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HerrKaLeu

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    HerrKaLeu got a reaction from Mel0nMan in Concerns about laptop temperature   
    Laptops don't have good cooling due to space limitations. You probably hear the fan(s) spinning up. they are OK for short bursts of power, but for endured gaming, they get hot. I'm sure some manufacturers are better than others, but this an inherent problem. 
     
    Check if it is dusty and clean. And check if the fan works. Make sure air flow is not blocked. Other than that, this is how it is designed.
     
    The CPU/GPU will throttle based on temperature. While that costs performance, it will protect the hardware. 
     
    IIRC there was a case where a manufacturer was sued for burning (or just hot) laps when people had it on the lap. 
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    HerrKaLeu reacted to tkitch in USB-C docking station w/ 4K for chrome book   
    Anker makes a very solid USB Hub / dock / products.
     
     
    https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerExpand-Delivery-Ethernet-Chromebook/dp/B07PPGWQ15
     
    Lenovo makes a very similar one to the Dell you're using:
     
    https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ThinkPad-USB-C-Dock-40AS0090US/dp/B081S2DV6Z
     
     
     
     
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    HerrKaLeu reacted to tkitch in USB-C docking station w/ 4K for chrome book   
    What chromebook do you have?  I would be surprised if it actually draws 100W.  I have laptops that are way more powerful than chromebooks, and use sub-100W adapters.
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    HerrKaLeu got a reaction from wkdpaul in Linus should stop complaining about the ISO keyboard layout   
    Until OP pointed this out, I didn't even know there are different types. I only knew there is an English QWERTY and the German QWERTZ layout. I assume each country/language has some specific layouts.
     
    But what I don't understand is, why complain about it? In times of internet I'm sure in most the World you can order any type of keyboard you want and in Windows you can set which type you use (for example, setting language to US international allows umlauts and Euro symbol etc.). I bet there is software to enable any type of widely used symbol.
     
    No one is forcing anyone to use a specific keyboard. and if you watch an international channel, they obviously use one type and some of the audience a different one. So what? It doesn't change watching.... and if someone doesn't like what LTT has to say, no one forces you to watch it. I think every minute there are a thousand hours of video uploaded.... sure enough choice and one of them will use a keyboard approved by you. Or make your own YT channel and use whatever you like. 
     
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    HerrKaLeu got a reaction from asheenlevrai in New Power Supply Fried My Boot Drive   
    i don't think that comparison is valid. A CPU has many actually new features and actual communication. Even new CPU not always work in the same socket. It would hold development back if AMD was forced to make their CPU work with an intel board and vice versa. It isn't just that AMD uses the same pins than Intel and only swap pin locations. 
     
    A power cable is just standardized (and that is standardized) 3, 5 and 12V of certain current. There is zero technical reason to not have that the same for all manufacturers. It also makes the aftermarket for cables more complex and expensive. Same way some board manufacturers switch contacts on the 24-pin on their proprietary PCs.
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    HerrKaLeu reacted to suicidalfranco in Star Citizen studio accused by staff for making them work during Texas winter storm.   
    I don't see the issue here?
    Last year when intaly went into lockdown what did you think happened: My company started pay me to stay at home doing nothing or if there was something to do I'd work from home and if there was nothing to do I'd use my vacations?
    Small hint: i started this year with negative 16 hours of accumulated vacations.
     
    Same happens when it snows and moving back and forth from work is near impossible. With the only difference that a storm locks the place for at worst a week, the lockdown lasted 5 months.
     
    I don't blame my company for it, frankly that was for the best. The alternative was to ask the company to release me from work during the lockdown and get money from the state. Which meant
    1) less money per month, compared to my salary
    2) there are still people waiting for their money since last year, so yeah 😒
     
    We got lucky that our company didn't suffer like many that ended up closing shop, and in that case forcing everyone who lost their job to rely on the state.
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    HerrKaLeu got a reaction from Archer42 in What counts as a scalper?   
    Not defending scalpers here... but all they do is buy a number of pieces with the hope to sell at a higher price. They also run the risk of losing money if the market craters. Or in case of concert tickets, they could lose everything if all of sudden not enough people decide to want to buy. 
     
    Not much different than any of the distributors in a supply chain. " Best Buy" buys a bulk of equipment, and sells it at  a higher price than they pay. Main difference I assume, the scalper just does it occasionally, when certain market conditions allow a profit. Look at ticketmaster. an artist gets $30 per ticket, and TM sells them for $80 and adds BS fees etc. Only difference I see is they have a website and do it all the time. Someone else may buy the ticket for $8 in the hope to sell for $120, but to me that added scalper is not different than TM. 
     
    Ultimately they provide a market correction in that the original seller didn't charge enough to reflect market value of the product. If the market allows $600 for a GPU, then the manufacturer could have charged $600. 
     
    Used equipment also is priced based on market. Someone selling a 50 year old Porsche may get more money than when the car was new. Or nothing. Ultimately you don't need to buy if you don't like the price. If you pay the price, ultimately it was worth it to you. 
     
