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About samcool55

  • Title
    Going sideways since 86

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  • Location
    On a comfy chair.
  • Gender
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  • CPU
    i5 4690K @ 4.2Ghz
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z97 PC Mate
  • RAM
    4x4GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer
  • GPU
    Powercolor Red Devil RX 480 8GB
  • Case
    Antec 1200
  • Storage
    128GB 840 Evo and 5TB of hdd drives
  • PSU
    Ocz ModXStream 700w
  • Cooling
    Corsair H100i
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow with MX Blue
  • Mouse
    Logitech MX Performance
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Professional x64

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  1. Can you try a different ram slot? Try a stick in the second slot from the left if you haven't tried that one and leave the other stick out.
  2. How long did you wait? Some systems need a minute (like an actual minute) before they boot after a change in ram config.
  3. Looking at the error messages and your experiences, sounds like your ram took a hit. Can you try to run with 1 stick and see if that makes a difference? Try both sticks if you can, with a bit of luck only one is broken.
  4. Well that was a waste of time. We have NO actual benchmark results, NO thermal performance, NO battery performance. Absolutely NO useful information for an ACTUAL customer was in that video. That's from someone that's using an MSI Alpha 15 to send this message. What a crap video.
  5. I expected it to be faster than the Neo because RDNA2 vs Vega and DDR5 but I did NOT expect this much improvement. Especially because you can get this for 400 dollars. Also very impressed with how much info Linus managed to get out of the thing in such a short time. I'm sure Anthony is bummed he wasn't there, sounds like a device he would love to use.
  6. I am mainly salty about the fact my r5 1600 will be useless. i know I still have 4 years to go but even then I REALLY doubt if it won't be enough for some daily use. If you just wanna browse the web, watch youtube video's and other basic stuff, a 6-core is probably still more than enough in 4 years. But nope, I will either have to sneak my way around the minefield or go linux.. Also, why is that TPM suddenly so important? It goes completely to waste on home systems right now anyway because there's no use for it, so it makes sense nobody cared about them on the consum
  7. To keep it simple, bad sectors are like rust spots on a car. But you can't repair them. Only solution is to replace the drive. Back-up everything ASAP (it might even be too late for the data that lives on those bad sectors) and replace it.
  8. The thing that annoys me is that specifically for the average user that use Home editions, they went from "F-you no bitlocker for you bro!" to "You HAVE to have bitlocker, F-you if you don't want it!" Yes, Bitlocker is NOT a feature in windows 10 home: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-security/windows-10-home-with-bitlocker/2a4ecf28-20c7-499e-ba9e-cf3f00b3f7df It has existed for YEARS but Vista and 7 only had it in their Ultimate or Enterprise editions, anything lower just didn't have bitlocker. W7 pro just didn't have it: https://docs.m
  9. As long as that PSU is actually decent, yeah it's great. It's a very good combo. What model is the PSU?
  10. This isn't limited to Levovo ones either. I have an MSI Alpha 15, 3750H and a 5500M, has similar power plans and even a custom one that allows you to switch performance levels between "high" "medium" and "low". This is in their MSI Dragon Center tool. Also allows for a custom fan curve which is great. I don't know the difference between "medium" and "high" (in my quick testing i didn't notice any difference) but on "low" the dGPU NEVER kicks in, it's basically permanently disabled. CPU clockspeeds also get kicked down to around 2.5-3Ghz instead of the usual 3.5-3.7Ghz. This even ha
  11. What I did is have a NAS in my home and a secondary nas at my parents home. The local NAS has all my data and everything I need. The NAS at my parents home have the most important things (stuff like pictures, important documents, stuff like that) in case my NAS is somehow beyond recovery (virus, house burned down, anything). So if you have friends or family with a decent internet plan and don't mind a small device in their house doing, stuff. It's a great option i highly recommend. I managed to convince my parents by allowing them to put music and their own back-ups from
  12. Is it just me or has legit nobody asked for most of the features that are new? centralized taskbar? Locked to the bottom? "tablet" stuff? The first impression I got from the new layout was confusion. I am really afraid what the average person is going to do when they see this. Wouldn't be surprised if "I don't like this, I want the old thing back" would be the first reaction of many.
  13. Well, do you HAVE a tpm? If you don't have one, you can't really turn it on... What system is it?
  14. For the people asking for an age restricted video, there is one in the important video playlist: I'm surprised people only started noticing it now because it has been a thing for months. And it's not like youtube had no censorship before. Stuff like "X is not available in your country" has been a thing for basically ever and only with a VPN you notice how much stuff gets censored just with that alone. And with all the elsagate crap that SOMEHOW still isn't solved (it's better but it's still an issue) you just know that youtube is really not a great platform. But