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General Chat / Building a new PC soon.
« on: April 01, 2016, 01:06:37 AM »
Have 2 questions. I have been doing a lot of research lately and still am not sure 100% which chipset / cpu I should choose. Some people say I should get better performance out of a the 6700K cpu. and some say I should go for the X99 platform and get one of the 3 non Xeon 2011 v3 cpus. I personally Would like to get the X99 and the 5820K cpu because it has 6 cores and has better multi threaded performance. To me either of the cpus will be enough for the Flight Simulator X game I will mostly play but I have learned that the 6700K is faster in overall windows use because of the faster stock clock. I am going from a overclocked Core2Quad q9550S so I think I will be happy with the 58020K. So the first part of this post is to get some more opinions of the cpu.

Second part is memory speed. Both platforms use DDR4 and cpus support 2133 Mhz speed. I want to get memory rated for 4000 Mhz. If I get that speed will it be easier to overclock the system because the memory is already rated a lot higher than cpu and motherboard support?

It's been over 8 years since I have built a pc and overclocked it. I built a couple pcs for friends but have not attempted to overclock and I know now days its not all about FSB overclocking as I have done to my q9550s cpu but now its a little more involved.

Many processes consuming large amounts of ram for 1 Chrome window showing The Host Helpers Start New Topic page in 1 tab? This is one reason I rarely use Chrome now days. Does anyone know why this happens? Also take a look at Firefox. Firefox has 16 total tabs (most of them Amazon) open in 2 windows.
This is in Windows 7 x64 with basic theme.

I noticed this weird dot by one of my applications which happens to be a classic game I used to play on the pc in the late 90s but now I found it was also made to work on a mac. Out of all apps in applications folder this is the only one with this dot next to it.

Apple store has it for $2499 without tax which here in NJ is 7%. I got mine from B and H photo for 2349 with free shipping and no tax as the store is located in NYC. So I saved over $300 by buying online. I will be paying it off for 2 years with no interest with a new Santander bank credit card which lets me transfer a ballance from another card and get 24 months no interest.
I plan on installing Windows 7 on it also with the boot camp feature which I have no idea what it is but seen youtube video on it.

The specs taken right from B and H Photo site :
 Product Highlights

    2.5 GHz Intel Core i7 (Crystalwell)
    16GB of Onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM
    512GB PCIe-Based Flash Storage
    AMD Radeon R9 M370X Graphics (2GB GDDR5)
    15.4" LED-Backlit IPS Retina Display
    2880 x 1800 Native Resolution
    802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
    Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, HDMI
    Force Touch Trackpad
    Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

General Chat / In need of a boot manager.
« on: June 02, 2015, 02:04:56 PM »
Is there a boot manager in existence that has these features?

* Cannot be part of an actual Linux installation. In other words I will not need to install Linux to use the boot manager.
* Has the ability to completely and safely hide drives or partitions so the currently booted operating system cannot access the other operating systems.
* Can be installed on dedicated small hard drive or removable media to boot. Small SSDs are cheap now.
* Can recognize and manipulate the boot sectors of a variety of current modern operating systems.
* Can be easily reconfigured/reinstalled if needed.

There was a program that did have most of these features many years ago called Boot Magic. It came with Partition Magic software but this was in early 2000s and I would be afraid of using it with modern operating systems. Something similar would be great.

I need a dedicated boot manager so I can run Windows 8.1 and 7 on the same pc. I have done this using a Linux distro boot manager but it leaves the drives visible to all OSes and problems happen. Last time I lost my Windows 7 because something Windows 8.1 did and I cannot afford to waste more time trying to have 2 OS on separate drives on same pc as problems will happen again. Right now I have the Windows 8.1 drive unplugged while running Windows 7. And if I want to run Windows 8.1 I unplug the Windows 7 drive. The Boot Magic was able to hide drives for other operating systems when a particular one was set to boot up.

