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  1. GoodBoy

    "How AMD became a chip giant..."

    First, you are a chip baby. Then you eat your vegetables, lots of milk, and graduate to eating baby piglets (whole). And you get bigger and bigger until you are a Giant. (I think I have had too much caffeine today...)
  2. GoodBoy

    Nvidia 4090 meltdown maybe an answer

    I remember reading somewhere that the wires on the adapters are 14Awg not 16? Those can carry up to 20 Amps <- This Ampacity rating has built in safety margin. It will be less for stranded (vs solid core), but still more than enough. At 600W total card power, -75W provided by the PCIe slot =...
  3. GoodBoy

    Nvidia 4090 meltdown maybe an answer

    That's not the issue tho. The generalizations and theories that are all inaccurate is what techJesus was complaining about at the end of the video. Watch the whole thing. They ran over 600W thru just 2 pins/wires and had no issues, no overheating, and no melting. The real issue is 2 things...
  4. GoodBoy

    Nvidia RTX 4090 power connectors melting?

    The rating you reference, already has the safety margin built in. So what you are suggesting, is safety margin on the safety margin. At 15% below a 'rating' which already has a safety margin built in, it's fine.
  5. GoodBoy

    Intel Finalizes 'Intel on Demand' Pay-As-You-Go Mechanism for CPUs

    This is likely going to be targeted at Datacenters, not end users. If it does make its way to us, I will go AMD if they offer no other options.
  6. GoodBoy

    Musk to cut half of Twitter jobs and end remote work for the rest, report says

    I don't think so. They don't want hate speech on their platform, that's their business. It's not the lefts' fault that the majority of the trash that had to be moderated was from the right. But to the Right, facts are only a minor inconvenience anymore. They lie right to your face with all...
  7. GoodBoy

    Nvidia RTX 4090 power connectors melting?

    It looks good, but we can't see any bends past the sheath around the cable. Recommendation is no bends for the first 3.8Cm from the connector. If you remove that tape/sheath off that is around all of the wires (carefully remove, can be put back on later), then slide up the cables' individual...
  8. GoodBoy

    Nvidia RTX 4090 power connectors melting?

    Well, neither sparks nor arcing is what is occurring. ~30 Amps flowing thru only a few conductors, when it is intended to flow thru all 6, means the wires natural resistance = more heat than intended. [Skip this math if you don't care] W= IxV (W = Watts, I= Current, V= Voltage...
  9. GoodBoy

    Musk to cut half of Twitter jobs and end remote work for the rest, report says

    We know speech is speech. What people do not know, is that free speech doesn't mean that the newspaper/Youtube/[H]/Twitter/Facebook/etc. have to let you say anything you want on their platforms. That violates the companies' rights. The right being all up in arms about free speech, really just...
  10. GoodBoy

    Nvidia RTX 4090 power connectors melting?

    No. Voltage is what causes arc's across a gap. ~30,000 volts per CM of gap. High current 'welding' at 12v requires contact. Nothing about these melted conductors I have seen suggests that the metal contacts are 'melting' or 'welding together'. The plastic melted from heat of around 100C. Arc...
  11. GoodBoy

    Intel Arc... Firmware requires Intel/Intel

    Lol at the made up non-name chinese crap brand! I had a zotac start artifacting too. it was under warranty, I RMA'd it. But yeah, they had some stupid high clocks on that card... haven't considered Zotac since. But frequency changes and fan curves, you can do all of that in Afterburner...
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    Intel Arc... Firmware requires Intel/Intel

    GPU's almost never need a firmware update. Only one in 20 years I can think of was the firmware that enabled resize bar. None of my previous nVidia gpu's going back to TNT2 have ever needed a bios flash. Don't think the couple of ATI's ever needed one either. Doesn't mean that people don't...
  13. GoodBoy

    Nvidia RTX 4090 power connectors melting?

