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1 minute ago, Bitter said:

Yeah that makes no sense, you can't plug two cables into the back of a PSU in the first place (not until you're at server level) and why wouldn't she just get a normal extension cable?

even if they spliced one cable to two ( which i really don't see a reason to do what so ever ) it shouldn't matter ?. i need more info here super curious xD sounds like a frankenstein jobb 


 
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I found an Asus H81 board for $30 shipped, working pull from a system recycler, hopefully it doesn't have the same issue my H87 board from Asus had where they listed compatibility with 4590S and 4460S processors but they just don't work. If that's the case I'll just return the board I guess, the Celeron G1820 I have for testing boards is actually slower than the i3 550!

 

I do have a spare system but it's too slow, I'm not giving her the Intel Atom system lolololol

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2 minutes ago, Bitter said:

I found an Asus H81 board for $30 shipped, working pull from a system recycler, hopefully it doesn't have the same issue my H87 board from Asus had where they listed compatibility with 4590S and 4460S processors but they just don't work. If that's the case I'll just return the board I guess, the Celeron G1820 I have for testing boards is actually slower than the i3 550!

 

I do have a spare system but it's too slow, I'm not giving her the Intel Atom system lolololol

it run chrome? 😁


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Well the Atom D525 system has Nvidia Ion graphics (not sure if 1st or 2nd gen) and 4GB of RAM, it could run Chrome but struggles with 720p Youtube playback a little bit. The low power i5's are awesome though, all the computing power of a regular i5 but with much less heat, so you can build a very quiet system without having to tune the CPU voltages way down on a normal CPU with all the stability testing needed. Intel did all that for me already.

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On 5/24/2019 at 8:41 PM, Drak3 said:

Don't you know, the Nvidia control panel is the worst thing ever! So many people are saying how bad it is!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s

Nvidia control pannel isn't as pretty as the amd crimson software 


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I was at the Dollar of Tree today, and I saw a MicroUSB charging dock thing that said "Compatible with Android™ (Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC)". *fumes inside*


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2 hours ago, Gegger said:

I was at the Dollar of Tree today, and I saw a MicroUSB charging dock thing that said "Compatible with Android™ (Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC)". *fumes inside*

I WANT USB C DAMMIT

 

You know those USB phone fans? THERE IS NO USB C MODEL AT MY CVS

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55 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

I WANT USB C DAMMIT

 

You know those USB phone fans? THERE IS NO USB C MODEL AT MY CVS

snipity snap

i got my finger butchered by one of them


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On 5/24/2019 at 6:25 PM, Schnoz said:

The thing is, I can't find it. Even with a relatively powerful microscope, I still can't find it. And I don't have a soldering iron. And I found a deal on a $300 triple-fan triple-heatpipe 1660 Ti. But thanks for the suggestion. 

Darn, that really sucks that you can't find it. Good luck on that 1660 TI, btw, I think GTX 1070s used are going around for that price on ebay. If not cheaper.


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11 hours ago, Bitter said:

Yeah that makes no sense, you can't plug two cables into the back of a PSU in the first place (not until you're at server level) and why wouldn't she just get a normal extension cable?

I'm several early 2000s prebuilts you had an in and an output from the PSU so you could chain in the monitor and only needed a single wall plug. I'd guess the PSU would blow if you give 240V to the input side too because now you are shorting wall power over it


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#1. Treat others as you would like to be treated.

#2. It's best to keep your mouth shut; and appear to be stupid, rather than open it and remove all doubt.

#3. There is nothing "wrong" with being wrong. Learning from a mistake can be more valuable than not making one in the first place.

 

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On 1/16/2013 at 11:46 PM, Salmiakbal said:

I cringe at myself every time I visit this website. When I got my first PC, back in 2010 or something like that, I always watched videos on how to increase RAM for free since I had only 2 Gigs of it. Well, I found this website and clicked that 4GB ram since I didn't want to be too greedy and was sacred it will charge me somehow. So After I had "Downloaded" it, I clicked the more info button and I was rick rolled. But that was not the ending. My stupid-as-myself friend was sitting next to me and he said we have to watch the complete video to "get" the RAM. So we watched the whole complete rick roll video and checked my PC. It still had 2Gigs of RAM. Our day was ruined and we disliked the video and commented "I still have 2 GB of RAM. You scammed me.".

