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    The Samsung QLED q90a will be released in a 43" model.

    Yep, I agree that Sharpness = 10 is correct in PC mode. Below is 120Hz with VRR HDR and UHD: The artifacts on those bottom 2 lines are from my iPhone X. When I put my eyeballs up to the screen they look perfect. I'm using 32-bit color depth 10 bpc RGB and Full dynamics range. I tried...
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    What are some good cheap around 85" TVs?

    That was custom build. 3/4" plywood then laminated. When I got the LG 84" back in 2015, I took the feet off the credenza and used the stand that came with the LG so that my eyes when sitting would be at the exact vertical center of the screen. The width is just about perfect for...
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    The Samsung QLED q90a will be released in a 43" model.

    I checked out the rtings review here: And they said to set sharpness to 0 to disable it, but that is clearly not working for me. I have several other monitors/TVs that are all pixel perfect as follows: Samsung Odyssey G9 Lenovo G27Q Samsung JS9000 (49" curved) I followed the guide here to...
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    The Samsung QLED q90a will be released in a 43" model.

    It was indeed sharpness being set to zero! So what sharpness value should I use to disable it completely? I'm currently at 10, which seem like a decent compromise. What are you guys settings for everything else under Expert Settings? I currently have: 15 Brightness 50 Contrast 10 Sharpness...
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    The Samsung QLED q90a will be released in a 43" model.

    Picked up a Q90A today from Crutchfield, and everything is fuzzy on the screen. I'm on HDMI4. GPU is a 3090. Using a Ruipro certified 8K60Hz/4K120Hz HDMI cable. Info on the TV shows the following: HDMI4 is set to PC mode and game. Nvidia display panel shows PC mode and 3840 x 2160 as...
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    What are some good cheap around 85" TVs?

    I scored an open box QN85Q80T from my local BB for $1,800. It is flawless except for some minor scratches on the pedestal which won't matter since I'm wall mounting it. Very impressive with the picture after getting it dialed in. Blows away the LG 84UB9800 that it is replacing. That was a...
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    How do you power your rigs?

    I just use something like this with my server PSUs to power the motherboard...
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    Official EVGA Ampere Queue Thread

    The irony is that with this change, a lot of scalpers that signed up with a ton of fake accounts, will now get cards. With this change it sounds like EVGA has gone woke. They are trying to guarantee equality of outcome, regardless of how much effort a person has made toward the goal. Loyal...
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    Official EVGA Ampere Queue Thread

    Well this sucks if you're a miner and have been getting cards from the queue on a regular basis: --- cut --- Update 10/4/2021 Hello, In an effort to expedite those in queue who are still waiting for a EVGA GeForce RTX 30 Series Card, and to be fair to all EVGA customers, we are making a...
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    How do you power your rigs?

    You can get 1200 watts Platinum (94%) HP Server PSUs all day long on ebay for about $70 shipped. Here's one example: https://www.ebay.com/itm/255129069213?epid=1604523681&hash=item3b66e0a69d:g:Q98AAOSwRGRhPOWP And you can get breakout boards from here...
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    Raptoreum CPU mining earning $5.50/day right now on 5950X

    Have you guys looked at Raptoreum lately? https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/raptoreum I have 3 GPU mining rigs with decent CPUs in them. They are doing as follows: https://minerstat.com/coin/RTM https://mineraptoreum.com/ 5950X 3800 H/s 150 watts $5.46/day 5800 2200 H/s...
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    Your CPU progression

    Let's see: Z80A @ 4 MHz (LNW 80) 6502 (VIC 20) 6510 (Commodore 64) 68000 @ 5 MHz (Apple Lisa) 68000 @ 7.16 MHz (Amiga 2000) 286 (several) 386 (several) 486 (several) Bunch of LGA775 stuff A few LGA2011 CPUs (still have some Xeon based servers running today) Bunch of LGA1150 stuff Bunch of...
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    How to update BIOS on Asus TUF B365M-PLUS GAMING when BIOS is too old to support i5-9400T that I got for it

    Thanks for that link, I was looking at the U.S. version of the website: https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards-Components/Motherboards/TUF-Gaming/TUF-B365M-PLUS-GAMING-WI-FI/HelpDesk_BIOS/ And 1201 is the latest they show there. I'll throw 2208 on there. But yeah, really happy is came with a...
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    How to update BIOS on Asus TUF B365M-PLUS GAMING when BIOS is too old to support i5-9400T that I got for it

