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Timmy-P

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    Timmy-P got a reaction from Mel0nMan in Experiences with non-techies   
    A friend recently dropped $1500+ on a new rig, newest i7, GTX 970, you know the drill.
    Then an acquaintance of mine is looking into upgrading a pre-built he's had. Here's how my friend is dealing with it. I am Me, my acquaintance is A, then my friend is F.
    A: I'm looking to upgrade my computer, do you have any suggestions?
    F: Yeah, here's a pcpartpicker link: [$1500 build]
    A: Uhh, that's a bit over budget...
    *Later on in the week...*
    F: Dude, you should get a 970. It can play GRID Autosport at 4K at 60 FPS!
    A: Alright, but what about the processor?
    F: Skimp down on everything you can in order to get the 970!
    [The build he is settling on is essentially an FX-6300]
    Me: Uhh, I'd overclock that, or try for an Intel i5...
    F: Dude, the CPU doesn't matter.
    Me: Yes it does...
    F: Dude, you need to get the 970, though. All other cards will be obsolete now, and it'll be the only card to support DirectX 12!
    Me: [Reminds him that it can work on Fermis]
    F: Dude, no it can't! They can't run it! My 970 can play GRID on 4K at 60 FPS, need I say more?
    F: A, you can come over to my house and I'll show you the difference between 1080p, 1440p, and 4K, then you can make a decision.
    Me: With a single card setup, I wouldn't recommend 4K. Just stick with 1080, then DSR if you want. I use it on my 650 Ti and it works great.
    F: Nope, only the 970 can run DSR, it says so on the box that it's exclusive to the 900 series!
    Me: [Mentions press releases about it being supported to older cards in a driver update, which turned out to be true] ...I'm running it on my 650 Ti, even!
    F: Nope...
    And this guy influenced his build...
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    Timmy-P got a reaction from Bigbootyjudy in Android apps you can't live without?   
    Screen Filter, it's great for using your phone in the dark.
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    Timmy-P got a reaction from mys31fosu in Android apps you can't live without?   
    Screen Filter, it's great for using your phone in the dark.
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    Timmy-P got a reaction from Phantonex in Experiences with non-techies   
    "Now that you're on wireless, you'll be using up more bandwidth." - My brother when I got a new computer with a wireless card, 2013
     
    "You're on ethernet now? That's not fair, you're plugged right into the router soaking up all the bandwidth!" - My brother when I got a powerline adapter for my computer, 2017
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    Timmy-P got a reaction from Crunchy Dragon in Experiences with non-techies   
    "Now that you're on wireless, you'll be using up more bandwidth." - My brother when I got a new computer with a wireless card, 2013
     
    "You're on ethernet now? That's not fair, you're plugged right into the router soaking up all the bandwidth!" - My brother when I got a powerline adapter for my computer, 2017
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    Timmy-P got a reaction from NvidiaIntelAMDLoveTriangle in Experiences with non-techies   
    "Now that you're on wireless, you'll be using up more bandwidth." - My brother when I got a new computer with a wireless card, 2013
     
    "You're on ethernet now? That's not fair, you're plugged right into the router soaking up all the bandwidth!" - My brother when I got a powerline adapter for my computer, 2017
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    Timmy-P got a reaction from Bensemus in Experiences with non-techies   
    "Now that you're on wireless, you'll be using up more bandwidth." - My brother when I got a new computer with a wireless card, 2013
     
    "You're on ethernet now? That's not fair, you're plugged right into the router soaking up all the bandwidth!" - My brother when I got a powerline adapter for my computer, 2017
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    Timmy-P got a reaction from Jrhumphrey89 in Experiences with non-techies   
    "Now that you're on wireless, you'll be using up more bandwidth." - My brother when I got a new computer with a wireless card, 2013
     
    "You're on ethernet now? That's not fair, you're plugged right into the router soaking up all the bandwidth!" - My brother when I got a powerline adapter for my computer, 2017
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    Timmy-P got a reaction from GirlFromYonder in Experiences with non-techies   
    "Now that you're on wireless, you'll be using up more bandwidth." - My brother when I got a new computer with a wireless card, 2013
     
    "You're on ethernet now? That's not fair, you're plugged right into the router soaking up all the bandwidth!" - My brother when I got a powerline adapter for my computer, 2017
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    Timmy-P got a reaction from DocSwag in Experiences with non-techies   
    "Now that you're on wireless, you'll be using up more bandwidth." - My brother when I got a new computer with a wireless card, 2013
     
    "You're on ethernet now? That's not fair, you're plugged right into the router soaking up all the bandwidth!" - My brother when I got a powerline adapter for my computer, 2017
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    Timmy-P got a reaction from mech in Experiences with non-techies   
    "Now that you're on wireless, you'll be using up more bandwidth." - My brother when I got a new computer with a wireless card, 2013
     
    "You're on ethernet now? That's not fair, you're plugged right into the router soaking up all the bandwidth!" - My brother when I got a powerline adapter for my computer, 2017
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    Timmy-P got a reaction from Bananasplit_00 in Experiences with non-techies   
    "Now that you're on wireless, you'll be using up more bandwidth." - My brother when I got a new computer with a wireless card, 2013
     
