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About PineyCreek

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Directly above the center of the Earth (Texas)
  • Interests
    computers, video games, computer and network security, network equipment, good music (subjective)
  • Occupation
    Technical support


  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 1700
  • Motherboard
    ASRock X370 Taichi
  • RAM
    G-Skill Flare X, 2x8GB 3200MHz CAS 14
  • GPU
    Evga 1080 Ti FTW3 Gaming
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 NVMe 500GB, Samsung 850 1TB SATAIII, 2xWD Black 5TB
  • PSU
    Corsair RMx 850W
  • Display(s)
    ASUS PG279Q, ASUS VE247
  • Cooling
    Fractal Design Celsius S36 AIO
  • Keyboard
    Razer Black Widow Stealth (it's alright)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
  • Sound
    MB on-board (Realtek)
  • Operating System
    Win10 64 bit on-board, others off USB load and VMs.

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  1. PineyCreek

    Ways To Improve Ping?

    Prior comment reported for personal attack, foul language. @Tomb_ViiLol...you've got better Internet than I do and your ping times are excellent. You'd be better off focusing your optimization efforts elsewhere. Updating drivers, etc. Honestly, those are great times. The latency's likely more from the game servers than your connection.
  2. PineyCreek

    Does it support NVME ssd?

    Looks like the system has no real expansion capacity. No M.2. slot or way to fit an NVMe drive in there. The chipset doesn't have any available pci-express lanes. CPU has 16 PCI-E lanes, taken up exclusively by the GPU H97 chipset provides 8 lanes, but they are taken up by LAN chip, etc. Nothing available. No available M.2., no available PCI-E physical slot, no available PCI-E lanes all equal no chance for an M.2 format SSD nor an NVMe drive. The system's specifications further nail this home...only 2.5 and 3.5 drives supported, SATA III.
  3. PineyCreek

    Need help upgrading PC

    I'd go ahead and either get 2 4GB chips or 2 8GB chips (memory kit) for your RAM as well. Dual channel is a nice boost to performance.
  4. PineyCreek

    RIP The Dream

    As someone who has recently bought an assortment of Savage Jerky and has been let down, I weep for you...the Maple Buffalo Bacon was by far the best one that I tried.
  5. PineyCreek

    773 Million Record "Collection #1" Data Breach

    Really most of these scenarios will always be reactionary...fixing stuff after it's been broken or broken into. Anyone that really wants your information will get it, and anyone that wants to break into your residence will do so, regardless of the fancy lock or security system. All one can ever do is just stack elements in their favor to reduce timeframes for notifications, make it more of a hassle than someone else's, etc. I mean, even credit card readers can send the numbers in plaintext if using the magnetic strip reader...it's like logging in with telnet vs. ssh. Clarification: CAN. It CAN. Usually there's at least SOME encryption type. Just assume that everything's public and have a reaction plan. Guess I'll finally get around to using a password manager/randomizer. Until that gets broken into (lookin' at you LastPass).
  6. PineyCreek

    Ryzen 1st Gen vs 2nd Gen IPC

    I wasn't saying AGESA was connected to Zen+. I was saying when AGESA was updated via BIOS updates the majority of gen1 memory issues went away.
  7. PineyCreek

    Transferring os from one drive to a higher capacity drive.

    One thing I've never tried and don't know if it would work...there's Microsoft Storage Spaces. I wonder if the mirroring option could be setup on a boot drive and if it be possible. All things considered though, a reinstall would be the way to go with the least questions.
  8. PineyCreek

    Transferring os from one drive to a higher capacity drive.

    I wouldn't try to copy the OS...I'd either reinstall or clone the partitions. On a boot drive for Win10 you'll also have a system partition with reserved storage (like 500MB). Unless you plan to work some boot sector magic I wouldn't try the copy method at all.
  9. PineyCreek

    Ryzen 1st Gen vs 2nd Gen IPC

    From what I've read the biggest improvement really is being able to achieve stable clocks at lower voltages. The memory compatibility issue which was kind of a thing when Gen1 launched is pretty much non-existent now with AGESA/BIOS updates, on both generations of chipsets... PBO's a nice addition but its efficacy will sometimes depend on what kind of quality the motherboard is.
  10. PineyCreek

    Need an Inverted Case

    Case -1
  11. PineyCreek

    How Speedometer in Cars Works

    Bluntly on newer cars I'm not sure. I'm not a modern mechanic. Primarily the speed readout is from the computer I believe. There's usually various speed sensors I think. My reference is on my old Dodge truck...there's an flexible metal rod with gearing on the ends with one end plugging directly into the back where the speedometer is and the other directly into the transmission.
  12. Just adding a note that I was told by Fractal you could 'extend' the AIO run or replace tubes, but if you do so even to refill the radiator the only thing the warranty will cover at that point will be the radiator (not system damage, pump failure, etc.). Better to not depend on an AIO pump to handle a large circuit of tubing I would think, and also it's going to be PITA to do anything with the fluids without a reservoir.
  13. Is there an option in your BIOS to set the discrete GPU to primary and/or disable integrated graphics?
  14. PineyCreek

    Upgrading from integrated graphics to GPU

    I'd verify that the PCI-E slot is able to provide 75W power in the first place if you go with the regular 1050. Not all OEM motherboards stick with standards, especially in smaller form factor desktops.
  15. PineyCreek

    How Speedometer in Cars Works

    Well, or they'll have a cable direct to the transmission in older vehicles.