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quiet_thinker

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About quiet_thinker

  • Title
    Newbie

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Poland
  • Interests
    IT :D
  • Occupation
    IT Asset Coordinator

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400, 2.8GHz, 9 MB
  • Motherboard
    ASRock B360M PRO4
  • RAM
    ADATA XPG GAMMIX D10, DDR4, 16 GB,2666MHz, CL16
  • GPU
    NVIDIA GTX 970 4GB FTW EVGA
  • Case
    Cougar MX500-W
  • Storage
    512 GB SSD + 1TB + 1TB + 2TB + 3 TB HDDs
  • PSU
    SilentiumPC Vero M2 Bronze 600 W
  • Display(s)
    27" 4K Dell
  • Cooling
    Xilence I402 Perf. C-Series
  • Keyboard
    Sharkoon Skiller Mech SGK1 Kailh BROWN
  • Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2s
  • Sound
    Logitech Z-323 + HyperX Cloud
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Laptop
    Dell 14" 7790 i5, 16GB, 512GB
  1. Hi All, Could you reccomend any online co-op games that have that meet below criteria: 1. All players have to be "important" - I don't want a game where the other player is just a support character that doesn't really have anything to do. 2. The game has to have a story. I don't want MMOs or any sandbox games. 3. I would preferably like it to be a game that involves thinking and real co-operation (like Portal or A Way Out) - but it's not like I would reject a cool thought out shooter. 4. I would prefer it to be at least a few hours long. Not a 1-2h experiance. 5. No horror and pixel-art games. We already completed Portal 2, A Way Out and We Were Here games (P.S. - if you're looking for something similar I fully reccomend those ones) Can you help guys? Cheers
  2. Would you be so kind as to drop a link to some instructions on how to use it?
  3. Hi Guys, Do you know about any easy way (app) to check speed of internet connection between 2 computers? (for Windows) I can't seem to find anything, and I just refuse to accept the fact that such an app doesn't exists. Thanks in advance
  4. Hi All, I am planning to re-use my old pc as a file server and a Plex server. As far as Plex goes - I don't think there will be any problems. However I am afraid about the file sharing. For now I am planning to use Samba - however in the past I had issues creating an SMB share between my main Win 10 machine as it worked perfectly in the beginning, and after some update it just stopped working. I triple checked everything on my machine and my gf's laptop - SMB was installed, permissions were granted etc. but she just could not connect to my share anymore. For now I resorted to an FTP - but it just doesn't cut it. That is why I would like to ask if there is maybe a better, more stable way of sharing files from a Linux server to Windows machines? (especially since 1809 update win 10 automatically deletes SMB 1.0 after 15 days if it's not used) I just want it to work. What do you propose, are there any alternatives? Thanks in advance
  5. Hello Everyone, I am planning on reusing my old PC (i7-3770 + 16GB RAM) for a linux server, that is supposed to work as a plex server and a file server. However for some redundancy, I wanted to have the drives in this type of a "raid" that unraid offers - where you can add different capacity drives and it still manages to survive a drive failure. I have 2x 1TB, 1x 2TB and 1x 3TB drives and I'm planning to add another 3 TB one soon. Do you know of any way to make it work as I want it to, or do I have to buy UnRaid for that? Thanks in advance
  6. But as far as I understand, in this usecase even a different Xeon wouldn't work, right? So it's not about Intel vs AMD anymore, but about a very specific product.
  7. Well, after all Mac Pro is not really consumer/home focused product That is why I was discussing it in the first place. Knowing all the things you guys wrote, the next question should be - would it make a difference to Mac users (assuming there is a Threadripper Mac Pro)? Would it affect them, or are these solutions something that's for a completely different scope of users?
  8. But doesn't that mean that there might exist applications utilizing those instructions and in turn requiring you to use Intel? How does AMD deal with the lack of those? Does the difference result only in performance loss?
  9. Hi Guys, I got in a bit of a discussion with my friend regarding the new Mac Pro, based on an article showing that the low end configurations are bad-value. One of the differences regarding a set-up that this site used to show this difference - was a use of a Threadripper CPU. Because of that, my friend said that it is not fair as there are technical differences in how these CPUs work. Now, I know that is true. These CPUs do operate a bit differently from each other. What I don't know and what I can't find on the web is - are there any real-world workflows that require you to use an Intel CPU? Basically - can you say AMD = Intel in terms of possibilities, or are there specific workflows for which you simply can't use an AMD CPU? Thanks in advance for any replies.
  10. FINAL UPDATE: It turned out to be a hardware issue and I had to replace the laptop. In the new one the problem does not occur.
  11. OH MY GOD - To anyone having the same issue (and I have seen many posts on the web). It turns out Intel has a separate driver for dealing with thermals and performance on battery power called "Intel® Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Driver". However for some unknown reason they do not include it with the regular CPU driver - meaning as long as you're on power - you;re good. But as soon as you go on battery - your CPU downclocks to the lowest possible clock... Which is absurd. Still - my issue has been resolved, but I really don't get why Intel does this like they do. Hopefully the next person won't have to research as much. P.S. the driver is not even on Asus's website for this product. EDIT: Unfortunatelly this somehow only helped until 1st restart. Now it's back to being locked at 0.79 again ...
  12. Bios is up to date, but I don't have the Asus crap installed. To be honest I am not sure it can even be installed since when you go to the driver download site for this model - it isn't there.
  13. Yes, I did. It's definietly not the temps. I also made sure to change the setting in Power management ragarding cooling on battery from Passive to Active.
  14. Hi Guys, Normally I would be the one to respond in similar cases, but I have to say I am in a pickle, and have no idea what to do next. I helped to buy a laptop for a friend. I installed verything etc. But while testing it, I realized that when the laptop is on battery power it's underclocked to 0,79 Ghz. I updated the bios, the intel drivers, changed power plans, checked the bios for any hidden options, made sure there is no real reson for why the CPU would underclock... But I got nothing. Whatever I do the CPU stays as 0,79 Ghz and hits a max of 72% utilization. The laptop is Asus X543MA-DM621. It's running clean Win10 Home with latest updates. The CPU is Intel Celeron N4000 4GB LPDDR4 + 256 GB kingston SSD. Do you have any idea what is causing this and if there is any way to fix that? Thanks in advance Cheers
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