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by LostCat
Sat May 19, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Xbox One X - Display corruption/flickering at 4K fix?
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: Xbox One X - Display corruption/flickering at 4K fix?

I'd be making sure the power cable to the X is secure, toying with the 4k settings on the box then asking Samsung and MS about it. I've heard about it happening before though I can't recall if there was any specific cause. In case of hardware issues if there's an MS store near you can usually do sam...
by LostCat
Wed May 16, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: The second attempt
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Re: The second attempt

Beautiful. Though this mobo has weird heatsinks. Cool. I suspect the one is more to keep heat away from the M.2 card than get it off. I don't have the right screwdriver for that sink above the first slot right now though heh. Still can't say what was up with the 1700. Mobo returned 'tested fine' and...
by LostCat
Mon May 14, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: The second attempt
Replies: 1
Views: 434

The second attempt

...which will hopefully help me fix the first attempt heh
https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ai9dAKNW5105npkgISkADRbxacxPEw

I really can't say I need 16GB of RAM 99% of the time, but once my RMA of my 16GB from my original Ryzen box is finished I'll likely put it in this box and the 8 in the last one.
by LostCat
Sun May 13, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Avoid Windows 10 April Update on Intel series 600P
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Avoid Windows 10 April Update on Intel series 600P

Microsoft is blocking some Intel SSDs from installing the April 2018 Update

Right, so I don't think you have to avoid it. It'll avoid it for you.
by LostCat
Sat May 12, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Very basic packet sniffing against invader
Replies: 23
Views: 1427

Re: Very basic packet sniffing against invader

John Nixon wrote:
Any suggestions, please?

Force the issue. XP is toxic sludge at this point.

And yes, it has its own firewall built in with SP2 and beyond. (Though it only blocks inbound and doesn't do significant logging iirc.)
by LostCat
Fri May 11, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Upgrading from an HD 7850
Replies: 14
Views: 610

Re: Upgrading from an HD 7850

Not a huge deal. Just uninstall all the old AMD stuff and install the new driver as normal. You might give this a shot. It has solved many a problem in the past with these issues. http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html Doubt it's necessary anymore. AMDs uninsta...
by LostCat
Fri May 11, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen stable now?
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: Ryzen stable now?

They've always been pretty stable especially if sticking to common parts (like you are). Most of them perhaps. Mine went down after around five months. I can usually figure out what the problem is easier so it was a bit disheartening. Got a new system coming so I can have one working and an easier ...
by LostCat
Sat May 05, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Can't install April Update or Cumulative Update (KB4093105), and manual upgrade fails
Replies: 8
Views: 1209

Re: Can't install April Update or Cumulative Update (KB4093105), and manual upgrade fails

https://www.easeus.com/backup-utility/windows-10-update-with-error-code-0x800f0922-issue.html says backup and try to increase the size available to the system reserved partition with that manual installs error code, among other advice. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-win...
by LostCat
Sat May 05, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: While we're all worshiping AMD because FREEDOM!
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: While we're all worshiping AMD because FREEDOM!

So...we should be slanging AMD for this...because theoretically they might be restricting regions on a seller that probably wouldn't make a dent in Europe or the US anyway?

I'm not seeing where the problem is. If ASrock sells enough to get a seat at the table I'm sure they will.
by LostCat
Fri May 04, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 7 2700
Replies: 17
Views: 2768

Re: Ryzen 7 2700

I'm jealous heh :) My 1700 has been offline most of the last six months because I didn't care enough to troubleshoot it for various reasons. Now I'm finally trying to get it fixed o.o blargh With my previous computers I probably would've just replaced suspect parts but things are a bit expensive for...
by LostCat
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: True 10-bit vs 8-bit + FRC?
Replies: 23
Views: 3078

Re: True 10-bit vs 8-bit + FRC?

just brew it! wrote:
Are you sure that's 4K at a reasonable refresh rate? I've seen setups that'll do 4K over HDMI, but only if you back the refresh down to 30 Hz (which massively sucks).

It's 4K60. I assume most HDMI 2.0 mons are.
by LostCat
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: True 10-bit vs 8-bit + FRC?
Replies: 23
Views: 3078

Re: True 10-bit vs 8-bit + FRC?

jmc2 wrote:
Wish I did not because I would love to try that 32 inch CHG70.
If it was 4K I would buy it in a heartbeat!

It actually does 4K over HDMI...they don't acknowledge the functionality anywhere. I assume there's a reason, but hell if I know what.
by LostCat
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: True 10-bit vs 8-bit + FRC?
Replies: 23
Views: 3078

Re: True 10-bit vs 8-bit + FRC?

Those are both slightly amped up sRGB panels. It's arguable that either of them substantially benefit from 10-bit. 10-bit is just going to make them metamer machines. As I recall the CHG70 is still under debate about being capable of 10-bit. IIRC other companies are using that panel and saying it's...
by LostCat
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: iTunes is now available in the Microsoft Store!
Replies: 6
Views: 3359

Re: iTunes is now available in the Microsoft Store!

