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    Cinebench R20 Results - Competition

    I'm a bit late to the party, but how's this (and yes I know it's not threadripper but meh) That's not exactly maxed out, but close for this CPU/mobo/ram combo With 4.325 on one CCX and 4.2 on the other three. It's on a X370 board, same one as the Ryzen 7 1700 in the list (it was @ 3.6).
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    Have ya'll ever seen anything like this before?

    The DDR2 slot is only being used for power, the M.2 connection is the NGFF type (the kind SATA M.2 drives use) If you looks close the data traces on the board go to the SATA connection NOT the DDR side of the adapter. A quote from the product page "confirms" it with a rather poor translation: Not something I see a need for, but I'm sure someone needs it for some strange use case.
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    Saving windows 7 updates

    WSUS Offline updater is pretty good. It's a bit clunky as a first time user but once you get used to it it works well and can save time if you do updates often enough. All the program does is provide a GUI to download the updates direct from Microsoft then apply them in the order windows update does. It requires several reboots just like downloading the updates via the built in windows update application. http://www.wsusoffline.net/ Basic directions, download, extract, run the update generator in the main folder as admin, pick what you want it to get updates for and download. The under the client folder on the machine you want to update run the update installer and follow directions. You can even make ISOs of the updates if you want. Adding the updates to the ISO is something you can do as mentioned, but that's harder to setup for the first time. As for downloading a pre updated ISO from the darker corners of the web...I would consider it for one of my PCs but wouldn't on a customers for fear of potential questionable software put in by those creating them.
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    Everything Cryptocurrency Thread!

    Hey guys guess what! Poloniex Support got back to me today about my 80 day old support ticket: Anything I should ask them? Might get a reply sometime around June.
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    Build for my Brother

    That A10 is sadly FM2+, so it's already one of the faster CPUs on the platform. The AM3 FX stuff uses the same weak cores but you would have the option of double the cores, but at this point I don't know that a new AM3 board/cpu etc would be worth it. For keeping it cheap a solid option would be searching around places like Craigslist, you've got a GPU so the hard part's there just a matter of finding a CPU/mobo deal.
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    NVIDIA Coming Under Fire for GeForce Partner Program

    While nearly the entire enthusiast community can see through the marketing and has called out nvidia on pulling an Intel (remember the days of Dell only selling Intel CPUs) at the end of the day my customers and other similar PC users have no clue. They claim no discounts for the brands that follow their plan yet a "discount" can come in many forms, could be as simple as guaranteed supply of GPUs. With the current market a company like HP or Dell not following nvidia's word could lead to them not having the supply of nvidia GPUs to meet customer demand. That's a luxury you'll notice they've had over small builders through GPU shortages. For smaller yet still big companies like CyberpowerPC/iBUYPOWER they could literally be forced out of the mid to high end market if they don't play nice with nvidia simply by not being a preferred partner. While you COULD argue that nothing in the release says any of this, I will argue that nvidia will go right to the edge of what they can get by with to try and keep other brands out of the GPU market. Don't get me wrong they're in it for money and the highest possible market share should be a goal, I just think the GPU offering should sell itself not the need to strong arm partners into not having their products directly compete with the competition. I will say if you're nvidia and going to pull this shit it's the perfect time, they can easily say they don't NEED to lock AMD out with Pascal beating Vega in nearly everything, but I would bet that's the real reason to push for this now while partners want nvidia cards the most and are more likely to enter into an agreement that seems helpful to them.
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    Build for my Brother

    The A10-7800 should be where your issues are from what I've seen, as long as the system's only running the game 8GB is fine (though the game can easily use over 6GB) and the 270 should be lacking but like you say on the other PC perfectly playable. The A10 however is a VERY weak CPU, it acts more like a dual core due to the module design and PUBG from my testing likes at a minimum 4 strong cores or 6 weaker cores. It really does better with higher single threaded performance, but is capable of splitting across 6+ threads. Sadly with the anti-cheat some of the tricks to make it run better on a potato level PC will likely get you banned now. Sadly all upgrade paths short of good used deals are pricey with DDR4 and GPU's being through the roof. Craigslist has been my friend recently trying to find deals on parts, 4th gen intel CPUs to keep DDR3 and the occasional GTX 980/970 have been great for budget builds.
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    I guess it works.

