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Morgan MLGman

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    Morgan MLGman reacted to Sauron in Ryzen 4000 Mobile bottleneck concerns rise as PCIe is allegedly limited to 8x   
    One minute people are on the thunderbolt eGPU train, the next they're calling a gen 3.0 8x slot a "bottleneck". Which is it, people? Where was this massive concern when Apple announced their pro laptops with a glaring lack of powerful dGPUs and people said "oh well you can just use thunderbolt"?
     
    If 3.0 8x over 16x makes any difference at all here (which I highly doubt) it's going to be in the order of 1%, which is lower than the variance we typically see even between equally specced laptops with slightly different cooling and power profiles. Plus, realistically, the price is never going to be so close that a 1% difference in performance is what tips the scales.
  2. Funny
    Morgan MLGman reacted to Vishera in WARNING: RANT!! why can't computers ever just be reliable   
    @Morgan MLGman is the MVP of this thread,each and every answer of his here is a bullseye,
    He seems very knowledgeable and accurate in his answers,and he is right.
    And that comes from an enthusiast with a decade of experience (Me).
     
  3. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from Vishera in WARNING: RANT!! why can't computers ever just be reliable   
    You're talking about something else entirely now - and didn't address what I said - they're the cheapest, slowest 2933MHz ECC memory chips that Micron has in their entire product stack, with CL22 latency. If you asked Micron about chips that are worse than what Apple buys from them, they'd tell you they don't have anything cheaper with those specs. And they cost far from a sensible price considering all that with the Mac Pro.
  4. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from wkdpaul in WARNING: RANT!! why can't computers ever just be reliable   
    You're talking about something else entirely now - and didn't address what I said - they're the cheapest, slowest 2933MHz ECC memory chips that Micron has in their entire product stack, with CL22 latency. If you asked Micron about chips that are worse than what Apple buys from them, they'd tell you they don't have anything cheaper with those specs. And they cost far from a sensible price considering all that with the Mac Pro.
  5. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from TehDwonz in WARNING: RANT!! why can't computers ever just be reliable   
    You're talking about something else entirely now - and didn't address what I said - they're the cheapest, slowest 2933MHz ECC memory chips that Micron has in their entire product stack, with CL22 latency. If you asked Micron about chips that are worse than what Apple buys from them, they'd tell you they don't have anything cheaper with those specs. And they cost far from a sensible price considering all that with the Mac Pro.
  6. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from panzersharkcat in WARNING: RANT!! why can't computers ever just be reliable   
    No, it's just that when a memory manufacturer like Micron creates the memory chips, they are segregated (binned) to differentiate between the higher-end ones and the lower-end ones, despite being made on the same production line. Then Micron prices those segregated memory chips depending on how well they clock relative to voltages necessary - Apple just chose the cheapest ones in the entire product stack, meaning they're the worst ones out of the entire production line - they may clock lower, require higher voltages and/or looser timings. That doesn't mean they'll break sooner or anything, they're just lower quality chips.

    With that in mind the memory pricing in the Mac Pro doesn't look like good value
  7. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from panzersharkcat in WARNING: RANT!! why can't computers ever just be reliable   
    Well, yeah - in every enterprise-oriented machine the sticks are validated to work with the mobo and the IMC, however that doesn't change the fact that the modules used by Apple in the Mac Pro are literally the cheapest possible from that manufacturer, the worst ones. Considering the price Apple charges for RAM upgrades, it's just not a good look.
  8. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from panzersharkcat in WARNING: RANT!! why can't computers ever just be reliable   
    So like every other memory stick, ever made?
  9. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from panzersharkcat in WARNING: RANT!! why can't computers ever just be reliable   
    With the RAM I meant the example of the Mac Pro. The memory modules used there are third-party, and they're actually very low quality in terms of binning.
    Anyhow Apple doesn't manufacture the RAM themselves, they buy the memory modules from Samsung or some other company and solder them on regardless.
  10. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from panzersharkcat in WARNING: RANT!! why can't computers ever just be reliable   
    True, let's see how it goes for them and their sales I already know a few IT professionals that use MacBooks for work and they are about to ditch Apple because of that move, since it restricts their ability to run Windows.
  11. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from panzersharkcat in WARNING: RANT!! why can't computers ever just be reliable   
    I've built dozens of custom PCs in the past few years and pretty much none had issues that weren't immediately visible and easy to diagnose like a DOA PSU or some other part. Other than that - no issues. So it may be likely that there's something you're missing or doing incorrectly and you're not even aware of it.

