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About mpsparrow

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    not so tech tech guy
  • Birthday July 25

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  • Interests
    web design, coding, micro controllers, computers and servers, networking


  • CPU
    i7-6700k @ 4.4GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z170-A
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1060 3GB
  • Case
    Corsair 200R
  • Storage
    Crucial MX300 2.5" 525GB SSD
  • PSU
    EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Semi Modular
  • Display(s)
    DELL S2340L + x2 LG 25UM58-P
  • Cooling
    Corsair H60
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 Red
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Sound
    Audio Technica M20x
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
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  1. I think that issues was just for the ThinkPads, good thing to check quick though. I don't really know what I mean by "good" to be honest. I guess I just always fear when I buy a laptop that I'm going to miss something in the details that is going to end up being a huge deal breaker once I get the laptop.
  2. I found the Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" model which seems to fit most of my requirements, I don't know if it is a good machine or not though.
  3. like 4.5lbs would be my max. I'd prefer something more in the 3.5lbs range
  4. I already have looked into that and the recommendation it really just anything that isn't integrated graphics. Most of the programs are not GPU intensive, but they will benefit from a bit of GPU power. Also having a small GPU will give me the possibility to game (Rocket League, CSGO, Minecraft) in a pinch. I have my more than powerful desktop at home if school requires me to run a really intense program by any chance. This laptop is more just to get by while I am at school.
  5. Hmm... I hadn't come across that laptop yet. Would be more then powerful enough, although I don't think I could deal with the 2.4KG weight and also the GPU is dare I say overkill!?! I feel like a GPU that powerful is just going to ruin the battery life and also I will never really use all its power. Also looking for something preferably a bit more slim.
  6. I am looking for a laptop to replace my current 5+ year old ASUS laptop (dual core i7, 128GB SSD, 8GB) because it just ain't cutting it any more for the more intense programs and software I am required to run in Computer Engineering. It also likes to blue screen randomly because the SATA connector it slowly breaking Requirements: - $1000 -$1500CAD - 12GB+ of ram (8GB just isn't quite enough for some things.... ) - 500GB+ SSD - a powerful 4 core CPU (i.e. 8th-10th gen i5/i7) - Ideally some sort of dedicated GPU. Something like an MX250 to help with some mod
  7. @Praesi I run a lot of CPU intensive simulations and tasks for school. I do game but it is probably only like 10% of the time when using my computer. I'm planning to upgrade to Ryzen 2nd or 3rd gen. I figure if I sell it all for around $200 or so CAD it will basically pay off an upgrade with these Black Friday sales.
  8. How much do you think my i7-6700k with ASUS z170-a and Corsair h60 would sell for? Owned them for about 2.5 years and looking to upgrade now. Got the original packaging for them all. I live in Canada (Ottawa to be more specific). I'm just wondering what a ballpark price could be if I am going to sell them. Thanks ?
  9. I'm at school most of the day so I set it up to run all night and then while I am at school. Glad I am able to help in some way ?
  10. I mean he bought it a week ago so he could. I just feel like I could save him all the trouble....
  11. I mean I am not messing with the hardware so I don't see how it would void my warranty to plug a USB stick into the machine and wipe it.
  12. I don't think that is a hardware issue when it is working until you have the computer on for a few hours and watch the memory usage creep up. I think it is some sort of memory leak but it can only come from Windows because I have nothing else installed.
  13. Nope, nothing is open when this is happening. At most he has had maybe 3 tabs open.
  14. Everywhere it clearly shows 8GB of ram and when the computer starts up it is using the proper amount of ram that I would expect (2-2.5GB). So I doubt that is the problem.
  15. Brothers new Microsoft Surface Laptop. i5 processor, 8GB of ram, 256GB SSD. Literally got it a week ago and has don't very little with it. The only program he has loaded up is Firefox. That is literally it. Doesn't even have any files on it or anything. After a few hours of use the memory slowly creeps up to 99% usage. Then the laptop becomes unusable. Task manager doesn't show anything using that usage. Nothing is open and the usage is still at 99% using all 8GB. Once you reboot the laptop it goes back to its normal like 2.5GB of ram usage and then slowly starts creeping up using