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  1. kirbyrj

    Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 only $37 after coupon

    I noticed that when I looked at it again in the other thread. I just wasn't sure if they had a different heat pipe setup without reading reviews or anything.
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    Undervolding a GTX 580, watt reduction?

    Depending on what card you have, it's always the last few percentage points that get the biggest power draw. You could probably run 70% at similar power draw as 50% performance if you spent the time to tweak it. Newer cards are a lot easier because of their more complicated boost algorithms...
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    Video card doesn't look like EVGA, but multiple sources claim it is

    I would imagine that it's some kind of reference PCB. Any number of OEMs might use the reference PCB.
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    Undervolding a GTX 580, watt reduction?

    I think there is a utility called more power tools for something like that for AMD cards that will allow you to drop the voltage further than the stock programs will let you. Might be worth looking into, I'm just not sure if it works with older cards like you have.
  5. kirbyrj

    6900 xt power connector question

    A good place might be an aftermarket cable place making sleeved cables or something like that. Just find a match for your PSU. Hopefully you don't have to buy the entire kit to get the one cable you need.
  6. kirbyrj

    Rumors of ARC's cancellation...

    With the level of hype and resources poured in already, it's not just a random canceled project. It would be like MS canceling the entire Xbox program.
  7. kirbyrj

    FX 8350 apparently still inspiring new builds

    Did old FX boards have fTPM? I wouldn't have thought so, but maybe I am misremembering.
  8. kirbyrj

    Is G.Skill Flaire still the best for Ryzen?

    They might be dual rank already if they are older b-die no? FWIW, I have a set of Trident Z RGB sticks that are essentially the same 14-14-14 timings @ 3200 except in 32GB (2x16GB) flavor. That might be an upgrade for the OP, if he needs more RAM, but otherwise the stuff he has now should be fine.
  9. kirbyrj

    Rumors of ARC's cancellation...

    Raja is useless. The fact that he's still employed after this debacle is laughable. Maybe not Intel historically, but their new CEO has a tendency to cut bait and run if he doesn't think a project is going to be profitable according to some articles I read about this.
  10. kirbyrj

    Anyone get their Steam Deck ordered?

    I was referring to the hardware device. I've never used the app. My bad.
  11. kirbyrj

    Anyone get their Steam Deck ordered?

    From what I've seen, there is a much higher demand for the deck compared to the link. I would think it would get a refresh at some point.
  12. kirbyrj

    Worth it to "upgrade" from p8p67 rev 3.1 to Asus p8z77-v deluxe for overclocking?

    I'm not sure what you're looking at, but a modern i3 caps out at 4C/8T just like the 2600k, is much more power efficient, has a better IGP, and is probably 50% faster on average. You can get cheap DDR4 memory here in the forums, and get a board for under $100. Total upgrade would be around...
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    Is it perhaps possible to write fixed frequencies and voltages to the videocard's firmware?

    I would just setup an Afterburner Profile to run at 80% of the power limit (or less) and let afterburner run at startup, etc. You'd still have the advantage of using the fancy boost algorithms just with less power available to it.
  14. kirbyrj

    Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro / Pixel 6a

    It was a promo from 7/21 to 7/27 I guess.
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    What memory would you recommend to upgrade from 16gb to 32gb?

    That's actually impossible unless you had your old memory misconfigured. You have slower memory now just more of it.
  16. kirbyrj

    Thoughts on my Shuttle Build

    I wouldn't make the same assumption as you did concerning M.2. If anything, I would assume it was on the motherboard and accessible even with a dual slot video card. The quickguide for that shuttle on their website seems to indicate that. The rest of the parts should work fine.
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    Rumors of ARC's cancellation...

    Raja Koduri is the last person I'd want to throw money at at this point if I'm Intel. He hasn't put out a compelling product since the iPhone 4 12 years ago.
  18. kirbyrj

    Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro / Pixel 6a

    Yeah, it is a very smooth back even though its not the same material, so I'd probably get a case for it. Mine ran hot until I got the setup done. Reboot the phone and it's normal now. Doesn't seem to be out of the ordinary for any Pixel phone I've set up recently.
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    Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro / Pixel 6a

    Ok...coming from a Pixel 5... Here are some thoughts: 1). Phone is only slightly larger. I avoided the P6/P6Pro due to the larger size. This is larger than I'd like, but still not huge. 2). The front fingerprint scanner is much worse than the capacitive rear sensor (but that might be my...
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    Does AMD stop support?

