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    Anyone with Asus motherboard bios 2301 (model technically shouldn't matter) having a dual starting/rebooting issue?

    Well I finally discovered why 2201 wasn't Win 11 ready. For some reason that bios was changing the OS Type under secure boot to Other OS instead of Windows UEFI mode. Changing it to UEFI now shows it as Win 11 ready as to 2301 bios screw it! Asus has problems with it and I'm not going down that...
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    Anyone with Asus motherboard bios 2301 (model technically shouldn't matter) having a dual starting/rebooting issue?

    I mean Asus "claims" the change from 2201 to 2301 is that the TPM is activated by default there are no other changes in the bios so they say. So for it to boot and restart normally on 2201 then do this double start bit with 2301 leads me to believe there is something else in this bios then just...
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    Anyone with Asus motherboard bios 2301 (model technically shouldn't matter) having a dual starting/rebooting issue?

    I've got a Z490-I that acted normal on bios 2201. I installed 2301 (which all this is supposed to change is have the TPM crap setup on default in bios for Win 11) Ever since this bios the computer does what seems like a dual start both from cold booting and from a restart. IE it acts like when...
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    APC UPS Hot-swap replacement batteries to hot-swap or not?

    Played on the side of caution and shut the pc down. Still had a 20 watt draw on the ups figured it was just my router and modem or something so killed the ups. Then heard our security camera dvr fan go off. DOH. Completely forgot it was connected oh well. Battery pulled out without issue and...
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    APC UPS Hot-swap replacement batteries to hot-swap or not?

    Well the instructions on their page shows to lay it on the side, slide the bottom cover off, grab the two tabs on the old battery and pull it out. Reverse for replacement install. Seems simple enough I'm just a bit iffy on doing this while plugged in and having powered on stuff connected to it. LOL
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    APC UPS Hot-swap replacement batteries to hot-swap or not?

    So my 1000G started screaming yesterday to replace the battery. Have one due out for delivery today and they advertise it as hot-swappable with no down time but is this really advisable? I see people in reviews talk about charging theirs for 48 hours with nothing connected to the UPS. If that...
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    Post your EVGA RTX 3080/TI Hydro Copper temps and configs

    So curious what other HC owners temps are and your config. Maybe it's just the nature of the 30 series but I'm seeing around 10C higher temps then with my 2080 TI. My config is XT45 280mm--->3080 XC3 HC--->ST30 v2 280mm--->10850K--->ST30 280mm X-flow--->D5/res All rads have SL140 Uni fans...
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    Need to wipe the drives in a few PC's and laptops

    Does clean all eventually say anything other then your screen shot? Like task complete or something LOL Surprised there isn't a % complete ticking away so you know it's actually doing something.
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    RTX 3080 FTW3 EK Vector Waterblock Install & Results

    Any chance of a photo of the card/block at the back of the inside of the case near the pci slots to show how far down the block comes into the second pci slot space? Wondering if the EK block hangs lower then the HC blocks. Don't really want to change my 280GTS for a XT45 due to fitting...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    For one of the first 4k hdmi 2.1 120hz + monitors yea. Console people are going nuts. $900 for the thing. Scalpers on Fleabay for like $1,500+
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Tech Drops Discord just cleaned house with 17 W's for the LG 27GP950 on LG.com. :cool::LOL::sneaky: LG in stock email just hitting. 30 minutes late. LMAO
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    This is what we like to hear! Congrats!
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Tech Drops Discord (18+Disclaimer for language and adult humor) got some people here PS5's and XSX's Anyone else still looking for a console or want to jump on the band wagon for cpu/gpu alerts click the link no cost no affiliate links no BS. Just take a quick look at the following channels if...
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    LG 48CX

    I normally have browser windows open especially with trying to cop both of those cards for each system (1080FTW on daily and 2080TI on game rig currently) but I do have the display set to turn off in windows after 5 minutes. Is there a need to actually power off the display during the day if...
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    LG 48CX

