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  1. Just would like to hear some opinions on this. I have a gaming pc with a 2080 super on the way and I'm not sure whether I should hook it up to my monitor or my TV. What do you guys think?
  2. When I first got this USB 3.0 wifi adapter for my desktop, it was working great. Lately I've been having weird speed issues: if I do a fast.com speed test, I'll hit the expected ~200 Mbps speed for my connection, then it'll stay there for a couple of seconds, then it'll plummet down the 60-100 Mbps range and give a final score somewhere around that range. Rebooting the computer seems to temporarily but not permanently fix this. I'm pretty sure it's not the router or the internet connection because my phone does fine on fast.com speed tests while this is happening on my computer. And I just tried using different browsers and got the same behavior. It's also not just fast.com, I've seen the speeds jump around a lot while downloading things off Steam too. I'm also definitely not on the 2.4 GHz connection. As the connection degrades, it feels like there's latency adding too, and not just speed degradation--for example it'll take weirdly long to start loading pages after clicking links, and it seems like 60 Mbps vs 200 Mbps shouldn't really make a difference for web browsing unless there's also latency coming into play. But again, my phone does not seem to experience this latency when the computer starts having it. Does anyone have any idea what could be going on? When I plugged the adapter in it just worked, I didn't have to install anything, so it seems like there isn't anything obvious like reinstalling the relevant software to try.
  3. What is on the horizon that should keep me from spending ~$800 this coming month to upgrade my CPU (i7-3770k), DDR3 RAM, and by default the motherboard as well? I upgraded my graphics card to an RTX2080 in September or so because my 970 died. But I want to be prepared for Cyberpunk 2077.
  4. NVIDIA’s Flagship RTX 3090 GPU Will Have A TGP Of 350W, Complete Breakdown Leaked
  5. With starting as a teacher in September, having a laptop is a necessity for lesson planning, finding resources, keeping a tab on assessment data and using several school-based programmes. Now, during my training year I got by with a budget HP, but I'd quite like something that was reliable, can handle having a fair few things running at the same time (not necessarily intensive) and preferable with a metal case so it's nice and durable. Really, I just want something that works well, no slowing/performance issues and must be Windows 10. Can anyone recommend something that would fit into the $750 ish price band.
  6. So my friend wants a new desktop PC mainly for photo and video editing. He wants a 1tb SSD and 32 GB of RAM. Aside from that, I'm not sure what kind of specs are needed for photo and video editing. Any recommendations? His budget is between $1000-$1500 CAD. Please and Thank you!
  7. https://www.pcgamer.com/the-very-specific-horror-of-old-graphics-card-packaging-art/?utm_content=buffer82d8c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=buffer_pcgamerfb I vividly remember this guy:
  8. Also put in a new power supply due to the need of 2 8 pins, but i don't think thats an issue because the old 6950 i have as a back up needs 2 6 pins and functions perfectly. I've tried everything, windows reset, wipe the display drivers, cleaned Monitor registry, swapped HDMI cables, updated bios/chipset, set PCIe as default graphics in bios along with setting them to PCIe 3.0 default, manually installing the drivers to avoid AMDs software and nothing. As the drivers install once it gets to the first flicker the fans stop and the display signal drops out, the LED lights on the card stay lit though, the computer doesn't lock up because i can just press power and it shuts down normally and on boot up the display works till after the windows load screen where it just goes black again, and again i can just start the shut down with the power button. Every time i do this i have to install the 6950 and wipe the drivers and then reinstall the 5700 xt which loads into windows just fine till i attempt to install the drivers where it again just shuts down while the PC appears to function normally with no display. Basically i've run out of ideas from internet searches and wondering if anyone here has dealt with it or has anything else i could try? Support is down on the weekend for MSI so nothing else i can do till monday.
  9. Nothing like waking up to a dead PSU, turn my pc on started to watch a video and like a light switch it powered off. Thinking maybe something tripped the breaker I checked that, the outlet itself and obviously my PSU which is dead no power at all, there was no smoke, pops or any attempt to power itself back on. So my nice Corsair RM550 PSU shit the bed, since I am dead broke until unemployment kicks in I had to settle for a cheap $50 EVGA 500 watt from microcenter, sure it's not great but it's more than acceptable for the time being. Upon doing some cable management I came across my CPU backplate, it was a bit loose maybe from 5 years of use? so hoping I get some better temps from tightening the bracket down. Also suddenly my PIC-E x16 #1 slot is working again out of the blue which is strange, at least now my RX480 will be running at x16 might gain a frame or two heh. What a day, never had a PSU just shut down and die, I've seen them burn up and pop but never just shut down.
  10. https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3080-ampere-design-leak/ According to Jayz 2 Cents the 3080ti/super might not even be their flagship... I guess @Mr.Vic20 is going to play his farmville with a 3090!
