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Captain Chaos

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  1. Translation from part of the VRT NWS article on this (original is in Dutch, I simply ran it through Google Translate) Source (in Dutch) : https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2019/05/01/de-toekomst-is-prive-facebook-kondigt-grootste-hertekening-va/
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    What do you think of my friend's fan setup?

    That would be the first time I've seen a fan that pulls air in through the side with the frame. No, I'm pretty sure she only has a single front intake and the rest is exhaust. I'd recommend that she takes that bottom fan and puts it in the front, just above the other one and blowing in the same direction.
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    Why you shouldn't water cool your PC

    Perhaps because the AIOs already are more expensive and replacing the fans would only increase the price gap? The Noctua is $100 with 2 Noctua fans. If you take the AIOs and replace the fans (at $25 each), you're looking at around $170 for the H100i and $230 for the H150i (rough calculation based on local prices here in Belgium, so please don't shoot me if I'm $10 off whatever the price is in your local store). That's not even close to the same price range anymore.
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    More Ryzen 3000 info - 4.5GHZ boost & +10-15% IPC

    Hang on, we were talking 2nd and 3rd gen. I made it easier by excluding all results that weren't on LGA1155. Ivy-E wasn't really in my picture, otherwise I would have included 2011. I'm not going through the entire spreadsheet again though.
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    More Ryzen 3000 info - 4.5GHZ boost & +10-15% IPC

    I quickly went through the original spreadsheet again : Banttu (i5-2500K, 5.0GHz, custom loop) : "At least 40-50 passes with Prime95" TheSLSAMG (i5-2500K, 5.0GHz on H100i) : 6+ hours of Intel's CPU stress test Jumper118 (i5-2550K, 4.926GHz on "stock cooler") : Used Cinebench, listed in spreadsheet as "1-3 hours" Located (i5-2500K, 4.8GHz on H100) : 404 error on the image, spreadsheet lists it as "1-3 hours, or at least 40-50 passes with Prime95" Artem (i7-3770K, 4.8GHz on Noctua NH-D14) : 6+ hours on Prime95 terminashunator (i7-2600K, 4.8GHz on H100) : 6+ hours of Intel's CPU stress test arodrake (i7-2700K, 4.7 on H100i) : imageshack doesn't show the picture, spreadsheet list sit as "1-3 hours, or at least 40-50 passes with Prime95" SpyRosL (i5-3570K, 4.7 on CM Hyper TX3) : 6+ hours on Prime95 Gofspar : i7-3770K, 4.7 on Kraken X61) : 6+ hours on Prime95 HappyChubbs (i7-3770K, 4.7 on H100i) : 404 error on the image, spreadsheet lists it as "6+ hours" The others were either less than an hour or did a single pass just to get the result.
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    More Ryzen 3000 info - 4.5GHZ boost & +10-15% IPC

    If you only did 4.5 on air, you were very unlucky with the silicon lottery. I saw machines do 4.7 and higher on air on a regular basis. Ivy often did require delidding due to bad TIM (as did almost every generation after it). Maybe that's why you thought/think it didn't do those speeds. I didn't even have to dig far for this : Source : Most of the Sandy and Ivy results were from 2014 or earlier, when the forum was a lot smaller than it is now. I highlighted the ones on air. Right away I see three 3570Ks on air at 5GHz, 2 of them even on a mere Hyper 212. also a 3770K doing 4.9 on a Thermalright Silver Arrow, another one doing 4.8 on an NH-D14. If 4.5 is "really good", 4.8 and higher is probably not bad. I doubt that Jumper118 was actually running a stock cooler, but I wouldn't mind if someone can prove me wrong on that. As for the water-cooled ones, I only see 4 custom loops, the rest are AIOs.
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    Show off your latest purchase!

