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  1. I'm not sure if there is a faster way, but you could try plugging and checking (don't plug the cable into a component, just plug the cable into the power supply). Plug the cable into the appropriate port on the PSU, then use a multimeter to check which pins are grounds and which are power, then compare with the standardized pinout. If it does not match, try the cable with the other PSU and do the same thing. I don't see anything wrong with this method other than it being tedious, if someone sees a problem with it, please point it out so I don't do the same thing in the future.
  2. Those stickers are made to be removed without leaving residue, just carefully use your finger to start peeling it up at one corner, then peel it right off. As mentioned above by someone else, don't use any chemicals, you will likely damage the screen and make the situation even worse.
  3. What steps did you take when creating the firewall rule? Here's a guide on how to do it (not necessarily the best guide, just the first one I found and better than I could write up quickly): https://www.howtogeek.com/227093/how-to-block-an-application-from-accessing-the-internet-with-windows-firewall/ There's an interesting section in the middle about editing the path to the .exe file from the auto-filled out path. Their example is changing %USERPROFILE%\Documents\MaxthonPortable\App\Maxthon\Bin\Maxthon.exe to C:\Users\Jason\Documents\Maxth
  4. The same way you can tell what generation of PCIe a graphics card supports: you look at its specs, not in the name. If you want to put every detail of a product in its name, you are going to have names that are a whole sentence long.
  5. A simple google search (or DuckDuckGo, Bing, Yahoo Search (is that still a thing?) or whatever search engine you prefer) would tell you the difference between convection and radiation, and should change your mind.
  6. What internet plan do you have that you are having this problem? For home use fiber is generally used for local connections like to a storage server, there is usually no need or benefit to using fiber to the modem. Edit: When I say generally used in a home setting, I mean when fiber is used it is only for local traffic, not that using fiber in a residential setting is common.
  7. One, don't sign up for or download non-school related things on your school account. Two, before downloading something that runs in the background on your device, especially if it promises to make you easy money, make sure you know exactly what it is doing and you are comfortable with it. If it turns out to be malicious, that's on you.
  8. Being legally allowed to work does not mean companies will be wiling to hire you. For most bigger companies like fast food places, although they are legally allowed to hire you, it is not financially viable for them to hire 14-15 year olds because there are a lot of additional labor laws and liabilities that apply specifically for those ages. Your best bet would be to either find local jobs in your neighborhood like mowing lawns, working on a farm, stuff like that, or trying to find a locally owned business, although those seem to be getting rarer these days.
  9. If you haven't started college yet (sounds like you're in high school or about to start high school?), see what technical classes your school offers. Take a few different ones, for example IT essentials or some general intro IT class for basics, computer science, programming, web design, networking. That's what I did to choose what field to go into and to make sure I wouldn't end up feeling like I wasted my time going to school or getting a job I didn't enjoy doing. Regardless of what specific part of IT you end up choosing, taking a general intro class and computer science class would be a go
  10. @HelpfulTechWizard I *think* I found the capacitors. I am by no means an electronics expert, but as far as I can tell one of these should be the correct one. Like WereCatf already said the 470 means 470uF and 16v means 16 volts, I was also able to find that OCR is a series of capacitors made by the manufacturer Lelon and that 8E is the date code, it was manufactured May 2008 in Suzhou. I'll start with the not as important part, in case you are interested or want to double check my info, I got the info about the markings on the capacitor from the 3rd and 4th pages of this PDF:
  11. But that's different than a VPN like PIA or TunnelBear. With an enterprise VPN like an employee would use to access the company network, the data is encrypted between source (user) and destination (company network). Correct me if I am wrong, but as far as I can tell with something like PIA the data is only encrypted between you (source) and the VPN provider (not ultimate destination). When the VPN provider forwards the data to the destination, as far as I know it is not encrypted anymore. That can be useful if you want to hide your IP and location, or hide your data from your ISP, but as far a
  12. Can you post a picture of the board and a close-up of the cap?
  13. Yeah, that'll give you high memory usage. As far as I can tell you aren't hitting 100% utilization, so you won't get better performance from getting more memory. DDR (the 16GB of ram sticks) and GDDR (the 8GB on the graphics card) memory are not the same thing, the memory section in task manager would only be for the 16GB DDR4. As far as I know, no.
  14. For the right price I'm sure there's not much they wouldn't do, but they are a media company. They are pretty busy and have other things to do besides help people build computers or delid CPUs. A kind of exception was LTX, I don't remember if they were just planning to do it or if they actually did, but if I remember correctly you could have your CPU delidded. In general though, no.
  15. It's a personal thing, we could tell you the specs of each one but until you physically feel the difference and hear the noise level of each one, it's hard to recommend one switch over another. Are you able to buy a switch testing panel, or go to a local store like BestBuy to test switches? (I don't know if Best Buy still has display units out, very possible they stopped doing that with everything going on).