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Slime in the tubes including a long-term test – Particle filter, do-it-yourself filter and the follow-up costs of PVC tubes

No, it is not a contradiction, but transparent plastic tube (usually PVC) is cheap to buy, but really expensive in follow-up costs. Who can, prefer to go for hard tubing or such nice things as EPDM or Teflon, but there are also situations where you end up torn as to what it should be. And many a person is afraid to take anything other than PVC [...]

Heat conductive paste against food, cosmetics and various lubricant – with expected unexpected results | Practice

Groundhog day, again and again. Today, I’m pushing up a classic review for you to enjoy on a cold winter Sunday, and it was a very interesting experiment. Already 12 years ago I had tested various things up to the adhesive cream for the third for their thermal conductivity. However, this time I have modified the classics a bit and included [...]

Simple bug instead of feature: Why the AD103-301 on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 only fixes a bug and the AD104-251 of the upcoming RTX 4070 does as well

The speculations why NVIDIA introduces the AD103-301 on the RTX 4080 were quite manifold. It was rumored that the chip would ultimately be cheaper and could also save costs, and quite a few media and commentators in the forums already speculated about a price saving and of course also about the fact that the end customer would probably not get [...]

Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake Binning – smaller, but still neat! | Part 2: i7-13700K/KF and i5-13600K/KF

In keeping with today’s date, we continue with our Intel Raptor Lake silicon lottery data today, namely with the overclockable i7 and i5 SKUs. So whether your 13th Gen chip is a winner or a loser, you can find out today, among other things. At this point, I would like to refer to the previous article on the i9 chips, since the procedure for [...]

EK Nucleus CR360 Lux Review – Stylish lighting, but also good cooling?

The last AiO water cooler we tested here from EK was from the “Basic” series and came entirely without lighting. However, it is not possible to do without RGB completely, because the new “Nucleus” series brings RGB back to the foreground. In the following article, we will find out whether it is possible to deliver a good [...]

Vapor gate including failure of the entire quality management? Background on the cooler problem of the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX (MBA)

Before I mention more numbers about the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and the cooler problem, as well as a few words about the supply chain and its failure in quality management, we also have to talk about quality management in general and quality assurance as well as quality control in particular today. Why? Because it helps to better understand the complex [...]

SpyderX Elite vs. ColorChecker Display Plus – Colorimeter comparison

Today for the weekend we have some light food. A few weeks ago, I switched my testing software – for my monitor tests – from DisplayCal to Portrait Displays Calman Ultimate. I had written a dedicated article on this and afterwards there was quite a tense disagreement in the forum (to put it mildly). The topic was not the Calman [...]


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