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Everything posted by SometimesStuff

  1. I just want to thank you for this! It's all so quiet now!
  2. I think the warranty is expired, I got it around 5 years ago, the only thing I have replaced since then is the graphics card. I'll look into air coolers as well, if it turns out to be a pump issue. Thanks for the help!
  3. Not to hand, I could probably get a cheap Intel one to test against, it didn't make this noise when it was new, but that was a long time ago! I didn't think about checking that, so I shall look into it! Would it be worth getting a new AIO if that is the cause? That is something within my range of replacing
  4. Hi, My computer is making a noise, but I can't work out what it is, I have powered it on with no fans, and with the GPU disconnected, so neither of these seem to be the issue, but it sounds like the noise of a fan to me. I am using a Corsair AIO for CPU coolings, something like this but without the LED, my system is so old, RGB wasn't even cool. CPU - Intel Core i5 4670K Motheboard - ASUS Z87-K GPU - GTX 980 TI I have uploaded some wonderful phone quality recording, I'm kind of stuck on knowing what this could be, or how to go about fixing it. Voice 001_sd.m4a
  5. I have tested the switches with a multimeter, the F3 key has no continuity. Would replacing the key work?
  6. I ran the troubleshooter, it said there were no problems
  7. One of my hands had a spasm the other day and spilt orange on my keyboard, it's a K70 RGB. A number of issues occurred after this. A few of the lighting controllers started showing the wrong colour and a column of keys became unresponsive (F3 / 3 / E / D / X). I have cleaned the keyboard with air, I have bathed it in water and I have bathed it in isopropyl alcohol. After this, the colours now work correctly, so that's a plus, but the above mentioned keys still don't work. Can anyone provide any advice or help? I would prefer to avoid buying a new one, they are expensive yo.
  8. Many good points! Bank the money for a later date then, I shouldn't need anything else for a long time if that's the case.
  9. Currently on an i5-4670K, probably the oldest thing in my machine at the moment with the motherboard, everything else has gone through the upgrades. My question is, is it worth upgrading to a Skylake CPU yet or waiting it out for a little while? I am aware I would need to get a new motherboard and DDR4 to match.
  10. I sided with the NCR, brining in all of the other factions (Kings, Boomers, Khans and the Brootherhood).
  11. Original list shown in the thenextweb blog post is what was on the NCA website as well and the below paragraph was added after all the internet backlash about the list. "Many of the signs below are just normal teenage behaviours. Taken in isolation they don't necessarily suggest a young person is at risk of getting involved in cyber crime. These are just possible indicators that your child is getting into the wrong activities. If a young person is showing several of these signs, try and have a conversation with them about their online activities. This will allow you to assess their computer knowledge proficiency so you can understand what they are doing, explain the consequences of cyber crime and help them make the right choices." It wasn't misrepresenting what was said, the NCA website did actually have the list as they showed it at the time of publishing, I updated my opening post when they changed the list. Here's a snapshot for the 9th of December 2016, when it first broke as news - https://web.archive.org/web/20151209031403/http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/crime-threats/cyber-crime/cyber-crime-preventing-young-people-from-getting-involved Screenshot incase link doesn't work. If anything, it shows that someone in the NCA noticed they did something wrong and corrected it.
  12. They have updated their list, coding, independent material and data allowance, I have added an update at the bottom of the opening post.
  13. This was produced by the British Government, where there also is no datacap, but they had no idea what they were talking about.
  14. Unfortunately, this campaign doesn't present it in the right way at all, it's scaremongering and doesn't give parents any useful advice, how can a parent talk to their child about cybercrime if they don't have the information or knowledge on the subject? An IT teacher at a school is better equip to give warnings/advice if the school hired someone competent, a parent will just get worried and panic if they don't understand. Then you also have to trust that the child will tell the truth to their parents on what they are doing on the computer, they aren't going to say "Oh yeah, I just DDoSed a website ma." unless they are A+ Stupid. The criteria listed is also a joke, completely useless, just scares and will probably mean that some kids are discouraged from going near a computer at home, or when they do, heavily supervised. It would be helpful to give parents useful information, not this...
  15. But it was actually written and produced by a government agency, that is the depressing part!
  16. Source 1: http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/765-campaign-targets-uk-s-youngest-cyber-criminals Source 2: http://oomlout.co.uk/blogs/news/79367233-national-crime-agency-lists-daft-cyber-crime-warning-signs Source 3: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/12/09/nca_teen_hackers_parents_campaign/ Many of you are likely to fall into the categories the NCA has listed as potential cybercriminals, so hand yourself in right away! According to Oomlout, the document says that a childs interest should be steered in a positive direction, but it doesn't do it in the right way, here's the quote. One of the other things the NCA said, was that this is aimed at parents of 12-15 year old boys, because they are clearly the only ones who could possibly commit cybercrime, or use a computer. So I guess, I have always been safe from the NCAs prying eyes and scaremongering! And if you want to cringe, YouTube video: This is a terrible way to go about the whole issue, the tactics used and the list made are just going to make parents who don't understand anything about tech/computing scared without reason. I wouldn't have wanted my mum or dad coming into my room constantly asking "What are you doing? What are you doing?" which is what this seems to aim to want to promote. I'm not comfortable with any campaign which goes about getting their point across in this way. UPDATE: The NCA have made a change to their list on their website, possibly after getting some negative remarks, here is what it now states: Removed coding, learning material and data allowance from the list. http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/crime-threats/cyber-crime/cyber-crime-preventing-young-people-from-getting-involved
  17. If you have notifications enabled on Avast free, it will periodically spam you with notifications to upgrade, sometimes interrupting a game, but I believe you can just disable notifications. Not used Avast in a while, I'm in a Kespersky phase again! When I look at reviews, it's always somewhere around the top and often, there's somewhere selling it at a reasonable price.
  18. I dislike both equally, bad experiences. Personally, I like Kespersky, not had a problem with it, that's if I feel like buying anti-virus software, otherwise I use Avast.
  19. Oh, I've been using my finger to stop the fan spinning when I blow dust out, does a screwdriver make more sense?
  20. Open world, city builders, turn based strategy, CK2.
  21. I don't think there's any tech I miss, floppy disks were amusing to mess with but don't miss them, I suppose the only thing I can think of is getting boxed copies of games with a manual that you could read.
  22. Folding @ Home requires 21 Work Units, the other badges for that have other requirements, can read about them here - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/207857-for-folding-users-tips-tricks-and-faq-updated-aug-2014/
  23. PC. I do have a PS2, XBox (original) and a Wii, all of them bought preowned just for curiosity into the past consoles!
  24. Reached and passed the 21 WU! No where close to a million points though I don't think
  25. No harm in trying a full reinstall, just make sure everything important is saved and blah blah! Hopefully that'll work out, sounds quite strange.