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About brandishwar

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    Kansas City
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    Software engineer


  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 3700X
  • Motherboard
    Asus Prime X470-PRO
  • RAM
    32GB EVGA DDR4-3200
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1070 SSC
  • Case
    NZXT H440
  • Storage
    Samsung 950 PRO 512 GB, WD Black 1TB NVMe
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova 1050 GS
  • Display(s)
    Samsung RU7100 4K (x2)
  • Cooling
    Custom water cooling loop
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Stealth
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64

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  1. This is one of those topics for which history is a necessary part of the discussion. Since in doing this experiment, you basically ignored the advances in PCB design that allow for better ESD protection, along with published standards for minimizing ESD risk. This is about on par with the whole "cable management doesn't matter" video you made in which you used a modern chassis with several 120mm fans for airflow, completely ignoring the history of the concept and recommendations. There are several things that protect against ESD, all of which are likely integrated into those DDR2 R
  2. Computers aren't the only thing that are water cooled. I recall seeing a project years ago where these small radiators were used in RC vehicles.
  3. "Software as a service" I know gets a bad rap in the industries where it's become prominent, but it's also allowed for a lot of leeway when it comes to software pricing. For example, Microsoft Office had a hefty price tag to it before Office 365 came along at $100 per year for 5 machines (with different tiers as well). And that Office 365 license provides everything that was part of Office Professional. And Microsoft has also largely moved toward the "Software as a service" model for their other professional suites like Visual Studio - though with VS they also have the community editions avail
  4. You can also find used options through mpb.com and KEH. I've ordered through the former a couple times and also sold to them, and I've heard a lot of good about the latter, and both have good reputations.
  5. Sounds like they also don't make that easy to do. So hopefully that's something Folding@Home will be changing so they can allow volunteers to set up servers. But then the workers are intended to be able to come and go. Servers have to be dedicated.
  6. Right, and now that I know why you're wanting to parse the example line in question, knowing where it came from, I'm pointing you to an easier method of reading and writing the .INI file that abstracts away reading the file, reading the line, and parsing the line. Sometimes knowing the full scope of the problem you're trying to solve allows us to point you to solutions that are a lot simpler than whatever you're considering. So if you're now going to be trying to implement a .ini file parser, reconsider doing that.
  7. So you're trying to parse an INI file? If you're doing this on Windows, there's already an API that'll do all the parsing for you without you having to handle the actual file contents: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/api/winbase/nf-winbase-getprivateprofilestring
  8. As long as nothing conductive touches it and creates a short, you don't really need to worry about it.
  9. Short answer: no. Long answer: Whether you can use registered DIMMs is dependent upon the mainboard, not the CPU. Try to use RDIMMs on a mainboard that doesn't support it and the system won't POST. And since the memory controller is embedded in the CPU, it's likely that attempting to use ECC RAM with a CPU that doesn't support it will give you a system that won't POST.
  10. @wouterroos The problem you're going to run into is the projects and solutions you're trying to build. I mentioned above the dependencies. Visual Studio (and msbuild by extension) can build a project and solution in parallel up to the processor count of the machine. But how far VS and msbuild parallelize the build is going to depend on the individual project and the project dependency tree within the solution. So you may not see a substantial improvement over existing build times. Visual Studio parallelizes the build by default, but msbuild does not. So on a build server, check tha
  11. What USB 2.0 devices are connected and how are they connected to your system? If they aren't in the dedicated USB 2.0 ports, they could be causing the entire USB 3.1 bus to be throttled. It shouldn't be happening, but that's not to say it doesn't happen. You could also try plugging the SSD into one of the 3.1 Gen 2 ports on the rear (they're teal and adjacent to the DVI and HDMI ports). Those ports are on a separate controller to all the other USB ports on the mainboard - they're he only two on the ASMedia controller, while all the others go through the Z170 chipset. I
  12. It looks like the power port on the converter is USB 2.0. Your system might be detecting that and thinking that you have a USB 2.0 device connected to the front panel. If you can, try connecting the power portion of the drive to a USB charger or separate USB plug and look at your transfer speeds then. Beyond that, what are you trying to copy over? If it's a bunch of small files, those will never copy at high throughput due to some details in how file systems work unless you're using a utility to copy those files in parallel. Which Windows Explorer doesn't do that, and neither does
  13. I wish I had your system as my daily driver at work. My work laptop is a Haswell processor with 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD. And I can have a quite a few tabs open in FF with sometimes a VM running in the background plus Visual Studio Enterprise with a few plugins. I'm a professional software engineer with over 20 years of experience. And I've worked with Visual Studio for nearly that 20 years, and I work primarily with C++ and C# with a little bit of PowerShell thrown in for good measure. So let's get to the heart of your issue. First, core count and core speed both matter. Visual Studio
  14. If you can transfer at GbE speeds across your network, but can't get faster than that beyond your network, it's either the connection between your router and modem, or it's the connection between the modem and your ISP. The router may have GbE ports, but the WAN port may only be Fast Ethernet (100Mbps). The RJ45 port on the modem may also be only Fast Ethernet. What is the make/model of your router and modem?
  15. Yes and no. This is going to vary by camera since some are better at this than others. It's one reason a lot of pros have a larger, shaped eyepiece on their E/OVF. This is particularly a problem when shooting landscape orientation where the body of the camera can make it difficult to get your entire eye onto the OVF to where you have minimal light entry from the side. If you're outdoors, depending on what you're shooting and the orientation to the light source (e.g. the sun, any overhead lights if at night), this could create flaring or other optical defects in trying to sight thro