General Chat / 50 GB free! Cloud drive
« on: March 31, 2015, 04:17:47 PM »
Ok guys time to expand your cloud space.

General Chat / Need help copying a large 30GB file
« on: March 18, 2015, 04:55:15 PM »
It seems simple but I cannot get the copied file to match my md5 hash. So far I tried it multiple ways to copy the file. I tried Terra Copy, Total Commander and the conventional windows 7 copy function. I cannot match the md5 of original hash to certify that the copy was exact.

Any Ideas?

I just happen to visit piratebay a few minutes ago and seen this as an error page saying piratebay host is sending error 522. They are using CloudFlare. The Cloud FLare company offers free and paid plans but is this really necessary to have even if its free? Would any of you benefit from this? I don't entirely understand 100% if something like this is worth the time to sign up and set up.

General Chat / GHOST vulnerability in Linux
« on: January 29, 2015, 06:21:23 PM »
I figured I can share this to you Linux experts here. This is WAYYY too in depth for my Linux knowledge so you guys enjoy!

General Chat / New problem (3TB ext drive and new enclosure)
« on: January 10, 2015, 05:54:02 PM »
So I have a WD external drive (3TB) It appeared that it died but luckily it was the enclosure electronics that died as the drive shows fine connected to a pc directly. The problem I have is that now I have a new enclosure and Win7 wants me to initialize the disk before I can use it. Both enclosures are USB3. Last time I did this long time ago with another drive it got wiped. So my question is this. Why the F I can't just swap enclosures and have the drive work normally? I have over 2TB on there and don't really want to lose all that. Is it because I am using the GUID partition type on the drive? Like I said windows is able to see the drive contents when directly connected to motherboard. I also am sure the new enclosure works as I put a 2 TB drive in and also had to initialize and the drive worked after initialization. But I don't want to initialize a a drive with over 2TB on it. I know I can copy from on to the other and then initialize and copy back but there has to be a easier way.

General Chat / My Ubuntu is dead after replacing graphics adapters
« on: December 30, 2014, 12:27:57 PM »
Any Ideas? watch this.
I made the video in September as i kind of gave up on trying to repair this.

Mobile Devices / BlueStacks Android emulator for windows.
« on: November 25, 2014, 01:11:00 PM »
I got this program a while back and I honestly don't remember from where but probably piratebay. Anyway I can share the install file on dropbox if anyone wants it. Its pretty cool and a good way to use android on windows. It is running Android 4.4.2. It supports most apps except the ones that need gps or the accelerometer or other similar sensors. Installing APKs is as simple as double clicking them from your windows folders. It comes pre-rooted and even has titanium backup pro and a few other pro apps.  Here is some screenshots.

Mobile Devices / Is there a war between Google and Adobe?
« on: October 01, 2014, 01:55:40 AM »
It seems that flash player is no longer supported on Android. I need flash to watch flash streaming videos on some sites and can't get t to work. I went to Adobe and got the latest available one (11.1) and it installed it manually but chrome and websites do not see it installed and even went to a Adobe flash test page and does not work. Anyone knows how to install it on 4.4.4 and have it actually work?

Mobile Devices / Got my very first tablet a couple weeks ago.
« on: August 14, 2014, 06:22:31 PM »
Asus Nexus 7 2013 edition. Before I go any further I must admit that once I started playing around with it I now don't understand how I lived without one for so damn long. This thing is pure performance with visual quality higher than any Retina display Ipad. 7 inch screen with 1920x1200 resolution and a quadcore 1.5ghz, 2GB ram, gps, 2.4/5ghz N WIFI and Bluetooth 4.0. One thing I would like to have more of is flash storage. After the OS (Android 4.4.4) takes its space I only have left about 11 gigs. Not a big deal as I will not be storing a crap load of media on it. The best part of this tablet was the price. $130 on ebay with free shipping. It's a refurbished model but when I received it it looked brand new with no scratches anywhere and no finger prints. Also it's just small enough to fit in my work pant pocket so I have it with me all day and when I get my breaks and lunch I have quick access to it.