    May be bad luck in theory, but if it's almost every PC you build then I'm sorry to say it starts to look like a pattern, and not just bad luck.

    From my experience diagnosing various PC issues for various people, in about 70% of cases the PEBCAK is at fault. PEBCAK means - Problem Exists Between Chair and Keyboard The rest is usually bad configuration or defective parts.

    You're saying that Apple products such as Macs are more reliable - besides the OS variance, the underlying hardware is the same. CPUs are normal Intel CPUs, GPUs are normal AMD/Nvidia GPUs, RAMs are normal third-party RAM modules, they are regular devices with just as many issues as other Windows-based devices in the same price range. There's no magic there - the difference is that they are made so the average user has little-to-no say in configuration and customization because they assume that their customers are... Let's just call them not very tech-savvy (which may be a competely valid approach).
  12. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from wkdpaul in WARNING: RANT!! why can't computers ever just be reliable   
    So like every other memory stick, ever made?
  13. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from wkdpaul in WARNING: RANT!! why can't computers ever just be reliable   
    I've built dozens of custom PCs in the past few years and pretty much none had issues that weren't immediately visible and easy to diagnose like a DOA PSU or some other part. Other than that - no issues. So it may be likely that there's something you're missing or doing incorrectly and you're not even aware of it.

    May be bad luck in theory, but if it's almost every PC you build then I'm sorry to say it starts to look like a pattern, and not just bad luck.

    From my experience diagnosing various PC issues for various people, in about 70% of cases the PEBCAK is at fault. PEBCAK means - Problem Exists Between Chair and Keyboard The rest is usually bad configuration or defective parts.

    You're saying that Apple products such as Macs are more reliable - besides the OS variance, the underlying hardware is the same. CPUs are normal Intel CPUs, GPUs are normal AMD/Nvidia GPUs, RAMs are normal third-party RAM modules, they are regular devices with just as many issues as other Windows-based devices in the same price range. There's no magic there - the difference is that they are made so the average user has little-to-no say in configuration and customization because they assume that their customers are... Let's just call them not very tech-savvy (which may be a competely valid approach).
  14. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from lewdicrous in WARNING: RANT!! why can't computers ever just be reliable   
    Well, yeah - in every enterprise-oriented machine the sticks are validated to work with the mobo and the IMC, however that doesn't change the fact that the modules used by Apple in the Mac Pro are literally the cheapest possible from that manufacturer, the worst ones. Considering the price Apple charges for RAM upgrades, it's just not a good look.
  15. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from Blademaster91 in WARNING: RANT!! why can't computers ever just be reliable   
    I've built dozens of custom PCs in the past few years and pretty much none had issues that weren't immediately visible and easy to diagnose like a DOA PSU or some other part. Other than that - no issues. So it may be likely that there's something you're missing or doing incorrectly and you're not even aware of it.

    May be bad luck in theory, but if it's almost every PC you build then I'm sorry to say it starts to look like a pattern, and not just bad luck.

    From my experience diagnosing various PC issues for various people, in about 70% of cases the PEBCAK is at fault. PEBCAK means - Problem Exists Between Chair and Keyboard The rest is usually bad configuration or defective parts.

    You're saying that Apple products such as Macs are more reliable - besides the OS variance, the underlying hardware is the same. CPUs are normal Intel CPUs, GPUs are normal AMD/Nvidia GPUs, RAMs are normal third-party RAM modules, they are regular devices with just as many issues as other Windows-based devices in the same price range. There's no magic there - the difference is that they are made so the average user has little-to-no say in configuration and customization because they assume that their customers are... Let's just call them not very tech-savvy (which may be a competely valid approach).
  16. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from Vishera in WARNING: RANT!! why can't computers ever just be reliable   
    With the RAM I meant the example of the Mac Pro. The memory modules used there are third-party, and they're actually very low quality in terms of binning.
    Anyhow Apple doesn't manufacture the RAM themselves, they buy the memory modules from Samsung or some other company and solder them on regardless.
  17. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from Vishera in WARNING: RANT!! why can't computers ever just be reliable   
    I've built dozens of custom PCs in the past few years and pretty much none had issues that weren't immediately visible and easy to diagnose like a DOA PSU or some other part. Other than that - no issues. So it may be likely that there's something you're missing or doing incorrectly and you're not even aware of it.

