Buy AMD stock before July 30th

The sooner the better. The current price is hovering in the $50 per share range. If you want to buy in at a lower price, there are sites that offer fractional sales with nominal fees.

Stockpile allows you to buy and/or sell at what ever price point you would prefer for $0.99 per buy, $0.99 per sale with no monthly fees and no minimums.

There are other great options if you are willing to buy in whole shares.

Target COULD have paid attention

If you search through my posts from 2010 I responded on this site to a rash of misinformation in the news about man in the middle attacks related to HTTPS transactions over ANY connection type including wireless at your local Coffee shop or McDonalds.

Then as now, if your browser is using HTTPS and the web site you are visiting is ALSO using HTTPS, it would take 1000s of modern computers years to decipher the encrypted content. So change your password at your bank and other sensitive sites once a year, every quarter if you would prefer to be ULTRA safe.

The part Target COULD have paid attention to, is that I said in that post on May 18, 2010:

Your credit card is more likely to be compromised by the database of the merchant, than via your secure transaction. This can and does happen frequently. It is still a much more secure method of purchasing than when you visit a store in person.

Evans Computer Consulting at on May 18, 2010

Primary System Specifications

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CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 Chromax LTT edition

GPU: AsRock Radeon 5700 XT (reference blower design)

MB: Gigabyte Aorus Ultra x570

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 275R (Glass side panel)

PSU: Corsair 860W AX860i 80+ Platinum

RAM: G.Skill 32GB (2×16) RipJaws V 3200Mhz C16

NVMe 1: Sabrent 1TB Rocket PCIe 4.0

NVMe 2: Samsung EVO Plus 1 TB

NVMe 3: Crucial P1 1TB

Mouse: Razer Death Adder Essential (White)

Keyboard: G.Skill Ripjaws KM780R MX Mechanical (Cherry MX Browns)

Speakers: Bose Companion 5 2.1 w/subwoofer

Monitor: LG 32GK650F-B 32″ 16:9 QHD LCD

Cam: Logitech C920

UPS: APC 1450 Backup

3900x Monster with GTX 1080 awaiting 5700 XT.

Razer Death Adder Essential

One of my favorite mice thus far, it looks sharp in white or black and it tracks exceptionally well. Holds up to use and abuse even gaming hard for hundreds of hours.

Comes in black or white models.


AMD Radeon Driver 20.4.1

This is one of the bugs that exist in the recent AMD drivers for the 5700 XT. It may also exist for other AMD cards with this driver or for this card on the 20.4.2 or 20.5.1 driver. This one was very difficult to isolate. I enabled the “Video Replay” feature in the AMD driver panel. A few days later many of my favorite games started to “hitch or stutter” during random events in the games I play. One of my favorite games that worked flawlessly before the change is Kingdom Come: Deliverance. I spent some time searching for any solutions.

I tested temperatures and enabled logging for temperature events, I looked at SMART data for my NVMe drives, I ran the typical sfc /scannow. I checked DirectX diag log files. Spent a lot of time searching for the proverbial needle in the hay stack that changed my performance.

RESULT: Disable the Video Replay in the AMD Video Driver panel and test your results. This solved my problems in Kingdom Come: Deliverance and in other titles on my system.