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by Aether
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: 16GB iPhone SE - broken NAND? Will convert to Samsung
Replies: 29
Views: 1701

Re: 16GB iPhone SE - broken NAND? Will convert to Samsung

Ryu Connor wrote:
Worth noting that the Windows Store version of iTunes is rather compartmentalized.

https://www.howtogeek.com/352307/avoid- ... e-version/


Thanks for posting; I was unaware of this.
by Aether
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GTX 1060 No Display
Replies: 23
Views: 810

Re: GTX 1060 No Display

Do you have the 6 or 8-pin PCIe power connector from the PSU plugged into the GTX 1060? I ask because your other card would not need this, so it would be easy to overlook.
by Aether
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Finally confirmation that Intel is going back to solder!
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: Finally confirmation that Intel is going back to solder!

So let's see... >Her ring might not fly depending on the FOD control of the area. >She has zero static-safe devices (wrist strap, smock, anti-static bench material). >One would not be soldering that board on that side...nor with that >The soldering iron cable should not be going under the bench. >A...
by Aether
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Finally confirmation that Intel is going back to solder!
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: Finally confirmation that Intel is going back to solder!

Great pic! What I like most is that Shutterstock apparently does not have a single employee that can recognize the multitude of problems with this photo.
by Aether
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Guild Wars 2 performance mystery deepens.
Replies: 36
Views: 2167

Re: The Guild Wars 2 performance mystery deepens.

I dunno, a loss of FPS by moving the mouse tells me that we might be looking in all the wrong places. This caught my attention as well, as I had an issue with a wireless device that may be worth mentioning. A few months back, I tried switching to a wireless keyboard with my primary computer, but I ...
by Aether
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64
Replies: 32
Views: 6355

Re: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64

Okay, looks like the problem is solved. It seems to have been an issue with the placement of the sticks. I put the 4GB sticks in slots 2 and 4 from the CPU. I put the 8GB stick in slot 3. Booted into Windows and now it sees all 16GB. Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I assume I will need to get ano...
by Aether
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64
Replies: 32
Views: 6355

Re: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64

It's possible that your motherboard does not support having 3 modules. I looked up the manual for an FM socket Gigabyte motherboard (you did not mention your specific model, so I just looked up a random one), and it does not list three modules as a valid dual-channel configuration. If you can't exch...
by Aether
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Router hangs when desktop Lan connection in use.
Replies: 17
Views: 514

Re: Router hangs when desktop Lan connection in use.

Jigar wrote:
I forgot to add, i did directly connect my PC to the ISP's line, even the tower's device was hanging and losing connection. So i am pretty sure router is not the culprit.


If you connect your laptop directly to the ISP line, does the connection fail?
by Aether
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Router hangs when desktop Lan connection in use.
Replies: 17
Views: 514

Re: Router hangs when desktop Lan connection in use.

Does it only hang when it's passing through lots of data (like Netflix), or will it hang regardless when the hard-wired PC is on?
by Aether
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Router hangs when desktop Lan connection in use.
Replies: 17
Views: 514

Re: Router hangs when desktop Lan connection in use.

Have you tired switching to another LAN port on the router to rule out a connection issue on a particular port.
by Aether
Tue May 29, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Is there a software recovering deleted documents and/ or photos?
Replies: 13
Views: 990

Re: Is there a software recovering deleted documents and/ or photos?

Neutronbeam wrote:


I'll second this recommendation. I keep the portable version of this handy in case of emergency. (Like if a file gets deleted before it's had a chance to be backed up.)
by Aether
Tue May 15, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Very basic packet sniffing against invader
Replies: 23
Views: 2701

Re: Very basic packet sniffing against invader

However, a minor miracle has happened ... As other have suggested, in order to make your wife's transition as painless as possible, you should check out Classic Shell to see how it can make the Windows 10 interface mimic Windows XP or 7. I do not care for the Windows 10 start screen, so all of the ...
by Aether
Fri May 04, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: The case of the invisible networked computers
Replies: 8
Views: 1529

Re: The case of the invisible networked computers

You may want to also make sure that the Win 7 machines have SMB2/3 enabled so that they are not trying to connect to the Win 10 machines using SMB 1, which Win 10 stopped supporting.
by Aether
Fri May 04, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: The case of the invisible networked computers
Replies: 8
Views: 1529

Re: The case of the invisible networked computers

It might be worth rebooting the router to rule that out as the culprit.
by Aether
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Nice case for Retro PC
Replies: 8
Views: 2700

Re: Nice case for Retro PC

DPete27 wrote:
Here's my retro PC (shameless plug).


