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  Apoppin to revolutionize forums!
Posted by: RolloTheGreat - 05-26-2016, 06:03 PM - Forum: Off Topic - Replies (7)


Quote:I can't really discuss this publicly in any big detail yet. However, BTR's community is teaming up with a mult-million dollar company to bring a radical new and unique feature here first. It will bring major popularity to our forum, and will probably will attract thousands of people here (Babel, the gathering place) if it is implemented properly. Best of all, it will bring Tech forums out of the 20th Century and into the 21st and we will be imitated everywhere. But we will be first and best as no one has this vision or the combinations of abilities to actually make it happen.

If you are interested in being part of this community project starting on the ground floor, PM me. We are going to need some volunteers for some really fun and challenging part time work. And it may turn into something really special for those who join in, and it even may add to your resume in the future as creates a new type of employment possibility.

I am also going to bring in some people I know to help us with this major project. The best part is that we start small and no investment other than time and dedication is needed to make it happen.

Back when he started this place with Dave he told me he would be making it 3d in some fashion.

Oh well, it will be interesting to see what he does.

Personally I think tech forums are a dead medium of communication as the young moved on long ago. Sort of a Myspace like existence. Yes Myspace probably still exists, but do you actually know anyone on it?

Would be pretty funny if it is the old 3d idea. We could see 3d avatars of Apoppin, SickBeast, and GStan talking about the latest NVIDIA press conference.

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  Toshiba-Samsung Temporarily Stop Making Optical Drives
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 05-23-2016, 09:54 PM - Forum: General Hardware - Replies (2)


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  I need help stabilizing my CPU overclock
Posted by: SickBeast - 05-21-2016, 07:51 PM - Forum: General Hardware - Replies (4)

Hi Guys,

I have an Intel i5 4690k CPU that has been overclocked to 4.5ghz for a long time now. Recently I upgraded to 32gb of DDR3 2400mhz RAM and that's when my instability problems started. I did some reading and apparently Haswell can become unstable when you overclock the CPU and the memory at the same time.

What's really strange is that my computer passes all the stability tests that I run (Aida64, Prime95, Intel Burn Test, OCCT, ROG RealBench, plus 12 hours of Memtest86+). What's happening is the computer will give me a BSOD about once a week. Sometimes the BSOD says "memory_management" and when I look in Event Viewer it's kernel related.

If any of you guys have any tips on how to stabilize Haswell I would really appreciate it. I have tried giving more voltage to the ring bus, more system agent voltage, plus a few others. I went through every possible option in the BIOS and tried to give it a little bit more juice but my system is still a tiny bit unstable.

Right now I have the CPU at 4.4ghz at 1.2v. I was running at 4.5ghz at 1.25v for months and I never had a BSOD until I upgraded the RAM. I am getting BSODs with the RAM at stock and also when it's overclocked to 2400mhz. The RAM passes Memtest though at both settings.

Here are my system specs if that helps:

Gigabyte Z97MX Gaming 5 (latest bios)
Intel Core i5 4690k
32gb G.Skill DDR3 2133 RAM @ 2400mhz (1.65v, standard timings)
Thermaltake 750w PSU
Sapphire Radeon 280x

Thanks guys I hope you have some ideas for me! Smile

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  Gstanford! Apoppin!
Posted by: BoFox - 05-19-2016, 04:13 PM - Forum: Off Topic - Replies (36)

Come on, you guys were here at the beginning!

You guys have a cock - we know it!  You guys have a serious cock!  

Come back and let us know that you guys still have a cock like always!

Apoppin, you were one of the guys who started it here - started ALIENBABELTECH.

I know you're not that limp - you're still a roosting cockatiel just like you were when you started it here!

We'd all appreciate you guys back here - we might clash with a bit of rival testosterone here and there occasionally, but our testosterone is kind of a curse in this mental dimension rather than animal.  It's why we call the "Beast" "sick".  

Come on brothers, friends!

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  EVGA Overselling Their X99 FTW K Motherboard
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 05-18-2016, 04:50 AM - Forum: General Hardware - Replies (2)

Why are they doing this?

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  Phison Reports SSD Price Rises Incoming
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 05-17-2016, 08:54 PM - Forum: General Hardware - Replies (1)

Others like Samsung don't agree.

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  Apple Is Deleting Music Libraries
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 05-13-2016, 07:47 PM - Forum: Software & Programming - Replies (1)

Fuck 'em.

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  People Want Price/Performance For GPUs
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 05-12-2016, 01:44 AM - Forum: Video - Replies (3)


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  Who plans to get VR headgear within 1 year?
Posted by: BoFox - 05-11-2016, 12:53 PM - Forum: Video - Replies (4)

If not for gaming, for videos, as they're getting to be quite popular on Youtube (it's just the beginning).

Like, for example, Samsung VR advertises this:

Some are hoping for 4K smartphones, so that it won't be as pixelated when viewing via VR headgear.  Looks like Samsung Galaxy Note 6 won't be 4K..  still 1440p. 

Oculus Rift is another alternative..

Sony PS4 Neo VR looks to be promising.  Also, I wonder what Nvidia has planned, exactly..

With this video below:

A 3D tracking headset would really give the feeling of immersion, especially as the jet rolls upside down and all that stuff..    It really makes you feel like you're there.

And this one:

It looks almost like a game, doesn't it?  Well, Nvidia announced this new tech program that can take 360-degree snapshots from within video games with GTX 10x0 series.  Ya know, Ansel?  I'm wondering if it's just for 360-degree screenshots, like this one of Obama:

(As you can see, the 360 selfie was taken with Ricoh Theta - make sure to view it in full-screen)

But not just a damn screenshot but a 360-degree recording from within video games would be kick-ass in the future.  Maybe the bandwidth requirements would be too high and constricting for now, but I'm sure it'll be feasible in no time.  Ya know how so many people love watching walk-throughs rather than playing games themselves?  (Esp, since it's free, and some people just don't feel like playing or going thru the learning curve or challenges..)  It might raise issues with video game developers, if Youtube shows all of it for free online, hmm?

Interesting times..

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  David on TV 5-7-2016
Posted by: dmcowen674 - 05-09-2016, 09:34 AM - Forum: Off Topic - Replies (6)

David on TV 5-7-2016

debi and I graduated from Square Dancing a couple of weeks ago after going to classes all winter.

On the last class debi wore new shoes and ripped open her heel so when asked to go to the Indy 500 Mini Marathon to Square Dance as the runners go by I went by myself. Local TV station 13 did a 2 minute segment on us dancing there. I'm the big guy in the green shirt and cowboy hat.

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