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Is there consumer s/w available now that uses multi-core CPUs? by Yes[_2_]
Maybe OT, but given the thread about future CPUs, is there consumer software now that actually uses the multi-core CPU technology? I mean, all the additional cores sounds nice, but has any consumer s/w caught up with the hardware? TIA, John Howland
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August 11th 17 03:03 PM
by Yousuf Khan[_2_] Go to last post
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Fragile AMD Threadripper cooler bracket ? by [email protected]
Fragile AMD Threadripper cooler bracket ? This CPU comes with some kind of bracket to mount existing coolers. This has me worried a bit. Their previous AMD X2 3800+ plastic design fractured because of metal screws into plastic causing micro fractures which eventually tore itself apart because of...
August 11th 17 02:49 PM
by Yousuf Khan[_2_] Go to last post
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New build, USB port problem by [email protected]
Hello, I've recently got a new build, here are the specs: Motherboard: Asus strix Z270e Gaming CPU: i7-7700K CPU cooler: be quiet! Dark ROCK 3 RAM: Ballistix sport lt 16GB kit (2x 8GB) Graphic Card: MSI GTX 1080 gaming Z 8G SSD: 2x Samsung 950 EVO 500G M2 + Crucial MX100 256G SATA HDD: WD Green...
August 4th 17 08:25 AM
by Hunter Go to last post
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I don't know how I screwed up disk cloning, but I did by RayLopez99
I will update this post later. Right now as I type this I'm restoring an image to a AMD A8-5500 quad core machine where I had upgraded the hard drive.. I don't know how I screwed up disk cloning, but I did (and I've built several PCs from scratch, though not an expert by any means). Here's a...
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July 31st 17 07:50 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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are ****coin miners buying all the high-end graphics cards? by [email protected]
saw this at PC Whirled 2 days ago: Both messages should resonate with gamers, who have struggled to find available graphics cards because cryptocurrency speculators have snapped up the available supply. Meanwhile, those same gamers have had to wait while developers rewrote their code to take...
July 29th 17 10:17 AM
by RayLopez99 Go to last post
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Ha ha ha I did it: I got an old XP PC running, surprised myself (DellDimension E510 from 2006 surplus) by RayLopez99
This is funny for me. I used to build when I was a lad in the 1980s many a PC from scratch. I even soldered ribbons together for the ATA/IDE interface for floppy drives when they went bad. But I've not touched PC hardware for decades. About 10 years ago, for a song, I bought on eBay a Dell...
July 29th 17 08:53 AM
by RayLopez99 Go to last post
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Anyone built a new PC using AMD Ryzen? by Mr. Man-wai Chang
Out of curiosity ... -- @[email protected] Remain silent! Drink, Blink, Stretch! Live long and prosper!! / v \ Simplicity is Beauty! /( _ )\ May the Force and farces be with you! ^ ^ (x86_64 Ubuntu 9.10) Linux 2.6.39.3 不借貸! 不詐騙! 不援交! 不打交! 不打劫! 不自殺!...
July 28th 17 03:17 PM
by Mark[_20_] Go to last post
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Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ 120mm PWM Fan by Flasherly[_2_]
Put it in last night, replacing the stock, relatively a petite AMD cooler for an eight-core. Pretty substantial, nonetheless, for their base EVO model: consisting of metal backplate, some offset posts for the backplate, and a cross-member to secure the cooler to four posts. Clip the fan on...
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July 26th 17 09:51 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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HDMI by Flasherly[_2_]
D-Sub 15 pin DVI-D HDMI They're all on the MB backplane ports, and I've cycled thru all three within the past couple weeks, sans DVI-D Audio Carrier (particular old plug adaptor happened to have blocked off). Every case they all were unique, in each instance requiring a total monitor setup for...
July 5th 17 11:20 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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Now let's fix the USB card! by pheasant16
OK You guys helped me decide what to do about streaming old movies so how about this annoyance. Having to physically reinsert the card into the slot to get it found is not working out. However there isn't a dust bunny to be found in the computer any longer. Windows XP SP3. 2 empty PCI slots....
