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by HERETIC
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Modern Macbooks...really worth it?
Replies: 68
Views: 1220

Re: Modern Macbooks...really worth it?

Short answer--NO. https://www.fudzilla.com/news/mobile/47574-apple-admits-more-quality-problems-in-iphones-and-macbooks But if you absolutely must stay in apl eco system, then a good 2nd-hand/refurb, of a known good model is a option. A better option-spend around $800 on a good non appl lappy, with ...
by HERETIC
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Another Round of System Failure
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: Another Round of System Failure

Seems JAE nailed best advice there in last paragraph. Unplug and re-plug everything, perhaps with the exception of case wiring. My advice when moving computers (bit late)--TREAT LIKE EGGS-Lay flat so that heavy items that are likely to cause problems, such as GPU's and tower coolers, are vertical. A...
by HERETIC
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD Boot Freeze
Replies: 13
Views: 948

Re: SSD Boot Freeze

Mobo is an EVGA 680i SLI with most recent BIOS flashed. *Edited to include motherboard info. Dreaded NV chipsett-anything is possible. Just looked at that board-Never seen so many electrolytic caps on a board-counted around 60, and that's not including the solids around the mosfets....................
by HERETIC
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD Boot Freeze
Replies: 13
Views: 948

Re: SSD Boot Freeze

Hey all, I recently started breathing new life into my ancient QX6700 system. I got a 240gb Sandisk 3D Ultra and loaded Windows 10 up on it and updated everything. It worked amazingly for a few days outside of Windows 10 recognizing it as a HDD. I took it out once I bought a SSD tray for it and aft...
by HERETIC
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What angle grinder wattage for marble work?
Replies: 26
Views: 1330

Re: What angle grinder wattage for marble work?

angle grinders are not nice............. Indeed. As I said my only experience using an angle grinder is in wood with power carving, but there have been a few times where I've tweaked it and had the blade dig in. Fortunately I don't have much trouble keeping control of the tool, but since I was new ...
by HERETIC
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What angle grinder wattage for marble work?
Replies: 26
Views: 1330

Re: What angle grinder wattage for marble work?

Marble, I have no idea at all, but steel and angle grinders-40 years +. I'd say-get the 1000 watt one. Hope she has strong hands and wrists, angle grinders are not nice............. Just checked my 5" Bosch-900 watt, the label on my Metabo has worn off. From experience in the steel industry-Met...
by HERETIC
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: 16GB iPhone SE - broken NAND? Will convert to Samsung
Replies: 29
Views: 1838

Re: 16GB iPhone SE - broken NAND? Will convert to Samsung

Thanks everyone, that was definitely helpful. Why not simply connect to the PC, use iTunes' backup function to save data and settings, and then do a full phone restore? That'll almost certainly fix whatever problem, plus it'll install the latest iOS anyway. Because that would require installing and...
by HERETIC
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: CaseLabs Bankrupt and Forced to Close Down
Replies: 113
Views: 3933

Re: CaseLabs Bankrupt and Forced to Close Down

Okay. So why hit CaseLabs with a 10% aluminum tariff but not increase Tariffs on cases by 10%? Look: all I'm trying to say, outside of R&P, is that tariffs should be on the finalized products, where most of the costs and "profits" can be captured by US companies instead. First let me ...
by HERETIC
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: CaseLabs Bankrupt and Forced to Close Down
Replies: 113
Views: 3933

Re: CaseLabs Bankrupt and Forced to Close Down

Looks like Ned nailed it, according to TPU a large loan they couldn't re-finance, tipped them over-
https://www.techpowerup.com/246758/case ... hermaltake
by HERETIC
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Looking to upgrade from my i5-3570K need some advice
Replies: 21
Views: 1279

Re: Looking to upgrade from my i5-3570K need some advice

I'll start with the case first,in my opinion the R5 as others have mentioned,is a no brainer- https://techreport.com/review/27719/fractal-design-define-r5-case-reviewed The 8600/8600K or Ryzen 2600X seem to be around the price point your 3570K was. Going up to a 8700K gives about 2% performance incr...
by HERETIC
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?
Replies: 62
Views: 3012

Re: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?

From observation my C drive can vary about 2GB free space, depending if garbage collection has been done or not (excluding updates.) The reason for this is the way SSD's write small files-a tiny file on a page can stop the rest of that block being written to until garbage collects them and puts the...
by HERETIC
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?
Replies: 62
Views: 3012

Re: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?

My opinion on defragmenting- Generally NO with a "BUTT." Back in the day's of spinning rust boot drives my monthly procedure was- After doing my online banking-run c-cleaner-reboot-run defragler and defrag "C"-reboot................... These days on a SSD I get up to doing a anal...
by HERETIC
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Finally confirmation that Intel is going back to solder!
Replies: 15
Views: 877

Re: Finally confirmation that Intel is going back to solder!

At least she's cute.
Wonder if any of those caps were Chinese..................
by HERETIC
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?
Replies: 62
Views: 3012

Re: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?

So SSDs require scratch space to do their write operations. As the drive gets filled, performance degrades. If you want to be sure to avoid this problem, you can manually overprovision your drive. This means, you can format your drive to leave some empty, unformatted space at the end of the drive. ...
by HERETIC
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Monitor suddenly turned off and won't turn back on
Replies: 14
Views: 917

Re: Monitor suddenly turned off and won't turn back on

"The backbone of modern industrial society is, and for the foreseeable future will be, the use of electrical Power." And what spins me out every time I read that is- No matter how far we've come, I estimate 80% of electricity is still generated using "STEAM" ........................
by HERETIC
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Which piece of hardware do you research the most? Why?
Replies: 34
Views: 1268

Re: Which piece of hardware do you research the most? Why?

