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by Ryu Connor
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega Meta Analysis
Replies: 130
Views: 4342

Re: Vega Meta Analysis

That pretty much covers at least 90% of HDR displays available from anything I've read...the tech isn't quite there yet. Personally, I'm OK with that. Seems like it'd just serve to be blinding on a monitor. That's why Windows 10 CU maps HDR monitors back into sRGB when enabled. Impressive would be ...
by Ryu Connor
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega Meta Analysis
Replies: 130
Views: 4342

Re: Vega Meta Analysis

I'm satisfied with the value. Your only requirement is for it to have AMD stamped on the silicon, that's not a high hurdle. If I had continued to use my old 60 Hz fixed refresh rate monitor, a $750 GeForce GTX1080Ti, a $565 GTX1080, a $475 GTX1070 or a GeForce GTX980Ti would have been fine, but the...
by Ryu Connor
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Keeping a Windows install (dual-boot) out of the way on a budget
Replies: 69
Views: 2289

Re: Keeping a Windows install (dual-boot) out of the way on a budget

Some vendors have a device based system that makes it pretty easy to configure. Of course that ease comes with its own set of problems.

Port based QoS should be fine for Windows Update. It just uses http (80) and https (443).
by Ryu Connor
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Keeping a Windows install (dual-boot) out of the way on a budget
Replies: 69
Views: 2289

Re: Keeping a Windows install (dual-boot) out of the way on a budget

If they were being smart they'd have it figure out what your maximum downstream is, then back off and use a percentage of that to avoid tanking your bandwidth and latency. They wouldn't have nearly so many people trying to figure out how to disable it if it didn't cause massive disruptions. There a...
by Ryu Connor
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Keeping a Windows install (dual-boot) out of the way on a budget
Replies: 69
Views: 2289

Re: Keeping a Windows install (dual-boot) out of the way on a budget

That ... is suboptimal. Meh. LTSB feels too slow, CBB was a nice way to dodge the major bugs, but has always felt very fast. CB is an express elevator to hell. Maybe SAC is the sweet spot. My concern is driver support. NVIDIA has been dropping releases. They've already dropped 1507 aka 10240 suppor...
by Ryu Connor
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Keeping a Windows install (dual-boot) out of the way on a budget
Replies: 69
Views: 2289

Re: Keeping a Windows install (dual-boot) out of the way on a budget

Forgive me, but the GPO seems to still be stopping 1703, all 1607 machines here with this policy set are still on 1607 and are not prompting for 1703 to be installed. I'm glad the GPO is still blocking at this time for you. It is not still blocking at this time for me. Manual intervention was requi...
by Ryu Connor
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Keeping a Windows install (dual-boot) out of the way on a budget
Replies: 69
Views: 2289

Re: Keeping a Windows install (dual-boot) out of the way on a budget

Thanks for making my point for me. :roll: "The 6-month deferral for 1703 is over." The Defer Update button/GPO (formerly CBB now SAC) no longer stops 1703 . This leaves only the manual tool or a WSUS server to block it. "If not upgraded to soon, there won't be anymore security patches...
by Ryu Connor
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Keeping a Windows install (dual-boot) out of the way on a budget
Replies: 69
Views: 2289

Re: Keeping a Windows install (dual-boot) out of the way on a budget

That's odd, if you just installed 10 you should've got 1703 to begin with. "Defer Updates" only stops the version upgrade for 6 months. If you want to defer it longer you have to use Microsoft's Wushowhide.diagcab tool from KB3073930 normally used to hide malfunctioning drivers. Click the...
by Ryu Connor
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: high disk usage when running apps for the first time after windows startup
Replies: 38
Views: 1429

Re: high disk usage when running apps for the first time after windows startup

In all seriousness though, I haven't even looked at this on Windows in over a decade, but can't you set it to a certain size if you are religiously compelled to mess with it against all reason? That's still got to be much better than just outright disabling it. Yes, you can still manually set the s...
by Ryu Connor
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: high disk usage when running apps for the first time after windows startup
Replies: 38
Views: 1429

Re: high disk usage when running apps for the first time after windows startup

The Linux kernel gets used in a lot of embedded devices, where there is no (or very limited) writable mass storage available. Even if it was controlled via a kernel build option, this would only prompt the "swap is evil" evangelists to post How-Tos explaining the procedure for building a ...
by Ryu Connor
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: high disk usage when running apps for the first time after windows startup
Replies: 38
Views: 1429

Re: high disk usage when running apps for the first time after windows startup

Disabling the page file may be beneficial for certain specific use cases. Normal desktop PC usage is not one of them. Seriously. It's beyond odd this is a discussion in 2017. A swap is always beneficial, full stop. Even in a system with more RAM than needed, the kernel uses the swap for sake of eff...
by Ryu Connor
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7805

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Another minor point, Vega, TDP-wise is maxed out. While the 1080 Ti has a bit more room for overclocking, or at least to stretch its legs in aftermarket OEM versions with GPU boost 3, on average, than Vega should. This currently gives the average 1080 Ti a purportedly larger delta than many of the ...
by Ryu Connor
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Anyone remember how to fix Windows 98?
Replies: 17
Views: 1623

Re: Anyone remember how to fix Windows 98?

Even my internet connection worked. I do hope that that connection is behind an enterprise-grade firewall. Ah, who am I kidding. What hacker expects to find a Win98 machine to exploit these days. Most of today's hackers wouldn't even recognize/grok Win98. Yeah, the OS basically has security through...
by Ryu Connor
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Move icon on SSD W7 desktop, Hdrives wakeup!
Replies: 7
Views: 832

Re: Move icon on SSD W7 desktop, Hdrives wakeup!

