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    Is this real? a 5 MB hard drive by IBM in 1956 weighs that much, in that size?

    Oh is that thre one delivered to Norwich City Council in the UK? If so I walk past that double door most weeks.
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    Had a few back in the days of 60GB SSDs being exciting. None of them failed beofre I handed them on in other builds etc.
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    Best or some of the best Android smartphone ?

    I got a OnePlus Nord 3 a few weeks ago. Very very happy. I only get a new phone every 5 years as I look after them. It's such a step up from my Mate 10 Pro (another reason I like to go years between phones so I really notice the difference). The phone had next to no bloat and what there was...
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    new threadrippers announced

    And I thought my x99 HEDT 5820K setup in 2016 was expensive! ;)
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    Is there an actual security dept. in Facebook to report illegal scam?

    The scams are in control. I got suspended for 24hours a few weeks ago from comments on Instagram for reporting a few actual scam and spam bot accounts.
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    Phase Change Material (PCM)

    Yeah I would probably put this on my 6700XT next year. Mine runs fine as it is but I'm curious to see the result after the how well it worked on my laptops. I'm just wary of taking GPUs apart nowadays as there are so many screws, clips. pads and cables to deal with. Gone are the days of 4 screws...
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    2 identical HDD's which one to keep?

    Keep the fastest one.
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    What is the proper way to "re-paste" a laptop CPU?

    PTM7950 for the win. Paste for laptops is obsolete.
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    Phase Change Material (PCM)

    Installed Kryonaut paste on my Framework and my Dell lattitude 7480. Worked okay. I then switched to PTM7950. Got a 10 degree C drop on the max temps for the 7480 and a 14 degree C drop on the Framework. Little to no throttling. Used cut to measure areas on the CPU and iGPU. I won't bother...
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    New DAC SMSL SU-1 very impressed listening for a couple hours now.

    Pretty much this. It's been mature tech now for decades. The odd thing often is the $1000+ DACs (usually the $5000+ range) are often awful performers at a technical level compared to the $100 ones. However, that doesn't mean to say you won't like the sound they make. Technical performance (good...
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    Windows 7/8 Product Key to install Windows 10 workaround - possibly no longer

    Not bought a copy of 10 since it came out.
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    How little memory is too little?

    The main thing is you have to have a SSD. Modern systems cannot run without them. I now refuse to work on a machine if it has not got a SSD. They get upgraded and then I work on them. RAM is secondary.
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    How little memory is too little?

    For folks just wanting to browse and do Office stuff 6GB is as low as I'll go. If I get a customers laptop in that still only has 4GB, I'll slap in a 2GB stick of the same speed for free as I usually have a few laying around. It gives a nice little buffer. Plus the SSD I always upgrade them...
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    Enterprise SSD as Main OS Drive?

    I got a U.2 Optane P4800X a few weeks ago and used the Startech PCIe adaptor. All worked perfectly. I would get more...
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    Are you happy with win 11?

    Only thing that I really hate is the no simple option for a local account at setup. You have to fudge it.
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    Nvme Crucial p3 plus 2 TB firmware fail

    I've given up doing firmware on SSDs for some time now. The reason being most of the update apps are junk. They either don't detect the very drive they were designed for or just fail the drive. Never noticed a difference after any that I did update anyway.
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    Help with M-KEY M.2 NVMe SSD Adapter

    Nope! Use them in NVMe equipped laptops or convert them to USB for faster external data storage.
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    Best 2TB SSD for my needs?

    Do you do lots of long data transfers and then on top lots more data copying and deleting? If so get the Samsung. If you just want somewhere to dump data as mostly archive, get the P3
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    Huge Memory Boost - AMD's next AGESA update's giving Ryzen 7000 fast DDR5 support

    Built many many PCs in the past 25 years. The ones that have given me the most grief the past 4-5 years? Ryzen machines. It's always RAM releated. Never used to worry about RAM but everytime I get asked to build a Ryzen machine my heart sinks. If I get a Ryzen machine in that has's...
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    Cheap way to install Windows 11?

    I hate Linux tutorials...they all skip the "well you know how to do all the initial steps cos you are not a NOOB obviously.." initial steps that get you to the meat of what you want to do and start at step 6. Windows tutorials will 99.99999% of the time start with "Click the Start button..."...
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    Prime95 - How long is long enough?

