Personal computing discussed

Search found 3270 matches

by DPete27
Thu May 24, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Computer cannot connect to network
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Computer cannot connect to network

I had to reinstall Win10 on a co-workers' laptop this week. The internal WiFi chip is fried (cant turn it on) so I've got him using a Linksys USB WiFi dongle . When formatting, Win10 install didn't seem to notice that the internal WiFi wasn't working (I think Win10 sees the chip, but the chip is bli...
by DPete27
Thu May 24, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Computer cannot connect to network
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Computer cannot connect to network

Well, when WiFi fails, bring the cable to you with Powerline. I bought this kit for $20 and it's been working flawlessly for the past 9 months. Before that I had this 200Mbps kit that I bought for $20 back in Jan 2014 with nary an issue either. That 2014 one had one unit with coil whine that finally...
by DPete27
Thu May 24, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Computer cannot connect to network
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Computer cannot connect to network

Dell wireless 1705 802.11b/g/n 2.4 gighz 5GHz wireless has been around for a while, even on 802.11n. Are you sure that your router is also outputting a 2.4GHz band for your Dell to see? I just set up a new 802.11ac router for our house this week, so I freshly remember that the 2.4GHz and 5GHz broad...
by DPete27
Wed May 23, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Good speaker for ZxR
Replies: 29
Views: 538

Re: Good speaker for ZxR

confusedpenguin wrote:
sounds great on the pair of AKG earbuds that came with my old Galaxy S8 smartphone.....the [speakers] I'm borrowing sound surprisingly good considering they were only 20 bucks brand new.

Ooph....Temporary solutions, I know, but still..... onboard audio is pretty good these days.
by DPete27
Mon May 21, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows Tips & Tricks
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Windows Tips & Tricks

I thought having a forum thread with windows tips and tricks would be fun. This can be anything from simple keyboard shortcuts to registry modifications. Win + Left/Right Arrow - snaps the current window to half screen. Ctrl + W - Closes the current window Regedit\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mou...
by DPete27
Thu May 17, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Dell Inspiron 15 i5570-5364SLV-PUS (Inside)
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

Re: Dell Inspiron 15 i5570-5364SLV-PUS (Inside)

The physical SSD transplant went fine. As I said, I used a 2.5" SSD I had lying around to replace the hdd. There is an open M.2 slot on the mobo if you want to run a dual drive setup though. And the system has two SODIMM slots but only came with 1x8GB RAM. The extra long monitor hinges was a re...
by DPete27
Thu May 17, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Toilet repair
Replies: 13
Views: 546

Re: Toilet repair

It is stuck between the tank and the bowl, yes. I have not tried to use a plunger inside the tank, but I'm dubious that a plunger will successfully push the thing out through those little holes in the bowl's rim. Please tell me this is sarcasm. At any rate, a plunger is unlikely to be effective in ...
by DPete27
Thu May 17, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors

My 960 likely cost me about the same as a new 1050 right now "right now" prices are not a fair market assessment, since crypto mining has driven prices through the roof. For example, in January 2017 you could buy an RX470 for $130 (regretting not jumping on that deal), that card beats you...
by DPete27
Wed May 16, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Is a bigger monitor with lower pixel density necessarily worse than a smaller one with higher pixel density?
Replies: 24
Views: 1113

Re: Is a bigger monitor with lower pixel density necessarily worse than a smaller one with higher pixel density?

Chrispy_ wrote:
...use the reclaimed desk space for something far more useful than a monitor stand.

ahem....
More people should use desk mounts for monitor(s). They're so nice for freeing up desk space, especially when you start getting into >1 monitor.
by DPete27
Tue May 15, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Is a bigger monitor with lower pixel density necessarily worse than a smaller one with higher pixel density?
Replies: 24
Views: 1113

Re: Is a bigger monitor with lower pixel density necessarily worse than a smaller one with higher pixel density?

The "is it retina" website nicely illustrates the relationship between pixel density and viewing distance. However, it doesn't account for the % coverage of your field of view. The best site I have bookmarked for that is this TV distance-to-size page. As you can see in the chart for 40° FO...
by DPete27
Tue May 15, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Is a bigger monitor with lower pixel density necessarily worse than a smaller one with higher pixel density?
Replies: 24
Views: 1113

Re: Is a bigger monitor with lower pixel density necessarily worse than a smaller one with higher pixel density?

Is it retina? https://designcompaniesranked.com/resources/is-this-retina/ Somewhere around 110ppi is ideal for typical desktop use. That's a 27" 1440p screen or a 40" 4k screen. You're right to mention that viewing distance is a major factor in choosing pixel density. Of course, assuming s...
by DPete27
Mon May 14, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1082
Views: 87523

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Learned how to true up bicycle wheels this weekend by adjusting spoke tension. Oddly enough, clockwise is/was loosen and vice-versa. I found the bulging areas on each side of the rims by slowly moving the brake pad (one side at a time) toward the wheel as it spun slowly listening for rubs. The brake...
by DPete27
Fri May 11, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Need Advice Adobe Laptop
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: Need Advice Adobe Laptop

Bump. Anyone?
Really just wondering if the i5-8250U + MX150 is a suitable spec for the workload.
by DPete27
Thu May 10, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Need Advice Adobe Laptop
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Need Advice Adobe Laptop

