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About dcgreen2k

  • Title
    Toyota Fanatic, cruising in an '04 Corolla
  • Birthday Oct 01, 2000

Profile Information

  • Location
    Virginia, USA
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Cars, computers, and programming
  • Biography
    Currently in 11th grade and the IB Program, with an A in every class. I love cars.
  • Occupation
    Student, part-time lawnmower


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • Motherboard
    ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4
  • RAM
    2x8GB G.Skill Trident Z, 3200 C16
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti SC
  • Case
    In Win 101
  • Storage
    WD Blue 2TB 5400RPM and HP M700 120GB
  • PSU
    Corsair CX450
  • Display(s)
    Acer 24" 1080p IPS monitor, 60Hz
  • Cooling
    Cryorig H7
  • Keyboard
    Redragon Kumara (Red)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G602 and G303
  • Sound
    Kotion Each G1000
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 64 bit
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. Been a while since I last posted anything here... Right now I'm making plans to repaint my car during the summer, probably in white. I also need to get new tires for the rims I bought forever ago, since what's already on them is nearly bald and extremely dryrotted. I've already got a bit of experience with repainting parts since I had to sand and recoat the hood/roof to keep rust from spreading, and I painted them in black. They both turned out very nicely but the black paint made it easier to see where I paused during the painting, and doing it in direct sunlight definitely didn't help things
  2. Back when I had an old prebuilt PC, the thermal paste had completely dried up after 10 years of not being replaced and I didn't have much money. So, I did what any 13 year old would do and watched a video about thermal paste alternatives that I could find lying around the house, and that's how I ended up using a mixture of toothpaste and vaseline as thermal paste. It worked great and I haven't replaced it since.
  3. No, the games are separate based on which platform you buy them on, so the steam version will run on steam and the xbox version will run using whatever microsoft uses for that. It is possible to play with other people who have a different version of the game, though. Is that what you're asking?
  4. I got a Gigabyte RX 570 a while back and it's been great. It doesn't overclock very well past +100MHz, but it's pretty quiet and remains relatively cool while gaming. Honestly, the reason I bought Gigabyte over the other brands was because they sold the least expensive version.
  5. A lot of my friends still have that "AMD sucks" mindset, while I'm sitting here with a Ryzen 5 1600 and RX 570 playing all the games that they are at max settings and without any framerate issues, no cooling issues either. Every time I mention something about my setup, they like to make jokes about how it's terrible but it doesn't bother me.
  6. A couple days ago, I was finally getting my car inspected after dealing with the weird airbag issues, but it failed unfortunately. Turns out the seatbelt was frayed in a spot that I don't normally look at... I was kind of sad since I planned to take it on a roadtrip to a drift event on the fourth of July so I could show it off (also because it's pretty fuel efficient), but that of course didn't happen. Oh well On the other hand, I was still able to go and there were some pretty amazing cars participating in the event. I think there were 2 Skylines and 5+ S-chassis, 2 o
  7. To be fair, tearing everything down and going through every electrical connection is exactly what I did when my old car had a problem with the reverse lights not turning on. That issue alone took two months of (occasional) work, with me going up and down the car trying various fixes for a broken part I couldn't find. It's also the reason I hate working with the electrical systems on cars, 95% of the time I have no clue where to look!
  8. Thanks for the advice, turns out there was a broken contact on the connector for the seat position sensor.
  9. I did use a scanner, but it didn't find anything. The light is on all the time and isn't blinking to give a code either.
  10. Does anybody know how I can get rid of an airbag light that won't go away? I disconnected the wiring for the driver's seat occupancy sensor this morning while taking the seat out and that light turned on once I started the car again. Currently trying to see if there's a fuse for it that may have blown.
  11. Just saw this on Instagram, and I've never seen a gear messed up this badly before. Anybody know what could have done this?
  12. Does anybody know how well cheap dent remover tools like this work? I'm trying to remove a sizeable dent in my front fender and a small one on my door, and I'm not sure whether to get a simple suction cup tool or a crossbar dent remover. Here are some pictures to show what I'm working with. PS: Yes, I know my car has a ton of scratches, but I haven't had a ton of free time to fix that until now. This is what happens when both your parents are teachers and little kids run through the parking lot with their backpacks on every single day . I swear it looks better in perso
  13. I actually saw one of these at an antique car museum a while back, and I was surprised to see how it was in such good condition!
  14. I found this on Youtube and thought it was pretty neat, he starts showing off the actual shifting at around 2:40.
  15. I usually have my monitor's brightness turned down quite a bit, makes the white parts of the screen much less irritating.