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About EricX2

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  • Birthday May 31, 1980

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  • Location
    Spokane, WA
  • Gender
  • Occupation
    Selling Stuff


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • Motherboard
    MSI B350M Gaming Pro
  • RAM
    16gb Corsair 2666
  • GPU
    Zotac GTX 1070 Founders Edition
  • Case
    NZXT S340
  • Storage
    1tb Samsung 840 EVO + 256 gb Intel 600p
  • PSU
    Thermaltake Tough Power 750W
  • Display(s)
    Monoprice 27in Zero-G 2560x1440
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12S with NF-F12 PWM chromax.Black.swap and NA-HC1 chromax.black.swap
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Vengeance K70 Cherry MX Brown
  • Mouse
    Logitech TrackMan Wheel
  • Sound
    Creative Soundblaster Live 24-bit External USB
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
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  1. Sounds like somebody using a cloud licensing model and selling to individuals. Knowing what level of access that security software has, this is horrible. They can likely do a complete wipe of your system, not to mention a full inventory of every website and application you use.
  2. I think it would depend on how close to a real PC is the PS5. Is it running a real UEFI or proprietary? If standard UEFI then it could have some understanding how to run a video signal through the PCI-E since that's just how they work. Then if the graphics card is close enough to the built in to run off the same video drivers it may work and it'd be pretty hard to install your own drivers I imagine. Any slight difference could cause it to try to do things the video card can't do though and probably crash. Otherwise if proprietary method of booting (not UEFI/BIOS) it may or may not know how to
  3. Companies like youtube need to make their algorithm visible. I'm sure most people think they are complex AI or machine learning algorithm but I bet most are just basic keyword searches with very clearly defined "if $include show video" "if $exclude don't show video" type rules. It doesn't have to be fully open source or anything, they just need to show something that says why a video showed up, what rule matched what criteria to determine why a video shows up. I don't think people question often enough why some videos show up when you search or in your feed and others don't, as long as they ge
  4. I have an old Lenovo laptop that has a recovery partition with Windows 7, I did the recovery and realized it was completely stuck at a pre-SP1 no hotfixes at all. Windows updates may be possible if I download them offline, but I didn't want to deal with that just to end up with a still obsolete OS so I ran the Windows 10 installation tool and it says the laptop is now licensed to windows 10 but where is the key from and what is the key tied to? My real concern is I am trying to sell this laptop, it's older than I want but still usable (core i5 3rd gen with 8gb RAM) but I don't want
  5. Are we all just going to forget that bots and scalpers are higher than in a non pandemic year and bots and scalpers weren't uncommon in normal years? These aren't actual "bots" remember, they are people, people who buy them and resell them and make huge money because the people condemning them is a lot smaller than the ones who accept them. The same people who bought and sold Nintendo Wii consoles for $1,000 and every console since then. Just now they also lost their day jobs and now scalping is their only source of income. When a scalper buys 200 items, they don't sell 200 items r
  6. Seeing the discussion makes me ask one question, do people mostly buy their whole PC at once or piece by piece? I know they say wait until you can afford an entire pc so you end up with similar hardware but I have always carried over one or more piece of hardware when upgraded. I'm running AMD Ryzen 5 3600 upgraded from a Ryzen 5 1600 which is paired to a GTX 1070. The GTX 1070 was purchased when I was using my Intel i7 6700. And that was bought when I first had my GTX 780 which was an upgrade on my 3770 PC from a Radeon HD7870. I think it makes a big difference because each company has had ge
  7. Can we know exactly how many were produced vs sold vs in peoples hands? Have we ever had that? I know the pandemic is crazy and causing logistical issues all over but every couple years there was some issue in manufacturing going on causing this exact thing. SARS, flooding, protesting, aliens, etc...
  8. Here is the thing, eBay isn't a store, it's a million stores. Every single one of them is run by a different owner. Every single one has a different set of morals and ethics and practices. The moral really is "be safe when buying stuff and make sure who are buying from someone who looks like they know what they are selling". I may be alone but if I look at the description of a computer part and they can't even say what the specs are or have information that differs in the description vs the title vs the item specifics, I don't buy from them. If all that matches, there is a low chan
  9. Wouldn't their scores have been ~300 if they hadn't unlocked it?
  10. This has been said since the late 1990s when Microsoft was being hit with monopoly suits. Software support isn't the only thing holding up Linux. It's the fact that people use what their computers come with, majority aren't going to buy a computer then change the OS. And the fact is we're talking about ARM vs x86 anyway right? Are you thinking there will be lots of new ARM based computers popping up comparable to the new Apples or just that the Raspberry PI 400 will sell millions? I'm unsure why a hardware company (Apple) making their own proprietary chips to run their own propriet
  11. The PCIe version isn't based on chipset or motherboard it's based on CPU. Sandy Bridge CPU i5 2500 only supports 2.0. How to get it on your motherboard? Upgrade CPU. Wikipedia Sandy Bridge Article I5 2500 - ARK
  12. If it "changes" on it's own, you have something on your system changing it. It doesn't "change on it's own". Even during upgrades. Unless you told it to not save a profile. Or delete your profile every day. Are you talking about a work computer managed by someone else? They likely have a set standard profile. If you're talking about your PC, you have something screwed up. Not sure how to prove it but I have half a dozen computers and none ever have what you describe. I switched to firefox when google changed from their "don't be evil" corporate attitude to "do nothing but evil" Eit
  13. Wait, these horrible UI designs are intentional? I'll be honest, just because you call them something cool like "Dark Patterns" doesn't deter from the fact that what they truly are is poor customer service and if used in times that are only there to prevent you from doing something you really DO want to do, it seems like the invitation to a future class action lawsuit.
  14. Also, how about another power supply video where you OVER build the PSU. I've seen so many comments where people are saying "you spent too much" when they have an 850 watt psu saying a 550 would work, but will the 850 hurt something? Will the efficiency be worse than with the 550? I'm sure other channels have done these but it's always a valid question especially when new CPUs and GPUs come out.
  15. You may have already done this but I think a video showing what happens when hardware is bottlenecked should be a good video. Seems like people are so afraid of causing bottlenecks in their systems they don't want to upgrade but if you throw a graphics card in your system with a CPU that can't handle it, the bottlenecking won't make it worse than not having the good card, just not as good as the card can be without it. So start with a Ryzen 1600x or something and a GTX 1060, then upgrade to a RTX2080ti or 3080 when they come out. I feel like people actually think the bottleneck wil