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About Applefreak

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  • Location
    Innsbruck, Austria
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Science & Technolgy, Naturally aspirated V8 engines, PC-Hardware
  • Biography
    I've been building computers for myself and others.

    Here is a quick overview of builds that were and some still are in use by myself:

    1992 - Family computer based on Intel 80286 with 2 MB EDO-RAM Windows 3.1 on HDD plus 5.25 floppy
    1995 - Received old i486 SX 75 MHz computer with a Quantum 1.25 GB HDD, worked well with Windows 95
    1998 - My first new PC, Compaq Presario with an AMD K6-2 400 MHz, ATi Rage Pro with 8 MB VRAM
    1999 - Upgraded the same PC to 256 MB + the original 64 MB SD-RAM, also upgraded the GPU to a ATi Rage 128 Pro
    Also got a better heatsink and overclocked the CPU to 437 MHz stable
    2002 - Build my first PC on a ASRock K7VT2 paired with an AMD Duron 1.3 GHz and 768 MB SD-RAM
    2003 - Upgraded to a Radeon 9100 GPU and upgraded the memory to 1536 MB SD-DDR RAM
    2005 - New build based upon Intel's Pentium 4 Prescott with 2 GB SD-DDR2 on an ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard
    2006 - Replaced the Arctic Cooling Heatsink with my first Water cooling setup
    2007 - New build on an ASRock 775 Dual VSTA motherboard with a Pentium D 930 CPU with 4 GB SD-DDR2 RAM
    Also Watercooled but soon realized that the pump was to weak to add another radiator to overcome the extra heat load.
    So I've upgraded to the then brand new Noctua NH-U12P
    2008 - Switched motherboard to a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 and upgraded to 8 GB SD-DDR2 800 MHz RAM
    Later that year upgraded to a Xeon X3360 and 2x Radeon HD 2900 PRO
    2009 - First Radeon died to a flaw in the thermal solution, it got replaced by a HD 3850
    2011 - Replaced that card with a Radeon HD 6850
    2015 - The Radeon card died suddenly, switched to an old 9800 GTX
    2016 - New Graphics Card, EVGA GTX 960 SSC
    2018 - New build, NAS based on OMV, ASUS Sabretooth 990FX with a FX-8350 and 8x 2TB WD RE4 drives in ZFS2 and 16 GB SD-DDR3 ECC
    2019 - Upgraded my main PC, NAS and switch with 10 GB Aquantia AQ107 cards from ASUS
    2019 - Build 3x new office computers based on Athlon 3000G CPUs.
    2020 - Replaced my main PC with a MSI-B550-A Pro motherboard, a Ryzen 3 3100 and 32 GB SD-DDR4 Memory


    2020 or early 2021 - Upgrade main pc to ZEN 3 and get a new GPU

    Other interests:

    I am currently rebuilding a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.7, a 1985 Dodge Ram 5.9 as well as a 1972 BMW R75/5 motorcycle
    My daily drivers are a 2018 Moto Guzzi V9, a 2006 Jeep Commander V8 and a 2019 Ram 2500 6.4 (work truck)
    Once completed I'd like to rebuild a 1959 Peterbilt 351.

    Folding@home active supporter since 2009, Team: 179802
  • Occupation
    General Manager


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 3 3100
  • Motherboard
    MSI B550-A Pro
  • RAM
    32 GB G.Skill Ripjaws V SD-DDR4 @ 3200 CL16 (4x 8 GB DIMM)
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 960 SSC ACX 2.0 2 GB
  • Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840: 2x Noctua NF-P12 redux, 1x Noctua NF-S12A, 3x Noctua NF-A20 PWM Chromax black
  • Storage
    Crucial BX200 480 GB, ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB, 1x WD Green 1 TB, 1x WD Green 3 TB, 1x Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB, 1x WD Caviar Black 640 GB
  • PSU
    Be Quiet Straight Power E9 680W CM
  • Display(s)
    AOC i2757 FH
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12P with AM4 upgrade Kit + 1x NF-F12 PWM
    CPU Temp Idle ~35C, under Load ~48C, Room Temp 25C, Idle noise ~ 25 dbA, load noise ~ 45 dbA
  • Keyboard
    Cherry eVolution Stream XT 3.0
  • Mouse
    Logitech M500
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD 380 pro + JBL 305P MKII @ ASUS Essence STX II 7.1
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 64 Pro 2004 + Linux Mint 20
  • Laptop
    Lenovo ThinkPad T400, Lenovo ThinkPad P53, Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga
  • Phone
    Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

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  1. If properly mounted that is not an issue. The wall cables are supposed to be shielded, both power and ethernet. Also your 240V should be grounded as well. I am not sure if you can get 10 Gbit over that line but for standard 1 Gbit you should be fine. I have combo outlets in the office where the cables are even closer together and the connection is good.
  2. SilverStone Case Storage CS380 V2 (Mid-Tower case) SilverStone Case Storage CS381 (Desktop) Both cases are ATX and support µATX motherboards as well.
  3. I have never had that issue on any of my AOC IPS panels. Don't go for "gaming" monitors. Look for business monitors instead. I'd never get a VA or TN panel again but that is a personal preference. Check out tftcentral.co.uk for in depth reviews on monitors to get an idea on what to buy.
  4. There are adapters you can get because MSI thought it was a good idea to mess with the length of the upper screw holes. You can also get longer ones and put some washers in between so that the plastic won't crack. Look for the adapters on amazon if you are interested. I have not used them but I have a friend who bought the same monitor and then returned it because of that issue. We looked up all solutions, in the end he was fed up with MSI and got one from AOC with a proper flat mounting surface.
  5. Quote from the link you have posted: Please note that older GPU (GMA 950, X3100, X1600, X1300, X1900, 7300gt, etc.) Graphics Acceleration on Mavericks, Yosemite, and El Capitan are not supported yet.
  6. I believe the OP did not buy the OS in the first place but tries to use a modded one without a license. That's what I meant. I have no issues with modding your copy of the OS.
  7. But both sides are male not female. A charger would have to be female unless it is some weird standard.
  8. I can't help you with illegally modified software.
  9. The 2006 and 2007 2.1 only have official support for 10.7 so you are out of luck there. Also, if you want a newer Mac OS version, just buy it.
  10. I doubt you will get that to work even when patched. You are missing the graphics driver so playing videos will be very bad. 10.7, even 10.6 is fine for that model. Why do you need a newer OS? Did you already buy it?
  11. Try with a different computer. Some thumb drives won't work on certain boards. Also if the pc you made that boot drive on has bad memory, it is likely that some files where not copied correctly.
  12. That's a single fan AIO, you need something larger like a 240 if you want better results than a typical air cooler. What you can do is make sure the pump is running full speed, no fan curve etc. Adding a second fan, provided you have the mounting hardware for it, can yield 2 to 3 degrees lower temps at max load. I doubt your cpu would run that high under normal workloads anyway. 93 is still ok but according to AMD, however you will loose clock speed and thermal throttle once you hit 95. I'd get a bigger cooler and make sure to keep temps well below 80 under max load.
  13. Me too. As far as tariffs between the EU and the UK, the situation is still very vague. Neither side has any clue or has been given clear guidelines on how to or what may be taxed in what way and what exemptions may apply or not. Currently there is a 6 months free-trade mandate in place until things can be sorted out. The only thing that has already happened are delays on the border due to added paperwork for truckers.
  14. Sorry but I am out of ideas here. At this point I would have to take the device apart myself.