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  1. Take the GPU and hard drive in your carry-on. Sell the rest. While CPU parts are still hard to get, usually it's only the high end parts that are rarely in stock. The low/medium-end parts are still available (eg Ryzen 5 3xxx and Ryzen 7 3xxx) The only reason I haven't built a new rig is that the 5xxx parts are not available and the Intel parts are not a good value, but you can get by with whatever is available.
  2. A better context is "well if everyone stopped recycling, we would run out of newsprint, aluminium, and steel within a decade" Steel mostly goes doesn't get recycled. Those shipping containers coated in toxic chemicals from china? They rarely get used to ship anything back, and turning them into tiny houses is a bad thing since the amount of energy to clean them is as much as making new ones. The point is. there is nothing recoverable from cryptomining. - Used ASIC miners? Garbage. - Energy used to mine bitcoin and others? Gone. Nothing recoverable. - Use
  3. I disagree. You have no idea what any second hand GPU was used for, but the guy with zero feedback selling 50 Geforce 3080's with "NO REFUND" is a major redflag. I'd argue miners treat their GPU's worse, have you seen the ramshackle rigs setup in rooms with sitting on carpets and a dozens of extension cords? Those rooms are probably over 40 degrees C like a typical server room would be without an air conditioner.
  4. Perhaps nVidia should keep a WOR database like is kept for vehicles. If a card has been sold to someone who used it for mining, then users have the right to know if it's been used as such to make a purchase decision on the secondary market.
  5. The thing is, by cracking down on wasteful things, that (in theory) should direct newer generations of e-currencies ideas and policies to operate that: a) perform fast transactions with b) less energy waste and c) less environmental impact (from both the energy cost of producing the hardware and operating the network) and d) cost next-to-nothing to use so it can actually be used for daily transactions and impulse transactions, not just big-ticket items.
  6. The most direct method is the analog method. connect the line-out from the tablet to the line-in on the pc, connect the speaker-out (front panel) to your headphones. This method works, but is slightly-less than ideal than a digital-only option. The digital option is less straight forward. NDI and VBAN are options here for iOS/Android however this is usually intended to be receiver-only (eg the PC would have to be routed to the tablet, which would induce more latency if you were using the pc for gaming.) NDI can capture the phone and send it to a receiver on the pc, and vice versa.
  7. Bitcoin is quite literately doing what everyone knew would happen. All the "value" ends up in the pockets of a few, who already had deep enough pockets to invest in the mining in the first place. So they will turn around and dump their speculative holdings when they see it won't rise any farther, leaving whoever is stupid enough to be left holding the bag with bitcoins with no value. So the "rich" people will have gotten out a month before the value crashes, and then everyone else will want out, but find nobody willing to buy it, so the price will rapidly crash. Because bitcoin has no value i
  8. You never know. On my old DDR2 system, two different sets of memory sticks at the same speed, one caused the motherboard to constantly think the firmware needed to be reflashed. I'm not suggesting that, but I am suggesting that if the system automatically used the XMP profile it might have caused this.
  9. It's possible if the RAM is the wrong speed for the CPU.
  10. Always swap one part of a time. If it's in standby mode and won't turn on, there's a possibility that the NVRAM settings (eg for RAM) are wrong and it can't boot. But I've mostly seen "won't turn on" in the context of bad bios settings/wrong timings for the cpu/ram.
  11. I really want people to stop using this as a defense against picking Intel. You pick Intel because you need something the Intel CPU does. AVX-512? Video encoder and decoder? More availability? Less buggy chipsets? The chip nm and tdp doesn't matter if you need something like that. However, it's a stretch that "nm" is marketing because there is no direct comparison between chips produced on different nodes. Intel can't produce a cooler chip, otherwise it would be able to produce a 16 core cpu and beat the AMD cpu's by a mile. So part for part, Intel's CPU's are 14nm and
  12. Basically the problem with Windows, is that software is free to arbitrary pick a sound device. If you want to use VoiceMeeter Banana you have to have it running, switch it to the default output, and then go to every program you want to use it to have windows sett voicemeeter as the default sound device. Then switch back to the sound device you actually want to use. Most games don't let you override the sound device. So what you do for voicemeeter is set VBAN for both the streaming and gaming pc, works perfectly. The catch is that as I mentioned in the first paragraph, i
  13. I doubt AIB's make any changes other than power and fan settings. That's all you need is a model with a factory water block firmware being flashed to a non-waterblock model and having no fan controls. Since nVidia knows what they sold, they can flash their own cards arbitrarily if they wanted to. Dell does this with laptops and desktops for multiple kinds of firmware just via Windows Update. It's never guaranteed to work if you flash one AIB's bios to another. The encrypted bios's just make it harder to cut-and-paste the bits you want back into the original firmware.
  14. They don't need to update the AIB's, just theirs. They're the ones making the CMP cards, therefor they're the ones that will get burned/flack for crippling the FE cards. At this point I actually expect them to do this with 3070/3080 Ti/Super cards. Card hackers have transplanted vbioses from one AIB to another, including the 20xx series. So clearly all nVidia has to do is put the "id mismatch" check into the shipping firmware so it won't accept one that is unsigned. You incrementally send the updates so that you're shipping puzzle pieces rather than the entire puzzle. They could
  15. They could always push a vBios update and cripple all the Geforce cards hashing rates, and for other cryptocoins. I doubt it, because miners will just not update the drivers, and thus all the algorithms get stuck at the GPGPU API used (eg CUDA 11) Honestly, if nVidia wanted to be stealthy about it, they would incrementally update the vbios over several driver updates, and then pull what DirectTV did to kill the pirate card market. https://slashdot.org/story/01/01/25/1343218/directvs-secret-war-on-hackers In a sense, update the vbios on the gpu's and not allow the