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About manikyath

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  • Title
    keeper of the magical rowenta space heater
  • Birthday 1994-12-26

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  • Gender
  • Location
    commonwealth in the former soviet banana republic of belgium
  • Interests
    tech, and noms. especially noms.
  • Occupation
    support engineer


  • CPU
    i7 4790k
  • Motherboard
    asus Z97 mark 2
  • RAM
    16GB DDR3 1600 (corsair vengeance LP)
  • GPU
    asus GTX970 strix
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define R5 (black, no window)
  • Storage
    240GB sandisk Ultra II / 2TB WD black
  • PSU
    corsair RM750
  • Display(s)
    2x BenQ BL2420PT
  • Cooling
    Be Quiet dark rock advanced C1
  • Keyboard
    logitech G110
  • Mouse
    logitech G500
  • Sound
    hyperx cloud | pioneer vsx-c300 | PE HSV 40T
  • Operating System
    MSX brickware edition.
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  1. manikyath

    Planned game server/plex server

    or.. he could just use windows, and skip having to learn an entirely new operating system because someone else told him it was "better". i have a linux server, i'm very happy with it.. i dont recommend complete linux newbies to attempt the same..
  2. manikyath

    Planned game server/plex server

    which i can almost guarantee will not work if you have no idea what you're doing. oh, and try to keep that thing up to date having absolutely no idea how it works.. and fix issues that obviously arise after you've tried to do so.
  3. manikyath

    Planned game server/plex server

    linux being easy has the prerequisite of OP knowing his way around linux.. we have a linux box at the office for clonezilla.. i seem to be the only person at the office who knows how to type the word that's written on the front of the box ("clonezilla") into a linux terminal and follow instructions laid out on the screen.
  4. manikyath

    Planned game server/plex server

    if you have zero knowledge about linux.. just put windows on it, run all the things on windows, and stick an extra storage drive in it and map it as a network share.
  5. doing remote bios updates on systems with bitlocker is always a bit tense... they take *just* long enough to reboot to make you worried.

    1. King Poet
    2. TechyBen


      Backup! backup! Always backup, especially if the action does not have a backup (undo) option! ;)


  6. manikyath

    Why is normal USB charging so slow

    depends on how exactly the phone power source negotiate power usage. for example, my netbook (which charges off usb.. go figure) will negotiate power by slowly nudging the current until input voltage drops below 4.5 volts, but most phones will use some form of quickcharge technology that negotiates a higher voltage for power transfer (which a PC cannot do, but the supplied / compatible charger can). beyond that, your computer's ports (and even the cables used for that matter..) may be capable of different amounts of power, at different voltage losses. most USB 3.0 front panels are quite notorious for having thin power wires and as a result higher voltage drop. on that point, some phones are also more lenient than others. it's basicly a hell of a lot of ohm's law, combined with a dense mixture of different standards, vbariations on standards, and quality.
  7. manikyath

    SSD Size?

    if a $10 savings is important enough to deal with the shortcomings of a 120GB SSD, you shouldnt be buying that SSD and use the money for more important stuff instead. in the end, it's *just* load times..
  8. manikyath

    Can We Replace Memory On Windows Tablets?

    if you want to do board repair.. maybe.. but for a boot loop you shouldnt swap the storage, you should reinstall windows.
  9. manikyath

    New workstation for Home and office

    there's nothing difficult about "running" a monitor. it's the stuff you put on said monitor that's the issue. in your case, i'd say core i5/i7 (or amd ryzen 5 or 7), 16GB ram, 256GB SSD, decent motherboard, decent case, decent power supply, and use whatever is left for the most decent graphics card that fits the bill, and has the required connectors to run those displays.
  10. manikyath

    New workstation for Home and office

    run what exactly on those? just office applications? graphical content? games?
  11. in april already? good luck to our Tier2 team for moving said client to teams in that time.. it usually takes 3 months to kick the freakshow back into propper life if the servers take a dive again.
  12. at work we sometimes make phone calls to the US to troubleshoot skype for business issues.. funny in a sense
  13. yes and no. but especially in remote regions a reliable phone line is easier to come by than a reliable internet line capable of decent VOIP.
  14. because sometimes.. its just easier. if just for chatter.. hell no, but if you need to reach someone quickly and the VOIP tools are not being happy today, just a quick ring can be well worth the money, especially if you're talking corporate "counting money by the hour" environments.
  15. manikyath

    Life after dead for a gpu ?

    no.. that's a problem of the GPU core itself, not a locked down bios and lack of display outputs.