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About WindowsXP16

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  • Birthday 2001-04-16

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  • Interests
    Electronics and software programing.


  • CPU
    Intel i5 6500
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2H
  • RAM
    Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB (4Gx2) DDR4 2133
  • GPU
    Sapphire Nitro R7 360
  • Case
    DeepCool Smarter
  • Storage
    Intel 540s 120GB (x2), Sandisk SSDPLUS 120GB (x2), Samsung Spinpoint M8 1TB
  • PSU
    Antec HCG-520M 520w
  • Display(s)
    Samsung CFG70 24", Samsung SyncMaster 940B
  • Cooling
    Antec A40PRO
  • Keyboard
    HP KU-0316
  • Mouse
    Roccat Tyon
  • Sound
    Creative SBS A50
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. WindowsXP16

    Stuck Pixel

    You can fix a stuck pixel by playing this video for a bit until it disappears: Also another quick fix is to get a blunt object like a stylus and lightly press and keep tapping on the stuck pixel until it disappears. I have a Samsung Sync-Master from 2007 which showed the same issue back in 2011 for a couple of times and both fixes worked. I still use the monitor daily as a second monitor and it has not exhibited the same issue since.
  2. Here is my battery report for the battery capacity. Still more than the designed capacity. Although I haven't even done a full cycle yet, I will see what happens in a few days.
  3. I bought a surface book 2 just recently and fully charging it shows a higher charge capacity than the designed capacity. Is this because the battery isn't calibrated yet or am I just lucky?
  4. WindowsXP16

    What mousepad should i get???

    I'm rocking an Logitech G440 hard mousepad. Although its a bit expensive at $35 AUD, I like the slippery glide it has when I move my mouse and its easy to clean, just a wipe from a wet cloth. Though it probably doesn't matter as much today, a laser mice works more optimally for hard surfaces while an optical works for all so keep that in mind. Of course as others said its all personal preferences.
  5. WindowsXP16

    Vega 64 Freesync VS 1080/2070 No G-SYNC

    Personally, I would take the vega64 free sync option if you are planning on keeping that card for a long time since there isn't much of a performance difference between the cards you are comparing. I had an AMD R7 360 gpu coupled with a Samsung CFG70 144hz freesync monitor and I was fairly happy with the fps, I can dip to around 40fps and it was still perfectly playable almost like 60fps. I did get an r9 280x (for free) and while that was better, I could easily switch back to the R7 360 with freesync (the r9 280x does not have freesync).
  6. WindowsXP16

    2003 Apple Pro Stabilized Keyboard A1048 Review

    I know this is an old post, but a useful software for that keyboard would be Sharp Keys for remapping the unusable buttons. You can remap the f13 to f16 buttons as well as correct the mapping for the numpad with the = button and clear button. I have my f13 mapped to screen recording, f14 to 16 mapped to media controls and fixed up the = button on the numpad.
  7. WindowsXP16

    MS Access 2016 on Ubuntu

    How reliable is office 2013 on wine? Encountered and problems on it?
  8. WindowsXP16

    Teen Air Cadet

    I've been in the Australian Air force cadets.
  9. WindowsXP16

    MS Access 2016 on Ubuntu

    But it would still run in emulated legacy bios mode, which means my SSD would have to run in ide mode making it slower and the boot times are also slower as it has to do the checks legacy bios modes does (ram check, pci device checks etc.). I mean with windows 10 that's what I'm currently experiencing as well. Besides I don't have a legal copy of windows 7 and I would like to now get the most out of my system.
  10. I am just wondering if it is possible to work with .accdb files made using MS Access 2016 in Ubuntu. Currently I am using a MacBook Air 2011, since it is rendered obsolete by apple I installed windows 10 on it to give it further support. But Windows 10 is a bit unstable on this machine and it is also running in legacy bios mode in which the boot times aren't the best. I'm currently considering running Ubuntu instead as I can run it in EFI mode and should have better stability than running Win 10 with Win 7 drivers. At school we are currently working with MS Access 2016 that is why I have asked this question as I would also like better stability on my machine. I thought of using wine but I am worried of the possible errors it could produce, I have used wine on OSX before and one thing I learnt is that it isn't stable with some win apps. Edit: Using a virtual machine probably isn't the best solution either, on a 2gb ram, i5 2557M, 64gb SSD machine.
  11. yeah I gave up upon it, I threw out the pcb but kept the mounting bracket, I could use my Arduino to make a fan controller from scratch. Thanks for the help anyway.
  12. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811997078 Looking at some of the reviews, people had the same issue as smoke coming out of their unit and not working. I did some poking around the diode, it turns out that the diode is indeed faulty, I was getting a reading on the anode to cathode and in reverse using my multimeter in diode test mode. The diode failed in short I think, but I was getting crazy values when measuring the resistance across it, like 1.9M ohms. The anode of the diode is connected to the resistor in which you might be correct that the diode must have caused this. I don't know weather its worth my time fixing it now, it probably has more problems that I think it has. What do you think the problem is with the circuit based of the information? Or there isn't enough info and I should just chuck the thing out.
  13. I will get on testing that in the weekends, but what should I expect if the zener diode is faulty? Does it fail open or short? And if it does fail, what possible problems can it cause as a voltage regulator? I know its best to check and test it, but I don't have the time yet, I am also a novice in electronics but I do have some equipment.
  14. A-ha, I thought of a great idea. I can just solder 2 wire leads connecting to a potentiometer from the broken resistor. Then I just set the potentiometer on high (say on a 10k potentiometer) and decrease the resistance slowly until the fan controller works again. Might not work but I will test this out. Message me if this is a bad idea, otherwise I'm gonna try it and see if it works. Thanks for the help.
  15. I will also post this in other forms just to increase the possible results.