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About Godlygamer23

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    Applying the Scientific Method(s) to everyday life.

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    Astronomy, computers, physics, chemistry, etc.
  • Occupation
    Debunking misconceptions one thing at a time.


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  1. Where did you goooo

    1. Den-Fi


      Over there.

    2. LukeSavenije


      out here

  2. 33 amps at 12V is more than enough power for the graphics card. Sapphire is claiming less than 250W at the wall for power draw.
  3. I think touching voltage on modern NVIDIA cards, even turning it all the way up, is totally fine even for a newbie.
  4. The driver may already be installed, but you can go directly to Intel's site to get the graphics drivers required. This will also insure that you have the latest version installed or at your disposal.
  5. If it really is flux residue, it might be a "no-clean" style. It's not required or designed to be removed once applied, and that may also be what's shown in the TechPowerUp photos of the 1060. That kind of flux isn't active anymore and doesn't need to be cleaned.
  6. While the "processor' is technically handling it, the integrated graphics is separate from the CPU portion of the processor. Using integrated graphics alone will not cause an increase in CPU usage in of itself. With that said, I don't think it's something you really need to concern yourself with. But it is handy to have for sure when it comes to troubleshooting, and waiting for a replacement graphics card if yours decides to die.
  7. I'm not denying anything that's being said here because most of the time, drives don't really get full enough to really be affected. Hard drive technology has also improved significantly where fragmentation is significantly less of an issue than it used to be. But it again comes down to how "need" is defined. If you're trying to reap every bit of space possible without destroying Windows, then it makes sense to use CCleaner and Disk Cleanup. If you're "OCD" about those things, then it "needs" to be done. But does Windows need it to function? No, and even with me mentioning removing temp files and installation files manually, Windows might already do that periodically anyway.
  8. Just because you believe it to be a myth doesn't mean it actually is. I'm not claiming to support the idea that reinstalling your OS is a necessity nor that it actually does anything. Based on what I've done in the past, the only time I felt the need to reinstall Windows is because I screwed something up from deleting a registry entry that was required for something to function. But I'm also not claiming that that's the only valid reason to reinstall Windows, at least not until proper testing is done showing it to be total bunk, which I don't know how many people here actually have the time to do it or perhaps do something similar as a job/career.
  9. One example doesn't make something a myth. It just means you could've had an experience outside of the norm. With that said, yes Windows does need cleaning, in that you do have to remove leftover files every now and again due to Windows Update, for example. It depends on how you define "need". "Common sense" also doesn't always work. It's a common thing touted on this forum - "just use common sense" until things go wrong of course because you relied too heavily on it. Heuristics can be pretty useful but they're not perfect. I would argue that "common sense" includes not relying on others to protect you. Which means you also run a security program in the background actively scanning because you can't be too careful when it comes to your own security.
  10. You can still use cleaner programs like CCleaner and Disk Cleanup(included in Windows) to remove files that aren't needed anymore, such as Windows Update files.
  11. No, stick with the latest drivers unless there's a weird bug with a version that continues to persist in later versions.
  12. It appears to be flux leftover from the manufacturing process. While the above comment states that it's safe, this is not inherent, depending on the kind of flux applied and where it's sitting at. If left on solder joints(and there might be some present), it can be corrosive and destroy the solder joints over time. Not to strike fear into you or anything. If it's non-active flux(non-corrosive to solder joints), IPA should be sufficient in removing it if it bothers you.
  13. I don't care for laptop prices either.
  14. I would honestly post your above question as a separate topic.
  15. For high end phones, yes they're ridiculous. And the length of warranties are terrible too. The price of an iPhone XS 64GB is $1100. The 512GB model is about $1500.