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  1. You'd need a lot more information there... SSD or HDD? Disk format? Windows/linux/mac? If it's SSD you're probably SOL especially if TRIM is enabled, if it's HDD then don't use the disk at all or the files can be overwritten. Unplug it ASAP., do some research, get prepped before trying anything. You'll need a file recovery software to recover the data. I've had good luck with EaseUS, there are other options.
  2. As far as I can tell, and there is a lot of misinformation, is that most systems will be supported although if you don't have a more modern CPU you will miss out on features. No promises there, but Windows 10 had a similar story from the start. The requirement is TPM2: second generation AMD Zen and above are good to go, as are 8th generation Intel CPUs. fTPM2 is a firmware-motherboard implementation , so we may be able to add that to the BIOS of older systems for full support. List of officially supported CPUs: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/supported/windows-11-supported-intel-processors
  3. Don't use contact cleaner on the motherboard/CPU area. Any liquid that remains will cause shorting out. Gold is used on both the CPU and motherboard, and intel uses pins that dent the CPU pads so it's really more or less self-cleaning and corrosion resistant built in... General rule of thumb for me is never use contact cleaner, especially in slots/sockets. If you have a video card that has corrosion on the exposed PCIe pins, sure wipe it down with a rag with contact cleaner. I've seen that happen when a water cooler leaked at the CPU block down on to the graphics card. If you ever introduce a liquid to the motherboard you'll need an air compressor to force it out, you'd be surprised how much remains when you think it should be dry.
  4. That is awesome, I like it! You'll need a bigger desk soon at that rate . Single cable for sure, those extra 24fps aren't worth losing the other features. Having things in front of the monitor drive me nuts personally, I'd lay the speakers on their sides so then you're clear of any obstacles.
  5. I think the post limitation goes away after you get a few more posts, it's to block spammers. X99 is still very capable, but those Chinese remanufactured motherboards do have some quirks, but seem OK overall. I assume you are looking at the ZX-DU99D4, I don't think you will be able to NVMe RAID on that since one slot gets PCIe from the CPU and the other from the chipset, the lower slot is PCIe 3.0 and the upper is PCIe 2.0, so I would opt for a faster larger NVMe on the lower personally. One of my older systems is an x58 with a xeon x5670 overclocked, it is still very capable at 2K/4K gaming even. Clock for clock modern CPUs will dominate it but they also cost a lot more!
  6. The flat ones won't likely work for what you want. There are attic/outdoor models that can reach that far when paired with a signal amplifier/booster. Our local ardware stores have the same options as Amazon, they all look about the same too so just get one with good reviews.
  7. 939 can still get plenty of work done, especially if you get a dual core CPU. Searching on ebay ~"amd x2 939" you can find dual cores for ~$20. That with your 4gb of RAM will make a nice light system. Probably won't interest you but I used to run my 939 system overclocked to 3.2 GHz sometimes, usually 3 GHz, with 4x512 RAM at DDR-550. That really woke the old stuff up, but you won't have luck on the A8NE. If your motherboard died you might try to get a better one like the Asus A8N-SLI, or if you wanted to build the ultimate 939 system the A8N32-SLI - some guys have got it working with 8/16gb of ECC/registered memory! Here's a video of someone playing crysis on 939 with 8gb : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggJfb81zd7g I'm trying to piece a system like that together for nostalgia sake - I have the motherboard and RAM but had life events interrupt the progress... This forum used to be at least in part a major socket 939 community as DFI and then DIY forums wayyyy back in the day! Good luck whichever way you go. I also love the Intel LGA 1366 socket, which is all before the issues Intel has been patching. You can get xeon CPUs for dirt cheap, triple channel memory, and keep up with modern stuff fairly well especially if you dabble with overclocking.
  8. PoE cameras are the way to go, amazon has a ton of them cheap. What price range are you looking at? Sometimes you can score used ones on ebay, if you're really trying to save money. We've been using Unifi at work, but its at least 130usd/camera usually. Setup is simple though with the cloud key gen2. All in for 10 cameras, cable, a cheap 10+ port PoE switch, and cloud controller nvr would be about 2000 probably. The g3 cameras are about 4W each, so most switches would be fine.
  9. I really hope NVIDIA didn't mount the new 12-pin vertically from the PCB as rumors put it...
  10. The old Intel retention pins don't always bite to apply enough pressure between the heat sink and IHS. That combined with the fact that a lot of people had trouble with actuating them can cause insufficient pressure leading to high temperatures. I would just get a new heat sink, like the Hyper 212 that is only about 30 bucks usually. Depending on the motherboard you have, there is a LOT you can still do with that older platform. A very cheap upgrade is to buy a Xeon X5650 or better, which will get you past i7-980X performance very easily with mild overclocking. They are going for under $20, or for very little more you could step up to a X5670 or X5680 - which is nearly identical stock for stock to the 980X, as is the Xeon W3680. Any of these upgrades will do wonders for that older system, and moving down to 32nm from 45nm will mean a cooler running CPU too. Doing that, you wouldn't be beating new high end systems. But you would be able to play modern games without much issue at 2K resolution. I do similar with a secondary PC of mine: a R9 290X, and an X5670 overclocked to 4.2 GHz daily.
  11. A lot of times it's the springs getting worn out on them, or corrosion in the hinge joints. If you want to be cheap/easy you can just take a piece of scrap wood and make a latch out of a screw and piece of wood, or get a sliding door latch. Either way you'd need a step stool to undo it though, but it'll keep the oogie boogies locked out
  12. Nice job, I was going to recommend adding the paste between the mating surfaces of the cooler but I saw near the end you did that! I'm not sure on the 970, but on other NVME drives they use foil stickers for optimal heat transfer, so efficiency loss should be minimal if at all.
  13. Here it is converted to jpeg, a universal format Unless I deliberately try to clean my desk, it looks worse than that any given day
  14. IMHO we are further into Moores Law for graphics than we are for LCD panels, so I feel like we'll be seeing this trend for a while. AMD and NVIDIA (and Intel) could quadruple their IC but the power draw would be incredible, as would die failures at the fabrication level for such big chips. Or they could do two+ ICs side by side as they have in the past on CPUs at least. It doesn't help that multi-GPU scaling is still poor and all involved are moving away from it.
  15. glad to see some old familiars returning, welcome back! I've got an xbox controller hooked up to my gaming pc, hooked up to the 4k tv so I can play from the recliner! Or swap to the monitor/desk. That paired with a wireless keyboard/mouse combo help a bit. I rarely have time for console let alone PC sadly. I didn't get any covid time off/bonus bux, bought my first home in November and it's a huge project lol.
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