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About Windows7ge


  • CPU
    5960X O.C. 4.5GHz
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    64GB G.Skill Ripjaws4 2400MHz O.C. 2666MHz
  • GPU
    2x Sapphire Tri-X R9 290X CFX
  • Case
    None, custom built wall PC
  • Storage
    Intel 750 Series 400GB PCI_e SSD/2x3TB WD Reds in RAID0
  • PSU
    Corsair AX1200i
  • Cooling
    XSPC Waterblocks on CPU/Both GPU's 2x 480mm radiators with Noctua NF-F12 Fans

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    Building custom computers
    Custom water cooling
    Computer networking

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  1. When I was at work I happened to pick a hard drive out of a workers trashcan (An old Molex/IDE 80GB 7200RPM HITACHI). Last week I saw that they took a pair of scissors to the PCB in some attempt to make the data irrecoverable for company security reasons prior to putting it in the can. I'll give the woman props for obliterating it despite not having a torx screw driver but her lack of effort to ensure the irrecoverability of the data irritated me because wrecking the PCB is insufficient. To my knowledge all someone would have to do is obtain a similar model drive with a working PCB. Swap it out and run data recovery software on the drive assuming she didn't do much to wipe it software wise. So here I sit. 2:47AM dismantling this hard drive and wreaking the platter to make sure the data can't be recovered...also I want the neodymium magnets :3.

  2. Yeah, you'd have to edit each image individually and change the system time after each. Not ideal. More of a hack or cheat if anything.
  3. A not ideal solution would be to change your system time to the day you want it set. Then when you save the reformatted image it'll be whatever day the system says it is...in theory.
  4. Remove HP Server Fans without Preventing Boot?

    Most desktops and I can say some server motherboards have an option in the BIOS to over-ride the fan safety mechanisms. Check if there's an option anywhere in there like fan monitoring and turn the RPM to off or if it just says something like ignore fan state then enable that.
  5. Dead GPU. Bad Mobo or PSU?

    The PSU is made by a reputable company and I assume no other components in the system are dying? That makes me suspicious of the motherboard. The motherboard does partially power the GPU and if there's dirty power it can kill the GPU. It is possible where you live is frequent to brown outs which perhaps the GPU is just the most susceptible to it. At the same time though even well known brands can have bad parts. I would suspect either the motherboard or PSU but since nothing else seems to be dying by your description I would suspect the motherboard. Probably something onboard responsible for powering the GPU.
  6. BIOS settings keep resetting.

    The nickel shaped battery on your motherboard is suppose to prevent this from happening. Keeps the BIOS chip powered so it saves the custom changes you made. It behaves like RAM once it loses power everything is gone (Except for the default BIOS config). Change the battery. Though usually those are pretty reliable or your PSU keeps the BIOS powered even when the computer is "off". I'd try replacing the battery anyways.
  7. This offset. Could you enlighten me a little? As far as my knowledge goes it has something to do with the manufacturer deliberately making the temperature reading inaccurate for...some reason...
  8. Why did my FX-8150 run so hot despite it being only a 125W chip under a corsair H100. AMD chips have always run a little hot especially when overclocked. Plus you're using Prime95. You're over-volting. Maybe your thermal compound could be better. It's 12 or 16 cores @ 1.325V so what did you expect? Many reasons it could be running hot.
  9. Command prompt broke

    if shift+right click starts powershell a not perfect solution is to type start cmd into the shell. It won't have admin privileges though.
  10. Files Over Direct Ethernet

    I think Cisco charges more for their enterprise devices than they're worth, like their 2960 switches and 1941 routers. Apple isn't any better with their consumer products. Their profit margin is huge then they stick you with how everything is proprietary and you can only use their accessories with their devices. I'm glad their console cable got ripped off. If I recall correctly Cisco wanted something like $50 for one. I'm sure the manufacturing cost was less than $1.
  11. Files Over Direct Ethernet

    Then hopefully I don't find myself ever needing one. Though it's just the order of the wires. I can look up the order if I really need one (I'm use to making custom length strait-through cables). Rollover sounds familiar. Can't recall exactly what it was or its primary application. I'm thinking it either had something to do with Serial cables or connecting a RS232 port to the Console port on a network device.
  12. Files Over Direct Ethernet

    An interesting fact that I was not aware of. Does the correct color order have a name to make it a crossover cable? I assume depending on if A or B is on one end it will affect the color order differently on the other.
  13. Files Over Direct Ethernet

    Yeah, unless OP is using two very very old computers Auto-MDIX takes care of that. Also the cable you're referring to is known as a crossover and they're nothing special. It's just T568-A on one end and T568-B on the other.

    Since the two storage drives are the devices in question unplug both and see if it'll POST. It should either take you to the BIOS or you'll be greeted by a black screen with grey text that says "Boot Device Not Found".
  15. Found this while searching for how to back up my steam games:




    Makes sense, whenever my keyboard stops working I throw out the rest of my computer too.