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    What to do with a really old laptop ?

    I would hook it up to a 100Hz CRT and a good mouse, and use it to play Quake 3 during family LAN parties. That's what I do with my 10 year old laptop when the whole clan wants to get in on it.
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    Intel Iris Xe DG1 Graphics Card Review [Gamer Nexus]

    It's kinda weird to be talking about a brand new GPU that can get beaten senseless by a 7 year old 750ti.
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    UBI Carbon footprint

    When I max out my 1KW power supply running one of their games, all the cows all stop farting at the same time.
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    So I finally tried a couple of AIOs...

    Tech Jesus does a good job. I also thought the EK looked very robust internally, except for the signs of corrosion (?) that were present in his sample. I would like to get my hands on one personally, but buying, testing, and returning is not really my MO. Just to add some more data, in terms...
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    So I finally tried a couple of AIOs...

    The conclusion I drew from this experiment is that the crossover point at which decibel for decibel, watt for watt, degree Celsius for degree Celsius, an AIO and a large dual-tower air cooler are on equal footing must be at around the 240mm radiator size. At that size, I would expect whichever...
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    So I finally tried a couple of AIOs...

    3dB=twice as much acoustic energy, 10dB = twice the perceived loudness (except at the lower and higher ends of the spectrum, where it tapers to more like 6dB = sounds twice as loud.
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    I see the GTX1650 Super isn't going to be restocked; what then will be the equivalent?

    Wow, I have to stop posting before having my morning coffee.
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    I see the GTX1650 Super isn't going to be restocked; what then will be the equivalent?

    GTX 960 (slightly slower) RX 470 (very close) RX 570 (slightly faster) RX 480 (faster) GTX 970 (faster) RX 580 / GTX 980 / GTX 1060 / GTX 1650 Super (much faster)
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    So I finally tried a couple of AIOs...

    I think the fans account for most of the differences among them. I don't think there is too much variation in pump output, but I suspect the EK might be a smidge more than the rest. Any other variation is probably going vary with how the individual cold plate mates with the individual CPU. I...
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    So I finally tried a couple of AIOs...

    Thank you. I have dropped a temperature probe in there before, and the air entering the heat sink or radiator tends to run no more than 1C above ambient under heavy CPU load. Under a heavy GPU load, this increases to about 4C, since even blower cards dissipate some heat through their PCBs. I...
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    Water cooling noob takes on another custom loop

    I dig the understated, all-business presentation.
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    edit: It's Official! Reference Liquid Cooled RX 6900XT

    It would be good if it came with a 5-year warranty on the cooler, like the average retail AIO does.
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    best long lasting thermal compound?

    haha, heat gun and IR thermometer sounds like better plan. I'll try it on my 5820K or my crappier 5960X first.
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    best long lasting thermal compound?

    Yeah, that is true. Core #3 (or #2 depending on how you number them) is a real PITA. Every time I improve my cooling, it improves by less than the others. It's also the first one to crap out if I'm testing an overclock. Maybe I should throw this chip in my toaster oven and try to reflow the...
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    best long lasting thermal compound?

    To follow up, I retested with the MX-5 now that is has had about 24 hours to cure. 1.1C improvement in deltaT. Ambient: 25.0C Cores: 56.3, 54.9, 63.0, 58.7, 59.5, 58.7, 59.5, 55.7 Package Temp: 63.0 Delta Temp: 38.0
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