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    steelo reacted to Jamham in Upgrading my free PC to the best of its ability   
    Thanks for the input guys! Probably will save up just thought upgrading my cpu/motherboard to the best DDR3 compatible, thought it might have been an improvement in the meantime if I could get something with 4 cores 8 threads as opposed to being stuck at 4 cores. 
     
    Installed my the extra RAM yesterday and managing to get high settings on BFV at 1440 so it will probably do for now until I can save up for a new rig! 
     
    My first PC since about 2007, just been on 360/X1 since so I'm a bit rusty on my knowledge!
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    steelo got a reaction from Jamham in Upgrading my free PC to the best of its ability   
    I agree with jaslion...it's pretty pointless to spend a lot of money on 'upgrades', which will result in it still being a low-end system. Enjoy what you have - you stated that you're getting 60 fps with 1080 and 1440. Your current PC is far from the worst I've seen - I have a brother in law with Pentium D and Core 2 duo machines.  He insisted on upgrading the GPU in his core 2 duo to a rx 550 and still only gets maybe 25 fps playing world of warships on low. 🙄
     
    In the meantime, start saving for a new PC you can build and be proud of. Honestly, this may be a blessing in disguise. It is a REALLY bad time to buy PC components anyways.
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    steelo got a reaction from Letgomyleghoe in Windows 21H2 (2021 Update 2) will be a total overhaul of the OS (Codenamed Sun Valley)   
    Windows update has made my wifes PC unbootable twice in the past 3 months. Windows reset was unsuccessful and I've had to format the boot drive and reinstall Windows from scratch. It's really sad when an OS, which is supposed to make life easier holds your PC hostage because the developers force updates that end up breaking it.
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    steelo reacted to Devryd in Raspberry Pi 4 Pinout   
    No problem. I will try that then, thanks.
    I am currently building a gameboy "zero" but with a rpi 4. I took of the ethernet jack and the usb ports to get it to fit. now I need to connect the usb ports and the power directly to the board
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    steelo reacted to Devryd in Raspberry Pi 4 Pinout   
    Thats helpful, but there are not all points in this diagram, for excample, I cant find tp 17 there.
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    steelo got a reaction from kelvinhall05 in Raspberry Pi 4 Pinout   
    Good question...this is all I was able to find.
     
    https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/schematics/rpi_SCH_4b_4p0_reduced.pdf
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    steelo got a reaction from FakeKGB in Upgrading my free PC to the best of its ability   
    I agree with jaslion...it's pretty pointless to spend a lot of money on 'upgrades', which will result in it still being a low-end system. Enjoy what you have - you stated that you're getting 60 fps with 1080 and 1440. Your current PC is far from the worst I've seen - I have a brother in law with Pentium D and Core 2 duo machines.  He insisted on upgrading the GPU in his core 2 duo to a rx 550 and still only gets maybe 25 fps playing world of warships on low. 🙄
     
    In the meantime, start saving for a new PC you can build and be proud of. Honestly, this may be a blessing in disguise. It is a REALLY bad time to buy PC components anyways.
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    steelo reacted to jaslion in Upgrading my free PC to the best of its ability   
    Instead of spending month by month just save up. You are wanting A LOT from a low midrange system.
     
    Couple things:
    Your board only works with second and 3rd gen cpu's so no 4th gen. Also DO NOT GET A i5. It's beyond pointless as there is barely a performance increase and all new games need more than 4threads nowadays (except for some indies and such).
    Those old intels could not care at all if their ram ran at 1066 or 2133mhz in dual or single at worst you lost 3-4% performance if at all.
    Sli is dead dead. Do not do it not that you can as your gpu doesn't support it.
     
     
    My recommendation is simple really keep it as it is (if you don't have a ssd get that and if you need more storage get a 7200rpm drive) but otherwise keep it as is as upgrading this part by part will result in a worse system for more money spent than you just saving up for 10 or so months and then getting a proper upgrade.
     
    What do I mean with proper upgrade? Get of that old lga 1155 socket and move to something modern that will last your this console generation since you only want 60fps anyways. I know you don't want a full new system but besides storage, gpu, the new psu and MAYBE the case (you did not specify this) it will be a full new system if you wish to achieve what you want.
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    steelo got a reaction from Jamham in Upgrading my free PC to the best of its ability   
    SLI is not worth it and there are few games that would actually take advantage of it. I'd just upgrade your GPU when it no longer meets your needs. You probably don't have much ceiling remaining with that CPU before a more powerful GPU is bottlenecked by it. 
     
