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    HOT ! Various 1TB NVMe with coveted E12 Controller $135 aprox retail

    I just picked one up in Columbus for $135. Hopefully it is reliable as well as fast.
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    MSI X399 Creation Threadripper Build - Start to Finish

    Yes, the first failure was the first generation, the second failure was the TR4 II model. The second unit, worked very well with the 1950X, but failed for some reason when I installed the 2950x, 45-48 Idle temps with Jumps into the Mid 50s, any load would push it to 68 throttle. The only...
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    MSI X399 Creation Threadripper Build - Start to Finish

    Stupid enermax TR4 2 failed on me, that’s the second failure. Now onto my 3rd, hope it stays working added Noctua 2000 PWM fans. Swapped out the MSI M.2 card for an ASUS one with 4x1TB 970 Evo+ and moved the RTX to the 4th slot as there was more room for fresh air. All core PBO is now 4.1 on...
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    MSI X399 Creation Threadripper Build - Start to Finish

    Almost done with it. Transplanted all components from the Gigabyte x399 to the MSI, so far it has been much more stable.
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    MSI X399 Creation Threadripper Build - Start to Finish

    Well for my build together, I should have paid more attention to the pci-e slot spacing. My video card consumes almost 3 slots which doesn’t leave much room for the pci-e card.
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    VRR/Freesync Nvidia Display test thread

    Monitor Model: BenQ EX3203R Freesync Range: 48-144hz Experience Tearing?: No Experience Blurring?: No (Just normal VA Blurring) Games tested: DOOM, BF5, FC5, Wolfenstein: New Order, Nvidia Pendulum Demo Comments: Issues with Black Screen when framerates were below 44FPS and Menus, Had to use...
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    MSI X399 Creation Threadripper Build - Start to Finish

    I’m debating Jumping to a 2950 from my 1950, I know there isn’t much difference, but I can get the speed I want (PBO) without OC.
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    NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver 417.71 WHQL Has Been Released

    BENQ EX3203R w 2080Ti, I get the black Screen on occasion, especially in BF5 (Max everything), but much better with DX11 no RTX and some Game menus. Pendulum Demo at default range 40-60, I get the Black Screen when it dips below 48, If I set the Range 48-144, I have no issues. I'll try...
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    MSI X399 Creation Threadripper Build - Start to Finish

    Thanks for the video, look forward to more. I just ordered the x399 Meg to replace my Auros x399 Gaming 7. I’ve had so many issues with the gigabyte bios (crazy voltages and instability), I’m going to stay far away from them going forward. I’m hoping for a better experience with MSI.
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    PC Auto-Update After Patient Given Anesthesia Causes Hospital to Cancel Exam

    While unmanaged windows updates can be annoying and cause issues, a Hospital or any enterprise, helll even an SMB, should not be using automatic updates. They should be using SCCM or WuFB to manage the updates to ensure updates do not cause interruptions to critical systems or even downtime...
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    Engineer Gives Interview After 28 Core Debacle

    I cant confirm it was a Xeon overclocked, but i have it straight from an Intel Engineer that is was just Smoke and Mirrors, no real product in sight. He's flying down to Santa Clara Tomorrow to meet with Jim Keller, I'm worried about AMD after he left, it may take some time, but Intel will...
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    R5 2600X overclocked to 4.32GHz on Strix B350-F

    What UEFI version are you running? I just updated to 4009 (4011 was just released 4/27) I don't see the options for these settings: "precision boost overdrive enabled & current limits raised to 130%" I found the Current limits on my x370-I under Digi+, but not on the B350-F board. The...
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    RyZen Pstate Overclocking, method, calculation and Calculator

    I thought I was in luck with my Threadripper system, but it looks as though Gigabyte has the settings locked. There is only one setting available to adjust.
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    RyZen Pstate Overclocking, method, calculation and Calculator

    I wanted to attempt this on my new build with the Asus ROG STRIX X370-I Gaming and 1700x, I couldn't find the setting sin the bios, however upon setting the Multiplier (39) and Offset Voltage (+.05), I am getting proper Drop in core voltage and Clock (2.2 @ .950 - 3.9 @ 1.4) when in the proper...
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    Storage Spaces 3x10 TB + 120 GB SSD Cache, ReFS

    If the solution works well and is stable / reliable the plan is to move to RDMA interfaces (infiniband) with hyperconverged (storage spaces direct) for high iops requirements and SOFS for the rest. But to the posters point, let me know if ssd cache helps with parity performance. We avoided...
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    Storage Spaces 3x10 TB + 120 GB SSD Cache, ReFS

    We just purchased a DataON (SOFS) solution 4 x 70 drive enclosures. 10% SSD and the rest 8TB SED drives (encrypted with bitlocker) connected to 3 servers with 2 SAS 12GB connection to each enclosure and 3 x 10Gb Ethernet each. The intended purpose was hyper-v (dev / test) and archive data...
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    HELP - No HD Audio - Asrock Fatal1ty z170 gaming-itx/ac

    Intel Siverlake doesn't natively support HDMI 2.0. The board uses a chip in line to convert DP 1.2 to HDMI 2.0. I have the board, but run an gtx1080 on it. They have an HDMI firmware update you can try or try getting...
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    Anyone have Vive trouble after upgrading to a GTX 1080?

