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I thought Gigabyte's Aorus X9 was a super quiet SLI laptop… until we actually turned the fans onI thought Gigabyte's Aorus X9 was a super quiet SLI laptop… until we actually turned the fans on
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90 is still within spec, if it makes it bearable from a noise standpoint on that fan profile, what's the problem?Reply
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The temperatures were creeping up and up and, without the cooling kicking in as it did, the GPUs would have collapsed under the load. The manual step the fans were on essentially meant they remained at a specific speed no matter the temp.


I'm sure there will be a balance you can strike with the amount of fan profiling on offer (as I mention in the piece) but it is going to take a bit of effort on your behalf.

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Left Alive: release date, trailers, gameplay, setting, Wanzers - everything we knowLeft Alive: release date, trailers, gameplay, setting, Wanzers - everything we know
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Man that poster art looks SO MUCH like Metal Gear Solid art...Reply
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It's the same artist, so that's not too surprising.

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The Asus Zephyrus sure is a slimline notebook, but it ain't no gaming 'laptop' The Asus Zephyrus sure is a slimline notebook, but it ain't no gaming 'laptop'
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This is interesting. How would you compare the noise levels under full gaming load to other laptops in it's class such as those it's being compared to in the review or something like the GT62VR?Reply
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It's impressively quiet. I believe the Max Q spec is for gaming load to be 40dB or less.

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Dragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw leaves BioWareDragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw leaves BioWare
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I really dug Inquisition. I was a little lukewarm on it at first, and I put it aside for Witcher 3. But when I came back to it this year I got hooked after a bit and blew through all the content and expansions before stopping. Some of the locales were stunning, and the chars were good. Damn fine game.Reply
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I made the mistake of trying to do all the MMO sidequests. Burnt me out... I couldn't finish the game : /

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1 Week ago
Intel's Core i5 8400 is THE gaming Coffee Lake, ignore those K-series' 5GHz+ OC numbersIntel's Core i5 8400 is THE gaming Coffee Lake, ignore those K-series' 5GHz+ OC numbers
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The only thing I'm seeing from this is there's no reason to move away from my 7700K.Reply
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Absolutely. If you're rocking a modern i7 then you've really got no reason to upgrade for a good long while.


To be fair a Haswell i7 would still see you right.

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Steve Jackson Games’ Ogre launches on Steam, bringing the classic tabletop game to PCSteve Jackson Games’ Ogre launches on Steam, bringing the classic tabletop game to PC
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I'd really love to see a digital adaptation of the X-Wing or Armada tabletop game..
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Videogames’ portrayal of the Holocaust does a disservice to both players and victimsVideogames’ portrayal of the Holocaust does a disservice to both players and victims
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"They are clearly stating that Nazis are bad - which is, weirdly, somehow controversial in itself in 2017 "

It's really not.

Good article though.
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Agreed. It's clearly not controversial at all. Those that ARE Nazis will of course not see anything controversial about it because they think they are the correct view. The rest of us (thankfully a majority) disagree.


I never thought we'd back here battling Nazis as a real non-trivial entity again 72 years later, but here we are. I suppose 72 years is long enough for the events that transpired in WWII to be far enough in the past where no one has a real attachment to how truly vile that time was.

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1 Month ago
Tiny laptop SSD got you down? Just run your full Steam library off Samsung’s T5 external SSDTiny laptop SSD got you down? Just run your full Steam library off Samsung’s T5 external SSD
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This is a pretty good idea for those laptops with only one drive slot. Mine has two so I have a 512GB dedicated to games and another for OS , apps and utils.
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1 Month ago
The new Win10 Game Mode uses the "full processing power" of your PC like an XboxThe new Win10 Game Mode uses the "full processing power" of your PC like an Xbox
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Cuphead definitely looks like it's going to need extra juice...
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