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by mcarson09
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Windows loves this folder more than a mama bear loves its cubs
Replies: 15
Views: 4032

Re: Windows loves this folder more than a mama bear loves its cubs

What version of windows are you using? I'm on 8.1 and it acts like the folder links to elsewhere on the OS drive.
by mcarson09
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2017
Replies: 145
Views: 21159

Re: NFL 2017

Vikings vs Chiefs in the Superbowl.
by mcarson09
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Motherboard overheating
Replies: 9
Views: 1499

Re: Motherboard overheating

When I do a search for Silverstone HTPC case many models show up: https://www.google.com/search?q=Silverstone+HTPC+case&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=6ATyNyLktlePgM%253A%252C0ArESyIYmVWuDM%252C_&usg=__vkowQ5Nur-Q5oLN_l-9KPz4J_SU%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwino_uK56_YAhVF6iYKHZltDp...
by mcarson09
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Firefox Hacked with Rogue Plugin... by its own developers
Replies: 33
Views: 6577

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

It wasn't hacked. You allowed them to install it by allowing Firefox to install and run Studies. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1194583 And from the Shield Studies wiki that the support response linked, it's supposed to prompt users to try out new products, not install them silently. &...
by mcarson09
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Firefox Hacked with Rogue Plugin... by its own developers
Replies: 33
Views: 6577

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

Firefox gained its popularity by avoiding exactly these kind of stunts. Even if IE wasn't so poorly behaved it was still backed by the megacorp while Mozilla was very much the underdog. That alone would have caused some people to take notice, but the software they provided was actually good as well...
by mcarson09
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: I7 8700 reaching 100C
Replies: 86
Views: 18065

Re: I7 8700 reaching 100C

That's like oversimplifying it and saying the only difference between an i5 and an i7 is Hyper-Threading. While that is true, there are other things to take into account. The 8700K has a 500MHz higher base clock, and a 100MHz higher turbo clock, and is therefore rated for a 95W TDP instead of 65W T...
by mcarson09
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Firefox Hacked with Rogue Plugin... by its own developers
Replies: 33
Views: 6577

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

It wasn't hacked. You allowed them to install it by allowing Firefox to install and run Studies.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1194583
by mcarson09
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: What happened to my overclock?
Replies: 36
Views: 7090

Re: What happened to my overclock?

Could be guessing forever. I'd just run 24 hours of blend Prime95 and see if all the threads were error free . I've had enough systems that where that 0.01% instability was such an issue that just running it overnight isn't enough in my opinion. If it can pass that then the root cause is someplace ...
by mcarson09
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: I7 8700 reaching 100C
Replies: 86
Views: 18065

Re: I7 8700 reaching 100C

But you are running to high of voltage for Air and expecting good temps. The cooler is rated for 150watts and under load you are probably well over that. You need something like a kill-A-watt metter to see what the system is using under full load. You could replace the stock fan with something that...
by mcarson09
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: I7 8700 reaching 100C
Replies: 86
Views: 18065

Re: I7 8700 reaching 100C

A couple of days ago i put together my new computer. A MSI Z370-A Pro, 16GB of DDR4 2666 crucial ram, Samsung 960 EVO 500GB, and a non k I7 8700, a 65W processor. My old computer was a I5 4670k, a 84W processor cooled by a Akasa Nero 3, your run of the mill 12cm fan 4 heatpipes with direct base con...
by mcarson09
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Backup software as gift - both PC and Mac?
Replies: 14
Views: 2293

Re: Backup software as gift - both PC and Mac?

Under windows I use Robocopy. Macs have time machine and many routers support it now too.
by mcarson09
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: What happened to my overclock?
Replies: 36
Views: 7090

Re: What happened to my overclock?

Servers won't, but he's talking about desktop boards unless I'm mistaken. Certain 2 Processors have an overclocking feature. The asus z10pe-d8 ws and z10pe-d16 ws being amoung those boards. Supermicro has what is calls a hyper-speed setting which is indirect control OCing. I don't consider those se...
by mcarson09
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Joining the Religion & Politics Forum
Replies: 408
Views: 372466

Re: Joining the Religion & Politics Forum

I'd like access if a mod has the time.
by mcarson09
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: What happened to my overclock?
Replies: 36
Views: 7090

Re: What happened to my overclock?

But I would assume servers wouldn't run that setting outside of Intel's spec, certainly not as default at any rate? Servers won't, but he's talking about desktop boards unless I'm mistaken. Certain 2 Processors have an overclocking feature. The asus z10pe-d8 ws and z10pe-d16 ws being amoung those b...
by mcarson09
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: What happened to my overclock?
Replies: 36
Views: 7090

Re: What happened to my overclock?

