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by VincentHanna
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64
Replies: 32
Views: 8133

Re: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64

You should return the 8gb stick and get a 2x4.

Getting it to run "properly" could cause your system to be unstable.
by VincentHanna
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Rogue One
Replies: 160
Views: 12666

Re: Rogue One

After watching this movie, I came to the conclusion that Rogue One = Starwars: Red shirt edition. I really, really, really wish that at least one of the characters... preferably the lead, had survived and maybe had some kind of parallel storyline that we didn't know before. Rogue one feels like...
by VincentHanna
Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Pascal the holy trifecta?
Replies: 239
Views: 27934

Re: Nvidia Pascal the holy trifecta?

after all it took Jesus having 3 sightings before people believed he rose from the dead.


And don't even get me started on Elvis...
by VincentHanna
Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Win7 vs. Win10 for gaming?
Replies: 46
Views: 6282

Re: Win7 vs. Win10 for gaming?

Wasn't sure whether to post this in the software forum or here, but the only thing I use my desktop for much is gaming. I'm getting ready to build a new computer, everything ordered waiting for it to arrive. My old rig has a first time Win7 install on it and I've been ignoring the free upgrade to W...
by VincentHanna
Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Card Slot - Yes or No?
Replies: 15
Views: 1962

Re: Card Slot - Yes or No?

The key for me is the "tons of storage." There is an amount of storage that is sufficient for me, to never need to swap out my SD card. I have yet to see any phone that reaches that number, even at the $799 + price bracket... not even close. It's not that I regularly swap out my 128gb SD c...
by VincentHanna
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Anticipating not switching CPUs for a while
Replies: 69
Views: 6422

Re: Anticipating not switching CPUs for a while

Can't be sure.

Lots of new and interesting things happening in motherboards, and, undoubtedly, THAT will be the deciding factor for me... Still, LGA 2011 is giving newer chipsets a good hard fight.
by VincentHanna
Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Why install W10 instead of W8.1
Replies: 120
Views: 6079

Re: Why install W10 instead of W8.1

Windows 10 = Windows 8.1 plus. There is NO reason to not upgrade from 8.1 to 10. All the privacy concerns are present in both versions, and 8.1 users will likely be forced to upgrade early, just like 8 users were forced to upgrade to 8.1. If the manufactured "controversy" of windows 10 is ...
by VincentHanna
Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: And your Black Friday loot was...?
Replies: 99
Views: 6594

Re: And your Black Friday loot was...?

ludi wrote:
Me first:

8GB SanDisk SDHC card, $17.


yuck. You can get an 8GB SD card for less than $5, or conversely, you can get a 32GB or 64GB card for $18 any day of the week...
by VincentHanna
Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The steep Steam Controller learning curve.
Replies: 47
Views: 3778

Re: The steep Steam Controller learning curve.

I'm wondering how will take for someone to master the Steam Controller and not just get the hang of it? I have a cheap PC gamepad I brought from Walmart over ten years ago. The single thumb stick does make for a passable joystick for Freespace and the like.I really don't use that much anymore. I kn...
by VincentHanna
Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Doubling CPU performance, would anyone notice?
Replies: 45
Views: 3971

Re: Doubling CPU performance, would anyone notice?

Yes. People would notice. 1) Most things aren't multi-threaded. Even the ones that are, are not optimized for it. 2) There are a lot of really, really bad, I mean noticably bad CPUs on the market. Doubling the single thread efficiency for these CPUs would make for a marked improvement on all sorts o...
by VincentHanna
Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:31 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Alienware Steam Machine is small!
Replies: 29
Views: 2236

Re: Alienware Steam Machine is small!

I meant to post this article: http://whatculture.com/gaming/8-reasons-ps4-owners-are-jealous-of-the-xbox-one.php Sorry. after a brief skim, this article appears to be a fanbois failed attempt at pleading their case and/or an online publishers chance for cheap clicks. the ps4 is a better piece of ha...
by VincentHanna
Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: WiFi 'Safe to Disconnect'
Replies: 12
Views: 2381

Re: WiFi 'Safe to Disconnect'

why do you "make sure that no transfers are taking place before you disconnect?" Worst case scenario, whatever you are sending/recieving doesn't complete and you end up with a corrupted file. If it's an update of some kind, your PC will fetch it again, the next time you reconnect. If it's ...
by VincentHanna
Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:24 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Summer project: VHS transfer
Replies: 21
Views: 13933

Re: Summer project: VHS transfer

Question: If a DVD/VHS conversion setup costs approximately 200 bucks, and DVDs are approximately 1.00 per disk, how many VHSs must you copy in order to make it cheaper than buying new DVDs on amazon for 2.99 apiece? Answer: 100. Careful though, all the VHS tapes you'll actually want to copy will be...
by VincentHanna
Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10: not for dads
Replies: 17
Views: 2234

Re: Windows 10: not for dads

COPPA requires that parents be directly notified of their intention to collect data; They must "Obtain verifiable parental consent, with limited exceptions, prior to any collection, use, and/or disclosure of personal information from persons under age 13." The 50c thing is merely microsof...
by VincentHanna
Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10: not for dads
Replies: 17
Views: 2234

Re: Windows 10: not for dads

Why does Microsoft charge me when I create an account for my child? "Microsoft and Family Safety comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) regarding online account creation for children under the age of 13. To verify that an adult is giving a child permission to create a...
by VincentHanna
Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: CM Security - Better? Or Pretentious?
Replies: 15
Views: 6309

Re: CM Security - Better? Or Pretentious?

