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    Windows 11 unsupported hardware thread

    I did two 6 and 7th gen (6600 and 7700) AIOs with TPM2.0 this week. All good. That was the first time I'd tried using 11. Leaving them for a week or two to see how the updates fare when i turn them back on.
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    Problem Raid 0 Nvme

    Yayyyyy fourtimes the speed...and four times the liability on 4TB of data! Not worth the risk for anything vaguely serious.
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    Problem Raid 0 Nvme

    Yeah but the whole mantra of this site used to be "Do it because you can, not because you need or can really afford it!". However, there now appear to be more of us older and wiser that now have mortgages, kids, power bills etc. that just ain't got time for that.
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    Thermal pad replacement (brand discussion)

    Hmm I bought some Gelid a few weeks ago. At least they work. I would recommend getting pre-cut however.
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    My first M.2 Drive

    I remember the video of Linus testing out high Hz monitors for gaming and when scientifically analysed there is a benefit to them. But when they just tried gaming to tell which monitor was which over 60/75/120/144/240 etc. they really struggled once it hit just 75Hz. Law of Diminishing returns...
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    My first M.2 Drive

    Other way around for me. It was a huge disappointment. I had the 'wow' factor switching from 200MBps HDDS to 550MBps SSDs and their much lower latency (I always felt its the drop in latency that is key over raw MBps) and after 5 years or so of that the leap to 3000MBps was a real let down. Just...
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    Bitcoin all time high

    Ha I laugh at Boomers that go "Oh back in the early 90's we were paying 9% interest on our mortgages!" Yeah..9% on a £30,000 mortgage with 3 years left to go and a endowment worth £50,000 to pay it off. Real hard times.
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    Problem Raid 0 Nvme

    4x the disappointment?
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    Flash Thumbdrive with Performance Rivaling SSD?

    I have a couple of the top of the range Lexar Professional series that I bought a few years ago. They hit 400MBps+ and still working fine since 2017. Buying decent midrange USB sticks is the hard part. You just want one that will do say 50MBps writes or even top USB2.0 write speeds of 35MBps...
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    Is it worth grabbing ddr5 ram now if you can find it?

    Also I have quad channel which helps 'widen' things too.
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    Windows 10 SSD - "Optimization not available"

    Always switch off fast startup...
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    Is it worth grabbing ddr5 ram now if you can find it?

    Like I found with DDR4 early on, you buy in and get those super fast top of the range DDR4 3000 sticks then 4 months later 4000+ is about. I think its worth waiting a year myself then go in.
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    Anyone still running an X99 Broadwell-E system?

    TPM 2 wont work fully with X99 for 11? Your CPU (certainly) and board will still not be properly supported. Hence why I said a lot of gear will be dumped soon. Folks here will want a fully supported 11 setup and the value of non Windows 11 capable gear will plummet with just three years of 10...
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    Do you even want to buy a CPU right now?

    34% markup isn't that amazing. As we say in business. 10% for me, 10% for the taxman and 10% for a rainy day. They also have premises, staff costs etc. etc. Thats pretty cheap. Now of you want to get annoyed remember the prescription drugs that you as a tax payer paid to develop, that the big...
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    Why not > 5TB internal HDD drives for laptops?

    I would point out that the read speed of the Seagate 4TB 2.5" drive I had in a few weeks ago, topped out at 80MBps and by the halfway point was a scorching 20-30MBps. This was with large video files... If you want to live with that kind of speed for big data you need help.
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    Anyone still running an X99 Broadwell-E system?

    Looks like a lot of good capable hardware is set for landfill in 18 months time.
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    What is your standard Windows 10 "de-junking" routine after an in(re)install?

    Unchecky Keeps friends and family PCs and laptops clean. Also run it on mine cos even I get caught out when in a hurry.
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    Dedicated sound card or onboard sound

    Just got a Topping E30 for my other half's PC. Replacing a X-Fi Fatality card that has given sterling service for 15+ years. Sounds great for the money, plenty of oomph into the speakers. However, the old £25 Fiio Taishan DAC I had for my rig till recently, sound pretty good too.
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    Why not > 5TB internal HDD drives for laptops?

    Yeah making life difficult for yourself unfortunately. Still don't know why you'd need storage for 400,000+ RAW images on the go. That's like the enture shutter count life for two Canon Pro DSLRs. If you are a pro photographer you'd only want to carry around the current project data, not masses...
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    Why not > 5TB internal HDD drives for laptops?

