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by Flying Fox
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows Explorer taking a long time to launch
Replies: 11
Views: 576

Re: Windows Explorer taking a long time to launch

I noticed windows taking a long time to load today. I thought something was wrong with my drive and now I see this thread. That is odd. It stayed pause between the boot screen to the splash screen for a long time. Your delay is during a different time. The OP's is after the splash screen, right bef...
by Flying Fox
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup
Replies: 57
Views: 1960

Re: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup

But do you have a justification for those? If it is "just because I can" or "I want a bigger e-peen", then you would have been squarely in this category. Otherwise, if there is a logical reason(s) behind your choice, then you are in the "prosumer" group. The more dolla...
by Flying Fox
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup
Replies: 57
Views: 1960

Re: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup

more money than sense. Not really, but if my i7-960 hadn't gone bang 14 months ago I would've been deciding between Xeon E3-1270 v6, E3-1280 v6, Ryzen 7 1700X, Ryzen 7 1800X, or Ryzen Threadripper 1900X. And chances are that a Ryzen would be chosen. But do you have a justification for those? If it ...
by Flying Fox
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Quick and dirty desk upgrade
Replies: 14
Views: 905

Re: Quick and dirty desk upgrade

Are the monitors the Dell U3415 or 17?
by Flying Fox
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Quick VNC alternatives for Windows?
Replies: 14
Views: 818

Re: Quick VNC alternatives for Windows?

I want it to work also on XP Connecting to XP computers or using XP to connect (only the former use case would need to figure out Home vs Pro)? RDP is still sort of your best bet. The big secret is that you can RDP at a much lower (or higher) resolution than the native resolution. To me that's the ...
by Flying Fox
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Coffee Lake Not Supported by Intel’s 200-Series Motherboards?
Replies: 20
Views: 1133

Re: Coffee Lake Not Supported by Intel’s 200-Series Motherboards?

NTMBK wrote:
Bah, humbug. I was hoping for an easy upgrade to a 6-core CPU in 5 years' time, when my current system will need a mid-life kicker.

That's precisely what Intel and motherboard makers do not want you to do. :P
by Flying Fox
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Interesting preliminary Xeon & Epyc Benchmarks
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: Interesting preliminary Xeon & Epyc Benchmarks

Database and virtualization benchmarks would be the key use cases for these?
by Flying Fox
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?
Replies: 99
Views: 2907

Re: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?

The only thing that kills off PC gaming is the annual endorsement from Microsoft on how they are now committed to gamers on the PC. Serious ... this year, they aim to make things much more enjoyable for gamers. No really, THIS is the year that they follow through !! Now come on, they weren't TOO se...
by Flying Fox
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Can a 144Hz display help reduce eye strain?
Replies: 32
Views: 1517

Re: Can a 144Hz display help reduce eye strain?

JustAnEngineer wrote:
I'm thinking of bundling this with Vega. Tell me that it will be an upgrade from my 10 year-old UltraSharp 3007WFP + 15 year-old 2001FP.

That one does not do quantum dots though. Will you be losing resolution going from the 2 monitors down to 1?
by Flying Fox
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Custom Builders
Replies: 39
Views: 1698

Re: Custom Builders

Because a GTX1080Ti is MASSIVE overkill for 1920x1200 (assuming 60Hz also). A GTX1070 would have been more than enough for $300 less. Not when the OP said this: And then I have to decide, HTC or Occulus (or something else). Basically you need to at least double the rendering power for the same reso...
by Flying Fox
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?
Replies: 99
Views: 2907

Re: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?

just brew it! wrote:
derFunkenstein wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
@cynan - I don't think you've been reading enough of his threads. :lol:

Maybe you've had to read too many. :lol:

Touché!

Unavoidable being a mod. We have to suffer through reading all those and the spams to bring the rest of gerbils a cleaner forum. It's a thankless job. 8)
by Flying Fox
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: USB Trojan
Replies: 18
Views: 1736

Re: USB Trojan

WalterW wrote:
Brilliant read and some good information, thanks for sharing

Did you check the date of the thread? You are necroing quite an old thread.
by Flying Fox
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?
Replies: 99
Views: 2907

Re: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?

just brew it! wrote:
derFunkenstein wrote:
Holy wild overreactions, batsmen!

BTW if you're asking a speculative question in a headline, the answer is usually no.

...and if the thread was started by whm1974, the answer is always no.

And we all know this won't be the last thread like this. :P
by Flying Fox
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?
Replies: 51
Views: 1841

Re: not for anything of consequence

Anything I care about goes on Z:\, because windows does not have a reliable file system and spinning rust has a ~6 year half-life. Single drives + window's BS = you don't really care about what is on it. Same thing if your idea of backing up a single spinning rust NTFS volume is to occasionally cop...
by Flying Fox
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Fake Ryzen chips
Replies: 23
Views: 1092

Re: Fake Ryzen chips

the quality of the cases seems to have gone massively downhill as digital downloads has taken over, and they seem to crack if you so much as look at 'em wrong. Not to mention them cutting corners to save on shipping (granted I did not pay any so I am contributing to the problem), they now just use ...
by Flying Fox
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 206
Views: 17352

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

Any live streaming this year?
by Flying Fox
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: .flac to .mp3 conversion?
Replies: 60
Views: 1448

Re: .flac to .mp3 conversion?

credible wrote:
This is my next purchase for the car.

https://www.aptx.com/aptx-hd

Damn, is AptX HD going to have to duke it out with LDAC in O? :-?
by Flying Fox
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: .flac to .mp3 conversion?
Replies: 60
Views: 1448

Re: .flac to .mp3 conversion?

