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by EzioAs
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1084
Views: 26830

Re: Something's different...

Don't see it on the bug list or request list but I'd like to request you guys change the Hardware menu popup in the header from click to popup instead of hover.
by EzioAs
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Using a mobile device as a wifi hotspot
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Re: Using a mobile device as a wifi hotspot

I'm not an iPhone user and this might be irrelevant because either you can't do it or you've tried it already but is there no way for you to disable auto-connect for the iDrive and/or Apple Car Play?
by EzioAs
Fri May 24, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: I'm looking for a mass-rename tool for files
Replies: 23
Views: 1145

Re: I'm looking for a mass-rename tool for files

I've always used Bulk Rename Utility for renaming multiple files quickly. I'm sure it can be used for folders as well.
by EzioAs
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.

Would a Ryzen 2600 and a B450 motherboard be a reasonable choice? The processor is priced similarly and the motherboard would be less expensive than the Intel option. Memory prices have come down so that 2x8 GiB of PC4-28800 (DDR4-3600) is priced attractively (US$105 for G.Skill F4-3600C19D-16GSXKB...
by EzioAs
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.

Anyone?
by EzioAs
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.

No, I'm actually in Malaysia. If you're looking for sites to browse, look at Lazada and Shopee though I should warn you that their search engine is quite horrid by modern standards. I can get some stuff on Amazon (some products do ship here) but I'll have to check the tax fees at the payment page.
by EzioAs
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.

Hello TR gerbils, Before I tell the rest of the story, here are my current relevant PC specs. CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K RAM: 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600MHz (4x4GB) Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65 GPU: GTX 1060 6GB PSU: Corsair HX750i SSD: 250GB Crucial MX500 (Boot drive) HDDs: 1TB Samsung F3, 2TB...
by EzioAs
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Blizzcon
Replies: 81
Views: 3718

Re: Blizzcon

I didn't quite manage to catch up to what was announced but I'm really just focusing on the WCS Global Finals. Waking up at 4am is totally worth it for Match 1.
by EzioAs
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Interesting app behaviour change in latest W10.
Replies: 4
Views: 1409

Re: Interesting app behaviour change in latest W10.

I didn't think UWP apps go into suspended mode this quick in previous version though or am I wrong here? I've noticed it happening from 1803 onwards, although I don't know if its more due to the fact that Task Manager also shows a green leaf icon to indicate this, or whether the behaviour actually ...
by EzioAs
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Interesting app behaviour change in latest W10.
Replies: 4
Views: 1409

Re: Interesting app behaviour change in latest W10.

I didn't think UWP apps go into suspended mode this quick in previous version though or am I wrong here?

Also, as I said earlier, the Photos app was notorious in hogging memory even if it was suspended in prior to 1809.
by EzioAs
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Interesting app behaviour change in latest W10.
Replies: 4
Views: 1409

Interesting app behaviour change in latest W10.

This is more of a discussion than a question thread but I've noticed that the bundled UWP apps now go into suspended mode if they are minimized in W10 1809. If you check in Task Manager, apps like Groove, Films & TV, Photos , Maps & Mail all go into suspended mode and use very few memory in ...
by EzioAs
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?
Replies: 62
Views: 5799

Re: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?

The only thing I would be wary about is that the free drive cloning software provided by Crucial (a version of Acronis True Image) doesn't do a true clone, it changes the disk identifier and the volume serial numbers. RealVNC did not like this. Actually, it even changed the size of the MSR partitio...
by EzioAs
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?
Replies: 62
Views: 5799

Re: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?

Honestly a little hard to believe you held out until 2018. I understand not everyone has access to these components, or (necessarily) the funds to acquire them, but SSDs have been the norm for a long while now. Believe it. SSDs aren't really norm yet here, considering we don't get deals as good as ...
by EzioAs
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?
Replies: 62
Views: 5799

Re: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?

Here's a real thing to worry about: While you should always make sure that critical data are backed up no matter what kind of storage device you use, the failure mode of SSDs is often different than hard drives. In many situations, hard drives will give you all kinds of warnings that they are dying...
by EzioAs
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?
Replies: 62
Views: 5799

Re: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?

Be careful of whiplash from the speed. Congrats! Congrats on getting ~11 years out of your old HDD as well. That's pretty good! :lol: It's an old WD Blue 320 GB. Back then, I think manufacturers really make things to last, at least compared to these days. I suspect it won't last much longer though ...
by EzioAs
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?
Replies: 62
Views: 5799

Re: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?

