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About RedEdain

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  • Birthday 2003-05-09

Contact Methods

  • Discord
  • Steam

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Quebec City
  • Interests
    PC Building, Video Games (Mostly car games like BeamNG Drive and Automation), Drift Racing
  • Occupation


  • CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
  • Motherboard
    Intel DQ35JO/JOE
  • RAM
    6 GB (3x2) Kingston DDR2
  • GPU
    NVidia GeForce GT 710
  • Case
    Corsair Carbide Series 275R
  • Storage
    Seagate 1TB/ Patriot 120GB SSD
  • PSU
    EVGA 450W BR
  • Display(s)
    Lenovo ThinkVision 24" Full HD
  • Cooling
    Intel Stock Cooler
  • Keyboard
    Cooler Master Devastator III
  • Mouse
    Cooler Master Devastator III
  • Sound
    Logitech Headset H540 USB
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Professional (64-bit)

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  1. Hi! For Christmas, I thought I could offer my dad a small PC (no need to be a high-end gaming PC) for him to plug on the TV and play X-Plane 10, and maybe later X-Plane 11 and Microsoft Flight Sim 2020. For now, I managed to take my old rig (The first PC I have ever bought and manage to game on it for 65$ total) Which is a Core 2 Quad Q9400, 6GB of DDR2 RAM and a GT710. I will also add a 1TB hard drive in it. For this, I will need a new case, since the old one doesn't even had any drive bays beside for the optical drive, and a new power supply since the old one is a SFX form factor. The computer will run on a 1080p 46" TV through HDMI. The case will likely be a Deepcool Matrexx 30 (39.99$ on Newegg + 10$ Shipping) or anything you can think is better. I don't have any idea for a power supply, so any suggestion below 50$ (CAN) would be welcomed! Also, if there is a better CPU that can fit the motherboard (LGA 775, DDR2 Memory) and a better GPU for 75$ or less in total on Ebay, it could be also great. Thanks!
  2. It allowed me, but nothing happened, I had still the same message stating that I can't install Windows on it.
  3. When I tried to boot it VIA USB, it wouldn't let me install Windows on it, as it was a "GPT Partition", but I might try to scan it. Thanks!
  4. Hi there! One of my friends has many broken laptops and he offered me to take them, since they were unusable. In one of them, I found a Seagate 1TB HDD (ST1000LM024) that I'm willing to use in a PC for my dad. The thing is when I try to reinstall Windows 10 (It already had Windows 10 installed on it, but I wanted a fresh copy) it says that this is a GPT Partition so I can't install Windows on it. Fine, I'll just convert it again in MBR. Nope, the drive doesn't want to be cleaned. I can't even manually delete files, as it says that there's programs that are running from that drive (Which they're not supposed to) So, my question: How can I install Windows on it properly, or delete all the files on that drive? (Like if there's a way to stop all programs from specified drive) Thanks! EDIT: After checking, the cleaning was pretty much successful, with the drive almost empty, unless with the diskpart or manually, it still refuses to reformat it or to convert it to MBR, telling me that there are programs that runs from that drive.
  5. Hi! I've had this project for a long time to build a Minecraft server (The hardware, just to be clear ) and I think I have saved enough money now. I'm planning to take mostly parts from eBay (The SSD will be brand new from Amazon and the Case will be a modified Dell Precision 450) Here's my build: CPU:AMD Opteron 6328 @ 3.2GHz 8-Core Motherboard: X89 Chipset Socket G34 PSU: Cooler Master Masterwatt Lite 500W 80 PLUS RAM: HyperX Fury 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz GPU: NVidia GeForce GT710 (Just for the setup, already bought) Case: Modified Dell Precision 450 (Front panel made from scratch) SSD:Patriot 120GB SSD For a grand total of 268$ CAN. I don't have a CPU Cooler yet, as many don't really fit my budget (looking preferably for a passive) and I might add 2x120mm fans from UpHere in the front panel. The system will power on with a simple button that I already have. It will run on Windows 10 and have a Ethernet cable connection of 60Mb/s in download and 10Mb/s in upload. Do this build seem viable or I should consider another option? For note, I have a budget of around 350$ CAN and/or an old system I can use (Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66GHz 6GB DDR2 RAM, same GPU). Thank you for your answers!
  6. Hi! Since I will be using my laptop for school, I needed to reset it completely. I was suspecting many viruses to be on my computer, which motivated that decision. (I now installed Norton) But after everything was done, I go through the usual settings for the final installation, and as soon as I got on the desktop, I try to open Edge to install Chrome, but once I opened it, it closed on it's own after 1 or 2 seconds. Tried it 3 or 4 times more, same result. I restarted it and tried again, same thing happens. After that, I pushed my Windows button to close the computer, but nothing happens. I click on the bottom left corner Windows button, still nothing. (I closed my computer with Ctrl+Alt+Delete) This was yesterday. Today, I installed Chrome with a USB Stick, and managed to go through Internet for basic softwares (Norton and Minecraft ;) ) and setup everything. Once I got to change the settings like Bluetooth and being able to scroll with the touchpad, it showed me an error written like that or so (Screen Capture doesn't work either) "There is no program associated to the file to execute this action. Please install a program or, if done, create an association between this file and the default parameters page." The thing is that page doesn't work either. Do you have any idea of how I can fix this? ---------------------------- SYSTEM OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit MODEL NAME: HP ProBook 640 G1 (Customized) CPU: Intel Core i5-4300M GPU: Integrated (Intel HD Graphics 4600) RAM: Crucial 16GB 2x8 DDR3 SSD: HGST HTS725050A7E630 (Information given by the Task Manager) -----------------------------
