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>ITT: Embarassing things about your setup you dont want others to know about

For some reason whenever I hit the power button my Arch machine only has a 40ish% of actually booting. Sometimes when I get unlucky I have to turn it on and off like 5 times before it eventually works.

I just leave it on 24/7 when I can now.

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>he fell for the arch meme

>> No.59480505

I have on off used Linux for 4 years and love it. Learned basics of through the troubleshooting that comes with ricing window managers. Love it.

But damn it, I have never figured out how to rebind my power button on my laptop so it does not immediately shut down my pc in awesome-wm.

>> No.59480522

i once almost filled my 1tb harddrive with cute anime girl pics. deleting them was the most painful thing i have done to myself. i can still probably recover them back though, i partitioned my hdd and now around 700gb are unused, one day i will photorec them back to existence.

>> No.59480603

There's a short somewhere in my computer, so that when I plug in a USB anything, there's like a 30% chance it will cut power. I always have to ground myself to something metal first. I should look into the matter, but instead I just rely on network storage, and pretend I don't have any USB ports available

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>buy a couple 970s to replace my 770
>nothing but issues, screens going black at random, poor performance compared to single 970
>take one 970 out, everything is fine and performance exceeds 770
>leave 2nd 970 in box for eternity, too lazy to solve problem, probably power issue or some shit

>> No.59480663

I still have a first gen i7 in my build.

>> No.59480688

I dropped a pencil into my pc case like 6 months ago and i couldnt find it no matter how hard i looked so i just left it there.

Sometimes I can hear rattling when I move my case, but the ghost pencil is still nowhere to be seen.

>> No.59480723

>he fell for poorfag meme

>> No.59480742

>implying 1366x768 isn't the comfiest resolution

>> No.59480747

It's a mini-ITX build in a CM Elite 130 case.

Thing is absolutely fucking stuffed with cords. It's ridiculous. There's almost no open space, it's all just cords.

>> No.59480768

I'm using stock coolers.

>> No.59480789

maybe if you are a neet

>> No.59480822

stay jealous wagecuck ;^)

>> No.59480870

My best PC is a core 2 quad
I got the mainboard for free, it's an Acer business one
Also my whole room is a mess so i can't brag about my setup in the guts/desk threads

>> No.59480904

I bought a PCI sound card because I snapped off a resistor on the motherboard while installing my GPU

>> No.59480908

SLI is a meme anyway.

>> No.59480973

PSU is outside the case, literally hanging there. I have a bigger case that is a better fit but I didn't buy a 2.5 inch slot thingy for it, so the system drive just hangs there and I don't like it. I also once tried to hot-plug my 1TB HDD while it was disabled and fucking fucked the file system. I recovered some but I still regret it.

>> No.59481052

When I put my computer to sleep there's a 50% chance the monitor will not turn on again when I wake it.

When I shut my computer down there is a 5% chance there is no picture when I start it again and I need to cut power.

I never managed to connect the front USB3.0 to my motherboard.

I bought an 100$+ Asus Essence STX soundcard for 250Ohm headphones which even my Macbook has no problems with it.

I once clicked "cancel" during a Bios update, bricked my motherboard and had to pay 30$ to MSI for them to replace the chip.

>> No.59481124

The past 4 gigabyte motherboards I have bought are unstable and will not reboot or boot, uptime of >24 hours is rare, and windows update restarts are garuanteed to put me into a reboot lockout of my PC until I cycle the power and save the bios for whatever reason, even though it keeps settings. What's more is my closed loop GPU cooler, requires many taps before it's pump will function, thanks evga

>> No.59481144
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Every time Windows updates, I lose a new component off of the Corsair Link fan control program. I used to have two entire columns of fans, now I'm down to a single column which is just my CPU, my GPU and my water cooling.

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>this is supposed to be a tech board
>half the users can't even build a PC properly
hmmm... really entices one to ponder...

>> No.59481172

I have to disconnect from my wifi and reconnect every time I bring my computer from sleep.

Also sometimes when I boot it from sleep it fails and just restarts.

>> No.59481195
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I have a Seagate drive.
I had it for over 2 years now, still no sings of death so I guess I got lucky, but you fags will laugh at me in speccy threads.

>> No.59481247

>system drive just hangs there
anon pls
all you need is one screw and one hole anywhere in the case

>> No.59481289

>when I plug in a USB anything, there's like a 30% chance it will cut power
>I dropped a pencil into my pc case like 6 months ago
>I also once tried to hot-plug my 1TB HDD while it was disabled
>I once clicked "cancel" during a Bios update

I always kinda knew how this board was filled with top tier retards

>> No.59481324

My cable management is complete shit and a fan keeps hitting something and I have no idea what it is.

>> No.59481460

when i turn my computer off, windows shuts down fine but my external fans keep spinning, only way to get it to stop is by turning it off at the wall

>> No.59481501

>>I once clicked "cancel" during a Bios update
To be fair why would that button be there in the first place

>> No.59481548

retard bait

>> No.59481565

It's a six year old laptop, and it wasn't a very good one even then
The B key is broken (remapped to context menu key)

>> No.59481588

lol this is amazing

>> No.59481602

When i shut down my computer it always takes ninety seconds before it actually terminates all running processes so i try not to do that. Also my X settings don't seem to stick, so i have to use xmodmap a lot

>> No.59481623

I use an old Keytronic PS2 membrane board, it's not too bad for membranes. I have a board with the scratchy as fuck MX blacks but I prefer these.

The computer on a first cold boot doesn't recognize the keyboard, and I need to press the power button and start it back up another time. Reset button won't work, as the keyboard will only reset after another quick cold boot.

Any clues?

>> No.59481631

The S key on my keyboard is broken and it produces anywhere between 0 and 5 "S"es when I press it

>> No.59481634

install windows

>> No.59481663

if you're on linux you can edit /etc/systemd/system.conf and set DefaultTimeout{Start,Stop}Sec so it'll shut down faster. I had the same issue but recently fixed it. shits a pain.

>> No.59481687

its a pentium 4 that didnt even come with wifi capabilities so I had to buy a shitty USB wifi dongle that barely detects a signal. It has windows XP and I tried to install a lightweight linux distribution to try to breathe some life into the computer but for some reason ubuntu wont work with the wifi dongle thing and cant connect online. Fuck I hate being poor.

>> No.59481697

Can't you just relocate your speakers and set restrictive permissions on the xorg conf?

>> No.59481727


I started dualbooting Ubuntu Gnome for /g/ credibility, and got to like it enough to not even bother booting Win8 for months.

i would'nt touch Arch, Gentoo or the other Snowflake distros with a 10 foot pole thought.

