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by LoneWolf15
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 938
Views: 133906

Re: What are you playing right now?

Playing the RTX'd Quake II and lovin' it! I can just about get 60fps at 1080P with my RTX2060 with global illumination set to low. I need to see how well I can do that with two upper-end non-RTX cards, seeing as it's an older title. And in reply to this, with two Geforce GTX 1070 cards in SLI, it w...
by LoneWolf15
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: And FreeSync comes to the Geforce!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 931

And FreeSync comes to the Geforce!!!

I had dragged my feet for a long time on a new monitor. I loved the brilliant colors on my classic Dell 2408WFP-HC, its excellent 1920x1200 resolution, the fact that it had DisplayPort before graphics cards even had DisplayPort (it also has every other interface including component video) and it was...
by LoneWolf15
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Cooler Master Elite V3 500W?
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Re: Cooler Master Elite V3 500W?

In this range, I go EVGA for budget models, and Seasonic 80+Gold for long-term. The EVGA low-end models are unremarkable but reasonably done on the less expensive end. However, if it's my own system, Seasonic or the Superflower-made EVGA SuperNova gold/platinum models are the only options. I've had ...
by LoneWolf15
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Amazon Ordering Processing
Replies: 33
Views: 3242

Re: Amazon Ordering Processing

Well, I had my first Prime delay, but it was only 1 day. Ordered my Dell S2719DGF 27" LCD on a Friday, and the delivery date changed from Sunday to Monday. I probably didn''t make the order cutoff, and it wasn't available from near here at the fulfillment center. But really, no big deal. NewEgg...
by LoneWolf15
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD
Replies: 104
Views: 7744

Re: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD

Not supporting ECC on their HEDT platform would be very disappointing IMO. Intel never has. AMD hasn't "officially" supported it but it functions on particular board lines from AIB vendors. It would be excellent if they did a one-two punch with the next TR platform and required vendors to...
by LoneWolf15
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 15394

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

I need to thank y'all, for an excellent time, and a super-successful swap meet this year. How successful? Well...I could afford this to replace my two Geforce 1070 cards. https://eteknix-eteknixltd.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/IMG_4113-2.jpg Selling the two 1070 cards, plus a little ext...
by LoneWolf15
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 938
Views: 133906

Re: What are you playing right now?

jihadjoe wrote:
Playing the RTX'd Quake II and lovin' it! I can just about get 60fps at 1080P with my RTX2060 with global illumination set to low.


I need to see how well I can do that with two upper-end non-RTX cards, seeing as it's an older title.
by LoneWolf15
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4273
Views: 611759

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

I still call them "tracks". Anyone who says we can't can listen to this TRACK on repeat until they are ready to poke their own eardrums out with a rusty red-hot 8d nail. My parents must have despaired at how many times I played that over and over when I was in 7th grade. NopeNopeNope... A...
by LoneWolf15
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Help me understand where my hard drive space has gone...?
Replies: 27
Views: 2222

Re: Help me understand where my hard drive space has gone...?

I also endorse both the programs meerkt listed. People used to recommend WinDirStat but SpaceSniffer is so very much faster. Really? I've found WinDirStat to be pretty damn fast on SSDs/SSD arrays/NVMe drives. I'll poke at SpaceSniffer (just downloaded it) and it doesn't seem to be any faster at sc...
by LoneWolf15
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: To Lease or too buy an EV
Replies: 698
Views: 20260

Re: To Lease or too buy an EV

Hey, nobody got hurt, and $300 is likely a substantial fraction of the vehicle's current value. In retrospect, I should've insisted that he also take the dead rear projection TV sitting in the back of the van that I still need to dispose of! The dealer is only offering me $500 for my ENTIRE car, so...
by LoneWolf15
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4273
Views: 611759

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Pink Floyd, Division Bell (1994).

This is a culmination of years of talent. It invades the brain, in a good way.
by LoneWolf15
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Retro Build
Replies: 31
Views: 3277

Re: Retro Build

Slimbrowser may work, but it's Windows-only. Last updated Oct 2017. Midori uses Webkit last used in Chrome v27, while Blink quit working after Chrome v34 in Apr 2014 . I was always sad to see people who confused the excellent Thermalright with Thermaltake. It probably didn't help that the Thermalta...
by LoneWolf15
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Why does nobody make decent pocket combs any more?
Replies: 46
Views: 8155

Re: Why does nobody make decent pocket combs any more?

I haven't asked this question in awhile...but that's because I replaced pocket combs with the Gilette Mach 3.
by LoneWolf15
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: To Lease or too buy an EV
Replies: 698
Views: 20260

Re: To Lease or too buy an EV

Redocbew wrote:
Swiss cheese tastes better.


I dunno, I'm kinda think cheddar tastes gouda, too.
by LoneWolf15
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: To Lease or too buy an EV
Replies: 698
Views: 20260

Re: To Lease or too buy an EV

You don't respect my view at all, you've chronically accused me of having a phobia. Saying that the guy you're arguing with is mentally ill isn't remotely "respectful" What sane person says they're fearing somebody because of their opinion on a new car company? If you can't handle getting...
by LoneWolf15
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 15394

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

zgirl - My daughter still waxes rhapsodical about the ribs I brought back last time, which considering her age and the number of years involved, is a pretty amazing endorsement. Tell me you're actually coming this time. Hey StarFalcon, btw; Does an Athlon 64 X2 5000+ bear any sentinemtal or vintage...
by LoneWolf15
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Help me understand where my hard drive space has gone...?
Replies: 27
Views: 2222

Re: Help me understand where my hard drive space has gone...?

bthylafh wrote:
I also endorse both the programs meerkt listed. People used to recommend WinDirStat but SpaceSniffer is so very much faster.


