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    Windows 10 Freezing, no BSOD… any ideas?

    I believe the default answer for you will eternally be, RMA it.
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    Windows 10 Freezing, no BSOD… any ideas?

    Tear it down and rebuild it physically. Everything; motherboard out of case, CPU out of socket, remove NVME. Shouldn't take long and may expose possible shorts or poor connections. When rebuilding, rebuild with the minimum needed to get into the BIOS, turn off XMP, make sure it is stable and...
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    Compatible SSDs to use as a cache for my LSI 9260-8i? And a good Mini-SAS to 4x SATA cable?

    I don't know. My comments are solely for a converted IBM M5015 that has been flashed to an LSI 9260 to bypass the very slow boot process (it was like 2 minutes+ if I recall). It is functionally the same card, but the issue is that IBM branded has a different hardware chip than stock/vanilla LSI...
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    Compatible SSDs to use as a cache for my LSI 9260-8i? And a good Mini-SAS to 4x SATA cable?

    Unknown. I've never tried to cache my arrays, it's pretty speedy for my media server as it is. The information that I've provided is a simple heads up. I just didn't want you to dive in thinking that it will plug and play. I would suggest that you do a bit of research as things may have changed...
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    Compatible SSDs to use as a cache for my LSI 9260-8i? And a good Mini-SAS to 4x SATA cable?

    The performance key enables everything. The advanced key only does RAID6, RAID60, SED.
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    Compatible SSDs to use as a cache for my LSI 9260-8i? And a good Mini-SAS to 4x SATA cable?

    https://lenovopress.com/tips0738-serveraid-m5015-and-m5014 What you are most likely finding for sale (I got mine for $8usd new): 46M0930 5106 ServeRAID M5000 Series Advanced Feature Key What you need for cachecade: 81Y4426 A10C ServeRAID M5000 Series Performance Accelerator Key
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    Compatible SSDs to use as a cache for my LSI 9260-8i? And a good Mini-SAS to 4x SATA cable?

    I have an IBM M5015 that I flashed back to an LSI 9260 for a couple years now. I think you may have an issue beyond what SSD you'd want to use and that would be that the IBM M5014/5 require the IBM specific key in order to unlock the cachecade. You can find the IBM 'advanced key' everywhere for...
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    Need some opinions on ram for new build

    I got Crucial Ballistix 3600 MHz DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Kit 32GB (16GBx2) CL16 BL2K16G36C16U4B (BLACK) for $172 delivered. Extremely pleased with them. I have them running at 3800 with no voltage change. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B083TRXZ98?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    Yes, streams were crossed, 100%
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    You need to replace that QFLASH button with an Amazon Dash order button for a brand new PC.
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    Why do AIOs never give any information about their cooling power?

    It's not a gimmick, it's a convenience. Also, it has been proven well enough that water cooling is better when factoring in the size of the cooling apparatus. Sure, an air cooler can be effective, but it takes up a lot of space and given that PCs are for the most part standardized this becomes...
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    Restarting DLSS option giving me 4 fps boost in Control - question

    RMA both Micosoft's and Nvidia's memory managers. #allframesmatter
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    Youtube forcing ads on uBlock

    This is my experience as well. A rare twitch intro ad, nothing otherwise in twitch and YT is without ads all together. Edit: Figured I'd show their stats since I installed it about a year ago. This is only one machine's stats:
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    Control freeze on Rtx 3090 - is my card unstable?

    RMA : Monitor:AORUS FI27Q Cpu: 10850K with Nzxt Kraken X73 ( 60c in game ) Gpu: Rtx 3090 Gaming Oc ( 60C in game ) Ram: 32gb 2x16 GB DDR4 GSKILL 3200MHZ XMP Psu: Seasonic Ultra Prime Titanium 850W TX mb: Aorus 490 Pro Gaming SSD: Crucial 1TB Nvm SSD Case: Cooler Master Cosmos C700P 'Nuke it...
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    Firefighter Computer Modding

    Looks great. But did you consider starting with an NZXT H1 ver1 platform? For a more authentic.......flare.
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    Bent pins in RMA

    Just buy a new chip. It's not worth the time and aggravation.
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    Windows 10 slow to shut down, BIOS or new windows issue?

    As with most computer issues, tearing down the machine and adding components one by one is the best way to determine what is causing the issues. Aside from suggesting that, there would have been no way for anyone in the forum to come to the conclusion that you had such an I/O device connected...
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    Should I be worried that my motherboard seems to keep having it's most recent BIOS update pulled?

    I've seen this occur in the past. I wouldn't worry about it unless you are experiencing a particular issue.
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    Artifacts black dots only on 165mhz. Gpu or monitor or driver issue?

    This is not something that anyone should be able to answer on a general forum. You have identified an issue, what you need to do is open a dialog with the manufacturer of the product in which you are having issues with. It sounds to me like a design flaw, if the manufacturer is offering RMAs...
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    DAN C4-SFX

    I had been looking forward to the release of the Lian Li A4-H2O in April I think, but this looks like it is a lot more flexible with configuration options and gen4 PCIE riser out of the gate. When would this be available?
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    Is there a trend of RAM memory stick price increase?

