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LukeS

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About LukeS

  • Title
    Member
  • Birthday 2000-03-14

Contact Methods

  • Steam
    i_m_3rd
  • Twitch.tv
    www.twitch.tv/I_M_3rd
  • Twitter
    twitter.com/I_M_3rd

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    USA (Cananadian by heart though!)
  • Interests
    I want to go into traumatology when I "grow-up". I love music and that's normally where all my hard earned cash goes.
  • Biography
    My name is LukeS. I am a 17 year old Highschool Student taking advanced/college level courses. I am an EMT and intend to go into Trauma Surgery/ER Medicine. My experience with programming comes from my dad who grew up when a 1KB Floppy Disk was a lot of memory. He's taught me alot about programming, the rest comes from personal research. Never stop learning guys!
  • Occupation
    Medic

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i3
  • RAM
    4 GB
  • GPU
    Intel HD Family Graphics
  • Case
    N/A
  • Storage
    256 GB SSD
  • Cooling
    Fans. Duh
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2014
  • Mouse
    Razer Naga 2014/2015
  • Sound
    Steel Series Siberia 200
  • Operating System
    Windows 10, Unix/Ubuntu

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  1. The issue for me would be a full-switch to Apple is too expensive. I don't have the budget for this tablet, and I can't use iMessage with my android phone. If I had the money, I would do a full-switch to Apple, however.
  2. Hello, So a bit of a backstory: I'm a 19 year old nursing student working as a full time with a private EMS company, part time with an HEMS (helicopter EMS) company, and a volunteer firefighter/EMT. With my jobs and such, I tend to be rough on my electronics. For my graduation gift last year, my parents got me a new HP Pavillion laptop. The motherboard died in the winter and it wouldn't turn on and had a screen issue. I sent it to HP, and they "fixed" it and sent it back. A few months later (during exams week) it broke again (same issues not as bad), and I was too late to request warranty. I'm currently in the market for a tablet since I feel that a solid-state system would last longer than my laptop and I only needed a new laptop for one class (which I won't start taking until junior year of college). That said, I went to BestBuy last week and asked about tablets. I was very interested in making a full switch to Apple, but I just replaced my phone and got a new smartwatch (Samsung's gear sport) last year and don't have a budget for that (broke college kid, remember). Anyways, the CS at BestBuy showed me the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 and S5e. I like both, however a big draw to Apple for me is the Apple Pen, which Samsung has a similar product only for the S4. S5e seems cool because it's cheaper and newer. I'd buy the keyboard for either/or, and because it's for school, I don't care about the price. They seem very similar minus the price range. I can't find any review for either tablet, so thought I'd ask the LTT community. (And for those that might ask what I'd use it for: school and checking off my trucks with a program we use)
  3. Ah thanks. I'm not planning on running anything besides Siege (and going into my first full year of undergrad next year, probably won't be gaming much), so I'll check into the 980 (though iicr, they're $300+, which is wayyy out of my budget). And in reply to everyone about my PSU: It was a Christmas present and I didn't have to pay for it. That's all that I needed.
  4. Hey y'all, so I'm running a pre-built Desktop that I'm slowly upgrading (bought it all for $50 from a friend, upgraded to 8 GB of RAM total for $20, threw a Nvidia GT 730 in it for $70)... I'd love to upgrade it soon (once the GPU market becomes better/cryptocurrency stops), but I'm trying to decide what I should be looking for. My specs right now are: RAM: 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3 CPU: Intel i3 4130 3.40GHz Graphics Card: Nvidia 730 GT (2 GB vRAM) PSU: EVGA 500w (my grandparents got me this for Christmas to aid in my upgrade... I was at 300W before) If I can recall when I looked up the specs to my motherboard, it can only go as far as an i5. Because it is DDR3 RAM, I'm wondering if it's best if I invest in a new board/new RAM in total to upgrade to DDR4, or am I fine where I'm at. Again, I'm a poor highschool/college kid making minimum wage and saving for my education. The only video games I really play right now are Rainbow 6 Siege and Stardew Valley. I'd love to be able to run Siege at ABOVE 30 FPS (That's 6 more frames than I'm getting atm) and at medium graphics sometime in the near future. Any ideas on what I should do? I was looking at the Nvidia 1050Ti, but now they're all $230... I'd also appreciate links if y'all have better solutions of hardware that I should look into. Thanks!
