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    Are these gadgets GPUs or Graphics Cards?

    Monitor?! What is a "monitor"? What are you monitoring exactly? No, it's a Visual Display Unit. Your 'Televsion' and mobile phones are also Visual Display Units.
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    PC Malfunctioning after RAM and PSU change

    Do you have a spare graphics card to test with?
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    At my wits end with PC issues. HELP!

    Have you tried disabling Hyperthreading? Also underclocking your mem or overvolting it? I would try resetting the bios to stock and start from there, updating the bios if there's a newer one might help further.
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    Update - Not Resolved - PC won't boot - sticks at "Preparing automatic Repair"

    This might help: I've just come out of spending the last 3 months trying to diagnose and fix my PC crashing under heavy load. I had isolated every component to no avail. The culprit? I was running my PC power lead through a wattage meter. Removed that, problem resolved! Can't believe I just...
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    Is the RTX 4090 FE vaporware?

    4090 FE in stock in the UK right now:
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    RTX 4080: Countdown To Second-Best™

    I can only conclude the cost of modern GPUs is just so damn high these days, for whatever reasons. If nvidia could pump these out dirt cheap, why not sell 'em cheaper? Low volume expensive parts is not something you would choose to do if you could just as easily do high volume lower prices...
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    The problem really is just that everyone has cheaped out and combined the 3 8pin connector leads terminal with the 12pin connector. There should be the 3 8pin leads, a terminal block, then a chunky lead, then the final 12pin connector.
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    So basically nvidia has another 1st gen Fermi on their hands. When the reviews come out we will see how they're only ~20% faster in raster perf/watt and only can only make performance gains with raw power. And I expect to see 600w AIB variants sooner rather than later, and definitely by the...
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    Oh look, the 4080 proper costs more or equal to the 3090ti (current price). Still laughing? :LOL:
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    Looks like that stupid back fan was added 'last minute'. Notice how it overlaps the X in 'RTX'. Was probably originally meant to have just holes there.
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    What I was getting it is what new magic sauce is nvidia gonna bring to the table, if any? "Project Beyond", Beyond what? DLSS etc. were qualitative upgrades. We're weeks away from launch and I've not seen any mention of new tech, just 'new node, faster more power'.
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    So what's the 'killer app' gonna be for this gen then? Seems it's gonna be about the most jaded generation yet. 1080 - 4K Gaming! 2080 - Ray Tracing! 3080 - Mining Playable Ray Tracing + 8K! 4080 - ??? o_O
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    Some good news, it seems nvidia have actually dropped prices on their UK store, by as much as £300. They were previously offering a £280 rebate of the 3090ti only, but now it's an across the board upfront discount: I've...
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    Mods pls delete, thanks

    Mods pls delete, thanks
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    I'd say it's real. If making a fake, why make the "4080" not in bold font like it is on the 3090? Anyone good enough to shop the fan etc. wouldn't be stupid enough to make such a glaring 'mistake'.
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    Nvidia have never dropped prices on old gens. Expect the 4080 to cost more or equal to a 3090ti, and the 4080ti to set a new record high. AMD has no answer.
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    Intel finally responds to bending 12th gen Alder Lake CPUs on LGA1700 motherboards

    I watercool and lap both cpu and block for every new install. Been doing this as a matter of course for years. IHSs have always been a problem in some form, but it's better than a cracked cpu.
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    Leaving Asus for MSI after 22 years.

    I've never had a problem with Asus anything, but my latest mobo was MSI. Asus just started charging too much for too little.
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    Worst Game Ever?

    Worst games Ever: Windows (all versions) 3dmark (all versions) Buying a Graphics card post pandemic Buying a wifi product (any time, ever) (y)
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    3070ti suddenly will not come off idle in games?

    Could this be the culprit, under Windows Power options?
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    Modern GPU Stability Test?

    The problem with Stress testing software is that Nvidia/AMD driver developers have access to them as well, and so can spend alot of time tuning drivers to make those specific tests stable. The only real test is the current game you're playing. For me it's Apex that'll crash first before...
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    Bad Juju :( Black screen on boot UPDATE: Now TWO Giagbyte Boards

    Bit late to this thread, but no beep code usually means dead cpu. Did you try a different cpu? If not, the replacement board might do the exact same thing.
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    New build, turns on but nothing comes on screen and there is orange mobo light that is supposedly telling me something.

