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Everything posted by Quackwich

  1. Lenovo French Laptop ThinkPad A485 (20MU000VCA)
  2. It doesn't matter if you're a student and just starting out. I believe you should just do whatever you prefer, just Google something along the lines of "programming projects".
  3. The key difference between Git and GitHub is that Git is an open-source tool developers install locally to manage source code, while GitHub is an online service to which developers who use Git can connect and upload or download resources. Do you have any projects you've done in school? You could start by adding those (make sure they've been graded and it's ok for you to do so). Else, you should look into picking up a personal project, whether it be creating a game or automating your life - whatever suits your fancy. Don't think about just having something on GitHub for the sake of it - that's a bad mentality and would lead you to just have a ton of random code (maybe even poor quality) projects.
  4. Do you have another PC you can test that USB adapter on? It might be bad.
  5. Hm, that's odd. Could you check the Realtek Gaming GbE Family Controller? It sounds like the ports on your motherboard might be interfering with your network adapter, which is odd. What PSU do you have? It might not be sufficient for your GPU.
  6. Device Manager > Device > Right-click > Properties > Resources
  7. Do you really need to be at 90hz and 2k resolution? If you can decrease your refresh rate and resolution, you should see longer SOT. Also, Facebook is known to be a huge battery drain, so if you don't require it, you should disable it. Messenger still works without the Facebook app enabled.
  8. Corrected the OP, thanks! Note that even if you don't have a student email, as long as you can verify you are a full-time student over 16 years old, you will have access to Student Beans.
  9. Actually, I believe chargers stop charging when the battery is 100%, and the laptop will run off direct power instead at 100% and plugged in.
  10. Leaving the battery at 100% capacity will decrease its lifespan, but running it through repeated discharge and recharge cycles will also decrease its lifespan. Basically, whatever you do, your battery will wear down and lose capacity, that's just the drawback of lithium ion batteries right now.
  11. Malwarebytes has a long-running deal whereby if you donate $5 to help students get access to technology, you'll receive 4 years of Malwarebytes Premium. Unfortunately, a Student Beans account is required. Otherwise, it's a super good deal. Landing Page Direct Link (Student Beans) Enjoy!
  12. It could either be: Your laptop battery isn't calibrated properly. You can calibrate it by draining the battery to 0%, then fully charging it back to 100% again before turning it on. The battery capacity chip in your battery is faulty and reading wrong. The life of lithium ion batteries aren't known to last very long unfortunately.
  13. I wouldn't do it, no matter what system I'm running as it may affect your game play and/or your folding, unless I have a second GPU to fold with.
  14. These names are basically AMD's naming convention for their CPU generations; see this.
  15. Have you had a look at Herman Miller chairs? They are widely regarded as the best office chairs money can buy.
  16. Does this happen when it's under load or does it just jump periodically?
  17. I believe consoles are at least one or two generations behinds PCs. Also, PCs have the added benefit of being modular, meaning you can swap out parts for upgrades whenever, whereas consoles aren't. Not to mention that PC players have access to more games through Steam, Battle.net, Uplay, Origin, and Epic. I believe that there are more PC gamers than console gamers too (I might be wrong). I guess your decision also boils down to what games you want to play - if they're mainly console only releases or not - and whether you have any friends that you play with that are tied to a specific platform.
  18. Either get the 2060S now or wait till the new cards are released.
  19. At $1.7k, you'll be able to buy the Xbox Series X, 3 times. You could indulge yourself and buy the PS5 AND Xbox Series X + a monitor/TV, games and other peripherals and probably still won't spend $1.7k USD. However, having a powerful PC would make your life much better (#PCMR), especially if you see yourself doing other things besides gaming. How future-proof do you want your PC to be? Currently, a PC such as this one, could play all the latest AAA games at decent frames.
  20. What are your RAM's speeds? You could wait for a sale on the 2060S, and upgrade your RAM if they are slow. I think the difference between the 2060S and 2070 is marginal, and not worth the price difference.
  21. As others have said above, €400 isn't going to afford you a decent gaming laptop. I think you'll need closer to €600 for that.
  22. Does your GPU have the latest drivers installed? Could we also know the make/model of your monitor?
  23. Does the system still boot? If it does, then there shouldn't be much to worry about, might just be a bad screen.