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lexidobe

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About lexidobe

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  • Gender
    Male

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 6850K
  • Motherboard
    Asus X99 Deluxe
  • RAM
    2 X 8GB G Skill Tritent Z RGB 3200 MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 970 FTW with EK FC waterblock @ 1617mhz
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define R5
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 Pro NVME 512GB
  • PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 1000
  • Display(s)
    Samsung 4K TV
  • Cooling
    Custom loop
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Sound
    built in TV speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit

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  1. Not a whole lot you can do to help cooling on a laptop, but changing to a better thermal compound will probably help some. Be careful though, doing so may void your warranty. Linus has a video showing a significant improvement by changing to liquid metal, but if it was my laptop I would stick to a high quality non conductive paste like MX4. That will also help because you may be able to undervolt the CPU more if it it runs cooler. The cooler the CPU runs, the less voltage it needs. Run the minimum voltage you can, less voltage means less heat.
  2. 1. Maybe I was just unlucky then. Also, I suppose it is possible that Windows 10 has gotten more stable over time. 2. Now that I think about it, Windows kept telling me that I didn't have an antivirus program even though I did, so maybe Windows kept turning Defender back on because it didn't realize that I had an antivirus, not sure. 3. That hasn't been my experience. My experience has been that every time the system updates it changed settings. One of the most annoying things it did was it kept changing my default browser from Chrome to Edge after updating. Again, maybe this issue has been fixed. 4. You have a valid point that Microsoft's crap may be useful and some people may like it. However, if someone tries it and doesn't like it or they just don't want it, they should have the option to get rid of it. And if the user does choose to delete it, it should NOT come back. The system also should NOT be downloading crapware like Candy Crush Saga in the background or advertising for this stuff in the start menu. The reason they do that has nothing to do with what their customers may or may not like, it has everything to do with getting money from the developers of those apps.
  3. I agree about the privacy problems, you really can't escape it no matter what you do. And even though Microsoft isn't watching me specifically, they are still using up my data and network bandwidth, which I will have a problem with until they start paying me to test their software for them. However, as I stated, that is one of many reasons I don't like Windows 10. From my experiences, it is a delicate OS and is easy to damage or corrupt. I also don't like how Microsoft attempts to take so much control away from the user, like by not easily allowing them to remove the default crapware apps, no easy way to disable Windows Defender, etc. And once I finally got all their crapware apps removed, they still continue to advertize for them in the start menu, which really pisses me off. But even worse, the crapware apps come right back! If I wanted Candy Crush and all that other crap I wouldn't have deleted it! And yes, I am aware of ways around a lot of this stuff. However, I shouldn't have to go through all that! I have a big problem with Microsoft trying to force their crap on the users. And the worst part is that none of the fixes that I know of are permanent! After an update, everything is back to default and I have to do it all over again! It's like I have to fight the OS to keep it set up the way I want it! I know that a lot of people like Windows 10, but I am not one of them. It doesn't do anything for me that Windows 7 doesn't and I found it to be a lot more problematic and less user friendly. Also, I know that this is just personal preference, but I prefer the look and UI of Windows 7 over 10. To me, it feels like more of a serious and professional OS than Windows 10, which to me looks like something that would be running on a child's toy by comparison. However, Windows 10 LTSC is a lot more tolerable than the consumer versions in my opinion. It doesn't have the crapware problem and is a bit easier to customize, but I am not sure how it's reliability compares to 7 since I haven't used it that much. However, there's that little problem of not being able to legally activate it, so it isn't a viable option for most people.
  4. Thank you so much for your help! I needed to manually install another update from the Microsoft update catalog before I could install these updates. I have no idea why Windows Update didn't take care of that on its own, but either way I am glad that my system is up to date now.
