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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    I was surprised. BB started working the line b4 they opened at 10 am. I got there about 45 min b4 they opened and there was about 20 people in line, I almost left. I thought WTH I'll stick a bit more. Then an employee came out with a paper that said 3090 "anyone want a 3090?". I asked if that's...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Snagged a 3090 FE at BB in Tulsa. Until I got there only the 3090 was left.
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    Same chipset, do I need to reinstall windows 10 ?

    Maybe cause of COVID..dunno, but I wasn't near that lucky trying it.
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    Same chipset, do I need to reinstall windows 10 ?

    I recently swapped a ASUS Z170-A to an Asus Z490-A and Win 10 would not reactivate. Long story short, I had to send MS receipts of my Z170-A purchase which was a PIA and took a long time. I read you can activate by phone or through some chat system...good luck with that. I had to RMA my Z490-A...
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    Swapping motherboards - Existing Windows 10 install

    No, it's was an upgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate (non-oem) to Win 10 that I did while it was free. Also, FWIW I've never did a fresh install of Windows since Jan 2011 to pesent date.
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    Swapping motherboards - Existing Windows 10 install

    I swapped out an Asus board that I rma'd with the same model. Windows would not activate and trying to get MS involved was a joke. Could never get their reactivation procedure to work so bought another key. (Win Pro). Before that I upgraded from an older mobo to a newer version and MS required I...
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    Just bought a 10850K. What's a good motheboard for it?

    Exactly the same for my Asus Z490-A Prime which is about $211 on Amazon. Asus Z-490A
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    How Often do you

    My last windows install from scratch was January 2011. Upgraded 2 mobo since then.
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    [SOLVED] New Build Problems - ASRock Z490 Aqua

    Not familiar with that mobo at all. Try XMP I. Turn off MCE (Multicore Enchancement) if it's in there. Run https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-sfc-scannow-to-repair-windows-system-files-2626161 What does CPU-z show for volts when running Prime? How are CPU temps?
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    Cox wants to turn your home WiFi into a public hotspot.

    I'll find out in a few months cause I'm moving to Oklahoma.
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    Cox wants to turn your home WiFi into a public hotspot.

    Exactly. Opting "in" is not the default but you can opt out. I use my own router and modem thanks anyway Comcrapper.
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    Windows 10 Reinstall Questions

    I had the same issue a while back, ran it again and it fixed it.
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    Increasing fonts size for larger resolution monitor

    I use https://www.wintools.info/index.php/system-font-size-changer
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    Official ASUS P8P67 Series Overclocking Guide and Information

    I'm back on my PC and have the guide in PDF. I can't find a PM of your email so please give it to me and I will send it. Or I can link it on Onedrive in a PM.
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    Official ASUS P8P67 Series Overclocking Guide and Information

    PM me your email and I'll set a reminder in my calendar. Else I will forget.
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