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Windsurf48

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About Windsurf48

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  • Birthday 03/12/1948

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    http://www.malamuterescue.org

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    Western shore of the Chesapeake Bay
  • Interests
    Alaskan malamutes, windsurfing, opera, blues, bluegrass, Chesapeake Bay, Baja California

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  • System Specifications:
    Mountain Mods U2O-CYO case, horizontal motherboard mount, Asus ROG Maximus X Apex, Intel Core i7-8700k, Deepcool Gamerstorm Assasin II CPU Cooler, 2 x 8 gig Corsair Vengeance DDR4-4500, 2 x Samsung 950 Pro 512 M.2 RAID 0, Samsung 850 Pro 1T SATA, MSI Geforce 1080 ti Duke 11g OC, BenQ PD2710QC monitor, Seasonic Platinum 1200 power supply
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    http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/sec.asp?conid=25986920
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  1. Windsurf48

    Updating forum message signature

    What I see when I update my profile is different from what is showing as my signature, unless the signature is displaying differently for different people. I still see the old Z170 signature under the message above, and this is what I see in my profile: System Specifications: Mountain Mods U2O-CYO case, horizontal motherboard mount, Asus ROG Maximus X Apex, Intel Core i7-8700k, Deepcool Gamerstorm Assasin II CPU Cooler, 2 x 8 gig Corsair Vengeance DDR4-4500, 2 x Samsung 950 Pro 512 M.2 RAID 0, Samsung 850 Pro 1T SATA, MSI Geforce 1080 ti Duke 11g OC, BenQ PD2710QC monitor, Seasonic Platinum 1200 power supply TechExpress Link: http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/sec.asp?conid=25986920
  2. Thanks. I'll try that. Does it change when any of the hardware changes? It definitely changed at some point last week, possibly after I installed a new video card. However, today's run overlaid the one from several days ago, although the difference wasn't significant. I remember testing repeatedly a few years ago when the first quad code CPUs came out, and then the ids changed once or twice a day with the same hardware and computer name.
  3. How often does the id number in the Overdrive results Internet address change? I thought it was daily, but I noticed at least one time when it was the same the next morning as the night before. Is it 24 hours based on the first test of the day, or something else? If I get a good score, I don't want to risk wiping it out of the changes for the next run get a lower score.
  4. Windsurf48

    52000 Club

    I learned something yesterday. Thursday, I ran the HWBOT benchmark, which requires turning on the HPET timer. I left it on and then forgot about it when I was running tests yesterday, getting results as much as 40 percent lower at the same settings. Turning the HPET timer back off brought the scores back to the previous values.
  5. Windsurf48

    Updating forum message signature

    I'm not sure if this is the correct forum, but I updated my profile for changes to my system. The changes show on my profile, but not in the signature at the end of messages, and I haven't managed to find a separate signature area to update.
  6. Is it possible to select the server in the Overdrive Internet speed test the way it is in the stand-alone Internet Speed Test?
  7. Windsurf48

    52000 Club

    I'm happy with the upgrades. There must be some very fast systems taking the test because mine is in the top zero percent for disk, but the top one percent for everything else except Internet downloads (the Albany server barely makes it into double digits for some reason). That implies that there are a number of other results for CPU, memory, and video in the same range or above mine. That's what I'd expect based on the range for other benchmarks, but I'd be interested in knowing what the top scores currently are and what systems are getting them.
  8. Windsurf48

    52000 Club

    http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/sec.asp?conid=25986920 5 GHz turbo with aircooling.
  9. Windsurf48

    Coffee Lake Upgrade

    I upgraded my video card today and got a better result: http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/sec.asp?conid=25986920
  10. Windsurf48

    Coffee Lake Upgrade

    I went back over some previous test results, and found that my Core i7-3960x was getting scores in the 44,000 range.
  11. After seeing the expected download speeds from Dallas, San Francisco, and London, but not Albany, I'd come to the conclusion that the problem was something beyond my neighborhood and unrelated to my Comcast service between my area and Albany, which might include New York traffic. All the drivers are up to date, and I tend to check them daily for the first few months after upgrading my system. ASUS just released a new BIOS last week, so I upgraded to that. I don't know if that's why I was finally able to get through the Windows memory test at the rated speed of DDR4-4500, although I guess I could ask ASUS if there were any changes related to memory in the new BIOS.
  12. Windsurf48

    Coffee Lake Upgrade

    http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/sec.asp?conid=25986342 This is my current score after upgrading to a Core i7-8700k and ASUS ROG Maximus X Apex motherboard. The RAM was slightly underclocked because it had been having stability problems at its full rated XMP speed, although that issue seemed to be resolved when I ran the Windows memory test this afternoon, possibility because of changes in the latest BIOS. I think that the CPU can be pushed a little higher then the 4900 MHz limit used for this test, although probably not for long-running tests like PCMark 10 and SiSoftSandra. However, Intel Extreme Tuning Utility showed no throttling running its benchmark at 5 GHz. The video cards and hard drives are the same as on the previous ASUS Z170-WS and Core i7-6700k, so any differences are from the CPU, motherboard and chipset, and memory.
  13. I just ran four Bandwidth Speedtests using the Albany server. All four showed 12-13% CPU usage and no disk activity. One showed 95 Mbs and the other three showed downloads in the low 20s. Upload speeds only have only varied a couple of Mbs between any of the runs. Test against the Dallas, San Francisco, and London servers got 180 Mbs. A final test going back to the Albany server got 21 Mbs.
  14. I'll run the stand-alone Internet speed test with Task Manager monitoring CPU usage. I want to try that test at various times to see how it varies anyway. However, I've never seen much CPU usage just running downloads, and it seems unlikely that downloads would put much load on a Core i7-8700k (by the way, I've been trying to update my profile, but it always ends up at 0 percent complete after going through all the screens, so I've sent an email asking about that). In the past, I've seen some variation in PCPitstop download rates, but not as wide as the current ones. I've seen consistent download speeds using www.speedtest.net, but that uses a server within 50 miles of my house. So far, it hasn't shown bottlenecks at the times I've gotten really slow downloads in the PCPitstop test, but I've seen radically different results using its different servers. I doubt that it makes a difference, but there is a dying locust tree outside my window leaning against the Comcast wire between two telephone poles. Last year, it was six inches off the cable, but about a third of the base of its trunk has rotted and it's been leaning against the cable since spring. I know it's the Comcast cable because the power company came out four months ago, acknowledged that there was a problem, but said that it wouldn't do anything because its cable was above the top of the dying tree and it was Comcast's problem. The tree is on the county right-of-way, but the county can't touch trees near wires, and Comcast can't remove the tree without permission from the county and power company, so it's probably going to stay the way it is until it falls and takes out the Comcast cable. Merry Christmas.
  15. Two Samsung 950 Pro 512M M.2 drives in RAID 0. The Overdrive scores have been around 2700 MB in all the recent test runs. Yesterday morning, the download speed was about 180 Mbs; last night, it was 15 Mbs, and this morning it's back to 180 Mbs. I don't know if time of day and the Comcast connection is a factor in the variations, but the response to my television remote varies widely, too; typically, the cable box stops responding to it completely for five minutes at 8 pm, 9 pm, and 10 pm, and tends to be slower between 7 pm and 11 pm. Comcast has been no help, mostly claiming that it couldn't be happening or telling me to reset the cable box, which takes longer than waiting for the response to pick up again and doesn't resolve the problem.
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