Dave Rice


  • Cases are dropping rapidly here, hope we’ll be in T2 soon as I could really do with an evening out in different 4 walls. A meal and a pint or two to go with it would be splendid.

  • Latest from Bob last night via Messenger:

    “I will be home by December 18, not cured but having care services at home. Back again in March if I make it for one last procedure. Consultant says if they have a look then, I’m either clear or into a hospice. Brutal truth!”

    If there’s anyone strong enough to deal with the truth it’s Bob. I’m sure he’s…[Read more]

  • Plenty on the local news about this, lots of Bristol workers live in the South Wales strip of Newport to Chepstow. I guess you have to draw lines somewhere on the map.

    Imagine if it goes to borough level like a lot of MPs are pushing for. But what is a borough outside of London? Parishes, wards? Then there’s the unfairness of me living in a large…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic EUFI criteria in the forum Windows Talk 2 days, 17 hours ago

    AFAIK I’ve not knowingly used CSM for a long time. I leave most UEFI settings on default these days and it all just works.

    The only things I play with are enabling TPM chips and Wake-on-LAN or the boot order. Sometimes I’ll set the fan profile, usually to as silent as I can but on a big PC case that’s just not needed with modern fans.

    But that’s…[Read more]

  • So the experts say. I’m not going to argue with them.

    Look at the energy wasted in heat from a combustion engine. There’s so much special cooling arrangements need to be made. I don’t think you can fry an egg on an EV power unit?

  • I always say to my customers any problem can be solved, it’s just how deep your pockets are.

  • Not true.

    “EVs convert over 77 per cent of the electrical energy from the grid to power at the wheels. Conventional gasoline vehicles only convert about 12 per cent – 30 per cent of the energy stored in gasoline to power at the wheels,” according to the US Department of Energy”.

    If you’re going to include distribution then you must include the e…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Flight 421 & 1549 in the forum Transport 4 days, 19 hours ago

    Because Hollywood pays for American heroes. If they made a film of Flight 421 they would have to get an American in there somewhere.

    The pilots and flight attendants were awarded the Master’s Medal of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators in recognition of their “heroic and unique aviation achievement” despite being 7 years after 421. The…[Read more]

  • The problem with that is there’s no more bandwidth for two M2 than one M2, so you still need to use 1 CPU and 1 chipset (and RAID 5 is out). But let’s face it, it’s insanely fast even if there are cludges going on – good You Tube using X570 here.

    You do need to get 1TB+ drives or you’ll be making up the capacity / speed difference before getting…[Read more]

  • Well they’re all done now and the Asus is a lot less fuss but just as many unknown devices in DM. One foible is Asus turn off the TPM chip by default, which they do with their motherboards, and I can’t understand the reason why. Neither of them respond to wake-on-lan even though the settings seems to be correct, one for another day when they’re on…[Read more]

  • I’m not sure about what controls RAID as the (Ryzen 5000) CPU only supports a single M2 slot, the other is from the motherboard chipset. RAID from the chipset goes through DMI which is the same bandwidth as PCIe 3.0 x 4. Intel is the usual nightmare, I think it’s really Xeon only.

    From what I’ve been reading it’s still early days and is software…[Read more]

  • Any of them TBH, they are all very good quality with top notch features.

    I’ve used the Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE a couple of times in gaming builds, one of which was fully blinged up with LED lighting controlled by the motherboard.

    They all have 2 x M2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe slots, decent power, capacitors, loads of USB, etc.

    So, do you need a Type C…[Read more]

  • I have the 4GB and toyed with the idea of Ubuntu. I’ve got a spare 256GB SSD at the moment, might give it a go in an external caddy.

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic New Project using NUC's in the forum PC Talk 1 week ago

    Finished 5 / 6 today, including all the production software, Bitlocker, AV, remote monitoring etc. Tweaked the managed Chrome settings a bit more and I’m pleased with what I now have. WiFi works well with it consistently associating with the AP 2 floors away at between 350 and 400 mbps on 5Ghz. I’ve not heard a fan yet which is just what I…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic New Project using NUC's in the forum PC Talk 1 week, 1 day ago

    I have bought BenQ monitors but they’re hooked up to I can’t remember what in the workshop.

    3 / 5 have had the issue but the HDMI firmware update solves it. I have to be quick and install AnyDesk and configure it as the flickering starts as soon as windows updates the graphics driver. It gets more intense until the monitor is off more than on…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Arthritis? in the forum Ailments 1 week, 1 day ago

    I had the same issue with my ankle, too young for replacement and the same boney growth problems along with cartilage loss and damage.

    They did a day surgery job to clean everything up and it certainly bought me some time and some relief. Sounds very similar. It didn’t affect my walking at all, neither good nor bad, and the 24 hours the local…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic New Project using NUC's in the forum PC Talk 1 week, 2 days ago

    Well it looks like I spoke too soon about speaking too soon :wacko:

    Booted up this morning and problem gone. I can’t see any driver updates so the HDMI firmware upgrade must have done something even thought the version looked the same. May have been a very minor difference in the many sub-version numbers, Intel do go OTT on their version…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Arthritis? in the forum Ailments 1 week, 2 days ago

    Update: Just had my annual check up via a phone call. Even though they are not expecting any change they have booked up a walk-in x-ray for me.

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic New Project using NUC's in the forum PC Talk 1 week, 2 days ago

    Hmm, looks like I spoke too soon. The first NUC configured just lovely but the next one started extreme flickering and turning on and off of the monitor. It wasn’t straight away and doesn’t affect the BIOS screen so my first thought was drivers. Turns out it’s a bit more than that and whilst it doesn’t affect Linux so must be Windows, neither does…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Arthritis? in the forum Ailments 1 week, 2 days ago

    I get an annual check on my ankle replacement that always involves x-rays (but not this year it’ll be by phone).

    Even though every one shows it’s as good as the day it went in and I have no issues at all they always do it. In the last 2 years they’ve not been done before I see the consultant and even after the physical examination has produced no…[Read more]

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