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About connorpiper

  • Title
    Volvo Enthusiast
  • Birthday May 28, 1999

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    volvo#11608 (msg where you came from)

Profile Information

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  • Occupation
    Summer camp leader / Student


  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 3600 OC
  • Motherboard
    MSI B450 Bazooka v2
  • RAM
    16GB Crucial 3200MHz
  • GPU
    RTX 3070
  • Case
    Phanteks P400S
  • Storage
    Samsung 970 EVO M.2 256GB, 1TB WD SATA SSD, 1TB WD HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair RM650
  • Display(s)
    Dell P2416D, Acer ED27
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12S
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G-Pro
  • Mouse
    CM MM710
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD650, Sony MDR-1A
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • Laptop
    Dell XPS 13 (2021)
  • Phone
    Pixel 4XL

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  1. Yea I pretty much thought the same thing. With smaller notebooks the M1 is a great option. Some of the newer 11th gen i7 laptops can come close to the M1 in performance but M1 can do it quieter and for longer.
  2. Well you should have just used the pre-applied thermal paste, not going to make much of a difference between a more premium product. The load temperatures are what matter, I think it would be better to run something like cinebench to look at temps while that ran. I would go for a reapplication of the cooler and thermal paste if you have much more extreme temperatures during a benchmark. (85c-90c)
  3. I recently bought a XPS 13 9300 and it included a 45W very compact USB-C charger. I have noticed that it takes a very long time for the laptop to charge, which I found funny because the 45W charger should be plenty. When moving the charger last night I almost dropped it because it had gotten incredibly hot while charging the laptop over a couple hours. I don't have anything fancy like a thermal camera but I used a mutimeter to measure the temperature and found that it was getting to 55-62c (130-140f), depending on where the probe was located. I was wondering if this is just a poorly desig
  4. 212 Totally. LTT themselves showed that AIOs pretty much have 0 value outside of looks/packaging. The next step up would probably be a Noctua NH-U12S
  5. 10900K pricing can make it a serious value. I built a friends computer recently and was able to get a one for $379, which made it a great deal when you included that Intel motherboards are also cheaper right now. Of course money no object the 5900x is a great CPU, plus supports many of the newer features that 11th gen includes now. I don't know what kind of pricing you are able to get through Dell, but I would hope that you would get a discount from going a older CPU like the 10900K.
  6. This one? https://monday.com/lp/ltt/may21?utm_source=mb&utm_campaign=linustechtips&utm_medium=may_2021 It was their sponsor
  7. Right off the top of my head is a feature of some Dell monitors. It allows you connect two display inputs to the monitor, and one set of KB/Mouse to the monitor. Each computer has a USB connection to the monitor for the USB hub. When you switch inputs the USB hub switches outputs from one computer to the next. EDIT: Found one such monitor with the feature, I'm sure there are more models. https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/dell-ultrasharp-27-usb-c-hub-monitor-u2722de/apd/210-ayzg/monitors-monitor-accessories This monitor also transfers the LAN connection between each PC.
  8. 2.4GHz is the frequency. There are 11 channels on the 2.4GHz radio band in North America. A router should try to chose channels with the lest amount of interference, one laptop could be on one with more interference. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2.4_GHz_radio_use#Wi-Fi Your router settings might give that information, depending on the model.
  9. It is possible that one is connected to a different channel on the router. Even if both are using the same frequency.
  10. I know it might not be that helpful, but I used a Discord that notified me of stock updates by ways of their own bot. I was able to complete a purchase and get a 3070 for MSRP. There was about a 30-40min window before stock ran out, but this was B&H, a lesser known retailer for computer parts.
  11. I was not aware of issues, but I went for the 710 because it is lighter. I don't need the RGB, so I'd rather not have it.
  12. Cooler Master MM710 Matte. It was the lightest mouse at the time I bought it. (Not sure if that has changed) Same sensor as the G Pro
  13. If you are able to boot into Windows that is the best case, you should try to make a backup as soon as possible. Or at least get your critical files off of that drive. The best option would be to clone the data to a new drive. You may lose access to the data on the HDD if you cannot boot to Windows as the data might be encrypted via Windows Bitlocker.
  14. If you are able to boot into windows, with that drive or another, you can use a SMART drive monitoring program like DiskCheckup to see what the issue might be specifically. Also Samsung does make drive monitoring software, not sure if your OEM model will support it. The bad news is that you might lose your data if something were to be wrong with the drive, the good news is that SATA SSDs are very cheap. You can purchase a new Samsung drive for less than $100.