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Dabombinable

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About Dabombinable

  • Title
    That other noob

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  • Location
    Some where on the other side of nowhere
  • Gender
    Not Telling

System

  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 3700X
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte X570 UD
  • RAM
    Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3200 16GB kit x2 (second kit RGB version)
  • GPU
    Inno3D x2 GTX 1070 rev 2.0
  • Case
    Aerocool Xpredator Evil Black Edition
  • Storage
    Adata SX8200 Pro 512GB (NVME), Crucial P1 1TB, 4TB RAID 0 array (Seagate Baracuda ST2000DM001+ST2000DM006), Seagate ST4000VN008 4TB, Liteon 22x DVD iHAS124 F, Dell 8x BD B DH8B2SH
  • PSU
    Antec EAG650
  • Display(s)
    LG 24EN43 1080p 60Hz, Samsung Syncmaster P2350
  • Cooling
    Wraith Prism RBG
  • Keyboard
    DragonWar Atomoz GK-007
  • Mouse
    Logitech G402
  • Sound
    LG Screen's built in or motherboard (Ancient Realtek alc897) for mic
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
  • Laptop
    Galaxy TabPro S, Asus Transformer Infinity TF700 32GB (Katkiss 39/Android 7.1.2)
  • Phone
    LG K41S

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  1. While using my PS4 controller to prevent premature wear of the PS5 controller (already had to RMA the original on my first "faulty display out" PS5)...I've started missing the microphone button and less cramped design.

    I don't miss the hand exfoliating though - that will always be my primary issue with the Dualsense. Before the "come loose" trigger springs.

  2. The day Windows 10 broke AMD's GPU switching was the day I really started to dislike Windows 10. My laptop which was genuinely at the time far better than most if not all sup $800 AUD laptops at the time (with both the CPU and graphics) became unusable overnight.
  3. Even newer DX11 games are known to artifact on it, mainly due to lack of up-to-date drivers. Performance is still pretty decent even with the artifacting.
  4. Loads of tabs across 2 windows = all the vRAM:image.thumb.png.af90e567e84953436f6c81eb9c337325.png

    The reviewers who at the time said that 1GB vRAM would become the 512MB less than 2 years after release were right. 2GB cards really should have been the accepted minimum in 2012/2013.
     

    1. Murasaki

      Murasaki

      Love the firefox theme you're using!

    2. Levent

      Levent

      Fun fact, if GPU acceleration isn't used neither is vram. 2013 was just around when GPU acceleration on browsers were taking a massive turn. I do agree that 2G should have been the minimum even in 2012 though.

    3. Dabombinable

      Dabombinable

      @MurasakiAparently it's one of Firefox's new themes - if I hadn't re-installed Windows I would still be using the original dark theme.

      21 minutes ago, Levent said:

      Fun fact, if GPU acceleration isn't used neither is vram. 2013 was just around when GPU acceleration on browsers were taking a massive turn. I do agree that 2G should have been the minimum even in 2012 though.

      HW acceleration is definitely used - I have to temporarily set the 650ti as the main screen to have videos decoding on it (with h264ify for the lack of VP9 decoding), and smooth scrolling. Compute benchmarks from back in 2012 saw it getting demolished by pretty much all of AMD's 7000 series.

      Though in gaming it used to be a good 900p card (Skyrim was playable at 1080p because of the extra 1GB vRAM) - or for 1024x768 @ 85Hz max settings which is how I first used it for the first 6 months (ancient LCD monitor/TV)

  5. Looking up reviews of the 650ti that are relatively recent. And I'm either seeing the 650ti boost (which is 2GB and a lot faster) or 1GB model (which is near useless).

  6. I just hope it doesn't end up being a Fermi situation, with Kepler cards having issues even launching newer games (or launching with major artifacting). My 650ti is still my spare graphics card after all. Though it is barely able to play newer AAA (or AA) games at even 720p 60fps.
  7. The USB I was attempting to install ME off straight up didn't work. Turns out that the board only likes my USB FDD. Or perhaps I need to try to find my ancient 1GB USB (works with my OG Xbox).

  8. Feeling brave - I'm going to be installing Windows Me onto my Sempron 2800+ rig...off a USB stick. Even though I haven't had 98SE 100% stable. And I'm going to be enabling real DOS mode as well as using the memory patch for that sweet 1GB DDR400.

