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by olegtf
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How to remove a heatsink secured with over-torqued screws?
Replies: 29
Views: 3316

Re: How to remove a heatsink secured with over-torqued screws?

I don't think you would know how to calibrate one even if you had such a thing :-) ... well they are preconfigured nowadays you know :-) Anyways - direction of rotation causes regular M2 titanium screws to self tighten in aluminum spindle, thus absence of any compound... So wait...you try to insult...
by olegtf
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Comcast AP and WiFi calling
Replies: 49
Views: 5278

Re: Comcast AP and WiFi calling

Glorious wrote:
I didn't even know where to start, but I was hoppin' mad just from the nonsense I already responded to.


I don't even...

Major projects done by "agency" "temp workers"?

No.

MANY TIMES -NO-

... HA HA HA, well you need to face reality some day.
by olegtf
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Comcast AP and WiFi calling
Replies: 49
Views: 5278

Re: Comcast AP and WiFi calling

I was enjoying the part where he complained about being forced to upgrade a modem last standardized in 2001 with a standard released in 2006. And all the interest in the construction of spinning rust in the other thread. We may have located the anti-End User. ... so big mouth ended up being wrong a...
by olegtf
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How to remove a heatsink secured with over-torqued screws?
Replies: 29
Views: 3316

Re: How to remove a heatsink secured with over-torqued screws?

Wouldn't it tend to cancel out, since for each time the platter accelerates (spin up), it also decelerates (spin down)? The torque created on the platter and screws would be equal and opposite. ...I cant argue with Dunning–Kruger effect. Have an effervescent day. Don't see how it can be Dunning-Kru...
by olegtf
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How to remove a heatsink secured with over-torqued screws?
Replies: 29
Views: 3316

Re: How to remove a heatsink secured with over-torqued screws?

I don't think you would know how to calibrate one even if you had such a thing :-) ... well they are preconfigured nowadays you know :-) Anyways - direction of rotation causes regular M2 titanium screws to self tighten in aluminum spindle, thus absence of any compound... Wouldn't it tend to cancel ...
by olegtf
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: WiFi as WAN on ASUS (?) Router.
Replies: 1
Views: 1807

WiFi as WAN on ASUS (?) Router.

Some requirements given a priori and I can not change,(customers location and service availability) so please stick to the question, not hypothetical suggestions. Given - Verizon Jetpack as i-net access, only WiFi connection available. Need to find router which will use that signal as WAN. Presently...
by olegtf
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How to remove a heatsink secured with over-torqued screws?
Replies: 29
Views: 3316

Re: How to remove a heatsink secured with over-torqued screws?

U just broke my brand spanking new BS detector... I don't think you would know how to calibrate one even if you had such a thing :-) ... well they are preconfigured nowadays you know :-) Anyways - direction of rotation causes regular M2 titanium screws to self tighten in aluminum spindle, thus abse...
by olegtf
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How to remove a heatsink secured with over-torqued screws?
Replies: 29
Views: 3316

Re: How to remove a heatsink secured with over-torqued screws?

P.S. no disrespect intended, but, do you know why screws on the spindle inside the hard drive, which holds platters don't have any thread-lock? Those are high quality screws with fine-pitch threads, torqued into another high-quality machined assembly, secured against the direction of spindle rotati...
by olegtf
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How to remove a heatsink secured with over-torqued screws?
Replies: 29
Views: 3316

Re: How to remove a heatsink secured with over-torqued screws?

...probably one of the thread-locking liquids being used to prevent disassembly, On a mobile device, it's generally not to prevent disassembly, it's to prevent the screws from working loose as the device gets banged around, dropped, etc. I stand corrected - self inflicted disassembly... https://i.p...
by olegtf
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Comcast AP and WiFi calling
Replies: 49
Views: 5278

Re: Comcast AP and WiFi calling

DancinJack wrote:
I think we get it. You don't like Comcast.

