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#2033592 Technology Good or Bad?

Posted by wevsspot on 20 June 2012 - 06:20 AM

Technology is the devil. At least that's what one of my cousin's says.

I agree with several other posts - it's a tool. Since it's a tool it has the ability to be used the right way or the wrong way. I do think that (the internet and social websites specifically) can contribute to impersonal isolation, detachment and a sedentary lifestyle. As an example (another "when I was young" story) I didn't know any fat kids. Really, I can't remember a single fat kid in grade school or jr. high. Type 2 diabetes... huh what is that? We spent all our time outdoors, playing, running around and getting into trouble. The ready availability of porn on the internet is a bane on society. It objectifies women, caters to self satisfaction and de-emphasizes effort and commitment.

#2032403 I need help... Im confused.

Posted by wevsspot on 15 June 2012 - 05:06 AM

Nope, that's not good. And one word of advice for future pc endeavors. Before installing Windows always revert your BIOS back to default or optimized default settings - manually. Set the appropriate boot order, save, reboot and then install Windows (many of us even run Memtest for a few hours before proceeding with an install).

I always run Memtest overnight or for 6-8 hours if running the full test sequence (or until I see failures). Unless you specify a specific test number to run, you really need to let it run for an extended period of time to hammer deep into the memory subsystem.

You don't want to hear this, but now you are going to have to isolate which one (or more than one) memory module might be bad. Make sure you have the latest BIOS revision for your motherboard. Do a full CMOS clear, including pulling the motherboard battery. Remove all but one memory module and put it in the dimm slot specified for single stick, single channel operation. Boot into BIOS and load default values, then manually set your four primary memory timings and memory voltage per manufacturer specs. Save, exit and boot into Memtest and run test #5 for 20-30 minutes. If that passes, you can either add another stick and test two modules, or swap the known good module with another one and retest. Wash, rinse repeat etc. until you find out which module(s) are bad.

One thing I did notice on your Memtest screen shot is that your memory isn't tweaked to the proper settings. Memtest reports you are running at DDR3 1061Mhz with timings of 8-8-8-19. But in your specs. you list your memory as Corsair 12Gb DDR3 2000 memory. Maybe even before testing individual memory sticks you should consider running just 6Gb and start from there. I'm assuming that you're memory is factory spec'd to run at 1.65v but I'll bet that your BIOS has vdimm set to 1.5v - you should double check that. If you choose to go this route, uninstall all but 6Gb of memory. Make sure it's installed in the correct DIMM slots. Perform BIOS check and clear as I noted earlier. This time when you get into BIOS load the XMP profile. Boot and run Memtest.

My best guess, it that when running 12Gb of memory you need to be shooting for a final memory frequency somewhere between DDR3 1600 and 1800Mhz at 1.65v using timings of 8-8-8-24 with a 2T command rate.

It would probably be really helpful if you posted up all of your BIOS settings shown in the Frequency/Voltage control portion of your BIOS.

You can find the option for choosing the XMP profile in your bios here > Frequency/Voltage Control > Memory SPD > Select XMP Profile 1

#2029838 [Poll Closed] What Do You Believe?

Posted by wevsspot on 04 June 2012 - 08:17 AM

According to scriptures in the new testament Christ described the church as the body of Christ. I don't believe that Jesus conceived nor advocated a "church" as a building or type of religious affiliation or religious sect. In another part of scripture (as noted in another post) Jesus taught his followers that when two or more of them gathered together that he would be there with them. As Bowtie points out earlier, there isn't any scriptual support for the concept that you have to attend or belong to a certain church in order to go to heaven. In fact, most Christians understand that the only requirement for salvation in the Christian religion is the acceptance of Jesus Christ as God's one and only son, that Christ died on the cross for anyone that would accept his salvation, and that you repent for your sins and accept Jesus Christ as your savior. It really is that simple. Born again Catholics are Christians, but not all Christians are Catholic. The Catholic church just happened to be the first organized and state recognized church that developed from the teachings of Jesus and his disciples.

But long before, underground Christians were gathering together and sharing the gospel. Early Christians were persecuted, prosecuted, tortured and even martyred - hence the underground and secretive gatherings. From there congregations were birthed and those eventually matured into churches. So why do Christians attend church?

My primary reasons for attending church are;

1. Fellowship with other believers - support, friendship, community
2. The belief that when 2 or more are gathered together Christ is present in a very real and personal way
3. Instruction and learning
4. Encouragement to share the gospel outside the walls of our church.

