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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been off work for a couple of weeks. During this period the new rules about workplace masks have been introduced so when I go back I'm likely to have to wear one throughout the working period. Don't know how my [poor] temperature regulation will deal with the high temps if I can't loose heat through my mouth. Will be hours of sustained hell that's for sure!

Oh well - into every life.......

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see the doctor today for an xray. If he's happy with the progress, I get a walking boot. Then around a month in that.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm Murrin wrote:
WoW's very processor based and doesn't take all that much graphical power, tbh. An SSD makes a big difference on load times though.


Yeah, there's a video going around where someone recorded the load time of Legion Dalaran on an SSD vs. HDD. Makes me wish I'd done it two years ago. Or four years, as long as I'm fantasizing. They've only really been affordable for the last 2 or so. And I can afford one, I'm just reluctant to spend money on non-essentials right now. I know I'm probably going to break down before the expac drops (especially since it's been delayed).

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Been off work for a couple of weeks. During this period the new rules about workplace masks have been introduced so when I go back I'm likely to have to wear one throughout the working period. Don't know how my [poor] temperature regulation will deal with the high temps if I can't loose heat through my mouth. Will be hours of sustained hell that's for sure!

Oh well - into every life.......

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I've been wearing a mask an average of 10 hours a day, 5 days a week for the last 5 months. I don't even notice it anymore. Avoid anything in a spandex/T-shirt type material. If you sweat, the material will cling to your mouth and nose, and that's not fun. My current favorite is a heavy brocade with a good nose wire. It keeps its shape and doesn't get wet even when I'm working in a warehouse with no AC.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, it just never ends...my lack of motivation etc. is showing no signs of dissipating I fear.

SSD: I got the 512GB version of this: https://www.amazon.com/HP-EX920-Internal-Solid-2YY47AA/dp/B0795Z97K7

Looks like I will have to go with a sub-optimal orientation for my liquid cooling, if it's really bad I will consider a new case I guess, but not sure how much it'll help if it's the CPU position on the mb that is the problem...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same boot 👢. But permission to walk 🚶‍♂️ some.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just don't overdo it sarge.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My doctor already warned me. Said he knew I would try.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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WoW's very processor based and doesn't take all that much graphical power, tbh. An SSD makes a big difference on load times though.


Yeah, there's a video going around where someone recorded the load time of Legion Dalaran on an SSD vs. HDD. Makes me wish I'd done it two years ago. Or four years, as long as I'm fantasizing. They've only really been affordable for the last 2 or so. And I can afford one, I'm just reluctant to spend money on non-essentials right now. I know I'm probably going to break down before the expac drops (especially since it's been delayed).

I got one recently, didn't notice a huge difference at first but I've been gradually appreciating it more and more. And now after playing the beta I think it's going to be a big deal for Shadowlands - the travel from Oribos to the zones uses hidden load screens where you're on a flightpath and seamlessly transition from zone->portal->zone, and I can imagine them being reallllll slow on an HDD.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HDD is especially bad when you have your OS on the same drive, since your OS is always doing stuff in the background.

Even just putting your OS on an SSD and your games on an HDD (assuming you have a 7200 RPM HDD) will make a game faster. But if you can, SSD is the way to go.

(I have to buy a new case now. (I mean, I have bought one, just waiting for it to arrive.) Because with my AIO cooler in, my HDD's don't fit. Very Happy

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(I have to buy a new case now. (I mean, I have bought one, just waiting for it to arrive.) Because with my AIO cooler in, my HDD's don't fit. Very Happy

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Yeah, that's the sort of thing that keeps me from attempting that kind of DIY. My frustration threshold is pretty low right now.

Sounds like it'll be pretty awesome when it's done.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say, I think it will. Very Happy My only bottleneck is gonna be my GPU, since that was a previous upgrade, so it's a few gens behind the rest of my gear, but still perfectly adequate.

Despite having done quite a lot of them over the years, this kinda build is still nerve-wracking to me. Always terrified I'm going to fry shit and waste all that money. Very Happy

Hasn't happened yet, but that doesn't stop me worrying about it. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

get out of the house today! Doctor appointment. Book store and lunch in the truck somewhere.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Despite having done quite a lot of them over the years, this kinda build is still nerve-wracking to me. Always terrified I'm going to fry shit and waste all that money. Very Happy


Modern equipment is surprisingly resilient.

Don't connect all the power cords.
Don't put a fan on the CPU.
Don't plug the RAM in all the way.

It can actually survive all of these. Kind of like how a lot of the development of Windows over the last two decades has been in making it more resilient; after all, I can't remember the last time I had a BSOD.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did fry a stick of RAM once. Very Happy

Anyway, my case arrived on Monday, so far too much time spent disassembling and re-assembling. But all done now (I put a pic on the Discord) and it's rock solid, CPU idling at about 26C and GPU idling at about 28C.

If I run Cinebench 20, after an initial burst of heat while the pump ramps up, it stabilises at 50C, and not going much over 60C on the GPU for a Heaven benchmark.

Overall, pretty happy. Now...what shall I play... Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

out again today! Julie has a doctor appointment in Houston.

I think this is Wednesday? If so comic book auction tonight.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah I saw that 😉

Hope all is well

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She had a routine physical. I have mine next week. Update our shots.

We voted, so that's out of the way.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to read about some of your struggles and heartened by some of the good things.

I am doing ok. Still worried about dAN. Not sure if he will ever be able to return to the Watch. Been performing caregiving for my wife who is battling constant pain from a possible herniated disc that is pressing on her sciatic nerve. She goes for a steroid shot on Tuesday. Possible surgery after that. So heartbreaking to watch her suffer and be powerless to help besides comforting her.
If you hate politics as much as I do this is the absolute worst time of the year.
There's more but I am trying to stay positive.

Everyone hang in there. It's going to get better.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom - I suffer from two back discs. So I can empathize.

Sorry that Dan may not return. He is in our prayers as is your wife.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're in our thoughts TOM, dAN and Sarge & Mrs.Null too.

Finally starting to catch a break with work, things slowing down to a mild panic instead of the recent full blown catastrophes...hopefully we can maintain it at this for a while.

(The problem with catastrophes of course is that one never knows when one will appear out of nowhere.)

Summer is definitely here...amazing the difference a week makes. Looking up at that last post, since then my ambient temp has gone up so much that my CPU is idling at 31-32 now, and my GPU at 35. Very Happy

In other news, there is no other news. Except for that which will go in a different thread. Very Happy

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