>> No.59481729

>I use GNOME 3 and really like it
>I use a mechanical keyboard from an old imac
>I use 32 bit debian even though I use the core 2 quad CPU
>I have multiple stickers of RMS on my desktop and an ibad sticker.
>I found my monitor in a dumpster
>I bought my desktop for 60 bucks cash at a yard sale.
>I use a Radeon HD 2400 PRO

>> No.59481759

>I bought my desktop for 60 bucks cash at a yard sale

lol I've been looking for the past few days for unwanted PCs on offerup and craigslist. I just want a basic facebook machine that wont get bogged down by youtube/internet. All the decent ones are over 200 and theyre all DELLs

>> No.59481773

I've had this machine 4 years and I've never figured out how to get the UEFI to boot GRUB off an internal hard drive. The process for adding the Debian entry to the UEFI boot menu worked once, a couple years ago, and kept working for months. Then I upgraded GRUB and it broke again. Every other attempt to add that boot entry before and since has resulted in the boot entry being erased at the next reboot.

I've been booting this machine off a GRUB installation on a flash drive or my phone for almost its entire lifespan.

>> No.59481786

That Seagate is God-tier.

>> No.59481790
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I sold my 4k monitor to go back to a pair of monitors (pic related) because of the shiite 4k support in non-gtk things under linux.

They line up perfectly (only 25px difference) and it's a great setup and I love it ;_; I know I'm a scrub

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I gutted a dell dimension and used it as my case

>> No.59481873
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my ass!

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pic related again, its a nice workspace

>> No.59481898

>military time
>ugly fonts

>> No.59481922

>>military time
no, retard

>> No.59481926
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My motherboard has been going full retard for a month now. Sometimes it turns back on after I turn it off (???) or suddenly shutdown and (sometimes) restart during early boot. What is kind off odd is that once windows is ready after like the 5th try or so I see 0 instability issues or BSOD you would expect from faulty hardware.

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damn what theme is that?

>> No.59481964

>nitpicking my terminology because you got btfo
keep crying you numale baby

>> No.59481999

Are you American? "Military time", you can't make this shit up

>> No.59482004

>use winblows on my machine because I was stupid and didnt get a wifi dongle thingy that is compatible with linux
>boot drive is on one hard drive and the other hard drive actually houses the rest of the system
i dont know how to fix this without reinstalling windows

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>> No.59482027

>not being american
just stop right now, you're embarassing yourself.

>> No.59482042

Sure little guy :^)

>> No.59482060


I bet you're still at store, waiting for your shitty credit card to process.

Everything in the US if fucking outdated compared to glorious northern Europe and you import it all like the non-creative fags you are.

>> No.59482061

My cpu cooler is too large for me to close my case

>> No.59482071


>> No.59482105

>not exclusively using cash

>> No.59482130

I couldn't be bothered to set up dual boot so I just pick the drive in the BIOS boot menu

>> No.59482141

I basically do the same thing with an ultrawide

>> No.59482154

The retarded amount of money that I spent on my build. about $5000 total for i7-6700K, GTX 1080 Ti, Acer Predator X34, Node 202, 1TB 960 Pro M.2 NVMe, 2TB 850 EVO, peripherals, accessories.

>> No.59482167


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>> No.59482181

My laptop has fimware-enabled lights above the keyboard and cant turn em off for shit, looks like some alienware kid laptop

>> No.59482189

>tfw get flat paid for and £1200 a month without doing anything
stay mad wagie

>> No.59482203

where and how?

>> No.59482205

He's a big heatsink.

>> No.59482208
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>> No.59482209


where do you think retard

>> No.59482227
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I use an old Alienware laptop from 2014. It has heating issues and the keyboard has several missing keys.

I don't use it as a laptop, I plug in all the peripherals and just pretend it's a desktop.

Despite its age I keep upgrading the components. SSD. Removed optical drive for a HDD. Ram. Anew LCD display with a higher resolution. CPU repasted. Might just upgrade the CPU.

I've been wanting to build a legit desktop but I just haven't gotten around to it.

I customize the lit keyboard that I don't use.

The phone I use is a galaxy core prime™ that takes a good 10 seconds to load the default messaging app.

>> No.59482242

Mein gott man.

>> No.59482257

>implying britain is the only county using pound/sterling
no wonder you never were able to get a job

>> No.59482269


Parabola on a librebooted x200

>Until yesterday, the swap partition was 8MiB instead of 8GiB because of going full potato using parted. It's been like this for 4 months. This is why the hibernate button didn't work.
>If you put the laptop to sleep, it may or may not wake up. It sits with a black unlighted screen forever, and you have to hard power it down and wait for a minute for RAM data to decay, until you can power it again. The BIOS's grub doesn't even show up.
>Until last Thursday, bluetooth speaker connection was a fucking lottery, it may work only after 30 min of restarting the service, the laptop, and everything. I learned about "rfkill unlock all" after 20 minutes trying to connect the damn thing to show a song to a friend. When I finally succeeded, he said "IMAGINE BEING AT COMPUTERS"
>The mute button doesn't work. I did the os_acpi=Linux thing and everything. When the x200 wasn't librebooted it used to work.

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This is a big one. I don't keep backups.

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> using Windows 10 with all the latest updates on both laptop and pc
> using a selfmade anti-vibration case for hdd made from a floppy drive
> had external drive fall and break because I forgot to unplug it after I masturbated
> having a good mitsumi keyboard, but using a shitty logitech cuz it's wireless
> pc sometimes starts, restarts after 5sec and then starts again
> when pc turns off coolers still run

>> No.59482317

Me neither.

>> No.59482333


A friend at my student dorm had a room with so much static, that he had to touch something metallic and receive a shock before touching the computer.

He reports touching the mouse, shocking it (even showing a little flash), and the USB stops working until reboot because it powers off for safety.

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Is this a Gigabyte Z68 mainboard?
I have a similar problem, when turning it on it randomly shuts down a few times before finally booting.
After this happened for a few days it will show pic related. I then have to select the boot option in the BIOS manually. Everytime I change BIOS settings this cycle will start again.

>> No.59482383


>>59482269 's x200 libreboot again. I just remembered:

>there is some piece of plastic, or bolt, or whatever inside the laptop. It rattles when I pitch the thing. I try my best not to make that movement when I pick it up.

>> No.59482386

tape or felt marker

it's your property anyway, customize it

>> No.59482426


I agree. At least the program should revert the flash to it's old state, verifying and everything. It's not that complicated actually.

