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by derTorbs
Tue May 23, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: FreeNAS on Mac Pro 5,1 (mid-2012)
Replies: 5
Views: 1990

Re: FreeNAS on Mac Pro 5,1 (mid-2012)

Unless I am missing the something, I don't believe there is a way to change Mac hardware to boot via BIOS instead of EFI, which seemed to have been the fix for that link.
by derTorbs
Tue May 23, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: FreeNAS on Mac Pro 5,1 (mid-2012)
Replies: 5
Views: 1990

FreeNAS on Mac Pro 5,1 (mid-2012)

Howdy, I am trying to install FreeNAS on a Mac Pro (mid-2012) Specs: Intel Quad Core Xeon @ 3.2 GHz 8 GB PC3 10600E RAM (4x2GB sticks) AMD Radeon HD 5770 w/ 1 GB 8 TB HDD Storage (4x2TB disks) 8 GB Flash Drive I installed FreeNAS via DVD to the Flash drive, rebooted the machine, held down Alt and se...
by derTorbs
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iMac issues with failed Boot Camp install
Replies: 11
Views: 3232

Re: iMac issues with failed Boot Camp install

I think you are right, and I would love to do a full format/reinstall.  However, I can't seem to interact with either of the partitions (MacHDD or MacHDD2).

Even if I boot from the USB, I can't seem to delete or extend either of the partitions.
by derTorbs
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iMac issues with failed Boot Camp install
Replies: 11
Views: 3232

Re: iMac issues with failed Boot Camp install

I created a Sierra boot USB with DiskmakerX, booted to it, but had limited access to the BootCamp partition.  The only thing I was able to do was to erase it and repartition that as a Mac OS Journaled Extended partition.  I thought that this would make it available to merge back into my main HD.  Ho...
by derTorbs
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iMac issues with failed Boot Camp install
Replies: 11
Views: 3232

Re: iMac issues with failed Boot Camp install

I tried booting to the recovery partition and nuking the failed windows partition, but it wouldn't let me interact with it.  All buttons were grey.  I will try the USB boot and give it a go.
by derTorbs
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iMac issues with failed Boot Camp install
Replies: 11
Views: 3232

iMac issues with failed Boot Camp install

Howdy, I have a fairly nice iMac 27" circa 2014 with a 1 TB fusion drive.  While doing a standard Boot Camp install (via USB drive, I had already partitioned the drive 512 GB Mac, 512 GB Windows), it froze up during install.  It eventually restarted, but when it did, it told me I couldn't insta...
by derTorbs
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Give us 10 good reasons you should win a Corsair RM1000i Special Edition here
Replies: 125
Views: 24488

Re: Give us 10 good reasons you should win a Corsair RM1000i Special Edition here

1. Never have I won a TR contest. 2. Gonna throw in a GTX 770 that a friend gave me recently, don't know how long my poor little PSU can keep up. 3. Give me the excuse I need  for some serious redesign of my current color scheme of Blue/Black. 4. You know you want to.... 5. Up till now, my builds ha...
by derTorbs
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Moving Windows from one HDD to a brand new SSD
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Moving Windows from one HDD to a brand new SSD

Howdy, I recently came into possession of a brand spanking new 320 GB Intel SSD and would love to replace my aging HDD. Unfortunately I upgraded to Windows 10 recently and I have heard that replacing the drive requires the purchase of a new Windows 10 license as it doesn't handle hardware changes we...
by derTorbs
Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Unable to "Wake Up"computer after extended time
Replies: 5
Views: 1276

Re: Unable to "Wake Up"computer after extended time

Graphics driver is the most recently released.
by derTorbs
Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Unable to "Wake Up"computer after extended time
Replies: 5
Views: 1276

Unable to "Wake Up"computer after extended time

Hello, I am posting this in the Graphics forum because my gut tells me that it has something to do with the GPU installed in my machine. Specs for machine: -AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Processor @ 3.3 GHZ -G. Skill 16GB RAM PC3-12800 (4x 4GB modules) -MSI AMD Radeon R7 260X -Gigabyte AM3+ GA-990FXA-UD3 m...
by derTorbs
Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Advice on Low Profile CPU Cooler
Replies: 13
Views: 4627

Re: Advice on Low Profile CPU Cooler

Just to wrap this up, I ended up getting a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4S82FM0199 Scythe SCKZT-1000 80mm Kozuti CPU Cooler, was very surprised as to how quiet and cool it kept everything. When I say quiet I mean like whisper quiet...crazy. It was a bit wonky to install, 4 sep...
by derTorbs
Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Advice on Low Profile CPU Cooler
Replies: 13
Views: 4627

Re: Advice on Low Profile CPU Cooler

If I had more money I would love to get a Noctua cooler, however This the budget for this build is kinda tight. If at all possible I am looking for something under $40
by derTorbs
Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Advice on Low Profile CPU Cooler
Replies: 13
Views: 4627

Re: Advice on Low Profile CPU Cooler

The first link you sent doesnt seem to have any coolers on it. It just comes up as a blank compare page from newegg.
by derTorbs
Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Advice on Low Profile CPU Cooler
Replies: 13
Views: 4627

