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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    My LinX score matched close enough to my GFlops from 2015 so I didn't think about it.
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    I just built an i5-4670k machine for work from used parts, figured I'd compare it to my trusty daily 5670@4GHz. Same 1600MHz 16GB DDR3 (different brand/timings, but close enough). 5670: Cinebench R15: 908 Cinebench R20: 1857 HyperPi 0.99 1M 19x: 22.x seconds LinX 0.6.5 8192MB, problem size...
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    I ran Cinebench on all CPUs I could

    My x5670 6c12t @4GHz just got 1857 on R20. Stock i5-4670k I just built for work got 1409. The i5 blew it out of the water on HyperPi 1M though, 12sec vs 22sec. And Linx 173GFlops vs my 72GFlops at the same settings.
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    Spectre Variant 4 Disclosed, Mitigations to Result in Another Performance Hit

    It's taken Intel until Coffee Lake to have a mainstream processor to adequately replace my X58 Xeon hex, and soon it'll have the same performance. Great, haha.
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    Far Cry 5 Video Card Performance Preview @ [H]

    My 980 with a bit of overclock sits at 60fps vsync on Ultra at 1920x1200. I set the FOV to 90 before I started, 75 didn't sound right. The graphics may be more of the same, but it looks awesome and considering the age of my machine I'm thrilled that I get to still play new games. The story...
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    Elon Musk Claims Tesla is Making AI Hardware that Might be the Best in the World

    But it'll be the best in the world because it won't kill us all? I hope our new robot overlords will be kind.
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    Oregon Admits It Violated Free Speech Rights of Mats “I Am an Engineer” Jarlstrom

    No, it just prevents me from giving myself a protected title to try and make myself sound more important than other people.
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    Oregon Admits It Violated Free Speech Rights of Mats “I Am an Engineer” Jarlstrom

    I have an electrical engineering degree from a good Canadian university. But because I haven't gone through the long post-grad process to become a Professional Engineer, I cannot legally call myself "an engineer" at all in Canada. The term is protected federally, and regulated by provincial...
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    Bacteria Found on International Space Station May Be Alien in Origin

    Someone should have wrapped up the station. Now it has space aids.
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    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Performance Review @ [H]

    Wow, finally a game that I want to play that my 980 won't be enough for at 1200p@60Hz. Thanks for another great review guys!
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    Intel’s First 10nm Chips Coming in 2017

    One day Intel/AMD will finally give me a reason to upgrade from my X58 Xeon. Either that or this 8 year old hardware will finally shit the bed.
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    Intel Unveils the 8th Gen Intel Core CPU - Intel's Best Gaming Processor Ever

    Having recently built a Ryzen B350 system for my parents, I look forward to seeing an out-the-door mature platform that may finally replace my X58 Xeon hex system. The Ryzen processor is impressive, but the platform experience has left a sour taste in my mouth.
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    VW Announces Massive $84 Billion Investment in Electric Cars and Batteries

    You'll wonder why it's there, but they will still somehow find a way to turn on that check engine light.
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    The BBC Announces Doctor Who’s Thirteenth Doctor

    Another gap to next series? It's been so long since series 9 that I forgot when the 10th was going to start, and my fb feed so devoid of 10 talk that I didn't know it started until the series was over. Now over a year wait again?
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    Minnesota Woman Fatally Shoots Boyfriend in Failed YouTube Video Stunt

    The onus is on her to say no. Cya later, life.
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    New HardOCP Mobile Site

    The new site loads quite quickly on my old Galaxy S5. I really like not having to load another page to read a piece of news, I was shocked at how quickly it displays the content. Looks great so far! :)
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    Children as Young as 13 Are Now Attending "Smartphone Rehab"

    One of my best friends and his wife refuse electronic toys for their 4 year old son. They both went through elec/comp engineering with me, so they're not luddites, they just know the risks. Her mom is retired and stays with them for daycare. Little dude runs around and plays with cars and Duplo...
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    How much better are the new processors compared to my i7 920?

    If you're going to stay X58: Don't bother with trying to stay triple-channel, the benefit just isn't there. Dual channel kits are cheap and plentiful. A couple years ago I went from 3x2gb to 2x8gb as I was running out of memory in games, it was a great upgrade and made things nice and smooth...
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    Free Copy Of Mass Effect 2

    Steam's browser works, Origin's is slow and annoying. At least ME3 is ok with alt-tab when I need to check something.
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    54Mbps Router From 2005 Still Makes Millions For Linksys

    My first one died when my cat puked on/in it. My 2nd one is still running as the main router at my parent's place (wired mode only), feeding a gigabit switch and a basic Asus N router (as AP) at the other end of the house. They worked well on DD-WRT/Tomato, stock firmware couldn't keep up to...
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    WD Black or Ultrastar 7K4000 for daily storage/Steam

    I just ordered the 4TB Deskstar NAS drive. I couldn't remember if my X58's SATA ports would work with 2.2TB+ so I took the 3TB Green out of my external enclosure and tried it out (success). Hopefully Newegg doesn't destroy it, at least with the retail packaging it should have adequate protection.
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    WD Black or Ultrastar 7K4000 for daily storage/Steam

