• Re: Windows 11 and replac

    From paulie420@VERT/BEERS20 to Utopian Galt on Sunday, March 27, 2022 11:26:00
    I am thinking about buying a 2nd generation ryzen processor since it
    would be supported by Windows 11, is buying a used cpu a risky choice?

    I would purchase on eBay from a known good used parts vendor... I'd stay away from online marketplaces for reasons that MRO mentioned - but I think the used hardware market is a good way to buy so long as you vet the vendor. eBay with a bit of research; save $$$.



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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Utopian Galt on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 23:47:00
    On 3/26/22 16:01, Utopian Galt wrote:
    I am thinking about buying a 2nd generation ryzen processor since it
    would be supported by Windows 11, is buying a used cpu a risky choice?

    Not really risky, the R5-3600 is a decent performer and noticeably
    faster depending on what you're coming from... I had used an R6-3600 as
    a placeholder for a system while waiting for a 3950X and it was
    significantly faster than my older I7-4790K at that point.

    If you're thinking of something higher, an R5-5600 is roughly equal to
    an R7-3700x in performance, so depending on price, you may be better
    with current gen. I would suggest getting an X570 series motherboard regardless, as the chipset and compatibility has improved a lot.
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  • From Utopian Galt@VERT/IUTOPIA to Tracker1 on Thursday, March 31, 2022 17:36:00
    Will that force me to buy a new windows licence?

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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Utopian Galt on Friday, April 01, 2022 20:56:00
    On 3/31/22 17:36, Utopian Galt wrote:
    Will that force me to buy a new windows licence?
    Depends. Generally replacing a motherboard may cause a recent
    registration to fail. I haven't had much issue though... You can create Windows 10 or 11 USB installer from Microsoft, install fresh and use a
    CD Key from Windows 7 or newer. If you aren't using Pro, and have a
    desire to use virtualization, You may want to look at the under $20 keys
    from a gray market reseller... I've used a couple, and didn't have issues.

    I would try your old key first though...

    For ecample: (url wrapped, not an endorsement) https://cjs-cdkeys.com/products/Windows-10-Professional-CD-Key-%28Digital-Download%29.html


    Windows 11 Media creation: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows11
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  • From Hustler@VERT to paulie420 on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 12:46:00
    Re: Re: Windows 11 and replac
    By: paulie420 to Utopian Galt on Sun Mar 27 2022 11:26 am

    I would purchase on eBay from a known good used parts vendor... I'd stay away from online marketplaces for reasons that MRO mentioned - but I think

    I'd stay away from Ebay too. Nothing but crooks and scammers on there.


    HusTler


    HusTler
    The Man, the Myth, The Legend.

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  • From paulie420@VERT/BEERS20 to Hustler on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 17:31:00
    I'd stay away from Ebay too. Nothing but crooks and scammers on there. HusTler

    I have luck w/ things that are community-based... like Antique Lighters or Commodore/retro computer parts...



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  • From Kaelon@VERT to paulie420 on Wednesday, June 01, 2022 11:57:00
    Re: Re: Windows 11 and replac
    By: paulie420 to Hustler on Wed May 11 2022 05:31 pm

    I have luck w/ things that are community-based... like Antique Lighters or Commodore/retro computer parts...

    Same. I have dangerously good luck in this regard. Dangerously because over the years, I have spent a vast fortune on retro computer parts. That said, I still consider myself lucky that I bought a Rev 2 Roland MT-32 in superb condition for just $70, including $30 in shipping. These go for hundreds of dollars now - for an experience that can be reproduced with great fidelity by using the MT-32 and OPL drivers on DOSBox.
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  • From paulie420@VERT/BEERS20 to Kaelon on Wednesday, June 01, 2022 20:30:00
    Same. I have dangerously good luck in this regard. Dangerously because over the years, I have spent a vast fortune on retro computer parts.
    That said, I still consider myself lucky that I bought a Rev 2 Roland MT-32 in superb condition for just $70, including $30 in shipping.
    These go for hundreds of dollars now - for an experience that can be reproduced with great fidelity by using the MT-32 and OPL drivers on DOSBox. _____

    LOL - I love seeing those Midi racks, tho. Nothing will EVER beat [or come close to] the real thing. Flashing lights; beep boops.



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  • From Kaelon@VERT to paulie420 on Thursday, June 02, 2022 07:46:00
    Re: Re: Windows 11 and replac
    By: paulie420 to Kaelon on Wed Jun 01 2022 08:30 pm

    LOL - I love seeing those Midi racks, tho. Nothing will EVER beat [or come close to] the real thing. Flashing lights; beep boops.

    100%. I especially love how the little digital status screens of ~25 characters could be used to communicate so much information about the instruments, tracks, performance, etc. In retro-games that support Roland MT-32, game developers included little ASCII art in the loading sequence when samples and tracks were being uploaded into the MT-32's memory, that resembled the characters or monsters you would be fighting. It's really very cute.
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