I did not see that thread when it was new. Your retro PC was really well done!
by Aether
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 236
Views: 23598

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

The biggest risk by far is outdated/unpatched web browsers. Your web browser implicitly runs untrusted code all the time (in the form of JavaScript on web pages). This opens the possibility of malicious code on a web page using the Spectre vulnerability to leak information from outside the JavaScri...
by Aether
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: PC can see others but cannot be seen from others
Replies: 14
Views: 2779

Re: PC can see others but cannot be seen from others

I had an issue that was similar to this (but not exactly the same) when one of my machines recently updated to version 1709. The machine in question had originally run Vista and had been been upgraded to 7 and then to 10, and it ended up still having SMB v1 running instead of SMB 2/3. As a result, t...
by Aether
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: PC can see others but cannot be seen from others
Replies: 14
Views: 2779

Re: PC can see others but cannot be seen from others

churin wrote:
There are three pcs, A, B, and C. W10 v.1709 is on A and B, and v.1511 on B.


Could you clarify which was recently upgraded from 1511 to 1709? You have "B" listed twice and "C" not listed.
by Aether
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: PC can see others but cannot be seen from others
Replies: 14
Views: 2779

Re: PC can see others but cannot be seen from others

Are each of the three PCs connected by wired connection to the router (as opposed to connecting wirelessly), and if so, is each PC connected directly to the router (as opposed to connecting by a intervening network device like a switch)? FWIW, some routers have a function that can isolate wireless c...
by Aether
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: PC can see others but cannot be seen from others
Replies: 14
Views: 2779

Re: PC can see others but cannot be seen from others

Are the three PCs on the same subnet behind your router and just using the network switch functionality of the router? If so, I would not think that the name of the problematic PC on the router would matter. Have you already tried rebooting the router?
by Aether
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: New Netgear Router...Config Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 3527

Re: New Netgear Router...Config Questions

Captain Ned wrote:
Never tried same, simply because I don't trust router firmware to not be too flaky in this area.


Same.
by Aether
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Challenge: Find HGST's official warranty length :)
Replies: 34
Views: 6285

Re: Challenge: Find HGST's official warranty length :)

Vhalidictes wrote:
The warranty length depends on.... where you bought the drive.


Wow, the idea of attaching a warranty to a SKU instead of to a hardware design would have never occurred to me, which is one of the many reasons why I ended up in engineering instead of marketing.
by Aether
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Challenge: Find HGST's official warranty length :)
Replies: 34
Views: 6285

Re: Challenge: Find HGST's official warranty length :)

meerkt wrote:
Solution: Find S/Ns before buying!


The Egg wrote:
The drive warranty will be in effect for exactly as long as it lasts*. If you have any questions, please refer to this document.


Problem solved; next! :D
by Aether
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Challenge: Find HGST's official warranty length :)
Replies: 34
Views: 6285

Re: Challenge: Find HGST's official warranty length :)

I failed the challenge. It looks like they expect that you should just buy the drive, and when it fails, you can type the drive's serial number into the page at:

https://www2.hgst.com/portal/site/en/support/warranty/

so they can inform you that it's out of warranty. ;)
by Aether
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: audio books to USB
Replies: 1
Views: 934

Re: audio books to USB

CDex can be configured to put the track number in the file name and in the file properties, and once it is set up, it is very automated. However, you might have to walk him through the initial setup. If this does not fix the problem, he may need to investigate if the stereo was unintentionally set t...
by Aether
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: I7 8700 reaching 100C
Replies: 86
Views: 18699

Re: I7 8700 reaching 100C

The bad news is even with a normal core voltage(1.19Vmax) and all 3 case fans running at max it still reaches 100C in the end, it just takes much longer to reach that temp than it did with the higher voltage. I'll report back on the temps when the new cooler is here. That makes me wonder if the hea...
by Aether
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: ASUS H110-Plus with PCI
Replies: 6
Views: 2770

Re: ASUS H110-Plus with PCI

just brew it! wrote:
That's a seriously oddball motherboard for a current platform like LGA 1151.


I saw that it's also sporting a parallel connector, so it must have been designed for users needing compatibility with old hardware.
by Aether
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Buying eyeglasses online
Replies: 13
Views: 967

Re: Buying eyeglasses online

Decided to give online prescription eyeglasses a go for the first time (ordered from Zenni), and they just arrived today. I have to say, I'm quite pleased. Thanks for posting your experience. I have trouble finding frames at the optometrist that fit my face, and I am always galled by how much I end...