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SlayerOfHellWyrm

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    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from Arika S in Removing Windows Watermark   
    No, it won't, and don't mess with that setting, ever. It's incredibly dangerous and can open you up to some pretty nasty malware. You want it gone? Then pay for a license.
  2. Informative
    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from Stygian Zenith in Removing Windows Watermark   
    No, it won't, and don't mess with that setting, ever. It's incredibly dangerous and can open you up to some pretty nasty malware. You want it gone? Then pay for a license.
  3. Agree
    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from wONKEyeYEs in Removing Windows Watermark   
    No, it won't, and don't mess with that setting, ever. It's incredibly dangerous and can open you up to some pretty nasty malware. You want it gone? Then pay for a license.
  4. Agree
    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from Eigenvektor in Removing Windows Watermark   
    No, it won't, and don't mess with that setting, ever. It's incredibly dangerous and can open you up to some pretty nasty malware. You want it gone? Then pay for a license.
  5. Agree
    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from The89Lunder in Removing Windows Watermark   
    No, it won't, and don't mess with that setting, ever. It's incredibly dangerous and can open you up to some pretty nasty malware. You want it gone? Then pay for a license.
  6. Agree
    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from KnightSirius in what is the command on windows to make screen flash on and off?   
    That... is so not needed. Physical access = ownership. If they can touch the computer, they will never need that key to use it. Plus, if you accidentally leave your computer alone, then you need to somehow not forget to take the USB with you. I would contact their support, moreso than here. I don't think that item is really going to do much (imo).
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    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from CarlBar in Experiences with non-techies   
    My point remains. If you think she's never heard them, then expose her to headphones you have and see if that's how she wants to go that route. If she wants to buy Beats because of the name, then that's on her. Not everyone cares about fidelity or value. Some people are shallow and care only about the brand names for vanity sake.
  8. Informative
    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from LinusPCHelp415 in Looking for some help on my PC.   
    Do not use UserBenchmark, Steve at Gamers Nexus did an entire rant on why it's trash (there's 0 controller variables for correct testing, is the tl;dr), You stuff like ATTO, CrustalDiskMark and compare the drives to what values they should have, use stuff like FireStrike, and Heaven, etc to test the GPU against known test averages for it, and do the same with the CPU with Cinebench R15, and R20.
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    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from mt_xing in Aero 14 USB Port Not Recognized by Windows   
    Yes, this will be a BIOS level setting.
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    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from mt_xing in Aero 14 USB Port Not Recognized by Windows   
    So, USB Hubs in Windows don't equal the number of ports... Each hub, can actually have up to 4 ports. My own system shows as having 5 hubs, but I have 3 front panel USB, 6 rear ports, and 3 internal. This is 5 hubs, but 12 ports.
     
    From here, I can see the USB port across is a 3.0 port, and it's basically opposite the 3.0 USB which supports "USB charge", which would be BCS 1.2. The other USB on the right, near the power, is another 3.0 port, and then you have nearest the front, a Type-C 3.1 Gen 2 port. They label this only as 3.1 in the manual, but since they label the others are 3.0 instead of 3.1 Gen 1, I assume it's a Gen 2 port. Have you checked to see if the USB charging is shut off? While it's for the port across, it can cause some quirks with USB controllers.


    Port specs/layout source: https://download.gigabyte.com/FileList/Manual/aero14-manual-v3-all.pdf

    Edit: Also install all the latest drivers here please: https://www.gigabyte.com/ca/Laptop/AERO-14--GTX-1060/support#support-dl-driver
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    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from cifroes in Will this GPU fit ok on MSI B450M PRO-VDH and a Silencio 352 case?   
    The Silencio is a case for Micro ATX, or Mini ITX. The MSI B450M PRO-VDH is a Micro ATX board so it should be fine. 

    In terms of the GPU, CoolerMaster's site lists the "Maximum compatibility - VGA Card Length" as 355 mm /14.0 inches. The Asus ROG Strix Radeon™ RX 5700 OC, is 305 mm ( 12 inches) long, so it should fit just fine. The GPU will clear the heat sink, that's pretty much always the case with modern boards, those heat sinks just aren't tall enough under 99% of cases to pose an issue.

    Also of note, you can fit a tower cooler up to 155 mm (6.1 inches) tall. 
  12. Agree
    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from Enochian in Big problem with Commander pros - build was working fine before   
    Yes. I tried running a WD Black, my 850 Evo, and my CP off one SATA plug to an RM850x, and it was drawing so much current to power the lights, the fans, and both drives, that I initially had detection issues and my WD Black wouldn't even show in Windows.

