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Eric Kazer

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    Eric Kazer got a reaction from Bombastinator in Prime 360M-A BSOD problem when online.   
    BSOD said possible cause HWINFO 64. Just removed it.
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    Eric Kazer got a reaction from kirashi in Microsoft pulled the 2004 Feature update.   
    For now I will keep it on 1909. There probably is something wrong if I can't get Media Creation Tool media on a flash drive to install. I have tried everything for those 2 PCs.
  3. Funny
    Eric Kazer got a reaction from kirashi in Microsoft pulled the 2004 Feature update.   
    Hi,
    Microsoft pulled the 2004 feature update. I tied to install it on one of my computers. It's blocked. I tried the one under the Insider update and it was unstable in that it was popping up Cortana Sign in. It was pulling me out of maximized windows every time it came up. Disabling it in Start-Up did not work. Stopping the service also did not work. I had to roll-back to 1909.
     
    The Feature update that was pulled was stable enough to use. The Insider Evaluation version is stable but not usable because of the Cortana sign in window.
     
    I strongly oppose using the Insider Update as of 7-15-2020 be cause of Cortana. It will pull you out of a full screened game. That's not good.
     
    The 2004 that was pulled has problems with the Disk Optimizer tool, but works fine otherwise. The OS won't even allow updating though a flash drive. I think Microsoft is working on it.

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    Eric Kazer got a reaction from bmx6454 in Watch this video before Updating to Windows 10 2004.   
    I have this Issue too. Link is below.
     
    Britec Video
    -Removed-
  5. Like
    Eric Kazer got a reaction from DaJakerBoss in Dell Optiplex 7010 SFF in standard case.   
    Hi,
    The reason I am writing this is because of the front IO. I was able to get the rest working. 
     
    The fans:
    For the CPU fan I mounted the front fan from the original case to the CPU Cooler with one screw and just plugged that into the CPU fan port on the motherboard.
     
    For the front fan I had a fan the I already hacked the wiring on that I had in my Dell Optiplex 330. The wiring and the plug are the same.
    Black to black, Red to Red, Blue to Blue, Yellow to Yellow or White. Depend on who made it. Original fan in Optiplex 330 was Matsushita. The Yellow and the blue are critical because one is tach signal and on is fan control. Black ground or negative, and Red Positive. 
     
    For the CPU Heatsink:
    I right now am use the original cooler with a universal backplate from a Corsair H60 cooler to secure the heatsink to the CPU. It works the same way that the standoffs on the Optiplex's chassis do for the CPU cooler mount. Clears all of the solder points on the motherboard and has teflon spacers.
     
    The PSU is a Corsair 500 watt unit. Just plugs in like any other board. 
     
    The motherboard mounts with 6 standoffs and screws.
     
    The power switch is out of the Optiplex.
    It was the right cable length, no need to modify switch or cable. I did however mod the case to accept the switch. Just pop off the button and put the cable through the front of the font panel. It's crude but it works. Connector has 5 wires and a really small plug.
     
    Now for the part that I need help with.
    I need to get the front IO part done. It looks like I need a front USB3 extension cable for Motherboard to Motherboard out with pin 20 removed to plug the dell cable into it. 
    The audio cable is a problem to. Also Front IO has a HDD light on it too and whatever Dell did with wiring to produce error message.
     
    Machine runs and boots after pressing F1 to dismiss error message. No error about fan failure after installing modded fan.
     
    I also remove the hard drive bay form the case and used a Icy Dock 2.5" x2 to 3.5 " drive adapter. I secured it to the bottom of the case.
     
    Dell did a good job of complicating things with the front IO. I will have to make a front IO panel for USB, Audio and HDD activity light. Also while using Dells wiring and extending it.







  6. Like
    Eric Kazer got a reaction from ShrimpBrime in Dell Optiplex 7010 SFF in standard case.   
    Hi,
    The reason I am writing this is because of the front IO. I was able to get the rest working. 
     
    The fans:
    For the CPU fan I mounted the front fan from the original case to the CPU Cooler with one screw and just plugged that into the CPU fan port on the motherboard.
     
    For the front fan I had a fan the I already hacked the wiring on that I had in my Dell Optiplex 330. The wiring and the plug are the same.
    Black to black, Red to Red, Blue to Blue, Yellow to Yellow or White. Depend on who made it. Original fan in Optiplex 330 was Matsushita. The Yellow and the blue are critical because one is tach signal and on is fan control. Black ground or negative, and Red Positive. 
     
