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    LG 48CX

    Never heard of that one. Mine seems ok so far. Any chance the delam issues are screens that have had the panel replaced? You never see any kind of flat panel screen do that these days, cheap or not. If the screen is capable of delaminating in less than 10-15 years that's just plain a design...
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    The Apple Vision Pro goes on sale in the US on February 2 for $3,499

    And I can agree with that idea, but has anyone seen any videos or articles of actual named companies adopting this device? Did Apple work with any software or commercial corporations pre launch to get this device working at least in beta with their workflow before launch so they would have...
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    The Apple Vision Pro goes on sale in the US on February 2 for $3,499

    Just out of curiosity how are returns handled on something like this? The credit card processing percentage fees that stores have to pay to take them back will eat them alive.
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    The Apple Vision Pro goes on sale in the US on February 2 for $3,499

    It's DOA. At $3500 it literally can not sell enough units to not end up orphan and dead after a year. After the Apple fan "just buy it" wave subsides there won't be any more buyers with that kind of money. People act like anyone can buy anything if they adjust their priorities accordingly...
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    8700g, 8600g, and 8500g Reviews

    I agree my primary use case for one of these is HTPC or multi-role office system in a really small light case that may stay on constantly. It provides "enough" of everything to do everything at a low power and low heat output. But if for ANY reason 3D performance is the primary desire that is...
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    8700g, 8600g, and 8500g Reviews

    Yeah, these are a great specialty combo. As Gamer's Nexus showed... if budget gaming is all that matters an i3-12100 and a RX 6600 or 6650XT are twice as fast for the same money or less. But the 8700G 8 Core is a decently fast CPU and has $150 worth of video bolted on and it does it at...
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    Is RSS working?

    Looks like it's up again. RoldanLT working late. :) Thanks.
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    Is RSS working?

    Thanks for looking. Let me see what I can find out on our end. This isn't really my wheelhouse. I talked to the person keeping up our site and apparently Hostgator pushed some more updates at our Wordpress site sometime recently. May be related. It was hard to tell what end the was problem...
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    Is RSS working?

    I'm trying to pull just the Hardforum Tech News. RSS Error: A feed could not be found at `https://hardforum.com/forums/hardforum-tech-news.116/index.rss`; the status code is `403` and content-type is `text/html; charset=UTF-8`
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    Is RSS working?

    I've used HardForum's tech news link on my page for ages. Noticed the feed isn't showing anything. Is RSS still on?
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    Grand Theft Auto VI Trailer

    If we put Star Citizen in the mix it is only about 3x the next closest. But STILL talk about meaningless semantics. :) It has it by a landslide. Damn.
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    Grand Theft Auto VI Trailer

    A lot of us didn't sleep through GTAV or RDR2 we just didn't play on console. The PC release of RDR2 was years later. I'm going to step right up and say that RDR2 on PC is on my top 5 list of best games I have ever played in my life. And that's up against stuff from the early glory days like...
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    Microsoft wants to move Windows fully to the cloud

    Funny, I do the same basic thing MS and Google and Apple are trying to push every single day by using remote desktop on my phone and several desktops. I can almost instantly log into my "main" PC and do anything important that needs doing and grab/view any files that need grabbing or viewing...
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    New X3D BIOS Rolling Out - ASUS, ASRock, More (AM5, X670/B650)

    Gigabyte is starting to release beta BIOS for 1.0.0.7c. Time to give it a go.
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    ILLEGAL to sell regular lightbulbs after August 1st

    Always nice to have a more technical explanation. Mostly in my experience, I was flat out shocked just how randomly bad color rendering (not reproduction I used the wrong word sorry) can be on a lot of LED lights. It's a topic I knew about from outdoor lighting like sodium lights etc, and I...
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    ILLEGAL to sell regular lightbulbs after August 1st

    And don't even get me started about Color Reproduction Index (CRI). I have found a real love for 5000k LED lighting that has a CRI above 90. The problem is that most LED lights are cheap crap that don't reproduce color well, especially reds and and secondarily greens. People focus only on the...
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    Please don't laugh, I need a new graphics card

    6750XT 12GB $350. Get Starfield Premium with it. Go play. Your description of how you game, you don't need any more for a few years yet.
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    New X3D BIOS Rolling Out - ASUS, ASRock, More (AM5, X670/B650)

    Interesting. I'll have to go ahead and try the B rev for my Gigabyte board soon then.
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    New X3D BIOS Rolling Out - ASUS, ASRock, More (AM5, X670/B650)

    It's 1.0.0.7c that everyone is waiting for. That's the one that's going to give everyone the higher memory speed and stability with no extra work.
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    New X3D BIOS Rolling Out - ASUS, ASRock, More (AM5, X670/B650)

    Look for the section of BIOS that has options for wake or power on timers. Many boards have it on by default in BIOS, and Windows or other programs will set wake events without you knowing. Also check Windows for power on events.
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    TV vs. "real" gaming monitor

    Good advice so far. All those definitely true. I'm going to speak in generalities to the elephant in the room. You asked specifically about GAMING monitors. So you can generally trust that input lag is by design very low at "gaming" settings on that type of monitor. That's the whole point...
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    Microsoft backs down on Windows 11 changes

