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Applefreak

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    Applefreak got a reaction from StabbyStabby in PC booting issues/slow when booted   
    Agreed. Also try updating your BIOS first. 
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    Applefreak got a reaction from StabbyStabby in PC booting issues/slow when booted   
    Try carefully removing and reseating the cpu (the memory controller is in the cpu). 
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    Applefreak got a reaction from Tootsalot in AMD Athlon 700 Heatsink   
    Yes, that is the first step, then loosen those shiny nose clamps that hold the heatsink in place. Be careful, those processors did not come with heatspreaders in most cases. Scratching the die can frye the processor the next time you turn the sytem on.
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    Applefreak got a reaction from Mischeif07 in Deciding if I can salvage my old gaming computer   
    Your system is still plenty capable to play games these days. Upgrading the graphics card is not a bad idea, especially because of the higher VRAM requirements in modern games and the overall performance as well. Given the current market and availability of cards, I am not sure you can even get a card that is faster then a 970 in your budget. I have seen GTX 1660 cards sell fore over a thousand yesterday. I am also stuck on a 960. Hoping for things to calm down by summer (fingers and toes crossed).
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    Applefreak reacted to IkeaGnome in Oc Ryzen 7 5800x temps problem   
    You took the words out of my mouth. A 360 AIO doesn't equal perfect cooling. You're overclocking a hot chip.
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    Applefreak got a reaction from kirashi in Garden WiFi setup help   
    Just get a cheap wifi router / access point and hook it up to the powerline adaper in the shed. 
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    Applefreak got a reaction from PineyCreek in Garden WiFi setup help   
    Just get a cheap wifi router / access point and hook it up to the powerline adaper in the shed. 
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    Applefreak got a reaction from IkeaGnome in Oc Ryzen 7 5800x temps problem   
    I would assume temps are closer to 85 to 90 C while gaming. I would set the pump speed to max (always) and have the fans ramp up above 70 or 75 C. The NZXT Kraken has a subpar coldplate for Ryzen's chiplet design. OC on Ryzen 5000 series long term is where open loop water cooling comes into play. What you should look into as well is to have ample case aiflow to not suffocate that AIO's radiator.
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    Applefreak got a reaction from JohnnyTooGood in New Build - Feed back required   
    If your system is otherwise working fine, just get an Ethernet card or a USB adapter. No Idea about the NZXT stuff but if you are still happy with the performance of that system, why upgrade. What I would replace after a known power surge though is the power supply and get a surge protector as well. I am guessing your modem / router has lost an Ethernet port as well (happened to me recently)? You can get Ethernet surge protectors to be safe in the future (not that expensive but you want to ground them to a power outlet).
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    Applefreak got a reaction from kelvinhall05 in AMD Athlon 700 Heatsink   
    Yes, that is the first step, then loosen those shiny nose clamps that hold the heatsink in place. Be careful, those processors did not come with heatspreaders in most cases. Scratching the die can frye the processor the next time you turn the sytem on.
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    Applefreak got a reaction from RONOTHAN## in New Build - Feed back required   
    If your system is otherwise working fine, just get an Ethernet card or a USB adapter. No Idea about the NZXT stuff but if you are still happy with the performance of that system, why upgrade. What I would replace after a known power surge though is the power supply and get a surge protector as well. I am guessing your modem / router has lost an Ethernet port as well (happened to me recently)? You can get Ethernet surge protectors to be safe in the future (not that expensive but you want to ground them to a power outlet).
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    Applefreak got a reaction from jaslion in Ransomware attack aftermath   
    For me: External USB to SATA adapter and a 5.25" DVD-Drive, can't infect what you can't write to.
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    Applefreak reacted to Vishera in Ransomware attack aftermath   
    If the USB drive was ever connected to that PC,even after the reset,there is still a chance that it's infected.
