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    How to recover from a bad video BIOS flash

    You can get the skypro 1, 2 or 3 from Aliexpress. It's on amazon for inflated prices and their search won't find it unless you use strange terms.
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    How to recover from a bad video BIOS flash

    It's problems like this why I bought the Skypro progammer. The CH314A is as cheap as they come, and when problems happen, you have to see if someone else has a solution. the Skypro's software is excellent.
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    Best replacement thermal pads?

    For that old card, just use Arctic blue 6 w/mk pads, or one of the many Arctic clone 6 w/mk pads all over Amazon now. There's even a bunch on Digikey. Newer hot cards need better pads like Gelid 12 w/mk or Thermalright Odyssey 12.8 w/mk pads of the correct thickness. Large 120mm x 120mm...
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    6900xt degrades below stock speeds within 4 Weeks?

    The space invaders problem? Wasn't that caused by the RAM chip closest to the PCIE slot getting too hot and the solder BGA balls coming apart due to bad soldering in combination with temps?
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    RTX 3080 FE performance issue

    Try deleting the files in the NV_Cache folder or delete the shader cache or disable it, reboot then enable it (after deleting the files). Also set both options in the Nvidia CP to default for both profile settings and reboot also.
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    Help, i need to Recover a bricked Vega 56

    You can inline flash that bios chip without desoldering. You need this: https://www.amazon.com/CPT-063-Test-Clip-SOIC8-Pomona/dp/B00HHH65T4/ https://www.amazon.com/Elegoo-EL-CP-004-Multicolored-Breadboard-arduino/dp/B01EV70C78 to hook up the clip to the programmer. Then you need to determine...
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    Best thermal pastes in 2021 ?

    TFX is one of the most durable pastes now and is the best for laptops. If you apply it correctly (do not spread it), it's also one of the top performers for desktops and video cards after it cures for about a week!
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    Need Help!!! R11 i7 10700KF 3080 Power Limit Issues, restrictions, and my options

    The only way to increase the power limit is to shunt mod. Shunt modding a 3080 FE and 3090 FE is a bit tricky as the edges of the original 5 mOhm shunts are lower than the middle (non conductive) part, by like half a mm or something, which means the "easy" way of soldering 5 mOhm (stacking)...
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    Best thermal pastes in 2021 ?

    Thermalright TFX is one of the best pastes out there and definitely the most durable (just let it cure first, before putting it under >75C temps, for about a week).
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    SN850 vs motherboard heatsink?

    I have a Western Digital SN850 2TB, and the onboard heatsink of my Maximus 12 Extreme (there's also a Samsung 870 Evo on there too) keeps it frosty cool (easily under 55C in daily use), without needing the WD heatsink. It didn't pass 53C after some long gaming sessions and an ATTO Queue depth 4...
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    PCIe Gen 3 Boards can't handle as high GPU clockspeeds compared to Gen 4?

    You switched from AMD to Intel. Completely different platform. Can't compare stuff like this with how the CPU and Motherboard interact with video card transactions. Increase your VCCSA (System Agent voltage). Stock is 1.05v. You can go up to 1.35v safely on Z490. Experiment with values...
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    The official thermal paste thread

    Thermalright TFX is an extremely good paste. It has very long durability, much like those old, extremely thick pastes like Arctic Ceramique (for those who remember, that paste literally never pumped out). It can also cure and improve temps slightly after it gets fully cured. The paste hardens...
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    Seagate Giveaway: IronWolf 125 960 GB SSD

    I need the Seagate IronWolf 125 960 GB SSD because I am out of SSD space and need to get rid of my spinners.
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    NVIDIA 461.09 Driver on a 3090 and the secret memory PerfCap

    In addition to what it said above, Your memory power draw and your SRC (Input power plane source power) are both way past their internal power limits when you are getting the thermal flag. This is based on the Gigabyte 3090 OC Bios dump. The SRC max power limit is 175W for SRC1 and 2. You are...
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    RTX 3080 emitted smoke and it smelt like firework - but it's still fine even under load?

    Those are balancing insulation pads, not thermal pads. The solid capacitors don't need cooling. It looks like those pads are used for weight distribution. I can't even see the pad on the right side of this review here (the one that looks "level" on yours)...
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