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by Jon
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: .flac to .mp3 conversion?
Replies: 60
Views: 2133

Re: .flac to .mp3 conversion?

@echo on
for %%a in ("C:\FILES_TO_CONVERT\*.*") do ffmpeg -i "%%a" -vn -acodec libmp3lame -b:a 128k "C:\CONVERTED_FILES\%%~na.mp3"
pause
by Jon
Sun May 07, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Water Replacement in Sealed Closed Loop H80i?
Replies: 8
Views: 1765

Re: Water Replacement in Sealed Closed Loop H80i?

Thanks for the advice, I'll probably just wait until a problem develops and then address it at that point.
Until then...cheers :)
by Jon
Fri May 05, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Water Replacement in Sealed Closed Loop H80i?
Replies: 8
Views: 1765

Water Replacement in Sealed Closed Loop H80i?

I've had a Corsair H80i sealed closed loop keeping things in check with my i7-2600k CPU o/c to 4.4Ghz since 2012. I use the PC a lot and sometimes it runs perpetually for months without powering down. At what point does the liquid need to be replaced, if at all? Since it's a sealed closed loop does ...
by Jon
Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Is Sandy Bridge worth upgrading from yet?
Replies: 130
Views: 10687

Re: Is Sandy Bridge worth upgrading from yet?

I almost exclusively game on my desktop at home, and it's got the 2500k @ 4.5Ghz. With the new Intel chips out, have we finally had enough incremental improvements to make Kaby Lake worth replacing SB? I'm in a similar boat to you. I have a 2600K o/ced to 4.4Ghz with a closed loop water cooler and ...
by Jon
Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: ASUS RT-N66U questions
Replies: 21
Views: 2490

Re: ASUS RT-N66U questions

Honest question (for you and JBI): why Tomato over Merlin or stock firmware?. I've never used Merlin although I was briefly tempted for awhile because of it's Multi-WAN support....but then Tomato Shibby came out with Multi-WAN support 2-3 releases ago so I had no reason to. I guess just out of pure...
by Jon
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: ASUS RT-N66U questions
Replies: 21
Views: 2490

Re: ASUS RT-N66U questions

A little late to this post but, honestly, if I were OP I would take a look at Tomato Shibby's firmware for his router. It's very good. I've been running that as my primary firmware for about 4 years now.
by Jon
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Cellular + Wireless Bridge Dual WAN Router?
Replies: 3
Views: 1791

Re: Cellular + Wireless Bridge Dual WAN Router?

A router that is compatible with Tomato Shibby's firmware can do that.
Alternatively, pfSense will most likely fit the bill.
by Jon
Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Firefox 43.0.2
Replies: 15
Views: 1710

Re: Firefox 43.0.2

43.0.2 works fine here, x64 FF too.
by Jon
Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: would you upgrade a 3770k ?
Replies: 32
Views: 3437

Re: would you upgrade a 3770k ?

I'm running an i7-2600k o/c to 4.4Ghz and have absolutely zero inclination to upgrade. I do upgrade the GFX card every 2 years or so though.
I would say to OP, waste of money unless you have some cash to burn.
by Jon
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Catalyst 14.9 Driver for Windows & Linux available now
Replies: 24
Views: 4327

Re: AMD Catalyst 14.9 Driver for Windows & Linux available n

Warsam71, is there any official word from the company on frame pacing improvements with respect to Eyefinity + Crossfire configurations?
Last I learned on this there were some major problems with the drivers.
by Jon
Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Eyefinity Crossfire Frame Pacing Issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 1477

Re: Eyefinity Crossfire Frame Pacing Issue?

That's very interesting. Props for doing the leg-work on this. It really appears that SLI is the way to go if you want a comfortable trouble-free multi-monitor surround gaming experience.
by Jon
Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Eyefinity Crossfire Frame Pacing Issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 1477

Re: Eyefinity Crossfire Frame Pacing Issue?

Perhaps this would be a good opportunity for Damage to re-visit his original article and bring some attention to this as it sounds like it's an on-going problem that has only somewhat been addressed by the powers that be. He even mentioned in that article that the reason this is a big deal is becaus...
by Jon
Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Eyefinity Crossfire Frame Pacing Issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 1477

Eyefinity Crossfire Frame Pacing Issue?

This article was written a year ago tomorrow . Is anybody aware if this issue has been resolved by AMD since then? From an old mining rig I have 3x R9 280x's I'd like to put into a Crossfire configuration that will drive a 3-display Eyefinity setup with a total resolution of 5760x1080. It would be ...
by Jon
Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 9 - Microsoft desperately needs a winner
Replies: 45
Views: 5777

Re: Windows 9 - Microsoft desperately needs a winner

I just wanted to sum up via quotes from this thread the *exact* reasoning that Microsoft chose to employ that leads us to this discussion today: There was no reason they couldn't have kept Win 7's interface with Windows 8 and given the users the option to choose which was best for their type of syst...
by Jon
Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSDs and Sudden Power Failures
Replies: 33
Views: 15636

Re: SSDs and Sudden Power Failures

I had 2x 256GB OCZ Vector's in a RAID0 configuration and lost everything after a botched overclock. One of the drive's failed to be recognized by the BIOS and had to be sent in for RMA. The failed overclock led to a sudden power loss and this may have caused the issue.
by Jon
Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: OCZ is dead...
Replies: 18
Views: 3411

Re: OCZ is dead...

