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by xeromist
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: memory XMP profile causing instability?
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: memory XMP profile causing instability?

A number of things: Is that memory on the QVL? If not then I wouldn't count on it reaching 3200. It might get there, but it's an unknown. You might be able to compromise and reach 2800 which is above default but below your module rating. Do you have the latest BIOS for your board? Download HCI's mem...
by xeromist
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: UPS/Battery Backup
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: UPS/Battery Backup

Sounds like the apartment may have had some bad wiring or too many things on the circuit. Many microwaves are 1000W peak so a 1000W UPS should be similar. It might cause the lights to flicker due to the temporary disturbance but it shouldn't exceed the capacity of a standard 15A circuit.
by xeromist
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: High Voltage
Replies: 12
Views: 1450

Re: High Voltage

This is super cool! Great work!
by xeromist
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: PDXLAN | Spring 2019
Topic: New route open.
Replies: 1
Views: 609

Re: New route open.

TBH, I never even considered that turning right out of the lot might be an option. Thanks for the heads up!
by xeromist
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: Let's Talk Peripherals!
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Re: Let's Talk Peripherals!

+1 for the BoomPro if you have a 3.5mm input. Only issue I've had is the textured cable can rub on zippers and certain materials which I hear. As long as it's clipped up properly everything is great.
by xeromist
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: Storage Reccomendations (what drive to buy)
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: Storage Reccomendations (what drive to buy)

BackBlaze uses consumer drives and reports failure rates. So if you want a large data set to look at check out their latest report.
by xeromist
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Furnace Repair Technician, West Suburbs
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Furnace Repair Technician, West Suburbs

Nice, glad you figured it out. I had an issue with fuses blowing randomly several years back. Several calls and unrelated parts later it was still happening. Finally a new technician found a loose wire occasionally touching the housing. Fixed with a zip tie.
by xeromist
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: Help with new computer (2 problems)
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: Help with new computer (2 problems)

I would advise you to rethink that position. You are building a PC for someone else and trying to do so with unsupported software. You are potentially saddling someone else with a host of issues because even if you can get it installed it could break again. It's also going to be less compatible wit...
by xeromist
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: Help with new computer (2 problems)
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: Help with new computer (2 problems)

Problem 1: You are trying to use a 10 year old OS with new hardware, and don't have any USB drivers. https://www.anandtech.com/show/11182/how-to-get-ryzen-working-on-windows-7-x64 I'd suggest a newer OS instead, but to fix you need to get the USB drivers loaded on the Win7 installer drive, there ar...
by xeromist
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: Discrepancy in Wifi Speeds
Replies: 5
Views: 930

Re: Discrepancy in Wifi Speeds

I wonder if the phone isn't even connecting to the repeater. Maybe the repeater has an issue? What are the phone's speeds like when the repeater is off? Also, it could be that one or more of the devices is falling back to Wireless N. That would explain the discrepancy. I know at one point I had manu...
by xeromist
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: New eVGA Z390 Motherboard
Replies: 4
Views: 1508

Re: New eVGA Z390 Motherboard

In that respect I suppose the adapters are the best of both worlds. You can plug your PSU into the adapter and then press the adapter into the board straight on. But I'd say you should be supporting the board with a 2nd hand whenever you are connecting or disconnecting anyway. Letting the board flex...
by xeromist
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: New eVGA Z390 Motherboard
Replies: 4
Views: 1508

Re: New eVGA Z390 Motherboard

For those boards that are vertical there are right angle adapters. Bill Owen sells them and I've seen them on Amazon too.
by xeromist
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: Audio at 100% but still quiet.
Replies: 12
Views: 2293

Re: Audio at 100% but still quiet.

Does it happen everywhere? Like Youtube too? Sometimes there are issues with how surround sound levels work in games. If it happens with stereo as well then it could be an issue with the headset itself. Have you tried it with anything else? Laptop, cellphone, etc.
by xeromist
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: Asus 24" dead monitor
Replies: 9
Views: 2323

Re: Asus 24" dead monitor

Had BF5 in loading screen when I left. Do I ask EA for a new monitor? I don't know if this was a serious question but BF5 can't kill a monitor. Most likely it was just time. Anyway, I would try the other connections on the monitor if possible to see if maybe it's that specific input that died. I wo...
by xeromist
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Dont quit your dayjob"
Replies: 25
Views: 5441

Re: "Dont quit your dayjob"

i work for a software development company mainly doing SQL db and oracle application support. mostly when IT people for companies stick their hands in the db and mess stuff up i gotta go in and figure out what tables they broke and fix them lmao If you feel like moving to California and living on a...
by xeromist
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Dont quit your dayjob"
Replies: 25
Views: 5441

Re: "Dont quit your dayjob"

I'm a middleware administrator for CA DOT. I manage our application servers on Weblogic, Tomcat, etc.
by xeromist
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Computer Modding
Topic: Website List: PC Customizing/Mod Supplies
Replies: 2
Views: 1264

Re: Website List: PC Customizing/Mod Supplies

It might also be worth noting that some power supply manufacturers sell sleeved cables for their modular power supplies. So if you want to add a bit of flair but don't want to do your own sleeving and Cablemod doesn't have exactly what you need check your manufacturer's accessories store.
by xeromist
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: Gaming without Windows(OS)
Replies: 9
Views: 2255

Re: Gaming without Windows(OS)

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/08/ ... -to-linux/
At its heart is a customized, modified version of the WINE Windows-on-Linux compatibility layer named Proton.
by xeromist
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Computer Modding
Topic: Intake fans needed?
Replies: 3
Views: 1473

Re: Intake fans needed?

Positive pressure isn't critical. It's good for preventing dust buildup but not critical to airflow. It's possible to achieve acceptable airflow as long as you don't have dead spots. Like DM said, you need to monitor the temps. You could even hook up a thermistor if you have a header for it and test...
by xeromist
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: Gaming without Windows(OS)
Replies: 9
Views: 2255

Re: Gaming without Windows(OS)

An interesting addition to this conversation, Valve is seemingly working on a way of making Windows Steam games playable on Linux . I hope this is because they found the existing tools insufficient and not because they wanted to do their own thing. I would much prefer they contribute to an existing...