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About Darkroe

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  • Birthday 1994-11-24

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  • Gender
  • Location
    CT, USA
  • Interests
    Building Computers, Digital Artwork, Drawing, Sci-Fi Story Writing, Gaming
  • Biography
    I like to go on short walks down a beachfront talking about computers, sci-fi, and SCIENCE. Yes, I'm a nerd and I love it.
  • Occupation
    College Student


  • CPU
    AMD FX-6350 Vishera
  • Motherboard
    ASUS M599FX PRO R2.0
  • RAM
    16GB DDR3 1600 MHz GSkill
  • GPU
  • Case
    Thermaltake Overseer RX-I
  • Storage
    120 GB SanDisk SSD PLUS & Western Digital 1TB 7200rpm
  • PSU
    Rosewill RD500S 80+ Certified 500 W
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
  • Keyboard
    Logitech K120
  • Mouse
    Logitech M510
  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1

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  1. So I was able to successfully install Asus AURA without issue. Upon launching the app, it is able to detect and edit the effects of my RAM, but will not recognize the motherboard or RGB strip connected to said motherboard. Oddest part is that the RGB strip and motherboard are both cycling through colors in a rainbow pattern, so they work and are enabled in the BIOS. I even tried removing the RGB strip to see if there was any interference. Nope. Still doesn't detect the motherboard. I even tried disabling / restarting computer / enabling the RGB in the BIOS. No luck. I have tried uninstalling AURA multiple times, only to arrive at the same result. Also, the GUI for AURA seems to be missing an option for sync at shutdown. I know it's just pretty lights but: I just want my lights to sync up nicely. If anyone has any idea why Asus AURA can't detect an Asus AURA compatible motherboard, I am a desperate little computer man. -Darkroe P.S: System specs are as follows: CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 RAM: 32 GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 3000MHz Team T-Force RGB GPU: RX 580 Reference Card (Dell) Motherboard: Asus Crosshair VI Hero (with the most recent BIOS, 7704 I think) Asus AURA Lighting Service is version 1.07.6
  2. Basically, I thought I needed SATA power because I was a fool and did not check to see if the RGB header on the motherboard provided power. *smacks face against wall* So, the switch on the SATA power cable was set to blue, so when I turned the system on, the blue part of the RGB on the motherboard fried something, because now that header cannot output a blue RGB signal but can for the red and green. Probably blew a capacitor related to the blue RGB for that header straight to hell. The other RGB header works fine for all colors, so I am happy but WOAH did I do an oops. I probably need to find where the capacitor blew so I can clean it before it causes any problems, right? Or should I send my board to a repair shop like Louis Rosssman Group to get my capacitor replaced? (at least I THINK it's a capacitor that blew).
  3. nvm I am a fool; 2 12V connections...*slaps face* Let this be a lesson to you all: never fix computers after waking up when on an empty stomach
  4. Hey all! So as the title implies, I purchased the Phanteks RGB LED Strip Combo Set, and I ran into a major issue. I connected the two LED strips together with the included connector cable, then connected the Phanteks Motherboard RGB LED Adapter to the strips and the motherboard. I then attempted to connect the included SATA power to that, turned back on my PSU (it was off during install), turned on my system...and heard a little *ZAP* followed by wisps of smoke and the smell of burning plastic. I IMMEDIATELY shut everything off and unplugged what I could. So: what the heck did I do wrong? I just want an RGB strip controlled by Asus AURA To be clear, the SATA power connector comes with this weird three-switch controller thing (their instructions basically did not exist and I cannot find ANY install instructions online that explains what these switches DO) and had switch one in the ON position. Did this conflict with the motherboard RGB control and short the RGB circuit? Also to be clear, the RGB strip was still fully functional when I turned it off. Sorry for the noobish troubleshooting. Trying to understand where I ****** up so I don't do this in the future. For refrence, my case is a Phanteksw Eclipse P350X so I CANNOT connect the case RGB to my strip or motherboard, because my motherboard does not support Addressable RGB (3-pin), only 4-pin RGB connectors. Thanks in advance, -Darkroe
