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Update Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD firemware

A few days ago, my desktop promoted that one firmware needs to be updated. It is a Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD.  Almost nine months ago, I did a speed test on this SSD.

Now, after the update, I did the test again and see the difference.

First, the firmware update notice is on the Samsung Magician software.

Windows 10 notification

Update Samsung Firmware

So now the Firmware of My Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe 250GB SSD is updated from 1B2QEXM7 to 2B2QEXM7.

Drive Details of 970 EVO Plus

The first test is run on the old AS SSD Benchmark 1.8.5636.37293. All others are the same as before.

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Upgrade B450M DS3H BIOS to latest F50

It is my desktop PC‘s motherboard. Gigabyte B450M DS3H. This post focus on its BIOS.

The original BIOS version shipped with the MB is F4. From my old post, you can see it.

Gigabyte B450M DS3H

 

Before I upgrade it today, it is already F42.

B450M DS3H F42B Bios

I can not remember when I upgraded it. So just forget it. I am going to show you how I upgrade the BIOS from F42b to F50.

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The Vital PC Changes for 2019

While mechanical keyboards are obviously the perfect finishing touch to your PC setup, the CES 2019 event revealed some facts and new avenues to explore for both hobbyists and professionals. With announcements by all of the big players like Intel, AMD, and Razer, PC fans have a wealth of new information to process. Building your own PC or opting for something more generalized will still mean making some hard decisions. With new technologies, improved specs, and a more general level of scope from both big and small brand names, here are the most exciting changes to your potential gaming or working setup that could be installed sooner rather than later.

 

Graphics Cards

All circuit boards have been improving in recent years due to evolving PCB tools. These have allowed companies like Altium to help PC designers and manufacturers to streamline and take ownership of their printed circuit boards. As PCBs continue to evolve, it’s no wonder that announcements from Nvidia and AMD have confirmed the production of new and improved upgrades to their graphics card options. Nvidia possibly takes the lead in the graphics card race, with their GeForce RTX 2060 not only compatible with 1440p or 1080p gaming but also comes fully loaded with tensor core hardware and AI-enhanced Deep Learning Super Sampling. This might just take your gaming to the next level.

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How to upgrade Proxmox Virtual Environment 5.4.x

I am using a Proxmox VE for a while. It is almost one month I start to use Proxmox VE 5.3-8.

I noticed that Proxmox VE has newer version released. Now it is v5.4-4.

I have not subscribe the license of PVE.

 

Here is a simple guide to show you how to upgrade Proxmox VE 5.3x to v5.4x

1) Edit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pve-enterprise.list

Comment or delete the following line.

deb https://enterprise.proxmox.com/debian/pve stretch pve-enterprise

2) Edit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add following line at the end of the file.

deb http://download.proxmox.com/debian stretch pve-no-subscription

3) Now, it is OK to do the update.

apt update

apt upgrade

apt dist-upgrade

 

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Upgrade of my Desktop PC

It is time to upgrade my desktop. The six years old computer.

CPU:  AMD Ryzen 5 2400G

  • CPU has 4 Cores, 8 Threads.
  • GPU has 11 Cores
  • Base clock: 3.6Ghz, Max Boost Clock: 3.9GHz
  • Cache: L1 384KB, L2 2MB, L3 4MB
  • Unlocked: Yes
  • CMOS: 14nm FinFET
  • Package: AM4
  • PCIe: PCIe 3.0×8
  • Thermal Solution: Wraith Stealth
  • TDP: 65W
  • Max Temps: 95°C

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CPU-Z: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G

 

Ryzen 5 2400G Caches information

 

AMD Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H

  • Chipset: AMD B450
  • Memory: 4 x DDR4 DIMM  sockets supporting up to 64 GB, Dual channel, Support for DDR4 3200(O.C.)/2933/2667/2400/2133 MHz, Support ECC/Non-ECC, XMP.
  • Onboard Graphics: 1 x DVI-D port, 1X HDMI port.
  • Expansion Slots: 1 x PCI express x 16 slot, running at x16; 1 x PCI express x 16 slot, running at x4; 1 x PCI express x 1 slot.
  • Storage Interface: 1 x M.2 connector(Socket 3, M key); 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors; Support for RAID 0, 1, 10.
  • USB: Chipset supports 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports through internal USB header; 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports(4ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
    CPU supports 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports on the back panel

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Gigabyte B450M DS3H

 

RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2X8GB

#CMK16GX4M2Z2400C16

  • Configuration: Dual/Quad Channel
  • Series: VENGEANCE LPX
  • Size: 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB)
  • Latency: 16-16-16-39
  • Voltage: 1.2V
  • Speed: 2400MHz
  • Color: Black
  • Rating: PC4-19200 (24MHz)
  • Heat Spreader: Anodized Aluminum
  • Format:L DIMM
  • Profile: XMP 2.0
  • Pin: 288

DDR4 16GB Dual channel, Corsair Vengeance LPX

 

SPD information of Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400

 

Look at the pictures.

