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    Haven't used Linux in some years... Installed Linux Mint on old (SLOW) laptop... pretty impressed so far.

    I have a very old HP Laptop with a 5th Gen i5 and 4GB ram and a slow 5400RPM 500GB harddrive... I never used this laptop, partly because I rarely use any laptop but this one in Particular was so sluggish with Windows 10 that I simply would get mad and turn it off when I ever tried to use it...
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    lol... Geforce Experience breaks autohide taskbar on my windows 11 machine

    Well... I was getting quite angry for some reason all of the sudden I found that the taskbar would not unhide with any windows open on my primary display (would hide but wouldn't unhide except with non maximized windows or desktop only showing). Taskbar on 2nd monitor hid and unhid as usual...
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    SSD Failure... SP A55 disappears from bios after failed boot attempt.

    So this rather hilariously named SP A55 256GB SSD has apparently packed up. I have it in a back up pc (that is rarely used).. I tried to use said computer yesterday and it BSOD on start up and then after restarting and it starting automatic repair it reboots a 3rd time and the Drive is no...
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    This ancient g500 mouse finally died / it should be fixable.

    My wife has had this G500 mouse since the 1st came out in 2009~ish (don't quite remember) but it was likely 2009 or I bought the G5 in 2007 and then two of these G500 mice about 2yrs later one for me and one for my wife. I don't know what happened to mine, I think it broke and may or may...
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    Yet another old power supply problem thread (10yr old corsair TX650W)

    So after getting my i7-12700K up and running I went to upgrade my wife's computer which had been crashing (probably because of the power supply?) to my old Ryzen 5 3600 / B550 Aorus Elite /16GB DDR4 / RX580 and with a new Samsung 980 1TB NVMe SSD... I tried just using this quite old Corsair...
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    Z690 Aorus Elite AX.. had a really hard time getting this to post for 1st time... had to wait like 10 minutes after Q-Flash Plus

    Well on the upside my computer is now (finally) working, However has anyone else had this happen? So I put this together yesterday afternoon... had the devil`s own time trying to mount the Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 cooler...no seriously maybe I was being dumb, but I have never had...
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    This is a new one.. the motherboard (new) amazon sent me ... has a horrible perfume smell on the box. Z690 AORUS ELITE AX

    This would be funny if it happened to someone else, kinda moment .. But I ordered a NEW (not openbox/refurb..etc) Gigabyte Z690 AORUS ELITE AX and it was delievered yesterday... however I immediately noticed the A. Amazon shipped it in a plastic back with zero padding (great job?) B. The...
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    I ordered my pc parts... most stuff here but motherboard delayed until next week... i7-12700K ..etc do I need anti bending plate thing?

    Mostly due to the fact my wife's computer (my old i7-4770K ) is on the fritz / way out ...reboots / crashes and generally is annoying me because I have to go mess with it when it crashes.. I ordered parts to upgrade my current pc ryzen 5 3600 / B550 Aorus Elite /16GB...1TB NVMe drive...
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    How well would a vintage Lian Li case like this deal with modern hardware?

    Why does every single (not quite) but way too many new cases have stupid glass side panels and/or look cheap / stupid or all 3? Yes I know I`ve apparently became a pc case boomer??? This is the question.. I really like these old Lian Li aluminum case (cable management ..etc probably safely...
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    Need new cooler for i7-12700F

    So.... I'm giving my wife my Ryzen 5 3600 rig.... The cooler is going with it.. it is a cryorig h5 (which i don't have a 1700 mounting kit for and it is only 160W TDP max... soooo I need a new cooler.. I don't wish to spend "all teh monies" I have a preference towards air coolers over AIO's...
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    WELL..BOYS.. I done did it.. slightly inebriated video card purchase.. RTX 3070 from BB @ $499~ coming from RX580

    soo... it has been long known that the absolute best time to look for items to buy is at 2:30~AM while having had a number of intoxicating beverages... Knowing this well I decided to employ this knowledge to browse "SlickDeals" and saw this RTX3070 @msrp from BB for $499..... I have been...
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    Why though.. Windows 11 "Shell Infrastructure Host" high CPU usage

    So.. does anyone know why Windows 11 keeps doing this (if you use the photos app) then even after you close it, I have 10%~ CPU usage from "Shell Infrastructure Host" process.. which shows "Very High" power usage as well... logging out and back in will stop it ..until you use the Photos app...
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    How Close to the original Sensei is the Sensei 10 in size / feel in your hand? how is scroll wheel?