    I'd just say plan your work/trip better so you don't have to do that? Who is demanding you do that kind of work on a flight? Is it life critical? Do you need more than say 1TB of space to do that? Why do you need to carry around every photo and RAW file you've ever taken? 1300 RAW files for me...
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    Why not > 5TB internal HDD drives for laptops?

    I get more 2.5" HDDs to do data recovery on than anything else. I got given a 4TB 2.5" the other day with 3.6TB of RAW video on. That was a long 3 days getting all that transferred about. No! Just no! Oh and the larger size 2.5" drives are well over 10mm thick.
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    Are External HDD's 'safer' than Internal?

    Anecdotal but...80% of the hard drives I get in for data recovery are externals. Get a NAS.
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    Will Alder Lake be good enough to compete with Zen 3 XT and its 3D cache?

    I so remember that time. There was some poster called iirc "AMDGuy" or something that shouted down anyone that sneered or was suspicious of the Bulldozer chips pre-release. Then they appeared...and he disappeared. :oops: Quite funny really. Personally I'll wait for the Intel equivalent of the...
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    Who ran Haswell-E for a long time or is still running it?

    I do think quad channel ram helps it keep within spitting distance in some regards. I've had folks baulk at my ram benchmarks in the past, not realising that quad channel is a thing.
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    Who ran Haswell-E for a long time or is still running it?

    Ran my 5820K from 2016 till mid 2020 at 1.24v 4.4GHz with cache at 4.2GHz. Swapped it out for a 5960X which I had at 4.3GHz but switched it down some when lockdown came in. Havent bothered to put it back up.
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    NAS Drives

    Just bought two 4TB Ironwolfs for another QNAP NAS I inherited. Nice drives but I forgot to adjust the power settings on them before install and every now and then I hear a odd noise as the heads park. One thing I did do with the NAS was to install some squishy sorbothane feet under it. Has...
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    Do you even want to buy a CPU right now?

    Current X99 rig was bought May 2016 with a 5820K, upgraded last year for £100 to a 5960X. At start of lockdown I reduced the OC on it from 4.3GHz to 3.5GHz cos at that point I felt any way I could save money would help. Anyway a sizeable inheritance two months into lockdown and my Govt not...
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    Will power consumption concern you? (future CPUs)

    When lockdowns hit I switched off the OC I had on my CPU. I haven't missed it.
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    What ram stability test are you running these days?

    It's called hindsight. Something you learn as you get older. ;) You realise you sweated a lot of the irrelevant stuff. If I could go back and tell my 2003 self...
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    What ram stability test are you running these days?

    Oh dear...erm...party on dude! :unsure:
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    What ram stability test are you running these days?

    Yeah if you want to waste your life to little benefit I guess. :LOL: I set Command rate from 2T to 1T if available and thats it. I never bother to test after. Why does anyone need to spend hours and hours testing their PC to go from 188FPS to 189FPS? Tweaking ram is mostly wasting your time...
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    Dedicated sound card or onboard sound

    Yeah in nearly 30 years of using Creative Sound Cards on and off I've never once had a driver issue. Even cards that have been EOL for like a decade or more. I really don't get what people do with their systems to struggle so much.
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    What ram stability test are you running these days?

    None. It just works.
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    Vox Media Goes After YouTubers That Mocked The Verge PC Build Video

    I thought it was a good video (the latest one) watched it yesterday. I must have built dozens and dozens of PCs over the past 20+ years but yeah, I still forget to do stuff in my excitement of bringing life to new parts. Remember, he who never made any mistakes never learned anything.
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    Dedicated sound card or onboard sound

    I like a USB DAC/headphone combo now. It's not like audio takes up more than 1% of CPU effort nowadays. All sorted technology now.
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    Trying to push it more.

    Oh well as long as it's for something worthwhile...:ROFLMAO:
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    Recommendations for audio card for listening to Classical Music?

    I like iFi stuff too. My Black label Nano has always had a faulty IEMatch port (I didn't use it so no biggie) and I finally got round to contacting iFi wondering about fixing it. They just emailed me a return label and it was back in my hands within a week. I suspect they just changed the...
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    Trying to push it more.

    So what benefit are you personally/emotionally/spiritually getting from going from say 224FPS to 229FPS?
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    Recommendations for audio card for listening to Classical Music?

    Yeah I'm talking about 1 bit error in 65000 a second here.
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    Recommendations for audio card for listening to Classical Music?

    And then those that can tell a bit error by listening. "Oh it's not bit perfect!" Luckily a lot of those old muppets are dying off.
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