    I'm always guilty of that last point, but my upgrade patterns lean towards buying better gear for longer term use. I don't leave my machine on all day, it's only on while I'm using it or occasionally if it's working while I'm away.
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    WD Black or Ultrastar 7K4000 for daily storage/Steam

    My X58/ICH10R doesn't support SRT, unfortunately. I know I'm missing out on a lot of modern features by continuing to use this platform, but the gains per dollar just aren't there yet. :( So far the only downside of a NAS drive is the TLER is lower and expects the controller to take over...
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    WD Black or Ultrastar 7K4000 for daily storage/Steam

    How do the Deskstar NAS drives compare to the 7K4000 series or WD Blacks? Newegg 4TB for $210cdn.
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    WD Black or Ultrastar 7K4000 for daily storage/Steam

    Shortly after WD took over HGST they spun off the shite factories to Toshiba and kept the good ones. Toshibas apparently aren't very reliable as a result. :(
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    WD Black or Ultrastar 7K4000 for daily storage/Steam

    Well after 6 years my trusty WD Black 1TB Black is calling it quits. I have everything backed up, but the bad sector wormhole is growing so it's time to go. This is my intermediate drive, between my SSD and WD Green, and is used for my documents/Outlook.pst/photos/games. I keep any current...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    System is back together properly, and 10 installed and activated without a single hitch! :) What are you guys using for chipset drivers? Thank you guys so much for helping me through these last few weeks, it's much appreciated. :)
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Tentatively SOLVED. Tentatively as in I have to rebuild my main machine to spec and get on with it. I just got home 30 mins ago from my motorcycle course, thought I'd try the mouse swap with the E8400/P45 machine. It was freezing as usual, so I booted it up without the Spawn mouse plugged...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    I haven't done an install with more than the one drive plugged in for 3 weeks and change. Cleared out all partitions to unallocated space, hit "next" to let it create its own partitions.
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    So tonight I put the E8400/P45 machine together with the HX1000 psu from my X58 machine, the Seagate, and the rest of it is from the machine before (cpu/mobo/ram/dvd-burner/case/fans/9400GT). It did the blank screen thing after installing from USB, and also from a dvd (in case the flash drive...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    It's not a huge pain in the ass to put the 920 back in, just a bit awkward with such a huge cooler. It would only eliminate the cpu as the source of my problems, which may be worth it. I have a feeling that the problem is in the mobo, but I'm not really willing to spend probably $200cdn and...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    The file I pulled from my actual BIOS chip wasn't the same as the 1202 source from Asus. I cleared the BIOS chip, confirmed it's blank (passed), then wrote the Asus file directly to it, then re-read it to make sure no cells failed (passed). I cleared the CMOS while I did all of this. I put the...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    So today I've swapped in my old 6GB memory kit, 9400GT gpu, a different DVD drive. The only things common to my normal setup is the Xeon and the mobo. Next up is putting my 920 back in, which had a slowly failing overclock. I'm also curious to put the bios chip into my eeprom reader/burner...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    I've run it and passed with the old psu and shitty northbridge paste, but I'll run it again overnight. I have a dedicated flash drive as a Win98 boot disc for more capable DOS, MT86+ and hard drive testing programs live on it. :) edit: MT+ would freeze on startup from my USB. Burned a fresh...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Who needs a reset button these days anyhow. I just tried installing 10 on my spare Seagate, it does the same blank screen after reboot as it did before. edit: I've mirrored your settings tbob22, still no dice. Turned PNP O/S back on, still no go.
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    It's certainly looking that way! For a few years this box would reboot whenever a cat jumped on top of the case, so the spread terminals in the ATX connector would certainly explain that! I'm going to see if I can make the HX stable in the system again before attempting a 10 install. I'm sure...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Well initial results are good? The last few days of testing, I found out I couldn't run 200MHz bclk at my normal 1.25Vtt, or even at 1.325V it would bsod code 124, and 1.35V it was sketch. After swapping my HX1000 for the XFX 650W, and changing the northbridge paste (and re-seating CPU/RAM)...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    I have the XFX psu now, it's actually a 650W but should be just fine. Seasonic made, board is labelled as a PC Power & Cooling Silencer. Popped it open, no gremlins (shouldn't be, not many hours on it). While I have the machine torn down, might as well check the mobo heatsink assembly...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    My computer was rebooting when I was putting my voltmeter leads into the modular connectors on the psu, def shouldn't be doing that. This HX1000 is a Channel Well inside, and it's from 2009/10. I'll be stealing back the Seasonic-built XFX 750W from my parents computer, and see if that helps my...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Does anyone know what the 3.3V rail feeds on X58? My bios and HWMonitor intermittently report 2.9V on that rail, but my dmm shows a solid 3.275-3.35V (measured at psu modular connectors and the 24pin). Prime95 failed today at 180x20, code 124 (QPI voltage). It's always been rock solid before...