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  1. The two times I tried to dual boot with win10 on a drive with something else, win10 takes over and you can't load the other system.  It works fine for me if multiple drives are used, I had win10 on one and xp and win7 on another, that works fine.  


    Usually if you install Windows 10 then Linux, it'll overwrite the Windows MBR with the GRUB bootloader. I quite like the W10 boot menu so I used EasyBCD to add my Linux distro to the W10 boot menu, then overwrote the GRUB MBR. There are tutorials online if you are more interested.

  2. My personal recommendations in that case would probably be;



    Partition 1: NTFS Windows Install

    Partition 2: ext4 Linux Mint

    (You could add a swap partition for mint too if required)



    Partition 1: NTFS Windows Games

    Partition 2: NTFS Files

    Partition 3: ext4 Linux Games


    The reason for this is often modern games can be up to 50GB or so installed, and assuming you split the SSD in half, that'd be Windows + 4 games on the SSD to fill it to capacity. Windows also performs a lot better with free space on the drive. Linux on the other hand is much more forgiving.


    That said, that is purely my recommendation and do with it as you see fit :)


    The beauty of modern systems is you can always resize partitions if you find the original layout doesn't work. That said it is better to size them properly first time!

  3. As requested, following return from holiday in Florida I include the instructions for making your own mount.

    Please note this is not a free license, each use of this requires a royalty to be paid to me of one complete wire clothes hanger. For licenses over 10,000 items, price is reduced to 3/4 a hanger per use.



    And before you ask, it took too long.


  4. Well my patented retention mechanism appears to be working fine for now, and if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Loving the extra 0.3 it's giving me on my Windows Experience Index scores :lol:

    Annoying about not being able to use the extra sticks of RAM, but hey I'm not sure I need much more than 8GB anyway...except for my e-peen of course (playing Rust has recently shortened it significantly).


    Not sure how old the board is so would they accept an RMA?

  5. Somehow I managed to bend a coathanger such that it pressed down on the side of the CPU. I didn't know how much force to apply, so I applied a fair bit. Somehow it seemed to like it, so I now have a fully operable Intel rig for the first time in my life :evilgrin:


    Only thing is it runs fine with 2x4GB sticks of Corsair Vengeance (in a single channel), but when adding the other two it gets stuck in a boot loop where the fans power up, lights come on etc. for 4 seconds, then the whole system powers off again and cycles. Any ideas?

  6. So, a while ago I purchased a Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 motherboard with a i5 2320 processor, to see how life was in an Intel camp. I installed the processor, heatsink etc. and it didn't work. This was just before exams, so I put it in a drawer and hid it away until I had more time.


    Now exams are over, I have done a little more research and have realised there is a loading cover that is supposed to be on the processor?!? (I know, what heresy is this?!?)

    So I have an issue. I have a motherboard with no loading cover. Does anyone know any way to bodge it to test if it works or will I have to buy a new cover? (Motherboard?)

    Cheers :cheers:




    Crashed. :lol:


    So I get back on OCC. And this is what I find. How many times now?


    Depends what kind of crashes we're talking about and if we're talking about dropping the bike as well. I ride on dirt daily and go fuck around with friends on trails so I fall pretty often. I've only really gotten hurt two or three times and only one was serious. 




    How is Mrs Onion by the way?




    I had my last driving lesson before my test...fingers crossed...



    Are tracking numbers usually included with the items or do they just come when they come?

    Usually whenever Bosco gets time to ship them, unless they are being drop shipped kicked from Thermaltake. They just come when they come. Just be Patient. :cheers:
    If my experiences with American mail couriers is anything to go by

  9. I'd check the sockets on that MB/CPU combi, if I remember correctly the i7 3770K is 1155 and the Z97 boards are 1150 for Intel Core 4XXX?


    I think for the resolution you will be gaming at with as you say 'eyecandy turned up' you'll want to go with something much more powerful than a 770. Maybe AMD R9 290X or GTX780Ti if you are that adverse to CrossFire/SLI.


    That's my 5

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