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About leo1798

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  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 1600
  • Motherboard
    MSI B450 Tomahawk
  • RAM
    16 GB G.Skill Aegis DDR4 @ 3200MHz
  • GPU
    XFX r9 290
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    NZXT H500
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    XPG SX6000 512GB Nvme SSD
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    EVGA 650w GQ 80+ Gold Semi-Modular
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    Acer xf270hu - 1440p 144Hz Freeesync IPS
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    Wraith Spire
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    Corsair Strafe - Cherry MX Red
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    Logitech G502
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    Sonas Portable Speaker
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. leo1798

    Network Location Not Recognized on Single PC

    Windows actually wound up uninstalling itself despite not having any corrupted files. I installed Ubuntu, backed up all of my personal files, and then formatted my boot drive so I can truly install windows from scratch. For networking, it is an absolute nightmare to use compared to Linux.
  2. I mean the OP is a terrible idea, but this is just word soup. This entire statement is either false or doesn't make sense.
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    Yeah, it's still accurate in Ubuntu
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    I had no issues with Ubuntu or with my bios, so I doubt it, especially given that my motherboard is only 6 months old. If this were the case, how would I know?
  5. leo1798

    How Many Computers Do You Have?

    1 Desktop, 1 Laptop for Myself, 1 Raspberry Pi NAS, 1 Laptop for my Fiance, and some random parts. I had several more laptops lying around but I fixed them up and gave them to family members.
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    I've posted in the troubleshooting section a couple of times recently, but at this point I'm just going to do what I know which is to reformat my boot drive and reinstall Windows 10 from scratch. But how did I get here? Well, I haven't had many problems with my PC since I built it back in August, 2018 aside from some GPU driver issues and some CPU instability due to an aggressive overclock, but nothing that I couldn't handle. Within the past week, however, it has been nothing but trouble, and I have nothing to blame other than Windows. First, I had a problem where my audio outright stopped working which I have documented in this thread here. This would prevent me from starting numerous programs so I had to reinstall windows, although I maintained my personal files. After I reinstalled Windows, everything appeared to be fine, aside from a networking issue which I have documented in this thread here. I ultimately decided last night that I would try a dual boot with Ubuntu to see if the problem persisted, but it was already late so I put it off to today. I shut my PC down for the night, and when I went to start it up, it booted into the motherboard graphic and told me that there was a boot error and that it was trying to repair such. Nothing seemed to work and so I went and found an online guide. I ran some diagnostics with the command prompt, and although none of my files were corrupted, I discovered that Windows was not recognized as being installed despite all of the files still being intact and my boot drive and subsidiary drives still being fully functional. I created a boot stick with my Laptop and got into Ubuntu, double checked that all of my files are okay, and then installed Ubuntu permanently on a separate hard drive so that I have something in the future to boot into. I'm now planning to format my Windows boot drive and install Windows from scratch to see if it will finally play nice with my PC. I have no idea what happened other than that some recent updates must have messed something up, and I consider this experience to be unacceptable as most users are far less knowledgeable than myself about PC's and would be helpless in this situation. If anyone knows what could have happened, please let me know. I haven't formatted anything yet as I'm curious to see if this is a known issue, but I will be doing such later tonight.
  7. leo1798

    Network Location Not Recognized on Single PC

    Thanks for the advice, but no dice, I got the same error message. This absolutely baffles me. I'm setting up dual boot tomorrow, I'll see if that helps. It'll determine if it's a windows or a network issue.
  8. In terms of speed, you'll be losing a fair bit of gaming performance in comparison to a more modern CPU of the same spec. In terms of the logistics of actually getting the CPU set up, you'll have a headache hunting down a good motherboard that doesn't shatter the value aspect of the CPU in terms of price, plus you'll need EEC memory that will have slightly higher latency and a lower frequency. Not to mention being on a dead platform with no upgrade path minus your RAM. Imo I'd get the Ryzen 2600 Non-X and a good B450 motherboard. The processor will be more expensive, but the motherboard will be much cheaper, and you'll have access to a far greater variety of RAM as well as a platform that will be supported for two more generations. You could even find an r5 1600 on ebay for even cheaper and not miss out on much in terms of performance.
  9. leo1798

    Network Location Not Recognized on Single PC

    It's the name of the folder and the device. I tried this on both my laptop and my desktop. On my laptop, all 4 packets were instantly returned and the ping was successful. On my desktop the ping request timed out and was unsuccessful with all 4 packets. My laptop is connected over wifi, while my desktop and NAS are wired via ethernet into the same switch. And as I said before, I can access files from my laptop via my desktop. Any other troubleshooting ideas? And thank you by the way.
  10. I have a Raspberry Pi NAS that I set up recently, and I'm having difficulty connecting to it with my Windows 10 Desktop PC. It keeps giving me this error message: I have enabled all related services and am able to connect to a shared folder on my Windows 10 Laptop from my desktop. Speaking of my laptop, I am able to connect to my NAS with such as can be seen in the screenshots below: I am also able to connect to the NAS with my partner's Macbook and my Android Phone without any issues. I am certain that I am putting in the correct network address as can be referenced in the image below from my desktop: At this point I have no idea what to do, and I'm honestly just tired of networking with Windows. I'm setting up a dual boot for Linux with my desktop, but I'd still like to resolve this issue because it'd be a pain to have to boot into a separate OS whenever I want to access my server. Thanks in advance, and sorry for the compressed images.
  11. leo1798

    Windows 10 Audio Disaster - Please Help

    Looks like I'm going with a clean windows install
  12. leo1798

    Windows 10 Audio Disaster - Please Help

    Nope, at least my PC says that they're not supported.
  13. leo1798

    Windows 10 Audio Disaster - Please Help

    The speakers I use don't support other sample rates, it won't even play the sample tone for the default sample rate.