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SEVERAL LARGE GAMES UPDATES AGAIN

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While my internet is fast enough, the problem is that installing game updates can bog down the machine. Steam can be configured to run updates overnight but in practice this is inefficient as game updates are spread over the period of several weeks instead of sequentially downloading during the update window. I have been dealing …

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DESIGNING FOR DDR6

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While DDR5 is not yet even available a lot of engineers are looking at the road ahead for DDR6. If you read through most digital electronics textbooks, they still talk about fanouts and propagation delay within integrated circuits. Most textbooks still discuss digital electronics in terms of rise/fall times of 10’s of ns. Signal integrity …

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NVIDIA LHR SOLD AS WOMEN’S GPU

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Searching for a LHR card found no real deals for video cards as miners are buying them regardless and trying to get around the restrictions. I have seen some comments about LHR cards in the NVIDIA forum and the miner with 10 cards was unhappy at the earnings. The questioner did not provide the specific …

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A LOOK AHEAD 5 YEARS

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In 5 years from now it will be nominally 2027. By this time semiconductors will be a substantially larger part of daily life more so than now. Many products already have aa modest CPU in them such the hot water unit that keeps your webmaster in coffee, more products will be more convenient. Inflation will …

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STEAM LIBRARY BUG

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It seems that the Steam Library bug has not been fixed. The old style with the header style links to games was not such a bad design as it was easy to scroll through the games to find what was of interest. Clearly this is a problem that is unique to Steam, other programs work …

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AMD AND NVIDIA FAVOR GAMING

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Both AMD and NVIDIA have posted propaganda claiming that they are distancing themselves from the mining craze that has dominated the scene for years. It was way back in April when NVIDIA started speaking of LHR (low hash rate cards) which were circumvented when the first RTX 3060 cards were introduced. So far not additional …

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INSTALLED WINDOWS 11 ON HUASHE NB14E LAPTOP

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Installing an available 2TB SATA SSD into the Huashe NB14E and I then tried to install Windows 11. Windows 11 installed fine with no complaint over the Apollo Lake Celeron CPU. It is bizzare how it will not like the CPU when upgrading Windows 10. There are definitely some serious concerning Microsoft’s recent proclivities not …

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STILL USING 32-BIT WINDOWS?

It is unbelievable that 20 years after the introduction of 64-bit processors that many still use 32-bit. The 64-bit CPU can recognize 256TB of memory which is more than anyone can need. Steam says over 90% are using Windows 10 x64 or Windows 11 x64. Windows 7 and Windows 8 holdouts make up a declining …

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INDEPENDANT GAMES GALORE

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To add more content to the site I have reviewed over 250 new free to play games from various independent develops. Many games are developed by a single person while some are a small team. Free to play has been a godsend to game reviewers who can play the game and review it. In recent …

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A GOOD PSU IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

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Today with video cards demanding two and even three PCIe power cables really makes the case for getting a super high rated power supply. Even worse is that video cards are now wider and depend three slot spaces. RATED POWER 12V CABLES AVAILABLE 550W 2 650W 3 750W 4 850W 5 1000W 6 1200W 6 …

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