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    Thinkpad T14 (AMD) - RAM Upgrade!

    Thinkpad T14 (AMD) already has 16GB DDR4-3200 RAM (soldered), but I added 16GB more just 'cos I could. 😁

     

    'Chew's first time upgrading laptop hardware. It's a simple enough process with the Thinkpad T14, but I was still stupid nervous. More nervous than my first time building a PC, lol. 619039042725740563.gif

     

    Disassembly & Upgrade

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    Thinkpad T14 (AMD) - Underside

    🍑-side, hehe.

     

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    SD Card Slot Removal

    Unsure if this was a necessary step or not, but the two guides I was blindly following pointed out this step.

     

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    Thinkpad T14 (AMD) Disassembly - Screws

    Screws aren't removable and stay put in the the laptop's bottom case(?).

     

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    Thinkpad T14 (AMD) Disassembly - Bottom Case Removal

    Janky solution. Hey, it works. 😆

    (Use a random spare card or discontinued credit card -- something you wouldn't mind accidentally breaking.)

    I don't do electronic repair/upgrades often enough to justify a $5 plastic spudger purchase...

    Read: 'Chew is a cheap bastard. 🤣

     

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    Thinkpad T14 (AMD) Internals

    Everything is so... exposed.

    Blanking out stuff probably wasn't necessary, IDK, erring on the side of caution.

    Empty RAM slot in smack-dab in the middle of the laptop. 👀

     

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    RAM Installation

    Oooh, it's just like installing an M.2 SSD.

    Angle. Push. Click.

     

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    Thinkpad T14 (AMD) - RAM Installed

    OK, DONE, CLOSE IT UP NOW SO I DON'T SCREW UP ANYTHING ELSE.

    So many sweat marks (dun worry, I cleaned them off). 'CHEW WAS SUPER NERVOUS OKAY.

    I was cringing the entire time I squished the bottom case back on the laptop. 😩

     

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    HWiNFO64 System Summary

    Yeeey~ parrot.gif

    A lil' elbow grease and a cool $65 later, laptop has 32 GB total RAM!

    ...My palms are still sweaty. 619039042725740563.gif

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    2. sub68

      sub68

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      Screws aren't removable and stay put in the the laptop's bottom case(?).

      common feature in business laptops so that you don't have screw loss

    3. Schnoz

      Schnoz

      Congrats on your first repair! One more thing you might want to try is repasting the CPU. It's fast and easy, and it can make your laptop a lot cooler and faster. From my experience, Lenovo's stock thermal paste is usually pretty garbage.

    4. Den-Fi

      Den-Fi

      TFW 'chew's laptop dropkicks @Haro's desktop. 😏

  3. The one thing I'm glad to see die with 2020.

     

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    2. piratemonkey

      piratemonkey

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      Like javascript!

      It's also very secure too

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      BIG /S

       

    3. Letgomyleghoe.

      Letgomyleghoe.

      Press f for all the people in schools that won't be able to play games during class on chrombooks now.

    4. like_ooh_ahh

      like_ooh_ahh

      Adobe Flash: an evolutionary baggage

       

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      I can't help but think schools and organizations still using Flash are asking for trouble.

  4. Bored. Trying out Warframe. If Steam will stop taking its time allocating disk space and download it already. We'll see if I enjoy it. I love sci-fi shooters, but I quit Apex because I don't like battle royale anymore, and I'm getting tired of Titanfall 2 being the only shooter game I play.

  5. Yesterday
  6. Spoiler for today's acquisition, which I did actually buy and am more than happy about, despite the initial doubts. 

    Too late now to introduce the thingy and take good pics. 

    Let's see if anyone has the slightest of ideas. 

     

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    2. Letgomyleghoe
    3. FloRolf

      FloRolf

      It is... 

       

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      Neither. 

       

       

       

    4. soldier_ph

      soldier_ph

      Knowing you I'd say a Watch.

  7. Alright... let's try for tl;dr this time lol. I tired to sum up creating a new site with Docker and Ghost in a quick status update. 634 words later I realized I went on too long. Either way, playing around with containers on a rainy day has been a ton of run and produced some awesome results.

     

    It's also been a lot cheaper than playing with new hardware! 🤣

     

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    If you're going to start your own blog or some form of longer form content publishing, I highly recommend Ghost over Wordpress.