    Hubba hubba ! Waiting for the new desk to arrive, but I have already figured out most of my cable runs. One of the 4-port USB 2.0 hubs is for my secondary rig, the others are all for the main rig.
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    More Ryzen 3000 info - 4.5GHZ boost & +10-15% IPC

    Sure, on paper they stayed below 4GHz indeed. However Intel was much more conservative with clock speeds back then, which left tons of headroom for enthusiasts. Sandy and Ivy Bridge CPUs were hitting 4.8 to 5GHz like it was nothing, some even on air. It's nice to see AMD close the gap though. I'm hoping to get a few more years out of my 5930K, but my next rig will probably be Ryzen.
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    PC freezes when accessing HDD

    Did you reinstall Windows completely after the motherboard swap or did you just transfer the old install over to the new motherboard? Windows is getting better at dealing with hardware changes, but you can still have all kinds of random problems if you do something as drastic as to change motherboards and chipsets.
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    S4 Custom roms

    That guide only works on Samsung phones with unlockable bootloaders. It will not work for anything else. In fact I wrote it specifically for @ISmokeAir's J3, but the procedure is basically the same for almost all unlockable Samsung phones. I know from experience that the S9 series has a slightly more complicated procedure, and the S10 is a lot more difficult as well. So I'd say that the guide works on 2017 and older Samsungs.
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    Apple recalls plugs in UK, Hong Kong and Singapore

    At least that's what they claimed, despite hundreds of people posting photos of the bends in theirs.
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    Apple recalls plugs in UK, Hong Kong and Singapore

    Very rare ... like the 9 bent iPhone sixes? So it's safe to assume that hundreds or maybe even thousands of people have been electrocuted already and Apple is worried about yet another class action lawsuit.
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    How are Gigabyte's and MSI's GPU's?

    Yeah, the Armor tends to run hot and ramp up the fan speeds to compensate for that. I have zero complaints about the Gaming X models though.
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    Show off your latest purchase!

    InLine mainboard test set (power and reset buttons, LEDs and speaker). For when you’re testing a MoBo outside of the case. iFixit Pro Tech toolkit. Bought at Caseking using some of my leftover BTC, so I couldn't use offer code "Linus". A couple of 1TB 860 EVOs to experiment a bit with software raid, /home expansion, automount etc in Linux. Whitestone Dome screen protector for the phone. Leather wallet case for the phone.
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    Questions concerning a purchase: MSI GTX 1070 8GB Gaming.

    Running one of those in my old rig. The card handles 1440@60 just fine, so 1080p gaming won't be a problem.
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    Many instances of windows 10

    Not necessarily. Do one install, activate it, clone the HDD to several more. Microsoft most likely won't notice. It's just that you'd need to spend more on HDDs. Personally I'd look into doing an install on a VM and then copying or cloning the virtual disk file. If you keep multiple copies of that file, they may all have the same device ID. So while you'd be limited to only using one at a time and swapping the files out as needed, Microsoft's activation servers wouldn't notice that you have 100 copies of the OS. This might be worth looking into. You'd be able to store all the virtual disk files on a large drive, with a folder structure set up to easily find the machines that you used earlier for the same customer. (by customer ID, date of the project, whatever suits your workflow best) As for doing it all virtualized: if you use Linux as a host OS, you'll be using far less resources than you would under Windows. That means you'd be able to allocate more of the machine's resources to the virtual machine. It also means you wouldn't need a Windows license for the hardware anymore, so you can try to migrate the current license to the virtual machine(s). The only issue would be Windows updates. If you have to run updates whenever you pull out an older disk file again, you'll lose a lot of time and you'd better have no data caps
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    HDD Shipments Down 18% YoY

    That hasn't been an issue for consumers for a while now. Only on very early SSDs you had to worry about wear. At the rate most people write to their SSDs, it'll take anywhere between 30 years and a century for modern NAND to wear out. Good luck getting a HDD to last that long.
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    An UNPOPULAR Opinion - Huawei P30 Pro Review

    Thing is, it's not like the Samsung hardware is bad, the problem is 100% in the software. I see massive jumps in battery life whenever I install Lineage on a Samsung device. On this phone I didn't even bother checking its stock performance anymore, I literally had it on Lineage within an hour of opening the box. On one hand I'd love to see Linus review a Samsung device with a custom ROM, on the other hand I'm worried that it would result in hundreds of threads from new people who bricked their devices and expect us to solve the result of their inability to follow instructions.
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    Do gaming mice work well on linux?