    I think on many of these reports, only the connector on the adapter melted, the GPU side connector was ok. I know that was on at least 2 that I read about. Not sure if that is the majority of cases or not. Seems like at least a few cards would have damage to their connector too, but these...
  14. GoodBoy

    Nvidia RTX 4090 power connectors melting?

    2 different designs... I suspect the crummy cable might have been sourced by the AIB's... Has anyone heard of the adapter with the FE's having this issue? But could also have been the rush to get sufficient quantities manufactured, so 2 or more suppliers were used. The pin soldering layout...
  15. GoodBoy

    Facebook Parent Company Meta loses record $230B in one day.

    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." Let's put this...
  16. GoodBoy

    Which RTX 4090 card are you planning or consider to get?

    https://store.cablemod.com/12vhpwr-angled-adapter/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=12VHPWR+90/180+Degree+Adapter+Launch The right angle adapter comes in 4 versions. It's an adapter, so you still need a cable as well, but it will be much easier to install without any major...
  17. GoodBoy

    Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43) AMD gpu XFX MERC 308 RX 6600 XT

    Could be an HDMI handshake issue... The old receiver is HDMI 1.3a, which is only 10.2 Gbps and doesn't support 4k. The new tv is 4k. And, you mentioned that directly connecting to the TV you still experience the issue. Which rules out the receivers as a cause. Which leaves the card, hdmi...
  18. GoodBoy

    RX 6800 problem

    You can test voltages with GPU-Z. This way you can test under load and record the minimum voltage across the entire time. In GPU-Z, go to the sensors tab. All of the fields showing voltages, click once in each field and it will change to "Min" which means minimum value. Clicking in the fields...
  19. GoodBoy

    Nvidia RTX 4090 power connectors melting?

    If nVidia had made the wires longer on the adapter, another 3 to 4 inches, or about 7 to 10 CM, it would have helped. People are going to want to tuck away the 4 connectors if possible. With more wire to do that, the wire bends would not be very severe if there was more cable to work with...
  20. GoodBoy

    NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang hints at ‘exciting’ next-generation GPU update on September 20th Tuesday

    They really should have mounted it the same as they did on the 3090Fe. It used early version of this connector (didn't have the sense pins), and it came out of the card at an angle. 0 issues and my card pulls up to about 417 Watts. And the current cable I have only has 2 8 pin power supply...
  21. GoodBoy

    NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang hints at ‘exciting’ next-generation GPU update on September 20th Tuesday

    Cablemods 90 degree connector on a custom cable for your specific powersupply. Comes out Oct 31st
  22. GoodBoy

    XeSS sucks :^)

    Maybe it looks better on Intel hardware? I suppose the good thing is that multiple games already have the built in support if the Intel cards gain any traction. It is at least a bit impressive that the software support is already there, when it usually takes a few years for that type of support...
  23. GoodBoy

    Hardware Gsync vs. Gsync Compatible -- notably different feel? (IPS vs. OLED too)

    I've had the same experience. Cyberpunk 2077 on my 2080Ti at 35Hz felt perfect. No skips, stutters, or anything. An excellent gameplay experience. My LCD is an ASUS PG348 100Hz with G-Sync module. It might be that a future driver will help, but I am sold on the G-Sync module (called G-Sync...
  24. GoodBoy

    RTX 4090 on my system: Possible?

    Your display is only 60hz, or 120hz at 1080p. That needs to be upgraded as well if you get a 4090. Get an LCD with G-Sync, makes a big difference in the feel when playing FPS's. aw3423dw would be a good, fast LCD. Wait for the price to come back down to $1299.00, Amazon loves to jack up the...
  25. GoodBoy

    Which RTX 4090 card are you planning or consider to get?

