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    Power supply efficiency question

    unless you are using the video card (oops I mean GPU as they seem to be identified as now) to do that new mining CRAP LoL! What is internal redundant Vs Non Redundant? Seems to be only applicable in the 230V areas as well
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    UPS battery brand suggestion?

    Why does it have C13 receptacles? Mine has 6 standard NEMA 5-15R receptacles.
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    UPS battery brand suggestion?

    Price the add on modules though! CyberPower wants close to $300 for the network card the APC cards can be had for as little as $45 used while the CyberPower card are at least $75 used. I need the RMCARD205 for my PR750LCD I got the UPS for $45 on Craigslist back in 2017 so it was worth it I...
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    Windows 11 God Mode

    Same here, also since Microsoft likes to move and rename stuff having this long list is very helpful! Now if I can find a way to get them on my start menu as there is no obvious way I see to do that?
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    The Post Your Old/Retro Builds Thread

    What case is that? Looks like an old external SCSI case! I got some of those CrystalFontz LCDS what are you using to drive them? I have one in my "RetroBox" which is now my X58 Xeon X5680 rig! Windows 10. Yep!
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    How do I determine if my CPU is a Chinese Fake?

    OK it is Here the benchmarks look to be inline with what it is supposed to be able to do. The SSD is the boot drive.
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    How do I determine if my CPU is a Chinese Fake?

    Never even thought about that. The BIOS says 3.33GHZ so what are the differences (If any, other then markings?) Any tools that I can run from a flash drive? I just booted it up and went into the BIOS no EFI/UEFI too old it's from 2010 it already has the last BIOS available for it. any...
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    Microsoft is discontinuing Backwards Compatibility for Xbox

    Glad I decided to upgrade my PC instead of buying an Xbox Series X as this was one of my #1 wants! I wanted just one gaming thingy not 4 attached to my entertainment center plus my Ryzen 9 5900X was easier to find in stock Vs the Xbox Series X (Damn idiot scalpers)! Microsoft is shooting itself...
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    How do I determine if my CPU is a Chinese Fake?

    I was recently given an Asus X58 Sabertooth motherboard with what I assume to be a fake Xeon X5680 It had no ram or video card (Excuse me GPU LoL) I used some spare DDR 3 and an old Nvidia GT53o to test it. It posts and say the CPU is an Xeon X5680 but I took the giant heatsink/fan (Zanman...
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    Posting issues Last day or Two?

    The same but if I hit fr (refresh) the thing goes away and I can click like or post reply but ONLY with F5 first.
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    Why Microsoft Why?

    Just noticed this! I have so many external and internal drives now I'm on drive "U" what happens when I get to "Z" and I happen to add another drive? I don't have a Drive "A" or "B" (yet) LoL does the computer explode if I have more drives then letters?
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    Fresh OS Install on new NVME M.2 - Procedure for Previous OS SSD?

    Yep this been there done That! They don't have to be physically disconnected just disabled in the BIOS/UEFI so the windows installer can't detect them as it will plop it's boot loader on any drive and not the installation one why? damn Microsoft! LoL!
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    Posting issues Last day or Two?

    I report this also! I use Firefox and I just did a profile clean AKA new profile just saving my bookmarks as this was an issue on other sites as well.
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    How far behind would a TRUE copper be in the current era?

    More like grind it baby (till it's flat)!
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    HDMI "Faker"

    Yes I should have bought another brand as I also hate that "Auto Input Switch" does not give even modern PC's enough time to post before going to the next active one! A royal PITA espically if you're like me and use 2 PC's at a time and one restarts and you need to see it post but it goes to the...
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    Windows 11 available on October 5

    Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc = Me! I'll never give up my physical media in this you pay for it but we can remove it at our discreation and still keep your $" society we live in now! Where can I get a single version ISO?
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    HDMI "Faker"

    This won't work I was probably not 100% clear though. I still need to be able to connect the TV but I dupliacte the displays and when I turn off the TV (really standby Android TV) the main monitor (Asus MG28UQ) defaults back to 1080P I don't want that to happen and disconnecting it is currently...
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    HDMI "Faker"

    I have a quick question I need an HDMI "Faker" as in have it think my TV is on all of the time using my Ryzen 7 3700X with my GT1030 (In signature line) and when I turn off the TV both screens default back to 1080P instead of my "4K" (Not really 4K LoL damn marketing people) both displays...
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    Windows 11 available on October 5

    Ah I did have the update box checked so I guess I should try again I still have a 2200.194 ISO I did not even look at the size just assumed it would not fit on a DVD-5 as Windows 10 has not fit on one for many years now. OK I just looked at the size 5.12 GB (5,497,985,024 bytes) will not fit on...
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    Steel Series Software

    Anyone know the last version of the software Steel Sereies engine before it became a giant bloated SteelSeries GG crap? I just use it for my SteelSeries Apex I only use it to customize the lighting and buttons so I don't need the other crap! I want to find the last version of the engine and then...
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    Windows 11 available on October 5

    This did not work well not on my (don't laugh) Dell Latitude E6420! this was done running setup.exe the setup.exe kept crashing! How to I make a bootable ISO without actually burning it? I want to use it on a USB flash drive as it won't even fit on a DVD-5 anymore and I'm not using one of my few...
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    OK at a chance of getting laughed at, what do you use your "Retro PC" for?

    Ah small world I think I asked this already on another thread that had a picture of it. LoL!
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    OK at a chance of getting laughed at, what do you use your "Retro PC" for?

