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    Sarscio VerweyIl y a 8 heures

    Jay this video was confusing to watch lol. Yoh are all over the place, man! 😂

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    Supun JayawardanaIl y a 8 heures

    Milk first or Cereal first? Change my mind

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    Rahmath UnnisaIl y a 8 heures

    Myth :- Livestrong Bracelets don't work

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    Henley DengIl y a 8 heures

    i built my 2600k back late 2011... i left my pc on 24/7... not hibernate or sleep.. but literally just on... i turn off the monitor thats it... no hardware issues at all.. i replaced the gtx 260 to 1080ti.. thats it.. so leaving pc on 24/7 DOES NOT hurt the system...

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    Marc-andre GravelleIl y a 8 heures

    What internet do i need to download more ram ? Amd or nvidia ?

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    iiElysium xIl y a 8 heures

    My computer is on for weeks straight

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    Pawel ZIl y a 8 heures

    You know what? I was planning to upgrade but for the benefit of science I'll continue to use my x6 1100T @4.2 to see how long it will last. Almost 10 years and counting. I have a distinctive feeling that it'll be the mobo that'll give up first...

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    Erin The PiraIl y a 8 heures

    Jay still has cable! nice

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    MARS VLOGSIl y a 8 heures

    Myth: Laptops 💻 shouldn't be overclocked. Reality:No one cares 😔

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    arokh72Il y a 8 heures

    Promotes an event that's over when the video releases. An myth you've covered before Jay. That PC ownership is expensive. Yes it can be expensive if you want the best of the best, but you can easily get a lower cost gaming PC and enjoy many of the latest titles. Sure you may have to play 1080p @ 50fps on medium settings, but it doesn't mean you can't enjoy PC gaming, and the best thing is that you can put in better components, such as more RAM if needed, or a higher end GPU, or even CPU...depending platform, as money allows.

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    PERSPECKTiVEIl y a 8 heures

    Clever Trevor.

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    MrChrisMooIl y a 8 heures

    I think Linus did a video showing a larger power supply draws less power for the same load.

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    Joe GalindezIl y a 8 heures

    bring back the talking bush

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    Austin AllmanIl y a 8 heures

    Screw the talking head videos give us more talking plant videos.

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    iiElysium xIl y a 8 heures

    I know a computing student who actually told me that you should put more ram in your pc to make it run faster...so is hot that shit down and told the guy who was asking to replace his hard drive with an SSD and that should fix the issue

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    Joe shmoeIl y a 8 heures

    How do I get a contract to SMASH HARD DRIVES?- The Hulk.

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    Daniel CaparrósIl y a 8 heures

    thanks for taking a boring theme and make it entertaining with edition. The reason pc components die in startup can be because either high voltage spikes in initialization or energy stored in capacitors going where it shouldn't go, my guess

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    jorgezl48Il y a 8 heures

    The bigger your powersupply the higher your electric bill will be.

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    tervalasIl y a 8 heures

    Keeping your computer on overnight isn't nearly as much of an energy draw problem as keeping your monitors on is.

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    Philosopher Sorcerer GamingIl y a 8 heures

    My gigabyte GTX 1060 6gb Xtreme gaming temperatures stay at 23 C on idle? No this is not water cooled, it's air cooled and I have a good case fan setup blowing air over the top of the back plate. Gaming my temps don't get above 44 c. Very good for an air cooled card. With a heat wave and air temps about 30 c my max gpu temps go as high as 46 c.

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    SAGHW TeamIl y a 8 heures

    "What kills a CPU is too much voltage" *intense 8320 flashback*

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    Pat CallahanIl y a 8 heures

    I overclocked my coffee maker to make espresso. Its on eBay right now "for parts or repair"

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    Ruben ThijsIl y a 8 heures

    You don't need to distroy your harddrive. You can do a cmd > cipher, or Phil it with other useless crap. There are a lot of specialist programs to do this for you.

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    iiElysium xIl y a 8 heures

    My gaming pc is great at scaring as a heater for my uni room

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    Senen EspadaIl y a 8 heures

    failed dubbed for Jayztwocents dubbed the voice of this guy

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    Jesse M.Il y a 8 heures

    Parts dying from turning on power can be the same concept as the most hurtful thing you can do to a car, is start it. The sudden jolt of power and whatnot.

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    Ernesto AvilezIl y a 8 heures

    The biggest myth that always hear is that, My computer is slow, so is it because of viruses. Most of the time, a slow computer is due to the hardware actually being slow for the tasks its trying to do, and 9 times out 10m it sill has a mechanical HDD in it that is slow, so upgrading to an SSD can make it and even some old computer a bit faster.

