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About cjloki

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    #1) ASUS X570 TUF WiFi, 3950X @ 3.5-4.7ghz, Corsair H115i RGB, GSkill RipJaws V 64gb ddr4 3600, Nvidia Titan XP (Pascal),1 TB Samsung 850 Evo, 1TB Inland Performance M.2 Gen 4.0 NVMe and 2x600gb WD velociraptors, Toshiba 3TB Backup, Sony Optiarc dvd rw, Corsair 800 Wide Full tower case w/ Corsair 1050 PSU.

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    Alvarado TX. The greatest state in the Union !
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    Learning all about computers and networking in general, building, gaming competing.


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  1. i started lurking here in 2007 and finally decided to come up for air in 2008 and so green and wet behind the ears... But Verran and Roadrunner and Hrdnrg were about the most helpful members and quite a few laughs... It was most entertaining back then !!
  2. i was just thinin' bout the old days... weekly polls thread is closed, Andrew hasn't posted any dirty photoshop pics for years and things gettin dry n dusty in the members lounge... but verran is still here in spirit !! lols
  3. the DFI Lanparty days may be over but back in 2007-8 when I first came on here this was what was happening ! and it was alot of fun up in here tooOCC FTW !!
  4. you too oldtimer ! be good to yourself over there !!
  5. yes that's good and one of these days a new video solution to retire the gt8500 or give it to the hubby... so just one thought on intel versus amd and it's this; within the last few years it has come to light that intel chips have been leaking data and primarily due to design flaws that allow unscrupulous hackers to infiltrate and exploit confidential data. So with that in mind I will not build another Intel machine until they close the door and keep it closed... I know I'm not the only member in here that feels this way but frankly I think it's too late (apologize for the negativity) as some really bad news about other foreign governments and spies getting into our government and corporate networks and files has been in the news a lot lately... and it has probably been going on for much longer than we know about, but intel is off the table for me that's for sure... Happy new year ! and be good to yourself over there !! Intel Info
  6. actually according to the corsair specs for the 550w, the psu has the 8pin connector for atx power which perhaps can be separated into 2 four pins (some do and some don't) that link together to make it into 8(or an 8 with a 4 branching off) but they do say 8pin and so as you've mentioned both the 24pin and the 8pin need power for it to work. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/591721-REG/Corsair_CMPSU_550VX_VX550W_550W_Computer_Power.html/specs ...if you must get a new psu then yes ...and good grief those old 8500gt cards were the shit back in the day but it sounds like either video card is kaput or the pcie slot is worn out and not properly connecting to the positions on the card. Another possibility is that the pcie has a broken/loose connection so check and make sure it secured to the mobo and no cracked/broken solder joints. If all that is seemingly good and solid then perhaps it's time to consider clearing the cmos and starting over (i have never built an nForce mobo however there were quite a few on here back then) and you'd have to google that or perhaps one of these nice folks has that experience... but if you can get that old beast into bios then you can do something with it... and the one last thing i can think of is checking the drivers but if you aren't getting video then that's a moot point... if the man of the house can do a safe boot into win7 then perhaps the proper drivers are there already and he can work it, but anyway Madame there are lots of guys on OCC who have more experience than me so there you go ! hang in there Ms. Lisa
  7. This I'd like to see ! ...would you kindly keep us posted ? and some pics would be amazing... You know your mister man can mess around with that ol' 939 all he wants to and it'll never be a 1366... but do have fun with that and make it happen !!
  8. Merry Christmas to all ! Thank You OCC !!
  9. MS. Lisa I gather you like to fix things and all but perhaps that ol' rusty bucket is due to be retired... you ought to be able to build a really modern replacement for $300-$500 if you are prudent and selective and use your old hardware where applicable... that machine is pretty much a dinosaur ma'am and you could do better if you have the resources... just sayin'
  10. Well welcome lyees, glad to have you onboard ! it's always good to have someone around who is willing to figure things out rather than toss 'em out... while I myself am not familiar with the socket AM3/938 platforms I assure you that there are plenty of members here who are experienced and willing to lend assistance where needed... you will likely need to list full specs of the unit in question, for instance CPU, type of RAM and quantity , the motherboard if known, video card/s, PSU, Operating system, and any other specifications you can think of along with circumstances, symptoms or problems and any issues noticed prior to it's dying... everything will be helpful and more is better for figuring out what is going on with the machine... sincerely cj
  11. well i'm in now (about 1930hrs central time) and playing way outside my comfort zone as a corpo and experienced level 3... so far just getting set up and the feel for it ... amazing visuals !!
  12. steam isn't letting me go yet
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