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    Applefreak reacted to WaggishOhio383 in Ransomware attack aftermath   
    Hence why you should ALWAYS have a spare Windows USB install laying around somewhere
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    Applefreak got a reaction from WaggishOhio383 in Ransomware attack aftermath   
    For me: External USB to SATA adapter and a 5.25" DVD-Drive, can't infect what you can't write to.
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    Applefreak got a reaction from Vishera in Ransomware attack aftermath   
    For me: External USB to SATA adapter and a 5.25" DVD-Drive, can't infect what you can't write to.
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    Applefreak got a reaction from Defective_Soul in Smartphones difference between companies   
    That's not that easy to answer. You would want to read up on the specific device in question. Most will use stock android in some way but have features cut out or moved into their own thing to make it different. My experiences on current android phones is limited to Sony (Sony has their own interface with stock google apps), Xiaomi (mostly stock android on the international version), Nokia (stock android) and Samsung (custom interface, custom apps). I currently use an old S7 and a Note 2 on the side. So I am not fully up to date on modern Samsung phones but I generally like that the default apps are not immediately saving everything to the cloud, which would be fine but causes issues when deleting photos that just come back later, even though you deleted several times already.
    That aside, there are significant differences in hardware but those are not manufacturer specific except for some odd feature like bending screens etc. When designing and building a smartphone, manufacturers have choices in screens, motherboards, ram configs, wireless chips etc. It's like ordering a pre-built pc and putting your label on it. So there are no real unique features that only one manufacturer will offer these days except for some really odd ones (see gaming phones). What it really comes down to is what you want or like. Some phones are slimmer, some are wider, some are taller some have more some have less storage. 
    Useful unique features could be the S-Pen on Samsung Note devices and Sony's waterproof phones that work really well underwater. Other than those, the phones have become really close to each other in terms of features and capability. The cameras are not all created equal and getting a phone with a better one (look at reviews) could make a huge difference if do more than taking snapshots. What's sad is that the 3.5 mm headphone jack can now be considered a unique feature as well. 
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    Applefreak reacted to Vishera in Ransomware attack aftermath   
    1.Never pay ransom
    2.Always backup your data
    3.Keep the backup offline,don't connect it to your PC when you don't have to
    4.Properly wipe the drive and start a new.
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    Applefreak reacted to jaslion in Ransomware attack aftermath   
    REINSTALL IT NOW.
     
    Like full wipe a reset via the windows settings DOES NOT DELETE ALL FILES. That ransomware can easily still be on the system right now and go into action again. So get a usb stick, put windows 10 on it via the windows media creation tool, select custom install, delete and format all partitions and reinstall all that is needed.
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    Applefreak got a reaction from FakeKGB in £750 PC Build   
    Only problem, that graphics card is currently sold at around £700 to £1100. You may be better off getting a used pc and upgrading some parts. If you can, use that laptop a while longer until card prices drop to normal levels again and you have a bit more money to play with. That being said, you could theoretically play with the Intel UHD graphics that's baked into the processor. Gamers Nexus did a video recently showing fps using onboard Intel graphics. Given your choice of games that's probably not a bad idea until you can get a proper graphics card for near to MSRP prices.
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    Applefreak reacted to FakeKGB in hashrate on riser low   
    It depends on what PCIe revision is.
    If it's PCIe 1.0, it's 250 MT/s.
    If it's PCIe 2.0, it's 500 MT/s.
    If it's PCIe 3.0, it's 1000 MT/s.
    If it's PCIe 4.0, it's 2000 MT/s.
    Big difference.
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    Applefreak got a reaction from FakeKGB in hashrate on riser low   
    Compared to what? Is that a PCI-e 1.0 X1 Riser cable, if so it will hold your card back quite a bit.
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    Applefreak got a reaction from SignatureSigner in hashrate on riser low   
    Compared to what? Is that a PCI-e 1.0 X1 Riser cable, if so it will hold your card back quite a bit.
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    Applefreak got a reaction from Downkey in First time PC building   
    Your list is set to private, we can't read it.
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    Applefreak got a reaction from SignatureSigner in First time PC building   
    Your list is set to private, we can't read it.
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