Recent content by tool_462

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    32GB - 2 x 16GB DDR4 - 4000MHz+ capable kits with RGB

    Yeah I just pulled the trigger because I'm not sure what's going to happen to the availability of these types of kits when 5000 series chips drop. I expect a lot of Out of Stock for awhile before they ramp up production of denser sticks. I can always eBay and "upgrade" later if better sets...
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    32GB - 2 x 16GB DDR4 - 4000MHz+ capable kits with RGB

    Got em on eBay NewEgg with a $20 off code too!
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    32GB - 2 x 16GB DDR4 - 4000MHz+ capable kits with RGB This 3600 C16-16-16-36 would be a pretty safe bet right? I assume since they also make a C16-19-19-39 that the slight premium for the...
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    32GB - 2 x 16GB DDR4 - 4000MHz+ capable kits with RGB

    I am finishing up a build around an Asus Maximus VIII Impact thus limited to 2 DIMMs. I currently have a placeholder 3600X but will drop in a 5900X or 5950X upon release. My workflow requires 32GB and I'd like to be ready for the rumored 4000MHz 1:1 prime time! My head is spinning around...
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    Pc feels sluggish

    Resource Monitor either click Performance tab and there's a button for it or just hit Windows key and type "Resource" and it'll pop up. I don't see anything concerning in that small pic but the act of Sleep just moves your session RAM to disk then sleeps. When you wake it up you are rewriting...
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    TechGuide: Hisense launches Dual Cell TV with the black levels of an OLED and the brightness of LED

    Even better, I made my curtains out of old LCD panel layers so the glory of OLED can reign supreme over the corpses of it's predecessors.
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    Facebook worried upcoming iOS privacy settings will ruin ad targeting business

    Am I the only one that likes a targeted user experience across the web? I don't get ads or use social media but I enjoy my Google Timeline and being told there's a delicious burger nearby.
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    Security concerns (remote access) while I'm in a fullscreen activity like a game or a movie

    As an investigator (and instructor) of such things, I have never seen a true remote access attack for a financial crime. I'm sure it has happened but that's not a very good "bang for your buck" attack vector for bad guys. I've seen many spam callers who convince individuals that they need to...
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    Buying a CPU on eBay?

    Feedback and location. It does help having an eBay and PayPal account with a lot of transactions on your end if a dispute or misrepresented item occurs but that is exceedingly rare if you buy from vendors with a fair bit of feedback. Look at their other listings and read the item description...
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    1usmus does it again! This time WST 1.0K - check this out

    I think I saw that in Guru3D article. Now I'm here hoping it'll play nice on Threadripper 3970X like the RAM calculator did.
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    Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 $99 (Upcoming deal 9/2-9/27)

    I've had 4 sets over the years and they really are incredible value. I don't have a need for them but for $99 I may pick one up for a garage gym setup or something! I replaced caps in one of the subs (probably 10ish years down the road) and one driver foam that a cat had an issue with, other...
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    5700XT driver situation August 2020

    I don't know when it started to be an issue because I was "out of the game" for some years. I had less issues back in the day forcing CrossFire on cards that weren't supposed to and running custom BIOS/pencil mods etc than I am having with the 5700 XT :(
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    Pc feels sluggish

    A restart is always going to be "cleaner" but sounds like you have something utilizing resources that shouldn't be. If you open Resource Monitor in Windows check the Memory tab and sort by "Commit (KB)" column and see if anything unusual is up top. Also do the same for CPU column and sort by...
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    water cooling GPUs. worth it?

    I'm sure BP will be on the same schedule or very close.