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General computer talk/advice

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by BlueScreen, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. SixSixSevenSeven

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    I've driven higher than 1080p without issue even, albeit this is not *officially* supported/guaranteed as working for either the VGA adapter I was using (laptop only has hdmi) or for the 1200p display I was using, didn't have an hdmi cable. Actually kinda surprised me that with that being an unsupported resolution that it worked at all. Was 30fps though
     
  2. Racermon

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    I've done 4K screenshots on a 1366x768 display
    "Display"
    Mainly because it was just a digital screen at that point since it didn't display irl
    Took the screenshots with teamviewer :p
    If that matters/pertains to the topic
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    Update With A Problem:
    So I noticed some random instability in games, any game, they all have gotten unstable
    So just about an hour ago from when this was type I went into the room my computer is in and I plugged in my ipod
    My computer was asleep so I decided to press the power button then plug in my ipod
    I went to the kitchen, talked about what was goin on this mornin and went back to my computer to find it was off. I thought "hmm, strange, oh well I didn't have anything important open" and proceeded to press the power button. I was greeted with silence from the machine. I decided that it may have been time for my PSU to die since I know nothing about computers (kinda) and went to try what most people do; unplug it, take out the GPU and plug it back in. Surprisingly the system started back up, it had no displays plugged in but it at least started up. I then thought "This is odd, I thought it was the mainboard since it was damaged nearly a year ago" After that thought I unplugged it again and put the GPU back in, I then plugged it in and pressed the power button, I had displays plugged in peripherals all the things you need to play a game, I then pressed the magical power button............and it came on, the fans spinning the disk reader making its loud noise, all of the things that happen when I press that button happened, so I wonder.......What happened? Why did it randomly shut off? Why wouldn't it come back on?
     
  3. Codeslamer

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    You know it's to RGB. It would be rude not to
     
  4. aljowen

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    RGB all the way
     
  5. Codeslamer

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    Also, it might've been something to do with how the GPU was seated. I removed mine abit ago, then installed it and all was fine. I then came back the next day and the computer wasn't working until I removed it and plugged it back in. It's probably fine
     
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  6. Funky7Monkey

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    Eww RGB.
     
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  7. aljowen

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  8. Racermon

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    But if it wasn't seated properly wouldn't it still try to start up? I would think so
     
  9. Codeslamer

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    I mean, probably, but computers are weird like that. Sometimes they don't work whatsoever one day, just to work perfectly the next.
    Are all the games still unstable?
     
  10. Racermon

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    So far 50/50 so there is still a sign of it but they are less likely to be crashing
    which really makes me wonder what could be wrong
    The instabilities is when it is loading things up or adding things to the RAM
    Graphically everything is fine. A idea I just got is to open a GPU benchmark and see what the power reaches
    I know with my previous GPU I saw it was under powered so I knew it wasn't okay
    so perhaps I will learn by doing that again
     
  11. Codeslamer

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    Not too sure then. It never really hurts to take it all apart and reseat it, and cleaning it while there. Except the time it takes to do so atleast. You could also try a stress test thing (I think Prime95's pretty good, and does most things) and see how it does with that.

    As for the PC powering off thing: you say the PSU might be out, so you could try some compressed air on it and clean it up abit. If enough of it builds up, dust can sometimes short the PC out. If you do that, I'd probably clean the rest of it out while there. Atleast checking dust off the list of possible causes
     
  12. Racermon

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    Can confirm at this point:

    Stability is better
    with just a reseated gpu

    I can also confirm

    I am baffled
     
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  13. Eastham

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    To the Asshat who used some kind of cement glue to glue this heatsink to that fragile ATI Mobility FireGL T2 chip. Fuck you...

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    Took me hours of careful prising and pulling... He glued both sides of the thermal transfer pad.. Atleased he used it I guess...
     
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  14. Nissan Skyline

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    I feel your pain. Now to put it back together and see if it still works...
     
  15. Eastham

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    Fan in this machine was dead. Guess He/She/It... Tried to repair it and grabbed the adhesive cement instead of the thermal paste... Had a little scare when the Bios was all artifacted, thankfully that was just a bad stick of memory.
     
  16. Codeslamer

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    Haha, welcome to computers in a nutshell. They rarely make any sence
     
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  17. Svpracer

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    General word of warning... Xbox Design-Lab controllers actually suck. The left bumper feels soft and the menu button slightly sticks. It also has input lag like none-other (running over bluetooth) and in some games (Ghost Recon) refuses to work properly at random moments. Like the custom looks, just hate the actual build quality...
     
  18. Codeslamer

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    So the looks are the only thing really going for it? Because at that point it'd probably just be easier to modify the standard controller. Probably cheaper aswell, seeing as a quick check shows the Design-Lab controller costs atleast $80
     
  19. Svpracer

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    well that and the Bluetooth capabilities (when its working). While I'm happy with how my design turned out, the build quality on what is essentially a one-s controller is shockingly bad (compared to my stock xbox one controller).
     
  20. Eastham

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    Well, the recent release of the ThinkPad 25 made me relize how much I missed my ThinkPads. So I went ahead and bought myself a true ThinkPad. IBM! none of that Lenovo rubbish! An IBM ThinkPad T42P, the P makes it special :oops:. It originally had a French AZERTY keyboard which I've kinda modified and converted to a UK QWERTY and the glued on heatsink as mentioned above. It has a 1.8Ghz Pentium M and 512MB's of Memory. Currently running Linux Mint from a USB drive because aparently the 60GB Hitachi DeathStar hard drive I had lived up to it's name... Showed signs of stiction and when I gave it a whack it grinded into life then died completely shortly after.. This ThinkPad being the 'P' model has the ATI Mobility FirePro GL T2 graphics chipset and my one being equiped with a 15" screen has a resolution of 1600 x 1200. Good 'ol 4:3 aspect ratio. Got some plans for this machine which includes converting it to SATA to accept a MSATA SSD and loading it up with Memory, I regret selling all of my DDR memory now...

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