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About kb5zue

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  • Location
    California, Land of Humboldt Gold
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Making custom built computers and computer repair
  • Biography
    Retired Air Force, veteran of both Vietnam and Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield. During Air Force years, stationed in Thailand, Philippines, Spain, Germany, United Arab Emerites, US Embassy Taipei Tiawan, Guantanmo Bay Cuba for the Haitian Refugee Boat Lift and a few side trips to places I can't remember.
  • Occupation
    Airborne Radio Communications EC-135, Retired Air Force


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
  • Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix B550-F Gaming
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 16Gig (2x8) with room to increase
  • GPU
    Radeon RX590 ROG Strix Gaming 8G
  • Case
    CoolerMaster Mastercase Maker 5t
  • Storage
    Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 1TB
  • PSU
    Corsair RM1000x
  • Display(s)
    LG 32MN60T-B IPS 32inch Monitor
  • Cooling
    Coolermaster V8 GTS
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Gaming K68 RGB
  • Mouse
    Logitech Wireless M720
  • Sound
    Bose Companion 5 / Bose SoundTrue Headphones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
  • Laptop
    None, it was 10 years old and went KAPUT!
  • Phone
    Wouldn't you like to know.

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  1. Obviously the screws that you used are too long. Did you use the screws that came with the mount or something else. The manual/instruction sheet should say what the max length of the screws should be.
  2. When trying to set up my bluetooth headphones I ran across this device in the "Other Devices" in the settings of my system. It says it is "paired", but I can't seem to get rid of it. When clicking on the remove device button it refuses to delete. I have done a Google search but have not come up with anything that makes any sense. I did a search of my C: drive for anything labeled "ihoment*.*" and that search didn't come back with anything at all. Whatever it is the system won't let me "Remove device", so I'm at a loss as how to get rid of it. The system says it is "paired" but
  3. For $15-18 you can't expect a whole lot. If you like mechanical keyboards maybe you should try something by Logitech or Corsair. I have a Corsair Gaming K68 keyboard and it works great. They even replaced a couple of key caps after I lost two of them when blowing it out with the air compressor to remove dust. The folks at Corsair Support have been great people so in addition to a great keyboard they have great support. Can't go wrong with a combination like that. Sorry for the rant, just thinking maybe you should look at the alternatives to the keyboard that you have now.
  4. Is it a new SSD? Have you tried something like the AOMEI Partition Assistant? It may not (MHO) show up if it hasn't been partitioned yet. I would try the partition assistant to see if that helps. I use it for all my disk management needs. Be sure to download the FREE version. https://www.diskpart.com/download-home.html
  5. Regardless of whether or not it is legal, he should still be hung out to dry. Must my humble opinion.
  6. Many thanks to all that took the time to think about this and respond. I repair computers but don't have any business clients so don't really have any experience with iGPU's. Once again, thanks for taking the time to answer my question.
  7. One more thing is that when buying ram, I have found the best way to do it is to buy it in a package with two sticks instead of getting one stick here and one stick there sort of thing. That way you are more or less guaranteed they will work together. Mixing ram sticks is not recommended because of the problems they cause. Take Care and Good Luck.
  8. Just something to think about. Since most if not all, computers use graphics cards, then why do the manufacturers put graphics in the cpu? I have been thinking about this for a while and just can't seem to come up with a suitable answer. Is there something out there that would use onboard graphics better than using a video card? Inquiring minds want to know.
  9. Sounds like a neat idea with the trackers but don't you get tired of chasing them around all the time. I am using an AMD Radeon RX590 (same as a 1060 give or take) and it gets me by. Would love to upgrade to something like a 2070 or 2080 but either way, the money just isn't there right now. Used my stimm money for what is coming to day along with a new chair and a few odds and ends. GPU's are just too expensive right now.=
  10. Really don't see getting a new 3080 video card for only $700. As you can see from looking at the BestBuy webpage, they are out of stock. Likely to be that way for a LONG time unfortunately. Might want to look at availability before getting your hopes up to high.
  11. Computer ram is sort of like money. You can't have too much.
  12. Yea. I know. With the pandemic thing along with the trade embargo with China and the cryptocurrency miners driving the costs thru the roof its going to be a very L-O-N-G time before they ever come back to reality. Be my luck that won't happen until after I'm dead.
  13. I wish I could upgrade my GPU but hell will freeze over first before that will ever happen with the current prices.
  14. No, again I went with Asus on the mobo. I am getting an Asus ROG Strix B550-F Gaming, AMD Ryzen 7 3800x and Corsair Vengeance LPX 16Gb (2x8) DDR4 4000 (PC4-32000) C19. Next month I will be able to get another package of the same ram to upgrade the system from 16 to 32 gigs of ram. The board will support up to 128 gigs or ram but I can't justify spending the kind of money for something I would never use.
  15. I have (2x8) sticks of ram coming via FedEx this afternoon. I probably should have looked at Gskill before I made the order. I am a very happy camper today, my new motherboard, cpu, and ram is due for delivery today. It's going to be a nice upgrade.