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General Chat / Re: Building a new PC soon.
« on: April 27, 2016, 06:01:23 PM »
The Z170 board I want supports 3866 DDR4 OC so I was thinking that if I do get ram that is rated at 4000 then I should have no problems achieving 3866. OCing the cpu is a different story and I will worry about that later if i need to. I don't mind spending a little more money and have rock solid memory OC performance. Oh and I will start off at 16 gigs. 2x8 in dual channel on the z170 or 4x4 on the X99 as many X99 boards have 8 DDR4 slots. I'm still not 100% convinced that I should go for the Z170 chipset with a 6700K. I have not found enough info yet on what happens if I decide to use this on a Windows 7 OS. There was talk on some youtube videos that 6700K will not get updates to work on Windows 7. I'm a little confused about that. If intel is going to do this kind of crap like embedding some kind of a signal in their new chips that tells older OSes not to update then I will have to go for a older chip on the X99 chipset like thr 5820K or 5930K. I don't think I can afford the 5960X at this time.

Here is the ram I chose as of now  but this may change when I'm ready to start ordering all the parts.
http://www.amazon.com/G-SKILL-TridentZ-PC4-32000-Platform-F4-4000C19D-16GTZ/dp/B01CLLRPGW?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_2&smid=A1YAK8U7QV5H1E

and the board Z170
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-LGA1151-Intel-Motherboards-GA-Z170X-Gaming/dp/B012IBPJ6I?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_6&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

X99 board
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-2011-3-CrossFireX-Motherboards-GA-X99-GAMING/dp/B00MPIDZMA/ref=sr_1_13?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1461797442&sr=1-13&refinements=p_n_feature_four_browse-bin%3A2057458011%2Cp_n_feature_four_browse-bin%3A6323339011%2Cp_89%3AGigabyte%2Cp_72%3A1248880011

You may be wondering why I chose Gigabyte. Well, I'm just a little annoyed how expensive the ASUS boards are and all the hype about the whole ROG crap. You pay a lot more so they can be stamped with ROG? There are other annoyances I have with ASUS but I will not discuss them right now. Anyway I built a budget pc for a friend using Gigabyte board and was very impressed. You can watch the video about that pc on my youtube here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Snitse99Lf4

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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.

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General Chat / Re: Andre still at it
« on: January 10, 2016, 08:38:24 AM »
I have not been to 110mb for many years. After they took my webspace that I paid extra for I felt that I should never return. I come here once in a while just to see if anyone posted.

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Ok thanks.

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I forgot to mention also that it is impossible to end task Chrome if I needed to restart it without losing previously opened tabs.

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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.


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General Chat / Re: Windows 10
« on: October 06, 2015, 05:39:08 PM »
Thanks Piotr. I already got the download from another website. I also read somewhere that windows 10 will eventually detect illegal software or something like that.

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Thank you. I don't believe I tagged it unless it was by mistake.

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General Chat / Re: Windows 10
« on: October 05, 2015, 11:49:26 AM »
I would like to add one thing I noticed yesterday. Now Micro$oft is pushing Windows 10 SOOOOOOO much that even links to some downloads on their site take you to a "lets have the user download windows 10 instead of the file they were originally expecting" page. HA!!!! I tried to download DirectX as I installed Flight Simulator X and it said that my DirectX was not compatible (which is new to me also as I have installed FSX so many times on different Windows 7 computers and I never got a message about incompatible DirectX. So I went to Micro$oft support page and searched for downloads and searched for DirectX and it took me to a Windows 10 download page. A BIG FU to Micro$oft. Check out this link and then try to get DirectX.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/download-utilities#utabs=win7

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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.

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I also forgot to mention before that I also got a free Parallels Desktop software which I installed Windows 7 in. I think it's better than the Boot Camp as I don't have to mess around with partitions. It works mostly ok but I notice the OS hang when I put the mac to sleep sometimes.

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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 http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1151722-REG/apple_mjlt2ll_a_15_4_macbook_pro_notebook.html :
 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

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General Chat / Re: Windows 10
« on: August 14, 2015, 04:44:52 PM »
I gave Windows 10 2 weeks to try and I did. As I type this I'm going back to Windows 7. Too much crap to relearn or should I say get used to, screensaver will not turn on no matter what, hibernation only works temporarily and then pc wakes up for no apparent reason even when I went through the entire list of hardware in device manager making sure that none have "allow this hardware to wake the computer" or something like this was not enabled. And the most annoying thing is that one of my USB 3 enclosures is not working correctly and makes my drive 10 times slower to access than USB version 1.1. Windows 7 was and still is a very solid operating system and I am not going to give it up so easily. Like someone said previously I think Micro$oft is going backwards on this one. They can keep their windows 10!

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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.
Thanks.

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.

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

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General Chat / Re: New problem (3TB ext drive and new enclosure)
« on: March 31, 2015, 03:58:36 PM »
Well, the weird thing is that after I initialized the drive in windows virtual disk management console and copied files to it then took it out it worked in the same connections types I tried before. So I am confused. It's ok for now. What I am thinking is that the original way the drive was prepared with the original Western Digital enclosure hardware is the problem.

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I think PirateBay is doing this to hide the source server.

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General Chat / Re: Need help copying a large 30GB file
« on: March 29, 2015, 05:10:49 PM »
The original file was copied to my portable drive with another computer on USB 2.0 and the teracopy app verified that as good.

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General Chat / Re: New problem (3TB ext drive and new enclosure)
« on: March 29, 2015, 05:08:27 PM »
Thanks for the reply. This is the enclosure http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J61Y24E/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
And it does not need any software to run. Windows 7 finds driver.

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General Chat / Re: Need help copying a large 30GB file
« on: March 25, 2015, 01:43:58 PM »
Mystery solved! Now that I have the flu I had some time to troubleshoot this problem. My pc was overclocked just a tiny bit too much and it was causing errors (probably the cheap USB3 controller I got on dx.com cant handle the faster overclocked speeds). I had my FSB at 422 for many years giving my pc 3.6 ghz and ram was at 844mhz. I lowered it to 418 which gives me 3.57 ghz. I have no issues with the 422 with anything else that's why I had it running like that since 2008. BTW. Cpu is Core2quad q9550s (65w TDP)  mobo Asus p5q-em 4 sticks of 2 gb corsair 800 mhz ddr2 ram.

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