If you're running Windows 10, it won't let you defrag it, so no worries there. And you'd have to write MASSIVE amounts of data to the drive before worrying about it wearing out, so again, no worries. So, it's not any time soon(ish) that I should be worried about? Good to know. Be careful of whiplas...
by EzioAs
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?
Replies: 62
Views: 5799

Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?

So I just got my first SSD installed. This is to replace my aging primary HDD (about 11 years now IIRC). I got the Crucial MX 500 250GB from Amazon, which is crazy because even plus shipping and everything, it's still cheaper compared to getting one in my country. I got this drive because I've seen ...
by EzioAs
Tue May 01, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: PSA: Windows April Update adds app specific audio playback device
Replies: 5
Views: 1180

Re: PSA: Windows April Update adds app specific audio playback device

How do you assign specific device for specific app?

EDIT: Nevermind. I found it. For those wondering, Settings>System>Sound>App Volume and device preferences
by EzioAs
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update
Replies: 22
Views: 8529

Re: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update

I only seem to have issues with Bethesda software. Both Skyrim SE and Fallout 4 work fine with solid 60fps and then after an hour slowly start getting more and more laggy till I save, close and restart the game then it is fine again. I like the new windows 10 since it shows how much video ram is in...
by EzioAs
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update
Replies: 22
Views: 8529

Re: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update

I think there were problems with the overlay specifically, not Afterburner, when W10 was first released (in 2015) but it doesn't linger more than a couple months (probably).
by EzioAs
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update
Replies: 22
Views: 8529

Re: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update

MSI Afterburner is pretty much anti-crapware IMO. It serves its purpose with aplomb and bundles no junk. Am I missing something? It's one of the first things I install if I'm doing any GPU tweaking... I agree with this... Honestly, I don't think it's (mostly) Windows FCU or CU causing the issues. T...
by EzioAs
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update
Replies: 22
Views: 8529

Re: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update

I don't think I'm in the minority but I've never had any problems gaming with the Creators Update (or Fall Creators Update). And yes, I know me sharing this might not be helpful, but I don't think the issue is the Creators Update itself, there could be thousands of other possible culprit.
by EzioAs
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 143
Views: 25294

Re: Xbox One X

Xbox One family (original, S & X) now officially supports FreeSync.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevang ... a5b60948f8
by EzioAs
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Buying a console
Replies: 30
Views: 5525

Re: Buying a console

If those 2 are what you've considered, then just go with whatever you want and have the games you want. Honestly, i don't think you can go wrong with either because more games are multi-platforms these days. Yes, there are exclusive titles on both but if you're looking to play those exclusives, then...
by EzioAs
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Can we talk about Doki Doki Literature Club?
Replies: 31
Views: 2651

Re: Can we talk about Doki Doki Literature Club?

I played the game last month or so, because I've seen a lot of discussions about it. After playing the game myself and replaying (almost necessary to do so) a couple times, I can see the hype around it. It's kinda funny in it's own way.
by EzioAs
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 Fall Update Build 1709
Replies: 43
Views: 12957

Re: Windows 10 Fall Update Build 1709

Also, the Fall Creators Update just finished on my laptop. That took around 5 hours.. :-? Is it just me or have laptop hard drives gotten worse instead of better? I mean, to hell with them. The laptop I got a bit ago the transfer rates would get so low I would've sworn the drive was damaged, but as...
by EzioAs
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 Fall Update Build 1709
Replies: 43
Views: 12957

Re: Windows 10 Fall Update Build 1709

I use Firefox primarily and Edge at times. Still happy with both but I am glad to hear so many people happy with Quantum. I'll wait for it to be available on the Release channel but so hyped at this point! Plus, with Edge getting the extensions I use on Firefox, it's a great alternative when i need ...
by EzioAs
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 Fall Update Build 1709
Replies: 43
Views: 12957

Re: Windows 10 Fall Update Build 1709

I still wish we can get controls for Store max download speed/bandwidth. I've suggest that to the Feedback Hub so chances are someone's in the Store dev team is actually considering that. They added the ability to rebind/remap controls for non-Elite controller now so someone's actually making good d...
by EzioAs
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 Fall Update Build 1709
Replies: 43
Views: 12957

Re: Windows 10 Fall Update Build 1709

Installed without a hitch on my desktop. Only thing I had to do was reinstall GPU drivers cause SVP couldn't initialize properly (OpenCL error or something). Did that and problem solved.

Updating my work laptop now. This should probably take a while cause this laptop is annoyingly slow.
by EzioAs
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: added a hard drive
Replies: 10
Views: 6362

Re: added a hard drive

IIRC, this is the particular 3TB model which is known to die in less than 2 years (I had one too in the past). You're lucky to have it still working even now, but I really suggest you backup any important files to another different drive.
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