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  1. Heinz57

    Cooler for i7-12700K reuse NH-U14S or something better?

    I'm running an 11700k with a U14S and it works fine - I believe the 11700k is more power hungry and runs hotter than the 12700k, so the 12700k shouldn't cause the U14S any issues.
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    Keep Windows on SSD or Move to NVME PCIE

    I've just reinstalled Windows onto a Samsung 980 Pro 2TB (NVME), previously I had been using a Samsung 850 Pro 1tb (SATA). So far, I cannot tell any difference in general use at all. In fact, I suspect it's booting a tiny bit slower!
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    Isle of Wight recommendations?

    When I was young we always used to stay in Wootton Bridge. It's in-between Cowes, Newport and Ryde so is quite convenient for accessing the larger towns. We used to spend most of our time on the beach at Sandown. Shanklin is nice too. Osborne House is impressive. Fishbourne and Bembridge are...
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    Powercolor Radeon 6800 - 1 year later, had enough of the faults...

    Sounds very unlucky. Without wising to tempt fate, my reference RX6800 is probably one of the best cards I've ever owned. Quiet, quick and no problems with drivers at all. Are you using two separate PCI-E cables to power it? I've heard using just one cable (with two plugs) has caused problems...
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    11900F Pocket Rocket[lake]

    Not an entirely fair comparison as I got it for free, but I was given an 11700k and a Z590 TUF motherboard by a family member who rushed to Alderlake at first opportunity. Coming from an 8700k I don't think it's a bad upgrade. In gaming I'm not seeing a huge increase in power consumption and...
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    EVGA 750 P2

    Since my EVGA P2 was 5-6 years old I decided to replace it with a Fractal Ion+2 Platinum 860w. Seems decent enough, it's quieter than the EVGA and the cables are impressively flexible. Only downside is it seems to whine when the PC is switched off, but since I don't use the room when I'm not on...
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    11700k + Noctua U14s

    Seems to be running fine, gets a bit toasty during a burn test but that's to be expected. For general use/gaming it seems to be running a bit cooler than my 8700k.
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    EVGA 750 P2

    Thanks. 750w should be okay for the moment then? Don't want to spend extra money if I don't have to, the EVGA P2s are quite good units.
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    EVGA 750 P2

    Is an EVGA 750w P2 going to be sufficient for an 11700k + Reference RX6800? Not planning on overclocking. PSU calculators seem to vary enormously for this config! Thanks in advance.
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    11700k + Noctua U14s

    I have been given an 11700k and a Z590 motherboard by a family member who wasted no time updating to Alderlake! I figure I might as well use it since it's free and it should be a bit of an upgrade over my 8700k (not expecting much though). Will my trusty old Noctua U14s be up to the task of...
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    Secure Boot on Latitude E6430s

    I don't think that laptop will be officially supported by Windows 11 regardless of secure boot. You need an 8th Gen Intel or newer (or a very select 7th Gen model) and that laptop is 3rd Gen? i think Windows 11 also wants a DX12 graphics card and the E6430s seems to only have DX11 options.
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    Geronimo the alpaca killed as legal row ends

    My sister owns and runs a cattle farm with her husband, she tries to be detached but I know she definitely feels it when they lose one.
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    New PC build very slow to wake from sleep.

    Ah good idea, I'll take a look. I remember there were no errors in reliability report when I checked, but didn't look in event viewer.
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    Windows 10

    I've had that before after a new version number, but I don't think I've had any large update recently. According to my update history an update hasn't been installed since last Weds. Oh well, Windows.
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    Windows 10

    Ugh, why does Windows 10 periodically present a screen at bootup asking me to continue setting up my PC? It's been setup for years! I needed to quickly access my PC for a document earlier and it got stuck on "just a moment" for 10 minutes.
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    New PC build very slow to wake from sleep.

    I recently had to upgrade my father's old ivybridge PC after the motherboard died. The spec is as follows: i5 10500 Integrated UHD 630 graphics B560M Aorus Pro AX (latest bios) 16GB (2x8) Crucial Ballistix 3200mhz DDR4 (XMP) WD SN750 250GB (boot drive) Crucial BX200 250gb / Samsung 860 EVO...
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    Intel i5 10500 + Cooler Master 212

    Thanks, fan curves can be adjusted in the bios, it does look set to quite aggressively keeps temps down by default.
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    Intel i5 10500 + Cooler Master 212

    The owner of the PC doesn't seem to care, so I'll just leave it - temps are good anyway. In fairness the PC in its previous form did sound like a hairdryer (from where it had probably never been cleaned out), so it's technically an improvement!
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    Intel i5 10500 + Cooler Master 212

    Thanks all, it works fine and temps look good. Fan ramps up quite a bit under load, but I imagine it's still much quieter than the stock cooler!
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    Intel i5 10500 + Cooler Master 212

    Thanks, yes, it certainly needs a good clean! Must have been in there 8-9 years...
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