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  1. freebooter

    Android - updates and security questions

    Thanks for the replies. I ended up getting a budget Motorola. It is a big upgrade over what I had and I am sure it will be good enough for me for a few years. I was very tempted by a Xiaomi that was on offer and would have been better hardware. I ended up being not too worried about frequency...
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    Android - updates and security questions

    I need to buy a new phone. My current phone is a Wileyfox Swift 1:o and its version of android is too old for some apps now. I have been thinking of replacing it for a couple of years now but every time I start looking into it the market seems too complicated. A major aspect I don't understand...
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    PC Game Pass (was Xbox Game Pass for PC)

    Well, my confidence was premature. I managed to install MSFS but when I tried to install something else I just got errors. Having tried the basic fixes I uninstalled/reinstalled 'gaming services' via powershell and it is back working again. I installed Forgotten City successfully. Time will tell...
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    **** Official Microsoft Flight Simulator Thread ****

    I have just installed this via Game Pass. I haven't done anything yet other than install the base game and the UK scenery update. Can anyone recommend a good guide to optimising the settings for performance. My PC is middling spec, Ryzen 3600, 16 GB RAM, nvme drive and a Radeon 5700. The game...
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    PC Game Pass (was Xbox Game Pass for PC)

    Ye of little faith. When I booted up yesterday the stuck updates were gone and I was able to start the MSFS downloader without any further problems. I had tried signing out and back in to the store and reset it via settings and reset cmd with no luck the night before. I didn't want to spend too...
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    PC Game Pass (was Xbox Game Pass for PC)

    I just signed up to the 3mths for £1 offer mainly so I could try MSFS. The store is now stuck trying to install xbox gaming services and MSFS and failing with err code 0x80073CF3. A quick search shows this to be a common problem with lots of suggested fixes. I have tried a few of the basic ones...
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    Office Chair vs. Gaming Chair

    I need a new chair and after reading this forum I am looking at a refurbished office chair. Current options that are in stock and in my price range are the g64 and the orangebox DO. The problem I have had with every computer chair is that the seat padding soon breaks down so that I am...
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    Cloud backup and storage (Linux friendly)

    This is a bit of a necro but I saw this thread while scrolling down. I used to use dropbox on both win and linux until they restricted the number of connections you could have on the free service. Looking round for an alternative I found https://koofr.eu and have used it ever since. The linux...
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    Audio bussing under gaming?

    I have the same problem but on my windows pc. It doesn't happen all the time. On subnautica the main menu screen produces very bad buzzing but the game itself it is less noticeable. I am using onboard sound (realtek) and wondered whether a separate sound card may fix it so it is interesting to...
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    **** Official Microsoft Flight Simulator Thread ****

    I would be quite happy to buy direct from MS just to avoid having all games through my Steam account. However, the one feature that Steam have that other platforms don't is the backup and restore function. Even with fast broadband some of these games like MSFS are huge and take a long time to...
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    **** Official Microsoft Flight Simulator Thread ****

    ObsidianAnt covers manual cache and downloading scenary in his latest video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_K1cZF_kRo
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    Australian Grand Prix 2020, Melbourne - Race 1/22

    Sky has a video up saying it is cancelled but haven't put an article or headline up https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/f1/11956422/australian-grand-prix-called-off I am not sure whether cancelling completely really reduces the risk much compared to running the race without spectators...
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    New US$85 - Ryzen 5 1600 AF - 6-core 12-thread CPU

    The listing has the old AE part number and specs it as 14nm but it would be odd if they are announcing a new order of the original 1600 so I guess they have just used an old spec and the chips will be the new AF ones. Hopefully someone from ocuk will confirm.
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    New US$85 - Ryzen 5 1600 AF - 6-core 12-thread CPU

    I haven't spent too long searching but the only place I could find selling a 1600 with the AF code is asking £125 which makes it pointless. The GN review surprisingly just focused on the av framerate but the 0.1% low figures they give looked very good. It would be interesting to see the charts...
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    *** The Official Elite: Dangerous Thread ***

    Sorry, I was having a senior moment. It was LTDs I have been mining not painite :o
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    *** The Official Elite: Dangerous Thread ***

    You should be able to get about 1.1 -1.2 million per ton for painite. Check here for the best prices near you http://edtools.ddns.net/miner
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    ASUS AMD NAVI 5700 AT £249 & 5700 XT AT £299 WITH FREE GAMES, CASHBACK BF OFFER, DETAILS INSIDE!!!

    It is on the £40 refund page (which can't be claimed before 9th Dec) but not the Rate my Gear one. That just has the Dual, Rog Strix and Tuf 5700s listed. I assume they just haven't updated the website yet but it would be nice to have it confirmed. As far as I can see they are both direct from...
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    ASUS AMD NAVI 5700 AT £249 & 5700 XT AT £299 WITH FREE GAMES, CASHBACK BF OFFER, DETAILS INSIDE!!!

    @Gibbo I see you posted at 18:08 yesterday that the offer was live. I ordered yesterday at about 14:30 iirc. The product page had all the details of the offer and the title included the £65 discount. I assume my order will qualify?
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    Case fan recommendations

    If you get the PST version as linked above you can daisy chain them together and run several fans from one mb fan header.
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    Phanteks P300 airflow question

    I am looking at the Phanteks P300. I have seen a lot of comments that it has poor airflow because of the front panel design. I think it may suit me otherwise and I am not sure whether the poor airflow would be that relevant to the sort of system I am likely to have. My current rig is as follows...
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