@VincentHanna: By 'pretentious' I was referring to CM Security, and how it puts up a show by pretending it found and was able to fix these vulnerabilities. Well, if that's what you mean by pretentious, then, as you have already been told in this thread, every single AV program is basically the same...
by VincentHanna
Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: CM Security - Better? Or Pretentious?
Replies: 15
Views: 6309

Re: CM Security - Better? Or Pretentious?

ronch wrote:
Uninstalled CM Security in both devices already and installed Kaspersky in both, although in both devices I had CM 'fix' the issue. I hope I didn't just let it plant a rootkit or something.


Unless you rooted your phone and gave it root access, It is unlikely you installed a root-kit.
by VincentHanna
Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: CM Security - Better? Or Pretentious?
Replies: 15
Views: 6309

Re: CM Security - Better? Or Pretentious?

I wouldn't call flagging those two exploits as "pretentious." Those two things are very serious flaws in the android kernal, and both have known variants floating around in the wild... HOWEVER, it is unlikely you have any actual malicious software on your phone. The infection rate on andro...
by VincentHanna
Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: I think it's finally time to get off of Yahoo Mail
Replies: 16
Views: 2338

Re: I think it's finally time to get off of Yahoo Mail

I thought it was time to leave yahoo when they started loading viruses onto people's computers...

But what do I know?
by VincentHanna
Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 - Best antivirus?
Replies: 47
Views: 8783

Re: Windows 10 - Best antivirus?

Windows 10 is far and away the most secure OS MSFT has ever produced. Its core files and even active memory are insulated from any kind of tampering. However the most interesting thing about windows 10 is the system refresh. You can, at any time re-download and install a completely fresh copy of win...
by VincentHanna
Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So I got a shield
Replies: 13
Views: 1986

Re: So I got a shield

I've got a handful of pretty decent games for it, but I'm looking for recommendations. Any games that work well on this device? I wouldn't even consider buying an android based gaming solution like shield and not install retroarch and/or similar. Half a lifetime of games sitting right there, beggin...
by VincentHanna
Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Short DX12 review
Replies: 97
Views: 10299

Re: Short DX12 review

I wonder why nvidia is seeing much less of a gain with DX12. I had wondered if this might be an issue when I bought my 980Ti. I really hope the first nvidia buy I've had in many years does not bite me in the butt with DX12... Nvidia does a LOT more work to optimize their drivers for individual game...
by VincentHanna
Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 forced restarts - unimaginable rage
Replies: 97
Views: 8245

Re: Windows 10 forced restarts - unimaginable rage

Windows 10 (home/not pro) does this and lets you schedule when to restart your computer instead of nagging you every 4 hours. Windows 10 Pro lets you defer updates altogether. I don't get why everyone is so mad about this. Of course I want an updated machine, and I want updates to be done on my sch...
by VincentHanna
Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:10 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Just a little rant
Replies: 16
Views: 1686

Re: Just a little rant

If a "friend" consistently rips you off when you pay for the dinner, maybe you should consider distancing from such person. You could say we're related, so that person isn't someone I could just toss out my life. I smell a monster in law... Another handy trick, fyi that I pull out from ti...
by VincentHanna
Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Just a little rant
Replies: 16
Views: 1686

Re: Just a little rant

Anyone here encounters people like these? Are you totally ok with them? You seem to have just described me. I'm very cheap... except when I'm not, and I ascribe values to experiences, like a good meal out, far more liberally than I do commodities and consumerism... and to that end, when I go out, r...
by VincentHanna
Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Do I just rage quit from Windows?
Replies: 61
Views: 6206

Re: Do I just rage quit from Windows?

1. Use a local account
2. Create a NEW windows ID and use that.
by VincentHanna
Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Alternatives to F@H?
Replies: 20
Views: 12971

Re: Alternatives to F@H?

I've been donating my computer power to distributed.net Optimal Golomb Ruler search for a while now. I like it, because it's one of the last distributed computing projects that needs a CPU. Apparently GPUs can't be threaded fine grained enough for OGR searches. A) old thread... B) Oh pish. There ar...
by VincentHanna
Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Latest SeaTools - All hard drives vanish till reboot
Replies: 8
Views: 2582

Re: Latest SeaTools - All hard drives vanish till reboot

Did you download the program from the manufacturer's website? An update prompt from within the application? A popup/ tray icon? My first thought is that this would hardly be the first time in history that a piece of malware had pretended to be something else in order to get someone to push the "...
by VincentHanna
Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:03 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Folding with Two Graphics Cards NOT in SLI?
Replies: 11
Views: 9754

Re: Folding with Two Graphics Cards NOT in SLI?

So to be clear..... It is best to NOT connect them via an SLI bridge and DO simply install both cards and allow the software to auto detect them seperately? I will be doing this when the 970 arrives this week and will let you know how it turns out. For now the 960 is running solo with no issues. As...
by VincentHanna
Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: CPU tempereratures and Folding@Home
Replies: 25
Views: 2187

Re: CPU tempereratures and Folding@Home

Consider Bionic instead. Better controls over CPU usage so that you can control heat. A greater variety of programs so that you can donate your money/time/power bill to a project that you strongly support F@h is poorly managed and disrespectful to donors. Even if you are REALLY into protein folding ...
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