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Sirmyself

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  1. Informative
    Sirmyself got a reaction from thompson004 in GPU - 1 or 2 PCIe Cables?   
    TLDR (or TLDW) there was a difference. There seemed to have a little more stability from having two PCIe cables instead of having only one cable with a daisy-chained connector.

    The difference was definitely measurable and noticeable in benchmarks but would result in quite limited performance increase in actual gaming situations.
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    Sirmyself reacted to mariushm in HDMI port physical compatibility   
    No physical difference, but the cable may need to be of slightly better quality (it's 18 gbps vs 10.2 gbps through the cable.. nearly double)
    You have the same number of TMDS channels, 3, but the frequency increases from 340 Mhz on HDMI 1.4 to 600 Mhz in HDMI 2.0 ... if the silicon chip was designed to, or can only support up to let's say 400-450 Mhz ... then of course it can't do 600 Mhz (or more) required for HDMI 2.0
    It could have been a simple cost cutting measure, using less transistors or smaller transistors making the 600 mhz frequency impossible to achieve... or could be a deliberate decision to not support HDMI 2.0 in older video card generation in order to push newer series, or because they don't want to spend the man hours to implement hdmi 2.0 support in drivers, or maybe they don't want to spend the money to re-certify the old chips for hdmi 2.0
     
  3. Informative
    Sirmyself got a reaction from JB780 in GPU - 1 or 2 PCIe Cables?   
    I was lazy... wanted to click... video was not here... had to stop being lazy so that future guys could be.
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    Sirmyself reacted to COUPER MILLAR in GPU - 1 or 2 PCIe Cables?   
    Jayztwocents did a video on this a few years back. If you are not looking to hit record breaking overclocks just run the one cable with the two 8 pin connectors. Stability wise Jay saw that using two separate 8 pin cables sometimes allowed for slightly higher stable overclocks but not anything that would be noticed in daily operation. 
  5. Funny
    Sirmyself reacted to deltaop582 in Survey : 5.25 drive bay Usage   
    since the majorty of the systems in this office are servers not much doubt as to if i would one.. lol 
  6. Funny
    Sirmyself got a reaction from SlimyPython in Quebec Superior Court authorizes class action against Apple   
    it's what I did in the subject, didn't work... maybe it only works in the comment?
     
    Edit : ok... copy paste does not work... Headbang on my desk...
  7. Agree
    Sirmyself reacted to realpetertdm in Quebec Superior Court authorizes class action against Apple   
    Apparently Apple knows what's "best" for their products (lol), forces their practices on user's machines, and think it's all good because it had "good intentions".
     
    It doesn't matter if Apple had good intentions or not, the fact remains: they slowed down products without *any* notification to the end user - making it look like their phones are getting old and possibly needing an upgrade.
     
    I don't want Apple deciding what's best for me. I want Apple to say "We think this will help X but harm Y, do you want to do this?" and give users the choice.
     
    The entire Batterygate fiasco could have never happened if Apple had given users choice.
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    Sirmyself got a reaction from realpetertdm in Quebec Superior Court authorizes class action against Apple   
    I would say they don't care at all, but if the customers win, it would be a good kick. Even if they don't, if the news spread, it may eventually end up motivating other provinces or even countries to allow the same, which will certainly make the bell ring someday and force apple to improve on their service or the lifespan of their products.
  9. Agree
    Sirmyself got a reaction from ZXR in Quebec Superior Court authorizes class action against Apple   
    I tend to disagree, I had no issue at all with my Sony XPeria m4's battery or system: the earphone finally broke after the phone was dropped too many times, so I had to switch to an LG G6. If it were not for me being clumsy, I would still use my Xperia.
  10. Funny
    Sirmyself got a reaction from wkdpaul in Quebec Superior Court authorizes class action against Apple   
    it's what I did in the subject, didn't work... maybe it only works in the comment?
     
    Edit : ok... copy paste does not work... Headbang on my desk...
  11. Agree
    Sirmyself got a reaction from DrMacintosh in Quebec Superior Court authorizes class action against Apple   
    Either the law gets updated, or apple is forced to update their warranty services. Both results would make me happy.
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    Sirmyself reacted to wkdpaul in Quebec Superior Court authorizes class action against Apple   
    I did provide a link in English that details the law and also explained what might be the issue (the fact that Apple never notifies Qc buyers of that law when selling AppleCare, which is required).
     
    I do understand that you love Apple, but being disingenuous isn't helping the conversation.
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    Sirmyself reacted to wkdpaul in Quebec Superior Court authorizes class action against Apple   
    For those interested, here's the article translated (it's not perfect, it's partly Google translate followed by my own corrections) ;
     
     
     
    Another point brought up is the legal warranty law that we have here in Quebec.
     
    The legal warranty is something that ensures consumers "get what they pay for", while the law doesn't specify product lifetimes, it states that a product life expectancy should be reasonable given the price paid, and the conditions that apply to the use of the product. That means, a 3 years warranty on a $1000 fridge is unreasonable and the consumer can get the company to fix or replace the product even if the manufacturer's warranty doesn't apply anymore. That also means, the more you pay, the longer your'e expecting the product will last before being defective.
     
    Also, before selling any extended warranty, the merchant must notify the client (verbally or in writing) of the legal warranty.
     
