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About AbydosOne

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  • Location
    Chicago, USA
  • Biography
    Not really a gamer (but I enjoy building higher-end computers for fun of it)

    Electrical Engineer (I think in binary and hex more often than I'd like to admit)

    Semi-abashed railroad enthusiast (they employ me, so I keep a low profile)

    Datahoarder (I have spent a single-digit-percent of my annual income on hard drives in the past)

    Java programmer (I don't claim it's the best, but it can do everything I've needed it to do so far)

    Arduino dabbler (actually, more of a fan of the Particle Photon at the moment)

    Chicago transplant (Michigan is home, but Chicago has taken me in)
  • Occupation
    Electrical Engineer


  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 1600X
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Strix B350-F
  • RAM
    G.Skill 16GB 3200MHz
  • GPU
    XFX RX 5600XT THICC II (so many capitals...)
  • Case
    Anidees AI-07BW
  • Storage
    Samsung 500GB 960 PRO, Samsung 500GB 970 EVO, Seagate 3TB 7200RPM HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair CX650M
  • Display(s)
    Dell U3415W
  • Cooling
    Corsair H80i v2
  • Keyboard
    Microsoft Modern Keyboard (over Bluetooth sometimes)
  • Mouse
    Logitech M510
  • Sound
    Teac CR-H101 w/ Micca MB42X Bookshelf Speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Professional
  • Laptop
    Lenovo Flex 5 (81X20005US)

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  1. V-MODA BoomPro is 3.5mm; Sennheisers are 2.5mm into the headphones, so you will definitely need an adapter.
  2. It looks to me like all the negative reviews are trying to use it with a non-Sennheiser headphones, or I would say "poor QC". Price is a little steep, but I'd try it.
  3. Near as I can tell, IME is still x86 (I mean, why would Intel license ARM into every one of their chips when they already own a processor architecture?)
  4. The PS4 has both an x86 and ARM system in it; one handles gaming, and the other handles connected standby (so it can download games/updates when it's asleep). However, AFAIK, these don't operate at the same time, even if they share the same memory/storage. The PS4 OS is tailored specifically for this. Because the instruction sets are different, you'd have a really hard time operating them simultaneously, without some sort of Java-like universal VM on top of it all, translating universal instructions into whatever core it's being run on at that moment (which would be a huge performance hit). You could perhaps use the other instruction set as a co-processor (a la early Xeon Phi or QNAP Mustang), but then you loose much of the benefit of being tightly integrated when you do that.
  5. Oracle isn't one of Trump's "buddies", if I had to guess. Also, the Oracle deal wasn't a buy out, so maybe that wasn't good enough?
  6. If you're talking about the Molex power plug, you can adapt it to SATA power, but that doesn't get you any more ports on your motherboard. You'll need a PCIe SATA card.
  7. Most haven't changed much since v1 of whatever OS they're in, and are only maintained for calculation bugs and UI updates. It's costs money to develop them, and Microsoft/Apple/Google/whoever don't get paid to provide fancy calculators, that's what they have third-party apps/software for (whose developers pay money for OS/app store support on top of it) The average computer user doesn't need to casually integrate a bell curve or what have you. 2 + 2 = 4 will suffice.
  8. UPSs aren't designed for that kind of load. They're really there just to make sure you have a few minutes to save your work when the power goes out.
  9. Just make sure red terminal goes to red terminal, black goes to black. I messed this up once and spent a week wondering why my speakers suddenly sounded so different (it causes soundwaves to cancel themselves out).
  10. ...is the SATA power connector currently connected to the SSD.
  11. Quick check: are your speakers in phase? Make sure the polarities out from your amp match to the inputs of your speakers. Otherwise, describe the qualities you feel you're missing?
  12. I'd try a BIOS update (if you haven't already). I had a similar (but opposite) problem with my Strix B350-F board where it wouldn't POST without a 3.0 GPU that was fixed by a BIOS update. Otherwise, (and generally I find this advice pointless, but let's try it) have you reinserted the GPU? Maybe a quick swipe over the contacts with some rubbing alcohol to clean them?
  13. That pixel bugs me more than it should