    Just received these for my machine a week ago from Amazon. Couldn't be happier; rated 3600 CL16, bumped them up to 3800CL16 without raising voltages. No issues.
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    Scratches on Noctua base, worth saving?

    Why would anyone use liquid metal on the outside of the IHS on anything other than a liquid nitrogen setup? The whole liquid metal usage has gotten out of hand and I don't think it should be suggested in 99% of cases (and the 1% are well aware it is needed at that point). The negligible...
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    National Day of Unplugging March 5th 6th

    This just sounds like anti-dopamine propaganda...
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    How many SSD drives have you purchased?

    I couldn't be happier with my 280GB Optane 900P. Solid purchase at the time. It came with a code for an in game ship for Star Citizen that I sold for $115. I wish I had purchased more honestly.
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    Restarting DLSS option giving me 4 fps boost in Control - question

    lol, at this point I'm sure a bunch of people are wishing the same. I quite honestly think it may be some sort of a weird flex. 'I have an RTX3090 and don't'
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    Confused about my NVME upgrade choices. Sabrent Rocket 4 vs Samsung 980 vs Samsung 970? Regular vs Pro? PCIe 3 vs 4?

    Well, I still disagree. I stand by the flexibility and cost effectiveness of an M.2 SATA drive. Real world usage you won't see any difference, especially when loading games. I have an M.2 SATA in a cradle and I don't need to worry about what I can put it in, it will work on any system I have or...
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    Confused about my NVME upgrade choices. Sabrent Rocket 4 vs Samsung 980 vs Samsung 970? Regular vs Pro? PCIe 3 vs 4?

    Exactly, they can put the SATA M.2 in an enclosure and use it that way as well. Not to mention that what you've listed for the NVME is QLC so, if they are getting the speeds that they demand from an NVME interface then it's only until they fill the cache and it's down to speeds around SATA3. Not...
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    Is my Rtx 3090 dying?

    Game bug, game bug, game bug.
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    Crysis remaster - low fps on 10850K

    I've seen those stretched out graphics in quite a few games. I would assume it is a bug in the game, not the GPU.
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    AMD Suggests Possible Fixes for Ryzen USB Connectivity Issues

    This all seems like generic issue resolution. Unless they've done something in the latest driver set.
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    Confused about my NVME upgrade choices. Sabrent Rocket 4 vs Samsung 980 vs Samsung 970? Regular vs Pro? PCIe 3 vs 4?

    I recommended the M.2 SATA due to its low cost to user experience ratio. The person is very much on a budget and they're loading games for the most part. While I agree about the compatibility/flexibility of an M.2 SATA, I believe you're incorrect with your assessment including price. If the...
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    Confused about my NVME upgrade choices. Sabrent Rocket 4 vs Samsung 980 vs Samsung 970? Regular vs Pro? PCIe 3 vs 4?

    Ya, it's just an unfortunate situation I guess, it happens. I still say buy a small gen3 NVME and transfer the OS and apps. They are pretty cheap in small capacities. It accomplishes several things, it keeps you in the game while allowing gen4 SSDs come down in price and gaining more insight...
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    Confused about my NVME upgrade choices. Sabrent Rocket 4 vs Samsung 980 vs Samsung 970? Regular vs Pro? PCIe 3 vs 4?

    What chip are you running in the Z490? You could have gone last gen, 3000 series Ryzen and had PCIE gen4 out of the box. for likely cheaper (I haven't priced Intel in a few years) and migrated all of your storage over. Not to mention, now you have this offering to upgrade to...
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    Confused about my NVME upgrade choices. Sabrent Rocket 4 vs Samsung 980 vs Samsung 970? Regular vs Pro? PCIe 3 vs 4?

    Could you please list your HDDs and SSDs along with form factor in a succinct manner for me please. I don't want to read The Lord of the Rings again. But, from what I gather, you have 2 - M.2 slots, while you say you have 3, one of them does not function until you upgrade the CPU, so you have...
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    Confused about my NVME upgrade choices. Sabrent Rocket 4 vs Samsung 980 vs Samsung 970? Regular vs Pro? PCIe 3 vs 4?

    You are worrying about compatibility for a feature that has merely been announced. I would not worry about it until it has been implemented. I did mention getting an M.2 SATA drive, not NVME, due to the price being lower. I did fail to see the RAID0 1TB drives, it was a wall of text. I stand by...
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    What's your Unused Reserved Block Count for Crucial MX500?

    So, I found a Crucial MX100 256GB (CT256MX100SSD1) drive in an old laptop. I loaded up the storage executive software: 180 - unused reserved block count - 2159 blocks
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    Confused about my NVME upgrade choices. Sabrent Rocket 4 vs Samsung 980 vs Samsung 970? Regular vs Pro? PCIe 3 vs 4?

    Ok, that was a bit of a read but I think I understand what your concerns are. Let me break this down as succinctly as I can. Your two main concerns are money and storage at this point. So, what I would do, get a smallish NVME 256-500GB for your OS drive and a 2TB SATA M.2 for games/storage...
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    Nvidia adding BAR support for 30xx series GPUs next month... boosting frame rates up to 10 percent!

    Yes, Nvidia has already stated that a firmware updated would be required. People are also suspecting that this firmware update will also include some sort of 'anti-mining' update.
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