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    [FF][US] Gas Station Simulator

    I put all your names in a randomizer and W1ck3d came out on top. I'll PM you the key.
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    PSA: How to Use a Local Account During Windows 11 22H2 Clean Install

    Why? Just delete the account on the computer that is using the M$ account entirely. There is no requirement that it be on the computer. I'll believe it when I see it. I just fresh installed 22H2 Pro and the domain join option was still there with no requirement to use a M$ account. And I...
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    PSA: How to Use a Local Account During Windows 11 22H2 Clean Install

    This seems to only be a problem with Windows 11 Home edition, the option to install with a local account still works without issue in Windows 11 Pro. Though, even with Home Edition, I just log in with the Microsoft account I created just for this purpose, then create a local account after and...
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    [FF][US] Gas Station Simulator

    PC, it's a Steam Key. Thanks for asking, I'll add that info to the main post.
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    [FF][US] Gas Station Simulator

    Someone gifted me this key but I already own the game, so I'm passing it on. Just post if you want it. If multiple people post that they want it, I'll pick someone random to give it to. Note: This key was bought in the US, so I put US in the title only because I don't know for sure if it will...
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    Can a Core 2 Quad Q9400 + Radeon WX 2100 match?

    The slot on the motherboard is PCI-E 1.1 and the card is PCI-E 3.0. In theory the card should be backwards compatible and run at 1.1. But I'll tell you in practice my experience has been mixed. The other issue would be if the card doesn't have the VBIOS support for booting in legacy mode. If I...
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    How BIOS test the cache?

    Cache, at the end of the day, is just memory. It's tested the same way, it's just way quicker because cache memory is faster and there is a lot less of it. Of course, most modern systems don't do a full memory check during POST anymore. It'd take far too long to do that on systems with 8GB+ of RAM.
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    CPU wont use more than 15.1W

    It's a 15w TPD processor that is also locked with no overclocking features. It's likely Lenovo locked it to 15w.
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    Samsung 870 QVO SATA 4 TB SSD

    This statement is largely false. I think most people, at least on these forums, tend to believe this is true because of how horribly the 870 QVO 1TB performed in the review here. That drive definitely fits your description, since it drops to ~100MB/s when the pSLC cache runs out. And it also has...
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    Samsung 870 QVO SATA 4 TB SSD

    If you are talking about leaving an unallocated portion of the drive as overprovisioning, then it won't help at all with the write speed issue of a QLC drive. Probably not what I would call significantly, but it will likely be better. The 4TB QVO writes to the QLC directly at about 200MB/s...
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    APC UPS triggered system shutdown when it shouldn't have.

    Agreed. In any case, it's not recommended to keep working on the UPS for an extended period of time. Finish the sentence you're in the middle of writing, save, and shut the computer down. It sounds to me that @trparky's UPS might have an issue, likely the batteries are starting to go and need...
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    APC UPS triggered system shutdown when it shouldn't have.

    If left the power settings to the defaults in Windows, your computer will automatically hibernate when the remaining batter hits 5%. When Windows puts the monitor to sleep, all it is doing is cutting the video signal to the monitor, the same as when the computer is put to sleep. What the...
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    APC UPS triggered system shutdown when it shouldn't have.

    I'm not, a tech forum is not a high end gaming computer forum.
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    APC UPS triggered system shutdown when it shouldn't have.

    Here is the thing. I made that statement based on the general computer. Contrary to what some seem to think, the very large majority of computers don't have a high end gaming graphics card in them, or even a graphics card at all. And if you look at the power consumption of a normal modern PC...
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    FREE SSD (US only)

    Just as a heads up for anyone that plans to use this deal, pay with cash! Microcenter stores credit cards used in the past(or at least some identifying parts of them), and if you try to use this deal and pay with a credit card you've used there before, they will deny you the deal as you aren't a...
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