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    TheMadMedekIl y a 8 heures

    AIOs perform better than air coolers. That one has been covered countless times. Some people still believe it.

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    Nathan SquireIl y a 8 heures

    Water could heat your room more if your CPU is throttling, or you are able to run a bigger overclock. I do see what you mean tho and I agree a competent air cooler is the same as water.

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    Michael MichaelIl y a 8 heures

    Omg thank you.

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    Derek NguyenIl y a 8 heures

    i feeel like i just shit myself and phils reaction HAHAHAHAHAHA

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    PeachIl y a 8 heures

    Myth: the pcmr subreddit has good advice.

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    Aon DuineIl y a 8 heures

    my machine runs 24/7 but it also runs a couple servers for my home.. so... yeah.

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    Deebrickashaw LastIl y a 8 heures

    I have a 2600k cpu that has been running at 4.4 ghz for over a decade now on air. The 2600k should be in the running for the best cpu ever.

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    Kek GorillaIl y a 8 heures

    But I want to believe *X-files music *

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    pantheist46n2Il y a 8 heures

    "arch linux is hard to install and not stable"

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    Mitchell ApkeIl y a 8 heures

    Can we see a video of your Camaro on the Dyno? @JayzTwoCents

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    Chad McKeanIl y a 8 heures

    IF this has something about side panels before turning it on the 1st time being false, i disagree

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    ABMNS PRODUCTIONIl y a 8 heures

    I have a laptop that i'm using as a webserver since 5 years, it's staying powering up almost 6 months most of the time without being rebooted and it's doing pretty damn fine even today, i should probably upgrade it at some point though, it's getting old now in term of hardwares lol

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    CryptoIl y a 8 heures

    0:05 is that the first pc myth?

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    DudsIl y a 8 heures

    I love the SSD VS HDD one. In the last 4 years I had one SSD fail, it was an early SSD drive and good 7 years old when it died. I lost a 3TB 18 months old, 2TB 2 years old, and 3 500GB ranged from 1 to 3 years old in the same span of time. All of them much younger than the SSD and they were all storage drives. The SSD was a OS drive I used for Win XP, then Win 7 and Win 10 so it saw a lot of use compared to the HDD's that I would just drop files on every now and then.

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    deadeye mavIl y a 8 heures

    powering on is a component death trigger because you've applied max charge capacity for an instant where there was minimal if any residual charge left

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    bubbaattackIl y a 8 heures

    I'm really glad you mentioned the overclocking myth. I've had to explain that a couple times to my friends. "yes overclocking technically shortens the lifespan, but you are likely to upgrade the PC anyways before you would actually do any harm to the CPU."

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    Justus CucuroIl y a 8 heures

    my fx 8320 ran 4.9ghz, then 4.8,4.7, and its finaly settled down to 4.5 max stable. just upgraded a month ago to a 9900kf pushing 5g

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    Sam MorrowIl y a 8 heures

    I am going to start asking tech tubers this question till i get an answer, "How did computer parts become standardized as in ATX, ITX, ETX?" Yea LTT could do this but most haven't been around as long as you Jay. That gives you the ability to give personal context. Yes, i am saying ur old.... :p

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    Philosopher Sorcerer GamingIl y a 8 heures

    Jay, Can I use my computer to time travel?

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    Addam RobinIl y a 8 heures

    You won't feel much of a drastic difference going from 60Hz to 144Hz The absolute most drastic difference is going back from 144Hz to 60Hz There is no going back...

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    Jared QuickIl y a 8 heures

    I just want to say as a pretty long time subcriber, put out the content you want and if you think we're facepalming or think it's redundant who cares if It helps someone I'm down

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    Andrew FremantleIl y a 8 heures

    No, no, no, no, NO. You don't need to destroy storage media. Something like a USB flash drive, _maybe_, but any more complex storage has ways to confirmably wipe it. Conventional HDDs can be wiped by something like gnu-shred, and many HDDs and SATA SSDs support the ATA SECURE ERASE command, which will take a good long time to execute because it physically goes over and erases [flash] or zeroes [magnetic platters] the entire media. I've never had to wipe NVMe storage though, so I don't know what the state of the art is on that. Drives are commonly destroyed because it's cheaper than paying someone to certifiably wipe them, which is incredibly unfortunate. Except for the storage vendors, they're happy with this.

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    XYLO GAMER 100Il y a 8 heures

    I recently built my first pc and its got a gtx 1660 ti and a ryzen 7 2600x and 16 gb 3000mhz ram is it good

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    CarterRobertsIl y a 8 heures

    what happened to the 370z?

