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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Yep. So I have heard, X-boobs are screwed, at least with the stock T3500.
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Hiya, folks. I just wanted to chime in as an X58 driver. I, in the good old years, OC'd Intel and AMD CPUs. Even an ATI 9500 Pro, or two. As far as I know, there is no way to OC Dell Precision T3500 CPUs.
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    "No Survivors": Second New Boeing 737 to Crash in Four Months

    I'm not a pilot, nor am I an avionics expert. What I am is a US Air Force vet whose AFSC (job title) was "Comm/Nav." My job covered all aspects of radio communication and RADAR, capitalized because it's an acronym, not talking down to anybody who knows that. I have more hours in the back of...
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    Windows 10 Update Can Degrade Graphics, Mouse Performance in Certain Games

    Why does it seem like we are kinda going backwards?
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    Intel Might Become the World's Top Chipmaker Again

    Kind off-topic, but imagine a regional destabilization caused by the PRC (China) attacking the RoC (Taiwan.)
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    NSA Releases Free "GHIDRA" Reverse Engineering Tool

    I'm glad that we, the US, have the NSA. But their covert activities are enough to make me put on my tinfoil hat. Their overt activities? All-over tinfoil. They're up to something, I tells ya. Kinda just kidding.
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    Windows 10: New Study Shows Home Edition Users Are Baffled by Updates

    I would dump Win 10 in favor of Linux in a heartbeat, but I just don't want to have to tinker with Linux to get the games I like to work. I used to like tinkering. I just don't really have the time for it these days. And even dual-booting isn't something that I want to mess with. Well, as I...
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    What are some of the good transparent anti-virus S/W for windows 10?

    Honestly, just using Windows Defender, and common sense, I have been just fine for three years so far. But if you want to give a free trial a go, give it a try. If you decide on a free version for everyday use, read lots of reviews first.
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    Huawei Announces the $2,600 Foldable Mate X Smartphone: It Folds Outwards!

    Off topic quite a bit, but do you guys actually trust Huawei at this point? I'm ambivalent about them.
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    Dell X58 Cleaning Time. Should get a new HSF.

    I really don't understand why you folks are coming down so hard on me. Again, I wasn't trying to sell anything. And if I were selling anything, I would make it quite clear that the goods were from a smoking household. I'm going to give my computer a good cleaning soon. I know it's going to...
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    Logitech MX 518 w/ Hero sensor

    My MX518 is probably fixable. Mouse pointer just drifts to the left a bit. Yeah, everything has it's way of working out, the ebb and flow of time. Eventually I'll dig into it and fix it. Eddies in the space-time continuum. There is nothing on this site, or any sites, worthy of getting...
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    No Link between Violent Video Games and Increased Aggression in Teens, Study Finds

    Err body gonna find a way to satiate the need.
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    Police are Using Drones in 911 Calls

    I have no problem with LEOs using drones.
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    Dell X58 Cleaning Time. Should get a new HSF.

    Hi there. I'm not trying to sell anything to anybody. I haven't blamed anybody for my computer being funkified by my smoking. I don't have anybody breathing secondhand smoke from me. Have a great night. sr.
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    Dell X58 Cleaning Time. Should get a new HSF.

    Was thinking about going with this: https://www.amazon.com/Sunon-80MM-Medium-Speed-EE80251B2-000U-G99/dp/B0002JACGQ/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=EE80251B2-000U-G99&qid=1550537045&s=gateway&sr=8-1 Would I just connect it to a Molex connector, or is there a nearby 3pin header on the MoBo? I guess PWM...
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    Logitech MX 518 w/ Hero sensor

    Good news! Thanks much.
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    Dell X58 Cleaning Time. Should get a new HSF.

    The Dell 500W PSU that came with my T3500 up and died. I'm using a Corsair CX430.
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    Russia to Disconnect from the Internet as Part of a Planned Test

    Ahh, who needs them Russians, anyways? Anybody in the US government who feels separation anxiety because of Internet issues can just fly on over to Moscow. Problem solved.
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    Plans for First Chinese Solar Power Station in Space Revealed

    Meh. What could possibly go wrong?
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    Dell X58 Cleaning Time. Should get a new HSF.

