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tarfeef101

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    tarfeef101 reacted to LogicalDrm in Asus ROG Strix b550-f Wifi won't recognize USB drive   
    -> Moved to CPUs, Motherboards and Memory
     
    Also fixed tagging. You must select the name from menu and use @-sign. Or quote. Otherwise others don't get notified for your reply.
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    tarfeef101 got a reaction from ninjaboyxd629 in Question about cpu cooler   
    if you look up your motherboard, you will see what **socket** it has. then, when you look at coolers, they should list what sockets they are compatible with. you should make sure your motherboard's socket is on that list. that's all there is to it
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    tarfeef101 got a reaction from Sebikovec in The best after market RTX 3080?   
    Well, uh, doesn't really matter where you are, disseminating "information" not based in fact, but presenting it as such is not great. Especially here, a forum generally designed to help people who are not informed and can't discern the BS from truth on their own. 
     
    To answer OP's question, they're both expensive models, and generally will perform great. As others have mentioned, models like the Asus TUF are also great, and generally cheaper. However, they're potentially unavailable right now. 
     
    If you're trying to buy now, I'd honestly just get whatever is cheapest and available. Do a quick google to make sure it's not fundamentally flawed, and if not, pull the trigger. If you want to buy in a few months, then you can more carefully consider your options (in which case you'd hopefully be able to consider more than just the 2 models you listed)
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    tarfeef101 reacted to Skiiwee29 in Which ones better   
    Both are good units and are Tier A listed PSUs. Get whichever is cheaper. 
     
    On a personal note, if it were me, I would choose Corsair over Thermaltake all day. 
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    tarfeef101 got a reaction from GDRRiley in The best after market RTX 3080?   
    Well, uh, doesn't really matter where you are, disseminating "information" not based in fact, but presenting it as such is not great. Especially here, a forum generally designed to help people who are not informed and can't discern the BS from truth on their own. 
     
    To answer OP's question, they're both expensive models, and generally will perform great. As others have mentioned, models like the Asus TUF are also great, and generally cheaper. However, they're potentially unavailable right now. 
     
    If you're trying to buy now, I'd honestly just get whatever is cheapest and available. Do a quick google to make sure it's not fundamentally flawed, and if not, pull the trigger. If you want to buy in a few months, then you can more carefully consider your options (in which case you'd hopefully be able to consider more than just the 2 models you listed)
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    tarfeef101 got a reaction from linuxChips2600 in can my wifi become stolen?   
    no, it's not like there's some big correlation between custom SSIDs (which don't have to be "fancy", whatever that means. and ofc as mentioned, you could choose not to broadcast it at all) and networks being worth penetrating. 
     
    it is a pro because it indicates you probably changed the default passwords and such, making penetrating your network harder, so bad actors will be likely to target the lower-hanging fruit first
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    tarfeef101 got a reaction from linuxChips2600 in can my wifi become stolen?   
    the amount of networks in my apartment building named `^ISP_1*` or `^ISP_2*` is very saddening 😞
     
    Thankfully, for the most part, I've seen most ISP-provided devices coming with randomized WPA2 credentials for the WLAN by default here, but still not all 😞 and if you let a bad actor into your house, they often have those credentials on a sticker on the box. they may also have a hardware reset pin on the box which will allow them to be reset to that default, which is also not great. one thing they still get wrong very often is that they have default admin credentials which are not randomized at all (I have some memorized just from having to use them so often). 

    I know many ISPs here have enough control over their devices to be able to remotely upgrade their firmware, etc. They should set the admin credentials to your account credentials using that same connection, IMO. That'd be good.
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    tarfeef101 got a reaction from DrDAD in Help with GPU usage issue.   
    Yeah that's totally fine. I'd be concerned about crashing games, but if they tend to do that for everyone like you implied (I don't play those myself), then not much to do there. 
     
    Not maxing out the VRAM is good, otherwise if you went over 100% you'd see horrible stuttering. 100% GPU usage is excellent, it means you aren't leaving any performance on the table, you're getting the full value out of your card. That's to be celebrated!
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    tarfeef101 got a reaction from DrDAD in Help with GPU usage issue.   
    one other thing to note is the VRAM usage metric isn't very accurate, it more reflects how much VRAM your applications are reserving. some games (IIRC call of duty games are notorious for this) reserve way more than needed, so they'll show usage far higher than they actually need to operate. so don't pay much attention to that 40% figure. if you hit 100% AND notice poor performance when that happens, then you can be concerned
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    tarfeef101 got a reaction from linuxChips2600 in can my wifi become stolen?   
    I'm assuming this happened because either:
    Your router is provided by the ISP and you left the name as the default
     
    You bought a fairly popular third party router and again, left the name as default. 
     
    So other people near you did the same, and the SSIDs look similar. Easy solution to help avoid this in the future: change the name of your network to something more unique (or don't broadcast it at all). 
     
    An added benefit of doing that is it makes people think you've customized your settings, probably changed the default password, etc and therefore are less likely to be attacked
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    tarfeef101 got a reaction from Voluspa in Help with GPU usage issue.   
    Yeah that's totally fine. I'd be concerned about crashing games, but if they tend to do that for everyone like you implied (I don't play those myself), then not much to do there. 
     
