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M1 Air Safari Slowdown. Laptop Slowdown to a Crawl. Mem Usage Warning on Some Tabs. Frequent Restarts. What Gives?

TL;DR: Having massive slow down issues of Safari browser and memory warn issues in tabs on M1 Mac. (Also The Whicher Enhanced Edition Doesn't load via GOG launcher or …

Wait for GPU Normality or Go GeForce Now?

Pentanet, fixed 5ghz internet ISP in Perth and also NBN reseller recently listed on ASX and also announced it will run GEForce now cloud gaming for Australia with a Perth and East coast server …

Phone ~ $300 to $400 Mark | Priorities Camera, NFC, Battery, Smaller Hands - Replace Samsung Note 8 Smashed Screen

Outcome: We settled on buying the Realme pro 7 for camera performance/price… Thx for all the help! An even better silver lining was a mate dropped off a Samsung S9 Plus he no longer needed …

Thunderbolt / USB C Dock or Screen as a Dock?

I have spent way more time researching thunderbolt docks for the Mac M1 than I have on critical Honey-Do's. Here is what I learned They are bloody expensive for a few missing ports on the …

Portable Aircon for Home Office in Dry Climate - Evaporative?

Dying here in Perth working from home, and the recently re-located home office doesn't quite get good airflow from the house's installed split systems in the main house areas (old …

MacBook Air M1 - Washed out Dell External Monitor (Ypbpr Mode)

Also posted on Whirlpool, with acknowledgement but no pathway ahead yet. https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/thread/3ly45l79 hoping the early adopters of M1 on here have found a solution. A new Mac …

School Resistant (Milspec) Laptop - Win10 + Touch

Any suggestions? How good a deal is this X1 Yoga G4 (14" FHD Touch, i5-10210U, 256G/8G) $1499? - https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/582277 - it has 3 years onsite warranty too. The school …

Diagnosing Which Is Broken - PSU, GPU or MB?

Been having on an off issues with a 8 year old PC that has been continiously upgraded. Update 1: Seems GPU is fine. —> Placed GTX 1650 low power card in problem PC. Still crashed. …

Towable SUV Upgrade from Kia Sorrento MY14

[Update, so Kia just released the 2021 Sorrento (and the Hyundai 2021 Santa Fe) which upgrades the crappy 100kg down weight to 200kg! So I am back at probably getting another Sorrento with all the …

Low Profile Graphics Card Dell Optiplex 9020 SFF i5 (4750) for Kids with Its PCI 16 Slot Next to PSU

TL;DR - What is short term best value gaming low profile card for Dell 9020 SFF case (PCI slot location issues)? Anyone reading this from a search, consensus below is go with cheapest of 1650 or …

My Brand New Samsung 32" Free Sync Curved Developed a Crack and The Kids Says They Know Nothing of It

So. This afternoon switching in the primary gaming PC, the kids call me to check this problem…. https://files.ozbargain.com.au/upload/42547/79743/20200517_1... A clearly cracked LCD behind …

External GPU Lenovo T460s? I Have a Spare NVIDIA 560

So it seems an external GPU is nowadays easier with laptops. I have a spare Lenovo t460s that is in good shape and just fresh installed / cleaned up. I have the dock too. My youngest of 3 boys now …

Bought and Installed M2.sata When The Dell Takes M2/NVMe

Idiot stamp. Recently ran out of space on the Dell Inspirion 5680 Ozbargain deal from 2018. the 256 GB SSD was too full, as was the game drive, so we upped the spinning 1TB game drive to 8TB …

Help. Game Crash to Black Screen (Display Driver Failed to Start). Sometimes Boots to Grayscale

Need a few suggestions. Loosing too much time to diagnosing/fixing this issue! And a bit sad for the middle of my three boys who use this PC for fortnite only to not be able to play when his …

Home Laptop. $400 to $500 for Internet and Stuff - Asking for a Friend

Friend is looking for a laptop for home. Price sensitive. Not tech sensitive. Order of preference. Will stay working into the future as home laptop. (translates CPU can deal with future website …

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Today I hate pools, but need help buying a Cleaner + Chlorinator

so I have a 65,000 litre pool that came "free" with the house 10 years ago. Cause I wouldn't build a 65,000 litre, 10m long, 5 m wide 2m deep pool today. Converted it to a salt water …

Which Games Storage Hard Drive Upgrade to Buy for My Dell Inspiron 5680 (2018)

Q1: What is the sweetspot size ($/TB) for 3.5" drives for use with games Q2: What is a good deal now on such a drive? (original post below) In 2018 I bought a gaming upgrade system to better …

Security: Password Management Tool for My Mum - Don't Mind Paying a few $ a Year or Once off

Any advice on what password manager my mum can use (and I can support easily) She is 60 something (will never allow me to disclose the real number!. more like 50 with a bit of Ozzie level taxes) and …

Fortnite - Creating More than One Account to Play with Kids? How to?

