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Ashley xD

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    Ashley xD got a reaction from Quinnell in PSA: Clean your system even if it looks ok from a distance!   
    i've not cleaned my pc for a year until just now and and just... keep reading. 
     
    so i've been getting weird problems over the last few months like random freezing and gpu overheating among other things. i thought i'd fixed them but they returned and i finally was just like whatever i'll rebuild. and holy crap. 
     
    from a distance my pc has always looked ok in terms of dust, nothing really visible. but when i started taking it apart it quickly became apparant that it wasn't dusty but more like WTF EW!! the first thing i took out was the gpu, and again not much visible dust. until i took the fan assembly off. there was dust all over the card, inside the heatsink and on the bottom of the fans. it was covered with it, including hair that was inside the fans. no wonder it was overheating! 
     
    then, i looked at the pci-e area of the motherboard kind of in shock. the pci-e slots were covered in dust and there was hair running ACROSS THE SLOTS!!!! i was getting gpu related errors with known good cards, this was probably why! after cleaning off the pci-e area i moved on to the cpu and ram section of the board. again, no visible dust, keep that in mind. i took the cpu fan off to acces the ram and a bunch of dust fell off of it. i looked on the heatsink and it was covered in dust, it was all over it. the cpu fan had trouble spinning freely and when i looked it was full of dust and hair. after removing that it spun freely again. i took the ram sticks out, which were covered in dust on the sides, and looked at the slots. again there was dust and hair on and inside the slots!!! after cleaning all of that off i cleaned the fans at the bottom of the case (silverstone RV03, unique airflow setup) and those were full of crap and barely moved air anymore. 
     
    but the worst part. the cable management area in the back of the case. i took the right side panel off and what i saw was just... it made me cringe. all the cables were covered in dust, like they looked grey when they are supposed to be black. the fan grills were clogged up, the ssd's covered in dust... that took me a while to clean as well. 
     
    all in all it took me almost 2 hours to take almost every component out and dust it off. 
     
    so please clean your pc's even if they don't look too bad from a distance. i wouldn't be surprised if all the dust and crap in my pc was causing all the instability and cooling problems... 
  2. Like
    Ashley xD got a reaction from lexusgamer05 in PSA: Clean your system even if it looks ok from a distance!   
    i've not cleaned my pc for a year until just now and and just... keep reading. 
     
    so i've been getting weird problems over the last few months like random freezing and gpu overheating among other things. i thought i'd fixed them but they returned and i finally was just like whatever i'll rebuild. and holy crap. 
     
    from a distance my pc has always looked ok in terms of dust, nothing really visible. but when i started taking it apart it quickly became apparant that it wasn't dusty but more like WTF EW!! the first thing i took out was the gpu, and again not much visible dust. until i took the fan assembly off. there was dust all over the card, inside the heatsink and on the bottom of the fans. it was covered with it, including hair that was inside the fans. no wonder it was overheating! 
     
    then, i looked at the pci-e area of the motherboard kind of in shock. the pci-e slots were covered in dust and there was hair running ACROSS THE SLOTS!!!! i was getting gpu related errors with known good cards, this was probably why! after cleaning off the pci-e area i moved on to the cpu and ram section of the board. again, no visible dust, keep that in mind. i took the cpu fan off to acces the ram and a bunch of dust fell off of it. i looked on the heatsink and it was covered in dust, it was all over it. the cpu fan had trouble spinning freely and when i looked it was full of dust and hair. after removing that it spun freely again. i took the ram sticks out, which were covered in dust on the sides, and looked at the slots. again there was dust and hair on and inside the slots!!! after cleaning all of that off i cleaned the fans at the bottom of the case (silverstone RV03, unique airflow setup) and those were full of crap and barely moved air anymore. 
     
    but the worst part. the cable management area in the back of the case. i took the right side panel off and what i saw was just... it made me cringe. all the cables were covered in dust, like they looked grey when they are supposed to be black. the fan grills were clogged up, the ssd's covered in dust... that took me a while to clean as well. 
     
    all in all it took me almost 2 hours to take almost every component out and dust it off. 
     
    so please clean your pc's even if they don't look too bad from a distance. i wouldn't be surprised if all the dust and crap in my pc was causing all the instability and cooling problems... 
  3. Funny
    Ashley xD got a reaction from suedseefrucht in PSA: Clean your system even if it looks ok from a distance!   
    i've not cleaned my pc for a year until just now and and just... keep reading. 
     
