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    Need help choosing a Motherboard from ailexpress

    With modern Intel chips you overclock mainly the unclocked multiplier chips. Bclk or 'Base Clock' overclocks everything else as well as he states pci/pci-e bus, memory base clock etc, overclocking this route generally gains very little <5%. The i7-2600 is not unlocked so you can only overclock...
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    Diablo 3 Discussion

    Why do people remember Diablo 2 as this balanced game that wasn't a gear grind? I think you may have knocked your head... :kookoo: There was 1 dominating build... Hammerdin, go collect the gear for that and give me your hour count. :laugh: :toast: Any reason to go back with recent patches? They...
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    Modding Altec Lansing MX5021 speakers

    I'm not familiar with those speakers have you played with adding dampening either CLD or poly fill to the satellites or the woofer? If the woofer is ported you can also play with port lengths. --- You'd want to be careful with shortening (raising tuning frequency) port lengths, making them...
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    AMD Radeon Vega 64 Outperforms NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti in Forza Motorsport 7, DX 12

    But is it? It's a console port from the Xbox One. https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/2086/xbox-one-gpu ---Made by AMD. Personally this makes zero difference to me as I'll be playing on my Xbox.
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    Tesla dumps Nvidia

    Is there a system that good? I recently tried the autopilot in new Tesla S and I was far from impressed and near being concerned. I do not doubt the future ability so much as the current state. I have watched video clips of some pretty good lap times on tracks with what I would assume is custom...
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    Intel Core i9-7980XE 18-Core CPU @ 6.1 GHz on All Cores, Consumes up to 1000 W

    16amps over 18awg will suffer increased temps and vdroop nearing 10%, thankfully these wires are fairly short. This could be dangerous if the cable was copper clad aluminum. Likely not in the power supply used, I wouldn't be surprised to see 16awg wire on it, I'm not certain of the ratings for...
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    And the CPU socket is toasted

    Asus is terrible at communication but I've never been let down on an RMA so there's that... I've done likely over a hundred with them over the last 15 years or so, communication has always been less than desirable sometimes getting a response weeks after the part arrives.
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    team amd or nvidia ?

    Trident I've run lots of both and others, very seldom have I been disappointed.
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    Forza Motorsport 7

    Forza is along the lines of Gran Turismo, very good not quite sim 'games'. My favorite and practically only genre I play on consoles, I'd never play it with a keyboard... I can put hours into hot lapping just trying to tweak my car and lap times.
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    Should I get more memory?

    But your willing to deal with the headaches and expense of a gaming laptop? :confused:
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    Should I get more memory?

    GPU is your big ticket there (which you have, but may want an extra), more ram likely will not be required in the foreseeable future.
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    Advice needed!

    This is why I recommend using the resource monitor to track your CPU usage while playing the game, this is how one can be more certain. Unfortunately the problem going away with a GPU change on the older game means little to the issues with the newer version. It's possible under some...
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    Advice needed!

    This confuses me a little, you could run GPUZ or another monitoring utility while playing the game to see memory usage. It's possible the benchmark isn't fully utilizing your gpu ram. What OS?
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    Advice needed!

    Could be running into a CPU wall, if overclocking is an option that chip should do mid 3s with ease. On another note, complaints of stuttering and frame rate drops seem somewhat common for both games even on modern i7s and 1080s. Some rec trying windowed mode, changing sound settings... YMMV.
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    Microsoft admits it IS talking to Sony about 'CrossPlay'

    If they get it done, I'll give in and buy an Xbox One X. :toast: