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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?

    When you open Safari on iOS, you see icons/shortcuts for your most frequently visited websites. Say is one of them. If I use that HardForum shortcut but keep visiting the General Gaming section most of the time, the HardForum shortcut ( will eventually...
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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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    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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    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 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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    Are IRQ "conflicts" still a cause of concern with Windows 10?

    If I place my sound card in a PCIe x16 slot, it has the same IRQ as my graphics card and some other thing. If I place my sound card in a PCIe x4 slot, it gets its own IRQ not shared with anything else. I remember IRQs used to be something to worry about back in the day. Is having the same IRQ...
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    Upgraded from Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD to Sound Blaster AE-9

    My Titanium HD is now EOL and won't receive driver updates to support the latest versions of Windows 10. There are many reports that the Titanium HD does not work well or at all in Windows 10 version 2004. Because of this, I decided to just get a new sound card (I have yet to upgrade to Windows...
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    What happened to PC Power & Cooling power supplies?

    Back in 2001, when I was building my first PC, PC Power & Cooling power supplies were considered to be some of the best. Now, you don't even hear about them. What happened? I checked and it seems they are still making power supplies according to their website.
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    Would you be interested in an over-the-shoulder remake of the first Resident Evil?

    Just like the remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3, would you be interested in a similar remake of the first Resident Evil?
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    Is my power supply on the way out?

    Yesterday, I was playing Apex Legends. About 30-35 minutes in, my PC just turned off. After about 3-4 seconds, it turned itself back on again. My temps are fine and I cleaned/dusted my PC just a few weeks ago. This is the first time something like this has happened. I have had my power supply...
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    I think I need a new CPU cooler

    Played a crap load of Apex Legends today along with a bit of Battlefield V. After I was done, I just randomly checked the inside of my case and saw white stuff on my graphics card. I quickly shut off my PC and opened the case. It was like white power and if I blew on it, it would vanish. Not...
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    Best password manager for iOS?

    Any recommendations for a free password manager for iOS?
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    Does iOS 11 have a memory leak?

    Ever since I updated to iOS 11 on my iPhone 6s, it appears there is some sort of memory leak happening. Basically, if I open the app-switcher and scroll through the available apps, there is massive stuttering and jerkiness. It gets worse over time till it gets so bad that the phone automatically...
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    Need mouse recommendations

    My G9x has started to sometimes double-click when I left-click. It's sometimes quite annoying. I've had this mouse since I built this computer back in 2012 so it's been quite awhile. Overall, it is a good mouse but I initially thought it was quite small and thus uncomfortable. Then I got used to...
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    YouTube app killing battery on iPhone 6s

    I have an iPhone 6s 128 GB on iOS 10.3.3. I've noticed that for the past week or so, the official YouTube app drains the battery really quickly while watching a video. The phone also warms/heats up while watching a video when previously I never noticed an increase in temperature while watching...
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    Monitor distortion during Windows boot up

    Just before I upgraded to my current GTX 1080 Ti, I was using a GTX 980 Ti on driver 382.53. When I plugged in my GTX 1080 Ti and booted the PC up, everything was fine. Then I updated the drivers to the latest version (384.76 at the time) and got monitor distortion during Windows boot up. I used...
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    Faint vertical lines on monitor on grayish colors

    If I am not mistaken, I have recently been seeing faint vertical lines on my monitor on grayish colors ever since I got the Windows 10 Creators Update. Just to see if it is a driver issue or whatnot, I booted up in Safe Mode to check but still see them. This thread, I think, is talking about my...
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    iOS: clean install vs. upgrade

    My iPhone 6s is on iOS 9.3.4. Once iOS 10 is out, should I just do an upgrade or will it be better to do a clean install? My iPhone 6s has yet to see a wipe/clean install since I got it back in March. Been upgrading only since I got it (but all those upgrades were versions of iOS 9 and not major...
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    GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 or something from ASUS?

    I want to know if the GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 is a good motherboard or if I should go with something from ASUS. I've read that ASUS's UEFI BIOS is much better than GIGABYTE's? Is this true?
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    How many of you use a smartphone as your only mobile computing device?

    Just wondering how many of you use your smartphone as your only mobile computing device when you are away from your desktop PC (i.e. you don't have an ultrabook, laptop, etc.).
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    In a dilemma

    I built the following desktop PC for my brother and wanted to give it to him as a gift. Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H100i v2 with 2 x Nidec Servo Gentle Typhoon AP-15 fans Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 RAM: 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 MHz...
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    Speakers and headphone out sound quality of latest MacBook Pro?

    How is the sound quality of the speakers and the headphone out of the latest MacBook Pro? Better than most Windows laptops or are there Windows laptops that are better, in terms of speakers and headphone out sound quality, than the latest MacBook Pro?
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    Best video player for iOS?

    That plays everything? Is it VLC or something else?
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    Facebook app for iOS not giving push notifications

    I have the latest version of the Facebook app for iOS and don't get push notifications. I just get a number on the Facebook app's icon showing how many notifications I have. I have all notification options enabled in iOS (for Facebook) and in the Facebook app itself. Any ideas?
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    Windows desktop PC + Mac laptop?

    Just wondering if there are people here who have a Windows desktop gaming PC but a Mac for their laptop instead of a Windows based laptop? How do you like working or doing whatever it is you do on the Mac? The reason I am asking is because it seems, in the laptop realm, Apple makes tends to...
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    Worthwhile to exit/close/quit apps after using them?

    Wondering if it is worthwhile for any reason (such as to free up RAM, load apps from a "fresh state" every time you want to use them, etc.) to exit/close/quit apps after using them through the multitasking view/feature. Right now, I always close an app after using it through the multitasking...
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    Calling all iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users

    Which version of the Apple A9 chip do you have?
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    Galaxy S7 vs. Xperia X Performance vs. wait for iPhone 7

    Which would you pick? Any comments/opinions will be appreciated. By the way, I generally like smaller phones and these are, apparently, as small as you can get these days without sacrificing performance. Unless you can give me a really good reason to go for the larger Galaxy S7 edge, I'll keep...
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    Bad overclock or something else?

    Randomly, like every few weeks to a month, I'll restart my PC or boot it up from a shut-down state and will get a boot failure message while trying to boot-up. It is not a SSD/HDD boot failure but a BIOS boot failure. When I get the message, there are options that allow me to load optimized BIOS...
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    PC gaming: speakers vs. headphones

    When gaming on a PC, do you usually prefer using speakers or headphones?
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    How much of a performance difference will there be between these two cards? Secondly, is there any review published for the TITAN X HYBRID? I can't seem to find one.
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    Which GeForce GTX 980 Ti should I get?

    I am looking for the best cooling and the highest "auto boosted" clocks as I will not be overclocking myself.
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    JBL LSR305 + LSR310S + Titanium HD

    I have a Titanium HD sound card in my PC. If I want to connect a pair of LSR305 monitors and a LSR310S subwoofer to the Titanium HD, can I take the following route? 1. Connect the Titanium HD to the LSR310S subwoofer with left and right RCA output connections on the Titanium HD to the LSR310S...
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    Which GeForce GTX 980 Ti card should I get?

    I am looking for the best cooling and the highest "auto boosted" clocks as I will not be overclocking myself. Edit: I've been told by quite a few people that EVGA's ACX 2.0 and ACX 2.0+ coolers are not really that great? Is this true?
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    Stock Android vs. Android with a custom UI

    Do you prefer the stock Android experience on Nexus devices or a custom UI from brands such as Sony, Samsung, LG, HTC, etc.?