Re: Advice on Low Profile CPU Cooler

Nothing really wrong with the stock Intel, I have just noticed that it has a bit of trouble keeping the CPU cool in that enclosure. It is also a lot louder than what I am looking for (this is sort of a HTPC).
by derTorbs
Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Advice on Low Profile CPU Cooler
Replies: 13
Views: 4627

Advice on Low Profile CPU Cooler

Hey all, I am looking for a bit of advice on a low-profile CPU cooler that will fit an Asus Z97I-Plus mobo (LGA 1150). The mb is installed in a Corsair Obsidian 250D. CPU Cooler has 3.7(ish) inches of room and my budget is (if at all possible) <$40. Running an Intel Core i5 4460. Thanks for any help!
by derTorbs
Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Swapping SSDs
Replies: 8
Views: 1055

Re: Swapping SSDs

Awesome, thanks for all the advice.
by derTorbs
Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Swapping SSDs
Replies: 8
Views: 1055

Swapping SSDs

Hello, I have a friend who is doing a new build and wants to use his SSD from his old computer. I am curious, can you just throw the SSD into the new computer and not have to change anything? Or is there something in the relationship between software (os) and hardware that necessitates a complete wi...
by derTorbs
Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 Technical Preview
Replies: 48
Views: 5847

Re: Windows 10 Technical Preview

Anyone tried out the RSAT for Windows 10 yet?
by derTorbs
Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD 280X giveaway
Replies: 150
Views: 11864

Re: AMD 280X giveaway

http://imgur.com/Zfhi9eQ

Mah beauty

Replace the aging GTX 560 Ti
by derTorbs
Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Haiku contest entry thread
Replies: 365
Views: 18503

Re: Haiku contest entry thread

End user's gadgets
Broken or frozen, don’t fret
IT is nearby
by derTorbs
Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Recommendation for Camera
Replies: 6
Views: 1235

Recommendation for Camera

Hello, I am looking for a recommendation for a camera for a research trip. I have roughly $550 to spend on a camera and I need the camera in order to photograph a series of pages from several books. Ideally this would mean a camera that does well with macro photography in what could potentially be l...
by derTorbs
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Resolution issue with Radeon HD 7750
Replies: 2
Views: 969

Re: Resolution issue with Radeon HD 7750

Yup,

Tried the new cable when I got in this morning, worked like a charm....forgot the 1st rule of PC troubleshooting - physical connections

Thanks,
-derTorbs
by derTorbs
Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Resolution issue with Radeon HD 7750
Replies: 2
Views: 969

Resolution issue with Radeon HD 7750

So I have been having an odd issue lately. The specs of the machine I am working with are as follows: -AMD Phenom II X6 1100T @ 3.30 GHz -Gigabyte FM3+ 990FX mobo -16 GB GSkill PC312800 -Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7750 1 GB At the moment, I am running 3 monitors off this graphics card. 1 HDMI, 1 Display...
by derTorbs
Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What happened to newegg search?
Replies: 69
Views: 8344

Re: What happened to newegg search?

Looks like it is back up and running as it is supposed to be. all my searches look like they have the right options to filter by.
by derTorbs
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Enter TR's Dear Diary contest here
Replies: 264
Views: 46523

Re: Enter TR's Dear Diary contest here

Dear Diary, It is now Day 45 after what I have take to calling "the Incident." Although I have no recollection of anything that has happened previous to the Incident, I have, however, discovered multiple program files, and edited documents in my data drive that have been promising. I know ...
by derTorbs
Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Error Loading Ubuntu 13.04 64bit
Replies: 17
Views: 16575

Re: Error Loading Ubuntu 13.04 64bit

Here is my issue now. I cannot install the AMD drivers for the graphics card I installed. When I start up the machine with the card installed, I cant see what is happening on the screen. When I start it up without the graphics card installed, I cannot install the graphics drivers....
by derTorbs
Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Error Loading Ubuntu 13.04 64bit
Replies: 17
Views: 16575

Re: Error Loading Ubuntu 13.04 64bit

Bad memory it was, swapped out for some that seems to have worked. Trying atm to get drivers for the graphics card installed.
by derTorbs
Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Error Loading Ubuntu 13.04 64bit
Replies: 17
Views: 16575

Error Loading Ubuntu 13.04 64bit

I will get right to it. I am trying to install Ubuntu on a computer I cobbled together for my girlfriends brother and every time I try to install Ubuntu 13.04 64bit on the machine, it throws up an error panic: early exception 0d rip 10:ffffffff811358f6 error 0 cr2 f07f8b The components are as follow...
by derTorbs
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: ASPI.sys Error
Replies: 17
Views: 5178

Re: ASPI.sys Error

I have not. In fact I was unaware one could do such a thing. If I have the drive hooked up via usb harddrive adapter, can I update the firmware that way?
by derTorbs
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: ASPI.sys Error
Replies: 17
Views: 5178

Re: ASPI.sys Error

Sorry, it is a 256 GB OCZ Vertex 3 circa 2011
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