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    -iSynthesis reacted to Kawaii Koneko in LGBT community   
    Kind of annoyed with my mom right now. I still haven't told her that girl I'm into is trans because said girl hasn't given me the go-ahead but my mom pretty much figured it out. It's my fault. Lately I have been bringing up and arguing about trans issues with her and now she is totally convinced this girl is trans, which she is but i didn't want her to piece it together like this.
     
    Now she is making smart comments to me whenever I talk about her like "Will you stop saying she?" and "She's not a she, he's a guy". The thing that annoys me is my mom says she believes some trans people are legitimately born in the wrong body. But according to her it is only a very small minority and the rest are just confused. Personally, I think it is the exact opposite. But when I try to pin her down about those people who she admits were born with a mismatch of gender and sex, like what should they do? She can't give an answer. 
     
    I don't need my parents approval but I wish they were a bit open minded. Honestly though, I can't be mad. There was a time I thought like them until I started to educate myself on the subject. When I look at and talk to this girl, I seriously can't see anything but a girl. I've certainly come a long way. Can't believe I ever thought any different. There was a time when I wondered if I tried to date a trans girl, would I second guess it? Definitely have my answer now and it's a big no. 
     
    Kind of makes me sad for all the guys who are still hung up on all this. I don't give a crap what people think but a lot of guys do. It's a shame that society is still so judgmental that people feel the need to hide their true feelings. So many great relationships could exist if people could just be open and not worry about what others think.
     
    And to be clear, I realize I say I don't give a crap what people think but yet complain about my parents opinion on the matter. What I mean is, what people think doesn't change how I feel and I don't feel any kind of embarrassment or unease because of what others think. But at the same time, I do want to see a shift in public opinion. Hope that makes sense.
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    -iSynthesis got a reaction from dalekphalm in USPS is getting new trucks but only 10% are electric   
    You are taking a Grand Tour video and applying it to usps. It just doesn't work.
     
    A usps route is pretty much the perfect scenario for an electric. Literally. Lots of stop and go means you can get a good amount of energy back. Short routes that should be well within current electric capabilities. This combined means that a single charge a day would probably get you through most routes.
     
    The charging infrastructure at the depot wouldn't have to be insanely fast charging, it would just have to charge them over night. This is neither expensive in comparison to other spendings usps has nor does it take a long time to do.
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    -iSynthesis reacted to Eigenvektor in Why are so many numbers in this field multiples of 8?   
    Not quite correct. Historically a byte was defined as the number of bits used to encode a single character and/or the smallest addressable unit of memory. These days that is typically 8 bit, but other sizes exist(ed) (e.g. 6-bit byte or 9-bit byte).
     
    ASCII actually only uses 7 bits (128 characters). On e.g. MS-DOS you had 8 bits and the additional characters this enables where used for a code page that contained additional (language specific) characters, but they are not part of the original ASCII standard.
     
    These days we have Unicode (e.g. UTF-8) that retains backwards compatibility with ASCII while also being able to encode additional characters using variable-width character encoding.
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    -iSynthesis reacted to poochyena in USPS is getting new trucks but only 10% are electric   
    from quick searches comparing EVs to gas cars, I only saw an average of around 20% weight difference? Thats not that much more
    right, and coal and gas is more efficient than burning gasoline, so how is that a negative?
    which is less dirty than producing and using gas cars.
    how so? I dream of the day I can just charge at home or while shopping, never having to stop at a gas station to get gas. Its way more efficient from a personal level to not have to make an extra stop.
    but that would still make electricity cheaper unless it was taxed signifigantly higher than gas is.
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    -iSynthesis got a reaction from poochyena in USPS is getting new trucks but only 10% are electric   
    You are taking a Grand Tour video and applying it to usps. It just doesn't work.
     
    A usps route is pretty much the perfect scenario for an electric. Literally. Lots of stop and go means you can get a good amount of energy back. Short routes that should be well within current electric capabilities. This combined means that a single charge a day would probably get you through most routes.
     
