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Everything posted by LukeS

  1. The issue for me would be a full-switch to Apple is too expensive. I don't have the budget for this tablet, and I can't use iMessage with my android phone. If I had the money, I would do a full-switch to Apple, however.
  2. Hello, So a bit of a backstory: I'm a 19 year old nursing student working as a full time with a private EMS company, part time with an HEMS (helicopter EMS) company, and a volunteer firefighter/EMT. With my jobs and such, I tend to be rough on my electronics. For my graduation gift last year, my parents got me a new HP Pavillion laptop. The motherboard died in the winter and it wouldn't turn on and had a screen issue. I sent it to HP, and they "fixed" it and sent it back. A few months later (during exams week) it broke again (same issues not as bad), and I was too late to request w
  3. Ah thanks. I'm not planning on running anything besides Siege (and going into my first full year of undergrad next year, probably won't be gaming much), so I'll check into the 980 (though iicr, they're $300+, which is wayyy out of my budget). And in reply to everyone about my PSU: It was a Christmas present and I didn't have to pay for it. That's all that I needed.
  4. Hey y'all, so I'm running a pre-built Desktop that I'm slowly upgrading (bought it all for $50 from a friend, upgraded to 8 GB of RAM total for $20, threw a Nvidia GT 730 in it for $70)... I'd love to upgrade it soon (once the GPU market becomes better/cryptocurrency stops), but I'm trying to decide what I should be looking for. My specs right now are: RAM: 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3 CPU: Intel i3 4130 3.40GHz Graphics Card: Nvidia 730 GT (2 GB vRAM) PSU: EVGA 500w (my grandparents got me this for Christmas to aid in my upgrade... I was at 300W before) If I c
  5. Hello, So up until Sunday, I was happily using Microsoft's Calendar app (synced with my gmail, outlook, and iCloud accounts), after they fixed a few major bugs last year. However, recently my iCloud account isn't being synced properly. I don't know if it's a settings problem or what, but it always says "Attention Required" and requires a password. I've done everything I possibly can- my iCloud Calendar works on the web version, my password is updated and correct, and my Windows 10 is up to date with the latest installation. All that said, Microsoft's Calendar doesn't work.
  6. My boy Anderzel talks about the good and the bad of the game here.Insert other media
  7. Try switching the monitors to see if it's a monitor issue. Probably just burnt out or a bad cable. Good luck and keep us posted.
  8. So it looks like this $150 desktop is turning into a $400-500 build pretty fast. Should I just bite the bullet and go for a low end gaming desktop which is Intel i5 or AMD's mirror?
  9. Let's pretend that I'm stupid or haven't worked on a PC in 2 years because my summers have been packed... So let's pretend that I don't know how to tell if the pin connectors comply with standard wiring or not. And let's also pretend that I don't know how to check what power supply I'd need... Just standard 8 GB or DDR3 RAM should do, right? What graphics card should I be looking at? I'm trying to spend as little money as possible.
  10. I actually don't mind running and HDD on my laptop; I spill enough chemicals and get bodily fluids on it from school and such (highschool student and EMT. Not weird at all). I'm a pretty big miser when it comes to computers, so I don't want to spend the extra money to get another SSD when I have half a thousand Laptop Harddrives lying around.
  11. So for years now, I've been wanting to build a PC. It hasn't worked out time wise or financially. Recently, my friend has decided to throw away his really junkie PC (attached is the model look-alike/mirror image. It is exactly this EXCEPT it only has 4 GB of RAM, not 8) (throwing away implies I give him $150). What I want to do is upgrade the RAM to either 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM and pump in my current laptop's SSD card (running a 250? GB SSD by Kingston). I'm currently running an Inspiron 15 3000 Series Laptop on 4 GB of RAM and "Intel "HD" Graphics". I believe buying t
  12. So I bought an xbox controller in January to play Minecraft Windows 10 edition with some buds of mine (We're grown up 17 year olds... Definitely...), and I noticed the rumble/vibration feature on the controller wasn't working. I didn't care too much, but I'm getting into some other games which actually use the tumbler features for a bunch of game play features... So at this point, it'd be nice for them to work. I couldn't find a troubleshooting program to test to see if they would work, and all that google showed me was that it worked in Windows 8.1, but no updates since then... Any ideas on h
  13. Hmmm interesting. If you think it is the SSD or RAM, remove them and put them back. They're normally on the outside of the laptop for easy access. Try doing that before doing anything else. Could your laptop frame be loose? I know that I've had laptops in the past where if I pressed against the case, the fan noise would be reduced because over time the casing became loose. A normal phenomena. Also, you noted that you put your laptop in your backpack. I don't know how your transport yourself, but I should mention that the jostling motion is enough to batter the laptop to be 'dropped
  14. Hello, First off, thank-you for submitting an actual sound link!!! It sounds like a fan is grinding imo. Have you dropped your PC recently? (Also, just for a fail of the day, it's a 7 second song clip that loaded on iTunes, super quiet, so I put my headphones on 100... Mistake was made when a Black Veil Bride song auto-played after the clip was up. RIP headphone user, me.)
  15. All my impulses say to report this thread for being spam...
  16. Hey man upload a video of the "sound" and we can help you after that. Otherwise, it seems like you don't know what it is at all. Either that or describe the sound. Is it oscillating? Whining? Metal on Metal? Plastic? Fat? Bouyant? Water/liquid? etc.
  17. Hmmm I'm not a big fan of Acer OR Asus.... Here's my tips for you: 1) Get an SSD- looks like you've done this. SSD's are not only faster, but you lose the risk of losing all your progress if you drop you laptop, which is bound to happen. 2) Don't put all you money into one. Modern laptops don't have a long shelf life. Get a chromebook if you think you will not need any big programs. 3) Get a touch screen/2-in-1. If you use Windows 10, you will need a touch screen to feel comfortable. This is opinion, but I've had 5 laptops in my whole life, and the ones with Windows 10 feel supe
  18. Don't feel bad, I was running off an old Toshiba laptop from 2002ish until 2 years ago when my parents got me a laptop for highschool. It does it's job, but runs games so slow I can't even game. I only play Dota because of graphics ... But I can do all my medic/medical classes online pretty well. Wifi chip has broken and I'm using a 100 yd Ethernet cord from the basement to my laptop for internet, but still, better than that Toshiba (2 GB RAM, no Graphics card, 1 USB plug in thing, non-existant 'battery')
  19. So I have a Dell Intel Core i3 Inspiron 15 3000 Series laptop. A lot of my friends have it as well. So far, all 7 of my friends who have the exact same model as me have all had the same issues: Drivers not working, harddrive corrupting 3 months after purchase, motherboard/BIOS exploding after 2.5 years of use, graphics freezing, TONS of useless "RAM" usage when not in use; all this led me to the question, what do YOU think the worse laptop being used today is? And if you're wondering, yes, my laptop has officially hit the mid-downhill slide today, so that's why I'm making th
  20. Looks like a server or something.
  21. @SteelSeries yet another successful attempt to twart Razer.
  22. Update: I bit the bullet and spent an added $30 to buy a Xbox 1 controller. Apparently Microsoft only allows the OS to recognize official Microsoft (not even Sony) controllers. How horrible! As a side note, does any one know why the rumble feature doesn't work on my controller?