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About iamdarkyoshi

  • Title
    Owner of the world's only 760Ti Succ Edition
  • Birthday 1998-04-13

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Reno Nevada                                                 
  • Interests
    Electronics Engineering, hardware design, gaming, and DIY stuff
  • Biography
    Just a garbage furfag who wastes his life away on telegram and youtube
  • Occupation
    PC Technician


  • CPU
    Intel 8086k Delidded
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z370i ITX
  • RAM
    24GB DDR4 2400
  • GPU
    AMD Vega FE
  • Case
    Evolv Shift
  • Storage
    3 SSD (1TB NVME, 1TB SATA, 128GB SATA)
  • PSU
    Corsair SF600
  • Display(s)
    3x 1080p 144hz LG 24GM77
  • Cooling
    Custom Loop
  • Keyboard
    Original IBM Model M
  • Mouse
    Logitech M100
  • Sound
    5.1 surround Vintage JBL
  • Operating System

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  1. I saw you, I thought I recognized that name, I remembered you. Now I am here. Then again, maybe it's an imposter! Or maybe I'm just a creep? Who knows?!


  2. Where did you come from, where did you go?

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    2. Den-Fi



    3. Gegger



    4. Tog Driver

      Tog Driver

      I didn't get it until minibois comment.

  3. I thought uncorrectable sector count and other such errors were properties of the drive itself, irrespective of the actual data they contain, but I just experienced something that makes me seriously question that.


    I dug out an old drive that was good last time I used it but had been sitting in a closet for years and did a fresh (quick) format, along with enabling bitlocker.  It started causing issues so I unplugged it and restarted it a few times, even starting another format and turning it off in the middle of that - all of which easily adding up to enough that I'd expect serious corruption and data loss (if there was any data to lose, which there wasn't), but nothing a format wouldn't fix.


    However Crystal Disk Info was reporting errors and saying "caution".  This wasn't surprising to me as I figured it had gone bad while sitting around and this was causing the issues that made me do the above things.


    I've since started a clean format once again, this time doing the long version, and it's not done yet but Crystal Disk Info no longer reports any errors.


    Perhaps the error was caused by my fiddling around?  Although that doesn't explain the source of the weirdness to begin with... though I could blame that on Windows (bitlocker).  More importantly though, it seems the error has been fixed by formatting.  That I did not expect.


    Any insight?

    1. Ryan_Vickers


      ohhh, format finished and was copying files to it but those issues just popped up again xD

    2. iamdarkyoshi


      Were they by chance pending sectors? Those are clearable if the drive confirms later that if can read/write to them IIRC

    3. Ryan_Vickers


      Not entirely



      Good to know though

  4. I'm at about 20-30 desktops, 10-15 laptops, several phones, 8 xboxes, 5 xbox 360's, and other assorted junk

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    2. captain_to_fire


      Does the Russian dude accidentally discovered the app "Grindr" from the App Store or is it one of those things Alex Jones can rant about turning the friggin frogs gay. :D ?‍?


    3. handymanshandle


      He probably looked at women and realized how repulsive they are. /s

      maybe not /s, I'm gay for a reason

    4. orbitalbuzzsaw


      ok, what the cinnamon toast fuck?

  6. Did you ever end up replacing or removing that inductor on the corsair power supply? Or did it end up getting scrapped?

    1. iamdarkyoshi


      I replaced it and it burned it up instantly. Scrapped it, not much point in fixing a budget PSU at this point

  7. Sadly those are likely gone forever, unless you can get ahold of lenovo tools that aren't supposed to leave the factory, and you can get the BIOS into a mode that accepts being programmed...
  8. Ehh I'd just run regular enterprise. It feels like what pro was supposed to be Stuff is broken in LTSC with the removal of basically all uwp applications
  9. They likely found a bios dump from another machine online and flashed it using an SPI programmer. The BIOS chip holds all that info, and I suppose they found a dump of another machine which had those values stripped from it. I've had to do repairs like this at the store I work at (on the same model laptop too). Sadly all I was able to do was make the machine have the IDs from another machine, since that's what the dump of the BIOS chip contained. Best bet for activation would probably be to use the windows 7 key off a machine you no longer use anymore, since the key stored in your BIOS is gone.
  10. Step down (buck) converters generally need a volt or two higher than their output, and 6V to 5V is barely enough for even the higher end buck converters. Not to mention, the batteries will drain below 6V and cause more issues. I'd go for a buck/boost converter, since it accepts above and below the desired output voltage, so as the batteries drain down to like 4V or lower, it'll still be kicking out 5V. One thing I'd look into though is to see if you can find one with a fixed 5V output instead of a variable one. I'd expect them to run a bit more stable.
  11. In theory, I'd need a BIOS dump from the same series machine, and it'd work again. Never really bothered with it
  12. Update: It turns out I have a ripoff HDD. Inside was a recertified WD black... Spent about 5 hours getting my stupid ass computer to write the backwards compatibility partition onto it. But it works now!
  13. I've tried 10 different ones from the list, including halo. All games play fine on my OG unit, but it only has component video