  5. I really appreciate everyone's suggestions to upgrade to Windows 10, but I actually already have Windows 10 LTSC along with Windows 7, I dual booted my system. The LTSC version of Windows 10 is quite a bit more tolerable than the regular versions, but I still end up using Windows 7 most of the time though. So I would appreciate suggestions on how I can get my Windows 7 updates to work rather than simply suggesting that I upgrade to Windows 10. Thanks in advance
  6. I don't like Windows 10. I don't want an OS that spies on me, can't be customized as much, downloads a bunch of crapware apps in the background, advertises for a bunch of nonsense in the start menu, looks like an OS that would be running on a child's toy, and most importantly isn't stable or reliable. I have been using Windows 7 on one system or another since it came out in 2009 and I have NEVER had it fail to boot, and I have crashed it PLENTY of times from failed overclocking attempts and other issues. On the other hand, in less than 1 year of using Windows 10, I have had to reinstall it TWICE because it corrupted itself and couldn't boot after failed overclocking attempts. Blame me for overclocking if you want to, but Windows 7 tolerated the crashing without any issues for many years and Windows 10 failed me twice in less than a year, so therefore Windows 7 is the more robust OS in my opinion. Here are my system's specs: CPU Intel Core i7 6850K Motherboard Asus X99 Deluxe RAM 2 X 8GB G Skill Tritent Z RGB 3200 MHz GPU EVGA GTX 970 FTW with EK FC waterblock @ 1617mhz Case Fractal Design Define R5 Storage Samsung 960 Pro NVME 512GB PSU Seasonic Prime Titanium 1000 Display(s) Samsung 4K TV Cooling Custom loop Operating System Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
  7. Hello everyone, I am having a problem with my Windows 7 updates. I need to install updates number KB4516065 and KB4535102, but I am getting error 80092004 every time I try to install the updates. Here is what I tried so far: Running Disk Cleanup Running CCleaner Ensuring that Windows Update service is running Downloading the updates directly from the Microsoft Update catalog. Nothing worked though, I am still getting the error. If anyone has any other suggestions that I could try please let me know though. Thanks a lot in advance
  8. I don't see why it would be a problem. Unless you are talking about running the cables beside an air handler or furnace with a motor that may create interference, but I doubt it would be a problem even if you did
  9. Thank you. So there is some truth to the myth that power cycles are stressful for computers?
  10. I have tried to cause interference in ethernet cables by wrapping them in high current power cords, etc. I have never been able to cause any problems, even with cheap CAT 5 cables. Hope this helps
  11. Hello everyone, I am wondering how exactly power cycles (turning on and off) damages a computer over time. Is the damage simply from heat cycles, or is the damage also caused by possible power spikes from starting up? I have also heard that the capacitors on the motherboard, PSU, graphics card, etc wear out a little every power cycle because they go through a charge and discharge cycle. Is there any truth to that either? Thanks
  12. In my opinion, it is best for the radiator to receive fresh air from outside the case rather than using the radiator as an exhaust fan if possible. The cooler the air the radiator gets, the better it will perform. I have a 240 rad in the front of my case cooling my CPU and GPU, and it pulls air directly from the front of the case. IIRC my CPU and GPU temps dropped a little when I mounted my radiator in the front of the case so it receives cool air, but I don't remember for sure. Some people will argue that you are dumping hot air into the case doing it this way, so that's just my personal preference.
  13. Thank you for your help. I set the boot option to legacy and I was able to install Windows 10 no problem. Oh and by the way Windows 10 LTSC is awesome! There is no bloatware and it runs very fast! I would say that the speed is slightly better than standard 10 "out of the box", and better than standard Windows 10 has ever run after disabling unused services. Too bad Microsoft didn't make the regular versions of 10 the same way. If they did, people might actually like the OS.
  14. Windows 10 is just a total pain in the ass. Worked once, but now it won't work again for no reason. Unless it's something specific to the LTSC version, I don't understand how I ever got this to work in the first place. But since I got it to work once, I'm sure I can do it again. I could install it on an extra drive, but I would prefer to install it on my Samsung 960 Pro because it's a lot faster than any of my extra sata drives and I want to have as much of a direct performance comparison as possible. I am going to see if there is a setting in the UEFI to use legacy boot mode or something similar, maybe that will work.
  15. Nope, same problem. I am going to try installing from Windows. EDIT: I can't because it won't let me select the partition I want to install it to.
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