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AkakmanH

Member Since 02 Feb 2011
Offline Last Active Aug 13 2018 06:10 AM
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In Topic: Why do people not recommend MSI Motherboards

23 July 2018 - 04:56 AM

Going back about 20 years or so, MSI had a long run of bad motherboards.The area I live in has several large electronics, etc, warehouses in which you could buy many brands of computer components. I was building a lots of computers at the time so became friends with many of the staff and techs. My understanding was that about half of all the MSI MBs sold were returned within 90 days as they stopped working. Bad quality control? Inferior components? Who knows.... The thing is that once a brand gets a bad rep, it carries forward a generation until the newbies, who never heard of the brand, take their turn in the fishbowl. Has MSI improved? If you listen to the reviewers, yes. All desktop people have their favorite brand that they stick by whether it is MSI, Asus, Gigabyte (my favorite), Asrock or some other manufacturer. The competition in today's market is so heavy that a MB manufacturer can not afford to put out a truly bad product or they will not last. MSI is less expensive because they do not always have the same features as the "big boys". So, go with your gut. Go with what you can afford and trust the luck of the MB lottery because no matter which brand you choose, there might be a bad apple.


In Topic: Binned and Delidded Intel Core i7-8086K Now Available at Silicon Lottery

18 June 2018 - 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.