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by Froz
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Your Impressions of Curved Monitors
Replies: 29
Views: 1881

Re: Your Impressions of Curved Monitors

I own curved 21:9 monitor, 34''. What I can say is that it absolutely doesn't matter, basically what Krogoth said. The curvature is way to low to change viewing angles or distance to eye in a significant way. That doesn't mean it's a bad thing - you adapt very quickly and stop noticing it. As for de...
by Froz
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Interrupted wi-fi connection, new router
Replies: 16
Views: 4368

Re: Interrupted wi-fi connection, new router

It's already enabled. Not sure if I changed it at some point or it was like that by default.
by Froz
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Interrupted wi-fi connection, new router
Replies: 16
Views: 4368

Re: Interrupted wi-fi connection, new router

Not in this case, the printer simply connects to existing wi-fi network. It worked perfectly with the previous router and I need this functionality, as then main PC doesn't need to be up for the printer to be available.
by Froz
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: This G3258 goes to 1.7V
Replies: 54
Views: 6110

Re: This G3258 goes to 1.7V

Heat and voltage aren't independent causes of wear. AFAICT, every 10C increase basically doubles whatever wear would be caused by voltage/current. See also how LN2 allows over two volts, which would be insta-frying stuff on normal cooling. 100C at normal voltage is fine, and 1.5V at 50C would proba...
by Froz
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Interrupted wi-fi connection, new router
Replies: 16
Views: 4368

Re: Interrupted wi-fi connection, new router

No, and that wouldn't really solve the issue, as I think laptop also gets breaks in connection from time to time.
by Froz
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Interrupted wi-fi connection, new router
Replies: 16
Views: 4368

Re: Interrupted wi-fi connection, new router

Ok, it looks like changing drivers to an older version didn't help and moreover, the fault is not on the laptop's side. I have now had the issues with printing from my PC as well. Any other ideas, what to check? Printer seems to be connected to the network, but again, it receives only part of a page...
by Froz
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Interrupted wi-fi connection, new router
Replies: 16
Views: 4368

Re: Interrupted wi-fi connection, new router

I have changed drivers, actually to an older version, from HP website, compared to what I had installed (presumably by Windows Update). I guess there was a reason why HP had older version (from last year) on their page. I need more time to see if it fixed the issues, so far it looks good.
by Froz
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Interrupted wi-fi connection, new router
Replies: 16
Views: 4368

Re: Interrupted wi-fi connection, new router

I already did the first thing, but forgot about driver on laptop. Thanks for the hint, will do that now.
by Froz
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Interrupted wi-fi connection, new router
Replies: 16
Views: 4368

Interrupted wi-fi connection, new router

Hello everyone, so, I'm a total noob when it comes to routers and wi-fi technology and I encountered some issues, I hope someone here can at least tell me some basic information how to diagnose the problem, or point me to some place where I could read some solid information on the topic, for noobs. ...
by Froz
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: How to Delete Cookies Automatically at Browser Exit?
Replies: 24
Views: 5535

Re: How to Delete Cookies Automatically at Browser Exit?

To be honest, with ideas similar to described here: http://samy.pl/evercookie/ I long ago lost hope there actually is a way to completely hide yourself from tracking by the big corporations out there. Not that it stops me from using ghostery, but I'm just doing it to feel better, not because I belie...
by Froz
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD Ryzen 1800X temperature reading - subtract 20C???
Replies: 12
Views: 8825

Re: AMD Ryzen 1800X temperature reading - subtract 20C???

I couldn't believe they would do something like that, but here it is, on their website: https://community.amd.com/community/gaming/blog/2017/03/13/amd-ryzen-community-update Temperature Reporting The primary temperature reporting sensor of the AMD Ryzen™ processor is a sensor called “T Control,” or ...
by Froz
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Home Printers
Replies: 30
Views: 6101

Re: Home Printers

Personally I lost hope to ever get a printer that will not had some issues after a couple years. I had similar experience as you with HP, so I bought brother printer. It was not as cheap as HP (but also far from expensive) and the ink was supposed to last pretty much forever, for my modest needs (th...
by Froz
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Every few years, painful MS Office "upgrade"
Replies: 65
Views: 8211

Re: Every few years, painful MS Office "upgrade"

Captain Ned wrote:
I see that "tell me" box and want to explode in white-hot frothing rage.  I hate/loathe/despise all attempts by programs to "get all folksy" with us.

Oh, I just ignore the name of it. It's actually a searchbox and it really is useful.
by Froz
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Every few years, painful MS Office "upgrade"
Replies: 65
Views: 8211

Re: Every few years, painful MS Office "upgrade"

The best new feature (at least I think it's new, I haven't seen it in older versions) for me is search function ("tell me", for finding a specific option). It's incredibly helpful for someone who doesn't work in the tool everyday and has a need for some specific, but quite rare functions f...
by Froz
Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GTX 1070 Gainward Phoenix
Replies: 5
Views: 5735

Re: GTX 1070 Gainward Phoenix

Thanks for the answers. I'm not convinced that a GeForce GTX 1070 is card enough for 5 MP / 3440x1440 gaming, see e.g. http://techgage.com/article/nvidia-gefo ... -gaming/2/ but if you have a R9 270 then you already have a problem and this is a step up... can you wait, as AMD's Vega is due really so...
by Froz
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GTX 1070 Gainward Phoenix
Replies: 5
Views: 5735

GTX 1070 Gainward Phoenix

Hello, First, let me start with a little history, if not interested, please skip the next paragraph. Ever since the 10 series GPUs were introduced, I've been looking for a chance to buy new GPU, to replace my not so good anymore R9 270. At first I thought I will buy something from the 9 series if it...
by Froz
Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Apple Takes 104% of All Smartphone Profits in Q3
Replies: 38
Views: 3544