WinLAME? Or you go full command line and do flac -> wav -> mp3 with LAME.
by Flying Fox
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: tired of searching for a good budget (under US$200) phone - ideas?
Replies: 45
Views: 2624

Re: tired of searching for a good budget (under US$200) phone - ideas?

i think im going ahead with the coolpad, i thought they were an unknown brand but after some research i found they have been making phones and gadgets for a fairly long time they even have budget phones in america https://www.t-mobile.com/cell-phone/coolpad-defiant https://www.walmart.com/ip/Walmar...
by Flying Fox
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Looking for Photography Tutorials
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

Re: Looking for Photography Tutorials

Actually I would like to ask what kind of "tutorial" are you looking for, the technical side where you deal with the numbers (aperture, focal length, shutter speed, etc.) or you want guidance on the visual/artistic/creative side (composition, light sources, etc.)? Based on your statement o...
by Flying Fox
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: tired of searching for a good budget (under US$200) phone - ideas?
Replies: 45
Views: 2624

Re: tired of searching for a good budget (under US$200) phone - ideas?

morphine wrote:
In this case I'd second the recommendation for the Nokia 6.

Also take a look a the Huawei "Lite" models. P8 Lite, etc etc.

P8 Lite is 8xA53's.

What's the problem with a bunch of A53's? It gives you super battery life. Are games or heavy browsing part of the use case?
by Flying Fox
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kaspersky Nyet for Pent.
Replies: 16
Views: 710

Re: Kaspersky Nyet for Pent.

USA (Norton and McAfee)

That may explain a few things. :lol:

What about TrendMicro?

BTW, what is "Nyet for Pent."? It looked like some PUI text to me, or may be I'm stupid or something. :o "Not yet for Pentagon"?
by Flying Fox
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Portable chargers
Replies: 42
Views: 1182

Re: Portable chargers

My biggest issue with Ampere (I have not uninstalled it yet, so at least part of me thinks it is useful in some circumstances) is that on my free version, I cannot tell it to keep the app on, even if I set the screen timeout to like 30mins. The app will go dark (exit?) after a while anyway, affecti...
by Flying Fox
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Portable chargers
Replies: 42
Views: 1182

Re: Portable chargers

Cool, I need to look into that. I do have a pass-through USB dongle that tells you voltage, current, and total power transferred thru the port, but that app sounds like it gives more detail since it knows where all the power is going inside the phone. Does it require a rooted phone? No root necessa...
by Flying Fox
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Portable chargers
Replies: 42
Views: 1182

Re: Portable chargers

My "Big 3" brands for these are Anker, Aukey, and RavPower. You should be good getting from any one of these. 8)
by Flying Fox
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Skylake X: Bye Bye Rings, Hello Mesh
Replies: 41
Views: 2712

Re: Skylake X: Bye Bye Rings, Hello Mesh

I know that APUs are and will continue to be a thing, it's just that having the GPU in its own socket would help with power delivery and heat dissipation, and possibly PCIe lane tracing as well. For weaker APU-style GPU, the separate packaging will create issues with PCIe lane tracing and additiona...
by Flying Fox
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 11285

Re: Formula One 2017

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Lewis Hamilton was annoyed that Bottas wasn't slowing down to block Vettel for him instead of cutting a second a lap off of Lance Stroll's time to take second place away from the young Canadian just as they crossed the finish line.

Crybaby much? :P
by Flying Fox
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 11285

Re: Formula One 2017

------ / ------ / 105.0 / 105.1 / 106.2 / 107.4 Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren / Honda - 316 kph - 35-spot penalty for new engine & gearbox ------ / ------ / 104.3 / 104.7 / 105.5 / 107.6 Fernando Alonso, McLaren / Honda - 315 kph - 40-spot penalty for new engine How do you calculate that? So they ...
by Flying Fox
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Skylake X: Bye Bye Rings, Hello Mesh
Replies: 41
Views: 2712

Re: Skylake X: Bye Bye Rings, Hello Mesh

I know that APUs are and will continue to be a thing, it's just that having the GPU in its own socket would help with power delivery and heat dissipation, and possibly PCIe lane tracing as well. For weaker APU-style GPU, the separate packaging will create issues with PCIe lane tracing and additiona...
by Flying Fox
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: World's First Passive Liquid Cooler
Replies: 30
Views: 5179

Re: World's First Passive Liquid Cooler

One comment on the TPU site dug this up: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/silverstone-td04-pumpless-liquid-cooling,27023.html This one looks to have a smaller radiator? It is not just the noise. Fans are mechanical parts and they eventually fail. It's a matter of when not if. The less moving parts t...