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    aduman reacted to Pirulax in MSI Afterburner just for fan control?   
    I think the in-built stuff in Adrenaline is quite good, you could use that. (Open the "Fine tuning controls" dropdown to manually enter values instead of trying to adjust the horrible graph)
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    aduman reacted to Archer42 in Need a storage HDD - looking for recommendations   
    Problem with SMR - data can be written/erased only in very large blocks. Most SMR hdd-s have relatively large write cache and as long as you stay within this cache you are fine. After that you get single-digit write speeds and severe delays (and be severe i mean worst case hdd can stop communicating with the host for 10-s of seconds or even minutes to the point when some software might assume it's dead). In ideal world it should only happen with random writes, on practice it happens with any writes for device-managed SMR. Different manufacturers have different implementations so experience might be different too.
     
    Honestly in my opinion the only thing where SMR is fine is backup storage or media storage, potentially with some caching solution on top. For everything else you are bound to run into performance issues sooner or later. If at all possible it is better to avoid SMR, it is vastly inferior product sold for nearly the same price.
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    aduman reacted to Applefreak in WD Blue or Seagate Ironwolf?   
    True, the SMR drives are slower on large writes but overall, once the data is there, there is little difference while you may save a bit of money. I'd get the Ironwolf over the Blue if that's the choice you have. That being said, for reliability I would get a WD Gold drive instead, might be a bit more expensive though. You can run NAS drives in non-NAS environments without problems. The data recovery thing is fairly useless in my book. There are additional costs that are not included with the warranty. Also sending your data off to some data recovery center that has a standing contract with Seagate would have me worried in terms of safety. The current WD Blue drives used to be WD Green drives, I have several still in use daily after 5 years, not a lot of writes though, just large storage. Make sure to run a drive integrity test before copying your data. I usually let Seatools run on the new drive to verify it. If it throws errors you can get it replaced before risking your precious files. 
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    aduman reacted to GDRRiley in WD Blue or Seagate Ironwolf?   
    Toshiba X300 is my pick
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    aduman reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Need a storage HDD - looking for recommendations   
    Yea a SMR drive would work fine for that. Normally sequential writes are fine, and only random writes really suffer in terms of performance.
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    aduman reacted to Archer42 in Need a storage HDD - looking for recommendations   
    IMO anything from basic desktop models from any manufacturer which is not SMR. You can look up specific models you have available locally on manufacturer's sites and should be able to see if it is SMR or not.
    Be careful to look at specific part numbers, because there can be both SMR and CMR drives of the same model and same size.
    For example for toshiba p300 is looks like this:
     
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    aduman reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Need a storage HDD - looking for recommendations   
    cmr means the drive will do random writes much slower than a cmr(or normal) drive. I believe ltt has some videos about it
     
    DO you have good backups? Make them now. I have seen drive last a while with those errors, and some will die soon.
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    aduman reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Need a storage HDD - looking for recommendations   
    Id get the p300 as its cheaper, there basically the same drives.
     
     
    Keep a backup if you care about the data, drives can fail at any time with no warning.
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    aduman reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Need a storage HDD - looking for recommendations   
    DI probalby go blue or p300, they will all work about the same for a basic desktop use.
     
    Id consider getting a bigger drive, not that much more, and the extra space is nice.
     
    Reds will work fine, but really won't help you here, and aren't more reliable, if you want a better drive, get one without smr, like the skyhawk or n300
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    aduman got a reaction from HelpfulTechWizard in Should I do a clean install of Windows, changing from intel to Ryzen?   
    Thanks everyone for the help, much appreciated!
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    aduman reacted to FakeKGB in Should I do a clean install of Windows, changing from intel to Ryzen?   
    No.
    You boot to recovery mode from your current Windows install by mashing F11 while your system is booting.
    Then you made your way to "Reinstall Windows 10" and do that.
    Select "Keep my personal files and folders".
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    aduman reacted to HelpfulTechWizard in Should I do a clean install of Windows, changing from intel to Ryzen?   
    it depends.
    for steam: no, you just tell it where the games are
    for EGS: kinda. You have to rename the game folder, then start the install. then pause, then close the launcher (like in the bottom right hit exit) then delete the new folder, then rename the old one back to the old name.
    for  MS Store/Xbox app: no
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    aduman reacted to sykotikman in Palit RTX 3080 Gaming Pro ( do i need a backplate ?)   
    LOL , yes i do ,
    it was just the heat i worried about , but doesn't seem to be an issue .
    Thanks  
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    aduman got a reaction from sykotikman in Palit RTX 3080 Gaming Pro ( do i need a backplate ?)   
    Backplates are almost always an aesthetic thing, not really worth it if you're looking for performance improvements.
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    aduman reacted to Cyracus in MSI Tomahawk B550 or X570?   
    If I'm looking at gigabyte it's the aorus pro (the one with the proper heatsink on the vrms, although the b550 variant has poorly implemented dual bios that can be a headache).
    Of those 3 though, I would get the b550 tomahawk
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    aduman reacted to GoldenLag in Sapphire Vega 64 Nitro or MSI RTX 2070 Armor?   
    have they done a wide benchmark? ill have a look
     