    That sounds like you've put the ram in the non-optimal slots or 2 put sticks in the same channel. This should be explained in the manual.
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    What Game or Series would you like to see brought back to Life this Year?

    Just bring back Mass Effect and forget Andromeda ever happened.
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    GPU Pci Express connector broken? Or am I just crazy?

    It was probably the display connector being slightly loose, I've seen it happen many times with DVI connectors, so try a different cable if you get the issue again.
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    Upgrade to 3090 ti or wait for 4090?

    For a mere $300 I would definitely do it, no question.
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    What idle wattage should I expect from a new system?

    My rig idles at 125w with all the RGB off, and 145-180w with it on (all blue is lowest, all white highest). I have all C states enabled. And that doesn't include the 4 60w 30mm fans on my car radiator to cool it! (Which at idle run at 20%) 😎
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    Router Open Firmware, Which One to Choose?

    Home consumer wifi has been, and always will be, totally shit and unfit for purpose. Just cable your house up and never worry about latency ever again. Ever.
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    Error 43 on GPU has me completely clueless

    I'm thinking it's the CPU. Double check all the pins as someone else suggested and reseat it firmly. Also, try disabling as many power saving features as you can, both Bios and Windows, and see if that changes anything.
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    Intel Unveils a New Microchip Aimed at 3-D Graphics Market

    Wall Street Journal article here: Intel Corp. is once again releasing a product that will make life difficult for smaller competitors. This time, however, the chip giant is moving into a market where dominance isn't a sure thing.
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    3090 Ti RTX FE release date

    They are waiting for 3090 inventory to be depleted. I've noticed the 3090 FE be in stock several times since the beginning of Feb. Last time I saw them in stock as well before Xmas. And only the 3090 has become in stock.
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    Weird lockup issue... need brain power!

    Could be either your keyboard or mouse, and what other usb devices do you have attached? I'd suggest removing as much stuff from the mobo as you can and try remoting in again. Disable as much stuff in the bios as you can as well. Also, is this a fresh install of windows or an upgrade? Might be...
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    So, How Does Flashing a GPU BIOS Actually 'Brick' the Card?

    Here's my complete Brick list: 1. Actually was my friend, tried to flash his Abit mobo in Windows 95 :rolleyes: Luckily he had me as a friend, who also had the same mobo, so I took my bios, put into his mobo, booted, then whilst still on, took mine out and put his in, flashed it back, job done...
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    3080 12 GB

    Umm, 2021 was like, last year?
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    What Is Your Personal Favorite Video Card of All Time?

    Geforce Fermi EVGA 580 HydroCopper for sure! It was the last generation to have the 'full fat at the high end' GPU released first. The 680 was an insult, doubly so because under water, volt modded and overclocked, a 580 would beat a stock 680 quite easily. Nvidia then capped the overclock on...
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    Outdated game mechanics.

    Control pads! :eek: I've been using a superior mouse + kb combo for over 2 decades, WTF would I want to downgrade to inferior input? They give consoles a bad name and need to go the way of the Dodo. :ROFLMAO:
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    Problem procesaor Code 00

    Code 00 = Dead CPU. Couldn't be more straight forward. (y)
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    Forgive me Father, for I have sinned...

    I gave you a like for being open, but it's starting to become a serious option. I'm still waiting for regular stock at MSRP, and will not budge out of principle. The only game I can't play is Cyperpunk, so I am content to wait.
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    EVGA 3080 black screen issue. Anyone else.

    I had this recently with my Titan Xp, exact same thing. Bought a new HDMI cable, no change, thought the card was on it's way out, but upgrading to the very latest version of Windows 10 solved it. I have Education edition and for some reason the latest build wouldn't get pushed down...
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    RTX 3060 12GB

    Yes, they skipped it because making their own cards makes less money than selling the chips to AIBs. I got the feeling with the 3080 FE that it was a pretend gift, something that would never actually be readily available. Now they're not even bothering to 'pretend sell' a 3060 FE, says it all to...