Oh no. I just mailed in an RMA OCZ Vector 256GB drive. I hope I get it back! Edit: Just checked my RMA status and noticed this: Received Date: 2013-11-27 Replaced Date: 2013-11-27 That was a close call! It's on it's way back to me. Maybe I was their last RMA ;) I'm really surprised by this news thou...
by Jon
Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Sanity check! Rsync for dummies
Replies: 14
Views: 4369

FIXED! Sanity check! Rsync for dummies

I got it working yay. This is what I did: !/bin/bash -- ssh xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx "find /var/lib/vz/dump/ -daystart -mtime -1 -name \*.vma.gz" > /tmp/INCL_list_paths sed 's/\/var\/lib\/vz\/dump\///' /tmp/INCL_list_paths >/tmp/INCL_list rsync -avPhz -e ssh --compress-level=9 --include-from=/tmp/I...
by Jon
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Sanity check! Rsync for dummies
Replies: 14
Views: 4369

Re: Sanity check! Rsync for dummies

Launched on Localhost: ssh user@host.domain.tld "tar -zcf - `find /path/to/dir --daystart -mtime -1 -type f -name \*.vma.gz`" | tar -xzvf - -C /destination/path Interesting, I'll give it a try but I think one of the big benefits of using rsync is also compression using --compress I didn't...
by Jon
Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Sanity check! Rsync for dummies
Replies: 14
Views: 4369

Re: Sanity check! Rsync for dummies

Is rsync's delta capability going to work in this case? The delta capability only works if the files exists in the source and destination, plus one of the two has to be a remote system. The remote system part is covered, but unless the files are on both systems with only changes being transferred, ...
by Jon
Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Sanity check! Rsync for dummies
Replies: 14
Views: 4369

Re: Sanity check! Rsync for dummies

Looks like it's worth a try. Before I do, how does this look: !/bin/sh find /var/lib/vz/dump/ -daystart -mtime +1 -name \*.vma.gz >EXCL_list rsync -avPhz -e ssh --compress-level=9 --exclude-from=EXCL_list --delete / xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:/var/lib/vz/dump/ I *think* this will achieve the same thing.....abo...
by Jon
Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Sanity check! Rsync for dummies
Replies: 14
Views: 4369

Re: Sanity check! Rsync for dummies

Yeah, the find is going to run locally; that's not what you want. Have you tried playing around with rsync 's filtering rules? Also, the --dry-run and --progress options are your friends. Good way to see what rsync thinks you want it to do without actually transferring anything. As far as I can und...
by Jon
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Sanity check! Rsync for dummies
Replies: 14
Views: 4369

Sanity check! Rsync for dummies

Hi, I'm a little rusty on this and I'm looking for a second opinion on the quality of my syntax. Essentially what I'm trying to accomplish is have rsync copy files that end in .vma.gz and which have changed within the last 24 hours from a remote server to a local server. I think I'm in complete erro...
by Jon
Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: I just Delidded a 4770K (and lived to tell the tale!)
Replies: 72
Views: 25368

Re: I just Delidded a 4770K!

Props to the OP for taking a risk on this.

Coming from a relatively uninformed stance on this but surely Intel has done their due diligence with regards to applying the right TIM?
For that matter why is TIM even needed inside the package?
by Jon
Sat May 04, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Illumiroom: headache-inducing gimmick or legit?
Replies: 4
Views: 785

Re: Illumiroom: headache-inducing gimmick or legit?

It's important that we explore these things. Even if they aren't a commercial success, it's one step towards the future and that's all that matters.
by Jon
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bioshock Infinite Triple Screen at 5760x1080
Replies: 10
Views: 2461

Re: Bioshock Infinite Triple Screen at 5760x1080

JohnC wrote:
SLI will also give you stutter :P You need a more powerful single-GPU card instead... Like a Titan or something :wink:


Really? I need to look into this a bit more.
by Jon
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bioshock Infinite Triple Screen at 5760x1080
Replies: 10
Views: 2461

Re: Bioshock Infinite Triple Screen at 5760x1080

mortifiedPenguin wrote:
What are you running that on?


2600k stock
16GB Vengeance RAM stock
GTX 670 stock

Nothing special

tanker27 wrote:
Is that stutter see. :P


Absolutely, I need SLI :P
by Jon
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bioshock Infinite Triple Screen at 5760x1080
Replies: 10
Views: 2461

Bioshock Infinite Triple Screen at 5760x1080

Thought some of you may appreciate this. I recorded this with Fraps. Just a minute of footage from Bioshock Infinite on a triple screen rig. I need an upgrade :P
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_OXhxE6KI4
by Jon
Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Buffalo NAS (LinkStation, etc) serious issue and warning
Replies: 12
Views: 14819

Re: Buffalo NAS (LinkStation, etc) serious issue and warning

I don't own a Buffalo NAS device but I'm fairly certain when I say that not everybody is going to experience the exact same thing you have leading them to disavow all faith in Buffalo products. Similarly the argument can be had for Hard Drive manufacturers. I know people that swear to their graves t...
by Jon
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Steam Sale - Christmas 2012
Replies: 45
Views: 8459

Re: Steam Sale - Christmas 2012

I haven't been terribly impressed with the Steam sale this year. It was quite a let down and nowhere near the crazed hoohah from last year.
by Jon
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Getting Scared of my Shutdown BSODs
Replies: 32
Views: 4755

Re: Getting Scared of my Shutdown BSODs

Running the latest BIOS release? It's up to 3602 now
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