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by ozzuneoj
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup
Replies: 57
Views: 1973

Re: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup

So, I pretty much expected that Threadripper wouldn't be something I'd have much use for. I was hoping the quad channel memory would make things a little more competitive, considering to the boost Ryzen often saw from high speed memory in lots of benchmarks. Overall, it looks like a good product tho...
by ozzuneoj
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup
Replies: 57
Views: 1973

Re: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup

What a tease.
by ozzuneoj
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retro console gaming
Replies: 33
Views: 2053

Re: Retro console gaming

Something pretty crazy that recently popped up - chip tunes that you can play on the actual chips: https://catskullelectronics.com/YM2017 It's a Genesis/MegaDrive cartridge with the music burned on the ROM. There are samples at the link above and it's pretty crazy what people have been able to do w...
by ozzuneoj
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Vintage Computer Overclocking: i5 2500K
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Vintage Computer Overclocking: i5 2500K

Well, I rearranged my fans a bit and tried pushing the overclock a little farther... and I can get it to boot windows and work at 4.7 quite easily, but it seems like its going to take quite a big increase in voltage to actually keep it stable. So I guess I'll be content with 4.5 for now. Instead of ...
by ozzuneoj
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Vintage Computer Overclocking: i5 2500K
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Vintage Computer Overclocking: i5 2500K

im generally considered crazy by the "average" overclocker but have had sandy class cpu's at 1.5v+ for months encoding videos with handbrake without issues so i dont think 1.4 is too insane to give a go when i saw vintage overclocking i was thinking z80 or 8051's lol :P Yipes! 1.5v and do...
by ozzuneoj
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Vintage Computer Overclocking: i5 2500K
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Vintage Computer Overclocking: i5 2500K

Thread title is (mostly) sarcastic... I have a 2500K and since the upgrade itch has been hitting me lately I decide to try pushing my overclock a little further, rather than spend any money. I tried hitting 4.5Ghz again a few months ago and decided against it since my temps went up substantially and...
by ozzuneoj
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retro games you'd like to see remade
Replies: 118
Views: 25284

Re: Retro games you'd like to see remade

Hello I want to see "outrun" and "Metroid" to be remade because Just picked up my old Outrun cab from the person who bought it from me a few years ago and I think something happened in transit. I only get half of the audio effects. For example, I get half the tones of the music,...
by ozzuneoj
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Wow...It finally came.
Replies: 14
Views: 894

Re: Wow...It finally came.

I got my check a couple days ago too. In the end, this 970 only cost me ~$220, and I bought it back in 2015 when they were normally $300-$350. This settlement basically paid for the aftermarket cooler I bought several months ago. I'm running it with an Arctic Accellero S3 with a single 120mm fan (ne...
by ozzuneoj
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Old lappy upgrade: i5-2520m to i7-2720qm
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Old lappy upgrade: i5-2520m to i7-2720qm

Good to know that this was a worthwhile upgrade! I have an Asus Q500A running an i5 3210m and its a great system, but I wish Intel had offered a better range of IGPs for mobile Ivy Bridge. There's very little difference between the lowest i5 M (what I have) and the top tier i7 Q, since they all have...
by ozzuneoj
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: i3-4160 Cooling
Replies: 24
Views: 947

Re: i3-4160 Cooling

I have a Cryorig H7 on the 4590 in my HTPC and it works quite well. Installation was a little odd, but it wasn't bad. It makes excellent use of limited space and is super quiet. There's quite a bit of heat trapped in my home theater cabinet but the system never has any problems and never gets loud.
by ozzuneoj
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: .flac to .mp3 conversion?
Replies: 60
Views: 1448

Re: .flac to .mp3 conversion?

I use Foobar2000 for converting audio formats. Same here. I use it for ripping CDs to FLAC, then I can convert to mp3 for use in my car or to ogg for use in some games that allow custom sound tracks. It is by far the easiest program I've found to do this job. I used CDEX for over 10 years, but once...
by ozzuneoj
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Who is still using PCI slots these days?
Replies: 117
Views: 17016

Re: Who is still using PCI slots these days?

I know this is an old thread, but since it was resurrected I figured I'd chime in. I picked up an older model Pro Audio\Midi PCI card in a big lot of stuff on ebay a year or two ago and I can actually use that on my current system since i have a couple of PCI slots. Its an M-Audio Audiophile 24/96 c...
by ozzuneoj
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Forget Model M; the Model F is back!
Replies: 16
Views: 680

Re: Forget Model M; the Model F is back!

I actually have an original Model F in its original box. Sadly, it doesn't work. I got it from a business that closed about 3 years ago. It was in their attic with a hand written marking saying it was defective as of July 1984. In the box is the keyboard, all the original packaging, a keyboard overl...
by ozzuneoj
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: TPU “Advertorial By AMD”...
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: TPU “Advertorial By AMD”...

I'm not defending the "advertorial" but this statement doesn't appear to be correct... "The problem is that the chart isn’t even graphically accurate. For example, for Resident Evil, the GTX 1050 scores 63 FPS, but somehow ends up on the left side of the “60 FPS” vertical bar. " ...
by ozzuneoj
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 129
Views: 5608

Re: How about an Rx 480... for $640

As enticing as it was to sell my $210 RX480 for $400, I chose to enter into Ethereum mining last night. Figured I'd try it for a month and see what it's all about. Heck, according to ROI calculators, my one RX480 should net me $150/mo profit (after power bill). And at least I can still play games, ...
by ozzuneoj
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Yet another reason to "browse" from a Linux VM..
Replies: 35
Views: 1883

Re: Yet another reason to "browse" from a Linux VM..

