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  1. Smart_Guy

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    Do you guys get Captcha verification coming here? I keep getting it and I have to solve the whole thing. I can skip it by clickung on the back button several times, and sometimes only once. I did solve it several times but it keeps coming on every visit.
  2. Smart_Guy

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    It worked! I received an alert here but no email notification. I'm new here so TF has just started for me. And I'm loving it. @carloswr Oh, hello Carl. Or is that Carlos, or Carl OS? The latter is a Tech gossip. Kinda.
  3. Smart_Guy

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    TF, it is. Sounds funny and weird (ehhm) but why not. TcH sounds like a periodic element. I hate those. But good one. Okay, I removed every single alert/notification check and I'm still receiving the emails. Could be a but in my account after the migration. I'll try to unwatch every watched...
  4. Smart_Guy

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    I did. Nothing there seems to do exactly what it says.
  5. Smart_Guy

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    Techist Forums? "Forums" is not part for the name, it's, like, profession of this place, or whatever (great, now I'm talking like an emo, or was it a goth?). But it slipped my mind! How about TTTT? Stands for "TECHIST - TOMORROW'S TECHNOLOGY TODAY". Quad T? QT? 3T?
  6. Smart_Guy

    i'm having trouble with WMP hotkeys

    Maybe some auto update reset or changed the settings. I suggest you contact the IT and ask them to replace that player on your computer. There are some freeware player out there 100 times better than this one. As for rewinding accuracy, it depends on the codecs and their settings. Sometimes on...
  7. Smart_Guy

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    The alerts(the bell)/notifications come to my email and here on T (what's short for Techist?) at the same time in both places. It's either this or it's disabled on both. How can I just have alerts here on T but no email notifications? When I removed everything that has "email" on it and kep what...
  8. Smart_Guy

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    That's it. With good spirit, you can face anything. Godspeed!
  9. Smart_Guy

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    Food X2! YES!
  10. Smart_Guy

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    Yes, Core 2 took the lead for Intel on a whim. I believe it was once they decided to make the cache memory shared instead of core specific after Pentium D. I wonder when is Intel going to take the lead again. I think it lost it like around 2013 with 4th gen. Core i ?
  11. Smart_Guy

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    I remember Athlon XP dominated Pentium 4. Not sure if it was that good or P4 was just bad.
  12. Smart_Guy

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    Were they hammered like the Intel?
  13. Smart_Guy

    Replacing my computer

    110 more than the Dell? if so, I suggest contacting Dell and see if they have an upgrade plan for the Storage to add a secondary and see how much it costs. I think 110 is too much for just the extra HDD, and I don't see any more specs that make a difference for your use. Personally I'd just make...
  14. Smart_Guy

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    Oh, 3960x is Intel. I thought it was AMD in a rush. Also it's interesting that a Core i 3000 is Sandy, not Ivy. Any long running AMD A/CPU's? I heard despite the the great improvement over Intel in some periods of time thru their life time so far, it's build quality and life span are not in par...
  15. Smart_Guy

    Replacing my computer

    Be careful, M.2, if occupied, in known to disable some SATA ports. You need to make sure there's at least one SATA port enabled to install another internal storage. If it is not clarified on the link, perhaps contacting them for one is a good idea. OEM like to limit ports to close to what they...
  16. Smart_Guy

    Replacing my computer

    Want my username? ;)
  17. Smart_Guy

    Replacing my computer

    Thanks for the heads up about the club treasuring. The GPU is is Graphics Processing Unit, as opposed to the CPU; the Central Processing Unit. If you don't play 3D video games or do 3D modeling (and sometimes video rendering use it), you don't need a good GPU. Any built-in GPU (called iGPU)...
  18. Smart_Guy

    Replacing my computer

    Oops. That's some strange idiom/expression. Now I even doubt if I know what "dealing with the clubs money" means. English! Well this leaves the other point, then. It's not a matter of life and death (not immediately, at least, ha!) but it could save the day at some point.
  19. Smart_Guy

    What Antivirus And Malware Do You Use?

    I meant the Win 10 built-in AV when he said it was what he use. Not that I used those AV's. It was like a couple of times only really. They screwed things up immediately upon installation, not thru use. Some version of Norton was know to cause a problem with Win 98 if Internet Explorer was not...
  20. Smart_Guy

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    Google pronounces the verb "transfer" as /transfare/ or or something. That storage is actually more than enough for normal people like you. I'm just crazy (other are more that I am for sure). You're not crazy, right? I do OC when the CPU shows age, and that's like after 5 years. Did it with...
  21. Smart_Guy

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    Well I've had had it for the last decade now. I think. Wouldn't it be good to have the feeling you have unlimited storage? Anyway, it's cartoons and games. Two HDD's for media, one for raw files (setups) and one for installations. I have my whole life's collection in them since 1995. Cartoons...
  22. Smart_Guy

    Replacing my computer

    We still do not know the nature of his "work as treasurer". If it has 3D modeling, just for example, the video card could help. Not sure, tho, if it is better than the iGPU but the idea is there. As for the documents and his "keep lots of records on file", we do not know their amount or size or...
  23. Smart_Guy

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    Oh, I'm talking 5-5.1Ghz all cores. Intel needs such speeds to actually rival AMD these days, I think. But overall cooling thru the CPU's life time is what I'm looking for. It gets really hot where I live and I keep my main rig CPU for 7-8 years if not more if they are really good.
  24. Smart_Guy

    What are you listening to/watching now?

    Finally, someone normal!
  25. Smart_Guy

    What Antivirus And Malware Do You Use?