    No issues with over scan. Set aspect ratio to just scan "LG" perfect 1 to 1
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    Anyone have Vive trouble after upgrading to a GTX 1080?

    Are you using HDMI or DP? There is an issue with the VIVE and the GTX 10XX series where Display port doesn't work, it worked fine with a 980 and 970 for me. It worked fine with HDMI, but I have my HDMI connected to a 4K TV. Video not working with DP->MiniDP cable and GTX 1080 :: SteamVR...
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    Cannot connect to domain "The specified domain either does..." W10 and W Ser 2008 R2

    Have you successfully joined Windows 10 Machines to the domain? What is the Domain Functional level? I've had issues with IPV6 causing resolution issues if it is not configured properly on the domain.
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    W2012R2 HyperV Cluster - storage

    You could do a Windows Scale Out File Server and use SMB3 for the Hyper-V Cluster VM shared storage. The I/O will be limited to your network bandwidth 1Gbps, I have found it to perform better than MS iSCSI and VMware NFS. In really small deployments of local Clusters, I have used the...
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    ASUS & HardOCP 20th Anniversary GTX 980 Gold Edition Lucky Draw

    concrete-core chokes and hardened MOSFETs
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    SOC 1 - SSAE 16 Type II Audit - Active Directory Password Policies?

    I believe that is the default for a new 2012 domain policy. Except the reversible encryption is disabled. I just built out 2 2012r2 domains and that was the default policy.
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    Help with connecting to Hyper-V server I used the above for my home lab.
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    Best way to backup Hyper-V machines?

    I use DPM in my environment as it is part of the System Center Suite For free use we used this script:, it worked very well
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    Hyper-V vs VMware

    In theory it should, but not according to the documentation and my initial testing. I only have 3 months to bring 2 complete sites online with Site resiliency from the ground up. vMotion Requirements To enable the use of DRS migration recommendations, the hosts in your cluster must be part...
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    Hyper-V vs VMware

    Let me Clarify: Gang Scheduler has issues with Large VMs and Sharing overcommitted CPUs, VMware has to wait for all CPUs to be free to execute: Example I have 7 Hosts each host has 48 Cores (4 x12) and 1 TB of memory, I have multiple VMs with 32 vCPUs, I received significant wait times as...
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    Hyper-V vs VMware

    I use both VMware and Hyper-V, Hyper-V is more affordable as it includes advanced features such as clustering, Hyper-V replica, site recovery at no additional cost. 90% of vendors who offer Virtual Appliances for VMware also have a Hyper-V equivalent (Barracuda, F5, Cisco, EMC, CheckPoint...
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    What consumer grade graphics card are known to work with hyper-v Remotefx?

    I have a hyperv core 2012 R2 with an nvidia gt730. Remote fx functions fine. My research has led me to believe that any card that is wddm 1.2 and dx11 will work with 2012 r2 although I have not tested any AMD cards only nvidia 650ti, 660ti, 680, and 730. Guest must be enterprise version of 7...
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    Nvidia Cards With Hyper-V

    HyperV doesn't have pass through capabilities only RemoteFX Disregard this, it is just rdp over vmbus, it still requires a Microsoft RDP capable guest OS. You can use this tool in Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2 to get higher resolutions (or Microsoft RDP)...
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    HyperV Windows Back and Exchange 2013

    Maybe this. We ran into this with our EMC storage. dpm uses the vss provider. ODX is enabled by default. We applied the Hotfix and disabled odd and our pausing stopped. Sometimes the vm didn't pause, but...
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    2012 Hyper v server Who's Using it ?

    In an Enterprise you need to utilize SCVMM part of the System Center 2012 Suite
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    Crysis Warhead and 6850@1080="input not supported"

    There is a tool out there called DirectRefresh to force refresh rates. Some reason Crysis 1 DX10 and Crysis 2 DX 11 seems to choose a strange refreshrate (59 or 24).
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    6970 Minidp -> dp adapter / cable

    I do "Win" + P and choose duplicate for Eyefinity and extended for extended Desktop. The fist time you cycle you will only have 2 displays in extended, just redo your extended desktop settings and it should work that way consistantly.
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    Epic: New Unreal Engine Warrants PS4, Xbox 720

    Becasue it was released a year later with technical issues and poor support.
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    Epic: New Unreal Engine Warrants PS4, Xbox 720

    Epic start making good advanced games for the PC again and forget about or port to the consoles.
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    Official Crysis 2 Thread

    Disappointed is all I really have to say. I think it is an above average above / average console game and an average / below average PC game. If I hadn't played Crysis (Like Console Gamers) I'd probably rate it higher. I think they should have started a new IP and left Crysis for PCs or...
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    HD 6950 Crossfire vs Crysis

    I get the Tearing Checkerboard also with Crossfire and eyefinity in Crysis, Crysis Warhead, and BC2 with Vsync enabled. Vsysnc disabled seems to be better. If I drop back to 1080P or Single monitor the Checkerboard goes away with Vsync on. Performance with Eyefinity in Crysis is about the...
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    AMD HD3d?? what do I need?

    I purchased this @ 50% off for ATi users It doesn't work with Crossfire at the moment, but it worked OK with single card and Sony 3dtv