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  1. GotNoRice

    NVidia and MediaTek to collaborate on ARM gaming laptops

    I'd be more interested in seeing if they extend this to desktops also. If they are going to focus on laptops only, and ARM is the future of gaming... well I'm not looking forward to regressing to the point where a 17" monitor is considered large and you "upgrade" by tossing your entire computer...
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    My audio jack information changed

    Why would your headset be plugged into both the "L R" and "C Sub" audio jacks? For all intents and purposes, the "L R" (green) jack is your headphone output and the only one your headphones should ever be plugged into. Is this a pair of headphones, or a headset (aka headphones+microphone). If...
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    what is a PICe Riser Cable 1X to 16X extension for GPU Mining adapter card?

    I used something very similar to install a 2nd videocard in a system that only had 1x slots available. The 2nd videocard was just used for extra side monitors displaying 2D content so bandwidth was not an issue. Worked fine.
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    WiFi 6 and compatibility

    When you have multiple access points with the same SSID, your devices will hop from one to the other automatically depending on which has the best signal. There is nothing wrong with mixing newer and older APs, but a client device will still be limited to the capabilities of the AP it's...
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    Windows on ARM: a few questions

    I can't speak specifically regarding Firefox for Windows on ARM, but I use Firefox on my android phone and tablet (ARM obviously) and extensions work fine.
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    Starlink Public Beta About to Happen?!?!

    It's extremely dependent on your view of the sky, especially until there are more satellites. And when I say view of the sky, I don't just mean straight-up. How open your view of the horizon is can have an impact also, as the dish attempts to remain in contact with every satellite that it can...
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    Any experience with Foxconn PVA080G12Q 80x80x25mm PWM fan?

    A friend decided to dust out their computer. Apparently they decided to do this while the computer was still turned on. Then somehow during the cleaning they stuck something into the CPU fan (Delta AFB0812SH 80x80x25mm PWM) and broke a fan blade. At that point they decided that they had done...
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    How long do PSU's last?

    Yeah heat kills for sure. That is one of the big differences between a good and bad unit. A cheap PSU will have cheap undersized heatsinks. Metal is expensive. But IMO what is better than dusting out the PSU every few months is putting dust filters on your case air intakes, while maintaining...
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    LG Exiting The Mobile Phone Market

    The main experience I've had with LG phones is fixing broken screens for others. A user who owned a Samsung S5 for 6 years upgraded to a mid-tier LG phone because the Samsung was just getting too old. Within 2 months they had already broken the screen 3 times. Yet they made it 6 years with...
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    Old Asus M2N68-AM Plus RAM issue

    I'm working on an old computer that was not booting up. The motherboard is a Asus M2N68-AM Plus (Socket AM2 / DDR2). After troubleshooting, it appears to be a RAM issue. With both slots populated with identical modules, the system will not POST. With either module in the first slot only...
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    Wifi stops working on old laptop.

    I've had this happen to several laptops. The wifi runs hot and has no cooling or airflow, sometimes compounded by being located next to other hot components. Sometimes you can open up the laptop and replace the wifi card. Otherwise just get a USB wifi adapter.
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    Corsair 700D Fan Layout

    I have an 800D which is very similar to the 700D. I agree strongly with aiming for a positive-pressure config. I have a 360mm AIO up top, which I have configured as an intake because I want it sucking cool air into the AIO. I have the bottom fan also set as an intake (although the PSU...
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    EVGA 600W W1 B-stock

    I have a very basic power supply tester, that just gives me a green-light for each voltage. No voltage read-out or anything like that. I always use it before I connect a new PSU to a computer. In this case, all lights lit-up green. With a PSU this cheap, shipping is certainly a concern. I'd...
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    EVGA 600W W1 B-stock

    That's unfortunate. I got 4 PSUs from them during the deal 2x 450 W3, 1x 600 W1, and 1x 700 BR. All booted up fine and completed one 10min cinebench run on my test computer. I think it's accepted that there is more risk when buying B-Stock, but that's still on them that they did not...
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    Cooler Master 212 Evo vs 212 Evo V2 (using the same fans)

    No, I'm not sure that I will. If it's going to give the same performance as the old evo, then I'll just leave the old evo on there. My problem is much shorter-term. If I start Prime95 with AVX my CPU will go from cold idle temps to 90C+ and BSOD in about 10 seconds or less. I think this old...
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    Thoughts on Samsung Rapid Mode?

    Samsung doesn't even give you the option to enable it on an NVMe drive, because even they admit it would be pointless. There would be more benefit for a SATA drive, but most people can't notice a difference between a SATA or NVMe drive in real-world usage, so it's unlikely most would notice the...
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    So questions for those who have an X570 motherboard that has an 2.5G Ethernet NIC port...

    Yeah, fully transparent. No configuration necessary. It's flexible also. So you could have a computer on one end connected with a 2.5G port, and a computer on the other end with 3x 1Gb connections, and be able to max out the 2.5G port. Just keep in mind that it's only as fast as the slowest...
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    So questions for those who have an X570 motherboard that has an 2.5G Ethernet NIC port...

    On most of these boards you have two Ethernet ports, usually a Realtek 2.5G port and an Intel 1G port. If you are only connecting at 1Gb, the Intel port would be superior. Realtek is still trash compared to Intel, although to Realtek's credit, the gap has closed a bit over the years. If you...
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    Cooler Master 212 Evo vs 212 Evo V2 (using the same fans)

    Is the Cooler Master 212 Evo V2 a significant improvement, or even an improvement at all, over the older 212 Evo? I'm talking about the heatsink itself. Not the fans. They come with different fans, but I use my own fans, two high-CFM PWM fans in push-pull. It's surprisingly difficult to find...
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    Dead: evga power supplies on sale

    Great deals. These cheaper units are nice to have on hand for replacing failed PSUs in older computers.
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    Is Windows 10 20H2 the worst windows yet?