    Until the next time you do...
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    Prime95 - How long is long enough?

    There is always that risk of something 'crashing' no matter how long you test it or run it. For most people they are wasting time and energy stress testing for more than 30 minutes to an hour.
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    Prime95 - How long is long enough?

    I do one pass and done. It just needs to run as long as you'd maybe thrash your machine for 100%. Which in most cases isnt that long. I always used to laugh at posts here saying "Oh you need to run Prime95 for 1-3 days solid to class your machine as stable!" Yeah you still live at home don't...
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    eBay sellers, what's there game???????

    I just picked up a cheap 375GB U2 Optane P4800X with 400GB of writes for less than 10% of its sale price.
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    Does anyone here actually use their TOSLINK port on their MOBO?

    Yes...and I don't use them. Never been a fan of gimmick surround setups. Stereo or GTFO. ;) I just set the audio on mine to 16bit stereo. Yet it still screws up. Toslink it is. I am aware that TOSLINK was designed for old Red Book standard and that's it. This is the problem the fancy modern...
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    Does anyone here actually use their TOSLINK port on their MOBO?

    I can...but why should I? It's all digital wizardry isnt it? It should just TOSLINK.
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    Does anyone here actually use their TOSLINK port on their MOBO?

    Another one of those "it just works" technologies. My Soundbar is HDMI ARC capable as it my TV but if I hook it all up with HDMI it just loses sync with the picture. If I slip in the TOSLINK...perfect everytime.
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    Remembering the disaster that was crypto mining and it's detrimental affects on GPU prices.

    Yeah I get people send me amazing looking phone pics and then you zoom in just a little and...blotchy mush! My 2013 Canon 6D...just keep zooming in and seeing the detail...
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    WD HDD locked drive, trying to get back into pc repair, 1st client lol

    Oh you'd be surprised. I have had customers that have no idea they took out a MS Office subscription or what their email password is. Spent an hour going through the login password to a laptop with a boomer customer once. They really dont have a clue. Back in the day when MS started asking for...
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    Yet he was looking at a have to read between the lines sometimes. :LOL:
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    4TB worth?
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    Looking for a laptop cooler???

    Pastes are dead! Long live PTM7950!
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    Athlon 64 FX-57 is expensive, rare, fast but is it worth it?

    Yup that was the end of my 939 journey! From a Althon64 3500+ to 3700+ to 4000+ to a couple of dual core Athlons and ending on the Opteron 180 in my trusty DFI LanParty nForce4 board with 1GB of DDR500 ram and a 7900GTX.
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    AMD 23.7.1 Drivers - Major FPS Boost in The Last of Us & Forza Horizon 5

    Been a Radeon user since 2009 and I never really worry about release day figures as I know within 6 months they will be 20% higher most likely with driver updates.
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    Kevin Mitnick Is Dead?!?!?!?!?!?!

    I read some of his books. Quite enlightenng. I enjoyed his work.
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    Frame Work 16 AMD Advantage

    Why on earth did you order it with Ram and SSD? Puzzling. Good though that you ordered all the ports on day one. They shoud mwntion that you should order all you need then rather than later and have to pay the massive shipping fees for one $10 port. Oh and get some PTM7950 to replace the...
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    Better sound from my PC

    Seen many of those "USB filters" tested and they are truly wonderful devices for...replicating the signal that goes into them out the other end. A lot of hi-fi mains filters are just signal replicators. No difference to the quality of the power comming out to what went in. The design of the DAC...
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    Would you use Opera GX?

    Been using Firefox for over 15 years...plenty fast and stable. But I'm not one of those oddballs that thinks their Internet God status is dependant on having 368 tabs open.
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    (very) slow SSD write speed.

    I have to say I still overprovision a SSD drive by say 10% from new. I especially would add extra if it was a QLC/SLC caching drive. What are the temps? Is it okay for short burst of writes or 20MBps from cold?
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    PCI-E Gen5 SSDs

    Quite frankly I was underwhelmed by the leap from 500MBps SATA to 3500MBps NVMe so I gave up getting excited about it. For much of PC tech now, it's the law of diminishing returns!