    Nice VFD on that machine! I see it has 2 of them What is the cube case as well as the tower next to it? Want to send me one of those machines? LoL
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    Windows 11 available on October 5

    Transplant as in install on a different machine and then put the hard drive (or SSD) in the intended target machine? I can do that easy enough! I will make an Acronis image first incase I screw something up so I won't have to do a full reinstall and reconfigure everything the install is like...
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    OK at a chance of getting laughed at, what do you use your "Retro PC" for?

    I think the same is true for my old fluorescent lights as the ballast say FCC non consumer or some stuff like that I like the old heavy metal lights LED = JUNK So the 1950 is not S-VHS then? Also what is all of you cool tech stuff with those lights? I love the old gear with the the VFD's also...
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    OK at a chance of getting laughed at, what do you use your "Retro PC" for?

    Damn nice friend (Did he/she work for a TV studio or school or other?) I thought my friend was nice when he gifted me an old Asus PC with an i7-2600 (Back in 2014) Can I be your friend and get gifted one? I want a AG-1980 but one of these would be a nice gift (Hint LoL) Why do they say...
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    Windows 11 available on October 5

    The last time I paid for Windows was when I built my Haswell (i7-4790K) PC Windows 7 Professional Now I use the HWID tool it works and Microsoft is a multi billion dollar company so you know screw them LoL! Anyway to get it to run on my old Haswell based Dell Precision T1700? It has a Xeon...
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    Windows 11 available on October 5

    Alright I tried it but I reverted back within the hour! I was in Vermont on vacation and I only had my laptop (AMD Ryzen) and I did not want to screw up my only PC I had with me at the time. Anyway what is the non beta version? I got one ISO on 10/08/2021 I downloaded another one today but it is...
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    So who's going to invent a front panel connector...

    I wanted to resuse a Sony Vaio case ("Standard" MATX) and the front panel connector was a weird plug (not the standard 2.54MM pitch) it went to a board with three LEDs and two switches well I used my multi-meter to find out what did what and I soldered normal pins from a long scrapped case.
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    Windows 11 available on October 5

    Wow 16 cores! Is it 16C/32T? I have the X570 AORUS Elite board non WiFi version (I got the M.2 module from another dead Gigabyte board but this board does not have the M.2 slot so what $0.01 saved) Bixby LoL I hate the Samsung Bixby on their Galaxy phones not the same Bixby (I hope) Where did...
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    OK at a chance of getting laughed at, what do you use your "Retro PC" for?

    Ah the standard Left (White) Right (Red) Video (Yellow) composite connectors on all (if not all most) VCRs I'm planing to do this with my 8MM tapes I'm just going to play the tapes and edit them later. I have many tapes back then I was worried about missing something so I just used another...
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    OK at a chance of getting laughed at, what do you use your "Retro PC" for?

    A VCR with RGB? Or Component video (RGB RCA plugs)? Never seen one before. Will this work with 8MM video cassettes (AKA Video 8) I have quite a few of those that I need to digitize before they become unplayable! I made an cheap TBC with an AV2HDMI and an HDMI2AV adapters works too just used a 3'...
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    Is a Dell 1100W Server 12V Power Supply Useful for anything else?

    THe OEM fan was 10MM thick the replacement was 20MM it fit but barely as 1MM more and it would have hit the heat sink!
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    Is a Dell 1100W Server 12V Power Supply Useful for anything else?

    Not a server but I have an old DVD/Tuner Home Theater (Denon S-301) the fan failed so I bought a cheap fan well damn that is loud! I can hear it even over the music (This is my desk system so that might be why) I took it out and bought an OEM (AKA $$$) fan the replacement was only $5 OEM was...
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    Free 240GB SATA 2.5" SSD for new customers @ Microcenter

    Not Microcenter but I can't read some of them myself all caps case sensitive case insensitive I don't know! My closest one is in NY (not setting one inch of me there again after last time!) I much rather go to the one in Massachusetts (I should have also! It was not much out of my way on my...
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    So who's going to invent a front panel connector...

    I used to be a Gigabyte fanboi but not anymore this X570 AORUS Elite will probably be my last Gigabyte board not really any "special" Gigabyte exclusive features anymore no more "Dual BIOS (or Dual UEFI?) nothing really grabs my attention anymore.
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    So who's going to invent a front panel connector...

    They are LED's which means Light Emitting Diode and a diode conducts in only one direction so they will not light up if you get the + and - wrong
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    OK at a chance of getting laughed at, what do you use your "Retro PC" for?

    I remember wanting Microsoft Flight Simulator X back in the day (LoL I Love saying or writing that) anyway more information or links to these? No thanks I don't want to wait an hour for one glimpse of a boob to appear while the rest is still in the blurry loading phase! That is the one thing I...
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    Is a Dell 1100W Server 12V Power Supply Useful for anything else?

    Me neither I guess that is one good thing to come from this "cyrpto miner" craze! Unfortunately there looks to be no compatible breakout for the one I could get also someone beat me to it I went back and they were all gone! Kind of overkill for me anyway I was going to use this to power a...
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    Is a Dell 1100W Server 12V Power Supply Useful for anything else?

    I guess I can use that for the internal wiring for this then. I also got 'extra' primary (Low voltage) wire in 14AWG used for car stereo installation back in my high school days! No sub or power amps just a standard head unit in an older car. Needed a constant 12V for a modern head unit the...
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