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    Phil WoodsIl y a 8 heures

    Myth wearing jumpers and other clothing that can have static will short out your components if you touch them before grounding yourself by touching the power supply

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    antony redfernIl y a 8 heures

    bottleneck is so confusing. Because even at 50% cpu load with 1600... i gained 20fps going to 3600. even on a 1070 which shouldn't be bottle necked on a 1600

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    Game ChangerIl y a 8 heures

    Are liquid aio worth it?

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    sparkyenergiaIl y a 8 heures

    Anything to do with the word bottlenecking. Does my Matrox G200 bottleneck my 8 core 4ghz fileserver. No! PC are purpose built not all have the purpose of playing triple AAA titles.

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    lolcupIl y a 8 heures

    what about light oc say 100-200mhz while under volted?

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    LarsnationIl y a 8 heures

    Well actually the only difference in room temperature should be how fast it reaches its max temp, since water has a larger energy capacity than air but the excess energy from the components stays the same

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    breakIl y a 8 heures

    hey jay, you look alot thinner lately and kinda tired. we know you wanted to loose some weight, but please dont do so by overworking. stay healthy big guy.

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    Espekapa GamingIl y a 8 heures

    intel fanboy

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    Hiro NitoIl y a 8 heures

    Who needs a heater when your PC can warm up your room during the winter? hmmm

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    AndromydousIl y a 8 heures

    I've been trying to figure a way to exhaust the pc air literally outside. The problem I have in reality is that I just don't have enough space. In other words, I would have to rearrange the room and I legit haven't found an efficient way of doing that.

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    RabidZoJoIl y a 8 heures

    I swear I never clicked this fast on a video

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    1BigBenIl y a 8 heures

    Nr.1 lol I miss my 9590/2x390x water heater Nr.2 well they do run better, but not as fast in 2019 :þ Nr.3 well it is true upto 16gb after that it comes to what the rest of your system is and what program/game you are running Nr.4 delateding hdd volume reformation and repeat few times no longer enough to do, so get a new drive for the pc you are selling Nr.5 bigger is better Nr.6 sadly Backblaze still has not ssd in their Failure data Nr.7 1 Year Airflow Experiment - The Stunning Conclusion Nr.8 first part to break down on old folks computer is on/off button Nr.9 do it right it will last years, but do it wrong it dies like Ford on a dyno.

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    Pink Lightning Gacha and GamingIl y a 8 heures

    The downloading more ram is shit Jay ram is hardware not software you can't download it

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    Lorenzo SoriceIl y a 8 heures

    Hardware may fail on boot because of the surge of power. Similar to a light bulb burning out when you flip the switch. Honestly, love the talking head videos.

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    C CIl y a 8 heures

    As his power efficiency graph showed, power supplies become VERY inefficient below 10% load. In a modern single cpu, single gpu system idle wattage is around 60watts. With a 650w or so power supply you are just dipping a bit in efficiency, with a 1600w power supply you are wasting a ton of power. No wonder he turns his computers off between every activity.

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    SkradgeeIl y a 8 heures

    Normal people: I’ll run KillDisk on this old drive...write zeros across it with multiple passes, verify the results, and sell it to make some money! Jay: Better nuke it from orbit, just to be sure. 🙄

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    Mike TeeVeeIl y a 8 heures

    I worked in a data center for a couple of years. I have literally shredded thousands of HDDs - SSDs included. Many were BRAND NEW, simply because we mismanaged the inventory and we couldn't take chances with customer data. We had a rule: "HDDs ship in, but don't ship out". in case anyone was wondering: yes, I felt terrible doing it, HDDs are precious to me (especially the SSDs) but it was a requirement of my duties, and I was paid well for doing it.

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    Bit RageIl y a 8 heures

    Jay, how effective would a MINI boarder (edges to help prevent leaks) of traditional thermal compound AND liquid metal on the inside be on a BIG socket like xeon platinums and 32 core Threadrippers? !?!

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    FibreHzdIl y a 8 heures

    look that unused space @Fractal pm mo for more ideas LOL

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    KGIl y a 8 heures

    7:30 Your assessment here is correct but I just want to provide an anecdote to reiterate something you said. There is something to note here. If there is something wrong with a piece of hardware, it may only be noticeable AFTER shutting a computer down. Case in point, I had a desktop I'd used for torrents so it stayed on all the time. I never consistently shut it down. It burned through 4 sets of memory in 3 years, in the end leaving me with a single operable stick of memory. As long as I'd leave it running I'd never notice a problem. No lost files, no crashes, no corrupted data. The second I shut it down I'd either have trouble booting, it would crash, or I'd have data issues. I wouldn't say that I did it any favors by leaving it running, but shutting it down wasn't what killed it either. A small issue in an electrical circuit can be a non-factor as long as that circuit is kept in use. Stop using it though and the electrical charge needed to cross that break or whatever may be too high for the computer to handle.