I look a lot at everything since I only build a system once every 6-7 years. If there is one component I scrutinize more than the others,though, it's the power supply. Not all Watts are created equal and a bad PSU that's over stressed can make systems unstable (especially when overclocked) and, in ...
by HERETIC
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: 960 Evo vs 860 Evo
Replies: 5
Views: 1540

Re: 960 Evo vs 860 Evo

Hi all, I am building a new system. The planned components are 1. Ryzen 5 2400G 2. ASRock A320M Pro4 3. Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz 4. Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD 5. Corsair SF450 PSU I am confused between selecting one of the 250 GB Samsung SSD'S. Should I go with the new 960 Evo NVME or with the ...
by HERETIC
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Hard Drive going south...
Replies: 22
Views: 1842

Re: Hard Drive going south...

Back to Pipers request for a reliable drive, Here's some failure rates from hardware France- (2016) Samsung 0,17% (contre 0,20%) Intel 0,19% (contre 0,27%) Crucial 0,31% (contre 0,28%) Sandisk 0,31% (contre 0,62%) Corsair 0,36% (contre 1,67%) Kingston 0,44% (contre 0,29%) https://www.hardware.fr/art...
by HERETIC
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Hard Drive going south...
Replies: 22
Views: 1842

Re: Hard Drive going south...

OCZ were a worst example of this-using flash that should have gone off to $1 pen drives, result was around 60% failure rate on some models............................. Eh? Last I knew, OCZ's problems were mainly due to serious flaws in their firmware, particularly with SandForce controllers. Where ...
by HERETIC
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Hard Drive going south...
Replies: 22
Views: 1842

Re: Hard Drive going south...

No3 in my lines in the sand for a SSD is- "Dies must be cut and binned by manufacturer-not 3rd party" Seems rather arbitrary. Not really, When you buy dies from Micron,Toshiba etc, your getting a known product. When Adata and Kingston buy wafers and cut and bin themselves,who knows how lo...
by HERETIC
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Hard Drive going south...
Replies: 22
Views: 1842

Re: Hard Drive going south...

Speed isn't a big thing, the main thing I do is game on that computer. Not sure about Adata... This is a Kingston Drive going bad and it's not that old, maybe 3 years. Reliability takes precedence. No3 in my lines in the sand for a SSD is- "Dies must be cut and binned by manufacturer-not 3rd p...
by HERETIC
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Ticking and Popping Sound
Replies: 91
Views: 8093

Re: Ticking and Popping Sound

I changed a setting in Firefox and I have not had any audio clicking or popping since. Under the Performance section in the Options menu, I unclicked the box that says Use Recommended Performance Settings and checked the box to Use Hardware Acceleration When Available. So far, I have not been able ...
by HERETIC
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Good speaker for ZxR
Replies: 43
Views: 3097

Re: Good speaker for ZxR

Also, active speakers with a built-in DAC (like the KEF X300A or LS50W) can make very good computer speakers. $2,199.98 Yeah, I'd hope so for 2200 dollars. Despite the expenses involved audiophilia is a very pleasant rabbit hole to fall into. Sound recording and playback is basically a solved probl...
by HERETIC
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Ticking and Popping Sound
Replies: 91
Views: 8093

Re: Ticking and Popping Sound

We're rapidly approaching the point of needing a young priest and an old priest. Well, I also considered whether it could be malware of some sorts, however I do not know how that would make it on to a freshly installed Windows which was done with all my other HDDs and storage devices disconnected. ...
by HERETIC
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Charlie on Intel 10nm
Replies: 13
Views: 1733

Re: Charlie on Intel 10nm

Oh, c'mon... it's SA. It's a rumor site, and even Charlie knows it or he would not have chosen that name. He's entertaining, but he's wrong about as often as he's right. Take it with a giant water softener salt block. I don't dispute that 10nm is hard, or that Intel has incentives to put lipstick o...
by HERETIC
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker
Replies: 105
Views: 4508

Re: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker

just brew it! wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:
End User wrote:
I sense a disturbance.

Yeah, in the RDF.

As if millions of Mac users suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced?


We can dream TOO..............................................................
by HERETIC
Tue May 29, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker
Replies: 105
Views: 4508

Re: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker

That is entirely about willpower and personal ethics, not instruction sets. Maybe to you. To me it's about price and quality, just like any other product. In the case of computing products performance is the largest part of quality. As one who has been exposed to and consciously rejected the RDF si...
by HERETIC
Tue May 29, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Charlie on Intel 10nm
Replies: 13
Views: 1733

Re: Charlie on Intel 10nm

I think Charlie nailed it................. One big plus to come out of this-There's a sale of 100,000 low end GPU's,that otherwise probably would not have happened...... AMD and NV-please say "Thank you Intel." Looking forward to see what they can bring out in June to bury all this bad new...
by HERETIC
Sat May 19, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Ticking and Popping Sound
Replies: 91
Views: 8093

Re: Ticking and Popping Sound

You guys are ignoring the fact that the problem only seems to show up after the system has been through a sleep/wake cycle. If it was a power conditioning issue it would not behave like that. Oh if life was so simple. The way I've been reading it-It's there all the time,but worse after a sleep........
by HERETIC
Fri May 18, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Ticking and Popping Sound
Replies: 91
Views: 8093

Re: Ticking and Popping Sound

Maybe this already came up, but are you running through any sort of power conditioner for power coming into your computer? I'm almost thinking you've got some dirty power coming in. I've see houses with old knob-and-tube wiring that adding a conditioner was almost required for anything audio relate...
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