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ApolloX75

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    ApolloX75 got a reaction from riaten in Should I wait RTX 3000 series Laptops?   
    Well consider that the 2080 released September of 2018 and the mobile version followed about six months later or so (early-ish 2019) I expect we'll see a similar if not longer timeline given the heat and power requirements the 3000 series has. So I'd say based on nVidia's history give it til March or April of 2021 before we even begin seeing information creep out about the mobile versions. And don't expect the average joe manufacturers to get their hands on the first batch. I figure it'll be Dell, MSI and Clevo who see the first units and provide the first models out the door with them. 
     
    Honestly the mobile 2080 and 2080 Super are fantastic cards, I have a 2080 in my Area 51M R1 and absolutely love it. It runs Cyberpunk full out at over 60FPS at Ultra with raytracing on (albeit at 1080p) and has never let me down. I've tried it at 4K and if you're willing to sacrifice settings and make liberal use of DLSS, they work well. But at the end of the day I wouldn't run more than 1440p personally. So if you really want that massive MSI Titan model now then go for it, they're pretty hefty and they have excellent reviews but will require some tinkering to keep the thermals in check like the Alienware 51M with that 10900K as they typically run well into the 90s for temp. A simple undervolt will keep that in check though.
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    ApolloX75 got a reaction from GreyBoy in Overclockable LGA775 Motherboard   
    The P5Q SE is the better and newer of the two boards, but the P5K would work if required.
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    ApolloX75 got a reaction from GreyBoy in Overclockable LGA775 Motherboard   
    Any P35; P45; X38; 750i or 780/790i based board will be geared for overclocking. G series chipsets should be avoided when trying to overclock as they are not very reliable. 
     
    The best in my experience were P45, X38 and 790i based boards with the 790i boards being the most feature-friendly (but temperamental) for overclocking.  
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    ApolloX75 got a reaction from ShrimpBrime in ASRock 939Dual-Sata2 Future CPU Port   
    I had one of those boards back in the day too, never was able to find the expansion card even then. I can't imagine it would be very common outside of a collection at this point.
     
    But if you do find one, pics please, I'd love to see one working again.
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    ApolloX75 got a reaction from sub68 in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    I have six built Windows XP systems in my basement workshop right now for an upcoming classic LAN party.
     
    QX9650, 790i and GTX 580.
    Xeon X5450, P45TAD3 and GTX 260.
    Athlon 64 X2, A8R32-MVP and HD 4870.
    E6750, P35 and HD 5850.
    Athlon II 630, M4A785M and 7900 GTX.
    E4630, PT880 and 8800 GTS. 
     
    I've just been spending my evenings loading up Windows XP, installing drivers and installing 30+ games on each one. USB sticks have made life so much easier than the old days of swapping discs and GOG has made it even easier.
     
    I'll take some pics.
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    ApolloX75 got a reaction from YouSirAreADudeSir in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    I have six built Windows XP systems in my basement workshop right now for an upcoming classic LAN party.
     
    QX9650, 790i and GTX 580.
    Xeon X5450, P45TAD3 and GTX 260.
    Athlon 64 X2, A8R32-MVP and HD 4870.
    E6750, P35 and HD 5850.
    Athlon II 630, M4A785M and 7900 GTX.
    E4630, PT880 and 8800 GTS. 
     
    I've just been spending my evenings loading up Windows XP, installing drivers and installing 30+ games on each one. USB sticks have made life so much easier than the old days of swapping discs and GOG has made it even easier.
     
    I'll take some pics.
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    ApolloX75 got a reaction from Jobaer Noor in Alienware 17r4 RAM Mystery. Any explanations?   
    As far as I know switching to a bigger supply will not hurt the battery in any way, and may or may not allow you to bypass the battery for the extra performance. Really depends on how they designed the power delivery system, and it's definitely something worth checking out. I doubt the power supply itself is bad, the battery may have had a defect. Are you still under warranty?
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    ApolloX75 got a reaction from Jobaer Noor in Alienware 17r4 RAM Mystery. Any explanations?   
    Alienware laptops draw supplementary power from the battery in combination with the power adapter when running full tilt, that is why you will see battery drain during heavy use when plugged in. So yes, that part is completely normal. My 15 R3 behaves the same way and I thought it was a problem until I did a little research.
     
    As for you RAM mystery that's a strange bug. I would keep using the new RAM and not trust the older sticks to keep functioning for long.
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    ApolloX75 got a reaction from genexis_x in Laptop insanely hot   
    Alienware units; especially the previous generation 15s and 17s, are ridiculous when it comes to heat management. I have RMA'd my 15 R3 at least six times since I bought it in November of 2017 for overheating and hardware failure related to overheating. It was so bad I purchased an extended warranty til 2020 and it has already paid for itself twice over.
     
    Seriously the last time I sent it, they had it for over two months and put it through an engineering and QA team to fix the issue, which this time they seem to have done something right since it no longer overheats (as badly anyway) and hasn't failed in like six months which is a damn record. I've had three motherboard replacements and four heatsink replacements. Not to mention numerous RAM module replacements. 
     
