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    Crysis Enhanced Edition is now available for free download

    This is actually good. Looks better than the remastered version.
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    How to Boot from USB Flask Disk / Drive on an (old) BIOSTAR A880GU3 Mobo ?

    The USB drive is probably in GPT/EFI format.
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    How to Boot from USB Flask Disk / Drive on an (old) BIOSTAR A880GU3 Mobo ?

    AMIBIOS from 2009 should support USB boot. If you can't see it, try unlock hidden options with Shift+F1 / Alt+F1 / Ctrl+F1 while in the BIOS menu. Suppose to be in Advanced > USB Configuration. USB devices should appear in Boot > Removeable Drives.
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    How to reduce stuttering and audio distortion in Windows 10

    Build 2004 is the same sh*t, even worst with the crackling. Some motherboards are totally fine, but some got it bad.
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    How to reduce stuttering and audio distortion in Windows 10

    In Windows 10 build 1803, Microsoft made some kernel changes related to hardware timers that broke a lot of device drivers and caused high latency, stuttering and audio distortion on many systems. Microsoft claimed it was fixed on several occasions but is not completely true. Here are several...
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    Anyone know what card would have best FurMark Score/Watt these days?

    FurMark was improved over the years and now features several 3D demos in both OpenGL and Vulkan. PhysX demo, Tessellation demo, VRAM burner, and artifacts scanner to detect the tiniest artifact that the human's eye can't catch. It is no longer "power virus" as people claim. Only cards with...
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    Best utilities for stress testing in 2020

    New threads related to unstable overclocks and defective hardware pop up on a regular occasion. It is often asked how to stress test some component. Below you'll find my top picks after weeks of testing - updated for 2020. GPU Unigine Heaven FurMark / MSI Kombuster *GPUs tend to clock down due...
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    How would you stress test integrated graphics?

    LuxMark or GPU-Z's Render Test (press on ? near the bus).
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    Anyone know what card would have best FurMark Score/Watt these days?

    FurMark isn't a good benchmark. It's great as a stress test. Runs better on Nvidia.
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    BSOD help driver_IRQL

    X58 motherboards are resilient... almost like WD 80GB IDE HDDs. Uncore voltage is the killer of the platform. There are plenty of BAD guides on the Internet claiming "1.35v is fine! DDR voltage doesn't matter as long as its in the 0.05v from QPI/VTT".
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    BSOD help driver_IRQL

    Your config is totally wrong: * QPI data strap also matters and should be higher than uncore but less than 8 MT/s. * For Westmere, it is better to push DDR clock high as possible (increase timing if needed). Uncore can be in 1.5x-2x ratio. * QPI/VTT voltage should be maximum at 1.3v for 24/7...
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    Trouble Updating Realtek HD Audio Driver

    Realtek stopped publishing new audio drivers on its website and now uses Microsoft update. https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=Realtek+Semiconductor+Corp.+-+MEDIA Make sure to sort the list by pressing on "last updated" and grab the 100+ MB file. Extract the CAB file...
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    Sound Blaster Z / Zx / ZxR Modded Driver for Windows 10

    In Windows 10 build 1803, Microsoft made some kernel changes related to hardware timers that broke a lot of device drivers and caused high latency on many systems. Ever since then, Sound Blaster Z / Zx / ZxR series are plagued with issues such as audio stuttering, crackling, popping, and sudden...
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    AMD Threadripper 3990X CPU has the raw power to run Crysis without a graphics card

    This is rubbish. Almost every CPU can run Crysis without a GPU in windowed low-resolution software renderer. Above is a 10-year-old Xeon W3680. Runs exactly the same like Linus Tech Tips.
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    Beware of XFX RX 580 GTS XXX Edition

    Neither. Drivers from September solve the 100% GPU usage issue.
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