI, I'll use an iO...
by a_non_moose
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Enter TR's Dear Diary contest here
Replies: 264
Views: 47951

Re: Enter TR's Dear Diary contest here

Dear diary, The old man of our group has been powered up quite a few times, his name is STORAGE. The second youngest; Fileserver_7 and I were surprised as F7 and I have not seen him since F7's hidden shares stopped working for some reason after owner fixed it last time a year ago. Even the G5 Mac ra...
by a_non_moose
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Time to Upgrade My Asus G73 Laptop to Win 8
Replies: 15
Views: 4653

Re: Time to Upgrade My Asus G73 Laptop to Win 8

As a G73JH owner I am <slight sarcasm>Horrified</ss> by this.

I've literally almost slapped hands that even looked like they were going to touch my pristine screen.

Win8 + G73 = KEEP YOUR SLIMY MITTS OFF MY SCREEN!!!111oneone
by a_non_moose
Sat May 12, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: A fresh look at the Hackintosh.
Replies: 88
Views: 27607

Re: A fresh look at the Hackintosh.

Got 10.7.2 running on an Asus p5q, e8500, 8G of mem and the unsupported 48XX Radeon (seriously, every thing above and below is golden...WTF). Sadly, it barfs on the Asus p5q C w/ Q9550, 8G and 6870 Radeon. Supposedly, BIOS mod is the only work around...hummm, not quite yet ready to dink w/ my primar...
by a_non_moose
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: How does one repair a fan?
Replies: 6
Views: 2458

Re: How does one repair a fan?

I've done a 3850 and a 4850 so far and it is easy, if a bit time consuming. Just take the thing apart, keep track of the screws and get to the fan. With the fan out, there is usually a sticker that covers the bearing which I'll peel back 1/2 way and with 90wt oil, use a twist tie and place 2 drops o...
by a_non_moose
Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What makes the mutt?
Replies: 17
Views: 1755

Re: What makes the mutt?

As I'm typing this Kona is actually playing what we call the "Creeper" (Not to be confused with the "The Creep" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLPZmPaHme0). She will randomly just stop dead in her tracks and stare at you, then slowly start creeping towards you stopping whenever ...
by a_non_moose
Sun May 08, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon 6990 specs
Replies: 11
Views: 1711

Re: Radeon 6990 specs

StuG wrote:
If your looking for a single answer, i7.


The Asus G73JH and I agree even with a 5870m. :D
by a_non_moose
Sun May 08, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon 6990 specs
Replies: 11
Views: 1711

Re: Radeon 6990 specs

Why are you concerned about CPU? You can buy a sufficient CPU nowdays for a couple of hundred $. Good question: I'm doing a report for a class on the state of the art in grfx hardware with a focus on the 6990 and the CPU requirements needed to feed the cards (as the [H] link points out). In an old ...
by a_non_moose
Sat May 07, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon 6990 specs
Replies: 11
Views: 1711

Re: Radeon 6990 specs

Good to know, just wondered what the absolute floor of this beast was for a write up I'm doing.

Would a dual core E8500 fit the bill? Sink down to a pentiumD? Where's the drop-off that it "isn't worth it" is what I'm
driving at.
by a_non_moose
Fri May 06, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon 6990 specs
Replies: 11
Views: 1711

Re: Radeon 6990 specs

I'm curious, what would be the absolute minimum CPU for a 6990?
by a_non_moose
Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Enter here for a chance to win a GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Replies: 113
Views: 18550

Re: Enter here for a chance to win a GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Always some poser homing in in my gig: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7330168/ac_Poser.jpg Some guards in AC1 are a little too laid back: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7330168/AC_wtf.jpg Neo Was right, we need guns, lotsa guns: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7330168/maxpayne2_lotsa_guns.png What's he doing? Nevermind, ...
by a_non_moose
Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here
Replies: 1004
Views: 23325

Re: Enter our MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti giveaway here

Ok, what the heck I'll give it a go.

Post, post, post.
by a_non_moose
Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Enter here for a chance to win a free Just Cause 2 license
Replies: 115
Views: 21261

Re: Enter here for a chance to win a free Just Cause 2 license

Wow, bunch of long reads, but worth it because some of them don't make me feel so old. :o Haven't played JC because no time between classes, h/w and studying until now with the last part of the summer being mostly open, but I digress. Best place to begin is at the "beginning" with our intr...
by a_non_moose
Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4027
Views: 664306

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Irish Coffee...real Irish Coffee:
60% Chocolate Mocha Grind, 40% Foldgers one of those vanilla coffee things and 1/2 a shot of 151.

