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Gravemind

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  1. kek. A device on the customer-end of the chain isn't gonna make the internet faster or bypass throttling. Snake oil indeed.
  2. Ended up reinstalling Windows. Solved 95% of the problems, GPU and CPU even run like 10°-15°F cooler which is... strange, but I won't complain. Random browser pages freeze but I'm blaming that on Opera and Firefox now, at least they're less common. Even fixed my failure-to-POST problems... somehow. Not sure how a borked Windows affects something like that but hey.
  3. Would but can't. Literally no other place to put it. My mobo is a mini-itx/micro-itx(I'll always get them mixed up.) so there's just nowhere to put it.
  4. No. I said in the beginning it'll fail to boot period(no splash screen, can't get into BIOS etc.) roughly 50% of the time unless I hit the reset button. Was just saying my 2 2TB drives wouldn't have any effect even if one was dying.
  5. I'll try later if I'm feeling brave.I have anomalously bad luck when it comes to something as simple as "Boot with no drives" and then the computer just dying or something. I know it boots with just my SSD in it though at least. My 2 2tb drives are for games and assorted media, they're just places to dump stuff. Nope. Yup. No problems. Did it when I upgraded to 16gb of RAM sometime in 2018. No speaker for beeps or digital readout. Just blank screen, keyboard doesn't light up etc., but everything is spinning/lighting up fine.
  6. Done all those already. None spat out anything wrong. And the CMOS battery coming out while the computer is A: Off, and B: Unplugged, is harmless, just annoying to deal with the computer needing to re-sync what time it is.
  7. Was using one of those air cans made for dusting computers and such. I blew some dust off the top of it(from a safe distance) and it just shot out of the slot because it's essentially spring-loaded. I fail to see how out of my last post, that's the most relevant part.
  8. I watch all my temps like a hawk. My cpu rarely goes over 130°F even under a moderate load, and even idling right now it's only 92°F with the fan speed at only 60%. It's air-cooled with one of those graphite pads Linus showed off in 2018(?) serving in place of the paste. BIOS CPU temp though, I dunno, I don't look at it there but I doubt it'd be any different in the 25s it takes to get from off to logged in and Speccy running. Not sure if it's relevant but I accidentally cleared the CMOS about a year ago. I was dusting it and the mobo's battery shot out of its' slot because of some spring-loaded crap that Asrock likes to do. When I did that, my rig was seriously unhappy and barely operable for about an hour and needed a couple restarts. Things like the clock and even email were essentially broken. I'd clear the CMOS but with my last experience I'm a bit hesitant. Or does that always happen?
  9. About 2~ months ago it started acting up and I'm unsure if it's Windows being borked or some piece of hardware is dying. Specs first then I'll get into the examples. FX-8300 cpu 16gb (4x4) G.Skill RAM Asrock 970 ProM3(I think) motherboard Sandisk 256gb SSD 2x 2TB HD's(1 Seagate, 1 Western Digital) Asus ROG RX-480 8gb gpu Corsair CX 450M psu Nothing is more than 3 years old, was all new hardware at the time. Now on to the problems. Keep in mind all these started very suddenly one day, it wasn't a gradual thing. 1. Rig fails to POST about 50% of the time it's turned on, will POST 100% of the time after hitting the reset switch. 2. Windows fails to launch multiple times and mobo asks "wat do", same frequency/success rate as #1 3. If it posts and I get into the BIOS asap then exit and continue the boot, for some reason it never fails if I do that specifically. 4. Programs will randomly just fail to open all the way. They'll sit in Task Manager with like 146k memory and not budge at all for up to 10 minutes sometimes. Most common in the first 30 minutes or so of use, but can randomly do it anytime. 5. Windows Update has failed 100% of the time, only installing firewall updates properly. 6. Programs/files on any drive take a good second of time extra to open than before. 7. Even right clicking on the Desktop to see the context menu there makes the cursor do its "I'm thinking super hard man, wait." animation 100% of the time. Oddly, games still run perfectly fine. So many things are having issues here and there but the more-demanding titles I play sometimes run buttery smooth. I'm not able to figure out though if it's software or hardware that's giving me the issues. Half of them seem to be Windows needing a reformat, but even failing a POST makes me think hardware. I've already tried every easy quick-fix I could think of, like swapping the RAM around, re-seating everything, swapping cables around, etc.. None of my 3 drives' slowness is from them being too full either, I'm really anal about keeping them around 50%-60% capacity since I know speed quickly drops off around there if you keep going, and I'm OCD about keeping them defrag'd as well. I used Sandisk's SSD utility and other 3rd party programs to test all 3 of my drives and none spat out errors.
  10. @Semper I ordered an 80mm and it's too fucking big. God I hate this bullshit.
  11. Weird how it's an "80mm" when it's closer to 70mm. But I guess 80mm is just the 'standard' right?
  12. I may have measured it wrong, if my continuing research is to be true. I measured along one side to the other. Getting conflicting info if you measure screw hole to hole, opposite corners etc.. I really just need to know what box I tick; 80mm or 70mm when looking for replacements.
  13. I measured it at 3 inches (76mm) sooooo I'm just assuming it's an "80mm" as far as specs are concerned and to just round it up? Googling the actual size myself is proving oddly difficult; I just pull up advertisements.
  14. Besides a fan controller, temp monitor, or usb hub, what all can I put in there? Anything else useful, neat, or just plain interesting.
  15. Oh I knew they were discontinued. Just never know if there's a few floating around in some obscure shops, possibly in another language even.
  16. Thanks but I'm trying to find that specific item.
  17. I can't find this scarf thing anywhere I look. I found 1 site that "had it in stock" but always error'd out during checkout for myself and my friend in another country who was gonna buy it. So we figured it was actually out of stock there too. If anybody can find any corner of the internet that has this I'd be incredibly grateful. I've wanted it for years but only now can I really get it.
  18. What I'm trying to do in the simplest terms is make 1920x800 videos into 1920x1080 and/or some kinda trickery to make the 1920x800 not be all stretched when played through a sub-par video player. To explain a bit, the TV my mom watches stuff is "Smart" but not that smart. So she can watch movies I find(No, there is no possibility of Smartcasting, Netflix, Hulu Kindle Roku Sticks, DvD player, game console, etc.. so don't ask) I put them on a USB stick and it plays them. But if the video isn't a perfect 16:9 aspect ratio(TV is 1920x1080p) regardless of resolution then it gets stretched vertically to fit the screen and looks like total ass. None of the Aspect Ratio settings make any appreciable difference. 'Wide' just pulls it horizontally a few pixels, 'Panoramic' literally just copies what 'Wide' does, 'Zoom' is pointless. I've found programs VSDC to manually add black bars on the top and bottom like what feels like a caveman would do, but it's achingly slow; often taking 2x-3x the length of the video to export. I'm much more familiar with Handbrake which is much faster, but nothing really jumps out at me except for the 'Anamorphic' options. Is what I'm looking for under one of those options? Is it even possible to do what I want in general without hardcore editing? Or is doing it the caveman way of adding bars literally my only option? The TV in question
  19. So helpful. Either contribute something useful or don't say anything at all.
  20. Don't overclock your memory obviously.
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