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  1. Darunion

    transient power consumption spikes

    Gonna have to start putting in something like a meanwell supply for the video card and your atx supply for the rest. As graphical power requirements keep increasing there is going to have to be a next level of design or requirements. Gaming pc in about 15-20 years will need a dedicated 240v...
  2. Darunion

    Senators call for US to follow EU's lead in creating a national standard for phone chargers

    Honestly, barrel plugs are one that should have been phased out from users experience. Too difficult for many people to read the voltage and current ratings on the device and the supply (if they get separated from eachother) and not all center pins are positive polarity, have to check that too...
  3. Darunion

    Senators call for US to follow EU's lead in creating a national standard for phone chargers

    Gonna be quite a few years first. Will take sometime before it goes into effect and then for it to filter its way through the market until everyone is only using a usb-c based phone. So until then you might want to just keep a cable in your car.
  4. Darunion

    New EU rule will require all phones and electronics to use a standard charger

    Replacing batteries would reduce ewaste i would imagine. Would much rather they pushed on that instead of charge cables.
  5. Darunion

    New EU rule will require all phones and electronics to use a standard charger

    Thanks, yea i was really sad not finding an equivalent to my 10 port usb-a chargers but i suppose at the wattage requirements per port for C it does make sense, i do like that one though thanks
  6. Darunion

    New EU rule will require all phones and electronics to use a standard charger

    So I was having trouble finding the actual regulation (also didnt spend too much time) but I am wondering if companies can just toss in a small adapter to comply with this. So my apple wireless chargers all came with usb-c cables so actually had to buy new chargers to accommodate apple because...
  7. Darunion

    New EU rule will require all phones and electronics to use a standard charger

    no, apple and samsung stopped including chargers, not sure who else may or may not have. So I believe the argument is if you have an apple product and say a samsung one then you have to buy two different chargers and depending which phone you get next, then one of those chargers ends up in a...
  8. Darunion

    New EU rule will require all phones and electronics to use a standard charger

    My galaxy s21 didnt come with a charger, just cable. Though a bad example since i dont consider samsung all that different than apple anymore.
  9. Darunion

    New EU rule will require all phones and electronics to use a standard charger

    Fair point. Yea lightning is a bit long in the tooth now at this time. Although proprietary, at the time (i wanna say 2013?) it was pretty far ahead of micro-usb. And I know we do all like to go after apple but it really is just down to a small number of connectors. Id rather micro-usb be...
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    New EU rule will require all phones and electronics to use a standard charger

    Yea, they started the path a bit ago. They formed a commission to find what chargers were being sold and this was used to help push the law forward. "Half the chargers sold with mobile phones in 2018 had a USB micro-B connector, while 29% had a USB-C connector and 21% a Lightning connector...
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    New EU rule will require all phones and electronics to use a standard charger

    EU doing EU stuff again. Not sure how this improves what they say. Either there is ewaste or cable clutter, not both. This will get in the way with the next standard or an improved usb-c later on. IMO this does more harm than good. I have both iphone and android at the house, not much for...
  12. Darunion

    Leaving Asus for MSI after 22 years.

    ive used asus, abit, gigabyte, supermicro, msi in the past. I tend to see what is out there when I am building a pc and grab a few to compare and pick one based on features and "trustworthy" reviews/experiences.
  13. Darunion

    DELL - PC wont boot unless CMOS is reset, HELP!

    No prob, glad you found your issue. It is a pain taking it all apart and going piece by piece but often becomes the best way to work through it. Also thanks for putting up your process, helps when someone else stumbles across it to get ideas from.
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    DELL - PC wont boot unless CMOS is reset, HELP!

    I would use the washers that pendragon suggested, i like nylon but that will likely need longer screws. The painted screws will chew through that coating after enough vibration. Actually that screw hole in the bottom left of your photo, those traces look dangerously too close to where a screw...
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    DELL - PC wont boot unless CMOS is reset, HELP!

    Check the mounting screws. If the screws that mount the motherboard are slightly too large at the head or even the standoff it is possible that over time they have worn through the soldermask of the board and contacted copper. There shouldnt be anything near those other than ground fill but who...
  16. Darunion

    What is your Widows timeline?

    Yea those were some 'experiences' lol. Taught me a lot of the phrase 'new and improved' really is "new" or "improved".
  17. Darunion

    Why don't PC cases have 5.25" external drive bays anymore?

    Have burners in my gaming pc and my wifes both different cases. Never use them though. I do see plenty with 5.25 bays though so doesnt seem too uncommon from my perspective.
  18. Darunion

    Do you still test new RAM?

    I haven't tested ram since you could go to best buy and they had a hardware module tester.
  19. Darunion

    Why not 3.5" form factor SSD?

