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by K-L-Waster
Thu May 17, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: New DP 1.4 Monitors Inbound...4K@120Hz
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: New DP 1.4 Monitors Inbound...4K@120Hz

The table in the article says IPS. Existing GPUs can't drive these to their full potential, but given that a monitor of this capability is probably going to still be in active duty 10 years from now, that shouldn't be the be all and end all in the decision. (The eye-popping price tag on the other ha...
by K-L-Waster
Thu May 17, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors
Replies: 9
Views: 1259

Re: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors

But how would that impact the sales of the previous generation then, given they can't cut the prices by 50% less. Same way they've done every other generation transition -- gradually discontinue the previous generation. When they released Pascal they stopped making Maxwell parts: why would this gen...
by K-L-Waster
Tue May 08, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New futureproof C2Q rig: Please advise!
Replies: 61
Views: 5422

Re: New futureproof C2Q rig: Please advise!

OT observation -- one of the posts from 10 years ago (yeesh) was pondering whether or not AMD was going to survive.

Scary that it's really only been in the past 9 months or so we've been able to say with confidence "yeah, they will."
by K-L-Waster
Tue May 01, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD RYZEN 7 1700 good for music production?
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Re: AMD RYZEN 7 1700 good for music production?

If you look at the CPU reviews on this site, there is a section called "DAW Bench" which benchmarks the CPUs in audio editing. Take a look at the RyZen first gen review, the Coffee Lake review, and the most recent RyZen 2700X review as a start.
by K-L-Waster
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ocean Cove is delayed: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 12
Views: 1076

Re: Ocean Cove is delayed: CONFIRMED!

NTMBK wrote:
Well if we have 8th Gen Covfefe Lake, 9th Gen Whisky Lake, and 10th Gen Icelake... does that mean that Ocean's 11?


That would make the whole thing a con, wouldn't it?

(I can't see how I could tee this up any better for the AMD fan club....)
by K-L-Waster
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Case selection for silence, on air?
Replies: 25
Views: 5063

Re: Case selection for silence, on air?

In regards to the rest of your components, I built an 8700k using in December in a Corsair 550D case and using a Cryorig R1 Universal (which is competitive with the Noctua you are looking at). I have it overclocked to 4.9 GHz. Most of the time it's quiet, but when the CPU gets busy the CPU fan is no...
by K-L-Waster
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Warning about Newegg
Replies: 34
Views: 3509

Re: Warning about Newegg

Uhm, in the entire world, I can think of only two locations that had the right combination of mineral resource wealth, politics, and population density to do what Alaska has done, and the other one is Norway. That's called being an "outlier," not a "model." We have a similar pla...
by K-L-Waster
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update
Replies: 22
Views: 2208

Re: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update

I only seem to have issues with Bethesda software. Both Skyrim SE and Fallout 4 work fine with solid 60fps and then after an hour slowly start getting more and more laggy till I save, close and restart the game then it is fine again. I like the new windows 10 since it shows how much video ram is in...
by K-L-Waster
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Zen gave 3 and 4 a miss and went straight to 5
Replies: 14
Views: 1752

Re: Zen gave 3 and 4 a miss and went straight to 5

Mr Bill wrote:
Its all about the PenteZen?


Careful, or we'll have to Ctrl+Alt+Delete you.
by K-L-Waster
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 7727

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

Frankly, I would be highly surprised if the next high end Macs jump to in-house ARM designs. Apple will likely take a generation or two to perfect it at the low power end of the spectrum before moving up. A Mac ultrabook on ARM makes sense for them -- it's basically the next step from the iPad Pro. ...
by K-L-Waster
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: How to? ... Fractal Define C and Noctua D15S
Replies: 9
Views: 1084

Re: How to? ... Fractal Define C and Noctua D15S

I recently built a similar system using a Cryorig R1 Universal cooler (which is also huge). I found it was way easier to add the components to the board externally then mount the board in the case as the second last step (only followed by connecting power cables etc.) In previous builds I always mou...
by K-L-Waster
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 1080ti stuck at frustratingly low clock speed, please help.(solved)
Replies: 28
Views: 2608

Re: 1080ti stuck at frustratingly low clock speed, please help.

I agree with DPete, I would try physically removing Oldie and just run Newie, see what happens.

If you had to move Oldie to install Newie, it's possible something got damaged in the process. (Which would suck so I hope that isn't the case, but it's not impossible...)
by K-L-Waster
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset
Replies: 59
Views: 3475

Re: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset

https://twitter.com/GossiTheDog/status/973610507100983296 FIRE UP THE FUD ENGINES (I have no idea what viceroy is, but that kind of stated position is invariably "lol we're shorting now" as typically indicated elsewhere in this sort of document) Wow -- that Viceroy post has even Brian Krz...
by K-L-Waster
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: sluggish performance
Replies: 27
Views: 2028

Re: sluggish performance

I'd reseat the connector for the SSD (sorry, I'm drawing a blank at the mo' as to whether that's a SATA or an M2 SSD... but same suggestion regardless).
by K-L-Waster
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Please help a choosing Processor
Replies: 20
Views: 1973

Re: Please help a choosing Processor

Also can you please suggest which CPU meter software will give me an idea of measuring current processor that I have ? As a quick & dirty option, use Windows Task Manager > Performance. Use Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager, turn on "more details" if necessary, then go to the Perfor...
by K-L-Waster
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Please help a choosing Processor
Replies: 20
Views: 1973

Re: Please help a choosing Processor

I think PanCake's idea of checking the CPU usage when you have the system running under the highest load you normally run is still a good idea. If the CPU usage isn't maxed out, you may not need a Xeon class system. Xeons are useful when you have a very large number of threads running, but may be un...
by K-L-Waster
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?
Replies: 37
Views: 2873

Re: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?

