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    Poll: Do you play with an inverted mouse?

    Used to play inverted when I started playing FPS games in the 90s. However, I forced myself to switch to non-inverted shortly after.
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    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    Some found it boring so it depends on what you like. I tend to not pile on buying games while I still have some to play. In fact Prey is the last game in my Steam library that I have yet to complete. I also have Skyrim (tried it but didn't really like it however might give it another go later...
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    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    Prey (2017). Really liking it as well.
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    Gamma incorrect in Windows 10

    Windows 11 recently had a color rendering issue that was acknowledged by Microsoft: https://www.techspot.com/news/92753-microsoft-windows-11-has-color-rendering-issue-fix.html Wonder if it is also affecting Windows 10 in any way? I'll just wait and see if any future Windows update fixes this.
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    Next Tomb Raider

    I actually really liked these new Tomb Raider games.
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    When do you uninstall games from your drive?

    For single player games, when I finish them. For multiplayer games, when I get sick of them.
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    Gamma incorrect in Windows 10

    I look screenshots of Discord on my PC and iPhone. The difference may not look like much but notice how I have selected the "Rules" category and how the small gray rectangle highlighting the "Rules" category name is brighter on PC. Also, the difference is a lot bigger in real life. PC: iPhone:
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    Gamma incorrect in Windows 10

    I just checked my brother's PC and we both confirmed the issue is happening on his PC as well. Even on his lock screen (which he hasn't changed in forever), there is elevated brightness on the dark areas of the screen. We can even see banding that was not there before in the dark areas of the...
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    Gamma incorrect in Windows 10

    Just tried a doing a clean install of Windows 10. Issue still there.
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    Gamma incorrect in Windows 10

    Tried a different monitor and got the same results.
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    Gamma incorrect in Windows 10

    I did reset the monitor settings as well and reconfigure them to my preference (same settings as when everything was fine). Will try another monitor and report back.
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    Gamma incorrect in Windows 10

    Also, I wonder if this is caused by some SDR/HDR mess up in Windows 10? My monitor doesn't support HDR. Right now, blacks are blacks like they should be. But the other colors, especially grays have elevated brightness. It's like there is a lack of "depth" in picture in certain conditions. It's...
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    Gamma incorrect in Windows 10

    Are there any BIOS settings that affect gamma? As stated earlier, I changed rooms and had my PC unplugged for a day or so. Wonder if anything got reset or changed in the BIOS.
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    Gamma incorrect in Windows 10

    My monitor doesn't support HDR. I did try the resetting the video driver using your method but it made no difference. By the way, I did try another GPU (a GTX 1060) and still had the same results.
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    Gamma incorrect in Windows 10

    Not sure if this matters, but I did shift my PC to another room about a week ago. Settings and cable hook-ups are same though.
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    Gamma incorrect in Windows 10

    Getting the same issue in Safe Mode as well.
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    Gamma incorrect in Windows 10

    I tried changing the "Output dynamic range" in the NVCP. It was on the NVIDIA default setting of "Full". I tried changing it to "Limited" and my black wallpaper turned gray. Put it back to "Full". By the way, I have Discord on my PC and iPhone. When I open Discord on both, the gray colored...
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    Gamma incorrect in Windows 10

    I don't know what is causing this but it could be one of the March updates for Windows 10 as I don't recall this happening before that timeframe. Basically, gamma and/or brightness seems off in Windows 10 now. For example, in Apex Legends while in the Firing Range, the place you spawn in is a...
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    For games that recommend playing on a SSD

    I've noticed most new games now recommend having a SSD. Will they perform poorly if I play them on a HDD?
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    What game have you put the most time into?

    Mine is Apex Legends where I currently have 486 hours of playtime.
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    How do I stop Safari on iOS from doing this?

    Isn't there only room to display 4 favorites or can you have more?
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    How do I stop Safari on iOS from doing this?

