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EggyRepublic

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    EggyRepublic reacted to homeap5 in Can a virus spread to my computer?   
    If you have autorun disabled it's safe, but your AV may alarm you anyway. If you have enabled autorun it's safe too unless you choose to run anything after plug in drive.
     
    Virus, like any other program, must be executed somehow to be active, otherwise it's just harmless file.
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    EggyRepublic reacted to john01dav in Can a virus spread to my computer?   
    Usually antivirus is pretty good, but it isn't perfect. If I were you, I would do this:
     - Get a live Linux USB stick (these are pretty easy to make -- all you need is a USB stick that you can overwrite. When one boots to it, it runs Linux off the USB stick.).
     - Temporarily remove *all* storage from a computer (eg. all hard drives, ssds, etc.).
     - Boot the computer into Linux using the live usb stick.
     - Attach the external disk
     - Delete the files
     - Run clamtk (a Linux virus scanner), optional
     - Shut down Linux and reformat the live USB
     - Run a Windows virus scanner on the external drive
     
    That should get rid of 99.99% of viruses as it usually isn't worth the virus-maker's effort to write the code to get around that, but it is theoretically possible. The reason to use Linux is that there are far fewer viruses for Linux, and you're almost certainly on Windows so you probably don't have one that is able to do anything under Linux. For a bit of extra security, you can copy the important files (copy as few as possible) to a different drive using Linux.
     
    EDIT: Regarding homeap5's comment about autorun. If you decide to look at the drive in Windows, definitely disable autorun, but be aware that it isn't a perfect solution. There are many ways that a program can start running, eg. if it infected a word document without you realizing and added macros.
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    EggyRepublic reacted to jonrosalia in Liquid cooling with vodka?   
    it will work and really is a terrible idea the alcohol will need parts rated for alcohol so a pump tubing and O rings all need a rating and any gaskets in the system need to be changed also on top of that you have the boiling point of alcohol to deal with since it will boil before the water and pressurize your system if it got hot enough so you could blow out hoses in a extended gaming session.
     
    here is craft computing doing it with whiskey.  
     
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    EggyRepublic reacted to GrockleTD in Liquid cooling with vodka?   
    BORIS
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    EggyRepublic got a reaction from JabroniBaloney in Radeon 3080 vs RTX 2070 vs CPU rendering.   
    Comparing these three cards: RTX 2070, (anticipated) AMD Radeon 3080 and AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (12 cores at 4.2 GHz), how would they perform in 3D rendering in applications like Blender?
     
    I'm mainly interested in how the two graphics card compare, and also how much faster they are than CPU.
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    EggyRepublic got a reaction from bitsandpieces in Radeon 3080 vs RTX 2070 vs CPU rendering.   
    Comparing these three cards: RTX 2070, (anticipated) AMD Radeon 3080 and AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (12 cores at 4.2 GHz), how would they perform in 3D rendering in applications like Blender?
     
    I'm mainly interested in how the two graphics card compare, and also how much faster they are than CPU.
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    EggyRepublic reacted to GamerDude in RTX 2070 vs Radeon RX Vega 64   
    I had a Gigabyte reference RX VEGA 64 (I've since sold it off and replaced it with a Gigabyte RX VEGA 64 Gaming OC), pic below:

     
    I also have a PowerColor RX VEGA 64 Red Devil, do note the massive heatsink (the Gigabyte Gaming OC runs about just as cool), pic is together with my Palit RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Pro OC, not exactly a small card, but the Red Devil is easily longer and a tad wider)

     
    I ran these cards in CF mode, with the Red Devil as primary, and the stock card as secondary as shown below (do note that the bottom card is getting cool exterior air via the two fans below, I have since increased it to three intake fans), the Red Devil on top gets less cool air than it:

     
    Yet, look at these temp readings, guess which runs cooler......I don't have to tell you, do I? Basically, I'm advising you to get one with a better cooler, the Red Devil is expensive, but the Gigabyte RX VEGA 64 Gaming OC is a no frills card that's less costly, Sapphire Nitro+ is good, but expensive as well.

     
     
     
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