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    Ethical Hacker


  • CPU
    Intel i9-9900k
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Extreme
  • RAM
    32GB Corsair Vengance RGB
  • GPU
    EVGA FTW3 GTX 1080 ti
  • Case
    NZXT H510 Elite
  • Storage
    512GB ADATA NVMe, 3x 1TB Adata XPG Gammix S11 NVMe, 3x 8TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair HX1200
  • Display(s)
    34" LG 21:9 IPS
  • Cooling
    NZXT Kraken X62 for CPU, Modified NZXT Kraken G12 and Kraken M22 for GPU
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 & Wacom Intuos Pro
  • Sound
    Logitech Z623
  • Operating System
    Pop_OS! 20.04
  • Laptop
    HP Spectre x360 with 512GB Adata XPG SX8200 NVMe and Thermal-Grizzly Kryonaut Thermal Compound

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  1. Has anyone figured this out yet? It's really annoying turning my VPN off just to sign into messenger and then turn it back on and everything remains working. Facebook is legit just blocking a sign in because I'm using a VPN, really messed up. I also don't have a Facebook and I need one to contact their tech support for a solution to this issue. I made my messenger account long ago with my phone number, no associated email or Facebook account because that wasn't required back then so I can't sign in with an email that doesn't exist on that account. I get the same result on my p
  2. After installing Windows the second time, I guess I didn't change the boot properties and I was able to boot from a linux live usb just by having it plugged in and it booted from it as t he first boot priority, I accessed the Windows partition from within Linux, deleted the .tgz files from the Windows Desktop directory, rebooted, and there was a BIOS splash screen again, Windows loading screen again, got back into the Windows desktop, ethernet works now.. What the actual F.. This is legit 100% a virus from Google. The .tgz files from Google Takeout are 100% the root cause of all of
  3. Yes I know, I'm saying it's gone from being accessed, the entire boot splash is gone, if I just let it boot up normally, it boots up to a black screen and just sits there, and the monitors don't come on at the login screen, there is no BIOS splash screen, no windows loading screen, nothing. If I hitting delete on boot while it's at the black screen, it just freezes the computer and it will stay at a black screen and nothing happens, I assumed at first that the BIOS isn't allowing video output with display port, so I tried with HDMI, still nothing, I tried hitting CTRL ATL DEL to reboot out o
  4. Yes I know, I'm saying the BIOS is gone, to enter the BIOS on a Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme Z390, you hit Delete, and F12 is for boot options, I've had this motherboard for a little over 2 years now and have been in the BIOS many many times, what I'm saying is when I boot the computer, my monitors don't turn on, they stay black and when they do turn on, the computer is already at the login screen, there is no splash screen anymore that says Aorus, there's no loading wheel when it's loading windows, nothing. It just boots, black screen, login screen, desktop. I've also just recreated the
  5. So far everything has remained working, everything is good, however the BIOS is gone on boot, there's no splash screen, nothing, monitors stay at no signal and then it jumps straight to the Windows login screen. I tried mashing Delete on boot and it just locked up on boot and stays at a black screen. I tried Shift+restart to get into the trouble shooting power menu and rebooting to UEFI Settings and it just reboots the computer back into Windows. Tried installing the Gigabyte BIOS settings app and that also does nothing, so like, yes, the computer is working, but now the BIOS is gone and there
  6. It's been working like this for just over a year now, all I did was wiped my computer to reinstall a fresh copy of Windows for a youtube video to demonstrate how to do something, and I updated to the latest BIOS before doing the clean install of Windows. I tried going back to the old BIOS but the problem seems to be there to stay. Also, after swapping NVMe's around, drive 3 is always the slow one no matter what I put in there, and just like I suspected. Drive 3, is M2M, that's the top M.2 slot that shares bandwidth with the SATA controller. So I don't know what the issu
