I have an old Earthwatts 380 which was built by seasonic. Has dual 12v rails at 17A.
specs say one 12v powers motherboard and peripherals, the other 12v powers cpu.
but with it all plugged in, do both 12v rails power the cpu still?
i mean how many amps are available to the cpu?
I've noticed that when I saturate the builtin realtek gigabit ethernet on my asus laptop with multithreaded downloads, or try to max out my internet connection, occasionally the modem will crash, requiring hard reboot of modem.
when using several different computers with Intel gigE, I haven't...
I bought a WD sn750 SE, which has a phison e19t controller.
The controller supports aes, opal 2.0, pyrite.
However, WD does not advertise any encryption capabilities for this drive.
What tools and methods can I use to test if my ssd is hardware encrypted vs software?
Can someone guide me?
if it didn't cost $20 in gas to drive to microcenter, I would be all over this.
I paid an early adopter tax on my 12600k system. Though I did get a partial refund for the price drop from newegg.
Came out to similar cost if you factor in the time and gas.
Lucky for anyone near a...
Don't toss that old pc.
i had one of those games, Star wars fallen order, and the game wouldn't even load with the 12600k, even with all efficiency cores disabled.
Task manager showed that the...
I made the mistake of storing some old hard drives near a closed container of diluted tca acid.
I later discovered the acid destroyed the seal and the acid evaporated, some of it wafting by the hard drives.
Both hard drives are dead. They were working before this incident.
Should've sealed the...
they're pretty much identical. come on man
biggest annoyance about win10 is whenever I turn off my 4k tv monitor (connected to laptop) overnight, it throws most of my windows to the upper left corner of the screen when i turn on my tv the next day.
sometimes it doesn't do this even after many hours pass by, but sometimes it does this in...
11700 reviews seem rare.
Didn't test much, but i have 2 prebuilt towers with a 5700g and 11700, otherwise identical.
At idle, they use about the same amount of power.
I don't have a killawatt, but my clamp meter read about the same 0.26-0.28 amps at idle.
but under load running cinebench23...
vega 8 came out around the same time as nvidia's 10 series.
my gtx1060 supports vp9 decode at 8k60
whereas the vega 8 maxes out at 8k30 vp9 decode support.
Seems to be the same deal with the RDNA2.
nvidia and Intel Rocket Lake Xe support 8k60 AV1 decoding, whereas the RDNA2 tops out at 8k30...
this is what I got.
You're not getting what you pay for.
non K cpu gets hot fast, so all-core turbo caps out at 3.3- 3.4ghz on the 11700.
HP really gimps this shit.
5000G apu finally on sale August.
welp, that just means I have to wait til August 2022 to buy RDNA apu.
Ah fark. the base model 5600g is $260.
that price is way higher than Intel 11500
Microcenter sells the 11600k for $230.
in default Windows install, you make a good size partition for system and apps and documents.
I dunno how ssds technically work. But if this partition gets heavily used, is the nand gonna get worn out faster in just this partition?
I thought ssds spread out all the data writing over all the...
do name brand TVs last a long time when used as pc monitors?
we all know leds dim over time. LEDs have ridiculous lifespan claims of 50000+ hours.
But do you even have a TV with even half this many hours?
my first TCL 4k tv blew an led in about 6000 hours, just over a year of use.
I have this old psu in my old amd athlon64.
standard 24pin connector.
can I still reuse this for a cheapo $250 zen3 R3 apu system?
planning to build a b550 + R3 5000g
for a basic system with just a ryzen APU, one hard drive, what is the approx power consumption during idle?
I'm wondering how big of a difference there is compared to an average newer 45w tdp laptop with the screen turned off.
I haven't built a pc since 2009.
This is super low budget for mom, and I'm guessing I can't squeeze out much OC from a ryzen 5 3400g with stock cooling.
Wish I could buy the 4400g. Stupid AMD
The only thing she really needs is a quiet pc with 4k60 video to plug into a 4k TV in the future.
I just ran Recuva on a wd blue ssd, and I was not able to recover any deleted files beyond a few days ago.
Files I deleted prior to last week didn't even show up in the recovery log.
unlike old hdd's, where tons of deleted files and fragments would show up.
is this just how ssds are?
There's a gimped version of the wd blue 3d ssd being sold at bestbuy and walmart with shit random 4k speeds.
On the outside, they look identical. Both advertised as 3D nand.