  11. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/intel-top-chip-designer-resigns-202419120.html https://wccftech.com/exclusive-intel-internal-memo-jim-keller-departure-new-structure/ 2 years and he's out. Makes you wonder what happened. This is good news for AMD in my view. Intel may not be innovating as much as I pictured without Keller there.
  12. https://www.cnet.com/news/5g-what-it-is-and-how-it-will-change-your-life/?ftag=CAD-03-10aaj8j
  13. AMD CEO: Ryzen CPUs Now Account To More Than 50% Premium Processor Sales Globally, Strong Demand For Ryzen 3000 & Ryzen 2000 CPUs
  14. Alleged AMD Next-Gen Flagship Navi ‘Radeon RX’ GPU Specifications Leaked – 5120 Cores, 24 GB HBM2e Memory, 2 TB/s Bandwidth
  15. Working from home has finally made me a believer in Virtual desktops. Virtual Desktops have been that power user thing that I could never really get into. I know they've been around forever, though it took a while for native Windows support, but for the longest time I just couldn't find any real use for them. I've always had a lot of screen real estate, be it multiple monitors or more recently single very large ones, so virtual desktops never really seemed necessary. Perhaps I'm just not an organized enough person to put them to good use, or maybe it's just my typical workflow. Now that I'm working from home though, I've finally gotten on board. It's nice to seperate my digital workspace from my digital home, especially when I'm constantly sharing my screen for work. It's nice to not close down all my work apps or tabs, but also not have them there cluttering my life when I don't want them. I'm just now using two desktops, and not doing anything exciting or interesting at that, but I'm finally coming around to the idea and finding it quite useful. If you're also working from home and you're not using virtual desktops, I'd recommend giving the feature another try. Anyone else a believer in virtual desktops? Any pro tips from long time users?
  16. For my nephew for his high school graduation. We want to keep the cost down below $750.00 and I've narrowed the choices down to these two https://www.bestbuy.com/site/acer-nitro-5-15-6-gaming-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1650-1tb-hard-drive-128gb-ssd-black/6344387.p?skuId=6344387 or this one https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-15-6-gaming-laptop-amd-ryzen-5-8gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1050-256gb-solid-state-drive-shadow-black/6364574.p?skuId=6364574 The Acer seems like the better value unless I'm missing something. Or if you guys have any better suggestions in this price range, let me know.
  17. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/new-quantum-computers-can-operate-higher-temperatures @Mr.Vic20 How soon do you get one?
  18. https://www.zdnet.com/article/sony-develops-first-image-sensor-combined-with-ai-chip/
  19. I'm completing my master's thesis and of course two weeks before my deadline, the server from the university crashed and I quite possibly lost two weeks worth of work. I'm considering my options now to see if I could redo the work in a shorter time by paying for time on a better server. I'm running some artificial evolution software (Aevol) which is highly parallelized. It isn't too resource intensive as far as RAM goes, but it will use as many CPUs/threads as you can throw at it. I would need whatever cluster to let me run Ubuntu 18.04. The university server I was using was running 16 cores and it still was taking about two weeks for the experiments to complete, so any improvement over this is great. I was getting so desperate, I was even considering buying a 3950x (16 cores, 32 threads) and building my own server since I was wanting to build a new gaming computer anyway, but it seems like pretty much all of the decent motherboards for that CPU are sold out. Probably it's better for my wallet this way. Does anyone here have any experience renting time on a cluster? If so, which company would you go with, and what do you think I could expect to pay for (ideally) 32 or more CPUs for about a week? Is an AWS EC2 instance likely all I would need, for example? This is all very new to me so I appreciate any information you all can give. Thank you!
  20. i sometimes like to just put my pc to sleep instead of full power down and have never had a problem. a couple days ago i took my tower out to dust the inside as i was moving desk setups and know when i try to put the pc to sleep the case fans continue to run and i cant find any setting that would have changed and not sure why simply unplugging the tower would have changed anything?
  21. So long story short, there's an issue with the power supply for my monitor. Basically any slight movement and the monitor loses power from the cable. I'm okay with buying a new monitor since this monitor itself is a relic of last decade, around 2011 when I had it, unless you guys can see where I can buy a replacement power cable for cheap. Nothing special, 1080, 60hz is something I can tolerate. It's a spare monitor, unless you want me to get a new monitor and use my asus as a secondary monitor instead. Reference to what the secondary monitor was. Edit: Okay, I should be a bit more clear. Something that is up to date with current monitor standards for 2020ish, and definitely not something that still uses VGA. https://www.amazon.com/Acer-S230HL-23-Inch-Widescreen-Monitor/dp/B005Q5F7KM
  22. Had this CPU for years. It’s time to let go. What should I get to replace? Any good deals? my GPU is a GTX 1070 and I’m not ready to ditch it just yet.
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