    OK... I'm left handed and I have realized I love mostly just the Orig Steelseries Sensei.... I "refurbished" my MLG that had had the switches get dirty and had the paint wear off on the shell... it is working good and looks "decent". I had bought a Sensei 310 awhile ago and have been using...
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    Proprietary cooler with dying fan.. need options please.

    Hello, So I was asked to look at a tecslate 65" touchscreen presentation system... it has a small industrial pc housed in the unit.. sporting a 3770K .. Anyway the problem is simple the fan is dying, waiting on trying to talk with support tomorrow to see if they can provide a new fan for...
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    ATH-SR6BT low volume only in windows 10 (nevermind solved)

    So a ~week ago I saw a daily sale on these ATH-SR6BT headphones on amazon for $65 bucks... so I decided fine why not? and in general they aren't bad for $65 they work good with my Galaxy S20 and my Kindle Fire 8", however with two different Bluetooth adapters these headphone are basically...
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    How long does XFX RMA tend to take these days?

    So... I have an approved RMA for my XFX RX580 Black Edition.. this card keeps blanking out the 2nd monitor while gaming / when temps in monitoring approach 80c. This seems to have been a common gripe with the RX580 in general and with the black edition in particular? or maybe just all...
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    Ha... so the arm broke off my old chair.. I fixed it.. now I want a new chair anyway

    So this is how my monday went... put on the Stereo (wife had to go to her office) ..got ready to do some work sat down and the left arm of my chair broke off.. and was dangling by the rear bolt, front bolt sheered off. Today I went and got me an extractor kit and a bolt and fixed it... I...
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    Gigabyte AORUS ELITE ..mouse freezing unless on USB3 port..etc strangeness?

    Hello, So I have just performend my first AMD build in near about 12~ years. Things **mostly have gone ok I have the XMP Profile active on my DDR4 3200 (seems to be fine so far) I have several problems.. 1st off my Steelseries Sensei 310 was freaking out at first plugged into usb 2 port...
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    Implications of running SSD in IDE mode? // so far can't install win10 with AHCI

    So, I picked up a $30~ SP A55 250GB SATA SSD for reusing an old DQ45EK / Celeron as NAS /..etc on my home network. At first for various reasons (I wasn't paying attention) I didn't realize Intel isn't interested in supporting this motherboard at all. Additionally I didn't / forgot (mainly...
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    well as soon as my motherboard shows up..building my 1st amd system since 2003~

    I have had AMD rigs in the past, last one was built in 2004~ or so. Everything since has been intel.. in fairness I haven't build a rig in awhile... I've swapped parts and reinstalled os and whatever and got new drives.. but not really a proper build since 2014~ got combo deals (hence all...
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    things covid has taught me... closed headphones save marriages? BT headphone adapters are kewl.

    So... here is something many married people with more modest sized homes may have also figured out, if you are both working from home..... it is super annoying when one person is on zoom conference calls alllllllllll day long.... I am on less calls ... my wife is on one or another, from before...
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    Right hand injury mouse/trackball left handed?

    I've always wondered (as an adult) if just using pc's as a right handed person would because that is how the computers at school were set up was a mistake, as I am left handed. For a long time I just figured.. meh... however some time ago I injured my right hand in a accident and now have...
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    why won't Filco sell KOBO frames seperatly?

    this is the question... that has annoyed me for years since I got my MT2 TKL I would like to buy a KOBO frame but near as I can tell you can only get them (in the USA at least) on mechanicalKeyboards when purchasing a new keyboard.. seems dumb.. as I'm sure many people would buy them...
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    replaced worn headband on my old ATH-M50's

    Funny how the internet works years ago everyone loved the AudioTechnia ATH-M50's moving on over the years and at many places all you hear.. is M50's suck..etc..blah blah.. regardless I like em' they are good going out and about headphones fold up ok and ear cups rotate.. These are the orig...
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    have a bunch of gear / try mixing things up a bit?