>> No.59482431

I'll pound you into sterlings you fucking weakling. Where are you? Let's meet.

>> No.59482486


Ubuntu gnome is so fine.

I mean, it's still ubuntu and there is a lot I don't like, but I find gnome a very pleasant environment.

Ubuntu will just work most of the times so It's a good Linux first contact.

(I do recommend ubuntu gnome to people curious with linux)

>> No.59482505

>pound me
only if you have a feminine penis

>> No.59482636


I bought a 2TiB hard drive to make backups, made a script with rsync. Made a back up, and never did it again. It was almost a year ago.

>> No.59482776

uk and be severely schizophrenic and autistic

>> No.59482794

Took me 3 weeks to figure out that the issue with my laptop was the Nvidia drivers.

>> No.59482804

>Not exclusively trading gold for goods

>> No.59482824

My PC shuts down when I try to run games off integrated graphics unless I underclock the igpu from 1.1Ghz to 600Mhz. I am not sure if it's the motherboard or the cpu, but it doesn't affect me with a dedicated card.

>> No.59482861

thanks, broadcom!

>> No.59482958

My computer crashes when I overclock my graphics card for even 1 single MHz and I have a feeling it shouldn't be like that but I never investigated further

>> No.59483051


Never learned how to overclock properly, OC'ed my CPU with a preset BIOS profile instead of manually and set it to auto voltage adjustment. Couldn't be fucked to test it for long-term stability but it has run fine for 2yrs+ without crashing so I assume its ok. Temps are well within normal ranges.
Also I couldn't verify if i got the power management settings right so i turned them all off and it just runs at full OC frequency continuously.

On completely random occasions when my machine boots it runs for about 5 seconds with no display output, then shuts off and starts up again a few seconds later but runs as normal this time. I have no idea why it does this, but it did it since the first day I built it and long before I OC'ed the CPU, so not sure if its related to what I described above.

>> No.59483077

My SSD is secured inside my T420 with glue and a piece of foam. I also fucked up partitioning it in Arch three years ago and never bothered to fix it, so it has weird errors time to time.

>> No.59483124


I've done countless HDD/SSD and PSU mounting jobs for myself and friends involving zip ties instead of modding the case, I see no problem with this sort of resourcefulness where it is necessary..

>> No.59483167

I lazily did no wire management, so wires are everywhere touching everything, and I'm too lazy to go back and fix it.

>> No.59483172

my /g/odprocessor runs from 50 to close to 80 degrees Celsius and I'm too jewish to change that

sometimes when I'm bored and at my computer, I look at porn and masturbate but don't tell anyone

>> No.59483180

My PSU isn't modular

>> No.59483225
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>No one knows how to use a computer on /g/
>No one gets fit on /fit/
>No one reads on /lit/

Makes a man wonder...

>> No.59483288


If I turn on my PC it will cut power a few tenths after turning on and retries after 5 secs. It usually has to repeat this for 3-10 times before it sticks.

It will always eventually boot and when running 100% reliable. I suspect the PSU.

>> No.59483293

maybe people would actually bother to learn if the community was more supportive instead of calling everyone else a faggot for simply asking questions

>> No.59483321

idk man i just went on /fit/ and a lot of them are legit ripped

>> No.59483342

it would've been easier to just build a mini itx than keep working on your POS laptop

>> No.59483348

maybe, faggot

>> No.59483362

>sometimes when I'm bored and at my computer, I look at porn and masturbate but don't tell anyone
Isn't that something normies do?

>> No.59483411

There's a difference between asking questions and being so much of a retard to lose a pencil inside a case

>> No.59483463

maybe you should fuck off back to your safe space you whiny piece of shit

>> No.59483464

my desk is a disgusting pigsty
that's about it

>> No.59483495

Sounds like somebody's triggered :^)

>> No.59483508

>calling someone else a numale
you're critiquing the aesthetics of a fellow user's custom linux desktop theme on an anime fansite, your dick's not even that big

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You don't understand

>> No.59483525

Maybe you should go drink some bleach, you angry retard.

>> No.59483557

whatever, numale.

>> No.59483582
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My laptop's GPU and CPU frequently reach 98°C under load and has for years.

>> No.59483593


It's not very effective...

>> No.59483615

Use acpi triggers. If you use a systemd based distro, it's super simple just check the arch wiki, but if you use open-rc all you have to do is install acpid and set up an action based on the button press event

>> No.59483651

Whatever you say, Reddit McNumale.

>> No.59483666

Whenever I do heavy "gayming" on my machine it will randomly shutdown and I still didn't manage to know what component causes the problem

>> No.59483692

>more projection from the numale

>> No.59483727

>numale calling the oldmale nu
despicable. >>>/reddit/ tbqh

>> No.59483788

> Being this insecure

>> No.59483836

I have a phenom ii CPU. Everything else is nice: SSD, 16 GB RAM, a pretty new case with good cooling, etc. Just never felt the need to upgrade, oddly enough. It is overclocked though.

>> No.59483881

are you nu to this whole male thing?

>> No.59483901

my 2500k overclock for shit.

>> No.59483949

It's ok friend, what's bothering you?

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My gpu is cooled by 2 case fans zip tied onto it.

>> No.59484030

My 560Ti is dying and prevents my PC from booting normally, the only workaround I found is clearing the bios at boot time, so now I have the clear jumper set at all time.

>> No.59484069

The scroll wheel on my mouse sometimes stops working until I unplug it and plug it back in. Corsair won't send me a new one unless I send mine in first. It doesn't seem worth the $5 shipping.

I've never been able to properly route the cpu 8pin because the motherboard covers the routing hole. So i have it over my ram. Only thing that keeps me from posting in guts/battlestation/rig threads.

>> No.59484107

At random times some of my screens would go black for a few seconds.
Sometimes my computer freezes when its locked.
Everytime my computer tries to boot it cant find the boot drive so I manually have to go into bios and chose the correct drive to boot from. Setting it as the default primary boot device doesn't change anything. I just always leave it on to avoid this.
I don't know what causes these problems and I don't care enough to try to fix them.

>> No.59484129

1.I still don't use a SSD
2. I have a plastic jar wraped in foil over a USB stick for wifi because I haven't gotten a new pci-e wifi card and only had a pci one but it wouldn't work with recent ISP switch because it used dif frequencies and I had to improvise and can't run ethernet for reasons.
3. I still use a keyboard from Dynex (best buy brand) instead of a real keyboard brand.

