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by MOSFET
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?
Replies: 38
Views: 2390

Re: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?

Captain Ned wrote:
It's all really easy with Dropbox.


It certainly was, before they ditched the Public folder. I haven't had time to figure out what to do next.
by MOSFET
Wed May 23, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reset no boot W10
Replies: 53
Views: 1810

Re: How to reset no boot W10

Sorry to be a little OT. I had a situation recently where the recovery/boot partition suddenly had a drive letter attached to it, which was not removable from Disk Management. Fortunately, it received drive letter D: even though C: lay beyond D: on the same drive. Windows booted fine into C:, but wo...
by MOSFET
Tue May 22, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: weird behavior
Replies: 15
Views: 444

Re: weird behavior

toki,

take this opportunity to educate yourself in some basics. people aren't responding because no one has the time to reteach this while at work. i mean this 100% politely even if it doesn't sound that way. Google "basic router setup" or start at smallnetbuilder.com
by MOSFET
Wed May 16, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Toilet repair
Replies: 13
Views: 712

Re: Toilet repair

by MOSFET
Tue May 15, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Ticking and Popping Sound
Replies: 68
Views: 4395

Re: Ticking and Popping Sound

I hate to be the one to suggest it, but maybe live boot a Linux distro just for giggles? I'm leaning towards something on the mobo itself, affecting the signal path, especially since you said it got worse with a BIOS update. DPC Latency, traces too close, USB 3 or Wi-Fi, bad ground - you could chase...
by MOSFET
Mon May 14, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Very basic packet sniffing against invader
Replies: 23
Views: 1648

Re: Very basic packet sniffing against invader

I'd be looking into sabotage were I you. "Sorry, honey, the computer got a nasty infection and it's totally unable to boot now! I'm ordering you a newer one as a late Mother's Day present". This is exactly what I was thinking yesterday, but this is slightly nicer, and bthylafh didn't ment...
by MOSFET
Thu May 10, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Ticking and Popping Sound
Replies: 68
Views: 4395

Re: Ticking and Popping Sound

Don't modern video cards present an HD Audio device entry for every HDMI and DisplayPort connector?

Anyway, OP, please try removing the very old PCI Omega. Then report back. Please.
by MOSFET
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Quality Tempered Without Breaking Bank
Replies: 10
Views: 4001

Re: Quality Tempered Without Breaking Bank

This Phanteks case is mATX and has very dark glass. You won't see wires in the back, and just in case you were looking, the SSD holders are front and center (on the back side), so you can be distracted by Crucial blue or Mushkin green. The case is surprisingly sturdy. The metal is a lot thicker tha...
by MOSFET
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Where did the Compatibility tab go?
Replies: 5
Views: 2597

Re: Where did the Compatibility tab go?

From a quick glance at my own system, it seems .exe's and shortcuts to them still have the expected Compatibility and Run As tabs. Shortcuts to other things, like Steam games and a few other desktop shortcuts, and downloads like MS Update Catalog .msu's, are missing this.
by MOSFET
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Clicky HDD. Any chance it's normal?
Replies: 26
Views: 6599

Re: Clicky HDD. Any chance it's normal?

I listened to your sound clip. There is little to no way that's normal, to answer the thread title's question, but that leaves a small possibility that it is. I have 10-12 Toshiba HDDs of 2, 3, and 4 TB and not one of them is audible in any way. The only two HDDs I have that are audible in any way -...
by MOSFET
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: If you haven't yet, ditch Ryzen Power Plan
Replies: 2
Views: 1412

If you haven't yet, ditch Ryzen Power Plan

I had reported in a few threads about some weirdness with Ryzen in Win10. Not performance per se, but things like not downclocking when idle even when UEFI was set right, weird all-cores-frequency-lockstep stuff, high CPU voltages, that kind of stuff. It was ALL due to AMD's Ryzen Balanced Power Pla...
by MOSFET
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: IP security camera recommedations?
Replies: 14
Views: 3972

Re: IP security camera recommedations?

I have no personal experience with the cloud services provided by camera makers/marketers, although anecdotes I've read would give me pause. Personally I like BlueIris and I'm pretty comfortable with it. Others have good luck with an NVR from a reputable mfg like Dahua or Hikvision. IPCamTalk is a p...
by MOSFET
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Warning about Newegg
Replies: 34
Views: 3881

Re: Warning about Newegg

The is fine with me, I don't want this to become the next Washington.


You're in no danger there, Alaskan. You're over 6 million people short.
by MOSFET
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Should I buy: 4x8GB DDR3-2400 (G.Skill Ripjaws) for $160?
Replies: 5
Views: 880

Re: Should I buy: 4x8GB DDR3-2400 (G.Skill Ripjaws) for $160?

You’ll enjoy the memory capacity more than the inchworm pace of IPC increases. Sandy/Ivy perfectly relevant to upgrade. I would do it.
by MOSFET
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrade recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

Re: Upgrade recommendations?

