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by Ryu Connor
Tue May 23, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows XP Embedded
Replies: 3
Views: 168

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: 558

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: 3255

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...
by Ryu Connor
Wed May 03, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks
Replies: 64
Views: 3255

Re: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks

There's literally zero incentive for them to do so, and they run the risk of making particular code paths unstable if it really is a "cheat". I'm not sure why you're saying that. The Itanium engineers were purposefully cheating to present super rosy results to their bosses. Yet you say th...
by Ryu Connor
Wed May 03, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks
Replies: 64
Views: 3255

Re: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks

Ordinarily, that kind of automatic optimization would be welcome, but upon further investigation, the CPU-Z team failed to replicate that behavior with Ryzen CPUs in real-world situations. Furthermore, the team says that due to the extreme unlikelihood of that specific sequence of instructions show...
by Ryu Connor
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Am I the only one seeing the white ads on the side of the front page?
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Re: Am I the only one seeing the white ads on the side of the front page?

The side area of the site is used for direct big money ads.

TP-Link dropped some Benjamins with TR. Rejoice.
by Ryu Connor
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Dell Hates AMD?
Replies: 54
Views: 2865

Re: Dell Hates AMD?

GloFo is big enough now (they've become the Borg of fabs lately) that production capacity should not be an issue any longer; I'm just not confident in that viewpoint. Intel shipped more than 100 million microprocessors during Q3 of 2014 The article detailed that 100m was a new quarterly high for In...
by Ryu Connor
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 1080Ti: Founders Edition or Wait?
Replies: 15
Views: 1206

Re: 1080Ti: Founders Edition or Wait?

DPete27 wrote:
Yes, for mITX cases a blower style will be best.

Out of curiosity, how much do they offer you in trade-in? Is it equal/more than you can get on Ebay?


You upload the receipt. You get the full value of what you paid minus things like tax or shipping.
by Ryu Connor
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Reinstall Free Win10 Upgrade?
Replies: 6
Views: 2022

Re: Reinstall Free Win10 Upgrade?

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

Can grab your Win10 key with this tool. In premise you shouldn't need it, but doesn't hurt to have it just in case.
by Ryu Connor
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance
Replies: 67
Views: 2367

Re: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance

It's not clear to me that the Pro Tools issue is even related to thread affinity. If the application has very "bursty" CPU demands this could be causing cores to jump between P-states even if the threads are staying put. Maybe. We'd need to take a closer look at what his application is do...
by Ryu Connor
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance
Replies: 67
Views: 2367

Re: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance

The application code should not need to do anything special to let the system know it needs more CPU power. If the system's power management can't respond quickly enough due to either OS or hardware limitations, then disabling said power management is a reasonable workaround. http://www.intel.com/c...
by Ryu Connor
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance
Replies: 67
Views: 2367

Re: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance

It's not just an anecdote. Avid (and Digidesign as its forebear) has long recommended this and lots of other tweaks Like how Samsung and others presented "tweaks" like disabling prefetching and indexing on SSDs? There's lot of bad advice out there. I'd note all TR reviews are done with th...
by Ryu Connor
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance
Replies: 67
Views: 2367

Re: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance

caconym wrote:
Running in balanced mode can definitely result in stuttering in music production applications. I have numerous synth-heavy tracks that are unplayable if I let Windows keep the minimum processor state at the default 5%. Nothing subtle or subjective about it.


Thanks for the anecdote.
by Ryu Connor
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance
Replies: 67
Views: 2367

Re: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance

People actually use Windows' Balanced profile? Yes, the vast majority of people. Not only is it the default, it just works. There are no objective tests that show the balanced profile as a problem. Just mythical/subjective/anecdotal talk of stuttering and how "core parking" is breaking th...
by Ryu Connor
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance
Replies: 67
Views: 2367

Re: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance

Is the HPET even doing anything on Ryzen?

I thought modern processors used an Invariant TSC instead?
by Ryu Connor
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Windows 10 and Ryzen - Performance Bug
Replies: 87
Views: 5179

Re: Windows 10 and Ryzen - Performance Bug

I personally suspect how a given Windows kernel recognizes the CPU and what power management functions it pushes on the CPU may be playing a role here.
by Ryu Connor
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Windows 10 and Ryzen - Performance Bug
Replies: 87
Views: 5179

Re: Windows 10 and Ryzen - Performance Bug

https://www.pcper.com/reviews/Processors/AMD-Ryzen-and-Windows-10-Scheduler-No-Silver-Bullet The team at PC Perspective believes strongly that the Windows 10 scheduler is not improperly assigning workloads to Ryzen processors because of a lack of architecture knowledge on the structure of the CPU. I...
by Ryu Connor
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: A solution to Ryzen's gaming inconsistency in the works?
Replies: 35
Views: 4445

Re: A solution to Ryzen's gaming inconsistency in the works?

