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Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase

Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #290 on: February 07, 2020, 12:34 PM »
Never buy AW junk ever!!! They messed with firmware and limited all possible overclocks and performance. Its thanks to Prema my AW can run at max speed w/o firmware pulling the performance of CPU to 800MHz and GPU to be 650MHz during heavy loads.

I can understand your frustration at not being allowed to overclock or do anything else you like. Why I'm wondering is, why overclock at all? You need to invest in a better CPU cooler (or should), plus there is a greater tendency for instability. Do you really notice speed increases in real life or only on benchmark tests?
I got 2080 ti + 1700x, at default it does not boost above 3.4ghz during my workloads, in games like BF5 I do get chopped performance because of my cpu, putting it at 3.85 lessens the low dips quite substantially.
However it's slightly unstable, 3.75 is very easy to achieve on my chip.
I almost always recommend getting a proper cooler if you want a silent pc that doesnt rev up during games and such. Especially annoying in VR.


Overclocking is also a fun hobby. Had a blast with 3570k and its watercooling. In all honesty, that chip overclocked ran vr games better than my current 1700x.

However, I can really only recommend overclocking new parts if you are at the absolute peak currently.
Like at the time i bought my chip there was not really any other cpu that was better for consumers, unless you wanted something like 7980xe, and we all know the prices of those alongside motherboards.
New parts nowdays usually have overclocking features that are better than what you can achieve by hand.(Unless you know exactly what you're doing, like which subtimings for ram do more difference than others)


My friend bought a system with B450+AMD 3600. I cant recommend him to overclock, just because the out of box self-overclock is good enough. Especially if you lower the vcore offset by -30mV until it gets unstable, then increase it by +15mV. Then increase current capability to 130%, if on Intel increase extended boost capability as well.
This will decrease temps slightly, and will allow it to boost even more than stock.


My plan with my current system is to retire it and replace my server and slap esxi on it and use it for virtualization. My current server does see choking when hosting games, doing backups, and having VM's for other services.
I should invest some time learning docker, but havnt had the willpower for it.
My old server isnt really bad in itself as long as i adapt myself to it, it's just very limited in expandability in terms of storage/pcie/powersupply as everything is proprietary.


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Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #291 on: February 07, 2020, 03:50 PM »
I got 2080 ti + 1700x, at default it does not boost above 3.4ghz during my workloads, in games like BF5 I do get chopped performance because of my cpu, putting it at 3.85 lessens the low dips quite substantially.
However it's slightly unstable, 3.75 is very easy to achieve on my chip.
With a graphic card like this you have "chopped performance" and it's unstable?
If you have the RTX 2080 ti, it's one of the best graphic cards currently available.
Just to laugh: here is a comparison between my old graphic card and yours (effective speed: +426%!) https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-RTX-2080-Ti-vs-Nvidia-GTX-960/4027vs3165
I didn't test BF5 though. But for the games available on the forum, I can play all of them easily. Even Crysis 3 that was known to be a graphic card killer.
Only an old cpu could explain a lag in games with such a graphic card, but I doubt you have a 1997 release of the pentium 200mmx. Maybe you don't have enough Ram? I have 16Gb on my computer, 8 Gb was not enough.
Or it is the game that is poorly optimised...and it could be the case since "BF5 lag" and "BF5 poorly optimized" give many results on search engines.

A retrospective of Crysis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpAwptm-O7w
« Last Edit: February 07, 2020, 04:11 PM by scarface »

Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #292 on: February 09, 2020, 12:11 PM »
For the equivalent of $ you can probably get a Core i9 with all the trimmings, or a 16-core AMD Threadripper. So far my i7-4790K and GTX-970 do the job quite well, even with Diablo III (the game I usually play). If I were a hard core gamer I'd look into something a little better than what I have. It's not that I don't like games, it's mostly the learning curve and lack of time. I've been playing Diablo since it first came out back in the 1990's.

