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Assassin X

Member Since 30 Aug 2005
Offline Last Active Nov 19 2017 01:53 PM
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Anyway to switch everything from one User to another?

13 November 2017 - 08:23 PM

So not sure how to ask this. I'm the only User on my pc. Due to a recent issues I found after adding a second user, the problem goes away. So if I want to use my PC under this new user I created, is there anyway for me to transfer everything over to the new one as if nothing had changed aside from the user? For example the desktop under the new user is default. Lots of stuff is missing...etc. 


Screwed up hard drive creating weird problem with PC?

11 November 2017 - 10:44 AM

Long story short is originally I went to another section on here about a scrambled screen issue. I ruled out the video card (got a new one). I then replaced the screen and things worked fine again. A few days later and I am now having another issue that is making me think it has to be the hard drive. 

Built a new rig last December. All parts were new, except a secondary HD thats for storage (though its only 3 years old). I can't explain this easily but pretend you took a screenshot of your screen right now (with whatever browers/programs you have open. Obviously this screenshot would take a picture of that moment in time of your screen.

 

So now imagine every few hours as your doing whatever on your pc, that screenshot popped up for about 4 seconds. You can't click anything you see, but you can move your cursor just fine. Then after the 4 seconds it goes back to your current screen. Thats what is happening essentially. It keeps showing me basically my desktop as it was hours ago, like a frozen moment in time. Then it goes away. I mean this isn't freezing up anything, nothing really happens. When I watch youtube and what not, the audio still can be heard.
 

Its really odd and I have never seen anything like this. I did update Windows, video drivers, monitor drivers...etc. I've scandisked and defragged my drives. I can't for the life of me figure out what else to do since I am not sure what it could be at this point.
 

Like I said its not the end of the world but its still annoying when it happens just because you have to stop what your doing for a few seconds. As for what I did around the time all this stuff happened was nothing really. Haven't added anything new. Haven't removed anything. Though its when I did get a new screen and tried using two monitors (just for fun, don't use two now). Only thing I do sometimes is go here and delete everything (well that it lets me delete of course): C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Temp
 

I will mention whenever I open any of the Apps in the "Gigabyte App Center" the glitch happens every time. However it doesn't seem to do that for any other program, more so its random. Should I just uninstall that app center and see if that fixes it? I'm not even sure if its uninstallable since its a program for the motherboard. Or do you think its just the hard drive?


Scrambled screen/weird screen mean its the card or the monitor?

07 November 2017 - 11:16 PM

So I'm having a weird issue. I built my rig last year. And about 3 months ago I bought the "Dell Gaming S2716DG Monitor". Worked amazing. Well about a month ago I was working on a giant banner in photoshop (something like 14" by 7"). The file itself ended up being like 35mb. Well the next day I went into photoshop to edit a photo of something from my camera. When photoshop started up the screen got weird. When I would open something, there was a delay. Not as in the computer was slow, but like the screen wasn't processing things right on screen. And after I tried opening my screenshot the screen froze up mostly. I couldn't even see my cursor, however I could see things it was hovering over. It wasn't delayed. I could still open and close somethings but again, on screen it was weird. Then after trying to exit photoshop my screen scrambled.

Its been doing that at random every few days or so. Today it happened again alt-tabbed back into a game that I had shrunk (while running) for two hours when I was out. (look at first picture for screenshot SS1). Well I managed to restart the PC and tried to adjust the resiolution to a smaller one. Thats when it literally shrunk the screen but didn't fit it to the monitor size (as most screen resolutions do). Se SS2 for that. You can notice a big black square where the screen should of stretched out. So then I just put the screen back to the max res where I had it. Well the screen turned black and that was it. I had to forcibly restart the PC using the reset button. 

Now I have ran virus checks. I even tried new cords. I replaced my video card with a new one thinking maybe it was a video card issue, which used to be the case ages ago with screen issues. But that didn't change anything. So I am guessing maybe its the monitor itself? Also I did check out the performance using various tools while the problem happens. Nothing seems to be wrong. The CPU usage stays low. Again, the computer itself doesn't seem to freeze per say. Its like the display can't show me things right. If your curious, the only thing I can really think of that maybe caused all this is one, we had a power outage around that time. And two, I went to plug in a HDMI cable while everything was on and when it rubbed near the HDMI port on the monitor I seen a tiny electrical flash. Granted I should know better then mess with cords when a PC is on. 

Lastly I did wonder if maybe its my PSU? Its only 650watts. Is that enough for what my rig has in it? I could try a defrag or scandisk. Maybe a memory test but I didn't want to do those yet since they take a long time and I have a project to finish by the end of the week. What do you think?


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