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Re: Best way to cool a room?

It isn't uncommon to hit 40-45ºC during the day and 32ºC+ during nights. :lol: And people still live there? I would die at those temperatures. :dead: Hehehe. We had temps like this last year, and a month ago the street clocks/thermometers were hit a minimum of 9ºC. Too bad it is (almost) impossible …

Re: Best way to cool a room?

It isn't that expensive to occasionally run a window unit (electricity isn't cheap in the Northeast US, a 5000btu window unit costs about $99-120US to buy new). It doesn't get nearly as hot around here compared to the southern US, but it can get pretty muggy and humid. Its not uncommon to run A/C …

Re: Give me idea's

- RAM not plugged in or faulty (as others have said - this one is standard). Inserting a RAM module (or any expansion card) halfway through is pretty dangerous. I remember frying a 1GB DDR stick when those were the highest capacity by doing that - the one and only time I've destroyed a part because …

Re: Avoid Samsung spinpoint drives

Data recovery companies tend to use a generic article for describing known problems for lots of models and manufacturers. I've had nothing but good experiences with Samsung HDDs. I have even some very old ones (20GB IDE) that still work flawless. Tried fiddling with the URL and came to this: http:// …

Re: replacing PSU fans with super fast ones

A higher RPM fan does not equate to more air. It also needs to have a higher static pressure to take advantage of the greater CFM you you are expecting. Fans with higher static pressure are best used for places with airflow restriction, like the thin blades of a radiator or a tower heatsink. CFM …

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Ordered a XL2730Z and a G402 Hyperion. First updates to my main PC since forever (forever being bying the 290X on november 2013) That'll replace a W2363D and a MX518 which probably is on its tenth birthday. G402 have a good shape. The main problems on it are: 1. The "sniper" button is a bit distant …

Re: Handheld PC's: What happened to them?

Tablets, netbooks, and smartphones killed them. This. With emphasis on the netbooks and smartphones. Tablets didn't get much attention until Apple launched the iPad, and I really don't know how big its market is even nowadays. Netbooks closed a gap while creating a new market. Wonder why almost all …

Re: Give me idea's

If the "test" is going to cover hardware, I'd: * Install a faulty (but not unusable) RAM module; * Install the OS on a HDD with bad blocks on it. Erratic behaviour due to bad parts is pretty cool to diagnose. Is he supposed to use his tools for troubleshooting or you are going to provide them? …

Re: AMD ZEN, what do you folks think?

I remember someone citing nVidia would use the same desktop-class GPU on mobiles a while ago. I wonder if they are really going with this. Haven't both AMD and nVidia been doing that for ages anyway? At least the Maxwell-based mobile parts are using the same GM20x chips as the desktop parts. They …

Re: AMD ZEN, what do you folks think?

A mobile RX480 would fare great on high-end notebooks. You think? The biggest problem the RX480 has at this point is poor performance-per-watt. Something that's even more important in notebooks than in videocards. This generation will be a total walk-over for nVidia in the notebook market. I …

Re: AMD ZEN, what do you folks think?

Just hoping AMD can get rid of the boycott Intel pushed into laptop/desktop OEMs for the last 5 years or so. A mobile RX480 would fare great on high-end notebooks. I'm counting on AMD to deliver at least Sandy Bridge level performance level with this new chips. Intel needs to face some competition, …

Re: Comeback for AMD?

I see the RX4xx as the new HD4xxx series, except it's competing with an older generation. I'd buy a RX480 if I didn't have a GTX 970 already. For anyone new into 1080p gaming there's little competition, price-wise.

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