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Eric Hawkins

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About Eric Hawkins

  • Title
    Member

System

  • CPU
    Core i5-6500
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z170XP - SLI
  • RAM
    16GB DDR4 HyperX Fury
  • GPU
    Msi GTX 970 4GB
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Pro
  • Storage
    512 GB Crucial MX300 SSD + 1 TB HDD
  • PSU
    Evga Supernova 650w
  • Display(s)
    HP Omen 144Hz 1080p Display
  • Cooling
    Hyper 212 Evo
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Strafe Cherry MX Blue
  • Mouse
    Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex
  • Sound
    Hp Omen Headset + Speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  1. I've been trying to install a copy of windows 7 on an old Optiplex machine. Each time I start it up, I get a system battery voltage is low warning. I found a video online that says to switch to ATA in the BIOS which I did. After doing that, I still get the warning, and when I press f1 to continue, the machine just beeps at me and accepts none of my inputs. Additionally, on a different computer, I plugged in a USB drive to install windows 7, and after reordering the boot sequence with the usb drive coming first, all I get is a blank screen with a blinking white bar in the upper left-hand corner. What would cause this issue? Is it a problem with the USB drive?
  2. Eric Hawkins

    Macbook 12" display issues

    Alright I'll give it a shot, thank you
  3. Eric Hawkins

    Macbook 12" display issues

    Ok just want to make sure we are talking about the same cable. There is are two cables I see inside. There is the one I see that extends from the bottom of the computer to behind the display: and there is another I see on ifixit this one which connects the cable above to the logic board: Which cable would you say needs replacing?
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    Macbook 12" display issues

    My friend recently gave me his 12" macbook (2016) to see if I can fix. It is a display issue. A year ago someone had knocked into his screen, making it really flimsy past a certain point of opening. This is not a huge issue, but the more troubling issue is that display started to flicker recently, and now starts to show color bars and then goes to completely white when fully extended. I opened up the laptop using the ifixit guide to check to display cable, but nothing looks out of place. I want to buy a replacement display cable via ifixit, but I want to know if there is anything else I should try before buying the cable. Any suggestions?
  5. Eric Hawkins

    Buying a LGA 1150 Motherboard

    I guess I'll just look on ebay for one of those boards, thanks!
  6. Eric Hawkins

    Buying a LGA 1150 Motherboard

    I think I'll probably stay away from the z87/z97 chipsets because it's not a 4770k, so do you know any good h87/h97 mobos?
  7. Today I just got a computer from a scrap yard for free, a Dell Optiplex 9020. I salvaged a Core i7-4770 and 8 Gb DDR3 Ram, and I want to use it to build a different computer. However, since LGA 1150 motherboards are on the older side, I'm not very familiar with the models, so I don't know what model would be a good one to choose. Thoughts? Requirements: -New or Used (I wouldn't mind buying used since I want to save money) -Micro-ATX or ATX
  8. Eric Hawkins

    Unplugged GPU, Computer powered off, PSU still on

    Thx for the help, I appreciate it!
  9. Eric Hawkins

    Unplugged GPU, Computer powered off, PSU still on

    What should the next step be?
  10. Eric Hawkins

    Unplugged GPU, Computer powered off, PSU still on

    I am aware of that, but my friend was not. It's pretty obvious that it would cause damage. However, I am asking for suggestions that I can tell him over the phone ( I can't meet with him at the moment)
  11. So a buddy of mine just called me, and told me that he was unplugging his editing PCs gpu (gtx 970) and swapping it with a gtx 1070ti, but he didn't turn of the PSU. Now he is attempting to turn back on the computer, but all that happens is his fans turn on for a second then turn off. I think it might be possible that he fried something inside the computer. -I have limited knowledge of the specs, except the 2 gpus he swapped -He is running Windows 10 - I do not have the time to look at the pc right now, but he tells me that there is no burning smell coming from the case. I suggested he tried to at least get into the bios, but it seems the system doesn't even want to post. Any suggestions?
  12. Eric Hawkins

    Building a used pc

    Sounds good, 1 more question. Do you have any tips for searching for the old desktops. ebay's filters really don't help b/c most hardware is listed as "unspecified". Do you think it'll be more effective just to search "Core i5 2nd Gen Desktop" or something like that?
  13. Eric Hawkins

    Building a used pc

    Checked the manual, it doesn't specify the power supply form factor but I found some forum posts about replacing the power supply that say it's atx.
  14. Eric Hawkins

    Building a used pc

    Ok I'm actually planning tomorrow to drive over to a used PC shop just to see what they have. But if they don't have anything, does this dell (and oem pcs in general) have standard mounting holes for an ATX psu? I assume they do if you can replace them
  15. Eric Hawkins

    Building a used pc

    Alright, then do you think it's at least effective to take out the RAM, CPU, and HDD out of an old desktop?
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