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by DrDominodog51
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Everything look kosher with this build?
Replies: 42
Views: 1220

Re: Everything look kosher with this build?

Ryzen benefits greatly from increased memory frequency. Upping the ram to a 3200 MHz kit like this should provide a decent performance boost.
by DrDominodog51
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Psychonauts for free
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Psychonauts for free

Humble Bundle has Psychonauts for free in their store for the next 36 hours.

Fair warning: to get this deal you mush register with Humble Bundle using an email.
by DrDominodog51
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: General photography thread [img heavy]
Replies: 3010
Views: 615215

Re: General photography thread [img heavy]

https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/227693679/m%3D900/v2?user_id=23531533&webp=true&sig=172478b9c3b25672e9a69fb7b94389b56678ecea245f2c87f6d740f896ad69c3 https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/227693697/m%3D900/v2?user_id=23531533&webp=true&sig=d33a667ed5c2135e42a7a3ea1b60d7d7e5b03e44f7063eff71ee...
by DrDominodog51
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Basic Upgrade for failing system
Replies: 15
Views: 848

Re: Basic Upgrade for failing system

Really? There are 6 chokes along the left side of the CPU socket and 3 above. Counting chokes is the traditional method of determining how many phases. Did they do something atypical? If there are more than 8 "phases" on a VRM (such as the 6+3 advertised on the B350 Pro4), it must do some...
by DrDominodog51
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Basic Upgrade for failing system
Replies: 15
Views: 848

Re: Basic Upgrade for failing system

DPete27 wrote:
it has more VRM phases

The ASRock B350 Pro4 has a 3 phase VRM (not a 6 phase).
by DrDominodog51
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Vintage Computer Overclocking: i5 2500K
Replies: 8
Views: 1531

Re: Vintage Computer Overclocking: i5 2500K

im generally considered crazy by the "average" overclocker but have had sandy class cpu's at 1.5v+ for months encoding videos with handbrake without issues so i dont think 1.4 is too insane to give a go. I won't call you crazy, but 1.5V does degrade Sandys over time. That said; I've pushe...
by DrDominodog51
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup
Replies: 60
Views: 3420

Re: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup

Wouldn't a 6800K be the best price performance right now? It was under $400 last I checked, and if you're only running one video card the PCIe deficit isn't material. Ryzen 7 + X370 performs better in the physics tests and is cheaper than the 6800K + X99. I'd rather not deal with the X99 platform e...
by DrDominodog51
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1769
Views: 54080

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Hopefully, the ship is far enough down to avoid the metal scavengers.
by DrDominodog51
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Think you're going to repurpose that USB HDD? Think again
Replies: 23
Views: 1841

Re: Think you're going to repurpose that USB HDD? Think again

Eh. I try to avoid using hard drives of any sort with USB connector on the bottom for this very reason. A couple years back, I bought some Seagate (?) external hard drives that have a SATA and SATA power connector on the bottom of plastic case. The cable used is a USB to SATA cable. The cable works ...
by DrDominodog51
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup
Replies: 60
Views: 3420

Re: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup

Now that I've seen the performance of Threadripper, I've decided that my next system will be Ivy Bridge-E. :wink: The big thing I care about running is 3DMark physics :D, and a 4960X performs about the same as Ryzen for a lower overall platform cost since I already have DDR3. Threadripper and Skylak...
by DrDominodog51
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1769
Views: 54080

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Do states try to give you routes that avoid cities?
by DrDominodog51
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: This G3258 goes to 1.7V
Replies: 54
Views: 2986

Re: This G3258 goes to 1.7V

synthtel2 wrote:
Now *that's* impressive. That's the same board you're still using now? Seems like power limiters might have saved the day, but even with them, that's some fine luck.

Yip. I'm still using the same z97 Pro4 although I hate it a lot more these days.
by DrDominodog51
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: This G3258 goes to 1.7V
Replies: 54
Views: 2986

Re: This G3258 goes to 1.7V

When I was initially overclocking my z97 system, I misread 1.35V as 3.5V. I booted my Pentium AE with 2V vCore and 2.4V VCCIN at 4.4 GHz and ran it for ~40 minutes before I smelt the motherboard burning. Both the Pentium AE and motherboard survived this. The Pentium continued to run at 4.4 GHz with ...
by DrDominodog51
Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: NOOOOOOOB
Replies: 130
Views: 14066

Re: NOOOOOOOB

I rate this thread 9 potatoes out of 11 blocks of cheese.

