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badreg

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    badreg got a reaction from Fasauceome in What's this type of distortion called, and how to fix it?   
    OP's display uses a standard sub-pixel layout, so it's already optimized by default.
     
    You do this by running the ClearType wizard, which allows tuning for different sub-pixel layouts. However, as mentioned above, your panel has a standard layout, so the default rendering should already be the optimum mode.
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    badreg got a reaction from Fasauceome in What's this type of distortion called, and how to fix it?   
    Sub-pixel discoloration. Nothing you can do about it aside from inventing a new type of panel.
     
    Edit: you can eliminate this effect on text by turning off anti-aliasing and scaling, but then text would look jagged like it did pre-Windows 7.
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    badreg got a reaction from Flawizz in Bios update version   
    Generally, only incremental changes are listed, so the newer version supports everything an older version does.
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    badreg got a reaction from ManosMax13 in Whats the difference???   
    The STM lens has image stabilization and a smoother, quieter focusing motor for video use.
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    badreg got a reaction from Fasauceome in [HELP] My first attempt at a build and it is not working   
    You have no on-board graphics.
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    badreg got a reaction from Fasauceome in [HELP] My first attempt at a build and it is not working   
    System is not complete. You need a GPU for video output.
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    badreg got a reaction from Fasauceome in Is my PSU big enough?   
    Perfectly fine. You're not drawing much more than 500W peak.
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    badreg got a reaction from EpicWaffles449 in Best Custom Loop setup for overclocking?   
    Here's a good primer to estimate how much radiator size you will need:
     
    https://www.overclock.net/forum/61-water-cooling/1457426-radiator-size-estimator.html
     
    In general, two 240mm or 280mm rads will be plenty for most cases.
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    badreg got a reaction from EpicWaffles449 in Best Custom Loop setup for overclocking?   
    The cooling capacity that you need is based on the amount of heat that you need to dissipate, not an arbitrary clock frequency that you want to hit. Sounds like you need to do some basic research before jumping into a full custom loop.
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    badreg got a reaction from Vejnemojnen in How to Underclock Memory?   
    The base frequency of all DDR4 is 2133Mhz. To set any other speed, enable XMP (which will set 3000Mhz, along with voltage and timings), and then manually select either 2666 or 2933Mhz.
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    badreg got a reaction from Jakub_NF in Monitor Color Calibrating software   
    Not true, unfortunately. My main display had a $2,000 MSRP, and came factory calibrated from Dell (complete with a printed calibration report to verify its accuracy), but was actually way off.
     
    Most LED panels measure around 8500-8800k CCT with uncorrected tint out of the box. D65 is 6500k with no tint shift, so all displays require calibration to meet the D65 standard.
     
    OP: X-Rite makes great products, and I prefer them over Datacolor. The X-Rite i1 Display Pro is a good colorimeter.
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    badreg got a reaction from LogicalDrm in Old School PC builders, what was you experience like in days past?   
    There was Internet in the early 1990s, and BBS before then. You had to be in the 1970's at the beginning of the PC revolution when you could only learn about things from magazines.
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    badreg got a reaction from LogicalDrm in Old School PC builders, what was you experience like in days past?   
    There was Internet in the early 1990s, and BBS before then. You had to be in the 1970's at the beginning of the PC revolution when you could only learn about things from magazines.
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    badreg got a reaction from kirashi in Is my 4K TV a defective TV?   
    There are basically no TVs that support a 120hz input. Many have a 120hz refresh rate, but cannot display 120fps. The 120hz refresh rate is only so that it can play both 60/30fps and 24fps content without interpolation. Displays that only have a 60hz refresh rate will need to do a 3:2 pulldown for 24fps content.
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    badreg got a reaction from Vectraat in Motherboard Fast / Ultra Fast Boot Options   
    The only downside is that you won't be able to enter BIOS on startup. Once you boot into the OS, you can tell your system to enter BIOS on restart.
     
    The benefit is only 1-2 seconds compared to having it off, so it's not a big deal either way.
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    badreg got a reaction from Vectraat in Motherboard Fast / Ultra Fast Boot Options   
    If there are no valid boot devices, BIOS will be entered automatically.
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    badreg got a reaction from Vectraat in Motherboard Fast / Ultra Fast Boot Options   
    The only downside is that you won't be able to enter BIOS on startup. Once you boot into the OS, you can tell your system to enter BIOS on restart.
     
    The benefit is only 1-2 seconds compared to having it off, so it's not a big deal either way.
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    badreg got a reaction from Fasauceome in Help! i7 9700k on MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk???   
    The Z390 Aorus Elite/Pro is not even that much more than the MSI, and there's no reason to buy the MSI over the Gigabyte ones.
     
    With that said, there's even less reason to buy a 9700k now that the 3700 and 3700X are out. Return your order and rethink your build.
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    badreg got a reaction from Fasauceome in ITX cooling for i5 4570   
    Will the NH-L12S fit? Great quiet cooler if it will work in your case.
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    badreg got a reaction from hyuugasaki in Partitioning SSD & drive lifespan   
    Wear leveling happens on a hardware level, and only cares whether a block is empty, not what partition it used to belong to.
     
    When you partition an SSD (unlike an HDD), you aren't physically partitioning a disk. Data is not stored sequentially on SSDs and blocks are dynamically assigned and unassigned as needed.
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    badreg got a reaction from FinishGamer86 in How much can I ask for my desktop pc?   
    $50 to the right buyer.
     
    Edit: Sandy Bridge iGPU is more powerful than a 8400gs, so it's a downgrade to have it in the system at all.
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    badreg got a reaction from WoodenMarker in Dual-Tower Dual-Fan Cooler Setup Assistance Wanted   
    There are no temperature sensors in the fans, so why does it matter? The fan controller software is going to be reading the CPU package temperature to adjust the PWM duty.
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    badreg got a reaction from LukeLinusFanFic in RAM 128GB (32GB x 4)   
    It's even worse than flexing, because having more sticks or ranks than you need reduces performance by increasing latency and limiting the maximum attainable frequency. With 8 ranks, 3600Mhz will be borderline with loose timings for a 9900k, but 4000Mhz probably isn't realistic.
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    badreg got a reaction from Phippe in 5.1 speakers, but only the front speakers work, despite all speakers passing the sound test   
    Have you tried playing a 5.1 source? I'm pretty sure all streaming audio is stereo (2.0).
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    badreg got a reaction from XR6 in Pc feels sluggish and stuttery   
    I'd put my money on VRM throttling. This board can't handle a 9900k.
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