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  1. Even if the Carbonaut is about 0.2mm thick?
  2. Upon researching Thermal Grizzly's products, while Conductonaut has the best thermal conductivity of them all, I know that it corrodes aluminium and copper heatsinks and Nickel-based heatsinks seem to be non-existent. So I compared the Kryonaut paste and the Carbonaut. The latter has vastly superior thermal conductivity of about 62.5 W/mk over the Kryonauts 12.5 W/mk so it seems like a no-brainer. However, I'm using a laptop so the CPU and GPU dies are clearly smaller than desktop ones and the smallest Carbonaut pads TG offers are 32x32. (I presume that's 32 millim
  3. I was just searching for the biggest USB flash stick around and it led me to Corsairs range of USB flash sticks. In particular, two products caught my eye: a military-grade rugged waterproof stick and an ultra-fast one that can achieve up to 440 MB/s read and write speeds and a capacity of up to 1TB. Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth Corsair Flash Voyager GTX I'm kind of a perfectionist and would love to have the best of both worlds - a rugged, waterproof stick I can take out with me on my travels that is also super fast. I have taken apart an old SSD and HDD as well as
  4. That is fine although I do like to have my operating systems encrypted. If my Pop_OS! is already encrypted, can I still shrink the volume, in GParted, to make room for Windows?
  5. In that case, I should make sure I have Pop_OS! installed alongside Windows so I can use it to configure and update the firmware, right?
  6. I'm saving up for a Thelio desktop from System76. Some of their laptops, now, are installed with Coreboot and I can't wait until the desktops are too. However, I found myself wondering if Windows 10 can actually function properly on a Coreboot system or the Open Firmware System76 boasts (which is based on Coreboot, as far as I know). Has anyone ever tried it? Thanks.
  7. That's why it's important to coat the areas surrounding the CPU and GPU with nail polish or conformal coating. LTT suggested coating three layers of it (waiting 15 minutes between layers to dry) and even topping them with strips of electrical tape so that the LM doesn't short out the circuit board. If I'm right, Der8auer is making his own brand of nail polish for computers.
  8. I watched this video by Der8auer a while ago and am fascinated with the idea of using this chemical nickel-plating technique on my laptops heat spreaders and finally be able to use liquid metal paste on them. I also watched his subsequent video, showing his results three months afterwards, and am convinced that, maybe, you need a much thicker nickel-plate to make sure it works properly. So I want to ask if anybody's ever tried it and if they can offer any advice. Thanks.
  9. After watching LTT's video on cooling SSD's, I've been thinking... Lately, I did a little experiment. I have a dead 2.5" SSD, that I took apart, lying around in my house along with some tubes of Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut. I applied some paste on, what I presume, is the controller chip and put it all back together to see if the aluminium case makes contact with the paste. After opening it again, I found out that it does. But like I said, it was a dead SSD so I can't test it and I don't want to try thermal paste on any of the drives I'm already using in case some
  10. I'm investing in a RAID array for my computer, particularly RAID 5 or 6 which, after some research, I figure would be a safer bet than RAID 1. I want to fully encrypt my entire system with VeraCrypt, including the RAID drives but it left me wondering. If any of my drives in my RAID 5/6 array fail and I replace them, what happens to the new ones since the old ones were encrypted by VeraCrypt? Is using RAID arrays with VeraCrypt practical at all?
  11. I'm looking to build my own RAID array so I wanna know some things before I give it a shot. I know about different RAID types like RAID 0, 1, 5 and 6. I know that there is software and hardware RAID and I prefer the latter. I am also looking to make a Windows/Linux dual-boot system so I want to know if RAIDs are cross-platform. If I create a RAID array in either, could I still access it in the other?
  12. Done it. To my surprise, it says my HDD's health is good. Funny... It was whining a while ago until I rebooted it. Then again, I was using MX Linux and am on Windows now. Do you suppose software can cause this kind of issue?
  13. Here's how I have my PC set up. I have Windows 10 installed in an SSD so thats where I'm booting it up. I install all my apps and games separately in an HDD but lately I found it to run sluggishly whenever I access it in the file explorer and I tried to transfer a newly downloaded file to it and it was taking forever. So I have a bad feeling I need a new HDD but will simply cut-and-pasting all the files there cut it? Again, I installed apps and games in that HDD which I plan to replace but will my Windows still recognise them as the programs I i
  14. I rely on ImDIsk, which I am lead to believe is the best for creating Windows RamDisks. https://sourceforge.net/projects/imdisk-toolkit/ While it works perfectly fine, even for temporary files, I have found out, in my experience, a little issue when I relocate my Windows temp and tmp folders to my RamDisk. Specifically, when I need to update apps by downloading their newest versions and opening their .exe files manually, they would not work. That only applies for very few of them which I rely on but I'm fairly sure it has something to do with how I reloca
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