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    Neil Young has issues with the MacBook Pro and he's eager to tell you about it.

    Neil Young says the MacBook Pro has ‘Fisher-Price’ audio quality https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/28/21091655/neil-young-podcast-vergecast-interview-phil-baker-book-pono-hi-res-audio "It’s not about money. It’s not about hits. It’s about quality. It’s about sound. It’s about museum quality. It’s...
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    Keyboard problem

    I have a Corsair Strafe RGB Mk.2 plugged into a 2-port KVM I've been using for several months. Last night I turned one of the machines on and switched the KVM to it, and the keyboard (mostly) doesn't work. No keypresses seem to register. But the lighting still works and if I change it in iCue...
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    This seems like a bad idea.

    Nooo! My tempered glass side panel!
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    [Linus Tech Tips'] Response to YouTube's Shenanigans - Floatplane is Finally Here!

    Subscriber-only tech video Youtube, basically. LTT's videos have been posted on Floatplane, usually a week earlier than on Youtube, for a year or so; now they're opening the site to other creators. For something like $5/mo/creator, you can get ad-free high-res videos. It won't be to...
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    Intel: "we never meant to say we were cancelling the Pentium G3420"

    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-we-arent-stepping-back-to-22nm-haswell-we-never-left "Intel regularly updates customers on product changes via our Product Change Notification (PCN) process. On December 5, a PCN was erroneously posted on product discontinuance of the Intel Pentium...
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    CPU-Waterblock mate

    This is a Corsair H150i pro and a Ryzen 3600x that I just separated. The cpu temps hit 90C in prime 95; my 1600x under a kraken x52 never got that hot. It looks like I could use a bit less paste when I reattach the cold plate, but other than that does the mount look ok? When I took the Mobo...
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    Inland PCIe 4 x4 1TB NVMe drive, $169.

    https://www.microcenter.com/product/608455/performance-1tb-ssd-3d-nand-m2-2280-pcie-nvme-40-x4-internal-solid-state-drive Saw some of these at the Dallas store yesterday, as well as some name-brand drives.
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    Another Intel vulnerability!

    Weakness in Intel chips lets researchers steal encrypted SSH keystrokes https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/09/weakness-in-intel-chips-lets-researchers-steal-encrypted-ssh-keystrokes/ Data-Direct IO allows peripheral devices to access the CPU's L3 cache directly. Researchers...
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    Does this past application look like it was ok?

    My 3600x idled fairly warm, around 45C. Since the case I'm using is designed for watercooling I just decided to lean into it and got a Corsair H150i. Planning on mounting it on the top as an exhaust. Will put probably 3 side intake and 2 or 3 bottom intake fans to complement.
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    Ryzen 3600x voltage - weird?

    I'm running an Asus rog strix x470-i gaming with the most recent bios and I just dropped in a new 3600X. There seems to be a bit of a weird thing going on and I wonder if anyone else is seeing anything like it. The BIOS sets the voltage at 1.450, and HWInfo64 (latest beta, just downloaded...
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    Air cooler for mini-itx Ryzen?

    I was re-cabling the back side of my case this weekend and let some magic smoke out--the SATA port for the CPU water pump partially melted. Fortunately I saw it after just a couple of seconds and shut the thing down, and nothing else seems to have been damaged. I ran out to Fry's and picked up...
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    NZXT Kraken incompatible with USB hub?

    [never mind. I had a cable plugged in wrong.]
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    Overclocking - component configuration?

    Last year, I built a system with a Kraken X52 cooling a Ryzen 1600X in a Corsair Obsidian 250D case, but the case was a few millimeters too narrow to fit the stock fans, so I got a couple of 15mm Prolimatech static pressure fans, based on recommendations from here. I just upgraded to a Corsair...
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    How is this TIM application?

    I'm upgrading my motherboard. Just took off my waterblock, and this is what the mating surfaces looked like after about a year. Does it look OK? Should I have used a bit more TIM?
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    Got new GPU, now I can't overclock the CPU?

    Apparently the last time I updated the BIOS on my Ryzen 1600x, I lost the overclock settings. Coincidentally, I upgraded from a GTX 950 to a 1060 this weekend. I put the new card in Sunday night, then Monday I tried putting a mild OC back on the CPU (just 3800MHz). As soon as Windows started...
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    Joined the delid club!

    I had a 3570K mildly overclocked on a Gigabyte board since around 2013. Earlier this year it quit booting. I could go into the BIOS and see all the drives but it wouldn't actually boot Windows. Since it was that old I took the opportunity to replace it with an 8400, and since it wasn't...
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    Overclocking, voltage, and BCLK

    Can overclocking cause BCLK to drop? I've got a Ryzen 1600X in an Asrock X370 Gaming ITX/ac, and I notice that the higher the multiplier I set, the lower the bus clock drops. It's not a lot, but at 4GHz and 1.35V fixed, the clock is down to 98.8 or so; at 3.8GHz, it was around 99.5. Would...
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    Recommendation: Slim fans for AIO?

    I bought a Corsair Obsidian 250D and an NZXT Kraken X52 this weekend, and it turns out that the radiator+fans are too wide for the case. I like the cooler, though, and I saw some pictures of people with really small cases like the ncase m1 who used slim fans, so I was wondering if anyone has...
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    Entertaining, yet annoying (AM4)

    1600X in an ASRock x370 Gaming-ITX/ac. I left the OC setting on the main tab in the BIOS to Auto, then went to the Pstate customization tab, and set the first three states to 3.8, 3.4, and 2.0. What does it do? Pretend Pstate0 doesn't exit: cores alternate between 3.4 and 2.0. Edit: I see...
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    MSI B350M Bazooka - NVMe SSD disappearing

    I have a Patriot Hellfire 480GB plugged into the M.2 slot. I set the bios to boot into that before the other device (a hard drive) in the system. It worked, once. Next time I rebooted, it booted to the hard drive. Rebooted again to the BIOS, and it reported that the m.2 socket was empty. So...
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