  5. Hello, So up until Sunday, I was happily using Microsoft's Calendar app (synced with my gmail, outlook, and iCloud accounts), after they fixed a few major bugs last year. However, recently my iCloud account isn't being synced properly. I don't know if it's a settings problem or what, but it always says "Attention Required" and requires a password. I've done everything I possibly can- my iCloud Calendar works on the web version, my password is updated and correct, and my Windows 10 is up to date with the latest installation. All that said, Microsoft's Calendar doesn't work. I am super packed this summer with a lot of tech responsibilities for church and other events and I need my calendar to stay on task between gaming and life. Is there a known way to fix this bug? If not, what should I do? I don't know how to get Outlook's Calendar to sync with iCloud and vis-versa and I mainly use my iPad to schedule events, outlook for emailed events, and then my Windows PC to add appointments or just general time management. All that said, I am really hurting for not having a means of organization (my iCloud calendar has over half of my Calendar booked, with events all the way into 2019). Thanks and sorry if this was in the wrong subthread, -LukeS I_M_3rd EMT-Bg
  6. My boy Anderzel talks about the good and the bad of the game here.Insert other media
  7. Try switching the monitors to see if it's a monitor issue. Probably just burnt out or a bad cable. Good luck and keep us posted.
  8. So it looks like this $150 desktop is turning into a $400-500 build pretty fast. Should I just bite the bullet and go for a low end gaming desktop which is Intel i5 or AMD's mirror?
  9. Let's pretend that I'm stupid or haven't worked on a PC in 2 years because my summers have been packed... So let's pretend that I don't know how to tell if the pin connectors comply with standard wiring or not. And let's also pretend that I don't know how to check what power supply I'd need... Just standard 8 GB or DDR3 RAM should do, right? What graphics card should I be looking at? I'm trying to spend as little money as possible.
  10. I actually don't mind running and HDD on my laptop; I spill enough chemicals and get bodily fluids on it from school and such (highschool student and EMT. Not weird at all). I'm a pretty big miser when it comes to computers, so I don't want to spend the extra money to get another SSD when I have half a thousand Laptop Harddrives lying around.
  11. So for years now, I've been wanting to build a PC. It hasn't worked out time wise or financially. Recently, my friend has decided to throw away his really junkie PC (attached is the model look-alike/mirror image. It is exactly this EXCEPT it only has 4 GB of RAM, not 8) (throwing away implies I give him $150). What I want to do is upgrade the RAM to either 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM and pump in my current laptop's SSD card (running a 250? GB SSD by Kingston). I'm currently running an Inspiron 15 3000 Series Laptop on 4 GB of RAM and "Intel "HD" Graphics". I believe buying this PC would be a minor upgrade. My question is, how good of an upgrade would this truly be? What (if any) graphics card could I throw in it to make this desktop run better? Otherwise, would I be able to salvage some of the pieces and buy a new motherboard (and CPU, duh) and make this baby work like a nice PC? I'm a low-profile gamer who occasionally streams for fun (nothing too extravagant). I really just want to be able to run Battlefield, Paladins, and Arma 3. Like literally. I can't run any of those now with my current rig. Thank-you for your time and help! -LukeS
  12. So I bought an xbox controller in January to play Minecraft Windows 10 edition with some buds of mine (We're grown up 17 year olds... Definitely...), and I noticed the rumble/vibration feature on the controller wasn't working. I didn't care too much, but I'm getting into some other games which actually use the tumbler features for a bunch of game play features... So at this point, it'd be nice for them to work. I couldn't find a troubleshooting program to test to see if they would work, and all that google showed me was that it worked in Windows 8.1, but no updates since then... Any ideas on how to troubleshoot this? Thanks.
  13. Hmmm interesting. If you think it is the SSD or RAM, remove them and put them back. They're normally on the outside of the laptop for easy access. Try doing that before doing anything else. Could your laptop frame be loose? I know that I've had laptops in the past where if I pressed against the case, the fan noise would be reduced because over time the casing became loose. A normal phenomena. Also, you noted that you put your laptop in your backpack. I don't know how your transport yourself, but I should mention that the jostling motion is enough to batter the laptop to be 'dropped' or have diagnostics of a 'dropped' laptop.
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