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About Raytsou

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  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z68-V LX
  • RAM
    2 x 8GB Corsair LPDDR3-1600
  • GPU
    Sapphire NITRO R9 380 4GB
  • Case
    NZXT S340
  • Storage
    ADATA SP920 256GB SSD, 1TB WD Black
  • PSU
    EVGA 500w
  • Cooling
    Hyper 212 Plus
  • Keyboard
    CM Storm Devastator
  • Mouse
    Steelseries Rival 300
  • Sound
    Corsair H2100
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. Not sure if this belongs here or in air cooling, but here goes. My s340 has a low rumbling noise whenever it's on. It's not the fan, because whenever I push down on the top of the case, the sound foes away. This lead me to believe that it's the top fan causing the top metal of the case to vibrate. I bought rubber fan dampeners to put between the fan and the case, and while it helped, the rumbling is still there. Does anyone else have this issue or know of a better way to solve it?
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    Why is it called a rail?

    Hmm... I was not aware of that, thanks. I just found it weird since I've never heard of the term "rail" used anywhere else but in power supplies, but if it's an EE thing, then I guess that explains it. tyvm
  3. Basically in the title. Is there a technical reason why different voltage loops are called rails on a power supply?
  4. Wait, did anyone actually read the paper? The AI was a ML program that recognizes images. They trained it using some subreddit that specializes in content regarding people dying. They then had it perform a rorchsach test, to which the AI did exactly what it was trained to do: it recognized the ink blocks as people dying. It was an experiment that proved that the information with which you trained the AI will very noticeably impact the output of the AI (biased input results in biased output). Absolutely nothing to do with skynet.
  5. I think I understand what you're saying. Correct me if I'm wrong: You're referring to the speed at which the "free" electrons and "gaps" can move through the material? at the same time, I feel as though the point of the article isn't just about mobility, but also because it can be done over a large surface area, reducing heat and increasing stability. Another point made was, quote: "make transistors made from two-dimensional materials easier to produce on a large scale" and "very high production yield". Depending on how much is "easier to produce" and "high yield", it could possibly be more attractive than Ge and GaAs.
  6. I'm not entirely sure how much this impacts transistor technology. The article notes that the sheet can carry a large current over a wide surface area. This means less heat, which solves one of the issues with die shrinks, and possibly allows to have higher clockspeeds. But how does it actually play out in terms of how it works with silicon and stuff, I'm pretty confused.
  7. I don't think that's entirely correct. A semiconductor requires a material that doesn't have high electron mobility. That's why it's called a SEMI-conductor. If we wanted high electron mobility we'd just use a conductor, like a metal. Transistors are made by taking a non-conducting material and binding it with another atom to make it a conducting material. Clever sorcery with this semi-conducting material creates cpus. Aside from the poor choice of words, I assume you are referring to that we already have smaller atoms that can act as semiconductors. Graphene was mentioned earlier, which consists of carbon (70pm atomic radii), much lower than silicon (111pm atomic radii). I'm not sure how transistors are built but intuitively that tells me graphene could be be on a manufacturing node about half as small, but the reason we don't switch over to using carbon is more so because it would require a major overhaul of the current technology. Explanation of transistors and semi-conductors, for those who are curious:
  8. Okay! Thanks for clearing things up!
  9. Oh I see. Well, last question: are you able to verify these block chains regularly based on the power of your computer or is it more of a random thing?
  10. so how does that relate to mining block chains? Do you have to configure your computer to do one or the other? And is verifying block chains guarantee that you'll be awarded the cryptocurrency? I'm sorry, but I'm just really lost because I don't see how anyone is able to make a stable income off of this (in the sense of $6/day).
  11. How does mining work? From what I've heard it's when you solve algorithms, you are rewarded with blocks of coins. So in that case, wouldn't it be like a lottery where you sometimes randomly get a certain amount of coins? How do people mining ethereum say they make like $6 a day? How is that possible when the payout is a batch of 5 coins? Thanks to anyone in advance but I'm just really confused.
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    Unstable Underclock?

    Hello all, Is it possible to have an unstable gpu from too low of an underclock? I was getting the green screen every time I started up any application, which I meant that I was getting a gpu error every time it was put under any load. After hours of trouble shooting, I realized that MSI Afterburner was starting my GPU up at 500mhz/725mhz core and memory respectively. I reset those to default and I no longer have this issue. My question is that is this even possible? I've never heard of Afterburner doing that, nor have I ever heard of gpu stability issues from too low of a clockspeed. Thanks for your time.
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    Oculus Rift has a new minimum spec

    Does this mean my 380 can run VR now?
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    NZXT S340 Elite

    you could say it's gonna be your nzxt case heh heh. I'll show myself out now.
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    Unusually low fps in CS:GO

    Okay, so the problem reappeared. And then I realized that CS:GO is the only game that I have discord overlay enabled. Turned that off. BOOM. FPS normal. So that's it boys. Discord overlay was capping my fps to 60 in game and 75 in menu.