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    System shock 3 Cancelled?

    I put in on the Kickstarter right from the beginning :) patently waiting. I have played a little of the pre-alpha demo they released over Christmas. Looking good so far.
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    System shock 3 Cancelled?

    Shock 2 is among my all time favourites. Same with the first one. So to say I was happy to hear there was a shock 3 in the works would be an understatement. However, I can see the writing on the wall. I'm nothing if not realistic. We had the project announcement and then nothing for what, over...
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    What was your least favorite graphics card?

    well when i was a kid i had a 4mb rage IIc. didn't mind that one so much because it was the early days. more of an 'it is what it is' perspective. it did some 3d acceleration, not a lot. later i got a 8mb rage pro turbo....now that thing was a piece of trash. by this time ATI had time to figure...
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    What’s your go-to GPU stress test?

    finished my overclock recently. i started with several hours of furmark. once that was stable, i played a couple hours of control to finish it off.
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    What Paste Application Method do You Use in 2020?

    Well at least he cleaned it up good after :D
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    Cooling research

    This sounds a lot like thermosyphoning to me. Using density change in cold and hot fluid to promote flow with buoyancy. As stated above, I think the big concern is the required delta T. If this is what you're up to, I'd recommend looking at the nuclear industry. This strategy is how some...
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    cooling GPU VRMs

    Thought I'd report back with some preliminary results. Last night I cranked the 970 up to 1500Mhz, boosted the voltage to about 1.25. previously, there's no way it would be stable at these settings. I'd be lucky to get 10 minutes before the video card shut down. Last night I played control for...
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    cooling GPU VRMs

    So I just finished rigging up an old 120mm fan salvaged from an old system in the closet. Can't easily measure voltage since the solder contacts are behind a shroud. I'll see what happens with the extra cooling before I tackle that one. First thing I noted was the screws on the heatsink were...
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    NVIDIA's Next-Generation "Ampere" GPUs Could Have 18 TeraFLOPs of Compute Performance

    Soon, the SMRs are starting into prototype testing now. There's a few designs that are very tiny. They're calling them 'nuclear batteries'. You might want to build a cement vault of some sort for it though just get a bunch of sakrete from the hardware store :p
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    cooling GPU VRMs

    And yeah sorry for the delayed response, that is the exact card
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    cooling GPU VRMs

    Where would I check the voltage? I have a couple multimeters actually. I do a lot of car repair and, well repair anything actually. I'm just not sure where to measure. The issue I constantly run into is most of my knowledge is from years ago...like voodoo3 days. Even up to the first dual...
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    cooling GPU VRMs

    Last night I did what I should have done in the first place. Dug out my IR temperature gun. Played control for a bit to heat it up and got 95C on the base of the heatsink....I think I found the problem. Now to figure out a good way to cool these things. Might try those shims and stick a fan on...
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    cooling GPU VRMs

    Card in question is a Asus 970GTX Strix. The stock fan cooler is removed, cooling the GPU with an old swiftech MCW60. It's a dinosaur of a water block, but it does the job. Highest temp I saw overclocked was 50C. However, this card doesn't overclock worth beans. Memory is nothing and if I want...
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    6700k wont go over 4.4Ghz?!

    Yeah I got a 6600k and I can't get beyond 4.4....but I also have cooling issues. Long story.
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    Intel Core i9-10900K 10-Core Comet Lake-S Monster CPU Leaks With 5.1GHz Turbo Clock

    I'm just wondering how they're going to cool this monstrosity. Maybe include a bottle of liquid nitrogen for the stock cooler?
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    Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data

    So you're saying that there's a market for my browser history full of porn? Why didn't anyone tell me?? I could make money sitting at home!
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    id Tech 7 Engine Upgrades Discussed by DOOM Eternal Dev; Raytracing to Be Explored Post-Launch

    You're probably right about RT should be developed from the get go to balance performance, etc. However, if they want to add it in later I say let them so long as we have the option to turn it off :p
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    id Tech 7 Engine Upgrades Discussed by DOOM Eternal Dev; Raytracing to Be Explored Post-Launch

    I think they made the right choice. Raytracing will undoubtedly be the way of the future, but it's still in its infancy. Even the top end RTX card doesn't really do it that well. For now it's just a cool gimmick, but hey that's how it always starts. By 'exploring' raytracing after release...
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    comptia opposes right to repair bill

    If they oppose right to repair, I'd like to introduce a new bill: their CEO (or whoever is leading their clown show) must shove every broken device that could have been easily repaired up his or her ass with no lube. My bill will also keep broken electronics out of landfills. It's a win-win really.
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    Live Cloning

    Did the migration not long ago from a Samsung 250GB SSD to a 1TB Evo 970. It didn't go that smoothly for me... First, I tried the Samsung magician. Yeah it's a magician alright, so long as you're looking for a shitshow. It would get to 99% and then tell me 'clone failed'. No reason, no...
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    Tim Cook to Investors: People Bought Fewer New iPhones Because They Repaired Their Old Ones

    I've always been big into repairing my stuff. That's why I've never bought an apple product. When I make purchases, I always take repairability into account as much as possible. Doesn't matter if they did or didn't lose sales to people repairing their stuff. Fact is the people want this so it...
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    Core i9-10990XE 22-core Processor

    Hope this comes with a lake I can. Toss it in when it catches fire. Then again, it might just boil it all off.
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    A lazy fix 20 years ago means the Y2K bug is taking down computers now

    Thanks for posting this. We had some computer driven equipment go down stroke of midnight on new year's eve where I work and we had no idea why. It was obviously date related, but we couldn't figure out why 2020. Guess now I know.
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    If you are on a fence if you should buy new RAM now or later...

