1. spacedrone808

    Maximum possible hardware configuration for Windows 2000 Datacenter

    I decided to build a Windows 2000 Datacenter machine. Especially after discovering the news about porting of modern fully-fledged Supermium browser into W2K environment. Here are the results of my investigations. Correct me and add additional preciseness to details. Important statements...
  2. funkydmunky

    Whatz your oldest system/gear you still use on a daily or regular basis?

    Myself I have an old Core 2 Quad 9400, 6GB RAM Dell system I use as my bed room PC. Upgraded with SSD of course. I'm not a sado-masicust! Watches YT and plays vids just fine. Also my only PC that has a PCI slot so it has my Firewire card for when I need to grab something off an old tape. I also...
  3. M

    Kingston NV2 M.2 NVMe SSD Review, Multiple Benchmarks and Speed Tests & VS SanDisk Ultra M.2 NVMe 3D

    Welcome to my review of the Kingston NV2 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD. I will be comparing it to my current SanDisk Ultra M.2 1TB NVMe 3D SSD drive using several benchmarks including ATTO Disk Benchmark, CrystalDiskMark Benchmark, AS SSD Benchmark, and Anvil's Storage Utilities benchmark. The results are...
  4. J

    How much are we close a Ready Player One technology?

    In this topic I would examine the actual technologies and I'll explore the future tech hardware for reach Ready Player One. Now, we have technologies like standalone headset with hand tracking and almost 4K resolution for eye. The SoC isn't ready for elevate high end performance like X86 for...
  5. A

    GPU crashing and corrutping Win10 install

    Hello! So about a week ago I was playing Apex Legends and I got an engine failure crash (memory is grey at this point) I clicked out the error and then my GPU starting throwing artifacts on both of my monitors followed by crashing shortly after. Upon rebooting the PC went into...
  6. E

    Need help diagnosing monitor's failing component

    Hi everyone! I hope I'm posting this to the right section. Screenshots first : I have an old Samsung SyncMaster P2350 (from 2010) as an external monitor hooked up to my laptop. For the last few months, when connected through a digital connection (HDMI reduction to DVI cable), it is...
  7. P

    Combining computers for first build

    I'm looking to build my first gaming PC without breaking the bank. I have two computers (specs listed below) from a business I shut down. I'm hoping to be able to combine the parts I have, and buy whatever else is necessary to build a mid-range gaming rig. I've been doing a lot of research, but...
  8. C

    RTX 2080 and 600W PSU

    My current build: MB: B450 Tomahawk MAX CPU: Ryzen 3600 (Stock) CPU cooler: Coolermaster ma410m RAM: Corsair LPX Vengeance PRO RGB 3200mhz 2x8GB PSU: EVGA 600BQ (I wasn't paying enough attention to this one) Case: Fractal Meshify C (Stock coolers) I was wondering if my PSU could power this...
  9. Pieter3dnow

    Buildzoid breaks down Gigabyte X570 I Aorus Pro Wifi

    Might be one of the cheaper X570 motherboards Buildzoid discussing hardware features.
  10. cyklondx

    Random hardware

    Hi, I created this thread to show off some random computer hardware - retro, and new, desktop and server. It will likely contain my opinions on the hardware, photos, screenshots, tests, problems i've encountered, what i liked and what i didn't. Note1: Most of cases will be in racks, and they...
  11. Zarathustra[H]

    BitDefender Researchers Discover "Terrifying" Security Vulnerability in Intel CPUs

    Another day, another Intel hardware security bug. This time it's called Microarchitectural Data Sampling (or MDS for short) and has been proven to work on Intel's Ivy bridge, Haswell, Skylake and Kaby Lake CPU's. This vulnerability is particularly concerning because it allows an attacker to...
  12. L

    does any1 knows where i can find stats related to IT e-commerce

    Does any1 know where can I find stats related to PC, laptops tablets and components e-commerce? Is there any organization dedicated to e-commerce?
  13. AlphaAtlas

