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by toki
Tue Jan 10, 2023 7:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anonymous Gerbil Slack
Replies: 7
Views: 1399

Re: Anonymous Gerbil Slack

I'd like an invite please
by toki
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Router and Modem Recs
Replies: 10
Views: 2177

Re: Router and Modem Recs

I was also thinking about dd-wrt, but I don't know if that would be a good idea, or maybe try something else, or stick with stock firmware.
by toki
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Router and Modem Recs
Replies: 10
Views: 2177

Re: Router and Modem Recs

Flying Fox wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
A wireless mesh router setup (like Netgear Orbi) may be your best bet.

A couple of those Asus routers can do their "AiMesh" as well to help with the range.
Reviews for those Asus routers all have complaints about 2.5 connection that's apparently notorious with the routers.
by toki
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Router and Modem Recs
Replies: 10
Views: 2177

Router and Modem Recs

I'm on Spectrum 200mb connection and am looking for a good router and modem, seperate. I need something that's going to give me a really good range. This will be on the floor in a downstairs, but I need the range to reach upstairs into a kitchen. My setup now only gives me like 1 to 2 bars on a lapt...
by toki
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Advice on dual hard drive dock
Replies: 14
Views: 2625

Re: Advice on dual hard drive dock

I loved the Orico single bay dock so much, I just thought it would so much easier to have a dual bay. Even the dual bay Orico's are getting the same complaints. This new dock doesn't even feel as sturdy as the Orico either. It's lightweight and doesn't have the heft of the Orico
by toki
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Advice on dual hard drive dock
Replies: 14
Views: 2625

Re: Advice on dual hard drive dock

I'm afraid to plug anything else into the dock after the mishap. Would it be ok if I transferred the files from a drive on one dock to the other drive in this dock?
by toki
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Advice on dual hard drive dock
Replies: 14
Views: 2625

Re: Advice on dual hard drive dock

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0759567JT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 That is the dock I bought. I was trying to copy files from a drive that I know had bad blocks on it. The drive it was copying to showed that space was down to 1.62tb of 2.72tb left, when I looked aga...
by toki
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Advice on dual hard drive dock
Replies: 14
Views: 2625

Advice on dual hard drive dock

So I just got a Sabrent harddrive dock and it corrupted 2 drives. I am afraid to use it now. With that said, I could use some advice on something that I can feel confident in using. I have an Orica 1 drive dock that has always worked, one of the best purchases I've ever made, but I'm afraid now afte...
by toki
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Upgaded RAM and added SSD; Booting up gets Black screen No Power Keyboard/Mouse
Replies: 9
Views: 2124

Re: Upgaded RAM and added SSD; Booting up gets Black screen No Power Keyboard/Mouse

If I understand you correctly the display and KB/mouse don't respond even with just the original hardware? I have to think something got disturbed. Pull the graphics card and re-seat it, that's the likely culprit I think. Do the same with the RAM. Let us know if you figure it out I'd be interested ...
by toki
Wed May 20, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: VRM Heatsinks
Replies: 11
Views: 2160

Re: VRM Heatsinks

every single video I have watched on this subject, not 1 person has put heatsinks on the cards. Not 1!
by toki
Wed May 20, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: VRM Heatsinks
Replies: 11
Views: 2160

Re: VRM Heatsinks

I've been reading around the nets and it's all over the place. Some say it's fine with no heatsinks, and others say the cards are cooking! A lot of people have been adding heatsinks to the card. I am unsure what kind of heatsinks to get. Most say they're using these https://www.amazon.com/Cosmos-Co...
by toki
Wed May 20, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: VRM Heatsinks
Replies: 11
Views: 2160

Re: VRM Heatsinks

I've been reading around the nets and it's all over the place. Some say it's fine with no heatsinks, and others say the cards are cooking! A lot of people have been adding heatsinks to the card. I am unsure what kind of heatsinks to get. Most say they're using these https://www.amazon.com/Cosmos-Cop...
by toki
Mon May 18, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: VRM Heatsinks
Replies: 11
Views: 2160

Re: VRM Heatsinks

The video card should already have heatsinks on the VRMS if they are needed. If there are no heatsinks on the VRMS as configured from factory then they are not need. VRMS only need a heat sink if there are insufficient phases so the heat gets concentrated and cannot dissipate fast enough to the the...
by toki
Mon May 18, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: VRM Heatsinks
Replies: 11
Views: 2160

VRM Heatsinks

I'm going to put my EVGA 2080ti XC Gaming in an NZXT G12. My big problem is that I've found all the parts I need for the move, but I still can't find the right heatsinks for the VRMs. If anyone could point me in the right direction, it would be appreciated.
by toki
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: How do you pick a motherboard ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2148

Re: How do you pick a motherboard ?

