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Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Enermax Liqtech TR4: potential issues
Replies: 4
Views: 3021

Re: Enermax Liqtech TR4: potential issues

Hopefully it is a production/QA glitch which they will quickly rectify. Sucks for the people who already bought the problematic units though. Keep us posted on how your RMA goes (assuming you pursue one).
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Enermax Liqtech TR4: potential issues
Replies: 4
Views: 3021

Re: Enermax Liqtech TR4: potential issues

On behalf of the OP (since he can't post links yet): http://reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/8ro95z/my_360_radiator_just_exploded_pc_worth_5000/ http://reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/8l3xm2/liqtech_tr4_possible_production_error/ http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/920849-is-my-aio-cooler-failing/?tab=comme...
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Router hangs when desktop Lan connection in use.
Replies: 17
Views: 255

Re: Router hangs when desktop Lan connection in use.

OK, now I am really confused. You said a few posts back that you were still having problems when you bypassed the router? I forgot to add, i did directly connect my PC to the ISP's line, even the tower's device was hanging and losing connection. So i am pretty sure router is not the culprit. Until w...
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64
Replies: 17
Views: 5400

Re: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64

OK, maybe it is just getting confused by the mismatch somehow.

FWIW I have occasionally seen motherboard docs which mis-identify which sockets go to each channel. I suppose it's possible the modules aren't on the channels we think they are...
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Router hangs when desktop Lan connection in use.
Replies: 17
Views: 255

Re: Router hangs when desktop Lan connection in use.

Sounds like a defective router to me. I forgot to add, i did directly connect my PC to the ISP's line, even the tower's device was hanging and losing connection. So i am pretty sure router is not the culprit. Well that's really weird then; the symptoms are inconsistent. If it still happens with the...
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64
Replies: 17
Views: 5400

Re: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64

Try moving one of the 4GB sticks to the unoccupied slot instead. That should put 2x4 on one channel and 1x8 on the other (so 8GB on each channel). Moving the 8GB stick like you did would've still left you with an asymmetric amount of RAM on each channel. Not sure it'll help, but it is worth a try.
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Router hangs when desktop Lan connection in use.
Replies: 17
Views: 255

Re: Router hangs when desktop Lan connection in use.

Sounds like a defective router to me.
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1085
Views: 90237

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

The dog managed to snag one of the wires to the LED setup on the back deck and ripped it out of the LED controller. Ours took out the A/C in a similar way a few weeks ago. I assume it was the control wires from the thermostat to the compressor that got trashed. A/C needed servicing anyway (even pri...
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Car runs rough on idle
Replies: 41
Views: 1046

Re: Car runs rough on idle

I've done a carb rebuild exactly once in my life. Not an experience I'd care to ever repeat. Ditto front struts (the old school kind where you needed to compress the spring and disassemble everything).
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 8220

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

just brew it! wrote:
I have a small rain canopy, so I will bring that.

Strike that, looks like the canopy is not available. Hopefully weather will be cooperative. Current forecast is for rain early, then again late at night; so if that holds we should be fine.
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?
Replies: 37
Views: 2182

Re: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?

At least he's not complaining that it doesn't work in Lynx. :wink:
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3832
Views: 555326

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

I'll echo Redocbew's comment. Until a few years ago I avoided anything with growled vocals too. I eventually acquired the taste by listening to Opeth's entire back catalog in more-or-less reverse order. Their last few albums have all clean vocals and a retro prog rock vibe instead of death metal; th...
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?
Replies: 37
Views: 2182

Re: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?

Plus it's owned by Yahoo, which always feels like it is circling the drain. Well, they're part of Verizon now; so when they do eventually go, it'll probably be from a bullet to the head rather than going down the drain. Eventually Verizon will get tired of feeding the massive money pit. Not any mor...
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: VW in deep Doo-Doo
Replies: 215
Views: 22323

Re: VW in deep Doo-Doo

Glad to see some corporate shysters being held personally accountable. VW and Theranos within a week of each other!
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?
Replies: 37
Views: 2182

Re: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?

UberGerbil wrote:
Plus it's owned by Yahoo, which always feels like it is circling the drain.