>> No.59484209


>plastic jar wrapped in foil over USB stick for wifi


>> No.59484237

It's a normal wifi usb still but to improve signal reception I put the bottle over it. It's silly but it does help some.

>> No.59484365

I got a shitty small desk I got from Craigslist, I keep my PC on the carpet floor and im using a 1360x760 tv as my monitor

Still on a x4 640 (threw a cheeky rx480 in there over xmas)

>> No.59484415

>Am still using 1920x1200 Lenovo monitor, have no plans to eve go to 4k.
>Have Phenom II x6, and haven't had a need to upgrade.
>Had a Samsung SSD, and while it was nice, I went back to a mech HDD for this build. Aside from longer boot times, I don't miss it.
>Wire management is shit, but not terrible either.
>Use all stupid and pointless Compiz effects 'cuz they look cool!'. Few things are actually useful though.
Aside from that, all the machines I've built from 2008-Present still work, and work well.

First two I couldn't make the I/O plate work, and wiring up switches and shit are still the hardest part of building them.

>> No.59484564

I have a Seagate drive.
My graphics card sags so hard the PCB has been bent permanently.
One of the 6 HDDs in my case is just there to make its slot not be an empty hole. It isn't connected, and I'm pretty sure it's in bad health.

>> No.59484579

>if my machine goes to sleep I can only turn it back on by hard resetting, i.e.
>my front panel isn't ground if I let any static electricity get to it it makes the machine reboot

>> No.59484613

>If i touch the metal portion of my case I get a light zap

Kinda like it

>> No.59484662

My main desktop has a Z97 motherboard, a beefy Noctua cooler and... a locked, pretty basic i5.

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Just copy/paste the script whenever you run an update.

Damn, son.

>> No.59484733


You had it coming, son

>> No.59484761

>cpu overclock isn't completely stable

>> No.59484781

But 4chan is alt-right's safe space now

>> No.59484788

I bought a 390X after my 7950 died. I have a 6800K @ 4.5ghz 32gb ddr4 3200 16c and a fucking 390X.

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>>military time

Is... is this how you Americlaps call 24-hour time? Fucking kek

>> No.59484906

>not being american
just stop, you're embarassing yourself

>> No.59484921

I have been suspicious about this actually. Carpeted floor and it's been a very dry winter. Lots of static shocks. Usually zap the cat when I go to pet it. If it was properly grounded I would have thought that would be mitigated though

>> No.59484949

>being an amateur

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clap more, ameriturd

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>> No.59485014
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>mfw I forget to press the any key and have to sit through a disk check at startup

>> No.59485095

Actually I've got other computers.
mobo doesn't have I/O shield.
The tv has a power problem that causes it to shut itself off if i have the brightness up.
1000w psu that i don't trust in my gaming rig because its from like 2003.
>loaner I'm letting my sister use.
The bois doesn't like the hdd i have it there for boot drive. It takes lvl 1000 wizarding to boot. When I upgraded it to 10 I couldn't get it to boot and told her to buy a new hard drive.
>Main gaming pc from before
also the front 2 fans are unplugged because one of them rattles.
I delid the 4770k to get better temps and I can still only get it to 4.2 below 95c
>"guest" computer in my living room
It only exists so If anyone asks to use my computer they won't see my shameful porn.

>> No.59485113

I get a TPM error (7) about once every three months and have to do a fresh install to actually use my PC.

>> No.59485126

I still don't use full-disk encryption.

>> No.59485222
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Well, it's not that bad...

>> No.59485227
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Sssssnek hissssssss

>> No.59485293

I have all my computers and hifi equipment running on one breaker. Sometimes when I turn on my one-kilowatt amp the voltage drop is big enough to take out my screens and my usb dock. Never tripped the breaker though but I'm probably gonna start a fire soon :^)

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>> No.59485316

I got a 10 year old DELTA 500w PSU

>> No.59485328

At least the image is honest that americans can't dress for shit.

>> No.59485335

Aren't those known to be pretty solid?

>> No.59485385

>I never managed to connect the front USB3.0 to my motherboard.
What? It's just one cable. Even a retard like myself could handle that.
>I once clicked "cancel" during a Bios update
Why do they even let you do this?

>> No.59485419

Check eBay, I've seen decent refurb i3's go for less than $150 CDN.

>> No.59485426

>I've never been able to properly route the cpu 8pin because the motherboard covers the routing hole. So i have it over my ram. Only thing that keeps me from posting in guts/battlestation/rig threads.
Can you buy an extension cord for that?

>> No.59485445

Ty I'll give that a go

>> No.59485480
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I would've kicked your shitheap of a laptop down the stairs and forced you to buy a new one on Amazon.

>> No.59485506
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>had external drive fall and break because I forgot to unplug it after I masturbated
You know, $5 USB extension cables are a thing.

>> No.59485533

I had exactly the same problem. On Windows 10.

>> No.59485551
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My I5 6400 bottlenecks my 1070, even with boost clock... only get 50fps on GTA5... other people on YouTube get ~80fps and I've tried everything to fix it and I mean fucking everything but to no avail... a waste of £1100, fuck me.

>> No.59485559

There's a stupid questions thread for a reason, turbofag.

>> No.59485566

My PC came with Windows 7 and a few drivers. It has a keyboard backlight. Once I updated to windows 10, I couldn't modify the brightness of my keyboard. So I just installed a linux distro which allowed me to change it right out of the box, and... went back to windows 10 for some obscure reasons.

>> No.59485590

Touch components and see which one gives to worst blisters.
>in 2006 I have this problem, turned out a dust bunny in cpu heats ink was the problem.
As far as my hardware knowledge goes if you have no error just a shutdown it's your cpu or powersupply

>> No.59485626

My terminal greets me with stuff like "Let's hope this works, huh?"

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>I'll sometimes knee my tower, making it rock side to side
>this will sometimes make my computer freeze
>bootmgr is missing error whenever I restart/turn on the computer, but it still boots up just fine
>have plans to make a backup enclosure, but I really really want a larger monitor
>i'm running out of space and my supply of HDDs is depleted and I need more

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>>military time

>> No.59485677

This hole, it was made for me.

>> No.59485698

>I keep my PC on the carpet floor
As long as it's not thick shag carpet, it doesn't matter.

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Can't beat the original.

>> No.59485711

NEETs are niggers, day of the rope is coming for you Jamal.

>> No.59485721

i upgraded to an ssd and it's smaller than hdd and i havent bothered with a converter or anything so it just lays on the floor of my case

>> No.59485735 [DELETED] 

fucking slavs....

>> No.59485739
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is this the start of an epic new meme?

