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Posts posted by KarathKasun

  1. 14 minutes ago, Plutosaurus said:

    1st Gen ryzen is fine for low end gpus at 1080p or mid-range gpus at 1440p, with reasonable frameate.


    You won't generally get 144+, but it will be perfectly fine for 75+ for the most part.


    I wouldn't upgrade unless you are specifically chasing high refresh rates.

    Higher resolution = less CPU demand and more GPU demand.  If the CPU is good for 100fps at 1080p its good for 100fps at 8k.

  2. USB isnt an audio interface, its a data interface with a host/client architecture.  You need a USB host device (computer) to run a client device (DAC).


    You could, in theory, setup a Raspberry Pi to run headless and do the redirecting.  But you will always have latency issues.


    Get a DAC with optical input if you really want to solve the issue.

  3. 38 minutes ago, Intransigent said:

    Just think, you've spent a fifth of that telling me how long the video is. Could already be a fifth of the way through.


    22:00 mark: 3DMark 2001 getting 20 fps.


    23:40 mark: My god listen and look at what this "top-of-the-line" laptop is all about. $4000+ retail price. I just bought a brand new 2019 Windows 10 Pro 14" 1080p laptop for just $130 that is way better than that thing. Oh how times have changed. No wonder nobody gamed on PC back then like we do now. People didn't have $4000 to burn back then.

    What of it?  People had the money, the dot com bubble was still kinda going.


    Go back to the 80s or 90s.  There were $50k workstations that any modern computing device destroys.  Just think about that for a moment, there were workstations that cost ~3x a family car of the era.


    As for performance, the increase over time is exponential.  We are at thousands of times the number of transistors now.

  4. 9 minutes ago, Spinee said:

    What I'm confused about is why this only started happening recently. I was able to game fine before, with no changes to chargers or anything. What could have, if it happened, changed the power limit since then? During gaming, I lose battery when charging, which is normal for the reason you stated, but Windows still displayed it as charging. Now, the charger just completely stops charging and starts charging in quick succession.

    It could just be that MS updated Windows to display the status differently recently.


    No, not really.  You would need advanced component level / IC level knowledge and possibly firmware disassembly knowledge to change any kind of power limit... assuming its not in some kind of one shot memory that cant be altered.

  5. The charger or power management circuit is power limited for some reason.  When gaming you are exceeding the power cap of that circuit causing the system to start drawing current from the battery as well.  When this happens, windows displays the charge status as running on battery/disconnected.


    Ive had several Ultrabooks and tablets that will do this when running synthetic stress tests.


    Undervolt the GPU a bit, power draw will reduce by ~20% and possibly clear up this issue.

  6. 12 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

    We aren't screaming that it's a bad CPU, we're screaming that it's the weakest part in his system and, since OP has $400 to upgrade, he might as well just throw in a 3600 or something.

    No, $400 gets you into a GPU that matches well with the CPU while $250-$300 does not.


    Get the better GPU now, and throw $100 at a 3600 a bit later when prices drop.


    Note that the OP will also likely need a decent 550w PSU anyway.  RX 5700 + 550w PSU should come out to roughly $400 US.

  7. 4 minutes ago, Isaac2005! said:

    I have a 1660 6gb and a Ryzen 5 2600 on the way and was just wondering what FPS I could expect in games like KSP and civilisation 

    Acceptable FPS.


    If you already ordered it, just wait till the parts get there and see for yourself.  This is the kind of question that reviews can generally answer, and you look them up before you buy.

  8. 15 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

    If you need an upgrade I'd upgrade your CPU tbh. What's the rest of your specs?

    Disagree.  Pump that CPU up to ~3.8ghz and it will perform fine with up to a GTX 1660Ti/Super/2060 or RX 5700.


    I had one, it performs fine.  For games its about the same as a 1600, which I dont see people screaming about needing an upgrade at this point.

