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  2. KyrusDLT

    CPU Thermal Throttling

    It has copper in the base. I get what you mean about the stock cooler's performance and 4th gen's heat, but is it normal to have those temps at low loads?
  3. Spotty

    Middle School Project

    You could look in to whether old PCs can be re-purposed or repaired as opposed to discarding them as waste. Your presentation can be about you taking a PC that would have otherwise been discarded and you can work on it, diagnose its problems, and fix it. Discuss how the PC would have been thrown out as the owner thought it was broken and couldn't be fixed, or wasn't worth fixing. Explain what the problem with the PC was and the steps you took to fix it and get it working. Do some research in to eWaste and how much waste is generated by devices that could have been repaired or re-purposed instead of discarded. The $50 budget could be what you have to spend on the system and replacement parts to fix the system. As for finding old PCs to work on, try explaining your project to your schools IT department and ask if they have any old/broken PCs that you could have. Otherwise check local swap sites for old PCs or such. Maybe even try some eWaste recyclers if there are any in your area (places like FreeGeek which is in a few LTT scrapyard wars videos). The bonus is if all goes well at the end of it you will have yourself a PC. If you don't need a PC and if you're lucky you might even be able to sell it for a profit. If you can't fix it, then don't worry too much about it. Do your report the same way and still discuss the problems with throwing out broken things rather than repairing them and just be like "Well, unfortunately as I found out some things aren't cost-effective to repair". Your teachers won't care if it doesn't work, they'll only care that you put the effort in to your report. With science and doing experiments sometimes you get results you weren't expecting and all you can do is present your findings as they are.
  4. Is it true Zombieload only affects Kaby Lake and older? Are 9900K owners safe from this?
  5. zlolslavez

    DREVO BladeMaster Pro Mechanical Keyboard any good?

    Ah, GMMK; that's also a pretty good option although the micro-usb was a pretty big turn off for me (maybe more then it should be but eh). I would avoid G513; I had the Logitech Pro keyboard and I hated the Romer-g (tactile) switches. Super mushy. I think if I were to pick I'd go for an instock GMMK (the TKL one is in stock, I assume you are looking at 100% then), or a Ducky board (pretty good in my experience, and has a pretty good community around it, but don't let that stop you from buying any keyboard).
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  7. MS-DOS Guy

    WiFi hotspot Windows

    This is the only way I know how to do it, I don't know if anybody knows a better way or if there is software to do it. But you can go into CMD, first thing you want to know is if your wifi card or whatever has hosted network support. To do this, you have to type into command prompt NETSH WLAN show drivers and it should tell you if you have hosted network support. If you do, then you can proceed to the next step. Then type in, NETSH WLAN set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=NETWORKNAME key=PASSWORD and obviously your going to replace "networkname" with your name of the hotspot and the same thing with "password". Then type into CMD: NETSH WLAN start hostednetwork which is pretty self explanatory, it simply starts the network. Your also going to want to confirm that you have internet connection sharing enabled. Go to control panel>network and internet>network and sharing>right click on your wifi adapter or ethernet or whatever>properties>sharing and then simply enable internet connection sharing enabled.
  8. Parzivilian

    How much of a improvement will I be seeing?

    Well if you upgrade at all then you will get a performance increase. It is most likely the GPU. If the graphics card is acting up in your pc, then it will most likely be universal unless it is a software issue. If you are going to be doing high graphics gaming, then you should increase but if it is just going to be watching movies or streaming then I wouldn't but it is up to you if you want to spend more money. I recommend the i5 6600k. It is good for its price. You didn't say the full name of your CPU so I don't know for sure what CPU you have. Your ram should have no problem. If you do upgrade, you will need to know how to use the BIOS menu so that you configure your upgrades.
  9. For a number of very demanding games, losing HT can be a pretty grevious performance hit for quad core users.
  10. IAmAndre

    How much of a improvement will I be seeing?

    The RX 580 is in a different galaxy so the difference will be quite significant. The CPU will then be the bottleneck depending on the game you're playing, in which case a 1600 would indeed be a solid though you might want to get a more recent 2600 / 2600X or even wait for Ryzen 3rd gen.
  11. Rhianwen

    Anyone else not crazy about RGB?

    I never cared about pretty lights, my computer is like a Soviet car, ugly as crap and missing some nice-to-haves, but perfectly handles almost everything I throw at it.
  12. you know that guy in your class needs help when he jerks off to a picture of himself using the female Snapchat filter.

