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Re: Solution to slow copy of lots of files to FAT32 pendrive

in Milliways
An alternative solution would be to get a cheap but decent SSD and use a USB adapter. It's incredible how much faster a real SSD is compared to a flash drive or hard drive, even over USB. A lot of that speed improvement comes from the transfer of small files. A pile of used low capacity SSDs can …

Re: Mystery chip on Trident PCI graphic card

Try dumping the video BIOS while the card is in the PC and see if the checksum is correct. I'm sure you've already tried this, but quite often I can fix intermittent issues like this by thoroughly cleaning the gold fingers using isopropyl alcohol. Or a pencil eraser. Fixed dozens of cards this way. …

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

in Milliways
i guess the card is as good as GeForce 7950 GX2 though no longer win9x support ;) This thing runs like a Cadillac. It idles at 1% CPU utilization. Nice system, just beware of anything that needs high per-core performance or memory bandwidth, like modern games. With that many cores it isn't going to …

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

in Milliways
Well, I didn't buy this today, but the other day I finally upgraded my GPU after 6 years. I got a really good deal on a Dell G5 gaming computer with an RTX 3060 Ti. The system has decent specs, but the amount of non-standard components they put into these systems makes me physically ill, so I had no …

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