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    Got my first RTX card

    I did it. Upgraded from my fantastic gigabyte gtx 1070ti card to a msi ventus 3 4070ti. Got it for MSRP. Expensive. Driver 528.02 I've been finishing up my playthrough of GTA 5 and sadly 4k no MSAA 90fps capped it still dips under the cap. Was hoping for a lot better than that. Might ddu drivers.
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    Alternatives for CCleaner and uTorrent

    Microsoft storage sense and disk cleanup are built in. Or try bleachbit to replace ccleaner.
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    The Game Awards Steam Deck Giveaway

    Wonder how long those emails will take, have had it running from begining to almost the end now. So many blank field winners and then the long number 732034294320239 which people where saying were bots. Who knows if you won or not.
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    Are you bending your alder-lake?

    youtube video - Ysb25vsNBQI I watched that youtube video yesterday, I was a bit irked that the 21 minute mark they he said he would not test any of the "cheaper" alternatives and that to me feels anti-competitive as they are buddies with der8auer that works with Thermal Grizzly. They did post...
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    Are you bending your alder-lake?

    My Thermalright BCF came in yesterday. Looks nice, Installed just fine. Decided to use the included TF7 thermal paste and seeing nice low idle temps of 28~34c. Load with prime 266 is high at 96~97c, will need to swap some different paste and looks like Arctic MX-5 is the paste to buy. Scythe...
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    How to google search and where buy an Inductor for the external 2.5 hard drive encloser components

    Just to add to this... Using a DMM,Coils will check shorted. Capacitors should not check shorted. Also agree about buying a new one unless this is academic.
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    Are you bending your alder-lake?

    How are those Thermalright BCF turning out? Ordered one on ebay but gonna be about a week for delivery.
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    Just installed some kailh gm 8.0 switches

    So my Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed left mouse button started double-clicking randomly but not all the time. Swapping it with another mouse of the same model it went away so snapped some kailh gm 8.0's from amazon (one day shipping for once). So far they feel pretty nice at the desktop, will have...
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    Is it worth upgrading to Windows 11?

    What is your use case? Games...video editing...office productivity...etc I doubt there would be a performance uplift for a intel 9400f. I went to Windows 11 back in December after upgrading my system to alder lake. It so far has been mostly stable. Personally don't like the appearance...
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    Is it normal for a 2003 game to use 100% of 1 CPU core on modern CPU

    Are you playing at the same resolution with no widescreen mods. Did you play at 1024x768 back when. I did not play this game, but played my games between 800x600 to 1024x768. If lucky at 1280x1024. 1280x1024 vs 1080 is like 58% more pixels.
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    What (none root) ad blocker 4 android?

    Just started messing with blockada but seems like it is messing with my text messages and bluetooth. And I use google chrome :( Thanks!
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    Can Optane be used to accelerate non-OS HDD?

    Intel rst and optane will only accelerate a boot drive. You can accelerate the hdd with a ssd or optane using primocache software as a L2 cache. They have a 30 day trial if you want to give it a shot. I got 2x 16gb optane drives as spanned storage in windows as read L2 cache for my Samsung...
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    MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4/WIFI Owners Thread

    what are the status leds on the motherboard doing when you hit the power button?
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    Sanity check with plex media server and ubuntu linux

    Got a Plex life pass. Most media is 480~1080 res, no 4k+ Clients will be mostly be phone (in or out of home). Firestick 4k (2018 model iirc) I really want a desktop GUI. Not a CLI boi. Not trying to step on anyones feet here. :D
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    Sanity check with plex media server and ubuntu linux

    I retired my 4790k from main gaming rig. I would like to install ubuntu desktop linux 20.04 lts and run plex media server. Will the IGPU be ok for the job? Just streaming like 1~2 movies at a time. Using a 14tb with media on it already with NTFS. Will I need to format it and use a linux...
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    Are you bending your alder-lake?

    https://www.igorslab.de/en/alder-lakes-cooling-problem-bend-again-around-5c-ilm-mod-for-intel-lga1700-socket/ https://www.igorslab.de/en/bad-cooling-at-alder-lake-problems-at-socket-lga-1700-on-the-lane-among-all-remedies/4/ Looks like some motherboards ILM are bending alder lake's IHS. Get...
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    Forza Horizon 5 (Mexico)

    Got around 100hrs now. Close to 500 cars. Finished all the solo races. Just doing SP farm grind last few days. They really don't give enough credits for racing. I have a hard time putting the game down even after finishing almost everything. Need to move onto other xbox gamepass games now.
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    Currently using i7-6700k - what to move to for better single-threaded performance?

