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by Vhalidictes
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: I made the switch to Windows 10 as my primary desktop OS
Replies: 63
Views: 1360

Re: I made the switch to Windows 10 as my primary desktop OS

Sorry, I don't see how that ramble relates to Apple's desktop hardware stagnation. If all Apple cares about is the iPhone, they become effectively The iPhone Company. At which point they're doomed. The Desktop Hardware really matters for Apple's long-term success. That's what that paragraph meant. ...
by Vhalidictes
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Cloning software - SSD to M.2
Replies: 29
Views: 528

Re: Cloning software - SSD to M.2

No go. Really bummed. Going to wait for the enclosure and then try to save what I can and go from there. But, I don't think Win 7 can install to an M.2. That's awful. I know it will take ~10 hours, but have you tried Boot Repair from a Win10 upgrade USB key? It should work, at least on the SATA dri...
by Vhalidictes
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Ready for a new build
Replies: 23
Views: 514

Re: Ready for a new build

Spendy indeed.  I've looked at the Asus ROG monitors and the IPS runs $800+ while the TN panel hoovers between $650-$700.  Crazy!!  My plan is to build this PC within my $1500 budget and purchase the monitor in the Spring - early Summer. A good way to stay in-budget is to buy the cheapest reliable ...
by Vhalidictes
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: I made the switch to Windows 10 as my primary desktop OS
Replies: 63
Views: 1360

Re: I made the switch to Windows 10 as my primary desktop OS

OSX/macOS was awesome. But time stands still for no OS; unless serious, active development resumes You have completely missed the reason for my switch. It is not macOS that is suffering. Far from it. My reason for switching lies solely with Apple's desktop Mac hardware lineup stagnation. If Apple w...
by Vhalidictes
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: I made the switch to Windows 10 as my primary desktop OS
Replies: 63
Views: 1360

Re: I made the switch to Windows 10 as my primary desktop OS

OSX/macOS was awesome. But time stands still for no OS; unless serious, active development resumes Windows could take the feature crown. People disagree, and I can see why; Apple is riding high with the iThings. Huge, talented, endless cash reserves, doomed. One-product companies are future failed c...
by Vhalidictes
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Cloning software - SSD to M.2
Replies: 29
Views: 528

Re: Cloning software - SSD to M.2

TheEmrys, my Dad had the same thing happen to him when he was testing cloning a drive from PCIe/M.2 to SATA (same model drive other than the interface).

Turns out that the two drives were confusing WBM - I'm guessing that if you disconnect one the other will boot.
by Vhalidictes
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 2992
Views: 485451

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Jambe wrote:
Can't get into prog even though I keep trying. Ah well!

Prog can be tough to get into, kind of like a hot bath that way. I have a friend who showed me how to inch into it.
by Vhalidictes
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: We are the BORG. You will ALL be ASSIMILATED - through your phone..
Replies: 26
Views: 682

Re: We are the BORG. You will ALL be ASSIMILATED - through your phone..

FWIW I'd be totally fine with being assimilated.  The Borg are awesome. Umm, I don't know about that, (..Captain Ned might be onto something there), BUT if that does happen: -I'll take the regen booth next to 7 of 9 if you please. :D So, I have some bad news for you about the conversion processes...
by Vhalidictes
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Unlocked/OC-able CPUs at stock
Replies: 33
Views: 605

Re: Unlocked/OC-able CPUs at stock

Right now we're around 64% of all voters with unlocked CPUs are running them at some sort of overclock. I admit that's lower than I expected. I figured it'd be closer to 75-80% It's almost as if CPU performance has been "good enough" for a while... More seriously, though, software really ...
by Vhalidictes
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: I made the switch to Windows 10 as my primary desktop OS
Replies: 63
Views: 1360

Re: I made the switch to Windows 10 as my primary desktop OS

I'm considering updating to 10 on my home PC at some point, the only real issue I've had with it at work is the unblockable automatic updates. I don't mind it checking for updates, but it shouldn't go ahead with an update while I still have applications running. Kind of a catch 22, since they want ...
by Vhalidictes
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: We are the BORG. You will ALL be ASSIMILATED - through your phone..
Replies: 26
Views: 682

Re: We are the BORG. You will ALL be ASSIMILATED - through your phone..

