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About TomvanWijnen

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  • Gender
  • Location
    The Netherlands
  • Occupation
    Doing homework


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 3770k @4.4GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asrock Extreme 4 (Z77)
  • RAM
    Crucial Ballistix 2x4GB (8GB) low profile 1600MHz CL8
  • GPU
    MSI GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr 2GB
  • Case
    Corsair Obsidian 450D
  • Storage
    SSD: Sandisk Extreme II 120GB. HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB
  • PSU
    be quiet! Pure Power L8 630W semi modular
  • Display(s)
    BENQ G2400W, Dell something
  • Cooling
    CPU: Noctua NH-D14 with 2 Noctua fans. Other fans: 2x stock 140mm (intake), 1x stock 120mm (outtake), 1x ancient 92mm 3200RMP from an ancient Coolermaster CPU cooler (intake)
  • Keyboard
    CM Quickfire TK Cherry MX Blue (blue backlight)
  • Mouse
    Logitech M215 (Chinese copy (probably))
  • Sound
    Creative Inspire T6160
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

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  1. Can you try with different RAM? I once got (for free) an Optiplex with ECC RAM that didn't work with said ECC RAM...
  2. When I installed a new motherboard, cpu, and ram on my pre-existing (old) Windows 7 installation, I also sometimes got BSODs. A reinstall fixed everything. But I did not have time for that so I dealt with it until I got a new SSD. (which I was going to get a few weeks later)
  3. I think that, if this turns out to be effective, this is a really good idea. This doesn't seem to substitute going on in the field whenever possible, but instead helps the cows be happier whenever they can't be outside. Sounds great to me!
  4. Meh. I've ran an Intel Core 2 Quad q6600 with 4x2GB DDR2 and a 58W(+) overclocked GT 220 on a weaker and older Dell Optiplex PSU. It's run fine (and hot) for many years. It did make some weird noises at times but still works without issues.
  5. lol that is sadly indeed what is happening in a lot of places...
  6. I've personally bought all my monitors second hand, and recommend anyone who doesn't want to buy the top of the line stuff to do the same.
  7. I'm personally more a fan of multiple monitors rather than ultrawides. For me - I don't game that much - multiple monitors allow for easier window separation and ensure I'm not just looking at one massive wall of stuff but instead at clearly separated different objects. I'm not sure but I also think that two 27" results in a larger overall screen real estate than one 34" ultrawide - could be wrong on that though. If you're mostly a gamer and are/will be able to drive the 34", then yes, perhaps the 34" would be better.
  8. SATA ports are generally numbered. Here they are saying that ports 4 and 5 (counting generally starts at 0) will be disabled when M.2 or SATA Express are used. Ports 0-3 (and 6-X) should not be affected by this.
  9. I'm fairly sure that Linus has done one, perhaps even more, videos on them, actually.
  10. I see no added benefit to rounding the corners off. On my phone I also prefer square corners rather than round corners. It looks more natural and it increases the screen real estate without looking weird (like a notch).
  11. Exactly - and I already have plenty enough faster desktops, some even currently unused unfortunately. Yet a laptop is very convenient sometimes. At least I've finally got something to warm myself on... I'm gone for 5 days now and I'll instruct to put the battery somewhere safe and just use it plugged in. Afterwards and when I finally have time I'll test some things to see if it was just a one time occurrence of if it's actually shot to pieces.
  12. Ah yeah. Sucks that laptop batteries suck like that. -- I've had it under a fan for some time, and have now turned the fan off too for some time and it's only ever so slightly warm now. I guess I'll put it in the bathtub, can't think of anywhere else that isn't in the rain to put it.
  13. rip. Any idea as to how it could die so suddenly? Would it be the two months or so that I didn't use it? I don't personally use the laptop much anymore as I had to get a faster one for university, but when I had time I was going to give it to my father to use, as he could definitely use a better laptop than what he currently has. -- I do have two more similar laptops with interchangeable batteries (3 laptops, 3 batteries), perhaps I can try if it works better on one of the other laptops... That's perhaps a good idea! It's a 60 WH / 5400 mAh 11.1V battery with I believe 6 cells - it's a Dell T54FJ. Nah it's not abused, it was in a relatively good state when I bought it and I've always been very careful and have not used it that much as I also have a desktop. It's also a business laptop so that could mean that its quality is slightly better (haha if only my new laptop is also a business laptop, I've had it for less than 5 months and it's been repaired 4 times with up to three components every time... and I'm very doubtful about some of its current components too... anyways :P).
  14. Ah, good idea! Should've thought of that myself.... Me: "hmm, I don't really have a fan... well, I have this very tiny thing. Better than nothing. ... oh wait, I literally have this massive standing fan in my room..." The laptop is from 2011, I believe. I bought it second hand many years ago. That's exactly my thoughts. Bit inconvenient as I'm leaving for 5 days in a few hours and need my parents to do something for me on that laptop.... I guess I'll have to tell them to keep it connected to the wall and do it that way. >.<
  15. Hello everyone, I needed to use my old laptop that I hadn't used in two months or so for something. Everything was going alright and such, it was a tiny bit slow but oh well. The battery was completely drained when I turned it on, but within an hour it was 100% full. I did the things, put it to hibernate, and left it to charge for a little longer. After a bit, I saw the low battery thing flashing, so I turned it on to see what was going on. It was really slow, but eventually I saw that the battery was at 100%. I hibernated (or tried to) the device again, but it didn't want to. It was then that I noticed that the battery was extremely hot, so I ended up force shutting the laptop down and removing the battery (easily removable). I hoped that the battery would just cool off, but it has now been about half an hour and it has only gotten hotter. What should I do? Should I put it back in the laptop and run something so the battery will drain? Or something else? Thanks for your help!