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  2. trevb0t

    First build. Need tutorials.

    The Pro 4-F has: Different PCB pattern Different USB Port Layout White colored heatsinks Effectively they are the same board
  3. It hasn't folded in half yet, you know nothing of Toyota truck rust.
  4. Stormseeker9

    bad ram score

    ‘certified for amd’ - we ain’t living in first gen ryzen anymore... zen+ pretty much likes any ram. Now go read up - me even saying I was wrong (even tho my bios, on my B450 board, says XMP)
  5. Aryan_

    My computer doesn't detect my GPU!

    Yeah I just returned and asked for a replacement. I can't send it for RMA not in my location.
  6. GoodBytes

    Windows 10 1903 User Picture issue

    Check C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures Your picture should be in there
  7. ch3w2oy


    That's okay, System32 isn't important..
  8. Tbh I love my Elitepad except for one thing: fuck you, Intel and Microshit, for locking down these poor Clovertrail tablets so god damn much that I can't even START a Linux kernel on the CPU, much less install a Linux distro. It's so stupid.


    So close to perfect.

  9. MadG4mer

    EE to launch UK's first 5G service in May

    Finnish 5G research center has provided free 5G for ages around the place but its not really comparable because its very local and you need to manually set up the connection and most phones dont even support it.
  10. XR6

    1080ti PSU requirements?

    In terms of wattage you will likely be fine, although I don't think your PSU is good enough. If you have a Seasonic S12/M12 then replace it. You don't want to be using a group regulated PSU with a high-end card like that..
  11. Himommies

    Surface Book Vs Surface Pro 5

    I would say there on par. On my Surface 4 at least the Keyboard is fantastic
  12. Ithanul

    Best story game you've played?

    Okami FFXII FF Tactics Persona 5
  13. EvilwesElliot


    Roses are red errors are blue I think I just deleted system32
  14. trevb0t

    Under $2000 workstation

    Well the ugly brown Noctua (dual tower) is actually pretty much on par with the DRP4. Most affordable AIOs are going to be noisier, and most won't cool as well. Linus had a video where he uses both the higher end Dual Tower Noctua and the DRP4 against heavy AIOs.
  15. Radium_Angel

    So... Server RAM...

    All good. I play with many Dell servers, only the T310 is a bastard about RAM, the rest are quite straightforward. Unsure what Dell was thinking when they made it.
  16. trevb0t


    You should be able to find a cheap set of 3 RGB fans just about anywhere
  17. kelvinhall05

    Surface Book Vs Surface Pro 5

    I love Windows tablets way more than I should, so I would get the Surface Pro. It's cheaper with a better CPU, and a tablet is very nice for drawing on. EDIT: I didn't read carefully and thought the second option was the Surface Laptop, not Book. If that's the case, I'd still probably go for the Surface Pro, but only because it's cheaper. I think the Book is sexy as fuck but that's just my opinion.
  18. kelvinhall05


    Doesn't matter. Just remove it asap.
  19. BigRom

    Is this a good budget gaming PC

    Ryzen Master is a faff, might as well just go in the BIOS and do it there.
  20. Wingfan

    Show off your latest purchase!