    The i5-9400T finally showed up today. Sure enough, the little mobo booted right right up. BIOS is actually 1601 from 2020, which is newer than anything on the Asus website. So I got my cute little mining box up and running: Its completely quiet and GPU temp stays around mid 60's in my...
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    How to update BIOS on Asus TUF B365M-PLUS GAMING when BIOS is too old to support i5-9400T that I got for it

    I noticed this sticker on the board: 1201 happens to be the latest BIOS made for this board. Coincidence? The CPU will be here Friday, so I guess I'll find out then. In case you guys were wondering, this is going in a little cube case that will only accept a Micro ATX mobo. It will be a...
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    How to update BIOS on Asus TUF B365M-PLUS GAMING when BIOS is too old to support i5-9400T that I got for it

    I live in Charlottesville and there aren't any mom and pop shops around anymore. Back in the day they were all over the place. chameleoneel I hope you're right! But yeah, otherwise I guess I'll just pick up a Celeron G4900 and resell it. Suprised to see those are still selling for $100 used...
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    How to update BIOS on Asus TUF B365M-PLUS GAMING when BIOS is too old to support i5-9400T that I got for it

    Got a good refurb deal on this Asus Micro ATX mobo. Problem is that the BIOS currently installed might not support the CPU I got for it. Original BIOS is version 0207 and I need version 0818 in order to post with the 9th Gen CPU I got. This mobo does not support USB BIOS Flashback from what I...
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    RTX 3090 [H] Owner's Official 3DMark Time Spy Leaderboard

    Lol, yeah, I figured the results here on [H]ard is but a fraction of the overall number of results. I did a reboot and managed a much better score however. Graphics Score: 37,777 https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/66335313? On Air Still getting the Hardware monitoring disabled message. Will need...
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    RTX 3090 [H] Owner's Official 3DMark Time Spy Leaderboard

    But when I look at the top10 list, I see a lot of scores that are close to double what a single 3090 can do: Maybe the fact that I'm on Win11 with the latest 472.12 drivers is working against me? I think I need to figure out what's going on with Hardware Monitoring being disabled during the...
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    RTX 3090 [H] Owner's Official 3DMark Time Spy Leaderboard

    1st SLI run. Graphics score: 26,962 https://www.3dmark.com/spy/23010559 Air Cooling Not sure why it says that hardware monitoring was disabled. It is enabled under options. Maybe that POS 1024x600 7" display I had connected for the run is the culprit? I'll connect a "real" monitor for...
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    Looking for Micro ATX LGA1151 with dual full length PCIe double spaced slots

    The Z170 FTW looks to be a regular ATX and not a Micro ATX board from what I can tell. Instead of using the SLI bridge block I got, I might just keep doing it this way: So basically just use a couple of short pieces of tubing. That way I can do 3 or 4 slot spacing, depending on what Micro...
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    Looking for Micro ATX LGA1151 with dual full length PCIe double spaced slots

    Appreciate the tip! I'll keep an eye out for those boards.
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    Looking for Micro ATX LGA1151 with dual full length PCIe double spaced slots

    I'm looking for a plain Micro ATX LGA 1151 mobo with dual full length double spaced slots. Don't need/want RGB, Wifi or any of that. Just need build it Ethernet and HDMI. The Asus ROG STRIX Z270G GAMING is physically great, but comes with all the crap that I don't need/want. It will be...
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    Running EVGA Precision X1 on rig with mixed RTX 3000 on it to update Firmware/BIOS

    Yeah, I have a base Ubuntu 20.04 image that I drop on a small SSD (like 60Gb) and after the first boot, I just change the host name, reboot and tell add that host to Awesome Miner, and away I mine. With the newer 3000 series Nvidia cards, I get better performance with the latest drivers on...
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    Running EVGA Precision X1 on rig with mixed RTX 3000 on it to update Firmware/BIOS

    I hear you on running Windows as the OS for mining. It can be a real pain. I do have some rigs running Ubuntu (mostly my AMD rigs) since there's a Awesome Miner client for both Windows and Linux. I'll probably switch back to all Ubuntu at some point, but updating drivers and dealing with...
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    Daily Mining Profits

