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    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022)

    Still can't get MW2 to play...and this isn't my first rodeo. Shit is ridiculous. I've reset my PW...twice. You can go onto Steam and associate your account with Activision (did that). You can go onto Activision and associate your account with Steam (did that too). Still getting the 'invalid...
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    Does Microsoft still sell MS Office? or does everyone has to rent indefinitely w/ Office 365?

    Another Libre Office user. Nothing but good things to say. Be sure to donate a few bucks when you download it.....
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    Are all DVD writers the same these days?

    I've got an HD DVD player around here somewhere....and a few movies to go with it. The Betamax of optical disks, lol......
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    FS: MSI GeForce GTX970 - Price Reduced

    Bump for the reduced price......
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    FS: MSI GeForce GTX970 - Price Reduced

    Bump for a nice video card.....
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    FS: MSI GeForce GTX970 - Price Reduced

    Title says it all...it's a great starter or 2nd card, never given me any trouble. Never OC'd or mined on. Was $150.00, now $125.00 shipped USPS priority to the lower 48. Thanks for reading...!!
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    CPU Cooler Performance

    Might look at the Noctua NH-U9S. Just put one in my AMD build, really working out well. Only 125mm tall. Depends on how slim your slimline case is..... Another one that should fit is the Noctua NH-L9i....
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    Warm Ryzen CPUs getting that price drop ?

    In the FWIW department, I built a 5700G system using on board graphics for my office....and I love it. Seems very fast and solid. Will be using it for doing some audio processing and circuit simulation / schematic capture. And COD....;-)
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    Recommended online retailers?

    I like Amazon for the reason that returns are simple and painless. It happens....like when you find out the memory you ordered doesn't like your new motherboard (even though it was on the compatibility list). Prices seem market rate-ish. Anyway, they're my current go to for parts. One man's...
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    Ars Technica article: No end to chip shortages

    We buy extra as possible, but SMT parts have a shelf life in terms of solder ability. You can bake IC's to some degree, not very practical with 0402 and 0201 parts. Its a lousy situation, all the way.
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    Ars Technica article: No end to chip shortages

    ... it's not just chips that are in short supply. Stupid passive parts like SMT resistors and capacitors are brutal to find in production quantities. One power supply part we use was typically purchased for $0.28, and our commodity people found a few thousand....for $37.00 each. I'm not kidding...
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    Wont boot when warm - new AMD Ryzen 7 5700G - Gigabyte B550M Aorus PRO-P

    After multiple power cycles and recoveries from stand by, it's working as expected. REALLY appreciate the suggestions..!! One more tool in the toolbox, one more thing to check when things go bozo..... learners permit - I'm really digging the 5700G. It's fast as can be, and the graphics are...
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    Wont boot when warm - new AMD Ryzen 7 5700G - Gigabyte B550M Aorus PRO-P

    Still power cycling, still starting like it should. Maybe, just maybe....this sobered it up. Thanks again for your suggestions...and, maybe I got it. I'll cycle it a few more times tonight, and again tomorrow, and post the results.
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