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AkakmanH

Member Since 02 Feb 2011
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In Topic: Binned and Delidded Intel Core i7-8086K Now Available at Silicon Lottery

Today, 10:59 AM

My question is - allowing for water cooling (good setup), what is the life of a stock 8700K vs an overclocked 8700K. I would think the voltage boost would eventually push the VRMs to extinction let alone the CPU.

In Topic: New Update from Bosco

13 June 2018 - 07:35 AM

I just sent $20US. Would like to send more but I am on fixed income. I pray that Bosco and family recover from this soon. Has to be hard. I once had an apartment flood out but not like what I am seeing. Does Bosco have any recourse from the city for pumping waste his way?

In Topic: Study Shows Many Windows 10 Users Have Had Software Problems

13 June 2018 - 07:31 AM

I've had a few issues.

Could no longer run Front Page. I maintain an old WEB page for a friend so I have to boot with Win7 to use it

Win10 destroyed all of the original MS Games. Fortunately I found a program to restore them. Now, occasionally, an update destroys them again which causes me to do a rebuild.

A recent Win10 upgrade wiped out all of my Office 2013 Pro software. Had to upgrade to Office 2016 Pro.

Win10 also forced me to use the Documents folder to avoid read only problem. Excel spread sheets could not be updated otherwise.

Had to install Spybot Anti-Beacon to stop Win10 upgrades from changing my security settings.

After every update I recheck all of my system settings to make sure that MS has not changed them

I do not trust MS not to turn on "sharing". They are sneaky that way

One last comment - do not believe that Win 10 32bit and 64bit are the same

They are not. Win10 64bit has a more robust OS and works faster.


In Topic: Intel optane memory

29 April 2018 - 05:02 AM

I read a review on Tom's Hardware about the new, soon to be released) Samsung Pro 970 (M.2).

If the article is to be believed, it will be faster than Optane but will be pricey.


In Topic: Intel Might Be Making a Core i7 8086K for x86 Anniversary

17 April 2018 - 05:21 AM

I am retired now. But, back in the day, I programmed every Intel processor from the 8086 on (assembler). Seems that every new processor had instructions added. Always a challenge to learn the new features and how using them could save time and increase performance. Of course, I did the same for almost every IBM computer starting with the 360. I like to tell the story of one of my UK trips where a guy I worked with constantly went on about how PC's would replace the mainframe computer. Finally, I took him to a mainframe systems console and showed him the map of 256 threads running simultaneously. Blew his mind. Still for some applications, a PC will work just fine but not as fast. Maybe next year.......