     
    i guess i missed this one. though it was only a couple of games
     
     
    here you OP, lots of content to look at
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    aduman reacted to GoldenLag in Sapphire Vega 64 Nitro or MSI RTX 2070 Armor?   
    wait for harware unboxed`s full range benchmarks. they will give you a very clear picture what the difference is.
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    aduman reacted to Jurrunio in Sapphire Vega 64 Nitro or MSI RTX 2070 Armor?   
    Hardware Unboxed did a video including these two GPUs already, try find it.
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    aduman reacted to anothertom in Need help eliminating the noise   
    Woohoo! Happy to help.
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    aduman reacted to anothertom in Need help eliminating the noise   
    Could you try plugging the speakers into a phone directly, but without moving the cable, and then do something GPU intensive.
     
    Could you also try plugging the phone into the fulla's line input and then switching to that input, and doing something GPU intensive.
     
    Either way, this definitely sound like a EMI issue rather than a grounding issue, especially as it's fine through headphones but not the speakers. The solution would be to use a balanced connection between the fulla and the speakers.
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    aduman reacted to anothertom in Need help eliminating the noise   
    Potentially that part of the issue is through grounding (despite all you've tried to fix that) and that part is through interference.
     
    What might be worth trying is using a passive DI box between the fulla and the speakers, unfortunately this means some spending. the DBX DJDI should be available in most regions and looks to be the cheapest that i'd actually trust to work, you'll then need 2 xlr cables between the DI and the speakers and the shortest 3.5mm to dual 1/4'' you can find.
     
    The only other useful advice i can think of is to check that internal USB header cables are routed away from any power cables, and again externally.
     
    I can't say this will definitely fix 100% of your problem, but it's as much as i can think would have any effect.
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    aduman reacted to anothertom in Need help eliminating the noise   
    No and No. A decent read on the issue of impedance matching, and why having massive input impedance isn't a bad thing until you're trying to drive something.
     
    But a good question to ask, well done.
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    aduman reacted to anothertom in Need help eliminating the noise   
    Are you unable to buy from amazon.de? An alternative to the palmer PAN04 would be two Behringer DI400P, which would be ~ €20 cheaper, two 6m xlr cables for €10.
     
    Those power supplies would only be cleaning the power into the DAC, you'd still have any electromagnetic interference that's there.
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    aduman reacted to anothertom in Need help eliminating the noise   
    So back in the day, before speakon became the prevalent standard, some people used XLR connectors on passive speakers (i.e. between an amplifier and the speaker), this needs thicker cable than a mic or instrument and will cause a large signal loss if used for a mic or instrument. The cable you linked is one of these, don't buy it. It's more expensive as it's got more copper in it, as well as high quality connectors.
     
    Since the LSR305 are active (they have an amplifier built in) the signal sent to them is at something near line level, and as such only needs a normal mic/instrument xlr cable.
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    aduman reacted to Dackzy in DAC to go with Magni 2 Uber   
    well there are many brands that makes the ODAC and O2, but TBH don't get it, it isn't that good at all. It has a very closed in sound, not much space to it and the sound is very forward.
    if you get one of those problems then send it back, though channel imbalance is normal to have at low volumes, the O2 also have that, same with the Magni 2/Uber, but they generally disappear once you go above 9 o'clock. It is a very common thing.
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