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shoutingsteve

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    shoutingsteve got a reaction from 1ppOverheat in My GPU usage is not right   
    Knock it down to 90 hz and relax.  People who know a lot more about vision than you and I have all agreed that it is nearly-impossible to see faster than that.  Many state that 90% of people can't perceive faster than 60 hz.

    I wish I could answer the question you are asking, but might I ask why you are choosing low level graphics with high frame rates instead of a more balanced performance/quality setting?
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    shoutingsteve got a reaction from Wolly9102 in Why do CPU fans start to spin at full speed while doing a bios update?   
    How often are you updating?  You should only update the BIOS as a last resort when there is no other solution.  But, I suppose you must be pretty good at it by now, so maybe practice makes perfect.

    To answer  your question: it is probably just because it needs to cool the CPU and all the brains of the board are concentrating on the BIOS update, so there is little processing left for thermal monitoring.
     
     
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    shoutingsteve got a reaction from Mark Kaine in Uncle's pc won't boot, can't access valuable data on different pc   
    try a live USB operating system that is linux based.  This will allow you to boot to a OS and the linux won't care about things like file permissions or other non-sense.  Did he encrypt the drive, maybe?
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    shoutingsteve got a reaction from Letgomyleghoe in Internet Speed really slow   
    There could be a million things to cause this, but I encourage you to start with the cheapest component first: the cable.  I once had a network slow down caused by a bad cable.  I always assumed that the CAT cables it was either full speed or no connection if they have damage.  I was wrong, it was forcing my gigabit port to be recognized as only a 10 mb connection.
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    shoutingsteve got a reaction from seven199o in Internet Speed really slow   
    There could be a million things to cause this, but I encourage you to start with the cheapest component first: the cable.  I once had a network slow down caused by a bad cable.  I always assumed that the CAT cables it was either full speed or no connection if they have damage.  I was wrong, it was forcing my gigabit port to be recognized as only a 10 mb connection.
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    shoutingsteve reacted to Electronics Wizardy in WD Purple drives in a RAID?   
    What size of drives do you plan on getting? Id get drives much bigger than 2tb here, Id go like 12tb here.
     
    WD purples work fine in raid, won't cause issues. 
     
    Id go software raid here instead of hardware raid, use something like zfs or storage spaces. Much more flexable and better at protecting your data.
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    shoutingsteve got a reaction from paddy-stone in When do SSDs start slowing down?   
    This method is correct, but I disagree with the idea of putting programs on your storage drive.  Put all your programs and OS on the same C drive.
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    shoutingsteve reacted to metaleggman in When do SSDs start slowing down?   
    I mean, theoretically, having a specific nvme drive for your OS and a specific nvme drive for your programs, and then a SATA SSD for certain files and a HDD for others would be the optimal storage topology.  For the average user, it doesn't matter.  For most people a "storage drive" is just where they put some files, work documents, maybe a movie and some music.  It doesn't reasonably matter.  I try not to put games on my boot drive specifically, and if I didn't have all the crap I do, I'd put my files on the game drive as well.  No harm, no foul.

    Now on the other hand, if you have, say, an 8TB+ data hoard setup with parity, then I'd agree with you.  You generally don't run programs off of your storage array, unless that storage array is serving VMs or something.  But at that point, you'd be running enterprise hardware in a TrueNAS or Proxmox box, so it doesn't really matter then.

    And of course, make sure anything important to you is backed up.  Doesn't matter if its a HDD or an SSD, back your stuff up.

    And yes, AFAIK means As Far As I Know.
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    shoutingsteve reacted to metaleggman in When do SSDs start slowing down?   
    When you install a program, it gives you the option to install to a different directory.  Simply install the programs to a new directory on the second drive.   You could name it program files for simplicity's sake.  I have two nvme ssds, along with some hdds, and I have a steam library on each (which you can setup in the steam app).
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    shoutingsteve got a reaction from metaleggman in When do SSDs start slowing down?   
    You could have TWO SSDs.  That would be best.  I agree with whoever else you've been talking to, having a dedicated storage drive separate from your OS and programs is the best of both worlds: rock solid access to your files and speedy, REBUILDABLE WHEN IT SLOWS DOWN access to your OS and programs.  People never really talk about how you eventually will need to wipe and remake your system when you use an SSD.  It's kinda the dirty little secret of the hardware.
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    shoutingsteve got a reaction from metaleggman in When do SSDs start slowing down?   
    It is worth noting that CAPACITY is not what is causing it to slow down.  Well, it is and isn't.  It is writes that slow it down.  Every time you write to your ssd, you pushing it towards it's slowing point.  If you had a brand new 1,000 Gb drive and you write 1,000 Gb to it as two giant 500 Gb files, it would write at full speed the entire time.  But then if you deleted one of those and put on another 500 Gb file, you will not get the same speed.  Even if you deleted them BOTH and rewrote files, you won't get the same speed.  Capacity doesn't play as much as "percentage of usage" along the lifetime of the drive.
     