"Doc, I just haven't been myself lately. I get a normal night's sleep, but by mid-morning I just don't seem to have any energy." "Please go home, factory reset your phone and let me know how you feel tomorrow." "You seem to be part of a botnet." The scariest part of be...
by Vhalidictes
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Opera 42 connection failure..(only WebKit-based browsers broken..)
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Opera 42 connection failure..(only WebKit-based browsers broken..)

Well, I'd tell you to try Vivaldi, but since that is also WebKit-based, that probably wouldn't do you any good. I'd keep it in mind for the future, though. 1) Could you please print out "ipconfig /all" from the command line? 2) Could you try using 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 as your primary/second...
by Vhalidictes
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: We are the BORG. You will ALL be ASSIMILATED - through your phone..
Replies: 26
Views: 682

Re: We are the BORG. You will ALL be ASSIMILATED - through your phone..

..because let's face it, most of the developing world has this added appendage we now call a "phone". https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/19/researchers-pair-cells-to-smartphones/ -what could possibly go wrong? :o We're in pretty bad shape now already; almost everyone alive has access to mai...
by Vhalidictes
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Graphics card install in Legacy or UEFI mode?
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Graphics card install in Legacy or UEFI mode?

More importantly, if you go to UEFI-only mode, you won't actually boot a Windows 7 install that was installed on an MBT-partitioned drive. This is true, which is interesting to me. I've hand-edited the boot environment myself and seen this to be true... which makes very little sense. You have a cor...
by Vhalidictes
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: I made the switch to Windows 10 as my primary desktop OS
Replies: 63
Views: 1360

Re: I made the switch to Windows 10 as my primary desktop OS

The excruciatingly slow DDR3-1333 was salvaged from my dead i7-920 system. Meh.  I'm running 1333 at 7-7-7-21 Mine is rated for (from memory) 11-11-11-32. Could be off a bit, but it's definitely CAS 11. It would cost too much to replace given that the maximum potential performance differential is u...
by Vhalidictes
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: I made the switch to Windows 10 as my primary desktop OS
Replies: 63
Views: 1360

Re: I made the switch to Windows 10 as my primary desktop OS

Thanks, Glorius. I'm going to go ahead and assume it won't work.  My i7-3820 (non-K, which is weird because I didn't think there WAS a non-K SB-E) was a gift from a friend, and the GigaByte LGA 2011-v1 board was purchased because it was the last model NewEgg was still selling. The excruciatingly slo...
by Vhalidictes
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Cloning software - SSD to M.2
Replies: 29
Views: 528

Re: Cloning software - SSD to M.2

Is Macrium Reflect free-as-in-beer? I've only ever used XXCLONE, which is free, awesome, simple, and totally doesn't support UEFI installs. Which is making me sadder over time as more and more builds are Win10/UEFI based. I liked Casper, which is supposedly free, but it's more ... shareware, I guess...
by Vhalidictes
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: I made the switch to Windows 10 as my primary desktop OS
Replies: 63
Views: 1360

Re: I made the switch to Windows 10 as my primary desktop OS

Discrete device assignment, 3rd paragraph , havnt used personally, been waiting for it to come to Window 10 Pro from Server. Thanks! That's awesome, but since I'd have a Linux Distro Host it wouldn't really apply. I don't have the $ to shell out for a 2016 Server license. Cap'n, thanks for pointing...
by Vhalidictes
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: I made the switch to Windows 10 as my primary desktop OS
Replies: 63
Views: 1360

Re: I made the switch to Windows 10 as my primary desktop OS

It's irritating to me that I need to run Windows as a Host. WTH is wrong with virtualization and 3D accelerators? This *has* to be a solved problem... It is solved.  It's just that CPU and mobo manufacturers choose not to fully/properly expose the functionality on consumer-grade gear and instead re...
by Vhalidictes
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: I made the switch to Windows 10 as my primary desktop OS
Replies: 63
Views: 1360

Re: I made the switch to Windows 10 as my primary desktop OS

It's irritating to me that I need to run Windows as a Host. WTH is wrong with virtualization and 3D accelerators? This *has* to be a solved problem...
by Vhalidictes
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: O Tech Report, Tech Report, wherefore art thou Tech Report?
Replies: 46
Views: 1435

Re: O Tech Report, Tech Report, wherefore art thou Tech Report?

