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by Flying Fox
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: New Forums/Websites For TR Gerbils
Replies: 22
Views: 1000

Re: New Forums/Websites For TR Gerbils

It's not a high priority, and I feel like if it doesn't make them money it'll be the first thing to get cut. This is an interesting point. I don't know the numbers, but Google searches end up with TR forum posts quite often (in particular if people are looking to troubleshoot issues). If this is al...
by Flying Fox
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: HDD burn-in software for Windows?
Replies: 18
Views: 483

Re: HDD burn-in software for Windows?

For such lower level operation I don't trust stuff running on Windows. You never know if the OS decides to just write something to an untested sector and that sector turns out to be bad. I use HDAT2 that is bundled with Ultimate Boot CD. It taps into the SMART routines and it has its own long read-w...
by Flying Fox
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Marvell 92xx SATA chip temperatures?
Replies: 16
Views: 709

Re: Marvell 92xx SATA chip temperatures?

The only case I/O fan is the PSU....... The Egg : I don't want to add active cooling. Maybe replacing the heatsink, but I don't like the idea of a thermal sticker. Well.....yeah. Seems you already know, within those constraints your only options are a larger heatsink or tolerate the status quo. Wer...
by Flying Fox
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Move over RISC-V? Big POWER is now open!
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Move over RISC-V? Big POWER is now open!

https://www.nextplatform.com/2019/08/20 ... ction-set/

So while RISC-V is purportedly gaining traction gradually, we now have another (almost) open ISA and a bunch of stuff surrounding it. Too late for Big Blue, or they may pull off this POWER play?
by Flying Fox
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: My pc freezes randomly. / help ?
Replies: 55
Views: 1781

Re: My pc freezes randomly. / help ?

Is this a new build?

If not, anything changed (new hardware, new drivers, or even Windows Update) from before the freezes start occurring?
by Flying Fox
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Video Backup - Encode - file types etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 831

Re: Video Backup - Encode - file types etc.

I just did one as a trial. Apparently some videos are in 480 and some 720, forgot to check if i or p. MKV files from 1 full dvd was over 10GB!! A quick pass through handbrake at 1080p 30fps MP4 took about 50min and reduced size to ~600MB. Quality seemed ok, pc was an old 45nm Athlonx2 @3.1ghz. That...
by Flying Fox
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Video Backup - Encode - file types etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 831

Re: Video Backup - Encode - file types etc.

Unless you have the source material (DV tape?) for the DVD, I would just backup the entire video_ts folder as your new "raw" and go from there. 4 giga bytes is nothing these days when we have 14 tera bytes HDDs. ;) Heck, for a couple of DVDs that I have, I actually just rip the image and s...
by Flying Fox
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion
Replies: 44
Views: 1941

Re: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion

The person is claiming not violating COI: I do not believe you understand what WP:APPARENTCOI means or implies. I do not, and never had, any financial interest in TechReports, nor am I an owner of competing business. The mere fact that I stated that I follow Mr. Scott on Twitter or has talked to him...
by Flying Fox
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion
Replies: 44
Views: 1941

Re: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion

On July 7, 2019, coinciding with the release of AMD's Ryzen 3 CPUs and Navi GPUs, a site redesign was launched moving from the Tech Report's former custom CMS and functionality to a generic Wordpress template. On July 9th, and without introducing herself or explaining her role at Tech Report, Renee...
by Flying Fox
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel 10th-generation Comet Lake in 2020 on 14+++++ nm
Replies: 26
Views: 1441

Re: Intel 10th-generation Comet Lake in 2020 on 14+++++ nm

cegras wrote:
Was there any hope in expecting that I could use the same Coffee Lake socket, or am I just naive?

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Comet Lake 14+++++ nm desktop CPUs (based on their existing Skylake microarchitecture from Core 6000, 7000, 8000 & 9000 CPUs) will use a new LGA1159 socket
by Flying Fox
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Need new tires
Replies: 13
Views: 821

Re: Need new tires

Question 1: do you want a single set of tires, or can you purchase and manage two sets? Summer tires are designed to have the right level of "softness" in warm conditions and will work well in wet and dry conditions (in warm weather). They'll get harder in cold weather, though, and they w...
by Flying Fox
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Cross over cable to other pc, W10 wants password?
Replies: 9
Views: 1235

Re: Cross over cable to other pc, W10 wants password?

Redocbew wrote:
If you don't have a home NAS or file server, then I think Dropbox is about the best you can do for smallish transfers.

I would argue for smallish stuff USB stick works best.
by Flying Fox
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Cross over cable to other pc, W10 wants password?
Replies: 9
Views: 1235

Re: Cross over cable to other pc, W10 wants password?

Good old fashion "workgroup" setup should still work: 1. Create identical accounts with same username and password on both (or all) of the computers, you should logon using those accounts from the get-go. 2. Set up the shares on either/both of the computers. I would suggest granting share ...
by Flying Fox
Mon May 20, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New build - who dis?
Replies: 20
Views: 1484

Re: New build - who dis?

I'm choosing to buy via Amazon so that I can give TR a little cash via their affiliate link if I can How do I get that affiliate link thing into my URLs? Must I click on an ad on the site? TR (the site) adds it to most links. Here is the text of a link or two i'll put in here and we'll see if it do...
by Flying Fox
Sun May 19, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New build - who dis?
Replies: 20
Views: 1484

Re: New build - who dis?

steelcity_ballin wrote:
I'm choosing to buy via Amazon so that I can give TR a little cash via their affiliate link if I can

How do I get that affiliate link thing into my URLs? Must I click on an ad on the site?
by Flying Fox
Sun May 19, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: SD problem or Phone problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 832

Re: SD problem or Phone problem?

