Recent content by Mr Evil

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    2.5" hard drives have stagnated. Are they going extinct soon?

    Although I switched all my PCs to flash storage years ago, I still use hard drives for external backup purposes. 2.5" drives are a nice portable size for this. The 5TB drives I purchased 5 years ago are over half full though, so I thought I'd go and get some bigger ones. I had a look around, and...
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    Can static electricity brick my monitor?

    I have the same problem. I have a footstool that generates so much static in the winter when my feet move across it that one of my monitors puts itself into standby, even if I don't touch the monitor or anything connected to it. I suppose the electric field strength must be incredibly high...
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    Major flaw detected with AMD 7900 XTX vapor chamber cooler

    They lower the pressure inside to lower the boiling point; water can be made to boil at temperatures all the way down to 0°C in a total vacuum.
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    What new OLED gaming monitors in 2023?

    ClearType has always supported BGR as far as I know. Here's an article from 2004 mentioning it for Windows XP:
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    Major flaw detected with AMD 7900 XTX vapor chamber cooler

    How would you do that? Drilling a hole and adding water would be easy. Vacuum chambers are also readily available. I find it hard to think of a practical way to reseal it while under vacuum without a specialized machine though. I suppose you could boil the water inside to force the air out, then...
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    how many of website still support 4:3 aspect ratio?

    I would hope all of them do. ZodaEX already mentioned mobile devices, which come with all sorts of aspect ratios. On desktop, the browser can be any aspect ratio you want simply by resizing the window. Responsive web design has been a thing for over two decades now - it's pretty easy to make a...
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    Major flaw detected with AMD 7900 XTX vapor chamber cooler

    I'm afraid you are not going to be amused. Here's my 7900 XTX running completely fine when horizontal: and here's it overheating and throttling when vertical (ports up): Since mine worked fine horizontal, this seems to be a different issue than the one described by most other users. I think...
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    Some benchmarks results of the Sapphire Nitro+ 7900 XT... Updated Scores: 1/3/22

    It's strange that you say that and then contradict yourself by posting a chart that shows the reference 7900 XT to be the most efficient card by quite a bit.
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    Case selection = SAD!

    I wonder if this has changed now? The PC component market has shown a lot of price insensitivity recently, with things like monitors and GPUs selling in significant numbers for >>$1000.
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    OneDrive Nonsense

    Use Windows 10 LTSC if you can get it. It doesn't come with OneDrive (and lots of other crap), so it can't be forced on you.
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    AMD Allegedly Has 200,000 Radeon RX 7900 Series GPUs for Launch Day

    That still doesn't make sense to me. They apparently shipped equal numbers of XTs and XTXs (to the UK at least), so they should have priced them to sell in equal numbers, and yet the actual prices will obviously sell more XTXs than XTs.
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    Anybody plan on grabbing one of the new RX7xxx Navi cards on launch?

    I managed to place an order, but I'm not sure if it was quick enough for me to get one from stock, or if I'll have to wait a couple more weeks for it to be delivered. I was surprised that it only took 20mins for them to sell out over here in the UK, despite reportedly decent numbers available.
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    AMD's Radeon RX 7900-series Highlights

    It will be used more and more, until the point where games are all RT, and don't even offer rasterization as a fallback. I think you'd have to call it "essential" at that point, as you won't even be able to play such a game without it. I don't know how long it will take to reach that point, but...
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    AMD's Radeon RX 7900-series Highlights

    Maybe I'm unusual, but I can afford to spend >$800 on something, and yet I don't have infinite disposable income.
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    AMD's Radeon RX 7900-series Highlights

    It might be now, but in a few years it will be standard, and eventually it will be considered essential.