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  1. poee

    Win 10 for Workstations The first note at the bottom of the chart on the page above says only Windows 10 Pro Enterprise or Windows 10 Pro for Workstations support Xeon processors. If that is not true then I don't need...
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    Win 10 for Workstations

    Recently got a hand-me-down HP Z600 dual Xeon machine running Win 7 Pro. I need to update it to Win10. Does Win 10 Pro support Xeon, or do I have to get Win 10 Pro for Workstations? If so, how do I get that version of 10? Microsoft website is confusing me about this specific question, as well...
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    2 years since the 1070 and 1080 were released...

    I found an EVGA 1080 SC, new for $575 and grabbed it. I know it's still too much $$$ for an old GPU architecture, but if this card will make me happy for the next 12 to 18 months, then it will have been worth it. I've had better luck with higher-end cards in my rigs over time anyway, compared to...
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    Best Practices for Changing GPUs

    Thanks, guys. Thats a load off my mind.
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    Best Practices for Changing GPUs

    This is probably going to sound paranoid, but the last time I changed out one Nvidia card for another in the same system (X58 mobo, GTX 670 --> GTX 770), I inadvertently fried my motherboard (though the GPU cards were none the worse for wear, oddly, and worked in other systems fine.) Prior to...
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    2 years since the 1070 and 1080 were released...

    I game at 1440p. I'm still using a GTX 970, but I have an MSI 1080 8G Gaming in my Amazon cart, ready for me to pull the trigger for the last 4 hours. I thought I'd visit the extperts and just ask.... Is it even a good idea to spend $630 on a 1080? Is it "too late," you know? This is an...
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    ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1070 O8G-GAMING Review @ [H]

    Great review, thanks!
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    8 Things Anita Sarkeesian Wants To Change About Video Games

    I never bought into the idea that people objecting to a feminist critique of video games were "misogynists." But then I read a lot of threads about it from reddit to FB to even [H], and so many places in between. There is no mistaking the obvious misogyny anymore.
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    8 Things Anita Sarkeesian Wants To Change About Video Games

    Trying to stir shit with #gamergate? As if it needs anymore?
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    PC Extremely Slow After Installing New 970 GPU

    Thanks for all the advice in helping me track down this problem. I've tried everything I can think of plus the suggestions here. The motherboard has the latest BIOS, the SSD has the latest firmware, the PCIe-SATAIII adapter (SiliconImage 3132) has the latest driver, the mobo doesn't have UEFI...
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    PC Extremely Slow After Installing New 970 GPU

    Last week I finally got my new Asus STRIX GTX 970. After creating a new restore point, I installed the latest Nvidia driver (344.60), shut down my PC, and replaced my Gigabyte GTX 770 with the new 970. Windows 7 is installed on an SSD so I am used to booting up in less than a minute. Upon...
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    BenQ BL2710PT- as good as IPS?

    Though you won't find in on BenQ's website, the actual box the monitor ships in has the "AHVA" logo on it. The service info screen shows the same panel that TFTCentral reviewed: AUM270DAN01. The only difference is the firmware from the reviews I've read (NCX, TFTCentral, PRAD), mine is F/W...
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    BenQ BL2710PT- as good as IPS?

    Yes it is! It's as if AUO wants the *VA suffix on all of their tech, regardless of sense. And to make things more confusing, BenQ's own product description page for this monitor has a big "IPS" logo on the top right and makes mention of "IPS Technology" throughout...
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    Intel Haswell-E Core i7-5960X CPU & X99 Chipset @ [H]

    I'm one of those X58 holdouts that has been waiting anxiously for Haswell-E. I was waiting also for SB-E/X79 back in late 2011 (since I built my 920 rig in Jan 2009), but reading all the reviews on the launch of X79 left me discouraged enough to wait for the next generation of Intel's...
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    What motherboard has stayed relevant for you the longest?

    Same here. First time I ever went with Gigabyte (I almost always go for Asus), and it has turned out to be my longest-running main rig by far (since Jan 2009). Not because any of my prior boards died early, but due to my "need" to upgrade approx every 12 to 18 months. But this rig is so good I...
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    OCZ Power Supply Division Sold to Firepower Technology

    I hear you. I don't get why [H] is so over-the-top against anything OCZ. I don't get why Kyle is snarking on even this new company FirePower -- what have they done to anyone? I've used OCZ RAM since 2001 in most of my builds, and have never encountered a bad stick. (Cannot say the same for...
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    4 Of The 5 Highest Paid Executives Are From Apple

    Yes. This is well understood. [citation needed] [citation needed] Your experience as a member of a labor union is anecdotal. You are extrapolating wildly from one shop to the whole economy. Anybody can parrot talking-points handed down by anti-labor interests, and many who do so do not...
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    4 Of The 5 Highest Paid Executives Are From Apple

    If many extremely-well-paid Apple execs were to voluntarily cut their salaries/bonuses by 10%, perhaps the corporation could hire Americans to build their iDevices, instead of working so hard to shave a few bucks off the cost of their overpriced hardware with Foxconn.
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    EA CEO Steps Down, Takes Blame For Missed Targets