  7. Just a little precision, the 5A postcode also appeared with my last gpu, a MSI GT 710.
  8. Hi guys! I just got my RX 570 from Gigabyte (Gaming OC), and I installed it and powered up the system. First try, the screen detects something but nothing happened. Blank screen. The GPU's RGB LEDs are working though, just like the fans. I try a second time, and surprise! It displays something. Since I have an old (2012-2014) motherboard, it showed me the Intel screen, where post codes are shown, and only one, 5A, is showing. I tried the BIOS, but everything seemed to be frozen. What could be happening? M-Board: Intel DQ35JO CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 GPU: Gigabyte Radeon RX 570 Gaming OC PSU: EVGA 450 80 PLUS BRONZE Also, since the drivers are coming in a CD (What a wonderful idea.) I didn't installed them. Could it be the problem? Thanks guys! P.S. I also included a short video of what it does. 20190729_211552_001.mp4
  9. Hi! For my gaming PC, I only have one screen and I encounter problems when I want to do a quick research while playing, and some games won't let me open other apps while playing. I was thinking of getting a little touchscreen monitor, like around 8", between 50-100$ CAD, supporting HDMI. Is this a good idea? And if so, do you have any recommendations? Thanks! P.S: I have a Gigabyte RX 570 Gaming OC 4GB, and my actual monitor is a Lenovo T2454PA (24" Full HD)
  10. Hi! On my motherboard (Intel DQ35JO) I only have two fan hubs (3-pin) and I have 4 fans in the case, and I was wondering if a fan splitter is a good idea. Two of those fans are the ones who were already in the case when I bought it (Corsair Carbide Series 275R) and i'm unable to find the model (Those are Corsair fans, if you have a clue, let me know) and the other two ones are Corsair AF120 Red Led. I have a 450W 80 PLUS Bronze EVGA PSU. I tried some of those Fancasee 1-to-2 Fan Splitter (https://www.amazon.ca/Câble-ventilateur/dp/B07DF8JDVS/ref=pd_sbs_147_2/131-7917825-1357119?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07DFFB14R&pd_rd_r=fbfe9d7d-9920-4b6e-95fc-774266562594&pd_rd_w=2qB8H&pd_rd_wg=PkagM&pf_rd_p=5dcda75b-8643-4da3-9bb1-5c0233790500&pf_rd_r=8KXAGM3RP30ED53ZVKQN&refRID=8KXAGM3RP30ED53ZVKQN&th=1) but unfortunately one of them arrived with one pin missing, so I needed to return them for a refund. Do you have some recommendations, or do you think I shouldn't use a fan splitter? Thanks!
  11. Just for precision, the old one is a NVidia GeForce 7600 (or 7800 I don't remember) GS
  12. Hi! For my personal way too cheap minecraft server project, I dusted two old (I mean 2000's) PC that I "combined" to make a viable server. The only thing is that both of GPUs are not working. One don't fit in the case, and the other is dead. This is why I need a new one. I can't take my old GT710, because it's a PCI-E interface, and I need a GPU with a AGP interface. Do you have some recommendations for me? I also have 2 free PCI slots on the motherboard, if a GPU can fit in that port. I only need a graphics card that can display Windows, some programmation apps and my server's console. I have a budget of around 70$ CAD. Thanks! P.S.: M-Board: Dell Dimension 4600 CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.6 GHz RAM: 2GB (4x512MB) DDR PSU: 350W not modular (6 x Molex) Case: Micro ATX
  13. Hi! I've got to be building a cheap Minecraft personal server for programming purposes, so I took all the recommended specs from the official website and I came up with this: CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.6 GHz M-Board: Dell Dimension 4600 (E210882) CPU Cooler: Heat Spreader with 96mm Fan on top (Original ones) GPU: NVidia 7600 GS 256MB RAM: 4×512MB DDR from Dell Precision 450 HDD: Maxtor SATA 120GB 5400RPM PSU: No-Modular 350W OS: Windows 10, but soon Windows Server 2003 I built this PC from old parts that were lying in a closet for a long time and threw them all into a case, but all seem to power up normally, as I get no light/beep codes. The only problem is that my monitor (Which is the original one that came with the Dell Dimension 4600) detects something but it doesn't displays anything, besides the auto test function. (I included a video) Is the graphics card broken, even if the fan is working? Thanks a lot! P.S.: The same thing happened when I tested my Dell Precision 450 Workstation. Detects something, but nothing displays. 20190715_211026.mp4
  14. Hi! I have a pretty cheap "gaming" PC, and I'm looking for a GPU upgrade. I have some difficulties to find a decent one for a decent price. My actual specs are: M-Board: Intel DQ35JOE CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 Case: Corsair Carbide 275R PSU: EVGA 450W BR GPU: NVidia GT 710 (Yep, that's why I need a upgrade) I have a around 200$ (CAD currency) budget and my PSU can handle up to two 8-pin PCI-E connectors. I have also a single PCI-E x16 2.0 slot on my m-board I need a GPU with similar specs as the NVidia GTX 780. Thanks for your answers! RedEdain
  15. Yeah I had one, but one of my sticks decided to fail