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W A R N I N G !

This page is full of non-facts and bullsh!t, (just like the internet and especially forums and other blogs), please do not believe entirely without exercising your intellect. Any resemblance to real things in reality is purely coincidental. You are free to interpret/misinterpret the content however you like, most likely for entertainment, but in no case is the text written on this blog the absolute truth. The blog owner and Blogger are not responsible for any misunderstanding of ASCII characters as facts. *cough* As I was saying, you are free to interpret however you like. *cough*

Monday, June 26, 2017

Atom x5-Z8350 undervolting on iWork 1X

Default multipliers:
24 T @ 0.64V (single core)
21 T @ 0.61V (4 cores)
18 @ 0.58V

21T @ 0.53V (4 cores)

This thing is just barely stable - MPC-HC sometimes crashes on seeking, occasional BSOD. However I need to go this low to prevent it from reaching 82 degrees on load and the safety takes over.

Still just barely misses decoding Snow Halation without lag

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Some CrystalDiskMark results

Transcend SSD 370S 256GB

Sandisk Ultra 16GB

EMMC of iWork 1X

Micron black USB3.0 64GB

Sandisk Ultra Plus 64GB (USD$15 during Black Friday 2017)

Samsung Evo 64GB (SGD$28 or somewhere in early 2017)
Relatively new

After some usage

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

[Beyond the hype] Bose Companion 2 Series II - Part 2

So it continues from the previous part
Labeling something "Part 1" suggests at least a Part 2, so here it is.

Well since I was going to move home shortly after doing Part 1, I figured I should do at least another comparison in another setup. The effects of the room are real, and contribute to different people's varying opinions of the same product, as well as the display sets sounding different than your own set at home. This will be an interesting lesson, for both me and you the reader.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

[Beyond the hype] Bose Companion 2 Series II - Part 1

So somehow I became the owner of a pair of Bose Companion 2 Series II.

No self-declared audiophile would buy a Bose product. So I didn't. Not in the normal sense of "walk into an Apple store and hand over the money". I did get it legitimately and did pay a smaller amount of money for the deal. So if the product is good, I win, and if the product is bad, I will sell it at standard market price for a profit and still win. So win-win for me either way.

A Bose product is perfect for a [Beyond the hype] review, because... do I have to explain it? Well, because the world is divided into two distinct groups - people who think Bose is the ultimate in audio reproduction, and people who think Bose is something you find in the sewers of New York (and is not a ninja turtle). Personally I find that the Bose haters are making themselves heard way more than the Bose supporters, so this [Beyond the hype] might be interesting, or should I call it Beyond the un-hype.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Anime opening video appreciation 5 - How about the rewatchables?

Anime that excel above the rest are placed into the category called "rewatchables". The requirements for entering this group are -

1) You can (or, even better, you want to) watch it again from start to end. (Rewatching only certain parts does not count.)
2) You are able to recommend it to other people who don't watch Anime.

Anime opening video appreciation 4 - Negative examples Part 1: Down the retro back alley of sh*t!

Yes, thanks to certain few opening videos, I have long decided to create this post. Well I have talked about Hidan no Aria already, but that wasn't the only horrible-to-hell-and-back video I have watched.

And yes, there will be a part 2. But since I was looking at the retro stuff, I might as well bring up the horrible ones that I came across along the way, so all of these will form "part 1".