... hate it to be precise
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by olegtf
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Comcast AP and WiFi calling
Replies: 49
Views: 5278

Re: Comcast AP and WiFi calling

So long as you're not stuck in the phone queue my experiences with Comcast support have been pretty good also. I have my own modem, and I happen to have a comcast store just a few minutes from here, so many other people are probably not so lucky. My setup here(which I think of as modest) kinda frea...
by olegtf
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Comcast AP and WiFi calling
Replies: 49
Views: 5278

Re: Comcast AP and WiFi calling

If FiOS was available here I'd have it. Yes, the frequent modem reboots are annoying. Both Comcast techs I've dealt with (for issues other than the WiFi instability, I have not bothered to call about that) have been decent though; I guess I got lucky? ... is it c-cast or subs? Subs usually from the...
by olegtf
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Multi-page PDF into DOC, as vector
Replies: 9
Views: 2057

Re: Multi-page PDF into DOC, as vector

Converting PDF to EMF then inserting into Word is tedious, renders without antialiasing (old Word), and I suspect will not scale well to many pages. I'm thinking, inserting PDFs directly as OLE objects is the way to go. Any suggestions for a lightweight OLE PDF viewer (not Acrobat), and an automate...
by olegtf
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How to remove a heatsink secured with over-torqued screws?
Replies: 29
Views: 3316

Re: How to remove a heatsink secured with over-torqued screws?

I have a four years old Acer Travelmate P645-MG laptop. I originally intended on replacing the thermal paste of the CPU and GPU, only to discover that I can't remove any of the heatsink/heatpipe's screws as the screwdriver keeps slipping out. If I can't safely remove the heatsink without stripping ...
by olegtf
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Comcast AP and WiFi calling
Replies: 49
Views: 5278

Re: Comcast AP and WiFi calling

I still get occasional disconnects if I venture out of the basement, away from the AP I just set up; but it's way better than it was, and the basement is where I really need the WiFi calling since I spend the day down here when I work from home, and I get 0 bars of cell signal. Coverage on the firs...
by olegtf
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Processor not Turbo Boosting after XTU
Replies: 13
Views: 2333

Re: Processor not Turbo Boosting after XTU

... another obvious, dumb question, are you running so called "legacy mode" or...? which may or may not prevent windows from screwing around with BIOS settings. long time ago I had few BIOS "blanks" and editor which allowed me to monkey around with settings and update BIOS with ...
by olegtf
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Processor not Turbo Boosting after XTU
Replies: 13
Views: 2333

Re: Processor not Turbo Boosting after XTU

well... lets try another entrance... Can you boot live Linux CD (doesn't really matter which one) ? https://www.dell.com/community/Desktops-General-Read-Only/Clear-ePSA-Event-Log/m-p/4611373#M987904 may be this will help you get into settings, I used that post to "clean up" dells before s...
by olegtf
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Processor not Turbo Boosting after XTU
Replies: 13
Views: 2333

Re: Processor not Turbo Boosting after XTU

... I would go in BIOS and double check window's ability to overwrite your settings and keep processor at this state. iOS ( in my observation) is not known for monkeying around with settings at that level. In fact I don't really consider its a problem, but my processor permanently stuck in 3.691 GH...
by olegtf
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Processor not Turbo Boosting after XTU
Replies: 13
Views: 2333

Re: Processor not Turbo Boosting after XTU

hey guys, yes - I've set up the power profile to high performance / better performance and still the processor just hits the 2.89GHz mark. I've been using HWmonitor and HWinfo64 to check the clock speeds. I've removed XTU (after reverting everything to normal) as I no longer trust it - on macOS I'v...
by olegtf
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: House struck by lightning
Replies: 31
Views: 3256

Re: House struck by lightning

... get certified outside adjuster to give you estimate, if necessary electrical/HVAC contractor to run your numbers to the max. If you know the person who will do the wiring/inspection - let them handle the claim, after insurance agrees, cap or no cap they will have to pay contractor for the job do...
by olegtf
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Processor not Turbo Boosting after XTU
Replies: 13
Views: 2333

