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About Stigs

  • Title
    Junior Member
  • Birthday 1997-09-23

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  • Gender
  • Location
    New Jersey
  • Interests
    Computers, robots, music and gaming...that's pretty much it.


  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z77-D3H
  • RAM
    8G Corsair Vengeance DDR3
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 980Ti
  • Case
    Cooler Master HAF 912
  • Storage
    250GB Samsung 850EVO, 1TB WD Blue, 500GB WD Blue
  • PSU
    Seasonic M12II 620 Watt
  • Display(s)
    Asus VH238H 23" 1080p Monitor
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

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  1. Ok. Interesting. I took the main boot SSD out to retrieve some files, and that worked just fine, so maybe it is the power supply. I can check that. Thanks
  2. Hey everyone! I'm having some trouble with my desktop not getting past the motherboard screen in the boot cycle. I have an i5-3570k with a z77-d3h from Gigabyte. When I boot up, it shows me the motherboard screen and does its normal beep for boot up from the mobo speaker, but it never leaves that screen and the beep cycles every 30 seconds or so. When I try to enter the bios, I hear a clicking sound coming from my PC. I'm guessing I have a dead or partially damaged motherboard, but wanted to see if anyone knew what this issue is and if there are any fixes I can do (that aren't replacing the motherboard). Thanks for your help!
  3. So I ran Unigine Valley again, but this time with a fully charged battery as well as being plugged into the wall. The test ran most of the way through this time before the system shut down. I think you might be right @Pasi123 that it's trying to draw too much power. I can try tweaking a few settings, maybe try reinstalling some drivers, to see if it helps, but it might still just be a need to replace the battery.
  4. It's possible, but that seems odd to me. I can try checking with Razer and seeing what they say. I'll also fully charge the battery and run the test (with it still plugged in) and see if it runs the test at all rather than just immediately crashing.
  5. yeah. I ran these tests with the battery disconnected, so maybe that's it? The laptop has an i7-4702MQ, GTX 870M, 8GB DDR3 RAM. The battery is a 70Wh, Li-ion battery. The charger is the charger that came stock with the laptop. It's a 150W charger with a 19 volt, 7.9 amp output.
  6. So I just ran some stress tests without the battery. CPU and Memory tests run through the Intel Tuning Utility went fine. Then I ran Unigine Valley. With 3 seconds of the test loading, the laptop crashed. I'm assuming this means there is an issue with my GPU, which I am unsure that I'll be able to get fixed without replacing the motherboard of the blade.
  7. Yeah. I don't believe it is temps (I will check though). I'll try running a few stress tests when I get the chance to see if I can pin point the issue to the battery. Thanks for the help!
  8. Hey everyone! My 2014 Razer Blade is having an issue where it shuts down anywhere between 3 and 10 minutes into a gaming session while it's running off the power adapter. I contacted Razer about this and they had me try a few software fixes, because along with this, the laptop usually doesn't know what percentage of the battery is left when it's not plugged in. However, besides those two issues, the laptop functions normally from doing day to day tasks to creating models in SolidWorks. Whenever the laptop jumps into its high performance mode is when it seems to crash. We determined it's probably a hardware issue, but because it's a 2014 model, they don't have the parts to fix it. Now they didn't specify which parts I would need if I wanted to source them and repair it on my own (whether it be just the battery, or a new battery plus other parts, etc.). Does anyone know of what I might need or if there is something software wise that I could still do. I don't game on the blade often, but it's nice to be able to play things when I'm on the go, and I'm kinda hoping to be able to do that again without needed to purchase a new laptop.
  9. I'm still rocking my rig I built in 2012 as my main machine. It's not the prettiest thing, but it gets the job done. The main upgrades it has had over the years are a 980Ti (I'm borrowing it from a friend) to replace the 600Ti I initially had in it, and the addition of a 250GB SSD. My CPU is starting to show it's age a little when I try to do more intensive tasks like work in Photoshop, Premiere, and SolidWorks. I'll hopefully upgrade this rig within the next year, but we'll see what I end up doing. Specs: CPU: i5-3570k Cooler: CM Hyper 212 EVO RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 GPU: EVGA GTX 980 Ti Storage: 250GB Samsung 850 EV0, 1TB WD Blue, 500GB WD Blue PSU: Seasonic S12II Semi-Modular Case: CM HAF 912 OS: Windows 10 Keyboard: CM Storm (cherry MX blues) Monitor: ASUS VH238 Mouse: Razer Abyssus Audio Interface: M-Audio M-track Plus Mic: AT2020 Headphones: Sennheiser HD598 Closed Backs
  10. I'll definitely look into all this. If it's more a matter of when, then I'll hold off getting a new phone until the Pixel 3 Lite release because having stock android and a good camera would be super nice (assuming the phone is good otherwise). Thanks for your help!
  11. This makes me tempted to wait to see if google actually does release this.
  12. I haven't looked at the A8, I have looked at the S9 and considered pushing my budget to the $550 to get it. Some places will give me about $100 for trading in my old iPhone 6s, so that also helps a bit.
  13. True a pixel 2 is certainly an option.
  14. Any word on the time range on when the Pixel 3 Lite might release?
  15. I'm not an authority on the subject, as I'm just a mechanical engineering student, but I'd say a degree in Computer Engineering (combines Electrical Engineering and Computer Science courses) would be your best bet to get into the hardware manufacturing industry. And if your university doesn't offer Computer Engineering, but offers Electrical Engineering and Computer Science majors, you can consider double majoring (however this will either extend your time at university or will make course loads per semester very heavy).