    For the CPU Heatsink:
    I right now am use the original cooler with a universal backplate from a Corsair H60 cooler to secure the heatsink to the CPU. It works the same way that the standoffs on the Optiplex's chassis do for the CPU cooler mount. Clears all of the solder points on the motherboard and has teflon spacers.
     
    The PSU is a Corsair 500 watt unit. Just plugs in like any other board. 
     
    The motherboard mounts with 6 standoffs and screws.
     
    The power switch is out of the Optiplex.
    It was the right cable length, no need to modify switch or cable. I did however mod the case to accept the switch. Just pop off the button and put the cable through the front of the font panel. It's crude but it works. Connector has 5 wires and a really small plug.
     
    Now for the part that I need help with.
    I need to get the front IO part done. It looks like I need a front USB3 extension cable for Motherboard to Motherboard out with pin 20 removed to plug the dell cable into it. 
    The audio cable is a problem to. Also Front IO has a HDD light on it too and whatever Dell did with wiring to produce error message.
     
    Machine runs and boots after pressing F1 to dismiss error message. No error about fan failure after installing modded fan.
     
    I also remove the hard drive bay form the case and used a Icy Dock 2.5" x2 to 3.5 " drive adapter. I secured it to the bottom of the case.
     
    Dell did a good job of complicating things with the front IO. I will have to make a front IO panel for USB, Audio and HDD activity light. Also while using Dells wiring and extending it.







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    Eric Kazer got a reaction from amdorintel in Ultra Blu Ray is disappointing   
    Not only do I need a Ultra Blu Ray drive, I also need a I7 Kaby Lake CPU. F---ing DRM bullshit. I can see need to upgrade a drive, but I shouldn't need to upgrade a whole system for a format. They should have a software mode to use a Ultra Blu Ray disc. I can run GTA 5 at a respectable frame rate, but I can't watch a Ultra blu Ray. I wonder if Ryzen can do it. This is how they are destroying the movie industry. Bend over to watch 4k. The Hoovers are on. Also, $40 per disc last time I looked. It is a decently specced system and does 4k Youtube like nothing.
     
    DRM is loss of freedom. Everything is designed to cost more and more money. Who wants to jump 4 generations if CPU and motherboard to watch a different format. Or buy another playback machine for one format every 4 years at the average of 400 dollars per machine.
     
    I would rather spend money on content. I should only have to buy drive and monitor, not whole setup. at $1200 plus.
     
    Hope there is a crack to get playback.
     
     
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    Eric Kazer got a reaction from kelvinhall05 in I bought a Dell Optiplex 7010 for $110 US   
    I bought this Optiplex 7010 on Newegg for 110 dollars with a i7-3770, 2 8gb STICKS OF MEMORY @ 1600MHz, and Downgraded it to a I3-3240 and installed a 1050 ti MSI low profile card. I upgraded the memory to 10 GB and used the 8 from it to upgrade another PC to 16 GB. 
     
    The MSI card goes for 189 dollars on Newegg. The optiplex is sold out. the link is
    https://www.newegg.com/p/1VK-0001-11892?Item=9SIADZE9YM9517&nm_mc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel&cm_mmc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel-_-Content-_-text-_-
     
    They might get it back. It's a awsome deal. Best that I have seen for 110 dollars.
     
    I clean installed Windows 10 pro and was able to activate it with the key that was on the machine which was a Windows 7 Pro key. Great deal if it comes back.
     
    Made for a quick build. Probably cheapest of the year.
     
    Use it for parts or use it for a build, I7-3770 is still a good CPU.
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    Eric Kazer got a reaction from Catsrules in I bought a Dell Optiplex 7010 for $110 US   
    I bought this Optiplex 7010 on Newegg for 110 dollars with a i7-3770, 2 8gb STICKS OF MEMORY @ 1600MHz, and Downgraded it to a I3-3240 and installed a 1050 ti MSI low profile card. I upgraded the memory to 10 GB and used the 8 from it to upgrade another PC to 16 GB. 
     
