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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. I checked out the link you provided and I think those monitors are exactly what I'm looking for. My eyes are getting tired of the old matte type screen (I'm 64, soon to be 65) and I really like the looks of the apple screen with it's glass type screen. Many thanks for the help.
  2. My current monitor is an Acer that is going on 6 years old. I would like to replace it with something new but I don't know what I'm looking for. I run Win10Home on my machine while my wife uses an iMac machine. My monitor screen looks like it is a matte finish (1920 x 1080) 27 inches while my wife's iMac has a glass screen. Since we live in the boondocks of northern California, the only place to look at screens are at Target, WalMart, and Staples. All of them have old screens on display and the workers there don't have a clue what I'm looking for and can't tell me what it is either. What I am looking for is something with a glass screen like my wife's iMac. Something smooth, not the textured, matte finish type of my current Acer monitor. Since my knowledge of computer hardware is limited to what is inside the box, I am unfamiliar with the different types of monitor screens. Could someone please tell me what I am looking for so that when I order from Newegg I know what to look for when shopping. Thanks a bunch for the help. Oh yea, 27 inches would be great.
  3. The 13 on the Google Crome indicates that you have 13 processes running under the google chrome window. These can be things like SpeedTest, Acrobat Reader, Adguard Adblocker along with the tabs that you have open. I currently have 6 items running under my Google Chrome.
  4. Looks more like a microwave oven than a mini-fridge.
  5. Ditch the Intel Optane for starters, then try installing Win10 using the Windows Media Creation Tool.
  6. Assuming that you have backup copies of your essential files, I would try reinstalling Win10 using the Window Media Creation Tool.
  7. Thanks to all for responding, will have to check out the details of Nord and ExpressVPN and come up with a solution.
  8. Is LTT still using Tunnel Bear or have they switched to something else? What would be a good VPN for a home network of a PC (1), Apple Mac desktop (1), and a 5 year old Acer Aspire notebook? Looking for something such as a VPN to help cut down on the amount of crap that shows up in my mailbox. So, just looking for a good VPN that won't kill me every month when the subscription fee hits the bank.
  9. Believe it or not, going to sleep is actually a process.
  10. 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.
  11. Just below the ships HULL.
  12. 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.
  13. If you have bad boot times while using a 120GB 840 EVO, then something besides the boot setup is goofy.
  14. 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?
  15. 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