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July 4th 17 03:47 PM
by VanguardLH[_2_] Go to last post
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Program to stream .vob ? by pheasant16
Have been away from video for about 3 years. Was going to watch an old movie I'd ripped to the hd with a program called PlayOn. It sees the title, but no longer will play it. Will play .mp4 just fine. Their tech support tells me to remove all media and add back 1 title at a time to maybe...
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June 30th 17 12:58 PM
by pheasant16 Go to last post
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How do you tell whether a display card's firmware is dead? by Mr. Man-wai Chang
I got a GeForce 8500GT that suddenly malfunctioned. Both its DVI and HDMI ports are dead. And is it possible that it's damaged by malware? I have had a 7600GT and a Radeon 6850 that suddenly malfunctioned as well. -- @[email protected] Remain silent! Drink, Blink, Stretch! Live long and prosper!! / v...
June 29th 17 07:07 PM
by Mr. Man-wai Chang Go to last post
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Browser cache will forever be a security problem by Paul[_28_]
Mr. Man-wai Chang wrote: Imagine something wrote a tricky program that swapped the files in the cache folder so as misdirect you to a dangerous website... :) Disconnect from the Internet, now. There, you're "safe".
June 29th 17 03:29 PM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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future CPUs from AMD and Intel by [email protected]
Looks like Ryzen has got Intel's complacent bowels unblocked. They are bringing out an "i9" with 12 cores. But AMD will be competing with "Threadripper" a 16-core beast. Unfortunately, it seems that will use the 4000-pins server socket. So I can't see it being cheap.
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June 28th 17 09:49 PM
by Bill[_36_] Go to last post
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new machine (maybe) by tumppiw[_2_]
I'm looking to upgrade my 6 years old machine as it feels a little long in the tooth when doing things like video re-encoding from x.264 to x.265 (w/ Handbrake, most is only 720p but a few are 1080p and it takes like 19h to do ONE 2.3GB 1080p movie)(the example is Space Battleship Yamato ep01,...
June 27th 17 04:07 AM
by John Doe[_9_] Go to last post
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Monitor advice by Larc[_3_]
This is a bit off topic, but I have a question that should benefit from answers here. My main computer is usually turned on shortly after I get up in the morning and not shut down until just before I go to bed at night. I've also been turning off the monitor, but am wondering if it would be...
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June 22nd 17 09:11 AM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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Should Window$ & Office be confiscated by governments to become free tools to all? by Larc[_3_]
On Fri, 16 Jun 2017 22:56:28 +0800, "Mr. Man-wai Chang" wrote: | | Come on, everyone is still Micro$oft Office to do their business, right? No. I use LibreOffice. It's free and totally satisfies my office needs. Besides, we're not a Communist country. They are the...
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June 19th 17 03:34 PM
by Mr. Man-wai Chang Go to last post
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Almost all WannaCry victims were running Windows 7 by Anonymous Remailer (austria)
One week after it first hit, researchers are getting a better handle on how the WannaCry ransomware spread so quickly and judging from the early figures, the story seems to be almost entirely about Windows 7. According to data released today by Kaspersky Lab, roughly 98 percent of the...
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June 14th 17 11:30 PM
by Char Jackson Go to last post
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Talking about grapefruits and watermelons by Flasherly[_2_]
A CPU is a CPU is a CPU is a CPU. https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/05/epyc_amd.jpg And that's a CPU. Now imagine an after-market CPU cooler/fan(s), e.g. fins and attached heat-wick to a pad to fit it. Most go on a presumption for a base marginally to exceed the CPU...
June 13th 17 11:51 AM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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"Core-X" i9 with 18 cores [CPU wars escalate] by [email protected]
still on socket 2066, but will cost 2 kilo-dollars tech specs on Intel website still a bit thin, like TDP and max frequency
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June 12th 17 08:55 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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