    Got a 12700k with mobo and 32GB ddr4 3600MHz a few weeks ago. It's a nice upgrade over the i7-4790k I was using. Still using my Windows 10 install. Here is a shot of CPU-Z with my 12700k vs a 6700k. I am running stock clocks btw.
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    Retro 3dfx Voodoo1 and Voodoo5 5500/6000 Builds

    Welcome back. Does that HP machine cache all the ram ok? I remember having a socket 7 board that had less performance after so much ram was installed. I bought alot old hardware including 3dfx cards years ago. I did sell a set of STB voodoo II's last year to a member on [H]. Lately I have...
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    MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4/WIFI Owners Thread

    Running a 12700k. Msi pro z690-a. 32gb ddr4 3600mhz. Has been running ok for the 2 weeks I've had it. Did have to figure out sleep issues and getting help to disable the iGPU. Today I recieved a samsung 970 evo+ 500gb nvme to move my windows 10 from my older samsung 850 evo 250gb. Once...
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    Disable IGP on msi z690-a ddr4?

    Thanks E4g1e. That did it. Wish Bios would have explained it but I digress. lol Also for anyone with sleep problems Make sure you enable the Wake by USB setting in the bios. Even after the new official 1.10 bios I could not wake from sleep until I enabled it and also did Wake by PCIe as well.
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    Disable IGP on msi z690-a ddr4?

    Just bought a 12700k and msi-z690-a ddr4. I do not see anything about turning off the gpu in the cpu. Is this not a thing on alder lake or just my board or am i missing the setting? TIA
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    Poll: Alder Lake owners: were you able to get a cooling solution for LGA 1700?

    PSA. I picked up a 12700k and MSI z690-a ddr4 yesterday. Used a older cooler master hyper212 evo with the X bracket system. Only needed to sand down the rear metal bracket to look like U channels on the corners. I painted my 212 evo years ago. Have to wait for a kit to be available for my...
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    $600 conundrum, 1080ti vs 3060

    Take the fan off and ziptie a 120mm fan to it. Problem solved. Wish i would have bought a 1080ti years ago for $500 but got a 1070ti for $275 instead. Would be sitting pretty through these shortages and not have a itch to upgrade.
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    Forza Horizon 5 (Mexico)

    16GB update on windows. Looks like some of my races got reset to "new".
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    Will never buy an Intel CPU again.

    Sucker. Who didn't see ddr5 shortages and scalping happening. Just sell ddr5 board and buy ddr4 board like stated earlier. By the looks of things I will be using my 4790k rig till 2023 or 24 waiting for good ddr5 ram anyways.
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    Forza Horizon 5 (Mexico)

    Been playing horizon solo. Level 209 now. Still got some races to finish but I still feel the horizon series peaked with forza horizon 3. More vehicles than ever that I don't care to drive. Mexico seems very sparse to me. The trailer about the volcano stuff seems like a severe lie. I tried a...
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    Do you even want to buy a CPU right now?

    Do I want to replace my 4790k yet... Not really, but my mainboard has had alot of boot problems as of late. So if it dies I would rather upgrade and find another z87/z97 board down the road and make a WinXP and Linux test bed on this chip. Would like to hold out and see what...
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    How many SSD drives have you purchased?

    Have bought... 2x 64gb g.skill 2.5" (old desktop setup) 1x 32gb ocz 2.5" (never really used) 1x 128gb samsung 830 2.5" (old desktop setup) 1x 128gb verbatim 2ssd128 2.5" (just retired ps3 ssd) 1x 240gb sandisk extreme 2.5" (was game drive. Now ps3 drive) 1x 250gb samsung 850 evo 2.5" (just...
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    Put an AM3+ build together for fun

    72" tv @ 1080. The dpi gods must hate you.
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    So if ps3 store closes does patches go also?

    Hearing rumors of ps3,psp,ps vita stores closing this summer. I wonder if patches for physical games will go as well. Last night i got half my library up to date with patches. Hope to finish the other half soon. Even opened some games that i have not got to play yet.
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    ahhhhhh how to open windows 10 device manager now easily with admin access please ?

    I wonder if winX menu program can make a shortcut for that.
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    Crash after coming out of extended sleep

    Use a program like whocrashed or bluescreen viewer to see more details on whats going on.
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    Thermaltake Launches High-Performance TOUGHAIR CPU Air Cooler

    5900x and a $50 cooler. Really? Gonna need a noctua s14 or d14 or equal.
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    Removing unused leads from PCB

    I cut off the excess wires on a 500w psu for a pentium 3 computer awhile back. Best bet is to open up the psu and cut the wires as far down to the circuit board. All the connectors come back to central point and would take a major solder gun to remove those wires. I take no blame for anyone who...
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    What's with these prices? Just trying to find a simple card for wife and i'm floored at the pricing.

    Yep. Not the time to build. Would have more luck finding a oem prebuilt or a laptop with a decent gpu. Ngreedia stopped turing production just before announcing the new cards. Idiots. I think there is news there will be 4000 series cards will hit within a year as rdna planning another...
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    Why nintendo do that

    You can go to the dollar tree and pickup a turner for a buck. If its on amazon its more subject to supply and demand pricing. With more people staying home creates more demand might cause that price gouge just like computer parts. I have a hard time believing there is just as much demand for...
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