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Fuck that, I'm in the "OK we did this big hike with the dogs, we can totally blow away this big bag of chips and dip and not feel bad for it" camp.
 

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Threw together a work castoff computer for a local kid. He's got a bike and trailer and drives around the town picking up litter, he wants to start a proper youtube channel for it and wanted a "real computer" to do video production on.

Dell 7010 MT. Quad core i7, 16 gigs RAM, crappy Radeon HD6450 card. Threw a cheap Teamgroup 256gb SATA SSD in it. Also hacked a 500W ATX supply in there in case he wants a more badass video card for video encoding or who knows what, since the stock supply only allows slot-powered video cards. Someone gave me a GTX 280 but the fans are dead and it's not worth fixing.

He's pleased, plus I got rid of a crappy computer and some other parts I wasn't using... here trash pickin' kid, have some trash!
 
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Domon

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ive been running my DDR4 at the wrong voltage for like 3 years :(

I never could get it to hit spec (pc4-3200) so i was running it at 3000. Was fine really.

Recently i started getting IRQL errors, which is almost always a bad ram stick so i thought id go into bios and bump the voltage a bit on the ram to see if i could make it behave. 1.2 is standard DDR4 voltage and it was running it at that, so i bumped it to 1.25 then googled to see what other folks were running theirs at safely.

This specific ram kit assumes a default voltage of 1.35...... ive been undervolting it by a LOT for years. Im actually surprised it ran at all with a 12% undervolt.
 
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borked my fuckin debian install last night, tried to expand the partition and somehow trashed the file system.... grr.
 

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ive been running my DDR4 at the wrong voltage for like 3 years :(

I never could get it to hit spec (pc4-3200) so i was running it at 3000. Was fine really.

Recently i started getting IRQL errors, which is almost always a bad ram stick so i thought id go into bios and bump the voltage a bit on the ram to see if i could make it behave. 1.2 is standard DDR4 voltage and it was running it at that, so i bumped it to 1.25 then googled to see what other folks were running theirs at safely.

This specific ram kit assumes a default voltage of 1.35...... ive been undervolting it by a LOT for years. Im actually surprised it ran at all with a 12% undervolt.
CMOS power consumption is voltage squared, though. So that's 20% power savings! think of all the power you saved!

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I have an extra NVME drive, but no extra PCI ports. Is my Google-Fu correct, is there no such thing as a NVME > SATA enclosure?
that would be completely pointless, but yet there is. ITs often a "put 6 nvme card in a 5.25 bay) type thing