With respect to SSD's, always go for the largest size even if you don't use all the space. Remeber how they work and their limited number of read-write cycles. More space = more read-writes.
This is the cheapest computer equipped with a intel i9 I found (): https://www.fnac.com/PC-Portable-Dell-Alienware-Area-51m-17-3-Intel-Core-i9-16-Go-RAM-1-To-SATA-512-Go-SSD/a13424400/w-4
It's twice as expensive as a computer with a i7 9750h. I don't need this anyway. I'm like you, with a gtx960, I can already do what I want. I don't play games a lot though. I tried Dishonored 2 with the best settings, it works. I don't know Diablo but it looks a bit old indeed.
Never buy AW junk ever!!! They messed with firmware and limited all possible overclocks and performance. Its thanks to Prema my AW can run at max speed w/o firmware pulling the performance of CPU to 800MHz and GPU to be 650MHz during heavy loads.

Uh.. You should check the internal powercable.
Those are the EXACT symptoms i had when it had melted internally.
I ended up getting a full refund for it.
I was aware of that! I got the system few weeks before Dell discontinued the model. It has newer DC Cable that can hold 6820HK at 4.1GHz and 980M 8GB on mild OC.
My friend fried his DC cable and he replaced the part and performance was restored.
Mine is non-OC CPU which is made bad by BIOS update to hold back the clocks to reduce thermal throttling.

Never buy AW junk ever!!! They messed with firmware and limited all possible overclocks and performance. Its thanks to Prema my AW can run at max speed w/o firmware pulling the performance of CPU to 800MHz and GPU to be 650MHz during heavy loads.

I can understand your frustration at not being allowed to overclock or do anything else you like. Why I'm wondering is, why overclock at all? You need to invest in a better CPU cooler (or should), plus there is a greater tendency for instability. Do you really notice speed increases in real life or only on benchmark tests?
You will notice most in single threaded and moderately multithreaded applications/games which benefit even from 200-400MHz extra clocks.  I think AiO is a must these days.

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Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #293 on: February 23, 2020, 03:32 PM »
Note that I began the next version of windows 10. A few programs will be updated. It will include Paint shop pro 9.01 full version (instead of 8 ), and fx sound enhancer 13.028.
I noticed that psp 8 is not correctly installed via the &oem& folder during the installation of windows. It was the case for virusscan enterprise too. That's why I didn't put it btw.
I didn't test my new silent installer of psp 9 yet (a traditional msi installer). But a nsis installer for psp 9 might be needed to achieve this.
Note that you can include the swithchless installer of office 2007 above in your oem folder and add a command line in install.bat, it works.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2020, 03:47 PM by scarface »

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Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #294 on: February 24, 2020, 11:06 AM »
Note that I made a new windows 7 x64 version with the February updates (nothing was removed in this version). I will upload it when it's ready. It could be the last version of windows 7 released by me on the forum.

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Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #295 on: February 24, 2020, 02:44 PM »
I'm currently finishing the new version of windows 7, and as I was integrating the new fx sound enhancer 13.028, I noticed a new icon in the taskbar. Since I don't like it, I modified the exe and put the former icon. I will integrate this new exe in windows 10 too.

Look at this dingy little icon on the left. The new exe shows the former icon (on the right).

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Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #296 on: February 26, 2020, 08:06 AM »
Note that the new link for Windows 7 x64 is available in the previous message. The were last-minute changes: the latest version of HD tune pro is included in the start menu (This version shows the temperature of the HDD). It warned me of the temperature of my internal ssd: 60°C. I will have to open the computer to see what's going on.
PSP 9 is not included any longer since it was not installing properly during the installation of windows.

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Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #297 on: February 26, 2020, 02:39 PM »
Note:
For those who need the hdd programs included in the versions of windows 7 and 10 but don't want to download one of them, here they are. This installer includes HD tune pro (Full version), HDD low level format (full version) and Western digital DLG.
Available in the start menu in HDD software.






Link: Hdd Software


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ6zr6kCPj8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkavOMGyjF0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMagPJn_i_c
« Last Edit: February 26, 2020, 04:39 PM by scarface »

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Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #298 on: February 27, 2020, 05:01 PM »
Note that the latest nvidia drivers for win 10 x64 switchless installer lite repack was updated here: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=3350.msg35094#msg35094

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Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Reply #299 on: March 07, 2020, 01:28 PM »
Note that a new version of windows 10x64 will be available next week. It will include updated programs and drivers (intel wireless proset and killer networking drivers)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5d3eR6fL_Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIJj4Atfj8Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV2rtWWJRu8
« Last Edit: March 07, 2020, 02:04 PM by scarface »