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Nano Adam

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  1. 7 minutes ago, TheEnchantedAxeYT said:

    My HP Elitebook Folio 9470m ultrabook has started to become very slow. I recently reinstalled windows and wiped the hard drive. Everything was working fine until 2 days ago when I turned it on and started booting up even though I don't recall having shutting it down. The circular loading thing at the bottom was running slow, it was stuttering, so I restarted and then it took 5 minutes to boot. Once booted some processes were running, like it took a while to open the start menu for the first time and other pop up menus. The experience is overall much slower. Today morning it took nearly 10 minutes until I could sign in. According to the update history the last update was a week ago and the BIOS is the latest and all the drivers are up to date. I'm running Windows 10 Pro version 2004. I don't understand what is the problem. Can someone please help? Should I try reinstalling windows? In this case should I format the hard drive or not?

    How many months/years have you been using the laptop for? 


    You could try re-formatting the hard-drive, but this sometimes means that hard-drive is not cooperating. 

  2. 7 minutes ago, BurntNewt said:

    I cloned my boot drive an put it on an ssd but now I’m in my bios and it wont let me boot into it and i changed the boot priority too but it keeps putting me onto the hard drive. I have a msi z370 tomahawk MOBO, should I unplug the hard drive altogether then reboot???

    Just find out what key lets you choose the boot device, then select your SSD

  3. 24 minutes ago, Blue4130 said:

    It only works if your isp is giving you more than one ip address. 


    A mikrotik or similar managed switch that can use vlan is a better (and cleaner) solution. 

    Oh yea! He needs a router instead of a switch first! I re-checked my facts! 

  4. 6 minutes ago, Lurick said:

    You said:

    That implies going modem > switch > 2x routers, which, as I said, will not work.

    The single port modem is not a combo unit.

    I remember seeing that happening in action. 

  5. 3 minutes ago, DetectiveMelon said:

    I recently spilled water all over my laptop (AORUS 15-X9) and made an insurance claim because I had accident protection. They sent me a reimbursement check and I decided to purchase the same laptop with it.


     Today I got a package from the insurance company which contained the original SSD and HDD from my old laptop. Given that my old and new computers are the same model, would I be able to replace the SSD and HDD from my new laptop with the ones from my old laptop?


    If so:
    1.) What are the steps?
    2.) Will I run into any performance or instability issues?


    Most likely not! Just replace them as normal! 

  6. 22 minutes ago, Lurick said:

    Ummm, actually that won't work. The modem will hand out a public IP to the first device that asks for it and any additional requests are ignored leaving half your network without access to the internet. You want modem > router > switch

    I am speaking about that the router will handle any devices. It is modem > router > switch. 

  7. 2 minutes ago, theotter7 said:

    The rest of my pc runs cool, just the fan cooling the radiator fins wasn’t working. It wasn’t keeping it cool and eventually stopped spinning, resulting in a cpu fan error. My hope was to keep the other two fans, but if I have to replace them all I understand.

    I am a type of person who prefers to work from scratch, and replacing all the fans will let me know how that system work since I am the one who replaced it. 


    Best to wait what others say! 

  8. Just now, HugeCowPatty said:

    My modem has one port. Sounds like if I get one of these switches I at least have everything I need to get my home network up and running. And I can cross the bridge of what to do with a customer PC when I get there. I may be a few months away from that even being an issue.

    Find a 4 port switch, and connect that to your modem, then two routers from that switch. I would suggest the router to have enough ports as you will need for the customer PC's. Or, let's say in Room 1 you work on customers pc's, then have a wire straight from the modem switch to that room, and have a router in there connected, that way you can unplug the router whenever you don't need it easily. 


    Then the other router for your home, connect the 24-port switch to the home router, and then setup the rest however you like! 


    I suggest two routers since I would personally spend the bit of extra money for that. I am not experienced in VLAN, so I don't know if I would take that route or not! 

