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About ByGeorge

  • Birthday April 27

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    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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    My Kids, Cricket, Rugby League, Aussie Rules, Computers, Motor Bikes

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  • System Specifications:
    Ryzen 5 2600x, Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming, 16G Corsair RGB 3200, 512 GB M.2 SSD
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  1. It is an Intel NVMe SSD .. M.2 connection, under the vid card. Plus, it is over 2x faster in these tests than 2 other SSD's on other machines. Maybe you misread the result, 1155 MB/s. The Samsung are quicker, but this is OK for a budgeted build. I wonder how your machine compares? A different testing program, providing a more likely result when compared to other machines, Passmark software.
  2. Thanks Tx, spending Aus$50 (US$32) on the board is worth it, when it has much data and older games installed, lose all that on newer builds. I've had to do some games from day 1 several times, and whilst I get better and faster each time, I prefer it to be available with all the bells and whistles I have won in the games when I play. And, I already had the processor and some spare DDR3 RAM laying around. Thanks for the link, not a lot there I can find that might help. And to top that off, I was building another machine at the time .. http://http//www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/sec.asp?conid=26071786 .. I am not sure if the link works, but I managed to get completed test results today. Poor man's fast machine What I need to do now is see if the old machine will complete the tests. Not that it matters a lot, everything runs as it is, and that GTX780 has died .. has a GT740 on it now .. That is something I should also ask, has anyone had a card not recognised by the OS after a crashed 3D type benchmark? I had to RMA the first Gigabyte M/B when it continuously crashed during benchmarks .. on 2 separate top end cards, the GTX780 and an R9 390. The benchmarks would run on lesser cards, the GT740 and a GT630 both completed all benchmarks, albeit slowly. So, the board was RMA's, and they say they gave me a new one. The serial number is only a sticker on the power block, not etched onto the board anywhere. Anyway, got that new board, and only ran the 780 in it. Driver swaps all day are a pest. It seemed OK, had crashed once or twice away from benching, so I was nervous about the *new* board. Did they try a repair and replace the sticker? I was in a CPU_Caps test, they have a neat little CPUz type thing that looks at lots of stuff. The machine died in one of those tests, went to blinking bios lights and needed restarting. I then started the same test on a second machine and simultaneously started it on the new one .. 25 seconds in, the new machine crashed again, and when restarted this time, the vid card was a dud to the OS, it does present its' bios on the start screen,, but is now not recognised on ANY machine .. I am just lucky to have a few spare bits laying around. It has not always been the case over the last 15 years. I was always getting a newer vid card, the 1660 Super showed up and was priced right on the day. The delays with the RMA only meant I could save and buy the 1660 before I got the RMA back. The GTX780 is not a desperate need, 3 spare cards, but it is the fastest of the spares and I am peeved at it being *killed* during a simple benchmark, on a replaced mobo.
  3. http://http//www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/sec.asp?conid=26071786 I did not log in to do the test, so I do not think it is saved, even though I look at it whilst I type this. Different machine. Budget build with last generation bits, but being AM4, it is next generation capable for the foreseeable future, according the AMD. It also has a PCIe vers 4 Bios .. not that that is any use ATM. The Gigabyte board was RMA'd and replaced, first time around .. I am still nervous about this replacement, however it manages to stay running now. Quite happy with it overall, and, as you can see, yet to put it in a box .. I am wondering how much RGB I should go with ... not usually a flashy type of fellow. Cost so far is under Aus$1,000 (US$600) I have never seen every frame of Time Spy before .. and Firestorm is *graphic* I am curious though about why, when it says top 9%, 10%, 11% 12% ... it ends with 26% .. ???? NVM ... at least I got some results from the test. That was a bonus
  4. I managed to get a completed test result. Had to use the **OLD VERSION** link .. and go there 2 times .. the standard link ran the tests but dumped me to the normal no session page. Anyway, happy to report success, even if the long way around. I had not logged in, so the test result is not saved, I think .. http//www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/sec.asp?conid=26071786 I will reply to another thread about an older machine I am maintaining. Someone asked why not build a new one .. I was, but the old ones do all they needed to do .. with a little TLC. Sorry to be so negative in this first comment, but it is frustrating.