    I haven't been buying gear for awhile but I have a fair bit of stuff around here.. for various reasons (don't know why?) my firestone audio BlackKey usb dac dropped the left channel.. in trouble shooting I swapped cables to a cable to short to reach my Sony TA-E77ESD preamp so i hooked it up to...
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    RX-580 power supply issue with Seasonic X750

    I'm not sure if my old Seasonic X750 ate it 2 days after getting my XFX RX580 Black Edition or what.. but first couple days pc booted fine with new video card, yesterday I had trouble getting it to boot but it finally did, today it would not boot at all (red led on card, fans would spin up a...
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    New RX580 won't boot w/ Seasonic X750 /boots with corsair psu

    Hello, For ~6yrs my main rig has had a Seasonic X750 power supply, everything had seemed fine. Last week I replaced my old HD7950 with a RX-580 and at first everything seemed fine, then yesterday computer wouldn't boot, after disconnecting power / reconnecting.. it finally started (it would...
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    meh.. had to buy video card due to failure got RX 580 8GB

    So... the ancient HD6870 in my wife's pc ate it yesterday I have (/had) a i7-4770K / 16GB/ hd7950 ..etc I have had for ~5years now.. Given that I hadn't planned on buying a video card yesterday I didn't want to spend a fortune.. picked up a BF special XFX RX-580 Black Edition card at BB...
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    if you have the space.. consider used hifi for your PC audio.. my $125 2.0 setup

    That is right friends pictured below is my estate sale / thrift 2.0 set up costing $125 (turntable pictured cost $20~ not included in $125 figure as not needed for pc setup). blah blah Sony ES stack (TA-N77ES, TA-E77ESD, blah blah blah 730ES (tuner), 700ES tape deck and SDP-777ES (surround...
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    complete utter Video Card OC noob (i know i know) HD7950 1st OC?

    blah blah... yeah yeah.. I know this is [H] but I ain't never OC'd my video cards before.. my system is starting to show some of it's age.. i7-4770K (4.2Ghz now.. just OC'd) and a Sapphire HD7950 (don't honestly remember what model and I'm too lazy to find the box =p) stock it was clocked at...
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    anyone know how to completly remove ms lifecam vx-5000 from windows 10?

    ugh... so I plugged in my old VX-5000 webcam once for a thing ..but I don't really want to use it 99.9% of the time.. so I disconnected it from the PC (window 10 x64) but I now just realized the the webcam still shows up in the device manager (under webcams and audio devices) and in (Devices and...
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    i7-4770K strange unstability at 4.1 or 4.2

    So i have a Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H /i7-4770K /16GB corsair DD3 I have been messing about trying to overclock this thing and something weird keeps happening... 4.1 or 4.2Ghz(1.25vcore) pass bench marking / stress tests (8hrs XTU stress test) and 4~hrs or so with RealBench however... when...
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    haven't OC'd in years.. going to oc my i7-4770K

    blah blah.... back in the olden days I oc'd a bit but very little and I always seemed to get the short end of the silicon lottery and get well below avg overclocks... but enough crying I actually quit hate the bios on my gigabyte Z87X-UD3H and my ****ing filco can't access the bios for some...
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    HAHA...oops... fans looked like this on my pc for awhile..

    So... I decided to dust out my pc case a couple months ago... and I admit it, I had been drinking a bit before.. so today was double checking temps and everything and didn't like what I was seeing 80+ when running prime (see pic before /after) anyways opened pc up and discovered this...OOOPS...
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    Haven't messed w/ my pc in several years.. upgrade fromHD7950 $200~ish

    Hello, I'll be honest I haven't hardly paid any attention to video cards or pc hardware in general for 4~yrs now.. When I built my i7-4770K / HD7950 (16GB DDR3 ,256GB Samsung SSD (don't honestly remember model) blah blah blah.. sort of set it up and I have dusted it out a few times a year...
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    Sweet.. My DarkVoice 336SE is here.

    So I have only been trying this thing for like 10 minutes.. arrived right before dinner.. but man sounding awesome so far..looks pretty kewl (imho) also.. first tube amp...
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    So.. come the 8th the Senn HD6XX will be on massdrop for $199

    sooo... didn't see anything about this here yet.. but quite alot of excitement for the drop of $200 Senn HD6XX (650 MD edition headphones). this may complicate many people's (including my own) xmas wish lists. https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-sennheiser-hd6xx
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    really?? steelseries Sensei MLG tracks like crud on Steelseries mouse pad?

    seriously... are you kidding me right now?? my corsair MM200 had been working great with this Steelseries Sensei MLG mouse for months ..but the corsair mouse pad was about worn out...so I ordered a Steelseries mouse pad off ebay (my wife has been using one of these steelseries mouse pads with...
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    BOOM... Sony TA-77ES (and other stuff)

    Bow down before the l0rd of the Scroe $70 beautiful near mint Sony TA-77ES and matching gear working great after testing..
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    props to NZXT

    I had a mishap with my H630 case.. and damaged the side panel .. I called to see about trying to buy a new side panel... their phone support was easy (have a call back option) and the support rep was very nice and helpful... anyways i sent them the proof of purchase they asked for and they...
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