You notice how I waited for almost a year before saying anything at all? A year in internet time is an eternity...I am clinging to hope. This thread could be about any tech website. Trying to think.... Sharky Extreme? Thresh's Firing Squad? Ace's Hardware? Real World Tech? Many others are undead (H...
by Vhalidictes
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: O Tech Report, Tech Report, wherefore art thou Tech Report?
Replies: 46
Views: 1435

Re: O Tech Report, Tech Report, wherefore art thou Tech Report?

I hate this new fad of making videos for EVERYTHING™. I can process information 3x as fast as most Youtubers talk.  Unless there is stuff you actually need to show b/c screenshots aren't sufficient to demonstrate, video is an inferior medium to text. Same goes for audio presentation, really. (excep...
by Vhalidictes
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: This IoT meme is getting rather silly.
Replies: 104
Views: 2300

Re: This IoT meme is getting rather silly.

I'm missing the part where this is guaranteed to be horrible. We just don't know... yet. I have difficulty believing that the Singularity (which is really what we're getting at here) will not reduce individuality and personal liberty.  Of all of my previous references, only the Conjoiners in the Re...
by Vhalidictes
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Pentium G4620 vs i3-7300
Replies: 123
Views: 3931

Re: Pentium G4620 vs i3-7300

No reviews yet, anywhere to be found? It's already sold in stores. That's strange for a cpu that has excited such interest (I'm not bagging on techreport in particular here, I haven't found any reviews... anywhere) This is Intel we're talking about; no advertising for the price/performance killer. ...
by Vhalidictes
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Pentium G4620 vs i3-7300
Replies: 123
Views: 3931

Re: Pentium G4620 vs i3-7300

Ergh. According to that link, a Pentium G4400 == A10-7890K?!
by Vhalidictes
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: This IoT meme is getting rather silly.
Replies: 104
Views: 2300

Re: This IoT meme is getting rather silly.

Captain Ned wrote:
whm1974 wrote:
And the enhanced will end up being turn into Borg drones. So no thank you.

I don't disagree with you on this, but it is inevitable.

I'm missing the part where this is guaranteed to be horrible. We just don't know... yet.
by Vhalidictes
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: A few nuts and bolts questions
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: A few nuts and bolts questions

I seem to be getting mixed answers to the #3 question of whether B150/B250/H170/H270 support running DDR4-2666 or DDR4-3000 at it's full speed. Short answer: it doesn't. Nuanced answer: unofficial support will very by manufacturer and board series. For example, the  GIGABYTE GA-Z170N-WIFI claim...
by Vhalidictes
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Kaby Lake 7700K vs Sandy Bridge 2600K @[H]
Replies: 43
Views: 824

Re: Kaby Lake 7700K vs Sandy Bridge 2600K @[H]

These modest performance increases are why I'm hoping that a 4c8t Ryzen can offer a solid improvement without the high price tag of upgrading to a new i7.  Even if it doesn't top the 7700K, if it can get rid the majority of the bottlenecks I might run into with an i5 2500K at 4.2Ghz without having ...
by Vhalidictes
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Pentium G4620 vs i3-7300
Replies: 123
Views: 3931

Re: Pentium G4620 vs i3-7300

Waco, it's a combination of media files (access time is pretty much irrelevant) and a 1TB Steam library (access times are all that matters, although possibly a nod to large file transfer times for game startups).
by Vhalidictes
Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Unlocked/OC-able CPUs at stock
Replies: 33
Views: 605

Re: Unlocked/OC-able CPUs at stock

What about people like me that are going to OC tonight because of this thread? (Looks like I'm in luck with my SB-E and old-fashioned Base clock fiddling that I understand how to do will work)
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