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Zando Bob

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  • Birthday Apr 20, 1969

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    I am occupied sometimes, yes


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    Corsair K55
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    Logitech G502
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    Windows 10 Pro, various versions of macOS, occasional dabble in various Linux distros
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    13" Mid-2012 MacBook Pro
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    iPhone 11 Pro Max

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  1. VMware Fusion also supports it. It throws a fit about my CPU, but it does run TPM 2.0:
  2. I was running 4.54Ghz on an X5675 for a year or so at around 1.38v IIRC. With 1.4-1.45v you should be able to hit higher, depends on bin ofc and some chips will hit a hard wall and refuse to go any faster. Don't touch the RAM settings (other than to force them as low as they can go to keep stable) until you've got CPU clocks where you want them. CPU multiplier is kinda eh, so long as it's on the highish end you're good, 90% of the work is done by BCLK clocks. For high clocks you'll often need 200+ on the BCLK. It'll survive more of the night. You can run 1.45v through the
  3. You should be able to get way more clock out of an X5675 unless you lucked out and just got a super shite bin, they usually hit at least 4.5GHz very consistently. Unless it's a bin issue with your CPU (which would mean replacing it is rerolling that silicon lottery for a hopefully better result) I'd keep it and go for the faster RAM.
  4. I’ve had 3 or 4 1050 Tis so I can confirm they do indeed exist. EVGA even made one with supplemental PCIe power for… some reason? But yeah 100% real, here’s a 1050 and 1050 Ti in a rig for running F&H back in 2019: And a horribly shite pic of my first rig transplanted into an Evolv, featuring a stubby 1050 Ti: So yeah I can personally confirm that at least 3 1050 Tis have existed (these 2 + another I got off eBay and then sold shortly after IIRC).
  5. Downgrade the motherboard, put some of that money into a better SSD. Also a note on the case, make sure you have space on your desk (or whatever surface you're putting it on) for a cube case, they are surprisingly wide.
  6. Those are easy to get, EVGA has em on sale for like $99 sometimes. The CPUs are the expensive part of X299. And I guess a PSU to power them, a 7980XE can pull 700W or more - by itself - when pushed IIRC.
  7. 1. Assuming BIOS supports it (it should, but double check the OEM page to confirm), yes. Z590 can run 10th/11th gen, same with Z490, just depends on the BIOS version you're running. 2. Yep. Only need the single 8 pin, unless you're absolutely smashing voltage through your chip, shouldn't need the supplemental 4. 3. Yes. May get a bit hot if you're pushing it but it shouldn't go out of spec.
  8. That's using a Ryzen CPU so you shouldn't need the Intel Rapid Storage drivers.
  9. That's what the NVMe SSD drivers are called, I've had to grab em for some of the laptops with 11th gen Intel CPUs, the W10 installer didn't have the NVMe drivers for those, it might include them now.
  10. Would advise double-checking your GPU can fit to begin with, the NR200P says up to a 60mm thick card, the 3080 Aorus Extreme is 70mm thick.
  11. It would seem so: Going off that top article: https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-RTX-3060-Mobile-GPU-Benchmarks-and-Specs.497453.0.html, it's a 3060 Mobile, aka a max-P card. Seems it's just called it a 3060P in the listing title to make it clear it's the 3060 Mobile.
  12. I always do whenever we get a new laptop to set up at work. Most OEMs make Windows unstable with all the shit they shove in, so I do a clean install with a W10 ISO straight from Microsoft's site. For some newer laptops you might need Intel rapid storage drivers to see the internal SSD while installing, and for really new ones you'll want to have the wifi drivers on a second USB so you can get that up and running ASAP, once you have a network connection it'll automatically grab all the generic drivers it needs. For a gaming laptop you will want the dGPU drivers from AMD or Nvidia, and for Ryzen
  13. What are you doing with the apps? That's more of a storage concern than the apps themselves.
  14. 60Hz gamer here as well, usually 4K but I've dropped back to 1080p as I'm getting sucked into Fallout 4 again (my 2060 Super can't handle FO4 at 4K, and ofc there's 0 DLSS support). I don't notice much of a difference with higher refresh rates unless I hop back and forth, and no games have had a noticeable boost to playability other than Titanfall 2, so I'd rather a higher quality panel vs faster refresh. Coincidentally, a 3080 Ti is what I'd be looking for if I had the money for a new GPU right now, specifically so I can max out stuff at 4K60. If you include older AAA titles,
  15. Why all the hashtags, it's horrid to read. IIRC the GPU in those consoles was supposed to be around the oomph of a 2080 Ti, so closer to the RTX 3070 than the 3060. Though comparing consoles to PCs never really goes all that well, as PC games are built to cover the as many possible hardware configs as possible, whereas anything running on console can easily be tweaked for that specific hardware config, as there's at most 2-3 consoles from each OEM per generation, vs the millions of possible PC hardware combos.