    AMD Confirms Stadia Will Run on Intel CPUs

    As one of the world's most pervasive cloud service providers, Google is in a better position to launch a successful game streaming platform than almost anyone. The hardware they choose to use for the launch of their "Stadia" streaming service will undoubtedly influence future game streaming...
  14. cageymaru

    U.S. Video Game Sales Break Records in 2018

    According to the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and The NPD Group, video game sales toppled the $43.4 billion mark in 2018. Sales were up 18% from 2017 as previous sales records were broken for the video game industry. Across all platforms, (console, PC, portable, and mobile), both the...
  15. F

    Second Drive disappears

    TL DR Recently bought new SSD intended to host Steam Games, disappears when launching said games. Specs: Laptop: Lenovo Y910-17ISK OS Drive: Samsung 960 Evo 256GB (M.2) Secondary Drive: Samsung 860 Evo 1TB OS: Windows 10 Games: Nier Automata, Dark Souls 3, Dragons Dogma, Final Fantasy XIV Hi...
  16. cageymaru

    AMD Is Developing a DXR Capable GPU and More Third Generation AMD Ryzen News

    During an interview with Mark Hachman of PCWorld, AMD president and CEO Dr. Lisa Su acknowledged AMD is "deep in development" of a GPU with real-time ray tracing (DXR) capabilities. She explained that building a development ecosystem was important as "development is concurrent between hardware...
  17. cageymaru

    Sony 3D Camera Technology to Fuel Smartphone Upgrade Cycle in 2019

    Bloomberg is reporting that smartphone manufacturers such as Apple, Huawei, and Samsung have taken interest in 3D camera technology from Sony. The cameras can create 3D images of objects and faces that can be used for virtual shopping and gesture control. Sony is a major player in the camera...
  18. AlphaAtlas

    Amazon Extends Partfinder to PC Components

    PC Gamer managed to spot an interesting change on Amazon's website. When shopping for certain PC components, users can now enter the make and model of other computers or components to see if the item in question is compatible. Amazon has a long way to go before achieving parity with sites like...
  19. cageymaru

    Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Availability Update

    Nvidia moderator ericnvidia80 has informed the community at the GeForce forums of an update to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti product availability. Hi Everyone, Wanted to give you an update on the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti availability. GeForce RTX 2080 Ti general availability has shifted to...
  20. S

    Will this PSU be sufficient?

    Hi everyone. I'm building a PC for a friend. Before I have them order all the parts I'm hoping someone can help me take a look at my components and let me know if there are any potential incompatibility issues and whether the PSU is enough to power the entire system. Thanks for your help! No...
  21. McCHillin

    Trashed GPU's :'( [NSFW]

    I don't know if there is a thread for this yet, but I didn't see one. This is a sold eBay listing. This was the items description: Electronics recycling can sometimes lead to uncovering treasures of the past, or incredible hardware of the modern day. Most of the time, these finds are a...
  22. R

    EVGA Quietly Changes Warranty Policy

    Long praised for their customer service, and transferable warranty, EVGA has apparently, and very quietly changed their warranty policies as it pertains to used hardware. Any piece of EVGA hardware, including video cards, motherboards, power supplies, cases, laptops or peripherals that were...
  23. DooKey

    Atari VCS Hardware Specs Revealed

    The Atari VCS is now available for preorder over at Indiegogo and it is going to come with over 100 classic Atari games preloaded. It will also have streaming capability and a Linux OS that you can customize the way you want. The system will run on 4GB of DDR4 with 32GB eMMC for storage. The...
  24. R

    Steam Hardware Survey Was Wrong

    Every month Steam posts it's Steam Hardware & Software Survey, giving data on what hardware and software are Steam users running. While it has long been a bit questionable about the validity of the data, The Tech Report's Wayne Manion has posted an article today explaining that the last few...
  25. J

    Brand new PC. MBR or OS problem?