    I'm with you on that one. And it's not just our age showing. There was a freedom of data and expectation of privacy that use to be pervasive. Now it's unheard of.
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    Microsoft backs down on Windows 11 changes

    They also make good devices to run a one off app. Control system... scoring software for sporting event...
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    Microsoft backs down on Windows 11 changes

    We ran Windows phones for a while. It was truly pretty good, except for exactly what was stated above. They abandoned support and didn't add a store. The tile layout and the way you could customize it suited a phone extremely well. More important things, or things that need room for text...
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    Microsoft backs down on Windows 11 changes

    Personally I'm glad they've backed down on some of these planned changes they've got too many in the OS right now that aren't working out well and they need to admit it. I've been using Win 11 for almost a year now and I STILL HAVE TO LOOK TWO AND THREE TIMES AT THE COPY AND PASTE ICONS TO MAKE...
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    New X3D BIOS Rolling Out - ASUS, ASRock, More (AM5, X670/B650)

    Now there's an F5c. Note #5. There are probably memory profiles that can't be stable at 1.3. Look, that's honestly not really a problem as most kits that have issues at "only 1.3" soc are bleeding high perf that don't buy you much on an AMD CPU anyway but what is a problem is that kits were...
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    New X3D BIOS Rolling Out - ASUS, ASRock, More (AM5, X670/B650)

    My B650 Aorus Elite AX... Gigabyte first removed F5a, then released F5b after all this voltage mess started... now I look today and F5b has now vanished also and we're still back to F4... which is one of the first couple of BIOSs they released with the board with 1.0.0.5 C.
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    So can't afford a brand new card. 2080TI for $350 reasonable?

    I think right this second I wouldn't bother with Nvidia under the 4070 Ti. There's too many cheap AMD cards under that tier.
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    So can't afford a brand new card. 2080TI for $350 reasonable?

    I think the only sensible possibility of Nvidia's "demise" in graphics cards would be them simply deciding that consumer gaming cards aren't worth it anymore. And that is possible at the rate prices are increasing and how their only response to waning demand of each new (lower end $$$ ?!?) card...
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    So can't afford a brand new card. 2080TI for $350 reasonable?

    My main card is a 3080 Ti but a couple of weeks ago I also just scored a new 6750 XT on sale for $320. It performs extremely well for that price. Some good prices are out there on the RX 6000 cards. In this market that is a hell of a lot of performance at a good price. It's very nearly 3080...
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    New X3D BIOS Rolling Out - ASUS, ASRock, More (AM5, X670/B650)

    Gigabyte is also speedily releasing. F5a with 1.0.0.6. Since I'm tuning my X3D CPU I went ahead and tried it. This one is working just fine as an alpha release so far, at least it's stable. Now if they can just bring back a feature or two they removed and improve memory OC a little bit...
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    New X3D BIOS Rolling Out - ASUS, ASRock, More (AM5, X670/B650)

    And just to tie it off, Gigabyte replaced F4B with F4, a non-beta release. This fixed most of the issues, although they left DRAM Power Down off. So there is no way to turn it off on this board, at the moment. Maybe it'll come back when they release the next BIOS with 1.0.0.6.
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    New X3D BIOS Rolling Out - ASUS, ASRock, More (AM5, X670/B650)

    Unfortunately that's most of the motherboard vendors. I could replace Gigabyte with ASUS in that last post and that would mirror my experiences with them exactly. Doesn't change the fact we have to deal with them because ASUS makes a good chunk of the best boards out there. I still frequently...
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    New X3D BIOS Rolling Out - ASUS, ASRock, More (AM5, X670/B650)

    (Speaking specifically of the Gigabyte B650 Aorus Elite AX but other boards with the same BIOS set have the same issues) There are several BIOS features that are mega borked with Gigabyte's F4B (1.0.0.5C) and have been for a month. DRAM Power Down (mass instability if you disable it to improve...
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    Sold my 5900x... But which X3D and when.

    No sign of any more 7950x3d CPUs anywhere after NewEggs 10 minutes of stock on the 13th. If something doesn't change real fast here I'm going to take a 7900x3d and sell it later... or not. But I'm definitely not going to count on being able to get a 7800x3d on launch day. I'll have something...
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    Sold my 5900x... But which X3D and when.

    Well, that makes it easier for me to not do it then. :LOL:
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    Sold my 5900x... But which X3D and when.

    That's... interesting. Really interesting. Like, why don't I buy one of those anyway kind of interesting and I can build another machine out of whatever I don't keep.
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    Sold my 5900x... But which X3D and when.

    Thought I had a 7950X3D from Newegg just now... but they actually cancelled my order several minutes later. Unbelievable. It's video card frenzy, CPU edition 2023.
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    Sold my 5900x... But which X3D and when.

    So my 5900x setup and mobo are gone. Sold them before I went on vacation a month ago. Seemed like a good time. Did fine on that. Now for the really tough choices: If a 7950X3D was in stock for MSRP id just buy it right now and be done, but there have not been any anywhere online for over a...
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    Why OLED for PC use?

    Because my LG OLED is a universe better than my 144hz gaming IPS screen... I'm on the IPS screen now on a secondary system I still use it on. It's ok. Good. Maybe even pretty great. But the OLED screen just obliterates it in every single way. Color, contrast, brightness, HDR, everything...
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