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    Over-ear headphones that are comfortable for long periods?

    I purchased a set of Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 Ohms and I'm returning them after 2 hours, for two reasons. 1. My ears get stupid hot with them after 5 minutes. 2. Audio sounds like trash with any equalizer adjustment at higher volume with the Sound Blaster AE-5. This may not be a problem for...
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    PC games/apps crashing -> Memtest errors all 4 sticks of RAM?

    Back in the DDR2 days, I had ram sticks that didn't like working in dual channel mode, would pass with flying colors on single sticks but fail when you added a 2nd. Took me a minute to figure that out the first time it happened, did an RMA with Corsair at the time and got new sticks, all was...
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    Do people actually upgrade just the CPU and keep using existing motherboard?

    That's my issue as well now days. I went from x99 to 10th gen. On my X99 I went from a 5930k to a 5960X which helped me from having upgrade right away, I was waiting for Zen 3 but by the time I was ready I couldn't get my hands on a CPU I wanted. Until sandy bridge I use to upgrade every year...
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    Post Your Workstations 2022

    I made a desk back in 2011 using a basic counter top. Today I updated since desk with a solid Birch butcher block. 72L x 39W x 1.5 thick, did 3 coats of Minwax Pecan Polyshades. Now I got to do something about the drawers lol.
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    CPUz benchmark results thread

    Looking at everyone else single thread scores makes me question my setup lol.
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    MSI Extreme 3D Series Graphics Cards Announced

    Ahhh a 3Dfx joke on April Fool again. :/
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    Genuine 1987 Adlib sound card

    Most fake adlib cards use the 1990 design. The listing one looks real, here another that a known real.
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    Post your hard drive Power On hours!

    I wish they would do that with our apps. They finally get it right then a month later, "here brand new from the ground up version" that breaks everything! But yeah, you're right. It's just when it goes down, it's our fault. lol
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    Post your hard drive Power On hours!

    Listen, it took me 2 years of bitching about the CyberPower 2200VA (4 per rack) randomly crapping out taking 1/4 of the rack down every Wednesday's (Generator switch over every week) to get a APC Symmetra PX 80kW installed. It took another year to FINIALLY start getting newer servers with real...
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    Post your hard drive Power On hours!

    We still have well over 150 of those and 5015's (P4 socket 775 versions). Most of them still work, some have dead power supplies, 2-3 have dead boards. Most of them are retired, I think 20 to 30 of them are still running. We are moving data centers in 2 years, by the end of this year they will...
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    Post your hard drive Power On hours!

    Was running on a old ass SuperMicro 5013 server, It was a client's web server running 2003. Just got retired to a VM until they update their stuff to be moved to a Linux VM.
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    Post your hard drive Power On hours!

    From the other day, only had 2 bad sectors on it.
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    BlackBerry not Dead Yet

    Probably not for long, Ford is using it until 2023 and swapping over to Android after that.
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    [DEAD] Today deals only: TurboTax 2021.

    If you have very basic needs you can do TurboTax Online or Free edition. You can file with TurboTax Free Edition, TurboTax Live Basic, or TurboTax Live Full Service Basic if you have a simple tax return.* *A simple tax return is Form 1040 only. Situations covered by TurboTax Free Edition...
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    Are traditional HDDs still the preferred storage drive vs SSD?

    I want to move to SSD storage but I would need at least 2, 8TB SSD in raid 1 for a bit of piece of mind. I also have a external that I plug in once in a while for cold storage for important stuff.
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