    Just had someone build my pc TODAY. Crashed while playing a game, now my system is stuck on auto repair no matter how much I reboot it and unplug the power or kbm or Ethernet. Parts are new but maybe something might still be defunct. Parts: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ykCwP3 I'm actually...
  26. M

    What to study to master computer hardware

    Hello guys! I have some basic understanding of computer hardware from a programmers perspective and I'm able to build a pc but I don't have enough knowledge to build a cost effective system or a mining rig without unnecessary bottlenecks etc. So I'm asking: what field of knowledge, what books is...
  27. DooKey

    Elon Musk Claims Tesla is Making AI Hardware that Might be the Best in the World

    At a private party yesterday, Elon Musk supposedly told those in attendance that Tesla was developing AI hardware that could possibly be the best in the world. Also, he opined that fully automated driving will be available in about 2 years, but didn't mention if or when his new hardware was...
  28. S

    Forwarding control outputs for pipeline stages of given MIPS assembly

    I've just finished trying this problem from my book but there's no answer key and I'm not fully sure and would like to know if I've done it correctly, or am overlooking something. I'm assuming MUX is for determining the rt value and the other rs? Is that correct?
  29. S

    MIPS Assembly stalls and forwarding when a register's value isn't modified in previous step

    I'm going over pipelining and stalls and forwards with MIPS architecture, and there's a couple things I'm uncertain about. If two adjacent instructions, such as the first two of each set bellow, both use the same register, but the first isn't actually modifying that register, is there still a...
  30. Cerulean

    Aerial cabling hardware and tools

    Howdy! This thread is about aerial cabling when underground cabling is for whatever reasons not possible. To boot this is an area of many firsts and much ignorance for me. Here is a scenario: you have an office building and an almost-all metal 3-4 story garage with CCTV cameras, and the DVR is...
  31. S

    GPUBoost_nvidia.exe Process Error

    This problem just popped up a couple of days ago. The only thing that changed was I installed The Evil Within 2 and Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. Those are the only two programs I installed since I started getting this error. "Application has been blocked from accessing graphics hardware...
  32. Z

    firewall recommendation

    Hi, I'm in the market for a new firewall and I'd like to hear the community recommendations. I have checked out a bunch of hardware firewalls and I think I have narrowed it down to Fortigate and Zyxel. I would like a fully featured hardware firewall that has VPN capabilities so I can connect...
  33. Zarathustra[H]

    Gaming Hardware Needs to Grow Up

    Tuan Nguyen, the Editor and Chief of Maximum PC, has an editorial up on PC Gamer in which he argues that the PC gaming hardware industry has gone overboard with excessive RGB lighting, large colorful non-functional heat sinks, and many other aesthetic touches. I can't help but agree with him...
  34. FrgMstr

    A Look Inside Facebook's Hardware Lab

    OK, it is a slow news afternoon....
  35. FrgMstr

    Steam Hardware Survey for July 2016

    The Steam Hardware Survey is a great barometer for feeling out what is going on in the enthusiast PC marketplace. NVIDIA has 57% of the video cards this month, DX12 GPUs with Windows 10 is still climbing, Intel owns the processors by 77%, and the HTC Vive is still at a commanding 65% of VR...
  36. D

    Looking for: "budget" 1st mSATA drive just to make use of the port/slot

    Well since I got this monster Dell Precision workstation laptop finally and it's got an mSATA port - crippled to SATA II speeds, unfortunately, another blunder on Dell's part - I'd like to make some use of it. I don't particularly need the biggest baddest mSATA there is, of course not, and I...
  37. C

    6-8 Pin Connector for Graphics Card

    So I built my first system a while back and am currently using a GPU that uses duel 6 Pin connectors for its power consumption. However I am getting ready to remodel my system and recently purchased a GPU that requires two 8 Pin instead of 6 Pin not thinking it would be a problem. However after...
  38. C

    Troubling Troubleshooting: Black screen on boot up -- No BIOS, No Nothing

    Hardware of note: MSI Z77A-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 (4 years old, along with the CPU, RAM) Here's the scoop: Bought a new hard drive for my rig, upgraded to Windows 7 on that HDD, started installing updates for my motherboard and my computer gave up. Now, when I turn on the power to the PC...