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About paddy-stone

  • Title
    Iron Druid

Contact Methods

  • PlayStation Network
  • Xbox Live

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    United Kingdom


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 2600X
  • Motherboard
    MSI B450 Tomahawk
  • RAM
    16Gb DDR4 3000Mhz @2933Mhz Corsair Vengeance
  • GPU
    Zotac GTX 1060 6GB
  • Case
    Fractal design Meshify C
  • Storage
    250GB Samsung 970 EVO NVME SSD
    480GB other SSD
    NAS/server storage
  • PSU
    EVGA 850W P2 Platinum fully modular
  • Display(s)
    LG 29" Ultrawide
  • Cooling
    CM Masterliquid 240 lite
  • Keyboard
    Aukey (RGB) blue switches (Outemu)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus spectrum
  • Sound
    bluetooth headphones
  • Operating System
    Win 10 + Ubuntu VM
  • Laptop
    Lenovo ??? / Asus K53E - not used excessively, mostly for testing, or problem solving occasionally
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  1. Yes, but only if you want it. I don't mind it because it then helps to remind me of when I took it, and it's not intrusive being where it is.
  2. Usually a reinstall fixes things on most apps, depends on the issue really, it's not a one-size-fits-all solution unfortunately. But asking on here or other tech forums should get you an answer if/when you encounter a problem.
  3. As others ahve noted above, the 3600X should be better in most workloads. Also should have better memory support on the mobi with the Zen 2 CPU, whereas the 2700X is limited IIRC to around 3200 on most mobos.
  4. Use HWinfo64 to see more accurate temps per core. It's the best I have found so far.
  5. Then there's no problem if it installed and you can use it.
  6. I don't think it "boosts" anything... pretty sure it just uses another compression/decompression type that shouldn't degrade the sound when transmitting.
  7. Finally got a fairly good shot of Dink with my new phone.
  8. That's terrible Hope you also get either a good fibre connection or even 4g/5g availability. Here in the UK at least, if 5g does come to my area it only costs approx £20-£30 for uncapped ATM depending on which provider it is, but also that doesn't include cashback plans... those can work out pretty damn cheap as long as you don't mind submitting cashback claims every 2-3 months. I would be paying way less than for my broadband with that... and I might then ditch my current phone plan, potentially saving me around £35 a month in all to get a better speed too. That's assuming that I can tether my mobile to the router when at home of course. If not I might need to keep my current phone plan as well as get a 5g uncapped... but it'd still be cheaper.
  9. Wow, yeah I WOULD cry. Hell, I used to be annoyed in like 2004 when we had 512KB/s-1Mb/s, and then when it went up to 8, then 17... used to leave my PC on all the time anyway, but still didn't like waiting for my downloads to finish. I only started turning my PC off when not in use around about 2010-2012 IIRC. I don't think I will be satisfied until I can get 1Gb/s, so approx 15x my current top speed, if and when that ever comes I don't think it's likely to be broadband/FFTP unless I move house a very long way away.... it's more likely to be 5G, or if Starlink or one of the other low orbit satellite companies finally get them going in my area.
  10. Yep, I agree with you both... just that I have seen people in my situation or much worse TBH with internet speeds, and it's not a case of getting a better plan, as none exist where I/they live... so the options are much more limited. If I could also get a better internet connection I would love it, and do the same as you guys are going to and buy the digital version most likely. My phone connection is roughly the same (at best) as my home connection... and I'm on the best provider there currently is for speed. Plus it's a capped plan, so that would be expensive as hell. For an uncapped plan on the same network it would be nearly 3 times the price, but if they had faster speeds too, then I would buy it and ditch my home internet. I'm the main user in the house, and when I leave the house I normally have the only other user that lives here with me, so that wouldn't be a problem at all.
  11. IF I was going to buy a next gen console, be it xbox or ps, I would always choose disc version, mainly because even with 60-70Mb/s internet speeds, it just takes too damn long to download games, especially as we're seeing an upward trend in game sizes too. It is mitigated somewhat by being able to play the game after a certain amount is downloaded I do admit, but I still prefer the choice. Plus, if the game needs a patch, doesn't that preclude it being able to play during install? as I can't remember. Plus in my house, that 60-70Mb/s would be shared between 2x next-gen consoles, my main PC, servers/NAS, at least 3 phones etc, plus any guest devices. I'll stick with discs for now, even though I do sometimes buy digital games at a discount from cd-keys etc.
  12. Yeah I think $600 max for that build realistically. For a little bit more that friend could make a better rig.
  13. That's why it's a good idea to think ahead. Now you'll have to find a way to get the drivers onto a USB to do it, like using another computer or getting a friend to do it for you. And that's if the USB ports work, if they need drivers too, then you're looking at having to get a CD/DVD drive to put the drivers on. TBH I wouldn't bother, and just re-install win 10 or go linux.
  14. Try switching your DNS server on the PC. See if that makes a difference.