    Susquehannock, I guess this behemoth is going back to Amazon. I'm not sure how much that's going to end up costing me. With modding the Dell U016F HS with an 80 mm fan, can you recommend a good fan? And I'm not sure where it could be plugged in. Thanks for any help.
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    Dell X58 Cleaning Time. Should get a new HSF.

    For at least a year I've been wanting a Hyper 212 Evo. I've been under the impression for a long time that it would fit. Oh well.
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    Dell X58 Cleaning Time. Should get a new HSF.

    Yeah. It won't fit. Not even close. The blame is all on me.
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    Dell X58 Cleaning Time. Should get a new HSF.

    Hey there. I went ahead and ordered a CM Hyper 212 Evo, and some Noctua NT-H1 paste. Yep, gonna pull the MoBo for the cleaning and cable management. Thanks for the help, and the links!
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    Dell X58 Cleaning Time. Should get a new HSF.

    Hiya. I went ahead and ordered a CM Hyper 212 Evo Is there any reason not to use the OEM backplate? Also, my RAM doesn't have any sinks, so clearance should be fine. Thanks!
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    Dell X58 Cleaning Time. Should get a new HSF.

    Susquehannock, the box was very clean when I got it. But, like I said earlier, I'm a smoker. I'm not looking to go nuts with the cleaning, but I'm going to have to remove the MoBo to fix the wiring mess I have, so it will be a pretty thorough cleaning. How do you get the other side panel off?
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    Dell X58 Cleaning Time. Should get a new HSF.

    Hi, all. I have a Dell T3500 with the beefier HS, and X5672. The time is coming for me to give the computer a good cleaning, as I'm a smoker. Keeping in mind that I really don't have much money to play with, would this be good...
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    Have HDDs gotten any faster in the last decade?

    To Zepher: No. But they both are 2.5 " drives fitted into heat-sinks that make the mounting 3.5 ".
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    Have HDDs gotten any faster in the last decade?

    I have two 160GB 10k WD Raptors that a friend gave me. I used one for a while and it seemed fine. But I eventually went to a 120GB SSD, 240GB SSD, and 1TB Spinner setup. I'm sure that the Raptors were a great solution at their time. And I'm sure the price was pretty high. Tech keeps on...
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    San Francisco May Be the First City in the Nation to Ban Facial Recognition

    SF is so much wanting to be a "sanctuary city." Of course they don't want facial recognition picking criminals out of crowds. I don't get it.
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    Anyone else use Seagate Ironwolf drives?

    Never had a WD drive fail on me, knock on skull.
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    One of the Biggest At-Home DNA Testing Companies Is Working with the FBI

    I understand the outrage. But, having been in the military, the FBI already has my special double helices. It's kind of a drag, really. Every crime I've ever really thought about committing, it would just be way too hard to keep my fingerprints and DNA from the crime scene.
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    Facebook Employees Panic After Apple Revokes the Company's Enterprise Certificate

    Two evil companies bumping heads? Don't worry, the head cheesters will come out unscathed.
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    Watch Robots and Humans Work Together to Create the 2019 Ford Ranger

    I like it, loved my '92 Ranger. I'm old. Anyways, the 2019 Ranger has been based on an international 2011 version.
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    MS Bing Rewards

    Hi. I've been using Bing as my search engine for a while now because I hope that the rewards points might win me something someday. Bing is, imho ok. I have Google as an easy backup. My question is, have any of you folks ever won, or knew somebody that won, anything through the MS Rewards...
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    Samsung Says Phones with 1TB of Flash are Coming Soon

    While 1TB sounds nice, and will probably be common in two or three years, my 16GB internal + 64GB MicroSD = 80GB is plenty for me right now. But tech stuff changes quickly.
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