    The MSI card goes for 189 dollars on Newegg. The optiplex is sold out. the link is
    https://www.newegg.com/p/1VK-0001-11892?Item=9SIADZE9YM9517&nm_mc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel&cm_mmc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel-_-Content-_-text-_-
     
    They might get it back. It's a awsome deal. Best that I have seen for 110 dollars.
     
    I clean installed Windows 10 pro and was able to activate it with the key that was on the machine which was a Windows 7 Pro key. Great deal if it comes back.
     
    Made for a quick build. Probably cheapest of the year.
     
    Use it for parts or use it for a build, I7-3770 is still a good CPU.
  10. Like
    Eric Kazer got a reaction from PlayStation 2 in I bought a Dell Optiplex 7010 for $110 US   
    I bought this Optiplex 7010 on Newegg for 110 dollars with a i7-3770, 2 8gb STICKS OF MEMORY @ 1600MHz, and Downgraded it to a I3-3240 and installed a 1050 ti MSI low profile card. I upgraded the memory to 10 GB and used the 8 from it to upgrade another PC to 16 GB. 
     
    The MSI card goes for 189 dollars on Newegg. The optiplex is sold out. the link is
    https://www.newegg.com/p/1VK-0001-11892?Item=9SIADZE9YM9517&nm_mc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel&cm_mmc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel-_-Content-_-text-_-
     
    They might get it back. It's a awsome deal. Best that I have seen for 110 dollars.
     
    I clean installed Windows 10 pro and was able to activate it with the key that was on the machine which was a Windows 7 Pro key. Great deal if it comes back.
     
    Made for a quick build. Probably cheapest of the year.
     
    Use it for parts or use it for a build, I7-3770 is still a good CPU.
  11. Funny
    Eric Kazer got a reaction from amdorintel in My most painful PC Build... - ROG Rig Reboot 2019   
    Entertaining!
  12. Funny
    Eric Kazer got a reaction from r2724r16 in Can We make a Desktop run hotter than a Apple laptop?   
    For the start, 
    Rosewill FBM-01 case Very small.
    Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H Motherboard
    MSI HD 7970 GPU
    2 Optical drives to reduce space in the case
    HX 850 PSU if it will fit
    4GB DDR2 800 MHz RAM
    Windows XP because of heavy system resource use and inefficiency
     
    Case size 13.78" Hight, 6.89 Wide, 13.86" Deep 
    Will try to cram a HD7970, HX 850, AMD 1090t CPU with a small aluminum heat sink, and 2 optical drives to see how hot it can get. It will make a good space heater if it does not catch fire. I would use FX, but they are all in use still. I will post after I have fun building the stupidest thing I can come up with. Just building it for pun and fun. Trying to have the shittyest ventalation possible. Really trying to build on current case offerings. Should be interesting. Lets see how stupid this can be.
     
    Again,
    Just for Pun and Fun.
     
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    Eric Kazer got a reaction from LogicalDrm in Will it fit on a HP 3500 Pro Motherboard?   
    I got piissed of and used sheet metal screws that fit extremely snug and got the brackets to bottom on the black spacers. Right now I've been stress testing with CPUz and it has so far after 20 minutes hit Max of 66c on package. I think that is cooler than the stock Itel was idling. So far Nothing has snapped. At 8:40 I will stop and see temps drop. I start 10 after 8. It hit 67c. I am giving time to drop It's already in 40's and dropping. High 30s at 8:42.  It's in mid to high 30's now. Around 35 to 38c. Cooler is keeping up. Way better than Intel stock cooler. Now at 8:47 after stopping test 33 to 35c. Hope those screws hold up, and I am not proud of using that beefy stock back plate with sheet metal screws.
     
    See if a Heaven test can break it. Doing bench mark to see if system will heat things up with CPU. Scored 1575 in 1080p on High. CPU was in 40s when I left Heaven. Card hit 72c. I will see GTA 5 after I eat dinner. I was getting 60 FPS on High settings with stock. Just High no very high setting. Should use CPU and GPU to make heat. Max on CPU did not hit anywhere past 67c and GPU did not go past 72 c from other tests. This was after 30 minutes of GTA 5.  Case is cool to touch too. Much better results.
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    Eric Kazer got a reaction from oskarha in Upgrading the HP Pro 3500   
    I have a I7-3770,16 GB @1333 MHz memory, GTX 1050 TI, Fatality sound card, and a Wi Fi PCIe card. It runs GTA 5 on High settings at 1080p at 60FPS. 
     
