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    Alder Lake launching November 4th

    everyday. best game ever
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    How has Zen3 managed to maintain it's price after over a year?

    i got a z690 mobo for $160 after rebates (and i already cashed the rebate. shit on rebates if you want) got the 12600k for $250 from bestbuy pricematch is that not cheaper price/performance than AMD?
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    How has Zen3 managed to maintain it's price after over a year?

    i noticed the prices too. Intel provides more performance for less money. particularly the 5600x vs 12600k for a new system, amd doesn't make sense.
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    When will Video Card prices come down lower?

    keep 1080p low settings for another 2 years.
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    12600k 12700k already getting big price cuts.

    ah shit MC raising prices again 269>>249 >> 229>> 249 269 again. ya'll missed that sale.
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    older psu with dual 12v rails. Do both rails power the cpu?

    where does the cpu draw its power though? If i run a 12600k at max load, it could exceed 204w, but does it then pull extra power from the other rail then?
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    older psu with dual 12v rails. Do both rails power the cpu?

    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?
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    12900k getting price cut at MC

    i love this price war. bestbuy is pricematching these, if you're lucky
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    12600k 12700k already getting big price cuts.

    wow Microcenter dropped the prices further. 12600k $230 12700k $300 how low can these go? 12600k for $199 soon???? good thing my credit card has price protection. Get the difference refunded
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    I suspect the realtek gigE on my laptop crashes my cable modem. Is that even a thing?

    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...
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    12600k 12700k already getting big price cuts.

    i had Bestbuy pricematch MC. building another budget 12600k system with an Asrock z690, 120mm enermax cooler, 16gb gskill ripjaws ddr4. $250+$160+$20 +50= $480+tax after rebates. and then free win7>>win10>>win11 upgrade. Whole system under $500+tax. at these prices, I don't feel like waiting...
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    older games, even from just a few years ago, don't run on alder lake. even with e-cores disabled.

    i just got the updated denuvo stripped version of fallen order, and the game now works with igp. actually runs decently for an igp.
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    older games, even from just a few years ago, don't run on alder lake. even with e-cores disabled.

    wroooong. you say that with such confidence. hey sir jerk knowitall, stop adding nonsense shit to this thread. Here's driver SF running on Windows 11 on my laptop blows your theory out of the water eh? Windows 11 is fine.
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    older games, even from just a few years ago, don't run on alder lake. even with e-cores disabled.

    were you testing with integrated graphics? i was testing integrated graphics only. maybe it's my MSI mobo, or ssd, or the cracked version of the game I'm running. who knows.
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    new ssd. How do I check if my ssd is using hardware encryption?

    it seems to suggest there is hardware encryption. but i'm not totally sure.
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    new ssd. How do I check if my ssd is using hardware encryption?

    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? I...
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    older games, even from just a few years ago, don't run on alder lake. even with e-cores disabled.

    clickbait clicker, then how do you explain my getting the exact same crash in the same game in Windows 10 then? the common culprit is the alder lake cpu. I have another 11th gen laptop I'll load windows 11 to, and I'll see if it can run.
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    older games, even from just a few years ago, don't run on alder lake. even with e-cores disabled.

    while i was shopping and trying out new pc's recently, I tested this game on all recent non-alder lake systems, and it worked on Windows 10. 5700g 5600g 11400 11700 amd intel all worked. If you set compatibility to Windows 7, it will run. There's something actually wrong with alder lake and...
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    older games, even from just a few years ago, don't run on alder lake. even with e-cores disabled.

    Faulting application name: Driver.exe, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x4ec0d92b Faulting module name: Driver.exe, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x4ec0d92b Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x0082896c Faulting process id: 0x690 Faulting application start time: 0x01d7e4391d723603 Faulting...
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    older games, even from just a few years ago, don't run on alder lake. even with e-cores disabled.

    wish i could send you a copy of star wars fallen order to test.
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    12600k 12700k already getting big price cuts.

    hot dammit. 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...
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    older games, even from just a few years ago, don't run on alder lake. even with e-cores disabled.

    yeah well i'm adding feedback that the workaround doesn't work either.
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    older games, even from just a few years ago, don't run on alder lake. even with e-cores disabled.