    "You're on ethernet now? That's not fair, you're plugged right into the router soaking up all the bandwidth!" - My brother when I got a powerline adapter for my computer, 2017
  13. Funny
    Timmy-P got a reaction from Roll_Like_Rollo in Experiences with non-techies   
    "I am so tech savvy, I can ask my son to take a selfie of me and use it to photobomb you!"
    -My father.
  14. Funny
    Timmy-P got a reaction from Roll_Like_Rollo in Experiences with non-techies   
    Oh, I got tons.
    --
    *Mom pays me $20 to add her 200+ contacts from her Blackberry to her new iPhone*
    *Spends a good 1.5-2 hours adding them all in manually*
    "Alright Mom, here you go."
    *I Go upstairs, game for 30 minutes, then on my way back downstairs...*
    "Oh shoot, I think I deleted all my contacts!"
    --
    *Talking to a friend who had $2K+ to blow on a new computer, gets an i7 and a Titan*
    "Dude, why did you buy that thing?  You should've gotten a 780 Ti or something"
    "This one is better since it has more VRAM"
    "You'll never use that much, and it's primarily for developing games and such"
    "No, it's better for gaming"
    "I can assure you otherwise"
    *He pulls up the Nvidia Titan site*
    "It's for gaming, see, they say so!"
    --
    (My dad is complaining how the computer is way slow)
    "Alright, I'll see what's going on"
    *He leads me to the computer, and opens up Internet Explorer*
    "There's your problem"
    --
    *Playing TF2 on a server*
    *Some guy gets on*
    "OMG this is terrible everyone on [team] is hacking!"
    *Before he leaves, I notice he has a ping of 300*
    *Facepalm*
    --
    (Playing with a friend, we're talking about framerates.)
    "Yeah, I don't have on VSync, and rarely see screen tearing.  Usually I get more than 100 FPS when playing TF2"
    "I thought games would get as close to 60 as possible and if you get any more the game would speed up to use the extra frames"
    "..."
    --
    I've done stupid things as well...
  15. Informative
    Timmy-P reacted to Mira Yurizaki in PC shutting down/rebooting under load, is my PSU dying?   
    If we want to rule out the PSU is at least the cause random rebooting, check your logs under Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Event Viewer -> Windows Logs -> System. Make sure there are no "Bug check" errors. This should also rule out any issues as well with the other hardware, like if the GPU is going bad and it's causing driver errors.
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    Timmy-P reacted to Mira Yurizaki in PC shutting down/rebooting under load, is my PSU dying?   
    If that's what's going on for most of the events, then yeah, your PSU is starting to crap out.
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    Timmy-P reacted to Thony in PC shutting down/rebooting under load, is my PSU dying?   
    Did u add extra ram stick recently or u always had 3 sticks ? (maybe change slots)
     
    Are your temps fine before the crash ? 
     
     
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    Timmy-P reacted to Mira Yurizaki in PC shutting down/rebooting under load, is my PSU dying?   
    Welp... This appears to be a generic issue so I'mma quote a post from: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/308cbcb3-46ce-4f74-85f9-d87ce4cef0d6/kernel-power-event-id-41-task-category-63-spontaneous-improper-shutdowns-and-reboots?forum=w7itproperf
     
     
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    Timmy-P got a reaction from Mira Yurizaki in PC shutting down/rebooting under load, is my PSU dying?   
    Checked everything except memory... turns out the XMP profile in UEFI wasn't on XMP, which had a higher voltage configured.  Played a few hours of Overwatch and everything turns out alright so far.  Will report back soon.
     
    @M.Yurizaki Just going to tag you in an edit instead of bumping this again, fixing the RAM voltage did it, haven't crashed yet after a day or two.
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    Timmy-P reacted to LukeS in People who buy Android found to be more humble and honest than iPhone users   
    Naturally, iPhone users (Apple product users) will tend to be of a "higher" class, as was Steve Job's goal. To market to the snobbier upper class who will be able to afford it. This study doesn't surprise me. At the same time, I would say not to generalize between users. I am an Apple user, but I tend to avoid dishonesty.
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    Timmy-P reacted to Member in Uplay is giving out copies of Splinter Cell   
    https://uplay.ubi.com/#!/en-US/
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    Timmy-P reacted to Enderman in Is a 600w PSU good enough for a 1060?   
    Yes, as long as its from a reliable brand and not some cheap crap that will burn down your house.
  23. Funny
    Timmy-P reacted to HalGameGuru in with W10 Aniversary Update, MicroSoft invalidates certain policies in Group Policy Editor - W10 Pro edition affected   
    Turning Cortana off is easy, you just say "Cortana, i thought you were really cute in Halo." Then she says she just wants to be friends and never talks to you again. problem solved.
  24. Funny
    Timmy-P reacted to rainbrodash666 in Experiences with non-techies   
    so this one time I was hanging out with my friend who is the manager at a tech shop by where I live and a girl comes in and buys a 2tb hard drive. we let her know that we install hard drives for $1 (the cost of the sata cable we use) and she says "just because I am a woman does not mean I cant work on computers" and leaves in a huff. two days later she comes back in saying that the HDD is not working so we take the computer in to look at it, we open it and the HDD is nowhere to be seen, so we ask her where it is. and it turns out that she scanned it and put the scanned image on her desktop to install the drive. and to top that off she threw away the drive she paid almost $200 for and she wanted us to give her a new one.
     
     
     
    EDIT: feel free to quote this comment, I like seeing peoples reactions even though the comment is 2+ years old.
    EDIT EDIT: still funny in 2021 keep em comin'
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    Timmy-P reacted to JuztBe in Can Teachers take your portable batterie?   
    Don't pick up things after a test, ESPECIALLY tech stuff. You have no idea how teachers are going to react.
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