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by MOSFET
Thu May 10, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Ticking and Popping Sound
Replies: 91
Views: 10505

Re: Ticking and Popping Sound

Don't modern video cards present an HD Audio device entry for every HDMI and DisplayPort connector?

Anyway, OP, please try removing the very old PCI Omega. Then report back. Please.
by MOSFET
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Quality Tempered Without Breaking Bank
Replies: 10
Views: 7145

Re: Quality Tempered Without Breaking Bank

This Phanteks case is mATX and has very dark glass. You won't see wires in the back, and just in case you were looking, the SSD holders are front and center (on the back side), so you can be distracted by Crucial blue or Mushkin green. The case is surprisingly sturdy. The metal is a lot thicker tha...
by MOSFET
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Where did the Compatibility tab go?
Replies: 5
Views: 2995

Re: Where did the Compatibility tab go?

From a quick glance at my own system, it seems .exe's and shortcuts to them still have the expected Compatibility and Run As tabs. Shortcuts to other things, like Steam games and a few other desktop shortcuts, and downloads like MS Update Catalog .msu's, are missing this.
by MOSFET
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Clicky HDD. Any chance it's normal?
Replies: 26
Views: 8941

Re: Clicky HDD. Any chance it's normal?

I listened to your sound clip. There is little to no way that's normal, to answer the thread title's question, but that leaves a small possibility that it is. I have 10-12 Toshiba HDDs of 2, 3, and 4 TB and not one of them is audible in any way. The only two HDDs I have that are audible in any way -...
by MOSFET
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: If you haven't yet, ditch Ryzen Power Plan
Replies: 2
Views: 5456

If you haven't yet, ditch Ryzen Power Plan

I had reported in a few threads about some weirdness with Ryzen in Win10. Not performance per se, but things like not downclocking when idle even when UEFI was set right, weird all-cores-frequency-lockstep stuff, high CPU voltages, that kind of stuff. It was ALL due to AMD's Ryzen Balanced Power Pla...
by MOSFET
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: IP security camera recommedations?
Replies: 14
Views: 7020

Re: IP security camera recommedations?

I have no personal experience with the cloud services provided by camera makers/marketers, although anecdotes I've read would give me pause. Personally I like BlueIris and I'm pretty comfortable with it. Others have good luck with an NVR from a reputable mfg like Dahua or Hikvision. IPCamTalk is a p...
by MOSFET
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Warning about Newegg
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Re: Warning about Newegg

The is fine with me, I don't want this to become the next Washington.


You're in no danger there, Alaskan. You're over 6 million people short.
by MOSFET
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Should I buy: 4x8GB DDR3-2400 (G.Skill Ripjaws) for $160?
Replies: 5
Views: 2161

Re: Should I buy: 4x8GB DDR3-2400 (G.Skill Ripjaws) for $160?

You’ll enjoy the memory capacity more than the inchworm pace of IPC increases. Sandy/Ivy perfectly relevant to upgrade. I would do it.
by MOSFET
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrade recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 3072

Re: Upgrade recommendations?

DDR4 memory prices are discouraging. I still can't get over the DDR4 cost compared to the 8700K - it's maddening. This will be covered to death, BUT, you've got 32GB of working RAM that you want to replace? Hard to do better with your CPU socket and existing RAM, except for a 3770K, which still fet...
by MOSFET
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 128
Views: 13604

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

Cuhulin wrote:
Ought to raise the driving age to 50 anyway - there would be less traffic. :D


With a max old driver age, and mandatory retirement of the driver's license, at 60!
by MOSFET
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Analog Video Capture Card Recommendations Request
Replies: 4
Views: 1786

Re: Analog Video Capture Card Recommendations Request

I have that card too, although I don't remember if it's dual-tuner or not. I'm pretty sure it is Plug-N-Play in Windows 10. I can give it a whirl after work (it's 4pm here, another hour). Oddly enough, I have had an occasion where Windows did not recognize the card, and I assumed it was dead for a w...
by MOSFET
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be
Replies: 28
Views: 8805

Re: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be

I hate to ask the obvious but.... have you updated your BIOS? What board are you using on either of them? This seems odd and perhaps you got a bad kit. Have you tried running a single DIMM to see if it runs faster or 3200? How about using D.O.C.P instead of manually setting it? -Always up to date. ...
by MOSFET
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be
Replies: 28
Views: 8805

Re: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be

These G.Skill modules don't work at 3200 in either Ryzen or Kaby Lake systems, for me. They are Hynix. I got 2400 Ryzen and 2800 KL. YMMV.
by MOSFET
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iOS on VMware 12
Replies: 4
Views: 7074

Re: iOS on VMware 12

There are indeed workarounds for macOS on VMware. It's been about 4 years, but I had El Cap running in VMware Workstation, after a few tips and tricks. It absolutely will not work with an AMD CPU in the host, though. I know you asked about iOS. Looks like that's out. How about virtualizing a PhotonO...
by MOSFET
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The Squirrel Cam!
Replies: 44
Views: 6637

Re: The Squirrel Cam!

