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KarathKasun

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    KarathKasun got a reaction from descendency in AMD, threads on threads on threads?   
    I am the citation.  SMT hurts lots of consumer tasks like gaming because it adds latency to the pipeline for each thread.  This is why you can get better/more stable FPS with SMT off.
     
    It helps server workloads because they are not as sensitive to the extra latency because they are generally not doing real-time tasks.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Septimus in AMD, threads on threads on threads?   
    4-way SMT is only going to be for servers/datacenters.  It does not make sense for consumer parts because consumer workloads tend to be more latency sensitive.
     
    Sun Microsystems had 8-way SMT chips in the early 2000's, this is nothing new.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from TheSLSAMG in AMD, threads on threads on threads?   
    I am the citation.  SMT hurts lots of consumer tasks like gaming because it adds latency to the pipeline for each thread.  This is why you can get better/more stable FPS with SMT off.
     
    It helps server workloads because they are not as sensitive to the extra latency because they are generally not doing real-time tasks.
  4. Agree
    KarathKasun reacted to Alex Atkin UK in 2.5 Year Old PC Keeps freezing and while installing Windows gives a WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR   
    Have you ran memtest to see if your RAM is faulty?
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    KarathKasun reacted to Streetguru in Looking for a workstation laptop under $500   
    also old workstations are going to be less power efficient with their graphics cards and likely have pretty poor battery life if that's important
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    KarathKasun reacted to Raymond TSM in Honestly, plz halp 2019 upgrade from 2014   
    Ended up BREAKING my budget and just ponying up the rupples. Nobody really suggested a build or an idea so I just went ham and researched for days the features I wanted and really sat back and thought about it and this is what i decided on:
     
    AMD RYZEN 7 3700X  G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3600mhz (Non RGB, went for the solid red for a white/red build with a bit of RGB.) MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI Gaming MOBO (I know I DIDN'T NEED the X570 and did research and DID find some Mobo's of the 470 and 350 sets that would have worked. But I feel like I got a good price on it and the VRM is decent enough for my needs with dual extension wifi built-in. Put some bigger atennaes on it and my wifi is crazy awesome now. Also I am interested in the PCIE 4 m.2's that are blazing fast.) Seasonic FOCUS series SSR-750FM 750W 80 + Gold PSU (Got a good price on it, sort of an annoying PSU as i've never had a PSU with a HARDWIRED PCIE for the GPU but it's also a smaller sized one and allowed me some extra cable room. I went for the 750 because the 550 / 650 was literally a savings of about $25, and headroom isn't ever a bad thing.) DIYPC D480-W-RGB White (A bit of a janky half plastic half metal case. Again tho, got a good price and I was amazed what $60 gets you with it. RGB fans "cheap basic rgb fans" mind you but with a cheap but effective little RGB 4pin/5pin controller that IS aura sync/msi mystic compatible so you can add extra fans and extra rgb's without a direct mobo pin. Sizable case, decent front I/O. It's all a little cheap, but I was surprised at how spacious and open the design was, wasn't hard to build.)

    Even if the Fans and RGB die in a few months, still feel like it was a pretty decent buy. 
    This all came to a grand total of Total Amount:$1,225.38 with tax from newegg. It came by UPS and they literally left it at a UPS access point that was the equivalent to a Crackhead Quicky mart, but surprisingly no DOA components thus far. Keeping the boxes and everything for a few weeks just to make double sure.

    Don't think I did too bad as it was only a few hundred over my budget and was a total make-over. 1070 I had went in, all the drivers and etc got done. Stock cooler (Wraith) is pretty decent actually but I did have an issue with the bracket and smudged a bit of the stock paste so i'm getting idles of about 40C -- little hotter than I would expect. 