     

     

    1. Letgomyleghoe

      Letgomyleghoe

      I might have to try this out, I'm to lazy to go through and code my own website (again), and to lazy to troubleshoot wordpress, Thanks for letting me know about this!

    2. Den-Fi

      Den-Fi

      Good, good. If I can pull one person away from Wordpress, it was worth the 600+ words lol.

  8. I might have posted this before, but this seems very relevant right now:

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    1. soldier_ph

      soldier_ph

      Ah yes American style 😎

  9. Don't you love it when you setup things just the way you wanted then everything starts crashing out of control and you need physical access but dont have it. I'm super pissed because this all happened because my dad decided it was OK to unplug ALL the power plugs in MY HOUSE. Now I am halfway across the country my home server is having HDDs issues because it was powered off during write action. Desktop is straight up rejecting my RDP connection despite having an active network connection (probably booting into recovery mode, no active ports). Server (OrangePI Zero) is shitting itself, because apperantly all of a sudden it cannot power a second USB harddrive. I dont care who you are, if I tell you to NOT DO SOMETHING, DON'T FUCKING DO IT. Now I gotta send my house keys to a friend, describe him what to do. Do you want to know another super thoughtful thing my dad did? He drove all the way from my house (5 hour drive, 550kms) to here DESPITE being suspected of having COVID19. My anger is through the roof.

    1. Schnoz

      Schnoz

      Wait. Why would your dad drive five hours to your house just to unplug everything? And why would  he think that doing that while servers are running in your house is an okay thing to do?

    2. Levent

      Levent

      Simply, I have a flat that I am renting from my uncle (and occasionally work for him). Since I only do translation work Infront of a computer since covid began, I can work anywhere with internet. He is a MD and decided it was time to get a certificate on some medical operation called ERCP (he is 53 and been a MD for 28 years) so he came to my place. I decided to leave him the fuck be and drove back to my parents place. 3 weeks later this shit happens.

    3. Schnoz

      Schnoz

      @LeventI think the best thing to do in this situation is make sure nothing is damaged and make it clear to anyone who stays in your house that things shouldn't be unplugged for any reason--it's like how a 1-hour power outage at a fab recently caused a huge loss in supply. Sorry about what happened.

  10. coolermaster hyper evo 212. add a second fan so they'll be in push/pull setup. Arctic silver 5 thermal paste, or MX-4. 

  11. How do you like your Bowers & Wilkinns PX7? I am looking into getting some new headphones. (recently wrote a topic about it)

  12. Hey, is it true that you have Bowers and Wilkins PX7? You had a post about them. How is your experience with them? I am thinking of getting those or the on ear PX5 but am looking for experiences thats why I am asking. (See my recent post in Audio Forum)

  13. I finally got the M6A2E1. Have been wanting it for several years to complete my collection. M6A2E1, T29, T30, T34.1045447541_M6A2E1Purchasecrop.thumb.png.77868cfc2f92b04eeb68f77ccfd1575d.png

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    2. Tog Driver

      Tog Driver

      @Letgomyleghoe Hmm, You're right, it's not an exact replica.

       

      I guess in order to "balance" it they added extra armour to the front.

      Panzerserra Bunker- Military Scale Models in 1/35 scale: M6A1 American Heavy Tank - case report

    3. Letgomyleghoe

      Letgomyleghoe

      yup, the m6 was an absolute terrible hull, to heavy (transmission breakage), terrible transmission in the first place, hard to service engine, lacking armor, those bazooka plates made it an absolute nightmare to service the tracks, and rather cramped crew conditions. the m6a1 is probably 2x worse than the m6a2e1, because 'MURICA thought it was a a great idea to mount a rather useless 37mm in the turret, which decreased reload speed, and crew condition.

       

      It's fun to look at and use in games though!

       

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      but fuckk america, why invest in some shit heavy tank, that never even got used, instead of just putting more time into the m4 and getting the jumbo out earlier! If you need the 76mm, and a 37mm, fucking strap a 76 on the turret and replace the mg port with the 37mm.

       

    4. Tog Driver

      Tog Driver

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      why invest in some shit heavy tank

      You won't know what is a good idea if you never try. If tanks kept being made with sponson mounted guns and no one ever tried a rotating turret how much would've been missed?

  14. HI
    SPEAK SPANISH
    BUT I WANT ADVICE
    I HAVE A ZOTAC P106-90 3GB 
    AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO MAKE
    IT WORK I HAVE SEEN TUTORIALS BUT NOTHING ..
    