We belong to a small Church of God Assembly and I'm privy to finances. I can tell you unequivocally that every single penny tithed or gifted to our church goes to; missionary and outreach programs, upkeep of our small facility, paying our pastoral staff and special events. In that order. Sure mega-churches make millions, but you can be assured that the thousands of other small churches struggle on a weekly basis to make ends meet. But we believe that God will provide, and he does. Our pastor and his family (like many around the world) work for next to nothing, no pension plan, no health insurance, no living stipend and a very very small salary.

Today Christianity (at it's purest form) is a religion of choice. I won't marginalize, criticize or proselytize anyone who follows another religious belief or those who don't believe at all. I'll happily share my thoughts, experiences and belief with you though, in hopes that God can use something I say or more importantly something I do to have a positive impact on your life. And maybe, just maybe that leads you to ask more questions about what I believe and why I believe it.

#2028741 [Poll Closed] What Do You Believe?

Posted by wevsspot on 31 May 2012 - 05:18 AM

Except to say g&* da%$ 'something something' I don't believe I have EVER heard my parents say the word god.

Really Andrew. Really? We made it eleven pages without profanity and then from the person I least expected it.......................:)

I'm a born again Christian because I choose to be. No one forced me to believe in God, or to believe that Jesus Christ was God's true son, that he was born as a natural person, and was subsequently crucified on the cross as penance for anyone that would freely accept his salvation and believe in him. I believe in the power of science to prove and disprove things. I believe in the power of science to make life better for mankind. I believe that humans aren't the sole inhabitants of our universe or the others out there. I've committed lots of sin in my life. Read the ten commandments and I've broken most of them (except murder) on more than one occasion in my life. I believe that I'm no different, better or worse than the person next to me.... I don't claim to be perfect, only forgiven. My faith has taken an interesting journey. I was a very spiritual kid from an early age. Then I spent 25 years being educated and competing in the business world sans any spirituality whatever (except when me and my buddies went on a drinking binge and decided to discuss philosophy). I went through a period of using drugs and abusing alcohol. And, for all intents and purposes was an alcoholic from my mid 30s to the age of 46 and still managed to be an extremely successful professional. The only thing that saved me from an alcoholic's early death and divorce from my wife of 23 years was turning my life back over to God. I don't receive any reward for sharing my faith with anyone, here or elsewhere - but I do get the satisfaction of knowing that maybe I had a positive impact on at least one person's life by sharing the gospel with them.

Talking just about addiction - I've personally witnessed (and personally experienced) people recover from drug abuse and alcoholism, when all science, psychological and medical intervention failed, by accepting that there is a higher authority in their lives. Now we can easily claim that these people were weak to begin with or they wouldn't have been addicted, that may be true but who am I to judge.

I've personally witnessed what I consider to be miracles six times in my life. When there was no logical reason or scientific or medical justification for the outcome as it were. I can only testify that what I witnessed I now believe were true miracles, not natural events, but supernatural events. My heart breaks for those that can't find any purpose in life beyond themselves. My heart breaks for those that don't believe in the spirit or soul of mankind. The simple "I'm born, I live, I die" viewpoint seems so fatalistic to me.

I'll even give a nod to evolution, because no where in my bible does it say that evolution did or didn't occur. My bible gives a different account of the genesis of mankind, but it's ok if you believe differently. The key to finding a truly rewarding spiritual existence in life is dumping ALL religious dogma and pursuing a relationship with our creator one way or another.

I'll repeat what I said in an much earlier post;
Science and Faith can co-exist. They speak to different parts of humanity and one doesn't have to be exclusive of the other.

God did not create the Lexus, MRIs, CAT scans, the internal combustion engine, airplanes, spacecraft, computers or the cheeseburger, but I believe that he created mankind and blessed us with a wonderful mind to dream, envision, plan, design and create those things ourselves. He even gave us the inalienable right to choose, to believe as we will or wont, to learn, form our own opinions and judgments. Being saved doesn't mean you quit living, quit enjoying your life or live only for rewards in the afterlife. Believing in something greater than yourself, or humanity in general just feeds a different part of the human experience.

#2026681 3 piracy warnings in 2 days...wtf

Posted by wevsspot on 21 May 2012 - 10:57 AM

Just set up a VPN/Proxy for however long you stay with the ISP.

This would be a great article for the "how to" section..... hint hint :)

#2025455 Defective PSU ?!