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>> No.59485829
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I replaced the 120mm fan on my CPU's heatsink with a noctua. It was originally attached with some rubber shit, but I wasn't able to get it out, so I just snipped it out and replaced it with screws. However, this caused the fan mount to vibrate against the heatsink when under load and make a nasty noise. So, I put some elec. tape across the top of the fan mount and heatsink. No more vibration! It looks like shit and probably raises temp by 1-2c though.

>> No.59485837

sounds like RAM problem..

>> No.59485866

why didn't you install KDE?

>> No.59485883

The front IO of my case is totally inoperable because it's not connected to the mobo.

It's been like this since 2008, and the only reason it's changing is because I'm building a new PC this week.

>> No.59485884
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For whatever reason on my Z170 build GRUB sometimes hangs during boot. Like 1 out of 10 times it'll hit the OS options screen, but key inputs don't work.

I know the problem could be fixed by wiping both OS disks and re-installing Windows first, then Ubuntu and relying on EFI for boot, but fuck that I'm too lazy.

>> No.59485910 [DELETED] 

cute right

>> No.59485941 [DELETED] 

you're unironically a degenerate, not even in the meme "anybody who disagrees with me" way.

>> No.59485944

The left side of my laptop screen bezel is held on by duct tape.

>> No.59485947

at least you've got hitachi

>> No.59485962


It's been there for ages.

>> No.59485997

holy shit yeah bro, yeah man, I'm similar to you - I'm still using a core2duo, it still does everything I need. but I'm probably gonna build a new PC with a ryzen this year

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Oh yeah also this...I want to say that it's wrong as I haven't had any problems but...agh.

>> No.59486017 [DELETED] 

but what`s wrong with being a degenerate?

>> No.59486028

My mobo is secured to the case by maybe 2 or 3 screws because aligning it with the correct holes would make it impossible to use the rear I/O panel. Newegg wouldn't take it back because they think I'm retarded. They're probably right.

>> No.59486039 [DELETED] 

dumb babyfur

>> No.59486042

Enjoy your slow, gradual warping.

>> No.59486043
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>American is white

>> No.59486052

>has acess to the largest base of information ever known to humankind
>still has to ask questions of the like "how to put thermalpaste"

>> No.59486056


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>> No.59486062

it's also been like this for at least two years.

>> No.59486071

i dont have enough case fans for my desktop so i have to leave the side panel off

>> No.59486072

I have a laptop with that CPU. It gets too hot when gaming. Fuck it.

>> No.59486073

There's likely something wrong with your power supply and replacing/rma'ing your PSU should resolve

>> No.59486075

My Thinkpad has a non-zero chance of not coming back on from sleep on Linux when I'm not plugged into mains. And sometimes the keyboard doesn't work under the same circumpstances.

>> No.59486077

Do you have slow RAM (2133-2400MHz)? 3000+MHz RAM can give you an extra 20-30% performance boost in many recent games. It's no longer 2010, RAM speed matters a lot.
>getting a locked 4c4t CPU in 2017
Dumb fuck.

>> No.59486079

Bought an RX 480 (me) + 470 ( for sister ),
HDMI doesn't go completely in,
Had to horribly bend the case metal below the HDMI port on both PCs

>> No.59486088

my main comp is fine but this crappy comp i have set up as a NAS is a mess. the power supply fan died, instead of just getting a new PSU i just took the psu apart (yes, yes, i know), took the fan out, and put a new fan in. i had to run the fan wire through the psu wire slot where everything else comes out and hooked it up to an molex 3 pin adapter

its laughably retarded but it works

>> No.59486105

Windows(r) 10(tm) doesn't have this problem.

>> No.59486107

Well at the time I was pretty convinced I had a bad case because no problems of the sort happened with past builds. But Newegg was very insistent that there shouldn't be any issues with my particular board. I haven't had any issues in nearly 4 years with it so at this rate I'll bet some other component breaks before the motherboard.

>> No.59486121

Should've just got a new case.

>> No.59486127

Thrift shop man

>> No.59486243

When I bought an SSD I realized that they are really small. I ended up just taping it inside of my case with packaging tape since it wasn't big enough to fit in a slot.

>> No.59486280

Get an adapter, they're like $3 on fleabay.

>> No.59486322
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I overapplied thermal paste on the CPU so fucking much that the excess squeezed out by cooler pressure fell somewhere around the southbridge and my hard drives randomly restart since then.
My mobo was pushing ~125mV more than necessary into my CPU for 5 years (BIOS was up to date). It was also a 125W rated AMD housefire CPU under a 95W rated cooler, because I replaced the AMD stock one too hastily.

>> No.59486367

>$0 solution already implemented
>herp you need start from scratch for $3 hurr durr start spending money hurf

>> No.59486378

I have a macbook pro as well

>> No.59486389

Why are you arguing in favor of a hackjob solution? If $3 is breaking your bank you shouldn't be into PCs in the first place.

>> No.59486399

my Layer 2 Hypervisor firewall

Windows 8.1 -> VMWorkstation -> ESXi -> Sophos UTM
takes 5 min to get internet after im on the desktop already

>> No.59486477

>If $3 is breaking your bank you shouldn't be into PCs in the first place.
Fuck off to your own website

>> No.59486515

I have lots of anime girls in my pc and I'm afraid they might land in my onedrive and get me rekt because anime girls are risky I think.

>> No.59486537

My buddy had this problem. Turns out his cpu fan was dumping heat on to one of his cards causing it to run at a throttled speed. Had to switch some things around and it's been working fine ever since. Took me less than an hour.

>> No.59486653

I'm a fucking drunken slob who eats at his laptop, sometimes a big crumb gets stuck under one of they keys. Instead of cleaning it I just mash the key until it crumbles into smaller crumbs. Also there's probably a gallon of dried cum and skin paste in there.

It's been a year since I did a thorough cleaning and now I'm kind of scared to do so. I'm actually kind of surprised it still work.

>> No.59486670

You could have a gpu virus, do you pirate games?

>> No.59486675

Don't antiviruses detect that?

>> No.59486692

Whenever I open steam my mouse pointer moves about 100px to the upper right.
It only does it once and only after opening steam.
The mouse is the cause but I don't care enough to find a solution.

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get them back now anon. you need them. i wouldn't be able to delete them off my disks were getting full, if just get another 3tb of storage.

pic is my christmas tree for the past 2 years.

