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    mark_cameron got a reaction from whm1974 in The UK Government has decided to intervene in NVIDIA's proposed acquisition of ARM   
    https://www.businessweekly.co.uk/news/hi-tech/tech-trekkies-arm-chips-boost-space-exploration
     
    Illustration. UK is currently seeking to expand its own space programmes with a launch facility in Scotland.
     
    They're not going to want to see domestic chip design and technology moved elsewhere on "national security grounds"
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    mark_cameron reacted to SpiderMan in Steve @ Gamers Nexus - benefits of "preventative maintenance" - proof - Asus 980Ti Strix - temperature drop of 10 Celsius.   
    You're EXACTLY right on that. I say this; If you take care of your things, they will take care of you. 
     
    Maintaining anything, whether it be a car or a graphics card (or even your whole rig), will keep working for you as you use it. 
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    mark_cameron got a reaction from SpiderMan in Steve @ Gamers Nexus - benefits of "preventative maintenance" - proof - Asus 980Ti Strix - temperature drop of 10 Celsius.   
    The whole rig is running much quieter too.

    I'm delighted with the outcome here.
     
    It just shows that GPUs are like cars, they need to be maintained to keep the performance up.
     
    Changing the thermal compound is like doing an oil change.
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    mark_cameron reacted to SpiderMan in Steve @ Gamers Nexus - benefits of "preventative maintenance" - proof - Asus 980Ti Strix - temperature drop of 10 Celsius.   
    I did the same thing with my RTX 2080. According to the DOM, it was in 2018, and I got the card in 2019 open boxed at Micro Center. After heavy gaming sessions last summer, I've noticed temperatures started to increase even with dusting the graphics card off. Temperatures in game were around 60-70oC, with the latter in 3D Mark benchmark runs. I did the repasted 2 weeks ago and I noticed the thermal paste was thick. Used NT-H1 and cleaned the cooler out completely and put it back together. Temps are around 50-58oC (again 58 at most in benchmarks). I'm really glad I repasted the card. 
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    mark_cameron got a reaction from SpiderMan in Steve @ Gamers Nexus - benefits of "preventative maintenance" - proof - Asus 980Ti Strix - temperature drop of 10 Celsius.   
    I today did a much needed - Fan C replacement and/or reapplication of thermal compound (NOCTURA NT-H2)
     
    Fan C's bearing was going and was making the well documented "squealing" or buzzing. (Resorted to taping it for the past 7 days) whilst the replacement fans were on order and shipping.
     
    (approximately 7 days)
     
    https://www.gpufanreplacement.com/products/asus-gtx-1060-1070-1080-ti-gtx980ti-graphics-card-cooler-fan-replacement?variant=8271430746207
     

    My temperatures this morning under load: +86/87 Celsius
     
    Needed to strip the card down (not PCB from backplate), just take off shroud and the individual fans.
     
    Thermal compound clean (it had gone hard) and replacement.
     
    Post fan, A,B,C replacement and reassembly.
     
     
    My temperatures under load now: +76 Celsius.
     
    US$50.00 well spent on the fans and/or the replacement thermal compound.
     
    Well pleased.
     
    Prevent e-waste and get more life out of cards. Plus make your rig as quiet as it can be.

    Preventative maintenance is your friend!
     
    Worth watching videos like this and doing.
     
     
     
     


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    mark_cameron got a reaction from Fasauceome in Steve @ Gamers Nexus - benefits of "preventative maintenance" - proof - Asus 980Ti Strix - temperature drop of 10 Celsius.   
    I today did a much needed - Fan C replacement and/or reapplication of thermal compound (NOCTURA NT-H2)
     
    Fan C's bearing was going and was making the well documented "squealing" or buzzing. (Resorted to taping it for the past 7 days) whilst the replacement fans were on order and shipping.
     
    (approximately 7 days)
     
    https://www.gpufanreplacement.com/products/asus-gtx-1060-1070-1080-ti-gtx980ti-graphics-card-cooler-fan-replacement?variant=8271430746207
     

    My temperatures this morning under load: +86/87 Celsius
     
    Needed to strip the card down (not PCB from backplate), just take off shroud and the individual fans.
     
    Thermal compound clean (it had gone hard) and replacement.
     
