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About kb5zue

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  • CPU
    AMD FX8370
  • Motherboard
    Asus TUF Sabertooth FX990 3.0
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance 32gig
  • GPU
    AMD R9 260x
  • Case
    CoolerMaster Mastercase Maker 5t
  • Storage
    Samsung Evo Pro 512
  • PSU
    Corsaid 1000x
  • Display(s)
    Acer 29 inch
  • Cooling
    Fans, mixed bag
  • Keyboard
    Aula BeFire
  • Mouse
    Logitech Wireless Performance MX
  • Sound
    Bose Companion 5
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home Creators Edition

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    Making custom built computers and computer repair
  • Biography
    Retired Air Force, veteran of both Vietnam and Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield. During Air Force years, stationed in Thailand, Philippines, Spain, Germany and a few more too old to remember.
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    Retired Air Force

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  1. Possibly the windows drivers. Did they stop working after some sort of update? During the boot into bios process they are using the drivers built in to the motherboard but once that process is complete and it goes into the Windoze boot process they switch over to the drivers built into windows. And since Mickeysoft doesn't support XP any longer you may need to try and download drivers specifically for XP. Just my humble thoughts. Good Luck.
  2. Had the exact same situation a couple of months ago. Got a second unify receiver from Logitech for a few dollars and that fixed it. Now have receivers in both the desktop and the laptop and I don't worry about any crosstalk because I don't use them both at the same time.
  3. For some stupid reason I thought the Coolermaster Masterliquid Pro 280 would fit in the Mastercase Maker 5t case. If it does, for the life of me I have not been able to figure out how. I read ALL the descriptions etc. at the NewEgg website before ordering and there was nothing mentioned about this cooler not being able to fit in this case. If it does, for the life of me I have not been able to figure out how. The instructions are for crap. Not only does the radiator not fit in this case, there are no instructions on how to mount the pump to the cpu. Using an ASUS TUF Sabertooth FX990 3.0 motherboard, AMD FX8370 cpu, 32gigs of Corsair Vengeance ram. Would really appreciate a response to the question of whether or not the Masterliquid Pro 280 fits in the Mastercase Maker 5t case and if not, then what are my options and if it does, would someone please send me link to instructions on how to get it to fit. Thanks in advance for your response.
  4. Do I need it, Nope. Do I want it? HELL YA!
  5. Unfortunately since you don't have physical access to the machine, you obviously can't pull the battery from the motherboard. If you could pull the battery, leave it unplugged for say, a half hour, you could posssibly force the machine into the BIOS but you're still stuck cuz you don't have access. Found a little information on how to access the BIOS but you're still stuck without the access. Dang, sorry can't be any further help. https://us.answers.acer.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/37064/~/windows-10:-access-the-uefi-bios There are two ways to enter the UEFI (BIOS) on your computer. You can use either method listed below to enter the UEFI (BIOS) setup. Method 1: Press and hold the Power Button for 5 seconds to turn your computer completely off. Power on the system. As soon as the first logo screen appears, immediately press the F2 key, or the DEL key if you have a desktop, to enter the BIOS. Method 2: Click the Start menu and select Settings. Select Update and Security. Click Recovery. Under Advanced startup, click Restart now. The system will restart and show the Windows 10 boot menu. Select Troubleshoot. Choose Advanced options. Select UEFI Firmware Settings. Click Restart to restart the system and enter UEFI (BIOS).
  6. Without being able to gain physical access to the machine, you are what I would say are "up shits creek". With access to the machine the first thing I would do is pull the drive and put it in a machine where I could do some work with it such as scan for bad sectors, etc. Good luck but I think the owner is going to have to eat some crow if he wants it fixed.
  7. I believe what you are describing is called "coil whine". Coil noise or coil whine is a phenomenon in electronics which produces undesirable audible sound. In magnetic resonance imaging "coil noise" is that part of total system noise attributed to the receiving coil, due to its non-zero temperature. https://www.google.com/search?q=what+is+coil+whine&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS743US743&oq=what+is+coil+whine&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.6578j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
  8. working fine here too.
  9. I have been able to scrounge some hard line tubing from some of the local builders putting up houses in the small town I live in and considering there has to be less than four feet at the most (probably a lot less) I thought it would be an interesting mod to take on. Since I don't have to worry about the tubing itself, that just leaves the fittings , the radiator and the pump. There are all sorts of pumps out there, some of them for aquariums. Still anxious to see pics of a system that someone put together and would like to read their input. Thanks for the response.
  10. I have read a lot about AIO's and DIY water cooling but with all the reading I have done, I have not come across anyone that has created a water cooling system for their PC that used all copper tubing or pipe. Has anyone reading this note performed such a task? I would really like to see some pics of your system if you have. I would also like to read about what advantages or disadvantages or problems that you ran across in the process of creating your DIY copper cooling system. I have been contemplating the idea of creating one for myself possibly using something like a small motorcycle radiator or something similar. I appreciate your input and thanks for taking the time to read my note.
  11. Don't worry about the humidity. Just make sure you get an appropriate charger for European countries. 220 volts on a 110 charger will make it smoke for sure.
  12. Uninstalling software that you no longer use does not necessarily get rid of all the files. I came across the Revo Uninstaller and it works great and gives you the option of removing everything associated with the program to be removed. There is a FREE edition so check it out. Wish it had been around when I was getting rid of Nortons. https://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html
  13. Reminds me of the problems getting rid of Nortons. Even their own uninstaller did not remove all the crap that was loaded on my machine. Eventually had to browse the folders with the file manager to get rid of all of it. Of course, over time, I eventually got rid of all of it by wiping the drive and doing a clean install of Windoze. Good Luck.
  14. Try this, I have used it a couple of times and it worked for me. Very handy tool to know about. https://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri
  15. Maybe something like the Windows Media Creation Tool. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/15088/windows-create-installation-media