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  1. Hey Y'all, It's been a minute since I've been active, but I need your help. After 6 years with my current PC, I'm finally upgrading. I bought a Ryzen 7 3800XT and a B550 board, as my 5950k is well past it's prime, and is killing my video editing workflow. I'm going to be installing today, but I want to make sure I'm doing this the easiest way possible. A few questions: Should I do a fresh install of Windows, or is their a way to make the transfer and keep all my programs? (And would it be worth it, or is a fresh install best?) Any tips you can offer for things I need to do to best prep for the change? Like I said, it's been 6 years since I've done this, and I'm rusty. I appreciate y'all!
  2. Hey y'all, Like I'm sure many of us are, I'm currently working from home during COVID. My job recently extended our WFH to 9/01/21, so I'm trying to streamline my workspace a bit, and I want to get a kvm. The issue I'm having is that my work computer has an HDMI out, and my main rig's monitors only have a DP in. I would like to find a solution that doesn't involve needing a kvm and a $50 hdmi to DP adapter, but if that's the only way, then I will just suck it up. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good kvm at a fairly budget price? I am an idiot, I double checked and realized that my main rig has 3 DP outs and 1 HDMI, and that my monitors accept both. SO now I just need a rec for a good kvm lol
  3. When I was living in Mississippi, I paid $75 a month for 200/20
  4. Rated at 150, but guaranteed 100. I regularly see 180 on my speedtests.
  5. I know this is usually a place for help, so if this is in violation please remove. However! I recently was going through my parents internet stuff, and realized that for $1 more per month, we could get triple the potential speed, as long as we provided our own modem. So I did that, and the increase was pretty good (went from an avg of 30 to an avg of 70 ish.) Then, our router died, so we replaced it with an AC1200 router. Well, after installing it, I'm getting upwards of 165! So, for $100 in equipment, and $1/month, we basically increased our speed 5 fold. Just thought I'd share my small victory
  6. I've been getting emails for months that someone in china has my password.... I still haven't figured out where in the hell to change my password haha.
  7. From what I've read, I was under the assumption you could contact Microsoft, and they could help you activate on new hardware. Isn't there also a way to get your win10 CD Key now?
  8. If it's a SATA drive, you should just need a SATA power cable, or SATA power extension cable.
  9. I got my powerline working, but the signal doesn't translate well through the walls, so I got a usb 3 adapter, and bought a 9 foot cord for it, so I'm getting 65 down
  10. It's a basically useless task, so just end it. You can also uninstall it, might as well. This might be of some interest http://www.file.net/process/alarmclock.exe.html
  11. Moving the pc, or the router isn't really an option, unfortunately. As I added in my original post, I got the powerline working, but the speeds are only around 18. I'm frustrated haha. I wish I could just plug in directly. I suppose I could buy a really long cable, and run it through the attic. I also suppose that the cables I'm using are older, and don't have the speed. My cables are CAT5e, so that's not the issue. My connection is only 100Mbps through the powerline, though.... I also suppose I could get an extender for my antennae...
  12. So I just asked for help with adapter suggestions, but after buying a PCI adapter, I realized that my PC is in a terrible spot to receive wifi with a built in card. My wireless was working so well because I have it on a USB extension up high, free from obstructions. I used to have a powerline adapter, and loved that, as I would get great speeds and ping, but it died. SO my question is, what is going to be my best option for improving my speed and stability? I'd love to figure out a way to go wired if I could. (Just for reference) USB Adapter: 30-40 down, 2 up. Steam Downloads at 4 megs/s PCI adapter: 10 down, 8 up. Steam Downloads 1 meg/s Powerline: 60 down, 6 up. EDIT: I just fixed my powerline, but the speed is only getting 18 down.... Frustrating.
  13. I currently have an ASUS adapter that only has a 300Mbps limit, and I'm getting about half the speed through it that I get on my brand new lappy (30 vs 60 down.) I keep getting connection issues while gaming and streaming, so I'm looking for a new adapter. USB preferred, but I'll go PCI if it makes sense. I saw this on amazon, and it seems pretty good, but I don't know that I trust the brand. Any suggestions are welcome, and appreciated!
  14. Thanks for the advice guys, I ended up getting the Dell inspiron 7000 13" 2-1. I decided an ultrabook was more than I needed.
  15. Nothing too particular. I would like a usbc, 8 gigs ram. I don't really care about touchscreen or QHD. I do want to go play with some options at a store to get a feel for things. I just think so far for price-performance that the 13 and the stealth are pretty close in comparison. The new Yoga looks sick, but it's a little rich for my blood.
  16. I'm getting quite a lot back from grants this school year, so I want to get me a laptop. I won't be doing anything too heavy on it, maybe some light audio recording. I would like an ultrabook for the weight, as I'd be hauling it around at school. However, they are pricey. I don't want to spend more than $1k. I'm leaning toward an XPS13, or a Blade Stealth, but I'm definitely open to suggestions. Any advice is welcomed!
  17. I'm not sure, but I would do it. I'd rather be safe than sorry.
  18. Hey Y'all, I figure since this hadn't really been made yet, I would do it! If you're currently playing Overwatch, go ahead and post your Blizzard name so we can play together! Mine is F13Bubba#11951
  19. That seems about normal for that OC. I live in hell, so my idle is around 40, load is about 80 with a 4.2 oc, and a room temp around 80 farenheit.
  20. That picture looks awful familiar....
  21. SO how did this show up on my doorstep today???? Thanks OCC and Bosco for the great contest! We appreciate all you do!
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