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KemoKa

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About KemoKa

  • Title
    Veteran

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  • Location
    Some forest somewhere.
  • Gender
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  • Interests
    Computers
    Drawing
    Cars
    Guns
    Anime/Manga
  • Occupation
    Solar Worker

System

  • CPU
    Ryzen 1600
  • Motherboard
    ASRock B450M Steel Legend
  • RAM
    16GB 2666MHz DDR4
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 1070 Mini Aero
  • Case
    Fractal Design Arc Midi R2
  • Storage
    512GB WD Blue SSD
  • PSU
    Thermaltake
  • Display(s)
    X-Star DP2710, Gaomon PD2200, 22" LG 1080P IPS display
  • Cooling
    ID Cooling RGB tower
  • Keyboard
    IBM Model M
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 LTSC
  • Laptop
    Thinkpad T480

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  1. Technically it could, assuming the cables are beefy enough, but I wouldn't recommend it. Grab a new power supply while you're at it. if it's as old as I think it is (Sandy Bridge Xeon?) the power supply probably won't even be able to reliably deliver its rated wattage anymore.
  2. Stores have been pumping out "Black Friday Sales" since the beginning of the month, so to me Black Friday just kind of lost all meaning, and TheVarus™ hasn't helped in-person turnout in stores, either. Though, it has made navigating the supermarket a little easier. Maybe something will come up for Cyber Monday but I doubt it. Not unless I'm being marketed a Cheap Affordable Laptop with Blazing Fast Intel Core Processors For College that isn't any faster than my 9-year-old T420.
  3. Nope. A lot of routers don't even run on ARM, let alone x86. They're based on MIPS. Even if Windows were hypothetically ported to MIPS, it wouldn't be able to run because the resources routers have are tiny. You can have an old x86 machine run PFSense and technically you'd have a router that can run Windows, but if you wanted them running on the same machine at the same time... running PFSense in a VM with hardware passthrough is a can of worms I wouldn't want to open. But I don't think that's what you were asking.
  4. It depends, as always, on your use case. If you're just browsing facebook or looking up pictures on instagram... Linux running on a Pentium M works fine. If you want to play The Latest Games at 4K 60fps™, you're going to need something a little bit more substantial. For me, the vast majority of CPUs released in the past 15 years are powerful enough for me to do *something* productive with if I have nothing else to work with, but it *has* to have a solid-state drive. It doesn't have to be the fastest SSD out there, but anything I use that has something resembling a SATA connector wi
  5. A mechanical hard drive, AKA spinning rust is technology from the 70s and 80s. Every other part of computers throughout history has gotten exponentially faster - CPU, RAM, bus speeds, network speeds, you name it - but the performance of mechanical hard drives has only really doubled in the past 10 years, while SSDs have gotten 10x faster or more in the same span of time. HDDs are Rube Goldberg machines of neodymium, copper and little ferrite particles on a spinning platter. Very good for mass storage, but mediocre at even sequential operations, and atrocious at everything else. SSDs are worth
  6. the CPU is going on 4 years now. Ryzen 1600. Motherboard: B450 Steel Legend, so not all that old. Case: Fractal Arc Midi R2 - The last Arc Midi came out around 2013, so it's probably the oldest part.
  7. I would prefer a used thinkpad as a daily driver since T420s routinely go for <$100. On the other hand, from what I've heard the Raspberry Pi 400 can be OC'd to upwards of 2GHz without any cooling modifications and still be reasonably stable, so for tinkering I think it could be pretty neat. I'm not at the point where I would consider one for a daily driver, though.
  8. "my computer isn't working" Slaps monitor (or case, but particularly the monitor) mrw:
  9. It's the fact that CPUs based on the Core and Zen architectures are fundamentally different and require different electrical and computational components to accompany them. It's not as simple as software or programming, it's a matter of chipsets, of power delivery layouts, having to design an entire interconnect across which the CPUs to talk to one another, because you can't just have them operating separately and you can't use QPI or Infinity Fabric because one CPU won't support the other's interconnect. Then you've got the PCIe layouts to worry about, because those differ across platforms an
  10. IIRC they have technically done this with DirectX12 or Vulkan testing in some of the early Ashes of the Singularity benchmarks... but that was over the PCI Express bus and it was not sanctioned by either company. But it is at least to some degree feasible. Crossing the streams with CPUs is not.
  11. Even if it were physically possible, neither Intel nor AMD would EVER do this. It would force their different architectures to compete on the same platform, which is just heresy as far as competition goes.
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    2. Darts401

      Darts401

      How have you been?

       

    3. KemoKa

      KemoKa

      aight, you?

    4. Darts401

      Darts401

      I've been potatoes and cheese. Are YOU TOON ENOUGH? *Cue old ToonTown commercial.*

  12. It is, and it does. and it does work, if you jump through some hoops. At the moment it's just a stand for the card, but I do have plans to use it at some point.
  13. My laptop, my work machine (A Q6600, pity me, PITY ME /s), an IBM Model M keyboard, a random chinese mouse, two empty soda bottles, two 1080p monitors and lots of paper.
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