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  1. Jimbo Mahoney

    Travel Laptop for video / gaming (long haul)

    I have limited experience of using airplane power sockets, but I believe they are limited to 75W, so you'd need to check the power draw of the device you want to use and whether it can operate with slow charge. The Razer Stealth 13 with 1650Ti Max-Q seems to have a 100W charger, so it might...
  2. Jimbo Mahoney

    Advice on selling PC - e.g. Windows install and wiping HDD

    Thanks. DBAN seems only for HDDs. SSDs may have their own secure wipe software? I'll look into that with the manufacturer's of each / do more googling. Still looking for info on how to set up a neutral Windows account?
  3. Jimbo Mahoney

    Advice on selling PC - e.g. Windows install and wiping HDD

    I'm contemplating selling one or two laptops and wondering how best to ensure: 1) Laptop is fully functional (i.e. Windows installed), but with no username / password. 2) No data can be recovered from the SSD / HDD. With regards to Windows installs, I'm fairly familiar with the process, as I...
  4. Jimbo Mahoney

    Book recommendations (philosophy / sci-fi etc. - thread includes a list of books I've enjoyed)

    I'm rekindling (pun partially intended) an interest in reading, so I'm looking for some more books that you feel have had an influence on how you see the world. You'll probably get the idea when I provide my list of recommends and a quick summary of them (in no particular order, forgive my...
  5. Jimbo Mahoney

    Upgrading the laptop to the next generation.

    Wow, very cool dude!
  6. Jimbo Mahoney

    Lenovo Legion 5 Pro

    +1 Mind you, I like minimum frame rates to be 60, ideally averaging around 100. When I was gaming on a 2060 laptop, I deliberately went for a 1080 external monitor. Only with the 3070 was I confident enough that it could handle 1440, but to be honest, I only went 1440 because there were no...
  7. Jimbo Mahoney

    Lenovo Legion 5 Pro

    I suspect that registry setting is doing similar / identical things that Ryzen Controller can do: https://ryzencontroller.com/ If you want more advanced tweaks, you can try that too. In the end, I gave up tweaking the CPU because I found it made no performance difference because, on laptops...
  8. Jimbo Mahoney

    tuf a15 2021

    Hmm, I see what you mean. Assuming it's this one, then yes, it does look like the default and boost clocks are low and that it's therefore running an 80W BIOS. I compared mine, which is a 130W version, with this one on OcUK and my GPU-Z shows what they state - 1110 default, 1560 Boost...
  9. Jimbo Mahoney

    tuf a15 2021

    Where are you getting that maximum from? Have you tried MSI Afterburner?
  10. Jimbo Mahoney

    Lenovo Legion 5 Pro

    I wasn't commenting on the timings, but the results shown across multiple games tested. However, your second video was useful, if at least for the following two graphs: i.e. that some games show no improvement, whilst some show some (1% increase in average; up to 10% on 1% low). I'm...
  11. Jimbo Mahoney

    Lenovo Legion 5 Pro

    Not according to my previous post it's not? See above. I really can't see it making much difference in games, especially @ 1440p. Happy to stand corrected though!
  12. Jimbo Mahoney

    Lenovo Legion 5 Pro

    +50% FPS in games? ;) I'm 1/2 joking - I do appreciate there is something nice about having absolute max performance, even if it's 0.1% increase. :D
  13. Jimbo Mahoney

    Lenovo Legion 5 Pro

    For gaming, is there any point upgrading the RAM on the Ryzen 5800H? e.g. I'm looking here: https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/features/ryzen-5000-mobile-ram-guide About halfway down is the "Single-Rank vs. Dual-Rank" section with a graph of gaming performance. I just checked my (default /...
  14. Jimbo Mahoney

    Steam Sale - Blossom Tales & The Surge 2 (Action RPGs)

    Really starting to enjoy Surge 2 now I've got some more powerful gear, more health and healing and getting used to the directional blocking. The first two bosses were a nightmare and I had to watch videos on tactics, as well as grind a few more stat points. For stat points, I looked up the...
  15. Jimbo Mahoney

    Steam Sale - Blossom Tales & The Surge 2 (Action RPGs)

    I'm finding Surge 2 kinda similar to Darksiders 3: Dodge / Parry is key, as is learning mobs' attack patterns Getting lost a lot Simplistic stats / levelling system Choice of weapons and boosters Unable to progress into certain areas due to lack of item Bosses Side quests But different: I...
  16. Jimbo Mahoney

    Replacement exhaust advice (Nissan 350Z)

    Thanks - sorry, it's a 2004. The only query I have with the one you linked is that the Y-piece is 2.5" and the back is 3"?
  17. Jimbo Mahoney

    Replacement exhaust advice (Nissan 350Z)

    Thanks, but it's collection in person and I cannot do that due to my location.
  18. Jimbo Mahoney

    Replacement exhaust advice (Nissan 350Z)

    Thanks, I'd already found them and it looks like £1000 inc VAT for the bits I need! I'm not really after a performance exhaust I don't think. This looks close to OEM? Comes in around £680 inc VAT...
  19. Jimbo Mahoney

    Replacement exhaust advice (Nissan 350Z)

    Despite having a "cool" car, I'm a n00b and my mechanic has recommended I get a replacement exhaust. I need everything from the catalytic converters back, which I'm pretty sure means the Y-pipe, centre tube and back-box. My questions are: 1) Where should I source this from? (My mechanic is...
  20. Jimbo Mahoney

    Steam Sale - Blossom Tales & The Surge 2 (Action RPGs)

    Darksiders 3 is quite different and a little "marmite" for Darksiders fans - it's much harder (assuming you increase the difficulty) and involves a LOT of dodging, hence why I mention it. It's much more defensive than previous ones. I really like all 4, with 2 and 3 probably being my...
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