Posts by Siran d'Vel'nahr

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1939853)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings,

Great News!!!

I watched a video where an i7 8086k was dropped into a Z370 chipset motherboard and the machine booted up into the UEFI BIOS and Windows 10 without a hitch. All I have to do now is wait for the email from Intel letting me know that I am one of the winners. ;)

Newegg has the CPU for sale for $424.00 US.

Siran
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1938709)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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I too never owned an original 8086, but my Tandy 1000 HX ran a 8088. It also has a first generation 16 color monitor. I had complete strangers knock on my apartment door to see it. 256 K RAM expandable to 640 K and a 1200 baud modem. Amazing how far we've come...

The 8088 had an 8 bit external bus while the 8086 had a 16 bit bus. Thing is, they were both 16 bit architecture. Motorola came out with the 68000, a 32 bit processor, the same year as the 8088.

Here's an interesting story about the 8088

Siran
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1938666)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Anyone want one free of charge?

24 hours only
Limit of one (1) Sweepstakes Entry per person. More than one (1) Sweepstakes Entry from any person will void all Sweepstakes Entries for that person.

Made my one (1) and only entry last night. :)

I seldom win on anything like this. Here's hopin' a new trend emerges. :)

Siran
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1938461)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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You're welcome :-)

I'm entering tomorrow :-)

Well, all I can find is that 2 tech websites say the 8086K will run on 300 series chipset motherboards. I did see one comment on a site were the guy said 300 series (not 370). I do tend to ignore some comments soooooo... We'll see. I'll keep looking.

Me too! :)

Siran
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1938453)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Anyone want one free of charge?

24 hours only

OK! I never did have an original 8086 processor from Intel. My first was the 486 DX2 66. I WANT ONE OF THESE!!!

Question is, will it run in my Z370 motherboard or will I need a new one with the Z390 chipset? Questions, questions, nothing but questions... I will research this for sure! :)

Thanks for posting this Sirius! :)

Siran

[edit] Regardless, I want one even if I do have to get yet a new motherboard. :) [/edit]
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1937794)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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ASUS to release MoBo with 20 GPU support

https://www.asus.com/us/News/ZwwO4E0EimUoYyEi

Oh great, just what we need, more miners buying up the GPUs and further inflating the prices for those of us that CANNOT afford to spend $1000 on a video card. I just hope that my GTX 1050ti out lasts me, 'cause I cannot afford to buy a replacement. Cryptocurrency could not go away fast enough in my opinion, not that it's ever gonna. :(

I watched a video where Paul, the video maker, walked into a Fry's, I believe it was, and saw a guy pushing a cart out with about 10 GTX 1070s. The price at the time was about $700 or more each. Paul went to the shelf and there were NO 1070s on the shelf. Damn cryptocurrency mining!!!

Siran
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1937375)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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The latest NVidia driver release might result in a crunching performance improvement if you do a clean install & leave out the GeForce Experience feature.

NVIDIA is rolling out the new privacy center and requisite changes to their new privacy policy. Both of these indicate that telemetry will return to being solely a GeForce Experience feature rather than being part of the standard display drivers.

NVIDIA Releases 397.93 WHQL Game Ready Driver: Telemetry Changes for GDPR.

Hi Grant,

I quit using GeForce Experience a long, long time ago in an Operating System far gone today. ;-) I used it on Win 7 and it would tell me there was an update so I would try to get it. It would sit at download forever and not do anything. Somewhere along the line I found, either here or on the Internet, that GeForce Experience should not be used. So I will download the update, start it, do a clean and custom install where I will deselect GeForce Experience and continue on with the install.

I'm glad you posted about this. Looks like I'm in need of another update. ;-)

Thanks Grant! :-)

Siran
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 19 Year Club! (Message 1937244)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Seems I join the club today. 19 years, how time flies!!

Greetings Bernie,

Congrats! Mine was on Wednesday and I missed it... AGAIN! lol I keep missing the 23rd of May. Must be an omen or some such. ;)

Again, congrats! :)

Siran
9) Message boards : Number crunching : New computer on the way (Message 1937068)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Been a little bit busy these last couple of days. its funny where all the time goes when you take a couple of days off.

It looks like I am getting problems on this machine with AURA, I have found a couple of times a lighting file busying up the processor and slowing down WU processing. it will be removed in due course.

-[ snip ]-

Hi Kevin,

I had Aura on my PC and got rid of it due to what I learned from Keith here. I would suggest uninstalling Aura, and from other stuff I've read on the Internet, any software from ASUS such as the software they have for getting system information like AISuite or whatever it's called.

After I uninstalled Aura I had to go into Task Scheduler and the Registry and weed out other entries for ASUS software.

I have been using ASUS motherboards since forever. I had quit using their software until Aura. ASUS makes excellent hardware, but when it comes to their software, they are poorly lacking.

