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    PC deteriorating, first random freezes that kept increasing in frequency, then all types of BSOD's, and now not bootable. Help me pinpoint the culprit

    I thought stress testing will almost tell you if your CPU and RAM are okay. When I was able to boot to windows, I did that and the machine passed two loops of inter burn test with maximum memory. Anyway, it is a puzzle. Will see if I can find the culprit.I"ll keep you updated.
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    PC deteriorating, first random freezes that kept increasing in frequency, then all types of BSOD's, and now not bootable. Help me pinpoint the culprit

    I was about to take the system apart but decided to do one more thing before that. I downloaded linux mint and load it into a bootable USB drive. I booted the system with it and started installing linux mint to the local ssd disk. Guess what? It installed perfectly with no problems whatsoever...
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    PC deteriorating, first random freezes that kept increasing in frequency, then all types of BSOD's, and now not bootable. Help me pinpoint the culprit

    Worth a shot. I didn't think of replacing the cmos battey but I will try it. Clearing cmos is an option but I'll have to reconfigure it. I was suspecting the sata cables and sata ports. I will see. I couldn't install linux locally to the disk. It gave me an error: detecting and loading files...
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    PC deteriorating, first random freezes that kept increasing in frequency, then all types of BSOD's, and now not bootable. Help me pinpoint the culprit

    Overnight. So that's not over 24 hours. Maybe I'll do it again then. I didn't use windows memory diagnostics.
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    PC deteriorating, first random freezes that kept increasing in frequency, then all types of BSOD's, and now not bootable. Help me pinpoint the culprit

    I made a bootable USB drive with ultimate boot CD(UBCD) and was to boot into it. I ran memtest86 with it to test my RAM again and it passed. I was also able to boot into a live linux distribution (Parrot OS). I'll see if I can install linux in the OS drive. I'm still unable to load windows. I...
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    PC deteriorating, first random freezes that kept increasing in frequency, then all types of BSOD's, and now not bootable. Help me pinpoint the culprit

    That's scary. Yes replacing a cpu is much easier but how should I know it is the cpu before I change anything? It doesn't seems like it is the cpu. This cpu was overclocked to 5 GHz but I had to take it back to stock because it became unstable after like ~6 Years of overclocking. Maybe this is...
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    PC deteriorating, first random freezes that kept increasing in frequency, then all types of BSOD's, and now not bootable. Help me pinpoint the culprit

    That's tricky. I hates when something tests okay but it is actually faulty. I can do what you suggested, but it takes time to do that and I don't have that time luxury. I will see.
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    PC deteriorating, first random freezes that kept increasing in frequency, then all types of BSOD's, and now not bootable. Help me pinpoint the culprit

    Yes. I already tried a new drive. But I didn't disconnect others. Will try it alone and see.
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    PC deteriorating, first random freezes that kept increasing in frequency, then all types of BSOD's, and now not bootable. Help me pinpoint the culprit

    Okay so this is an older build of mine. About 10 years old I think. It is this build actually: https://hardforum.com/threads/okay-here-is-my-new-build-please-critique-it.1671000/ https://hardforum.com/threads/my-new-i7-2700k-build-log-excited.1680769/ It is an 2700K CPU based build in an Asus...
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    Threadripper is no more!

    I don't think we need more explanation on why HEDT is no longer a good option for CPU makers. You guys made it very clear. I now don't know what to get !!! The last available HEDT (aka 3970x threadripper) or the new generation of 5950x. It will be the later of course but I wanted 32 cores:(...
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    Buying a 4k monitor for kids gaming and everything else that a casual home user does with his pc.

    Yeah, I can see that the xiaomi is not IPS but its price is tempting. For myself, I have only gotten IPS monitors. I think I'll just stick to IPS. If 4k is only for text clarity, then why everybody is willing to get a 4k resolution monitor to game with? I mean, why is 4k a thing for gaming...
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    Buying a 4k monitor for kids gaming and everything else that a casual home user does with his pc.

    This is not 4k but it is ultra-wide and curved which he likes, and it is super cheap: https://www.eteknix.com/xiaomi-34-ultrawide-qhd-144hz-freesync-curved-gaming-monitor-review/ I can find it for ~380USD. I don't know but I like its price for what it offers.
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    Threadripper is no more!

    I agree. I wanted that middleground .
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    Buying a 4k monitor for kids gaming and everything else that a casual home user does with his pc.

    I previously discussed this setup before here: https://hardforum.com/threads/just-critique-this-build-or-give-me-comments-it-is-for-a-friend.2014360/ What monitor would you recommend for him? He said he is willing to spend up to 1000 USD on the monitor, and then decide on the video card as it...
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    Threadripper is no more!

    Well said Dan. I don't understand business, but I see what you are saying.
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    Threadripper is no more!

    I'm really sad. I have been waiting for it! I really hate it.
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    Accidentally ran attrib -h -r -s /s /d c: \*.* on my C: (OS drive) and now all files have different attributes, how to restore to defaults?

