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About WelshDdraig

  • Title
    Welsh Anime Watcher and VN Player
  • Birthday Dec 19, 1995

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  • Steam
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Profile Information

  • Location
    In the Land of Broken Dreams and Badly Tied Knots...
  • Gender
  • Interests
    PC Gaming & Creation
    Anime, Anime, and more Anime.
    Some Manga.
  • Biography
    Well, the old bio didn't age well did it? Lets make a new one...

    Now an Ex-Computing and Games Development Student.
    (Due to a university screw-up, I was financially unable to continue my course...)

    So, I'm currently pondering what to do with my life.

    Anime watcher
  • Occupation


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600 @ 4.3GHz
  • Motherboard
    ASRock AB350M Pro4
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 3000Mhz (2x16GB - Samsung B-die)
  • GPU
    Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super OC Windforce 2
  • Case
    ThermalTake Versa J22 Tempered Glass
  • Storage
    Sabrent 256GB NVMe, WD Blue 500GB M.2 SATA SSD, 7TB Random Mixed Internal HDDs, 16TB External WD Elements (8TB Not in Use)
  • PSU
    Aerocool Integrator 700W 80+ Silver
  • Display(s)
    MSI Optix MAG241C (1080p 144Hz, VA), Samsung S24D590L (1080p 75Hz, PLS), Samsung S27F350 (1080p 75Hz, IPS)
  • Cooling
    Coolermaster Masterliquid Lite 120 (120mm AIO)
  • Keyboard
    Drevo US Tyfring Mechanical Blue RGB Keyboard (Blue Switch), Random Mechanical Number Pad (Blue Switch)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 RGB Mouse
  • Sound
    SybaSonic DAC/AMP, Mackie CR3 Monitors, Sennheiser HD559 Headphones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
  • Laptop
    MacBook Pro 2017 (2x Thunderbolt 3, No Touch-Bar)
  • Phone
    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 128GB (EU Version)

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  1. That second tweet showed the Xbox Series S (Which I believe is diskless). It sounds like my Xbox One (First Gen). Since its SSD based (The Series S), there no hard-drive to have a click if that was dead/dying. That sound has nothing to do with a disk drive, but sounds more like the fan is catching a cable (maybe the cable has come out of the fan channel to the hub and is being caught? Who knows - but that's just my thought). For the first tweet (apart from the forum making the tweet pulse in a funky way - could be an extension I have, IDK), that could be a disk drive issue - but I doubt i
  2. TL;DR: I don't think this is the right way to see a CPU's architecture...

    Well, I had an old C2D E6420 CPU laying around and thought - why not try and get the heat spreader off and look at the die as I was planning on making a key change from it...

    Key word - Was...
    I may or may not have - and by that - I did, split the die completely in half. Not a crack, on the face of it. No. A clean slide right through.
    Now I know - either I need to be more careful if I do this again or Intel used a solder on this chip... (Pictures in Spoiler)









