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by HorseIicious
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: i5-2500K Overclocking Paraphernalia
Replies: 15
Views: 3000

Re: i5-2500K Overclocking Paraphernalia

what cooling do you have currently? could always give this a go https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13C-000X-00037 I've used that exact cooler on my 2500k for 6 years. I consistently ran my CPU at 4.6 to 4.7 at ~1.4vcore until I started to have some stability issues about a year ago. I...
by HorseIicious
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Give us 10 good reasons you should win a Corsair RM1000i Special Edition here
Replies: 125
Views: 23772

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

10. If I can control the power, I'll control the universe. 09. Without a new PSU, there will be dark and difficult times ahead for me - where I will have to face the choice between what is right, and what is easy. 08. Throughout my life I've been dependent upon a PSU to power my machines. Fate, it s...
by HorseIicious
Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Security advice after PayPal fraud
Replies: 122
Views: 14112

Re: Security advice after PayPal fraud

In the past few years eBay and PayPal have implemented additional buyer protection measures, although that leads to the reverse problem where dishonest buyers exploit the protections to defraud sellers. But the problem here is that the fraudulent use was initiated with account holder's own login cr...
by HorseIicious
Wed May 25, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Security advice after PayPal fraud
Replies: 122
Views: 14112

Re: Security advice after PayPal fraud

Just to be clear. The fraud did happen from my computer: Do you know how they discovered your TeamViewer password? You say it was unique and random, and TeamViewer says it can't reasonably be discovered by brute force. That's what I now concerned about. Yeah, I know now... Stupid explains it. My Te...
by HorseIicious
Wed May 25, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Security advice after PayPal fraud
Replies: 122
Views: 14112

Re: Security advice after PayPal fraud

He also said his computer crashed just two minutes after connection. Sure they could get info off of his computer in that time span, but I remain skeptical that they could place the order from his IP within that time frame. Perhaps he doesn't. Just to be clear. The fraud did happen from my computer...
by HorseIicious
Tue May 24, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Security advice after PayPal fraud
Replies: 122
Views: 14112

Re: Security advice after PayPal fraud

So I did some more research, and apparently this is a big issue with TeamViewer currently. Lots of posts over on Reddit of very similar stuff happening. One guy lost 1,800 on it (I dodged a bullet there, although I was only defrauded of $175 - my bank has provisionally refunded that me that, and wit...
by HorseIicious
Tue May 24, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Security advice after PayPal fraud
Replies: 122
Views: 14112

Re: Security advice after PayPal fraud

I've never had to format one of my 8.1 systems. Is going to Update and Recovery and choosing "Remove everything and reinstall Windows" sufficient? Or do I need to break out the DVD (or USB), to format and reinstall fresh that way?
by HorseIicious
Tue May 24, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Security advice after PayPal fraud
Replies: 122
Views: 14112

Re: Security advice after PayPal fraud

You were definitely compromised via TeamViewer and they were using YOUR account. The past few months (but especially May) there has been an increase in the amount of fraud committed using TeamViewer (just do some quick Googlin') If you haven't formatted your PC yet you can check the incoming connec...
by HorseIicious
Sun May 22, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: who is top dog in PS makers ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2981

Re: who is top dog in PS makers ?

Here is a little table. I think it's still accurate:

http://www.athenapower.us/products/powe ... -chart.jpg

FWIW, I haven't done research on the topic in ages - but anecdotally I have always regarded SeaSonic #1, then quality product lines of Corsair and Antec tied at #2.
by HorseIicious
Wed May 18, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Security advice after PayPal fraud
Replies: 122
Views: 14112

Re: Security advice after PayPal fraud

So they would have needed access to both your PayPal account and your AOL? I don't understand why it would have only been some iTunes gift cards if they truly had all this access. Especially if it originated from your IP (which I kind of doubt). I honestly don't know what access they needed. If the...
by HorseIicious
Wed May 18, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Security advice after PayPal fraud
Replies: 122
Views: 14112

Re: Security advice after PayPal fraud

Thanks for all the replies. I am leaning towards nuking it. I just can't do that quite yet b/c I can' afford the downtime involved to get back up and running with my work. My first question is when you say that the cards were in your email, does that mean the *ONLY* way someone could use them would ...
by HorseIicious
Tue May 17, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Security advice after PayPal fraud
Replies: 122
Views: 14112

Re: Security advice after PayPal fraud

Captain Ned wrote:
https://haveibeenpwned.com/


Cool site, thanks for sharing. The AOL account shows as 100% clear, and the gmail account shows 1 breach (2013, adobe). So not that.
by HorseIicious
Tue May 17, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Security advice after PayPal fraud
Replies: 122
Views: 14112

Re: Security advice after PayPal fraud

I hate to bust your bubble, but there is no perfect defense. Crap like this is a when, not an if, based on my 20 years as a financial regulator. No bubbles burst. I know there's no "magic bullet" security to prevent this from happening again. I guess my main concern given that PayPal says...
by HorseIicious
Tue May 17, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Security advice after PayPal fraud
Replies: 122
Views: 14112

Security advice after PayPal fraud

Long story, bear with me... So a few days ago I awoke to find 3 very official looking iTunes gift cards of varying denominations from PayPal in my inbox. Since I've never had iTunes in my life, and never even owned an Apple device, my first thought instantly went to a phishing scam. So I logged into...
by HorseIicious
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Favorite Partition copying/moving/resizing utility... GO!
Replies: 22
Views: 1186

Re: Favorite Partition copying/moving/resizing utility... GO

+1 for Mini-Tool and +1 for Macrium Reflect over here.
by HorseIicious
Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: So about this new CPU's only supported on Windows 10 news...
Replies: 7
Views: 711

So about this new CPU's only supported on Windows 10 news...

