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    Poll: Alder Lake owners: were you able to get a cooling solution for LGA 1700?

    Cooler updates from this thread's OP: After my EK AIO doesn't fit my Z690I AORUS ULTRA DDR4 ITX board (not enough room around the socket), I ordered a Coolermaster ML280 Mirror ARGB and a Thermaltake Toughliquid 240 argb. The backplate for the Coolermaster's LGA 1700 kit was super cheap and...
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    Best CPU Coolers 2021

    I like GamersNexus. But.....they haven't' even tested that many coolers. And this video seems to have some obvious gaps.
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    Demon's Souls (PS5)

    Demon's Souls does have a bit of an issue there. Where people will grind out some levels and gear, to get over a hump----and then find themselves a bit overpowered for other parts. The grinding also tends to give them more experience with the game, so they are just plain better at it, by the...
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    Demon's Souls (PS5)

    1-2 in full black world tendency, is a radical experience ;)
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    Poll: Alder Lake owners: were you able to get a cooling solution for LGA 1700?

    Well, Newegg's return did not require any sort of authorization. Just fill out a comment form and it automatically gave me a free shipping label. So that was nice. I will send this back today. I think the entire problem I'm experiencing is because the backplate in coolermaster's LGA 1700 kit is...
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    Poll: Alder Lake owners: were you able to get a cooling solution for LGA 1700?

    Currently trying to fit a brand new Coolermaster ML280, along with the correct LG1700 mounting kit. 1. the backplate is a cheap, flimsy piece of plastic. Inferior even to the LGA1200 bakcplate which ships with the cooler. Its also plastic, but its really stiff and difficult to flex. The...
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    5900x microstuttering, stuttering, slowing down windows

    Its important to understand that you need an 8+4 cable meant for the corsair 750i. You can't just use any cable. Sometimes other brands make correct cables. But it must specifically say it works with the 750i or that same series. (HX series?) if you use the wrong cable, it could damage your...
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    5900x microstuttering, stuttering, slowing down windows

    that could be your problem I would contact corsair for an 8+4 cable
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    5900x microstuttering, stuttering, slowing down windows

    Did you install the AMD chipset drivers? https://www.amd.com/en/support/chipsets/amd-socket-am4/x570 have you double checked the power cables for the motherboard? ---- I would unplug both motherboard power cables and re-plug them. both sides (motherboard side and the power supply side). Also...
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    Best way to get a 12900 without getting scalped?

    See if you can cancel it and then re-order Code:BFCMPAY4 15% off w/ order over $100.00 + w/ QuadPay Direct from Zip (its one of the checkout options on Newegg).
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    Poll: Alder Lake owners: were you able to get a cooling solution for LGA 1700?

    Well that's cool! My EK AIO tube connections push on my Crucial Ballistix RAM in the Gigabyte board :(
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    Intel 7700k to AMD 5900x

    You have to keep in mind that your GPU will be a limiting factor. The tests above were done with a 6900xt. However, if you are doing things like VMs or encoding, at the same time as gaming ----- you will benefit a lot.
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    Help! New Z690 Build - No Post / video output

    Ooops, I didn't see the update ;) congrats
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    Help! New Z690 Build - No Post / video output

    1. be absolutely sure you are actually and correctly clearing the CMOs. If its jumper pins, you gotta be certain you are getting good contact between the pins, for like 10 seconds. If its a button, read the manual and see if you simply press it or if you need to hold it. Personally, when faced...
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    Dark Souls is on Steam

    There is a lot of flexibility------if you choose to start with the master key which opens most doors. New players don't necessarily know this. And IMO, new players shouldn't choose it the first time through, anyway. Without the key, you are more or less forced down a certain route through the...
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