    I would imagine it is very much driven by the chip manufacturers. There is no desire to move less dense cheaper parts. Plus the laptop market likes smaller drives as well. Run into it often with microcontrollers especially now. Older cheaper stuff gets pushed aside for newer more expensive...
  20. Darunion

    Need headset for work\gaming\music\movies

    Lots of threads on headphones/headsets in the computer audio thread if you want to look there while waiting for responses here https://hardforum.com/forums/computer-audio.33/ Modmic is also an alternative where you can add a mic to any pair of headphones. i did this to my dt-880s and has...
  21. Darunion

    Starfield and Redfall Delayed to first half of 2023

    I get what you are saying but you are also not far from what I said. Project management isn't handled by the devs, i dont fault that team one bit to be honest. It is the project management team which sets deadlines, feature-creeps, direction changes. Usually the project managers directly or...
  22. Darunion

    Control crash - 12900K - maybe xmp not stable?

    Just do what is suggested. Get a prebuilt pc with a service plan through an OEM. edited: had coffee now. What you need to do is stop messing with it so much. You are looking for problems which probably is something you need to learnt to deal with. Coming here and asking the same questions...
  23. Darunion

    Pc shuts off and turns back again on when Windows 10 was loading.

    You were already answered here, i dunno, ask the kid that answered you with that on those forums. What are you actually trying to do? Last post you were gaming and complaining about stuttering.
  24. Darunion

    Most Milked Franchise

    COD. with 3 studios working on the same franchise to churn them out quickly, easy winner. But yea, sports games were the next thing that popped in my head. edit: gonna just quietly say Mario and walk away
  25. Darunion

    Anyone have any luck finding an extension cord for their displays transformer brick?

    That is what I would do given the OP's requirements. additional connectors are just adding resistance and failure points.
  26. Darunion

    What is your Widows timeline?

    For my personal pc's Windows 3.1 Windows 95 Windows NT 4.0 Windows 98 Windows 2000 Windows ME Windows XP Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2008 Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows 8 + 8.1 Windows 10
  27. Darunion

    When did the change of everything going mobile and websites adapting to mobile versions as well ?

    Im happier with mobile looking websites than i was with glitter gif text everywhere with star backgrounds and hit counters.
  28. Darunion

    Soundblaster Katana V2 updated version

    Looking forward to your feedback on these, actually considering them for a pc and possibly a living room tv.
  29. Darunion

    Cap fell off ASUS Motherboard

    This might be the biggest thread necro i've ever seen
  30. Darunion

    What is the best AntiMalware that is light on system resources and still good

    just run windows defender and let it update. will be fine enough for what you are doing.
  31. Darunion

    Should I get my Mom a new tower computer, tablet, or small form factor pc ?

    Ask her what she would prefer? I can't assume what would work best for your mom.
  32. Darunion

    CONTROL (Remedy)

    It wasn't the same though. That is why playing a game and capturing a single data point is not a benchmark. There are a lot of other factors at play even in the same scene in a game. Benchmarks are scripted to be a control (hehe) in a test so that it can be repeated to view changes. You would...
  33. Darunion

    Case popping noises

    Turn it off immediately! I would then let it sit powered down for about a week and monitor sound to see if it occurs while off for that duration. That should help narrow down the cause.
  34. Darunion

    Good quality metal 3d printer

    Yes please provide more info on what you are wanting to do. A metal 3d printer you are looking at prices north of $50K. If you are wanting to print in plastic filament with metal particles to then send out to be sintered, you are looking a 3d printer probably around $1000ish. And most parts will...
  35. Darunion

    please recommend cheap usb speakers with reasonable volume

    The pebble speakers do sound decent for what they are. I have a set on my workshop pc, wife uses them on her gaming pc (she isnt as sound picky as me). But they are a major step up from built in monitor speakers for sure.
  36. Darunion

    Starfield and Redfall Delayed to first half of 2023

    agreed. i was just bein a dick i have nothing to counter your point with haha
  37. Darunion

    Starfield and Redfall Delayed to first half of 2023

    So did everyone who bought the xbox. lol sorry couldnt pass up on the cheap shot
  38. Darunion

    Starfield and Redfall Delayed to first half of 2023

    Yea it is some level of mismanagement of the project. You certainly aren't going to get the board or investors to okay a delay because "we want to make it better". Only way they would allow it is "it isn't able to be released yet". But agree with ya, delays are never a good sign.
  39. Darunion

    PC repeatedly turns itself off and on again. Mobo faulty?

    That might actually be the best for him. Someone that is good at building and tuning a pc to just build it for him and then he can actually game instead of making threads that would best be answered with "turn it off and back on again".
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