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About bean438

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  • Star Citizen

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  • Location
    The Void
  • Interests
    PC Hardware and Modding, Gaming, Esports and Biology.
  • Biography
    Self proclaimed tech guru.
  • Occupation


  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z97I-Plus Mini ITX
  • RAM
    Gskill Trident X 16GB @ 2400Mhz
  • GPU
    Gigabyte Windforce GTX 980
  • Case
    Bitfenix Prodigy Mini ITX
  • Storage
    256GB and 512GB Crucial Mx100 SSDs
  • PSU
    Corsair AX760
  • Display(s)
    HannsG 1080p (soon to be 21:9)
  • Cooling
    Corsair H105 + Noiseblocker e-loops
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 MX Red
  • Mouse
    Logitech G600 Black
  • Sound
    Alesis M1 Active Monitors
  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1 Pro

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  1. I'll give it a go but im not very hopeful. Looks like I just got myself another coaster.
  2. Just smacked it out of frustration. It started spinning and now makes a new, much worse sounding noise
  3. lol But yeah that sucks. Don't really want to pay to get back a few pictures and spreadsheets. Plus movies and tv shows can all be "reacquired."
  4. In that case any dumb tech miracles that "worked for this one guy" I can try?
  5. Was picking up the last of my stuff from my ex which included my HDD, she dropped it as she took it out her bag onto a hard concrete floor. I sorta didn't expect the drive to even be working at this point anyway as I doubt it had been treated well at all. Anyway I get it home, plug it in and it starts making a mechanical beeping noise in regular intervals, like something is stuck or it can't quite start to spin. It does this for about 20 seconds then shuts off. It is detected in device manager but obviously I can't access it because its not spinning at all. I don't particularly care about the drive as it can be replaced but there is a lot of data on it I would like to retain (mainly pictures and work backups). Any suggestions on what I can do to get this thing working again. Thanks
  6. The Hp stream is surprised me in how well it preformed. For Everyday tasks it works like a charm. Just get rid of MacAfee and probably avoid chrome and it'll do just fine for what OP needs it for.
  7. Hello all, I have recently purchased an Asus UX305 ultrabook for my work at college. The laptop is great and i'd recommended it to anyone if its on a very good deal (otherwise i would go for the Dell XPS 13). Anyway I have one major problem with it. The "SmartAudio" drivers which it uses for the speakers and the 3.5mm jack have built in settings for headphones, headset and speakers. When using the inbuilt speakers these presents make almost no difference but when I plug in my headphones or studio monitors at home the difference is very apparent. Even though for all settings the EQ is set to flat which is how i like it the headphone mode seriously boosts the bass and kills almost all treble. Speaker mode does the opposite and makes everything sound horrible and tinny. I've tried fixing it by fiddling with the EQ but it seems to make very little difference. I can't find any options to turn off all presets. I've done tests with both headphones and speakers using my phone and PC. They sound identical its just the laptop which sounds retarded. Is there anything stopping me from installing some other basic drivers to get rid of this EQ bs? If i can what drivers would i use? Any solutions to get my music sounding how it should would be greatly appreciated. Thanks <3
  8. I didn't know he used homeplugs. All i knew was that he had similar issues to me so i then asked him if he used homeplugs. I did try and explain that in the post.
  9. Hello, Having recently moved house I bought a homeplug set as an alternative to running an ethernet cable. I then starting noticing rubber banding in almost every game i played. I remember a friend also having those problems and asked him if he uses homeplugs. Turns out he does. So I ran some simple tests by pinging a server and checking for packet loss and ping spikes. Results: Homeplugs: http://pastebin.com/jwqeYbTr WiFi: http://pastebin.com/sUN06fJA As you can see with homeplugs there is a fairly regular ping spike of around 1000ms and with WiFi there is a much more consistent ping. Does anyone else suffer from these problems with homeplugs? My friend and I both use the same model ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0084Y9N3O ) so it could be model specific.
  10. Hello, sorry for any grammatical errors as I am posting on mobile. Digging through some old stuff I found the box for my 460. To my astonishment it advertised on the box a 10 year warranty if registered within 30 days. I checked and it is registered with my evga account. The card itself runs okay but last time I used it it had noticeably dropped in preformence and there was some artifacting present. My question is would evga rma the card and if so what would they be likely to give me in return? Thanks
  11. Something like a G100s would do. http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-G100s-Optical-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B00BCEK2LK/ref=sr_1_5?&ie=UTF8&qid=1436920625&sr=8-5&keywords=g400