>> No.59486820

I have a WD that's been spinning for 4 years

>> No.59486864

Nope, its isolated from the rest of system, once you get a gpu virus the only way to remove it is to reflash the bios or replace the bios chip. Thats why if you pirate games you need to run Windows in a qemu virtual machine with pcie passthrough on linux, then your virus infested 2d gook porn games can't touch the hardware.

>> No.59486917

you realize grub will literally do everything for you right

>> No.59487025

Is it time consuming to reflash the bios? How does the virus get in so deep?
What if you wanna play 3D current gen games?
Does the virus bitcoin mine constantly leading the pc to crash when overclocked?

>> No.59487106

because it's fucking horrific?

>> No.59487111
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The burdens of being free.

>> No.59487205
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>Military Time Conversion Chart

Holy shit Americans are truly retarded

>> No.59487248

You should learn python

>> No.59487265

>Is it time consuming to reflash the bios?
Yes, you need a spi flasher, and the correct clips for the chip to connect,
you may even have to solder.

>How does the virus get in so deep?
Someone probably found exploits in the gpu drivers which
give access to overwriting the bios chip through software.
But nvidia wouldn't let the average filthy goyim mod their bios through software,
so for you to fix it you have to do it physically with an spi-flasher.

>What if you wanna play 3D current gen games?
Then you are a loser and will remain as such.
I told you, either buy the games legit,
or if your such a poorfag who likes to get their computer cucked by virus publishers on piratebay,
go setup a qemu emulation with pci passthrough on linux and run all your windows shit there.

>Does the virus bitcoin mine constantly leading the pc to crash when overclocked?
These GPU roolkits are really obscure so not much is known about them,
but It's the only possible explaination for your overclocking bug.
It could be the virus is just a test for some hacker to fuck over a gpu,
or it could be bitcoin mining, or it could be password hash cracking.
It's extremely difficult to detect these rootkits because even with a memory dump,
there's no significant database for GPU virus signitures.

I'm done spoonfeeding newfags, do something or fuck off.
I recommend you get off your shit smeared ass, get a pre-T420 thinkpad, install linux, and learn some shit instead of shooting faggots of overwatch.

>inb4 tl;dr
>inb4 muh games
fucking nigger cattle

>> No.59487313
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i5 6500
R9 Fury
a decent combo and everyone asks if I game hardcore on it
cant even play csgo at 2560x1080
only play league or gamecube on it
kill me m7
also friends ask how to save laptop
i said clean
they said too much work
died on him mid essay

>> No.59487344

Not directly related to shitty setups, but I once almost sold a laptop because I didn't realize the screen went back farther than 90" angle. I discovered almost by accident that it does.

>> No.59487364

I pirated a neptunia action weebgame, how fucked is my GPU?

>> No.59487365

one of my ssds is attached to the side panel of my case with double sided tape because I'm too cheap/lazy to by a mounting bracket.

>> No.59487378

Can't you just lay it down on the bottom of your case it on the PSU?

>> No.59487382


the buttons on my front panel don't work

>> No.59487391

Can't you just use GPU-Z to check the BIOS against others online?

>> No.59487392

Depends if you got it from a public or private tracker.

But I told you already,

>> No.59487402

>how to burn down your house in one easy step!

>> No.59487406

I bet your seagate's gonna die long before the ssd.
Never had any problems in my life with hdds except 2 seagate... make's you think

>> No.59487409

You could, but then again, YOU NEED TO FLASH THE FUCKING CHIP TO FIX IT.

GPU rootkits are tough as old shit on a sidewalk.

>> No.59487414

How in the fuck would that burn your house down?

>> No.59487421

gimme your address and you'll find out real soon, fuckwit.

>> No.59487447
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I broke my front panel audio ports within 2 months of building, also my back i/o green port has a crack in ring part.

>> No.59487450

Jokes on you, I live in an alley.

>> No.59487458

It's navy o'clock!

>> No.59487460

Once, I lost the escape key of my laptop. Being
a vim user though, so I need escape badly.
Replaced it with pause key and left that spot empty.

After opening my laptop a few weeks ago I found the escape key and a burnt wire which was shorting an internal USB port.

>> No.59487479

>I broke my front panel audio ports within 2 months

>> No.59487529

Goddamn it. After what you've said, I'm almost ready to never download shit again.

>> No.59487571

What this guy said, but for systemd you can just edit /etc/systemd/systemd-logind.conf and change the HandlePowerButton= line

>> No.59487596
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>I built a desktop 3 years ago and haven't upgraded a single fucking thing.
>I have no idea what a rather large white button next to my power button does. I can't even figure out what the symbol on it is supposed to be.
>I have a 4TB Seagate HDD. It has always been hilariously slow.
>AMD 16.12.whatever driver didn't install correctly, but after an hour of panicking, I fixed the problem. So I just close the update notification every time to avoid potentially having to do that again.
>Some USB ports at the back of my case stop working after a while. I can't remember which ones, but nothing seems to be using them, so it's fine.
>Case fans are louder than my vacuum. My 5-year-old noise-canceling meme headset still works, though.
>3ds Max throws an error every time I close it because of my Wacom tablet. I'm too lazy to unplug my tablet, so I just use the Max installation at my university.
>All of my Autodesk installations are from 2015. I'm too lazy to uninstall everything and reinstall 2017 versions, even though notifications will come up at school that I made something on an old version of the software. My solution to this is to spend more time on the shitty university PCs.
>Wacom tablet drivers are now finicky at best.
>Had a Razer BlackWidow Chroma keyboard for about 2 months when I first bought my meme PC. It alone created an issue that would somehow disconnect my headset, disconnect the keyboard, and black out the monitor unless I unplugged the keyboard. I somehow dealt with that for 2 months.
>Spare keyboard backlight is slowly dimming, and now flickers. One day it will stop working, and I don't really care.

>I have an Alienware laptop that is currently shelved. It works, but I truly don't have time to fuck with the Windows 10 installation any further.
>I found my 6-year-old Memebook Air in a storage unit when I moved recently. I plan to use it as a shitposting machine until it dies.

>> No.59487665

I have two HDDs powered up that have no filesystem and no data.

>> No.59487703

I don't use an antivirus

>> No.59487709

>deleting them was the most painful thing i have done to myself.
You are young, lucky or both. Enjoy that while it lasts.

>> No.59487729


yeah well, its not that I don't have this script at hand and allowed as executable, so I simply plug the HDD and run it.

I just that I haven't done it, because I just didn't bother.

I will do it tomorrow.

>> No.59487734

Fuck I didn't even add the worst ones:
>I use Kaspersky. I plan to get rid of it because it gets more invasive at every patch.
>I'm currently using a 7-year-old pair of shitty Skullcandy headphones with said 6-year-old Memebook Air.