Phone contacts are normally stored in internal memory. Are you doing something different to make it store on the card?
by Flying Fox
Tue May 14, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: (&CarbonFiber_5C drop) vs Silicone pad
Replies: 31
Views: 2814

Re: (&CarbonFiber).Silicone pad temp increase vs paste. How much.

Oh, my paste clean up was not a "replacement" (simple) but a clean up (not simple) for returning the motherboard and getting a replacement MB. I really like the simplicity of a pad. No worry about the "too much, too little or spotty" paste problems. I have to ask, how much paste...
by Flying Fox
Tue May 07, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Enterprise Server help
Replies: 17
Views: 2290

Re: Enterprise Server help

anotherengineer wrote:
I am just assuming that if the step up to 15k drives gave a noticeable difference then ssds, may further improve things.

What makes you think 15K spinners are going to beat SSDs speed wise? What's the data access pattern? And are you bottlenecked with 100Mbps networking?
by Flying Fox
Tue May 07, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Did you know Win95 could run on 386?
Replies: 55
Views: 2897

Re: Did you know Win95 could run on 386?

Remember internal names and folder still called i386 before we now call x86 vs x64. I took it to mean the 32-bit architecture that started with the 386, but indeed, perhaps. And you would be correct, the 386 was the first to feature better 32-bit protected mode where the win32 subsystem can run on....
by Flying Fox
Sun May 05, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Did you know Win95 could run on 386?
Replies: 55
Views: 2897

Re: Did you know Win95 could run on 386?

Remember internal names and folder still called i386 before we now call x86 vs x64.
by Flying Fox
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Media Replication
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: Media Replication

To me, the more interesting problem seems to be how to cross the different networks. Assuming this is not some business-type site-to-site network and more like between 2 home-based computers connected to the public internet, you will need a bit more secure way to have 1 connecting to the other. Open...
by Flying Fox
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Fractal Design Core 2300/2500 discontinued?
Replies: 20
Views: 2333

Re: Fractal Design Core 2300/2500 discontinued?

"inflation" explains a slow increase in price. Not the falloff of all cases without windows and usb 3 on the front in the past 5-6 months. If you believe in the government's CPI number, then sure it is slow. But look at your own regular expenses like food. It is increasing faster than tha...
by Flying Fox
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: New Protected file & folder showing up...?
Replies: 7
Views: 1239

Re: New Protected file & folder showing up...?

Sounds like you had an unclean install. I have basically given up on trying to dual boot anything since Vista/Win7 with their switch to BCD. Too much hassle and the fact that I can set up VMs easily to test things. https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/c-boot-folder.366735/ https://www.sevenforums.com/g...
by Flying Fox
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 7 and 10 - sharing folders
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: Windows 7 and 10 - sharing folders

Shared folders D:\public\movies and E:\public\TV Shows - enabling the owner to be my log in credentials and user account on both HTPC and Desktop ... The log on for the HTPC is set to my Windows 10 machine's log in credentials. I am a bit confused with the above. Are these 2 the exact same credenti...
by Flying Fox
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Fractal Design Core 2300/2500 discontinued?
Replies: 20
Views: 2333

Re: Fractal Design Core 2300/2500 discontinued?

Why is that mechanism not on all cases in the 70 and up segment though? I can understand the cheaper market not using it because, you know, cheap. But 70-100 dollar cases are devoid of this feature as well. Unfortunately we do have inflation so decent cases now start from about 100. Margins for any...
by Flying Fox
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Fractal Design Core 2300/2500 discontinued?
Replies: 20
Views: 2333

Re: Fractal Design Core 2300/2500 discontinued?

An open bench style case is going to be a complete non-starter in an office environment. I do really wonder what kind of "office environment" involves swapping 6-7 cards frequently on every client computers? If it is just for monitors I don't see why one would need to upgrade so often tha...
by Flying Fox
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Fractal Design Core 2300/2500 discontinued?
Replies: 20
Views: 2333

Re: Fractal Design Core 2300/2500 discontinued?

Oops! I mistook this as a thread seeking an answer to a question. Cheap, windowless, low-bling, roomy ATX cases with removable dust filters: $54 Antec P7 Silent $55 Apexgaming Hermes 51 $60 Apexgaming AK-47 $63 -10MIR Corsair CC-9011023-WW $69 Cooler Master NSE-400-KKN2 $70 Antec Three Hundred Two ...
by Flying Fox
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Fractal Design Core 2300/2500 discontinued?
Replies: 20
Views: 2333

Re: Fractal Design Core 2300/2500 discontinued?

Requirements not set by me, but by the specific client I still build custom machines for. What they are doing doesn't strictly require all of those PCI express slots, but a couple of the requirements the owner of said business has laid out does require more flexibility than a typical compact board ...
by Flying Fox
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Fractal Design Core 2300/2500 discontinued?
Replies: 20
Views: 2333

Re: Fractal Design Core 2300/2500 discontinued?

Hard to explain fully but briefly, but it makes sense for this client. Short answer is: lots of PCI express slots needed short term and for future proofing/application flexibility, so full ATX required. I am curious, 7 slots even for the short term? That seems a little excessive. Granted the only t...
by Flying Fox
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?
Replies: 69
Views: 5068

Re: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?

I got this HGST 6TB for $140 at Black Friday and I absolutely love it. Out of stock on Amazon right now though. Looks like the 4TB one is in stock though... storage volume on the current desktop is 3TB, so while 6TB would be nice, 4TB would be sufficient. Those nicely boxed HGST NAS drives seem to ...
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