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by The Egg
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 68543

Re: Something's different...

@ FireGryphon If it had been all benign constructive criticism, then what was I reacting to on that 6th day? Nobody has claimed the new owners are without fault or err (they certainly aren't). I doubt they care enough to have any actual hard feelings. The TR community was/is in a very poor position ...
by The Egg
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 68543

Re: Something's different...

I know that Renee was shocked and hurt by the reaction she received here. It's like showing up to your job you've had for years and you have a new office, new floor, new duties, they gave you a 10 year old laptop and told you to get on with it, with no notice. Not only that, but locking out all of ...
by The Egg
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Print Job Eating Utility
Replies: 8
Views: 1445

Re: Print Job Eating Utility

Well that was nice of Microsoft to make that change for W10, I'm sure its much appreciated by those in IT :roll:


What if you went around and configured all the workstations as they should be, and then instructed users that they are not to make changes to the printers?
by The Egg
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Print Job Eating Utility
Replies: 8
Views: 1445

Re: Print Job Eating Utility

^ I think what he's describing is that User A adds a new printer, but does so as a shared network printer rather than local. User B sees new shared printer and adds it, then begins sending print jobs which are routed through User A's workstation. The best solution would be not giving local admin pri...
by The Egg
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Need Shuttle 597V14 picture of IDE1 socket
Replies: 2
Views: 1301

Re: Need Shuttle 597V14 picture of IDE1 socket

Worth a shot in the dark, but not very likely you're going to find that specific VIA Socket 7 out in the wild. There's a handful of images available thorough various search engines, but nothing with a hi-res macro shot in that specific area. Any chance of using a different board?
by The Egg
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4866
Views: 215341

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Too bad it needs a chipset fan. I guess that comes with the X570 territory. I think I'll wait until the next chipset iteration which hopefully lowers the power consumption enough to ditch the fan. Yeah....there's that unfortunate part. On the bright side though, the X570 chipset was designed direct...
by The Egg
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4866
Views: 215341

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

https://images.anandtech.com/doci/14657/ntuub1ekxxxgfumm_setting_fff_1_90_end_500_678x452.jpg Anandtech - The ASUS Pro WS X570-Ace Review: x8x8x8 with No RGB The picture for this review actually jumped out at me because of HOW NICE IT IS to see an actual professional-looking motherboard. No stupid ...
by The Egg
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Microsoft kills HUP for Office 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1762

Re: Microsoft kills HUP for Office 2019

Speaking of Libreoffice, looks like there's a new article this morning.... Arstechnica - A Look At LibreOffice's new 6.3.0 "Fresh" Release "The open source office suite LibreOffice released its version 6.3.0 last week. This was a major release that added many new features, as well as ...
by The Egg
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Microsoft kills HUP for Office 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1762

Re: Microsoft kills HUP for Office 2019

One of the lesser-known benefits of Office 365 is that they offer email hosting for a very competitive price when bundled. My workplace will likely go to 365 from standalone 2013 when we upgrade from Server 2008R2/Windows 7 in the next couple months, but the savings from the current (lesser quality,...
by The Egg
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 68543

Re: Something's different...

Questar wrote:
Ok, one last post.

Renee,
You cannot make a community love you. The best you can do is enable them to love you.

:roll:


:lol:


Getting pretty deep there for a computer tech site.
by The Egg
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Dynamic Clock Rates and Frame-time Consistency?
Replies: 7
Views: 1402

Re: Dynamic Clock Rates and Frame-time Consistency?

It’s certainly worth looking into. I would imagine much of it depends on how the dynamic adjustments are implemented. For example, if a GPU’s thermal limit under x conditions is that it can run at 2025mhz, I imagine it would be preferable from a smoothness perspective to run at a steady 2000mhz, rat...
by The Egg
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Physical GPU Measurements
Replies: 8
Views: 1482

Re: Physical GPU Measurements

^^ Naa. In addition to being more expensive and alot of work, it's more risk than I'd be comfortable with on a hot-running $400 card. I'd sooner take a dremel to the case.
by The Egg
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Physical GPU Measurements
Replies: 8
Views: 1482

Re: Physical GPU Measurements

^^ Yikes, the Sapphire certainly looks taller than 135mm in that pic. I'll have to do alot of double and triple checking. Never imagined finding a GPU would be this much of a PITA.
by The Egg
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Physical GPU Measurements
Replies: 8
Views: 1482

Re: Physical GPU Measurements

Do your GD07 height restrictions take into account the height of the PCIe power connector the (typically) protrudes out the top of the cards instead of the (less common) end of the card? Different card manufacturers size their PCB differently in regards to where the PCIe power connector is located ...
by The Egg
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Physical GPU Measurements
Replies: 8
Views: 1482

Re: Physical GPU Measurements

Regarding my own personal situation (for whoever's interested), the Silverstone GD-07B can accommodate a maximum height of roughly 142mm, but once the card exceeds 210mm in length (which all Navi cards do), it passes underneath a drive cage and height is further limited to approx 135mm. Thus far, th...
by The Egg
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Physical GPU Measurements
Replies: 8
Views: 1482

