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About Tiberiusisgame

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  • Biography
    I had dial-up until college. I've been bitter ever since.
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  • CPU
    Intel i7 4790K (de-lid)
  • Motherboard
    EVGA Z97 Classified
  • RAM
    16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400MHz CL 11
  • GPU
    EVGA NVidia 1080Ti FTW3
  • Case
    Cooler Master HAF XB frame
  • Storage
    Samsung Evo 840 120, SSD RAID (2TB)
  • PSU
    Corsair AX860i
  • Display(s)
    ASUS ROG Swift
  • Cooling
    Corsair H80i GT
  • Keyboard
    Corsair RGB K70
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus RGB
  • Sound
    Corsair Vengeance H1500
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  1. Have you launched Event Viewer? That's the first place I'd go if you're running Windows.
  2. An excellent point. Caught me citing poor sources. Wikipedia lists the release date as May 27th, 2020. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_10_version_history
  3. The motherboard ports are for APUs. https://community.amd.com/thread/235864
  4. No kidding? My mistake. We're Enterprise so we lag. It's interesting that MS only posted the "What's New" on 2004 3 days ago. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/whats-new/whats-new-windows-10-version-2004
  5. 2004 was released officially 3 days ago and it isn't pushed via Windows updates automatically. But if he created the media after 7/13/2020, then it would be 2004, yes.
  6. So what display are you using now and what graphics card? And why wouldn't you list those in your original post?
  7. According to your profile, you're driving an ASUS PB278Q 27" with 970's in SLI. You haven't listed the Windows 10 installer but let's assume it's the latest, 1909 build. I had a similar ASUS display that recently died on me. I think the GSync module inside is finicky. Add to that An SLI config. I'd recommend pulling one of your cards for the install, or first, trying a different display just for the installation procedure. Also worth mentioning, I had a PG278Q paired with my 4th gen EVGA classified and it refused to display the BIOS. It had poor support for UEFI. B
  8. Factorio, Fallout 1, Fallout 2, Red Alert, Homeworld.
  9. One of my favorite tools from yesteryear, check out Karen's PowerTools. Karen passed away several years ago but her programming skills continue on. Check out https://www.karenware.com/powertools/karens-replicator-backup-utility. I've scanned the latest version with Virustotal.com and it has a clean bill of health. You can configure backup intervals to clone individual files, directories, or even drives, to a local or network resource. If the Windows server is sharing over SMB, just mount that share locally on your system and backup to that share. I'll briefl
  10. I have a similar model of laptop with limited integrated storage. Here's what I do to update it: 1. Backup everything you care about. 2. Grab your windows registry key using powershell, or whatever method you care for. in PS running as an admin, type: (gcim -Query 'select * from SoftwareLicensingService').OA3xOriginalProductKey 3. Follow Microsoft's guide to create a Windows installation USB. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/15088/windows-10-create-installation-media 4. Boot from the USB. Use the disk partition utility to delete all present partitions, then
  11. No, it's not safe to run older versions of Windows if you're going to put the computer on a network. Clicking a link isn't your only risk vector. Vulnerabilities inherent in older libraries can be exploited simply by visiting a compromised website, or by querying a DNS server, and Microsoft decided to package feature updates with security updates, ensuring your best bet is either to stick with Windows 10 and update regularly to maintain your security posture, or switch to a platform that doesn't work this way. This is the way.
  12. Once upon a time, I would have agreed with the "good enough" sentiment. But then, chips weren't running at GHz speeds and didn't contain throttling and burst technologies to manage heat to within a specific margin (consequently translating heat into performance). They also weren't pushed to their absolute thermal limits because a two-year runtime is considered acceptable, and there were no SoC's, increasing the complexity and heat sensitivity. Consider your GameBoy, if you ever had one. That plastic package chip has none of the technologies I mentioned. It runs at a specific frequency and gene
  13. I own a few of these drives and I just took a look at the label on two of them. My larger capactiy Samsung EVO was made in Korea. My small capacity EVO was made in China. Both of these drives are several years old. The performance difference is not dependent on the country of origin, but on the chip manufacturing process. SLC, MLC, TLC, etc. If you're worried about the performance of an SSD, run Crystal Mark and check it against known metrics for your drive.
  14. Are there negative aspects to applying thermal paste to a plastic chip package, like the CPU on a Raspberry Pi 2 which does not have an IHS? I appreciate your answer but before you respond, please consider the following: 1. I've researched this issue and have not found anything definitive either for or against it. All the equipment I've worked on use thermal pads on plastic packages, but then manufacturers shy away from thermal paste anyway, likely because it's expensive, messy, dries up, etc. 2. Please don't comment on why I need to cool a plastic package. There a