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  1. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    Core was a brand new architecture Jim Keller touched with his magical fingers. They've had the lead until Zen 2. Zen 2 technically has better IPC but Intel edges them out due to raw clock speed.
  2. PP Mguire

    PC for the Valve Index

    If they left the CPU market that would mean enterprise, datacenter, HPC, and OEM. That's most of their net right there.
  3. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    Dual core and faster architecture. Pentium 4 had HT but it stood no chance against 2 physical cores that were faster than theirs. Pentium D was no better.
  4. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    K6-2 was, Duron 950 was Socket A. Netburst was terrible, and the AXPs were that good. Athlon64 further strengthened that gap until Core 2.
  5. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    Yup. I still own the ones named off. If I didn't gift a few things when I was younger I'd still have my Duron 950 and K6-2.
  6. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    Yup. My Athlon XP 2600+ has lived its life at 2.3GHz, My S754 3000+ @ 2.5GHz, my S939 3000+ (Venice) @ 2.9GHz, my S939 X2 3800+ @ 2.8GHz, my FX-60 is still sitting @ 3.1GHz, my Opteron 165 I had at 3GHz but has sat in a bin unused for years, Phenom 2 940BE @ 3.8GHz, 955BE @ 4.2GHz (better...
  7. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    3960x is HEDT, the number scheme has always been ahead through the generations since initial Core i on up. Ivy HEDT is 4000s. All of my AMDs still work. From my Athlon Thunderbird up.
  8. PP Mguire

    Replacing my computer

    SSDs are far more reliable than HDDs, especially if the data is written once and only read the duration it's used. The Dell has spots for drives, so it's up to you. You can put RAM and a second drive in it later...
  9. PP Mguire

    Replacing my computer

    The HP comes with a 1TB spinner so if he wanted to swap that out to an SSD he could.
  10. PP Mguire

    Replacing my computer

    I wanted to go Ryzen but Dell had none available so I stuck to the brand you listed. I'd suggest that machine over the Dell.
  11. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    The 3960x is Sandy Bridge just like the 2500k, so almost 10 years old now. That platform is the longest running platform I've had that went through continuous use for 5 years. I only upgraded to X99 because I wanted NVMe support. Low and behold, since then I've modified the bios to support NVMe...
  12. PP Mguire

    Replacing my computer

    The machine comes with a standard M.2 SSD installed on the board itself. You can get a standard 2.5" SATA SSD to put in there normally like you would a HDD.
  13. PP Mguire

    Replacing my computer

    :lol::lol::lol:
  14. PP Mguire

    What Antivirus And Malware Do You Use?

    I meant general usage, but Malwarebytes would be considered 3rd party so I generalized.
  15. PP Mguire

    Replacing my computer

    Don't worry about the GPU, I knew from the start this machine didn't require a significant video card.
  16. PP Mguire

    What Antivirus And Malware Do You Use?

    I mean you said it yourself lol. Malwarebytes has been common and mainstay for years and one of the most trusted programs out there. Without it these kids (mine) would start to understand how annoying it is needing to format their machines every time they clicked on something they shouldn't. We...
  17. PP Mguire

    PC for the Valve Index

    They just need to make the higher ups who have clearly screwed up the past 5-6 years step down and let others that understand their true markets step in.
  18. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    Nah, not really. In all reality I don't need to keep my chip on an all core OC for gaming either. I only do it because it's what I prefer to do (plus I'm under water). Intel's boost clock feature takes care of single thread performance quite nicely. As for heat over time, it's not a myth but the...
  19. PP Mguire

    Let's talk mice..

    That's my best friends favorite mouse and he bought 6 brand new backups.
  20. PP Mguire

    PC for the Valve Index

    Nvidia's new gen should be coming out before AMDs, so they'll still be behind. If RDNA2 for PC can reach 2080ti levels I think they'll be good to go and will make lots of money. They're in a ton of other markets currently so they could sustain themselves easily on a smaller scale. Their bread...
  21. PP Mguire

    Replacing my computer

    Means dealing with the clubs money.
  22. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    The Prism cooler that comes stock with those is actually really good. It held a 4.2GHz all core OC on my 3700x while I waited for my distro plate to put the custom water on the new build.
  23. PP Mguire

    Replacing my computer

    OP stated this rig is for spreadsheets and word processing, so none of the older rig is necessary really.
  24. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    I was more referring to how Intel is going down the same bad track that 3DFX did back in the day. Maybe not in the same way, but you can definitely tell Intel has people high up top that clearly lost track of the company.
  25. PP Mguire

    What are you listening to/watching now?

