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    Mobo suggestion for Ryzen 5 3600

    LAN & audio work fine for me on the MSI B450 Tomahawk Max. Nice mobo. .
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    Win 10 Pro How to disable Log in password or PIN on boot up?

    The first time I saw that setting up a customer's computer, I was pissed that they won't take NO for an answer. Skipped it of course, but it's just that they keep trying crap like this. Another one that had me swearing at MS was when they took out the Offline Account option on that first...
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    Problems with Windows 10 in Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 7

    I've seen some problems doing a Win-7 to Win-10 upgrade sometimes. The issues usually show up on older laptops but I've seen some desktops do it too. May be related to chipset drivers. In general, Z97 boards work fine on WIn-10 though. As long as your Win-10 install activated on the upgrade...
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    Intel's 10th-gen processors haven't been announced, but they are for sale

    lol..... locked and roughly matches a 3700X..... pfff! Yeah, I know.... OEMs and all that. But even the OEMs will start to wonder why they are using more expensive Intel CPUs for the same or less performance. Eventually even "Karen" the soccer mom will ask somebody who knows and end up buying...
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    129.00 for a cyberPower CP1500 ups BH

    Yep, it's a nice one. It has a genuine sine wave output which is healthier for the electronics you are plugging into it. Also compatible with PFC PSUs that may not like standard UPSs. ETA: I spec this one for my customer's servers. The only one I recommend at the moment. .
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    Dirty power in house causing PC to freeze?

    >> I spoke with said family member and apparently her husband had put that line in (he’s not an electrician) where the machine was running. Uh oh. :) Check the wall socket connections, ground, polarity (hot & common correct), and the breaker in the box. I live in an old house and our...
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    129.00 for a cyberPower CP1500 ups BH

    Nice UPS. I have two of them. Had one of them fail when it was 9 months old, but Cyberpower shipped me warranty replacement batteries to fix it. Other one has been running fine for about 4 years so far. .
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    Compressed air can only do so much.

    Yep, that's the one I use. Waited for a sale at Amazon, great investment! .
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    Compressed air can only do so much.

    There was apparently a bug in the system. lol I use one of those small AC powered handheld canister blowers to clean out customer computers. Way stronger and cheaper than canned air. The only liquid cleaning I would use on electronics are the products meant for that purpose. One of my...
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    Dirty power in house causing PC to freeze?

    It's possible. I've seen dirty power cause lockups on older x86 equipment I used to work on. You need more than just a surge suppressor in those cases, you need a line conditioner. Something like this...
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    Micro Center 2700X - $139, 3600 - $149 (In-store only)

    The MSI Tomahawk Max B450 is a great mobo. I have that mobo with a 3600X and GSkill Ripjaws 3600. Easy setup, no problems. .
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    Micro Center (In-store) Acer XF270HU - IPS, 144hz, 1440p Freesync $289.96

    Well that sucks.... just says "Not Carried" at my local store. No other options to order it. Where did you see this? ETA: I think it's Freesync which I believe Nvidia now supports. ETA#2: Looks like the VG271UP on Amazon is the better monitor/price anyway. .
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    Amazon - Acer VG271UP, - IPS, 144hz, 1440p Freesync $271

    Nice! Just wish my Dell 24" Ultrasharp would die so I can justify it.
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    It’s Back!! 32” LG 32GK650F-B 2560x1440 QHD 144Hz FreeSync Gaming LED Monitor $295 free shipping !!!

    Never heard of the "VA" display technology on this one. Looks like VA is rated between IPS and TN but overall very good. ETA: Looks like deal is dead. .
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    HOT ! Various 1TB NVMe with coveted E12 Controller $135 aprox retail

    $139.99 for me on that link. .
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    Intermittent Lagging on Xeon E5-2696 V3 QS build

    Disable the Windows Error Reporting Service and see if that fixes it. The service name is "WerSvc". Edit: NVM just saw that your mouse was causing it. Good find! .
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    Intermittent Lagging on Xeon E5-2696 V3 QS build

    Agree with pendragon1 that is a ton of open tabs. You can't open an insane number of tabs and expect instant response. Does not sound like a hardware issue. Do what you can to improve performance on Windows itself. Clean up temp files, browser caches, defrag, turn off Superfetch, etc...
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    help save my low end H110 motherboard!!!

    Good job! (y) .
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    help save my low end H110 motherboard!!!

    Those tiny SMD parts are really hard to work with, some of them are damn near microscopic. They are all originally placed and soldered by automation, not human hands. The techs at the factory who do any required rework are very young, with young eyes and steady hands. They also have exactly...
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    help save my low end H110 motherboard!!!

    Your soldering iron didn't work because it doesn't reach the melting point of the lead-free solder. You still can't use the soldering gun. It's way too hot and you will continue to destroy things. >>I am fairly stumped.. is the issue even local to the usb3.0 header.... Probably since that's...
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    help save my low end H110 motherboard!!!

