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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres got a reaction from TheSLSAMG in Nexusmods Legit?   
    Check the community (the game's and the NexusMods one) to see if the MODS you are thinking of adding have any conflicts with the Witcher 3 patches. Some MODS are not reversible even if you roll back to a previous save-point. And you may have to install the game again from your back-up. Which brings me to 'back-up' your game before installing any MODS, so you do not have to purchase the game again (worst case scenario).
    Fallout has its own community that does bug fixes and they say that they are compatible with some MODS and not others, so perhaps look for a Witcher 3 community that does a similar thing?
    Hope this helps
    Cheers Steve
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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres got a reaction from The1Dickens in Nexusmods Legit?   
    Check the community (the game's and the NexusMods one) to see if the MODS you are thinking of adding have any conflicts with the Witcher 3 patches. Some MODS are not reversible even if you roll back to a previous save-point. And you may have to install the game again from your back-up. Which brings me to 'back-up' your game before installing any MODS, so you do not have to purchase the game again (worst case scenario).
    Fallout has its own community that does bug fixes and they say that they are compatible with some MODS and not others, so perhaps look for a Witcher 3 community that does a similar thing?
    Hope this helps
    Cheers Steve
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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres reacted to Pickles - One of the Jar in [closed] We're looking for volunteers to help build and maintain the forum   
    Good luck everyone! Mortis, hope you find the people you need and keep this place going. You do a great job
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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Windows 10 factory reset stuck a 6%   
    Try to pull plug and see it it restarts.
     
    Otherwise just boot from a installer and do a clean install.
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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres got a reaction from sub68 in How to get computer parts cheaper than even ebay or craigslist.   
    @CUDA_Cores great post 
    I think they (LMG) wanted to do the scrapyard wars based on the Scrapheap Challenge (in the US it was screened as Junkyard Wars) also known as Junkyard Mega-Wars shown here on ABC2 and in the United Kingdom on Channel 4. But they had large insurance issues with (a) filming at these locations and (b) getting insurance for the feature guests (the likes of Austin Evans and BS Mods) so they found the suitable alternative in the Free Geek Vancouver a thrift store.
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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres got a reaction from Ben17 in How to get computer parts cheaper than even ebay or craigslist.   
    @CUDA_Cores great post 
    I think they (LMG) wanted to do the scrapyard wars based on the Scrapheap Challenge (in the US it was screened as Junkyard Wars) also known as Junkyard Mega-Wars shown here on ABC2 and in the United Kingdom on Channel 4. But they had large insurance issues with (a) filming at these locations and (b) getting insurance for the feature guests (the likes of Austin Evans and BS Mods) so they found the suitable alternative in the Free Geek Vancouver a thrift store.
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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres got a reaction from ShrimpBrime in best way to wipe my boot drive.   
    Hi @WoodyWoo
     
    A secure erase feature is a program that your SSD manufacturer recommends to permanently delete sensitive data without compromising the functionality of the SSD.
    Here is an example, the Toshiba OCZ utility can be used when Windows is running, although some functions require the drive to turn off i.e. reboot, for example, updating the SSD’s firmware. There is also a program that will run from a USB stick once you create it and make that USB the boot device.
     
    SSD Utility Download
    Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1, 7 only 64 bit OS *.zip file for the RD500/RC500 drives.
    PC Bootable (Not for Macintosh) *.zip
     
    If you do not know exactly what drive is installed in your machine you can run the portable version of Speccy and in the Piriform program's Main Window it should detail the drives installed with their brand, size, interface and respective model numbers displayed.
     
    Piriform's Speccy - Standard installer
     
     
    Alternatively, open a command prompt / Windows power shell and type
    diskpart Then press enter
    list disk Then press enter
    select disk X Where X is the SSD (it will be either Disk 0 or Disk 1 in your two disk machine).
    Then press enter
    detail disk In the "type" description it should show NVMe if that is what you have installed.
    Then press enter
     
    Hope this helps ☮️
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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres got a reaction from ShrimpBrime in best way to wipe my boot drive.   
    Darik's Boot And Nuke (DBAN)
     
    PROs
    Will wipe a drive completely of all its data and you WILL NOT be able to recover it!
    It uses military process so the process can not be reverse engineered
    CONs
    Will take literally hours if not DAYS to perform a complete sterilisation
    The long process causes a heat build up and can damage the small chips on SSDs
     
    Links
    How...to use DBAN
    Darik's Boot and Nuke
    ...other FREE data destruction software programs
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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres got a reaction from filippalfi in New gaming rig   
    One of these heat-sink's that are marketed for Raspberry Pi's main processor or graphics chip which are stuck on with thermal transfer tape, might work, or if they are too big something similar?
     

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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres got a reaction from SPOOKLEZ_YT in Replacing Storage drives   
    Hi @SPOOKLEZ_YT
     
    As @LunaP0n3 said, you will need to create an image of your entire PC that is on the HDD in your laptop, when you buy a new SSD ensure that it is bigger than the old HDD. If your laptop has a DVD drive and you fell comfortable about it, you could use the data and power cables that go to the DVD drive and connect in the new SSD there. You still need to put the new drive into the machine where the old drive was so that it boots from that device, though.
     
