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    Windows 11 available on October 5

    Think I've only installed using a CD or mounting an .ISO file. Guess that is why it always installs in MBR. Remember when the USB booting started and it did UEFI or some such. Never messed with it. Now that I've found an easy way to change MBR to GPT after installing Windows, figure I'll...
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    Windows 11 available on October 5

    The 7700k was released only 1 quarter before the 7900x so not sure what the difference is. And other 7700 versions have now made the list. The accepted CPU list by MS has a sort of spongy floor. Back in June or so, the list was pretty limited--7900x not on it-- by mid-August more CPUs were...
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    Windows 11 available on October 5

    I don't ever recalling Windows asking how I wanted to install it--using MBR or GPT--maybe I just missed. Anyhow, changing it seemed like a daunting task. Searched around and found the simplest way. Did this before upgrading to W11. Converting MBR to GPT in an existing install of Windows 10...
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    Windows 11 available on October 5

    Microsoft has re-released the PC Health Check app. Check to see if your hardware can run Windows 11. After updating BIOS, GPT, secure boot and such, it said my hardware could run Windows 11. Also confirmed by a third-party app. Downloaded 11 and installed. Played with it for a time but...
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    RGB Fans

    Bought these for a new build but haven't used yet. Price was reasonable. 120mm is a bit cheaper. https://www.amazon.com/Phanteks-SK140-DRGB-3Pack-PH-F140SK_DRGB_PWM_3P/dp/B08C2CV55Q/ref=pd_lpo_1?pd_rd_i=B08C2CV55Q&psc=1
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    This Robot Does All the Cooking For You

    My back is so-o-o out right now--where can I get one of these things! Wonder if Medicare will pay for it? Prolly have to wait until they come down in price a bit.
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    What's a good brand of motherboard speaker?

    Guessing this is the one? https://www.directron.com/catalog/product/view/id/5788/s/casespeaker/
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    GPU Shortage Got You Down? GeForce GT 730 Makes a Comeback

    Yeah and Nvidia is going to stop supporting the 700 series in a few months! Don't buy too many of the GT 730s.
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    Jeff Bezos to Shoot Himself Into Space

    Keep thinking of the Wright Brothers; lot of these same sentiments said about their endeavors. They didn't hire other people to fly their prototype--and look where we are today. Just history repeating itself once again. And with a lot more money involved.
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    How can I remove this "view" kinda hard to explain, but look at pic please...

    I think there is no simple way to disable the header. The attached link is one of the ways people have found but it seems like a lot of work. Some say all MS wants you to do is set Bing as your default search engine and the header goes away. Also something about pressing F11 to toggle it. I...
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    Help me decide on a low end monitor

    My vote is for the 32" Acer. Wouldn't go smaller than at least 32" for 4K. I use 32" 4K and my old eyes don't thank me very often for that. Things are a bit sharper but also smaller. The 1440p IPS is sort of a sweet spot for monitors right now. Unless you want to spend the really big bucks...
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    Build myself or use a system builder?

    Certainly I suggest building yourself if parts can be had. That is the kicker at this particular time in history. Otherwise, have always been impressed with: https://www.pugetsystems.com/desktop.php Not sure they are the best or cheapest but their website is full of information and gives...
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    Nvidia rtx 3090 discussion

    Got a PNY 3090. That is my goto brand when all else fails. Think this is the third/fourth PNY I've used. Do lots of folding@home and it runs cool compared to 19 threads of the CPU running at full git! (one thread is reserved for the GPU) Kept hearing all this noise and thought it was the...
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    Who is buying a 3090?

    Tired out of waiting and paid through the nose a while back for a 3090 off Amazon. Kept watching the prices go up $100/week or more and decided to jump in. Would have been smart to jump a couple of months sooner! Have lived long enough to witness trends in hobbies and other things--cars...
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    Not sure where to ask--what happend to PM? Do we use "start a conversaion" or something else?

    Cannot for the life of me find out where/how to send a PM. Did so in the past but now don't find any link anywhere. Trying to offer someone an item and don't want to post in the general forums. Any help in how to send a PM much appreciated.
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    Best Apps to block Win10 telemetry...

