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About G3R489

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  • Interests
    Making PC’s that shouldn’t work, running and messing with code
  • Biography
    I’m a really petty guy, that if he’s told he can’t do something, or is challenged, will probably do it.
  • Occupation
    Web Designer


  • CPU
  • RAM
  • GPU
    GTX 1080
  • Case
    (A cheap Chinese case)
  • Storage
    (main) 6TB Skyhawk HDD, 3TB WD HDD, 2TB WD HDD, 3TB Seagate Baracuda, 64GB Optane drive
  • PSU
    Corsair 850W
  • Display(s)
    My grandmas old TV
  • Cooling
    Hyper 212 evo
  • Keyboard
    Arealer Roarer (programmed time play snake/ Tetris)
  • Mouse
    Cheap Chinese Mouse
  • Sound
    Sony HT-RT3 & more
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • Laptop
    Allot of laptops
  • Phone
    iPhone SE / iPhone 6s / iPhone 7

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  1. So was in the middle of a scrapping mission on an old HP laptop, and I’ve just found what I’d imagine is a quite common, but big cheap out. They have spray painted the case in a copper colour, to make it look like cooling?! They have tried to make it look like the case is a cooling pad for the laptop, while at only having a single heat pipe cooler for the whole system. I get it’s not powerful enough to warrant it, but when the cooler is less than an inch wide, it’s just made it seem really cheap to me. (TL;DR no question, just disappointment)
  2. Random update, found why it caught fire, the AC-DC Adaptor is throwing out 17+ Volts instead of 12 Volts, I will check the other adapters in a bit.
  3. Got USB’s ready, but working late today so can’t try yet, though I’ll keep you updated.
  4. Yeah, but this was weird, no brownish yellow smoke, just blatant cracking fire, then nothing. Looks like 2 diodes, maybe even LED’s, but the solder had corroded and shorted them together. 1 is fire damaged and smoked, the other has popped out of existence. Will fix it soon, as nothing important is damaged.
  5. Just a few blown up and short circuited components
  6. Found the issue with the 16 port Linksys router, it was litteraly on fire inside. Idk what’s gone and blown up, but plugged it back in. A solid orange glow came from it, all lights were on so thought it could be a LED, unplugged it, and it litteraly was on fire inside. Then for good measure, plugged it in for a 3rd time, big spark, was definitely on fire. Like this isn’t a joke, fully on fire and I hadn’t noticed. Also before you wonder what’s wrong with me, I own a tonne of old electrical stuff. I have a controlled electrical fire about 2 times a month on average.
  7. Could be a storage bottleneck then. When you open task manager does it say storage 100%
  8. Try unplugging and plugging only 1 stick of RAM in at a time. Thats the usual issue
  9. It’s a good chance GTA5 is unloading things while you fly. It has to load more when you’re on the ground. More stuff interacts ECT. So it’s not a problem as much with your pc, it’s a problem with GTA. You can lock frame rate at 60 if it’s too disorienting, but im afraid you’ll have to live with the low FPS for aslong as you have your computer un-upgraded. Also are you using a HDD or an SSD
  10. I’ll have a look about in the day for other power adapters. Thanks though for the help
  11. Thank you so much for finding the manuals, I should’ve thought of that myself, but have been a bit panicked after almost starting a fire. And I’ll give it a go with the WAP, and let you know how it goes. Also I don’t throw stuff away, I harvest the parts if it’s truly gone, I just think it’s power Adaptor as that thing was as hotter than the heat sink in my toaster build.
  12. Pointless Intro: So I’ve been building PC’s since I was 13, I’ve had Athlons, A6/A10, FX, Ryzens, Pentiums, i3/i5/i7 I’ve swung at everything I can possibly hit. And because of that I thought, building a server would be easy as pie, it was not. So I ‘recently’ bought had 3 servers off gumtree, for the total of £60. A HP DL380, A Dell Power Edge (Sold very Quick) and today’s offender a 2002 IBM eServer. Problem: So I’m in the process of trying to load a new OS (Windows Server 2000) onto it, but every time I try and download it off of a CD Drive, the server then try’s to
  13. So I need some help with some old hardware I’m trying to setup. So I got some old 10/100 Linksys switches & a WAP from an old company selling its old gear. (For context where I live, 1/4 people still use dialup so no fiber and slow copper cables, so I don’t need better). Now, they are all exactly the same era, but have such different power adapters, only 1 is stock. 3 points Now: 16 port Switch uses 12V1A Stock AC Adaptor, however that achieved temperatures unlike I have ever felt after 5min of being plugged in, and made the room stink of molt
  14. Pleased that the 212 evo is doing you well. Thats annoying they wouldn’t cover your warranty, but it was technically out so I guess they have that. And yeah, I would agree, plus my 212 evo build runs like a charm too, so I’ll agree to that.
  15. Huge thanks to everyone that’s helped with this, new 2450 fits like a glove. Sadly not getting a post, but that’s probably on me, so thank you for all your help