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    PSU Kicking Off Circuit Breaker - Replace PSU?

    Thanks everyone. I ended up calling the maintenance people again and they did me a favor and replaced the one GFCI Breaker in the panel for the office with a new one. Issue has been resolved. However, I was just looking at it yesterday and realized it is a 20A GFCI breaker, before it was a 15A...
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    Edge Router X Replacement

    You selling the ER-X? Is it stable overall? Was the upgrade to the ER-12 worth it in terms of performance? Thanks!
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    PSU Kicking Off Circuit Breaker - Replace PSU?

    Understood. I can't wait to own my own place someday and do the same! Are your PSU reviews tested on 15A or 20A? I was just able to order a Corsair RMx 750 which should be back in stock and shipped end of next week. Figured I would try a different brand and lower wattage to see if that helps...
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    PSU Kicking Off Circuit Breaker - Replace PSU?

    Do you also think a new PSU might fix it or should I push the building management to see if they can replace the breaker for the bedroom? At this point seems easier to replace PSU, if does not fix it I can just return it and since it's 7-8 years old and has been always on all that time thinking...
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    PSU Kicking Off Circuit Breaker - Replace PSU?

    Wow, thank you for the response! I really appreciate it. Sadly, I don't know a single soul out here and closet friend is 2 hours away. I do know the kitchen, which is on 20 amps has a outlet with those test/reset buttons in the middle. Should I try testing the computer on that outlet or would...
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    PSU Kicking Off Circuit Breaker - Replace PSU?

    Hello [H], I just moved to an apartment (built in the early 2000's) and having the strangest issue ever. Within 1-2 seconds of pushing the power button on my desktop, the circuit breaker kicks off and cuts power to the entire room. I then have to go to the circuit breaker and reset it. For...
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    What Paste Application Method do You Use in 2020?

    Thanks! I am building a 3700x rig tomorrow, first time AMD since Athlon XP days. Going to try X method. I’m sorry but what a terrible video. Look how sloppy he puts the thermal paste and writes a note to do it better, he could have easily done it better since he already did it over 100 times...
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    Arctic Freezer 34 eSports + Asus X570-Plus?

    Does the Arctic Freezer 34 eSports fit properly with the Asus X570-Plus? I know at least that the cooler will fit fine in my Fractal Design R4 and my Crucial 3600 Cl16 kit (https://www.crucial.com/memory/ddr4/bl2k8g36c16u4b) which has smaller heatsink. Thanks!
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    Best Brand These Days?

    I've heard about coil wine, which can be an issue on another item I have been eyeing which is the, Lenovo Y27q-20, the top 27" 1440P 144Hz screen. Going to hold off for a sale maybe towards the holidays but until then hope I don't run into it. Is it a high pitched whine or more subtle? i want a...
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    Worth Upgrading the Fractal Design R4?

    Good point, I will just save money and stick with the R4. Thank you so much. I keep forgetting about opening the door if ever needed. Great tip!
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    Worth Upgrading the Fractal Design R4?

    Hello [H], I have started researching as I plan to upgrade my trusty old i7 2700k (from 2012) to most likely an AMD 3700x. It appears that newer CPU's really benefit from being cool to reduce throttling. The only heavy duty task will be gaming, 1440P @ 144Hz. Otherwise I browse the web and...
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    Are there any technical advantages to the new type-C front panel connector standard?

    Oh wow, good to know. If I upgrade to a new mobo, can I use my old cases USB 3.1 Gen 2 header for the front USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 to use as USB 3.0? Meaning is it backwards compatible?
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    Best Brand These Days?

    Oh wow, did not know B550 is around the corner. I will wait a bit then. Maybe pick up some RAM if there is a good deal on the low CL stuff. Yeah, seems everyone swears by MSI for AMD.
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    Best Brand These Days?

    Hello [H]! I have been contemplating about finally upgrading my i7 2700k rig, honestly it has been perfect for my needs up until now due to the fact of jumping into gaming again after a decade. After much research, I have settled on the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 for the CPU which was a pretty easy...
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    Which X570 to buy ~$200?

    Wow, had no idea about the Intel NIC's. Thanks so much. In all honesty, over the years have had Realtek and Intel Gbit NIC's and never any issues that I could tell.
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    Which X570 to buy ~$200?

    Great write up Jeremy. If they were the same price and available would you have gone Asus, Gigabyte or Asrock? Thanks!
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    Pixel count for productivity. 2x 34WK95U's.

    I have been research all week about this. For gaming, seems that 144Hz actually does make a difference. I was skeptical but tried it at a friends, and gosh I have been itching for one ever since. Seems the sweet spot for quality and higher Hz right now is 27" 1440P 144Hz. Seems one of the best...
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    Pixel count for productivity. 2x 34WK95U's.

    Thanks for pointing this out. I agree 100%, I have to use scaling for my BenQ 32” 4k IPS. It is a gorgeous monitor but I regret it as I thought for productivity it would be fine but actually outside of the no flicker and blue light reduction, I liked my older 2x 24” 1920x1200 setup for...
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    USB Wireless Adapter for Desktop?

    Router is in 2 rooms over, but a huge oak dresser is in the way so I feel that is why it is low signal. Just want to get an ewer adapter and put it above dresser. The current adapter it is using is old G from like 8+ years ago haha. Will just follow Brian's suggestion and get basic one then...
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    USB Wireless Adapter for Desktop?

