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    cpufrost reacted to toast0's post in the thread Amptron.... with Like Like.
    Oh man, the slot 2 Xeons were enormous. Compaq put a heatsink with heatpipes coming out the top so they were that much longer.
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    cpufrost replied to the thread Amptron.....
    We were on NT 4.0 and it was used for a workstation running Autodesk Studio. It was an experiment to see if it was viable replacement for the SGI MIPS R10000 workstations that cost a small fortune at the time. The chips were quite large indeed...
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    cpufrost replied to the thread Amptron.....
    I remember them for sure. Back in the 90s before the internet came to life for the mainstream folk, they had things like computer shopper magazine and "computer shows" which were like swap meets. I'm on the east coast and one such thing was...
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    cpufrost replied to the thread Thoughts on Samsung Rapid Mode?.
    It's like fancy cache /primo cache. Makes benchmarks (that don't detect it) spectacular but I cannot say for sure it makes it run better, except perhaps certain uncommon scenarios.
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    cpufrost replied to the thread Intel Buys Off Mac Guy.
    I have a Dell 9310 with UHD Touch, 32GB RAM, 11th gen i7, and 2TB 980 Pro SSD. Pretty much the fastest ultrabook out there. I also have an M1 Macbook Pro with 16GB RAM and 2TB SSD. There is simply no comparison, the Macbook Pro wipes the floor...
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    Already sold out! ;-)
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    It was mostly, mostly sarcastic BUT sometimes one has to fight fire with fire. The amount of resources for (abstract resultant) computing is ridiculous. With all the problems in the world those compute cycles could actually be used for something...
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    If there was a way to enforce $9 per kWh for anything that mines it would be dead for sure! ;-) Then, instead of swatting, the scofflaws would just trick said system into charging the target's gaming GPU that it's being used for mining. They...
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    Rocket Lake... Outputs (heat) like a rocket. And needs a Lake to keep it cool as from going up in flames! ;-) 300W is doable on enthusiast boards with no problem but the VRM components are going to run bloody hot without active cooling...
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    cpufrost replied to the thread ASUS WRX80E-SAGE Pro.
    I figured as much, just don't feel it's worth another $1000 for a CPU with essentially the same performance! I really like the PCI-E options and server NICs. Currently using the ROG Zenith II Alpha and it's a fine board. This would be more...
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    cpufrost reacted to criccio's post in the thread ASUS WRX80E-SAGE Pro with Like Like.
    https://www.asus.com/Motherboards-Components/Motherboards/All-series/Pro-WS-WRX80E-SAGE-SE-WIFI/HelpDesk_CPU/ Nope.
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    I remember running 2GB on KG7 RAID. Fully Buffered DDR ram. Took longer to post, not say as long as as a server mind you but noticeable. Had lots of stability issues with that system as a DAW and gaming too. Those were the days! Also had an...
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    cpufrost posted the thread ASUS WRX80E-SAGE Pro in AMD MoBos.
    Would a standard 3970WX (Non Pro) chip work on this board? I'm thinking no even though the sockets are compatible.
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    ECS motherboards LOL! Might as well be Amptron. ;-)
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    Don't go by idle temps! Always compare under full loaded conditions.
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    cpufrost replied to the thread Apple M1.
    I like where it's going. The SSD wear is a bit concerning for sure. I have a 16" with 23 cycles and (battery) health is 85%!
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    Real world performance with professional audio and video DSP work. M1 simply slaughters it. Amazing hardware. And it's just the beginning! AMDs mobile would be best choice but still needs a GPU to compete particularly with video encoding...
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    Not just battery, not even close! The M1 smokes the i7 and i9 as well while using less power. Can edit video with zero fan noise where the Dell's fan screams just during a video call. No contest. Can't wait for future versions with even more...
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    Pretty much everything I said above. ;-)
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    Not concerned about that, network is completely scanned before anything touches private subnets. ;-) The users that allow anything to run (scripts) and surrender root creds continuously to allow things to install/update? Well as Forrest Gump...
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