  9. 7 minutes ago, TheRCMGuy said:

    so i just gotten my CM MWE 550W 80+ PSU and was looking through both the PSU manual and mobo manual (b450 pro gaming carbon ac), and notice that whilst the 24-pin connector doesn't have a pin in the ~20th slot, the manual for the mobo say that should be a 'Res' pin on the connector. Will the mobo still operate without said pin when plugged and power or will I have to spend for a different psu/mobo?

    RES = Reserved = not used.

  10. 13 hours ago, Radium_Angel said:

    My point was, I'd take any of those I listed over an HP or Lenovo any day.

    I work for a gov't institution. *Anything* Lenovo is banned from use/purchase there.

    We use "enterprise quality" HP systems. Total shit. Build quality, as well as the parts inside, are the cheapest junk they can make boot and shove out the door.


    I agree with you, Dell if you must buy a name-brand system

    I have seen tons of recent Dell laptops with random hardware level failures, like Ethernet and WiFi going AWOL.  Replace the WiFi card, no joy, the slot or PCH has failed in some way.


    Most systems are really made in the same manufacturing plants with similar parts.  The final assembly may be done somewhere else, but all the parts are generally the same quality minus actual design flaws.

  11. 13 hours ago, mariushm said:


    In real world, you'd actually have a longer lifespan with just 1-3 bigger SSDs.

    A bigger SSD will have a bigger area of NAND memory it can use in SLC or MLC mode as a write cache, reducing the erase cycles of each NAND page. Also, the controller will have a larger pool of available nand pages to shuffle data around, before it has to resort to actively moving content from pages to erase them and make pages available.

    Also, you write less actual data per SSD, but you'll still writing recovery information to multiple drives so the actual amount of data you write on a drive at the end of the day will increase.

    You'd also need a fancy 12-16 port SAS/SATA controller to do a RAID with 10 drives, you'd be limited to 6-8 with a cheaper controller ( raid 5/6 with 1-2 hot spares), making the total available space around 2 TB.


    Using 10 ssds in a server like this, for this application, just seems like a waste of SSDs and a problem waiting to happen. I'd just sell a few of them to get some money and buy a single big SSD.

    You even have 2 pci-e x4 slots so you could get a M.2 to pci-e x4 adapter card (ebay, a few dollars) and put a nvme m.2 on pci-e x4 and you have 1-2 TB of SSD at up to 3-4 GB/s

    That and one or two 480 GB SSDs on plain SATA and your problem is solved.

    All of this info is generally false.


    8 port SATA controller + 4 ports on the MB is sufficient.  Software RAID is more flexible and easier to recover in addition to not needing fancy hardware.  A larger array that is properly configured will have more hot spares and can withstand more drive failures as well.


    Larger SSDs use denser flash memory with more states per cell, raising the cell error rate.


    The network connection is the bottleneck, not the SATA interface.  Swapping to M.2 gains you nothing.

  12. Just now, SenKa said:

    You're comparing a consumer gaming laptop to an enterprise productivity one, two different ballgames.


    Lenovo costs more because they're built better, and built to last. They markup basically boils down to the fact that a Thinkpad will more likely still be working in a decade, where an HP will not.


    For gaming, which I imagine is your goal(?), the HP is objectively better in literally every way other than battery life. For literally anything other than gaming? Thinkpad all the way.

    Err, no.


    The HP EliteBooks are built like tanks.  The new Thinkpads are pretty average in reliability.  Fans of the Thinkpad line have started moving to other laptops ever since Lenovo took over from IBM.

  13. 10 minutes ago, mariushm said:

    Sell 3-4 SSDs and get a mechanical drive if you need disk space.

    Or get a 1 TB QLC SSD like that 100$ Intel one... will be good enough for reads, also decent for writes (you're not gonna write tens of GB within a super short time to fill its cache)

    even a tlc drive is cheap.


    I wouldn't bother with an extra controller, you have 4 sata ports, enough

    OP has 10 SSDs on hand, 5tb worth of drives.


    If OP was to set them up with 1 as the boot drive and 9 as a software RAID 0 or RAID 5, the lifespan of the drives would be increased by a factor of 7x - 9x.  Mainly because 1tb of writes to that array would only write ~100gb per drive.