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    iOS 9 Public Beta

    He probably means public beta 1, as opposed to developer beta 3.
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    Retina display question, do you use best for retina?

    I tried some of the other options but found that the desktop rendering performance suffered. The "best for retina" option is basically pixel doubling so it's the easiest for the GPU to render. Other options have to do partial scaling and then smoothing. Hopefully in the future this performance...
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    Parallels performance hit vs BootCamp

    To be clear: it costs 63% of the full retail price to get incremental improvements for existing customers. All I'm saying is that it seems to be priced a bit high, especially for those that own the immediately previous version. Granted, there could be more changes than what they advertise, but...
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    Parallels performance hit vs BootCamp

    It's $50 for an upgrade from the previous version. All it seemingly changed is some fixes to support Mavericks and improvements to Windows 8 support as well as some increased disk speeds. I have no problem with their $80 cost for a non upgrade fresh install, but $50 for an upgrade with a fairly...
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    Parallels performance hit vs BootCamp

    I really hate how they save some of these improvements for a major version number bump and charge you another $50 to get them. I understand they need to make money but I think these costs are a little high for upgrades. Hell, we'll get an entire major OS upgrade for probably $20 when Mavericks...
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    Parallels performance hit vs BootCamp

    It's the same VM. The latter is called "coherence" mode and all it does is essentially chop the framebuffer around the application, shove it in a native OSX window and then allow you to position it wherever you want. In my opinion it doesn't work smoothly enough to use and I prefer everything to...
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    2013 MacBook Air - Questions & Answers

    My suggestions: MenuMeters - great if you're into system stats TotalTerminal - once you get into doing things in the terminal this is a nice quick way to get to the terminal, similar to opening the console in a game Adium - great chat app CoRD - decent remote desktop replacement...
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    iPad 5 Refresh

    Yeah, definitely controlled by some sort of software but I'm not sure whether it's iOS or whatever firmware drives the display. I didn't think it was iOS since I noticed it as soon as I got the 4 (coming from the 3) on the same iOS version.
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    Splinter Cell Blacklist... where?

    Then contact tigerdirect. Also check your spam email. Sometimes retailers send the code in a separate email from the order confirmation. Like Lu(ky said, it's not out until August but it does come with Conviction as well.
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    iPad 5 Refresh

    One thing I noticed about the 4 that really bothers me is the dynamic contrast ratio. It didn't seem apparent on the 3. It's really evident when watching 16:9 video in the dark, on my device at least. Hopefully they ditch that in the 5.
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    U3011 lag

    Seems odd that TF2 is specifically giving you issues. Any monitor with a built in scaler (such as yours) will introduce input lag no matter what but it sounds like that's not your issue anymore. Do you have any other source engine games you can try? TF2 can surprisingly bring even top end cards...
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    Is my 3570k dead?

    It might post fine because the CPU is barely utilized at that point. It sounds like it's probably not heat related, so I wonder if a part of the chip got damaged somehow.
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    Is my 3570k dead?

    Try using something like Hiren's Boot CD to stress test your machine. Try reseating the IHS on the core with fresh compound. Did you start putting significantly more voltage through it after the delid? Perhaps you burned it out pretty quickly.
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    27" QNIX QX2710 Evolution 2 impressions

    That only applies to the A950 which I am no longer using for gaming. I was referring to the ghosting on the QNIX, which is not fixable since IPS/PLS panels are simply not as quick as TN panels if I'm not mistaken (8ms for PLS vs ~2ms for TN.)
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    27" QNIX QX2710 Evolution 2 impressions

    If you're noticing darkness when running at 120hz, you can try some of the custom color profiles linked from the fist post here.
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