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Assassin X

Member Since 30 Aug 2005
Offline Last Active Oct 08 2017 08:37 PM
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Got a new monitor, confused about stuff...

29 September 2017 - 08:01 PM

So while I am a PC geek, I never really got deep into monitors. Always bought cheap ones. With my new rig I finally decided to get a quality monitor (well that I could afford). Before my question here is my monitor:
https://www.amazon.c...r/dp/B0149QBOF0

So my question(s) are:
1. Does it matter what my refresh rate is at? My old monitor only let me do 60hz, this one goes up to 144hz. 
2. What is response time? I have it set to Fast, its normally on Normal.
3. Is Nvidia G-Sync anything useful?
4. It says it has a 1ms response time, do I have to change something to get it to that? Or is that what that is on my second question?
5. Lastly I was told to not use HDMI but instead use a DisplayPort. I had never heard of that before. I'm using it now, is it useful?

Thanks for any answers! I use my PC for mainly gaming if that makes a difference. 


Flickering icons from backup battery/power supply?

06 August 2017 - 09:36 AM

So having a weird issue. Yesterday I bought a 900watt backup battery so when the power goes out my computer stays on long enough for me to properly turn off the computer. 

Well set it up today and when I turned the everything on, my icons on the screen flicker for about 5 seconds then stop. Then after a minute or two they do it again. I take it this has something to do with the backup battery? Heres what I have plugged into it:
-Desktop Tower
-Monitor
-Speakers
-Light
-Printer

-Cord that splits for two fans

Is it the extension cord with the two fans that maybe causing a weird power flux and hence my icons are flickering?

Here is my PC setup stats if it helps:

PCI-E ATI Radeon HD 4850 DDR3 1GB Graphics Card PCI-E
Fatality Sound Card 8gb
DDR2 Ram (x4 2gb sticks)
2x 1TB SATA Hard Drives (WD)
Quad Core AMD Phenom X4 9750
1200 Watt Antec Power Supply
CD/DVD-DL Lightsribe writer
Win 7 64 Home Premium 
Pegatron M22N7B-LA Motherboard


Motherboard memory issue?

06 September 2016 - 09:04 PM

So with my new setup I use a Gigabyte motherboard and one of the processes it runs is "AlarmClock,exe", Well normally its like 21mb of memory being used. But now its SUPER high at 766mb. Any idea why? To note I have been playing No Mans Sky all day along with surfing the web. Picture is attached so you can see it. Thanks. 


Anyway to play a corrupt movie without crashing?

30 August 2016 - 03:19 PM

So I recovered some movies from my old harddrive using a program Recuva. Alot of them are corrupted to the point of for example it will play 10 seconds then crash WMP. When I use a VLC player it will run no matter what and whenever theres a non-corrupt part it plays it. Hard part is having to wait until one pops up.

So is there a program that lets me play corrupt videos and only shows the non corrupt parts so I don't have to wait for them to appear? Essentially like taking old 8MM footage and splicing out the bad parts so you get whats left playing. 


Video card glitch? Looks like two side bars...

25 August 2016 - 07:47 PM

So I built a new pc. And the first time around (a few days ago) the SDD I used fried out. Well I installed Win 7 on my new WD HD (internal) and every few restarts it boots up into windows and I see this. Its like it cuts the screen in half and shoved each half to the far side of the screen. Mind you my cables (HDMI-HDMI) and snugly in the holes. Usually I just have to unplug the cord and plug it back in again and it fixes it (back to a normal screen). Now I though it was a maybe a cord issue. But I tried another cord (HDMI-DVI) and the issue still would occur. I think it did happen once with the SSD install too. 

So I assume this just leaves the video card as the suspect right? I do know when I was tired a few days ago when working with the SSD drive, I accidentally plugged the power into the video card while the PC was on. Obviously a big mistake. Did I maybe fry something on it and its why this glitch happens? I still have a few days to return it for a new one if that is the case. I have a GeForce GTX 960 (FTW).

Screenshot attached.