    Weller soldering gun is way too hot to work on a motherboard. You need a soldering pencil/iron with a small tip. Probably 40-50watts these days with lead-free solder. My bench tech days were before that crap. Clean up the charring as was said and remove the components you destroyed. Use...
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    Ryzen 3700x $280 - Microcenter

    And nothing worse than the smell of burnt silicon. I mean..... so I've been told. :whistle: .
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    Windows 10 Pro. Gibson Acoustic Guitar. Office 2016 Pro Plus. Logitech Mice. WTB i5 8600K. Visio

    The OEM keys are tied to the mobo, that's to be expected. It increases the value of the old mobo if you are selling it though. .
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    FS: Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite (ERLite-3)

    I'll take the ERL-3. Just sent the Paypal. Thanks! .
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    Easy way to transfer from PC to PC?

    >>On my Steam, Ubisoft and Epic game files I will need to copy those over into the Program olders. That correct? No. Just copying those folders does not do an install and make the required registry changes and file copies to other folders. You need to do a fresh install on all apps. You...
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    1TB WD BLACK™ SN750 NVMe™ SSD - $124.99

    Try a different browser. Menu selections work for me in Firefox. .
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    1TB WD BLACK™ SN750 NVMe™ SSD - $124.99

    Yep, wouldn't have guessed that. For some reason I thought the Samsung 860 EVO drives were MLC, not TLC. I prefer MLC, but I'm ok with current TLC technology. I flat refuse to buy any QLC drives though. .
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    1TB WD BLACK™ SN750 NVMe™ SSD - $124.99

    Why can't the manufacturers find the time to disclose the cell technology on their SSD drives? MLC, TLC, QLC, ...... It matters. Will not buy an SSD if they refuse to disclose the full specs on the device. .
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    Easy way to transfer from PC to PC?

    Yes, you can avoid carrying over problems from the old system by installing apps fresh as well. .
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    Easy way to transfer from PC to PC?

    >>I’m more concerned about the program files and them being synched. >>I can reload all the programs like Steam, Office, iTunes ( I hope!), etc. if I have to. >>Was just hoping there might be some easier way.., Don't try to use the laptop image on the new desktop. Just install each app fresh as...
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    OEM vendor for work PC's

    I'm an IT guy..... both Dell and HP make good products. That said, I think you may be able to get a little better pricing from Dell. Dell paid business support is very good. Free support is terrible. I haven't dealt with HP support lately, but I'm guessing it's the same. Setup and in-house...
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    3600X & Wraith Cooler Noise

    LOL..... those Delta fans were awesome! Sure moved some air but they were totally obnoxious. I bought one and had to run it at 5v. It was a bit much at 12v. .
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    3600X & Wraith Cooler Noise

    Good point on static speed. I do want it to ramp up under a heavy load though. It's pretty quiet the way it's setup now. That fan has an unpleasant growl at lower RPMs. I suppose another solution is to not be cheap and buy a better cooler for it. :happy: .
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    3600X & Wraith Cooler Noise

    Just built a 3600X/MSI Tomahawk system after being away from AMD for many years. Very pleased with it, the system is running well. One tiny issue I had was noise on the Wraith cooler. It was making a low droning whine kind of a sound made worse by constant speed fluctuations. I made two...
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    Rents coming due.....UPDATED make offers

    Ahh... so you're an old fart, same age as me. ;) Sometimes Craigslist has some decent job postings, you have to sort through the ads every day. Would be cool to find a job doing tech support by phone. I wish you luck my friend, both with your health and the job situation. .
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    Rents coming due.....UPDATED make offers

    You obviously have some computer knowledge..... try going for an entry level IT job. Prove yourself a valuable employee and the money gets better. Or maybe look at being a cop, fireman, transit worker, etc. .
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    Possible to get new Z97 motherboards still?

    I had a couple of systems based on that mobo and I still have one one running at my workbench. 4690K @4.5Ghz. Awesome mobo...... take that deal OP! .
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    Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA $57.99 @Amazon

    Microcenter matched this price on two of them for me today. :woot: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-500GB-Internal-MZ-76E500B-AM/dp/B0781Z7Y3S/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=500gb+evo+860&qid=1574729637&sr=8-2
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    ASUS Prime X370-Pro or MSI Tomahawk B450? Quick please :)

    Don't know if you made the choice yet, but I'll throw this in...... Just built a 3600X system on the MSI Tomahawk Max and it's running great. Memory is GSkill 2x8GB 3600 kit. I'm an IT guy and I've bought a lot of ASUS boards over the years and can't remember any major issues with them. So I...
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    Windows 10 Pro. Gibson Acoustic Guitar. Office 2016 Pro Plus. Logitech Mice. WTB i5 8600K. Visio

    Call them out on it dude. They should not just get away with that! :mad: .
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