Re: Apple Takes 104% of All Smartphone Profits in Q3

@Ludi: no, I don't understand your math at all. To get percentage A has in all profits, you simply divide A by the total profit of the industry. So, in my example, it would be A/(A+B). Why would you divide A-B by A exactly? And my last example was about B having 10 dollars loss (point is that the lo...
by Froz
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Apple Takes 104% of All Smartphone Profits in Q3
Replies: 38
Views: 3544

Re: Apple Takes 104% of All Smartphone Profits in Q3

@adampk17: I didn't say the math was wrong. Math doesn't care what you feed it and if you feed it something that doesn't make sense, it will give you back a number that doesn't make sense as well, like in this case. Just like in statistics, if you torture numbers long enough, they will tell you any ...
by Froz
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Apple Takes 104% of All Smartphone Profits in Q3
Replies: 38
Views: 3544

Re: Apple Takes 104% of All Smartphone Profits in Q3

This doesn't make any sense. What would you say if the whole industry had a loss, but one company? Then what, that company would make a negative % of profit? It doesn't make any sense, it doesn't show anything, it's just a useless number. Not that I have any knowledge in those things, but isn't mark...
by Froz
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Whats better: 2x-1920x1080 or 1x-3840x2160?
Replies: 31
Views: 6434

Re: Whats better: 2x-1920x1080 or 1x-3840x2160?

For games that don't support 3440x1440, just enable GPU scaling with fixed aspect ratio and use it as a 2560x1440 monitor (or play in a borderless window). Nobody's forcing you to use ultrawide resolutions if the game doesn't work with them, it's just really really nice to have if the game does sup...
by Froz
Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Problems with TR's Frame Number charts, and a suggested fix
Replies: 15
Views: 1447

Re: Problems with TR's Frame Number charts, and a suggested

They are trying to make all the charts comparable at a glance to have the same effective vertical That would be fine, but they are inconsistent in that. See here: http://techreport.com/review/30281/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-graphics-card-reviewed/10 Radeons chart ends at 4000, nvidia cards chart ends...
by Froz
Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: About that Polaris Power Issue
Replies: 200
Views: 9896

Re: About that Polaris Power Issue

Good grief. What a huge mess. There's bound to be some chairs being flung around at AMD HQ as we speak. Seems to me AMD has a lot of rookies working for it. What a tragedy. I pity all those kids who thought they're saving a lot of money going with the 480 but now have a dead system. How much would ...
by Froz
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Tesla autopilot tragedy
Replies: 156
Views: 8514

Re: Tesla autopilot tragedy

Anyone knows if there is a speed limit when the car is driving itself? From the diagram I also agree it was the other driver's fault, but it also looks like the tesla was driving very fast, so the other driver might not even seen it when he started turning.
by Froz
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Performance difference rx 480 4GB vs 8GB?
Replies: 25
Views: 7260

Re: Performance difference rx 480 4GB vs 8GB?

Thanks, that's what I was looking for.

It seems that 4GB might have much worse stuttering in some scenarios (well, specifically in GTA at 2560x1440, but that is also the only graph they showed with 99th percentile FPS and not overall average).
by Froz
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Performance difference rx 480 4GB vs 8GB?
Replies: 25
Views: 7260

Performance difference rx 480 4GB vs 8GB?

Hey guys, I cannot find any reliable review comparing 4GB and 8GB performance of rx 480. I vaguely recall some review that had that and the difference was quite bigger then I expected (well, I mostly expected no difference), but I can't find it anymore. I suspect the difference might be bigger for h...
by Froz
Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: LibreOffice - Good Enough?
Replies: 28
Views: 2392

Re: LibreOffice - Good Enough?

Saying Libre Office or OpenOffice is good enough can be very misleading. For years I was using it, as I couldn't really afford MS Office (well, it wouldn't ruin me, but I thought it was not worth it) and I read everywhere that LO or OO is just as good. They are not. The free software may be ok if yo...
by Froz
Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:49 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Friends gaming desktop random crashes
Replies: 54
Views: 3609

Re: Friends gaming desktop random crashes

Blackdove i think you're right. I ran furmark for 25 hours as a test and this happened.

http://cdn.timesofisrael.com/uploads/20 ... 5565_b.jpg

Never again.


That's because you did it outside and without power. The power virus got so hungry, it just had to happen.
by Froz
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:55 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Is it worth waiting couple of weeks before buying Skylake
Replies: 10
Views: 1118

Re: Is it worth waiting couple of weeks before buying Skylak

Thanks for advices. Yes, I plan to OC, or at least I want to have that option.

I'm going to take the risk that something might not work completely correctly, I'll deal with it if it happens and maybe it will be ok. I don't really want to wait more, unless that would make a big difference.
by Froz
Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:16 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Is it worth waiting couple of weeks before buying Skylake
Replies: 10
Views: 1118

Re: Is it worth waiting couple of weeks before buying Skylak

whm1974 wrote:
Not very likely. What is your budget?

My budget is not a problem here. I have just never bought any PC part so quickly after it was introduced, so I thought I'd ask about it here first.

Thanks for quick replies. I'm going to buy it now.
by Froz
Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Is it worth waiting couple of weeks before buying Skylake
Replies: 10
Views: 1118

Is it worth waiting couple of weeks before buying Skylake

I decided I'm moving to Skylake. Mainly because I want to finally update my motherboard (I'm still on AM2+) and was waiting for additional push for quite long time. I'm guessing everyone here is more experienced then me with those things. Can you tell me if it's worth waiting a couple of weeks for s...
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