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About PaladinBIGDan77

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  • Birthday 1999-11-15

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  • Gender
  • Location
    McLean, VA, USA
  • Occupation
    IT Field Engineer for Dell Technologies


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte AX370 Gaming 5
  • RAM
    32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4-2666
  • GPU
    XFX Radeon RX 5700XT Thicc III Ultra
  • Case
    Thermaltake Tower 900 Black Edition
  • PSU
    Corsair RM850i 850 Watts
  • Display(s)
    Dell Gaming 32” Curved 1440p 165Hz HDR
  • Cooling
    Corsair H80i V2
  • Keyboard
    Unicomp Ultra Classic PS/2
  • Sound
    Creative Labs Sound Blaster Zx
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Professional (64-Bit)
  • Laptop
    Lenovo ThinkPad A485
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  1. No it was not stored. It was sitting on the shelf plugged in. I just have not had a chance to use it in 5 months. The apartment is kept at 68*F and windows are always shut. Humidity is average for the Northern Virginia area, balanced.
  2. Hello all! My name is Daniel and my PS4 Slim’s optical drive is dead. It all happened a few days ago. I was watching Da Ali G show on DVD with my PS4 Slim. While watching the second episode, the video and audio suddenly paused. At the time I thought the disc was dirty or scratched at that point and figured normal DVD playback problems. I gave it a few minutes, but no change. While the console still responded to controller input, the video would not resume. I could not hear any noises from the optical drive. I tried seeking, pressing play/pause, and fast forwarding, but no change from the paused video. Suddenly, the screen went black and the console rebooted. After logging back in, I tried reopening the DVD Player application, but was greeted with an unfamiliar error message. In short, it stated the disc was not the correct region for the console. Now, I am fully versed in the different disc regions for DVD and Bluray. This disc was region 1 only, and can play in my other DVD players around the house. I tried to eject the disc. I pushed the eject button, which gave one beep, but nothing happened. No sounds from the optical drive and my DVD did not budge. This has never happened to me before. I tried a software eject, which also did not work. In the end, I broke out the my precision set and manually ejected my DVD. After removing the disc, I powered off the PS4 Slim and turned it back on. I tried putting a PS4 game into the drive, but the system would not accept the disc. I tried placing it all the way into the slot, but the ODD would not do anything to suck it in. It behaved like it had no power at all. I pressed the eject button, and it responded with the normal quick succession of beeps that indicate the drive is empty. My next course of action was a software update. My console is running software version 7.50, and it had an update to 7.51. I tried updating the system, but I hit a snag: error code SU-42118-6. I had to plug in my controller to the console in order to navigate through the error message. I have not tried a USB update yet, as I wanted to hear from you all about what I should do next. That where it stands right now, I am stuck with a PS4 Slim Digital Edition, which has forced me to break out my PS3 Slim to play games and watch movies. I just want to fix my PS4 Slim so I can finish Red Dead Redemption 2. Some background info, this was the first time I used the console since February. I am a physical media person, so 95% of my library is physical PS4 games. I am an A+ licensed computer technician, so feel free to speak in technical jargon, I will understand ;).
  3. Hey everyone!! I'm really interested in jumping on the new Ryzen 5-series processors; however, I'm a bit hesitant about it until I can understand its performance (fps, stability...) with these specific games: Wolfenstein: The New Order Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Grand Theft Auto IV BeamNG.drive American Truck Simulator Euro Truck Simulator 2 I was planning on sticking with my current graphics card, an XFX RX480 GTR 8GB, so any info regarding those games with that card or something similar (RX470) or equivalent (GTX 1060) would be preferred.