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    Chetar RubyIl y a 8 heures

    Another disagreement with this video: Leaving your computer on is actually better for long term survival of the hardware. Thermal stress on the components is a thing, you know. And what causes thermal stress? Radical changes in temperature. So if you turn off your PC, all the components cool off to ambient temperature, then when you turn it back on, everything gets hot again. Do this every day, well, you see the problem. Things heating up and cooling down over and over and over is very hard on the components. In my opinion, to achieve the longest durability of your system, don't expose it to any thermal stress. Keep all the components at the same temperature 24/7/365. Even Jay hints at the cause by suggesting when you turn it on is when things blow up. Yeah, duhh, it cooled off, then you put power back on it and some micro-fracture occurred inside the die due to thermal stress and the next power up is the last straw. Obviously, as Jay notes, if the system is OVERHEATING, that is a problem too, keep the thermals under control.

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    brandishwarIl y a 8 heures

    6:25 - The fact that 120mm fans are the norm and not 80mm fans is what allows that to be a myth. The fans move too much air, and the chassis can accommodate enough fans that bad cable management isn't really an issue. If you go back to chassis that had only one or two 80mm fans as intakes, and may or may not have had exhaust fans, then bad cable management absolutely was an issue. That we also no longer rely on ribbon cables for connecting storage also helps. MaximumPC's October 2001 issue showed a computer building company that used origami to tame the ribbon cables used for the HDD, DVD, and FDD. Link: books.google.com/books?id=2QEAAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA36 * * * * * 7:38 - Oh man... As someone who has been using Windows since 3.1, this one really pains me to listen to. The pagefile is where the Windows kernel writes blocks of memory for processes that don't need memory right away. Memory is allocated in blocks called "pages", and Windows will take entire pages of memory and write them to this file as needed. It's also called the "swap file". And in today's setups, there is typically no need to do any kind of optimization on the page file. You won't gain much. And that's been the case since, really, Windows XP. For me, Windows 3.1 was the last time I touched the pagefile setup. I never touched it with Windows 95 or 98. But the pagefile goes back to the "more memory" myth and is where that idea originated. And that myth isn't entirely wrong either. The more memory you have in your system, the less often your system needs to "page swap" - read a page from the pagefile to put in memory and take a page from memory and write to the pagefile. "Page swapping" with HDDs could be painfully slow and thrash your HDD. This is why keeping your HDD de-fragmented was important for system performance - and why Microsoft had a background defrag process starting with Windows XP. It's also why SSDs are such a godsend and an instant upgrade to any Windows system that didn't already have one, as the page swapping becomes almost unnoticeable. With PCI-E SSDs, it's like it isn't there. And yes, even if your system has 16GB or 64GB of RAM, Windows still maintains a pagefile to keep as much physical memory available as possible. What you're referring to in the video is the "hiberfile", where Windows stores an image of RAM before the system powers off from hibernation. In sleep mode (as opposed to hibernate), the system is still powered on, RAM is still powered, just in a low power mode, so Windows doesn't write anything out to primary storage since it doesn't need to. It only does that when you put the system into Hibernate.

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    Ethan HubbardIl y a 8 heures

    Place the PSU on the isolating pads, so the case doesn’t short circuit the PSU... #theverge

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    Pyro411Il y a 8 heures

    For the note about components having a higher chance of failure upon turning it on, I heard it related to like turning on a light bulb and how it fails upon turning on being due to the cycles of power on/off going from ambient room temp to whatever operating temp it runs at eventually causing the electrical connection to degrade to a point that it increases resistance and generates more heat than the component can handle..

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    JsGIl y a 8 heures

    Is one of them that Theo Joe makes real content

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    Kristian SimsIl y a 8 heures

    I think it’s worth mentioning that if you use full disk encryption then you CAN just overwrite the encryption headers and any external keys and that data is gone. Not sure how good BitDefender is these days though. Also if you want to sell an HDD, you can overwrite the drive with a few rounds of random and zeroes, and if you want to sell an SSD, just use a TRIM utility to wipe it, and DO NOT overwrite the whole drive because that will waste its life and mess up its block mapping.

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    yungfleipIl y a 8 heures

    I know you forget to link to stuff, but can I at least get a link on a good reputable source for downloading more RAM? kthxbye

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    DarKSpiritAUIl y a 8 heures

    Love the lighting setup with the sony fs7 flexing in the background haha, nice one phil!