    And so I'm blowing the budget a bit more and ordering the following that I feel like I require to "Fully complete" the build:
     
    Tripp Lite 1200LC Power Conditioner (Because screw the power and I move a lot so It's probably gonna be a good safety measure. All my equipment (Monitor, etc.) should only have a MAX load of about 600w I have calculated, and that's using everythings max wattages. Should be plenty of headroom.) a hyper 212 RGB black edition CPU cooler Extra fan for exaust of CPU cooler 4 4pin fan extensions to cleanup my horrendously short cables. a 1x4pin 1x3pin Y splitter to connect the second fan to the CPU header. Made sure that the 3 pin only gets the RPM of the 4pin and did not send data on both fans, which would lead to bad RPM readings. Artic silver AS5 TIM. Cause cmon'. Grand total of this second order is gonna be about $280.00
    - $160 for the Conditioner (That's just a me thing.)

    So we're sitting at a full price of about $1345 and if we add the 1070's current value if I were to get one new, around $1700.00 for this build in Canadian Rupees.

    Could I of really really penny pinched? Yeah, coulda saved $100 on the MOBO, probably a bit on the PSU if I went for something more jank and yes, I defninitely skimped on the case but it's working better than my previous Coolermaster case I bought for $200 6 years ago. I plan on sinking another $300, $400 into a PCIE 4.0 m.2 ssd in a few months and use some of the full features of a x570 mobo. 

    Also decided on x570 for a bit of "Future Proofing" based on AMD's layout and seeing how even old 350 boards can run the new ryzen I am assuming I can maybe get another generation or two out of it. For online ordering this time of year, I feel like the money was pretty well utilized and spent outside the MOBO and PSU, but we're probably only talking about $150 of "dumbmoney". 

    The Wifi has been fantastic thus far, I am getting almost double the normal speeds I would previously with a standard PCIE network card and single antenna.
    Gonna get that stuff near the end of the week, take it apart and fix my wrong doings with the cable management as well as I can. But I am satisfied. Thoughts?

    Maybe somebody out there who was in a similar jam can find a good place to start with what I've provided. Not totally skimpy, Not totally fullonout on the wallet. It's a medium. But seriously, unless your gonna do the PCIE 4.0 or you want to do some crazy OC's and need the extra 4pin CPU power. I think a 470 would be a better spend of money.



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    KarathKasun got a reaction from DaoNayt in Jagged Shadows,Pop in,Low LOD and jagged aa   
    The  camera never stops moving in that game.  Its always bobbing around slightly, which is why the aliasing "crawls" like that.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Lot Qahnaarin in I upgraded an office PC....   
    From least to most expensive...
     
    SSD first,  can be done for ~$20 if a 120gb drive is enough and you can keep the HDD for storage/games.
     
    E3-1230 (~$25 on ebay) or better to get hyper threading.  (make sure its not V2/V3/V4, vanilla E3-1230 should be 3.2ghz)  If you can catch the E3-1280 for cheap, its also a good option but may need an upgraded heatsink.
     
    PSU and GPU would be the final upgrade.  You may have to get a PSU adapter if the system uses custom plugs for the MB.  Total cost for this upgrade would be ~$150, cheap 500w PSU from a decent manufacturer for ~$35 and RX 570 for ~$120.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from MadrakTheMighty in Are these temps normal? (x570/Ryzen 7 3800X)   
    Anywhere where temp is a concern.  Back of the CPU if the socket has a hole for it in the board.
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    KarathKasun reacted to Windows7ge in I need to turn off turbo boost.   
    Don't sacrifice performance. Inspect the cooler. Is it dusty? Clean it. Is the thermal compound crusty? Replace it.
     
    Or better yet buy a new CPU cooler. There are pretty cheap ones that perform better than the stock cooler.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Tristerin in Borderlands 3 chugging too much?   
    CPU.
     
    The games runs in a virtual machine and requires 6+ cores to run well because of it.  AFAIK it can eat most of a core just for the real time code obfuscation/decryption.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Mnky313 in Borderlands 3 chugging too much?   
    CPU.
     