Have a great day! :)

Siran
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1936677)
Posted 22 May 2018 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Firefox locking up and BoincTasks crashing. Supposedly fixed by newer NVidia drivers, but that's not my experience. Still getting crashes with FF 60.0.1 and NVidia 397.64.
FF has been totally unusable on my Surface Tablet since the 1st update this year. Forced me into Edge which I DESPISE!

If you're a believer in Biblical prophecy it would appear M$ is the foretold 'Mark of the Beast'. The opening screen on Win10 should simply be text "Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here".........

HOLY CRAP!!!

You would think that Micro$oft would make sure that their junk would run on their junk. Oh wait! They want the WORLD to run EDGE on the Internet. Yeah, disable any browser BUT Edge and force it down everyone's throats. Edge popped up on me when MY PC was upgraded to v1803 even though my DEFAULT browser is Firefox.

I watched (read and watched) the suit against Micro$oft back in the 90's. Gate's really tried to skirt the issue when he was asked questions at his deposition. Internet Exploder was so tied to the Operating System that it would make Windows no longer usable if one tried to get rid of IE. It looks to me like they are trying that same stunt with Edge. "Use our browser or you cannot use Windows." I believe, from what I have read that it's the same with Cortana.

Have a great day! :)

Siran
11) Message boards : Number crunching : New computer on the way (Message 1936578)
Posted 21 May 2018 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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[ snip ]-

Hi Siran. Yes it is the software that does the damage. Aura has had lots of issues since launch. I think there have been a dozen or so firmware/software updates for the product. Best thing to do is to set the RGB configuration that you want with the software, then uninstall the software leaving the last configuration in place. Same goes for any other RGB software, set the lightshow you want then uninstall the control software.


Hi Keith,

I've already uninstalled Aura this morning. I'm glad you told me that Aura has had issues, thanks. :)

Siran

For context look at this post from today. It even has a popup caution explaining the problem.

Aura makes SPD appear corrupt on ram with Aura lighting

My RAM doesn't have RGB. Only the motherboard does and I didn't buy it because of the RGB. It was bundled with the i7 8700 CPU. It seems harder to get components that don't have RGB anymore. Too bad so many would rather their PC "look bitchin' " or is that "sick" in today's terminology? Rather than work correctly. The only attention to aesthetics I did was to make sure my RAM coordinated with the black / white / silver of the motherboard. I didn't want the sticks to be red, blue, green or any other color other than the silver they are. ;)

BTW, I have never, do not and will not overclock any part of my builds. ;)

Have a great day, Keith! :)

Siran
12) Message boards : Number crunching : New computer on the way (Message 1936562)
Posted 21 May 2018 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Use RGB hardware at your own peril.

Hi Keith,

Ah, so it's not the RGB LEDs doing the actual harm, but the software that controls the RGB LEDs. Now that makes a hell of a lot more sense.

-[ snip ]-

Siran

Hi Siran. Yes it is the software that does the damage. Aura has had lots of issues since launch. I think there have been a dozen or so firmware/software updates for the product. Best thing to do is to set the RGB configuration that you want with the software, then uninstall the software leaving the last configuration in place. Same goes for any other RGB software, set the lightshow you want then uninstall the control software.


Hi Keith,

I've already uninstalled Aura this morning. I'm glad you told me that Aura has had issues, thanks. :)

Siran
13) Message boards : Number crunching : New computer on the way (Message 1936520)
Posted 21 May 2018 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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-[ snip ]-

Use RGB hardware at your own peril.

Hi Keith,

Ah, so it's not the RGB LEDs doing the actual harm, but the software that controls the RGB LEDs. Now that makes a hell of a lot more sense.

The only RGB my new build has is on the motherboard; 8 LEDs on one edge of the board. I am using ASUS's Aura software. I do believe I will be uninstalling Aura and turning off the RGB. Or maybe just leave the RGB at default, since it's minimal and doesn't really bother me that much. I actually think that all the RGB put on ALL the components of a PC is kinda stupid. There's no real benefit to it except bragging rights as to who's looks the best and brightest.

Thanks for clearing this up for me Keith! :)

Have a great day! :)

Siran
14) Message boards : Number crunching : New computer on the way (Message 1936442)
Posted 20 May 2018 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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How can flashing LEDs on DIMMs corrupt or damage a motherboard?


Ask Keith, you can give you a very detailed account of how it happens. I'm just to lazy to look for the answer, which he posted some time ago in another thread.

OK, are you referring to the LED that comes on during P.O.S.T., the DRAM LED, or the RGB LEDs on the DIMMs themselves? If it's the DRAM LED, then I understand, maybe. I would think that if the DRAM LED is flashing that the RAM itself would possibly corrupt or damage the motherboard, not the LED itself.

