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    Asrock b450m pro4 bios 3.60 issue

    Having some issues with v3.60 agesa 1.0.0.3abb Background : Just slapped a Ryzen 9 3900x in my b450m pro4to replace a 2700. Worked ok with bios 3.30 (earliest bios to support Ryzen 3xxx). But the post time was like 2 minutes. Its run a case fan (just one of them) at full speed for a full...
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    Looking for black mesh/filter/fabric for case front

    I have a cheapo Thermaltake case for a workstation and it has horrible airflow. I want to cut out the middle portion of the front panel leaving just the perimeter, a rectangular frame basically. Then I plan to stretch some sort of black mesh fabric over it to make it like a crappy diy Meshify C...
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    Do I have a golden 4790k?

    I had been running my delidded 4790k on a gigabyte z97n-wifi for years in a SFF system for a while at 4.4ghz all core @ 1.14v. Stayed below 75C and that's all that mattered in a sff system. Out of boredom and my incessant need to tinker, I recently got a Noctua NH-C14S cooler to push my 4790k...
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    How to delay startup of a program on boot

    I'm having an issue with a remote desktop streamer. It's set to run on startup, but it seems it's too quick and is running before my network connection is established so it throws an error and fails to start the program. So I'm always having to manually go start the software, not ideal. I...
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    Want to replace stock EVGA fans

    To hold me over for the meh RTX 20 generation I got a used 1080ti. I got the ubiquitous EVGA SC Black model. However having an EVGA GTX 1060 SC in my girlfriend's pc I know their fan design from the Pascal generation is awful. The recurved (backwards curved?) fan blade from that generation...
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    Reuse old AV Receiver as PC case

    Has anyone attempted to use an old AV receiver as a case for a living room PC? I tried googling it but came up empty handed. There's a distinct lack of larger living room worthy cases that are horizontal and that also blend in seamlessly. There is the Silverstone Grandia series of cases, some...
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    Cmos battery keeps dying

    So I've got an Asus P9D-I m-itx server board I'm using as the base of my home router/firewall. I got it "new" on ebay. It was in a factory sealed box so I'm pretty sure it's legit. It's been working fine for a year except I noticed the last few times I've lost power that the bios is reset. I...
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    6-pin PCIe to 4-pin Molex

    So I have some proprietary PCIe x1 add-in cards for communicating with a microscope. They require auxiliary power through a female 4-pin molex receptacle on the cards. My Dell OEM PSU only has two spare 6-pin cables. No molex at all. I have some adapters for molex to 6-pin, that is, two female...
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    Looking for SFX without silent fan

    I have a small, homemade, itx based network appliance. The 300w FSP brand power supply that came with the case is beginning to whine and buzz. I'm not really concerned about it not handling the load or spontaneously failing as the load is minuscule. It's only running a Xeon E3 with a 25w TDP on...
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    AM4 Thin mini-itx. Will they exist?

    Is it plausible to assume some manufacturers may eventually release AM4 Thin mini-itx boards? I'd love to have a newer platform with more cores/threads or at least superior igpu hopefully offered by future apu's. I suppose it's possible to just use a normal m-itx board with a dc-dc pico psu...
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    GT 710 fan won't go below 50%

    I got a GT 710 mostly just for giggles, it was $15. Specifically the MSI GT 710 2GD3 LP. It comes in handy as a tiny, portable gpu for testing motherboards, monitors, it needs only 25w, fits in any case, has all the display outputs you could need. It's a lot easier than moving my GTX1080 around...
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    Thermolab (Cooltek) LP53 review

    In the interest of finding the optimal cooler for the much anticipated DR ZABER Sentry console sized case, I purchased a cooler that has seemingly been overlooked in the western world. The LP53 by Thermolab from Korea (branded as Cooltek in some European countries) caught my eye, and given the...
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    High Performance Thermal Pads for CPU?

    I'm always looking for ways to improve CPU thermals. I have delided in the past and I'm not a big fan of it. I also don't really like the metal based TIM's due to inherent risk of electrical conductivity. I found some thermal pads with really high thermal conductivity, 17W/mK! Most silicone...
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    Where are the interesting AMD AIB cards?

    I've always wondered why there are fewer options for AMD cards. Look at the rx 480 compared to the gtx 1060. There are probably 30+ varieties and options for the 1060, from mini itx size to big overkill triple fan, and even some hybrid water cooled cards. How many 480's are there to choose from...
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    Titan X(p) cooler on GTX 1080 FE

    Out of curiosity I was wondering if a GTX 1080FE could be modified with a Titan X(P) cooler? I mean, the Titan X has a 250W TDP and the 1080 is 180W so I'd imagine its a more intense cooling solution. I'd be very interested in swapping my GTX1080 FE cooler for a Titan X cooler if it'd give me...
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