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  • Linda Yaccarino had a tough interview at Code Conference 2023.  (The Verge)

    Kara Swisher, who is to tech journalism what a poison arrow frog is to a petting zoo, invited former Chief of Censorship and Propaganda to speak immediately before Yaccarino, who is merely a poor choice for CEO rather than an out-and-out Stalinist.

    Also, this being The Verge, the article concludes with a rant about Elon Musk.


  • Micron is sampling 32Gb DDR5 RAM chips.  (AnandTech)

    These will allow regular desktop PC to scale up to 256GB of RAM, and laptops to 128GB.  Shipping in volume next year.

    I thought these would take longer - which is why they started with 24Gb as an intermediate step - but things seem to be moving along pretty quickly.


  • Food delivery robots are feeding video to the LAPD.  (404 Media)

    I won't say that snitches get spray paint, but.


  • There's now a 4TB model of Samsung's high-end 990 Pro SSD.  (Tom's Hardware)

    At $345 list price it would have been a bargain less than two years ago, even for a DRAMless QLC PCIe 3.0 drive, and it's a DRAM cached TLC PCIe 4.0 drive.

    Worth considering if you're building a high-end PC.


Disclaimer: Which I'm not.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 06:11 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 NOW they tell me. Although at around $100, the 2 TB 980 Pro seems fine to me. And I still have two M.2 slots left (albeit slightly slower chipset drive ones).

BTW, I'm having doubts about the heat sink that comes with the Ryzen 9 7900. It doesn't take a very high usage percentage to ramp up very high on its fan duty cycle. Unless the pre-applied thermal paste on it is inadequate.

Posted by: Mauser at Saturday, September 30 2023 03:11 PM (BzEjn)

2 Hmm.  It's not overclocking, is it?  The 7900 is just a 7900X set to a default TDP of 65W instead of 170W, so if the BIOS isn't keeping that default, the fan will go into overdrive.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, September 30 2023 03:16 PM (PiXy!)

3 Mauser, boxed heatsinks are always only just barely adequate.  You should be using something with more fins and a bigger fan.  A quick search led to the be quiet pure rock 2 fx, which is about $50 and generally has good reviews.  (It has RGB but you can almost certainly disable that if you don't like it.)
I'm using a Noctua nh-u12s chromax on an i5-12600K which has a slightly lower TDP but cools it fine.  AMD actually recommends liquid cooling for the AM5 170W processors.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, September 30 2023 03:24 PM (BMUHC)

4 That's generally true, but the heatsink that ships with the 7900 is well-regarded and should be fine for a 65W TDP / 89W max chip.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, September 30 2023 03:32 PM (PiXy!)

5 I missed the missing X there, sorry.
The X series are supposed to run at 90C all day, with (IIRC) spikes to 95 being considered normal.  I wonder if that's the same for the non-X version?  (FWIW I had a 3600X and for a while I had the aftermarket version of AMD's cooler on it and I found it really annoying because not only did the fan ramp up a lot, but it didn't stay at the same speed--it would constantly go fast then slow, and that made the sound much more annoying.  I replaced it with a Hyper 212 Evo which ran a lot more smoothly.  On my 5800X I put a 360mm AIO watercooler, which was probably overkill.

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, October 01 2023 01:32 AM (BMUHC)

6 I'll have to double check the BIOS settings. Between the BIOS and the AMD and the MSI platform software, there are at least three different things that can turn on "Game Mode" and they do not agree with each other.

Posted by: Mauser at Sunday, October 01 2023 08:09 AM (BzEjn)

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