Siran
15) Message boards : Number crunching : New computer on the way (Message 1936437)
Posted 20 May 2018 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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ASUS updated their warranty regarding

I was going to copy and paste it here but it's doesn't copy correct. Here's a link to the page

https://www.asus.com/us/support/Article/925/

Basically, if another other part corrupts or damages the Motherboard, it voids the warranty. (ie. those flashing DRRs that Keith talks about)

How can flashing LEDs on DIMMs corrupt or damage a motherboard? I don't see how. I'm no electrical engineer or anything, but I do kinda understand how LEDs work and I don't see them doing any harm. Except maybe to ones eyes after staring at them for a time. ;)

Siran
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 19 Year Club! (Message 1936412)
Posted 20 May 2018 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings,

Three days from today will be my 19th. Whoo! Almost 2 decades. :)

Siran
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1936391)
Posted 20 May 2018 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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NYC in 12k.
What do you do if you've got a 6-axis gyro stabilized gimbal? Stick 3* 8k cameras on it on a drone and film NYC.
I've you've got a large 4k monitor the images are truly impressive, particularly the early evening section. (Reminds me of scenes from Bladerunner and The 5th Element).

Don't have a 4k monitor but that video is downright AWESOME!

BTW... That was no drone. The gimbal and cameras could not be installed on any drone I have ever seen, well except maybe military drones. A helicopter was used for the shoot.

Here's some images.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1936087)
Posted 17 May 2018 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Oh HELL no!

You mean to tell me I spent a month getting my Win10 laptop just the way I like it and now I have to start all over again?
WTF Microsoft?
So many changes, I don't even know where to start...
And some whacky ones too... An Edge shortcut on my desktop? Booking & Amazon bookmarks reappearing in IE?
Not to mention I'm probably the only person on the planet that actually uses Bing as my homepage (I like the pictures), and as a "thank you" I get my picture settings changed back to "tiny pic, for slow internet connections"!? Why? WHY??

And why am I even blaming MS? This sh*t is all on Google. Maybe even Apple (but I wouldn't know). They started it.
MS you are late to a party no one wants to go to!

I know this is old news for everybody, but I just HAD to drop by and vent!
I feel a bit better now, thanks for listening :)

Edit: And we have to do this every 6 months now?

Iwazaru,

Since Micro$oft now "OWNS" every PC and device that Windows 10 is installed on, yes. We have to go through this crap every 6 months or so. Bing? I would say you are probably 99.9% correct. I'm sure there are others that think Bing is the cat's meow. Me, I don't and I ran the comparison to Google when Bing came out and did not like what I saw in Bing. Sorry guy. ;)

Make sure you check you settings since Micro$oft has had a bad habit of changing them to what THEY want. They don't care what WE want just as long as they get what THEY want. I like Windows 10; it's a great improvement over what's come before. I just don't like Micro$oft's tactics.

Siran
19) Message boards : Number crunching : New computer on the way (Message 1935525)
Posted 13 May 2018 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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It's almost impossible to keep dust from accumulating in rads, even with very fine dust filters on the ingress areas. You will still need to vacuum/blow out rads every month or so.


Wheel outside back door, compressor + air gun:-)

Wiring almost done, 1st card temp installed in slot 4. lost use of one of my usb 3.1 headers - not enough headroom above it to fit plug.

I watched a video from this guy that has been running a computer build/repair business for 27+ years. He uses a leaf blower to blow out PCs and it works like a champ. Does zero damage to the innards of the PC. The leaf blower was used to disprove the fan spin myth. He actually got the fan to generate a tiny electric current. Plugged it back into 12V DC and it work as designed.

I also watch one of his videos where he tried to destroy a CPU with no success at all. No heat sink, no fan, nothing to cool the CPU and it would not die. And people are so adamant about cooling a CPU or not forcing fans to spin overly fast with compressed air or whatever. Of course those videos where "Don't do this at home." by nature, unless you do it carefully.

Same thing with magnetic items inside a PC. Use a magnetized screw driver so you don't lose screws that you forget about dropping and end up under a MOBO shorting it out. Back in the day when all we had was magnetic media, 8 / 5.25 / 3.5 inch floppies, magnets had to be kept far away from them.

Siran
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1935175)
Posted 11 May 2018 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Micro$oft, give me back MY full control of MY PC!
You have been assimilated, resistance is futile. Comply.

LOL!!!

Funny you should say that. I said something very similar just the other day.

"We are the BORG, you will be assimilated; resistance is futile. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own."

I believe I said it about how the OS says "WE" will do this or "WE" will change that for you...

Our individuality has been taken away from us. I renamed the icon "This PC" to "Rick's PC" and the icon for "Recycle Bin" to "Garbage Dump". At least I restored that iota of individuality. ;)

Siran

[edit] corrected a spelling error [/edit]


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