 

I still cringe so hard whenever I think about this stuff.

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Admit it, We all had these moments. I love reading such stuff. Post your story here. I actually did some real cringy stuff myself. I got the idea for this Thread

 

Here's my entry :

I cringe at myself every time I visit this website. When I got my first PC, back in 2010 or something like that, I always watched videos on how to increase RAM for free since I had only 2 Gigs of it. Well, I found this website and clicked that 4GB ram since I didn't want to be too greedy and was sacred it will charge me somehow. So After I had "Downloaded" it, I clicked the more info button and I was rick rolled. But that was not the ending. My stupid-as-myself friend was sitting next to me and he said we have to watch the complete video to "get" the RAM. So we watched the whole complete rick roll video and checked my PC. It still had 2Gigs of RAM. Our day was ruined and we disliked the video and commented "I still have 2 GB of RAM. You scammed me.".

 

Another One

I tried installing COD : MW but my PC was crappy so it didn't work. I thought about changing my CPU. I found how this "TRICK" to change my CPU name using the registry. So I changed it to "INTEL TM 10GHZ SUPERPOWERFUL PROCESSOR 2013". I know, just don't loose a few teeth from the cringe.

 

And surprisingly COD didn't work :(

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13 minutes ago, Lalit Kumar said:

I cringe at myself every time I visit this website. When I got my first PC, back in 2010 or something like that, I always watched videos on how to increase RAM for free since I had only 2 Gigs of it. Well, I found this website and clicked that 4GB ram since I didn't want to be too greedy and was sacred it will charge me somehow. So After I had "Downloaded" it, I clicked the more info button and I was rick rolled. But that was not the ending. My stupid-as-myself friend was sitting next to me and he said we have to watch the complete video to "get" the RAM. So we watched the whole complete rick roll video and checked my PC. It still had 2Gigs of RAM. Our day was ruined and we disliked the video and commented "I still have 2 GB of RAM. You scammed me.".

 

I still cringe so hard whenever I think about this stuff.

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OK, i'm not even gonna build this, but is this a good workstation?

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CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($72.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($168.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($62.99 @ NCIX US) 
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Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($23.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1745.91
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2 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

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That happened a long time ago. I don't have that account anymore. My brother forced me to delete it. I did something I don't want to mention here. But the email was lucky721193@gmail.com if you can find some info about that using the email. Sorry to bust your bubble.

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5 minutes ago, Lalit Kumar said:

That happened a long time ago. I don't have that account anymore. My brother forced me to delete it. I did something I don't want to mention here. But the email was lucky721193@gmail.com if you can find some info about that using the email. Sorry to bust your bubble.

what year?


Ryzen 5 1500X (2.8GHz@0.8875V) === ASRock B450 Gaming ITX/AC === 24GB DDR4 === Sapphire RX 570 4GB === Optane 800P 58GB === Patriot Burst 240GB === Toshiba Q300 240GB === beQuiet SFX Power 2 400W === Silverstone ML08B

Spoiler

OK, i'm not even gonna build this, but is this a good workstation?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($72.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($168.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($62.99 @ NCIX US) 
Memory: Samsung 32GB (1 x 32GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($256.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar He8 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($479.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card  ($179.99 @ NCIX US) 
Case: Lian-Li PC-V2130WX ATX Full Tower Case  ($499.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($23.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1745.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-09 12:48 EST-0500

 

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1 hour ago, NunoLava1998 said:

what year?

This happened somewhere around 2010-11 but the account was deleted in 2015-16.

