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by DrDominodog51
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3621
Views: 533117

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: 3621
Views: 533117

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: 779

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: 319
Views: 13623

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 A forum I frequent has had a miner stuck on it for the last ~3 weeks because it runs on extremely outdated version of VBulletin :/.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: 1886

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: 2087

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: 1097

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: 289
Views: 11949

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: 68
Views: 2618

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: 68
Views: 2618

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: 916

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: 975
Views: 73217

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: 2835

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: 3214

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: 4466

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: 813

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: 703

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: 521

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: 703

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: 31
Views: 1424

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: 4529

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: 40
Views: 3576

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: 2502
Views: 85843

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?
by DrDominodog51
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Talk me out of it!
Replies: 35
Views: 3899

Re: Talk me out of it!

This morning, I couldn't even talk myself out of buying a high-end Z270 board on sale; I'm not sure why you expect us to be able to talk you out of it. :P Seriously, DDR4 is extremely marked-up right now. Getting a 2x4 GB 2000MHz kit is going to cost me $125. I could have gotten 16 GB of DDR3, for t...
by DrDominodog51
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs
Replies: 22
Views: 2557

Re: der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs

At LN2 temperatures, thermal paste cracking is a serious problem. I would imagine that liquid metal would crack quite often.

Regardless, liquid metal behaves as an insulator at low temperatures. I don't know why, but I know it does.
by DrDominodog51
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Asus Z270 Apex IX for $120
Replies: 2
Views: 2156

Re: Asus Z270 Apex IX for $120

Newegg is now out of stock.
by DrDominodog51
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Asus Z270 Apex IX for $120
Replies: 2
Views: 2156

Asus Z270 Apex IX for $120

Newegg presently has open-box Asus Apex IX for $160. With discount code 71019CBS30, another 30% discount is applied to that price.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... gnorebbr=1
by DrDominodog51
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2502
Views: 85843

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

How does one go about crashing a slack server?
by DrDominodog51
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs
Replies: 22
Views: 2557

Re: der8auer's at it again, this time with X299 VRMs

Mr Bill wrote:
Did he mention how he managed to keep temperature above -100C with a -195C liquid?

You only put enough LN2 into the pot to keep it around that temperature. LN2 pots tend to have fairly large copper bases that can make it a bit easier to control the temperature.
by DrDominodog51
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Which cpu to get?
Replies: 61
Views: 6829

Re: Which cpu to get?

The i7 8700K is more suited for your particular use case than the 1700x. An i5 8600K, however, should offer the almost exactly the same experience as the 8700k in your workloads and costs significantly less.
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