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    How did you purchase your Nvidia 3xxx series card? Owners vote only please.

    Switched from an amazon ventus order to a memory express ftw3 backorder on sept 29. Card arrived dec 1.
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    Scalper group says it has ‘no regrets’ over reselling 3,500 Playstation 5 consoles

    > It's really no risk for them. Pile a bunch of them on a CC - worst case you either return or sell them for break-even before the interest hits. Yeah it must be pretty rough for them to be in a position where they can leverage the money for multiple consoles. I feel so bad for them, it really...
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    Scalper group says it has ‘no regrets’ over reselling 3,500 Playstation 5 consoles

    What a bunch of bullshit. They can afford $400 or $500 to buy a console and sit on it for weeks but they can’t put food on the table. Right.
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    Radeon 6000 series speculation

    They will over recommend every time because of people using cheap PSUs. You have to factor in the lowest common denominator. Look at all the reports of the 3080 working fine with a 650w PSU. That said it will give you more room with a power supply that is acting up and losing capacity.
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    PS3's Cell CPU is by far stronger than new Intel CPUs

    The PPE has no branch predictor, and very limited out of order execution. The SPE’s can only access main memory using DMA. So yes, a terrible architecture for a gaming machine.
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    PS3's Cell CPU is by far stronger than new Intel CPUs

    It’s actually because the PPE isn’t a very strong CPU and the other SPE cores are completely incapable of running either game logic or integer math. Nothing to do with lazy developers, just a terrible architecture for a console CPU.
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    Prisoners in England to Be Taught Code

    I was referring to the statement you made not that html isn't coding. Website builders have been around since the early 2000s at least and take care of the low hanging fruit that will work with a cookie cutter template. Then there are storefront modules, etc to take care of a few more cases...
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    Prisoners in England to Be Taught Code

    Html is not coding, but this statement just makes me believe you have no experience with either AI or html.
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    Netflix Gives Controversial "13 Reasons Why" Series More Viewer Warnings

    So you're saying its easy to control what an almost adult teen watches, when you also say you watched whatever you wanted as a child easily. Riiiiiiiight.
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    Replace PSU fan?

    A 4 pin PWM fan will work fine on a 3 pin connector, assuming there is a 3 pin connector on the PSU board. Most PSU's, if the fan isn't soldered onto the board, will use a 2 pin connector. You can carefully pop the pins out and slide them into the connector for the old PSU fan if the pins are...
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    Replace PSU fan?

    Any 12V DC fan will work fine.
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    Apple could use custom x86 SoC made by AMD

    I'm sure this is just a way to put pressure on Intel to give them better pricing. And seriously, ARM? The reason x86 is more expensive is its much faster per clock.
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    Win 10 and Bios

    If you were on 7 or earlier before and doing a legacy boot, it may have switched to a UEFI fast boot now, assuming your laptop is new enough and supports it. Try Start -> Settings -> Update & security -> Recovery -> Restart now -> Troubleshoot -> Advanced options -> UEFI Firmware Settings ->...
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    Mouse cursor sticks or jitters in place

    Its also a common issue with laser mice. What surface are you using? The sensor could be having trouble tracking on it. I have an old Logitech laser mouse (G700) that does the same sort of thing if I use it on a smooth plastic mouse pad. So try a different surface too and see if that helps.
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    PSU Dieing?

    Are you sure the fan in your PSU is running? If its getting that hot it may be overheating and shutting itself off.
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    I think I need a better router...

    Yeah that ERL you linked to is a much better router than most/all consumer gear. Just turn off DHCP on your Asus router and you can use it as a switch and wireless AP.
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    What is proper way to deal with a function that has multiple return paths?

    Yeah you're right, I read Quartz's comment wrong. That would be better than a number of returns.
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    What is proper way to deal with a function that has multiple return paths?

    Unless you have to check for errors multiple times like he is showing, then you end up with code that's indented off the side of the screen. The other way creates much more readable code. Readability > all.
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    What is proper way to deal with a function that has multiple return paths?

    Do you need to re-initialize it every time that function runs or can you decouple the init from the function and just free it once on program exit? Otherwise I'd just use a #define CLEANUP_FREETYPE macro (or function if you have enough cleanup to do) and call it before every return. The...
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    What is proper way to deal with a function that has multiple return paths?