TreeSizeFree is what I use now. Used to use WinDirStat.
by LoneWolf15
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: 99 civic
Replies: 2
Views: 1572

Re: 99 civic

The B18C1 is the DOHC-VTEC Acura Integra GS-R engine. It isn't an option in the `99 Civic, which had a B16A (SOHC) or B16B (SOHC-VTEC). Did you do a swap?

(owned a `94 Integra GS-R)
by LoneWolf15
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: To Lease or too buy an EV
Replies: 698
Views: 20260

Re: To Lease or too buy an EV

Hydrocarbons all the way for me. I don't do stop and go for work driving, so hybrid parts are just along for the ride and are dead weight. Too bad VW killed diesel, as it would make perfect sense for my driving pattern. Does Chevy still make the Cruze Diesel? The urea keeps the NOx emissions down, ...
by LoneWolf15
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 21063

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

`round a Sun that is the source of all our power.. Heh. Our uranium comes from a supernova of an entirely different star, well before our star even existed. Yeah, half the actinides in our solar system were probably produced by two neutron stars colliding. https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.ph...
by LoneWolf15
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: To Lease or too buy an EV
Replies: 698
Views: 20260

Re: To Lease or too buy an EV

Am I the only one who starts singing "To Live And Die In LA" by Tupac in their head whenever reading this thread title? Last I knew, "To Live And Die In LA" was sung by Wang Chung, for the movie soundtrack. Did Tupac cover it, or write a different song by the same name? https://...
by LoneWolf15
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4055
Views: 676586

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

IBC Cream Soda.

There's harder stuff, but I need to do some work at the moment.
by LoneWolf15
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel cancels their entire desktop CPU line-up
Replies: 30
Views: 4596

Re: Intel cancels their entire desktop CPU line-up

I love AMD as a company. I paid $400 for the K6-233 at its release as the fastest CPU for all of thirty days before the Pentium II was released in an early panic. Owned a 486DX4-120MHz before that, went through the Durons, Athlons, Athlon XPs, 64, 64 x 2. But I'd much rather see an eight-core Ryzen ...
by LoneWolf15
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Core 2 Quad 9650 Stuck at 2 GHz
Replies: 32
Views: 3511

Re: Core 2 Quad 9650 Stuck at 2 GHz

Has someone mentioned removing the CMOS battery yet, metering it, and if necessary replacing it? A failing CMOS battery can sometimes cause quirky behavior, and a CR-2032 is cheap. After that, I'd ensure the BIOS is defaulted, the system is cleaned thoroughly to get rid of any dust, and I'd remove ...
by LoneWolf15
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Almost 20 years
Replies: 120
Views: 9097

Re: Almost 20 years

...HomeServerShow... Any idea what Dave's up to these days? I wrote some articles for HSS back in the day and did a meetup with them awhile ago. I still have my EX470 sitting around doing nothing. It has been a couple of years, but I think Dave is still doing it. I've met him, and Paul Braren (Tink...
by LoneWolf15
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 21063

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

Captain Ned wrote:
Rand wrote:
Let's just skip the t-shirts and have all the TR contributors pose topless. We can vote on them.

Oh dear. You know not of which you speak. Go peruse some old BBQ tbreads to grok my fears.


I was gonna say "Catpain Ned goes first!"
by LoneWolf15
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 21063

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

One other note...back then, HardOCP published two pictures of her wearing one of their T-shirts. One was G-rated....Let's just say the other one was hard-R. I can believe they did it in one way; on the other hand, I'm still surprised. Closest TR ever got to something like that was this: https://tec...
by LoneWolf15
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Almost 20 years
Replies: 120
Views: 9097

Re: Almost 20 years

I can't think of anything, I went into an IT job and became jaded which completely put me off tech sites for awhile. Now that i have completely left the industry i'm slowly coming back to tech. Easier for me to separate the "tech enthusiast" bit from my regular IT work, which produces lot...
by LoneWolf15
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Core 2 Quad 9650 Stuck at 2 GHz
Replies: 32
Views: 3511

Re: Core 2 Quad 9650 Stuck at 2 GHz

Has someone mentioned removing the CMOS battery yet, metering it, and if necessary replacing it? A failing CMOS battery can sometimes cause quirky behavior, and a CR-2032 is cheap. After that, I'd ensure the BIOS is defaulted, the system is cleaned thoroughly to get rid of any dust, and I'd remove t...
by LoneWolf15
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 938
Views: 133906

Re: What are you playing right now?

Going back and forth. Finished - Tales from the Borderlands (bought before Telltale Games titles could disappear, from GoG) In Progress, playing regularly: Rise of the Tomb Raider Shadow of the Tomb Raider Fallout 4 (early) Playing periodically (going back to) Alan Wake (bought before the music was ...
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