    If you can't even remember the name of the program/app you are trying to install, you have bigger issues than worrying about where it comes from. Most new windows computers don't even have an optical drive anymore, so aside from an obscure old program, no one is installing anything via optical...
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    Is Windows 10 20H2 the worst windows yet?

    Do you have any specific claim to make, or just tapping into your psychic powers?
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    Is Windows 10 20H2 the worst windows yet?

    There is nothing that prevents me from installing anything I want to on my Windows computer, without ever touching an app store or other "central repository" (which only contain "approved" apps/programs).
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    Discord has apparently reached out to Microsoft to discuss its sale.

    Going to become yet another program pestering me to convert my local user account into a Microsoft account?
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    Is Windows 10 20H2 the worst windows yet?

    If someone wants the Android experience on a Windows machine they can run Windows 10 in S Mode, and just like with Android, forced to hope that the program you want has been approved by the overlord of your respective app store. If a company has a dispute, or some of the woke become offended...
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    WOW Cable rant

    Bandwidth is bandwidth... and when everyone is fighting for that bandwidth during peak hours, the person with the DOCSIS 3.1 modem that has access to double the available DOCSIS channels will end up with a larger share. Latency will often be lower. I'm glad that you've had a good experience...
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    WOW Cable rant

    There are advantages to DOCSIS 3.1 even if you aren't running gigabit. I certainly wasn't suggesting the SB8200 because of it's dual ethernet ports . I was suggesting it because it's one of the best, proven reliable DOCSIS 3.1 modems on the market right now. If you have a DOCSIS 3.0 modem...
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    Microsoft is bringing Auto HDR to DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 PC games

    One question I have is if this implementation of HDR will require HDR to be enabled in the windows display settings or not. I always leave HDR disabled in the windows display settings because it makes everything look too dark and washed out when I'm just browsing web pages, etc. I do like HDR...
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    WOW Cable rant

    There is no reason to get a 3.0 modem unless you just find a crazy deal on an old modem or buy one used. It's not just about speed. The larger number of channels can make things much more consistent especially during peak hours. Less latency spikes, etc. Also, given the hassles you're going...
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    WOW Cable rant

    Should not have gone with the Motorola. Motorola Surfboard modems used to be produced by Arris. Then the Motorola brand was sold to Zoom I believe, which makes the current Motorola branded modems. The modem you want is the Arris SB8200 IMO. To give you an idea of just how robust the SB8200...
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    Lou Ottens, Father of Countless Mixtapes, Is Dead at 94

    I had a pretty good experience overall with tapes when I was a kid. It's really the only format for which I ever actually bought music on a physical medium. But usually either me or my friend would buy a tape and then the other would just make a copy. Even when CDs started becoming...
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    Onboard wifi Intel® Wireless-AC 9560 vs PCI-E wifi card

    No better way to test your real-world latency than testing during real-world usage. Playing online games really doesn't even use that much data.
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    Onboard wifi Intel® Wireless-AC 9560 vs PCI-E wifi card

    Hit the Windows Key + R to bring up "Run" Type "CMD" (without the quotes) and hit enter. This will bring up the Command Prompt. In the command prompt, type "ipconfig" (without the quotes) and hit enter. The IP that it shows for "Default Gateway" is the IP address of your router. Now ping the...
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    Anyone else love their old case?

    I'm still using my Corsair 800D from ~2009. I have no plans to replace it any time soon, as it does everything I need quite well, including being able to easily accommodate my 360mm AIO. I also like the way it looks. Really the only downside so far is that the rubber grommets are getting very...
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    Onboard wifi Intel® Wireless-AC 9560 vs PCI-E wifi card

    Why not test it yourself? Open up a command prompt on your computer and ping your router. On a wired connection, you will have ping times of less than 1ms to your router. Whatever your ping to your router is while on wireless should essentially show you how much latency is being added. Make...
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    Microsft Edge is wasting my electricity

    You are setting constant 40% CPU usage from edge? On a modern CPU that is a lot of CPU usage, even if you were actively using the browser. If it only does it after you startup, that's probably because edge automatically updates itself pretty much as often as it can. You will see some CPU...
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    Vertical Mouse - Gimmick or Great, or Great Gimmick?

    Gimmick for most people. If you have terrible arthritis or nerve issues that prevent the use of a traditional mouse, then maybe this would be better than nothing. When I use a regular mouse, the very bottom of the palm of my hand (right next to my wrist), the tip of my pinky finger, and the...
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    pfSense 2.5.0 upgrade results?

    One notable issue that I've been having since upgrading to 2.5.0 is that the Dashboard doesn't seem to want to update automatically anymore. The Traffic Graph still works and updates, but everything else such as the Uptime, Temperature, CPU Usage, Load average, Memory usage, etc, etc no longer...
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    Windows 10 sleep problem

    I've found that most sleep issues are related to attached USB devices. Joysticks and Game-pads are big culprits. I would try to unplug all USB input devices (including your mouse and keyboard) and see if the computer stays in sleep or not. If it works properly, reconnect them one by one until...
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    30,000 U.S. Organizations Newly Hacked Via Holes in Microsoft’s Email Software

    If we were this confused about how to react to proxy warfare during the Cold War, the Soviets could have just paid a "terrorist organization" to conduct a Nuclear first strike and we would have never retaliated. Apparently we are no longer capable of holding a country responsible for it's...