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by DrDominodog51
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Glucowise
Replies: 209
Views: 7744

Re: Glucowise

Dammit. Y'all just made me want pâté, and that's definitely not part of my diet. :lol:

I've completely forgotten what the OP was about, but this thread has been entertaining to say the least.
by DrDominodog51
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Retro Build
Replies: 31
Views: 3271

Re: Retro Build

Interesting stuff; not sure how I missed this thread. Only thing I might suggest is losing the wireless USB NIC, as it certainly uses measurably more CPU overhead. Kinda wild that you were able to find a ~2007 videocard in standard PCI, as that was at least a couple years after the end of AGP. I ab...
by DrDominodog51
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Retro Build
Replies: 31
Views: 3271

Re: Retro Build

The DMS-59 adapter arrived around the 1st. Whenever I was using the HD 3450, it would get a corrupted screen during POST and lock the system completely. 5 minutes ago, I realized the four gigs of ram might be interfering when the PCI address range, so I removed a stick as a test. It booted right up....
by DrDominodog51
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Retro Build
Replies: 31
Views: 3271

Re: Retro Build

There are Linux builds of Pale Moon, which is a maintained fork of v20-something Firefox. No idea if they work on a P3. Thanks for the suggestion. Someone made a SSE(1) build of Palemoon v27 for linux , and it runs a lot better than Firefox 45. With the HD 3450, it might be able to play youtube vid...
by DrDominodog51
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Retro Build
Replies: 31
Views: 3271

Re: Retro Build

Nice build! How well does it run modern software? Browsing the 2019 web (even just to post on Tech Report) on a system like that sounds rather painful! The biggest issue with browsing the web is that Firefox 45 Extended Support (Support was dropped in 49) is the newest web browser I can find that d...
by DrDominodog51
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Retro Build
Replies: 31
Views: 3271

Re: Retro Build

Final Parts List: CPU: 2x 1.4 Ghz Pentium III -S (Tualatin) Mobo: Tyan Tiger 200T (S2505T) with the ApolloPro133T Server chipset Coolers: Generic heatsinks with Cooler Master 60mm(?) fans Ram: 4 x 1 GB PC133 of IBM Registered ECC memory (P/N 1S38L3443ZFPGLU24B092) GPU: VisionTek HD 3450 PCI (P/N 345...
by DrDominodog51
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Retro Build
Replies: 31
Views: 3271

Re: Retro Build

IT"S ALIVE (sort of) https://i.ibb.co/xLJ6mHZ/image.png (sorry for the rotated image) All of the core components arrived today, so I threw it all together on my desk for testing. One CPU came with a single bent pin that prevented socket insertion before I bent it back. The coolers were complete...
by DrDominodog51
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How much VRAM for a casual gamer?
Replies: 12
Views: 1941

Re: How much VRAM for a casual gamer?

Should I favour one brand over another: MSI Radeon, Gigabyte Radeon, Gigabyte Aorus, Sapphire Pulse, Sapphire Nitro+? For RX 580s/590s, I recommend going for an Asus ROG Strix or a Sapphire Nitro/Pulse if they aren't too much more expensive. Those two seem to have the best coolers on them. If you d...
by DrDominodog51
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Retro Build
Replies: 31
Views: 3271

Re: Retro Build

No AGP slot, retro is right. Got a screen pic for us yet? A higher end model from Tyan had an AGP slot; this board was made as late as 2002. I need to get the rest of the parts before you all get some screen pics. :lol: Are linux drivers for the VLIW ATIs any better nowadays? And official drivers f...
by DrDominodog51
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Retro Build
Replies: 31
Views: 3271

Re: Retro Build

Wow time really flies. It seems like it was only yesterday that I created this posted the OP. :o The Tyan Tiger S200T arrived in immaculate condition with its original box and all accessories. It seems fairly likely that this board was bought by a business as a spare server board to keep on hand. Th...
by DrDominodog51
Wed May 29, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3463
Views: 532882

Re: Gun prOn!

What do you mean by "tangent sights?" If you mean a blade or post front and a notch rear, set the big orange bull on top of the front sight flanked by the notch, flat across the top. If you mean the peep sights from the original picture, punch a circular hole near the center of the orange...
by DrDominodog51
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Retro Build
Replies: 31
Views: 3271

Retro Build

Hey gerbils, I'm currently working on PGA370 build for a linux system to mess around with and need a little bit of help selecting parts. This platform outdates my interest in building computers by a fair bit, so sorry in advance for the stupid questions to follow. Here's what I have so far as a list...
by DrDominodog51
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands 3
Replies: 63
Views: 5268

Re: Borderlands 3

****'s sake. I guess I'll be looking forward to playing this game in 2020.
by DrDominodog51
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3463
Views: 532882

Re: Gun prOn!

