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About Arttu89

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  • Location
    Birmingham, UK
  • Occupation
    Service technician


  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 3800X
  • Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 ACE
  • RAM
    G.Skill Trident Z NEO (2x16GB)
  • GPU
    ASUS ROG Matrix GeForce GTX 980 Ti Platinum
  • Case
    CM MasterCase 5 Pro
  • Storage
    Samsung 830 Series 256GB, WD Caviar Green 2TB
  • PSU
    Corsair HX850i
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 LUX (MX Red)
  • Mouse
    Logitech 502
  • Sound
    Corsair SP2500
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • Laptop
    Alienware m15 (Intel i7-8750H, 16GB RAM, RTX 2070 max-Q)

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  1. The double tick is a "feature" of whatsapp, there's no way to go around it. Only thing I can advise is if you don't want people knowing that you read a message, the ticks don't turn green until you actually open the message in whatsapp, so you can for example read a message in the notification bar on your phone and that won't mark it as read.
  2. I wouldn't start with a certain part, the first question is "What you're going to use the computer for?", then decide on the general platform you want to work with (AMD based or Intel based), while keeping in mind any additional limitations you want/need to put on the entire system, for example: - do you want a small system and maybe you need an ITX board - how powerful the hardware needs to be - what is your budget etc. Once you answer all those questions, I would start with choosing the MB/CPU combo you want to base the system off and build around that.
  3. That laptop isn't really meant for gaming, even if you somehow provide additional cooling the components inside aren't capable of a giving you an enjoyable gaming experience, unless you enjoy Solitaire.
  4. In my experience, due to the specifics of how laptops are built, they tend to run into their own peculiar issues occasionally. If you can get to the BIOS battery and force a CMOS reset I'd give it a try. If you think the event pattern points to the SSD, you can also try taking it out and starting the machine without the SSD just to see if it changes anything and gets you further along (ie. even a screen saying "No boot device detected" would be a step forward in this situation and would allow further troubleshooting).
  5. How are you certain that the BIOS update went ok, if you can't turn the PC on? Have you checked with a manual for that board that you are actually bridging the correct pins? You could also try a different PSU if you have one available.
  6. First of all to clarify something. Is this the motherboard you are refering to in the title -> https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/970-GAMING/Specification ? If that's the case, then getting your system VR ready is not really possible as none of the CPUs available for that mobo would really be able to keep up with a modern GPU (in VR).
  7. It's difficult to tell what that is exactly, I haven't seen any similar issues before, there's definitely no dead pixels there. It could be a minor panel defect or a scratch/imperfection on one of the layers in the LCD. You can try hitting Samsung support with some pictures and see what they say about it, but unless it gets worse over time I don't think they would treat that as a warranty issue.
  8. I would try removing the battery if possible, if it's not easily removable you can try opening the bottom cover and physically disconnecting the battery from the motherboard, then try running the laptop on the AC adaptor only. If you don't want to go that route yet you can try letting it charge for a while and see if that makes a difference. Often if you put your laptop in sleep/hibernate before you leave it to sit or the battery just isn't in the best condition and it's left unused for a long time, it can lead to some odd errors/problems when you try to get a laptop back up and running.
  9. Uhh, where to start: 1. Every laptop has vents on the bottom, in most cases those vents are either at the back or close to the back of the laptop and they need to stay open to provide proper air circulation to the components, sticking something to the bottom of the laptop might not work very well with the position of those vents. 2. Given how warm your laptop gets, glue on most common types of double-sided tape (assuming that's what you planned to glue it with) is gonna get soft and smear off as the whole thing heats up, and that glue is going to get on everything and everywhere and just make a giant mess of things. 3. It's just generally junkie AF and there are better cheap ways of doing this properly. I don't know where you're from, but in most countries you can easily get a perforated laptop stand somewhere in the 15-20USD price point. I would assume they did that mainly for acoustics. If the fan is capable of running 1000rpm faster without any hardware modifications, then it's unlikely it would get damaged, because of that, but it might be uncomfortable to listen to for extended periods of time.
  10. If you turned it on before it had time to dry properly than there is a chance you damaged it further. Disconnect it from power, let it sit and dry, don't try to rush through it just to check if it started working already.
  11. 1. Throttling kicks in as the temperature goes up, if it kicked in only after reaching 100C, it would be too late to prevent the CPU overheating and shutting down the machine. 2. Technically yes, but it would require some custom BIOS/driver setup, but I would say it's not advisable on a laptop, especially one this old. This is definitely NOT safe, unless you're an experienced overclocker and you know what you're doing. 3. Given how old that CPU is (i7-740QM was released back in Q32010), if you never changed the thermal paste, it won't hurt to change it. Thermal paste on a 9-10year old laptop won't be in great condition. 4. If replacing the laptop is not an option, I'd just buy a cheap cooling stand, gluing anything to the bottom of a laptop is not a smart solution to your problem. 5. Try checking on Dell's website if they still have any utility software for your laptop. If there's any way of permanently adjusting the fan curve it's gonna be in their software.
  12. You would need someone with the soldering experience of the guys from Louis Rossmann's shop to do a good job with that, if you got anyone like that in the area you live in, it might not be that difficult to get fixed, otherwise I'd just live with it.
  13. Given how those mounting points on the picture look like you won't be able to salvage that easily, if you ripped the standoffs out of the board, aside of bending the metal you most likely also damaged the threads inside, so even bending it back is unlikely to work. I can't wrap my head around how you even came to the idea of ripping them out when you could have simply unscrewed every single one without damaging anything.
  14. Arttu89

    Wobbly fan

    The simplest thing you can do is to just disconnect the fan from the motherboard for now, so it doesn't get powered anymore. The pictures you provided are so bad it's impossible to tell anything from them, but generally fans aren't made in a way that allows for repair, so long term you're better off replacing it.