    so i've been getting weird problems over the last few months like random freezing and gpu overheating among other things. i thought i'd fixed them but they returned and i finally was just like whatever i'll rebuild. and holy crap. 
     
    from a distance my pc has always looked ok in terms of dust, nothing really visible. but when i started taking it apart it quickly became apparant that it wasn't dusty but more like WTF EW!! the first thing i took out was the gpu, and again not much visible dust. until i took the fan assembly off. there was dust all over the card, inside the heatsink and on the bottom of the fans. it was covered with it, including hair that was inside the fans. no wonder it was overheating! 
     
    then, i looked at the pci-e area of the motherboard kind of in shock. the pci-e slots were covered in dust and there was hair running ACROSS THE SLOTS!!!! i was getting gpu related errors with known good cards, this was probably why! after cleaning off the pci-e area i moved on to the cpu and ram section of the board. again, no visible dust, keep that in mind. i took the cpu fan off to acces the ram and a bunch of dust fell off of it. i looked on the heatsink and it was covered in dust, it was all over it. the cpu fan had trouble spinning freely and when i looked it was full of dust and hair. after removing that it spun freely again. i took the ram sticks out, which were covered in dust on the sides, and looked at the slots. again there was dust and hair on and inside the slots!!! after cleaning all of that off i cleaned the fans at the bottom of the case (silverstone RV03, unique airflow setup) and those were full of crap and barely moved air anymore. 
     
    but the worst part. the cable management area in the back of the case. i took the right side panel off and what i saw was just... it made me cringe. all the cables were covered in dust, like they looked grey when they are supposed to be black. the fan grills were clogged up, the ssd's covered in dust... that took me a while to clean as well. 
     
    all in all it took me almost 2 hours to take almost every component out and dust it off. 
     
    so please clean your pc's even if they don't look too bad from a distance. i wouldn't be surprised if all the dust and crap in my pc was causing all the instability and cooling problems... 
  4. Agree
    Ashley xD got a reaction from Sureshadow in Apple considers transparency information as irrelevant and forbids info about their 30% cut   
    that is because google is hypocritical and doesn't enforce the rules platform wide. Apple does, no matter the size of the company trying to influence them. 
  5. Like
    Ashley xD got a reaction from Origami Cactus in Apple is Preparing its Own Search Engine   
    always this f*ckign argument again. apple has every right to do whatever they want to their platform, just as you have every right to not buy into that platform. android is exactly the same. google is the default everywhere. don't like that, you can buy something else. i'm so sick and tired of these arguments over and over and over.
  6. Agree
    Ashley xD got a reaction from WikiForce in Windows7 x64 SP1 install on Ryzen 9 3950x   
    WHY
     
    it's not supported at all! just use Windows 10.... 
  7. Agree
    Ashley xD got a reaction from nox_ in Windows7 x64 SP1 install on Ryzen 9 3950x   
    WHY
     
    it's not supported at all! just use Windows 10.... 
  8. Agree
    Ashley xD got a reaction from gloop in Apple is Preparing its Own Search Engine   
    always this f*ckign argument again. apple has every right to do whatever they want to their platform, just as you have every right to not buy into that platform. android is exactly the same. google is the default everywhere. don't like that, you can buy something else. i'm so sick and tired of these arguments over and over and over.
  9. Agree
    Ashley xD got a reaction from TheLastMillennial in Apple is Preparing its Own Search Engine   
    always this f*ckign argument again. apple has every right to do whatever they want to their platform, just as you have every right to not buy into that platform. android is exactly the same. google is the default everywhere. don't like that, you can buy something else. i'm so sick and tired of these arguments over and over and over.
  10. Funny
    Ashley xD got a reaction from Dean0919 in Apple considers transparency information as irrelevant and forbids info about their 30% cut   
    that is because google is hypocritical and doesn't enforce the rules platform wide. Apple does, no matter the size of the company trying to influence them. 
  11. Agree
    Ashley xD got a reaction from vortextech77 in Apple is Preparing its Own Search Engine   
    always this f*ckign argument again. apple has every right to do whatever they want to their platform, just as you have every right to not buy into that platform. android is exactly the same. google is the default everywhere. don't like that, you can buy something else. i'm so sick and tired of these arguments over and over and over.
  12. Agree
    Ashley xD got a reaction from Video Beagle in Apple is Preparing its Own Search Engine   
    always this f*ckign argument again. apple has every right to do whatever they want to their platform, just as you have every right to not buy into that platform. android is exactly the same. google is the default everywhere. don't like that, you can buy something else. i'm so sick and tired of these arguments over and over and over.
  13. Agree
    Ashley xD got a reaction from sparkman in Apple threatens to kill Unreal Engine on iOS, Fornite may never return   
    Epic is trying to do a PR stunt, but they forgot they are hated by the people they are trying to provoke into action with this. they are acting like the good guy fighting the bad guy, but they forget that they've done plenty of anti consumer stuff... 
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    Ashley xD got a reaction from sparkman in Apple Terminates Epic's App Store Account   
    no they don't. if you don't like the app store buy an android phone. it's that simple. google also didn't make third party app stores avaliable, they just allowed you to sideload which is a massive security problem and thank the gods that apple does not allow that. 
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    Ashley xD got a reaction from MrBrightSyde in Apple Terminates Epic's App Store Account   
    or jsut buy a used android phone which is often times cheaper than a used iphone, so you could sell your iphone, buy a used android phone and have money left over. 
     