    MY WHATSAPP    +51925416760

    I HAVE AN R7 250 FOR VIDEO OUTPUT
    AND I WANT THE P106-90 TO RENDER THE GAMES

    TRY AN ATHLON 200GE
    BUT NOTHING KEEPS GOING OUT CODE 43

    I THINK IT MAY BE SOMETHING FROM BIOS

    SAME BUS CONTROLLER SM
    AND THE PCI MEMORY CONTROLLER
    They come out without recognizing me

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  15. Is it placebo or ...?

    I used to be able to play games at a choppy 7 fps and be fine and not even notice it.

    After using PC with good parts for like 5~ years maybe.... now I can get sick from even watching a YouTube video with choppy video.

     

    is it a placebo that "if it's not smoothe I should feeel sick" or is that like a real thing ?

  16. made a master where all my playlist and liked tracks are there along with other playlists

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    uhh that's a lot

  17. Proud owner of a pink-paracorded Logitech G203 Lightsync! I had no idea paracord was this light, it's on another level.

     

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  18. For you PSU list fanboys:

    350W 12V China edition

    please note the attention to detail which is just every where from the glass fuse on the bottom right to the exhaust fan in the top left corner.

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    for comparison 350 W 36V MeanBad:

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    I still like Delta PSUs more then MeanBad:

    1. Documentation (mechanical drawing, step, dxf). They are freely available like they should. Dimensions and mounting positions aren't a trade secret.

    2. You don't need to request the necessary documents from a support which never responds. How should I use a product for which I don't have any mechanical drawings?

    3. the Delta PSU has the max screw penetration length engraved on the back reducing the chance of a accident and a little paper telling you some details. Mean Well on the hand has better label on the PSU and in large letters on packaging what your model you have (which doesn't matter if your distributor packs it's in the usual packaging with there sticker on it. It is a shame that none of them have a datecode on them.

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    4. they made a cutout for the voltage selection switch! MeanBad just placed it behind the grill .... forcing me to stick something into the power supply ... e.g. a screw driver :) 

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    the warning on the meanbad is on the top so it is there

    From a technical point of view both of these PSUs are  (very) basic low wattage (150W & 100W) PSUs with a horrible power factor ( e.g. 0.45  for the MeanWell which means there is approx. a equal amount of reactive power I don't need to pay :D)

  19. Guys, I found a 3090 in stock with shipping. lmfao. Probably one of the only 3090s in stock in the UK.

     

    What a joke.

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    1. givingtnt

      givingtnt

      big sad.
      I legit wonder if it would be as expensive to buy one here and have it shipped over, 3090s are surprisingly common in my area.

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    I rate the water shaders in FFXV

     

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    2. Caroline

      Caroline

      not if you open the psu and put the fan upside down

    3. Elisis

      Elisis

      So... a totally nonexistent situation? Just admit that you said something wrong lmao

    4. Skiiwee29

      Skiiwee29

      Curious if you have this internal struggle with your employer?

       

      I had also switched my PSU from intake the exhaust solely based on your recommendation when I re-did my water loop this past summer.

  22. me: awake at 3 am

     

    brain:

     

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    how does a rabbi make coffee? Hebrews it

    again, I'm not religious

     

    1. Drama Lama

      Drama Lama

      why don't Ants go to the church?

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      the are InSects

       

  23. No one:

     

    Ikea Christmas trees:

     

     

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    1. Drama Lama

      Drama Lama

      can become any thing from IKEA

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      you'd just need to put it in a press

       

  24. Other countries:

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    Employer: "We have flexible working hours!"

    Recently-hired employee: "Nice! Could I take Wednesdays off every two weeks for a mental health day?"

    Employer: "Sure!"

     

    The US:

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    Employer: "We have flexible working hours!"

    Recently-hired employee: "Nice! That means I can choose my own work schedule, right?"

    Employer: "I think you misunderstood. We decide your working hours and stretch them as much as possible. It's very flexible."

     

    1. Drama Lama

      Drama Lama

      Employer: you are not enforced to work additional unpaid hours

       great

      Employer: Do you really care for the company if you only work 40 hours per week? you konw Jeff is caring for the company and he works 60 hour a week , I'm just say'n

    2. soldier_ph
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