    I did need to upgrade the CPU cooler to a Noctua NH-L9x65 for the CPU. It was throttling when I would run GTA 5 at 80c. Upgrade that stock cooler, it is not enough. I also have my case which is a old d220 MT HP Compaq case, with 2 Noctua 120mm fans to help with cooling and I upgraded to a 95 MM fan in the back exhaust. Now it maxes at 65c for CPU and GPU. Also it is silent.
     
    I did not like the HP Pro case. It did not have a floppy drive bay for my card reader, and I needed 2 5 1/4 bays for my Bluray drive and front audio panel for the Fatality sound card.
     
    Everything in that PC is used with the d220 MT case. I couldn't do that with the stock HP 3500 Pro case. Font panel is solid plastic. It also has only one bay for optical drive. That would heat up with a I7-3770. It takes a lot to cool it. OH yes, 16 GB Memory. Corsair Vengeance 1866 running at 1333 MHz, no XMP support by board. No official support for 16GB, only 8GB, but it works. It's maxed out. Except for GPU. Might try a GTX 1660 one day. Corsair VS 500 for PSU. Don't see a need for anything larger. 
     
    With I7-3770 instead of I3-3240 cooling is critical. It will hit 80c+ with the I3 cooler that was on the board even though it does have official support.
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    Eric Kazer got a reaction from oskarha in Upgrading the HP Pro 3500   
    Also I should say that rebuilding the prebuilt might have more value like I did it. Cabling not the best because I have 2 SSDs and a hard drive in it. Also molex for card reader. Only one I could get with 4 USB 2.0s on it. PSU is a mess, but it works.


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    Eric Kazer got a reaction from dgsddfgdfhgs in Ugliest PC GPU just for humor.   
    I also have one with a Noctua fan. Dead silent, but ugly. Had same fan issue. Grinding sound.
  17. Funny
    Eric Kazer got a reaction from i_build_nanosuits in Ugliest PC GPU just for humor.   
    Like my cajigered HD 6870 GPU that I rigged because XFX's solution failed. Ugly Fan is better than grinding small fan. Caution open fan blades, and ugly too. Man terrible. It ran cooler. Also adjustable fan speed. That's what the wire is sticking off of it. Oh, Also note th bent heat pipes. Lyle would approve. Note the static free environment.

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    Eric Kazer got a reaction from Cyberspirit in I thought and it May still be 1809   
    Also I do not have matching bands of memory. It is running with stability. I hope I don't get hit with the Activation thing. This PC does have Windows 10 Pro.
    Also again, 4K resolution. Blurry camera.
  19. Informative
    Eric Kazer got a reaction from Cyberspirit in I thought and it May still be 1809   
    I remember saying that I was getting jitter in 4K on Youtube. I had the computer in Power Saving Mode in the UEFI BIOS. That means that CPU cores were dropping to 1.8 GHz. With the computer set to Normal Mode they are resting at 4.1 to 4 GHz. That is enough to cause 4K video Jitter and other weird issues. I would think that 4K should work fine with the CPU running at a steady speed. Drops below 2 GHz will more than likely cause hitches in video playback at 4K. May explain why 2K was fine. It seems happy with Generic 1600 MHz memory. I just Changed power setting back to normal. I forgot that I had it in power saving.
     
    Also BIOS is version 1608 which is the last BIOS that ASUS made for SABERTOOTH 990FX. The BIOS is old as hell released sometime in 2012. I think that the Hardware is getting to be too old at this point. 
     
    Anyway,
    I am still not getting BSODs or drive errors that can be caused by memory stability.
  20. Funny
    Eric Kazer got a reaction from JZStudios in Rant Rant Rant   
    Pics.





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    Eric Kazer got a reaction from Mattias Edeslatt in My XP Build everyone hates   
    I got a card reader with a Floppy drive for comical effect. The floppy reads and writes. It was only 20 dollars, no big loss. It also plays Blu-Rays.

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    Eric Kazer got a reaction from Jtalk4456 in My XP Build everyone hates   
    It plays mine sweeper.
     
    Q9550 is available.
     
    Have Many Corsair PSUs including a couple VS 500 PSUs. 