    Don't toss that old pc. https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/11/faulty-drm-breaks-dozens-of-games-on-intels-alder-lake-cpus/ 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...
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    Alder Lake launching November 4th

    I'm using balanced power setting if i hover over the Pcores in task manager, it says they're parked.
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    Poll: Alder Lake owners: were you able to get a cooling solution for LGA 1700?

    the enermax t40 air cooler i got has a janky 1700 adapter. But I tightened everything up and appears to be working fine. 12600k stock, most cores max out in the 60's, with 2 cores maxing out mid 70s under cinebench stress test. The heatsink just barely covers the cpu heatspreader though.
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    Alder Lake launching November 4th

    i've been using the 12600k for over a week, and this thing looks pretty efficient. looking at task manager, under normal usage, the pcores barely get any activity.
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    acid vapor kills hard drives

    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...
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    Alder Lake launching November 4th

    I hope MSI enables this on all their boards. currently the board will not allow disabling all e cores; at least one ecore must be enabled. it sounds like avx512 can safely be enabled, and since rocket lake had avx512, I don't see why intel would make such a bigass fuss about it
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    Poll: Alder Lake owners: were you able to get a cooling solution for LGA 1700?

    I'm using a 20 year old AMD athlon64 stock cooler simply resting on my 12600k for now while I wait for my tower fan and 1700 adapter. held on just by cheap thermal paste. cinebench runs up the temps to 90+, but under normal use, it runs just fine under 50c 12 year old OCZ 600w psu runs it...
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    Poll: Alder Lake owners: were you able to get a cooling solution for LGA 1700?

    i called Zalman, and they're not getting 1700 adapters until next year. that sucks.
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    Intel Alder Lake iGPU performance? 12600k (UHD 770) vs 5700g (Vega 8)

    so the rdna2 apus are not coming out till summer/fall 2022 ? that's gonna be a long wait.
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    Intel Alder Lake iGPU performance? 12600k (UHD 770) vs 5700g (Vega 8)

    let's be real. you're not gonna game on either chip. i went with intel this time because it is more future proof. if AMD included navi, i woulda bought amd. i wish intel coulda put a beefier gpu into this chip like the upcoming H chips.
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    Poll: Alder Lake owners: were you able to get a cooling solution for LGA 1700?

    yeah i'm not gonna run my cpu at full load yet. just need to test if all the components work, as i wait for the stupid heatsink bracket. Enermax says next week, but who knows, with supply chain issues and shipping delays
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    Poll: Alder Lake owners: were you able to get a cooling solution for LGA 1700?

    crap. Enermax doesn't have any stock on the 1700 adapter until next week at the earliest for the T40 fan i bought they only have the T50 adapter. fortunately i can use the heatsink temporarily without clamping it down, and it will still cool sufficiently.
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    Poll: Alder Lake owners: were you able to get a cooling solution for LGA 1700?

    just ordered an enermax hsf. put in a request for 1700 conversion. Let's see how fast they ship. enermax office is local in socal. all my other parts are coming midweek
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    major price gouging on z690.

    I gave in MSI has a $30 rebate on the z690 board I bought the 12600k msi combo at newegg.
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    major price gouging on z690.

    i know. i'm commenting about the price difference for the new chipset compared to when the 590 was new
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    major price gouging on z690.

    $220 https://www.microcenter.com/product/642649/msi-z690-a-pro-ddr4-intel-lga-1700-atx-motherboard $130 https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Z590-ProSeries-Motherboard-Socket/dp/B08WC9JSV8 they're pretty much identical. come on man
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    Alder Lake launching November 4th

    according to a review, the 12600k uses a lot of power relative to the 11900k in blender. Only slightly lower. the 12600k is still a power hog
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