    New case
  21. Kisai

    Used Gaming PC

    This isn't really correct, Windows will only cover drivers for hardware that existed for years before that build of the operating system. It will only install WHQL certified drivers, which means the control panels are often missing, and any controls needed for special keyboards, buttons, or fan/light controls will be absent. In a nutshell. Assemble the PC in the barest "minimum to run" configuration. That means no network cards, extra hard drives, GPU's, and so forth. It should be just the CPU, RAM, and the iGPU (if no GPU) first, to make sure that the CPU and RAM have the right timing, the BIOS is set to UEFI, SATA control set to RAID (Intel boards) and that are all correctly matched. If the BIOS is not current, take this opportunity to update the BIOS to the most current version. (Most MB's today can do this automatically if it can get an IP address, otherwise it can be done with a fat32-formatted flash drive.) The latest BIOS should be retrieved from the manufacturer's website. Disconnect the machine from the internet before installing the OS. Install drivers manually before allowing Windows to update. Install network drivers last before connecting to Windows Update. Once you get one successful POST, Put in the the hard drive and the GPU that you intend to install the operating system with. This is where things get sticky. The OS will only ever install to the hard drive correctly, once. This is why it's important to pick the correct drive (eg a NVMe drive) to boot from and install the OS to. Then make sure that the "F6 drivers" for the hard drive controller configuration are installed, even if you believe Windows might operate without it, because once Windows is installed, you can't switch RAID to AHCI mode (RAID is the correct mode for ALL SSD's, even if no Optane device is installed), and you can't switch from UEFI to Legacy mode. The F6 driver will be obtainable from the Intel website, or some SSD's have their own driver. As soon as the OS is installed, do not hit Windows Update until you have installed the "chipset" drivers. The reason for this is that some hardware will not be found without the chipset driver installed, and this is almost always USB drivers, cooling/throttling drivers, and other "doesn't seem important at the time" things, but installing the drivers in advance will ensure that other driver installations succeed. Once you have installed the chipset driver, install the SATA/Rapid Storage Driver again, this time it should install any control panel facilities that will let you configure it/warn you of impending doom. This is different from the F6 driver. The F6 driver is needed since it will need it for the EFI rescue partition. If it doesn't have it, then the rescue partition usually will not see the rest of the drive and the system will not be recoverable if it fails. You should then install the GPU driver(s), this includes the iGPU even if you're not using it. If you fail to install the iGPU drivers, the iGPU may prevent the CPU from using the sleep states. The GPU drivers should be the DCH drivers (Intel is only shipping DCH drivers for Windows 10 now.) Next, install the sound chip drivers. Windows will usually install a "basic" driver that it can fall back to, but this basic driver doesn't enable the automatic headphone switching, or the control panel for other features. That said, some motherboards sound chips are worse than others, and the "HD Audio" header to the front of the chassis may generate far more noise than simply plugging analog headphones into the back of the system. In this case, you may be better off using USB headphones, or using the audio from the monitor and plugging analog headphones into the monitor, thus not using the motherboard's audio. If your sound card is an add-in card, you will need to get the drivers directly from the manufacturer, otherwise motherboard-provided chips should use the driver from the motherboard manufacturer. Next should be "correct" network drivers, for the wired ethernet, and WiFi. For desktop systems, most have the Intel parts, but some have broadcom. You should get the drivers from the motherboard manufacture's website unless it's an add-in card. Once you've done the chipset, SATA/RAID, GPU, Audio, Network. Everything else depends on what other things are in the system, and the driver versions start to matter more. For example a HDMI capture card may only work with a specific version of a driver that has to be obtained from a different manufacturer (because it's just a re-labeled, but otherwise identical card.) Bluetooth is usually OK to use the Windows driver, but you may want to use the correct driver if it's part of the WiFi chipset, otherwise it may not support "airplane" mode and such. Once you think you've installed all the drivers you're aware of. Plug in the machine to the internet and run Windows Update. If you installed all the correct drivers, Windows Update should not try to replace any. If you missed something, Windows may, or may not find it. Let it do two cycles of Windows Update, and then go to the device manager and look for any ? or X's. You do not need to find drivers for the monitor if it connects via DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, or VGA. You may need to if it connects via USB-C, as the default function of USB-C is "Displayport" or "PD" depending what's plugged into the other end. Now, all that said, can you just plug in the ethernet cable and have the UEFI firmware install the OS? Yeah... kinda. For name-brand PC's like Dell, and Apple, this is actually the way you're supposed to reinstall the OS, and the drivers specifically tailored to your machine will be installed. For all other non-OEM systems, this feature usually doesn't even exist. (in fact Dell's version seems to be a 11th hour addition to BIOS updates from the last three months, and didn't exist last year except on XPS laptops.) If this is an option, this is probably the correct course of action so you get the correct version of everything, at least initially. For non-OEM systems, usually gamer systems have a lot of after-thought tweaking (eg disabling nagle, which is only possible on certain network card configurations and certain cable/dsl/fiber last miles.) So there is a lot of bad advice out there that makes assumptions about how you play the game, and they usually come at a performance cost somewhere else. Tweaks for MMO games tend to cripple the maximum throughput of the network connection, thus making streaming at high bit rates difficult, and vice versa (tweaks to increase download/upload speeds, or streaming quality, cripple game latency.) While I normally don't advocate for automatic update tools, they are here for completeness: Intel https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/intel-driver-support-assistant.html This tool will install INF(chipset), iGPU, Network, and Bluetooth drivers if your system has them. It will NOT install iGPU drivers for laptops or for OEM name-brands. AMD does not have such a utility but their drivers are at https://www.amd.com/en/support nVidia drivers are at https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us Creative Labs still makes hardware, though usually what is shipped with motherboards is a software implementation. https://support.creative.com/welcome.aspx Realtek chips, usually there are far newer drivers on Realtek's own site than the motherboard or OEM, but use with caution, as sometimes (eg realtek network chips) drivers will break OEM name-brands versions, and there will be no gain from their use. Realtek downloads: https://www.realtek.com/en/downloads Asmedia chips are usually found on USB controllers and docking stations. There is no way to download the drivers directly from ASMedia, please download the drivers from the OEM or Motherboard manufacturer. Broadcom chips are usually network or modems, and usually found more often in servers and laptops https://www.broadcom.com/support/download-search
  22. Hi, Im looking for a good college laptop that will last me through my undergrad (in psychology so not looking for something super spec'd) and I already have a gaming sff system too for gaming and more demanding projects should that be needed. Basically just need something for note taking and I love the surface pen / one note integration so that's why I'm looking within the surface family. Here are my options: $550 USD Surface Pro 5 i5 7300U 8GB Ram 128GB SSD with Type Cover (Will also need to buy a surface pen on top of this for about $50) $630 USD Surface Book 1 i5 6300U 8GB Ram 512GB SSD with Surface Pen & Keyboard Which would you go with? I like the lightness and Alcantara of the Surface Pro (but understand it's a subpar keyboard experience and the alcantara is easily damaged) and like the ports and better keyboard of the surface book but it's a heavier device and the gap when closed annoys me more than it should. Which should I go for? I don't need it until December (thanks southern hemisphere academic year) so should I wait a few more months?
  23. hello_there_123

    Dark Rock Pro 3 vs Dark Rock Pro 4. Any difference?

    Hm. Without any additional information on the CPU itself I would get the macho rev.b from thermalright.
  24. my thing is i watched the mayhem tutorial and had some question!? the normal steps are: 1. 250ml part 1 to 750 distilled water 2. radiator in an angle and fill it and by filling shake a bit to have all the air out 3. close the rad and shake a bit and wait 12 hours(should i shake inbetween a bit as well?). 4. extract and flush the rad with distilled water 2-3 times AND here is my question is flushing 3 times realy enough to get all the acid out? this will be my first clean and loop!
  25. hello_there_123

    1080ti PSU requirements?

    Maybe not that one. What with the OCP problems, ripple, freezing, only 1 PEG connnector, noise and all...
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