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by DrDominodog51
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 764
Views: 106004

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: 6057

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: 4083

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: 2372

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: 2372

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: 2516

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: 3952
Views: 568198

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: 3952
Views: 568198

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: 2720

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: 353
Views: 31316

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: 5815

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...
by DrDominodog51
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Average fuel consumption
Replies: 64
Views: 6838

Re: Average fuel consumption

I get around 14L/100Km in my 2014 Fiat 500 Turbo because I rarely get a chance to open up the throttle on my commute unfortunately. Gas is around 1.14 Canadian per Liter here (for premium at least).
by DrDominodog51
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: How long a wait for Spectre/Meltdown-proof CPUs?
Replies: 12
Views: 2285

Re: How long a wait for Spectre/Meltdown-proof CPUs?

https://www.realworldtech.com/forum/?th ... tid=174129

tl:dr: Meltdown can likely be fixed in a new stepping, but Spectre will take longer to fix.
by DrDominodog51
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 343
Views: 32425

Re: Video card prices

I should sell my R9 Fury sometime. It might fund an 8700K at these GPU prices.
by DrDominodog51
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 86
Views: 6879

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

Well I see if I can talk him into getting a SSD then. A 120/128 SSD should be fine for Linux right? he already has 8GB of memory and a 1TB HDD. As long as he doesn't have much data. Something in the ~250 range is probably a safer bet. Or keeping /home on the HDD and putting everything else on the S...
by DrDominodog51
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 86
Views: 6879

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

Good point, but I though a quad core would be a step up from his dual core Haswell Pentium. Sure, it would. But is he really CPU limited now? Does he run anything that would really take advantage of more than 2 cores? If even a Brisbane dual-core K8 can still power a semi-reasonable "basic PC&...
by DrDominodog51
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: ATI 5970 - What to do with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 3049

Re: ATI 5970 - What to do with it?

What brand and model of HD 5970's are the cards?
by DrDominodog51
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1155
Views: 99054

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

just brew it! wrote:
Does fixing a string of Christmas lights count?

Did you bleed?
by DrDominodog51
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Firefox Hacked with Rogue Plugin... by its own developers
Replies: 33
Views: 6516

Re: Firefox Hacked with Rogue Plugin... by its own developers

*sighs*

I've already been gradually getting more and more annoyed with Mozilla as of late. Integrating a 3rd party service (Pocket) pissed me off quite a bit and don't like the new GUI either, but this is over the line. Time to switch back to Midori I guess.
by DrDominodog51
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: What happened to my overclock?
Replies: 36
Views: 7029

Re: What happened to my overclock?

If the node was an issue, Ivy Bridge would have had the same issue. Ivy Bridge, however, was fairly voltage tolerant (once delided). It is my understanding that Haswell and Broadwell were fragile CPU architectures. My favorite theory is that the FIVR is degrading before the rest of the CPU and gradu...
by DrDominodog51
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – PC Specs and Features
Replies: 42
Views: 8407

Re: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – PC Specs and Features

Am I the only person who laughed at the minimum requirements having a R9 290 and the recommended requirements having a RX 470?

Regardless, the game seems interesting. I've never played an ID Tech game, but I've played quite a bit of UT 2016. If the gameplay is any similar, I might pick it up.
by DrDominodog51
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 1080Ti K|NGP|N or FTW3 Elite Gaming Black? Help me choose between these two cards...
Replies: 14
Views: 1746

Re: 1080Ti K|NGP|N or FTW3 Elite Gaming Black? Help me choose between these two cards...

Get the FTW3. The Kingpin is only better for subambient overclocking and costs significantly more.
by DrDominodog51
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Skylake Non-K Overclocking Build
Replies: 3
Views: 1600

Re: Skylake Non-K Overclocking Build

Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Impact (Z170) One of these things does not belong. Can you spot it? I get that going with a Z series board was necessary to run faster RAM speeds, but IIRC you can non-K OC on H110 boards (I know AsRock had some H170 boards with non-K OC for sure) that probably cost 1...
by DrDominodog51
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Cryorig R1 - Before or After Mounting MoBo?
Replies: 8
Views: 1423

Re: Cryorig R1 - Before or After Mounting MoBo?

What motherboard size is your motherboard? With ITX and Micro-ATX, flex shouldn't be too much of an issue when installing the mobo.
by DrDominodog51
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Skylake Non-K Overclocking Build
Replies: 3
Views: 1600

Skylake Non-K Overclocking Build

Awhile back, I posted somewhere in the Hot Deal subforum that Newegg had an open-box Asus Maximus IX Apex on sale for extremely cheap. I, unfortunately, was slow and Newegg ran out of stock, so I bought the next best thing; an Asus Maximus VIII Impact on sale. Since open-box items lack a manufacter'...
by DrDominodog51
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Kaby Lake Raja Edition [Kaby Lake-G] photographed
Replies: 33
Views: 2924

Re: Kaby Lake Raja Edition [Kaby Lake-G] photographed

Yeah, instead of being the kind of 6+2, or 8+2 power phase setup we're used to seeing, I guess this board would be something like 6+6+2? Just speculating, but there does seem to be a lot of components around that socket especially considering that this isn't a high end desktop board we're looking a...
by DrDominodog51
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Let's party like it's 1999 and look at single-threaded x87 FPU performance
Replies: 49
Views: 7969

Re: Let's party like it's 1999 and look at single-threaded x87 FPU performance

What memory speed and timings were used for each CPU?

IME the 32 million size can be extremely sensitive to memory frequency and latency. I'm not sure how much the 1 million size changes this.
by DrDominodog51
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Econo box with less gaming focus
Replies: 42
Views: 6907

Re: Econo box with less gaming focus

Lowering the SSD capacity to 120 GB and using that money to upgrade the ram to something that will achieve 3200+ MHz on Ryzen might boost performance a tad.

Other than that, it looks good.
by DrDominodog51
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3498
Views: 140244

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

ludi wrote:
farmpuma wrote:
It appears that cat urine will attack the coating on some antistatic motherboard bags.

Why are you storing your cats in antistatic bags?

Why aren't you storing bags in your cats?
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