    Honestly, I wouldn't spend any more money on that system unless it will provide tangible benefits. Save your money for a new PC.
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    steelo reacted to Vishera in Windows 21H2 (2021 Update 2) will be a total overhaul of the OS (Codenamed Sun Valley)   
    Every update is worse than the previous one,I wonder how bad Windows 10 can get.
    Ever since Windows 8,Microsoft made operating systems with really bad and impractical UI,inspired by tablets - what they call a "modern" UI.
    Bugs
    Bloatware
    Privacy
    Broken functionality
    Excessive RAM usage
     
    It's even worse than the first versions of Windows Longhorn (which were just a bloated XP),which was scrapped.
    Good thing they wrote Vista from scratch,and ironed out the bugs and problems with Windows 7.
     
    Windows 10 is basically a derivative of Windows Vista:
    Windows Vista (broken,fixed with service packs) > Windows 7 (polished experience) > Windows 8 (Bad UI,stupid metro,a bit of bloatware) > Windows 10 (too many bad things to write here)
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    steelo got a reaction from Mark Kaine in Windows 21H2 (2021 Update 2) will be a total overhaul of the OS (Codenamed Sun Valley)   
    Windows update has made my wifes PC unbootable twice in the past 3 months. Windows reset was unsuccessful and I've had to format the boot drive and reinstall Windows from scratch. It's really sad when an OS, which is supposed to make life easier holds your PC hostage because the developers force updates that end up breaking it.
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    steelo got a reaction from Exty in New Illinois Bill Could Ban Violent Video Games Containing 'Psychological Harm' or 'Carjacking'   
    "Any government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything you have."
     
    -Thomas Jefferson
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    steelo got a reaction from CircleTech in New Illinois Bill Could Ban Violent Video Games Containing 'Psychological Harm' or 'Carjacking'   
    "Any government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything you have."
     
    -Thomas Jefferson
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    steelo got a reaction from FakeKGB in New Illinois Bill Could Ban Violent Video Games Containing 'Psychological Harm' or 'Carjacking'   
    "Any government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything you have."
     
    -Thomas Jefferson
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    steelo got a reaction from whm1974 in New Illinois Bill Could Ban Violent Video Games Containing 'Psychological Harm' or 'Carjacking'   
    "Any government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything you have."
     
    -Thomas Jefferson
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    steelo got a reaction from Tristerin in New Illinois Bill Could Ban Violent Video Games Containing 'Psychological Harm' or 'Carjacking'   
    "Any government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything you have."
     
    -Thomas Jefferson
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    steelo reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Looking for a decent OS for rpi 3   
    Raspberry pi os should have a package manage with apt, have you tried using that? 
     
    You should be able to change the DE if you want by installing different ones with apt.
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    steelo reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Looking for a decent OS for rpi 3   
    Yea the stuff under the hood is raspberry pi OS is simmilar to debian. So same apt package manage, and simmilar config files for things like networking.
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    steelo reacted to James Evens in Looking for a decent OS for rpi 3   
    Raspbian recently got the visual studio code repository per default.
    For the desktop: just install a different one. 
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    steelo reacted to PlayStation 2 in What Do You Drive?   
    Nothing like a good ol' mid-size wagon, a class of vehicle that's wholly extinct in the United States. Welcome to my 2004 Saturn L300.2, with some odd equipment on it, namely auto-dimming rear-view mirrors and the chrome alloys.

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    steelo got a reaction from PlayStation 2 in What Do You Drive?   
    2019 VW Jetta S w/ 1.4T - - powder blue (mine)
    2017 Honda HRV - forest green (wifes)
    2016 Indian Scout 60 - pearl white (mine)
    2017 Indian Scout 60 - gun metal and black (wifes)
     
     


     

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    steelo got a reaction from Letgomyleghoe in 'Rustic' American flag project   
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    steelo got a reaction from Letgomyleghoe in 'Rustic' American flag project   
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    steelo got a reaction from Letgomyleghoe in 'Rustic' American flag project   
    You may be able to see in the picture above how the edges of the union are bare and semi-visible...that would have driven me insane, so I went ahead and remedied that. While waiting for the stain to dry, I glued together and clamped the bottom portion of the flag. Once the stain for the edges of the top half is dry, I'll glue together the remaining sections of the flag. A note for anybody who uses wood glue for projects - A little goes a LONG ways! I put just a dab too much and spent about 20 minutes wiping it off of where it oozed through the planks.
     
    Tomorrow I'll work on painting the union section. My wife was able to download a stencil to use for the stars.

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    steelo got a reaction from Letgomyleghoe in 'Rustic' American flag project   
    Red and blue finished with 2 coats of stain.
     

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