Well, they're part of Verizon now; so when they do eventually go, it'll probably be from a bullet to the head rather than going down the drain. Eventually Verizon will get tired of feeding the massive money pit.
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?
Replies: 37
Views: 2182

Re: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?

Rent a cheap VPS and host your own photo upload site? Bottom tier Linode instance is $5/month for 25GB of storage and 1TB of data transfer. If $5/month is too much, split it with a couple of friends.
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3832
Views: 555326

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

JustAnEngineer wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
I don't spend much time listening to (or dwelling on the musical merits, or lack thereof) of the Taylor Swifts of the world.

I enjoyed Red. Her latest album is just crap.

Well, I'll grant you that's better than the other one. IMO it's still kind of bland though.
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Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Car runs rough on idle
Replies: 41
Views: 1046

Re: Car runs rough on idle

The times I've had issues like that it has always been some sort of vacuum leak.
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Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3832
Views: 555326

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Taylor Swift - Reputation This was a very disappointing album. I believe that it could have been musical with a few simple improvements: 1) Throw the cheesy flanged synth-bass into the dumpster. Hire a competent musician with a stringed electric bass. 2) Throw the cheesy synth-drums into the dumpst...
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Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 8220

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

You can move me to confirmed, but I will most likely not be coming out Friday evening (I believe I posted something to the effect that I might do that a while back).

Will bring beer, as usual. And maybe some sort of side/appetizer. I have a small rain canopy, so I will bring that.
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Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 119146

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

(The blackberries have turned out to be a pretty good way to control the thistle problem we had, but they are also crowding out everything else. At least we get a decent harvest of berries with our thorns now.) Uh-oh, keep an eye on where they go next. In the rainy side of the Pacific Northwest, th...
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Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 119146

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Three of three and you'll be leaving the surplus on neighbors' doorsteps in the dead of night. Why do Vermonters lock their doors in September? To keep out the zucchini. Last year we got like 20 lbs of cucumbers off of a single plant. :o This year the cucumber plant is not doing well, and we have n...
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Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: upgrading a graphics card
Replies: 38
Views: 2065

Re: upgrading a graphics card

You make a valid point. A GeForce GTX1050Ti 4GB graphics card can require up to 75 watts by itself. The OEM "300 watt" power supply produces 19 amperes x 12 volts = 228 watts DC. With 85% efficiency, that would look like 268 watts from the wall AC. If we added an inexpensive power supply ...
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Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Adding a NAS for backups only
Replies: 15
Views: 507

Re: Adding a NAS for backups only

And yes, I might get a 10 TB drive (or 2) instead of a 12. The key for me (and the reason I only mentioned 12 TB drives) was to avoid wasting time considering any devices that could not accept drives with greater capacity. I don't think you're going to find anything these days that has trouble with...
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Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Adding a NAS for backups only
Replies: 15
Views: 507

Re: Adding a NAS for backups only

I assume he meant <$300 for the bare NAS (without the drive). Going with a 12TB capacity drive does indeed drive $/GB up though, since it's a "flagship" capacity drive that comes with a premium price tag. Starting with a single drive also means you're vulnerable to losing the entire NAS du...
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Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 8220

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Captain Ned wrote:

Wow, that sure does! Looks like about a foot and a half above average level.
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Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 8220

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Could be worse, you could have a volcano in your back yard like those people in Hawaii! https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a21563520/kilauea-volcano-video/ If you play the first embedded video at that link, an aerial view of what used to be beachfront properties starts at about 0:4...
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Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 119146

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Just figured out that my supervisor's supervisor went to high school with my daughter (not the same class, but there was a year of overlap). He's got a yearbook with my daughter's picture in it. How's that for making you feel old? :lol: One of the hazards of being 50-something in the tech industry,...
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Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 119146

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Just figured out that my supervisor's supervisor went to high school with my daughter (not the same class, but there was a year of overlap). He's got a yearbook with my daughter's picture in it. How's that for making you feel old? :lol: One of the hazards of being 50-something in the tech industry, ...
by just brew it!
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3031
Views: 119146

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I'll just leave this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlow12sSdmc

(The s**t-eating grin cracks me up. He KNEW! :lol:)