    GOOGLE DOES THE SAME!!! the Play Store has a monopoly under people who aren't tech nerds who understand what sideloading is and how it works. 
  16. Like
    Ashley xD got a reaction from MrBrightSyde in Apple Terminates Epic's App Store Account   
    no they don't. if you don't like the app store buy an android phone. it's that simple. google also didn't make third party app stores avaliable, they just allowed you to sideload which is a massive security problem and thank the gods that apple does not allow that. 
  17. Agree
    Ashley xD reacted to Vanderburg in Apple Terminates Epic's App Store Account   
    If Fortnite is the only way in the whole world your kid can be happy, you are a terrible parent.
  18. Funny
    Ashley xD got a reaction from yuh25 in Apple Terminates Epic's App Store Account   
    or jsut buy a used android phone which is often times cheaper than a used iphone, so you could sell your iphone, buy a used android phone and have money left over. 
     
    GOOGLE DOES THE SAME!!! the Play Store has a monopoly under people who aren't tech nerds who understand what sideloading is and how it works. 
  19. Funny
    Ashley xD got a reaction from xAcid9 in Apple considers transparency information as irrelevant and forbids info about their 30% cut   
    was unaware of this, thanks for informing me. 
  20. Agree
    Ashley xD got a reaction from sparkman in Apple considers transparency information as irrelevant and forbids info about their 30% cut   
    that is because google is hypocritical and doesn't enforce the rules platform wide. Apple does, no matter the size of the company trying to influence them. 
  21. Agree
    Ashley xD got a reaction from ApexMeteor in Apple is Preparing its Own Search Engine   
    this is true lol. if anything all these people need to applaud this if they are against monopoly's because Apple has a HUGE chunk of marketshare, and they can actually put up a fight against google that no other company really can. Microsoft is trying and succeeding in their own way, but google is still the default. since Safari has around 15% marketshare in desktop browsing last time i checked, if Apple pushes an update that sets their engine as the default and users can't be bothered to change it back or Apple's search engine is legitimately really good, then google might finally no longer be the standard data collecting monster everyone uses.
  22. Agree
    Ashley xD got a reaction from ApexMeteor in Apple is Preparing its Own Search Engine   
    always this f*ckign argument again. apple has every right to do whatever they want to their platform, just as you have every right to not buy into that platform. android is exactly the same. google is the default everywhere. don't like that, you can buy something else. i'm so sick and tired of these arguments over and over and over.
  23. Funny
    Ashley xD got a reaction from Dean0919 in Apple Terminates Epic's App Store Account   
    no it's not. it's a problem with android that you fanboys don't like to admit. if you value your security especially if you aren't tech savy, Android is just like iOS with the Play Store being the only source for apps, therefore google is just as bad as apple IF you leave that setting off which you should if you have no idea what it does and the risks you put your device at when you enable it. 
  24. Agree
    Ashley xD reacted to Totallycasual in Apple Terminates Epic's App Store Account   
    I'm no fan of Apple but everyone knows exactly what they're signing up for when they have their apps on the store, Epic tried to wiggle a way around losing such a big cut and now the shit has hit the fan 🤷‍♂️
  25. Agree
    Ashley xD reacted to RejZoR in Game Streaming's Dirty Secret   
    I love it how they quickly jump on the carbon footprint bandwagon for gaming and streaming entertainment, but when half of the world was literally running graphic cards to generate money with GPU mining farms, no fucks were given. And those ate gigawatts if not terawatts of power globally. Where were environmentalists then?
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