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About MSWindowsinside

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  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core
  • Motherboard
    Asus - PRIME X370-PRO ATX AM4
  • RAM
    Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2666
  • GPU
    ASUS Radeon RX 580 Dual OC 4GB
  • Case
    Fractal Design - Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
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    (2x) Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5", Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280
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    Corsair AX760
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    LG W2261 @ 1080p 60Hz
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    Stock HSF, Additional fan: Noctua - NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan
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    Generic Dell Keyboard
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

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  1. Update: I requested an RMA for the Corsair AX760 on their website and it was accepted as a "one-time courtesy" according to the rep I'm emailing with. As they have no stock of a similar unit, they will be replacing it with an HX850i. I have returned the PSU and will very likely receive the HX850i in the coming week. I'm actually quite happy that they accepted the RMA, I expected it to not go through w/o any proof of purchase.
  2. My prior build is the "old build" in my signature. While this system did not pull more power, there was for sure more heat. Though I have always had this PSU with the fan facing downwards so it should always have gotten fresh air from the filtered intake of the bottom of the case. I think the main problem might have been heat cycling. As I usually only stress my system for about 20-30 hours week and for the rest of the time it is only used for web browsing.
  3. No it actually wasn't. It was working completely fine actually for all of these years. Things is though I don't have a receipt anymore of the purchase. I have opened a ticket on Corsair's website just now to see what happens. But I think I might be SOL on this one.
  4. While heat fatigue might indeed explain the cause of the PSU dying, I wasn't even close to using the maximum potential of the 760 Watt unit. My system is the "Ryzinator" in my signature and shouldn't pull much more than 500 Watts at full load. Note that none of my components are overclocked.
  5. It's been a long time since I've posted on this forum. But 2 days ago the Corsair AX 760 PSU that I bought in 2014 failed out of the blue. The unit had been working completely fine ever since my very first PC build. It failed while I was playing CS:GO, I noticed my GPU was making a lot of noise, which is normal and fine as I always have V-SYNC off. Then a few minutes into the game, I heard a loud pop and the power in our house went out. One of the fuses had blown, and a burning smell was coming from my PC. Upon opening up the case, it was very obvious that the smell was coming from the PSU. Nothing inside of the PC looked damaged. Today I replaced the PSU, and all components have seemingly survived. I find it very odd that a high quality PSU like this one could just fail after 6 years. What could be the reason of it just failing out of the blue? I suspect the fan might've died, however normally the unit would shut down without a popping noise in case of overheating. I don't have any warranty on this unit as the retailer I bought it from is out of business. My question: I wonder how a high quality PSU can just fail like that. Especially because I have seen systems with very low quality PSUs last more than a decade. I know for a fact that one of my friends family had a PC running almost 24/7 for 11 years with a MS-Tech 350W unit. After those 11 years the only thing that died was the hard drive inside of the PC.
  6. Microsoft still needs to make money, so they likely want you to buy a new license instead. The free upgrade was mostly a marketing stunt, if everyone had to pay to upgrade many people wouldn't have done the upgrade. They made it seem like a limited offer, because they can't just give out free software while the company needs to make profit too.
  7. For Windows 8.1 you would need a new license key. For Windows 10 you can use your Windows 7 key for activating AFTER installing. This method is not on Microsoft's website anymore, but it still works and has no ramifications.
  8. In September 2017 I made a list of the advantages and dissadvantages between Windows Phone and Android. Here is it in no particular order or much research:


    • Many apps are still build on Silverlight technology, which in my observations seem to cause the Loading... and Resuming... screens.
    • Facebook Messenger crashes when attaching photos
    • Twitter app crashes when attaching photos
    • Can't delete apps directly from home screen 
    • Kik Messenger is unsupported
    • Outlook Mail doesn't load YouTube mail optimally 
    • Outlook Mail pictures are huge for no reason (i.e no resize by mail app) / DPI scaling
    • Auto correct only corrects one language at a time
    • Only 2-3 maintained browsers
    • Windows Hello is slow to recognise finger print
    • UI inconsistencies, lots of design languages at the same time.
    • Android send feedback immediately after a crash - no prompt on WP
    • Swipe right for hamburger menu missing
    • Close all apps button is missing
    • Loading app from notifications is slow
    • Random reboots?? Both on Luma 650 and Alcatel Idol 4s restart while using ms edge
    • Many websites don't detect Edge's user agent, sites will direct you to a Google Play app which will result in the store opening and search for "intent" https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/should-you-grab-an-amd-freesync-monitor-well-break-it-down-for-you/
    • No screenshot preview 
    • App updates are slow (takes multiple days to updtae inbox apps on Lumia 650)
    • Hyperlapse app crash 
    • No WhatsApp picture in notifications
    • Can't change default apps like the browser to something different.
    • Night mode is truly universal, unlike Android (my biggest gripe about Android..)
    • Emoji's actually good, Google has ruined them in Android (faces look like blobs)
    • Superior battery life
    • Login to apps using biometrics
    • Live tiles make for a clean looking home screen
    • Apps can make use of Microsoft's new design language
    • Use Cortana on the go, even outside of the US
    • No sticky client unlike Android, improving corporate WiFi solutions with multiple APs on the same SSID
    • Bing lockscreen images
    • Delete any app via Powershell
    • Access device statistics via web app
    • No vendor or carrier specific updates (Coming to Android in Android Oreo)
    • DPI scaling can be adjusted
    • Continuum allows mobile device to be used as a desktop PC.
    • ALL settings can be synced with a Microsoft account.
    • Beta versions of the operating system can be installed by everyone.
    • Paste button right on the keyboard
    1. James Evens

      James Evens



      Do you think a $50 Nokia 930 is worth it? Thinking about buying one again after my last one broke.

    2. MSWindowsinside


      The TL;DR for me is: WIndows Phone is a much more consistent experience overall but for heavy duty users Android just plain works better (at the time of writing).

      If you are not a heavy phone user it'd say you should just go for the Nokia 930.

    3. James Evens

      James Evens

      My decision for the 930 was not rational. I love the design and this is why i still think about getting one again.

      My experience is better described inconsistent compared to blackberry  and android. The largest down side is the app situation but it kind of worked for me. The store search is just so bad that i used google to find the apps.

      Annoying is also the font size problem. There is no control over the font size and every app looks different. Between gigantic and to small. I think it  was also a problem to find a FTP server which can run in the background. The last annoying thing for me was that i did not got adblock working. It suffered from the same problem as windows: if you make the host file to large your network connection won't work anymore.

      On the other side battery lifetime, the device it self and the start menu was nice. Your problem with slow updates and reboots never happend during my use.

  9. That would be weird considering some lesser known sites and my school website show up with the favicon for me just fine. I suspect it's just a bug, maybe try removing cache/history etc?
  10. Does your website have a favicon? It should display that favicon in top sites whenever it detects that the site has one.
  11. Go to color filters in Windows' Settings app and turn off color filters. It would be a good idea to also turn off the shortcut key too.
  12. Aha I misread that part at first. Then I have no clue, almost sounds like a UEFI BIOS issue at that point. As far as I know, Surface BIOS updates are delivered through Windows Update so it could be that it screwed up when updating. I think it might be best to turn to Microsoft for this one, unless someone else still has ideas.
  13. When you start from a Windows 10 installation USB drive, you can open the command prompt using Shift+F10 (after clicking Install now I believe). It's just another thing you could try, I have no other clues really.
  14. There are no drivers for Windows 8.1 for that laptop.
  15. Have you already tried wiping the disks partition table using the DISKPART CLEAN command?