    When you open Safari on iOS, you see icons/shortcuts for your most frequently visited websites. Say https://hardforum.com is one of them. If I use that HardForum shortcut but keep visiting the General Gaming section most of the time, the HardForum shortcut (https://hardforum.com) will eventually...
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    Corrupted BIOS

    Could this have caused it? When this happened, I was depressing the power button on my case repeatedly as the PC was powering on (because I was cleaning the button).
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    Corrupted BIOS

    The reason I run the PSU from the strip is because I bought the PSU from Amazon US but live in Dubai. The PSU's power cable plug is a different type compared to the plug type of the wall socket. Is it okay if I just get another power cable for the PSU so I can plug it directly into the wall? Can...
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    Corrupted BIOS

    No surge protector or UPS. PC is plugged into a "regular" power strip. Not sure about heat. Didn't monitor temps while gaming at that time. However, I did run Apex Legends briefly just now and CPU was in the low 50 C and GPU around 75 C. Thanks for the info. Yes, sig system. I'll see if it...
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    Corrupted BIOS

    I was playing Apex Legends yesterday night. I quit the game and shut down my PC. After about 5-10 minutes, I turned it on again. It powered on but turned off after about 2-3 seconds. I pressed the power switch many times again and nothing happened. I switched off the power supply, left it off...
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    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne.
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    Regularly downloading large files to SSD

    Is downloading torrents to an SSD a bad idea?
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    Regularly downloading large files to SSD

    Will downloading large files (8-10 GB) regularly (maybe every couple of days) to an SSD cause too much wear and tear on the SSD? I am asking for situations where you only have SSDs in your PC vs. also having HDDs.
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    Help me pick a 2 TB SATA SSD

    Any recommendations for an "affordable" 2 TB SATA SSD? I'm on X79 and can't run NVMe SSDs (and don't want to do the add-in card thing if it's even possible). Currently have a 256 GB Crucial m4 for OS/programs and a 2 TB Western Digital Caviar Black for games/pictures/downloads/files/etc. Want to...
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    PC gaming on desk + monitor vs. home theater

    Thanks! I do have a home theater but it is from the "DVD ages" (i.e. 2003-2004). Consists of the original Klipsch RF-7 (mains), RC-7 (center), and RS-7 (surrounds) speakers. I added a Seaton Sound SubMersive subwoofer in 2009 though. It's a 5.1 setup. TV is a 42" Panasonic SD plasma (been...
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    PC gaming on desk + monitor vs. home theater

    That's awesome. How would you say your current JBL speakers compare to your previous JTR speakers?
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    PC gaming on desk + monitor vs. home theater

    Nice setup. What's the equipment list for the home theater, if you don't mind me asking?
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    Do most PC games these days support multichannel audio?

    What do you guys make of 3D Audio that the PS5 is touting?
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    Do most PC games these days support multichannel audio?

    Like 5.1, 7.1, Atmos, etc.? I remember back in the early 2000s, game audio used to be a pretty big thing with the likes of Sound Blaster Live! sound cards and whatnot. Based on the limited stuff I've read, while PC games these days might support multichannel audio the implementation might not be...
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    PC gaming on desk + monitor vs. home theater

    I am not talking about using controllers. It's mouse and keyboard on desk + monitor vs. mouse and keyboard with a home theater.
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    PC gaming on desk + monitor vs. home theater

    I noticed some people stated that they prefer a desk + monitor for PC gaming over a home theater because they like to be up close to the screen and/or prefer having a desk. The games I mostly play on PC are first or third-person "shooters" (I said "shooters" because they can be first-person...
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    Question regarding a clean install of Windows 10

    I'm on X79 with a 3930K. The latest motherboard drivers for my GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD3 are from 2015 as per the GIGABYTE website. My question is, if I do a clean install of Windows 10, do I install these drivers from the GIGABYTE website or just let Windows 10 do its thing and install everything for me?
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    Upgraded from Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD to Sound Blaster AE-9

    Ran the same test again for another 10 minutes but this time with the case's side panel removed. Max GPU temp was 74 C.
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