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About BlueChinchillaEatingDorito

  • Title
    LTT Resident Chinchilla

Profile Information

  • Location
    Vancouver, Canada
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Computing Science, Psychology
  • Occupation
    IT Support Technician, First-Aid Volunteer, Professional Chinchilla herder


  • CPU
    AMD FX-6300 @ 4.2GHz (Not stress tested)
  • Motherboard
    ASUS M5A97 R2.0
  • RAM
    24GB Kingston DDR3
  • GPU
    MSI GTX550Ti
  • Case
    Antec 300
  • Storage
    Samsung 850EVO 250GB / WD 1.5TB Green
  • PSU
    OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W
  • Display(s)
    Samsung CJG52 / ASUS ProArt PA238QR
  • Cooling
    CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO / GELID Silent 12
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G610 Orion Brown
  • Mouse
    Logitech G402
  • Sound
    Xonar DG / GNT 5000 / Sony MDR-V250
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64
  • Laptop
    ASUS VivoBook 15 // HP EliteBook 850 G4
  • Phone
    iPhone 12 Mini iOS / iPhone XR iOS

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  1. Or they just sell their old PC off or hand it down to someone else as an entire package
  2. Literally put 2 strips of double sided tape onto the chassis plug in the SSD with the cable and just stick the SSD onto the tape. Searching up photos of that HP part number, it looks like the bracket doesn't screw into the chassis anyways. It's just there to wedge the HDD into place.
  3. Yep, it could be via software or BIOS depending on your board. There are also external controllers you can buy that will manage PWM fans. There are options that non-PWM fans in the BIOS... to my knowledge they don't work particularly well. Supposedly those will just work like a low noise adapter and limit the amount of power going to the fan. I've tried myself and sometimes it straight up doesn't do anything.
  4. Honestly if you're thinking of putting in a SSD there, you could just use double sided tape. But it looks like you need to order the cable as well... For reference: Hard drive cable - L23187-001 Hard drive bracket - L24490-001 Source: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c06146792.pdf
  5. PWM is mainly a creature comfort. Without PWM, your fans are basically running full power 24/7. With PWM, you can tone down the fan speed when your system isn't being pushed hard to quiet down your system.
  6. That being said... I wonder how many people would take on that sort of upgrade path... If we look at desktops as a reference (which is pretty much is the level of modularity Framework is aiming for here), I feel like most people upgrading their PCs would also take the opportunity to change out the case. Hence why most new builds on the forum also factor in a case. Yes, the option to just swap out the board to upgrade your laptop seems enticing... but I'm willing to bet this is just something people would find interesting and praise in terms of sustainability and reparability...yet
  7. If they get injured and can write it off as workplace injury, I guess why not? I'm an IT Tech and I'm literally picking hairs out of returned laptops using tweezers. This definitely was not part of my job description but you wouldn't really call it gross right (apart from the obvious gross part of such tasks)?
  8. Ahh scarcity messages, of course. Number one tool for scammers.
  9. Had to go back to that thread to double check. Considering it has been deleted and I suppose the OP account has been banned hence this newly created one, I guess so.
  10. If it's too good to be true, it probably is.
  11. On the bottom of your notebook, there should be an emergency reset hole. Unplug everything from the device including the power adapter, unfold a paper clip and stick it into that hole for about 60 seconds. You should feel a button actuation. Afterwards, plug the power adapter back in and turn on the machine normally. It looks like the device is trying to enter sleep or hibernation mode but got stuck in between that phase change.