I set my Hard drives to go to sleep after 15 minutes. Now if I move an icon from point A to point B on SSD W7 desktop there is a several second lag before I can move the icon. That has to be the hard drives waking up and that is crazy! I'm now remembering trying this years before and finding that i...
by Ryu Connor
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: GPU passthrough
Replies: 16
Views: 779

Re: GPU passthrough

Don't have time to watch them now (will probably do so tonight), but the take-home seems to be "If you've got $30K to drop on a server, go for it!! :D From my perspective it shows the technology for this use case isn't cost effective. VDI is a beautiful thing in the business world, but that us...
by Ryu Connor
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: This G3258 goes to 1.7V
Replies: 54
Views: 2878

Re: This G3258 goes to 1.7V

The sample size is a million in total , but certain studies required narrowing down to hundreds of thousands of machines. Regardless, a sufficient sample size to avoid P hacking problems. This is all laid out within the study, but nobody is gonna actually read that. So I'll just summarize the intere...
by Ryu Connor
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: (Updated) AMD (does?) want TR to report on TR
Replies: 86
Views: 5104

Re: AMD Doesn't want TR to report on TR

JayzTwoCents has two of them, AMD sent him one 1920 and one 1950. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3s7rEY-22w As for AMDs choice in this matter, I'm not surprised. This community isn't interested in HEDT products. I think there are less than ten regulars in this forum that have X99 or X79. We are on...
by Ryu Connor
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen and Linux: A cautionary tale
Replies: 38
Views: 2796

Re: Ryzen and Linux: A cautionary tale

Linux was a much bigger problem. I couldn't get Grub to install properly, even though I literally wrote the book (well, a book) on installing Grub. Finally I discovered my problem: my version of Linux didn't support Ryzen. Sounds like an abuse of dominant position to me. You should totally report t...
by Ryu Connor
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Safest way to prep a laptop for sale
Replies: 25
Views: 1302

Re: Safest way to prep a laptop for sale

I don't even get the option of a DoD or NSA approved erase...I get to degauss, crush, and shred up our old drives at work. I wish I could say I get to do that myself occasionally but they won't let me play with the shredder. :( I'd note that as of like 2007 DoD 5220 no longer accepts multi-pass era...
by Ryu Connor
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: 2.5" external HDD reliability: WDC vs Seagate?
Replies: 26
Views: 1069

Re: 2.5" external HDD reliability: WDC vs Seagate?

Comes partitioned to GPT for some reason. Well, GPT *is* the way the whole industry is heading. I agree it seems odd to do it for an external drive (which people may want to mount on older systems) though. All versions of Windows still in support understand GPT. I suspect that statement is true of ...
by Ryu Connor
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?
Replies: 80
Views: 4659

Re: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?

Ryu, while those are all good points, SOHO installs tend to be concentrated, not all over a house. My 10GBase-T runs are over standard Cat5e. The fact that this works fine is down to the fact that none of my cables are over 3 meters, and most are a lot shorter... because everything is (10GBase, at ...
by Ryu Connor
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?
Replies: 80
Views: 4659

Re: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?

10GBase-T has additional hidden issues. ⋅ CAT5E is insufficient and even CAT6 UTP is limited to 55m instead of the usual 100m. So suddenly you need either CAT6 STP or CAT6a UTP/STP for your 10Gb runs. ⋅ The rise of Wi-Fi clearly shows average homeowners have no interest in runnin...
by Ryu Connor
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: An update to the rules
Replies: 31
Views: 45241

Re: An update to the rules

As of June 26th, I am now an employee of Asus. Per rule 13 here at TR I am making my affiliation publicly known. Per Asus CoC, it is also important for me to state clearly, that all of my written content here on TR does not represent or reflect the views of Asus or frankly any reasonable human being...
by Ryu Connor
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10 still able to be activated by W7 retail key!
Replies: 35
Views: 3843

Re: W10 still able to be activated by W7 retail key!

if it in fact was intentional. You acknowledge you don't know. I know I certainly don't know. I doubt any of us know. I doubt the person manning the phones who probably is an employee in an outsourced phone center sweatshop knows. Yet somehow the conclusion you ultimately reached isn't a wild accus...
by Ryu Connor
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10 still able to be activated by W7 retail key!
Replies: 35
Views: 3843

Re: W10 still able to be activated by W7 retail key!

just brew it! wrote:
What makes you think it is not intentional?


What makes you think it is?

I counter your wild unprovable accusation with my own.
by Ryu Connor
Tue May 23, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows XP Embedded
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: Windows XP Embedded

Microsoft embedded operating system do receive patches. They can use Windows/Microsoft Update. Depending on the nature of the embedded system it might be offline its entire life and in premise not need patches. That being said everything has bugs and the embedded system might be online. You'd want a...
by Ryu Connor
Fri May 05, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Water Replacement in Sealed Closed Loop H80i?
Replies: 8
Views: 1546

Re: Water Replacement in Sealed Closed Loop H80i?

My general recommendation is to replace the unit once the warranty has expired.
by Ryu Connor
Wed May 03, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks
Replies: 64
Views: 5360

Re: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks

That was a simulation run in an attempt to improve Itanium's standing as an x86 replacement not a modification to the chip its self, wasn't it? He was right to call them out about it, but I'm not sure the comparison works here. Fudging your numbers for the boss is quite a different game than making...
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