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    What are you playing?

    I like Doom 2016, but just couldnt get on with Doom Eternal, to much platforming for me. Playing through the single player of the Quake Remaster currently, never really played it back in the day beyond a quick mess about online with it. Really enjoying it so far, just started the 1st expansion...
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    What are you playing?

    I play of a lot of Quake II online, yeah i know its ancient and while playing my cpu + gpu barely register they are doing anything, but its fun :) looks reasonable i suppose in 1080p @ 144fps, compared to the old days of playing it at 1024x768 @ 65fps. Slightly newer stuff i play is: F1 2020...
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    Bios = Black screen

    I was beginning to to think my new monitor was somehow b0rked as well, phew!! tbh i hadn't even noticed that there was no splash screen while booting or anything lol. oh and welcome to TPU - Thanks again.
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    Bios = Black screen

    Thankyou , that worked great, spent about 2 hours trying to sort it and that did the trick in a couple of minutes, much appreciated.
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    Bios = Black screen

    hi all, wondering if someone can help. Changed my monitor recently from a 1080p hdmi screen to a 1440p display port. while the monitor works perfectly, apart from i cannot get into the bios,safe mode etc , i just get a blank screen with monitor saying no signal. It boots into windows just fine...
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    Cat 5 cable upgrades?

    its a standard Sky 2 port router, its not old. but no idea what the model etc is, id guess pretty low end from Sky :) TP-Link TL-SG105 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch, again only a couple yrs old. and 2 cat 5 cables, one around 10/12 years old 20m and the other must be at least 15 yrs old 10m...
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    Cat 5 cable upgrades?

    current cable lengths are 20m and 10m, just running in the house, just wondering if its worth bothering or not really.
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    Cat 5 cable upgrades?

    hi all, currently using old cat 5 cable (probably 10 yrs old) from my router to a switch with a broken rj45 lol , then another even older cat 5 cable from the switch to the PC, was wondering would swapping it out for cat5e or cat 6 make any difference at all to my speeds or pings in online...
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    Reasons why i might not be upgrading to windows 11!

    going to leave it least a year,maybe 2 , give it time to get semi sorted out and stable, no rush , i only changed to Win 10 in late 2019 :)
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    What are you playing?

    Mostly old stuff really, but i always wait for a sale before buying stuff like this :) Bought a few on this Steam sale: Zombie Army Trilogy (playing now before i play Zombie Army 4) Victor Vran Wrath Aeon of Ruin Supreme Commander 1+2 Also bought a couple on Gog sale: Empire Earth Unreal...
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    What's your latest tech purchase?

    Recently bought a few things, in the last couple of months... WD Black SN750 250gb Nvme (transfered the old 250gb ssd into an old laptop) Corsair K70 RGB MK2 SE Keyboard (white) Logitech G305 Wireless mouse (white) (always fancied a wireless mouse, hopefully itll b good) After a Monitor and...
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    What are you playing?

    Days Gone - Great story and decent gfx , has me hooked for the moment, never thought id be playing and enjoying a Playstation game on my PC :) Crash Bandicoot 4 - More of the same really, but always like the Crash series ,apart from CTR.
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    Should i repaste my GPU?

    when it was in the mid 40s, the fans never moved, now they randomly start for for a min or 2 and then stop again, im guessing the temp for the fans to kick in is around 55c ish, i cant hear them so it not a problem, i was just a little concerned at it going up around 10c on average, altho load...
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    Should i repaste my GPU?

    hi all bought my GPU back in Jan, and it works perfectly, but up until recently it was idling in the 40's now its idling in the mid 50's . is this normal? maybe becasue the weather is slightly warmer i dont know, but a 10c jump in idle temps seems a bit high to me. under load,playing games it...
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    Can anyone help me figure out what is going on? When I play games it feels like I am almost slowing down or having a disconnects with the game.

    To be honest , i wouldnt buy one of those, get a reputable brand, might cost a little more, but worth it in the longrun , go for a Corsair,Seasonic ,EVGA, with the cheaper brands, u could just be swapping the problem to another psu, with a decent card like a 3070 i wouldnt risk running it on a...
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