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    I know, it's just a username to me, I just found...

    I know, it's just a username to me, I just found that particular butchering amusing.:D
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    It is probably just mental perception, and the...

    It is probably just mental perception, and the sheer difference that this change made in particular as I migrated him from 6-year-old spinning rust to this NVMe drive. I doubt I'd notice near as...
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    My uncle bought himself a 512GB nvme SSD the...

    My uncle bought himself a 512GB nvme SSD the other day and had me install it for him. This is the first time I've ever played with any PCI-E storage, and holy balls is it fast. If I weren't on a...
  4. Thread: Headphones

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    As far as headphones go I've become quite...

    As far as headphones go I've become quite attached to my Superlux HD668Bs. They're a little odd (male instead of female aux, a 3.5mm coupler does the trick for me) and a bit uncomfortable stock -- I...
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    Personally if I'm buying a CD it's usually from...

    Personally if I'm buying a CD it's usually from local thrift stores, so I can put hands on the disc myself to make sure it's in decent shape, or I'm buying shrinkwrapped discs on the cheap off ebay...
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    We're still on 3mbps/768kbps down/up normal...

    We're still on 3mbps/768kbps down/up normal service out here, but with even more people using it even more demandingly I've taken to just sticking to my phone for internet things. There's a reason I...
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    Yes, I have, and I even tried to make the names...

    Yes, I have, and I even tried to make the names appropriate. Arwic is called such as it's the bustling trade hub of my network, Al-Jalima is the ho-dunk one-horse town in the middle of nowhere that...
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    Heads up, RTX2080Ti's are apparently dropping...

    Heads up, RTX2080Ti's are apparently dropping like flies, particularly Founder's Edition cards. Mostly affecting overclockers at first but now people are reporting dying cards despite not touching...
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    Why yes, yes I am. I'm currently fiddling with...

    Why yes, yes I am. I'm currently fiddling with Al-Jalima to see just how far I can push it -- right now roundabout Quake III Arena/Unreal Tournament seem to be ever so slightly too much for it -- if...
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    A side effect of using 98lite to swap the 98...

    A side effect of using 98lite to swap the 98 explorer for the 95 one for a speed boost on machines with too little processor power/RAM to spare on running an instance of IE at all times is that,...
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    Home. And snowhiker, good to see you got your...

    Home.

    And snowhiker, good to see you got your GPU sorted out. EVGA always seemed to do right by their people from what I've seen and this confirms it yet again -- if I bought my cards new and if...
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    In my case my monitors are arranged thusly -- on...

    In my case my monitors are arranged thusly -- on the left, in landscape orientation, is the cheapo 1080p panel (AOC E2228SWDN) I bought after arriving in university late 2016. It has cosmetic...
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    After having a tri-head setup for just over a...

    After having a tri-head setup for just over a year, I'm never, ever, ever going back. One display feels like going back to the stone age.
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    I have found more on this issue -- it only occurs...

    I have found more on this issue -- it only occurs when I have more than one display connected. Seems to be related to an additional dummy display rapidly connecting/disconnecting? Unsure about that....
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    Turns out the problem I had with my board where I...

    Turns out the problem I had with my board where I couldn't do dual-channel was due to a CPU mis-seating. How it worked as it was I don't know, but I corrected the problem and am now running in...
  16. Thread: HOT

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    I can always put on more layers to cope with the...

    I can always put on more layers to cope with the cold, I can't so easily do the opposite to cope with overly hot days. That said, I have a very narrow range of temperatures I'm very comfortable in,...
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    The latest stable (in fact, the one they...

    The latest stable (in fact, the one they *recommend*) is 18.5.1. Latest "optional" is 18.7.1 at the time of writing. I am stuck on 17.3.3.
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    Honestly my biggest disappointment as usual with...

    Honestly my biggest disappointment as usual with this Radeon is the drivers. :shaking:

    I'm stuck on 17.3.3 as it's the latest that, y'know, works and has functional Vulkan. 18.x causes intense...
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    By pure coincidence, my Thunderbird runs a Soltek...

    By pure coincidence, my Thunderbird runs a Soltek SDR board with 768MB and Win98SE. No problems with it.
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    I'm probably going to change my strategy as what...

    I'm probably going to change my strategy as what I'm doing now simply isn't working fast enough for my liking. I'll probably try to grab some certs to get a better job and then use that as a...
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    Jesus, talk about sticker shock. I had to...

    Jesus, talk about sticker shock. I had to seriously think about dropping the 150 apiece on the Z77 board and 4GB 960 I'm running now. Yeah, I know, I got taken for a ride on both -- but impatience...
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    Did another SSD move to a spare I pulled from a...

    Did another SSD move to a spare I pulled from a dead T430. It's only marginally larger, but much, much faster. Easily twice as fast and then some. I keep getting the itch to abandon Windows and go...
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    Lots of emulator activity on the Asheron's Call...

    Lots of emulator activity on the Asheron's Call front, lots of drama and stuff. If you cared about it at all you probably already know. I'm running a local server myself, I always was the lone-wolf...
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    I wouldn't say that, just prone to bouts of bored...

    I wouldn't say that, just prone to bouts of bored tinkering and "fixing" problems that aren't really problems to begin with while creating whole hosts of them for me to later find.

    Ever since I...
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    I think this is the longest-lived Windows install...

    I think this is the longest-lived Windows install I've had in a long, long while. I might be cheating a little by referring to it as one singular installation when it started life on my 120GB Sandisk...
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    That's my backup plan if this doesn't work out,...