>> No.59487752

Good on you, antiviruses are just malware advertised as good software.

>> No.59487754

whenever I listen to music or watch video my system lags , like I'm playing an MMO in 2004

>> No.59487821
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I fell asleep listening to a podcast on my bed, I must of moved and pulled hard because it's very loose close to being easily pull off. The headphone cable was long so I thought I was alright.

>> No.59487872


In this case, the whole building ground was shit. One would get zapped just by touching the elevator button. (That goddamn elevator...) At 7AM it would even spark in the dark.

His solution was to zap the table legs, that were metallic, before touching anything.

Because of living in that building for 4 years, getting zapped with everything, I have this vice in which I touch every door knob with the forehand before trying to open the door, but try to escape the zap by pulling my hand real fast.
I usually have to try 2 or 3 times before actually touching the door and discharge myself.

The way it looks from outside, is just me nervously hitting the door knob several times before opening the door, like a cat.
Some people at work have noticed this. They didn't dare/care enough to comment, but you can tell by their faces.

>> No.59487875

I bought an external 3.5" floppy drive so I could play some DOS-era games I still have.

>tfw the 32-bit games won't run on a 64-bit system.

>> No.59487942

Most of the HDDs I run in my machines are from 'dead' externals I've acquired over the years. Extract the drive from the encolosure and most actually work.

>> No.59487958


My flatmates sometimes lose their shit about this laptop. But I tell them about my freedoms and they run away.

This is not my main computer. I bought this as an experiment of a life in complete freedom. It's being fun, but very often not practical. It makes up for a great shitposting machine though. Very comfortable. (I'm on the bed with it right now)

I also accidentally learned a lot of shit about how linux works by fixing shit that it's never ever broken in a normal setup, so at work, when shit hits the fan with the servers, people actually ask me just in case I could know something, despite being the mechanical engineer.

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>>I have no idea what a rather large white button next to my power button does

I have only one suggestion for you, and it is this : Do it, faggot.

>> No.59488035

>2 dead pixels on 5 year old Korean QHD IPS
>bajillion cables in a mess under desk (usually just kick them out of the way)
>case rattles from pump/fan vibrations (placed heavy paperweights on top to reduce vibration)
>still have to kick case from time to time to stop vibrations
>case cable management behind mobo is also a mess; cables cause panel to bulge
>GPU is ancient (gtx670)
>Still haven't calibrated speakers since I don't feel like spending $50 on a mic
>Audio interface makes it impossible to change digital volume (I only had it mapped to 100, 50, or 0) but too lazy to find windows registry hack to enable it as well as having to redo the hack after every update
>have mic and mic booms clamped on desk but never even use them
not too much

>> No.59488058

Keep kicking it until it "works".

>> No.59488127

For some reason if i leave my PC on the login page too long and then login, it will log me into a temporary user profile. It can only be fixed with a restart.

My computer randomly BSODs sometimes for seemingly no reason.

I still have my stock CPU cooler and it runs at about 80° under load.

Theres some memory error whenever i try to shut down. I have to press okay before it will shut down. I often forget and wake up to my pc still on.

I have a glass desk and a wireless mouse. Sometimes the mouse's signal gets blocked by the metal support for the glass.

Whenever my Ubuntu laptop boots, two "system problem detected" messages pop up.

I bought an M.2 SSD but my motherboard nor my processor support it so I got a M.2 to Pcie adapter but i realized i didnt have a spare pcie slot. I ended up with a M.2 to Sata adapter. But its in a 2.5" cradle and I dont have a slot for it. So its currently duck taped to the inside of one of the 5.25" drive bays.

My cases front headphone and Mic ports dont work but it doesnt mater because my speakers have one. Im currenly using a webcam as my mic. If i plug in anything into my cases my PC instantly dies.

I also have a usb wifi adapter, but now i have gigabit wired as well.

I had a WD Blue as my C drive for 5 years. I just recently cloned to a SSD. I still havent deleted the old OS off the WD.

>> No.59488133



Parabola has this "your-freedom" package, that conflicts with everything the FSF considers nonfree. (not absolutely and utterly free).

With every update, the "conflicts" list of this package gets bigger, and sometimes it gets to conflict with things you used to use frequently.

>Because they don't like chromium now, I use Iridium browser, which falls behind 3 versions by now.
>With the chromium web engine blacklisted, also electron and qt5-webengine were blacklisted. And with them, my IDE of preference, Atom, and my 3d printing slicer of preference, Cura.

Updates really feel like "let's see what's going to be the next thing that will turn nonfree, and won't be able to use anymore". I'm a switcher so I take this as a chance to know new things, but goddamn.

I have the Cura .AppImage in a folder and I still use it, uninstalled

>> No.59488169

What about using vanilla arch or debian with libre kernel?

>> No.59488193
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Think you win the shittiest PC award.

>> No.59488214

Sometimes my computer doesnt turn on properly. I have to turn the psu on and off for it to work. It's been 5 months since laat I've done that though. I have a seasonic 550w

>> No.59488295
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I haven't changed the water in my aio or the thermal paste in 15 months, also pic related is my setup

>> No.59488366

I hope not. Holy fuck 24hr clocks

>> No.59488391

My home server is just a thinkpad.
And I can't figure out how to get it to operate below 80°C.

>> No.59488445 [DELETED] 

Military Grade Time™ with extra Corn Syrup®, Plus XXXL Size

>> No.59488612
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Hey buddy, ever heard of these things called "cases"?

>> No.59488698

since I was too fucking poor to get a new computer, I bought a random video card at best buy for 40 bucks to put in my pentium 4 tower. It made the tower twice as loud and I'm not even sure if it sped up anything. I thought it was going to double the performance or something. I convinced myself I made a good purchase. To this day I wonder if I have to 'activate' it or something.

>> No.59488741

make fucking sure your video cables are plugged into the GPU and not your mobo. seen that happen several times.

>> No.59488773

When you figure it out, let me know. Haven't been assed to figure it out since I ran out of time to set up my linux drive months ago.

>> No.59488939

At least you got something out of it. I would've scrapped it for parts (RAM maybe? Wireless card any good?) and tossed the rest in a dump.

>> No.59488940
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Not my computer setup, but my life setup
>dropped out of college twice because fell for the heroin meme
>could be doing cool networking things
>making pizzas instead

>> No.59488956

Heroin isn't a meme. Also, I'm willing to bet making pizzas is less frustrating than dealing with network outages.

