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PineyCreek

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    PineyCreek reacted to AngryBeaver in MSI Dragon Center almost caused a meltdown   
    So first off I know this software is junk, I just have it for the mystic lighting (also junk). Anyways I normally set the light profile and have it save the settings then disable it from running at boot. Well today I was doing a quick top off of fluid (just refilled the loop) and noticed it smelt hot, checked temps and the idle was 90c! I think I have it at shutdown at 92c. Anyways I noticed right away that the out side of my cpu block was burning hot (tube and fitting). 

    Thinking it was the waterblock somehow getting lose or shifting I pulled it off and did a remount. Looked in bios temps were a nice cool 29c, get into windows temps were good for about 30 seconds then BOOM 90c again. I went back again and checked bios, back to windows problem persisted, but this time I heard my pump which is on the pump header stop making the slight hum. Seeing temps rise I jumped up and grabbed a little laptop psu looking thing that I have setup with a molex/sata cable (with a fan controller on one) and powered the pump that way. Went through possible culprits and when I opened the Dragon center it gave me a quick notice it had changed the settings to recommended ones which turns on some Zero fan profile... that for whatever reason makes it so my pump will not run. After disabling it things seem to be back to normal, but this was a unexpected thing and I wanted to post for more visibility.

    Why dragon center would override my pump header on my motherboard from those being used in bios and completely turn it off is mind boggling to me.

    So now the real point of this thread. Has anyone else had similar issues? 
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    PineyCreek got a reaction from Kilrah in Can't screw in 3,5 drive in Phanteks p300a bay   
    It's a toolless tray.  I believe the nubs on the side should fit into the holes to secure the drive.  Check the case's manual on the second page...it says toolless (well, they meant to say toolless, but they've made a typo).
     
    https://www.phanteks.com/assets/manuals/PH-EC300A.pdf
     
    That's the purpose of the diagram on the decal in that earlier picture, but there's levers on the sides as well to act as tensioners I think.
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    PineyCreek got a reaction from bamchi in Are Molex splitters safe?   
    Used them for fans for years.  Used to use them for PATA hard drives once upon a time.
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    PineyCreek reacted to RONOTHAN## in Gaming Random Restarts   
    It is possible, check your CPU temps to confirm. If you're going up into the 80s and 90s with an AIO, that's your issue
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    PineyCreek got a reaction from AbydosOne in Converting sas to sata   
    There are signaling/voltage differences from my understanding.  SATA will work with a SAS controller usually, SAS drives will not work with SATA controllers.
    Here's a couple posts on them:
     
    https://superuser.com/questions/191681/can-sas-drives-work-on-a-sata-motherboard/191683
    https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?t=76013
     
    That being said, you can probably pick up an outdated LSI SAS controller relatively cheap, like on ebay.
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    PineyCreek reacted to LAwLz in Do Wireless servers exist?   
    You are not giving us enough information to answer your question. 
     
    Yes, "wireless servers" exist. A server is just any computer with server software on it. You could use your phone as a server if you wanted. 
    What matters is the purpose of the server, and you didn't mention that. 
    You need to explain these things before getting a good answer. 
    1) What is the reason you want a server? What purpose does it serve?
    2) What software are you going to run on it? 
    3) What is your budget? 
    4) Why do you want it to be wireless? 
    5) What does your network look like? 
    6) Where do you live so that we can check stores you're going to order from. 
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    PineyCreek got a reaction from TwistedChimera in SSD on the PSU shroud a good idea?   
    I'd stick it on the back of the motherboard tray, if for nothing else than you said the GPU is close to it.  Let your GPU breathe.  Even if it's not an obstruction...you have the space, and at least to me it'd be more aesthetically-pleasing to have the SSD out of view.
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    PineyCreek got a reaction from Sashkintosh in Can I use an EPS Connector as a 8-pin CPU one?   
    CPU 8 pin/4+4 pin is the EPS.  You're good.
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    PineyCreek got a reaction from GhostRoadieBL in Found the weirdest watercooler on amazon   
    It can be custom and exotic while still being garbage.
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    PineyCreek reacted to Electronics Wizardy in An almost $700 experimental RISC-V Mini ITX motherboard... I wonder who would buy it and why they would.   
    I mean it's a dev board, its not made to be a good value. If your making custom boards with those chips, that really isn't much cost to start on software dev work before your real hardware is ready.
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    PineyCreek got a reaction from metaleggman in Shenmue III has released on the Steam store and is on a severe discount.   
    Forklift Simulator 2020?
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    PineyCreek got a reaction from Wheresmehammer in Shenmue III has released on the Steam store and is on a severe discount.   
    Forklift Simulator 2020?
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    PineyCreek got a reaction from Commodus in Console Scalpers Are Being Robbed   
    I'd much rather scalpers effectively rob themselves by way of people simply not buying what they're trying to sell, not through violence.
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    PineyCreek got a reaction from Letgomyleghoe in USB Raid Using Thumb Drives?   
    I'd be shocked if it would be worth in terms of speed if it did work.  Further it's USB 2.0, but that's no guarantee of the speed of the chips inside.
     