    I've now got the CP on it's own SATA line back to the PSU. I'm not sure if it was too much on 1x 12V rail, or just for the cable itself. You should NOT be daisy-chaining CP's like that, it's a lot to power that many fans and that much RGB off a single SATA connection to the PSU.
  13. Agree
    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from SerialSniper15 in Adding an RX 240 to a Dell Optiplex 7010   
    Pretty sure that's a DP 1.1 port, which predates DP++ needed for the use of a passive DP to HDMI cable. You'll likely need an active one, if you can find one, otherwise you'll need a DP to HDMI active adapter + HDMI cable.
  14. Like
    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from MrGoose0 in I need help with my Bluetooth reciever.   
    Goddamn CSR. Uninstall the device, pull it out, reboot. Plug it into a different USB, then wait for Windows to do it's thing. Had this happen with a StarTech.com Bluetooth adapter, and apparently it's an issue with that chipset specifically.
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    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from Ben17 in Experiences with non-techies   
    My point remains. If you think she's never heard them, then expose her to headphones you have and see if that's how she wants to go that route. If she wants to buy Beats because of the name, then that's on her. Not everyone cares about fidelity or value. Some people are shallow and care only about the brand names for vanity sake.
  16. Agree
    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from Ben17 in Experiences with non-techies   
    If she wants Beats, and likes the sound of them, let her be. Not everyone like a flat frequency response curve, some people really like the sound of Beats. Let them make that decision because music and sound are subjective and preferential to the individual.
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    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from Emerald108 in ASUS ROG STRIX GL553VE performing horribly   
    Check the fan grills are clear. You should not be idling that high.... That's almost certainly the issue, is thermal throttling.
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    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from Emerald108 in ASUS ROG STRIX GL553VE performing horribly   
    Are you plugged into power? Do you have the system set to run off the Nvidia GPU for all games? What are your temps?
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    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from George. in Acer Switch 3 screen replacement   
    Serial numbers are unique, you need to look at the part number/model number, not the serial number.
  20. Informative
    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from Blackread in No display signal over USB-C   
    Make sure your drivers are up-to-date to allow the DP-Alt mode to work correctly with the new display. There's a chance it's an interop over USB-C with the new panel due to the E-markers on the monitor, laptop, and cable it came with. However, you need to also be certain the cable they included is a USB-C video capable cable, and no just USB-C data. Their manual seems to hint it's supported though. Lastly, make sure you actually select USB-C as the input.
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    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from vanished in Windows 10 5.1 surround, sound from only front L+R   
    As someone who does t-shooting for stuff like this all day.... go to the laptop Manufacturer's site. They'll have made sure to vet the driver doesn't have issues on the configured system. Even though two computers may use the same chipset, it doesn't mean the driver will work on both due to other hardware present which may require a modification by the OEM.
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    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from vanished in Windows 10 5.1 surround, sound from only front L+R   
    I'd double-check the graphics driver as well since that's what will control the audio out for HDMI. There's a chance a driver update borked the EDID handshake, so that the system isn't correctly negotiating true 5.1/7.1 resulting in this issue. If there's no GPU, make sure to update whatever VGA driver is present, as well as the chipset driver. This is, of course, if you wish to still use Windows vs going to Linux on it.
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    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from Zipfire in CPU throttling in games   
    Have you looked in task manager to see what's eating the CPU when you're trying to game? I have the same 8700K, but mines stable at 5.0 GHz on a 115i Platinum. I've never seen it hit 100% in a game, however to be fair, I don't own Doom, or BL3. I do own GTA V, but I've yet to actually play it on Iris... eventually. 

    If you want, I can launch into it to see where my 8700K sits at, with all my other bg crap open (Chrome, Discord, Spotify and tons of other background stuff like Asus GPU Tweak II)?
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    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from Russelsssss in Black Screen with Underscore Blinking   
    What device is it trying to boot off? Usually a blinking underscore indicates whatever boot device it's using is not set up with an OS.
     
    You may need to go into the BIOS to confirm the boot device, and make sure it's choosing the correct device. You also need to confirm that the OS is correctly installed. To that end, what OS is on the drive? How was it set up? What changed before you had this issue?
  25. Funny
    SlayerOfHellWyrm got a reaction from 5x5 in Experiences with non-techies   
    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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