    That is why SSDs are not the best solution for storage, they are better for programs and OS's.
     
    You can clean the drive to restore it's speed, though, But it totally reformats the drive (it is a different process than reformatting, BTW.  [all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares])
     
    Command prompt:
    "diskpart" <enter>
    "list disk" <enter>
    find your disk on the table
    "select disk #" <enter>
    "clean" <enter>
    And you are done cleaning that disk, it'll be completely unformated and like new.
     
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    shoutingsteve reacted to Senzelian in I need help finding the name of a cable to power this thing (Image included)   
    It'd be much cheaper to get an 8-pin and a 4-pin EPS extension.
    Keep in mind that the 4-pin EPS isn't even needed if you're not overclocking.
     
    For example:
    https://www.amazon.com/Extension-TeamProfitcom-Female-Motherboard-Inches/dp/B07Y1LQ4DY/ref=sr_1_3_sspa?crid=2WCBUZBS0YB0Q&dchild=1&keywords=8-pin+eps+extension&qid=1612208730&sprefix=8-pin+eps+ex%2Caps%2C241&sr=8-3-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyNTVXSUFWWFcyMEk0JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNzcwOTA4MUNKT0JOS0paSThEMCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNTIzNjU4MjNEU0FITE5ROUZNUCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
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    shoutingsteve got a reaction from G0dSpeed in Do some gpu fans just stop spinning sometimes?   
    It is because many only run when the GPU is hot.  So they don't waste power.
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    shoutingsteve got a reaction from nobody4324 in Do some gpu fans just stop spinning sometimes?   
    It is because many only run when the GPU is hot.  So they don't waste power.
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    shoutingsteve reacted to NutronSe7en in Does thermal paste matter?   
    that thermal paste is more than enough, while there is better upgrading isn't worth doing . 
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    shoutingsteve got a reaction from TheAlmightyOS in NewEgg: A Retailer Review   
    Oh, this explains why everything went so wrong.  Never met a tech support guy who solved a problem in less than a month and with less than 4 phone calls.


    But joking aside, I feel the fact that every person you spoke to at newegg acted in this fashion tells us readers that you might be the one with the attitude problem.  I'm not saying that you aren't the victim here, but you seemed to think you could have done it better (the phone call, for example, and the fact that absolve yourself of blame for the zip code).  This happens a lot to my husband, who is a total hothead and has never successfully gotten a late fee waived.
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    shoutingsteve got a reaction from SometimeTripod in Off topic chit chat   
    Good for you, bud,  Glad you are happy.
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    shoutingsteve reacted to SometimeTripod in Off topic chit chat   
    After many years (I’m 36!) I finally have a nice rig!!!! gigabyte 1050 2gb and fx-6300, 8gb ram, 500w psu, m5a79l-plus/usb3 mobo. It’s taken me a long time and I know it’s “old” but you guys have no idea how happy I am. And it’s got RGB!!! I know that you all have better rigs, but I am so honoured to just be able to say that I am finally a (fairly) capable pc gamer!! 😍😍
     
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    shoutingsteve got a reaction from Radium_Angel in Thermal paste is thermal paste, yes?   
    GPUs are built a little differently, the heat sinks covering multiple chips.  I have never taken the heat sink off, but one imagines that larger chips are also thicker.  So if you have mixture of thinner and thicker chips, you won't get contact if you use thermal paste.  I'd have some thermal pads on hand, just in case.
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    shoutingsteve reacted to Hymenopus_Coronatus in 3000 series life spawn   
    The GTX 780 is still relevantish I'd say. 
     
    In 7 years will it still play current games or games released in the next few years? Sure.
     
    Latest AAA games? Probably not
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    shoutingsteve got a reaction from FreshMemes in What will happen if I use a new cpu on a older BIOS?   
    Depends on the board.  If the board was produced after or just shortly before the CPU was released it will likely support it.  if not, it might function on a basic level, but that is unlikely.
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    shoutingsteve got a reaction from Desig in Pc posts but unable to boot into windows   
    hmmm... ok.  Have you tried taking it down to bare bones?  Just PSU, single drive, mobo, 1 stick of ram, and a cpu.
     
    try instaling and running that way.  If it works you at least will have a baseline.
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    shoutingsteve got a reaction from Desig in Pc posts but unable to boot into windows   
    It seems like you installed windows with no drives plugged in and then plugged them all in then it failed? Right?
    When installing windows (ever since windows 7) you should only have one drive plugged in.
     
    Try installing while only having the one main drive plugged in.  Newer versions of windows like to add thigns to other drives while installing.   I really don't understand why, but it is a thing I have encountered.  I now it seems like a dumb long shot, but try it.  It'll only take you a few minutes and it might work.
     
    Good luck, dude.  Let me know if that helps.
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    shoutingsteve got a reaction from grillechese in Help picking new Wifi 6 Router   
    None of those are bad choices.  You will be happy with any of those.
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    shoutingsteve reacted to FakeKGB in Should my HDD make this sound? (audio file attached)   
    That sounds normal to me.
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