    If you think scalpers have such an easy life, what stops you from getting rich? Again, I'm not defending them, but they do nothing illegal or really wrong.
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    HerrKaLeu got a reaction from Avocheeseado in should i take this email i just got seriously/.   
    So you basically came here and admitted there is a possibility that you went to adult websites and " satisfied yourself". 
     
    If you didn't, you would have been sure this is a scam email. 
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    HerrKaLeu got a reaction from Mark Kaine in should i take this email i just got seriously/.   
    So you basically came here and admitted there is a possibility that you went to adult websites and " satisfied yourself". 
     
    If you didn't, you would have been sure this is a scam email. 
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    HerrKaLeu got a reaction from whm1974 in Why the Perseverance Rover computer is so "outdated"   
    All the calcs use relatively little computing power. I mean they flew to the Moon in the 1960's with a computer that has less power than many watches nowadays. Watch the movie " hidden figures", they had computers to prepare the mission. By computers I mean people whose job it was to compute with pen and paper. I'm sure that 200MHz system the rover has can run circles around all the human and mainframe computers they had. 
     
    And you don't find the newest technology AND proven track record in the same device. That thing also flies through millions of miles of space radiation. Mars also has less sun-power for the solar cells (more distance from sun). So power consumption is even more of an issue. Design of that rover probably started 10-15 years ago. They can't be like certain manufacturers and use the consumer as the beta tester 🙂
     
    Same can probably said about the OS and software it uses. It will look very primitive compared to Windows, but it will work ALL THE TIME. No one from NASA wants to come to this forum mid-mission and ask advice on how to re-boot... 🙂
     
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    HerrKaLeu got a reaction from Maury Sells Wigs in Specialist pc vacuum cleaner   
    Youtube has a vacuumwars channel that does really good tests. Including testing the HEPA filtration. 
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    HerrKaLeu got a reaction from Lurick in LTT Dress Code   
    I'm working in the Building Architecture / engineer industry. My employer's only guidance (and not written rule) is to wear long pants and not shorts. I guess having the clothes being clean goes without saying, at least that hasn't been said yet. Some of the engineers wear sandals (I wouldn't - need an OSHA boot much the time anyway). Linus would totally be an average dresser here. 
     
    Consultants often dress up. IMHO, the ones that dress the most fancy (tie etc.) are either interns, or people so high up the ladder they don't do any actual work besides meetings. the in between (i.e. actual design engineers) dress just normal with T-shirt, maybe Polo if they want to be fancy. 
     
    IMHO, the fancy dresser's real talent is to snow-blind others with fancy talk. it sure is not their technical expertise or quality of work. 
     
    A general rule is if your job is to impress other people without substance, dress up. If your job is already impressive due to talent and quality work, you don't over-dress. 
     
    A resume hint from before the internet: Include all your foreign country experience, credentials, and experience. If you don't have any of those, use extra heavy embossed paper. 
     
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    HerrKaLeu got a reaction from GhostRoadieBL in synchronize files via W10 home network   
    Thanks. Mapping worked. I'm running it now. Looks like they also have options to set real-time sync etc. 
     
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    HerrKaLeu got a reaction from Maury Sells Wigs in Who thinks LTT should create a UK office?   
    Maybe one day someone invents an INTERnational NET so that people in countries without a physical office can access LTT... 
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    HerrKaLeu got a reaction from Lurick in need a wireless router or wireless access point for new cable modem (Spectrum)   
    I agree, I wouldn't run out and buy an upgrade just to get the newest. I bet most phones or chrome books don't support the newer standards anyway. 
    I found a good deal on the Asus RT-AX300 and it will be here on Monday. I'm looking forward to it. In the old days i was the guy who got buy with a $50 router (and don't get me started on that AT&T router)  🙂
     
    Thanks, for the advice. 
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    HerrKaLeu got a reaction from Radium_Angel in Cases you hate?   
    Anything Coolermaster. Not because they were the worst, but because they charged a premium for not being good.
     
    They spent 99% of their engineering resources on the name. The name is good, since computer components need cooling. but hen had nothing left for actual quality and design.
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    HerrKaLeu got a reaction from justpoet in The biggest Navi of them all - AMD now selling bicycles   
    Basically a big box store bike. or a BSO... bike-shaped-object.
    it is like they want to be the inferior option to Intel. Kind of the opposite of what they do with their current CPUs. 
     
    That marketing person should get fired. What they should have done if they feel like selling bikes, sell a really good $3K threadripper bike, not this Walmart edition.
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    HerrKaLeu got a reaction from TristanK in How much to sell this PC for?   
    Very nice system, full of quality. The problem is this is customized to YOUR needs, to someone else, it is not custom. and the case is over sized for the hardware, not many people will want a bulky case unless they fill it with 8 HDD and use 420 radiator etc. (I own an R5, and now with 0 HDDs,regret such large case).
     
