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About gameboy3800

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  • Location
    Earth (probably)
  • Gender
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  • Interests
    new and old computer and console stuffs. building computers of all sorts whenever money is available.
  • Biography
    i am king giraffe. hail me.
  • Occupation
    building gaming computers for clients.


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16-core OC'd @ 4.0ghz
  • Motherboard
    ASUS X399 Zenith Extreme
  • RAM
    32gb G.Skill 3200mhz DDR4
  • GPU
    AMD Radeon VII
  • Case
    Voodoo Omen R (yes, THAT Voodoo)
  • Storage
    Intel 1tb NVME, ADATA 512gb ssd, 6tb WD Black, 2x3tb WD Blue, 2tb Seagate Firecuda
  • PSU
    SeaSonic Prime 1200w Gold
  • Display(s)
    Acer XF270HU 1440p 144hz FreeSync
  • Cooling
    Custom EKWB
  • Keyboard
    Razor Blackwidow Chroma
  • Mouse
    Razor Mamba Tournament Chroma
  • Sound
    some random speaker set from 8 years ago
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64
  • Laptop
    Dell Precision M6500 Covet Edition: Core i7 940XM Extreme Edition @ 3.33ghz boost, 16gb 1600mhz memory, NVidia Quadro 5000m Sandisk 256gb MSata SSD, Seagate 500gb SSHD, WD Blue 500GB, 1920x1200 edge to edge full RGB display, Win10Prox64
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  1. so get this: today we had a power outtage right; this laptop has terrible battery life and lost power after a few minutes or so bc i forgot it was still on. the network also shut down obviously. when the power comes back on and i get back on this laptop, i can now magically see and connect to 5ghz on it. i am not sure if i just needed to fully drain the laptop of power or if effectively fully resetting the network was the answer.my best guess it that windows10 is just trash and it was a random glitch.
  2. it uses wpa/wpa2. it obviously works as even my toshiba p25 with a pentium 4 can connect to my 5ghz network.
  3. i tried installing the intel drivers on the 7260 after it wouldnt detect 5ghz, only to see the same result. it was about at that time the usb netgear stopped seeing 5ghz as well. then i got the centrino and here we are today with nothing seeing 5ghz on this laptop. i just checked the bios to see if any of those settings would cause it to not detect wifi bands, but theres nothing.
  4. the intel website says that there is no downloads available for the centrino 6300. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/59474/intel-centrino-ultimate-n-6300-dual-band
  5. currently it is running the automatically found drivers that windows put on when i restarted after a network reset, still only seeing 2.4ghz.
  6. so heres the story: i got an old dell m6500 laptop with a first gen i7 that i've been trying to upgrade the wifi in for the past month or so with little success. it came with a very basic 2.4ghz chip. i've had these machines before and know for a fact that these machines are capable of connecting to dual band/5ghz connections. in fact i have plenty other far older machines with even a pentium 4 that can see my 5ghz network, and they have been able to see the network for years. whenever i needed to connect to the 5ghz network on this machine, i have a comically large netgear wireles
  7. i have just installed optional updates for it in windows update and restarted and its still showing the same problem. big sad
  8. 2.4 is full bars, and when using a commically large netgear usb thing its also full bars with 5ghz as well
  9. yes its definitely there. i've also tried installing the intel proset thing but that seems to have done actually nothing. i can connect to 2.4ghz connections perfectly fine and get internet. but i got this card specifically to connect to my faster networks.
  10. just got this wireless card to replace the rapidly aging 2.4ghz base card this computer came with, only to find that i cannot see my 5ghz home network. it's being seen as the dual band wireless n 7260 in device manager, and i've set it to prefer 5ghz connections through the advanced tab. and even still it wont show any 5ghz connection in win10. if i plug in a netlink or whatever usb wireless ac card, i connect just fine to 5ghz connections. is there something just broken with the 7260? because i've had one of these old orange beasts before and distinctly remember it being able to connect to 5g
  11. i'm looking for one of the newer models. a gateway 7330 series seems to look fairly new with its cheap shiny plastic. i've got a bunch of really old like 2001 and 2002 laptops with them in it. i just would like to know one of the last laptops to use a pentium 4 to contrast them.
  12. the intel pentium 4 lived from 2000 to 2008, about the longest lifespan of any cpu i know of. i'm wondering then what laptop would be the last to use one? i know the pentium 4 is old and stupid now but that age of laptops is always good fun to work with because everything is so modular.
  13. i've already copied the entire drive to a windows 10 pc. thats how i was able to search the files for the credentials folders. they still show up as empty. i'm not getting any registry messages when starting up. i do not think it is that.
  14. I looked in the files and the folders that come up appear empty. That program didnt come up with anything, although i may be using it incorrectly.
  15. I've got a very old clevo d900t laptop with windows xp installed and seemingly running good. it's a great collectors piece. but i cannot log into it. it's already got the ctrl + alt + del to login, and typing in admin/owner/system into the user doesnt work. neither does any of the safe mode options. i would try to do the windows repair tool thing with the windows xp cd, but for whatever reason the machine wont recognize any disc drives even in bios. it is fairly common for these old machines to have some bits of the board go bad over time, so maybe thats whats up with that. i have