    The charging infrastructure at the depot wouldn't have to be insanely fast charging, it would just have to charge them over night. This is neither expensive in comparison to other spendings usps has nor does it take a long time to do.
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    -iSynthesis got a reaction from Muhlis Gursoy in Is it good to expose power bank to cold?   
    This strongly depends on the battery inside. Some specially designed Lithium-Ion batteries may operate a bit below -50°C even. But for normal ones you shouldn't go below 0° when charging (storing it colder is another topic). This may / will decrease it's capacity irreversibly. They will also charge substantially slower as the internal resistance rises with lower temps.
    I myself have used power banks at below that, they were fine afterwards but I'd recommend putting the power bank into a warm bag or something, tightly wrap it maybe (It should produce a bit of heat itself so if it's 0°C outside it should be a bit more if it's wrapped into something)
  7. Informative
    -iSynthesis got a reaction from Sp4gh3tti in Difference between iGPUs   
    Motherboard GPUs are a relict of the past, pretty much the only application they're still used for is server motherboards for basic Displays.
    They have many disadvantages; They can't be powerful as that would require active cooling. They would increase the cost of the motherboard as it would be another processor that would have to be soldered onto the motherboard.
    Putting it onto the CPU is an easy way out; The GPU is just another addition to the existing silicon. It's connected to the memory anyways and it's actively cooled. It just needs a few extra phases power delivery on the board. 
     
    They're a viable option nowadays for servers as basic display outputs. A very weak GPU is enough to do so. Also, it wouldn't be viable to try to integrate an iGPU onto a massive die such as an Epyc or Xeon with as many pins as they have already anyways. Also many servers don't require any display output at all so it would be a waste to implement one.
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    -iSynthesis got a reaction from jaslion in Vega 64 shuts down under load   
    I've had something similar happening with my Vega 56 I believe. It shut down both monitors and the fans ramped up to 100%, temps were fine seemingly.
    For me it was the Hot Spot temp (it's shown in hwinfo). While the GPU temp was around 70 or 75 the Hot Spot went up to 118 and shut down afterwards.
     
    I used a method of tensioning the cooler that Igor's lab used. Basically you want to put quite a bit of paste on the GPU (The die on vegas is really large and sometimes uneven).
    Then you mainly tension the upper two screws of the core (The one further away from the PCIe slot) and once they are completely screwed in continue with the other ones.
    This took my Hot Spot temp down a good 20° and now it does not crash anymore.
     
    Before doing all of this report Hot Spot temps first obviously, might be just fine and be another problem.
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    -iSynthesis got a reaction from Mark Kaine in Vega 64 shuts down under load   
    I've had something similar happening with my Vega 56 I believe. It shut down both monitors and the fans ramped up to 100%, temps were fine seemingly.
    For me it was the Hot Spot temp (it's shown in hwinfo). While the GPU temp was around 70 or 75 the Hot Spot went up to 118 and shut down afterwards.
     
    I used a method of tensioning the cooler that Igor's lab used. Basically you want to put quite a bit of paste on the GPU (The die on vegas is really large and sometimes uneven).
    Then you mainly tension the upper two screws of the core (The one further away from the PCIe slot) and once they are completely screwed in continue with the other ones.
    This took my Hot Spot temp down a good 20° and now it does not crash anymore.
     
    Before doing all of this report Hot Spot temps first obviously, might be just fine and be another problem.
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    -iSynthesis got a reaction from umugumu in Opinions on GALAX video cards   
    Yeah, they're pretty rare. And tbh usually completely overkill for anything else than hardcore LN2 overclocking^^ But good
  11. Funny
    -iSynthesis reacted to LogicalDrm in Help from the community RTX 3080 Fraud   
    ? Its still dog whistling. Something we don't like. Report.
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    -iSynthesis got a reaction from RAS_3885 in Help from the community RTX 3080 Fraud   
    In general you are right. However in Germany (f.e. with warranty claims etc.) oftentimes the proof of the damage is on the companies, this is implemented to protect consumers. As an example, the seller has to prove that the product was damaged by the consumer for the first 6 months if he does not accept a warranty claim, not the other way around.
     
