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About semithotamatic

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    The Wonderful Jersey Shore


  • CPU
    Intel i5 6600k
  • Motherboard
    Asus z170-a
  • RAM
    8GB HyperX Fury DDR4
  • GPU
    Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1
  • Case
    NZXT h440
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
  • PSU
    EVGA 750 G2
  • Cooling
    Corsair h60
  • Sound
    Beyerdynamic DT990
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home

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  1. Theres regular office-type printer a few feet from where I sit, thought most of the others are 15-20 feet away. Yeah, I could just wander around and see where it drops to narrow it down.
  2. Ohhh interesting theory, hadn't thought of that. Could definitely be it, the school has a bizarre climate (temperature wise lol). Not sure how I could test that, though. Do you think I would see the effects of that outside of the school? We just went through summer with no AC but a window unit at night, so its certainly seen a lot of temp fluctuation without visible problems (beside the long broken bluetooth).
  3. Wouldn't be surprised if the laptop has a few funky contacts (bluetooth receiver being broken and all). I can get the laptop working just fine after without any shaking. More curious as to how/why the keyboard/track-pad break in the same time/place everyday.
  4. First, some facts: My daily driver is a early-2015 Macbook Pro Retina (Student/Developer). Certainly on its way out, but hanging in there for now. The bluetooth has not worked for a very long time, and I have it always turned off (causes crashes, don't care enough about bluetooth to fix). My third block class everyday is in a big lab that's usually for printing/photo production classes. Its full of, at least, a half dozen gigantic production printers. As of this weekend, the largest one is in working order (previously down), Now, the problem: The last three times I've entered the lab, after sitting down and opening my laptop, both my laptop keyboard and track-pad are non-functioning. The first time it happened, I immediately spent a few minutes resetting the SMC and PRAM, and running diagnostics (no issues found) a bunch of times over, but to no avail. I got home that day, reset the SMC and PRAM again, and it worked. Re-entered the lab the second day, no input again. Reset SMC and PRAM, nothing. After class I went down the hall to another lab, reset the SMC and PRAM once more, and it worked. Still thought it was just a fluke at the time, but the third day was the same as the second. On all days, the laptop worked perfectly fine before third block all over the school. As well as completely without error after bringing input back with PRAM and SMC reset. As of right now, it seems that the room itself it whats taking the laptop down, but I obviously can't be sure. Is it possible that one of the printers or other tech in the room is taking it down? I've yet to test if its the time of the day, but I will do that tomorrow. Anyone have any thoughts?
  5. 6mbps is all they're sending out and all you're going to get. The only improvement that can be made on your end really is assuring that your setup is making the most of that 6mbps. Simply, finding equipment that delivers the full 6mbps to all devices on your network. From there, a DNS server change, and maybe a tracker/ad blocker to block additional content loading on webpages might be worth while.
  6. Yeah that's what I was thinking, thanks. Parting out is no good, I really just want it out of my closet lol
  7. No, just a network card and a lot of the product accessories (if they care to have them). Going to mention having a monitor which I can get rid of for cheap if they want it as well.
  8. Decided to try to get rid of my system from a few years ago, but I'm not sure how much to ask for it. Its a FX6300/750ti/8gb ram/500gb hdd build in a n200 case. It's being sold locally only, to someone who most likely isn't a techie. Some numbers that I wrote down a few weeks ago show maybe $250-$300, but let me know what you think. Thanks in advance.
  9. Thanks a bunch. Might end up being able to shave a few bucks off with a slightly older CPU and motherboard combo.
  10. Very interesting, thank you. Was just looking at that pentium, in fact. Won't have a super tough workload, the computer will mainly be a device for learning and experimenting with Linux.
  11. Oh? Hadn't heard that, will check it out though. I have no problem maybe going back a generation for a slightly cheaper Intel CPU if it aids my Linux experience.
  12. Haven't decided yet. Might run Mint, of which I'm most familiar. Though I was also looking into System76's Pop!_OS, as it seems pretty cool. Will probably end up OS hopping a bit.