Originally Posted by Zuhl3156
Oh, I know! This is the first time I got a 7.9 for my Processor. I think MS had to reconfigure the test because Windows 10 stinks so bad even though Windows 10 doesn't have it visibly showing. I remember a thread asking if anyone got higher than 7.8 for CPU and what they had to do to get it. It closed back in 2012. There were OCs of 5.2 GHz and higher but it wouldn't budge. I had this Devils Canyon at 4.9 GHz stable and still only got 7.8 for it. There were also people with 6 HDD in RAID-0 who couldn't get higher than 5.9 and that really burned them up. Some even had higher transfer rates than a single SSD but still only got themselves a 5.9 no matter what. I wouldn't even own a SSD if it weren't for that. LOL
Well, at least I got audio and my keyboard and mouse did NOT drop out with Windows 10. As far as I can see, this will be my very last build since I will not ever purchase another Windows 10 licesnse. Too much bloatware, PERIOD!
I only bought this ASRock Z270 Supercarrier because it had Windows 7 compatible downloads in their Support section. The installation appears to be progressing normally until the last few seconds where a popup declares installation failed with a red X in it. I was hoping I could run all 4 boards and be done with it but I think that the PLX chip butchers the results. 1.8 million ppd is only slightly better but if I can divide the boards into 2 per machine I will be getting a much better 2.8 million ppd.
I hear ya! I installed 10 for the first time on my recent build (had to in order to have M.2 support - but also because I have to try to get it to where I could possibly consider rolling it out to my work desktops some year). I just about uninstalled when I saw it had added a Candy Crush game
as part of the install (as well as a ton of social media plug-in apps)... ***? And that was the Professional SKU! I already have to block almost all the social media sites and game sites, just to keep my users doing some actual work now and then... now they're just bundling all of it with the OS. Sigh.
I would definitely recommend running O&O Shut Up or similar utility - still doesn't turn off all telemetry, but it gets much closer.
Ah if only I didn't have to support legacy Windows apps and a user base which is rapidly becoming all senior citizens... I'd just move everything to Linux in a heartbeat.
And yes... the PLX chip does indeed cause issues in my experience at least (on MVE it did). It does what it can, but if you were looking for that solution then you needed to go 2011v3 and a 40-lane CPU I think.