    I run Spybot Anti-Beacon in addition to O&O Shut Up. Have to check them once a week or so because MS will reset things after updates...
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    Computer Hacked - Options to Restore Windows 10

    This link has a good explanation for doing a similar thing to your situation excepting the malware on the boot drive. Good instructions on reinstalling windows on another drive and getting it reactivated; and how to get the bootable media drive...
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    Intel Launches DG1 Graphics Card Based On 10nm SuperFin For OEMs

    And it appears that this new card will only work with certain processors and chipsets so it won't be easy to bench without using the pre-built units. https://www.legitreviews.com/intel-iris-xe-discrete-card-will-only-work-with-select-cpus-and-motherboards_225470
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    new build - the basics

    Not sure your budget so knowing that could change things. Agree with BlueLineSwinger on the overclockable processor. And LGA1151 socket is EOL for Intel. LGA 1200 would offer an upgrade path for later. For now maybe an i7 10700 processor (c.$350) which adds more threads than the 9700 for...
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    Missing Gpu cable for Nvidia Titan V / Geforce GTX 1080

    If the PCIe cables are indeed missing could Hematite not use molex to PCIe or Sata to PCIe for connecting the graphics card? Hoping at least one or two of those cables are still with the power supply.
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    Need browser recommendations

    Type: brave://flags/ into the Brave search bar then search for "smooth scrolling". You can disable/enable it there.
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    What is Official 3080 Sales Time For Thursday?

    EVGA loaded but says all 30 series out of stock! Was this a paper launch?
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    Aftermarket RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 card prices revealed

    I've used two PNY cards; a GTX 580 and the current card in the system 1080Ti. Both times, PNY was the only source for new releases after the initial supplies ran out--will certainly consider them this time round as well. Never a problem with either card.
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    AMD Announces a Red October: Zen 3 on October 8, RDNA2 on October 28

    https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/amd-announces-a-red-october-zen-3-on-october-8-rdna2-on-october-28.271981/
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    Aftermarket RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 card prices revealed

    German website has revealed prices of AIB cards via Techspot and other sources. https://www.techspot.com/news/86681-aftermarket-rtx-3080-rtx-3090-card-prices-revealed.html
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    Jensen Huang announces Ampere prices

    Jensen Huang just announced 3080 for $699 available 9/17; 3070 for $499 available in October, and 3090 for $1499 available 9/24.
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    Nvidia 3000 Series pricing and specs

    Jensen Huang just announced 3080 for $699 available 9/17; 3070 for $499 available in October, and 3090 TBA.
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    Windows 10 update could be damaging your SSD

    Click start then type "defrag" into search. Brings up the "defrag and optimize drives" app. Click on that. Will open the "optimize drives" window. At the bottom is a button to turn on/turn off drive optimization.
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    Building a new PC

    Welcome aboard CandyZ!
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    2080 Ti and/or Titan RTX BLACK coming soon...

    Rumors of a 2080 Ti Super per TechSpot: https://www.techspot.com/news/81476-nvidia-graphics-card-listing-hints-rtx-2080-ti.html
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    Looking for a service manual / schematic for a APC BX1500G UPS

    Schneider doesn't distribute schematics to the public according to this faq page. There is a link to customer service on the same page that might be of help in contacting them. https://www.apc.com/us/en/faqs/index?page=content&id=FA158607&actp=search&viewlocale=en_US#__highlight
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    1809 update constant restarting

    Trust me, 1809 was borked from the get-go. Think I finally had to use the Update Assistant to get it to take--either on laptop or desktop--don't recall which now. These semi-annual updates are a bit much--always break the way things are set up or undo some settings. Detest having to go...
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    1809 update constant restarting

    Forget Windows Update for now. See if you can take the update from the Update Assistant: https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/software-download/windows10 If not, you'll probably need to resort to using the ISO file for the update. 1809 was buggy from start to finish.
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    Help....dummy......me....erased EFI partition

    First off, suggest backing up all the data from your Windows install just in case. Then try this method. You'll need a Windows Recovery disc or Windows 10 installation media. http://woshub.com/how-to-repair-deleted-efi-partition-in-windows-7/ Just follow the instructions in tedious detail!
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    Radeon VII Gets Pro Driver Support

    This is more in line with what I had hoped for Radeon VII--a workhorse and beast that would do compute, AR and graphics design for way less than a professional graphics card--yes, the poor man's Titan if you will--with most of the guts of the card dedicated to the processing and not to RTX, DLSS...
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    Google Launches Password Checkup Extension

    A couple of secure websites I use have told me my passwords had been hacked/breached/shown up in the hacked database. Had to change them before I was allowed to log in. Like that idea--as long as the websites themselves are trustworthy. Not sure about the idea of all the browsers using this...
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    One of the Biggest At-Home DNA Testing Companies Is Working with the FBI

    Have an idea these types of companies are there for just the uses described--and no one had to have their DNA extracted against their will--they volunteered it! Just like the cell phone tracking/surveillance--people buy very expensive personal tracking devices and cry for the latest and...
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    Microsoft Guy: Mozilla Should Give Up on Firefox and Go with Chromium Too

    Akin to agricultural monoculture--one virus/disease can wipe out the whole thing--so much easier to hack into the databases and create chaos and confusion. Nah, keep Firefox as a variable just in case.
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