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    Why my computer won't turn on sometimes

    Desktop Window Manager, which enables the use of hardware acceleration to render the graphical user interface of Windows. First used in Vista, enables the "Windows Aero" user experience, which allowed for effects such as transparency, 3D window switching and more. You should run System File...
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    Why my computer won't turn on sometimes

    Make only one change at a time, that way you'll know where the problem is. You tried 2 different power supplies, and it didn't fix it? Re-install original PSU. Now try disconnecting all hardware except what's absolutely necessary (extra hard drives, video cards, add-in USB cards, etc) - if...
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    EVGA 1080 less than $500 to your door.

    By that I guess you mean, once the price drops, they'll be as desirable as when they first came out, especially since there will not be a new Radeon card any time soon.
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    EVGA 1080 less than $500 to your door.

    If people hold off and don't get tempted by these prices, they will go much lower, when panic sets in because the cards are still not moving. The flood onto the used market of former mining cards will make them drop even lower. I'm holding out for $300 for a new 1080. $150-$200 used.
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    OpenBSD Turns Off Hyper-Threading to Combat Intel CPU Security Issues

    No, this makes you go out and buy the new 8-core Intel, so you can still have 8 threads with HT turned off. At least it will overclock a little higher without HT enabled.
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    be quiet! Opens Service Center in the United States

    They wouldn't let them call the company "shut the f**k up", so they had to settle for "be quiet". Their products are fairly decent in general, and their PSUs are made by Fortron, HEC, Seasonic, and FSP.
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    Intel CEO Brian Krzanich Resigns - For Having Sex With Colleague

    Red snapper?
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    Trade Your Intel Core i7-8086K for a Threadripper 1950X

    Actually, the motherboard vendors have a record of going against Intel's rules, like when they allowed overclocking the unlocked Pentium G3258 on H81 chipset boards. But I don't think Asus, Asrock, and Gigabyte could coerce Intel into arbitrarily changing sockets, just so they can sell more...
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    Intel CEO Brian Krzanich Resigns - For Having Sex With Colleague

    I said "for all we know", and yes, they probably would use that as an excuse to fire someone, since even that is against company policy. If he was seen in a restaurant with her by his boss or hers, same result, even if it was their first date, and he never had the opportunity to have sex with...
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    old pc, new heatsink, PC wont POST

    The easy way to check is by trying to slightly twist the heatsink, you know, just to make it look aligned perfectly straight - when mine was too tight, it wouldn't move at all. After I corrected it, you could move it fairly easily. If yours can still be moved (when fully tightened down), it's...
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    Intel CEO Brian Krzanich Resigns - For Having Sex With Colleague

    Read the original post. It says he was fired because Intel was informed that he had a PAST relationship with another employee. Nobody caught him doing anything. For all we know, their relationship consisted of going to bingo games together.
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    old pc, new heatsink, PC wont POST

    I had the same thing happen with my first Hyper 212 Evo. No boot at all. It turned out to be because I had the x-bracket scissored the wrong way, and it was putting way too much pressure on the CPU. After going over the crappy instructions again, this time with a magnifying glass, I noticed...
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    Latency Issues causing awful audio cut outs

    Thank you. You should include your version of Windows 10 (as in, "Windows 10 x64 v1803", because it matters in many cases, since major updates can cause weird problems. This doesn't feel like a hardware problem, feels like a driver problem. Your motherboard has ROG SupremeFX 2015 High...
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    Latency Issues causing awful audio cut outs

    Click on your account, click on system specs, fill in ALL the blanks with your hardware info/specs, including clock speed of any overclocked components, and list major software being used, if relevant. It's a simple courtesy to the people you're asking to help you, saving them from having to...
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    help me to buy one External hard drive in 8TB

    Mike, that drive doesn't seen very popular, may not be the most reliable model (priced as low as $159 on amazon) Theoretically, external hard drives should last many years, since they are usually not running, so wear is reduced, and fewer chances of lightning zapping it, since usually not...
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