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About PC_Master

  • Title
    Tech Enthusiast
  • Birthday 2003-10-10


  • CPU
    Intel Celeron N3060 2c/2t 1.6GGHz (base) 2.4GHz (turbo)
  • Motherboard
    Propiotary HP motherboard
  • RAM
    4GB DDR3 1600MMHz RAM
  • GPU
    Intel HD graphics
  • Case
    Standard chassis
  • Storage
    500GB 7200rpm WD HDD
  • PSU
    15W AC power adapter
  • Display(s)
    1366x768 60Hz TN panel
  • Cooling
    Passively cooled
  • Keyboard
    Standard laptop keyboard
  • Mouse
    HP X500 with optical sensor
  • Sound
    TurtleBeach XO-THREE
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 pro (64) bit

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  • Gender
  • Location
    South Australia,Mount Gambier
  • Interests
    Technology, computers, old computer hardware, gaming, 4WDs, history of computers, Intel, AMD, Nvidia, Radeon, CPUs, motherboards, graphics cards, SSDs and HDDs, air cooling, memory, PC components, desktop computers, servers.
  • Biography
    I am 14 years old and I am currently a student at high school. I live in Australia, SA, Mount Gambier.
  • Occupation
    Student at high school (I dont think this is a qualified job)

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  1. Looking For Gaming laptop

    If you are just looking for a budget gaming laptop, the acer helios 300 is a great budget all rounder that provides ample betterlife, good price to performance, and an overall good device for productivity and gaming.
  2. Actually, anything that needs to be added or changed, just leave a reply so people can just view your reply
  3. Windows 10 boot loop troubleshooting steps: This is probably one of the most "heard of" problems that I have essentially heard of lots through out lots of tech communities. So I just wanted to create this guide on how to get out of a Windows 10 reboot loop. Booting into safe mode: Press the shift key and click restart to enter the advanced boot options screen Open settings in the operating systems to navigate to Update and Security> Advanced startup > Restart Now Type shutdown /r /o in the command prompt to boot into the advanced boot options or recovery console Note: If you have the F8 key already enabled, just click restart and spam the F8 key upon booting, to enter safe mode If you cannot enter safe mode, then you may have to boot into windows 10 with your Windows installation media or Recovery drive and select repair your computer to enter Troubleshoot> Advanced Startup Options> Command Prompt. You can now use the Command Prompt to run commands. Other options include using a windows 10 DVD or bootable USB drive, or you can simply just burn the Windows 10 ISO to an USB drive using another computer. Now that you have gotten out of the reboot loop and have entered safe mode successfully, or accessed the the advanced options, you have the following options: If you have entered safe mode: Open the control panel > Programs and Features > View installed updates. Uninstall the offending update (including the feature upgrade) which may have been installed recently just before this problem started. If you have recently updated any of the device drivers, then consider troubleshooting your driver problems or rolling back your driver to the earlier version The following are accessible if you have entered safe mode or accessed the advanced options: Run the Command Prompt as an administrator. Then enter the following commands one by one, hitting enter after each one: net stop wuauserv net stop bits Now browse the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder and delete everything inside of it (including all files and folders) Restart your computer and you should be able to enter the desktop normally! I hope this helps anyone having reboot loop issues with windows 10. If there is anything I have missed or need to add, feel free to by replying. Thanks, -Nick
  4. Shut down vs 24/7 Poll

    What about when in sleep mode?
  5. I suppose that's another factor, but whats the point of leaving it on 24/7, that's what offices do, its most likely completely different to what your use case is with your PC. What is you use case for keeping it on 24/7 then?
  6. SSD

    As @JuztBe mentioned, the 860 evo is a little cheaper without sacrificing any performance. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sNc48d/samsung-860-evo-250gb-25-solid-state-drive-mz-76e250bam ($89)- 860 evo https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3kL7YJ/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e250bam ($100)- 850 evo So a $10 difference, in reality, it doesn't matter which one you go for, $10 difference isn't too much to worry about. Or, you can jump up to a 500GB SSD (https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ft8j4D/crucial-mx500-500gb-25-solid-state-drive-ct500mx500ssd1) that isn't much more in terms of the cost but is worth it if you think you need the extra storage for your OS and other programs
  7. You'd definitely be on the edge of decreasing the life of your components quicker than you think, but good and reliable hardware should last. The main components I'd say would counter the most wear and tare would be the HDD (mainly because its a moving part and moving parts are more succeptable to wear and tare, unless you have a really good hard drive) and fans (mainly because they are also a moving part and the bearings in them can also be succeptable to wear and tare), that's about it! But, none the less, I wouldn't recommend running your system 24/7, unless you have a specific reason to do so.
  8. Luminous Pandora (X99/1080ti SLI/Hardline Glass)

    Looks like you wrote a book?
  9. Hot Deals of April 2nd 2018

    This should be a regular series that you do. PC deals of the month, like really good ones. Or is it something you actually do, but I dont actually notice?
  10. r9 380 or gtx 970

    My cousin recently went from a GTX 650ti boost to a GTX 980 which saw significant performance differences between the two cards. In terms of a performance difference, i'd say that there is in-between a 30-50% performance difference between the two.
  11. Dell Studio 1737 upgrade

    @michael1234252 as @Crunchy Dragon mentioned, I would definitely go with windows 7 with a 500GB SSD and 8GB of ram since the machines age can be a dependent factor in terms of what upgrades are possible with your machine. Windows 7 is a very compatible OS that is very light on the systems resources, its very compatible in terms of game driver support as well. If you can, look on Ebay or craigslist, or if you have a local facebook page where you can buy, sell and trade stuff, thats where to look for parts. You could even look at Newegg as well for PC parts. EDIT: I'd check to see what upgrades you can do with your laptop, then decide what upgrades you want to do with your laptop Make sure everything is compatible before you make a purchase.
  12. File Explorer is slow to open

    @RotoCoreOne No problem
  13. File Explorer is slow to open

    Try disabling quick access. Do this by clicking the file menu, and Change folder and search options. Click the open file explorer to box at the top of the window, select ThisPC instead of quick access.
  14. New Forum "Appliances"

    Isnt this mostly a tech forum?
  15. Source: https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/7/17089850/microsoft-windows-10-s-mode-changes-2019 No quotes here typically because I'm going to do a quick run down of the news topic and then get into opinions! So basically, Microsoft is confirming that the Windows 10 S mode is going to be shipped with most windows 10 PCs regardless of their OS versions (more on this later). Microsoft says that its a "mode" now, not a dedicated version of windows 10. We don't know what new features this S mode brings, but, if your already a windows 10 user, this mode will be already in your OS (of course, when its actually released), typically for windows 10 home users, this feature can be temporarily disabled from the click of a button, for free, now as I mentioned before about specific W10 versions, windows 10 Pro users will have to pay a fee of $49 to get full access to the full version of windows 10 pro. I do have a question though: Does this suggest that people with windows 10 pro don't actually have the full version of windows 10 pro?