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Windows News & Discussion / Re: Graphics Card Shortage
« Last post by zappaDPJ on May 24, 2021, 19:04:40 »
Apparently they are in great demand by people who mine bitcoins. 

That does seem to be a major reason for the shortage of the current top end Nvidia cards.
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Windows News & Discussion / Re: Graphics Card Shortage
« Last post by nowster on May 24, 2021, 12:01:45 »
...you could spend an infinite amount on a machine, and it would still have bloody Windows 10 on it!   :facepalm:

It doesn't have to, you know. :penguin_smiley:
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Windows News & Discussion / Re: Graphics Card Shortage
« Last post by Clive on May 24, 2021, 09:40:32 »
My son has been waiting six months for a similarly priced graphics card.  Apparently they are in great demand by people who mine bitcoins. 
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Windows News & Discussion / Re: Graphics Card Shortage
« Last post by Simon on May 24, 2021, 00:29:59 »
The card at CCL states multiple monitor support for up to three monitors, so that at least ticks one box.

The Overclockers PC would, I expect, be an awesome piece of kit, but I would never use something like that to even a tenth of its potential.  And at the end of the day, you could spend an infinite amount on a machine, and it would still have bloody Windows 10 on it!   :facepalm:
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Windows News & Discussion / Re: Graphics Card Shortage
« Last post by zappaDPJ on May 23, 2021, 23:51:07 »
Thanks, I'll do some research and see if that card fits my spec. I run three 4K monitors in my studio which limits my options but I've never had to spend anything like £800.00 on a single component. I think the chip shortage coupled with a massive hike in processing power has pushed the costs up considerably.

My current PC cost £2,200 ten years ago and I'm hoping not to have to spend any more than that. If it sounds a lot take a look a Overclocker's top end (multi-monitor (not included)) PC @ £14,499.95 https://www.overclockers.co.uk/8pack-polaris-mk2-intel-core-i9-10920x-4.7ghz-extreme-overclocked-pc-fs-002-8p.html
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Windows News & Discussion / Re: Graphics Card Shortage
« Last post by Simon on May 23, 2021, 21:42:33 »
Firstly, I'd never dream of paying £800 just for a graphics card - in fact, that's about what my complete new PC cost earlier this year!

There's been a couple of news stories recently about chip shortages:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57105368

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-56847518

Have you tried elsewhere?  I've no idea if it's what you're looking for, but CCL seem to have some in stock:

https://www.cclonline.com/product/352603/06G-P4-2062-KR/Graphics-Cards/EVGA-GeForce-RTX-2060-SC-6GB-Overclocked-Graphics-Card/VGA6188/
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Windows News & Discussion / Graphics Card Shortage
« Last post by zappaDPJ on May 23, 2021, 19:33:10 »
My workhorse PC has taken to randomly shutting down output to all my displays and after a couple futile days messing around I feel it's time to consign it to history and build another one. I've always sourced parts that are not quite bleeding edge and that generally gets me around 10 years of high powered computing. In fact aside from the aforementioned problem my current PC is still way faster than the average computer.

Anyway when I started to put together a list components I was a bit taken aback to find a decent graphics card costs around £800. Not that it's a problem, I can't find one in stock anywhere. In fact I can't find a single graphs card of any description that I'd consider buying.

Overclockers is a prime example of how bad the shortage is. If it hasn't got a price it's out of stock: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/pc-components/graphics-cards?p=1
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2-Wire 2700 / Re: 2Wire BT firmware V6 VOIP Issue
« Last post by Simon on May 21, 2021, 09:46:12 »
Wow!  That's what I call a thread resurrection!   ;D
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2-Wire 2700 / Re: 2Wire BT firmware V6 VOIP Issue
« Last post by cancunia on May 21, 2021, 09:11:40 »
Not sure if you're still around, but in any case a quick thanks to GNIX for the HURL13 hack. It works a treat on my Chrome based browser
My 'production' V5 2700HGV got hit by lightning a few days ago, fortunately I have a couple of spares so have now been testing V6.1.1.22 on a standby box. It did have the QWEST firmware but some devices would drop WiFi connections after a few days so decided to try out the BT V6.x firmware to see if the problem occurs again.
If anyone has copies of BT firmware for the 2700HGV other than 6.1.1.22, I'd be grateful for a link
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IDNet Help / Re: speaker leads
« Last post by nowster on May 20, 2021, 20:07:34 »
You joke. But the funniest thing must be plugging in one speaker backwards... and everything being silent! (That's how noise cancelling works ;) )
I once had the manager of a radio station call me saying "We've got people phoning in to say that this prerecorded segment is very quiet/silent."

I knew one of the microphone cables that had been made for the reporters was incorrectly wired and the Hot and Cold wires from the XLR at the microphone end were wired to Left and Right on the 3.5mm microphone jack for the minidisc recorder. Unfortunately, I only found that out much later than when the recordings had been made.

The signals on the Hot and Cold wires are exact opposites, so the recording had a stereo signal that was exactly in antiphase. When listened to on a mono FM radio, the stereo signal cancelled itself out when mixed down to mono. I told him to move the stereo balance control to one side, so the signals no longer cancelled out.
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