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    Do you even want to buy a CPU right now?

    Sitting on my EVGA x299 Dark and a 10980xe that I upgraded to last year, picked up used for $500. Runs at 4.5Ghz. I really don't see any point in anything with more cores. Hell, its probably way more cores than anyone will need for the next 5 years, at least. I thought Win 11 might make a...
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    Around $250 speakers to connect to my PC for small room.

    Hey, I hope you liked em. Only reason I recommend the LSR 305s is because reading around the internet, they have been a go to favorite for someone wanting good speakers that don't require an amp. I have a set of these on my home entertainment system in my living room as well as my PC. It is...
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    adding metal screw inserts to 3D prints

    The inserts work really well. If you are looking for maximum strength, then like others have said, build in a nut on the back side of your print. What you use is really dependent on the design, size and whether it has to be really strong. At that point, you are not only taking your fasteners...
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    Around $250 speakers to connect to my PC for small room.

    Try JBL LSR 305 Add a Sub later, you won't regret it. https://www.proaudiostar.com/2x-jbl-305p-mkii-customer-return.html?utm_source=Google_Shopping&gclid=CjwKCAjwzruGBhBAEiwAUqMR8EZWbV49blkwl1I_Rbk4b6bCqSm9Mm8wC5E_Ecz_XDSeVEa-bYuimBoCfg8QAvD_BwE
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    Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more (UPDATE - added source for Windows 10 retirement date)

    Looks like they are gearing their OS to work on both PCs and mobile devices. Hey Microsoft! what works on my phone will not work on my 43" monitor! I hate they have already made a mess of scaling, but now everything is centered in the middle of my monitor with empty margins.
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    10980XE - equivalent to SoC Voltage? (Not stable with 128G)

    Honestly, just work on your OC settings. It will take a little while to dial it in, but I am sure you have plenty of headroom left. 3.8Ghz, you are leaving meat on the table. Both that CPU and GPU can be OC'd, you just need to do it methodically. Today's processors with so many cores really...
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    10980XE - equivalent to SoC Voltage? (Not stable with 128G)

    From your bios screen shot, it look like you got the key settings disabled. You are currently set at 3801.06 MHz and your CPU voltage appears to be at 1.031. Not bad in getting to 3.8Ghz. So, what HWBOT record are you referring to for your "normal" numbers? I want to take a look at their...
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    10980XE - equivalent to SoC Voltage? (Not stable with 128G)

    I can't make out your pictures and I don't know your bios', so I will have to wait until I see better pictures, or someone else can help you with a tutorial. From you HWINFO, it looks like your CPU is running at 1.2 Ghz and only goes up to 3k while working. So definitely, you need to get your...
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    10980XE - equivalent to SoC Voltage? (Not stable with 128G)

    Don't use Windows software to overclock. Go in your bios. Before you ask what to set, we need to see your bios. The only thing I would change is your core voltages to 1.2 and set your cores to 4.0. Most 10980xe should be able to get between 4.0-4.5 fairly easily. I would only be concerned...
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    10980XE - equivalent to SoC Voltage? (Not stable with 128G)

    Doubleclick on the item you want to see a graphy for.
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    10980XE - equivalent to SoC Voltage? (Not stable with 128G)

    Iopoetve, Also run another core tracking program graph. HWINFO64 can do it if you double click on the cores. You can open all of them side by side and watch what the CPU is doing independent from Time Spy. Do the same with the GPU.
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    10980XE - equivalent to SoC Voltage? (Not stable with 128G)

    I agree, but there is no other way to rule out the program he is having an issue with. If ALL other programs check out and are working as designed, and the same program he is using works on ALL other computers but his, then it is likely a compatibility problem, or that is just the results he...
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    10980XE - equivalent to SoC Voltage? (Not stable with 128G)

    I would want to see what kind of throttling in HWINFO64 he is having during benching. From here we could see if he has a power issue, VRM or CPU temp throttling
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    10980XE - equivalent to SoC Voltage? (Not stable with 128G)

    If that were the case, he wouldn't be able to score the same way on Cinebench. It would also be a bad score on any program he used.
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    10980XE - equivalent to SoC Voltage? (Not stable with 128G)

    What kind of score are you getting in Cinebench? Just want to rule out the processor. You should probably see about 9k.
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    10980XE - equivalent to SoC Voltage? (Not stable with 128G)

