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  1. 300BaudBob

    Chinese Ethereum miners are now widely using RTX 3000 laptops

    Ok I'm inventing a quantum computer that will kill off all these mining rigs. It will solve the equations in seconds that now take days ;). What's that you say? Quantum proof crypto equations? The hyper-quantum M5 unit will destroy those!
  2. 300BaudBob

    What games do you enjoy replaying?

    One or two more: up until FSX flight simulator was my most replayed game. Also did a lot of Aces over the Pacific. And more Doom (and Quake) than I care to admit to. Really interesting thread.
  3. 300BaudBob

    Graphics Card Prices Could Soar Amid Increasing Memory Prices

    I really just need to work my way through all the older games in my Steam backlog. Also keep meaning to dust off my copy of Doom.
  4. 300BaudBob

    What games do you enjoy replaying?

    Civ V Sins of a Solar Empire, Rebellion Kerbal Space Program
  5. 300BaudBob

    Critical Flaw in Windows 10 Could Corrupt Your Hard Drive

    Periodically I enjoy writing up specs for an all new OS. Just for fun...a what if I could do this. Of course I don't have a thousand years to write it or the money to hire a team to shorten the time. Just a crazy old coder with delusions of grandeur.
  6. 300BaudBob

    Low speed crash

    Like ravin said a memory leak happens when a program keeps using more and more memory. Usually caused by a bug where the program doesn't properly release allocated memory back to the OS.
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    Building Home Network Suggestions ?

    Yeah 6 can handle 10... but 6a is better sheilded as I recall. Anyway it was just some considerations it depends a lot on individual circumstances. As far as I know all cat6 is also 5e compatible so if someone is charging more for a 6/5e vs. just 6 that would be a marketing ploy. And 6e...
  8. 300BaudBob

    Low speed crash

    Have you looked for a memory leak? It's possible, if some software is causing a memory leak, the OC is causing it to become a problem sooner than when not OCed. Like maybe one memory bank is more prone to problems. Just a random thought but I've heard of stranger things happening.
  9. 300BaudBob

    Building Home Network Suggestions ?

    If you are going to the trouble of running cable through walls or conduits than I'd go with best spec the budget can afford so you don't have to worry about it becoming a future weak point and then needing to run new cables. Especially if you have long runs and/or noisy (as in stray RF)...
  10. 300BaudBob

    How long to leave a wet motherboard?

    If you happen to know someone with a vacuum chamber big enough send the thing up to 60000 feet. We used to do this with cameras that got in water: If salt water put it in fresh water ASAP. Then put it in a pressure cooker attach the cooker to the intake of an air compressor and run for 24...
  11. 300BaudBob

    Intel Rocket Lake-S CPU Pushed to 6.9 GHz on LN2

    I'm moving to Neptune where I can get these speeds (and better) every day. ;)
  12. 300BaudBob

    RTX 3080 emitted smoke and it smelt like firework - but it's still fine even under load?

    But nutritious. Crispy beetle high in protein :p
  13. 300BaudBob

    RTX 3080 emitted smoke and it smelt like firework - but it's still fine even under load?

    I vote with everyone who says send back or exchange. As for something external causing it--this happened to me once for what it's worth: On an old 770 card one day there was a loud ftzztt and a bright flash I could see through the fans and a burning smell. The card stopped working so I pulled...
  14. 300BaudBob

    Ultra High Speed HDMI 2.1 Cables Now Entering Wide Market Availability

    I gave up on cheap HDMI cables awhile ago just don't last. I don't do monster but mid range cables seem to last. Sme for DP in fact cheap DP can have weird things happen.
  15. 300BaudBob

    Streaming outdoor in ice cold temperatures. Any advices?

    What are the operating temperature specifications?
  16. 300BaudBob

    GPUs to See Price Increase Due to Import Tariffs, Other PC Components to Follow

    Hey my grandchildren gather round the campfire and I'll tell you about the good old days ...of 2020
  17. 300BaudBob

    Am I the only one dreading 2021 hardware availability, pricing, etc.?

    Put me in the maybe category. As I stated in before I was planning an upgrade this spring. Perhaps that was a bit optimistic may summer I hope. Interestingly (to me) I've seen two people who run msfs on x99 with butter smooth results. So if I don't mind running at 1920x1080 for awhile (or I...
  18. 300BaudBob

    Samsung Announces Mass Production of 13.3"-16" OLED Panels for Laptops

    If I needed a laptop, well a 16" OLED would be a big selling point for me. Good luck Samsung!
  19. 300BaudBob

    Anyone played Flight Simulator 2020 on a Windows 7 PC?

    Also it will be moving to dx12... probably not until the Xbox version is out... but the day of doom or hope is coming ;)
  20. 300BaudBob

    Anyone played Flight Simulator 2020 on a Windows 7 PC?

    Yep you're going to have to bite the bullet. Dual boot is an option though.
  21. 300BaudBob

    Streaming outdoor in ice cold temperatures. Any advices?

    If you do: an old photographers trick is to seal your equipment in a plastic bag before bringing it back indoors and let it warm up before opening to reduce condensation problems.
  22. 300BaudBob

    Bitcoin price suddenly surges to 3-year high

    And in the USA corporations are people too. Edit: meaning I should probably have put "people" in quotes.
  23. 300BaudBob

    Bitcoin price suddenly surges to 3-year high

    My guess is with interest rates so low people are looking for something else to invest in er...gamble in. Me, I'd rather buy gold...at least it has an industrial use.
  24. 300BaudBob

    Dont build a pc until April

    I guess bad time is relative but this is an especially bad time with several problems. When I built my x99 system ddr4 was new and expensive and in short supply, but it was just one component. Now several things I'd want for a new build are in short supply. Plus there are some interesting...
  25. 300BaudBob

    Dont build a pc until April

    I'll admit my jokes keep falling pretty flat here... but it's the way I'm built to keep trying :)
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