    I would price out what a similarly powerful new Ryzen system would cost today with a smaller, cheaper case and expect a fraction of that. Someone buying a used system will weigh how much they save compared to buying new. I may be willing to pay 60% for used compared to the very same system new. A new system would have warranty, not unknown history, and would be much more future proof. whoever buys your system, will be stuck with what it is. If you are lucky it is someone who wants water cooling and many HDDs, but then the Noctua cooler would be useless to them. 
     
    You for sure will get less than what it is worth to you. Did you test if a laptop meets your needs? If you need processing power for more than a second, they suck. loud fan and thermal throttling. 
     
    I'd just post it on CL/FB for a higher price and see how the response is. then lower price. Maybe parting out is better. 
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    HerrKaLeu got a reaction from LJA in 140 mm or 120 mm alternative Fans for the Noctua D15   
    Just put that rear case fan on the cooler. Not optimal, but it will improve airflow as opposed to just running the cooler fan in the middle. At least it is worth a try for free.
     
    Reversing airflow may not work if your current air intake has filters. 
     
    Do you have actual cooling problems? Meaning does the CPU throttle? If not, leave it as is. 
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    HerrKaLeu got a reaction from Cebulki in Replacing side tempered glass panel with mesh and adding big fan to it   
    For improving cooling, you need to know what your bottleneck is. If your case temperature is just a bit over room temperature, you get enough case flow and the CPU cooler needs improvement. If your case temperature is way high, adding case flow will help. 
     
    As someone else has said, a CPU cooler with larger fan will help lowering CPU fan noise and CPU temps. the AMD stock coolers aren't bad in that they do the job, they are just not great, and silent at that. 
     
    I'm not sure how replacing the side panel, buying mesh and a large fan, would be easier and cheaper than buying a few extra standard fans. The glass panel likely is part of the panel structure and you would need to add some support to hold the mesh. Assuming the glass is glued on, removing may be really hard. 
     
    Thanks for the link to the mesh, was looking for something like that for a modding project. 
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    HerrKaLeu got a reaction from LienusLateTips in Replacing side tempered glass panel with mesh and adding big fan to it   
    For improving cooling, you need to know what your bottleneck is. If your case temperature is just a bit over room temperature, you get enough case flow and the CPU cooler needs improvement. If your case temperature is way high, adding case flow will help. 
     
    As someone else has said, a CPU cooler with larger fan will help lowering CPU fan noise and CPU temps. the AMD stock coolers aren't bad in that they do the job, they are just not great, and silent at that. 
     
    I'm not sure how replacing the side panel, buying mesh and a large fan, would be easier and cheaper than buying a few extra standard fans. The glass panel likely is part of the panel structure and you would need to add some support to hold the mesh. Assuming the glass is glued on, removing may be really hard. 
     
    Thanks for the link to the mesh, was looking for something like that for a modding project. 
  22. Informative
    HerrKaLeu got a reaction from Sondre in Seasonic 520W Fanless VS Evga G2 1300W ?   
    You never know what heat and load the PSU were exposed to in their former life...
    A 1300w PSU will be under very low load, meaning very inefficient. 
     
    I don't know EVGA, but Seasonic is a great company. I have a 400w Seasonic fanless unit with Platinum efficiency. Even under heavy load it is very cool. Do you know what case it was isntalled in? The fanless units need to be in a bottom mount so they can convect warm air up into the ventilated case. They really don't like to be top-mounted. the former owner also could have installed it the the wrong way.
     
    in some sense, a PSU with unknown history is like wearing used brake pads. That PSU can be near EOL, or not.
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    HerrKaLeu got a reaction from Noctua Fan Fan in Top Fan intake or exhaust?   
    Nice looking case!
     
    Can you install the radiator on the top, exhausting? What you are doing now is cool the CPU (water-cooled) very well, but heat up the rest (inc. VRM, capacitors, RAM, grahics) with the warm air from the radiator. You also likely limit total air flow rate. IMHO one advantage of water cooling is that you can bring the heat outside the case. 
     
    The top exhaust fan you show just removes some of the air from the radiator. 
     
    If the front brings in more air than the Radiator exhausts (which should be possible to do silently with the 200 mm fans), the excess air will flow towards the back of the case and will exhaust through the holes by the PCI cards. so some more air goes over your Graphics. You may not even need the rear fan. To the contrary, with water cooled CPU you don't need to draw air up over the CPU, you want more to go over the graphics card. 
     
    The large fans are high-flow / low pressure fans. The radiator fans are high pressure fans. So with he radiator behind the large fans, you kind of diminish them. Ultimately the overall cooling of ALL components will depend of ENTIRE case flowrate. 
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    HerrKaLeu got a reaction from ShrimpBrime in Intel more reliable than AMD?   
    I assume when people are not computer-literate, that means they struggle with windows and don't even get to the point that RAM timings would be an issue.......
     
    With quality PSU, board, RAM and cooling and no overclocking or other fooling around.... there is no difference in reliability. Selecting a quality board with the fewest features may be good, fewer features, less to set up wrong. 
     
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