    While I fully support the spirit of the solution it really could use better attachment execution.
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    Water pump fast and slow

    To maybe clear up what you're seeing, the 4pin direct to your PSU gives the pump power, and the internal circuit in the pump varies the speed based on the PWN signal from the motherboard header. As it's not drawing any power from the board it doesn't need the other wires. You should be able to adjust the pump speed in BIOS or software that came with your motherboard by controlling that CPU fan header in PWM mode (some boards may default to the old 3 pin style so you may need to manually a PWM setting for that header.
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    Gpu pcie 6 pin to 8 pin adapters

    Depends on how picky you are but https://www.ebay.com/itm/PCI-Express-PCIE-6-Pin-to-8-Pin-Graphics-Card-Power-Adapter-Cable-for-Nvidia-ATI/122001651096?hash=item1c67dd7598:g:5FIAAOSwY0lXTOit that is the least crazy one I found quickly looking, I know powercolor shipped a really short sleeved one with my 290x (gave it to a friend) but that's the only one like it I've seen. Depending on your PSU you may be able to get a new modular cable something like this https://www.ebay.com/itm/Seasonic-Modular-PSU-8-Pin-to-6-2-PCIe-Sleeved-Cable/263503044430?hash=item3d5a015f4e:g:KLgAAOSwZA1aiF5sas an alternate but that's going to really vary by brand and model.
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    Everything Cryptocurrency Thread!

    You just stated the reason I've been running with Nicehash this year. Watching coins was old from the start and I'm FAR too lazy for that. I spent enough time second guessing my decisions around getting FLDC to BTC and it's the same with every trade/decision to mine a coin. I'll always know I could be making more, but I also know I could be making less.
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    PCIE speed not right

    I know I'm a bit late to the party, but power saving mode on the PCI-e slot? Your GPU-Z screenshot doesn't show the ? beside the box (issue with the skinned version maybe?) but here's a screenshot of the explanation when you click it. Short version the slot might not run full speed unless the GPU is under a graphical load (and a full screen one if SLI/Crossfire get involved)
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    Everything Cryptocurrency Thread!

    The Thread-ripper thing is funny to me. I've been CPU mining from the start, and when my mining rig got wet a few weeks back I ordered a Ryzen R7 1700 and board to replace the Z170 board that died (the i7-7700 went in another board that was housing an i5-6400 for now) and even with the nosedive in profits the 1700 at a modest 3.8Ghz (any more and it wanted more than stock voltage) is bringing in ~$1.10 a day AFTER factoring in power (It was $1.95 when I first got it together) making the investment not so bad. I figure if mining profits go bad I have far more use for a Ryzen 8 core than a garbage celeron. This time of year it helps heat the house too I'm not saying people trying to make a living off 10 mining rigs should send the celerons packing, but for a casual user wanting some return on upgrades it works out nicely. A friend just upgraded both his Plex server and his main gaming rig and is mining in their down time. Sure he paid MSRP for two 1080 Ti FEs and he wont see ROI for a long time the way things are going, BUT he needed to update his first gen i7/GTX 770 combo anyway so this lets him do that AND make some of the cash back (Though his gaming rig actually has an i5-8600k in it so only ~$0.75 a day before power usage on that one based on mine right now).
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    Everything Cryptocurrency Thread!

    Yeah I just stumbled across the last page and checked after pretty much giving up, my 9700 FLDC isn't worth nearly as much today, but I'm going to take the hit and get what I can while I can.
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    296 Mbs down. I like

    Almost two years later, TWC is now Spectrum except when it's convenient for them not to be . Price is now $55 a month but due for the "yearly increase" in a few months and not a single person in the area hasn't gotten crazy rate increases with this buyout so I'm expecting the worst. Otherwise not much has changed for me. Still can't get anything better deal wise from the other local ISP. Yet...a 7 min drive away the farm HAS gotten even better. The 1000/30 is now "1000/1000" though uploads REALLY seem to cap out around 650 usually sitting in the 350 range when I check it. Still running the same under-performing router over there and could really use an upgrade. Just did a test and upload is actually the worst I've seen in the last year there Edit: None of the share links are working for that one for some reason, but it's 15ms/521Mbps/179Mbps /Edit Might be the router doing something stupid again (or because it hasn't been reset other than when the power goes out)
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    The issue with that theory is that he has email communication from the seller about shipping AFTER the second transaction with a planned shipping date.
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    I think you're misunderstanding that clause. It says "If you use PayPal IN a seller's store location" where it's talking about collecting items in person. I read this as if you were in a physical store, and paid with PayPal. The assumption being that you would pick up the item at the time of purchase.
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    Everything Cryptocurrency Thread!

