Ah goddamnit, looked online turns out the max resolution is 1440 x 900. CCC why did you lie to me
Trying to download prime95 from mersenne, itll start out strong then quickly dip into sub-20kb/s and sub-1kb/s speeds, demanding 51mins+ of dl time for a 3.7MB file, the fuck?
Is there anything I can do to improve my router?
It is a linksys wrt54gs v2.1 on 4.71.4 firmware.
I heard talk about something called tomato and ddwrt. Can anyone explain how I will benefit from these and which one is better?
Why would my computer be running really really slowly when I have pretty good components that shouldn't be making boot-ups and shit take around 5 minutes? Here's my basic stuff:
Intel i5-760 cooled by a Corsair H70
EVGA P55 Classified 200 Motherboard
EVGA GTX 570
4x4GB G.Skill RAM
1TB Western Digital HDD
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
I've had this computer for just over a year now but haven't used it for a whole month, but I wouldn't thinking not turning it on for a month would make it so slow. How would I make my computer run at normal speeds again?
Download and install CCleaner, run the registry scanner/cleaner and see what that finds
In CCleaner go to Tools > Startup and see what your computer is launching on boot
Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and run a full scan and see if it picks up anything fishy
Many CPUs will automatically downclock themselves if there is a heat problem so i would check the temps with hwmonitor and if they're really high i'd reapply the thermal poo
Okay, why the hell does my laptop battery die so fast? I bought it in July and I rarely over charge it. When I do charge it, I wait for the battery to reach about 3%. It's always died fast though, I thought I might have to break it in and get a few cycles out of it, but it just dies in a heartbeat. There's really no point in having a laptop if you can only get an hour's use out of it. I'm even running on a profile where most of my Windows services are disabled and I only use internet (Google Chrome). There is absolutely nothing else running on it..
I've thought about purchasing a new / better battery, but I don't know what that will do for me. I was fixing a Toshiba laptop for someone the other day and it seemed to use many more resources than mine and was even larger and it was at 22% battery life with nearly 2 hours until it died. I'm at 54% with 1 hour 17 mins left and it rapidly decreases.
I don't know if I need to cycle my battery or what's going on, but I have the right mind to purchase a new one with a longer life. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I hate not being able to use my laptop when it's unplugged.
My idle CPU temp is like 40 though, which I don't think is that good considering the H70 should be doing better than that.... Could that be it?
The cooling fan on my laptop appears to have kicked the bucket, anyone have any suggestions?
-Reapply thermal paste
-Reseat RAM and make sure you're using the correct modules
-Make sure you have a good air flow with the direction of all your fans
-Reconnect your PSU cords to their respective locations
It is possible during the down-time, and any possible tower-moving that something got knocked loose.
If none of this works, I would back up your neccessary documents/music and clear the harddrive for a fresh OS install.
Okay so everything works flawlessly except Battlefield 3. It crashes randomly(usually within a few minutes) no matter what settings I use. I have no idea what to do and it's driving me insane.
On face punch what is the correct format for the Google+ field?
I cant find my "URL"
So for 3 threads running we still have that annoying grammar issue?
"Quick Questions that does not Deserve a Thread"
Anyway, I was thinking of getting a new build but I hear Ivy bridge is coming out soon. Since I didn't care much about CPU prices around when sandy bridge came out, could anyone tell me what kind of price drop I can expect on the current sandy bridge CPUs, if any?
I've been considering upgrading recently up from my now 2+ year old rig, my current spec is: Phenom II x4 940, 4GB DDR2, ATi 5850, 2x1TB blah blah. Would it be a good idea to upgrade now, or to wait for the new Intel CPU's/Nvidia/AMD GPU's come out later this year? It's gonna be primarily for games, as I have a work PC for any heavy stuff.
Wait for Ivy, perhaps, but sandy should do for now, and wait for the next GPU series and get the current at a smaller price.
My sister's laptop's battery port won't charge unless the cord is bent at a sharp angle, I opened it up but I honestly don't know what to do.
Is there anything I can do?
Looking at the DC socket's solder joints within the laptop will usually instantly show that socket is to blame, though in some cases the damage can be internal to the socket and not immediately obvious. If it is just the solder joint usually just reflowing them by heating with a soldering iron is enough to get it going.
If you have a multimeter you might (I say might because some Dell supplies actually have 3 pins and need a load to power up) be able to attach it to the output from the power supply and wiggle the cable around relative to the plug and see if the reading changes. (You can also use a suitable LED and resistor combination)
Beyond that it's just common sense :s
I have fucking had it with this piece of shit GTX 470. Fuck this stupid thing. Can anyone recommend a NON NVIDIA card that's equal or better than this pile of shit?
it's been nothing but a burden since I got it.
It literally hasn't ever worked right. It constantly locks up, i lose all output from it, it runs way too fucking hot, it can't even play youtube videos anymore without locking up my system. It's dying after 6 months in my tower. What a fucking joke.