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wolfmcbeard

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About wolfmcbeard

  • Title
    Member
  • Birthday 1991-11-25

Contact Methods

  • Steam
    http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198193341439/
  • Twitter
    @Beard_Wolf
  • Xbox Live
    WolfMcBeardGame

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Lexington,KY
  • Interests
    Games, old PC's, new PC's, Game consoles(Don't knock it, have you ever gotten 5fps in Half-Life?)
    Obscure tech, making something op inside of something old
  • Biography
    I can't seem to avoid making myself seem like I have the equivalent intellect of half a brick.

System

  • CPU
    Intel core i5 3570 3.40ghz
  • Motherboard
    oem
  • RAM
    8gb DDR3
  • GPU
    Gigabyte GTX 1050 1518 MHz boost
  • Case
    Optiplex 7010mt
  • Storage
    500gb WD scropio blue - 1tb WD scorpio blue - 2tb Seagate baracuda
  • PSU
    oem
  • Display(s)
    Element brand TV[ELEFT195] (1080x1920) - HP f1523 (1024 x 768)
  • Cooling
    oem fan/sink
  • Keyboard
    Blackweb Mech. KB
  • Mouse
    HP oem PS/2 optical mouse
  • Sound
    HP desktop speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

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  1. wolfmcbeard

    How to teach someone PC hardware?/Where to start?

    I got into hardware by having an old Win98 Compaq clunker to screw around with, it didn't work so I started messing around with things like unplugging stuff and plugging it into other areas, even made a handful of jumpers out of aluminium foil and I eventually got it to work just to discover the hard drive was RIPed. I still can't do crap with programming and software, but as some others have pointed out, get them an old pc (I'd say go for one with a small, fixable issue) and work on it with them, even let them tinker with it on their own, even if it breaks, it would be a learning experience.
  2. wolfmcbeard

    Post Custom Desktop

    Nothing special, but it's cozy enough for me.
  3. wolfmcbeard

    Should I replace my sink and fan?

    Yeah, I've noticed some OEMs do that, Dell seems to design most of their systems to use cooler mounting through the motherboard to the back of the case, noticed this on the OptiPlex 790 and 980sff, so I'm running on the assumption that the 7010 does the same. So as long as the screws for a given cooler are long enough and have the right threads, I should be able to use the back of the case still as the mounting bracket.
  4. wolfmcbeard

    Should I replace my sink and fan?

    I was planning on harvesting the connector from my old 980's fan and using the basically dying pc to test things out. Maybe make a DIY Dell to standard fan adapter. Maybe an aio liquid cooler for the lols.
  5. wolfmcbeard

    Should I replace my sink and fan?

    Yeah, still gonna put on some new paste for sake of maintenance but I'm not going to worry about the cooling. If I swap out the cpu for something a bit beefier, I might change the cooling.
  6. wolfmcbeard

    Should I replace my sink and fan?

    So this is what it spat out when it finished. There are thirteen of these things geez....
  7. wolfmcbeard

    Should I replace my sink and fan?

    Yup, 980sff uses the same cursed connector, I'll experiment with trying to get a non-Dell fan working with out having to butcher the replacement fan and stuff, but that's a discussion for another time.
  8. wolfmcbeard

    Should I replace my sink and fan?

    I've got it running right now. All that's left to do is wait...
  9. wolfmcbeard

    Should I replace my sink and fan?

    I forget that, I like to tinker, I know the 980sff uses the same fan as my 7010, so I might be able to test out making a aftermarket fan work using the 980 as a sort of test bed...
  10. wolfmcbeard

    Should I replace my sink and fan?

    What would be a good stress? I've been running BeamNG as it's cpu heavy.
  11. wolfmcbeard

    Should I replace my sink and fan?

    I kinda figured, with my case getting hot to the touch when I play anything, I honestly expected something more dramatic in terms of temperature difference. I've had a lot of used pc that wern't taken car of and by the time I got them, they already had problems, but this one was treated nicely so I want it to last four or five more years at least so I'm trying to baby it without gimping what I can do on it.
  12. wolfmcbeard

    Should I replace my sink and fan?

    I just edited in the low temp and high temp on the op and then my high went up again...134f (57c)
  13. wolfmcbeard

    Should I replace my sink and fan?

    Right now it's cold as ice, I'm only considering this because of how quickly it heats up and how hot it gets, I haven't seen signs of throttling yet though. I'll update the op with the temps here in a bit.
  14. wolfmcbeard

    Should I replace my sink and fan?

    Ok i can't, just usage...any program to check cpu temp?
  15. wolfmcbeard

    Should I replace my sink and fan?

    I don't have an easy way to find out, I just know my case where the cpu is gets quite hot to the touch....I also just realized that I might be able to check with task manager....
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