Posted by wevsspot on 15 May 2012 - 06:19 AM

The Windows 7 disk error checking utility is good. No harm in running that one. Looking at your sig, I'm assuming that the correct hard drive is the Seagate 1.5Tb drive. If that's true you can use Sea Tools from Seagate;

#2019728 I never used to talk crap in games

Posted by wevsspot on 20 April 2012 - 06:48 AM

I guess I have two observations - is the W/L Ratio really that important? I mean in the end the W/L is really dependent on the overall team skill and anyone that pays attention to the W/L Ratio understands autobalancing and the skill level of other players on the team has a lot to do with that. There are plenty of NA and other Region servers that don't use autobalancing, and a whole lot more that autobalance not based on score or rank but based on who joined a particular team the last.

Autobalancing needs to be incorporated to some level to make sure that the number of players on each team is equal. How much fun is it to play on a server where there are 32 players on one team and 12 on another?

#2015807 Commander MS-I Mid-Tower Chassis From Thermaltake Reviewed

Posted by wevsspot on 06 April 2012 - 10:56 AM

Ah Blue - our comments aren't directed towards you :)

It's just a butt ugly case :)

They just need to go back to the drawing board.

#2005515 Crucial M4 64gb raid or no raid?

Posted by wevsspot on 29 February 2012 - 11:36 AM


#2003597 Can you laugh hard enough?

Posted by wevsspot on 22 February 2012 - 12:01 PM

+1 This is messed up. If they get their way there will be a bunch of whales with more rights than probably a third of the worlds people.
Whaling is wrong, animal abuse is wrong. But giving them rights is not reasonable.
I have a Bible based world view so that may skew what i am saying from your point of view: I believe we are to be stewards of the earth, it is all under our dominion to use the archaism. Conservation is fine, preserving endangered species is fine, giving animals rights is not, if they were meant to be counted as our equals they would be. They are not, therefore there is no reason to pretend they are. I would put this in more biblical terms but i realize most of you would flame me off the site for that, so i am happy that this way my opinion will at-least be heard.

Bravo, well stated and I agree. On the subject of animal intelligence (specifically marine mammal intelligence) I think Flipper would do a better job as president than our current commander-in-chief.

I don't like fish tacos either....................... way off base.........................

#1999698 Awesome parenting

Posted by wevsspot on 10 February 2012 - 10:06 AM


But he does strike me as being kind of a butt wipe............

#1996742 [DEAL] Creative X-Fi Titanium HD (Creative Outlet Store)

Posted by wevsspot on 01 February 2012 - 11:43 AM

If you're not afraid of factory serviced or repaired items this is a good deal;


$99 which is anywhere from $40-$60 off of normal retail.

#1996112 Updating my rig, need assistance.

Posted by wevsspot on 31 January 2012 - 08:05 AM

(I really don't want to go intel this time around...)

Puzzling - but I guess he's made it clear that he want's AMD........................................

#1980483 AMD vs. Intel

Posted by wevsspot on 14 December 2011 - 12:25 PM

Four Intel, two AMD

I'm an equal opportunity complainer :)

#1974428 Microsoft Security Essentials Causing Side by Side Errors

Posted by wevsspot on 25 November 2011 - 04:42 PM

For any of you running Windows 7 (any flavor) AND Microsoft Security Essentials.............................
I've been getting Side by Side error 72 messages in the Event Log after installing the latest version of MSE. This was driving me nuts - even though it didn't appear to be causing any instability in the OS. After hours of messing around with the error I've finally been able to correct it by editing the .dll file.

The message in your event viewer may look something this;

Activation context generation failed for "c:\program files\microsoft security client\MSESysprep.dll"
Applies To: Microsoft Security Essentials | Getting Started and Upgrading

Log Name: Application
Source: SideBySide
Date: 01.08.2011 03:51:24
Event ID: 72
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Razorback
Activation context generation failed for "c:\program files\microsoft security client\MSESysprep.dll".Error in manifest or policy file "c:\program files\microsoft security client\MSESysprep.dll" on line 10. The element imaging appears as a child of element urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1^assembly which is not supported by this version of Windows.



To fix the error;



Open up the MSESysprep.dll file located (Windows 7) at %\program files\microsoft security client\MSESysprep.dll using a third party editor such as Notepad++ or ResourceHacker. You can delete the contents and replace with the text below, otherwise manually edit it to read exactly like this;

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>

<!-- Copyright © Microsoft Corporation -->

<assembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" manifestVersion="1.0">







<description>Microsoft Security Client Sysprep module</description>

<compatibility xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:compatibility.v1">


<!--Windows 7-->

<supportedOS Id="{35138b9a-5d96-4fbd-8e2d-a2440225f93a}"/>





<trustInfo xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v3">











Save changes to the file and reboot. Your errors will be gone :)