    Really like the ASUS, but the FE is only one that will fit my case.
  26. GoodBoy

    NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang hints at ‘exciting’ next-generation GPU update on September 20th Tuesday

    From CableMod regarding the 12vhpwr cable that has the straight connector: "12VHPWR cable FAQ: https://cablemod.com/support/#12vhpwr-pcie-gen-5-atx-3-0 One thing of note here is that due to the cable bend, you’re going to need roughly 4 to 4.5cm of space from your graphics card to your side...
  27. GoodBoy

    An interesting watch on the history of Nvidia's Ray Tracing work

    The voice is kind of annoying. Sounds like one of those AI generated voices that takes text and turns it into a voice. Some interesting history on Raytracing though.
  28. GoodBoy

    Nvidia has "Unlaunched" the RTX 4080 12GB

    Think about it logically for a minute... Nvidia themselves were not going to release the 12Gb 4080, it was going to be an AIB only item. Why do you think that is? I bet it was one of the AIB's who said "let's make this card here a '4080' in name and jack up the price...", and Nvidia agreed to...
  29. GoodBoy

    ASUS STRIX 4090

    He is holding it out in front on him.. Changes the perspective. It's a foot or 2 closer to the camera than he is. Not saying they are not large cards, 357mm or something close to that, 14 to 14.5 inches. Tell me that heatsink can't handle 600W.... If you got the PSU that can power it...
  30. GoodBoy

    Arctic MX-5 Thermal Compound Listed Ahead of Launch

    Ok, so followup after about 1.5 years. I built this system April 2021: Ran Prime95 for about 10 minutes. It took it a bit to climb this high. Using a really old Prime95.exe but the newer one would only ever hit 93% cpu utilization. Seems to be running hotter than it did, unless I used the...
  31. GoodBoy

    i9-13900K benchmark leak?

    No more Intel CPU's for me until they start releasing HEDT cpu's again... Running a 10900x. Only upgrade path is threadripper and still not an actual upgrade, and waay too expensive. Bring on a 13900x! Or at least 32 pcie lanes anyway.
  32. GoodBoy

    NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang hints at ‘exciting’ next-generation GPU update on September 20th Tuesday

    GPU's on 150nm nodes were much simpler to design, or even 65nm which the GTX280 was built on. The orders of magnitude that the complexity has grown over that same timespan he discusses, he utterly ignores. Either out of stupidity or on purpose. If it is the former, he has no business trying to...
  33. GoodBoy

    Article: Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome enhanced spellcheck feature exposes passwords

    If they log the submitted "words" for checking, they would have realized long ago that it was grabbing passwords... ugh.. have to hope they log nothing. To Disable in Chrome: Settings - Languages Ensure that only the Basic spell check is selected. Or completely disable spellcheck. Looks...
  34. GoodBoy

    NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang hints at ‘exciting’ next-generation GPU update on September 20th Tuesday

    The "New High in Low Morality" sounded like he would be preaching, and making some pretty crazy claims... Does nVidia use child labor? (Apple and Nike do, so, maybe?) Does nVidia invade countries? Does nVidia force you to have that baby?? Gonna say probably not. Do they sell for prices...
  35. GoodBoy

    4090 ti specs

    Agreed. New features will always be the headline. It's both what the company is selling plus what people want to know. This really only applies to power usage... But you've grouped too many assumptions together.. Coming up with 7% gain is the only possible result... you are really...
  36. GoodBoy

    4090 ti specs

    I actually think the 4090 was probably engineered for 600W as well. In the GTC Video Jensen was talking about the power stages and it was something pretty huge, 23 stages iirc compared to about half that on 3xxx (both from memory). It sounds like it was going to be 600W all along. Likely they...
  37. GoodBoy

    NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang hints at ‘exciting’ next-generation GPU update on September 20th Tuesday

    I don't want to give him a view/click, can someone summarize it.
  38. GoodBoy

    EVGA will no longer do business with NVIDIA

    So over the years, eVGA found ways to get around limits imposed on the chip, and then nVidia would close the loophole in the next generation GPU. And they controlled the vbios. My guess is when nVidia started doing LHR bios's, was when eVGA finally decided to stop trying to hack the chips...
  39. GoodBoy

    So Steam is practically Ancient in computer years...

    Looks like mine is 88321.
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