  7. I'm going to swap the NVMe's around on the motherboard and come back to report findings because I just tried formatting all three NVMe's again, make ext4 partitions, drives one and two both show ext4 guid, and they say linux partition, and drive three I was able to get formatted, made an ext4 partition, it says guid now, but it says it's a basic filesystem. I'm literally doing the exact same process for all three drives, RAID is completely disabled in BIOS and I booted off of this live USB with AHCI so there is legit nothing RAID at all active in BIOS so this is entirely drive rela
  8. I decompiled the raid entirely, I turned off the RST Controller, I booted into a live USB of linux to check the NVMe's and I have the HDD unhooked so there is only three NVMe's active and nothing else. I checked in Disk's in Linux and two NVMe's are showing as NTFS and the third is just unallocated space with no format which I thought was really weird, I just formatted all three drives to test them as ext4 for the entire drives and I'm going to check to see if anything is wrong with them separately because there is now nothing RAID configured in the BIOS so this should rule out any
  9. RAID0 because 1TB NVMe's were on sale when I bought them so it was cheaper to buy three 1TB NVMe's instead of a single 2TB NVMe, and it's just for ease of use so everything is on one drive, and with the reliability of NVMe's I've never had issues running RAID before. My laptop which is a Zephyrus Duo comes with two 1TB NVMe's in RAID 0 from factory. The idea is to just have everything on one "drive" according to Windows so there is no confusion between which drive has what installed or what programs//files are on what, everything is on one and it's just a lot simpler to operate whe
  10. Okay no there's more issues, now that I have the BIOS on the latest F9j, where I was before, I restored optimized defaults just to get rid of any changes so it's right out of the box default and I can adjust from there for diagnostics sake. all I've done so far from default is disable CSM, saved and rebooted into BIOS again, changed the three PCIe storage devices which was port 9, 17, and 21 for my NVMe's, all of which are PCIe 3.0 devices. They are all RST Controlled, saved, rebooted, go to Intel Rapid Storage Technology to manually set up a new RAID, and my old RAID actually comes up for som
  11. I figured out the NVMe RAID config again, CSM was enabled again by default when I downgraded and upgraded BIOS versions so that's resolved, now when I go to SATA And RST Configuration it only shows the PCIe storage for the actual NVMe ports being used so the three actual devices come up now and can make an NVMe RAID again, however that one menu on the BIOS is still SUPER slow, like it legit takes multiple seconds just go scroll down from one selection to the next, so something is really wrong with the BIOS and it did this in older versions as well so something is still messed up here and I'm n
  12. Specs: i9-9900k stock clock, gigabyte aorus xtreme x390 BIOS F9j, 32GB (4x8GB) Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro, 3x ADATA XPG Gammix S11 Pro NVMe RAID0 in BIOS, 3x 8TB HDD Currently not hooked up for diagnostics right now. 1200w Corsair HX1200, EVGA FTW3 GTX 1080 ti. Currently running a clean install of Windows 10 from Microsoft that I just installed lastnight, using the same build and USB installer on my laptop right now and that's working fine, so it's not a bad install or Windows USB creation. So as of right now, my desktop and laptop are the same in terms of software, clean install, o
  13. I'm single now, so I'm going to try and look into this iMac again. It's been almost a year since I made this thread. Since posting this I did figure out a "solution" but it wasn't a very great one. Basically to put this blunt, you CAN'T run Windows 10 on this model of iMac, it's an issue with the GPU. That's probably why Apple only officially supports Windows 8.1 as being the highest supported OS for Bootcamp. So I just ended up wiping this and reinstalling macOS 10.13.6 and she used it like that to finish her degree, now that I have it back and she's gone. I need to ge
  14. I've edited the first post to include a video I just made of my build, the video was shot before I made the custom GPU so I'll have to make another video of the final build one day
  15. Before we get into this, I just want to point credit where credit is due, so first off, I would like to thank Wendell from Level1Techs, without his Guide and Video, I wouldn't have even know this was possible, and I would have just spend over $600 CAD on new NVMe's for no reason if I wasn't able to get this working. (I guess it pays to do your research before buying hardware) Next I would like to thank the people on /r/linuxquestions and /r/pop_os who were helping me out though this entire process start to finish. We can't forget about our very own @jdfthetech who also just happened to be