    Did you load up HWinfo to make sure you aren't throttling? You shouldn't be (you say you are running stock) Although a 7980xe to 10980xe should not make a huge difference, the fact that your CPU might pull more power than your old one might have something to do with it. You would have to compare...
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    10980XE - equivalent to SoC Voltage? (Not stable with 128G)

    I am trying to find a good QVL list for that RAM but not having the complete information, its hard to say. I see 3 Corsair 3600 kits that are 128GB on Pangoly. https://pangoly.com/en/review/gigabyte-x299x-aorus-designare-10g/compatibility/ram If they are part of the compatibility, it should run...
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    Total noob question

    Your current processor, while good at the time, is nearing almost 7 years old. Not knowing what you actually use your PC for makes the decision a little unclear. For gaming, speed is still king, but you should be looking at 8 cores or better these days. Where productivity is concerned, you are...
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    Silver to Rhodium mouse, $200 to $600, what's your take?

    Setting cost aside... I think the wood should be formed all of the way to the buttons. They also shouldn't mix the brass dials with the Rhodium. They look good with the gold (actually, I think the gold mouse looks better than the rhodium) As for mice in precious metals, while they look nice...
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    Cinebench R23

    I really need to get some water cooling on my rig :/
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    Cinebench R23

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    Your CPU progression

    Radio Shack - TRS-80 (2.03 MHz) - (Zilog) Z-80 processor - Mom's computer in college Toshiba T1000LE I am pretty sure the CPU was an 8080 - First computer I used in the Army 286 - 16 Mhz 386SX - 33 MHz 486DX4 - 75 MHz Pentium MMX Pentium III - 600 Mhz - "Coppermine" Pentium M - 1.5 Ghz Core2Quad...
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    I ran Cinebench on all CPUs I could

    I am happy to know my Skylake is still competitive and I hope it stays that way for the next 5 years.
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    if a system needs to reboot several times when start up, is it the MB or PSU?

    Almost all motherboard issues I have had, have been related to the power supply.
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    Best online shops for GPU's?

    Typically Newegg unless I am buying used.
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    Why wifi on ATX mobos?

    Installing Ethernet drops in a house = 50 ft. cheap Ethernet cable ($15) + Switch Plate ($15) plus install. I had a guy quote me $100 for two drops. Wifi USB adapter $20. So if you have a family with multiple PCs that aren't "gamers", then its much easier and cheaper than doing drops. That...
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    Why do Browsers allow ad blockers to work?

    I feel exactly the same way.
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    Who here Pre-Ordered i9 9900k thru Amazon?! Please post in here

    Yeah, just wanted to let you know how well you were doing. :)
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    Anyone else not give a single hoot about overclocking

    You are right 5.0 wasn't possible. 4.914 was, which is why I posted my validation on HWBOT. My bad.... 4.914 is not 5.0. *rolls eyes*
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    Poll: Will you be buying a 2080Ti/2080/2070?

    I said for most people. I think my delided i9-7900x @5.0Ghz qualifies me for my [H] card.
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    Poll: Will you be buying a 2080Ti/2080/2070?

    AORUS, wow, nice comeback. So if he jumped off a cliff you would do that too? TheMadHatterXxX , they don't, which is why I suggested putting "* not until it drops to a realistic price." Nvidia has hit their head pretty hard if they think most people will part with a GPU for +$1000. That is...
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    Poll: Will you be buying a 2080Ti/2080/2070?

    AORUS, You forgot the option of *not until it drops to a realistic price.
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    8th Gen or 9th Gen?

    When I render in Fusion 360, it usually uses about 6-8 cores. Granted, if you are playing a Game with something rendering in the back ground, then using a high core count CPU does well, but ideally you don't want to do both that the same time. Fusion 360 taxes the cores at 100% which will be...
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    8th Gen or 9th Gen?

    I upgraded from a i7 4790k running at 4600 Mhz to a i9 7900x running 4700 Mhz and a GTX 970 to GTX 1080 on a 4k, 60Hz Monitor. For day to day needs, you will see absolutely no difference. For gaming you will see a slightly better FPS on both 1080p and 4k (but this is because of the GPU upgrade)...
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    Anyone else not give a single hoot about overclocking

    No random crashes. Not sure why you would even say that. I can actually overclock it to 5 Ghz, but it only runs prime stable at 4.7. I can understand why you would want to avoid crashes, but usually dialing it back 2 or 3 hundred Mhz is enough to stabilize a OC.
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