Nice crepe myrtle(s).
by MOSFET
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Asus Drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 1595

Re: Asus Drivers

No, stick with the tried and true advice-givers above. And if you're running W10, just put in the GPU, be patient and watch Task Manager sorted by CPU time. Eventually you'll see Driver Installer Module and Nvidia Installation Container. That may be October 2107, but it's recent and WHQL and still b...
by MOSFET
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: sluggish performance
Replies: 27
Views: 4215

Re: sluggish performance

That's the first time in years I've seen someone use the combined CPU view in task Manager. YEARS. Per-thread FTW. Can you get a GPU fan to spin manually? And you're positive the PSU-GPU is hooked back up solidly? You messed up the equilibrium by cleaning. Don't do that ! Monitor, monitor, monitor (...
by MOSFET
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 356
Views: 42427

Re: So who here is actually mining?

Cash and credit cards just aren't always an ideal solution. Why does PayPal exist? Actually, cash and credit cards are the perfect solution for all legal (and even most illegal) transactions. Paypal exists to help move cash and credit around easier and faster. This is my first entry in this thread,...
by MOSFET
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: USB to XLR
Replies: 23
Views: 5621

Re: USB to XLR

Dashak wrote:
Also stay clear of his lawn.


LOL'ed even before Ned's reply so had to log in to record it.
by MOSFET
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 364
Views: 42787

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Joking, Well...to go a little OT My most stable non-server system is Asus ROG Strix Z270G + i5-7600K @ 4.8 + Nvidia graphics + Samsung NVMe SSD + Seasonic PSU + 32GB DDR4-3200 @ 2800 (yes, this TridentZ failed miserably at 3200 here and in X370+Ryzen5, but it was my mistake to buy 4x8GB). This syst...
by MOSFET
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 364
Views: 42787

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

You just have to put up with a fairly innocuous activation prompt if you don't want to pay. To my surprise, this recently disappeared from the desktop of unactivated systems. I have a couple of Blue Iris systems that run 24/7 and haven't been activated ever, and they just sit there and run (exactly...
by MOSFET
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: 2.5" HDD noise levels
Replies: 8
Views: 4299

Re: 2.5" HDD noise levels

HGST Travelstar 1TB 7200rpm = 100% inaudible to me. It's in a NUC that boots from m.2 SSD and sends USB audio to a Schiit Modi2 DAC and then to a Pioneer SX-5580 blackface West German version.
by MOSFET
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Let's take a look at the VP9 decoding performance of 20 different processors!
Replies: 68
Views: 20948

Re: Let's take a look at the VP9 decoding performance of 19 different processors!

-The A10-8700p is curiously slow for a 4T processor, being only slightly faster than the "little core" Atom X7 Z8700. The ancient C2D E8600 is in a completely different dimension, easily outclassing both processors despite only having 2 threads to work with. The single-channel RAM is like...
by MOSFET
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F - Anyone Using?
Replies: 31
Views: 8185

Re: ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F - Anyone Using?

You're missing nothing by not installing AISuite except all the headaches. The first thing you will do after installing it is...uninstall it. You need zero of those programs. If you want Aura, just install Lighting Control (although I've had no luck with 1-0-0-5-28 version). If you want BIOS updates...
by MOSFET
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10-1709 not "snappy" SOLVED
Replies: 15
Views: 1994

Re: W10-1709 not "snappy" SOLVED

No offense, but that's hardly a clean install.

I would suggest a clean install. Windows 7, then windows 10 immediately.
by MOSFET
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrades Complete (2500k to 1600x)
Replies: 13
Views: 2478

Re: Upgrades Complete (2500k to 1600x)

Stupid decorative heatsinks strike again. Edit, actually in the gallery you uploaded they don't look too ridiculous. I guess the case doesn't leave quiet enough clearance for a standard radiator and 25mm fan thickess :( I've had the same issue trying to install (Corsair) CLCs in the top panel on (m...
by MOSFET
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Best VPN, Your Opnion
Replies: 32
Views: 12171

Re: Best VPN, Your Opnion

I parsed the list at ThatOnePrivacySite recently and it looked to me like Mullvad ticked almost every tickable box. I was reviewing it for a friend, though - I don't use a VPN (yet anyway).
by MOSFET
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: VMWare Question
Replies: 6
Views: 4636

Re: VMWare Question

Good answer but opposite opinion here. You’re virtualizing to virtualize, and a good backup system (Veeam, Nakivo) will help keep you out of the avian situation mentioned above. VCSA is very stable, low resource in Tiny mode (2 cores, 8GB, 50GB) and if you really mess one up, you’re not dead if you ...
by MOSFET
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SATA Card Blues
Replies: 25
Views: 2882

Re: SATA Card Blues

Max speed for i3-8100 is DDR4-2400. Unless -K i3s go higher, then that goes for all i3s except where the ceiling is 2133. I have an i3-7300 and a Supermicro B250 and the board allows nothing but 2133. Same with mobile - almost always limited to 2133, even in Kaby Lake NUCs.
by MOSFET
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SATA Card Blues
Replies: 25
Views: 2882

Re: SATA Card Blues

Asus mobo manuals are pretty good, as these things go. They usually have a decent pictorial followed by a decent table explaining the PCIe routing on each board (or board series). Definitely check this out, so we can rule in or out any weird routing. Windows can see your card even if the system BIOS...
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