  9. 7 minutes ago, HugeCowPatty said:

    Forgive my ignorance. If I have the 24 port switch, what would I need this for? Do I not just plug the modem into a port on the switch? Or do I have to plug it into a router and then the router into the switch? And if that is the case, could I not just use one of the ports on the back of Eero Mesh Network Base to plug into the switch?

    If your Eero Mesh Network base is a router, then plug the switch into it. You plug the base of the Mesh into the modem. 


    Also, my suggestion would be to have 2 routers. One router for your home traffic. But then another router for your customer PC's. Both routers plug into the modem (assuming modem has 2 ports). Or you can do a VLAN solution, which I never ran into. 

  10. Just now, HugeCowPatty said:

    Forgive my ignorance. If I have the 24 port switch, what would I need this for? Do I not just plug the modem into a port on the switch? Or do I have to plug it into a router and then the router into the switch? And if that is the case, could I not just use one of the ports on the back of Eero Mesh Network Base to plug into the switch?

    So. Most home consumers run into something called a Modem/Router combo. 


    A modem router combo is a router + modem + switch. It provides your home with wifi, and let's you plug in ethernet devices. All the modem does is that it decodes the ISP signal so your devices can understand it. 


    Now the good person would do is get 3 things:

    - Modem

    - Router

    - Switch


    The modem will decode your ISP signal which you plug into the router. 


    The router handles giving your devices IP Addresses, and routing the internet traffic, but won't provide WiFi, unless you get one with wifi. Some routers have built in switches, usually 4 ports which let you plug in your devices


    Then all the switch does, it takes in the router, then allows you to have more ports to use. 


    Additionally, an access point gives the wifi to your devices. But if you are ethernet only, then access point not required. 




    My setup for instance is that my Motorola Modem handles decoding the signal, but then my router routes the traffic and acts as an access point and switch. 

  11. 3 minutes ago, MX26 said:

    Vcore is barely bumped at all. I've been running this for 3 years tho, it handles stress tests perfectly fine and no CPU bound game was ever a problem stability wise. I'll still try a Vcore bump, just in case, but i i doubt that's it.

    Problem is i lost my windows key...

    I don't think you should have a problem. Linus explains the answer in here: 

    And you can get some entertainment out of it while you learn the solution!

  12. 3 minutes ago, HugeCowPatty said:

    I currently have a Motorola DOCSIS 3.0 modem going into a Eero WiFi Mesh system. My desktop is currently hardwired to that through a little 4 port switch my wife brought from her work after they went out of business. That is about all I know about it.

    You could keep the modem as is. Here is a good router: https://www.amazon.com/Ubiquiti-Networks-ER-X-Router/dp/B0144R449W/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3VICDSHGOVZVV&dchild=1&keywords=ubiquiti+router&qid=1592250422&sprefix=ubiq%2Caps%2C157&sr=8-2

  13. Just now, birutho said:

    so i am going to build a new gaming PC , i was going for AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor, and RTX 2070 Super,

    however, i am planning to use a new monitor which runs at 1080P , 60HZ

    so after the salesperson heard it, he told me that if i want to play with that particular monitor, i should consider upgrading my processor to Ryzen 7 or i7 or higher, or else i will be facing bottleneck.


    He also gave me another option that i can stick with the monitor, and the Ryzen 5 processor, but i'll have to "downgrade" to GTX 1660 series


    and lastly, he gave me the very last option, if i wanna stick with Ryzen 5 processors and RTX 2070 Super, i should consider buying a new monitor with higher resolution or refresh rates


    which option should i go for?

    I never heard of the monitor causing a bottleneck with the system itself. Maybe the salesperson underestimated you or something. Or he is trying to sell you out on more expensive parts. Since a CPU/GPU upgrade or monitor upgrade might mean something for him (maybe commission). 


    I heard this one story where one person who was techy, but did not know much about computers and was sold a PC that you can play AAA games, but he only need a PC to use a web browser. 

  14. For some reason, the keeping all files option in Windows means that there could be something wrong in the file system (maybe). Since resetting windows never solved any of my problems. Instead, I completely wiped the drive and re did windows installation.


    *All that hassle made me switch to mac. So, I have no current information on Windows.