    To clear some things up, you are not official owner of an item until you have paid for it AND received it (§929 BGB). You are however owed that you actually get the item.
    I guess the law that would apply if you do not get an item is the same that would apply with a warranty claim. This states that the seller can either provide a refund or demand that he tries to repair the item up to two times. 
    They can't repair something they haven't sent it to you in the first place.
     
    This refund would span the amount of money you paid, NOT current market price.
    The law for this is §249 BGB, which states that they have to provide you the money that you would have if you would not have purchased the item in the first place. This leaves possible room for interest, but this would be pointless to try and get from them as it would be minimal.
     
    Ideal steps to take:
    1) It is always important to give them a set span of time (a realistic one) to send you the item you are owed. (F.e. 2 weeks, this step takes you out of any problems you might encounter)
    If they do not fulfill this or 2) Clearly state that they are not interested in sending you the item you are obligated to the refund under the conditions I stated earlier.
     
     
    I cannot see a direct crime they have committed (only possibly fraudulent conversion or something along the lines, called "Unterschlagung" in German, though I doubt this would be acknowledged in court).  A court case would probably not lead to any realistic gain for you more than a simple refund. If they don't provide that, sure, go ahead.
    I know you're pissed right now but you'll be even more pissed if you spend money and a lot of time building a court case to, at most, get an interest of maybe 1-2% on your money.
    My advice: Get your refund asap, if not go to court. If you get it, get out of there and leave a bad review.
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    -iSynthesis got a reaction from shaz2sxy in Help from the community RTX 3080 Fraud   
    In general you are right. However in Germany (f.e. with warranty claims etc.) oftentimes the proof of the damage is on the companies, this is implemented to protect consumers. As an example, the seller has to prove that the product was damaged by the consumer for the first 6 months if he does not accept a warranty claim, not the other way around.
     
    To clear some things up, you are not official owner of an item until you have paid for it AND received it (§929 BGB). You are however owed that you actually get the item.
    I guess the law that would apply if you do not get an item is the same that would apply with a warranty claim. This states that the seller can either provide a refund or demand that he tries to repair the item up to two times. 
    They can't repair something they haven't sent it to you in the first place.
     
    This refund would span the amount of money you paid, NOT current market price.
    The law for this is §249 BGB, which states that they have to provide you the money that you would have if you would not have purchased the item in the first place. This leaves possible room for interest, but this would be pointless to try and get from them as it would be minimal.
     
    Ideal steps to take:
    1) It is always important to give them a set span of time (a realistic one) to send you the item you are owed. (F.e. 2 weeks, this step takes you out of any problems you might encounter)
    If they do not fulfill this or 2) Clearly state that they are not interested in sending you the item you are obligated to the refund under the conditions I stated earlier.
     
     
    I cannot see a direct crime they have committed (only possibly fraudulent conversion or something along the lines, called "Unterschlagung" in German, though I doubt this would be acknowledged in court).  A court case would probably not lead to any realistic gain for you more than a simple refund. If they don't provide that, sure, go ahead.
    I know you're pissed right now but you'll be even more pissed if you spend money and a lot of time building a court case to, at most, get an interest of maybe 1-2% on your money.
    My advice: Get your refund asap, if not go to court. If you get it, get out of there and leave a bad review.
  14. Informative
    -iSynthesis got a reaction from LogicalDrm in Help from the community RTX 3080 Fraud   
    In general you are right. However in Germany (f.e. with warranty claims etc.) oftentimes the proof of the damage is on the companies, this is implemented to protect consumers. As an example, the seller has to prove that the product was damaged by the consumer for the first 6 months if he does not accept a warranty claim, not the other way around.
     
    To clear some things up, you are not official owner of an item until you have paid for it AND received it (§929 BGB). You are however owed that you actually get the item.
    I guess the law that would apply if you do not get an item is the same that would apply with a warranty claim. This states that the seller can either provide a refund or demand that he tries to repair the item up to two times. 
    They can't repair something they haven't sent it to you in the first place.
     
    This refund would span the amount of money you paid, NOT current market price.
    The law for this is §249 BGB, which states that they have to provide you the money that you would have if you would not have purchased the item in the first place. This leaves possible room for interest, but this would be pointless to try and get from them as it would be minimal.
     