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    2. Dabombinable

      Dabombinable

      2 hours ago, flibberdipper said:

      I can't tell if this is feeling brave or feeling like you hate yourself and everyone around you.

      I've legitimately had fewer problems getting Me stable in the past than 98SE. Then again, my best case scenario is my (reference with onboard Yamaha audio - true OPL2 as well) Intel SE-440BX-2, TNT2 Vanta with SLI Voodoo2 and Pentium III 650. Rock solid under any OS with Intel's provided motherboard drivers.

       

      Edit: I've also dug out my copies of Office 2007 Pro and Vista Ultimate, I've got an empty 80GB HDD installed and I found my ball mouse that has a scroll wheel (not just a 3rd button)

    3. flibberdipper

      flibberdipper

      1 hour ago, Dabombinable said:

      I've legitimately had fewer problems getting Me stable in the past than 98SE. Then again, my best case scenario is my (reference with onboard Yamaha audio - true OPL2 as well) Intel SE-440BX-2, TNT2 Vanta with SLI Voodoo2 and Pentium III 650. Rock solid under any OS with Intel's provided motherboard drivers.

       

      Edit: I've also dug out my copies of Office 2007 Pro and Vista Ultimate, I've got an empty 80GB HDD installed and I found my ball mouse that has a scroll wheel (not just a 3rd button)

      To be fair I've also had much better luck with ME as opposed to 98SE, but installing off a USB... Ehhhhhhhh

    4. Dabombinable

      Dabombinable

      13 minutes ago, flibberdipper said:

      To be fair I've also had much better luck with ME as opposed to 98SE, but installing off a USB... Ehhhhhhhh

      Well I've just done it off DVD on the first try, and so far every single driver has installed flawlessly. And I've found a rather cool feature - I can see the % each USB device is using of the controller it is plugged into, or even disable error detection. Real mode DOS is also working.

      My VIsta ultimate disc is actually just an upgrade...so I'll be digging my XP SP1a disc out. This is going to be fun.

  9. After having played Subnautica Below Zero (glad I bought it during early access - price reflected the final game's worth), it really does feel tiny compared to Subnautica (moving slower doesn't conceal that), and the story bad. It was also far easier, as when you meet your first leviathan you normally have the defense module from Marguerite's base. Which when used as soon as you get grabbed makes the Leviathan flee, and your Seatruck immediately snap around to face the direction it was originally traveling.

    Re-writing the games entire story really butchered it as a whole, and hurt the game. I didn't get the full Snowfox BP until just before I was crossing the bridge BTW...and I just ran through in my prawn suit. Completely pointless edition to the game, much like the Seatruck (really does seem to only exist to slow the pace of the game).

     

    I'm putting this on Steam. Game was a disappointment.

  10. Or in the old days ate 400/512MB RAM...still have the install disc somewhere.
  11. It's not too much for a web browsing machine these days...even with the 5450 (mobile or desktop - 512MB sucked)
  12. Ah Norton. The Antivirus that let a flash based virus through at my school, and as a result nearly let the entire school network get rekt. School is still using it 12 years later due to long term contracts.
  13. I ran out of SATA ports again...next upgrade is a 4 port SATA card and another 4TB IronWolf (balancing out HDD to under 50% usage):

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    2. Dabombinable

      Dabombinable

      1 hour ago, Grumpy Old Man said:

      Buy bigger hard drives 🤓

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      I did (the 4TB). F is an RAID 0 array:
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    3. Cyberspirit

      Cyberspirit

      Got my second 4TB Ironwolf drive a month or two ago just before they started rising the prices here. Really nice and quiet drives.

    4. Dabombinable

      Dabombinable

      14 hours ago, Cyberspirit said:

      Got my second 4TB Ironwolf drive a month or two ago just before they started rising the prices here. Really nice and quiet drives.

      If I had the money to spare, I could actually get a second one $20 cheaper from the same store:image.thumb.png.69ce287b348eab72fa8982c72d2c5477.png

  14. In the 2 hours its taken Windows 10's installer to get to 46% checking updates, I've copied 1.5TB to my oldest 2TB Seagate HDD. 11 year old SATAII SSD aren't realistically that usable.

  15. I'm going to try re-installing Windows 10...but it took over half an hour between starting setup and having it actually launch. And another half an hour (in which I thought it had crashed+closed) for "checking your PC" to start.

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