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New Build by [email protected]
My nephew emailed me for computer advice. Here is the specs he picked out. https://imgur.com/a/7kgD1C0 Any tips?
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Today 06:00 AM
by Bill[_39_] Go to last post
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AMD and a hot date to flirt at the horrorshow by Flasherly[_2_]
(HexDump seldom-crashed messaged bits&pieces) CoreTemp and SpeedFan freewares. (And a lot of disparities between the two and how AMD's implementing sensors. The "tester" may have a better sense than CoreTemp programmer's treatment, i.e. marginality for offsets somehow seem a...
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July 14th 18 04:16 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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Can I make my power supply fan turn faster? by [email protected]
The fan is making noise. I can stop it with a pencil. I sprayed a jet of wd 40. It is a little more quiet. I think if I could get it spinning faster and give it one more burst, it might hit the spot.
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July 12th 18 03:45 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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New Spectre 1.1 and Spectre 1.2 CPU Flaws Disclosed by Yrrah[_4_]
(x-posted: alt.comp.hardware,alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt) "Anyone still keeping track of all the Spectre-based vulnerabilities that were revealed to the public in 2018? We published numerous articles on the topic already, and there is certainly some fatigue involved when it comes to the class...
July 12th 18 01:09 PM
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another SSD aspirant by Flasherly[_2_]
$75/US 480GB ADATA Ultimate SU650 2.5" SSD ADATA is apparently the cookie-cutter among SDD technologies: They combine all the available controllers and NAND. Not sure how long this one has been on their back-burner, in superceding the SU800 series, although for ADATA it is rather peculiar: On all...
July 8th 18 10:42 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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Security using XP with Firefox no longer updating itself by John B. Smith
Firefox tells me they will no longer be updating their XP 32bit version. Their solution: buy Windows 10 if I want to be secure. My question to you guys is how much trouble can I get into by ignoring their 'advice' and proceeding as usual?
July 7th 18 07:51 PM
by VanguardLH[_2_] Go to last post
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Weirdness in my Chinese keyboard sweatshop by Flasherly[_2_]
Couple of keys I'd resoldered are both num6 next to the far-right +. The former went intermittent again. Opened up totally-black keyboard secured by 8 hex-ish if not Chinese variant phone screws on top, 8 cross-head Phillips screws on bottom. Checked with x30 magnifier to find solder slop, which...
July 3rd 18 08:15 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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Slightly off-topic: Tracking Files by Bill[_39_]
I use CCleaner everyday to purge my browsing history, etc. It used to run faster. It takes quite a while to even remove "counters.dat", whatever that is. I don't remember it being an issue before. Evidently, I can accumulate 2000-8000 "tracking files" without even doing a lot of browsing...
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July 2nd 18 08:36 AM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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Crucial/Inland Pro/IPSG/Microcenter by Flasherly[_2_]
All the same and $44/US for a 240G MLC SDD (VNand or 3D high-density variant). 3-yr warranty through other than Amazon -- a Microcenter storefront distribution play thereon. Plus taxes for new and improved, US-NET leveling tax legislation for individual states. Ebay can't touch it, although they...
June 30th 18 07:24 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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HDD ratings by Flasherly[_2_]
3T models were recently atrocious, past few years, whereas 2/4/6TB weren't. Strangely eye-opening. I'd still want manufacturing drive dates, model verification numbers, still, were I interested in a...
June 29th 18 11:22 AM
by SC Tom Go to last post
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Archival Storage by Flasherly[_2_]
Recent assessment over the state of things, I'm running 10TBytes of HDDs: Five TBye HDD or at once and in addition from a backup reserve. Everything, all the way to a couple of Seagate 200G drives, even a pair of 250G WD Caviers. The latter, although the Seagates are by no means either immune,...
June 28th 18 06:32 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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Fixed my new broken chinese keyboard by Flasherly[_2_]
Chinese Blue Mechanical Keyboard Switches. A dozen mini-screw attachments, 5 regular, the rest of which I got to with a Chinese mobile phone repair kit. (Some 30 or so usual screw-type fittings in today's micro and otherwise manufacturing jigsaw fits.) Pulled it apart, two pieces with many...
June 26th 18 10:40 AM
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packaging of DIMMs (new componentry) by [email protected]
I notice that some brands of memory come with the DIMM stuck in a black platic tray (presumably the conductive anti-static stuff) but others are totally in transparent plastic. So is the protection important.
June 23rd 18 04:00 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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2T SSD SATA - $250 by Flasherly[_2_]
Direct Chinese marketing - no warranty, no nothing. Except, it is MICRON branded. My Micron, I bought, a USA-distribution of their 256G SSD, cost me four-times, per GByte, more. IOW if that same drive, cost adjusted for this one, it would have cost me $30 instead of $120 I paid:
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June 18th 18 09:20 AM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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Unreally Lucky HDD by Flasherly[_2_]
Slammed a few times the past couple days with fast black/brownouts. Not sure if that exacerbated my HDD, which I'd run diagnostics and begun a few months ago to suspect for a fault. Seagate 2T HDD with probably going on 10 years usage. Diagnostic software "red alerts" prompted me to clear off...
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June 17th 18 05:17 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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GPS (Vehicular) update by Flasherly[_2_]
Garmin 010-01532-0F Black Drive 5" USA EX GPS Navigator, A base angle on their now most basic "Drive 50" model, IOW, scaled down and reduced from $150+ (or even more or on same but larger screen models). The numbers mean no hand holding, cuddling, customer support lines, or map updates. ...
June 12th 18 04:56 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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Upgrading USB 2 to USB 3 ports on a computer case by Yes[_2_]
I have an Antec 300 Illusion case. There are two USB 2.0 connector ports on the front. I'm thinking that I may want to upgrade them to USB 3.0. Has anyone upgraded USB 2 ports on a chassis to USB 3? I'd like to get some idea of what would need to be done. I could, of course, add a USB 3.0 hub...
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June 11th 18 02:30 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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PC with multiple organ failures by [email protected]
I was asked to check out a PC that wouldn't boot. It powered itself off after a second. It looked like mainboard was kaput. Then I checked out all the bits I removed. Both DIMMs were bad, and one of the two hard disks also bad. There was no obvious damage (such as beer spillage). So what do...
June 10th 18 09:20 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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Concesus of AMD PSP security issue? by xJumper
There's been a lot of talk lately about CPU vulnerabilities ala Meltown but what is the general consensus with the obvious built in back doors being put into CPU's at the OEM level. AMD Platform Security Processor/Trust Zone Secure Technology which is AMD's version of Intel AMT/Intel Management...
June 10th 18 06:38 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Time Slice Visualizer to Detect Firmware Spyware using CPU. by [email protected]
Now google groups isn't working lol. Anyway here is the tool, I made it available via github cause mijndomein.nl is also not working correctly. https://github.com/SkybuckFlying/HelloWorld/blob/master/TestApplication.exe This tool spawns 1 gui thread and 1 main processing thread. The 1 main...
June 10th 18 06:35 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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