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maleko48

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About maleko48

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    Newbie

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  • Interests
    programming, mechatronics, electrical engineering, computer science, bicycles, welding, fabrication
  • Biography
    Student
  • Occupation
    Parent

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  • CPU
    i7 7700HQ
  • Motherboard
    Dell 7577
  • RAM
    16GB
  • GPU
    GTX 1060 MQ
  • Storage
    (2x) Samsung SSDs - 512GB NVMe, 500GB SATA
  • PSU
    180 watt
  • Display(s)
    15.6" QHD
  • Operating System
    Win7 / Win10 / Ubuntu

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  1. maleko48

    How do I dual boot windows and linux?

    Depends if your drive is MBR or GPT as to the specifics, but I triple boot Win7/Win10/Ubuntu no problem from a single SSD. I would recommend creating a second EFI partition (assuming you're booting UEFI) for your Linux install to prevent it screwing up Windows EFI.
  2. You will almost certainly benefit as long as your cooling system isn't already thermally soaked and maxed out. It really depends how many RPMs of fan you are willing to listen to since cranking up your RPMs will reduce the heat soak a bit, but there's only so much heat that can be dissipated from a given mass and surface area with a set fan rpm. Your entire system will be more thermally responsive, for better or worse. (Generally better in the world of desktops.)
  3. maleko48

    First 18 Wheeler Build

    Cooling aside, I would be very cautious trying to run high end components from an inverter. I assume your inverter is much nicer/sophisticated than your average off the shelf inverter from Walmart or wherever but it is still an environment/setup not typical to how 120vac/60hz power supplies are meant to be operated. At the very least make sure to install some inline fuses and surge protection. It would also be worth finding out if your inverter is a TRUE sinewave inverter or just a modified sine wave inverter before you get started. Your max inverter power handling should also probably be 1.5x whatever you are running in terms of watts.
  4. maleko48

    Moderate Gaming Laptop

    My Dell 7577 was totally worth it. It has the best thermals of any laptop in its class.
  5. maleko48

    Inverter powered by 18650s issue?

    get yourself a used Nissan Leaf module or two for some serious power.
  6. This is my desk. My wife's desk is built into the closet to be baby proof. It's our little space efficient setup. It's our toddler's room too haha. Notice the fold down Ikea table to the left of my wall mounted (fully articulated arm with large range of motion and positions) 26.5" monitor (1920*1200) ((rotation for coding is super handy too)). The laptop with red backlighting is my new Dell 7577 w/ i7 7700HQ, GTX1060MQ, and 4k screen. The other laptop is my old HP ENVY dv4-5200cto that has a i7 3632QM w/GT630M and (1366*768 screen). I HATED trying to code on such a tiny low res screen.
  7. maleko48

    How do I remove small holes in the wall???

    I think it's funny myself. Lol. Couple coats of spackle or drywall mud with a putty knife to fill in and build up the hole, let dry each coat (it will shrink as it dries), lightly sand flush, retexture wall to match, prime/paint as necessary.
  8. I generally agree with this line of thinking for the most part, but I can't help playing devil's advocate here also, haha. A good question is: when will the next breakthrough in synthetic refrigerants come and will they ever be able to approach cooling hardware to the levels needed but implemented in something as seamless/hands-off as say, a sealed system in a modern refrigerator? I used to service refrigeration systems and even did a school presentation a while back on the history of refrigeration, and this conversation got me thinking how far refrigeration has come over the years, in quite a similar fashion as the above mentioned ENIAC example. So I guess what I am saying is, "never say never". Who is to say computers won't become something more akin to the economic/commitment prospect of an automobile or some other large investment/installation that people have installed in their homes (think, taking up an entire small-ish room in their house) in the future to provide their entire family's computing needs from a single computer in a central location that streams to all their lightweight-low-powered-computing peripheral devices in their life while taking up the bulk of the heavy processing required? All said, I doubt computing will realistically head in that direction, but again, who knows?
  9. I like where your head is at here. I'm not sure how to say what I'm thinking, but I think it goes hand in hand with your line of thinking so bear with me for a minute here, but.... A substantial challenge we face is actually finding a parallel computing hardware architecture / model that compliments parallel programming algorithms. As it stands right now we have far more computing resources than we make use of most of the time. Additionally, threaded multicore programming is still pretty young on the whole and somewhat tricky or difficult to maximize with current system architectures in terms of keeping things properly synced with consistent, minimal latency, bugs, etc. I agree that the right hardware architecture could really unlock the ability to use our CPUs to their fullest, or possibly require a lesser CPU (in terms of power/heat offput) to easily run the same code as yesterday's processing systems. It's not all about raw specs and throughput, but finding models that compliment each other and handle processing with more finesse than their predecessors.
  10. maleko48