    You would know how old they are if you did some research :p.
  21. kirbyrj

    Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro / Pixel 6a

    My 6a is out for delivery today.
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    Does AMD stop support?

    I don't think anything is preventing you from doing your own research here: https://www.amd.com/en/support TLDR: Sure...you can't exactly find modern drivers for old C-50 or E350 "APUs" or FX mobile CPUs. Looks like all Ryzen APUs are still supported with the latest driver. So it definitely...
  23. kirbyrj

    Upgrade this Gaming rig, or gut it and rebuild?

    Historically, I would agree, but the Nvidia 3XXX cards had significant spikes which actually resulted in shutting off my computer (EVGA 850W Gold with 3090 and 5800x at the time...should have been well within 850W). If you're going to do the 100W buffer, you better make sure you have a pretty...
  24. kirbyrj

    Pixel 5A

    I had the same problem on my Pixel 3. It was a hardware problem and no amount of software tricks would fix it. Tried different camera apps, a full reset, and flashing different stock images to it. I took it to a ubreakifix and they said they couldn't fix it. I ended up trading it back to...
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    Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro / Pixel 6a

    Yeah, I'm not sure. I saw tech sites relating the $300 trade in, so I checked it out and got it. It sounded like it was universal (at least to US customers), but I guess not.
  26. kirbyrj

    Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro / Pixel 6a

    What phone are you trying to buy? I think the $300 only works for the 6a. I just checked it again, and the $300 trade in promo is still active.
  27. kirbyrj

    Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro / Pixel 6a

    I just went to the store.google.com and went through the process of ordering the phone. And then when it asks about a trade-in, you fill out that you have a Pixel 3a. Offered $300 for it. https://store.google.com/us/magazine/trade_in?hl=en-US
  28. kirbyrj

    EK AIO 360 Pump noise... multiple RMA.. ?

    That's definitely strange and not what I've experienced so far with mine.
  29. kirbyrj

    EK AIO 360 Pump noise... multiple RMA.. ?

    Why are you adjusting the pump %? Isn't it designed to stay at one speed? I have the 360 Basic plugged into the AIO header on my motherboard and have had no issues like you're describing. I just checked and mine is at 2600 RPM according to motherboard monitoring software.
  30. kirbyrj

    Is this peak idiocy in case designs?

    I have a Lancool Mesh II. I don't even think I peeled the protective film from the back side. I like the case, but I thought that a glass rear panel was stupid.
  31. kirbyrj

    Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro / Pixel 6a

    I guess for me it's about the security updates and battery life. I would think that after this amount of time you replaced the battery and might even be using an alternate OS. I didn't like the Pixel 2 XL but the plain pixel 2 was one of my favorites.
  32. kirbyrj

    SCORCHING: LG 32" FreeSync Premium monitor for $299

    No worries. LG makes it difficult to compare apples to apples. I wonder if they are vendor specific models to meet certain price points.
  33. kirbyrj

    SCORCHING: LG 32" FreeSync Premium monitor for $299

    Different model. The OP is IPS with 1ms GTG and the Costco is VA with 5ms GTG. In fairness I have the older version of the VA panel and it's been a solid monitor for me for the past few years.
  34. kirbyrj

    RX 6600 INCOMING

    I'm pretty sure that I got Sniper Elite 4 through an AMD promo also. I had a lot of fun with that series. Never played Saints Row.
  35. kirbyrj

    RX 6600 INCOMING

    https://www.amd.com/en/gaming/raise-the-game Shame because Sniper Elite 5 is the only game I would have wanted of those three.
  36. kirbyrj

    Backblaze latest drive performance blog

    https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-life-expectancy/ I'll help him out since it's hard to comment since he didn't post the link.
  37. kirbyrj

    Some cheap ($5) EVGA t shirts

    I got a free shirt from them and it is pretty good quality. I wouldn't have paid $5 for it but they sent it to me for free. I don't wear it out because I don't like advertising for people for free.
  38. kirbyrj

    Will Not Start after Shut Down Unless You Flash BIOS

    All I can say is that I've used essentially that same combo (different RAM) without any issues. Do you have other parts you can test with? Different CPU?
  39. kirbyrj

    Celebrate: I beat a game at the arcade! SF4.

    TMNT, The Simpsons, turtles in time. Other than that, I don't really remember beating much else in the arcade.
  40. kirbyrj

    Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro / Pixel 6a

    Personally, I've never had a problem trading in phones to Google. They are really only looking to make sure it turns on, is factory reset, and the screen isn't cracked. As long as those three things are met, you should get all your money.
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