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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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PAGE RANK NOVEMBER 2021

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Record traffic suggests the site is finally recovering. The bot traffic tool shows heavy bot traffic has been dominating the site traffic. Overall, human traffic is running at around 100,000-250,000 or so pageviews per month at present. Daily traffic of 1,500 pageviews are now more and more common. Referral traffic from several new sources has …

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EXPEDITED VANCOUVER TO VICTORIA FAILED

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An item coming from Vancouver to the Island should have arrived in 2 days maximum with expedited service. The package has been mired at the Richmond mail center where it has been MIA for 3 days now. Calling BC Ferries who said there was no problem with waits and no sailings have been cancelled. This …

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BSOD LAUNCHING HALO

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This morning I was going to play test the update Halo: MCC to see if there was any changes of note. Instead of playing the game Windows 11 crashed with BSOD. Reboot was slow suggesting the crash dump was uploaded to Redmond so that the problem can be fixed. I am using 496.61 hotfix so …

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VIDEO CARD SURVIVAL 2021

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So far in the studio there has not been many video card failures at all. The lessons learned from 196.75 really drove home the idea of power supplies and chassis designs. After watching the AM2 platforms being trashed I was pushed to spending a lot of cash on new hardware. 196.75 trashed my old 8600 …

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ALEXA RANK NOW IN THE BIG LEAGUES

After years of content creation the site now has an Alexa rank of 234,224. This puts the site in the top 2% of the entire internet. This is more than I could have imagined even 5 years ago. With site traffic topping 1,500 page views a day not many can make the claim that the …

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ONGOING COLD BOOT AND STANDBY PROBLEMS

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After several updates the machine is now more stable than it has been over the last several months. The earlier post exceeded 500 pageviews. Machine specs are here. The MSI X570-A PRO has not been a problem all of the time. It seems to be over the last 6 months that more problems than solutions …

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HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM IDEAS 2021

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The modern entertainment system today is largely make up from a 4K television and a typical cable TV box. 4K televisions are now rapidly replacing HDTV sets. The color and picture quality of 4K makes the older equipment look like it belongs in a museum. For a sound system, the JBM Extreme2 is plugged into …

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GROWING NUMBERS OF LINUX ATTACKS

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Unlike the server here which is firewalled, most most servers a public facing which can expose them to a wide range of threats. It’s hard to fathom how many use default passwords etc. By comparison a 512-bit password far exceeds the NIST requirements. Some of the malware circulating is actually seeking Linux servers. The goal …

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REMOVED SOME OLD POSTS

Some of the old posts on the site are of no value so they have now been removed. In some cases commentary was copied to other posts but much of the material was not suitable. By cleaning up the site the search engines will have more substantive posts to consider such as the 1400 or …

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