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5 1/2 hours after I started my system is back up.

  • Hobbit709 (2248 posts)
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    5 1/2 hours after I started my system is back up.

    One hassle after another. Had to dismantle liquid cooler to get at power connector on motherboard. Then power supply fan started rattling-bad bearing. Good thing I had another power supply handy. Then the new front panel card reader/USB Hub didn’t want to mount right-I’m beginning to hate those screwless case designs. Couple of tie-wraps made it stay put. Then I couldn’t find my Acronis True Image boot disk. Found .iso of same and burned new one. Finally was able to clone boot drive. Now have new backup disk drive if main crashes.

    Only thing that wasn’t a hassle was Windows went and authenticated online automatically.

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    I won't shut up and I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing

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  • Babel 17 (2620 posts)
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    1. Nice!

  • NJCher (1875 posts)
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    2. I've been there

    Know what you mean about the case. Congratulations, though. Now you will have a speedy, clean computer.


    Cher

  • Major Hogwash (2354 posts)
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    3. Why do you have a liquid cooler?

    What the hell are you doing with your computer??

    • Hobbit709 (2248 posts)
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      4. Amd FX-8370 OC to 5 GHz.

      Liquid cooler keeps cpu temp at around 20°C at idle, at 100% cpu cycle temp hovers around 50°C

      I crank it up mostly for the hell of it now but at one time I was doing folding@home-with that cpu and an NVidia GTX 650 ti I was cranking out some numbers on the team at another site which will not be named

      Now I occasionally do some video processing for people and some fractal rendering at 4K resolution for my myself. Have an NVidia GTX 1060 on  a Samsung 4K 40-inch TV used as a monitor.

      I won't shut up and I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing
    • retired liberal (1386 posts)
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      5. Hot water for his shower.

      Play a hot and heavy, fast action game first though.

      No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up. Lily Tomlin
  • resist99 (883 posts)
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    6. I feel your pain.

    But look at it this way: You were able to spend 5 1/2 hours of your time rather than paying someone else to do it or having to buy a new computer. Good job!

     

    My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth. -George Washington ... We could start by cutting the Defense Budget and stopping all the war propaganda.  
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