    Nope, I like to listen to 8bit tracks and remixes, as well as game OSTs all the time. TES complete soundtracks are so relaxing and great for meditation.
  26. PP Mguire

    What Antivirus And Malware Do You Use?

    I seriously wonder what y'all do to make common programs "mess up" your computer. I've used Malwarebytes exclusively for years now without a single problem. It's essential to keep the kids machines clean here. For my personal rig I have no AV, Defender is hard disabled via Winaerotweaker. I...
  27. PP Mguire

    Replacing my computer

    Dang, wish you were in the US. I'd purchase that processor from you lol. I've never owned a 6 core Phenom 2 before.
  28. PP Mguire

    Let's talk mice..

    Wireless hasn't been an issue for a decade now, even less of an issue with Lightspeed mice. I'd look at the G502. I see the special edition version go on sale for 39 bucks constantly on Amazon. I have the G052 Lightspeed now, as well as 2 other wired G502s. To me it's the closest comparable...
  29. PP Mguire

    Replacing my computer

    The core specs of the new machine are good but you didn't specify if you'd be getting the SFF or the tower. This is a better deal to already have the SSD in place, and I would add another 8GB stick of RAM and call it a day...
  30. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    A good example of what happens when the dudes up top don't know what they're doing.
  31. PP Mguire

    Post your rigs here.

    Nothing wrong with a good hardware discussion, it's what I enjoy the most :)
  32. PP Mguire

    The Food & Drink Thread

    Ate at a new local Texmex place for lunch/dinner, and now drinking my fav beer.
  33. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    I was just busting your balls lol. You got me with the Rush, I pretend it doesn't exist although it did technically come with 2D/3D on one card. It was just a really terrible implementation and I don't even want one for my collection. The Banshee came after and although in 2D it was great it had...
  34. PP Mguire

    Been around awhile, but here's my intro...

    A real OG.
  35. PP Mguire

    PC for the Valve Index

    Never said we don't like Intel, I run many from both camps. Saying Intel is needed in every gaming rig though, is quite ignorant. I'm quite certain AMD's RDNA2 architecture is good, but they haven't surpassed Nvidia and probably won't even this gen. Intel's upper management took on too much...
  36. PP Mguire

    Post your rigs here.

    Yes and no. If your GPU is sitting at over 85% at said resolution it's not a bottleneck regardless. If the GPU is the bottleneck at a higher resolution the CPU isn't a bottleneck anymore. That being said, I know how old that CPU is and my 2500k is older as it's almost 11 years old and the...
  37. PP Mguire

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Ahhaha I thought I was the only one that did that. I got a TRUE 120 Black and had to cut holes in the side panel of my Raidmax Scorpio for it to fit. Was so damn ghetto.
  38. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    Think you mean 8MB, and it was a 3D add in card, not a full on GPU yet. Wasn't till Voodoo 3 that was all in one.
  39. PP Mguire

    Post your rigs here.

    CPU bottlenecking, or because of resolution in a CPU demanding game? When I did my testing of my own CPUs against each other I put my 2500k in there and I only had one game dip into the high 40s because I was benching everything at Ultra 1440p using a single RTX 2080. More than likely it just...
  40. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    Yes, my 98box is almost specifically for old Star Wars games.
  41. PP Mguire

    Post your rigs here.

    New GPU in that rig and it'd be good really.
  42. PP Mguire

    Post your rigs here.

    Looked for the other thread so I could copy and paste lol. AMD Ryzen 7 3700x @ 4.3GHz all core (IF at 1800) ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming X 32GB Corsair Dominator RGB 3600MHz 2x eVGA RTX 2080s w/ eVGA NVLink Bridge Samsung 960 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2 Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SATA M.2 Samsung 850 Pro 512GB...
  43. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    Pretty correct, these days just use DOSBox.
  44. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    The only thing about XP that's 9x is the fact that it's still got a DOS background really but it wasn't a GUI for DOS like 9x was.
  45. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    Well ME was 9x and XP is NT so a polished version of Win 2000 which was already good lol, but yea 7 is basically polished Vista or rather "finished". Vista was a pieced together filler project put together quickly after them messing about with Longhorn too long.
  46. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    I have Vista SP2 running on some of my older AMD hardware, runs like a dream compared to when it was first introduced.
  47. PP Mguire

    Hello, I am...

    For* Your English is pretty good.
  48. PP Mguire

    An introduction, one of the OGs.