    Post fan, A,B,C replacement and reassembly.
     
     
    My temperatures under load now: +76 Celsius.
     
    US$50.00 well spent on the fans and/or the replacement thermal compound.
     
    Well pleased.
     
    Prevent e-waste and get more life out of cards. Plus make your rig as quiet as it can be.

    Preventative maintenance is your friend!
     
    Worth watching videos like this and doing.
     
     
     
     


  7. Informative
    mark_cameron got a reaction from gal-m in Steve @ Gamers Nexus - benefits of "preventative maintenance" - proof - Asus 980Ti Strix - temperature drop of 10 Celsius.   
    I today did a much needed - Fan C replacement and/or reapplication of thermal compound (NOCTURA NT-H2)
     
    Fan C's bearing was going and was making the well documented "squealing" or buzzing. (Resorted to taping it for the past 7 days) whilst the replacement fans were on order and shipping.
     
    (approximately 7 days)
     
    https://www.gpufanreplacement.com/products/asus-gtx-1060-1070-1080-ti-gtx980ti-graphics-card-cooler-fan-replacement?variant=8271430746207
     

    My temperatures this morning under load: +86/87 Celsius
     
    Needed to strip the card down (not PCB from backplate), just take off shroud and the individual fans.
     
    Thermal compound clean (it had gone hard) and replacement.
     
    Post fan, A,B,C replacement and reassembly.
     
     
    My temperatures under load now: +76 Celsius.
     
    US$50.00 well spent on the fans and/or the replacement thermal compound.
     
    Well pleased.
     
    Prevent e-waste and get more life out of cards. Plus make your rig as quiet as it can be.

    Preventative maintenance is your friend!
     
    Worth watching videos like this and doing.
     
     
     
     


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    mark_cameron got a reaction from gloop in Press F for Fortnite - Apple AND GOOGLE remove Fortnite from the App Store - Epic Sues Apple   
    30% is extortion.
     
    Apple's hypocrisy (and Google) demanding excessive cut amounts to an abuse of monopoly 
     
    Its also beyond ironic given Apple's previous history:
     
     
  9. Agree
    mark_cameron got a reaction from thechinchinsong in Press F for Fortnite - Apple AND GOOGLE remove Fortnite from the App Store - Epic Sues Apple   
    30% is extortion.
     
    Apple's hypocrisy (and Google) demanding excessive cut amounts to an abuse of monopoly 
     
    Its also beyond ironic given Apple's previous history:
     
     
  10. Agree
    mark_cameron got a reaction from Blademaster91 in Press F for Fortnite - Apple AND GOOGLE remove Fortnite from the App Store - Epic Sues Apple   
    30% is extortion.
     
    Apple's hypocrisy (and Google) demanding excessive cut amounts to an abuse of monopoly 
     
    Its also beyond ironic given Apple's previous history:
     
     
  11. Agree
    mark_cameron got a reaction from mr moose in Press F for Fortnite - Apple AND GOOGLE remove Fortnite from the App Store - Epic Sues Apple   
    30% is extortion.
     
    Apple's hypocrisy (and Google) demanding excessive cut amounts to an abuse of monopoly 
     
    Its also beyond ironic given Apple's previous history:
     
     
  12. Agree
    mark_cameron got a reaction from ne0tic in Press F for Fortnite - Apple AND GOOGLE remove Fortnite from the App Store - Epic Sues Apple   
    30% is extortion.
     
    Apple's hypocrisy (and Google) demanding excessive cut amounts to an abuse of monopoly 
     
    Its also beyond ironic given Apple's previous history:
     
     
  13. Agree
    mark_cameron reacted to LAwLz in Press F for Fortnite - Apple AND GOOGLE remove Fortnite from the App Store - Epic Sues Apple   
    My guess is that this will be used in some lawsuit. Apple is already being investigated for monopolistic behavior and removing this is not exactly a good look for them. 
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    mark_cameron got a reaction from Fissshie in Apple REFUSED to Fix our iMac Pro   
    I am not able to fix that Apple Pro.
     
    I only have this piece of advice.
     
    Don't buy Apple.
     
    When you could buy a much better PC for the same ludicrous price.
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    mark_cameron got a reaction from Castdeath97 in EA Under Criminal Investigation by Belgian Government   
    Belgium are part of a single market in the EU/EEA.
     