I'm on a 2500K system, and for a while now have been planning an upgrade around Skylake-E (Kaby Lake) or Zen (depending on price/performance, and how much patience I can maintain)... I require Windows 8.1 (or 7), for a few software reasons - not the least of which is my whole house WMC/CableCard set...
by HorseIicious
Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows Storage Spaces Drive Swap Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1075

Re: Windows Storage Spaces Drive Swap Question

Thanks for the input. I'll probably give it a try. @jbi - Yes head failure is an educated guess at this point. And the data is not terribly valuable (I've lived without it for over a year at this point) - it's mostly just lots and lots of dvr'ed media from wmc. I also had a "data landing folder...
by HorseIicious
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows Storage Spaces Drive Swap Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1075

Windows Storage Spaces Drive Swap Question

TL;DR If I do a platter swap, will Storage Spaces recognize the repaired drive (data "slabs" on the original platters inside the donor drive that has different PCB & S/N than original)? Or will Storage Spaces see the repaired drive as a new disk that is not part of the pool? I.E. Does ...
by HorseIicious
Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: 24" versus 27" 4K display
Replies: 30
Views: 10625

Re: 24" versus 27" 4K display

You really need to get in front of one to tell. It's incredibly unlikely that anyone's anecdotal info will be the same case for you. I use 2x 27" 4k monitors (and will be buying a 3rd when there is a decent 4k IPS 75hz+ AdaptiveSync available). I replaced 3x Korean 1440p monitors with these 2x ...
by HorseIicious
Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Summer project: VHS transfer
Replies: 21
Views: 13669

Re: Summer project: VHS transfer

Been dabbling in this for a few years myself. From what I've discovered, there is ABSOLUTELY a difference between cheaply made VCR's and good ones. The picture you see playing back from one VCR to the next can vary DRAMATICALLY on a per tape basis. If you get a VCR with TBC, you'll likely see a meas...
by HorseIicious
Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: When Curbs Attack
Replies: 93
Views: 4668

Re: When Curbs Attack

What a cost-benefit analysis this will be! Indeed, it will be. One last bit of unsolicited advice. In my car buying experiences I've always preferred 2-3 year old vehicles with low miles and 1-2 years left on the factory warranty - and from a private seller if you're really lucky. However, a lot of...
by HorseIicious
Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: When Curbs Attack
Replies: 93
Views: 4668

Re: When Curbs Attack

s for VWs - au contraire! IMO, they're still OK cars. Even the gasoline fueled ones may be heavily discounted in the scandal - this may be the perfect time to pick up a VW. This A lot of Nissans have no rear camber adjustment. If you need a rear wheel alignment then the frame, rear suspension or un...
by HorseIicious
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Need a multifunction printer
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: Need a multifunction printer

I have an x476dn. Would never go back to laser personally. Full auto duplex print/copy/scan is also a very useful feature.

http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/printers/ ... on-printer
by HorseIicious
Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Best Software for Image Resize and Compress
Replies: 11
Views: 1198

Re: Best Software for Image Resize and Compress

I use Kigo quite a bit. Works well enough for me. http://www.kigosoft.com/kigo-image-converter/
by HorseIicious
Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: POLL: WINDOWS 10 INSTALL
Replies: 157
Views: 10675

Re: POLL: WINDOWS 10 INSTALL

Need a "Something Happened" option.
by HorseIicious
Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Anyone else getting Windows 10 upgrade prompts?
Replies: 144
Views: 15750

Re: Anyone else getting Windows 10 upgrade prompts?

Deanjo wrote:
/slow clap

Image


Hahaha, yes. I was just headed over here to share the exact same screen cap. /slow clap indeed.
by HorseIicious
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Google Voice questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2387

Re: Google Voice questions

My question is, what about when I'm not in the basement? I'm guessing any call made from my cell network will only show my new mobile number unless I decide to use my data for VOIP calling using Hangouts Dialer, right? Is there any way around that doesn't involve using my data network? I'm also gue...
by HorseIicious
Sun May 31, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Anyone else getting Windows 10 upgrade prompts?
Replies: 144
Views: 15750

Re: Anyone else getting Windows 10 upgrade prompts?

Yep. Not gonna do it if I lose Windows Media Center. Yeah, I'm definitely not ever upgrading my HTPC either which is still on 7 (cable card). However I am considering it for my main desktop workstation; but am happy with 8.1 (except high dpi scaling). I'm running 3x 4k 27" on medium (125% scal...
by HorseIicious
Sun May 31, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Anyone else getting Windows 10 upgrade prompts?
Replies: 144
Views: 15750

Anyone else getting Windows 10 upgrade prompts?

Just noticed this in my system tray. Opened it up, and took a screen shot of one page and "table of contents" as it were. I haven't even downloaded a beta, and haven't heard anything about this. Just curious if anyone else is getting this too? http://picpaste.com/272b19976b4a9662092144962d...
by HorseIicious
Wed May 27, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Are there any true Tech sites around?
Replies: 70
Views: 7477

Re: Are there any true Tech sites around?

kitguru.net may be interesting to you.