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Old 01-21-2015, 07:50 PM   #1
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Computer Thread "Have You Tried Turning It Off And On Again?" Edition

Welcome to the newest edition of the computer thread!

Here is a place where we can all gather to talk about the newest hardware, operating systems, gaming systems, networking technology, and just about anything computer related. All are welcome to discuss anything computer related; whether you have a question about building your first system, upgrading your hardware, 'will my computer run this' type questions, or even if you are just interested in learning more about these wonderful machines. If you are a complete computer noob or have been using them for decades, you will find no better place on this site to talk about them than here.



Useful Links
Here are some resources you can use to help yourself with computer knowledge, purchasing, or general info. If you have any suggestions, post them here and we will get them added to the list.

Newegg - PC/component shopping (USA Site)
Scan - PC/component shopping (UK Site)
OverclockersUK - PC/component shopping (UK Site)
PC Part Picker US - compares PC parts from many websites to get you the best price for your build
PC Part Picker UK - compares PC parts from many websites to get you the best price for your build
Tom's Hardware - great site for reviews, benchmarks, and has an extensive Q&A forum



Useful Software
Short list of useful programs to monitor or assist your system in a variety of ways. Unless otherwise noted, these will be free to download.

CPUID CPU-Z - gives you information on your processor and RAM speeds, voltage, and timings
CPUID HWMonitor - gives a real time voltage and thermal readout of most components connected to the motherboard
Malwarebytes - probably the best anti-malware program available for free



Helpful UG Users
The following users are regulars and have a wide range of knowledge over many topics. They are great resources to use for various topics when it comes to anything computer related. If you feel like you have anything to offer at all, feel free to speak up with what your are knowledgeable with and we will put you on the list. Programers, IT guys, DYIer's, Enthusiasts, general PC knowledge, or even if you only know Microsoft Office inside and out, your skills are welcome.


BjarnedeGraaf: Intel CPU, AMD GPU, general hardware, Network/IT Specialist, Windows Server
Confuse-a-Cat: Intel CPU, nVidia GPU, general hardware
crazysam23_Atax: Software Engineer, general computer knowledge
DamienEx1021: AMD CPU and GPU, general hardware, basic overclocking
muffinduck01: Servers, Linux, pre-Windows XP operating systems



When Requesting Assistance
When you have a problem, especially hardware related, it helps to give us as much information as possible in your initial post. This will save us time in trying to get you the information you need to fix the issue you are having. If you include the following information in your post when you are having trouble, it will speed things along.

Please include the following (examples listed for assistance):
-Motherboard (ASUS M5A97, Gigabyte GA-Z97X)
-CPU (AMD FX-8350, Intel i5-4690)
-GPU/Graphics Card (AMD R9 290X, nVidia GTX 970)
-RAM (G.Skill 8gb- 2x4gb 1600mhz DDR3, Corsair 16gb- 4x4gb 3200 DDR4)
-PSU/Power Supply* (Rosewill LIGHTNING-1000 1000W, CORSAIR CX600 600W)
-HDD/Hard Drive Device* (WD BLACK SERIES 1Tb 5400RPM, Seagate NAS 2Tb 7200RPM)
-SSD/Solid State Drive* (SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB, Crucial MX100 256GB)
-Cooling System/Heat Sink* (Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, Corsair H100i)
-OS/Operating System (Windows 7 Home Edition, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion)
*Not critical to list but can be helpful in some cases



If you have any questions or anything to contribute, Bob from tech support will be right with you.







MISC Links and Information
How to apply thermal paste.

List of best thermal compounds

Common Networking Ports

Common BASH Commands

Networking Basics

How to Defraggle Your Motherdisk
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:51 PM   #2
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my mac is broken, how do I fix it?
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:53 PM   #3
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my computer crashed every hour on the hour for two years with no other apparent problems. this is an academic problem i use to test the abilities of others. lets see what you've got
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:53 PM   #4
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:54 PM   #5
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my mac is broken, how do I fix it?


Have you tried turning it off and on again?
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:55 PM   #6
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:56 PM   #7
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Razer mousemat will be here this week.

Hyped!
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:57 PM   #8
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Razer mousemat will be here this week.

Hyped!


Nice. Glad to here.

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Old 01-21-2015, 08:04 PM   #9
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Got the thread stickied guys. That's how dedicated I am to the thread.
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Paging Damien...

So a friend of mine on another forum wants a PC
"to run Total War series games."

He has no brand preference, and I figure such a tame game would warrant an AMD setup. He just wants price estimates at this point.


I just looked at the specs for "Total War: Rome II" and running it on extreme quality will require a really good GPU and mid to high end CPU. If I had to put a ball park price for it I would say he will need to spend at least $750 for hardware alone.

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Got the thread stickied guys. That's how dedicated I am to the thread.


I stickied it as soon as I posted it but good to know someone else believes in us.
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:11 PM   #11
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Razer mousemat will be here this week.

Hyped!



I got the vespula, thing is lovely.
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I got the vespula, thing is lovely.


Which one do you have? Those things look sweet.
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:16 PM   #13
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Got the thread stickied guys. That's how dedicated I am to the thread.

You think you are dedicated? I set you guys up perfectly to make this first page look like a normal page in this thread. Problem is posed, dorks ignore problem to talk about mousepads or something silly, rinse repeat
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You think you are dedicated? I set you guys up perfectly to make this first page look like a normal page in this thread. Problem is posed, dorks ignore problem to talk about mousepads or something silly, rinse repeat

dorks i tell ya smh
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my computer crashed every hour on the hour for two years with no other apparent problems. this is an academic problem i use to test the abilities of others. lets see what you've got


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You think you are dedicated? I set you guys up perfectly to make this first page look like a normal page in this thread. Problem is posed, dorks ignore problem to talk about mousepads or something silly, rinse repeat


Unfortunately I mainly specialize in hardware. My best guess would be that some program executed on the hour that caused an system error and then the program crashed. Synced with the clock or something. Doesn't seem like a hardware issue at all.
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Which one do you have? Those things look sweet.



this one:
http://www.razerzone.com/gb-en/gami...s/razer-vespula

double sided, one is rough, one is smooth. comes with a non-slip "bottom" mat for the double-sided bit to rest on.

has a nice wrist rest, firm but with enough to give for comfort.


only bad thing is the logo on the wristrest rubs off in like a few hours of use, but I bought the thing for it's utility over the branding so don't mind.
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:27 PM   #17
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Unfortunately I mainly specialize in hardware. My best guess would be that some program executed on the hour that caused an system error and then the program crashed. Synced with the clock or something. Doesn't seem like a hardware issue at all.

nah it was crucial being shit

"Due to an incorrect response to a SMART counter, an m4 drive running one of the three firmware revisions mentioned above becomes unresponsive after 5184 hours of Power-on time, and every new hour after that. "

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Old 01-21-2015, 08:32 PM   #18
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nah it was crucial being shit

"Due to an incorrect response to a SMART counter, an m4 drive running one of the three firmware revisions mentioned above becomes unresponsive after 5184 hours of Power-on time, and every new hour after that. "



I guess it was a hardware issue. That is a weird one.
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