    Glad I did the upgrade. Ok I won't lie, it was a Christmas gift. But still, no need for family members to pay out the ass for some ram. Now running 32GB DDR4 3200, 4 modules. I think I'll be good for a couple years. From what I've seen so far, new games are only recommending 16GB for the high...
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    Heatkiller IV the best?

    After this little fiasco, I don think I'd ever buy one without a backplate unless the mainboard already had something there.
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    Heatkiller IV the best?

    Just installed my new heatkiller 4 Friday night. Wow what a difference. I just got the basic version as I feel a difference of only a couple degrees isn't worth it. Although the more expensive ones do look very sexy.... I still have some testing to do, but so far not bad. Skylake i5 6600k, idle...
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    Stability and overclocking - what do you consider stable

    11 minutes stable? I don't know many computers that can encode high quality h265 in 11 minutes. Stables means it NEVER crashes due to the overclock. Granted, to truly achieve this you'd need to run your stress test infinitely. Obviously a compromise is needed. Myself, I run my stress test...
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    gtx970 overclocking question

    Thanks guys, I just found the behavior odd. Used to seeing artifacting. In the end, I got the GPU to 1450, good enough. Increasing power limit does nothing. As for the memory, it basically doesn't overclock at all. Even a 100Mhz increase will crash after a couple hours with furmark. Anything...
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    Heatkiller IV the best?

    Well I hope it's the best because I just bought one :p It's gotta be better than my current block. Apogee GT strapped to the mainboard with some long screws and two pieces of an old steel ruler. My temps aren't so great.
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    gtx970 overclocking question

    Forgot to mention, the memory and vregs have copper heatsinks attachedbto compensate for the removal of the stock air cooler.
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    gtx970 overclocking question

    Yup go back a couple years, I'm overclocking my old GTX970. It's the Asus strix version. My card is on water with a universal block, so just the GPU is water cooled. Temps have not exceeded 50C overclocked, voltage boost and full load. Been using furmark for a stress test. So far I got the GPU...
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    Purported Internal Intel Doc Reveals Core i9-10900K Tests: Up to 30 Percent Gain in Threaded Work

    Hey it's possible. I'm going with shrodingers cat here.
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    help with imaging system drive

    All I'm using is windows defender. Maybe there was some other software in the way or possibly windows defender itself. Didn't think to disable it. Either way, got it done with macrium. The extra drive that appeared was a windows 10 bug, just disabled it with diskpart and all good now.
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    Power outage at Samsung chip factory halts production

    Yes backup power is definitely possible. Probably some simple large diesel generators. Maybe even small turbines. However.... here's where the unknowns come in. My guess is that without constant uninterrupted power, it wouldn't really matter as the current production run may be lost. That...
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    help with imaging system drive

    Ok got it figured out. Ended up being macrium to the rescue. Changed the partition size during the clone, just didn't know how to do that. Thanks for the previous help! My current one is what looks like a small recovery drive has appeared. Probably part of the clone process. Normally this...
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    help with imaging system drive

    i finally got home from the holidays last night and decided to start trying to install the new drive. so far not as easy as i would have expected. the M2 drive install itself was simple, working fine. the samsung data migration tool is ass...just gives non-descriptive failure messages at 99%. so...
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    Here's Why Graphics Card Pricing Could Shoot Up In 2020

    I'd imagine you're completely correct. Unfortunately the old monitor has become a matter of pride for me.its a Samsung 245BW that just won't die. I think it must be over 12 years old now. It did die once truth be told. The power supply has 3 large resistors in it that are a known weak point...
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    Here's Why Graphics Card Pricing Could Shoot Up In 2020

    Oh I agree it's a completely shitty tradition. It mostly comes from the fact that I grew up with very little money so I had to make do with what I had and save up in the meantime. I went to college in 2002 with a voodoo 3 2000. Was only because I overclocked it to the brink of destruction that I...
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    Here's Why Graphics Card Pricing Could Shoot Up In 2020

    Yeah I can. But that costs money and my 970 is still doing me well. My monitor is old, so I'm playing at 1920x1200. Plus I have this long standing tradition where I push my hardware as hard as possible and only replace once it outright can't play something or runs like such ass it's completely...
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    Here's Why Graphics Card Pricing Could Shoot Up In 2020

    Well time to overclock my GTX 970. See if I can push another year or two out of the old girl.
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