... we'll probably see a new class of diseases and disorders pop up which only happen to people who have been "regenerated" a few too many times. Great, another field for the never-ending "do you need ECC" argument. (Although I would tend to think that when replicating yourself ...
by K-L-Waster
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?
Replies: 37
Views: 2873

Re: So, are you ready to have tiny machines throughout your body?

Captain Ned wrote:
Death is the most important part of the human experience.


Citation needed. How do you know it isn't over rated?

I took a quick look for first hand accounts, but so far there seems to be a remarkable lack of documentation from credible witnesses...
by K-L-Waster
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Need help to do a parts-list to upgrade my PC
Replies: 14
Views: 1237

Re: Need help to do a parts-list to upgrade my PC

The other option if you are only looking to watch TV and streaming video would be something like a Chromecast or a Roku. Much cheaper than any upgrade to a system this old.
by K-L-Waster
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: games on hard drive or state drive?
Replies: 25
Views: 2402

Re: games on hard drive or state drive?

To add to what everyone else is saying, 128GB is really small for an SSD. If you can in any way swing a larger one, you'll be much happier in the long run.
by K-L-Waster
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Need a laptop, but not sure which anymore...
Replies: 18
Views: 2017

Re: Need a laptop, but not sure which anymore...

The only unmentioned option that comes to mind is the HP Spectre x360 (15" 4K version). The Dell XPS series is also worth considering, but the Surface lineup still has the best screens in terms of color accuracy, gamut, black levels, etc. Microsoft put a lot of effort into screen quality and c...
by K-L-Waster
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Flickergate
Replies: 8
Views: 1297

Re: Flickergate

So TL;DR I should be glad I decided to get an XPS13 a couple of years ago instead of a Surface?
by K-L-Waster
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Need some advice/help on my new build: 1080 ti and i5-8600k?
Replies: 16
Views: 2522

Re: Need some advice/help on my new build: 1080 ti and i5-8600k?

I built a similar system but based on the 8700K late last year (details in my signature). Based on my experience, two suggestions: 1) Don't rely on MCE. In my case, when I had it enabled and also enabled the XMP for my RAM, the system wouldn't even boot into Windows. I had to apply a manual overcloc...
by K-L-Waster
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: How long a wait for Spectre/Meltdown-proof CPUs?
Replies: 12
Views: 2044

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

Keep in mind this is effectively a new avenue of exploits. Even if chips are released that are immune to Meltdown and the known Spectre variants, you can bet there's going to be armies of hackers looking for more variants on these. I wouldn't bet the farm on these vulnerabilities being the only one ...
by K-L-Waster
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 236
Views: 18146

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

Sorry if I sound stupid but does this affect AMD Zen CPUs? I have heard conflicting reports. Thanks. According to AMD the same bug that affects Intel chips does not affect Zen because Zen does not perform the same type of privilege-elevated speculative instructions. So this particular bug does not ...
by K-L-Waster
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 236
Views: 18146

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

Update, 10:56 PM - 1/2/18 - As it turns out, apparently the Linux patch that is being rolled out is for ALL x86 processors including AMD, and the Linux mainline kernel will treat AMD processors as insecure as well. As a result, AMD CPUs will feel a performance hit as well, though the bug only techn...
by K-L-Waster
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 236
Views: 18146

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

Prestige Worldwide wrote:
As a new 8700k user, I'm hoping the ~0% change in gaming performance in linux is also the case in windows.

Otherwise, I'mma gonna be sad :(


Same boat here. (Sounds like a nasty variant on our "Fish you should have waited" meme....)
by K-L-Waster
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: I7 8700 reaching 100C
Replies: 86
Views: 13647

Re: I7 8700 reaching 100C

Your chip doesn't support overclocking, but your motherboard chipset does -- and a lot of the motherboard makers are turning Multi-Core-Enhancement on by default, which will try to make all 6 cores run at max single-thread clock all the time (i.e. it would try to run all 6 physical cores at 4.6 GHz ...
by K-L-Waster
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Stupid and terrible software.
Replies: 82
Views: 6367

Re: Stupid and terrible software.

It's since been fixed in newer versions, but at least for 2013 versions of Autodesk *A whole bunch of products*, the installer would refuse to continue if you didn't have .Net 4.5 installed, including if you had 4.6 or newer installed. What moron couldn't fathom that 4.5 might not be the last versi...
by K-L-Waster
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: File system stops responding in new build - SOLVED
Replies: 16
Views: 1993

Re: File system stops responding in new build

As an update to this, I have completed the Windows reinstall and everything so far has been working without any recurrence of the issue. I still have some tweaks to do to get the system perfectly tuned, but I am confident the original issue is now solved. Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. One...
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