    :D ooh, can't wait...
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    The Year's Top Tech Fails

    I have the magazine right here. Who in the fuck are you to say I haven't read it? Are you a Wired apologist? Kiss my ass.`
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    Far Cry 3: E3 Demonstration vs. Retail PC

    Sure, they could have done like the original Crysis and kept those top-end visuals under an "Ultra" setting. But I remember the wailing and gnashing of teeth from hardcore gamers unable to play Crysis on Ultra even with the latest, crazy-expensive gear. It became a joke. Crysis became a widely...
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    The Year's Top Tech Fails

    Wired is Apple's bitch. And it shows in every way: form over function, hype & marketing over meaningful content, obsession with whatever the flavor-of-the-week is, masturbating over their "awesome cool postmodern ironic" design skillz that no one "gets" because it's 2 awesome cool 4 U, that...
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    Far Cry 3: E3 Demonstration vs. Retail PC

    It seems like they had visual assets that were later removed (the underwater scene esp. obvious). Likely due to the fact that consoles (which this game is designed for) couldn't run it faster than a slide-show. The game was repeatedly delayed (first reports were of a 2010 release, then early...
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    How to recover lost partition on GPT drive?

    Sorry to hear of your troubles, GlennM. Alas, I was unable to recover ANY of my data from that debacle. I paid for the EASUS Data Recovery Pro and ran it for days trying to glean something usable from the partition. All I got in the end was a large quantity of heavily nested folders with hex...
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    Seagate vs WD dilemma

    +1 I'm going to back this post up and print it out.
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    Moving C: partition to SSD (with a complication...)

    Thanks for the reply, Meeho! What is the "100MB system" that goes to the SSD along with the cloned C: partition? Also, step #4 would have Windows booting up without a D: partition -- is that possible if Windows has applications installed on D:, as well as the global %temp% folder, the...
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    Moving C: partition to SSD (with a complication...)

    I am tasked with replacing a HDD boot drive with an SSD, and the client (er, my new brother-in-law) doesn't want to reinstall Windows 7 and all his apps. The wrinkle is that his 1TB HDD is separated into two partitions -- 200GB for C: (with only 70GB used) and the rest is the D: partition...
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    XFX AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 Graphics Card Lucky Draw

    I need to upgrade my 4870 X2! Please!
  29. poee Deals 9/20

    I was right about to buy the Galaxy 670 4GB for $440 ($420 after MIR). But now here's the [H] deal for the MSI 680 2GB for only about $30 more. I know there's a small performance difference between the 680 and the 670, and in most games the 4GB frame buffer will not improve anything. But my...
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    Triple monitor question

    Sweet set-up!
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    Triple monitor question

    Thanks, Sieg! In this case, the 1080p monitors he's looking at are also 22" like his 1680x1050 panels. The issue is the difference in aspect ratio and how that will distort the whole thing. But if the 1080p monitor can be set up to run at 1920x1050 (with letterboxes to avoid distortion) then all...
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    Triple monitor question

    My roommate has had a pair of 22" 1680x1050 monitors for a few years and wants to get a third for Eyefinity or NV Surround (has not decided on a new GPU yet, and is waiting to see which one would be the best match for his config). Thing is, better quality 1920x1080 monitors are cheaper right...
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    Stardock Lawsuit Getting Ugly

    I think you need to retake the bar exam. Sexual harassment is not protected speech. Threating violence is not protected speech. Incitement is not protected speech. Conspiracy to commit a crime is not protected speech. Fraud is illegal, regardless of whatever rights you have to free speech. The...
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    Stardock Lawsuit Getting Ugly

    +1 Brad Wardell is a scumbag who will never get another dime from me.
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    Senate Panel Jams Army Network

    On the other hand... Yikes.
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    AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Video Card Review @ [H]

    Over the years I've read various complaints in this forum about how [H] is biased toward Nvidia over ATI (or vice versa, depending on the review's conclusion), or Intel over AMD (or vice versa, again). Most of the time everyone can see the complaints are just fanboys who are rooting for their...
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    GeForce GTX 680 3-Way SLI & Radeon 7970 Tri-Fire Review @ [H]

    Do the additional PCIe lanes from an N200 chip (like on the Asus WS Revolution mobo used for this article) perform identically to the additional (>16) PCIe lanes on an X58 or X79 platform (in PCIe 2.0 mode)? Is there any benefit to having more "native" PCIe lanes in the chipset (LGA1366) or...
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    Intel Ivy Bridge Processor IPC and Overclocking @ [H]

    ^^this I bought my 920 in January of 2009, which was the initial C0 stepping. I never would have believed it, but in all this time I've not had any serious urge to upgrade my CPU or platform. To me, that is unprecedented, since I've been building myself a new rig about every 12-18 months since...
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    Police Do Not Need a Warrant to Subpoena Tweets

    Thanks for bring that up, NKDietrich. It seems to me the whole point of the Stored Communications Act was to carve out a specific expectation of privacy regardless of where the information is stored (doesn't have to be in your home, you don't have to own any of the equipment used to convey and...