  5. Hello all! I will preface this by saying that I did not find a category besides "General Discussion" to post this topic in. If I am mistaken and this belongs somewhere else, please let me know so I may correct the error. So I am currently a student at ECSU (Eastern Connecticut State University), and I was googling around to see if there were any educational sponsorship tech companies like intel, AMD, Asus, Corsair, etc. did for tech-based clubs at Universities. I am a part of ECSU's Computer Science club, and since I am a computer-building enthusiast, I wanted to teach everyone about how to do it along with troubleshooting skills. I do not have a decent budget (University kinda sucks away my money ) and neither does the ECSU Computer Science club. We do have plans for fund-raisers, but I also wanted to see if there were any ways to contact the companies listed above to see if they wanted to donate certain components for educational purposes (like a very basic pentium intel processor or a single stick of RAM, etc.). I am not sure how to contact these companies about it, and I do not want to use their contact emails (mainly for customer service) only to have them say "this email / phone number is only for customer service," and then be stuck wondering what to do. Figured I'd ask around to see if anyone is knowledgeable on this before I go and attempt the jumping-through-hoops that is contacting companies about things other than customer support. Thanks for the read! Hope everyone's doing awesome! Sincerely, -Darkroe
  6. I just haven't seen a laptop with specs like that in a price-range like that in so long I guess I am disillusioned to what true market value should be vs is.
  7. So this thing has a 6 core, 12 thread processor; an RTX 2060, 16 GB of RAM, a 512 GB NVMe SSD....just what. AND it goes for $1150 with a $200 rebate with a free backpack and some games. If I had money right now...oh man I would have a new Gaming Laptop. Only bad thing I see in reviews are "loud fans." Well no duh. This is a laptop sporting an RTX GPU. It's gonna get hot. And the cooling vents on this thing are everywhere. And it has ethernet, HDMI, an SD card reader, 2 USB 3.1 ports...what does this thing not have for this price? 4k? WHO NEEDS 4k ANYWAY If ANYONE is looking for a new gaming laptop and has a $1500 budget range...dude. This thing. Link: MSI Gaming Laptop
  8. As the title asks, can a Type 4 to 8-pin (4+4) EPS12V modular cable be used on a Corsair CX 750M? On the power supply itself it says one of the two Type 4 modular connectors can be used for a 4+4 CPU connection. However, on Corsair's compatibility website (link: Corsair PSU Compatibility Chart) it seems to say that a Type 4 to 8-pin (4+4) EPS12V cable is NOT compatible (unless I am reading that chart wrong). And even then, I tried looking on Corsair's website for a Type 4 to 8-pin (4+4) EPS12V, only to discover there are no retailers for it (I set myself up to be notified when / if it ever returns to stock). Link: Type 4 to 8-pin Modular Cable In the end, I just want to know whether getting that cable would work or not, and whether or not it is safe to do so, since the Corsair compatibility chart makes me question my logic. May be a dumb question, but since it's a power supply I DO NOT want to screw this up. For clarity, I just got an ASUS Crosshair VI Hero X370 motherboard and a Ryzen 5 1600 CPU combined for $199.99. While I know utilizing the extra 4-pin CPU connector is for overclocking, I eventually want to try doing that with either a Ryzen 7 1700X or Ryzen 7 2700X, hence why I want to know if the modular EPS12V cable is plausible. Thanks for reading through my confusion! Sorry for being an ignoramus in this department
  9. Oh yeah I definitely intend to. Don't have too many important files atm, and didn't lose too many from the toshiba drive either (just all my nostalgia data like past work, old games (non-steam) etc.) so I am just using 2 usb drives atm. Hoping to save up money to upgrade PC and then get a backup external drive.
  10. Figured as much, but since data recovery is ungodly expensive, I figured I would just post my issue here and maybe someone from the community found a solution to the same problem I have Or just tell me it's dead, which is what I expected / wanted to confirm
  11. It's a Toshiba MQ01ABD100, so from what I can tell it is from around 2012, which is about the time I bought my old Acer laptop. So the drive lasted 3+ years before dying.
  12. Welp, here we go. It's been about 3 years since I have had access to my old laptop's hard drive. One day it simply stopped working. I am not sure exactly what caused this, as at the time I was not as tech-savvy as I am now and did not know what to look for. When I try to access the drive now through a good ol' SATA connection, my new system sees the drive but is incapable of reading it. Stranger still is what my computer does when I plug the drive in. All of a sudden disk management cannot open up, and neither can the hard drive de-fragging tool. This problem is fixed if I shut down the hard drive, prompting me to think something is very, VERY wrong with my drive. I assume none of my data is recoverable, but wanted to post this to see if anyone has any ideas I have not come up with yet. Rest in peace my beautiful MatLab code that turned flashing light into binary and then binary into hexadecimal and then hexadecimal into a string of characters determined by a random seed generator. RIP. *Note: Drive is a 2.5" toshiba 1 TB drive
  13. That upgrade gave you over 575% performance improvement...Holy moly
  14. I am imagining them in a beautiful line behind a glass-covered display case on a wall mount *insert glittering eyes here*
  15. 1002 year-old GPU. THE LEGENDS WERE TRUE!