Feeling strangely relaxed and alert.
by a_non_moose
Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Tweaked/Optimized Drivers
Replies: 11
Views: 1784

Re: Tweaked/Optimized Drivers

I've used the Omegas several times for laptops because of Dell's retarded (in both meanings of the word) update for mobile radeon. (well, major lack thereof) Back in my sysadmin GIS days users needed to use apps, apps needed Cat X version, Dell supplied Cat X minus 2 or 3 revs/years out of date. Joy...
by a_non_moose
Sun May 10, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Any word on the 4670 agp cards?
Replies: 30
Views: 6282

Re: Any word on the 4670 agp cards?

As someone who took both routes, upgrade if possible to newer H/W, else stick with upgrading what you got as best you can. One YMMV, tho: Investigate both concurrently. In my case, got a Sapphire 3850 for A64 3700, and things were great for a few weeks, then STALKER hitched, crashed (more than norma...
by a_non_moose
Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New to system building. Do it myself or hire someone?
Replies: 171
Views: 8534

Re: New to system building. Do it myself or hire someone?

PSU calculators are notorious for being a bit, uh, overzealous... True, yes. But it is better to air on the side of caution because if the PSU struggles its heat output increases and it is nice to have the PSU as a part of the fan system rather than being useless. Plus, headroom for upgrades is a c...
by a_non_moose
Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Most overpriced Graphics Card you can find...
Replies: 27
Views: 3328

Re: Most overpriced Graphics Card you can find...

I think i got a winner http://www.buy.com/prod/amd-firegl-z1-128-graphics-card-128mb-amd-firegl-z1-128-graphics-card/q/loc/101/10341458.html Pretty awesome card for a GIS workstation. It flew when other cards would have choked and died. ALMOST ganked one for my home system...almost because it was 8...
by a_non_moose
Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: HDMI AGP-4 Video Card for Hi-Res Video
Replies: 11
Views: 1523

Re: HDMI AGP-4 Video Card for Hi-Res Video

I'm in the same boat, just further down-stream. Tried to get 3G of mem in and Epox 8kda3j (A64 3700+)...did not happen thx to Nforce3/Epox/chipset problems :-? Next was to upgrade my X800pro (Bioshock w/ Shadershock was good, admittedly) and tried the Sapphire 3850. Woof! I'm impressed not only by t...
by a_non_moose
Mon May 19, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games that need to be remade
Replies: 89
Views: 6733

Re: Games that need to be remade

Carmageddon Oh, yeah...one and 2. (TDR 2000...idiots, Carmageddon is not *about racing*...someone forgot) Hi-Octane...simple yet fun game. RotT: agreed. DooM/Heretic 1&2: The GL versions were good looking, but modern engine would kick arse. First Max Payne with MP2's engine...I'd buy it again. ...
by a_non_moose
Sun May 18, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: battlestar Galactica
Replies: 634
Views: 113793

Re: battlestar Galactica

I thought this latest episode was pretty good. It seems things are finally coming to a head. Does anyone think they know who the last cylon is? Gaeta, I think: Here's why: 1) Since the start, if they found all of the tracking devices, how the heck have the cylons been tracking them if the d...
by a_non_moose
Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: What are the generic OC's for the X800 series?
Replies: 8
Views: 1398

I've got an X800pro that does XT speeds with ease (500/500).

THe max core according to ATI Tool was 57X before backing down and mem was 520 or 530 before backing down as well.

Do the ramsnycs help? How much of an o/c with and without?

(curious)
by a_non_moose
Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:24 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vaseline not included
Replies: 35
Views: 13775

Good gawd! I broke down and got an X800pro on black friday for a smidge less than 400. Even I flinch at that price point and the blood drains just thinking about 700 bucks. :o Almost did not buy it, but the female parental unit said "You only live once". Ok. Does XT speeds (500/500) no sweat. The di...
by a_non_moose
Fri Oct 29, 2004 11:22 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: really good heatsink for OC?
Replies: 27
Views: 3835

Also worth considering is the Zalman CNPS7000A/B-AlCu, which comes in at just under $35. Absolutely wicked cooler, IMO. Got one in my system: A64 3000+, @215fsb/430Mhz DDR/860Hypertransport bus (IIUC), Temp reading is 100F (need to do the bios update, just in case it's wrong) and the highest I've g...
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