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    Zeff MalchazeenIl y a 8 heures

    Why does this video have a Vsauce vibe

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    Sheila olfieWayIl y a 8 heures

    are teh FX processors bad?

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    NightskyIl y a 8 heures

    Adding RAM can speed up your system if you didn't have enough to begin with. Most system admins won't run win10 with less than 8GB of RAM. It can do it but it runs better with 8. DOD wipes will also erase data without destroying the drive. Thought it can take days to complete. Software is available for everyday people.

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    Arkayn GamingIl y a 8 heures

    Everyone PC enthusiast should save this video to their favorites

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    Michael AitkenIl y a 8 heures

    Send your hard drives to Hilary Clinton!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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    Forward WolfIl y a 8 heures

    ...the myth about ram... came about of the early days of PCs. You know the days of putting a PC together and going crap running out of money. To get this video card and no ram or little cheaper video card and 256k ram. The PC would work buuut it would be slow.....cut a couple more yards pick some more ram........yes! I'm maxed ram out at 1g! Now windows needs like 4gs of ram just to start.

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    Classics of DesignIl y a 8 heures

    Dodge Ram 1600gb in my Linux box make it significantly and noticeably sweeter. Bigger is better people, don’t waste your time with a x86 architecture.

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    Adrian GonzalezIl y a 8 heures

    LOL, the thing about power efficiency is quickly becoming a myth as well. Newer power supplies are built with a much wider curve then they used to have. Is this planting the seeds for a future job security.

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    FireflyIl y a 8 heures

    What about using PETG tubing with coolants that contain glycol? All I can find om the internet are conflicting claims saying that glycol in coolants will absolutely destroy PETG, and others saying that they've run glycol in PETG for years and nothing has happened. Can we get some definitive answer here?

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    Unedited GamerIl y a 8 heures

    "Securely" deleting files can take a long time if going over the full drive, some times (while not always) it's more time efficient to fully encrypt the drive, than format over the drive (losing the key in the processes) than installing windows over drive for the next owner. Once the key has been lost there really isn't much they can do (there will be two keys created when encrypting a drive) one on the drive and the one you created combining both unlocks the drive without both there isn't anything you can do with the data (it will just appear as gibberish) even if there is a small bit of encrypted data remaining on the drive after words.

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    TheSkittleFurIl y a 8 heures

    How do you download more ram?

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    Jason GoodenIl y a 8 heures

    The biggest PC myth is The Verge

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    DudsIl y a 8 heures

    On the leaving your pc on all night is bad for your pc, I leave my pc on 24/7 unless I have to take a trip somewhere. Mostly due to the fact I have had more stuff fail when booting up then any other time. Also it makes it easy to tell when windows has updated Steam and such will not be running. We no longer have any control over when or how it does the updates, well very little control.

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    ReeEEE! NORMIEGETOUT!!Il y a 8 heures

    some of the new air coolers are eating liquid coolers lunches.

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    Omnom BaconIl y a 8 heures

    Um, the page file, or swap file, (pagefile.sys) is used when you try to use more RAM than the computer has, or to store things needed in RAM that haven't been accessed in a while. If you enable hibernation Windows creates a file called hiberfil.sys that is exactly the same size as your RAM. It writes the info in the RAM onto the drive, then shuts down. When you turn the computer back on it simply loads the information from the hiberfil.sys file back into the RAM, which is much faster than booting (especially with an SSD). hiberfil is used for hibernation, pagefile is used for RAM overflow.

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    THE ELITE BAMBIIl y a 8 heures

    so single channel ram would be the same as dual or quad? right.lol

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    SloIl y a 8 heures

    When it comes to the efficiency curve, you should also consider how much time is spent using your computer at full load. GPUs that recommend 500W for example also aren't usually put in a system that draws 500W. They're recommending that you buy a 500W power supply for your entire system as long as it's not crazy out of the norm. I understand that Jayz has a different use case and money to burn but most of us care about every dollar in a new build. So yeah, buy quality rather than quantity when it comes to power supplies.

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    Ryan SutherbyIl y a 8 heures

    Can you use aios to create a custom water loop

  98. author

    SonyPlayStation ForLifeIl y a 8 heures

    PC Myth: PC has the best games... WRONG !!

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    PowerfulshammyIl y a 8 heures

    Here's a myth that should be debunked Anti virus, Firewalls and of the such only slows down your PC

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    Hugo JeanIl y a 8 heures

    ''Big Psu wont hurt your computer... just your wallet!''