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    Reclaiming Windows Tax on new laptop in UK

    You can try, but I can't imagine you'll have much luck. To me, it sounds a bit like asking for a discount on your new phone because you won't use the selfie camera. Windows 10 is part of the product you bought.
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    Building a new one

    Folding suffers more performance loss from decreased PCIe bandwidth than mining does. Here is a thread on the topic: https://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=28847
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    Simple Python Help - Phrasing File

    As usual with Python, there's a library for that! Have a look here: https://docs.python.org/2/library/xml.etree.elementtree.html I'm sure there will be alternatives too. Good luck!
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    Anyone running linux with nvidia folding

    I'm running Arch Linux. Not recommend unless you want to gain a deeper understanding of Linux. It makes a great, low-overhead OS though.
  5. What are you using to measure the output voltage? A cheap multimeter which doesn't average the voltage properly may give unpredictable readings. Remember that your output will be a square wave. You could add a filter to your output to get a smoothed DC signal which you can measure reliably.
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    Workstation, Folding Rig, and Photos

    I've tried doing this, but I get an error saying that changing the clocks is not supported for theGpu's although I know it is, because it says so in the driver release. I've done this successfully on a 980Ti on 381.22 Not sure why fan speeds can't be set through nvidia-smi I leave my fans on auto for now.
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    Workstation, Folding Rig, and Photos

    I don't have a proper solution, but you could try forcing the application clock with nvidia-smi.
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    ASUS Targeting Miners With Upcoming GPUs

    This is kind of irrelevant. These new cards won't be more attractive than ASICs. Video cards have always been attractive for mining coins which are "ASIC resistant", and these new cards won't change that. In my opinion, the release of these cards is just a marketing stunt, and the overall relative value of these cards will be less than a "normal" card.
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    Moving up a couple notches

    Our output has dropped significantly over the last days. Lukily I've just cobbled together an old 775 rig with a 1080Ti which should bring up our PPD by about 1 million
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    Moving up a couple notches

    We've just passed an inactive Awachs, and also PC Pitstop Mac forums also fell off our threats list
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    So FLDC has shot up today, hitting an all time high.
  12. Only 4x PCIe x16 slots? Disappointing, I'm looking for more I think the review could benefit from a summary of differences with other Asus ROG X99 boards. That's all I wanted to know, really, so I can see where the board fits into the lineup.
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    Good mass txt software for PC

    You could try a messaging app like WhatsApp? It's smartphone-based, but there is a web-UI too. Messages are sent over the internet rather than cellular.
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    Thank you for the advice Braegnok. I get the deal with FLDC and the other tokens now. According to their site, using FLDC in the username will have the same effect as ALL. Regarding Curecoin, it seems you have to fold for their team to receive them. Not something I'm willing to do.
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    Moving up a couple notches

    I just started up again after a few years downtime. My 980Ti seems to be running at 500k+ PPD. Hoping we can pick up the pace Nice to see the old emojis are still around too