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    Arctic fans..Longevity issues?

    I bought a 5 pack of the 120mm fans off Amazon over a year ago and have been running them since. I haven't had a single problem with any of them. I never shut off my systems unless I have to so they run all the time and I hate hearing fans ramping up and down so they're running 100% speed at...
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    Smart phone addiction app?

    There isn't an app which can replace self control. What you must do is learn self control.
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    AMD XT Round Up

    AMD didn't learn at all. You're forgetting that these are still 3000 series CPUs. If they had learned from Intel they would be the new 4000 series CPUs and they would cost more than the previous generation and they would need a new socket and chipset.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2 shown running faster on Linux than Windows 10

    It is how much of it will work. WINE started a lot of the work many years ago with Valve jumping on the bandwagon recently giving the WINE project a huge boost. The amount of native Windows software working on Linux is probably orders of magnitude higher than it was just a few years ago and the...
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    The lack of B450 MB's on Amazon and other places?

    My son works for a local computer shop and they're turning away customers simply because they have a hell of a time getting parts and even when they can get parts the prices are so insane that it's not cost effective to build a machine for a customer. Once the price for a machine is known most...
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    Steam Summer sale

    I think a Star Wars 4x type game could be awesome, especially if they don't make it over-complicated. Sadly, EA has the lock on Star Wars games and I don't want to see what sort of atrocity they would commit by making a 4x game.
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    Ryzen 5 2600 high idle temps and temp spikes

    It's working just fine, just as it's designed to do. The issue is the low end stock cooler. It does not work well enough to run lower temps, especially under load and doubly so for high thread-count tasks. There's a reason I don't run with a voltage offset on my 2600x. It kills boost clocks for...
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    Ryzen 5 2600 high idle temps and temp spikes

    The main issue you're seeing is the fact that the cooler you have isn't very good. It's not terrible but it's also not very good. I believe the 2600 non-x comes with the Wraith Stealth cooler. That's not even as good as the Wraith Tower which is what the 2600x comes with. I used the stock cooler...
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    Western Digital adds “Red Plus” branding for non-SMR hard drives

    You've nailed my thoughts on the matter perfectly. SMR drives never should have been labeled as Red drives. They don't work properly in the niche the Red drives were marketed for and should be booted out of that labeling to their own labeling. That should mean that when you RMA the SMR Red...
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    Hit a WCG (World Community Grid) milestone? Post it here:

    Just got that today. Also recently hit 10 years of total runtime and 25 million total points on WCG. Not too bad for running since mid-Oct.
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    Hallelujah, praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition (X570 boards in stock but going fast)

    It's not just x570.. It's AMD motherboards of any type. B450 boards are also thin on the ground. I have no idea about Intel boards because I haven't bothered to look up anything about them. The issue is with supply chain disruptions. Exports from China and other places slowed. Even when...
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    Ryzen 3900XT, 3800XT, and 3600XT allegedly to be announced by June 16th

    If these CPUs do come out and the reason is because of greatly increased yield I'm wondering if they are to be a replacement for the x models eventually. If so it's a win/win for AMD. It's not going to cost them anything additional to release xt models and it avoids confusion later as the x...
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    Star Trek will go to Strange New Worlds in new spinoff series

    You know, there was a time when Star Trek was about finding strange, new worlds and people. There wasn't a need for a spinoff show to do this because it was the premise of pretty much all the shows...
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    Overclock Away: Intel Offers Insurance for Unlocked 10th Gen Comet Lake CPUs

    You're claiming they will burn out quickly due to overclocking. That's not the case unless you are literally abusing the processors in well known ways. Without abuse an overclocked processor is almost always going to last longer than its useful lifespan. Hell, almost all other components are...
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    Overclock Away: Intel Offers Insurance for Unlocked 10th Gen Comet Lake CPUs

    My Q6600s would disagree with you. One of them was mostly retired last August. I had that thing running 3.6Ghz for over 10 years. That was daily use. Every. Single. Day. Much of that time was under heavy workload as in distributed computing projects, encoding and gaming. I beat the piss out of...
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    First ATX12VO Consumer Motherboard: The ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4SR

    So, it doesn't solve any problems. It's a solution in search of a problem. I've been saying that ever since this spec was first posted here and no one has yet to show me different. And not once has anyone shown how it's supposed to be cheaper. I've posted a number of times about multiple issues...
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    First ATX12VO Consumer Motherboard: The ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4SR

    What better cable management? You're still going to have to run the same amount of cables except now you have to run two off the motherboard for SATA instead of one. How so with fewer components? The PSU is still going to be there but there will be additional components needed for the...
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    EA Digital Sale on Origin/Amazon - Fallen Order ($30), ME: Andromedia ($4), BF V ($12), BF 1 ($3), Titanfall 2 ($3), More...

    Decided to grab ME:A as I haven't played it an have a system which can play it now. Also purchased ME3 and the DLC bundle since the bundle was by far the cheapest I've seen it. I've played through ME3 but definitely wanted to go through the DLC and it's finally at a reasonable price, the price...
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    AMD Finally announces the B550

    I suspect the issue was getting PCI-e 4.0 lanes reliable on a cheap motherboard while still keeping the price down. One of the big reasons for the higher prices on a lot of the x570 boards was the fact that PCI-e 4 required higher quality PCBs and in many cases extra layers. It's possible that...
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    CBS Makes Star Trek: Picard Pilot Free On YouTube 'For a Limited Time'

    You're missing the point. The Federation isn't perfect and was never intended to be perfect. It was a vehicle to show how the human race could become more than it is and to keep pushing to continue that despite flaws and problems. In fact, you've illustrated the point perfectly. Picard was part...
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    CBS Makes Star Trek: Picard Pilot Free On YouTube 'For a Limited Time'