  5. I would post a test, however it fully completes and then tosses me to a *no session* page. Anyway, I had an old Packard Bell AM2+/DDR2 which I had been upgrading over the years, vid cards and recently a processor ( AM3 CPU fits ). LOL, that was like puting a V8 into a Cortina .. the 10+ year old board died 3 months later, * POP * oops .. So, I spent $50 on a Foxconn AMD AM3 (A76MLK_3.0) PCIe V2 board that would take all the stuff off the old board, and give it DDR3 RAM and allow the video card to run closer to proper speeds. Board came as OEM, no disc. FOXCONN (channel) site is dead .. no further support of any sort, it seems. Everything I find is linked to their sites .. all of which are closed .. Some site must have stored the files. ... As, even with a PCIe version 3 vid card, the version 2 board only runs at 1.1 .. .. 2.5GTs v's 5GTs .. version 3 is up to 8GTs. Nothing in bios seems to change that .. PCIe Auto detect is off, or on .. and only seems to reduce EMI from any vacant PCI slots ... It offers a GFX engine over-ride, but that is for the on-board ATI chip, and makes no difference if any aspect is on or off. AMD standard M/B drivers work .. but nothing seems to make the PCIe lane run at the correct speeds. It has an nVidia GTX780 purring in it .. a version 3 card. Had that card in another V2 machine, and it worked at V2 .. so, any ideas, or links to active sites where branded drivers/bios can be found? Thanks in advance.
  6. Me and 1000s of others ... running these tests has become a joke, and this was a wonderful place to get great advice. Fully complete all tests, have cookies exactly how they say, active X allowed and obviously active ... tried on 2 different machines, both exactly the same, get to the end and sit looking at a BS screen telling me I have not done anything. Lying to me about my cookie settings, lying to me about no session, how pathetic. I note also, many complain of this, yet there are no answers offered and the ones with a comment say the developers have been contacted. Well, for 3 years I have been seeing this anonymously, not bothering to log in, especially when the only reason to come here these days, is BROKE. Truly sad that the mighty $$$$ has overtaken the original site objectives, with this place, like so many good things, going to greed. The real reason things do not work for most, is so they can trap you into buying a full installed version.
  7. You, me and 1000s of others ... we wait ????
  8. WOW , that is a major issue, especially for world travellers ... Glad I know where and how to turn stuff off. 1511 and I am staying with it ....
  9. ... WOW , super short-cut ..
  10. My android phone does this, tells me authentication error when obtaining the IP addy from the home router. I fixed that by setting my own IP addy to access the router. Standard router range (say) - ... all DHCP items, around 20 to this router, all take an addy from 2 to 22*, I chose a number above all those and then some, to ensure the addy would not be issued dynamically to another device. (say) ... it always connects now when I get home. Good Luck
  11. THANKS ... Long time off the boards and machines, missed the place, but see some of the old names still screwing the M/Bs and vid cards ... Amazed my log in still worked, actually, I do follow the Pit on FB , BTW .. so never far off. I notice my 3rd (AMD boards) place in 2003 (I think it was) test link has gone south .. Never mind, this bucket of bolts I am on now would chew its' butt , 3 times over, and my laptop .. well .. maybe 5 times.
  12. I wonder if you have a homegroup set up? I do not use the homegroup option, however that should allow the 7s, 8s and 10s to all communicate equally and is easy to create. You do need to have shared folders available for the network folder to work proper, I think. What I have is a workgroup, and all machines are members in there. Password sharing is set, and the firewalls look after themselves. Vista, 7, 8/8.1 and 10 all share files happily with each other. Access refusal is quite often after a sleep or snooze somewhere, and a reboot usually fixes it on the lost machine .. Maybe even just log off and on will too or resetting the adapter.
  13. Hey, I use VPNs all the time, geo blocking is a pain. Travelled a lot too, mainly Europe but back down under for now.. I now use Private Internet Access , just renewed with a discount after letting it lapse at full price I was having some speed and consistency issues, however that seems to have reduced somewhat lately. I was using Hotspot Shield, but it became very unreliable. PIA have a lot more servers and locations to choose from, at the same price, plus 100MB connections on most servers. Easy set-up and allows 5 connections per account, with android version on my old Samsung S2
  14. You are correct, some nForce 4 boards do support both IDE (PATA) and SATA raid setups. I never saw anything about one of each type and doubt the logic. Primarily the speed of the transfer rate would be a problem. The K8N4E-Deluxe from ASUS is one such board, with a 754 zif and PCIx good board, with 2 different raid driver options. There are a few others I'm sure.
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