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  1. johnspack

    Canada Newegg... 500gb evo 860s for 79 bucks from 129 can.

    Just snagged 2, one for me and one for a friend. https://www.newegg.ca/samsung-860-evo-series-500gb/p/N82E16820147674?Item=N82E16820147674
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    Airvpn sale

    Please put this wherever you want, but I see people complaining about vpns, or what to get ect. I've been using airvpn for 1.5 yrs and just renewed for 1yr. It really works, and uses the openvpn network. On sale for 76% off for one year. 35 bucks for 1 year. https://airvpn.org/ I don't...
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    Helping a friend with a 2k can gaming build

    Okay, on this I'm leaning towards a 3800x, and he seems to be set on an rtx2700s. He's okay with a x570 mobo in case in the future he may want to go 3900 or 3950. Although I'm not sure if that's needed or not. He needs a psu, prob 700 wattish? Need some recommendations here. I think I...
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    Way to change windows 8.1 system font?

    I'm trying to have a windows install for some games and testing, but it doesn't allow me to do certain things that linux does like change the darn system font! I'm close to blind in one eye, so I need bold fonts for everything to see it. I can load the Aller bold font and use it in firefox...
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    What to do with 16 threads under linux....

    I just discovered plex media server... finally! This thing is incredible, I can make my entire library available to my whole network easily. Also run a client app to check it out in a vm and make metadata changes from there. My client is 6 threads for speed... I've seen plex bounce around...
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    144hz idle bug?

    Who else still gets this? My monitor is end of 2018 tech, I have latest drivers under both windows and linux, and under linux at 144hz my clocks stay at full 3d performance levels, under windows they stay at mid 3d level. If I drop to 120hz, card clocks down with no issue. The difference...
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    Need new monitor...

    Had a storm here this morning, long power outtage, and in the end my 27" monitor is dead. On a fixed income so budget is important. Since I sit right in front of it, I think a 24" is sufficient but I would like fast and preferably ips. My secondary monitor, which is now my main, is an ips...
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    [WTB][US] [CAN] PX9X79 Deluxe

    Prefer Canadian offers. Finally have an 8 core cpu coming. Would like to keep under 300can total or not worth it. Basically just fishing, so only serious offers to pm.
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    Brand new ssd dead from newegg... what do I do?

    I've never dealt with this before. Got 2 860 evos 500gbs, one is great for my buddy... mine is toast. Can't format it, can't see from windows or linux. My only chance at a dam 500gb ssd. I have the packaging.. so I'll need 10 bucks in canada post boxing to send it back, and probably 30...
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    [WTB][US] [CAN] Asus P9X79 Deluxe

    Really just fishing for prices. Have an 8 core cpu coming, think the Deluxe will help with it. I see 200US on ebay. Anyone here do better? And knows how to ship to Canada?
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    Confused about Samsung SSD types...

    What did I just buy? It says mlc but isn't it really tlc? https://www.newegg.ca/samsung-860-evo-series-500gb/p/N82E16820147674?Item=N82E16820147674 I haven't really kept up on ssd tech.... I bought 2 of them... one is for a friend.
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    Crave TV no longer works under linux?

    Went to do some viewing and was met with this: Looks like you are using an unsupported browser or operating system. The site may not work as expected. Please review our FAQ page for more information. Reviewing tha faq shows no linux support at this time. I had to cancel immediately. It was...
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    Call Blocking App for my S7?

    I want to block everything that is not on my contact list. I see just a few apps that can do that on Google Play... can anyone here recommend one?
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    Always check your smart data, and sata cables!

    For months I had weird issues, my linux installs on one ssd kept crashing on me. Finally couldn't even install. I have multiple installs at all times and I checked from the one that was working. Massive CRC errors. That's not drive issues, that's sata cable issues. Colour me dumb. Always...
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    Mech keyboard for under 200 can?

    All mykeyboards are fd... what the hell decent can i get for 200 can... help..... Okay, even up to 300can. I need cherry switches.... the faster the better. What's a recommendation?
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    Random reboot at idle

    I'm sure some of you have dealt with this when ocing using offset. I've settled at 4.8ghz because after days of stress testing it's rock solid. It's pumping too much vcore.. 1.4 and even higher, which isn't needed for 4.8 on this chip. So I set LLC to medium and it proceeded to reboot...
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    Z97 usb issues

    Have a buddy with a Asus Z97-E mobo and 4460 cpu. It's been having intermittent issues with the usb ports, but now it's gotten really bad. The only usb devices it sees from windows is the wireless mouse and keyboard. The wireless network adapter and his dac will no longer work, and I can't...
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    Half my memory slots suddenly not working right...

    My system has been running fine with the same settings for a couple of years. All of the sudden my reported ram went to 24gbs, now only 16. I checked bios, linux and windows, and all report 16gbs. Weird thing is both bios and apps like aida64 can see all 8 dimms, but only 4 are reporting as...
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    Got mirror casting to work on my S7 despite no MHL....

    Seems they removed MHL support after the S6 series... I did not know that. I just wanted to send my screen and audio from my S7 to my monitor or av receiver. Bought one of those silly Chromecast things... and after messing with it a lot discovered it has a mirror function that works...
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    US s7 snapdragon rooting?

    I have the US version of the Galaxy S7/930V. It has the snapdragon 820. I have found a rooting package but really not sure as I've read of so many instances of people bricking them. I enabled developer options, and they show USB Debugging and OEM unlock among others. Has anyone here safely...
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    Need mms help with koodo and my s7...

    Here's the picture.... I can use wifi to connect to internet... I can use mobile data to connect to internet. All apn settings are correct and I verified with a 2hr long phone call to koodo support. I can send and receive messages. But if I get messages with an mms pic, I can't dl them. I...
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    How many apps are too many?

    Heh just a hypothetical question.... if you have 32gbs internal and 64gb external how many apps could you keep running on a device? I'm already pushing my s7 with 4gb ram. Getting to the point where I need to install a task manager... Device= Samsung Galaxy S7 with Evo+ 64gbSdcard
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    Why no thread on sd card speeds?

    This was really confusing to me. I needed a 4k capable card, which turned out to be a u3, or v30 sdxc type. Do you all know what is required for 1080, 2k, and 4k video recording? I settled on the Samsung Evo Plus 64gb. It's a a UHS-1 level 3 Class 10 card. It gives me 37MB/s write. It...
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    Need help with 980 Ti bios mod

    Need some experts in here. Have flashed many video cards, but never played with modded bios before. I have a used evga ftw 980ti, that already has both bioses modded. I'm currently on the 2nd bios, which has a power limit of 330w and increased clocks. The max stable boost I can get is...
  25. johnspack

    PulseEffects finally fixed!

    This is an awesome suite for managing your sound if you are into high end tailoring and management. It now works flawlessly with pulseaudio and Debian/Ubuntu. There are a ton of effects and presets: https://github.com/wwmm/pulseeffects Add repository from here...
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