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  1. Thanks, this helps. The UPS is 6 years old now. This is the exact model: https://www.cyberpowersystems.com/product/ups/lx1325g/
  2. I have an i7 5960x (8-core, 16 threads) and two GTX 970s that are all running at full load 24/7. The total system power usage is typically around 450-550 watts when everything is under load. It has a 1000 watt power supply and is plugged into a UPS with a battery backup that is rated for 810 watts. When the electricity in our house goes out or lights start flickering briefly (common in the spring/early summer), the UPS starts emitting a constant tone. However, rather than continuing to power the computer like I would expect, the computer still shuts off anyway, defeating the purpos
  3. Keep in mind that was just one example that I linked. They are everywhere on Ebay where the disclosure is more obvious. Do you think they are getting more scalpers or innocent people?
  4. I've been seeing this for months. I do of course feel bad for those people, but I just wonder if it's actually getting any of the people who run the bots.
  5. I have seen tons of listing like these on Ebay, where the seller is just selling a printed-out picture of the RTX 3080/3090 in order to trick bots into bidding on it without actually having to sell them a real card. I guess I don't really understand how the bots work; are they actually going through with the transaction and purchasing the printed image for that price? Or does somebody step in later on, realizing the listing is fake and cancels the transaction? Or do they just dispute it afterward? In other words, are people actually making any money selling images of RTX cards?
  6. No, I've never owned thermal paste, so I'd have to go out and buy some. Do you think it's worth it (will it actually keep it cooler)?
  7. I have an Asus ROG G752VY laptop (2015) that is almost always running at 95 degrees celsius when the CPU is under load. In fact, I think that it's throttling somewhat because Windows never reports it as running at 100% load even when I run Cinebench. Occasionally it even restarts itself (I assume it's hitting TJ max, sometimes it jumps to 100 degrees), but this is uncommon for the most part (maybe happened 3 or 4 times total over the past year). I disassembled it and found that the copper heat pipe is basically attached directly to the CPU with some extremely thin crust (it's barely visible) t
  8. I'm sorry, I actually have a 750, not an 850. I edited my post.
  9. I have a WD SN750 1TB NVMe SSD purchased in late 2019 and a Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB purchased in late 2020. I compared the performance in my system using CrystalDiskMark and got these results: WD: Samsung: Is this what you would expect to see? I'm surprised that the random performance on the Samsung 970 Evo Plus is worse than on the WD. Does that sound right to you? If it helps, I have the WD as my boot drive (in the motherboard's M.2 slot) while the 2TB is in a "Hyper M.2 x4" card in the bottom PCI slot of an Asus X99 Deluxe
  10. Turns out it was not the computer at all; a power strip mounted to the desk directly above the computer had an AC adapter / power brick to a 15 year old magnavox montior plugged into it, and the adapter itself had started leaking some clear, ghastly-smelling fluid. Because of the positioning, the exhaust from the computer was blowing the fumes upward so I was getting a strong whiff of it. The reason the smell had disappeared, as mentioned in my post above, was because I had unplugged that particular monitor since my first post for an unrelated reason, and hence the adapter was no longer genera
  11. Thanks, but I wasn't able to find the video. Are the steps mentioned in this article what you're referring to (I assume it's not different whether it's gigabit vs. 10 gigabit, right)?
  12. I don't know what is involved in the "configuration" that you've mentioned. Is there specific software required to make this work? If I simply plug-and-play, will I not be transferring files between the editing rig and the server at 10 gigabit?
  13. To make sure I'm understanding, you're referring to this, right? Where the "1Gb" connections are CAT6 Ethernet cables, and the "SFP 10Gb" connection is the one I've linked here? So I would only need to purchase that one cable and two of those PCIe cards?
  14. Really? If they are connected to the main switch with CAT6 cables, won't the fact that the ports on the switch are 1 gigabit limit the speeds? I guess they only need the 1 gigabit switch to see each other over the network, but then use the direct connection to transfer the files? I'm not sure I understand.
  15. I would like to set up 10 gigabit networking between two desktop computers. I have several other laptops that will be on the network, but the fastest they could connect is gigabit since they all have gigabit Ethernet ports. One desktop is a "render server", which is responsible for allocating work out to "render clients" (the laptops) which perform 3D rendering and write frames to the SSD on the render server. A 1 gigabit connection is sufficient for the render clients. However, I do editing on a desktop which needs to access data on the render server's SSD as fast as possible, ideally at 10 g