Pros:
-Random
-Takes very little time to read
-???

Cons:
-No cheese or potatoes
-JBI memes are notable absent
by DrDominodog51
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What's in your garden?
Replies: 34
Views: 2263

Re: What's in your garden?

Nothing is in my garden because my soil is terrible. :-?

My house is at the bottom of what once was a quarry, so I have either rocky soil or clay at any given point on my property.
by DrDominodog51
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 4678

Re: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

This came out today: http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/2977- ... clocks-ipc

I'm fairly confident that either the Fiji driver theory is correct or it's a die shrink of Fiji.
by DrDominodog51
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 40
Views: 2343

Re: So who here is actually mining?

I am. Right now, I get approximately 31 MH/s from my slightly overclocked Fury.

I've decided that I'm going to fund any computer /software upgrades with only what I mine. I've already bought some games on Steam by converting Ethereum to Bitcoin.
by DrDominodog51
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: der8auer's at it again

Dammit. You beat me to posting this. :P
by DrDominodog51
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: TPU “Advertorial By AMD”...
Replies: 9
Views: 944

Re: TPU “Advertorial By AMD”...

Wayback has neither an archived version of the TPU page nor a copy of the URL linked in the OP.
by DrDominodog51
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 4678

Re: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

Hmm... The guy in the link says it wasn't holding a constant 1600 MHz during the 3DMark run. That could be due to a lot of factors including throttling (bad) or the fact that some sections of the benchmark are just less demanding (neutral). I'm inclined to believe the former because the less demand...
by DrDominodog51
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 4678

Re: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

Hmm... The guy in the link says it wasn't holding a constant 1600 MHz during the 3DMark run.
by DrDominodog51
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1769
Views: 54080

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Redocbew wrote:
eat pie and play video games

What games and what pie?

Rhubarb and strawberry pie is the best pie known to man.
by DrDominodog51
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Tell me about the new Crypto-Currency
Replies: 97
Views: 4181

Re: Tell me about the new Crypto-Currency

I recently started mining Ethereum myself since my Fury spends its life idling around. Nearing 24 hours of Ethereum mining and.....color me frustrated. 1) I spent a few hours getting everything set up last night. It was no easy task. It just amazes me how someone good enough at coding/programming to...
by DrDominodog51
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SanDisk Cruzer Edge is *horrible*
Replies: 72
Views: 3776

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Edge is *horrible*

YGWYPF (You got what you paid for)

Cheap flashdrives suck.
by DrDominodog51
Wed May 31, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Nvidia has been humping servers and it's ugly!
Replies: 19
Views: 1888

Re: Nvidia has been humping servers and it's ugly!

I pictured a server covered in green slime when opening this thread.

Needless to say, I'm very disappointed. 8)
by DrDominodog51
Mon May 29, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How long before your last build started to fail?
Replies: 76
Views: 3744

Re: How long before your last build started to fail?

My Socket 478 Shuttle XPC still worked when I decommissioned it in 2015.
by DrDominodog51
Mon May 29, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RX480 Remorse for not buying?
Replies: 28
Views: 1713

Re: RX480 Remorse for not buying?

I don't care about power consumption either until it is high enough to make my office unbearably hot. That's why I chose a R9 Fury over the RX 480 8 GB. The Fury was ~$20 cheaper than any 480 8 GB with an acceptable cooler. I keep my Fury running with a BIOS mod that has the TDP/Power Limit set to 4...
by DrDominodog51
Mon May 15, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RX 560 spotted
Replies: 11
Views: 1520

Re: RX 560 spotted

Vhalidictes wrote:
Ugh. At that price, what was I waiting for?

I guess the good news is that I can stop waiting and pull the trigger on a RX 460...

That's the Canadian price. On the US site, it costs $115.
by DrDominodog51
Tue May 02, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1769
Views: 54080

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I despise group projects. Tonight I'll be done with this one, though. I just have this one guy who says everything the other two people (myself and one other guy) do or suggest is crap, but he hasn't (to my knowledge) implemented anything he spitballs. And that's fine, because he's an idiot. You ca...
by DrDominodog51
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Starfalcon's Great Hardware Inventory
Replies: 83
Views: 5980

Re: Starfalcon's Great Hardware Inventory

I've always wanted to mess with a Pentium Pro system. I wonder how modern an OS you could run if you put your 200Mhz chips on that dualie Socket 8 board and loaded it with as much RAM as possible..... I believe the current Debian Stable ("Jessie") still supports Pentium Pro. I just checke...
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