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TheJooomes

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About TheJooomes

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  • Location
    US Central Time
  • Gender
    Male

System

  • CPU
    i5 4590 3.3Ghz
  • Motherboard
    whatever's in an OptiPlex 9020 MT
  • RAM
    4x4=16GB dual channel
  • GPU
    Gigabyte Radeon RX 560 4GB
  • Case
    Dell OptiPlex 9020 MT
  • Storage
    128GB SATA SSD/2TB 7200rpm HDD
  • PSU
    stock OptiPlex 9020 MT unit
  • Display(s)
    HP 25es
  • Cooling
    mostly stock, but with an xbox 360 fan hacked as a front intake
  • Keyboard
    Rosewill RK-9000V2
  • Mouse
    Razer Abyssus V2
  • Sound
    SignStek Q5 interface/Onkyo TX-8220/pair of Modded Technics SB-CR33
  • Operating System
    Fedora Workstation
  • Laptop
    ASUS K53e

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  1. Lookup how to disable Fast Boot in Windows 10, it's almost always the culprit for power issues like this. So basically Fast Boot puts Windows into a deep hibernation when you shutdown so that it will boot up faster, and you force powering off the PC after an attempted boot makes it fully power off. You saying you have issues with sleep further makes me think it's Fast Boot screwing up things.
  2. Here's my main PC that I'm using right now... ...and here's my dream PC, each part was chosen for Linux compatibility and privacy. I'm a long way from actually getting it, and by then it'll be like using a Pentium 4 nowadays. Still a work in progress, and open to suggestions that help meet the goal for it. Realistically, it'll never get built though, but I can dream.
  3. Glad I saw this, I was looking at getting an SSD as a part in a future PC and the WD was the best deal for a 500Gb SATA SSD.
  4. Is the graphics card in the top PCIe slot? On most motherboards, lower slots run slower. If it is in the top slot, you might have a RAM speed bottleneck.
  5. At least to me, anything other than a front-to-back configuration doesn't feel right, but it's all personal preference. A dual-intake single-exhaust should be fine for all but the hottest of systems. I like to run slightly positive pressure bias, with the front fans running a little faster(or just being bigger than the rear one). I've taken a special interest in case air flow recently. I sketched this a while ago of a case concept, based on my own setup.
  6. Usually the software is the weakest link in the chain in terms of age and longevity. Windows just loves to slow down over time, and most Linux OSes have a relatively short lifespan in terms of support and modern application compatibility. Next to go is usually the battery.
  7. Not all these PCs with weird RAM configs are soldered. I once had this Acer Aspire which shipped with 4gb+2gb for a total 6gb of RAM, it had really sucky graphics performance for the lack of dual channel availability and all the sticks were removable.
  8. I choose Lenovo because of great Linux compatibility and good build quality. But some of their computers have soldered RAM which I can't stand for.
  9. I guess you could temporarily attach one end of a wire to a metal part of your chair, and the other end to a ground prong on an outlet. At least until you get a grounded mat. Or maybe just attach the wire to one of the outlet panel screws, that'd prolly be safer.
  10. I plan to get an old Thinkpad t440p. The whole suite of upgrades, 1080p IPS panel, the 550 touchpad mod, 500gb samsung SSD, 9 cell battery, with the laptop should be roughly $350-$380. It's got 4th gen Intel, which is the last generation to be socketed. Assuming I don't end up with any realtek or broadcom crap, it should make for the perfect linux laptop for me. I might even coreboot it one day.
  11. That is so awesome what you're doing. I've had the itch to build for a while and I don't have the money to scratch it.
  12. I'm gonna try to think of a few possible causes for this issue One of the CPU cores might have stability issues, see if the BIOS let's you disable cores and try just one running. A Windows update might have broken something. A graphics driver setting could be causing issues. Maybe Windows power plan settings? Try rearranging your RAM, weird stuff like that sometimes works in weird cases like this. Run the browser directly from the exe file. Something under the hood in Windows might be broken beyond repair.
  13. When you made the account during the Windows 10 setup, did you go with the Microsoft account or a local account?
  14. I'm guessing that Fast Startup is screwing with things, it's a Windows feature that puts your PC in a deep hibernation when you click shutdown for faster boot times. You said the issue happens every other time which makes me think that Windows is going into the hibernation whenever it gets an opportunity to "shutdown" properly, thus causing some conflict with the BIOS or some other firmware. Lookup how to disable Fast Startup, there's tons of articles, iirc there's an option in the Control Panel somewhere and there's a CMD command for it as well.
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