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by MOSFET
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Threadripper HEDT System Build Idea
Replies: 17
Views: 910

Re: Threadripper HEDT System Build Idea

whm1974 wrote:
Looks like I was right, the 1900 is more suitable for most users then the the 1920X and 1950X due to the high number of PCIe lanes and Quad Channel memory.


Actually it's the lowest price, which I believe is best for most of us.
by MOSFET
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows Explorer taking a long time to launch
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: Windows Explorer taking a long time to launch

Just out of curiosity,is the new Alienware booting from SSD?
by MOSFET
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Threadripper HEDT System Build Idea
Replies: 17
Views: 910

Re: Threadripper HEDT System Build Idea

I think you mean OklahomaWolf. Pretty sure today's kilowatt PSUs are just as good as 4 years ago. IIRC, Nvidia no longer supports more than two-way SLI in the gamer GPU section that you're choosing from. That way be why you only see 2x full x16 slots on new X399 boards. Crossfire is less restrictive...
by MOSFET
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR System Guide
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: TR System Guide

I think we'll have to wait for the $549 Threadripper to see it in an HEDT recommendation, and even then, maybe. Personally I'm in love with both PCIe and single-threaded performance with at least 4 cores, so HEDT is really not quite for me as a PC. Now as a VM host, I'm keeping an eager eye out for ...
by MOSFET
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Quick VNC alternatives for Windows?
Replies: 14
Views: 880

Re: Quick VNC alternatives for Windows?

You won't find a smoother solution than RDP. You can choose exactly which users can (or cannot) access the system, you can specify a non-default port, you can port-forward it thru NAT, you can choose resolution and number of monitors.....all while being by far the most bandwidth efficient. Well I've...
by MOSFET
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: (Updated) AMD (does?) want TR to report on TR
Replies: 86
Views: 3892

Re: AMD Doesn't want TR to report on TR

Plus all those spindles and heads to keep track of...
by MOSFET
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen and Linux: A cautionary tale
Replies: 38
Views: 2323

Re: Ryzen and Linux: A cautionary tale

The last time I ran Linux on AMD hardware I had no trouble other than with Ubuntu. But that was with Socket A. Ubuntu has only been through the whole alphabet since then. On a semi-related Linux and Ryzen note, Ryzen 5 works fine and dandy with ESXi. I had heard of PSOD's with Ryzen 7 and its 16 th...
by MOSFET
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: End of an E®A
Replies: 69
Views: 2870

Re: End of an E®A

The ONLY reason I go to my local Home Depot, since Lowe's is much closer, is for the hot dog stand where I can get a foot-long big fat chili dog for $3.50. I once asked Lowe's about this and they claimed that local zoning prohibited them from installing their own hot dog stand. Opposite side of US ...
by MOSFET
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: End of an E®A
Replies: 69
Views: 2870

Re: End of an E®A

whm1974 wrote:
So which stores now still sell the old school components? Or do you have to buy everything online now?


Amazon
by MOSFET
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: A crazy idea?
Replies: 42
Views: 1654

Re: A crazy idea?

They were still around and made a lot of really good socket A boards, I have a huge pile of them from back then. They actually didn't go under until late 2005, I have one of their last AM2 boards they released. Hard to remember since this was 17 years ago. Too 3Dfx didn't make it past year 2000,and...
by MOSFET
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 129
Views: 5650

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

Sold and Shipped by OutletPC.com
by MOSFET
Tue May 23, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: FreeNAS on Mac Pro 5,1 (mid-2012)
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: FreeNAS on Mac Pro 5,1 (mid-2012)

Any way to try with a different keyboard, or to plug in a USB keyboard after boot sequence? I have a certain cheap USB mouse at home that just kills Linux/BSD boots - I think it's a Kensington.
by MOSFET
Thu May 18, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 16 Y/o dies from caffeine overdose
Replies: 53
Views: 1868

Re: 16 Y/o dies from caffeine overdose

1 glass of whole milk = the amount of fat in a McDonald's hamburger LOL. I grew up drinking whole milk, and switched to 2% (and eventually skim) as time went by. We never have whole milk in the house unless a recipe calls for it as an ingredient. On the occasions where our kids have tried whole mil...
by MOSFET
Mon May 15, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Free file hosts with decent storage capacity?
Replies: 19
Views: 2256

Re: Free file hosts with decent storage capacity?

In my experience, it seems upload speed is absolutely a function of your outbound bandwidth limit. In fact, it IS your outbound bandwidth limit. Dropbox (Pro anyway) has a setting in the Windows client to automatically detect upload speed, to limit upload, or not to limit upload. It seems that the f...
by MOSFET
Sun May 07, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Netgear CM700 vs Arris SB6190
Replies: 5
Views: 2524

Re: Netgear CM700 vs Arris SB6190

Arris and Comcast usually make a very compatible duo.
by MOSFET
Fri May 05, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Little known AMD feature: virtual PIP displays
Replies: 3
Views: 1521

Re: Little known AMD feature: virtual PIP displays

This is an all-time great post.
by MOSFET
Fri May 05, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Water Replacement in Sealed Closed Loop H80i?
Replies: 8
Views: 1427

Re: Water Replacement in Sealed Closed Loop H80i?