A buddy of mine is looking for a new laptop. He's a graphic designer and deals mostly with Photoshop/Lightroom/Illustrator but is going to be getting into After Effects and Premier (possibly Dreamweaver/Muse also, not sure) for website design. Since neither of us has ever used After Effects and Prem...
by DPete27
Wed May 09, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 88
Views: 9188

Re: MCU

Is anyone else bothered by the fact that Josh Brolin plays Thanos in Avengers AND Cable in Deadpool 2 when both are airing at the same time? Saw the movie last night. Loved the character chemistry, especially with so many characters meeting each other for the first time. One defining feature that ma...
by DPete27
Mon May 07, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Share Your GPU Undervolt
Replies: 26
Views: 13089

Re: Share Your GPU Undervolt

Chrispy, could you supply HBM2 frequency in each "profile"? I was a little confused at your 960MHz stated initially, then 940MHz at the end of the paragraph.
by DPete27
Sun May 06, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrade path?
Replies: 11
Views: 762

Re: Upgrade path?

GTX1070 for $480 after MIR is a good card that will last a while at 1440p. Why wouldn't he want a GeForce GTX 1070 Ti instead of a 1070? GTX1070Ti is about 10% faster than the GTX1070. At the time of writing, the Tis were 10-15% more expensive. Also, I was simply trying to suggest the entry spot fo...
by DPete27
Sat May 05, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrade path?
Replies: 11
Views: 762

Re: Upgrade path?

GTX1070 for $480 after MIR is a good card that will last a while at 1440p. Otherwise, a GTX1060-6GB or RX580-8GB would be enough for now @ $320. I game on an RX480-8GB at 1440p and I get decent framerates (60-90fps is typically my target) Nvidia's Turing architecture (GTX11xx) is said to be launchi...
by DPete27
Tue May 01, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: New External HDD very fast and unusual speed
Replies: 12
Views: 536

Re: New External HDD very fast and unusual speed

Have you tried a straight-up file copy of a single large uncompressible file (movies work well)? I suspect that *IF* the drive inside is a WD Blue - WD20SPZX with a relatively large 128MB of cache, perhaps the cache isn't getting exhausted by your "surface scan" and that's allowing it to m...
by DPete27
Tue May 01, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Upcycling an old washing machine
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: Upcycling an old washing machine

I've heard of these things called recycling centers....they're pretty good at upcycling......seriously, just get rid of it.
by DPete27
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ocean Cove is delayed: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 12
Views: 1076

Re: Ocean Cove is delayed: CONFIRMED!

NTMBK wrote:
...Covfefe ...

Nice!!! HAHA
by DPete27
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Quality Tempered Without Breaking Bank
Replies: 10
Views: 3760

Re: Quality Tempered Without Breaking Bank

Welch wrote:
mirror tinting or fronting the panel. Painting glass takes way to much effort

Here I thought my painting suggestion required the least effort and cost....oh well.
by DPete27
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Quality Tempered Without Breaking Bank
Replies: 10
Views: 3760

Re: Quality Tempered Without Breaking Bank

Spray paint the inside face of the back panel...I'd try it out on a practice piece of glass first (we've got a whole box of picture frames my wife doesn't use anymore), but I feel like any unsightly things, such as drips, would only be visible from inside (which is behind the mobo tray, so you wont ...
by DPete27
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: True 10-bit vs 8-bit + FRC?
Replies: 23
Views: 3058

Re: True 10-bit vs 8-bit + FRC?

I doubt you'd notice the difference between 8 and 10 bit unless you're an elite photo editor. Even then, the cost premium is unlikely to be justified (given my impression of your usage). I would steer toward a 2560x1440 resolution if you want to play modern games. That puts you in the RX580-Vega56 o...
by DPete27
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors

https://wccftech.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1180-specs-performance-price-release-date-prelimenary/ GeForce GTX 1180 GTX 1080 Architecture Turing Pascal Lithography 12nm FinFET 16nm FinFET GPU GT104 GP104 Die Size ~400mm² 314mm² CUDA Cores 3584 2560 TMUs 224 160 ROPs 64 64 Core Clock ~1600MHz 1607MHz Bo...
by DPete27
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised
Replies: 44
Views: 5468

Re: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised

Is there a way to check if HPET is being Forced in the OS? What is the command to disable OS-Forced HPET? I'm sure I could google these answers up, but thought it might be helpful to others to have the instructions in this thread. Either someone can chime in, or I will update later this evening when...
by DPete27
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised
Replies: 44
Views: 5468

Re: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised

Interesting read! I learned something new today.
by DPete27
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: Crosley D-25 Case Mod
Replies: 8
Views: 13487

Re: Crosley D-25 Case Mod

IT'S FINALLY FINISHED!!!! As you can see in the OP, I'd left off with a working system, but it used a traditional push-button power switch dangling loose out the back of the case and I wanted to light the clock. Clock Lighting: I bought a "warm" white (still a little higher color temp tha...
by DPete27
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: DIY Theater Room
Replies: 10
Views: 2592

Re: DIY Theater Room

You can put them in a shared album on google photos. What's what I do.
Make sure you put them in an album though. I've had image links get broken when I host the photo on the general/home page.