I just got around to taking the CZ 452 out recently. Next time I'm out shooting, I'll need to zero the irons. The rifle seems fully capable of shooting a quarter sized groups at 25 yards (but I'm not). :lol: The following groups were quickly shot at 25 yards with the stock tangent sights off some sa...
by DrDominodog51
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Cinebench R20 is out. Officially banned from AMD demos
Replies: 104
Views: 8974

Re: Cinebench R20 is out. Officially banned from AMD demos

https://www.techpowerup.com/253402/maxo ... -downloads

It seems like Maxon doesn't want R20 to replace R15 in popular use.
by DrDominodog51
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ad mining
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: Ad mining

Another forum I frequent was hacked ~1 year ago and had one these JavaScript miners put on it. The admins removed the miner, but the miner was promptly reinstalled. I forget what specific forum software was being run, but I remember that it was proprietary and the version was nearly a decade out of ...
by DrDominodog51
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3463
Views: 532882

Re: Gun prOn!

DrD, The next time you are in Walmart pick up a couple of boxes of CCI standard velocity 22LR for $3.47 per box of 50. The packaging sucks, but they will almost certainly group tighter than either of those boxes of hi-speeds. Thanks for the tip on standard velocity ammo; I just bought what the gun ...
by DrDominodog51
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3463
Views: 532882

Re: Gun prOn!

https://i.ibb.co/QCZFJGR/meme.jpg (Sorry for the mediocre picture) I picked up this used CZ 452 "Trainer" in .22 LR recently. It might as well have been new since it's in pristine condition with what appears to be a new stock. The rifle came with a nice peep site installed and a steel 5-r...
by DrDominodog51
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 938
Views: 133854

Re: What are you playing right now?

Just Cause 3 (or at least I'm trying to play it :x) The devs that made this game deserve an award for their sheer laziness. The recommended system for JC3 includes 8 GB of ram, yet there are several memory leaks that cause the game to need 16 GB and crash with less. There is a aircraft missile upgra...
by DrDominodog51
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised
Replies: 44
Views: 7034

Re: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised

What system clock do extreme overclockers now have to use to submit a valid benchmark? For the unfamiliar, Hwbot is the primary database/rule making authority for competitive overclocking. Windows 8 and Windows 10 have an issue with RTC time-drift on some platforms. As a result, most platforms and ...
by DrDominodog51
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!
Replies: 34
Views: 5958

Re: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!

chuckula wrote:
Kretschmer wrote:
No self-respecting TR reader would buy before the benchmarks are out. Fanboys, on the other hand...


AMD doesn't care how rational the buyers are as long as the check doesn't bounce!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sZuN0xXWLc (NSFW?)
by DrDominodog51
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Best CPU/motherboard for pairing with some DDR3?
Replies: 10
Views: 3659

Re: Best CPU/motherboard for pairing with some DDR3?

I can't imagine there are more than a half-dozen people remaining in the world (if there's anyone left at this point) who would go to that much effort and expense just for a shot at OC bragging rights on a 5 year old CPU. There are more than you think. http://hwbot.org/benchmark/cpu_frequency/ranki...
by DrDominodog51
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Best CPU/motherboard for pairing with some DDR3?
Replies: 10
Views: 3659

Re: Best CPU/motherboard for pairing with some DDR3?

WTF... who is buying these things? There must be a bunch of other people like you out there trying to re-use a bunch of old DDR3 RAM (due to the current high RAM prices) or something. Yip. I had friend ask me for help upgrading his FX-6300 in January. I told him to buy a Haswell system and reuse hi...
by DrDominodog51
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Ebay Deal - Most items (Dead)
Replies: 9
Views: 4574

Re: Ebay Deal - Most items

I saved $7 off 10 GB(5x2 GB) of high speed DDR3 thanks to the code.
by DrDominodog51
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4273
Views: 611678

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

"What do you do for Money Honey" is definitely my favorite AC/DC song. I ought to go through all of their albums for lesser-known songs now.
by DrDominodog51
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4273
Views: 611678

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Back in Black (the album) by AC/DC
by DrDominodog51
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Help me with Amds models please
Replies: 15
Views: 4074

Re: Help me with Amds models please

1) The RX 480 and 580 are identical GPUs, but the 580 is clocked higher. The RX 470 and 570 are also the same card with different clocks. 2) The RX 470 does have decently worse 99th percentile frametimes than the RX 580 according to TR. 3) The R9 Fury/ Fury X preform noticeably better than the RX 48...
by DrDominodog51
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 356
Views: 42400

Re: So who here is actually mining?

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/01/now-even-youtube-serves-ads-with-cpu-draining-cryptocurrency-miners/ Thanks, miners! A forum I frequent has had a miner stuck on it for the last ~3 weeks because it runs on extremely outdated version of VBulletin :/. The admin is trying to migr...
by DrDominodog51
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F - Anyone Using?
Replies: 31
Views: 8185

Re: ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F - Anyone Using?

Ohhh geeez, not looking forward to that. So I'll avoid installing Ai3 until things are resolved. I'm sure it has something to do with how information about the hardware is passed on to Ai3 and subsequently to their servers to update requests? AI3 should be patched soon according to an extreme overc...
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