I have two H80i's from 2012. No coolant, pump, or noise issues, although I don't expect them to get any younger. In fact, the only problem is stripped threads in one radiator - so it became a push-only instead of push-pull, and case screws are now required for mounting that one.
by MOSFET
Fri May 05, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: 3770K, when to upgrade?
Replies: 23
Views: 3370

Re: 3770K, when to upgrade?

Concupiscence wrote:
Ironically the 3770K will almost certainly be the better overclocker of the two, but you never know.
That's exactly what I was thinking. It's never too late!
by MOSFET
Thu May 04, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: vSphere or Hyper-V for hypervisor
Replies: 7
Views: 790

Re: vSphere or Hyper-V for hypervisor

VMware for pretty much every reason you listed. I couldn't rehash it any better. P2V (and other conversions also) just work, if you follow some prereqs. VCSA makes management so, so easy. Nakivo or Veeam make backups so, so effortless. Virtual networking, switches, virtual NVMe devices, all of these...
by MOSFET
Tue May 02, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: APC UPS, asking for new battery, humming
Replies: 20
Views: 2093

Re: APC UPS, asking for new battery, humming

Like ludi suggested, I would wait to see if new batteries fix the hum. I recently had a 8-9ish year old APC lose its ability to detect A/C. That's kind of a problem, and it made really horrible noises while trying endlessly. If you need a replacement anyway though, Cyberpower seems to be the new dar...
by MOSFET
Mon May 01, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: SFF Zen 8c/16t system.
Replies: 198
Views: 15762

Re: SFF Zen 8c/16t system.

whm1974 wrote:
Well I of course will very strongly disagree.
Well, you finally get to be part of the 0.001% (we will fondly call you the thousandthers)
by MOSFET
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Newegg shopping spree! I haz new goodies coming!
Replies: 54
Views: 3126

Re: Newegg shopping spree! I haz new goodies coming!

I was preparing to do the "internet forum" thing and post a predictable comment on how you obviously did everything wrong and chose all the wrong hardware. The problem is, I can't really find a fault with your list, short of questionable taste in picking peripherals with lights on them :P...
by MOSFET
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Am I the only one seeing the white ads on the side of the front page?
Replies: 5
Views: 1943

Re: Am I the only one seeing the white ads on the side of the front page?

That particular ad looks particularly odd. Maybe it's the writing that starts on the right and continues on the left. Somehow it seems to be much more noticeable than whatever is normally there. Btw, what is normally there? Long skinny black and yellow Corsair ads? I'll take one of those hot Russian...
by MOSFET
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Dell Hates AMD?
Replies: 62
Views: 5194

Re: Dell Hates AMD?

Truly Ned, this story is about 15-20 years old, or a "rebrand" of the old conundrum. I used to wonder why, since margins on AMD chips have always been extremely low (good for reseller), and the chip prices were fairly low (good for resller), and the performance has occasionally been there ...
by MOSFET
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: trying to get a little more out of ram
Replies: 11
Views: 2740

Re: trying to get a little more out of ram

It can work, although it also may not. Nothing should be harmed by trying. I was lucky recently with a pair of G,Skill Sniper DDR3-1333 4GB modules (8GB kit). I long time ago (2012-ish), I tried running them at 1600 with an AMD Llano A8-3850 APU. Didn't work, but they could get ~1460 MHz by raising ...
by MOSFET
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: April Fools
Replies: 16
Views: 1198

Re: April Fools

by MOSFET
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Sparks flying
Replies: 17
Views: 1174

Re: Sparks flying

I'm just sayin', that here in the US, every coax cable I've ever touched in my life has shocked me. Don't have the modem connected downstream when connecting the coax.
by MOSFET
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: How is "Kaby" pronounced?
Replies: 59
Views: 8986

Re: How is "Kaby" pronounced?

Darthutos wrote:
kaybee.


Exactly! Like the toy store!
by MOSFET
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Console peasants....
Replies: 82
Views: 6269

Re: Console peasants....

Serval, ocelot, margay...all very very cool.
by MOSFET
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: i7 7700 vs 7700K
Replies: 20
Views: 18297

Re: i7 7700 vs 7700K

There are two things I am wondering about the non-K 7700 on Z170/270 board: a) Will XMP work? b) Will mobo be able to keep boost at 4.2 GHz for 7700 when all four cores are busy? (and not automatically downclock somewhere to 3.6 GHz) A) Yes, it's a RAM thing. B) No, 4.2 is single core turbo. CPUWor...