    1. ReggieGRS


      Narcissism intensifies

  13. fasauceome

    CPU Thermal Throttling

    The Intel cooler is notoriously bad, and 4th gen Intel CPUs are notoriously hot, do you have the stock cooler with or without copper in the base?
  14. Going to have to go live rn to tell my 7 followers the bad news
  15. It's not a penis i swear


  16. Rhianwen

    is 1060 shit ass card?

    I mean, how demanding is Crysis 3, exactly? It's a game made in 2013 with recommended specs suggesting a DX11 card with 1GB of dedicated VRAM. Are people excluding extenuating circumstances like ultra graphic settings? Different websites say a Radeon HD 5870 is recommended but according to UserBenchmark, a GTX 1060 (6GB) beats it in raw speed by a 235% margin. I know not all cards are equal, but otherwise, I can't see the 1060 to be blamed lol
  17. NyxeonFX

    DREVO BladeMaster Pro Mechanical Keyboard any good?

    Thanks a ton! I was also eyeing the Glorious Keyboard with Kailh Speed Coppers, but unfortunately it's out of stock so i'll probably have to wait a while for that one. Another keyboard i was looking at was the Logitech G513 Carbon, but i've heard bad things about the Romer G, which one would you recommend?
  18. Skiiwee29

    XMP profile leads to blue screen

    This is a common thing with AMD CPUs. The most common fix is to up the SOC Voltages in your BIOS. You can safely go up to 1.2v on the SOC. I have to run mine at 1.15v to be stable. Up your SOC voltage and enable Loadline Calibration levels on the SOC voltages as well. This should fix the problem.
  19. Dr. Historic Low

    Zelda II: Adventure Of LInk A Bad Game?

    This game is easily in my top 5 NES games of all time. I remember it being very confusing as a child but once I watched one of my best friends mom enjoy playing it, I was hooked ever since. I absolutely love the game and could play it over and over. Which I already have done hundreds of times. My favorite thing to do in the game is try to keep the thing that comes out the end of your sword when you don't take any damage for as long as possible. And of course finding all the items like the candle and raft and what not. I suppose another reason I like it so much is because I have yet to put more than just a few minutes into ALL other Zelda games.
  20. SansVarnic

    Show off your latest purchase!

    Very nice (gun porn is awesome).... so we don't derail, pm me the build part list of those. I can identify some part manufacturers but not all. I've been wanting to make this purchase for like 10 years, I've been out of the service for 4. lol. I waited way to long.
  21. WickedStarfish

    cheap gaming laptop for friend?

    I'll install it anyway then i can give you the results, you might also find that the 8gb ram might not be enough to run at high settings and the 3gb 1060 i dont think would handle high (due to VRam size limitations)
  22. IAmAndre

    How to get front case off.

    You might want to post pictures.
  23. I don't plan to take it out of commission as of now since, performance-wise, the thing is quite speedy for net surfing and brute forces YouTube's VP9 1080P pretty well. Updates have been made as best as possible though between Windows (actually further along than my desktop as the laptop has good internet) and the browsers.
  24. It really depends. Server: Patch immediately. Especially if it's a cloud/vps/vm server. eg all Amazon AWS services. At this point all patches applied loses up to 20% of the CPU performance. So over-sold virtual servers are going to suffer, and this equates to a 20% loss in revenue. Turn HT off. Games: Patch immediately if the game client has user-editable client loadable code (eg HTML5 games, Unity, Cocos2D, RPG Maker MV, etc), turn HT off for all other games, patch or not. Business: Patch always. Turn HT off on machines that run or access user-editable script. In short, you should be looking for a BIOS patch if you have an Intel Haswell CPU or newer. (i7-4xxx, i5-4xxx, i3-4xxx, Pentium 3550, and Celeron 2xxx). Should you be worried? Not terribly. The major target will be anything that can run node.js (servers), nw.js (node webkit, used by most HTML5 games in stand-alone mode) , CEF (Chromium Embeddable Framework) used by applications (eg MMO launchers, Spotify, Adobe software, etc) , Electron (used by Slack, Whatsapp), and such. Any "virus" like activity will likely be targeting servers however. It's not efficient to use these exploits to get data, so you have to know what you're trying to get in the first place, and the target would likely be something you have to login to, that also runs arbitrary script (eg ads.)
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