Or maybe you guys might want to switch to Xeon cpus. for the record the Xeon e5 16xx like the 1660 and 1680 are unlocked and overclockable. I'm not sure about the new W xeons, but you need to find a board that can overclock. asrock rack single cpu boards did for the past two gens, if you actually wa...
by mcarson09
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt
Replies: 30
Views: 6142

Re: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt

Even Best Buy eventually admitted the big-box model was no longer profitable nor sustainable and has been focusing on smaller stores in recent years. Which ironically is exactly what Linus proposed before BB's bubble popped. NCIX B&M locations were "smaller stores" Except, NCIX stores...
by mcarson09
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt
Replies: 30
Views: 6142

Re: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt

The truth might hurt but it is what it is. Tigerdirect and NCIX are both equals. They charged high prices and there's better alternates to both. I wish someone would replace bestbuy because there prices are over the top. NCIX charges high prices? Not too sure what you are talking about. In Canada, ...
by mcarson09
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – PC Specs and Features
Replies: 42
Views: 8454

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

The reviews are in and they are, for the most part, extremely positive. Here is what Ars had to say: "Fans of the predecessor should snap this up ASAP. More casual shooter fans should tread cautiously." https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/10/wolfenstein-2-the-new-colossus-review-a-few-bum...
by mcarson09
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Fire HD 8 for 5 year old?
Replies: 10
Views: 1542

Re: Fire HD 8 for 5 year old?

Keep them in a locked box when not in use, and they NEVER travel into the bedroom. It is a difficult addiction to manage for kids and still provide a well-rounded life. Scares me sometimes. It should scare you. The internet is kind of a scary for the young ones with all these mobile devices that we...
by mcarson09
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt
Replies: 30
Views: 6142

Re: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt

TigerDirect was absolute ***t. Don’t even mention it in the same post as NCIX (RIP). NICX expanded into a market that was already covered by a well established high quality competititor ( Canada Computers ). The truth might hurt but it is what it is. Tigerdirect and NCIX are both equals. They charg...
by mcarson09
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Another "Time for a new PSU?" thread
Replies: 29
Views: 5799

Re: Another "Time for a new PSU?" thread

Hi everyone... for the most part, I'm still using the PC that I build with the System Builder's Anonymous thread (older sandybridge build). While I'm working on saving up the funds for a rebuild, my video card is totally outdated now (AMD 7870) and am planning on upgrading to a 1070 sometime soonis...
by mcarson09
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Can't format partition on HD
Replies: 6
Views: 1732

Re: Can't format partition on HD

I've got a drive that's behaving strangely. Started out with an issue where I was using a partition as a temp storage and trying to run a program off the partition wouldn't work. Tried to do a chkdsk on the partition and it got stuck. Then I tried formatting (long format) the partition and it's bee...
by mcarson09
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: CoolerMaster Liquid Coolers
Replies: 18
Views: 4504

Re: CoolerMaster Liquid Coolers

3. Spend the money on a custom water loop that you can clean. This is honestly only for those willing to tinker and in search of either extreme performance or extreme silence. There's really only the maintenance of adding liquid to it if you don't change your components. You don't tinker with your ...
by mcarson09
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: CoolerMaster Liquid Coolers
Replies: 18
Views: 4504

Re: CoolerMaster Liquid Coolers

Another 'custom looper' here mate. Kougar is spot on the money with regards to water vaporisation and galvanic corrosion. Won't be an issue if you're expecting a service life of just the warranty period, but they all dry up eventually. if you're the sort of person who transfers gear over between bu...
by mcarson09
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: CoolerMaster Liquid Coolers
Replies: 18
Views: 4504

Re: CoolerMaster Liquid Coolers

Do any gerbils hovering over a keyboard have any opinions out here? Ask a silly question... :P I'm a DIY watercooler so I'm not a fan of the sealed liquid coolers that abound. Seems silly to buy an expensive CLC setup that has a finite time limit before water loss kills the pump or hardware it's co...
by mcarson09
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Quick VNC alternatives for Windows?
Replies: 14
Views: 10972

Re: Quick VNC alternatives for Windows?

You can use UltraVNC http://www.uvnc.com/
RDP works well when the host machine is a windows box. RDP has worked fine under windows 8.1. There are RDP clients for Linux that run well too.

Like you said you wanted somthing else that's not RDP, check out UltraVNC.
by mcarson09
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Planescape: Torment: EE release on 4/11/17!
Replies: 13
Views: 1711

Re: Planescape: Torment: EE release on 4/11/17!

Thanks for posting this. I thought they gave up on it....
by mcarson09
Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: DDR4 to buy or wait
Replies: 7
Views: 1938

Re: DDR4 to buy or wait

So you will have a full year to save money for a good system. DDR4 desktop ram will drop in price by then. Just hold off on buying ram till you are ready to buy a motherboard and cpu that will use that ram.
by mcarson09
Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Save your AMD GPU's from killing themselves
Replies: 38
Views: 4812

Re: Save your AMD GPU's from killing themselves

This is why you watercool your GPU, it's much easier to deal with fan problems.