The first time I saw that setting up a customer's computer, I was pissed that they won't take NO for an answer.
Skipped it of course, but it's just that they keep trying crap like this.
Another one that had me swearing at MS was when they took out the Offline Account option on that first...
I've seen some problems doing a Win-7 to Win-10 upgrade sometimes. The issues usually show up on older laptops
but I've seen some desktops do it too.
May be related to chipset drivers. In general, Z97 boards work fine on WIn-10 though.
As long as your Win-10 install activated on the upgrade...
lol..... locked and roughly matches a 3700X..... pfff!
Yeah, I know.... OEMs and all that.
But even the OEMs will start to wonder why they are using more expensive Intel CPUs for the same or less performance.
Eventually even "Karen" the soccer mom will ask somebody who knows and end up buying...
Yep, it's a nice one.
It has a genuine sine wave output which is healthier for the electronics you are plugging into it.
Also compatible with PFC PSUs that may not like standard UPSs.
ETA: I spec this one for my customer's servers. The only one I recommend at the moment.
>> I spoke with said family member and apparently her husband had put that line in (he’s not an electrician) where the machine was running.
Uh oh. :)
Check the wall socket connections, ground, polarity (hot & common correct), and the breaker in the box.
I live in an old house and our...
I have two of them.
Had one of them fail when it was 9 months old, but Cyberpower shipped me warranty replacement batteries to fix it.
Other one has been running fine for about 4 years so far.
There was apparently a bug in the system. lol
I use one of those small AC powered handheld canister blowers to clean out customer computers.
Way stronger and cheaper than canned air. The only liquid cleaning I would use on electronics are
the products meant for that purpose.
One of my...
I've seen dirty power cause lockups on older x86 equipment I used to work on.
You need more than just a surge suppressor in those cases, you need a line conditioner.
Something like this...
Well that sucks.... just says "Not Carried" at my local store.
No other options to order it.
Where did you see this?
ETA: I think it's Freesync which I believe Nvidia now supports.
ETA#2: Looks like the VG271UP on Amazon is the better monitor/price anyway.
Agree with pendragon1 that is a ton of open tabs.
You can't open an insane number of tabs and expect instant response.
Does not sound like a hardware issue.
Do what you can to improve performance on Windows itself.
Clean up temp files, browser caches, defrag, turn off Superfetch, etc...
Those tiny SMD parts are really hard to work with, some of them are damn near microscopic.
They are all originally placed and soldered by automation, not human hands.
The techs at the factory who do any required rework are very young, with young eyes and steady hands.
They also have exactly...
Your soldering iron didn't work because it doesn't reach the melting point of the lead-free solder.
You still can't use the soldering gun. It's way too hot and you will continue to destroy things.
>>I am fairly stumped.. is the issue even local to the usb3.0 header....
Probably since that's...
Weller soldering gun is way too hot to work on a motherboard.
You need a soldering pencil/iron with a small tip.
Probably 40-50watts these days with lead-free solder. My bench
tech days were before that crap.
Clean up the charring as was said and remove the components you destroyed.
>>On my Steam, Ubisoft and Epic game files I will need to copy those over into the Program olders. That correct?
Just copying those folders does not do an install and make the required registry changes and file copies to other folders.
You need to do a fresh install on all apps.
Yep, wouldn't have guessed that.
For some reason I thought the Samsung 860 EVO drives were MLC, not TLC. I prefer MLC, but I'm ok with current TLC technology.
I flat refuse to buy any QLC drives though.
Why can't the manufacturers find the time to disclose the cell technology on their SSD drives?
MLC, TLC, QLC, ...... It matters.
Will not buy an SSD if they refuse to disclose the full specs on the device.
>>I’m more concerned about the program files and them being synched.
>>I can reload all the programs like Steam, Office, iTunes ( I hope!), etc. if I have to.
>>Was just hoping there might be some easier way..,
Don't try to use the laptop image on the new desktop.
Just install each app fresh as...
I'm an IT guy..... both Dell and HP make good products.
That said, I think you may be able to get a little better pricing from Dell.
Dell paid business support is very good. Free support is terrible.
I haven't dealt with HP support lately, but I'm guessing it's the same.
Setup and in-house...
Good point on static speed.
I do want it to ramp up under a heavy load though.
It's pretty quiet the way it's setup now.
That fan has an unpleasant growl at lower RPMs.
I suppose another solution is to not be cheap and buy a better cooler for it. :happy:
Just built a 3600X/MSI Tomahawk system after being away from AMD for many years.
Very pleased with it, the system is running well.
One tiny issue I had was noise on the Wraith cooler. It was making a low droning whine kind of a sound
made worse by constant speed fluctuations.
I made two...
Ahh... so you're an old fart, same age as me. ;)
Sometimes Craigslist has some decent job postings, you have to sort through the ads every day.
Would be cool to find a job doing tech support by phone.
I wish you luck my friend, both with your health and the job situation.
You obviously have some computer knowledge..... try going for an entry level IT job.
Prove yourself a valuable employee and the money gets better.
Or maybe look at being a cop, fireman, transit worker, etc.
Don't know if you made the choice yet, but I'll throw this in......
Just built a 3600X system on the MSI Tomahawk Max and it's running great.
Memory is GSkill 2x8GB 3600 kit.
I'm an IT guy and I've bought a lot of ASUS boards over the years and can't remember
any major issues with them. So I...