    John Goodman with the accent in the video lol. MSI is a good middle ground, but their pushy PR tactics and under the table schemes with influencers pushed me away 10 years ago and I never looked back. Only board I've bought MSI ever was a specialized WS board I needed for a Xeon as it was miles...
  49. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    I know a few people in person that tested positive and had to self quarantine. Not a single one of them had any issues though.
  50. PP Mguire

    What You've Just Bought!

    Dude, I wonder if we lost that thread in the merger.
  51. PP Mguire

    What does your chill spot look like?

    Looks like a garage setup.
  52. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    Funny thing is Edge now uses Chromium so they're almost identical. Edge is now faster than Chrome. Haven't tried XP x64 since the old days but if nothing's changed it's a turd and driver support is worse than Vista. I need to nLite me a copy of XP x64 just to mess with it.
  53. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    A I gotcha. Those parts sounds almost identical to my rigs of yesteryears lol. I manually installed 2004 on my main rig without an issue.
  54. PP Mguire

    What You've Just Bought!

    I scored a KT233 board that came with a free Tbird 1333 off Ebay. I plan to put one of these cards in that setup.
  55. PP Mguire

    What You've Just Bought!

    Eh kinda but not really.
  56. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    I have a Foxconn A88GMV Deluxe paired with a 955BE, and an Asus M4N72-E (750a) paired with a 940BE both easy to get going retro or W10. Although the Foxconn was tossing ACPI blue screens the last time I tried using it. Do you mean upgrade the board and CPU with the 3570k? The P55 boards don't...
  57. PP Mguire

    What You've Just Bought!

    I was helping a dude purchase a plane ticket in an emergency so he could attend a funeral in Wisconsin. He charged me 75 for the cards but I gave him 100 to help out. He gave me the CRT for free because I mentioned I can't run old 3dmark tests anymore. Considering what they're worth it's a...
  58. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    Companies are deprecating driver support for many generations old hardware yes, but you can still find drivers for older OS if your hardware is old enough. One reason I stick with Nvidia for my retro stuff is because they retain those legacy drivers on their site. Boards are a different story...
  59. PP Mguire

    What You've Just Bought!

    Just bought these bad boys and a 15" CRT monitor.
  60. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    Have to use a precompiled version of Chrome which I think is 10 versions or more too old now. I do it to grab drivers for my retro machines, but it's not safe or smart for the average user. Basilisk is basically Firefox but updated for use on XP, better to use that instead.
  61. PP Mguire

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Side note, why in the fuck are HOTAS setups (even the cheap ones) so expensive these days? I just wanted to purchase the cheap set with the decent rudders and it's 150 bucks. From there it goes to the Warthog which is 699. Bruh
  62. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    Chrome won't work on XP now, and neither will Firefox if I remember right. If you truly want to use XP you gotta use a browser called Basilisk.
  63. PP Mguire

    Official Windows 10 Thread

    Yup. I have so many machines running W10 and don't run into even the "mainstream" issues that I should be affected by. That's saying something, because 4 machines belong to my kids. I do have to agree with the fact that they like to break things then fix it later instead of fixing things that...
  64. PP Mguire

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Yea I don't think some people realize how popular trucks are in America lol.
  65. PP Mguire

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    I can walk into 5 star Ford down the street from me on a normal day and say I want an RTR Ford Ranger, they ask me what stage and go from there. RTR is part of Ford much like Shelby. In any case, the cheapest Ranger starts at 25k and the cheapest F-150 starts at 29k. There's essentially the...
  66. PP Mguire

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Nope, they start at 1000 with problems down here (dead engine, rod knock, etc) and those are the 90s vehicles.
  67. PP Mguire

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    They were panicking when everybody was actually stuck at home and were taking thousands off to deliver vehicles without a test drive. RTR package.
  68. PP Mguire

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Dude they make Rangers in the 80k range, same with Dodge Rebels.
  69. PP Mguire

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    I drive a 21 year old car now, but here's the deal. People still want 6-10+ grand on a used truck from the mid 2000s. They aren't worth that much. In 2011 I had a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 I spent 1200 bucks on. That same truck now will go for 5 grand. Absolute no from me dawg. If I'm putting 10k on a...
  70. PP Mguire

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    One good thing about buying auctioned off rental cars, is you know how they've all been treated without question.
  71. PP Mguire

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Got some news chief, those are used prices.
  72. PP Mguire

    If you could do a build with any of your favorite tech youtubers, which one would it be?