    I have tried using Minitool Partition Wizard, but have found that the Acronis product has better support and tutorial materials and have purchased three versions of Acronis's true image. Their method of approach is a little different than the Mintool one. Instead of "cloning" the drive, you use Acronis to create a backup image then, recover / restore that system image (the backup) onto your newer (bigger) drive, effectively it is a clone of the original PC HDD image.
     
    You can download a free trial of  Acronis's true image and use it for thirty days from the Acronis website -click here-
     
    There are plenty of instructions on their website on how to use their software, for example, back up entire computer -click here- and then how to restore files using Acronis -click here-
     
    I hope this helps ☮️
     
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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres reacted to LunaP0n3 in Replacing Storage drives   
    The process is called "cloning", and basically is a straight copy from one drive to another. It's useful to do if you don't want the hassle of reinstalling everything. Several programs exist to do the job.
    My personal favourite is "Minitool Partition Wizard", and it has worked fine for me. As you are in a laptop situation, you'll need a USB 3 external enclosure / adapter or dock to connect the new drive to the system while it clones.
    Once the cloning process is done, shut the laptop down, swap the drives, boot into the BIOS to make sure the drive shows up, then Windows should automatically boot from the new drive.
    Keep the old drive on standby for a few weeks, to make sure that everything came over okay, then you can reformat the old drive, put it into an enclosure and use it as a portable drive.
    The Techquickie Video below explains.
     
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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres reacted to filippalfi in New gaming rig   
    There was one thing left to do,sort out some kind of cooling for the VRMs and VRAM. Since the midplate is used and is dissipating the heat a bit i just used some random RGB fan,made some feet out of old PCIe covers,bent them by hand and voila,it sits about an inch away from the card and hopefully does something,but im not happy how it looks,gotta figure out some other mounting for it.
     
    And one more thing i would love to do is remove these chinese RGB fans and put some ML120s with only white lightning.
     





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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres got a reaction from ZWELINHTET in Need help with RAM   
    Hey @ZWELINHTET
     
    Your Zen 2 (Matisse) CPU does support DDR4 up to 3200MHz, and the AMD X570 Aorus motherboard memory support list does also show support for 32GB RAM density DIMMs. However, the Crucial branded memory on the memory support list only runs at 2666MHz. So, you may find that the 3200MHz speed of the Corsair DDR4 branded memory may not be achievable without a supported BIOS update.

    If there is support for the Corsair Vengeance DIMMs, and I suspect that there is, buy a matched pair and insert them into the same coloured slots, for example, DDR4_A2 and DDR4_B2 to enable Dual-channel.
     
    I hope this helps ☮️
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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres got a reaction from Bombastinator in New gaming rig   
    Looks okay, but what is cooling the VRAM and VRM on the board now after you removed the heat-sink?
     
    Maybe, add some heat-sinks on each one and a fan to circulate some air over them?
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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres reacted to Princess Luna in 1x 8 gb and 1x 4gb   
    From the value perspective, yes.
     
    You may spend more but you'll solve your issue while the other way around you'd only half solve it and still feel unsatisfied while still spending considerable money.
     
    Wait until you can grab another 8GB stick and never worry again.
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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres got a reaction from keenhydra in So a question about upgrading my GPU..   
    Hi @keenhydra
     
    Unless you have not updated your graphics driver for quite a while and you were only upgrading to a better Nvidia GPU, then you would not need to install any new drivers.
     
    However, you are changing GPU architecture so you will need to uninstall your AMD driver in SAFE mode using DDU and then install the latest Nvidia driver.
     
    Use this tutorial, and FOLLOW Wagnardsoft's instructions closely...here-> Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) Tutorial/Guide
     
    hope this helps ☮️
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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres got a reaction from Husky in So a question about upgrading my GPU..   
    Hi @keenhydra
     
    Unless you have not updated your graphics driver for quite a while and you were only upgrading to a better Nvidia GPU, then you would not need to install any new drivers.
     
    However, you are changing GPU architecture so you will need to uninstall your AMD driver in SAFE mode using DDU and then install the latest Nvidia driver.
     
    Use this tutorial, and FOLLOW Wagnardsoft's instructions closely...here-> Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) Tutorial/Guide
     
    hope this helps ☮️
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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres got a reaction from Harry123 in Laptop randomly shuts down after closing lid   
    Hello @Harry123,
    It is likely that there is a couple more settings in power management that you need to change, also you need to keep in mind that if you are not connected to the wall outlet then your machine is NOT powered after it runs out of battery, no matter how fast you close the lid!
     
    Change the setting for when the hard drive should sleep and more in the advanced power management settings.
     
    Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Power Options > Edit Plan Settings > Put computer to sleep (set to) Never. Then select the >> Change advanced power settings.
    Turn hard disk off after Setting (minutes) Open Sleep tab (click on +)
    Sleep  > Sleep after > Setting: Never. Sleep > Allow hybrid sleep > Setting: On Sleep > Hibernate after > Setting: Never Open Power buttons and lid tab (click on +)
    Closing lid action > Setting: Hibernate Hope this helps ☮️
     
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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres got a reaction from Ben17 in New system won't boot to anything   
    Sorry, I should have explained that more clearly, my mistake. Originally the OS image was an Education version of Windows XP which I had updated to Windows 7 from an ISO image downloaded from OnTheHub. Because I heard that my old machine may not be allowed to run Windows 10 (although the BETA worked fine!). 
     
    Maybe, a Microsoft update feature has upgraded the OS from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Perhaps because my account settings were set to 'opt-in' for the allowing of security updates and patches.
     
    That makes Windows 10 a pretty big security update from the previous OS version, in their opinion of coarse!
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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres got a reaction from DoctorNick in is HDR worth Investing in?   
    Hi @FunnyFenrir94
     
    Spend your hard earned on upgrading that PC to do that HDR. As it is likely the cost of the latest HDR monitor technology will come down the longer  you wait, not the other way around.
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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres reacted to Arika S in PIA Acquisition by Kape Technologies   
    Going to post some snippets from the below source that i posted in a previous thread that makes me very weary about how this is going to turn out
     
    https://restoreprivacy.com/cyberghost/
     
     
    So yeah, Shady as hell parent company, based purely on them now owning PIA, i would not trust PIA to keep your data safe
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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres got a reaction from Ben17 in New system won't boot to anything   
    Glad you found the information assistive.
     
    One of my attached drives had a licenced Windows 7 32bit (x86) OS installed on it, and the machine it is connected to is a 64bit one, so it cannot be the boot HDD device. I am not sure how or why but it has been updated to Windows 10 (WinVer: 0x2800000A) build 10240 which is the official release to manufacturing (RTM) build of the original version of Windows 10! ?
     
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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres reacted to Ben17 in New system won't boot to anything   
    Thanks that is very much interesting  and helpful  ? thanks I was trying to use a windows 10 drive from old pentium g620 system so no wonder it didn't work
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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres got a reaction from Ben17 in New system won't boot to anything   
    Windows XP Service Pack 1
    @Ben17, if your original Windows OS build were not installed on a machine with an AMD Ryzen, then yes the OS would not boot without errors. As, when the system's boot loader encounters, back-to-back BSOD's on the initial power-up cycle. The underlying programming code or kernel of Windows will attempt to boot several more times before it defaults to, the OS initialisation and installer screen. (I am not sure of the exact number lets 'say' nine times for descriptive purposes.)
     
    Then as the OP described in the first post (comment-13037347) all attempts led to the same boot-loop situation with Windows showing the load the driver-files screen, and then the error code status of '0xc0000225'. That means that the boot configuration data was different because components attached to the main-board were incompatible and not expected. Therefore, those system files in the boot loader are corrupt (reminds me of Windows XP Service Pack 1 ? ).
     
    That is not to say that this could not be recovered from. However, you would need to have the old system in an operational state, which is not always the case. Basically, all you need to do is put the HDD with the buggy OS, back into the old machine and then load all the new drivers for the new hardware into the kernel. You can use this, for example, if you own the Windows licence on an old machine that is headed for the recyclers or are parting out a computer you no longer require.
     
    @Reese1080 hope that helps ☮️
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    SydneySideSteveSomewheres got a reaction from Ben17 in Wireless remote/controller for auxiliary led lights on car   
    Are you sure your motor vehicle has positive ground?
    My understanding of what you are saying is that the positive terminal of the battery (which is the fat one of the two) on your car is connected to the chassis?
     
    Regardless of that @Joveice, if you look at the *.giff that I uploaded a little closer you will notice that the positive (+) and negative (-) change on the relay, so it does not matter whether the current passing through them has a positive or a negative discharge, as they both create the magnet that attracts the metal bridge arm and closes the switch thus completing in this case the LED light circuit you want to control!
     
    If your coupe is a 1950-60's or 70's vehicle, they are not hard to convert to negative earth systems as the only thing that is needed, is to change the polarity of the generator (called re-polarising), or replace the old tech with a more reliable and efficient alternator. And if this old vehicle is gasoline (petrol) driven you could also change the terminals of the primary coil over as well to make the spark plug, spark, arc in the same direction.
     
    Perhaps @Joveice you have over complicated the message, for example, if you consider the first circuit diagram which shows only that the circuit is being grounded (no polarity, i.e. + positive or – negative mentioned). Then every switch you wish to employ to turn on an LED light bank would need that circuit whether that is, as I show in the second more complete circuit diagram, one switch triggering all the LED's which has only one low gauge wire inside the cabin. Or three switches and three wires attached to the internal wiring loom, which would need three of these fused circuits (as below).
     

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