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potatochobit

Member Since 18 Mar 2009
Offline Last Active Mar 05 2017 08:35 AM
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my laptop was burning my fingers not because of dust bunnies

26 February 2017 - 12:05 PM

it was so cold outside, my computer decided to put on some socks

this was between the actual fan and the heatsink and was completely blocking the airflow

 

while gaming, my keyboard was getting so hot it was literally burning my fingers, i thought man, I am doing some hard core gaming with huge FPS

but my laptop was not putting out as much hot air as it usually did

so I thought the fan went bad

 

after opening it up, I had to remove all the taping around the heat sink and inside was this 

I believe this was mostly caused from using the computer on a bed without a hard surface

it has been pulling in the cotton residue, dust, and a little pet hair while i was visiting relatives for the holidays

I do blow can air to clean out the heatsink, but this was on the other side in the fan and nothing would help it other than physical removal

 

moral of the story: dont use gaming computers on a bed without protection 

this was a nvidia 640M heatsink and I could see it throttle while this was happening

 

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I have had 5 ebay auction winners refuse to pay this year and it's only been January

07 February 2017 - 01:55 PM

This is getting ridiculous

ebay allows buyers to cancel orders which is fine

but they allow people to win an auction and then refuse to pay if they dont like the price - without penalty 

 

you can just bid on three of the same auctions at the same time and whichever you win that are higher, just cancel them 

of course, ebay still charges sellers fees and give you "fee credits" for future auction listings instead of refunding your money when people cancel. 


HP X2 tablet 179$ surface 3 knock-off

06 January 2017 - 01:55 PM

https://www.dealzon.com/deals/hp-x2

 

this is a very good tablet for watching videos and stuff it is an X5 and includes a keyboard

 

a surface 3 tablet is an X7 and has a screen resolution of 1440p so it is better but you wont get it under 200$ with a keyboard 

the surface 3 type keyboard was discontinued and costs between 80-130$ separately 

but you can use keyboard from any surface product though they may be bigger than the screen when you close them 


Love the surface, anyone owned a chuwi or onda tablet?

11 December 2016 - 03:52 PM

earlier this year some 99$ tablets came out in china

with full windows 10 installs

 

has anyone owned one of these?

I loved my surface 3 and 4 but gave them away to family members

now I need something to watch 1080P MKV videos in bed 

 

looking at an Onda v820w or Chuwi Hi10

 

 


Will AMD 470 fit in this case?

25 November 2016 - 10:33 AM

this is a micro case 

 

http://www.newegg.co...2-062-_-Product

 

it says:

  • Graphics cards up to 315mm in length with front fans mounted (Cards wider than the dual slot bracket are not recommended)

 

this card looks slightly wider than dual slot bracket?

http://www.newegg.co...776&ignorebbr=1