     
    More info here ;
    https://www.educaloi.qc.ca/en/capsules/legal-warranty-automatic-protection-consumers
  14. Informative
    Sirmyself got a reaction from EarthWormJM2 in Quebec Superior Court authorizes class action against Apple   
    Yeah.... the article is in french... but it's happening in Quebec, so what did you expect?..

    Basically, the Quebec Superior Court authorized a class action against Apple. The people who started the procedure evoked (among other things) planned obsolescence and unfair warranty service, which is expensive and has no benefits over the base legal warranty in Quebec.
     
    Google translate actually did a pretty got job in making it readable in English, so you can give it a try: https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1226174/cour-superieure-quebec-autorise-action-collective-apple?fbclid=IwAR2nfP3YoDULxddJfsPmzzwjo31kKmexGnmpLyMQqeTxyCCe6ZwTt05t4Ug
     
    Radio-Canada is the name of the news network affiliated to CBC in Quebec. CBC is the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canada's national public broadcaster.
     
    EDIT : 
    English translation here: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1083743-quebec-superior-court-authorizes-class-action-against-apple/?tab=comments#comment-12730172
    Thanks to @wkdpaul for providing a translation of the article.
     
  15. Agree
    Sirmyself reacted to Stroal in Quebec Superior Court authorizes class action against Apple   
    Just let us repair  i devices without making it so damn hard to get components! My wife has a MacBook pro and that thing has caused me nothing but problems. 
  16. Agree
    Sirmyself reacted to PixelFray in Quebec Superior Court authorizes class action against Apple   
    Oh I don't disagree at all. I think it's a needed kick. I'm just on the pessimistic side and doubt it will really change anything unless these lawsuits multiply. (And I hope they do.)
  17. Like
    Sirmyself got a reaction from wkdpaul in Quebec Superior Court authorizes class action against Apple   
    Good point
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    Sirmyself got a reaction from wkdpaul in Quebec Superior Court authorizes class action against Apple   
    Yeah.... the article is in french... but it's happening in Quebec, so what did you expect?..

    Basically, the Quebec Superior Court authorized a class action against Apple. The people who started the procedure evoked (among other things) planned obsolescence and unfair warranty service, which is expensive and has no benefits over the base legal warranty in Quebec.
     
    Google translate actually did a pretty got job in making it readable in English, so you can give it a try: https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1226174/cour-superieure-quebec-autorise-action-collective-apple?fbclid=IwAR2nfP3YoDULxddJfsPmzzwjo31kKmexGnmpLyMQqeTxyCCe6ZwTt05t4Ug
     
    Radio-Canada is the name of the news network affiliated to CBC in Quebec. CBC is the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canada's national public broadcaster.
     
    EDIT : 
    English translation here: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1083743-quebec-superior-court-authorizes-class-action-against-apple/?tab=comments#comment-12730172
    Thanks to @wkdpaul for providing a translation of the article.
     
  19. Funny
    Sirmyself reacted to givingtnt in Quebec Superior Court authorizes class action against Apple   
    Ha !
    We finally did something good.
     
    Now can we be let in to the giveaways ? ?
  20. Like
    Sirmyself reacted to DildorTheDecent in Survey : 5.25 drive bay Usage   
    Currently using a 5.25 bay for my Lamptron FC5v3.
     
    The ROG front panel/base can also go there. It's pretty neat.
  21. Funny
    Sirmyself reacted to themctipers in Survey : 5.25 drive bay Usage   
    my case has 5 5.25" bays and i only have 3 optical drives. need more shit in there!
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    Sirmyself reacted to IrishDunner in Survey : 5.25 drive bay Usage   
    Got lucky picked up a external DVD drive on the Irish kinda Craigslist for 10 euro swapped it out for a blue ray drive I got for 15 so 25 in total
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    Sirmyself reacted to TheLaserCucumber in Survey : 5.25 drive bay Usage   
    I‘ve got a 5.25“ Tape Drive that I regularly use to backup my server 
  24. Agree
    Sirmyself reacted to Mitko_DSV in Survey : 5.25 drive bay Usage   
    Well every PC I have has at least one 5.25" bay. Out of the 7 PCs I have only my secondary PC doesn't have a DVD drive since I don't have a spare SATA DVD drive and it doen't have IDE. My main PC even has a 3.5" bay which is used for the SSD (put it there due to PSU cables) and it does actually have a floppy drive as well (it's USB since there are no internal floppy connectors). My other 5 PCs all have both a CD or DVD drive and a floppy drive. While I rarely use them, I still like to have it ready to go when I need it. Actually the cases of my Main and Secondary PCs have built-in memory card reades and on my other PCs I don't need them anyway. Fan controllers I do not use (either the fan is controlled by the motherboard or it's just running at max speed). I don't need to add USB ports since I use 1 or max 2 at the same time. Would like to have an internals monitor for temps, etc. but my Main PC (where I'd put it) has only one 5.25" bay already occupied by a DVD drive.
  25. Agree
    Sirmyself reacted to Anomnomnomaly in Survey : 5.25 drive bay Usage   
    Not only do I still have a 5 1/4 bay for a DVD/BD writer, but I have a 3.5" one containing a memory card reader.
     
    It's getting really, really hard to find decent cases that have at the very least one 5 1/4 bay let alone two of them... and with an adapter panel for a 3.5" hole. 99% of every case these days is designed to barely hold anything and is full of shitty RGB.
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