    Oh yea I forgot about Kyle, I think we'd vibe really well. Paul is kind of like my best friend in personality.
  73. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    Gmail for anything, Outlook at work only because we have to.
  74. PP Mguire

    Official Windows 10 Thread

    If you're talking about Windows log in, it's not your Google account but your Microsoft account. You may or may not be using your gmail for your Microsoft account which is what I'm assuming you're talking about.
  75. PP Mguire

    An introduction, one of the OGs.

    He's definitely a southern boy lol.
  76. PP Mguire

    Official Windows 10 Thread

    Bluestacks people calling W10 spam and Malware? Pot calling the kettle black lol.
  77. PP Mguire

    An introduction, one of the OGs.

    Texas native, no I don't talk like what you see on the big screen. Been a TF member since 2002, this username is my 3rd iteration. I've kept a keen eye on progressing PC tech for over 10 years now, was a hardware reviewer for 3 years but quit when I noticed the site would let brands bully them...
  78. PP Mguire

    If you could do a build with any of your favorite tech youtubers, which one would it be?

    I would only build or participate if there was free hardware involved. I would probably choose Jay since I'd be more interested in his cars than the tech.
  79. PP Mguire

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    It's ridiculous. The Ranger is supposed to be cheaper than the F-150 but now it's more expensive. I was looking at the Dodge Rebel and I'm not paying muscle car money for a damn truck. It's kinda sad to think that I originally joined in 2002.
  80. PP Mguire

    The Food & Drink Thread

    I'm marrying a latina and still can't really speak any.
  81. PP Mguire

    cpu and motherboard combos - help please-

    Yes. The Q6600 is slower than the E8400 stock but when overclocked it's the best CPU in that list.
  82. PP Mguire

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    I'm in the same boat, want a truck but can't be arsed to spend the money.
  83. PP Mguire

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Just finished getting all of our stuff moved from the old house, keys and garage door openers hung up on the key holder inside. With those failures finally behind me I can start looking forward.
  84. PP Mguire

    Gallery: Your Router

    It was real easy to put together and so far super solid. I like the fact that you can expand it or compact it how you want.
  85. PP Mguire

    Gallery: Your Router

    Was this originally on TF or the other forum? Most of the clutter in the front is temp like that blue, yellow, and white cable.
  86. PP Mguire

    Questions on how to protect my online multiplayer video game company from cheaters

    They all kinda suck but if I had to choose one it'd be VAC.
  87. PP Mguire

    I am losing my mind at this unsolvable PC freezing issue (please help)

    Sounds like you might have issues with that warranty, so I'd video the issue once you solve what's causing it.
  88. PP Mguire

    Questions on how to protect my online multiplayer video game company from cheaters

    In racing games that could be considered normal. If this is a custom made game stuff like that kind of monitoring would need to be programmed into the game itself for detection.
  89. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    Well I see a head and stitches so assumed the bench did the damage.
  90. PP Mguire

    Questions on how to protect my online multiplayer video game company from cheaters

    For that situation the best thing to do is have a report function and it has to be manually reviewed.
  91. PP Mguire

    Random Chit Chat

    Did that workbench cause that? Holy sheez.
  92. PP Mguire

    I am losing my mind at this unsolvable PC freezing issue (please help)

    Furmark and IBT? Those are known to KILL hardware, JFC what store was this? You can do all these tests yourself, Unigine Heaven, Superposition (both Unigine), and gaming tests. Download the free trial of Aida64 Extreme and run their stress test (under tools). On the top left you'll see a bunch...
  93. PP Mguire

    And we're back - Techist Updates and Account Help

    Maybe I'm getting blind but how do I increase post per page limit?
  94. PP Mguire

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Be cool if we brought back more of the OGs. When I hit page 1 I feel like it's 2003 again.
  95. PP Mguire

    New server deployment - what choices do you make?

    Really depends on context. For a client I go with what they prefer, for me I set Cloudfare DNS in my UDM Pro and call it a day. All of my servers are assigned via DHCP but the gateway remembers NIC MACs and assigns them the same IP so I don't need to assign static IPs.
  96. PP Mguire

    Pre-installed VM's

    They're out there and not publicly available. The ones you find on torrent sites have a high probability of being infected.
  97. PP Mguire

    Happiness is...

    Is this a meme thread?
  98. PP Mguire

    What You've Just Bought!

    So far I've only tried it on my Athlon Tbird 1333 and it seemed ok in the bios but I only wanted to test the board itself.
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