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by Noinoi
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1058
Views: 25797

Re: Something's different... (new)

The new layout definitely needs work... a lot of work.

I miss the hot/new forum topics, hot comments, polls, and the like.
by Noinoi
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Intel Performance Maximizer
Replies: 20
Views: 1311

Re: Intel Performance Maximizer

Had to reinstall Windows after a complete deletion of every single drive's partition with diskpart's clean command to get IPM to work, and the results are... well, pretty conservative. It arrived at 4.7GHz. Testing with Prime95 seems to indicate that the 4.7GHz is for non-AVX; AVX drops down to 4.4G...
by Noinoi
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: What's your highest "power on hours" HDD?
Replies: 84
Views: 13276

Re: What's your highest "power on hours" HDD?

meerkt wrote:
Noinoi wrote:
The WD Blue is 5462 hours, and the Fury is around the same ballpark as the Black.

Are the Blue and Black SSDs or HDDs?

I don't think hours say much for SSDs.


HDDs
by Noinoi
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: What's your highest "power on hours" HDD?
Replies: 84
Views: 13276

Re: What's your highest "power on hours" HDD?

17523 hours on the WD Black in my current desktop So far, none of the drives logged any errors. (I did RMA the WD Blue and HyperX Fury when they were brand-new, though, due to unusually early failure.) The 660p in comparison is the youngest drive, at 967 hours as of this writing. The WD Blue is 5462...
by Noinoi
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Intel Performance Maximizer
Replies: 20
Views: 1311

Re: Intel Performance Maximizer

Oddly I'm getting problems trying to get it to create the required partition. None of the 4 internal drives I have let it proceed... Hey, I have the same motherboard but the tool keeps saying that my BIOS isn't compatible even though I have the F9 revision. Did you have manage to run it? I just loa...
by Noinoi
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Intel Performance Maximizer
Replies: 20
Views: 1311

Re: Intel Performance Maximizer

Oddly I'm getting problems trying to get it to create the required partition. None of the 4 internal drives I have let it proceed...
by Noinoi
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Intel Performance Maximizer
Replies: 20
Views: 1311

Intel Performance Maximizer

It's out now. It can be downloaded here. . Seems like 9900K(F) owners should use a different download compared to the rest, too. Will be testing it out tonight once I get home. Kind of want to see how good or bad it is at setting settings. Seems like you'll have to set your BIOS settings to bone sto...
by Noinoi
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Anyone here using an Intel 660p SSD?
Replies: 18
Views: 1991

Re: Anyone here using an Intel 660p SSD?

Have the drive in my rig now. It's been only a bit over 2 days, but it seems like I've gotten a significant speed increase in boot times (Windows no longer bothers to put the loading spinner and just immediately goes to login from a shutdown), and it sure felt like programs start a lot sooner, too. ...
by Noinoi
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Anyone here using an Intel 660p SSD?
Replies: 18
Views: 1991

Re: Anyone here using an Intel 660p SSD?

Thanks for the advice guys! After some consideration, I'm now waiting for a 512GB model to arrive at my office. Hopefully it won't take too much babysitting with the SSD Toolbox helping out. Ideas floating around what to do with the leftover drive...? Aside from selling it, of course. For reference:...
by Noinoi
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Anyone here using an Intel 660p SSD?
Replies: 18
Views: 1991

Anyone here using an Intel 660p SSD?

Been thinking of ditching the Fury in my rig due to low storage space and the 660p's insanely low price-per-GB and performance compared to SATA drives - am eying the 512GB model, though even 1TB seems possibly good. How's the drive going for longer-term owners? Since it's QLC, I'd like to know if th...
by Noinoi
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Cinebench R20 is out. Officially banned from AMD demos
Replies: 104
Views: 6189

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

If someone can figure out how to run it on WinServer, I'd love to test out the 2xXeon 6130 machine here at work... This portable version should work on a recent version of Windows I actually used this version to test my Windows 8.1 laptop. Yeah, not moving to 10 on that one because of audio issues.
by Noinoi
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Cinebench R20 is out. Officially banned from AMD demos
Replies: 104
Views: 6189

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

i5-9600K at 4.9GHz

2905 MT
499 ST
5.82x MT Ratio

Not bad considering the lack of thread count...