    Possible to dual boot UEFI and BIOS OS?

    Do you only have a single SSD? You could attempt a hybrid drive setup but idk if that will make your program work or not and I wouldn't try using it long term. LOTS OF LINKS: https://superuser.com/questions/833355/is-it-possible-to-have-one-mbr-partition-and-one-gpt-partition-on-the-same-drive#833384 https://www.rodsbooks.com/gdisk/hybrid.html https://superuser.com/questions/1005392/installing-windows-10-windows-cant-be-installed-on-mbr-convert-to-gpt http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2662592/install-win-mbr-disk.html http://www.thewindowsclub.com/convert-mbr-to-gpt-disk https://www.disk-partition.com/help/convert-gpt-mbr-disk.html https://www.easeus.com/partition-master/convert-gpt-disk-to-mbr-disk.html https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/disk-management/change-a-gpt-disk-into-an-mbr-disk https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/26203-convert-gpt-disk-mbr-disk.html https://www.partitionwizard.com/help/Convert-GPT-disk-to-MBR-disk.html https://www.easyuefi.com/resource/convert-gpt-to-mbr.html https://neosmart.net/wiki/convert-gpt-to-mbr/ https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/85757-convert-gpt-disk-mbr-disk-windows-10-a.html https://superuser.com/questions/939829/convert-disk-with-os-from-gpt-to-mbr There are plenty of PITA workarounds that might work, but why not just convert your drive Win10 is installed on to MBR then add Win7 as a dual boot?
  11. I've been of the mindset for a while now, that if microcontrollers were cooled with as much care as we cool CPUs/GPUs then many components that rely heavily on controllers (such as RAM/SSD/etc) would be even quicker than they are today. Or at least they could better sustain peak transfer rates that they advertise but rarely hit due to load loss when being run flat out for longer periods of time (like big file transfers, etc). I'm not sure how detrimental it would be trying to cluster all important microcontrollers / sub-controllers of a mobo in one physical location to attempt sinking the heat from them, but it's... an idea.
  12. maleko48

    Possible to dual boot UEFI and BIOS OS?

    SSD/HDD makes no difference as far as the install goes (MBR or GPT). Just curious what program won't operate on GPT... Are you on a desktop or laptop?
  13. I think once we max out our practical options for computing (using technology that's viable at any given point in time), the next area that needs improvement are the microcontrollers themselves that comprise the BUS and interconnects of the peripherals as well as reducing latency system-wide and improving computing characteristics by trying different computer architectures and specializations. TLDR; computing will become increasingly specialized and specific if we find ourselves stalled on making raw forward progress for too long (it already is really).
  14. maleko48

    Possible to dual boot UEFI and BIOS OS?

    What the heck are you trying to accomplish exactly? I run a triple boot of Win7 Win10 and Ubuntu from my primary GPT NVMe SSD on my laptop and have a second SATA SSD for a dedicated Hackintosh install. Most modern UEFI BIOS also offer legacy boot, but that is only necessary in the first place if you are using an old-format MBR hard drive. You can triple boot in MBR or GPT, so I'm not really sure why you are putting this synthetic limitation on yourself.
  15. maleko48

    Possible to dual boot UEFI and BIOS OS?

    Depends if you have more than one drive in your machine since a hard drive can only be GPT or MBR afaik. If you have two physical hard drives then you should be fine.
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