I would say to ask yourself these things. What do you want to do with it? Do you want to futureproof it? What size case do you want to put it in? At least these basics will help to narrow down the search some.
by toki
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: soundcard showing as unplugged
Replies: 9
Views: 2667

Re: soundcard showing as unplugged

I have mixed feelings about this thread. On one hand, it's pretty cool that modern PCs have become so stable, we don't immediately reach for the power cord as a troubleshooting measure. On the other hand, things do lock up sometimes, so if you're asking for help and have NOT yet tried the power cor...
by toki
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: soundcard showing as unplugged
Replies: 9
Views: 2667

Re: soundcard showing as unplugged

it did fix it. I was actually thinking a driver corruption or some other weird shinanigans.
by toki
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: soundcard showing as unplugged
Replies: 9
Views: 2667

Re: soundcard showing as unplugged

Thank you so much. Now I just need to know WHY it did it.
by toki
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: soundcard showing as unplugged
Replies: 9
Views: 2667

soundcard showing as unplugged

Something happened when I plugged in a colorimeter and unplugged it. When I unplugged it, I could hear the sound of it coming out of the usb port on the front of the case, then after that, all the nvidia hd audio is now showing as unplugged. More importantly, my soundcard is now showing as unplugged...
by toki
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: question about the logitech z906 5.1 system
Replies: 2
Views: 4978

Re: question about the logitech z906 5.1 system

thank you. This is my first leap into 5.1. I'm not so sure about anything with this.
by toki
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: question about the logitech z906 5.1 system
Replies: 2
Views: 4978

question about the logitech z906 5.1 system

I have an Asus Essence STX II 7.1 with daughter board and would actually like to use the Logitech z906 5.1 system directly into the sound card. Is there any way to do this for a truly 5.1 surround sound?
by toki
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Actiontec Router Won't Connect
Replies: 8
Views: 3204

Re: Actiontec Router Won't Connect

I get it back on. The factory reset did the trick. The power just went out not too long ago and it didn't do this. My computer, on the other hand, is a different story. I had to reboot a few times before it was back to normal. I have a Sennheiser headpiece connected by USB that wouldn't read correct...
by toki
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Actiontec Router Won't Connect
Replies: 8
Views: 3204

Re: Actiontec Router Won't Connect

As the next step I'd try resetting to factory settings, then set it up again. But my guess is that the router got fried somehow. Was there a storm in the area when you had the power outage? Back when I had DSL, the DSL modem got fried during a thunderstorm on two occasions. I woke about 1 in the mo...
by toki
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Actiontec Router Won't Connect
Replies: 8
Views: 3204

Re: Actiontec Router Won't Connect

Sounds like the outage may have been accompanied by a power surge which damaged the router. Was the original router always laggy? If not, then the ISP's upstream equipment also may have been affected. When you say you "restarted the router from the back" do you mean just a physical reset,...
by toki
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Actiontec Router Won't Connect
Replies: 8
Views: 3204

Actiontec Router Won't Connect

I had a power outage last night and now my Actiontec GT784WN won't connect to the internet. I'm on AT&T DSL. The original router that came with the service works, but it's super laggy. Does anyone have any ideas? I've restarted the router from the back, unplugged, replugged, turned the computer ...
by toki
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: backup hard drive just died all of a sudden?
Replies: 7
Views: 2743

Re: backup hard drive just died all of a sudden?

Tried plugging it in via sata. Computer wouldn't start up right away, I could just hear the drive spinning and spinning, and the computer wouldn't shut down with the drive plugged in.
by toki
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: backup hard drive just died all of a sudden?
Replies: 7
Views: 2743

Re: backup hard drive just died all of a sudden?

the other thing about this drive in the dock is that I can't get usb to release the dock with the drive in. I have to shut down the computer all the way to release it.
by toki
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: backup hard drive just died all of a sudden?
Replies: 7
Views: 2743

Re: backup hard drive just died all of a sudden?

other drives work in the dock. I will try the drive as a sata, it may just be a day or two before I can get it in there to see though.
by toki
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: backup hard drive just died all of a sudden?
Replies: 7
Views: 2743

backup hard drive just died all of a sudden?

I have a backup that i've been using with a dock. All of a sudden, I can't get it to show up in windows 10 when plugging in the dock with usb. It wasn't that long ago that I had it powered on, so I don't know what happened to it. Also, I've never actually tried to get data off a dead drive in any wa...
by toki
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1628
Views: 143018

Re: Something's different...

Absolutely
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