    Good question. During the summer I keep all my rigs in my shop building. I added this intake fan: Filters added: And this exhaust fan: The intake fan blows air across the shelving holding the miners which is then sucked out by the exhaust fan. Once winter gets here, I move the rigs...
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    Daily Mining Profits

    I'm currently just shy of $190/day: Got all my non LHR rigs on ETH still and one LHR rig on Raven and the other (2nd gaming box) on Ergo. I have: 2 RX480 8GB 16 5700XTs 2 1070Tis 1 2080Ti 1 3060 (running 470.05 driver for full HR) 2 3060Tis (one LHR and one non-LHR) 1 3070Ti 4 3080s (one...
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    Running EVGA Precision X1 on rig with mixed RTX 3000 on it to update Firmware/BIOS

    I went ahead and installed Precision X1 on my rig with all the EVGA LHR cards. Sure enough, as soon as I launched for the first time, I got this popup: And after it was done with the first card, I got this: That repeated a total of 3 times (so 4 cards were updated). And then Precision X...
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    Running EVGA Precision X1 on rig with mixed RTX 3000 on it to update Firmware/BIOS

    Yep, that was it. Set PL to 85% and they are now all hashing at 57.5 MH/s. But that last one sure is power hungry at 1200 core! I'll play around locked core clock to see where the sweet spot is for efficiency. Patrik is adding a 3rd row to the Performance column to show efficiency in the...
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    Running EVGA Precision X1 on rig with mixed RTX 3000 on it to update Firmware/BIOS

    So I added this to my T-Rex call: --lock-cclock 0,1200,0,1200,0,1200 So locking just the 3080Ti's to 1200 for now. And I get this: So a nice bump on all 3 3080Ti's. However, that one on the bottom (brand new that just arrived today), is still lacking behind the others. Btw, I didn't mess...
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    Running EVGA Precision X1 on rig with mixed RTX 3000 on it to update Firmware/BIOS

    I have a couple of rigs with EVGA GPUs in the and they are not all performing the same despite being identical models (most are FTW3s) and using the same clock profiles. I got this rig with all EVGA except for one ASUS (no cards in this rig are LHR) And then I got this rig that has all LHR...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Lol, tell me about it...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    That's a sweet deal in today's market. Did you just happen to stumble upon it is there a way to sign up for B-stock alerts?
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Thanks for the tip about fateka.com. I went ahead and snagged a 3080 XC3.
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    Corsair AX1600i PSU is it worth to buy it/? for futureproof?

    I've had a AX1500i since they first came out like 2-3 years ago maybe? I used it for the first 2 years in a mining rig powering 5 1080Ti's running 24/7. Never had a single issue with it. It is currently in my main gaming rig with a 5950X and a 3090 KingPin and a loop with a D5 pump. It is...
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    Anyone have a heatsink they like for sticking on the back of 3090s?

    The heatsinks I linked to are 150mm x 93mm. The 0.5mm Gelid pads are 120mm x 120mm. It just so happens that when you trim the pad to 120mm x 93mm, you are left with a strip that is 27mm x 120mm. Once you trim the 120mm side down to 93mm, you have strip that is perfect to completely cover the...
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    Official EVGA Ampere Queue Thread

    I have gotten these so far through the queue: 12G-P5-3967-KR 6/3/2021 7:53:40 AM PT Yes 12G-P5-3958-KR 6/3/2021 7:52:16 AM PT Yes 12G-P5-3657-KR 2/25/2021 9:16:16 AM PT Yes 24G-P5-3998-KR 12/16/2020 9:14:47 AM PT Yes 10G-P5-3898-KR 12/16/2020 9:09:23 AM PT Yes...
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    Anyone have a heatsink they like for sticking on the back of 3090s?

    I use these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B089QHQFBS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 And these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0999N3SZW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 And these...
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    3060 Ti LHR Shipping with Hynix Memory - Further Reduced Performance

    Yeah, my new EVGA 3060Ti XC GAMING has Hynix and suffers from this issue. Sometimes it triggers LHR and drops down to around 70 Mh/s. I switched it over to Raven.
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    Places to buy mining cards in bulk.

    Most of them are from the EVGA queue system. The trick is to get in and register right away when a new card is released. I got 2 of them through the newegg shuffle. The 2 I got Friday were both bundles with the decent EVGA gear (PSU and Keyboard). I'll probably sell some of those items...
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