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Upgrade my Kindle Paperwhite 7th

There is a new, free software update available for your Kindle Paperwhite (7th Generation). This update automatically downloads and installs on your Kindle Paperwhite when connected wirelessly; however, you can also manually download the software and transfer the update to your device via USB cable.

Of course, I always download the firmware from the official site and transfer the bin file of the new firmware to the root of the Kindle Paperwhite 7th generation.

Before the upgrade, the current version of my Kindle is v5.9.6.1

 

Software Update 5.9.7

The firmware is update_kindle_all_new_paperwhite_5.9.7.bin . File size is 210M.

Have a look at the pictures of the upgrading process.

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Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) End of Life reached on July 19 2018

Today, I received the email, regarding the life of Ubuntu 17.10. You will see it is end of life on July 19, 2018, means Today.
If you are still using Ubuntu 17.10, you would better to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04.

This is a follow-up to the End of Life warning sent earlier this month
to confirm that as of today (July 19, 2018), Ubuntu 17.10 is no longer
supported. No more package updates will be accepted to 17.10, and
it will be archived to old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks.

The original End of Life warning follows, with upgrade instructions:

Ubuntu announced its 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) release almost 9 months
ago, on October 19, 2017. As a non-LTS release, 17.10 has a 9-month
support cycle and, as such, the support period is now nearing its
end and Ubuntu 17.10 will reach end of life on Thursday, July 19th.

At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include
information or updated packages for Ubuntu 17.10.

The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 17.10 is via Ubuntu 18.04.
Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BionicUpgrades

Ubuntu 18.04 continues to be actively supported with security updates
and select high-impact bug fixes. Announcements of security updates
for Ubuntu releases are sent to the ubuntu-security-announce mailing
list, information about which may be found at:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-security-announce

Since its launch in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most
highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users in homes,
schools, businesses and governments around the world. Ubuntu is Open
Source software, costs nothing to download, and users are free to
customise or alter their software in order to meet their needs.

On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,

Adam Conrad

Upgrade D-Link DIR-880L Firmware

I have my D-Link DIR-880L router for almost one and half years. I flashed the firmware to use DD-WRT one. Later I flashed back to D-Link firmware.

The latest version is 1.08 on D-Link Canadian website. I upgraded it long time ago.

On the D-Link support forum, it shows an updated version of firmware is available for EU users.  I am not sure if they are any difference between Canada edition and EU edition, on the hardware basis.

I believe the USA and Canada may use the same hardware. So I go to USA D-Link website.

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Upgrade to Calibre 3.15

Today, I upgrade my Calibre to 3.15, which is released on Jan 5.

New features v3.15

  • Browser viewer: Allow customizing what information is displayed in the header and footer areas. Access Preferences from the viewer controls to change.
  • Add support for MTP devices on FreeBSD
  • ToC editor: Add more case changing operations to the right click menu
  • Content server: Redirect pre 2.x book URLs to new 3.x URLs via a JavaScript redirect
  • Content server: Allow opening entries in the book list in a new tab via middle click/right click
  • Add a tweak in Preferences->Tweaks to exclude some fields when using the Edit metadata->Copy/paste actions
  • Linux: Allow using calibre-tray.png in the calibre resources folder to override the system tray icon.

New features v3.14

  • User manual: A new quick reference primer for regular expression syntax https://manual.calibre-ebook.com/regexp_quick_reference.html
  • Content server: Allow viewing the book metadata while reading a book. In the viewer controls, tap Goto and then Metadata to see the metadata.
  • Kobo driver: Add support for new firmware
  • Bulk metadata edit: Allow choosing the algorithm used for changing the case of titles
  • Get books: The koobe.pl store plugin has now become the Swiat Ebookow store plugin
  • Allow Copy/paste of book metadata from the main book list. Right click the Edit metadata button to access these actions.
  • Allow disabling the confirmation popup when opening the containing folder of many books at once.

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