    Not maxing out the VRAM is good, otherwise if you went over 100% you'd see horrible stuttering. 100% GPU usage is excellent, it means you aren't leaving any performance on the table, you're getting the full value out of your card. That's to be celebrated!
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    tarfeef101 reacted to porina in can my wifi become stolen?   
    In theory they could, but unless they're a hacker or run something very unusual it wouldn't log the password used in login attempt, directly or indirectly. If you are really paranoid about it, change the password on your side so that even if it got out, it would be worthless.
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    tarfeef101 reacted to GDRRiley in The best after market RTX 3080?   
    and what I'm saying is their claim is BS. we can't know that.
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    tarfeef101 got a reaction from Asez23 in DUAL GPU (3090 x 2080super-xc-ultra) IS IT WORTH?   
    No, in gaming they can't work together with the exception of like, 1 or 2 games using explicit multi-GPU (a very rarely used DX12 feature). As for streaming, either card can do NVENC encoding while gaming without breaking a sweat, so no help there either. 

    If you wanna use one card in a 2nd build, that's good if you have a use case. If not, sell it, prices are high now, you'll make a good amount of money back
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    tarfeef101 reacted to WereCatf in Viability of Running a Win10 Gaming Virtual Machine on Linux   
    Only if you want to use VMware for virtualization. KVM works great under Linux and is free.
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    tarfeef101 got a reaction from cm992 in DUAL GPU (3090 x 2080super-xc-ultra) IS IT WORTH?   
    No, in gaming they can't work together with the exception of like, 1 or 2 games using explicit multi-GPU (a very rarely used DX12 feature). As for streaming, either card can do NVENC encoding while gaming without breaking a sweat, so no help there either. 

    If you wanna use one card in a 2nd build, that's good if you have a use case. If not, sell it, prices are high now, you'll make a good amount of money back
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    tarfeef101 got a reaction from Moonzy in DUAL GPU (3090 x 2080super-xc-ultra) IS IT WORTH?   
    No, in gaming they can't work together with the exception of like, 1 or 2 games using explicit multi-GPU (a very rarely used DX12 feature). As for streaming, either card can do NVENC encoding while gaming without breaking a sweat, so no help there either. 

    If you wanna use one card in a 2nd build, that's good if you have a use case. If not, sell it, prices are high now, you'll make a good amount of money back
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    tarfeef101 got a reaction from Vishera in bad ping why??   
    you mentioned you have VDSL, but since there is some confusion, you can help us determine this by taking a picture of the connector on your router where the cable for the internet plugs in (probably labelled "WAN" or something similar). depending on the connector+cable used, we can figure that out
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    tarfeef101 got a reaction from Vishera in bad ping why??   
    are you able to switch to wired LAN for now to help eliminate wireless issues whilst debugging? Since you mentioned issues persist when on LAN, it's better to remove variables while diagnosing problems
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    tarfeef101 reacted to Radium_Angel in bad ping why??   
    Can I move in with you? MY connection speed is merely 100Mbps
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    tarfeef101 got a reaction from MonkeyWrench in Which browser is good for privacy? (If any)   
    obligatory tor browser comment
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    tarfeef101 got a reaction from Jiddan in Strange temps on Ryzen 5 3600 and H100i rgb platinum.   
    depends on what "idle" really means. windows has lots of background processes, which is compounded the more apps you install. they often have single-thread processes that run every so often, and if they do, that means one core could spike to 100%, sucking down the max voltage, and potentially raising temps that high. it could happen. it's a bit unlikely, i'd say, but not outside the realm of possibility. 
    since nothing is even above 80 degrees ever, though, i wouldn't sweat it. no risk of dmg here, and no throttling, so no need to worry
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    tarfeef101 got a reaction from The Blackhat in Looking for recommendation   
    just had to be a jerk about it... my statement was correct. both my hardware config, and theirs are totally fine within 850w. if you don't want to believe my anecdotes, google the power consumptions and believe that instead. but, don't call my correct statement misleading, because it isn't. 
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    tarfeef101 got a reaction from The Blackhat in Looking for recommendation   
    I mean, I REALLY don't want to just google things for people, but you could google the power limits for the parts OP is using, and with the power of subtraction figure out that 850 - sum(all their parts) > 0, by a decent margin, even. 
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    tarfeef101 got a reaction from The Blackhat in Looking for recommendation   
    I'm running a 3090 and 5950x, both OCed on an EVGA 850W B3 right now. You're fine with under 1000. 

    Also you're gonna buy your stuff from somewhere, right? Wherever that somewhere is, do the sort by price thing there!!! Yes, prices fluctuate. That's the ENTIRE REASON I said to do this. If you could just assume everything was at MRSP, and had the same pricing in all regions, then we could actually just recommend specific parts. It is because of those fluctuations and inconsistencies that we can't. Or at least I don't, apparently some people here are fine making sweeping assumptions about stock and price in your area.
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