    At least we can finally understand why you like Picard and don't want it to have anything to do with the previous decades worth of Star Trek content. You don't want the Federation. You also don't understand anything at all about Star Trek because the Federation was the point of Star Trek. The...
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    CBS Makes Star Trek: Picard Pilot Free On YouTube 'For a Limited Time'

    I didn't say anything about "true fans". That's just you spouting bullshit because you can't come up with any logical or coherent argument for how horrible the new shows and movies are. If you want some sort of example of gatekeeping you should look at yourself. Your very argument is completely...
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    CBS Makes Star Trek: Picard Pilot Free On YouTube 'For a Limited Time'

    It's not about pandering to an existing base. Unless you think pandering is continuing the story set forth previously without completely changing characters so they're completely worthless and the opposite of what they used to be as well as ignoring anything that happened before so a new, edgy...
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    GPU Folding w/Radeon on Linux

    I haven't tried to get my RX570 running under Linux but before installing the AMD-Pro drivers did you try the open source drivers? I've never bothered with Pro drivers before so I'm not sure if that might not be causing an issue.
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    Rise and Fall of the [H] team

    Heh, herding cats would be a dream job compared to keeping everyone in line and pointed in the right direction back then. Even with a team of people it was almost hopeless and yet it still happened. You're not kidding about the extra leeway Kyle gave us in the Disturbed Computing subforum. For...
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    How Intel's changing the future of power supplies with its ATX12VO spec

    I said it before and I'll say it again. This "solution" by Intel is a solution looking for a problem. All the while creating problems of its own. The only real "solution" proposed here is moving what already works perfectly fine on PSUs to the motherboard. It's highly unlikely we'd get any cost...
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    EK has a new fan. It's fast, expensive, really thick and...

    I had a number of 7k Delta 60x60x25 fans and didn't have a problem with them. I had one 8k Delta 60x60x38 but that thing I couldn't handle. Even turned down with a fan controller it was too damn loud and didn't cool any better than the regular 7k Deltas since I had to turn it down to make it...
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    Sony Is Struggling With PlayStation 5 Price Due to Costly Parts

    Except this won't happen. I have no doubt both console makers were more than happy to put out a more powerful version just so they could get people to upgrade. That's just extra money. Until a more powerful refresh version becomes widely unpopular and doesn't sell at all they'll probably...
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    AMD Wraith Question

    If this was the case, every single review of the CPU would have shown throttling to the point of no boost. Instead I haven't seen a single review that showed this. The six vs twelve core also doesn't matter much since the 3900x has a higher TDP in the first place. Hell, when I have all twelve...
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    What Paste Application Method do You Use in 2020?

    I just replaced the Wraith Spire heatsink with a Coolermaster 212 EVO. I used a razorblade to spread the thermal goop in a very thin layer on the bottom of the heatsink. This is the first time I've used that method but it appears to have worked quite well. When I installed the Wraith Spire it...
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    AMD Wraith Question

    I have a Thermalright Ultima90 and TRUE120 which were hanging off motherboards for more than ten years, the TRUE120 still is as a matter of fact. Both of these heatsinks weigh a lot more than the 212. The TRUE probably weighs twice as much as the 212. Even after more than a decade of hanging...
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    "Intel in jeopardy" from insiders. Much much worse than what they tell.

    We have winners. USB 2.0 ports are going to be on motherboards for quite a while yet just the way USB 1 ports stayed on basically every motherboard until USB 3 was widely adopted. It's about compatibility, usability and cost. I know for quite a while that there were a number of USB 1 devices...
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    AMD Wraith Question

    Here's a bit of anecdotal evidence of what I was talking about with regards to leaving performance on the table. I just picked up a Cooler Master Hyper 212 on sale on Amazon to replace the Wraith Spire which came with my 2600x. With the Wraith Spire my typical workload with all 12 threads maxed...
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    Sony Is Struggling With PlayStation 5 Price Due to Costly Parts

    It's not about subsidizing the phones. It's about not paying for the phone in one lump sum but instead spread out over a couple of years and just added into the phone bill. That's how so many people are getting these really high dollar phones they wouldn't be able to afford otherwise. You can't...
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    Sony Is Struggling With PlayStation 5 Price Due to Costly Parts

    All games on GoG have installers you can download and store on your own. Even if the store and site go down you can still install and play any games you downloaded the installer for.
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    Gamers are ditching Radeon graphics cards over driver issues

    No, no, no. They can give them to me since they think they are horrible cards. I need at least two. Once I get my cards then you can start buying the remainder. Since I've practically never had problems with ATI/AMD cards it's imperative that those with cards they don't want need to send them my...
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    Anthem seasons are being dropped as BioWare pledges to 'reinvent' the game

    This was my first thought as well but there's a big difference in that Bioware's title is not part of a rather old and well loved franchise. There were a lot of people willing to give FF14 another try simply because it was FF.
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    AMD Wraith Question

    This is my point. My 2600x with the Wraith Spire cooler pretty much never goes below 3.8Ghz all core even when it hits 85C in a high ambient temperature room. That's 200mhz above the base clock and it's always boosting. You're not boosting at all even with low temps and that's not right. It...
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    AMD Wraith Question

    It sounds like the processor is being throttled. With temps like that it should be boosting higher until the temps go up quite a bit more. I'm willing to bet there's a setting in BIOS for throttling once you reach a specific temperature and it's set to around 67C instead of the normal 95C or so.
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    Blizzard’s last six months have shown a rapidly changing company

    I really enjoyed Warcraft 1 and 2 but absolutely hated 3. I messed around with the original Diablo but never played the full game. The demo was pretty fun, though. Other than those games I have no interest in anything Blizzard has done or will do.