2 model numbers: wds500g2b0a and wdbnce5000pnc
The latter is sold at bestbuy and walmart, and you should avoid this...
It's a real crapshoot. How do you even explain it?
I ordered 2 new computers recently, just to test ssd speed differences, particularly random 4k speed.
pc1 is lenovo ryzen 5 3500u
pc2 is HP i3-9100 quadcore with h370 chipset.
pc3 is my old asus i7-6700hq laptop.
tested all with the same 2...
This is my setup:
This is one of my drives:
If you look at the results, most people get 4K R/W ~40/120 MB/s.
However, several people got shitty 4K speeds like I did, at <...
does sandisk actually make their own nands, or is toshiba still making them?
I had some bestbuy gift cards I got for a 20% discount, and was deciding between 860 evo and wd blue
but bestbuy jacked up their prices these last few days. I was going to get a 500gb 'renewed' 860 evo for $65, but...
Just wondering if anyone has had issues restarting Windows when running off nvme drive.
970 evo plus 1tb + Windows 1909 doesn't let me restart fully.
Windows shuts down, bios boots, and then windows just doesn't load.
ctrl alt del will force reboot at bios, and windows will finally load...
annoying behavior with this 970 evo plus nvme ssd.
I clean installed windows 1909 on the ssd, and the restart function does not boot to desktop.
It seems like it doesn't even load windows after the reboot command is run. Bios load finishes, but there are no spinning dots indicating that...
I want to upgrade my dad's laptop hdd to ssd, but don't want to spend much since he doesn't need more than 250gb.
but looking at reviews, 250gb sata ssds all look like they suck ass compared to 500gb and 1tb.
in real world usage, is the 250gb ssd handicap noticeable? Are boot times and app...
Is there anything I can do to speed it up?
I just plugged it in, ran some crystal tests, and it's a few hundred MB/s slower than advertised 3500/3200
I would have liked it to be closer in speed.
My actual sequential transfer is 3000/2800.
and showing a massive speed penalty in other tests...
My 2 year old asus laptop has a badly swollen li-po battery, and half the cells don't work.
laptops these days have crap thermals and cause the built-in batteries to fail faster.
I'm wondering if I should get a new-ish used original Asus battery for $30, or wait a few years and buy a no...
Half of the backlight went dim. It was fine last night just before going to sleep. I wake up and turn it on, and half the screen is dim.
I've used this as a pc monitor for about 16-18 hours per day, so 8000 hours at most. I read that lcd backlights should last 80k-100k hours.
So this is just...
new model just came out, priced at $350.
with dolby vision.
Gonna see if it scorches my eyeballs with the brightness.
Not worth the price. It's pretty much identical in features and quality to the 43s405, give or take.
But for ~$100 more.
It is also not bright enough for real Dolby...
If you are using the 43s405 as a desktop monitor, and are sitting arm's length from the screen, please download the video below, and tell me if you see fine vertical line noise when playing the video full screen.
Pause the video frequently to see the difference.
I want to...
I wanted to see if I could have the real estate of 4x 24" monitors within a cheap budget.
This TV has been on sale for $342 or less. So I got one to play with for a few weeks before I have to return it to the store.
Even though this TCL supports 4k 60hz chroma 4:4:4 on all 3 hdmi ports, it...
TCL and Insignia with larger screen sizes have a checkerboard effect which results from fucked up subpixel lighting pattern.
For example, this netflix logo. Notice how the 55" TV has a moire effect because every other pixel is dimmer.
Has anyone been able to tweak picture settings to get rid...
Just got both TV's this week.
Bought the TCL from Target, Samsung from walmart.
TCL $330, SAMSUNG $430.
Tested with www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/ with all enhancements disabled.
First big fact.....
The Samsung 43 has an IPS/PLS panel made by BOE HV430QUB-N4A. RGB subpixel. Rtings.com mu6300 review...
all monitors I have seen have the RGB layout.
Anyone know why lcd TV's went BGR since forever?
One small annoyance is that when you extend your desktop to a TV in Windows, the subpixel layout causes ugly text in one or the other display.
You can't tweak cleartype for each display. Cleartype...
Just got this tv, and I am unable to enable chroma 4:4:4 even in PC mode at 1080p.
The classic "quick brown fox" chroma image shows 4:2:0 or less. The last 2 lines are garbled.
Is there a trick to this?
When I played with the Samsungs, they just worked.
Edit: solved problem by downloading...