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    CPU for 1440p Gaming/Streaming

    How about a GT1030 and a 5600X?
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    i5-7600k to Ryzen 5 5600x worth the upgrade?

    I'm going to guess it was something to do with the compatibility support module (CSM) being turned off by default. If you set that to enabled, it would probably have let you boot. But a clean install never hurt anyone ;D Congrats on the upgrade! i5 7th gen to a 5600X is no small upgrade for...
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    i5-7600k to Ryzen 5 5600x worth the upgrade?

    Depends what game you are playing. If all you are going to do is play CSGO and Dota2, then the 7600K is still plenty. If your machine is that old, also consider a 1080p/144hz monitor or a 1440p/144hz monitor on your next GPU/CPU upgrade.
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    Problems with my new pc

    No need to correct. The originalRAM you bought is fast and will likely work with your existing setup.
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    Gigabyte A520M DS3H not compatible with Ryzen 5 3400G and Ryzen 3 3200G - why?

    Before you return it, try using the Bios Flashback (Q Flash Plus) or just the standard BIOS update to try to flash the latest firmware. I've read some people being able to run 2nd Gen Ryzens on B550 boards that are supposed to be incompatible, but they work fine anyway with newer BIOS versions.
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    Please update an old user - what's happened in the last 3 years?

    CPUs have improved quite a bit since then more than usual both in core count and clockspeed/ipc, and so have GPUs, but current GPU pricing is and will be crap until at least next year due to a number of reasons. At least you have a 1080ti though. That still performs more than decently. Buy it a...
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    Official EVGA Ampere Queue Thread

    I don't expect a definitive answer to this question but have to "ask" anyway -- is EVGA just moving that slowly or are there a gajillion orders for these cards?
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    Android 11 WiFi no throughput

    I'm going to guess it's a problem with the firmware itself.
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    Looking for advice: Zotac 3070 and EVGA 3070 Ti are the same price - which do I get?

    Given oblongpolygon 's latest post, the Zotac should be alright. Take note that the performance difference between the 3070 and the 3070TI is small. Also -- DPI is right, PCIE 3 vs 4 is totally irrelevant in this case.
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    Looking for advice: Zotac 3070 and EVGA 3070 Ti are the same price - which do I get?

    3070TI is faster and at the same price. Quality wise should be the same between the two cards. The XC3 and the Twin Edge are the 'entry' variants of both brands. If you live in the USA, EVGA probably also has easier customer service to deal with. I'll go with the 3070TI
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    help setting up 11400f on gigabyte b560

    1. Probs my bad. If your board has MCE, you probably dont need an unlocked CPU. Not sure which boards have MCE though. 2. I have it set to s4+s5 or something similar.
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    ROG X570 Dark Hero m.2_2 disconnecting at random intervals

    RMA time I think. :)
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    help setting up 11400f on gigabyte b560

    1. Not possible. You need a K CPU and a Z series board to do this. 2. Bclk overclock is probably possible, depending on your board. I have read about some B460 boards that have it. 3. Better to check the motherboard manual for the board you are considering. Hard to blanket tell you that...
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    (3) GTX 780 ti's to Drive (3) 2021 LG 27GP850 Monitors

    So long as you're fine running lower resolution while gaming, like 1080p, a 780TI should do fine. SLI is pretty much dead at this point, so your 3 cards are just about as good as one unless your game explicitly supports it.
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    1080Ti, 471.41 drivers causing DWM.EXE crashes (SOLVED!)

    I remember a youtuber talking about not being able to replicate an overclock they've been able to do a few times, and eventually they figured out it was an extension cord they have been using. Shrinking tolerances, higher precision electronics and pushing the limit of the silicon all...
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    Everyone happy with their ASUS ROG Strix-E or F?

    Have an X570 E here, no problems. It doesn't get as much fanfare as either the Crosshair series or the more basic TUF series since pricewise it's stuck in between, but I like its feature set. The price... well, could be better.
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    have you gotten your new NVidia/AMD upgrade card yet? Why not?

    Great to hear news like this. Thanks for the info, even if im from half a world away :]
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    GPU prices — is the worst behind us ?

    My guess only: The pricing is being kept up by demand. Must be quite a few miners or gamers who want to get in for 'cheaper', and when they see that kind of a drop, jumped in on it. If the AIBs/scalpers notice a demand spike, they can keep the price there a little longer -- just maximizing...
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    Power Supply Blew Up - Testing Configuration for Damage?

    I'll do a post mortem sooner or later. Will update this post when that happens so you can take a look and have a guess at the cause of failure. This will actually be both entertaining and educational :D
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    8gb vram already a limitation at just 1440p in Doom Eternal with ray tracing on?