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8 hours ago, Mr. horse said:

Sparkle is actually a rather good brand of PSUs. Also known as FSP groub

Oh, what's the other similar sounding one that's total crap then? :lol: Anyway, I got her SSD swapped to the loaner PC which is a HP Elitedesk 800 G1 Desktop SFF w/ i5 4590S and 8GB DDR3 1333. Running the integrated graphics because I don't have a low profile bracket for the HD7570 or any other low profile video cards. It's still IMMENSELY faster than i3 550 system, it boots from cold to Xubuntu desktop in under 30 seconds, boots up Win7 Ult in VBox in about 45 seconds. The performance leap from 1st gen to 4th gen Intel is pretty big so when I re-assemble her system with the i5 4460S it'll be a pretty good jump too, a shame I don't have more RAM so I can load it out with 8GB, but Win7 runs OK on 2.5GB of RAM and 3 cores. She's certainly not a power user, the worst she does is have 1/2 dozen FF tabs open and watch a youtube video.

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We'll put it this way, I work as a Sr. Technical Advisor for an IT manufacturer of connectivity solutions, and in my roughly 26 months with time I've created 5,821 cases, and closed maybe a few hundred more started by others.

 

I've had people ask why their anti-static mat isn't helping them sleep better because it's supposed to ground them from the negative ions in the air, had people shove USB-C connectors into a Thunderbolt 2 port on a 2015 MacBook Pro, and shove M.2 cards into a regular USB to SATA adapter. Those are some of the interesting support requests.

Pre-sales wise, I've had to explain how RAID is not a backup, why NVMe can't be converted to SATA, why a hard drive dock won't magically fix a dead drive, and the list goes on.

 

I've dealt with so much now, and on scales from a small as one item for one person, to a multi-million dollar deal for a tech company, as well as defence contractors, etc.

 

I've had everything from folks who admit they know nothing and just want a solution, to people who've been a network admin for 15 years and can't remember how to set a static IP.

 

I love my job, but some days it's draining.


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17 minutes ago, SlayerOfHellWyrm said:

 

"uh yeah i put my drives in raid 0 so my data is safe right"

 

You've heard that one, right? Just curious, what's the most retarded thing someone has asked you about this?


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1 minute ago, Schnoz said:

"uh yeah i put my drives in raid 0 so my data is safe right"

 

You've heard that one, right? Just curious, what's the most retarded thing someone has asked you about this?

no one i know irl knows what raid is


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4 minutes ago, Gegger said:

no one i know irl knows what raid is

Simple, it's one of those MMO events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s


Come Bloody Angel

Break off your chains

And look what I've found in the dirt.

 

Pale battered body

Seems she was struggling

Something is wrong with this world.

 

Fierce Bloody Angel

The blood is on your hands

Why did you come to this world?

 

Everybody turns to dust.

 

Everybody turns to dust.

 

The blood is on your hands.

 

The blood is on your hands!

 

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46 minutes ago, SlayerOfHellWyrm said:

people who've been a network admin for 15 years and can't remember how to set a static IP

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33 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

"uh yeah i put my drives in raid 0 so my data is safe right"

 

You've heard that one, right? Just curious, what's the most retarded thing someone has asked you about this?

Specifically in regards to RAID, it was why they couldn't just make a RAID 0 of their existing boot drive by leaving it in... After it wiped all their data. The manual warns in big, bold, size 18 font like 4 times before yiu get to the instructions on how to set a RAID level. They then also were upset to find out we couldn't reverse the option. Worse yet? This was the database server for a POS system of a client that the caller set up as they were an MSP. 

 

That's the worst I've had for RAID because like, so much should've been done better. Overall? I've done too much man, and it changes over time as to the dumbest things I've heard. 

 

I give everyone some slack, because they are the reason I can out food on the table. However, I give normal end users more slack than people who should no better give their position/job title. 

 

There still only so much stupid I can handle in a day though, regardless of coming from an IT professional, or end user. 

 

The unofficial saying at work amongst some of is when we hear they are a computer engineer, it means "Use small words and talk slower" 


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480GB Corsair MP510 boot, 1TB Samsung 860 Evo Steam drive | Displays: Left: Acer 222HQL (22", basic 1080p60 for Discord and such), Middle: Dell S2716DG (primary, 1440p144 G-Sync), Right: Dell U2518D (1440p60, HDR for movies, and content) all on a StarTech.com ARMBARTRIO2 triple monitor stand ]


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