    I tried everything from repasting with conductonaut to undervolting and had no success.
     
    Since you are out of warranty your best bet is to disassemble it VERY carefully; follow the multitude of guides that are available and repaste. While you're in there do a thorough clean out of the heatsinks as dust and debris gets caught on the inside of the laptop fans; under the sticky tape they use, and can cause a dramatic increase in temperatures on it's own.
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    ApolloX75 reacted to Inkz in Laptop insanely hot   
    I had someone repaste CPU and GPU, CPU is just a little warmer but I had the CPU in performance in BIOS so that was an OC on it. GPU while gaming is now like 75. .
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    ApolloX75 got a reaction from Alece in [Resto-Mod] Koolance PC2-C   
    Thanks to a lack of parts, lack of time and a new career I put it on hold for now until life gets out of the way and I can get back to tinkering. I have the case prepped and ready for when things open back up.
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    ApolloX75 got a reaction from 8uhbbhu8 in [Resto-Mod] Koolance PC2-C   
    Thanks to a lack of parts, lack of time and a new career I put it on hold for now until life gets out of the way and I can get back to tinkering. I have the case prepped and ready for when things open back up.
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    ApolloX75 reacted to Stefan Payne in Athlon XP and Athlon 64?   
    Athlon 64 has, as the name suggest, AMD64 implemented.
    As well as the Memory Controller inside the CPU.
    And also brought us Frequency and voltage switching into the Desktop  - named it Cool and Quiet.
    You know, the ability of the CPU to change Frequency and Voltage on the Fly to reduce power consumption (back in the day it was down to 800MHz).

    The Athlon XP is its predecessor, did not have on the fly frequency/voltage switching in Desktop versions (only Mobile), did not have a Memory Controller and there were no PCIe Chipsets, only AGP (from 2x to 8x).
     
    The Athlon 64 is much faster and more better than the Athlon XP and reigned supreme from its release up until around 2006 or so...
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    ApolloX75 got a reaction from EarthWormJM2 in Epic Games announces a slew of more EGS exclusives, including The Outer Worlds and Heavy Rain   
    Welp that's a couple more titles on my ignore list now. Too bad.
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    ApolloX75 got a reaction from T02MY in Epic Games announces a slew of more EGS exclusives, including The Outer Worlds and Heavy Rain   
    Welp that's a couple more titles on my ignore list now. Too bad.
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    ApolloX75 got a reaction from jagdtigger in Epic Games announces a slew of more EGS exclusives, including The Outer Worlds and Heavy Rain   
    Welp that's a couple more titles on my ignore list now. Too bad.
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    ApolloX75 got a reaction from GiorgiPera in P5QL/EPU vs GA-EP43C-DS3   
    The two boards are very similar in terms of features. I think it will come down to which has the nicer BIOS input and overclocking interface, which will probably be the Gigabyte. Asus at that time was a little sparse on non-enthusiast boards.
     
    As for the socket modding; in my relatively extensive experience "trimming" was not needed for a 771 to 775 mod.
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    ApolloX75 reacted to glenalz81 in Overclocking a Xeon X5650   
    An X5650 CPU will not work in a P55 Motherboard.
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    ApolloX75 got a reaction from Tristerin in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    I have done a thing!
     

    30C load temp, 22C idle temp at 2300MHz. Simple loop using an old Swiftech QPRES radiator, a cheap pump and a very old Koolance Socket A waterblock that I had to make a hold down for since the original hardware long since disappeared. Time for some more overclocking.
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    ApolloX75 got a reaction from leo1798 in Ryzen 3000 Leaks   
    Yessssssssss. 12C/24T. I am looking forward to Ryzen 3, even if it's all hype, I don't care anymore.
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    ApolloX75 got a reaction from GDRRiley in Ryzen 3000 Leaks   
    Yessssssssss. 12C/24T. I am looking forward to Ryzen 3, even if it's all hype, I don't care anymore.
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    ApolloX75 got a reaction from goodtofufriday in Ryzen 3000 Leaks   
    Yessssssssss. 12C/24T. I am looking forward to Ryzen 3, even if it's all hype, I don't care anymore.
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    ApolloX75 got a reaction from jagdtigger in Ryzen 3000 Leaks   
    Yessssssssss. 12C/24T. I am looking forward to Ryzen 3, even if it's all hype, I don't care anymore.
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    ApolloX75 got a reaction from jakep0802 in Ryzen 3000 Leaks   
    Yessssssssss. 12C/24T. I am looking forward to Ryzen 3, even if it's all hype, I don't care anymore.
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    ApolloX75 got a reaction from genexis_x in alienware 15 r4 thermal during charger plugged in and without plugged in..   
    My R3 does the same thing, it's a power delivery thing. On the charger the CPU and GPU are able to run turbo much longer and don't have any power limiting. As for your temperatures the only way to control them is liquid metal and a good cleaning of the heatsinks from the inside-out every few months.
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