    Final results are in after BIOS updates to the $25 Biostar board that houses my i5-6400 and hours of hardware swaps and tests: I have one dead ASUS Z710-A motherboard and one dead 80+ gold 750w PSU Crazy thing is the PSU that had water pouring out of it is perfectly fine, the one that was still running when power was pulled wont turn on now. The 1070 that was dead last night resurrected itself after I took it apart last night apparently.
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    Questions about mining

    It also depends on how dedicated the idea you are. I started out with cards I had and added in my first 1080 Ti because I figured even if I didn't hit ROI I would have a cheaper than MSRP upgrade. I still in the back of my mind have the idea that I can more easily dump the 1080 Tis should I need to vs a 1060 or RX 570 should I decide it's not worth it to me to mine in a month or two. (And yes I realize there would be many of them one the market, but I'm willing to sell at a "loss" if I've already made the money back.) There's also how you mine to consider. Personally I'm lazy, hate tracking even 10 different coin values and can't be bothered as this is a fun hobby and excuse to buy more hardware, not my sole source of income so I don't mine and keep various alt coins, I either auto convert to one of the 4 options I can cash out at coinbase or use Nicehash to sell my processing power. As far as simple Nicehash has been the easiest brain dead way to end up with BTC in a wallet and USD in the bank for me but every system has flaws and they had a huge one back in December with a hack and loss of over 4500 BTC (.085ish of which was mine) but have come back with a free withdraw to coinbase from internal wallets option that has me transferring from them daily with relatively low risk. I just don't get the reward of mining the next coin that goes crazy and making crazy money (I also don't have to worry about whatever I mine being worthless either), just some money and still more than enough to fund the hobby. So yeah...preference. TLDR: your choice how you do it and there's not a simple "this is the best answer"
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    Everything Cryptocurrency Thread!

    It's honestly crazy , there's a storm windows on the outer part that's 3/4 open and the screen is relatively fine and usually stops rain no problem. I've lived in this house and had this window open often with either my desk or hers with a PC in that exact spot for over 10 years and NEVER had it come close to getting anything wet. I still haven't touched the stuff again, (sleep and other plans for today) At least the 1070 and motherboard I both HATED for various reasons so that's cool.
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    Everything Cryptocurrency Thread!

    Well I had a rather bad day in Crypto land. I was away from home all afternoon and got a call from my wife around 8PM that it was raining on the mining rig. Apparently the open window near it that had been open hundreds of times during all types of weather had blowing rain coming in that soaked a Z170 system with an i7-7700, 8GB DDR4, a GTX 1070, GTX 1080, and 750W PSU. Apparently it was still running until she unplugged it. Her PC (again been sitting in the same room same window open scenario through all kinda of weather for years turned itself off. When she checked it out apparently her PSU poured out water. SO far the confirmed dead after drying out (at least until I can tripple check) includes the Z170 board and one GTX 1070. Not sure about the i7/ram as I didn't have a chance to swap and test in another system. A bit afraid to test the PSUs until I'm sure they're dry. So yeah...that was fun.
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    Everything Cryptocurrency Thread!

    So basically what you're saying is the FLDC I moved to Polo 3-4 days ago I should maybe expect some time around the end of the month? Oh well, I had more or less forgotten I had it so I sent my support ticket yesterday (counterwallet shows it went through in ~ 6hrs) and if I ever get to convert it I'll probably never fool with them again.
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    After trying to find a GPU for a good friend's rig update (He's currently running an i7-860 and GTX 770) we actually settled on going with 1080 Ti FE cards straight from nvidia.com yesterday afternoon (they were in stock for a short while at MSRP) and considering that I can understand taking the risk with this place even though it does look sketchy. Hopefully paypal covers you if (when?) it all goes wrong but I'm not going to lie, I added to cart and thought about it myself for about 20 mins.
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    Windows 10 FREE Upgrade Version Reinstall

    If you upgraded the same hardware you have now you can reinstall with the newest Windows 10 ISO and NOT use a key 99% of the time (just be sure to select the proper version) and it will activate when online giving a message of "Windows is activated with a digital license" If you used the Windows 7 key on the same hardware that should still be an option again now, it may also work with dissimilar hardware assuming it was a retail Windows 7 key If you use a Microsoft account that adds another layer of activation records that should allow you to activate the same hardware again. Overall it's pretty straight forward and if you don't mind some extra hassle you can actually still do a free upgrade today, or at least it still worked last week for me. It requires the original Windows 10 ISO upgrading over a legit windows 7/8/8.1 install with the internet disabled until the windows 10 upgrade is complete.
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    Rocket 88 Delid & Relid kit

    Humm, me likes the numbers, not too sure if I'll bother with the 8600K just because it's in the HTPC (so the wife will be upset if it's down for the afternoon) and with the current cooling setup it's not bad and I doubt I'll try to "world record OC" the thing outside of a few runs with higher volts at some point when I'm bored.