    To save me from digging through 180+ pages how has the CX been working after all this time for PC display purposes and gaming with Gync? I know there used to be a bunch of quirks when these first came out. Has anyone experienced burn in problems yet with heavy browser usage? Currently I have the...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Donations aren't a requirement bud. I just tossed that out there for if anyone felt inclined. Not sure which Zotac drop you were talking about but the bot popped off. Distill.ioBOT — Yesterday at 9:13 PM Zotac Direct Server - RTX 3080 OC White @nvidia was updated. Home ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Had the ability to tear into one of these but the 3070 version which comes with an Asus RTX 3070 Dual non OC (the 2K one comes with the non OC TUF RTX 3080). You can put a 240mm AIO in the front but it can only be fastened via the bottom 4 screw holes which is no big deal. I will say there is a...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Ah so scalping on their site too. Lol newegg isn't even charging that much.
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Well after scalping cards on Fleabay since Feb 16 it sure looks like they are trying to skate by the IRS with the payment options. Maybe I'm wrong but yea those methods of payment sure don't speak I'm honest. Otherwise wtf does it matter how people pay for the items. Oh wait they would have to...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    What they get enough shade for scalping on their Ebay store they are doing the right thing now?
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    5 more minutes if there will be a 3rd wave
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    WAVE 2 DEAD NOW Went quick other then X so may not be a 3rd wave.
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    LIVE PS5 XSX WALLMART
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    They block afil links already they never do that unless a drop is coming. Have to lean on the dot #'s...10...15...20..25...30 Systems automated Words out on Twerker now too. Going to be a 💩 show when they do pull the trigger.
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Was a false alarm Should be live in next 13 mins
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    PS5 XSX should hit Wally World 2pm Central
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    He said "Guy said all rtx cards line outside Wait will be 1 month if I don’t care which one Longer for specific" Apparently if you buy all parts (6) from them you can't leave with any of it until all the items come in. IE you pay the money but walk out the door empty handed waiting for the GPU...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    I think he is doing just that. LOL Ha just came back with 1 month wait.
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    So the guy who runs stock programs on our Discord server just went to the MC in Fairfax. One of his intentions was to buy the 3080 white strix the site showed was in stock. Well while he was in traffic 30ish minutes before they even opened it went oos. Go figure right. Not that he would have...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    The point was the price difference was quite a bit higher (Newegg scalp tax) then the "normal" convenience charge of a PB. No need to be a smart ass.
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Unless you don't care I would be real leary of these (brand may vary) builds especially from Newegg. The Shellshocker yesterday that was an open book of what you were getting was roughly $532 over what it would have cost to build it. Leading damn near into scalper territory on the gpu price...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Glad to hear that got it sorted for you. I highly recommend to just find all the driver pages of his and subscribe to each so your notified when he updates the drivers, firmware, and bios. Asus only updates their support pages for so long and is usually way behind. You would think for the price...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    I'm not sure which z490 strix board you have but I believe I just checked them all at Asus and they seem to all have the same network adapter I do on my XII Formula Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet. I don't have any issues with mine. But this is the adapter that a ton of people have problems with.
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Are you still having issues or did you send it back? If you still have it and are still having issues. Hit up this page also grab this and remove any traces that lead to which ever network driver that board has. Also if you have that Intel Network management program installed can it. That causes...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Don't feel bad. I did the same exact thing. Might as well write off being notified for that one. Hopefully the TI isn't longer. The FTW is too long and who knows if the TI FTW will be any longer either. I'm also stuck with the 3070 XC3 for my daily as I can't go much longer then the 1080FTW due...
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    Eye-strain with new monitor - how did you deal with it?

    Nope it was also VA https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/32ud59-b That's what seems to bother me the most is the text. It's as if my eyes are constantly trying to focus on it. I'm running a Monoprice 1.4 DP cable pretty sure that's not the issue. Was using the same cable with my previous...
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    Eye-strain with new monitor - how did you deal with it?

    Funny I run into this post as I went from a 32" 4K LG (3840x2160) to the Asus XG43VQ (3840X1200) and my eyes are being mutilated. I've toyed with brightness, saturation, contrast, color, blue light filtering. Nothing seems to change. As soon as I walk away for 3-4 minutes my eyes start to feel...
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    XPG/Adata not wiping usage data after testing m.2?

    Sure is what I'm thinking. I wrote into them inquiring if they run tests on each drive and just don't clear the history from it before shipping out but it's crickets in here. I think I'll send it back for an exchange today.
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Are we looking at the 2nd contact from the bottom with the darker spot on the edge? Can't tell really what is going on with it but it kinda looks like something is on it. You might try a pencil eraser and q-tip with alcohol. Never know.
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