    Ideal steps to take:
    1) It is always important to give them a set span of time (a realistic one) to send you the item you are owed. (F.e. 2 weeks, this step takes you out of any problems you might encounter)
    If they do not fulfill this or 2) Clearly state that they are not interested in sending you the item you are obligated to the refund under the conditions I stated earlier.
     
     
    I cannot see a direct crime they have committed (only possibly fraudulent conversion or something along the lines, called "Unterschlagung" in German, though I doubt this would be acknowledged in court).  A court case would probably not lead to any realistic gain for you more than a simple refund. If they don't provide that, sure, go ahead.
    I know you're pissed right now but you'll be even more pissed if you spend money and a lot of time building a court case to, at most, get an interest of maybe 1-2% on your money.
    My advice: Get your refund asap, if not go to court. If you get it, get out of there and leave a bad review.
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    -iSynthesis got a reaction from Aaron1080p in DO GRAPHIC CARD BACKPLATES REALLY GET HOT?   
    Depending on the GPU in question the backplate is often connected to the back of the GPU core or the back of the VRMs. Both get toasty fast, it's normal to feel it getting warm in that amount of time. 
    (Some cards have purely aesthetical backplates, those shouldn't get very hot)
    On my Vega56 the backplate gets hotter than the normal heatsink, too. Just the VRMs touch the backplate, though they are not well cooled in the first place...
  16. Agree
    -iSynthesis reacted to FakeKGB in AM3 or Intel 1155   
    Do NOT get an Athlon.
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    -iSynthesis got a reaction from Mateyyy in AM3 or Intel 1155   
    I've always seen those old i5s and i7s go for horribly overpriced money used. That being said, none of the AM3 chips were great^^
     
    How much are they selling for used where you're at? Also, for those generations it can make sense to look at Xeon E3s (1230v2 f.e.), they're often a much better value because, well, they're not labeled i7^^
  18. Informative
    -iSynthesis got a reaction from BlackManINC in Whats with this audio port on my monitor?   
    It's usually a passthrough where audio comes through the HDMI cable and you can use it as an audio out. It should work with your speaker system.
    I've used it once on my BenQ though and the quality was properly bad in comparison to the normal audio ports on my PC, not sure if that's a general thing though.
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    -iSynthesis got a reaction from kelvinhall05 in Whats with this audio port on my monitor?   
    It's usually a passthrough where audio comes through the HDMI cable and you can use it as an audio out. It should work with your speaker system.
    I've used it once on my BenQ though and the quality was properly bad in comparison to the normal audio ports on my PC, not sure if that's a general thing though.
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    -iSynthesis got a reaction from Mark Kaine in Kingston 512MB DDR2-667MHz   
    We need more info. What kind of PC are you going to put it in? Exact specs please. If you don't know them download a program like HWMonitor and send us a screenshot
    Edit: And please don't tell me you paid 50$ for that thing
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    -iSynthesis got a reaction from tarfeef101 in If a NVIDIA Tesla T4 is possible, why not a low profile (half height) high end RTX gaming graphics card?   
    Probably because noone would buy it... 
    There's not much market for such a thing, very few high-end builds are trying to be very compact. And even in small cases you can almost always fit larger GPUs
  22. Informative
    -iSynthesis reacted to Zagna in ECC rams don't work on Asus ROG Strix B450-F   
    What you have is Registered ECC memory which only works with EPYC.
    Ryzen supports Unbuffered ECC.
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    -iSynthesis reacted to mariushm in Good ups that can run a 1000w platinum psu?   
    Just in case it's not clear or obvious... the UPS rating in VA is NOT the same thing as the maximum power it can supply.
     
    A 1000 VA UPS can not output 1000 watts continuously, or is not supposed to - the internals may be oversized, or if you're lucky they use the same components as bigger models and just label it with a lower rating.
    That's why you'll see some UPS models say stuff like 1500 VA  true sine power output max 900 watts or something like that. 
     
