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  1. Eric3988

    Diablo IV Announced at BlizzCon 2019

    Too little too late. I'm not supporting anything Blizzard until they get off the Communist teat of the PRC. This is coming from a lifelong fan too.
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    U.S. Legislators Including AOC Come Down Hard on Activision-Blizzard on Blitzchung Ban

    Hey, can you take out the AOC mention from the headline? It comes off as partisan, when this is a bipartisan measure by the U.S. Congress.
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    RAM Replacement, go with 16GB or 32GB?

    Update: I've got an RMA on the RAM and it's on it's way back to Corsair. I have eliminated the BSOD issue by changing out the RAM and doing a reinstall of Windows. There was no damage on the motherboard or CPU pins. This BSOD was a more of a pain in the ass than a hemorrhoid. None of the...
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    RAM Replacement, go with 16GB or 32GB?

    Yeah, I loaded the optimized defaults in the BIOS since yesterday just in case.
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    RAM Replacement, go with 16GB or 32GB?

    Okay, I'll check the CPU if I BSOD again. What I really don't get though is why all of the BSODs after I update to Windows 10 ver 1903. Been a long time since I had a BSOD before that. Last I can remember is a Watchdog error or something like that when I plugged in an external HDD.
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    RAM Replacement, go with 16GB or 32GB?

    Why should I check CPU pins? I haven't messed with that since I installed my water cooler and that was almost 2 years ago. I cleaned everything thoroughly with the duster though. I also changed slots too, to rule that out. Time to wait to see if I get another BSOD. That's what I'm thinking...
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    RAM Replacement, go with 16GB or 32GB?

    I have pulled both modules and one gets me a BSOD within 15 minutes, tested that pretty conclusively. I thought the other module was good to go, but after an hour I just got another BSOD page fault in nonpaged area. I'll clean out the case with the CO2 duster and the slots, and change slots to...
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    RAM Replacement, go with 16GB or 32GB?

    I ran my old kit at 3200 for years until about 4 months ago, when the boot failures started happening. Figured my 3yr old system was just being picky, not that my RAM was almost kaput.
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    RAM Replacement, go with 16GB or 32GB?

    I'm just debating whether it's worth it replace my current RAM with the same kit or to upgrade. If I upgrade I figure I may as well get more capacity to future proof.
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    RAM Replacement, go with 16GB or 32GB?

    How would I figure out if that's going to be an issue?
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    RAM Replacement, go with 16GB or 32GB?

    Ripjaws timings 19-20-20-40 vs Vengeance 16-18-18-36 seems pretty close to me. Not to mention the Vengeance kit runs at 3200 max, where the Ripjaws goes up to 3600. Seems comparable to me. EDIT: I found a kit on Amazon with better timings at 3200MHz - Base Timings: 15-15-15-36; Tested Timings...
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    RAM Replacement, go with 16GB or 32GB?

    Hello everyone, I found out that half of my RAM has effectively gone kaput. Currently I have Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB RAM in my system. I Used to OC it to 3200, but it was making my system unstable, used to get all kinds of boot failures. Then I updated Windows to 1903 and I check to make sure...
  13. Eric3988

    Still waiting for USB-C to become the de facto display connection standard...

    That would be nice indeed... But I would rather have a 25% price cut across the board for GPUs.
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    AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT

    Finally an impressive showing by AMD. If it weren't for the heat and sound issues I'd say they hit a home run. Hopefully the aib cards will take care of that for a reasonable price.
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    Picking up an Oculus Rift S

    My sister actually recommended that one too
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    Steam's "indiepocalypse"

    Bro, you look as grumpy as your new avatar, bring back the Roman! Can you define what a "Steam Cultist" is? I know people like to say Gaben this and that, but come on, people don't worship him or the company. Okay, maybe some do, but mostly it's in good humor and PCMR culture. Loosen up! As...
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    Should a limit be set for uploading Images/Screenshots in certain threads?

    No, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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    Steam's "indiepocalypse"

    So many haters of Valve, bet they would go away if they finally just released HL3 I don't think Steam has a responsibility to push Indy or any games over another. I'm not a fan of the discovery queue either. Ever since they opened up the platform the whole store front page looks bloated to me...
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    Picking up an Oculus Rift S

    Sounds like a good upgrade to me. I've been waiting years to get into VR and I think the Rift S is where I finally take the dive. What are the best games for VR so far?
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    What are you playing?

    Funny enough I started playing Baldur's Gate 1 a couple of weeks ago before the BG3 reveal. I've only played BG2 and TOB, always wanted to play 1, so now I will finish 1 for sure now.
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    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2

    I think anyone who played Bloodlines is excited for a sequel, but anyone less than Obsidian handling an RPG makes me concerned. I don't care for all the pre-order crap, I will reserve judgement and hold onto my money until after release.
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    Intel "Ice Lake" IPC Best-Case a Massive 40% Uplift Over "Skylake," 18% on Average

    I'll believe it when I see it. I refuse to count chickens before they hatch...
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    Uninstalling Elder Scrolls Online - The Bethesda Way

    What a mess! :banghead:
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    AMD Ryzen 9 3000 is a 16-core Socket AM4 Beast

    Sounds very intriguing, let the price wars commence!
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    US Senator Proposes a Ban on "Manipulative" Video Games

    My government's stupidity continues, how about parents step up and say "no, you can't buy whatever you want." While we're at it adults should stop supporting such "exploitative games". If the developer is that greedy, one simply has an option not to participate. Passing laws like this will only...