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    3090fe, displayport flickers but never hdmi

    Had this issue happen recently on my 1080ti with an older 2k Acer Predator 144hz monitor. After much troubleshooting it ended up being that one DP input on the monitor. You've done the cable, try driver and firmware next, but don't be afraid to buy another monitor. Just buy it from someplace...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Appears to be in stock right now, might be someone's dream card but I'm holding out for a different model. https://www.zotacstore.com/us/zotac-gaming-geforce-rtx-3080-amp-holo-lhr
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    Perpetual Free Steam Codes Thread

    Bought some items on a Humble Bundle and didn't want all the codes. Gift links created for each, all are Steam activation codes. First come, first served. May the odds be ever in your favor. Ticket to Ride: First Journey https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=XkqBqnDWemVRPYtY Love Letter...
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    Reduce NVR sound level

    My first thought was to build an isolation box with sound absorbing acoustic foam on the inside, and you could use larger low-speed Noctua fans for intake and exhaust to help cycle the air. But then I thought that if you design it right you might even be able to take the top cover of your NVR...
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    Acer Predator XB1 27 Inch IPS 165hz @costco 599 GSYNC

    For anybody interested. Georgia, Mall of Georgia location has display model remaining, and later this week might have an open box. I bought the last two today, and one had above average bleed on lower edge left of center. Also, while I was there I asked about other locations, Cumming has one...
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    Two monitors, both require 2 DVI connections

    At work we have several systems that use that video card, but we're connecting four separate monitors each at 1920x1080 with extended desktop (no mirroring). The chipset of that card is several generations old and it only has 1GB of VRAM, so if you're doing anything beyond basic 2D work there...
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    Perpetual Free Steam Codes Thread

    Another GMG purchase, and another round of keys to games I don't care about. But one man's trash is another man's treasure, so here you go. BARROW HILL CURSE OF THE ANCIENT CIRCLE STEAM: H9H2A-L2VEX-K4NCA CORPORATE LIFESTYLE SIMULATOR STEAM: VXR29-I2C9Y-LPRCT HUNTSMAN THE ORPHANAGE STEAM...
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    Perpetual Free Steam Codes Thread

    Not the best haul, but these were the freebies that I received from GMG for their winter sale. Best of luck to anybody who wants them, KEEBLES: XLZ84-G4LXA-HKFN3 2YCWA-8JMFI-ZBIDB LIFELESS: W4ZPM-QQ8LV-9KMNY 98F3E-4NV9G-CWXMD RISE BATTLE LINES: JIF0C-FCDPA-ZAIKB J4JK0-QFJ7J-95WWH...
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    Perpetual Free Steam Codes Thread

    First come, first served. May the odds be ever in your favor. Steam code for "TURBO PUG DX" 7CAGW-2QRM9-RR7JD
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    So I have a UPS or PSU problem?

    I've had issues in the past with several Line-Interactive UPSes not being able to switch fast enough when PC is under load. After switching to a Double-Conversion UPS that has never once been an issue. Also, if your UPS isn't outputting a pure sine wave then it's possible that could be the issue.
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    140mm Fans for new Build

    +1 for Sorcerer_Tim's linked fans. I have 5 of those NFA-14 fans in my case right now. Not only can you run them either vertical or horizontal without abnormal bearing wear, they are quiet, move plenty of air, and are the longest lasting fans I have ever owned.
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    Did I put too much paste?

    One thing I forgot to add is a reminder about the break-in time for the TIM that you're using. Taken from http://www.arcticsilver.com/as5.htm "Due to the unique shape and sizes of the particles in Arctic Silver 5's conductive matrix, it will take a up to 200 hours and several thermal cycles...
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    Did I put too much paste?

    If possible the tubes should be at the bottom, but not because of effectiveness. Small amounts of air might be inside the closed loop and could potentially cause turbulence which will generate extra noise. I had this happen with an H50 and originally I thought it was the pump going out. The...
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    Did I put too much paste?

    Friendly 2 cents of advice to OP: Your blob is a bit big, and since it's a conductive material if too much bleeds out it could short something. You don't have to cover the entire IHS, just the part over where the cores are. This link will show you what is under the IHS so that you can determine...
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    Metro Vacuum ED500 is $47 @Amazon!!!!! Hot!

    The name of the company is Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Company, Inc.; the product is 'Electric Duster'
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