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About DeaconFrost

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  • Location
    Philadelphia, PA - US
  • Occupation
    Network Administrator


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700X
  • Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB
  • GPU
    eVGA GTX 1060 6 GB
  • Case
    Corsair Crystal 460X
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 Pro 512 GB m.2, Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB m.2
  • PSU
    Corsair CX750M
  • Display(s)
    Samsung LS27D590CS/ZA
  • Cooling
    AMD Wraith Prism RGB
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64

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  1. DeaconFrost

    i dont know what to choose.

    You can use this tool to download a legit .iso of whatever version of Windows you might want. https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/microsoft_windows_iso_download_tool.html
  2. DeaconFrost

    SSD Setup

    Maybe I can simplify. Recent computer, running the latest OS? No reason not to use GPT. That being said, I don't ever let Windows decide for me. Shift+F10 during the install brings up a command prompt. I use Diskpart to clean/clear the drive, then use the "convert gpt" command. Once I verify with "list disk" I exit out and continue with the Windows 10 install. It takes 30 seconds, yet you are sure the drive is set up the way you want.
  3. DeaconFrost

    Accessing FreeNas Network Remotely

    I set up a FreeNAS box this weekend to test, and I thought I saw there was a Dynamic DNS section to add a host name. Wouldn't this give remote connectivity?
  4. I'm trying to stay on the Red Hat fork so I can be familiar with the same CLI commands as CentOS we use for many servers. However, the Nvidia driver setup is MUCH easier in Ubuntu. That makes me constantly consider switching back to Ubuntu.
  5. DeaconFrost

    Newest BIOS, then Windows 10 Re-install

    If a BIOS update is causing you to reinstall the OS, it likely means some of your settings were changed back to the default, especially if you chose to load the defaults, as many guides suggest.
  6. DeaconFrost

    What to use to copy a whole drive

    If it can't shrink small enough to fit on the SSD, then it isn't going to be possible. I agree with the clean install on the SSD. Then add in the HDD as a data drive.
  7. DeaconFrost

    HDD Support

    Changing the port shouldn't be a problem, as long as it wasn't your C drive. It is also possible that the port on your motherboard could be bad. Do you have another open port to try? Maybe another cable, too? How about another computer to connect the drive in? Make sure the power cable is firmly connected as well.
  8. DeaconFrost

    4 GB enough for Windows 10 Productivity/ Media Center PC

    That's a good/valid point. I'm making the assumption productivity is web-browsing, sending e-mails, using basic Office programs, etc. All of that would be fine, just not ultra speedy. If it means photo-editing, then no, most likely not. I suggested an SSD because they system would most likely be paging quite a bit. A spinner HDD would just slow everything down.
  9. DeaconFrost

    Old cpu in new MBs

    Most motherboard manufacturers post a list of compatible processors. Asus, in my opinion, is the top brand, so you know they'll have one. https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/B150M-A-M-2/HelpDesk_CPU/
  10. DeaconFrost


    Yeah, you don't really upgrade a laptop, which is why most gamers and enthusiasts still use towers. Laptop motherboards aren't a standard size and layout. They tend to change with each revision of the laptop. So, aside from adding an SSD or more memory, there isn't anything that can be done.
  11. DeaconFrost

    4 GB enough for Windows 10 Productivity/ Media Center PC

    For basic usage, especially if the system has an SSD, I'd say it would be fine. However, for $15, I'd definitely double the memory to 8 GB.
  12. My searches haven't turned up any recent links, so I'm asking here. I have some spare Macbook Pros on my desk that are all currently running Mojave. I've set up BootCamp to boot to Windows 10 a few times now, but is it possible to do the same for Fedora 30? I can't find any simple to follow guide that deals with any recent version of OSX and/or Fedora. Any steps or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, especially any tools or commands needed to run on Fedora for drivers. Or, is it just not possible?
  13. DeaconFrost

    Virtual machine project

    What is it you are trying to accomplish? Are you trying to have both of you play games at the same time using the same computer? If so, I wouldn't recommend that.
  14. DeaconFrost

    What should i do to make old laptop faster.

    If it seems to be running very well other wise, check if the drive is an SATA interface. If so, an SSD would boost overall system performance....but not any kind of gaming performance. At best, that laptop would work for web-browsing, e-mail, social media....etc.
  15. DeaconFrost

    I need a trusted online store provide a Microsoft business products ?

    I'd suggest going with a partner, so you have a resource to deal with for everything, including the complicated web that is licensing. We use CDW, but they likely aren't the cheapest. I believe even Newegg offers something like this. That being said, if you need a server for a business, I'd be getting that and the related software from Dell.