Re: Processor not Turbo Boosting after XTU

Just an update - I've noticed that my CPU does Turbo Boost on macOS, but it refuses to do so on Windows... not that I'm trying to overclock/undervolt at the moment, just want to restore the CPU to its default behavior... any hints? ... how ever dumb it sounds - did you try to go in Power management...
by olegtf
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10 unable to access SOME of W7&W10 n-work shares
Replies: 33
Views: 2620

Re: W10 unable to access SOME of W7&W10 n-work shares

Ha, I have a few of those laying around. Never had any trouble with mounting my NAS over CIFS but I didn't delve into machine-to-machine networking very much since they were consumption devices. Oh well... BTW RDC works like a charm... Apparently its very well know problem with 1803... Like I said,...
by olegtf
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10 unable to access SOME of W7&W10 n-work shares
Replies: 33
Views: 2620

Re: W10 unable to access SOME of W7&W10 n-work shares

So what's the hardware. ASUS T100TAF. Well, back to the problem, after new clean install - it persists, more or less. with little variations in participants. Made smallest network possible 1 router 2 computers + problematic ASUS. pinging IPs from Win10 reaches destination without a glitch, now the ...
by olegtf
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10 unable to access SOME of W7&W10 n-work shares
Replies: 33
Views: 2620

Re: W10 unable to access SOME of W7&W10 n-work shares

Waco wrote:
What odd config do you have? Unless you have esoteric hardware or a very screwed up manual configuration I have trouble believing that MS bricked your install.

well, I would bet on esoteric hardware more than manual config.
by olegtf
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10 unable to access SOME of W7&W10 n-work shares
Replies: 33
Views: 2620

Re: W10 unable to access SOME of W7&W10 n-work shares

Waco wrote:
Wireshark it and figure out what's different.


...m-soft solved that problem for me overnight - whatever update was installed in my ZZZZzzzz time prevents machine to go past boot screen. Fantastic, [sarcasm] ...
by olegtf
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10 unable to access SOME of W7&W10 n-work shares
Replies: 33
Views: 2620

Re: W10 unable to access SOME of W7&W10 n-work shares

Back to the drawing board, and yes smb 1 enabled by default... 1) Ok so you have a group policy setting. Read this article to update your setting: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4046019 2) Do you have network connection to that machine? (i.e. ping) I would try updating the previous settin...
by olegtf
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10 unable to access SOME of W7&W10 n-work shares
Replies: 33
Views: 2620

Re: W10 unable to access SOME of W7&W10 n-work shares

@olegtf: Just make sure your access points are relying on an existing DHCP server rather than supplying their own - otherwise networking connectivity problems will pop-up, which may have been the reason of why you weren't able to connect to these hosts if you were doing wireless-to-wired connection...
by olegtf
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10 unable to access SOME of W7&W10 n-work shares
Replies: 33
Views: 2620

Re: W10 unable to access SOME of W7&W10 n-work shares

Aranarth wrote:
Good grief that's weird...


Well, you know what they say about that...
by olegtf
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10 unable to access SOME of W7&W10 n-work shares
Replies: 33
Views: 2620

Re: W10 unable to access SOME of W7&W10 n-work shares

@olegtf: Just make sure your access points are relying on an existing DHCP server rather than supplying their own - otherwise networking connectivity problems will pop-up, which may have been the reason of why you weren't able to connect to these hosts if you were doing wireless-to-wired connection...
by olegtf
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10 unable to access SOME of W7&W10 n-work shares
Replies: 33
Views: 2620

Re: W10 unable to access SOME of W7&W10 n-work shares

UPD: Just in case anyone cares - problem solved, weirdly, but solved. Assigning static addresses to each machine and disabling DHCP allow access to the shares. Putting every machine on DHCP allow access to the shares. In mixed mode machines see each other, but can not talk. Another thing - WiFi sett...
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