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About johnukguy

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  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.8 Ghz sometimes, depending on daily tinkering level
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Gaming 3 B350
  • RAM
    16 Gb Crucial Ballistix Sport 2666 (OC to 3200)
  • GPU
    EVGA 1060 6 Gb
  • Case
    Phanteks P400S TG
  • Storage
    Samsung EVO 850 500 Gb and a 2TB HD
  • PSU
    Rosewill Glacier 600W
  • Display(s)
    Crossover 27" 1440p overclocked to 110 Hz.
  • Cooling
  • Keyboard
    cheapo thing with lights, blue lights. I like blue lights in everything, all the time.
  • Mouse
    Logitech G300s
  • Sound
    Yes, mostly telling the system to fk right off...and some audio bits and pieces too.
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 and 7

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  • Interests
    Zen Buddhism, Singing, IT and technology in general, Photography, Gaming, Progressive politics, meditation.
  • Biography
    IT consultant, Tech contributor to the BBC and various other media outlets, Soto Zen priest, British cowboy in the US, Dom.

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  1. 64bit or 32bit windows?

    These two videos may be of use:
  2. Windows 10 media creation - question

    It could depend on a number of variables. For example, is your build new? If so, did you update the BIOS before trying to install the OS and did you install the latest chipset drivers? You could also run SFC and see if that fixes any corrupt files.
  3. How do I setup led strips?

    Just return the strip and get something that's ready to use as is. It's frankly not worth the hassle and extra expense.
  4. My pc gets really hot. Any tips on how to improve this?

    Two intake fans at the front and one at the back as exhaust should set up decent positive air pressure and much better cooling. Adding more fans after that can have diminishing returns.
  5. The way things are going, any tech utilizing this will likely cost the average person a years salary.
  6. That's likely the issue then. Try a completely clean install, on an updated BIOS with the disk formatted, not with an old OS install on there. The latest AMD chipset drivers are only a couple of weeks old, so those may help if you had the previous chipset drivers. Also, it's worth checking that you have UEFI set up properly, rather than legacy boot or somesuch.
  7. Best Air Flow Config (Newbie)

    More fans don't equal better cooling. The main thing is to have positive air pressure. Beyond a certain point, more fans don't keep things any cooler. They just produce more noise. So a couple of intake fans at the front, one at the rear, maybe one on the top of the case and you should be fine, unless there are issues with the case itself, which some do have.
  8. Did you do a completely clean OS install (not a reset), with an updated BIOS and the latest chipset drivers from AMD from their website?
  9. Live stream camera

    This should help:
  10. I have a question for Germans

    Except of course that they are doing just that and now some consumers are being paid to consume electricity, as thanks to renewable energy, Germany now often has surplus power. The main reason it's been more expensive in most of Europe until now, compared to the US, is because big oil and gas get huge subsidies from the US government, not because renewables are inefficient. Renewable energy now is often cheaper than using coal or nuclear for example. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/germany-grids-paying-electricity-customers-renewable-energy-power-surplus-wind-solar-generation-a8022576.html Also, for those who think that solar power is only generated when the sun is actually out, that's a myth, it's produced even when it's cloudy. They use UV light, which is present whether the sun is out or not. https://bill-solar.squarespace.com/common-solar-power-myths-debunked/
  11. Live stream camera

    Something like a used Nikon D7500, if you can find one at a good price. Otherwise, for above 1080p, you're looking at quite expensive cameras usually, at least if bought new. For 1080p though you can't go wrong with a Nikon D3400.
  12. Windows Defender Problems

    Do a system restore but, honestly, try not to rely on Windows Defender. It's regularly failed antivirus certification and isn't worth using. You're better off with a combination of Malwarebytes and something like Avast, Eset Nod or Panda antivirus.
  13. Can’t boot to usb drive?

    Have you set the BIOS up for UEFI or legacy boot?
  14. Reinstall W10 with that was upgraded from W8

    Your Windows 10 install should be tied to your Microsoft account. You are unlikely to need any actual key.
  15. "CPU Utility" bloatware

    Many of the free antivirus packages are decent. Something like Kaspersky, Eset Nod, Avast or Panda for example. Avoid anything from Norton, McAfee or Windows Defender.