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  1. Hey guy, I haven't posted on here for a while. :D


    In my current rig I have a Western Digital Black 2TB drive. I let my parents use this computer for about a year without me really checking on it, and when I was finally allowed to put it in my room, it was way slower than before. So I reinstalled windows, and I noticed that occasionally my hard drive went through fits where it read and wrote data incredibly slowly. I am using this hard drive as a second storage drive, and my SSD is my main boot drive. When it's in one of its fits, I can hear it read data twice, then pause for a second, then read, then pause for a second... until it finally works full speed again, which can be anywhere from 2 minutes to an hour later. I've tried plugging in the hard drive to different slots in my motherboard (right now it's in the hot-swap bay on the top so I can hear it better) (and yes these are plugged into different controllers on the motherboard).Restarting my computer when it's in a fit doesn't always solve the problem. I can sometimes solve it by trying to play a large audio or video file on the hard drive, but it takes awhile.


    One thing I think I might do is I never fully wiped it. I just "formatted" it, which took 5 seconds. That means it's not really wiped, right? Should I try that? If anyone has any suggestions, feel free to tell me. I'll try anything :P


    Btw; I don't know if it's still under warranty, but I'm willing to send it in and get a new one if that's the only way.

  2. Honestly saying most teens you know doesn't really help your argument as you prove that you are fairly smarter than the average teen by having computer knowledge, that being overclocking, knowing how viruses work and avoiding them, and simply using decent spelling and grammar when you make a post. It's pretty clear you probably don't make attempts to surround yourself with stupid people is all I'm saying, they'd probably know how to safely use the internet.


    The 18+ plus idea can't be taken very seriously anyway, it's not like kids can't lie about their age on the internet. Heck back in my day the hip thing was yahoo messenger and there were thousands of 12 years on there that were born in 1954! :teehee:



    Good point.



  3. Personally, I don't agree with the 18+ age limit. Most teens i know are plenty safe on the internet, whether is being Facebook or other websites. I do know some, however, that pass on those stupid virus links that download crap to your computer and sends it to all your friends. Maybe Google can implement some sort of limit to how much you can post, or what you post, so these sort of things don't happen. Or maybe they can have a thing where the parents have to allow their kids to use it... Just my biased (I am under 18) opinion...

  4. It looks like a decent laptop, but I would try and stay away from any laptops with the Nvidia cards at the moment. They all come with a thing called Optimus that does more harm than good. Half the time it won't switch from the IGP to the GPU when you need it. And there is no way to force change it, and no way to turn off Optimus.


    Interesting, good to know. Do you have one yourself or how do you know?


    And about the MSI build quality thing, watch this and skip to 15:00

    So nvm about this laptop...

  5. Probably for my homework and occasional gaming (Minecraft). I will use my main rig for the real gaming.


    I never would have though that MSI would have low quality stuff, does MSI have good technical support in case something does go wrong?

  6. Hey guys. I found this great deal when I was looking around at laptops. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152264 It seems pretty legit, is there something that I am missing? Can the GT540M game well on its 1336 x 768 screen? I think it is fairly new, that's why there are no reviews yet (or a few by the time you might read this). Maybe my mom will get this for me (that is if she is in a good mood and can't think straight :P) for a graduation present.

    Or are there better laptops in this price range (or cheaper tongue.gif)? I am mainly looking at 15-16" screens, so I can move it about when I need to.


  7. Well like I said in my above posts: I already have an HDMI to (Composite Cable) and VGA to Composite Cable..


    I checked the back of the TV and yes.. it does have Composite connections. Hooked it all up and I got nothing... No picture.. Looks like S-Video is going to be the next step.


    Does it have Component connections? That would be better than S-video.

  8. i think your adapter is component video, component video uses 3 rca style plugs for video and has seperate audio, composite video has 1 plug for video 2 for audio,


    the component is on the bottom of this pic, composite is at the top, with the yellow red and white, the audio is shared between the two becuase component doesnt have any audio signal built in



    Just about to say that. Component video would be your best bet to use, because it can produce near-HD video. If your TV has one of these (which it probably does), buy a HDMI to component video adapter instead of S-video or RCA. Something like THIS

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