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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, === 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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    Will my 2012 i3770K / Z77X Win7 PC take a 10TB HDD ?

    Pretty much as the subject says - Will my 2012 build i3770K / Z77X Windows 7 64bit PC take a 10TB HDD ok? Looking to switch the 2x 4TB drives for a 10TB (keeping the 4's for current backup) then adding a second 10 later on as needed. Thanks folks, Rikki
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    12TB HDD's coming soon.

    Kills me Samsung dont do drives any longer / large drives and HGST top out at 4TB and have done since around 2011 :(
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    Building a LAN party style Minecraft system (20 PCs + server)

    Hi folks, Here's an odd one! Been asked to find out what it takes to put together a Minecraft LAN party style setup using 2nd hand lower spec PCs plus a server. Being honest never played it before but the kids its for all seem to be head over heels for it and looking around for what the basic...
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    What program to write/verify new 4TB drive?

    Hey, ended up using h2test to write files to the drive then read them back and compare the hashes to see if they match :)
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    What program to write/verify new 4TB drive?

    Thanks guys but as I mentioned I was looking for a Windows solution :)
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    What program to write/verify new 4TB drive?

    Hi guys just got 4 x 4 TB drives HGST NAS ones and want to test them all before putting them into use on my PC. What software should I use for this job in Windows? Ive tried H2testw on memory cards and it works fine but not sure its the right tool for this job. Thanks :) Rikki
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    Winamp Has New Owner, May Relaunch Again

    Its my player of choice
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    How "Old School" Graphics Worked

    His channel is full of win
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    What Chrome apps/plugings/exts do you use?

    Was just sorting out the other halfs laptop and throwing on some extensions for chrome and was wondering what ones people use. Looking at mine I've got: Adblock Plus Send to Kindle IMGUR instant capture LastPass ChromeCast Speakit / iSpeech Convert Text to Speech What you guys got...
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    Seagate 8tb Archive drive

    I hear you! I never buy WD for this reason but just as you point out the Deathstar IBM drives, IBM then Hitachi brought out some of the most reliable drives moving forward so maybe Seagate have upped their game with these being Archive devices ? In recent times Ive used Intel SSDs, Samsung...
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    Seagate 8tb Archive drive

    Just wondering if anyone has any experience of these new drives? I was thinking of using one for storage of old projects that I like to have online access to but never really update (old video archives, events, weddings etc). Thanks
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    Removing recovery partition on Win 10

    evilsofa - perfect the command line stuff worked a treat then I just extended the main C: using disk management :)
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    What cloud storage?

    OneDrive ? 15gb free then use your mobile phone app and pretend to backup camera roll and stop it go get 30gb total storage
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    Removing recovery partition on Win 10

    Hey folks Just got a new laptop and upgraded it from 8.1 to 10 which was fine. As it only has a 128gb SSD and no HDD I want to get as much space available as possible. Ive cleared off all the crapware using W10 reset but the different partitions are still there including an 11gb area I...
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    Intel Skylake Core i7-6700K IPC & Overclocking Review @ [H]

    Great review Kyle. Ive got a 3 year old Ivy bridge 3770k at 4.5 and will stick with that for the time being though. God I miss the days of massive speed jumps each year and the likes of the Celeron 300a
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    Windows 10 text is blurry to me - how to fix?

    I found some older programs were looking like shit - turns out if you right click on the exe and go to properties then compatibility and turn off high dpi it all looks fine
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    Best way to encrypt external hard drive backup (USB 4TB)

    Hey there, Just wondering what the best option is to encrypt an external hard drive to be used for backup and storing off site at a friends home. Im using Win 7 at the moment and would have probably looked to Truecrypt but with them going dark a year ago and tales of Windows 8 problems Im...
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    3 year old Packard Bell laptop HDD died - W7 reinstall from download?

    Hey folks. The better halves Packard Bell lappy just died, popped a new hard drive in and there are no backup Win 7 CDs or DVDs. Id heard there were downloadable ISOs from MS but when to : And put the product key from the bottom of the...
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    Ikea desk gallery

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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

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    Photo to video slideshow software

    Thanks I will check them out :)
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    Help with upgrading Gateway DX4200-09 cpu and video card.

    Saw title and thought "I dont remember them making a DX4-200" - god Im old :(
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    Photo to video slideshow software

    Hey there, Been asked to take a wad of photos and turn them into a decent looking slideshow - talking a good few hundred pics and they want the slide show to be just under an hour. Just wondering what people would recommend for something like that if they have done it before. Thanks :D
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    Packard Bell Win7 laptop - unmountable boot error

    The drive is ok, the RAM is ok as I ran Ubuntu's built in memtest86 on it. Its just the file system has become corrupt and Im not sure how to proceed :(