DDR4 memory prices are discouraging. I still can't get over the DDR4 cost compared to the 8700K - it's maddening. This will be covered to death, BUT, you've got 32GB of working RAM that you want to replace? Hard to do better with your CPU socket and existing RAM, except for a 3770K, which still fet...
by MOSFET
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 128
Views: 8778

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

Cuhulin wrote:
Ought to raise the driving age to 50 anyway - there would be less traffic. :D


With a max old driver age, and mandatory retirement of the driver's license, at 60!
by MOSFET
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Analog Video Capture Card Recommendations Request
Replies: 4
Views: 1371

Re: Analog Video Capture Card Recommendations Request

I have that card too, although I don't remember if it's dual-tuner or not. I'm pretty sure it is Plug-N-Play in Windows 10. I can give it a whirl after work (it's 4pm here, another hour). Oddly enough, I have had an occasion where Windows did not recognize the card, and I assumed it was dead for a w...
by MOSFET
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be
Replies: 28
Views: 2950

Re: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be

I hate to ask the obvious but.... have you updated your BIOS? What board are you using on either of them? This seems odd and perhaps you got a bad kit. Have you tried running a single DIMM to see if it runs faster or 3200? How about using D.O.C.P instead of manually setting it? -Always up to date. ...
by MOSFET
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be
Replies: 28
Views: 2950

Re: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be

These G.Skill modules don't work at 3200 in either Ryzen or Kaby Lake systems, for me. They are Hynix. I got 2400 Ryzen and 2800 KL. YMMV.
by MOSFET
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iOS on VMware 12
Replies: 4
Views: 1944

Re: iOS on VMware 12

There are indeed workarounds for macOS on VMware. It's been about 4 years, but I had El Cap running in VMware Workstation, after a few tips and tricks. It absolutely will not work with an AMD CPU in the host, though. I know you asked about iOS. Looks like that's out. How about virtualizing a PhotonO...
by MOSFET
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The Squirrel Cam!
Replies: 44
Views: 3663

Re: The Squirrel Cam!

Nice crepe myrtle(s).
by MOSFET
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Asus Drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 1172

Re: Asus Drivers

No, stick with the tried and true advice-givers above. And if you're running W10, just put in the GPU, be patient and watch Task Manager sorted by CPU time. Eventually you'll see Driver Installer Module and Nvidia Installation Container. That may be October 2107, but it's recent and WHQL and still b...
by MOSFET
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: sluggish performance
Replies: 27
Views: 2260

Re: sluggish performance

That's the first time in years I've seen someone use the combined CPU view in task Manager. YEARS. Per-thread FTW. Can you get a GPU fan to spin manually? And you're positive the PSU-GPU is hooked back up solidly? You messed up the equilibrium by cleaning. Don't do that ! Monitor, monitor, monitor (...
by MOSFET
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 353
Views: 27781

Re: So who here is actually mining?

Cash and credit cards just aren't always an ideal solution. Why does PayPal exist? Actually, cash and credit cards are the perfect solution for all legal (and even most illegal) transactions. Paypal exists to help move cash and credit around easier and faster. This is my first entry in this thread,...
by MOSFET
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: USB to XLR
Replies: 23
Views: 2295

Re: USB to XLR

Dashak wrote:
Also stay clear of his lawn.


LOL'ed even before Ned's reply so had to log in to record it.
by MOSFET
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 12170

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Joking, Well...to go a little OT My most stable non-server system is Asus ROG Strix Z270G + i5-7600K @ 4.8 + Nvidia graphics + Samsung NVMe SSD + Seasonic PSU + 32GB DDR4-3200 @ 2800 (yes, this TridentZ failed miserably at 3200 here and in X370+Ryzen5, but it was my mistake to buy 4x8GB). This syst...
by MOSFET
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 12170

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

You just have to put up with a fairly innocuous activation prompt if you don't want to pay. To my surprise, this recently disappeared from the desktop of unactivated systems. I have a couple of Blue Iris systems that run 24/7 and haven't been activated ever, and they just sit there and run (exactly...
by MOSFET
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Apps Crashing on iOS 11.2.5
Replies: 3
Views: 2980

Re: Apps Crashing on iOS 11.2.5

Sometimes after an app update, especially if I was just using that app, I have to restart the device. Netflix is the biggest offender for me. Newegg is probably second, and the app that's most likely to crap out and need a reinstall. Rarely do I find anything not working after an OS update, and it's...
by MOSFET
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: 2.5" HDD noise levels
Replies: 8
Views: 2048

Re: 2.5" HDD noise levels

HGST Travelstar 1TB 7200rpm = 100% inaudible to me. It's in a NUC that boots from m.2 SSD and sends USB audio to a Schiit Modi2 DAC and then to a Pioneer SX-5580 blackface West German version.
by MOSFET
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Let's take a look at the VP9 decoding performance of 20 different processors!
Replies: 41
Views: 5831

Re: Let's take a look at the VP9 decoding performance of 19 different processors!

-The A10-8700p is curiously slow for a 4T processor, being only slightly faster than the "little core" Atom X7 Z8700. The ancient C2D E8600 is in a completely different dimension, easily outclassing both processors despite only having 2 threads to work with. The single-channel RAM is like...
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