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About paddy-stone

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  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 1700 @3.85 Ghz
  • Motherboard
    ASrock AB350M m-ATX
  • RAM
    16Gb DDR4 3000Mhz @3066Mhz Corsair Vengeance
  • GPU
    Zotac GTX 1050
  • Case
    Thermaltake core v21
  • Storage
    M.2 - 240GB Crucial M500
  • PSU
    EVGA 850W P2 Platinum fully modular
  • Display(s)
    4K 55"TV/LG 29" Ultrawide + philips 1080p + Dell 1080p 24" monitors
  • Cooling
    AMD wraith spire
  • Keyboard
    Wireless Logitech (many)
  • Mouse
    Wireless Logitech (many)
  • Operating System
    ubuntu 17.10 Mate/win 10/mint and others

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    United Kingdom

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  1. Second screen not working after updating BIOS

    IIRC there should be an option for mutli-monitor support in the bios... unless I am remembering a different board to the z170 I had (I don't have it anymore to check for you), and the intel board I do have working right now is in my mining rig, so can't check that for you either. Pretty sure there is an option in the bios though.
  2. No worries, just to be clear that is a worst case scenario... not that it will definitely do that for sure, most good PSUs have stuff in place to try and prevent that happening IIRC, but as I don't know the one you have, I would err on the side of caution.
  3. That's cool, don't forget though, PSUs are one of the most important. I've had one pop on me and it was bad, nearly shit my pants and gave the dog a heart attack almost, lol - luckily at the time it wasn't in my main pc, I was still fearful that it had taken my mobo and CPU with it though in that PC. Better to pay $90 now for a decent one than to have some expensive equipment get taken down too. Anyway, good luck with it, and let us know how you get on ?
  4. Yes, it'll fit pretty much any of the newer consumer boards, I have it on an 1151 board, and also on an AM4 board too, it will fit most of them from about the last 8 years or more IIRC, it has the "sockets" it fits in the information, just so you know what to look for if you want to choose a different cooler. It'll say eg
  5. legal way to wipe a drive completely in UK

    Agree, the law is not about deleting data from a HDD, it's about retaining of user data for a period of time, I think 3 years? There is no law about deleting data from HDDs, except to properly delete it if selling it on, because some arseholes left porn and shit on laptops and stuff that were then sold to parents with kids, or the kids themselves. So basically the law or guideline just states to properly delete data before selling, if you don't and then shit like the above is found, then you could be prosecuted. I would be more worried about my business data getting out there, than complying with any laws personally... if such laws existed. As far as I am concerned that is YOUR business and the data that goes with it, and IMO the data should be encrypted anyway in most cases..and if you needed to dispose of hard drives to keep the data secure, then you should be able to. Just dban it OP, there are no "laws" concerning erasure of a HDD, except as above where the data might be considered harmful... it's more of a guideline, and should be common practice for anyone with any sense anyway.
  6. Here, found it for you on newegg https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103252&cm_re=cooler_master_master_liquid_240-_-35-103-252-_-Product
  7. OMG, NO! - you will definitely need a better cooler than that. I recommend the cooler master master liguid 240 lite, it's super cheap for the performance of them at approx $50 maybe. I have 2 of them, one in my main system and one in my mining rig, they are really quiet and great performers.
  8. Yep, you will need ddr4 for z370... also what cooler do you have currently?

    Agree that mint is a good choice. Depending on use case though, I might go with ubuntu 17.10 though, I find mint a bit awkward for installing software that doesn't come in the package manager, whereas with ubuntu it's a lot easier IMO to use command line to install some packages. Could just be me of course, but after trying many linux distros I still find ubuntu easier to work with. Of course if you're only wanting to watch movies, listen to music and do basic office type things also, then pretty much any linux desktop distro will work and comes pre-installed with many packages that will do the above.
  10. legal way to wipe a drive completely in UK

    Exactly. OP, google "dban" - you can create a bootable USB, boot into it and nuke your HDD. Make sure you do not select the wrong drive, in fact I would dsiconnect all other drives to save problems.
  11. legal way to wipe a drive completely in UK

    Nope, this is bollocks... never has, nor will there be a LAW that says it's illegal to wipe your own personal data. For businesses though, they have to comply with data retention laws.
  12. Try another power strip/surge protector first... if that doesn't do it then by all means try other sockets in the house too, a different loop/fuse would be preferable. It could be that the fuse has problems in the fusebox maybe, it's unlikely but worth a shot. If still no luck then I'd just get another power supply. I'm not a big fan of low quality power supplies, I prefer EVGA g2/g3/p2, but can understand them not being in everyone's budgets of course, the thing is though that these should last you a minimum of 7-10 years, barring faults of course, but that's why the 7-10 year warranty is good IMO. $90 approx depending on model chosen of course is not that bad considering it's one of the most important pieces in the PC, a good power supply can make all the difference in what your experience is like. I hope it's not the PSU, but if it is then it highlights why having a good one is important. Good luck and let us know how you get on.
  13. Travel Wi-Fi Router

    Agree, I have the older version 702 IIRC, has been excellent in all the years I have had it, even use it as an access point when at home, and even 24/7 operation it is great
  14. I hate pointing out stuff like this, but the phrase should be "tone deaf" - just letting you know