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About TheGeekster

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  • Birthday 1993-12-08

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    South England
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    Computers (Kinda obvious)
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    IT Technician


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    AMD Phenom II x6 1055T
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    MSI 970 Gaming
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    Gainward GTX770
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    Corsair 230T Orange
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    2TB HDD & 240GB SSD
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    Corsair CX750
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    2 Cheapo 1080p's
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    Zalman CNPS14X (Replacing soon with something quiet)
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    Microsoft 800 FTW
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    Microsoft 600 FTW
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    Win 8.1U1
  1. Well, you could see online about those individual games, if the have some settings you could change to change the folder they use to store things but most games wouldn't include that by default, and you are likely to run into this issue with each game you install. Unless someone knows something I don't.
  2. Try finding an older version of skype? Just a quick work around. Otherwise https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12303/connection-troubleshooter Next step
  3. Unfortunately you can't do that, without redirecting those folders, which is a lot of hastle. You could look up mkdir online, but you can mess things up with it if not used correctly. How much space do those folders take up?
  4. A HP Microserver G7 with a dedicated graphics card would do well for this I'd say. That or a custom whitebox with a Pentium dual core. Really depends on your budget. FreeNAS or windows if you happen to have a spare license. The one trouble is the HTPC part, most systems aren't designed to do both, outside of Windows really. (Unless you are a linux god at which point I bow before you) If you have to transcode some of your media, then you are going to need a proper processor, I've tried quite a few prebuilt nas's for people who complain they can't do this, that, etc etc and 99% of the time it's down to lack of power. You could take a look at Plex and using a chromecast or something similar in the back of the TV, works brilliantly with the system from what I've used. I've got plex running on a whitebox prodigy case, 2x6tb drives with a pentium and 8GB ram, works brilliantly transcoding 1080p streams to two TV's, and as mines based on windows, I can just run what ever I want on there pretty much straight away.
  5. That's a bit, vague, what system are using? As Gilbert_Sarip asked, what OS? What hardware? etc etc
  6. Yep they generally contain game saves, settings and other bits, they shouldn't contain a lot of data unless you load in mods and bits. This is just a byproduct of playing games there's no way to stop it as it's how the games are programmed. (Unless you've uninstalled the games and don't plan on installing them again)
  7. When the internet goes down again, try setting up a ping to google, so open command prompt, and type: ping -t You should get consistent results if it's working? That bypasses all DNS related issues and would give you an idea if things genuinely aren't getting through.
  8. If there's no way of testing your PC on a different internet connection, not much else you can really try without resetting the router. You could try setting up a ping test start > cmd > ping -t and see if that's stable (Should be a solid consistency in the results) Otherwise can you try to load www.pingtest.net or www.speedtest.net and see what these come up with?
  9. In my experience routers under £40 will just be bad, routers £50-75 will do the job very well, anything over that you've bought it for a reason, what budget do you have in mind?
  10. Virgin media superhub right? Yep wireless on those is just awful, I've got one. Your best bet would be look up perhaps an Asus AC wireless router, they have pretty good range and signal strength, or a wireless access point to boost signal but that'll need wiring
  11. Depends on how far you are from the router, 5Ghz has less range than 2.4Ghz, it sounds like a signal issue. You could try looking for a router with better range?
  12. They way ISP's sell internet is by Mega-BIT not Mega-BYTE which is what steam is showing. 1MegaBYTE is roughly equal to 8~10MegaBIT so you are getting full speed. If you want full speed downloads in steam, remove any throttling.
  13. Download bluescreenview, it'll show you details from the last few bluescreens. What you want to find is a .dll reference in multiple BSOD's if possible, MEMORY_MANAGEMENT could be RAM related though
  14. Honestly most of the time you won't notice the difference, Steam and programs will load and run much faster, but games don't really benefit THATTT much from running on an SSD in my opinion, yes you might save a second here, second there, but it's so much more worth it having windows on the SSD.