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    transient power consumption spikes

    Gonna have to start putting in something like a meanwell supply for the video card and your atx supply for the rest. As graphical power requirements keep increasing there is going to have to be a next level of design or requirements. Gaming pc in about 15-20 years will need a dedicated 240v...
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    Senators call for US to follow EU's lead in creating a national standard for phone chargers

    Honestly, barrel plugs are one that should have been phased out from users experience. Too difficult for many people to read the voltage and current ratings on the device and the supply (if they get separated from eachother) and not all center pins are positive polarity, have to check that too...
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    Senators call for US to follow EU's lead in creating a national standard for phone chargers

    Gonna be quite a few years first. Will take sometime before it goes into effect and then for it to filter its way through the market until everyone is only using a usb-c based phone. So until then you might want to just keep a cable in your car.
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    New EU rule will require all phones and electronics to use a standard charger

    Replacing batteries would reduce ewaste i would imagine. Would much rather they pushed on that instead of charge cables.
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    New EU rule will require all phones and electronics to use a standard charger

    Thanks, yea i was really sad not finding an equivalent to my 10 port usb-a chargers but i suppose at the wattage requirements per port for C it does make sense, i do like that one though thanks
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    New EU rule will require all phones and electronics to use a standard charger

    So I was having trouble finding the actual regulation (also didnt spend too much time) but I am wondering if companies can just toss in a small adapter to comply with this. So my apple wireless chargers all came with usb-c cables so actually had to buy new chargers to accommodate apple because...
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    New EU rule will require all phones and electronics to use a standard charger

    no, apple and samsung stopped including chargers, not sure who else may or may not have. So I believe the argument is if you have an apple product and say a samsung one then you have to buy two different chargers and depending which phone you get next, then one of those chargers ends up in a...
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    New EU rule will require all phones and electronics to use a standard charger

    My galaxy s21 didnt come with a charger, just cable. Though a bad example since i dont consider samsung all that different than apple anymore.
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    New EU rule will require all phones and electronics to use a standard charger

    Fair point. Yea lightning is a bit long in the tooth now at this time. Although proprietary, at the time (i wanna say 2013?) it was pretty far ahead of micro-usb. And I know we do all like to go after apple but it really is just down to a small number of connectors. Id rather micro-usb be...
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    New EU rule will require all phones and electronics to use a standard charger

    Yea, they started the path a bit ago. They formed a commission to find what chargers were being sold and this was used to help push the law forward. "Half the chargers sold with mobile phones in 2018 had a USB micro-B connector, while 29% had a USB-C connector and 21% a Lightning connector...
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    New EU rule will require all phones and electronics to use a standard charger

    EU doing EU stuff again. Not sure how this improves what they say. Either there is ewaste or cable clutter, not both. This will get in the way with the next standard or an improved usb-c later on. IMO this does more harm than good. I have both iphone and android at the house, not much for...
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    Leaving Asus for MSI after 22 years.

    ive used asus, abit, gigabyte, supermicro, msi in the past. I tend to see what is out there when I am building a pc and grab a few to compare and pick one based on features and "trustworthy" reviews/experiences.
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    DELL - PC wont boot unless CMOS is reset, HELP!

    No prob, glad you found your issue. It is a pain taking it all apart and going piece by piece but often becomes the best way to work through it. Also thanks for putting up your process, helps when someone else stumbles across it to get ideas from.
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    DELL - PC wont boot unless CMOS is reset, HELP!

    I would use the washers that pendragon suggested, i like nylon but that will likely need longer screws. The painted screws will chew through that coating after enough vibration. Actually that screw hole in the bottom left of your photo, those traces look dangerously too close to where a screw...
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    DELL - PC wont boot unless CMOS is reset, HELP!

    Check the mounting screws. If the screws that mount the motherboard are slightly too large at the head or even the standoff it is possible that over time they have worn through the soldermask of the board and contacted copper. There shouldnt be anything near those other than ground fill but who...
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