    May be bad luck in theory, but if it's almost every PC you build then I'm sorry to say it starts to look like a pattern, and not just bad luck.

    From my experience diagnosing various PC issues for various people, in about 70% of cases the PEBCAK is at fault. PEBCAK means - Problem Exists Between Chair and Keyboard The rest is usually bad configuration or defective parts.

    You're saying that Apple products such as Macs are more reliable - besides the OS variance, the underlying hardware is the same. CPUs are normal Intel CPUs, GPUs are normal AMD/Nvidia GPUs, RAMs are normal third-party RAM modules, they are regular devices with just as many issues as other Windows-based devices in the same price range. There's no magic there - the difference is that they are made so the average user has little-to-no say in configuration and customization because they assume that their customers are... Let's just call them not very tech-savvy (which may be a competely valid approach).
  18. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from Letgomyleghoe in WARNING: RANT!! why can't computers ever just be reliable   
    True, let's see how it goes for them and their sales I already know a few IT professionals that use MacBooks for work and they are about to ditch Apple because of that move, since it restricts their ability to run Windows.
  19. Agree
    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from Letgomyleghoe in WARNING: RANT!! why can't computers ever just be reliable   
    I've built dozens of custom PCs in the past few years and pretty much none had issues that weren't immediately visible and easy to diagnose like a DOA PSU or some other part. Other than that - no issues. So it may be likely that there's something you're missing or doing incorrectly and you're not even aware of it.

    May be bad luck in theory, but if it's almost every PC you build then I'm sorry to say it starts to look like a pattern, and not just bad luck.

    From my experience diagnosing various PC issues for various people, in about 70% of cases the PEBCAK is at fault. PEBCAK means - Problem Exists Between Chair and Keyboard The rest is usually bad configuration or defective parts.

    You're saying that Apple products such as Macs are more reliable - besides the OS variance, the underlying hardware is the same. CPUs are normal Intel CPUs, GPUs are normal AMD/Nvidia GPUs, RAMs are normal third-party RAM modules, they are regular devices with just as many issues as other Windows-based devices in the same price range. There's no magic there - the difference is that they are made so the average user has little-to-no say in configuration and customization because they assume that their customers are... Let's just call them not very tech-savvy (which may be a competely valid approach).
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    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from realpetertdm in TSMC to stop supplying Huawei with chips   
    Honestly, this is enough for me not to buy their products:
    For those that don't know, PLA means People's Liberation Army and it was the name of the communist army that was directed by Mao and beat the ROC (Republic of China, now mostly known as Taiwan) out of the mainland China.

    Source: Wikipedia

    There are so many alternatives nowadays, why bother with them?
  21. Agree
    Morgan MLGman reacted to piratemonkey in TSMC to stop supplying Huawei with chips   
    The way I see it, do you want your data with China, or the U.S. I choose the latter, but the U.S is still really bad
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    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from Taf the Ghost in TSMC to stop supplying Huawei with chips   
    Honestly, this is enough for me not to buy their products:
    For those that don't know, PLA means People's Liberation Army and it was the name of the communist army that was directed by Mao and beat the ROC (Republic of China, now mostly known as Taiwan) out of the mainland China.

    Source: Wikipedia

    There are so many alternatives nowadays, why bother with them?
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    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from GirvanaWantsBinnieBalls in How to keep files after installing new MOBO   
    Move the necessary files to the HDD, and don't format it when reinstalling. Format just the boot drive, you won't lose any data contained on the HDD this way.
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    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from Mateyyy in How to keep files after installing new MOBO   
    Move the necessary files to the HDD, and don't format it when reinstalling. Format just the boot drive, you won't lose any data contained on the HDD this way.
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    Morgan MLGman got a reaction from ShrimpBrime in I am a DumbDumb (Aka Ryzen 1600AF Ram Compatibility)   
    An obvious question but is your BIOS on the latest version? May help with RAM issues if you're on an older one.
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