Here are the full specs I got from Google.

        7.02" 1920x1200 HD display (323 ppi)
        1080p HD IPS
        Scratch resistant Corning® glass
        1.2MP front facing, fixed focus
        5MP rear facing, auto focus
        114 x 200 x 8.65 mm
        0.64lbs (290g) Wi-Fi, 0.66lbs (299g) LTE
        3950 mAh
        Up to 9 hours active use
        Wireless charging built-in (Qi compatible)
        Stereo speakers
        Surround sound, powered by Fraunhofer
        CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 1.5GHz
        GPU: Adreno 320, 400MHz
        Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n
        NFC (Android Beam)
        Bluetooth 4.0
        Optional 4G LTE
        North America:
        GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
        HSPA+: 850/900/1900/1700/2100 (AWS) MHz (Bands: 1/2/4/5/8)
        LTE: 700/750/850/1700/1800/1900/2100 MHZ (Bands: 1/2/3/4/5/13/17)
        GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
        HSPA+: 850/900/1900/1700/2100 (AWS) MHz (Bands: 1/2/4/5/8)
        LTE: 800/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 MHz (Bands: 1/2/3/4/5/7/20)
        Choose 16GB or 32GB internal storage
        2GB RAM
    Ports And Connectors
        SlimPort™ enabled
        3.5mm audio
        Power and Volume buttons
        Ambient Light

General Chat / I figure Iwould ask here first about PS4 hacking
« on: June 09, 2014, 10:31:34 AM »
I am a total newb to the entire console game world but a friend of mine is thinking about getting a PS4 for his 2 kids age 11 and 9 IF they do good in summer school. He asked me about PS4 used to play downloaded games and such. I have no idea.  Does the console itself need to be hacked for it to accept games downloaded from piratebay or similar site? How easy is it to do? My logic tells me that it does as Sony and other manufacturers will not make it easy for the consumers to play pirated games. So if anyone here can tell me some info regarding this subject I will pass this info on to my friend.
Thank you.

General Chat / Demonoid is back ..... almost
« on: May 10, 2014, 04:27:17 AM »
Demonoid is back but not quite to the level it was years ago. It now uses a domain.
Also Demonoid is in a little bit of trouble with Google.
Read here:

General Chat / Which SSD is better?
« on: April 15, 2014, 09:02:40 AM »
Pinako warned me that Slickdeals will make you buy stuff that you otherwise wouldn't but you know what? It's ok. I work now so I will spend some money and enjoy things LOL.
I am in the run to buy my first SSD and Slickdeals has one for sale that interests me.
Intel 530 Series 2.5" SATA III MLC SSD: 240GB $136

I was reading the comments on Slickdeals and someone mentioned that for a few $ more I can get the faster Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE250BW

But here is my question. I went to newegg and Amazon and compared the reviews. It seems that The Samsung has higher score in reviews but has a 3 year warranty VS 5 year on the Intel. Does it make sense to buy the Samsung with the shorter warranty? Also, from the reviews seems that more people reported the Intel drive just die some time after use. Personally I always trust Intel with CPUs but am not so sure about SSDs eventhough the warranty is better than Samsung. Samsung is a solid company except I had some problems with their desktop Spinpoint harddrives.

Any ideas?

General Chat / Recommendation on a database software?
« on: April 11, 2014, 05:01:43 PM »
Can someone recommend a modern database software for offline use not necessarily needed to be shown online but it could be useful if it can output html interactive pages. I'm basically talking about something that I can catalog computer parts I have here and be able to sort the columns any way I want by type or speed or brand etc. Something oldskool I used to use centuries ago like Borland Paradox or on Mac Filemaker Pro. Something simple.  I know I can probably accomplish this in excel but excel is a little too complicated to use and I'm not sure about sorting columns. Thanks!

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