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Rybags

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#1197137 Phones (not mobile) in cars

Posted by Rybags on Yesterday, 12:30 PM

The network tech is irrelevant really for the user experience beyond the fact that phone is duplex but CB is simplex and that mobile digital will usually be much better quality at short ranges.

 

Also you could in theory have the same physical user experience with either.  Like a mobile handsfree kit with handheld mic or a CB with fixed mic and talk button on a stalk or something.

Whether a handheld mic is allowed for a handsfree phone, NFI.




#1197046 Pondering morph a HP Z620 workstation into a work / gaming rig

Posted by Rybags on 19 October 2017 - 02:42 PM

There's a good YT video around that argues that most watercooling comparos vs air aren't done properly.

It comes down to thermal mass - water cooling takes a long time to accumulate the heat but also takes a long time to get rid of it.  So the 3 minute type workouts commonly used are all wrong.

For a proper comparison and especially in g__day's usage case you'd want 30 minutes or even longer of sustained workout and in that case many water systems would show their weaknesses.




#1197043 Pondering morph a HP Z620 workstation into a work / gaming rig

Posted by Rybags on 19 October 2017 - 01:36 PM

I'd have doubts about an AIO on a multi-CPU system where there's likely to be near 100% workloads for long periods.

Generally these things are good for the consumer 4-core CPUs and workloads where it's just 1 or 2 cores full on or sporadic full workloads.




#1196981 Pondering morph a HP Z620 workstation into a work / gaming rig

Posted by Rybags on 17 October 2017 - 02:44 PM

Maximum workload and disregarding HT, the 20C setup has 66 GHz of CPU power running all cores +3 turbo ratio vs 67.2 for 24C at +4

IMO though any advantage would likely be lost due to more memory contention.

It does seem though that the E5-2595 v2 has a TDP of 115W vs 130W for the E5-2590 v2.

 

Flip a coin really.  The 2590 will be better in situations where lots of grunt is needed when not many threads are running.  And it's cheaper.  But will probably be hotter and use more power in demanding situations.




#1196897 New Rig help please Budget $2000

Posted by Rybags on 14 October 2017 - 12:35 PM

OK... sorry for your loss.  Nice that you can fulfil his final wishes.




#1196895 New Rig help please Budget $2000

Posted by Rybags on 14 October 2017 - 12:16 PM

There seems to be 3 variants of that suggested board (K3, 5, K7) with a price spread of $90.  Would be worth looking into the differences.  Also that so-called special price isn't - MSY comes in @ $289/$399 vs $409/$419 minus the $10 discount.

 

But my main WTF is why anyone would want to stay in Bali for 3 months.




#1196891 Project Binky

Posted by Rybags on 14 October 2017 - 11:38 AM

New episode is up:

 




#1196868 Pondering morph a HP Z620 workstation into a work / gaming rig

Posted by Rybags on 13 October 2017 - 11:01 AM

For about 2 years my main machine was a Dell T3500 workstation.  It had a dual core Xeon but I found an X3550 which is equivalent to a 1st gen i7-950 for $50 on eBay.

Good in that it has triple-channel Ram and better PCIe abilities than lesser machines of it's era.

Not good stuff - the motherboard being a generic Dell isn't exactly great quality and the Bios is lacking in settings.  Clock generation such that the steps are too huge to be any use in overclocking.  Can't even set Ram timings in Bios or by desktop utilities.

- runs hot, there's no direct CPU fan so I tied one on.

- no USB 3.0 or Sata 3 so had to run cards to get that.

- case design with only 2 x 3.5" drive bays.

 

Personally I'd rather run 4 quick cores than 12 slowish ones (this one is only single CPU) but as a gaming machine or general workhorse it's fine.  Not the sort of thing you'd lug around to LAN parties, it weighs nearly twice as much as you'd expect.

 

Things to concern yourself with would be - Sata, USB, PCIe abilities (much better to have the quick IO built in rather than needing addin cards)

- driver concurrency (plenty of people aquire old workstations for like reasons so there should be plenty of info about compatibility with Win7, Win10)

- be OK with the fact that they're generally nowhere near as tunable and customizable as a DIY machine.




#1196692 Blade Runner 2049

Posted by Rybags on 06 October 2017 - 03:27 PM

I was asked if I wanted to go watch it last night... had NFI they'd made it, thought it was just a rerun, remaster or another edit.

 

I'd have to watch the original again, the review on IMDB recommends The Final Cut as the one to prequel it with.




#1196500 installed windows 7 on mums pc no internet

Posted by Rybags on 28 September 2017 - 10:15 PM

Might need to resort to CD burning or something...

 

Generally with the likes of Dell, HP etc. the support page will have the drivers in alphabetical order or at least nowhere resembling the order they should be installed in.

 

The easy rule of thumb is - do chipset drivers first.  Reboot if requested each time.

Graphics next.  Then USB, network, sound.  Then the remainder.

Also they often have bloatware that you can live without which you'd call "optional" like helpers, auto updaters etc.  Up to you whether you want that stuff.

 

Make sure you try for 64 or 32 bit software/drivers as appropriate and for the correct OS.

If you can't get anything for Win8/Win10 then try the Win 7 stuff.

If not for Win 7, then the Vista or XP stuff might work.

But really, if support doesn't go beyond XP the computer's probably not worth keeping.




#1196490 installed windows 7 on mums pc no internet

Posted by Rybags on 28 September 2017 - 05:56 PM

More info needed really, like what's the motherboard, or what's the model if a brand name computer.

 

In my experience Win7 has always provided USB 2 support but if it's something fairly new then maybe the bundled drivers aren't up to it.




#1196322 Same-sex postal survey is a go

Posted by Rybags on 22 September 2017 - 10:29 PM

That's just like saying you'd take a Star Wars fan edit over a plasticine stop-motion remake - 2 related but very different things.




#1196087 Same-sex postal survey is a go

Posted by Rybags on 13 September 2017 - 10:47 PM

If a postal worker values their livelihood so little that they'd chuck votes out... then let them do it.

 

There was an incident years ago near me where they had a sewage blockage, turned out it was a bunch of christmas cards and envelopes flushed down the toilet.

They worked out who it was by planting mail - the guy was pulling letters he thought might have money enclosed and opening then throwing them out.

 

That sort of shit wouldn't be taken lightly - chances are anyone doing it might get given free rent, food and sex for a while.




#1196080 Same-sex postal survey is a go

Posted by Rybags on 13 September 2017 - 10:06 PM

There's next to no need for these things to pass through human hands once posted anyway... they have automated sorting and bulk recipients like this mean they can just mass bin them at an early stage of the process.




#1196064 Twenty Two Minutes to type www.

Posted by Rybags on 13 September 2017 - 03:53 PM

It's all fair enough that there's people out there with SFA idea about computers.

 

What shits me though is when they're employed in positions where IT proficiency is part of the selection criteria and it's obvious they're clueless and being paid for posessing knowledge and skills they don't have.