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    Eric Kazer got a reaction from kelvinhall05 in My XP Build everyone hates   
    I built a XP Gaming rig for old games. I wanted no drop in frames. I also wanted to have EAX support though a Digital Output. I used newer and older hardware.
     
    I have: 
    A crappy 300 watt Lite On PSU
    E8500 Intel CPU running @ 3.16GHz Because yeah Core 2 Duo
    Asus duel fan 750TI (powerful as hell with Direct X 9c in Windows XP
    G Skill Memory running at 1333 MHz which is supported on the old MoBo
    Asrock G41C-GS R2.0 Motherboard
    1 TB 2.5 inch hard drive from a Seagate portable HDD. Cheap/works
     
    A somewhat simple system. Also having some generic HP DVD/CD writer. It has cable may ham. Only because I plan to change the PSU to a Corsair VS-500 that is more appropriate. Cables are all over. Also because I have a Duel Molex to 6 pin PCIe adapter that should not be. 
     
    I could not get other pictures of the sound card and RAM. case is too small to get a good shot of that.
     
    It does run cool. No heat issues.
     
    Oh, it does run Crysis and GTA 3,4, and Lost Episodes.
     
    I have yet to test out the Digital Out on my Sound card with my 7.1 surround receiver. I am waiting an a 3.5mm jack to RCA adapter so I can connect the Digital IO to the Receiver and be able to decode Dolby Digital and DTS from it. It does support full SPDIF. Also sounds awesome if I remember right.
     
    The Mother board also supports Floppy. Funny what Asrock did. 
     
    Some of the problems I had where from not reading the Manual. There was a jumper to adopt 1333 MHz memory. I was having stability issues till moved the jumper. After that it seems to run fine.
     
    Just a cheap ordinary build from yesterday and today. I might also install a 64 bit OS. Maybe Windows 7 and upgrade to Windows 10. I think that it can still be done. It would give the best of both worlds. Also justify the 8 GB of Memory.


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    Eric Kazer got a reaction from kelvinhall05 in My XP Build everyone hates   
    I should say not GTA 5 because of 32 bit, Direct X 9c limitation. GTA 5 is a 64 bit, Direct X 10 minimum game. I found that out when there was no install button on steam. 
     
    PC does not browse with any thing except to get updates from known sights on Chrome. Example is Malware Bytes and Spy Bot Search and Destroy. No cloud no bullshit. No One Drive.
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    Eric Kazer got a reaction from Lurick in My XP Build everyone hates   
    I built a XP Gaming rig for old games. I wanted no drop in frames. I also wanted to have EAX support though a Digital Output. I used newer and older hardware.
     
    I have: 
    A crappy 300 watt Lite On PSU
    E8500 Intel CPU running @ 3.16GHz Because yeah Core 2 Duo
    Asus duel fan 750TI (powerful as hell with Direct X 9c in Windows XP
    G Skill Memory running at 1333 MHz which is supported on the old MoBo
    Asrock G41C-GS R2.0 Motherboard
    1 TB 2.5 inch hard drive from a Seagate portable HDD. Cheap/works
     
    A somewhat simple system. Also having some generic HP DVD/CD writer. It has cable may ham. Only because I plan to change the PSU to a Corsair VS-500 that is more appropriate. Cables are all over. Also because I have a Duel Molex to 6 pin PCIe adapter that should not be. 
     
    I could not get other pictures of the sound card and RAM. case is too small to get a good shot of that.
     
    It does run cool. No heat issues.
     
    Oh, it does run Crysis and GTA 3,4, and Lost Episodes.
     
    I have yet to test out the Digital Out on my Sound card with my 7.1 surround receiver. I am waiting an a 3.5mm jack to RCA adapter so I can connect the Digital IO to the Receiver and be able to decode Dolby Digital and DTS from it. It does support full SPDIF. Also sounds awesome if I remember right.
     
    The Mother board also supports Floppy. Funny what Asrock did. 
     
    Some of the problems I had where from not reading the Manual. There was a jumper to adopt 1333 MHz memory. I was having stability issues till moved the jumper. After that it seems to run fine.
     
    Just a cheap ordinary build from yesterday and today. I might also install a 64 bit OS. Maybe Windows 7 and upgrade to Windows 10. I think that it can still be done. It would give the best of both worlds. Also justify the 8 GB of Memory.


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