    1. Sauron


      I guess now it's a core 1 single

  3. Never really used Office 2010 - I kind of skipped over that one. I was on Office 2003 for a long time, then I got a copy of 2007 on disk (which I still have somewhere) with a laptop I bought then went straight to Office 2013 and 365. Shame this has reached EOL, but 365 is not the end of the world (unless you've forgotten your managed accounts password and can't do updates because you can't sign in - don't ask me how I know...)
  4. Hi everyone, Hopefully a quick one for you - if you can help, that'd be much appreciated. My RTX 2060 Super has one of - if not, THE worst heatsinks I have ever seen on a GPU. Its a RTX 2060 Super Windforce OC (2 fans) from Gigabyte. This "cooler" is shockingly bad. My temperatures are usually pinned at the 88°C limit in MSI Afterburner, and that is with the side panel of my case off (Thermaltake J22 TG) and it's having to throttle itself to just keep it at that temperature. Due to this (and a fan baring shaking itself to the end of it's life if at anything over 75% speed), I'm
  5. Eh - still don't like the fact that support gets dropped so soon though. My phone has the gimped Exynos chip that's worse than the equivalent Qualcomm chip - so I'm dependent on Samsung with this one. (although I had no idea Qualcomm had a say in cycle support - considering the only Qualcomm chip phone I had was a Sony Xperia Z3 (got 1 update out of it before Google mandated the next Android was 64-bit only).
  6. I know it was being hopeful, just would have been nice for a flagship that's not too old to not be forgotten. And I don't think my phone is EOL, quite the opposite. I was trying to make a point of how many more feature updates would it get before Samsung drops it for just security updates - as it is still quite the capable phone. (not planning on getting a new one when my contract runs out - this does everything I need and is plenty fast enough for myself).
  7. Edit: Just as a heads up - there was an update to The Unpacked Thread by @zeusthemoose that I did not see stating the new 3 Android Generation commitment cycle, however, exact device list was not noted. Link: Summary: During its recent "Unpacked Event" - Samsung promised three generations of Android Updates. This starting with their current flagship, the Note 20 Ultra. Recently, a list has come out containing the devices that Samsung are now extending that support to - and it's bad news for some previous flagship holders that refuse to update (like myself and Linus, wh
  8. Spotify has just shown support for Epic Games anti-trust lawsuit: LINK Not surprising considering their own anti-trust suit against Apple in 2019. LINK
  9. Now this is interesting. Especially after what Luke said about Floatplane in a recent WAN show and after learning about this initial incident from Snazzy Labs twitter. Personally, I think Apple should have some sort of a cut as they act as a secure payment and currency processor - but the 30% is way too much. I think they are being too greedy for their own good - especially since there is no other official way to install apps on iOS. If this suit gains any tracking (and I think it will due to it being 2 big tech companies) it could open up the gates for other developers do do the same ti
  10. Considering there was an alleged GeekBench result for Apple's A14 chip stating it was running at around 3.1GHz and a 6-core ARM design (Source: Notebook Check), one could reasonably assume (given IF those numbers are correct) that the A14X will also run around that speed.
  11. I personally think they would be pretty accurate considering the next iPad Pro models (2021) are supposedly going to use the same A14X Chip (5nm), so it made sense (to me at least) to have something that is capable of decent performance, but with a low power draw - great for the small devices - i.e the MacBook.
  12. A user on twitter by the username of Apple Lab has apparently gotten their hands on the rumored upcoming specifications for the new MacBooks with the first generation of Apple ARM based Silicon (In their Laptop and possibly desktops line). There is no given evidence that these leaked specifcations are true, but there is also no evidence disproving them - and considering the specifications seem reasonable, I would think they might be pretty accurate. The rumored specs are for a new MacBook - Not a MacBook Pro - so like the 12" MacBook from 2016, in-fact, that's what this is expected to be
  13. I genuinely had no idea that's how it worked. Cheers for the lesson (and I actually mean that). To be honest, I haven't had any issues with interference, but just because I haven't, doesn't mean others will. It makes sense, but I still think it's stupid though that Microsoft expect you to pay for the codec, especially as you stated that: But then again, Apple is (was?) more of a media focused company, so that kind of makes sense. I just think its a bit hypocritical that Microsoft: considering they released a media center focused OS in the past (back in the XP days).
  14. There was a method at one point to get the codec for free (might even still work, IDK). See video below from Barnacules about it. All I know is that HEVC works fine for me via VLC/MPC/Plex without having that codec installed (although I do use K-Lite/ Combined Community Codec Pack.) maybe give them a try? But on point, it sucks that you have to pay for the codec. Its on most modern hardware already, you should be able to use it. I feel like the royalty was paid for when you bought the hardware(I know that's not how it works, but it's how I feel). I'd be interested to try th
  15. Okay, I will try haha. I'm assuming you will be using Windows? If so then the install will be pretty straight forward. It will tell you what to do as you go through it. (make sure you have a license key to activate it when it asks - you can use it without one, but some features will be locked/unavailable). As for drivers - one you have your part list finalised - on a diifferent computer, go to the website for each part and there should be a support section. There you will find a download list of drivers for your part. The only exception being the graphics ad you will either have