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About dr_bowtie

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  • Birthday 04/02/1971


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    ECS Black Edition P55 / i7-860 / Asus 5970
    MSI 890GXM-G65 / 1075t / XFX 5830

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  1. life definitely seems to keep us busy. I definitely dont have the time I used to. Now living in michigan everything seems based around planning for winter. Still working in Indiana so I'm not home often.
  2. I love Noctua coolers! They are big (DH series) but they do very well. I gave my rig to my kid that had my big Noctua cooler on it. That thing was a beast! Very quiet running.
  3. you would have thought that because PC's really jumped in numbers during covid that forums would have also increased in traffic. Sadly it hasnt happened. Many lives have taken a different path. I say that as i type on my laptop because I dont currently have a PC. I really want to do a new build but because I have ditched windows 100% it just doesnt seem logical. I'm rooting for steam games to go full linux compatible and then I'll probably do a build. I'd still like to do a Ryzen 5700g build or something comparable.
  4. I usually check in most every morning. I am not on daily during the day like I used to be. I dont think the admins here are keeping up with the times of spam protection and everyone's lives have changed in one way or another. I doubled down in my construction business after a bad business adventure (never help friends with businesses ) In the free time I've been renovating our home (moved), taking free time to enjoy life and sadly lost quite a few friends and family this year including my father. Been a rough year or so. Things are just different now.
  5. Turn off the power save settings for the adapter. It could be going into Sleep mode.
  6. I quit using windows almost a year ago and switched to Linux mint. I just couldnt deal with all the windows 10 issues all the time. From what i've been reading is microsoft is switching their os structure to linux. It is a big learning curve but it isnt bad at all. If your hardware supports temp monitoring you can Right Click the task bar (panel) and click Add to Panel and there should be a widget in there to shows temps. I have a monitor on my panel for CPU, GPU and CPU speed. pretty nifty. Using it on an old AMD laptop. My daily driver for a good while LOL
  7. I've put velcro on the trim and then made a panel with the opposite velcro and used it to cover and seal the opening. I've done this for attic fans to seal them for winter. works well.
  8. Yes it has been a great time to tackle some projects. Completely ripped out the whole upstairs floor, joist and all and replaced with all new floor joist and decking and rebuilt all the upstairs wall and ran all new electric. In the middle of replacing the windows now and then re-insulate and hang sheetrock. part of the rock is hung. Just waiting on the windows to come in. Should be pretty sweet when done.
  9. Hello, long time no see Life has gotten busy for the most of us. We're still here just not as frequent. I was up until the Covid thing hit and I went into hiding. Decided to move into the northern house and fully gut and reno it. been taking all my time. Trying to get some of it finished before I head back to work in August. Welcome back
  10. honestly I'd unhook the printer and uninstall all printer drivers and software and delete any remaining folders and see if that fixes the error issue and reboot issue. Check the other errors and see if you cannot fix those. I do know that windows 10 has change how the USB handles the ports and that has caused great issues especially with the mouse and its software. once you remove the printer software you might try updating the USB drivers and retry if that fixed the issue. The issues with windows 10 is the main reason I went Linux after win7 went EOL.... I cant deal with the issues for daily stuff.
  11. I'd figure out what it causing the reboots. Look in the Event viewer and see whats going on under the memory and hard drive for errors. I either use Parted Magics way of wiping an SSD with Secure Erase or Using HD Erase. here are the Crucial guidelines for doing so. https://www.crucial.com/support/articles-faq-ssd/methods-for-erasing-an-ssd
  12. Facebook has it's own crop feature for adding the image to the Round image section.
  13. I have only used Asus routers in AiMesh and I can tell you that they work really well. The wifi drop issue isnt always necessarily the router itself causing the issue it can be how busy the wifi is around you. Like how close are you to your neighbor and how many wifi's are around you. Even the best routers will drop wifi when there is collision issues and packets are lost. I have found to use a WiFi analyzer app and see whats going on around you and adjusting your router according. Before I upgraded to the AiMesh I was having WiFi drop issues constantly. After I upgraded I was still experiencing them but not as often. I found that routers would change channels and when the routers around me jumped on the same channel as mine it caused the drop. I used the app to see what channels are most non used and locked my router to that channel and took off Auto-Channel. Since then I have not had any issue with drops. Routers are set to Auto-Channel by default and they are supposed to auto negotiate what other routers close by are and keep you separate. I've found using the app that when one router swaps a channel they all follow...
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