    Unless you're using something like C's malloc, either the object going out of scope or the garbage collector should free things up for you. You didn't say what language you're talking about.
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    Media player application with motion 'upscaling'

    Its called frame interpolation and both the SmoothVideo Project and CrystalPlayer can do it, although I'm not sure if they support 120Hz or just 60Hz interpolation.
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    What determines DSR 4K down-sample performance? My 670

    You're probably CPU bound then.
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    Adobe Reader/Acrobat eating CPU

    Yes there shouldn't be an Acrobat idle process, that's just it hanging and failing to close. Its notorious for doing this, and Adobe still hasn't fixed it. A reinstall may help, but apparently a lot of the issues are caused by the welcome messages and marketing messages. Going to Edit -> Prefs...
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    Hooking up PC to HDTV?

    Unless the DAC has software like the Realtek control panel that automatically switches for you, Windows won't do it. You'll need to change your default sound device manually by right clicking the speaker in the system tray. Its a little less cumbersome if you make a batch file with something...
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    Asus Maxiums VI Formula USB Problems

    There could be a BIOS update for your board that resolves the issue. If not, disabling XHCI may or may not make your USB 3 ports run at USB 2 speeds. If you have any USB 3 devices you can tell what speed they're running at like this.
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    Asus Maxiums VI Formula USB Problems

    Is it a Windows 8 install or recovery image on the USB stick? You get into safe mode through recovery mode, which loads after 3 failed boots. So if you boot up to the login screen and HOLD your power button until the PC turns off 3 times, the next time you boot recovery mode will come up. The...
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    Asus Maxiums VI Formula USB Problems

    In your BIOS try setting "Intel xHCI Mode" to disabled. Its in Advanced -> USB Config. I find it hard to believe both USB controllers have gone bad at the same time, especially if it is working before Windows boots.
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    Win 8.1 Install On PC and Laptop, Different Partitions?

    Its not Asus branding. The laptop is doing a UEFI boot which has separate system and recovery partitions. Your desktop is doing a legacy BIOS boot where those 2 partitions are combined.
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    sickbeard, sabnzbd and couchpotato

    Nevermind, I'm not sure if its ok to discuss this or not.
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    It it a good idea for a windows server to be running DNS services?

    He means not having the DHCP server hand out the DNS addresses is idiotic.
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    It it a good idea for a windows server to be running DNS services?

    You say a number of things that demonstrate marginal knowledge, so I wouldn't go blaming your admin. The DHCP server hands out the address of the DNS servers, you don't manually configure every machine.
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    3 monitor help.

    The other thing you can do until you get an adapter is disable crossfire when you want to run 3 monitors. The 2nd card's outputs will work when crossfire is turned off.
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    Power connections

    4+4 is split into 2 separate connectors for some mobos that only use 4 pins. The extra 4 pins allow for the CPU to draw more power, but why not just use the 8 pin since you have it? Plugging in the 8 pin is exactly the same as using the 4+4 only easier to connect.
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    Assassin's Creed: Parity, Ubisoft gimps PS4 version to match XBone

    No, running non-native on a TV isn't nearly as jarring as it is with a monitor. The TV does a bunch of post processing plus you're not sitting as close so its really not that bad until you get into 60"+ territory.
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    Assassin's Creed: Parity, Ubisoft gimps PS4 version to match XBone

    Again, if it were the CPU holding it back they could crank up the resolution on both consoles without any impact to the framerate.
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    Assassin's Creed: Parity, Ubisoft gimps PS4 version to match XBone

    Nice try, if it really was CPU limited it would be running at 1080p on both.
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    Kraken G10 on 980

    I've got a R9 290 with a G10/H90 on it and with ambient temps of 27 - 28C in the summer it never got beyond 57C at load. So unless you want to run your fans at quite low speeds the H110 is probably overkill. The stock Corsair fans are noisy garbage, even at low speed, and I almost immediately...
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    Question about game streaming.

    The 650 is the absolute minimum card to work with NVENC/Shadowplay so I would expect it to be much better with the 970.
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    Question about game streaming.

    Shadowplay? If you're using x264 CPU encoding, switching to NVENC will make a huge difference. How fast is your upload? If your bitrate is too high for your connection to handle or your connection is dropping packets you'll get dropped frames, etc.