Physical GPU Measurements

I considered posting this elsewhere, but figured it might be more helpful to others in the future if I make a separate thread. As I had written earlier in the AMD Navi/ RDNA topic , my Silverstone GD-07B has height restrictions for cards and CPU coolers. Over the past generation or so, oversize GPUs...
by The Egg
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: Something old, something new
Replies: 4
Views: 3329

Re: Something old, something new

One thing that's surprisingly difficult to find is floppy controllers. Know of any cheap USB/PCIe/PCI ways to hook up classic 34-pin 5.25" floppy drives? I didn't find anything better than what SS found, but while searching I did find something interesting: Floppy Drive Emulator Apparently you...
by The Egg
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Mystery Casting Issue - HELP NEEDED DESPERATELY!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1484

Re: Mystery Casting Issue - HELP NEEDED DESPERATELY!!

This is one of the many problems with digital devices and streaming. The issue was almost certainly caused by an update -- whether to the Youtube app on your phones, the Youtube app on the Rokus, or a system update on the Rokus. Keep digging around. It's possible a setting was just changed or moved ...
by The Egg
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kempner Rice Diet
Replies: 111
Views: 7509

Re: Kempner Rice Diet

Being diagnosed with a condition doesn't automatically make you an expert on said condition. You may have initially had some bad experiences, but I still doubt anyone here has the education or qualifications to say "all the doctors are wrong" about anything, regardless if they or their &qu...
by The Egg
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Privacy Concerns Facebook/Google
Replies: 11
Views: 1570

Re: Privacy Concerns Facebook/Google

Yeah....things are starting to quietly get really creepy all the sudden, and Google is leading the charge. I'm willing to bet it has something to do with the automatic cross-site login crap that Google is implementing in Chrome and everywhere else. The turnkey default is to have everything enabled, ...
by The Egg
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kempner Rice Diet
Replies: 111
Views: 7509

Re: Kempner Rice Diet

Local man does this one weird trick, DESTROYS Type 2 Diabetes in 15 days (doctors hate him!)
by The Egg
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Storage architecture help
Replies: 22
Views: 1710

Re: Storage architecture help

^^ Some of that's over my head, but yeah, power usage is a concern. I plan to run FreeNAS and a Plex server, but it'll be my first crack at it, and there will be very light usage for such a hefty system and power draw. Does Plex specifically require a Quadro for on-the-fly hardware transcoding?
by The Egg
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega 64 or RX 5700
Replies: 11
Views: 2075

Re: Vega 64 or RX 5700

If you can get a Vega 64 for ~$220 US, that's a pretty good deal. Over the course of a couple years, you'll likely pay for some of the difference in your electric bill though.
by The Egg
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Storage architecture help
Replies: 22
Views: 1710

Re: Storage architecture help

DragonDaddyBear wrote:
I'll have a dual socket 6c/12t 48 GB server I'll let go for cheap once I do this upgrade, if you're interested

Sounds like a solid setup, but the work rig would likely be free. I've actually got a regular Sandy 4/4 setup right now (which I haven't put into use), but it'd be nice to have ECC.
by The Egg
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Storage architecture help
Replies: 22
Views: 1710

Re: Storage architecture help

Since we're on the subject (and while I'm waiting to see if I can inherit a full-on 6/12 Sandy-Xeon server when my workplace does an upgrade in the next couple months) --- any expected issues with using drives of measurably different speeds within a ZFS pool? I have 16TB worth of WD Red drives, and ...
by The Egg
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Navi / RDNA Topic
Replies: 121
Views: 11444

Re: AMD Navi / RDNA Topic

Wouldn't you want a reference cooler for small-form-factor anyway? Blower coolers IIRC are superior for tight quarters. The case is a full ATX. It's an HTPC desktop-style (as compared to tower) though, so it doesn't have gobs of extra height available for tall cards and HSFs. I'm currently on my 3r...
by The Egg
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 68543

Re: Something's different...

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by The Egg
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Navi / RDNA Topic
Replies: 121
Views: 11444

Re: AMD Navi / RDNA Topic

On that note, what's the deal with non-reference graphics cards suddenly ALL being over-height?? My Silverstone GD-07B is somewhat height-constricted (CM 212-series HSFs do not fit), and it's looking like finding aftermarket-cooled GPUs is going to be a PITA moving forward. :x They're all going for...
by The Egg
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Navi / RDNA Topic
Replies: 121
Views: 11444

Re: AMD Navi / RDNA Topic

Purported upcoming Asus and XFX aftermarket-cooled 5700 series cards. On that note, what's the deal with non-reference graphics cards suddenly ALL being over-height?? My Silverstone GD-07B is somewhat height-constricted (CM 212-series HSFs do not fit), and it's looking like finding aftermarket-coole...
by The Egg
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Migrate to M.2
Replies: 7
Views: 1710

Re: Migrate to M.2

If you live near a Microcenter, I bought one of their pseudo house-brand Inland Premium 512GB M.2 drives for my dad, and it's a solid performer for the price. Uses the full Phison E12 controller , Toshiba 64-layer TLC, and has onboard DRAM. If you don't live near a Microcenter, there seem to be othe...
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