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by Aranarth
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Low-amp car battery chargers
Replies: 22
Views: 748

Re: Low-amp car battery chargers

If I remember correctly a "maintenance" charger is also known as a "float" charger. https://www.harborfreight.com/automatic-battery-float-charger-42292.html The idea is to keep the lead acid battery around 12v. So the voltage will float around this value. The charger will let the...
by Aranarth
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Updating My Desktop Storage
Replies: 13
Views: 617

Re: Updating My Desktop Storage

Another thing to note is that even if the data files are not on the ssd because the temp files, swap file, and program files are on the ssd you will still see a large speed up for windows.

If you cannot store all of your data on the sdd don't worry.
by Aranarth
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Just wanted to let everyone know
Replies: 44
Views: 1475

Re: Just wanted to let everyone know

And why, of all things, chili? :) I can think of a few reasons: 1) it tastes good; 2) it tastes even better left over; 3) you can make a big batch and freeze some of it; and 4) since you're stuck at home, only you and your immediate family need to deal with any resulting gaseous emissions! You forg...
by Aranarth
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD EPYC 7002 - Rome wasn't built at 14 nm
Replies: 39
Views: 3383

Re: AMD EPYC 7002 - Rome wasn't built at 14 nm

Take a look at the differences between zen and zen +. Some of that is what they did going from a 14nm process to a 12nm process. The chip layout was almost the same using smaller lithography and this allowed them to do a quick respin, grab some low hanging fruit, and really ramp up the frequency. I ...
by Aranarth
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Tricky problems
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Tricky problems

You need a regular mic with a splitter.

Then you can connect the same mic to two machines at the same time.

now dealing with technical issues after doing that is where it is gonna get complicated.
You may need a preamp to deal with impedence issues...

and down the rabbit hole you go...
by Aranarth
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: WiFi sucking up CPU
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: WiFi sucking up CPU

I have always recommended using just the base intel driver without the proset services installed.
Also use windows to manage the wireless networks.

That should fix most of your weirdness.
by Aranarth
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel 10th-generation Comet Lake in 2020 on 14+++++ nm
Replies: 78
Views: 6247

Re: Intel 10th-generation Comet Lake in 2020 on 14+++++ nm

The thing that excites me about the whole thing so far is this proves we need competition. Imagine if AMD was not resurgent with ZEN? Intel would never have started to innovate again! AMD gave them a swift kick in the pants and now they are taking a good hard hard look at things. Just in time to mak...
by Aranarth
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Puppies!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: Puppies!!!

Vrock wrote:
I love puppies! They taste like chicken.


I have heard that vrock tastes like pork! Dinah (the mom) will hunt you down and eat you if you take one of hers...
by Aranarth
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Spacesniffer and Unaccessable Space
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Re: Spacesniffer and Unaccessable Space

Are you deleting files so they show up in the recycle bin or are permanently deleting them so the only way to get them back is to use recuver and the like? If you are only sending to the recycle bin and not emptying the bin your free space will not change. Also there are real files and there are poi...
by Aranarth
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Puppies!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: Puppies!!!

Very spotty! 3 weeks until they're cute? :) Tail cutting is an unpleasant custom. Never got the idea. No treatments for cleft palate? The idea with docking was that depending on the dogs job a tail could be a problem. Tails can get degloved or broken. The original hunting job this breed had called ...
by Aranarth
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Puppies!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: Puppies!!!

https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/92142790_10158771789264893_8917205671116537856_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=nGtmIuxivDcAX-6ZcmI&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=2f686cf3cbb3e4dd7037a07304569a22&oe=5EB07887 https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/91613...
by Aranarth
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Puppies!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: Puppies!!!

Pictures or it didn't happen. Mom and pups are doing just fine! Congrats to the parents! Normally you would dock the tail Why? Why? - B/C that is the breed standard. Working on pics! We lost one of the puppies about an hour ago. It was born with a cleft palate (no roof of the mouth) so it couldn't ...
by Aranarth
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Puppies!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Puppies!!!

So our dog just had 7 puppies last night!

These a english springer spaniels...
Normally you would dock the tail but what is interesting is the last litter we one puppy with a really short tail. this time we had two with even shorter tails.

Mom and pups are doing just fine!
by Aranarth
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon RX Gamma rumors and news
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: Radeon RX Gamma rumors and news

Just goes to show that the one day you NEVER EVER put out a public notice or release a new product is 4/1 just don't do it! :D
by Aranarth
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon RX Gamma rumors and news
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: Radeon RX Gamma rumors and news

Are we sure this is not an April Fools joke?
by Aranarth
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Spending a windfall
Replies: 14
Views: 854

Re: Spending a windfall

ok I'll keep the 19"'s but I'll spin them to landscape.