    What is a good USB Wireless adapter for a desktop? I would prefer one with an external antenna. A dresser is in the way of the computer and the Router so would be great if there is one that has a cable so I can put it on the dresser with antenna on there to get best signal. Cousin has Wireless...
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    Which Card? Low Noise & Power Usage. Support 4k Display and Linux.

    Dear Xaeos, Thank you again for your extremely informative and simply insightful post. It amazes me the wealth of knowledge that people give out on forums, you are clearly passionate about this stuff. Thanks to you I am most definitely going to go with AMD. Either the RX 550 or 560. Looking at...
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    Which Card? Low Noise & Power Usage. Support 4k Display and Linux.

    Dear Xaeos, First of all, thank you for such a long and detailed post. I am very grateful for you taking time to write out all this with incredible information. I do agree that I would rather go with current generation equipment so either a GT 1030, GTX 1050, RX 550 or RX 560 (Figured RX...
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    Which Card? Low Noise & Power Usage. Support 4k Display and Linux.

    Wow, you are right the Phoronix GPU review definitely favors nVidia by far! Also, looks like nVidia will support 4K Netflix streaming but one would need minimum a GTX 1050 3GB+ RAM. Granted the screen I ordered is not HDCP 2.2 compliant anyways so the later is a moot point for me but may be...
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    Which Card? Low Noise & Power Usage. Support 4k Display and Linux.

    Could you kindly go in more detail on why?
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    Which Card? Low Noise & Power Usage. Support 4k Display and Linux.

    Hello, I just impulse bought a BenQ BL3201PH. It is a true 4k screen at 3840 x 2160. In order to use the full 4k resolution I need to upgrade my aging GTX 260 to a video card that supports at least Display Port v1.2. I DO NOT game at all. I use my computer mainly for learning purposes so...
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    BenQ BL3201PH 4k Vs. Dell U3415W UltraSharp Curved?

    I have sensitive eyes and plan to be using the computer much more after work for studying purposes. I will mainly be labbing with VMware and doing web app pen testing. Lots of browsing, going through documents/PDF's etc. I usually like to have two windows open at the same time. I do not intend...
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    Stock i7 3930K RAM Speed?

    I saw that but was still confused. I take it since 1600 is listed as an option, that I should manually set RAM speed to 1600 in the BIOS for optimal performance?
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    Stock i7 3930K RAM Speed?

    What is the stock RAM speed for an i7 3930k? We have 1600 but it is running at 1333. I don't want to overclock it at all but even with a google search could not determine the stock optimal speed it is supposed to use? Thanks!
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    Dear Gea, I hope all is well! I am still on R151014 using ESXi 5.5. Was thinking to update to latest 6.0 of ESXi. Since there have been so many changes with OmniOS, think I should do a fresh VM of R151020 or should I just update the R151014 following the instructions? I am aware about...
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    Memory Benchmark That Compares Results With Others?

    Awesome, thank you SO much cyclone. You made my night!
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    Memory Benchmark That Compares Results With Others?

    Getting score of 21.84GB/s on my Lenovo T430 Laptop. PC3-14900. Looks like the RAM is legit and top performance. Here is the full report: http://ranker.sisoftware.net/show_run.php?q=c2ffcdffd9b8d9e4dce9d9e9dce8cebc81b197f297aa9abccff2c2 Does it look fine? Thanks!
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    Memory Benchmark That Compares Results With Others?

    Hello, I recently purchased some DDR3 for my new laptop on eBay. It has passed MemTest86 and currently running the Google Stress App test via Linux Mint. When I was running MemTest86, I happen to select for RAM Benchmark test for fun but noticed that the speed started out extremely high for...
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    Best Memory Diagnostics Software?

    How long ago did you do this comparison? Was it with Memtest v7.x?
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    Best Memory Diagnostics Software?

    What is the best memory diagnostics software these days? I have been using Memtest86+ but it has not been updated since 2013! Is regular Memtest86 now the way to go? Thanks!
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    Thanks for the quick response Gea! You are correct, latest LSI 2008 based firmware is: 20.00.07.00 Just to make sure I understand correctly. It is fine to update to 20.00.07 since the bugs were fixed around 20.00.04? Thanks again! Updated: Flashed to 20.00.07 and everything seems fine so...
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    Hello, I have not updated my OmniOS in over a year. Currently on r151014. Should I update to r151018 (ie: is this stable)? Also, what is the latest stable firmware for the IBM M1015? I am still on P16, wondering if it is worth updating? I recall seeing issues with one of the newer firmwares...
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    Raspberry Pi 3 Model B -- $25 @ MicroCenter

    Thanks for this! What else do I need to order so I can use it as a Media Player with XBMC? Never messed with a Raspberry Pi before.
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    Best Free Private Forum Service?

    Hello! I would like to create my own private forum that is preferably free. It will have maximum of 20-25 members. Features: It needs to be private where people can only sign up through an invitation. I just need something basic where I can sticky threads and make announcements. Appreciate...
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    Stress Testing a SSD?

    Hello, I have to deploy a SSD for a my uncle tomorrow afternoon. Is there anyway I can quickly stress test a SSD before deploying? Amazon reviews show how some of the Samsung 850 Pro's are DOA, or died within few days to 1-2 weeks, of the ones that failed. Is there any tool I could use to...
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    Best Free Bootable Drive Cloning/Migration Software (HDD/SSD to SSD)?

    Per Clonezilla forums, Clonezilla is still considered a buggy/beta product after all these years. I rather avoid it all together. Also, I am done with Acronis as the other night I had a problem with a client unable to restore an image. Error was "Image is corrupt". Quick google search showed...
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