    My Logitech G700s works fine in Linux ... although I had to program the buttons in Windows and then save the profile to the mouse's own memory. Try to find out if the Rival 500 can also store the programming on the mouse itself. If it does, just keep some option to boot a machine into Windows for if you ever need to reprogram the mouse. Not sure if a VM would suffice.
  20. My advice would be not to buy a Corsair 780T, but it's a bit late for that. Honestly, a bit of flex is nothing to worry about. It's not like you're regularly going to strap the PC to your back and run up and down the stairs.
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    malware fuck up

    You can try all kinds of programs and tools to "remove" the malware, but you will never be 100% sure that those tools actually removed everything. There may still be something in there that isn't picked up but still functional. The users here who "succesfully" removed malware simply got their PC to a state where their virusscanner doesn't pick any malware up anymore. But none of them have the skills or knowledge to verify that it is indeed clean. That's coming from Brian Krebs, a well-known security researcher. https://krebsonsecurity.com/tools-for-a-safer-pc/ , near the bottom of the page He does add : So save yourself a lot of time and insecurity, just nuke that install and start over. If you have important data on the PC that isn't backed up yet, use another PC to create a bootable Linux stick and use the latter to get into your machine and make the backups. Whatever you do, don't plug in an external drive/stick to back things up while your PC is running from the infected install ... unless you want to risk having the external drive/stick infected too. There is lots of nasty stuff out there that uses external drives to spread to other machines. You don't want to do a fresh install and then re-infect your PC right away.
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    5.25 or 3.5 USB 3 card reader

    People don't really use them anymore these days. I bought a Transcend external USB3.0 card reader and used double-sided tape to attach it to the bottom of my desk. Then I put a 4-port USB hub next to it. Together they take up 2 USB slots from the rear. That being said : https://www.siig.com/usb-3-0-internal-bay-multi-card-reader.html One external USB3 port, the other USB3 channel of the 19-pin connector is used for the reader itself. fits a 3.5" opening Akasa also does one http://www.akasa.com.tw/update.php?tpl=product/product.detail.tpl&no=181&type=Card Reader/Hub&type_sub=Card Reader&model=AK-ICR-27 And one with much more connectivity, for a 5.25" bay : http://www.akasa.com.tw/update.php?tpl=product/product.detail.tpl&no=181&type=Card Reader/Hub&type_sub=Card Reader&model=AK-HC-05U3BK Plenty of other manufacturers too. I've used several Akasa parts in the past (actually I'm currently running off an NVMe SSD that is in an Akasa PCIe adapter, come to think of it) and I never had any issues with them.
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    Anyone remember Linus Tech Tips?

    You guys only just noticed the takeover? It has been pretty obvious for a while now. Even the merch has changed
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    Lightweight bootable USB drive?

    If it's overheating, look up on youtube how to take that model (or a very similar one) apart. 9 times out of 10 the problem is simply that hair and dust clogs up the cooling fins. If you can take the laptop apart up to the point where you can clean out that dust, it should run fairly cool again.
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    An UNPOPULAR Opinion - Huawei P30 Pro Review

    Gotta love that Samsung battery rant starting around 8:00, with Linus praising the Huawei for doing 2 days on a single charge. Meanwhile on my S9+ ... Lineage OS FTW (okay okay, I am a rather light user. But then again I did have about 4 hours of screen-on time in those 3 days since the last charge. Some of it was testing games)