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    My X58 Build Log

    It should work fine with 12GB+. I had 24GB (3x8GB) in my X58 Sabertooth board before I decommissioned it.
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    List of Games Affected by DRM Issue in 12th Gen Intel Core Processors

    Intel says there is supposed to be a "Windows 11 patch" in mid-November to address this. I just installed a "mid-November" patch so let me see if it works with AC: Valhalla...
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    NVIDIA GPU naming an honor to mathematician's

    I don't know if it's mathematicians per-se. More like scientists in general (although you could make the argument that most scientists are mathematicians at some level). This is nothing new. They started with Fahrenheit with Pre-Geforce256 cards and continued with Celsius (Geforce256), Kelvin...
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    Best <= $500 Email/Web box for pops?

    I'd probably just turn what you have into a Chromebox using Neverware Cloudready.
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    Asus TUF Gaming Z690 Plus WiFi D4 Driver Problems

    Yes, I had a bunch of Yellow !. I installed the Serial IO (IIRC) the only one I had left was the RAID controller. It went away after installing the Intel RST driver.
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    Asus TUF Gaming Z690 Plus WiFi D4 Driver Problems

    I had the same Yellow ! for "RAID Controller" on my Strix Z690-A. I just installed the Intel RST driver and no more yellow !. I don't know. I didn't go looking in the BIOS for a place to disable it either, but it sounds like it's just the way Asus implements the chipset "features" in the...
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    Poll: Alder Lake owners: were you able to get a cooling solution for LGA 1700?

    I just installed the EK AIO bracket for LGA1700 on my Asus ATX board. The only caveat was I had to have the input/output tubes on the RAM side as they wouldn't fit on the VRM side (I think I would have done that anyway). Works great.
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    Asus TUF Gaming Z690 Plus WiFi D4 Driver Problems

    Sounds like you just never found the correct setting to disable it on the Asus board.
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    Perpetual Free Steam Codes Thread

    Well, I tried to redeem it, but some clown already did and didn't post here. Thanks though! (In fairness, it is only $0.97 on steam right now).
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    UPS battery brand suggestion?

    I have the APC 1500 sine-wave version. I don't know that I'll be in the market again right away, but I'll keep it in mind (y).
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    UPS battery brand suggestion?

    The problem I have with Cyberpower is that if the battery dies, the unit doesn't work at all. At least with APC, the ports still work just without the battery backup while you source a new battery. Maybe they fixed that though. It's been a couple years since I've used one.
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    Looking for a Window tablet. i3 Surface Go 3 vs i5 One Netbook One Mix 4, Pros/Cons. Secondary mobile device for on the go guy away from wall power.

    That looks like a decent option as long as you don't mind the CPU (and probably weaker GPU).
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    Scalpers Flip DDR5 RAM on eBay for Up to $2,500

    Or you just buy a DDR4 motherboard? I think Techpowerup did an article that showed DDR4 3600 within 1% of DDR5 6000 in gaming tests and with 4% in application use (also the 5950X was 3% in front of the 12900k with DDR5 6000 in their "application" tests). Personally, I don't think my DDR4 3600...
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    Would it be naïve to sell my Vega 56 for $$$ to buy a better card "when" prices fall again?

    You can definitely tweak your memory/core/voltage for better results. Whattomine says they get 49MH/s at 170W. You'd be using 50 less watts and gaining extra hash rate (more money). Definitely seems worth it to keep playing around for a higher rate.
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    Asus TUF Gaming Z690 Plus WiFi D4 Driver Problems

    I don't think that's going to make a difference because it's an Intel issue. FWIW, I have the same thing on my Strix Z690 board with a fresh Win11 install.