    You're looking at peaks of 320 watts for the 3080 without overclocking, let's say it peaks at 350 watts when overclocked. 
    A processor like the one mentioned will peak at around 150-200 watts, if you overclock it heavily it may go to around 250 watts.
    You're looking at around 20 watts for the fans and water cooling and maybe 20-40 watts in 3.3v and 5v for everything else in your computer (rgb strips, onboard audio, lan, ssds, keyboard, mouse, other usb devices etc)
     
    So let's say the components pull peaks of 650-700w.  A platinum efficiency psu will produce these 700 watts with around 92-94% efficiency... let's be conservative and say 92%... that means the 700w were 92% of what pulled from mains... so the psu actually pulls around 750-760 watts and around 50-60 watts are lost as heat in the psu.
     
    When power is lost, the UPS has to take 10.8...13.8v from lead acid battery and uses an inverter to produce 110v AC or 230v AC... that's done with around 80-90% efficiency. So that 750w becomes around 800-850 watts of DC power pulled from battery. 
    So you can easily do the math ... 850 watts / 10.8..13.8v = 62..78 A of current pulled from a 12v lead acid battery... the current increases from that 60-ish Amps and goes up as the battery voltage goes down. 
     
    The cheap 500-750 VA UPSes use a single 7-9Ah lead acid battery... let's say a 1500 VA UPS uses a bigger 20Ah battery, here's a standard UPS battery : https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/zeus-battery-products/PC20-12NB/12570398
     
    Here's datasheet: https://www.zeusbatteryproducts.com/wp-content/uploads/downloads/ZEUS_SPEC_SHEET_PC20-12_RevV2.pdf
     
    you'll see there :
     

     
    So with such 20Ah battery, pulling 800w or so, you'll get maybe 10 minutes of running on UPS ( looking at around 50A because I assume as soon as the power goes off, you'll minimize the game or have Windows "power management" to throttle the cpu and reduce power consumption ... so you'll have that peak current when gaming for let's say half a minute to 1 minute until you realize the power failed and pause game and then the power consumption should drop to whatever's idle, average power consumption of 200-300w
     
    The above battery charges at up to 6A but it's not a good idea to use such high current, a ups most likely charges at around 2-3A ... you'd be looking at around 8..10h to charge this battery when fully discharged. Says at the top in datasheet.
     
    So the reason I suggested an UPS that uses two batteries, is because most likely such UPS will have two 9Ah..12Ah standard mass produced batteries, easy to replace when dying, and if the power fails when you're gaming and your PC pulls a lot, the two batteries share the load, so each battery sees half the current, or only around 20-30A instead of one battery being abused with a sudden 800w pull (around 60A)
     
    Even better choice would be one of those rackable UPSes which use up to 4 lead acid batteries as they're designed to work either from datacenter 48v DC or from mains. 
     
    You can find refurbished / used ones with or without batteries for cheap, like 100-300$ 
     
    Here's an example : https://www.apc.com/shop/my/en/products/APC-Smart-UPS-C-1500VA-LCD-RM-2U-230V/P-SMC1500I-2U
     
    $139  without batteries : https://www.ebay.com/itm/APC-UPS-SMC1500-2U-1500VA-LCD-Smart-Uninterruptible-Power-Supply-No-Batteries/254755515197
     
    $280 WITH new batteries (184 sold, 8 still available, looks like someone cleared a datacenter or something) : https://www.ebay.com/itm/APC-SMT1500RM2U-Smart-UPS-1500VA-RM-2U-LCD-New-Batteries-1Yr-Wrnty-FreeShip/113361095725
     
    $299 WITH new batteries (130+ sold, >10 available) : https://www.ebay.com/itm/APC-SMT1500RM2U-Smart-UPS-Power-Backup-LCD-1500VA-1000W-120V-Rackmount-New-Batt/223987326330
     
     
     
  24. Agree
    -iSynthesis got a reaction from xAcid9 in How much should i worry about the RTX 3000 power spikes?   
    That's like a 500$ CPU + 500$ GPU, just please don't try to save extra bucks on something as important as the PSU. You have the money if you've spent that kind of money already
  25. Informative
    -iSynthesis reacted to Fasauceome in How much should i worry about the RTX 3000 power spikes?   
    i5-10600 or 10600K offers top tier gaming experience at a fraction of the cost of an i9. Gives you the spare funds to upgrade the PSU to a higher quality unit.
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