    Oh guys! Thanks for all the input. The thing is that this install is in one of the laptops my family uses, hence it is not being taken care of heavily. My main machines all have backups, but not this one. Anyways, I remember in the old days you can force reinstall windows and it will just...
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    Accidentally ran attrib -h -r -s /s /d c: \*.* on my C: (OS drive) and now all files have different attributes, how to restore to defaults?

    I suspected a virus in my system because I wasn't able to view hidden files in some folders even after I select view hidden files in folder options in windows explorer and ended up running the command in the title for my c: drive. It didn't execute fully because access to some files was denied...
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    Just critique this build or give me comments. It is for a friend.

    Thanks buddy. My friend is in the US currently and is near a microcenter. I don't know if that helps but he will try.
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    Just critique this build or give me comments. It is for a friend.

    My friend wants to go with the new i7 12700K cpu, so he should change the motherboard. He will return what he bought and get the 12700K when it is released .There is an equivalent Z690 board, right? How about the ram? But I think it only supports DDR4. What would be a good mobo to go for DDR5...
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    Another system build to critique!

    https://linustechtips.com/topic/1143262-threadripper-3970x-for-gaming/ It is still great for gaming as I can see. I presume the new threadripper will be even better. I wonder if it is going to be close to 5950x gaming performance.
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    Another system build to critique!

    Yes TR systems are expensive I agree. Regarding your other point, it is not like the system will be dedicated to gaming. I'm not going to be a heavy gamer so I think it is fine. Thanks for your input.
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    Another system build to critique!

    No threadripper lovers here?
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    Another system build to critique!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/224646401556?epid=12047394910&hash=item344df80e14:g:0vMAAOSwtSNhZ1YG Not bad I guess.
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    Another system build to critique!

    I see. That's good to hear. So, 1500 USD is reasonable for a 3080 Ti. I think I can manage 1500 but not more. I'll see if I can find it anywhere with this price. Thanks.
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    Another system build to critique!

    Okay, this build will be for me, but I'm not going to build it now. Maybe after the video cards situation improves. It will be for general purpose (office & university work), gaming, heavy virtualization, and also bragging rights! I will run a virtual domain network with 10 machines with at...
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    Just critique this build or give me comments. It is for a friend.

    He will use light games. I see. So black drives are performance drives. Okay I will switch.
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    Just critique this build or give me comments. It is for a friend.

    I think one SSD is enough. Here is the current list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/DKQLt8 The PSU had a mail-in-rebate and a discount. I think my friend bought it already.
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    Just critique this build or give me comments. It is for a friend.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/YXKhW3 Hi guys, I just want you to critique this build for me. It is for one of my friends. He wants a mid range pc that will last him long years. He wants it for his kids who are all less than 12 years old. It is a general purpose pc but he also wants them to...
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    I want to monitor my son android phone but I won't be able to access it physically, any other way?

    Thanks to everybody who contributed to this thread. I don't want to turn it into a social problem thread as we are in smart devices forum, but anything can backfire. I tried it. That's why I'm being careful with what I do with him. He is either being super stubborn or developed a psychological...
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    I want to monitor my son android phone but I won't be able to access it physically, any other way?

    You nailed it. It is a larger issue. He has been misbehaving lately. He is 19. I can't just force something on him. I'm afraid it can backfire. Regarding the therapist part, I do agree but he refuses everything I offer. He doesn't listen to me. It happened suddenly. He was fine 4 months ago. I...
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    I want to monitor my son android phone but I won't be able to access it physically, any other way?

    My son has an Asus ROG phone 2. I'm suspecting some of his activities. I was able to take the phone from him one time and install a parenting program but he was able to uninstall it. The problem was that it wasn't stealthy. Now, he is more cautious and will never allow me to get his phone which...
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    Can't right click on taskbar buttons!

    Voila. Reinstalling my startisback fixed it ! Thanks to all of you guys.
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    Can't right click on taskbar buttons!

    I'm trying to load a few months old image using acronis true image but that's also not working. I'm getting an error. It is my bad luck kicking in again. I'll see if I can go around this error. I think it is my best shot.
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    Can't right click on taskbar buttons!

    Yes, but it doesn't give the same menu where you can open a new instance of a program, pin, unpin it from the taskbar.
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    Can't right click on taskbar buttons!

    Even re-installing windows didn't fix it. I'm doomed. I don't know what to do.
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    Can't right click on taskbar buttons!

    I'm doing this right now.......will update you guys
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    Can't right click on taskbar buttons!

    I did both, but it didn't work. I also created a new user, same thing. How can I Re-install windows over my current installation? I just want to refresh it.
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    Can't right click on taskbar buttons!

    What does that have to do with it? It has always been enabled.
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    Can't right click on taskbar buttons!

    Thanks, but none of them worked! I'm going nuts over this. I can right click the taskbar, however, I can't right click the buttons inside it.
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