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Forum: New Systems | Building and Buying 07-10-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By SirCyber
Re: New Computer please read me!

gparted brought the same issue... customer picked up computer today to ship back to manufacturer. :/ first time that's happened in a long time. thanks for that info though carnageX and PP Mguire......
Forum: New Systems | Building and Buying 07-09-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By SirCyber
Re: New Computer please read me!

PP Mguire, I had done that several times... enough times that I have the Windows Key memorized lol... Carnage X... I will try that with GParted... hadn't thought of that one yet.
Adding to that, I...
Forum: New Systems | Building and Buying 07-09-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By SirCyber
New Computer please read me!

Hey guys I know it's been a while since I posted here, but I have a perplexing issue with a clients computer. Customer would like Windows 8.1 installed on his computer but I can't get the install to...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-14-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 55,944
Views: 6,226,909
Posted By SirCyber
Re: Potentially the longest thread in history...

OT: just a question to spark interest. when I first started building, I, and tons of other people, swore by Arctic Silver 5 for cooling. I need some current info on top rated thermal. any thoughts?...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-14-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 55,944
Views: 6,226,909
Posted By SirCyber
Re: Potentially the longest thread in history...

That last statement is precisely why my phone has seen all of about 15 minutes outside of it's Otterbox case... and that was just the time it took me to get from the store to home to put it in. if I...
Forum: Microsoft Windows and Software 09-13-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,463
Posted By SirCyber
Re: Is it possible to completely remove Metro from Windows 8?

Hardware integration, compatibility, and implementation are truly the only reasons to upgrade, even from an XP standpoint. if I was running a q6800 or 6600, DDR2 and whatnot, I would not budge from...
Forum: New Systems | Building and Buying 09-13-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By SirCyber
Re: In Search of less, but more power

sweet. thanks for the additional info there, and also for the advice for the GPU blocks tieing in with the AIO that I chose. I do want to take a full on plunge for liquid cooling, I just need more...
Forum: New Systems | Building and Buying 09-13-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By SirCyber
Re: In Search of less, but more power

you have some good points. Allow me to explain. This is meant to be a gaming computer, very simply. Cooling has always been a focus so the GPU was chosen due to compatibility with the Kraken. I...
Forum: New Systems | Building and Buying 09-13-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 953
Posted By SirCyber
Re: Advice on new computer.

not a bad build if you want something pre-made. PP_Mguire has a very good point if you want to get your hands dirty
Forum: Microsoft Windows and Software 09-13-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,463
Posted By SirCyber
Re: Is it possible to completely remove Metro from Windows 8?

I have run replacement GUI's since XP. when in XP, it was experimentation. 7, turned into very fruitful versatility. 8 and up will be necessity. Pattern... windows GUI is getting worse and worse the...
Forum: New Systems | Building and Buying 09-13-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By SirCyber
In Search of less, but more power

Ok guys, time to get the guru advice that you offer. Last time I did a system build I went monster big, not realizing or refusing to accept that what I was getting wasn't necessary. Now, that monster...
Forum: Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 09-07-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,979
Posted By SirCyber
Re: My CPU fans stopped working

your guess is right on the money. The fans that were offered as suggested all use molex connections, with the exception of the PWM fans. Those are all for direct connections to the motherboard, not...
Forum: Computer Networking and Internet Hardware 09-07-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 803
Posted By SirCyber
Re: Wired connection keeps becoming an unidentified network.

sounds like either your onboard network interface card drivers are out of date or that it died. if you have a spare NIC lieing around I would try that. You have no default gateway enabled and your...
Forum: Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 09-07-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,979
Posted By SirCyber
Re: My CPU fans stopped working

Not to doublepost but I just read the two posts before mine *I started my post before they were up there*
to change the FAN ALONE you will only need a phillips head screwdriver. remove the screws...
Forum: Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 09-07-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,979
Posted By SirCyber
Re: My CPU fans stopped working

TBH this almost sounds as if your 5v rail went out, or maybe something board related. is your rear case fan plugged into a PWM controller, or shared with your CPU PWM? something you can try to...
Forum: Microsoft Windows and Software 08-21-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,134
Posted By SirCyber
Re: DIRSD owner warning

definitely will do
Forum: New Systems | Building and Buying 08-21-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By SirCyber
Re: Portrait Monitors

xMalcom, you can indeed use any monitor that way, however when you get your monitors it may be beneficial to have your gaming screen in the normal, landscape view. webpages are not conforming to...
Forum: Microsoft Windows and Software 08-21-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,134
Posted By SirCyber
Re: DIRSD owner warning

due to time constraints and clean dschk, I am doing a windows factory restore to see if that resolves the issue. will follow up when restore is complete
Forum: Microsoft Windows and Software 08-20-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,134
Posted By SirCyber
Re: DIRSD owner warning

I didn't get to observe the scan finishing, but when I went to look at the computer it was back into windows login screen. I'll find the log later. now if it's not the HDD I'm back to square one
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 08-20-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 55,944
Views: 6,226,909
Posted By SirCyber
Re: Potentially the longest thread in history...

true... very true. also, inappropriate for the other thread, I think it's awesome that I'm not the only one still running a 2xx series graphics card and era hardware:triumphant:
Forum: Microsoft Windows and Software 08-20-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,134
Posted By SirCyber
Re: DIRSD owner warning

dealing with a windows 8 machine, so all I get is "Scanning and repairing C: 10% complete"
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 08-20-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 55,944
Views: 6,226,909
Posted By SirCyber
Re: Potentially the longest thread in history...

I honestly can barely believe that this thread is still alive. we are closing in on 30,000 posts here, I remember when this thread started and thought "ok, it will last a few months". I didn't give...
Forum: Microsoft Windows and Software 08-20-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,134
Posted By SirCyber
Re: DIRSD owner warning

Thanks for the input, running chdsk now for 2 hours and has been at 10% for 1 hr 30 min. if its at the same percentage in 3 more hours I'm claiming dead sectors/clusters and will attempt disc...
Forum: Microsoft Windows and Software 08-19-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,134
Posted By SirCyber
Re: DIRSD owner warning

sfc /scannow is how you get the CBS logfile. no I haven't done chdsk, though I don't know how that would cause these problems. I had also considered that the RAM could cause this, but have not...
Forum: Microsoft Windows and Software 08-19-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,134
Posted By SirCyber
Re: DIRSD owner warning

Thank you for the reply, however I'm trying to find a way to fix this rather than resort to just doing a reinstall. If that is my only recourse, that's fine, but I would like to know for sure that I...
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