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About DarkEnergy

  • Title
    Forum Lurker

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Illinois, U.S.


  • CPU
    FX 8350 @ 4.4GHZ
  • Motherboard
    M5A99FX Pro R2.0
  • RAM
    16GB @ 1600Mhz
  • GPU
    GTX 760 OC
  • Case
    NZXT S340
  • Storage
    250gb SSD, 1tb HDD, 620gb HDD, 120gb SSD
  • PSU
    600 Watt crap
  • Display(s)
    Asus 23-inch IPS, and another smaller one with power issues
  • Cooling
    212 EVO
  • Keyboard
    Ducky Shine 5 Arr Gee Bee
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Spectrum
  • Sound
    dying speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 64

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  1. Heh, that's the point where you do the ol shuffling around all the time when you have a file that is x big and you have no drives with that amount of space left.
  2. Yep. At some point years ago someone had a detailed response about it but I can't seem to find the reply. I think I'll add a disclaimer next to the question since people are still answering it 6 years later.
  3. I'm not sure but if either of those websites uses cloudflare, cloudflare could be temporarily blocking your regular ip if it suspects suspicious activity (such as using Tor). However if this was the case, it should be asking you to complete a google captcha to let you in. Based on you using Tor often, do you also have extensions installed on your web browser that may be interfering with google captcha loading? Could be something simple too. I've had issues with vpn's disconnecting wrongly and thus screwing up my connection. A computer restart usually fixes the problem.
  4. Whichever browser you choose, extensions can matter. uBlock origin + Privacy Badger would help speed things up.
  5. hm, interesting. I haven't had the need to use a microphone so I guess I wouldn't have noticed.
  6. I use it on my desktop, laptop, and phone. What sort of issues did you have?
  7. Keepass and Bitwarden are two popular and secure password managers. Keepass is generally for storing locally while Bitwarden is more of an app that stores passwords with access to it from a phone or computer. Both are free and both are open source. I don't think there's an official Keepass app on the app store but Keepass2Android is often recommended and also open source. Bitwarden has had a security audit and has done very good. I'd recommend using a password manager since you can create randomly generated passwords that are incredibly long containing letters, numbers, and symbols without having to memorize it. The point is to just copy and paste from the password manager.
  8. Even though the PSU isn't suited for the rest of the build, I don't think the computer should be freezing when trying to open programs. Try running windows in safe mode and then try opening the same programs. Since safe mode doesn't use the regular gpu drivers, that could show if it's a power issue thing or not since safe mode won't be running the gpu at it's full potential without the drivers.
  9. Gamers = thumb wrestling champions?
  10. Could be a number of things but this stands out the most. I threw similar parts together in pcpartpicker and it shows an estimated watt usage of 514W not including external peripherals. I don't know what kind of symptoms having a low wattage rating PSU would show but 450W is certainly not enough.
  11. I don't know anything about IDM but perhaps there's a setting in the program throttling your download speeds. Is this only a problem in IDM or are downloads also slow in a web browser too?
  12. Where are you downloading and uploading a file from? Theoretically downloading and uploading a file from say, google drive or microsoft onedrive should have the same speed results as speedtest.net. The only other cause could be slow disk space. Is your storage drive low on space or generally slow?
  13. I mean the rings that the radar appears to be picking up. The white lines are storm tracks. App is Radarscope. Here's some arrows to point it out,
  14. I've searched the web and can't find something that relates. Yesterday and today there were lines/rings on radar scans. They move with the direction of everything else when I play the slideshow. I don't know enough about radar to tell if this is some weird glitch or what. I've never seen this before on the app.