Sorry, we don't all work in the tech industry, despite this being a tech site, and my child is only 3 so hasn't yet had to use it.

BRB, gotta return to the damp, worm riddled dirt beneath the rock that apparently shields me from things like PowerPoint.
by ozzuneoj
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Yet another reason to "browse" from a Linux VM..
Replies: 35
Views: 1883

Re: Yet another reason to "browse" from a Linux VM..

I haven't even seen anyone use PowerPoint since I was in highschool 13 years ago.
by ozzuneoj
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung C24FG70—best monitor, worst support
Replies: 70
Views: 4036

Re: Samsung C24FG70—best monitor, worst support

Just wanted to post here, I have very similar requirements for a monitor. I have a BenQ XL2720Z and its been a great monitor for about a year now... the only monitor I like more than my 12 year old HP p1230 CRT (which I actually switched back to for a while before buying this BenQ). The only issues ...
by ozzuneoj
Tue May 30, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Behold The Threadripper Socket foolish mortals!
Replies: 40
Views: 2318

Re: Behold The Threadripper Socket foolish mortals!

Wow, reminds me of a Pentium Pro. That's a ton of surface area of cooling too.
by ozzuneoj
Mon May 29, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Hi-Fi VHS: It really does sound good
Replies: 30
Views: 1736

Re: Hi-Fi VHS: It really does sound good

Interesting, I've never heard of HiFi VHS. I can definitely see why it didn't catch on though. It doesn't matter how good it sounds the first time if it degrades as quickly as VHS (video) tapes did. I've listened to audio cassettes that sounded fine after years of use, but most home-recorded VHS tap...
by ozzuneoj
Thu May 25, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Bitcoin bubble-tastic??
Replies: 11
Views: 705

Re: Bitcoin bubble-tastic??

I wonder if Bitcoin's repeated use in ransomware schemes has effected its popularity. The vast majority of people do not use and have likely never heard of Bitcoin, and yet if their computer suddenly tells them everything they have stored on it will be gone unless they send $300 in Bitcoin to someon...
by ozzuneoj
Sun May 21, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Starfalcon's Great Hardware Inventory
Replies: 83
Views: 5495

Re: Starfalcon's Great Hardware Inventory

After googling model numbers countless times I've resorted to defacing cards with a sharpie or if it's something more valuable I put a sticker on it giving the real name and specs of the card. I still have a boatload of hardware I promised myself (and my wife) I would sell off. Mostly 3dfx cards. I...
by ozzuneoj
Sun May 21, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Starfalcon's Great Hardware Inventory
Replies: 83
Views: 5495

Re: Starfalcon's Great Hardware Inventory

More stuff is up, working my way through what is left...made a decent dent in it today. I will be very happy when this is done, i hate trying to figure out what stuff is typing part numbers into google. After googling model numbers countless times I've resorted to defacing cards with a sharpie or i...
by ozzuneoj
Thu May 18, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?
Replies: 83
Views: 3043

Re: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?

I'm still rocking a Coolermaster 690 II Advance case and an XFX XTR 550W PSU. I've had this case for probably 7 years. I bought it to replace my Antec P180B when I had a GTX 470 in my rig. I definitely needed more airflow for that thing. I'm glad I never went with anything smaller because I recently...
by ozzuneoj
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Online Mattress Purchases
Replies: 21
Views: 2429

Re: Online Mattress Purchases

My wife and I bought this Sleep Innovations combination back in 2015 when we moved to a larger place and it has been really nice. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003CT37L0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006MIUM20/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie...
by ozzuneoj
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: kaby/ryzen win7 updates
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Re: kaby/ryzen win7 updates

While I personally am not one to worry about things like this, it does seem somewhat ironic that people will trust a random person on the internet enough to download a file from them that modifies a core component their OS, to allow it to have security updates... hmm. Along with that, many are doing...
by ozzuneoj
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM prices
Replies: 32
Views: 2893

Re: RAM prices

I'm so glad I bought my 16GB DDR3 kit when I did. Back in December of 2015 I wasn't sure if I should put more money into my 2500K system or plan to save up for a Skylake\Kabylake\Zen build with DDR4. I decided that my system was still doing quite well and that I could use my 8GB of DDR3-1333 in anot...
by ozzuneoj
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Stock GPU cooler compatibility for GTX 970 and others.
Replies: 8
Views: 2432

Re: Stock GPU cooler compatibility for GTX 970 and others.

So, I got my Accelero S3 in the mail today and after screwing around with it for a while I did manage to get it attached to my PNY GTX 970! I used the larger of the two sets of brackets and used the outer most screw holes on the brackets. These fit my 970 perfectly. For those who may have to do this...
by ozzuneoj
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released
Replies: 44
Views: 4977

Re: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released

This is neat but honestly I'm not as impressed with this as I was with Valley. Basically all you get is a few levers to interact with and a room full of objects of varying size and weight. For some reason I expected it to have some kind of simple objective or goal or at least some kind of interestin...
by ozzuneoj
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Creators Update - No Dolby Digital & DTS Anymore?
Replies: 19
Views: 9020

Re: Creators Update - No Dolby Digital & DTS Anymore?

Seems obvious, but did you try removing and reinstalling your audio drivers and any other audio related software you use?
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