>> No.59488988
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That my mouse sometimes randomly snaps to a random corner of the screen and I have never found a fix for it
(Happens on both Windows and Linux, and its only this mouse)
Its such an obscure issue that I have not been able to find a single thing about it

>> No.59489017

Its pretty fun, a tasty skill, and pays alright. I just feel like I'm really setting the bar low if I claim to be happy or content here. Thinking of giving it another go at a vocational school, and bang out some cheapo Associates in general tech instead of a four year.

>> No.59489037

Laser/sensor is borked.

>> No.59489048
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Well fugg
Can it be fixed or should I just get a new mouse?

>> No.59489062

Taped my HDD to my case. Bent the back PCI bracket where my gfx sits because I thought it wasn't connected properly, which why it wasn't working.. Found out a little later all I had to do was a BIOS update.

>> No.59489067

Pure memery.
I used to keep a stack of dead WD drives next to my perfectly functional 22 year old seagate drive before I gutted them for the magnets. Even now I've been running a 1.5T seagate for over 7 years continuously with no problems.
I did have one newer seagate die after only 2 years though.

TL;DR: pretty much all the brands have similar failure rates, and it's just memespouting if someone tells you you're fucked because your drive is a particular brand.

>> No.59489084

thank you for this. I have a friend who still will not buy seagate, he always makes fun of me because I have a mixture of WD/Seagate in my rig, I just buy whats cheapest lol

>> No.59489091

Get a new mouse.

>> No.59489138
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B-but this is a good mouse besides that
It has 2 scroll wheels ;_;

>> No.59489211

I keep telling myself I will organize my home directory, but I haven't done anything since 2014, and I recently migrated my old windows hard drives dating back to 2005 to my new computer and they are just folders inside of folders. I have over 8TB of data and I its pretty much never been organized and it keeps piling up to the point where even thinking about organizing it I get anxious.
If I want to find anything I just use locate and grep.

>> No.59489269

I have some of the worst cable management I've ever seen, it looks like fucking spaghetti, and when the cables rub on the CPU fan, I just sort of jostle the case until the cables are away from the fan. I keep telling myself I'll clean them up and reroute them, but I never do.

>> No.59489293

The fuck is that abomination

>> No.59489299

Cable management is a meme. It makes it much harder to service when you need to
As long as the cables aren't getting crushed or eaten by the fan (Like in your case) then its fine

>> No.59489311

My Nexis 5x has an issue where headphones only work if I insert them slowly while music is playing. If I don't then the phone won't notice headphones have been plugged it. Really fucking annoying

>> No.59489312

Like constantly?

>> No.59489313

it has one scroll wheel for vertical scrolling and one for horizontal
Makes navigating things like zoomed in photos and photos i'm editing really easy

>> No.59489316

I plan on upgrading the entire inside other than PSU and storage soon, so I'll likely give it a once-over then, and at the very least use zip-ties or twist-ties to keep everything out of the way.

>> No.59489351

>I spent almost $3K on my rig.
>All of my friends are jelly and comment how great it looks.
>Most intensive game I play is hearthstone.
>Otherwise just use it for /a/nimu and /tv/.

>> No.59489399

Yeah me too

>> No.59489443
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The scroll wheels are in retarded positions, though. Pic related is how that should be done.

>> No.59489460

I'm trying to install Gentoo by kind of following some faggot's guide.
It's been almost a week and I still don't have a working setup.

>> No.59489483

Follow the official guide. I got mine working several times by following it https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Handbook:AMD64

>> No.59489492

More me than my computer but
>My only computer right now is an Acer Aspire ZC 2-in-1 because it's decently portable and I have to move it from home to home twice a week for personal reasons.
>I still use the included mouse and keyboard, they work just fine
>I can't type properly on most mechanical keyboards, something (probably the travel distance) always fucks me up
>My favorite resolution is unironically 1366x768
>I was still using Windows Vista 32 bit SP1 until 2 years ago
>I seriously considered buying an HP wave until some helpful anons here talked me out of it.
>I regularly game between 4-15 fps, will continue to do so until I get a better computer around may.
>I've had a usb port become kill by a USB headset shorting it somehow, it also fucked the audio driver temporarily and made the laptop I was using bluescreen

>> No.59489505

LOL. Ive been doing the same thing. Everything can be going smooth then all of a sudden one of the commands doesnt work and I start to shit bricks and think I can go on by just ignoring it then I fuck everything up and wind up with a big useless pile of fuckage.

>> No.59489570

Yeah the handbook helped me get it working easily enough, but I had trouble getting it to work with EFI and encrypting the hard drive. The guide I'm following was also easy enough, but there's a part where I have to use the guy's overlay and install his script to build the kernel and generate the initramfs and I can't get it to work without that. Even looking at the script's source and manually doing what I believe it's doing I'm still missing some magic or knowledge somewhere. I'll probably just give up and install the system I get from the handbook if this doesn't work by friday.

>> No.59490010

there's a huge region of bad RAM bytes around 7.4 gb but they're too many to block with BadRAM so I just kinda avoid going over 7.4gb of RAM usage
also, for some reason, stick configuration doesn't matter, it's always at 7.4gb

>> No.59490060
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Switched motherboards and didn't feel like buying windows again

>> No.59490138

I have to go into bios and then restart from there every time I boot my system up otherwise it says it can't find bootable media (or something like that IIRC). I'm fairly sure I know how to fix it, since I looked it up and it has something to do with installing windows when you have multiple drives connected. There's maybe backup files on my hard drive but because the OS is on my SSD it starts up before the harddrive and can't find those files or some garbage like that. I said to myself I'd fix it the same week I originally built my rig and now it's like 2 years later and I still can't be bothered. I've even got a new case and transferred everything over to it, so I've got literally no excuse for never just disconnecting the HDD real quick and repairing windows with just the SSD plugged in.

>> No.59490545

If my windows laptop isnt on ethernet none of my other devices can connect to wifi. Even if the laptop is using a USB wifi dongle.

>> No.59490570

Also if i put it to sleep or lock it windows 8.1 wont let me type in my password. Even with the onscreen keyboard, it doesnt show up at all.

>> No.59491004
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>Power on
>Display comes on, POSTs OK but doesn't boot Windows
>Press reset button
>Windows starts normally

>> No.59491052

Asrock mobo freezes completing the POST tests if there is any USB3 disk is plugged into a USB3 port.

USB2 is fine though. And so does USB3 after it's booted.

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I've snapped the locking bit off a PCI-E slot more then once.

>> No.59491099

>military time
>not zulu time for maximum tacticool

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