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  1. toastem2004

    Have you got pie today?

    Hoping this week I can get 2-3 more systems working, but they are older and won't get me close to Top 20. for record, looking at getting an iMac (C2D 2.66GHz) an Athlon x4 845, and a i5-2400 crunching by friday.
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    NASA has Figured Out How to Extend the Lives of the Voyagers Even Longer

    For all our love of multi-gigahertz cpus and GB's of RAM, just goes to show newer is not always better. I remember being enamored with the Voyager and Pioneer probes in grade school. Amazing that such a thing built by man is still functional after all these years! Between them and the twin...
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    Summer Build - Opinions

    Looking to get some opinions on what I should do. As you can see from my system spec's, I'm running on some old stuff. My daily driver right now is a 2011 Mac Mini (dual-core I5 w/ Radeon 6630m) so at this point anything is mucho better! While I know we are so close to ZEN 2 being released...
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    Which OS you prefer

    I've been a fan of Korora, its based off of Fedora. While I haven't yet moved any of my personal systems to it, I did deploy it on 3 HP workstations when my Sprint store took over an old RadioShack location for about 1.5 months before we got our thin clients setup. It worked very well out of...
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    TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

    I've set up several android phones to crunch @ work. I must say, the A53 cores are tearing it up! I had 2 snapdragon 820's running, but they had a few issues. First, only running on the 2 performance cores, the PPD was way low, and despite being plugged into power all day, were discharging...
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    StarCraft Available For Free From Blizzard, Nearly 20 Years After Launch

    Had an old Packard-bell 486DX2-66 with 32MB of ram running Windows 95. It was still running as of a few years ago. My grandma was using it at her school strictly as a word processor; using Word 6.0
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    $7500~$8000 Server Building Challenge

    I agree with Dippyskoodlez on both points. Going with a 2P system will help both now and in future by allowing even more ram to be added. Also if USB 3.1 is an absolute must, an add-in card would easily remedy that. Edit: What were the system specs of the quote from the vendor? What are some...
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    $7500~$8000 Server Building Challenge

    I'm sure I will take some heat for this suggestion, but if your friend is in need of hardware now, have y'all consider going with current AMD Opteron's? You could get a 2P board & (2) 2.3GHz 16-core CPU's. (approx $2200 for these parts) The workloads your talking about are where...
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    TPU's Nostalgic Hardware Club

    @illli Might be interested in those 256mb sticks of PC133, got to get back and fire up my K6-2 system this weekend. Got my replacement Ati Radeon 8500 in, so hopefully this one works. Last one had a non working fan and had suffered heat damage.
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    TechpowerUp's Spring 2017 WCG Challenge (3/22 thru 3/30)- crunch/fold with TPU and WIN!!!

    I spooled up my Athlon X4 760K overnight. Its only running 2 threads, but my temps aren't right. Hwmonitor is reading 102-105c?!? System has been running for several hours that way and is still responsive. My CPU cooling fan occasionally spins up to 2.5k-2.6k RPMs for a bit, but then runs back...
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    Is AMD Ryzen for you?

    I'm waiting on the 4c/8t models. Looking to replace my M-ITX system with it. While I would love to have a R7 1700, I find that I have no use for that kind of power. All the games I play are older (say 2013 or more) and I don't even stress out my I7 system much anymore. Most likely thou, I'll...
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    [US] Newegg: Asus RX 470 4GB DirectCU II for 124.99$ after MIR

    @Aenra : ROFL, very nice! Wonder how many people will know what it is. Back on topic, that is a very nice find! I sadly just got a used R9 285 for $100 shipped.
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    HDD Access Denied

    is it a seperate hard drive, or is a partition on a drive that you can see? Also, have you tried checkdisk on it yet?
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    I would agree with HD64G, just give him one of the 6950's and keep the other one. Xfire would add complications, and with the older hardware; wouldn't likely benefit from it. Its still enough to run most things at 1080p with reduced quality.
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    Share your 3D Mark Android/iPhone score

    I work as a Sprint store, so I have access to quite a few to test. Unfortunately, due to demo programs we have to run on them, I can't test any Apple or Samsung models.
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    TPU's Nostalgic Hardware Club

    Got my ebay packages today! Unfortunately, my funds for now have evaporated, so this project is a bit on hold; at least till next payday ;) now for pic's! Asus P5A - Came with 128MB PC133 and a surprise K6-2 300MHz My CPU "upgrade" - AMD K6-2+ 500MHz, should easily get it to 600MHz...
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    TPU's Nostalgic Hardware Club

    Scotty was never wrong, so I hope neither are you sir. and a thank you to Trekkie4 as well. I will try to power it up first with a 380 Earthwatts I got laying around. If it works I found a seasonic that delivers 120 watts on the 3.3 & 5 volts rails, should be plenty for what I have in mind...
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    TPU's Nostalgic Hardware Club

    This thread has caused me to spend my commission check to rebuild a system from my past. I got my hands on an Asus P5A ATX board. Question for y'all is, do I have to have the -5V line? I was shopping for a 80plus or 80 bronze PS, but none have it. The P5A board does have 2 ISA slots, and my...
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    GELID Announces Antarctica CPU Cooler

    I actually like the color. I haven't used a clear windowed case in some 10 years, and I rarely open my cases anymore other than to dust them out every 6-9 months. my real question is: Will my cpu temp increase 2-3c every couple years then?
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    Will there ever be a need for a 128-bit CPU in your computer?

    Here are my thoughts, and please remember, they are just thoughts' not facts: In a personal computer, one that a user would use at home or work - no In a workstations such as those for MRI, CAD, Maya, ect - Maybe* In Servers and Cloud Computing systems - Yes, i do think so There would be no...
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    Phanteks Enthoo Luxe, Star Trek 3-Way SLI Gaming PC build

    Make it so! also subbed :respect:
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    What percent of games that you buy do you actually finish?

    I just looked at my steam library. 114 games owned. Only 11 of them are installed, and of those, only 4 have more than 10 hours played on them. So many I never even started :( is there a way to send em back and get a refund?
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    DOWNLOAD WINDOWS 10 NOW - Upgrade and ISO direct from microsoft

    I was stalking this forum most of the day, I gathered with it being launch day the servers would be heavily burdened. I spent all day downloading ISO's for home and pro, then created 2 USB's (one with x86/x64 Home, the other Pro) I've got 5 clients eager to get the upgrades done; thankfully i...
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    Now that W10 is out, are you a W7 / W8 refusenik?

    I'm putting Windows 10 on my laptop tomorrow night. I'll be keeping 8.1 on my main desktop for now, even thou I have horrible issues with my Wi-Fi cutting out if I start really utilizing it. If it performs satisfactorily on my hp laptop I'll probably throw it on my desktop. I got my Win 8 Pro...
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    ChromeOS or Android - Desktop AIO

    I appreciate everyones input. All i can say right now is this client is very, very stubborn. To the point where I am thinking about droping him as a client; he for the most part, will not heed my advice or suggestions. He solicits it from his two web developers/app programmers first, then...