    If they tried that. Good bye EA from Europe's 300 million plus citizens.
  16. Informative
    mark_cameron reacted to emosun in EA Under Criminal Investigation by Belgian Government   
    All this loot box/gambling/pay to win/unfinished game/dlc crap is why I stopped playing video games.

    I'm sorry is there supposed to be some fun here somewhere? am i suppose to be having fun while i sit at my slot machine computer pumping nickles into it while smoking a cigarette , becuase that what it looks and feels like
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    mark_cameron got a reaction from Mutoh in Apple’s £999 iPhone X is ‘enormously UNDERPRICED’, says Warren Buffet   
    There are limits to this.
     
    As Nvidia is about to find out.
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    mark_cameron reacted to Brooksie359 in Intel's new microcode update forbids benchmark comparisons   
    My mother is a contract lawyer and she reviews contracts for a living. She was saying they have little to no power because they have such stringent limitations on them. Yeah they can get you for obvious stuff like misuse of education grade software for commercial use but not for doing benchmarks. People think they are the same as legally binding documents when they aren't. If they have anything out if the ordinary they are not enforceable. If they conflict with any laws such as consumer protection laws they aren't enforceable. There are so many ways for a EULA to be considered unenforceable that they have little power. This case would be cut and dry. Intel would lose in a second because of consumer protection laws. 
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    mark_cameron reacted to Emberstone in Intel's new microcode update forbids benchmark comparisons   
    I have a feeling Steve and his magnificent hair are going to be ranting soon.
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    mark_cameron reacted to goodtofufriday in Intel's new microcode update forbids benchmark comparisons   
    Not sure that stands up in court. Consumers have a right to compare products, and current products that recieve changes. 
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    mark_cameron reacted to GoodBytes in Linus explodes, saying "this is complete and utter garbage"   
    Tech News entry does not meet with the posting guidelines of this forum section
     
    As a result this thread was locked.
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    mark_cameron reacted to leadeater in *UPDATED 9/5/2018* Tom's Hardware's Editor in Chief's Controversial RTX Article   
    I'm not so sure it's just a case of people not being able to tell but rather being dismayed that a reviewer would have that opinion at all and advise people to buy a product before reviews, their actual business they are in. More a credibility issue which is something that is assessed all the time with all actions and so much easier to lose than gain.
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    mark_cameron got a reaction from leadeater in *UPDATED 9/5/2018* Tom's Hardware's Editor in Chief's Controversial RTX Article   
    It's what happens when technology review organisations/individuals appear to give up their independence and/or receive quid pro quo.
     
    Forums/organisations like LTT, GamersNexus so on essentially commit suicide if they give up the number one priority:
     
    Consumer audience
     
    Who watch them and listen to them because they trust them.
     
    It's why Linus went to such lengths to state how he's not ever going to give up independence. Plus how LMG makes revenues.
     
    Even a hint of impropriety causes a disaster to reviewers.
     
     
     
     
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    mark_cameron got a reaction from ZacoAttaco in *UPDATED 9/5/2018* Tom's Hardware's Editor in Chief's Controversial RTX Article   
    It's what happens when technology review organisations/individuals appear to give up their independence and/or receive quid pro quo.
     
    Forums/organisations like LTT, GamersNexus so on essentially commit suicide if they give up the number one priority:
     
    Consumer audience
     
    Who watch them and listen to them because they trust them.
     
    It's why Linus went to such lengths to state how he's not ever going to give up independence. Plus how LMG makes revenues.
     
    Even a hint of impropriety causes a disaster to reviewers.
     
     
     
     
  25. Informative
    mark_cameron reacted to Euphoria in *UPDATED 9/5/2018* Tom's Hardware's Editor in Chief's Controversial RTX Article   
    [Update] My thread and all posts on every thread from the past few days have been deleted by TomsHW mods this morning and I received another official warning about my conduct. Apparently, asking if TomsHW UK is independent of TomsHW US is against the forum rules and guidelines, literally, that is what they said, even though I posted in Forum Discussion/Feedback section, haha what a joke.
     
    It's also been roughly 40 hours since I requested my account to be deleted but it's still active, maybe they're overwhelmed with the numbers of account deletion requests.
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