    For a brand new current gen GPU that's supposed to be 'future proofed' for another 2 years or so, this doesn't bode well, ALTHOUGH you can argue that the 3070 is a lot of card for $500 if you can find it at SRP (don't get me wrong, it is!). Just that I don't think a lot of people buy 1440p...
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    8gb vram already a limitation at just 1440p in Doom Eternal with ray tracing on?

    Well yeah I guess 8GB VRAM is already a little limiting in 1440p. The 3070 probably has the power to do some 4K but the VRAM limit almost forces you to get a 3080.
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    Recommend me a Quadro laptop

    Don't think there are many Pascal quadros with a 6th generation i7. The Thinkpad P70/71 models are 6th/7th Gen i7s with Maxwell quadros, while the P73 and P17 have the 9th-10th gen and Pascal Quadros. The P17 Gen2s do carry Ampere Quadros
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    Power Supply Blew Up - Testing Configuration for Damage?

    I would, but I'm not in the USA, sorry. Halfway around the world in southeast asia. :]
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    Can anyone guess which card this is?

    I had the Z87s. I agree that the Z/H97 chipsets looked 10000% classier than the launch Haswell boards.
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    Can anyone guess which card this is?

    That's also an Asus Haswell board with the ugly yellow/gold design so the 950/960 sounds about right. Source: I have one of said ugly asus haswell boards.
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    Power Supply Blew Up - Testing Configuration for Damage?

    Just to chime in -- moved the older Prime Platinum 750 I had into that machine while waiting for a new power supply to arrive. Fired up properly. I think there was a hint of smoke left in the machine though that the fans spit out into my room. All good, I have 2 SSDs I have yet to test but all...
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    3200 DDR4 Doesn't run above 2933 and resets to 2133

    If you want to get into the nitty gritty and your board doesn't want to do 3200, you can probably tighten the timings of RAM set at 2933 or 3000mhz and get approximately the same or better performance compared to 3200 XMP.
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    Power Supply Blew Up - Testing Configuration for Damage?

    The smoke was behind the computer unit. I think this is inconclusive since it could have come from the mainboard compartment or the back of the PSU. Tried smelling the mainboard area -- there's a smell near the rear fan but this is probably where the smoke accumulated with the fan blowing out...
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    Power Supply Blew Up - Testing Configuration for Damage?

    Too bummed to try a post mortem tonight. I'll order a new PSU in the morning :| Hopefully it's just that. Will test Seasonic's legendary reputation to see if it took out any of my parts as well haha
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    Power Supply Blew Up - Testing Configuration for Damage?

    Hi All, So I was in the process of running a system through a memory stability test (memtest86+) and I heard a high pitched pop - more of a crack, and realized the machine had turned off. There was a bit of magic smoke but it disappeared fast enough. Couldn't smell exactly where the smell was...
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    Do you use m.2 heatsinks supplied with motherboards?

    Hmmm quick question -- is the adhesive on the removable M2 heatsinks reusable?
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    Asus X570 Crosshair VIII Hero won't boot

    Try fiddling with the power supply settings / ERP, S4+S5 mode or something. **This is a total guess
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    TRX40 owners and in particular Gigabyte

    If your board doesn't have a BIOS switch, it will automatically fall back to the backup BIOS everytime it detects something wonky. My suggestion would be to find some way to flash both BIOSes with the updated version to at least get BIOS versions aligned. I've noticed that the BIOS gets very...
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    Best value current gen GPU at MSRP?

    For 450... not bad!
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    Best value current gen GPU at MSRP?

    Well this generation has already been out for a year when most GPU architectures are usually superseded by the 2nd year. Wonder if they'll stretch the design life considering it has largely been unavailable to the mass market...
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    Best value current gen GPU at MSRP?

    For maybe $250 more over the 3060TI, the 6800XT is actually very tempting.
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    Best value current gen GPU at MSRP?

    Yeah, willing to wait here ;] 3060 standards are still going at the equivalent of $700-900 around here Just looking at the performance / value of a 3060TI vs the others.
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    Best value current gen GPU at MSRP?

    Hi all, Would like to leave current retail prices out of the current situation -- just a good discussion on value @ MSRP. I was looking at reviews recently and it seems like the 3060TI at $400 seems to be the best value among the bunch. The difference between the 3060TI and the 3070 doesn't...
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    Windows 11 May Not Run on Early Ryzen, Threadripper, Skylake-X, or Any Pre-2016 Intel PC

    Was reading a bit on the TPM but I'm a bit sleepy and don't think what I read really sank in. You need an actual module on the board apart from just being "TPM version x ready"? If yes, I don't think that will do wonders for MS's Win11 adoption strategy. Edit: Looks like new AMD boards have...