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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby nobody » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:13 am

Can (and if yes then how?) have my desktop saved on a different partition then my windows is installed in?
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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby zepherin » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:06 pm

You can, but why would you want to do it?

Here is a forum asking a similar question with an answer
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/34882 ... top-folder
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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby Jay » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:22 pm

So, what do people use for firewalls these days anyways? Or is the Windows 7 firewall actually adequate?

I remember Yoshi mentioning something to that extent, so I'm curious if it's still accurate.
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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby zepherin » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:25 am

Most people use their routers firewall and the default windows 7 firewall, which isn't bad. It isn't going to offer maximum security but unless you are running a server or webpage you are not likely to be targeted in a way that a firewall will protect you, and router firewalls are generally pretty good as long as you have changed your default router password. Your best protection is limiting script access to your computer (No Script) and having a backup ready to protect against drive by downloads and the like.
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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby Coos » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:26 pm

So I recently purchased parts from newegg (that my friend picked out) and made a new computer with them.
Everything runs great, nice and fast. But. When I go to play games, I can get from 5 to 30 minutes of gameplay, and then it crashes. No blue screen, everything just freezes and I'm forced to hard shut down (or whatever you call it)
All of my drivers are up to date, directx and the shit. My friend's friend, another tech genious, says it might be something with my memory. I know theres a lot of knowledgeable techies on snafu, so I figure I ask here too.

My computer contains:
ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
XFX HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
CORSAIR CWCH50-1 High Performance CPU Cooler
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

(Product names copied right off of newegg, for my convenience.)
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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby zepherin » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:45 pm

could be a bad ram stick, check the temp after it crashes and see if it is overheating.
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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby Coos » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:48 pm

I have a program called SpeedFan that monitors temperatures, and I kept it up as I ran Guild Wars one time. When it froze, the temperatures showing on SpeedFan were all in the high 30's/ low 40's, which I'm pretty sure is the normal recommended temperature in Celsius.

Is that showing accurate temperatures? Can I do it another way?
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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby zepherin » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:04 pm

that's probably an accurate temperature reading. Run a test on your ram and your video card. If I remember correctly I used a program called memscope last time I had a problem with a bad memory stick, but since that is the most likely culprit check it out or other ram testing software. For video card run some heavy benchmarking software and see if it glitches.
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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby Coos » Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:58 pm

Someone recommended the SiSoftware thing to run diagnostics and stuff. And I also ran Windows Memory Diagnostics

Apparently both came clean, but I'm not sure I was looking at the right stuff on SiSoftware
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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby Coos » Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:02 pm

Sorry for double post.
Reading up on some website here: (http://www.playtool.com/pages/troublesh ... intro.html) I took it upon myself to Underclock my video card. Or at least I think I did.
My game time was boosted from 30 to 50 minutes, but then I still get the typical freeze. Game performance was basically the same.

Are there other things I should underclock? How could I go about it?
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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby zepherin » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:15 pm

Yeah your video card is probably fucked. Could be bad mem on your gfx card, call newegg and make them rma it.
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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby Coos » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:43 am

EDIT:
I switched graphics cards with a working spare that my friend had, but I'm still freezing up.
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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby zepherin » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:43 pm

hrmmmm. If you have two ram sticks try pulling 1 and playing the game. If it still fucks up put the other ram stick in the different DIMM slot and try running it again if it still fucks up I'm out of ideas.
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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby Coos » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:58 pm

Yeah I have 2 sticks and 4 slots. I shall try it out
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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby Coos » Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:19 pm

ZEPH ILU
Going an hour ++ and I have no faults. One of these sticks mustve been defective.
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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby zepherin » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:12 am

Try to get it warrantied. Newegg is the best if it is within 30 days. If not the manufacturer will get it back to you eventually.
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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby Coos » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:14 am

Yeah I'm gonna get on that asap
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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby lexysmith1 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:23 pm

I am wondering I have a Mac laptop and it is running slow. I tried playing a game called Fusionfall but it wouldn't work. What do u suggest? :unsure:
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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby Archrival » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:45 am

That you don't play that game as it sucks....
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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby zepherin » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:35 pm

making sure your computers requirements meet the recommended requirements of the game.
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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby Saint Soul » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:51 pm

My laptop crashed. The status it says 0xc00000e9
The info says unexpected I/O error has occurred.
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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby Mathias » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:12 am

For some reason, none of my torrents are starting. They get stuck at 0.0%, even with seeders.

Edit: Seemed to be a problem with BitTorrent. Downloaded uTorrent and it works fine.
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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby Jay » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:34 pm

I'm surprised to hear that someone's still using the original bittorrent
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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby Rival » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:15 pm

Mathias wrote:For some reason, none of my torrents are starting. They get stuck at 0.0%, even with seeders.

Edit: Seemed to be a problem with BitTorrent. Downloaded uTorrent and it works fine.

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Mathias wrote:Anyone else having a problem with Demonoid torrents not working? Been trying to download the latest Futurama. Anyone know where it's being streamed?

You probably use a too old version of a client, that's being blocked. Download and install the newest version of utorrent, see if that helps.

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Re: The Computer Questions Thread

Postby Mathias » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:13 pm

I had forgotten that I had posted that, since I don't come around anymore. I was actually using the latest BitTorrent.
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