    That's my backup plan if this doesn't work out, which I'm hoping it will.
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    Probably. It won't be in the same capacity as...

    Probably. It won't be in the same capacity as before, I doubt I'll get another grace period on my loans so I'll have to work and study, but I'll figure something out.
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    I could have sworn I said something about it....

    I could have sworn I said something about it. Maybe I didn't. In any case, yes, I did end up taking a break from school. Emphasis is because I very much intend to go back, I just can't afford to at...
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    I figured this was common knowledge, but the...

    I figured this was common knowledge, but the spring semester of 2017 ended awfully for me and I ended up having to take some time off to financially regroup.
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    Well, when your internet is as slow as mine is,...

    Well, when your internet is as slow as mine is, holding onto stuff tends to be a good thing. I hold onto stuff that I know I'll need again, don't know if I will or won't (but hold onto anyway because...
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    I might spring for a 7200rpm 8TB drive with a...

    I might spring for a 7200rpm 8TB drive with a fair helping of cache on the eventual scale, for now my 4TB seems to be holding out reasonably well. I'm willing to pay a little more for a drive that...
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    I use a Kershaw OD-1 1775. Not the easiest thing...

    I use a Kershaw OD-1 1775. Not the easiest thing in the world to sharpen but it gets the job done and has a nice, beefy clip for hanging in my pocket. The opening lever is nice for when I'm trying to...
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    Finally able to play the PC copy of Shadow of...

    Finally able to play the PC copy of Shadow of Mordor I paid for back in August. At first I needed a better video card, now I just need better internet so I'm not waiting weeks straight for...
  34. Thread: New Computer

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    question I'm with the majority on this one, I don't often...

    I'm with the majority on this one, I don't often watch movies but when I do I prefer them to be on disc. My internet connection is very unreliable and slow when it does work, so anything beyond 480p...
  35. Thread: New Computer

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    question My optical drive doesn't see much use unless I'm...

    My optical drive doesn't see much use unless I'm watching a bluray (extremely rare), transcoding a DVD (less rare) or writing some kind of OS to disc for an old machine (easily the use case for which...
  36. Thread: Folding@Home

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    With an actual, real GTX-series GPU, I'm making...

    With an actual, real GTX-series GPU, I'm making points hand-over-fist compared to how I used to. It just goes to show...

    With the Phenom II and the GT730 I was averaging 30k PPD. With this machine...
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    I enjoyed my brief time with FF57, it seems to be...

    I enjoyed my brief time with FF57, it seems to be a nice tradeoff between Chromium and old Firefox for me in regards to RAM consumption vs multi-threading performance, but the severe lack of addons...
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    That's... unlikely to happen for logistical...

    That's... unlikely to happen for logistical reasons, but sound advice nonetheless. :smile:
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    I had to take a break for financial reasons and...

    I had to take a break for financial reasons and they all entered repayment. It's not likely that I will be returning in 2018, looks like I'm on track for 2019 though.
  40. I'm no electrician, and you honestly know more...

    I'm no electrician, and you honestly know more than I do by a very wide margin, but giving the requested once-over I can't see anything glaringly wrong with what you're doing. if I may, might I ask...
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    Finally got my insurance sorted for 2018. Hoping...

    Finally got my insurance sorted for 2018. Hoping that being around people who smoke doesn't qualify me for "using" tobacco products myself, that's a pretty hefty tobacco surcharge at $25/wk. Plus I...
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    Was it provided with one, no. Will it run one,...

    Was it provided with one, no. Will it run one, absolutely. Battery does indeed hold a charge, for nearly four hours. I was kind of shocked to be honest.

    On the subject of RGB lighting, thankfully...
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    I was recently given a Thinkpad X61 tablet. It's...

    I was recently given a Thinkpad X61 tablet. It's a neat little thing, but it needs some work, and I'm trying to decide if it's worth it or not. Conflicting information doesn't help either --...
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    Anyone know of a completely free alternative to...

    Anyone know of a completely free alternative to NetLimiter? I have need to control my internet bandwidth usage -- I'm nearly always doing something on the internet, I just need to throttle my...
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    Thankfully I don't see much of a reason to change...

    Thankfully I don't see much of a reason to change the status quo as far as my machine's storage -- 120GB SSD for booting and productivity programs, 4TB HDD for games and user data works wonderfully...
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    Oh my god, yes. It's not uncommon to see 2x8GB...

    Oh my god, yes. It's not uncommon to see 2x8GB non-registed non-ECC stuff for well over $100 -- that I got my kit for only $70ish is a steal by comparison. And I was only after 1600! I can't imagine...
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    As tempting an offer as that is, I have an...

    As tempting an offer as that is, I have an overabundance of storage and an underabundance of cash as it is.
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    Ebay prices for DDR3 RAM are ridiculous, but I...

    Ebay prices for DDR3 RAM are ridiculous, but I think I managed to find a decent (sub $100 per kit) listing for a 2x8GB kit that should work with my board and have ample clearance for my CPU cooler if...
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    Possible, but a major pain. Since the drive...

    Possible, but a major pain. Since the drive connectors are easily accessible from the side panel visible to me (it's set up with the side with the acrylic window up to the wall) I could pop the cover...
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    I'm finding Windows 10 to be a very dual-boot...

    I'm finding Windows 10 to be a very dual-boot unfriendly OS. Every major update results in it usurping my bootloader (GRUB) to instead force itself into my MBR. Even on an entirely separate drive I...
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