    The games runs in a virtual machine and requires 6+ cores to run well because of it.  AFAIK it can eat most of a core just for the real time code obfuscation/decryption.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Hackentosher in Ultrasonic like switch   
    Use ultrasonics, but code to interpret the distance to the sensor as key velocity.  Or you can just use some logic to convert a change in reeading as an on signal.  In the latter case, you will need to code it in such a way that bounce is eliminated, so the note isnt triggered again when leaving the sensors FOV.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Origami Cactus in Ultrasonic like switch   
    Use ultrasonics, but code to interpret the distance to the sensor as key velocity.  Or you can just use some logic to convert a change in reeading as an on signal.  In the latter case, you will need to code it in such a way that bounce is eliminated, so the note isnt triggered again when leaving the sensors FOV.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Windows7ge in Car USB 2.0 port not detecting usb 3.0 thumb drive   
    No.  It came after NTFS.  It exists for low power/complexity devices that need disk IO.  Its also fairly platform agnostic where NTFS support outside of the MS world is pretty crap.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from minibois in Car USB 2.0 port not detecting usb 3.0 thumb drive   
    Wrong filesystem format.
     
    Most things still want external storage to be formatted with FAT32 or exFAT.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Envit0 in Display drivers causes BSOD help   
    Dead GPU.  RMA if still in warranty.  If its out of warranty, you are out of luck.
     
    The only other possible problem is a faulty power supply, but that generally does not cause this kind of artifacting.
     
    The "device removed" ding is because the GPU is dropping off the PCIe bus.  The GPU itself is locking up and no longer responding even though windows is semi-gracefully recovering.  If you had a USB video adapter you could probably plug it in and keep using the computer after the GPU is failing, and I would bet money that the GPU is no longer in device manager.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from dgsddfgdfhgs in Cannot access certain websites at home network only   
    Going to say provider if everything else works.  You can always try setting your DNS server on your phone/pc/laptop to 1.1.1.1 manually.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from JB25304 in Display drivers causes BSOD help   
    Dead GPU.  RMA if still in warranty.  If its out of warranty, you are out of luck.
     
    The only other possible problem is a faulty power supply, but that generally does not cause this kind of artifacting.
     
    The "device removed" ding is because the GPU is dropping off the PCIe bus.  The GPU itself is locking up and no longer responding even though windows is semi-gracefully recovering.  If you had a USB video adapter you could probably plug it in and keep using the computer after the GPU is failing, and I would bet money that the GPU is no longer in device manager.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from CircleTech in Display drivers causes BSOD help   
    Dead GPU.  RMA if still in warranty.  If its out of warranty, you are out of luck.
     
    The only other possible problem is a faulty power supply, but that generally does not cause this kind of artifacting.
     
    The "device removed" ding is because the GPU is dropping off the PCIe bus.  The GPU itself is locking up and no longer responding even though windows is semi-gracefully recovering.  If you had a USB video adapter you could probably plug it in and keep using the computer after the GPU is failing, and I would bet money that the GPU is no longer in device manager.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from DaoNayt in Jagged Shadows,Pop in,Low LOD and jagged aa   
    On intel systems, the PCH has a self contained microcontroller that has ring -2 or -3 access (direct memory access without the CPU being aware of it).  And it is hackable, and cant be wiped once infected.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from dreamcast4599 in is my overclock safe?   
    It sounds like a blow off answer, but that is litterally all you have to do.
     
    Generally motherboards will tell you what timings are being used, so you start by manually setting all of the timings to those.  You then bump memory voltage up to 1.45v-1.5v, and up the memory clock by one step.
     
    Do some very memory intensive tests, and if all is good, bump it up another step.
     
    If you have issues increasing memory speed, try adding one step to a few timings.  Make sure to keep track of which ones you change.
     
    Lather, rinse, and repeat.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from dreamcast4599 in is my overclock safe?   
    Manually setting the clock and timings of your memory.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from rEkmAInc1csBnlM6C85H in Boots to BIOS but restarts when trying to boot any drive   
    Memory issues.  Is your RAM on the QVL?
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from AntiTrust in Honestly, plz halp 2019 upgrade from 2014   
    Just going to say, install a fresh OS first.
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