Kinda lost for the best way to solve this. All the (many!) google searches I did only found "merging seperate accounts" and "Cross platform accounts" related hits I have a solid …

Setting up a Home Business Int Calling Options / Video Conf - AU, Greece, South Africa

A bit of a left field thing. My mum who is retired, is toying with restarting her tourism business She currently has a $10/month mobile with Amaysim i setup for her (and pay) - latley, she …

Need Washing Machine 8kg+ Bosch Miele Electrolux (LG?)

Hi The usual. Our Electrolux 7 kg died after 12 years or likely to expensive for repair Wife wants 9kg+, although, with crazy prices, she is now looking at 8kg. Front loader 3 boys 6 to 10 so we …

3D Printer for Kids Projects?

My eldest boy (10) has really enjoyed the 3D design and printing they have done at school. gotten the bug you could say. i have been rather unsuccesful to get them interested in coding so far (they …

Xiaomi Mi 365 Electric Scooter in AU

Hi. Looking for this scooter at a good price locally. https://www.mi.com/us/mi-electric-scooter/ Know the battery limit is higher than some state limits. This is for private land usage in WA …

Advice on Seting up The Dell "[REFURB] Dell OptiPlex 9020 SFF" Deal PC?

Seeking tips on Setting up the Refurb PC windows 10 environment with users, security etc. I have never setup a refurbed PC before. … So I bought this deal for 283 bucks. Arrived quickly (1 week) …

HTC Vive for US $499 + Taxes at Houston Mircrosoft Store ~AUD650

bloody sure I just saw the Vive for 499 + state taxes here in Houston. I know the Vive Pro is out… and I just bought the Dell deal with the 1070 NVIDIA card. Should I pull the trigger? They …

PC: Low Cost Upgrade Path When Stuck in DDR3 Land

Need some advice on a cost effective upgrade / MB replacement path: I’ve been building computers (Desktops) since I was 12. Even ran a nice little profit centre out of the university form… but …

Caravan Roof Solar Panel + Regulator/Controller (eBay 20% off PRO20/PRAWNS?)

We have a Jayco Swan Outback We often camp in the bush with no electricity (We're in the "noisy generators are evil" 'camp') Up till now we have been running off a 120watt …

Suggestions - Smart Home "on/off" Switch - Close Circuit (to Open/Close Garage) - Wi-Fi

Looking at a smart switch to trigger my garage door over wifi. My garage has a wired option where closing the circuit trigger the closing/opening action. These Sonoff devices seem to pass through …

Best Way to Reset Laptop without Full Re-Install? Setting up My Laptop for Wife's Business

So this is rather embarrassing, as I used to know this stuff and didn't mind the odd all weekend install… but er, kids and no time… so looking for advice. Have a Dell XPS 12.5 flip …

Statutory Repair Rights of System Failure Invalidates by Minor Screen Crack?

My pixel has been playing up with charging for some time/official charger and not always playing nice with my Android auto-sending power the wrong way… and a bluetooth issue. Telstra told me a …

Banggood

So Banggood Warranty Is Only 3 Days for Many Things?

Most people probably know this, but I was totally caught off guard to find out that many products the warranty on Banggood is only 3 days from receipt or 30 days from sending (which is not long for …

Aged Parents "Lifetime Loading Health Insurance" - Recent Immigrants - Advice

[Looking for helpful advice, not comments or views on immigration please] Looking for some help for my parents, who recently immigrated to Australia. They are aged (67 + 80) and in good …

Interfere? 2x same WL Toys RC Cars?

Hi. Been years since I looked at RCs One of our boys got this http://www.banggood.com/Wltoys-A979-118-2_4Gh-4WD-Monster-Tr... one for xmas his brother wants a similar one. In the old days you used …

Will Flash to DD-WRT Allow R7000 NetGear Nighthawk to make WAN with 4G Sierra 320U (Telstra USB)

So I have a working USB 320 U (Took a while but now running) I have Netgear Nighthawk R7000 running stock firmware Natively, it does not support USB modem (Has USB ports) However, it appears that …

Mobile < $250 (or < $200) for My Mother in Law - WhatsApp

My mother in law is visiting from the UK Unsophisticated user in her 60s and English is her second language (but she is more than capable). Her Ipad Mini 2 we bought her a few years ago is like her …

iPad Pro 9.7" Cellular - Buy Here or US?

Missed out the 20% of Kogan sale - Darn! The cheer20 has not produced any really good deals Looking for IPAD Pro 9.7 with Cellular. 32GB or if the price is only a bit more, 128GB. Don't care on …

Recommendations Tyres - 235/60R18 - Kia Sorento 4x4SLI 2.2D MY14

Hi Hard to find decent tyre comparisons for this SUV. Our current tyres have done just over 50k (Factory default) - which includes about 7500 KM of caravan towing (a jayco Swan). In WA. so wetish …

Which Q4 2016 Mobile if Price Is Not an Issue?

This is not true ozbargain question given price is not an issue, but I thought I'd ask anyway I travel a lot, and my new corporate Telstra contract means I can pick any phone. Annoyingly, …

amaysim

Amaysim = 13 Payments Per Year. Everyone Does That for Prepaid?

Just looked up my wife's phone bill which was double $30 ($60) and reminded it was a double bill month as their billing periods are 28 days All well disclosed upfront but I did not think much …