    If you're trying it as a project for fun? Maybe? I wouldn't try it for anything you expect reliability or consistent speed from.
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    PineyCreek got a reaction from Letgomyleghoe in Processor stuck on cpu cooler :/   
    Twist at the corners, don't pull.  If it's that stuck, what did you use for TIM? Superglue?
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    PineyCreek got a reaction from malawar in Why is no one making nice rackmount PC cases   
    Just be sure to check the weight of your build vs the weight-rating of whatever shelving you're putting in your rack.
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    PineyCreek reacted to JS1983 in Cable modem losing downstream channels   
    Yeah I am lost on where to go from here.  The coax line I am on right now doesn't go through anything besides that one outside splitter like I said.  Hopefully when he comes back out he can figure something out finally.  Will let you know what happens if I can get them back out tomorrow.  Thanks again for the suggestions and help.
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    PineyCreek got a reaction from JS1983 in Cable modem losing downstream channels   
    That is rather curious...but the tech likely knows far more than me.
     
    Only other thing I can think of is that often they will recommend to test without anything else in the line (hence the splitters comment made earlier) but that can also include things like noise filters and surge protectors (i.e. running the coax through a surge protector that has those connections).
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    PineyCreek got a reaction from JS1983 in Cable modem losing downstream channels   
    Beyond what you've tried already (my issues with downstream channels were a combination of poor outside line installation and old modem), try removing any splitters you might have in the line to see if that solves the problem (either the cable company's inside their cable box or inside your house on the way to the modem).  I have had old splitters that didn't support a certain level of frequency that interfered with signal.  Also, when you replaced the modem, was it 1-to-1 replacement or was it a different (and hopefully newer/better) model?
     
    Also, to your note on weather making a difference: my old outdoor line problem was definitely more apparent in colder and hotter temperatures ('cause thermal expansion/contraction causing slight shifting) with weak/brittle physical connections.
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    PineyCreek got a reaction from kirashi in Cable modem losing downstream channels   
    Beyond what you've tried already (my issues with downstream channels were a combination of poor outside line installation and old modem), try removing any splitters you might have in the line to see if that solves the problem (either the cable company's inside their cable box or inside your house on the way to the modem).  I have had old splitters that didn't support a certain level of frequency that interfered with signal.  Also, when you replaced the modem, was it 1-to-1 replacement or was it a different (and hopefully newer/better) model?
     
    Also, to your note on weather making a difference: my old outdoor line problem was definitely more apparent in colder and hotter temperatures ('cause thermal expansion/contraction causing slight shifting) with weak/brittle physical connections.
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    PineyCreek reacted to gibbsy81 in Cable modem losing downstream channels   
    Are any of your neighbors next door to you (assuming they are on the same TAP) seeing any similar issues?
    Also which part of the world are you in? Cable/HFC networks around the world can be designed differently specifically around the amount of customers per optical node.
     
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    PineyCreek reacted to Spotty in Why does windows 10 takes unbearingly long to install.   
    Moved to Windows subforum.
     
    It should not take that long to install Windows. If it has been installing for 15 hours then it sounds like your storage drive is dead or the installer is corrupt.
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    PineyCreek got a reaction from james_bond in I got cheated while purchasing a Bluetooth headset   
    I bought a lovely Jabra-branded set of earphones on sale once; really good sound.  Working at my current job a couple of years later, I noticed a pair of headphones that was EXACTLY like mine, but didn't have a brand name on it.  After asking permission, I picked them up and checked them out.  No branding, same appearance, about 30% of the weight of the original, and the sound sucked.  Yeah, replicas are a thing...but if what you were sold was represented as an original unit, that's shady and illegal.  If they had said, do you like the LOOKS of Samsung products, they might get away with it.
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    PineyCreek got a reaction from SpiderMan in ASUS fighting an RMA over inconsequential scratch   
    Excellent news! (and you can say that in the voice of your avatar).
     
    If you're polite and persistent and in the right, then there's a good chance you can get what you want/need as long as the company's not garbage.
     
    I really wish the rest of the world had better consumer protection laws.  Like Australia...but minus the insane taxes and nanny oversight of video game and movie ratings.
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    PineyCreek got a reaction from Mark Kaine in ASUS fighting an RMA over inconsequential scratch   
    I would rather *censored* *censored* *censored*, thoroughly shoving it *censored* *censored* with a handful of rusty corncob holders than to ever deal with Gigabyte or ASUS's customer service again.  If I have a choice, I will never use or purchase a part or peripheral from them again that doesn't come with some form of external warranty (ex. take it back to the store rather than contact the OEM).
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