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    MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI owners - are 100deg c VRM temps an issue?

    MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI owners - are 100deg c VRM temps an issue? Hey folks Got a new OCUK build a month or so ago with a MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI motherboard and everything is going well. Thing is Ive now seen a lot of videos and a few reviews where the VRM temps on these boards sit...
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    New 3950x Build - Fans stop ramping up/down 2 mins after boot

    New 3950x Build - Fans stop ramping up/down 2 mins after boot Hey folks, got a query I was hoping someone could help with. Just got a new 3950x build from OCUK and it seems to be working fine apart from on initial boot up the CPU fan (on the water cooler) ramps up and down with CPU temp but...
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    Help with start streaming PC for youngster

    Hey there My sister is looking to get a PC for my nephew to game and livestream from but this is something I have no idea about at all. Unfortunately money is tight being Xmas so was wondering what the most basic while still functional spec would be. He plays Fortnite and Minecraft mainly but...
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    Will 2012 PC (i3770k / Win 7 64bit) - Accept 14TB internal SATA drive?

    Hey folks. Time to upgrade my 2x4TB drives with a 14TB unit (plus backups). Will my 2012 PC (i3770k / Win 7 64bit) - Accept this internal SATA drive ok giving me the full 14TB ? Thanks :)
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    Recommend reliable external drive (4tb) please

    Would love to get more HGST ones but can only see Seagate and WD out there and have not had great reliability with either brands over the past decade. Can I have some real world recommendations from owners on what they have thats worked out fine? Thank you :)
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    The Top 5 Best Overclocking CPUs of All Time @ [H]

    Wel well well! I've owned the 3 (Q6600) at 3.5GHz / 2 (not 2600k but the 3770K and currently run it still at 4.5GHz) and 1 (Cel 300A) Great article and fully agree. My half decade old Ivy Bridge system is still kicking it!
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    Kaby Lake 7700K vs Sandy Bridge 2600K IPC Review @ [H]

    Nice one Kyle! Kinda backed up everything I'd thought myself - and Ive got an Ivy 3770K at 4.5GHz so wont be upgrading any time soon either. I sure do miss the 90s arms race of AMD and Intel with double the performance every year and a bit
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    Will my 2012 i3770K / Z77X Win7 PC take a 10TB HDD ?

    WD HGST and Seagate. I prefer HGST even though they are now owned by WD
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    Will my 2012 i3770K / Z77X Win7 PC take a 10TB HDD ?

    We certainly are :D Back in our day 640k was more than fine lol!
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    SMART errors - are these bad?

    I just plugged the drive back in just now and without it having actually done any work the error rate has risen by itself: 172 --- Read Recovery Attempts So here is a breakdown of my current 3 drives, 2 of which Ive had running since 2012 : 4TB HGST DRIVE 1 Device Statistics (GP Log...
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    SMART errors - are these bad?

    DrLobo: Not the overall test no. Here is the full breakdown : smartctl -x /dev/csmi0,3 smartctl 6.5 2016-05-07 r4318 [x86_64-w64-mingw32-win7-sp1] (sf-6.5-1) Copyright (C) 2002-16, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org === START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Device Model...
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    SMART errors - are these bad?

    Thanks guys, Ill send it back just to be sure :)
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    SMART errors - are these bad?

    Hey folks Been running a soak test on a new 10TB HGST He10 drive I bought last week. Ran h2test on it which wrote and verified the full disk which is spot on. I then ran smartctl to see what the drive was reporting and saw a few problems (in my eyes): The read recovery attempts and the...
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    Will my 2012 i3770K / Z77X Win7 PC take a 10TB HDD ?

    Jesus, 16 years in eh :D
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