How To Fix The ArmourySwAgent ‘Do You Want To Allow Changes?’ Message

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If you have an Asus motherboard, you will probably have the Armoury Crate (or Armory Crate) software on your PC. Unfortunately it’s a fairly buggy bit of software, and any non-admin users will keep getting an annoying UAC pop-up every time they login that says: Do you want to allow this app to make changes … Read more

Help Me! Which 4K Video Editing Laptop Should I Buy?

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I have been weighing up purchasing a Windows workstation laptop for 4K video editing on the go, and I’ve narrowed my choices down to six laptops: This video explains my current thought process for each choice, and also asks if there’s any good alternatives that I’d forgotten. Video Transcript & Guide Initial Thoughts Hello, I’ve … Read more

Never Buy An Expensive PSU (Tristan’s Terrible Tech Tips)

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This video is a (totally invalid) PSA from TTTT (Tristan’s Terrible Tech Tips): where I discuss why you should never buy expensive power supply units. I argue (with totally incorrect reasoning) why “gold” and “platinum” PSUs are a waste of money. Please don’t follow this advice at home! You can view this video at: Video … Read more

Why I Purchased An AMD RX 6700 XT GPU NOW (Even Though GPU Prices Are Still Falling)

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Since Nvidia is (generally) better than AMD for both gaming and video editing, I had always decided that my next GPU would be an Nvidia one – and probably the RTX 3060 Ti. So… why did I randomly purchase an AMD RX 6700 XT for £100 more than MSRP, especially when GPU prices are falling … Read more

Why You Should NEVER (Usually) Use The Same Split (Pigtail) PCIe PSU Cable

Don't reuse the same pigtail PSU connector

A bit of a PSA (public service announcement): if you are installing a high end graphics card that has peak power usage of MORE THAN 250w (watts), you should run multiple, separate cables to it from your PSU. Otherwise you could be underpowering – and harming – your expensive graphics card. Video Transcript If you’ve … Read more