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About kb5zue

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Fortuna, California, Land of Humboldt Gold
  • Interests
    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, United Arab Emerites, US Embassy Taipei Tiawan, Guantanmo Bay Cuba, with a few side trips to places I can't remember.
  • Occupation
    Airborne Radio Communications, Retired Air Force


  • 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
    Corsair 1000x
  • Display(s)
    Acer 29 inch
  • Cooling
    Coolermaster V8 GTS
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G213
  • Mouse
    Logitech Wireless Performance MX
  • Sound
    Bose Companion 5 / Bose SoundTrue Headphones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home Creators Edition

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  1. kb5zue

    Laptop random update

    Believe it or not, going to sleep is actually a process.
  2. kb5zue

    Laptop random update

    Lemme get this straight. You keep you laptop in a bag while it is turned on? If so, that's completely nuts. No wonder it was hot. There is absolutely no moving air inside a closed laptop bag so leaving the laptop on inside the bag is obviously going to generate some heat. You're lucky it didn't catch fire.
  3. kb5zue

    Windows 10 license key

    Just below the ships HULL.
  4. kb5zue

    Brand new SSD freezing BSOD won`t boot

    Remove the HDD and reinstall win10 on the ssd using the windows media creation tool. Make sure that windows is completely installed including all updates, etc., before reinstalling the HDD. When installing Win10 on the SSD, make sure to delete all partitions, etc., during the install process so that Windows is the only partition on the SSD. Considering the SSD is only 120GB, you won't have a lot of play room when you're done but this should fix any problems with windows booting up.
  5. kb5zue

    What do you want out of the next windows OS?

    If you have bad boot times while using a 120GB 840 EVO, then something besides the boot setup is goofy.
  6. Looking at the pic, it shows the drive in question as drive 0. In every computer system that I ever built, drive 0 was always the C drive and therefore, the boot drive. Then any subsequent drives would take on the letters of D, E, etc... When you installed your SSD for the OS, did you disconnect ALL the other drives before installing the OS?
  7. kb5zue

    My problem with new video cards.

    Understandably there is some difficulty when comparing different video cards when it comes to capabilities and features versus cost. But the biggest problem that I have found when it comes to the new video cards is that I don't have one and I'm still plugging along with an Nvidia Geforce GTX 660 with 2gigs of video ram. Hopefully this summer I will be able to fix that problem with something along the lines of an Nvidia RX580. https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100007709 601296377 601323902
  8. kb5zue

    Pc crashes in game

    The problem could also be heat related. Have you considered removing and replacing the thermal paste on your cpu?
  9. kb5zue

    Micro ATX or Mid Tower

    Basically depends on what you want to do with your system after the building part is over. If you just want to watch YouTube videos, read email, or browse the web, then a micro ATX is fine. But if you want to build a system that you can do things with besides the items listed in the above sentence, then you may want to consider something a little bigger. It's hard to fit a full size video card such as a 1070, 1080 or one of the newer cards such as a 2070 or 2080 in such a small box. A mid-size case allows the builder to do many things with his system. Such as adding more than on SSD or HDD or something along the line of setting up a raid system, or multiple video cards. You just have a lot more options with your system when you use a larger case. I'm not saying that you must get a full size case because they can get big, but like you said in your initial statement asking about a mid-tower case, that can do a lot more for you in the long run than a small one like micro-ATX.
  10. kb5zue

    Solution idea for the notch

    Wouldn't it be easier to just slap a small piece of black tape over the lens that you don't want to use?
  11. kb5zue

    OS for old gaming pc only 4gb ram

    I might have an old copy of MSDos 3.1 around here somewhere if you want to go back that far.
  12. I would try a couple of things. Make sure that you have the latest BIOS and then upgrade from Win 8.1 to Win 10, the make sure that you have the latest drivers.
  13. kb5zue

    RX 580 Doom Crashes on vulkan

    If it crashes when going to Vulkan, did you get the directions from Spock?
  14. kb5zue

    Software vs hardware career

    Software. Got to be a rocket scientist to program code.
  15. It's called FM for a reason and I don't mean frequency modulation.