I'll add numbers for my laptop a bit later.

EDIT: Added numbers for i7-4700HQ on my laptop

1327 MT
273 ST
4.85x MT Ratio
by Noinoi
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Let's take a look at the VP9 decoding performance of 20 different processors!
Replies: 63
Views: 16636

Re: Let's take a look at the VP9 decoding performance of 20 different processors!

Don't hurt me! What is love? I think it's bitrate that's really important. Those old procs will be a lot less happy when given a 50Mbps file (basically UHD Bluray raws). And to complicate stuff further NVENC seems to be capable of partially accelerating video decode even on Kepler era cards. I reme...
by Noinoi
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: bought D80 4100 and it sits at 2300
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

Re: bought D80 4100 and it sits at 2300

Few things I can think of: 1. Update your BIOS to the latest possible. 2. See if the RAM works properly with everything in stock speed (Load Optimized Defaults > Memtest86 8.0 from Passmark Software with default settings (all tests for 4 passes) - do NOT use Memtest86+!) (This might be even more imp...
by Noinoi
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Nonfunctional desktop *sigh*
Replies: 21
Views: 2104

Re: Nonfunctional desktop *sigh*

No weirdness or no-POST issues one-week in, after a mix of encoding, Adobe Photoshop, general web browsing, and gaming in a heavily modded Skyrim session... And random processor torture testing in a bid to determine the maximum clock speed for both practical and unrealistic uses... Hmm, hopefully it...
by Noinoi
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Thermal paste (grease, TIM, whatever...) recs
Replies: 15
Views: 1471

Re: Thermal paste (grease, TIM, whatever...) recs

I still have a gargantuan tube of Arctic Cooling MX-2. It's simple, cheap, lasts forever, and works well enough I don't care. The last few degrees aren't worth the extra IMO. Aye. I've also been recommended the MX-2 and MX-4 from quite a few other friendly hardware Discord chats as a possible "...
by Noinoi
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Thermal paste (grease, TIM, whatever...) recs
Replies: 15
Views: 1471

Thermal paste (grease, TIM, whatever...) recs

As a continuation of the non-story of my no-POSTing motherboard, now I've managed to run out of all my good pastes - the bundled paste with the new cooler, and my old NT-H1 (apparently dried out or used up). At the moment, I'm now winging it with a very cheap, white CM MasterGel (not Pro, not Maker)...
by Noinoi
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Nonfunctional desktop *sigh*
Replies: 21
Views: 2104

Re: Nonfunctional desktop *sigh*

Are you absolutely certain you don't have an extra case standoff that doesn't match up with a motherboard mounting hole? If that's what caused a ground out issue, it may come back if the motherboard flexes (e.g. due to thermal expansion). Nah, all the standoffs are all aligned with the mounting hol...
by Noinoi
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Nonfunctional desktop *sigh*
Replies: 21
Views: 2104

Re: Nonfunctional desktop *sigh*

Try booting it outside the case, to rule out a ground-out issue. They can be intermittent... So that's what happened, hmm. Did one last test out of a case - and it booted normally. Remounted everything - and it booted normally. First with the leftover Haswell stock cooler, then with the Scythe Fuma...
by Noinoi
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Nonfunctional desktop *sigh*
Replies: 21
Views: 2104

Re: Nonfunctional desktop *sigh*

just brew it! wrote:
I was gonna say PSU until you got to the end. Just to confirm, you're using the same PSU with the old hardware, and it works?

And yes, this is what I hate most about moving to a new generation platform. The first build can be a bitch since you don't have spares for anything...


