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  1. Well, it won't physically prevent you from reassembling it the machine, but the CPU will overheat if you don't apply thermal paste before putting the heatsink on.
  2. I touch on that in the "But What About" section.
  3. It's fine. PSUs used to only have separate cables, the 6+8 thing is fairly recent, it's just for reducing cable clutter.
  4. Honestly not sure how much I can help with this. @PadPlays If it only happens at certain resolutions, it sounds like a software defect, not a physical one. If it happens on multiple monitors it sounds like a graphics card software problem. So try a clean driver install I guess? Sorry I can't be of more help.
  5. I'm just explaining the naming convention that is currently in use in the industry, so... You can have your own personal system if you want, and we can talk about what would make the most sense, but it's not as if we're here to take a vote on which convention is best or which one should be used. I would also point out that this convention is for shorthands, not names, and it does slightly defeat the purpose of a shorthand if it is just as many characters as writing out the full resolution. While a 2-character shorthand like "4K" is imprecise and ambiguous, the point is that shorthands are used in situations where the details aren't relevant, such as a discussion comparing 4K-class material against 2K-class material. In this context, 3840×2160 and 4096×2160 are for all intents and purposes the same resolution, and distinguishing between them is not valuable to the discussion, so using an ambiguous shorthand is acceptable. In situations where you need precision, you would just write the full resolution.
  6. Generally it's best practice to avoid calling HDMI cables with "version numbers" because if everyone talks as if "HDMI 2.0" cables exist, then people start thinking you can't use HDMI 2.0 features without an "HDMI 2.0" cable. While you do need a cable that can handle 18 Gbit/s bandwidth to use that particular feature of HDMI 2.0, the other version-dependent features of HDMI (such as HDR) don't depend on cable. Using a 10.2 Gbit/s cable on an HDMI 2.0 device doesn't downgrade the connection to HDMI 1.4. It may limit the video bandwidth to HDMI 1.4 speeds, but all the other features of HDMI 2.0 will still work. The only feature that is cable dependent is the maximum bandwidth, which is why cables are categorized by their bandwidth limit (or their associated marketing name, like "High-Speed"), not by an "HDMI version". It's also worth noting the different levels of HDMI cable certifications don't match the bandwidth limits of HDMI at every version, for example: Standard Speed HDMI cables are rated for a maximum of 2.25 Gbit/s, while High-Speed HDMI cables are rated for up to 10.2 Gbit/s. Meanwhile HDMI 1.0–1.2 specifies a maximum bandwidth of 4.95 Gbit/s, and HDMI 1.3 increased that to 10.2 Gbit/s. It's easy to match High-Speed with HDMI 1.3/1.4 since they have the same speed rating, but what would an "HDMI 1.0 cable" be? Is that a Standard Speed cable? Because that can't handle the full bandwidth of HDMI 1.0. What version is a Standard Speed cable anyway? HDMI 1.0? HDMI 0.9? Neither, it's exactly what it is, a Standard Speed (2.25 Gbit/s) HDMI cable. Cables don't have version numbers. Yeah, 4:2:0 removes half the color information so it cuts the data rate in half. 4K 60 Hz 4:2:0 is equivalent in bandwidth to 4K 30 Hz 4:4:4, so this settings brings it back down to HDMI 1.4-level data rates, so... I don't know if it really "solves" the problem, rather just avoids it, but if the color is worth the trade for 60 fps then everything is good.
  7. HDMI Type B (Dual-Link HDMI) is no longer part of the HDMI specification, it was deprecated I believe in version 1.3 or 1.4 and is no longer officially sanctioned, so devices cannot use the Type B connector and still be considered (for example) "HDMI 2.0-compliant".
  8. All you have to do is set your monitor to a black background and turn off the lights... You will still be able to see a glowing rectangle in the room where your monitor is, unlike something like an OLED screen... If you do the same thing on an OLED phone it will be completely black and you will not be able to see the phone in a dark room. That is backlight bleed right there. The reason you can see the glow of the monitor in a dark room on a black image is because the light from the backlight is bleeding through the panel. Of course what most people are concerned about is not actually backlight bleed itself, which is present on all LCD monitors without exception, but uneven or excessive backlight bleed, particularly around the edges. However this too can happen on any LCD monitor regardless of panel type, since it has to do with the sealing around the edges of the panel, not the light passing through the panel itself, so the structure of the panel doesn't have any effect on backlight bleeding around the edges.
  9. Sort of, but not exactly. HDMI cables don't have versions, but not all HDMI cables are the same. To be certified as "High Speed" your cable must be able to handle 10.2 Gbit/s. That doesn't mean all High-Speed HDMI cables cap out at exactly 10.2 Gbit/s and are all exactly the same, it just means all High-Speed cables can go at least that high. 4K 60 Hz requires about 16 Gbit/s bandwidth. Some High-Speed cables may handle that, some may not. There was no way to tell which ones could or not (until recently) because there was no official classification beyond 10.2 Gbit/s. This is no longer the case however. When HDMI 2.0 was first released the HDMI Forum insisted existing High-Speed cables would be enough, but this has turned out not to be the case, and since then they have rescinded those statements and introduced a new tier for 18 Gbit/s certification, called "Premium High-Speed". You may want to read this article if you want to know more details: https://www.bluejeanscable.com/articles/premium-hdmi-cable.htm (relevant sections, with emphasis added):
  10. XG2401 is a good choice.
  11. Yeah, was just explaining how it's possible for a cable to cause this problem.
  12. Yes, so if it's working intermittently due to the cable, it may rapidly switch between working perfectly and not working at all = flickering.
  13. Possibly the HDMI cable you are using is having trouble carrying that much data.
  14. Start -> Settings -> System -> Display -> scaling ("Change the size of text, apps..." slider) Setting Windows scaling will change the resolution that other programs see. In this case you have scaling set to 150%.