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In Topic: Odd behaviour HDD

24 April 2017 - 10:55 PM

I don't know a whole lot about windows 10.., so grain of salt with me ;)


but, the disk usage going to 100% sounds pretty normal. I would guess that it's just the pagefile being utilized.


The "server execution failed" is probably application specific. Do you generally see it after watching videos or what?


The "clicking" is a little bit more concerning. I've had drives where you can here the spindle click that have lasted for a long time, but usually that's a bad sign, so it's definitely good that you backed everything up. You did say it only happens when you initially access a file, so maybe you're just hearing the spindle moving and your drive is unusually loud. But again, usually when I hear hdd "clicking", I think, uh oh.



(EDIT: If you don't want the 100%, I think there should be pagefile settings you can adjust somewhere)


Regarding the clicking sound, it only clicks once, after that, i would not hear it unless i reboot the system.

Pagefile options did not give me any immediate answers, so i guess it could be something else (i already disabled power savings, in case people wondered, so it does not turn of every x minutes)


The "server execution failed" error only comes after the 100% "bug" is going away, otherwise, it never shows up.

In Topic: Unigine Announces New GPU Benchmark

12 April 2017 - 04:57 AM

Damn, ray tracing is finally going to be a thing for benchmarks, it should be interesting to see where this is going. Hopefully we are not too far off when games are using the technology, this could improve image quality and fidelity by quite a margin.

In Topic: 4690k to ryzen ?

12 April 2017 - 04:53 AM

If the board is compatible, you could go for the i7 4xxx series instead of going ryzen (seeing you need to upgrade quite a bit before you go to a new platform)

i7 is a good improvement these days, especially when it comes to gaming performance (see digital foundry's video's (youtube) for this, they have a good comparison video there)


Otherwise, if you are not lacking any performance now, just keep what you have, it is still a good system and should carry you well into 2018 before showing any real bottlenecks.

In Topic: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X, and 1700 Processor Reviewed

18 March 2017 - 04:56 PM


Hmm sounds plausible/sensible tongue.png

<- is a computer engineer. :P



<--- is not a computer engineer ;P


figured it would be something like that though.


On a different note, digital foundry did an extensive review of the chip (1800x) and did some interesting benchmarks with certain settings, in case people are still hungry for some extra information that has not been processed in this review.

In Topic: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X, and 1700 Processor Reviewed

18 March 2017 - 06:23 AM


Well, considering the extra load, compared to the 95W chip the temps aren't that much different, which is strange to me.
I am not an engineer, so I am probably wrong here, but ehh, if you have a 65W chip and a 95W chip, when both are overclocked, one would say the 65W chip would still run cooler than the 95W chip, but when i see the benchmarks online that include temps, the difference is not that much.

A 65W chip running at 4 GHz and 1.4 volts will generally run the same as a 95W chip at 4 GHz and 1.4 volts.

They're all the same silicon, and they won't vary by much. The only reason the 1700 is a "65 watt" chip is because it's clocked lower at lower voltages. Once you change that, it's going to use a LOT more power.



Hmm sounds plausible/sensible :P