Yep, same PSU.
by Noinoi
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Nonfunctional desktop *sigh*
Replies: 21
Views: 2104

Nonfunctional desktop *sigh*

Well. Looks like I've run into problems with my new build not even 3 weeks in. Thing refused to boot. Before I RMA the entire set (due to no spare parts to test with) later today, some observations: Fans twitch and then stop. Applies to CPU, case, video card, and PSU fans. Power LED never comes on. ...
by Noinoi
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: i7 8700k vs ryzen 2700x
Replies: 2
Views: 815

Re: i7 8700k vs ryzen 2700x

Why not the 9700K?

What are you going to do with your new computer?
by Noinoi
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How do I choose a motherboard?
Replies: 3
Views: 1720

Re: How do I choose a motherboard?

Another good choice would be pretty much any of the current Gigabyte Aorus Z390 boards, such as the Z390 Pro Wifi I'm currently using. Pretty much all of them will happily do a 9900K justice; and it'd be overkill for the 9600K or 9700K - or anything else on the LGA1151v2 socket, for the matter. Good...
by Noinoi
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Would better cooling help with high-frequency stability at the same voltage or lower?
Replies: 8
Views: 1721

Re: Would better cooling help with high-frequency stability at the same voltage or lower?

Silly question, is 4.9 Ghz your all-core turbo? My six core multiplier is 46x and I'm wondering if I can push it further. Yeaqh, 4.9 GHz for all six cores. Uncore ratio is still at 43x, though I've been increasing it in steps as of today. Also, I'm now running it at 1.31V due to an unexpected crash...
by Noinoi
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Would better cooling help with high-frequency stability at the same voltage or lower?
Replies: 8
Views: 1721

Re: Would better cooling help with high-frequency stability at the same voltage or lower?

Hmm... seems like I might have possibly mucked up a few things along the way, since the system appears to be sufficiently stable at 1.30V now that I've reset the BIOS settings and reconfigured the overclock. A 82C average is far more acceptable. There still won't be enough thermal headroom for 5GHz,...
by Noinoi
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Would better cooling help with high-frequency stability at the same voltage or lower?
Replies: 8
Views: 1721

Would better cooling help with high-frequency stability at the same voltage or lower?

After lots of wrangling in BIOS settings, I've managed to eke out a fully stable 4.9 GHz at 1.37V on a 9600K. The temperatures are quite high, though - it averaged 90 degrees Celsius. At least there's no thermal throttling, but now I'm wondering if a significantly better cooler than an aging H60 - a...
by Noinoi
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: talk about Vista Power Plans
Replies: 1
Views: 846

Re: talk about Vista Power Plans

Still rocking Windows Vista? Though I guess the following applies to any computer not running XP or older and isn't one of these mobile devices with just a "Balanced" power plan and nothing else. Either way, though, the power saving plan in Windows Vista and beyond basically tries to keep ...
by Noinoi
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: The case (heh) of getting a new case
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

Re: The case (heh) of getting a new case

Seems like I've neglected to mention my location once again. I live in Malaysia. East Malaysia, so pretty much anything that I order online will incur shipping - and shipping a large computer case becomes spendy quickly due to air shipping being basically forced on you. Phanteks and Fractal Design l...
by Noinoi
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: The case (heh) of getting a new case
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

The case (heh) of getting a new case

I'm in the market for a new case right now. I'll admit, I am not able to resist the temptation of these fancy tempered-glass side panels and their general design once you go past the "definitely budget" area. They just look too good to my eyes that I want it. I also want a case that will b...
by Noinoi
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Mojave is CRAP!
Replies: 54
Views: 3962

Re: Mojave is CRAP!

These teething pains are indeed oddly reminiscent of Windows Vista. Who knows that Mojave moniker isn't just a coincidence - after all, there was a "Windows Mojave" stunt back in the day where Microsoft got people to try out a "new" Windows version, only to reveal it that it's ac...
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