Right on. Never need that desktop client and the 300 other things it installs again. (Usually it wasn't too bad, but sometimes it was.)
by LostCat
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised
Replies: 44
Views: 5477

Re: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised

Ahh heh. That's what this is about. I used to force it in Windows a long time ago because I didn't know any better.
by LostCat
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised
Replies: 44
Views: 5477

Re: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised

This is interesting to me because I'd always forced HPET to be enabled on all my systems in the past. I don't currently have an Intel system, but it seems like I was potentially hamstringing performance. Also it's interesting because it fixed Anandtech's review to match all the others, and now we k...
by LostCat
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 147
Views: 17518

Re: Xbox One X

Crackdown 3 *might* be good but it's already been delayed twice and Crackdown 2 was a total disaster. CD3 is also looking a lot like Saint's Row, but I'll reserve judgement until it's actually out. I admit to actually being worried about that. I'm not sure what the holdup is, but if the single play...
by LostCat
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 147
Views: 17518

Re: Xbox One X

I own GoW4 on xbone but not Win store. How is that possible if it’s play anywhere? You're askin the wrong guy. I only bought mine once and have both. You might be looking at the wrong page in the Store (the seperate editions can trip you up on this and some other titles) or just need to check My Li...
by LostCat
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 147
Views: 17518

Re: Xbox One X

Play Anywhere is *pretty* new. Not even Gears 4 supports it, even though it launched after the announcement...gotta get newer games, or games they retroactively added to the program (Killer Instinct). Lots of games you can't even buy and play everywhere in the first place. Just relatively recent on...
by LostCat
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 147
Views: 17518

Re: Xbox One X

The nail in the coffin for my Xbox was that although cloud-save was a thing, I couldn't login to someone else's machine, install the game and carry on my campaign where I left off. Consoles are still tied to physical-media DRM like the bad old days of PC gaming (only 10 years ago, actually) You've ...
by LostCat
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 147
Views: 17518

Re: Xbox One X

HDR is a competing standards issue, not a performance issue - games already store stuff for all the heavy stages in linear 16-bit floats, and it doesn't much matter from a performance perspective whether they map that down at the end to gamma-curved 8-bit ints, linear 10-bit ints, or something else...
by LostCat
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 147
Views: 17518

Re: Xbox One X

And settings is a topic we've not yet begun to discuss. How many X1X games at 4K are matching settings to the PC version identically? Well, from the article I posted about Far Cry 5 we've got So what's the takeaway then? It should be clear at this point that Ubisoft has done a good job of maximisin...
by LostCat
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 147
Views: 17518

Re: Xbox One X

This is definitely accurate, but the XB1X definitely uses some dynamic resolution wizardry to cope too. For instance, Witcher 3 has a "4K30" mode, which for the most part maintains 4K30 (like, actually 2160p30 locked) pretty well, and there is a "performance" mode that unlocks r...
by LostCat
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 147
Views: 17518

Re: Xbox One X

Well, he's not satisfied with the idea that the system is capable of playing games at a 4K resolution thanks to software optimization and specialized rendering techniques. It has to be the fastest thing on earth. :roll: Meanwhile, I'm gonna go play a game on a 25-year-old system for a while. Becaus...
by LostCat
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 147
Views: 17518

Re: Xbox One X

synthtel2 wrote:
The CPU and GPU have to share that bandwidth.

CPUs are usually fine with far less bandwidth than what the difference is, so I'm not seeing a problem there.

And none of what you list as similar kit would ever be good for 4K gaming from anything I've seen.
by LostCat
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 147
Views: 17518

Re: Xbox One X

derFunkenstein wrote:
NO YOU MUST CHOOSE! CONSOLE PEASANT OR PC MASTER RACE

I want to sell my PS4P but I don't know if Gal*Gun 2 is ever coming to PC or not :-?
by LostCat
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 147
Views: 17518

Re: Xbox One X

Most spec discussions are tiring. I didn't even imply the thing beat high end PCs just that it's a much better machine than people seem to think (especially compared to the PS4P.) I love it, and I don't really expect to stop using it as my main machine before 2020. We'll see. The gaming PC market ri...
by LostCat
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 147
Views: 17518

Re: Xbox One X

I think you have a short memory then :) Every time a new console comes out, it tends to have reasonable GPU specs compared to GPUs of the time. You also have to remember that 120Hz monitors are cheaper than 120Hz televisions You also have to remember that the RX480 was released 18 months before the...
by LostCat
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 147
Views: 17518

Re: Xbox One X

If you look at the Steam hardware charts I suspect you'd see most PC gamers don't have better kit. Well, duh. It was true when this generation of consoles launched, too. In 2013, Steam's top graphics processor was the Ivy Bridge-era HD 4000 . The top discrete cards were the GTX 660 and Radeon 7850....
by LostCat
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 147
Views: 17518

Re: Xbox One X

Let's not get hyperbolic. For this to even be remotely true of the X1X, it would have to be built with hardware that's beyond what's already available. And it's not; it's got a Radeon RX 580 grafted to an eight-core Jaguar CPU. With both the CPU and GPU having more memory bandwidth than a 1070, and...
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