That's what I expected. Knowing AMD it's possible that it was originally designed for triple or quad-channel and the motherboard OEMs pushed back. The extra traces alone would have raised the BOM by $7. The horror! Why do you think it would just be an extra $7? We're talking about a very high speed...
by Ryu Connor
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: SHA-1 SHAttered
Replies: 14
Views: 1034

Re: SHA-1 SHAttered

You were already screwed the moment someone gained access to system to carry out your hypothetical. Linux uses SHA256 in the shadow file and that really isn't a ton better to protect against rainbow tables, brute force, or hybrid attacks if the password hash database is stolen. You'd really need bcr...
by Ryu Connor
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: SHA-1 SHAttered
Replies: 14
Views: 1034

Re: SHA-1 SHAttered

It was inevitable, which is why it has been deprecated for like a decade now. Oddly, when people say deprecated now in relation to SHA-1 they actually mean the deadline from various vendors after which it was completely removed. That's a misuse of the term, but so it goes. To add to your statement,...
by Ryu Connor
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: SHA-1 SHAttered
Replies: 14
Views: 1034

Re: SHA-1 SHAttered

Tell that to Microsoft, unless they finally decided to use something other than the NTLM hash in server 2016 It has for more than a decade. Windows 2000 debuted with Kerberos. NTLMv2 is retained for backwards compatibility only and can be disabled. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj8522...
by Ryu Connor
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: A question about PCI-E
Replies: 20
Views: 4172

Re: A question about PCI-E

This thread lacks important engineering citations.
by Ryu Connor
Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Elderly Laptop: Time to assess fan age and re-apply Thermal Paste?
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: Elderly Laptop: Time to assess fan age and re-apply Thermal Paste?

Laptops around two to three years of age should have new thermal paste applied.

The only exception would be a Clevo/Sager model where you opted/paid extra for IC Diamond.
by Ryu Connor
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: LHCb suggests Big Bang assymetry prefers matter over antimatter
Replies: 29
Views: 987

Re: LHCb suggests Big Bang assymetry prefers matter over antimatter

I'm still trying to understand why so many people seem to think that being labeled a "theory" means something should be rejected out-of-hand. The English language has screwed over the words theory and hypothesis.  The two words have become interchangeable in the standard lexicon.  This ha...
by Ryu Connor
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: UHD playback on PCs DOA?
Replies: 111
Views: 6600

Re: UHD playback on PCs DOA?

So, UHD either has the same bitrate per pixel or half the bitrate per pixel. 4K Blu-ray Discs support both high dynamic range by increasing the color depth to 10-bit per color and a greater color gamut by using the Rec. 2020 color space using HEVC. The 4K-Blu-ray specification allows for three disc...
by Ryu Connor
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 and an annoying issue with svchost.exe
Replies: 23
Views: 4417

Re: Windows 10 and an annoying issue with svchost.exe

The feature will require you to have sufficient RAM.

Low RAM systems will still bundle services under svchost.exe.
by Ryu Connor
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Unlocked/OC-able CPUs at stock
Replies: 33
Views: 4922

Re: Unlocked/OC-able CPUs at stock

5930K at stock.

I don't have time to wonder if every random crash, no matter how infrequent, is from the CPU overclock or not.

There’s an awful lot of overclocking out there.
by Ryu Connor
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: New Win10 (Insider Preview) update options
Replies: 7
Views: 3999

Re: New Win10 (Insider Preview) update options

Driver update can already be disabled in 1607 via group policy.

Of course one technically need Pro, Education, or Enterprise for that.

I think WinAero can turn it on unofficially in Home.
by Ryu Connor
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to relocate program files when using a SSD and Windows 10
Replies: 27
Views: 1786

Re: How to relocate program files when using a SSD and Windows 10

There is most likely an option to move Program Files and Program Files (x86) inside of the answer file. You would need to download and install the Windows ADK.  Once installed you would leverage the Windows SIM (System Image Manager) to create your unattended answer file. With an answer file in hand...
by Ryu Connor
Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 clean install failing, error code 0x8007025d
Replies: 32
Views: 6263

Re: Windows 10 clean install failing, error code 0x8007025d

If you're looking for a backup solution, I would look at the Pioneer BDR-XD05 models. Very few drives support BDXL (100/128 GB discs), but this drive does it for under $100. The Pioneer BDR-XS05 is the model I ultimately picked up for the instances I need an optical drive on my desktop.  It would a...
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