Thanks for your help!
by Aranarth
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Spending a windfall
Replies: 14
Views: 854

Re: Spending a windfall

I might be slightly gpu choked at this point with the sandy bridge system. However I'll only upgrade my current 24" 1920x1080 asus monitor if i have alredy upgraded my video card. The rx580 works really well to give mostly smooth 60fps. I don't need amazing color reproduction on a monitor just ...
by Aranarth
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Spending a windfall
Replies: 14
Views: 854

Re: Spending a windfall

I refuse to game with a game pad. Mouse and keyboard all the way. https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-mouse-and-keyboard-xbox-one https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/597938/how-to-use-a-mouse-and-keyboard-on-ps4-or-xbox-one https://www.amazon.com/XIM-APEX-Keyboard-Mouse-Adapter/dp/B079SS1CCR You ...
by Aranarth
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Spending a windfall
Replies: 14
Views: 854

Re: Spending a windfall

If you keep waiting for the "next great thing" you'll never build anything. that right there... Plus I'll likely be using it for 3-5 years before upgrading again and by then i might be able to get a 16core 4000 series for 1/2 price. :D The money has not come in yet but I do have $500 save...
by Aranarth
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Spending a windfall
Replies: 14
Views: 854

Re: Spending a windfall

I refuse to game with a game pad. Mouse and keyboard all the way.

True that the next gen for video and cpu is otw.
I'm just getting antsy with waiting for them to show up.
by Aranarth
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Spending a windfall
Replies: 14
Views: 854

Re: Spending a windfall

oh and the system needs to be decently quiet.

It is not in my bedroom and I game with headphones on, but it will be right next to me.
by Aranarth
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Spending a windfall
Replies: 14
Views: 854

Re: Spending a windfall

So last year was not the best year, I lost my Father in law, Great Uncle, and Grandmother. Wife said I can spend some of the money I'm getting (I'm NOT suddenly a millionaire or anything!). The goal is a serious upgrade from my current machine, some future upgradeability, Price $1750 or less and th...
by Aranarth
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Spending a windfall
Replies: 14
Views: 854

Spending a windfall

So last year was not the best year, I lost my Father in law, Great Uncle, and Grandmother. Wife said I can spend some of the money I'm getting (I'm NOT suddenly a millionaire or anything!). The goal is a serious upgrade from my current machine, some future upgradeability, Price $1750 or less and the...
by Aranarth
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 638
Views: 21428

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

No reported cases in Michigan.

Not gonna freak out!
will get my vitamin-d though!
by Aranarth
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: 2.5" 9.5mm non-SMR >1TB HDDs?
Replies: 38
Views: 1911

Re: 2.5" 9.5mm non-SMR >1TB HDDs?

Any particular reason you wouldn't use a SSD with a decent ram cache for this?
by Aranarth
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Pet peeve - it's pronounced "herb" not "erb"
Replies: 159
Views: 18757

Re: Pet peeve - it's pronounced "herb" not "erb"

It's like pronouncing Straw as "Stra". It is not a "Stra" or "Strah" there is a "W" at the end of the word. Pronounce it like you would the word DRAW!!! And for those of us Brits and Indians it is pronounce yuhgurt not YO-gurt!!!! :D Americans and some Canadia...
by Aranarth
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: 2600k > 9700K Am I doing this right?
Replies: 22
Views: 905

Re: 2600k > 9700K Am I doing this right?

Don't forget to get an SSD!!! No matter what your boot drive should be a 500 to 1tb ssd an nvme drive is even better. A computer is only as fast as it's slowest system so why saddle a machine with a slow hdd? You don't need a powerful video card so a radeon rx 470 or similar level of card will be ju...
by Aranarth
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: 2600k > 9700K Am I doing this right?
Replies: 22
Views: 905

Re: 2600k > 9700K Am I doing this right?

You may find that going to an AMD 3600 system with 32gb ram will give you better performance than going to a 9700k.

AMD Ryzen2 chips work really well in office tasks and beat Intel in both price and performance.
by Aranarth
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Any surefire and easy ways to track down drivers for a laptop?
Replies: 6
Views: 1752

Re: Any surefire and easy ways to track down drivers for a laptop?

Yan wrote:
I've found IObit's Driver Booster to be useful.


Highly recommended!
I use it all the time often find drivers newer that what is on the manufacturers website...
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