    Is someone messing up their computers with common programs here?
  26. Smart_Guy

    Replacing my computer

    Hmm, now that we know the specs of the current rig to be replaced, decide what are you looking at so we can connect the dots. The new one could be good enough for some parts of the old one; e.g. SSD for the OS and a separate data storage which is the HDD from the old one. The video card too, if...
  27. Smart_Guy

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    Oh, I'm innocent, then! Yeah, Intel has been bothering me lately (and I mean for years). But it feels like they are improving i3's and i5's albeit in gaming only. The reason I got an i5 10600K (6 cores 12 threads is a huge jump for i5) is already having a quality cooler that stayed fully...
  28. Smart_Guy

    What Antivirus And Malware Do You Use?

    Same here. Every time I ever used 3rd party AV something got screwed up. Even in the old days I did not use AV and just took care of the system.
  29. Smart_Guy

    Replacing my computer

    What are the specs of the XPS 7100. The guaranteed source, Dell.com, removed it. The link shows the specs of the new one (that's what I'm gonna call the one you wanna buy in the link from now on) so no need for its specs. What are your uses? The new one in the link has a good CPU but the GPU is...
  30. Smart_Guy

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    Wait, I think there was no regular Pentium 233 even if the Cyrix above was rated against one. I could be wrong, tho. Whom I'm not ;) (if that's correct English) Now where did I put my watch?
  31. Smart_Guy

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    I remember the "real" CPU war among the three; Cyrix, AMD and Intel. If I remember correctly, "pr" in PR233 meant "Pentium Rated" as if that CPU is as good as a 233Mhz Pentium. I think pr233 was 166Mhz actual clock speed. It wasn't 100% equivalent, tho. I think my first CPU; a 386 DX, was an...
  32. Smart_Guy

    What Antivirus And Malware Do You Use?

    Is the Win10 built-in AV considered a Security Essentials as well?
  33. Smart_Guy

    Been around awhile, but here's my intro...

    Nice to meet ya! Say, you seem familiar :D
  34. Smart_Guy

    What are you listening to/watching now?

    You guys listen to typical/generic tracks only? I rarely (never) see people talk about, let's say, video game or ethnic music in such threads. Maybe I'm just an alien :D
  35. Smart_Guy

    The Food & Drink Thread

    Let's see, I don't eat pork :D
  36. Smart_Guy

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    Did you try the same games WD tried? Compatibility in DosBox is game (app) based, as you know. Maybe sharing the setting will help.
  37. Smart_Guy

    Post your rigs here.

    Well everyone is sceptical (in a good way) in their own rights :) I hijacked this thread long enough. Sorry about that.
  38. Smart_Guy

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    Dunno where my Voodoo 2 is now. At some point I neglected my computer parts and I misplaced it. I hope it's not thrown with some junk and find it one day. A total classic. Too bad 3DFX ended itself with bad decisions like Sega did with home consoles. A strong start with a sad ending. I never...
  39. Smart_Guy

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    Tried DosBox as suggested earlier?
  40. Smart_Guy

    Post your rigs here.

    @TechnoChicken Oh, that! Words like graphics, though, through, tough and rough, I type as grafix, tho, thru, tuf and ruf in unofficial contexts to save time and effort. There was even a console with the name TurboGrafx 16 officially used that does refer to graphics. But much obliged, really...
  41. Smart_Guy

    Post your rigs here.

    144Hz? Now that's the true PC master race! I'm just a 60Hz peasant and my RTX 2020 will have to last for at least 5 more years ;)
  42. Smart_Guy

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    Yes, 8MB. An honest typo. I can't believe I said 8GB! And yes, that's what I mean by saying "3D gaming GPU's back in the day were add-on cards that required a main video card to be present". Tho not accurate, the good ones like those from 3DFX and PowerVR were so. Voodoo Rush and Voodoo Banshee...
  43. Smart_Guy

    Post your rigs here.

    BTW, upgrading simply due to the love of computers is a good reason as long as it does not hurt the budget and life expenses. It's better than committing a crime, right? I though you were gonna say something like GTX 970 or AMD RX 580. If you're a 60 FPS gamer like myself, 1080 Ti can hold...
  44. Smart_Guy

    Post your rigs here.

    I always believed that computer parts should never be replaced until they are obsolete. That's for home user, not business. I only replaced the 3570k because games keep dipping to 30-40 from 60 FPS due to CPU bottlenecking and that ruins the game play flow. Otherwise I would have kept it the way...
  45. Smart_Guy

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    Or M$ instead. Funny thing is that Windows is the best undisputed gaming platform. There are controversies regarding ease of use. I remember having a Matrox Millennium II video card that did not support bi-linear filtering and trying to play some Star Wars game on it (some 3rd person shooter)...
  46. Smart_Guy

    Post your rigs here.

    Woooh, I didn't mention the other 4 desktops, 2 laptops and 1 Raspberry Pi 3B !
  47. Smart_Guy

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    If my memory serves me right, real DOS mode stopped with WinMe. Starting XP you cannot F8 to bypass Windows and start pure DOS (to do that you need to install DOS first then install WinMe over it). And to find the drivers and settings ready, you need to set them up before installing WinMe (or...
  48. Smart_Guy

    What You've Just Bought!

    Intel i5 10600K, MSI Edge Wifi 490 mobo and 16 GB RAM about a week ago. Upgrading form an i5 3570k to this is major.
  49. Smart_Guy

    Hello there

    Welcome aboard!
  50. Smart_Guy

    Hello, I am...

    What about native typers? Just kidding!
  51. Smart_Guy

    Hello, I am...

    Oh, gosh. Stop, you :angel:
  52. Smart_Guy

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    You paid or it. It had better indeed :D Wasn't XP a combination of both NT and 9x? I think I read somewhere that it was the turning point in both "cores", if I get the term right, where it saved people the trouble of choosing between 9x and NT. Vista was okay but it consumed resources more than...
  53. Smart_Guy

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    Isn't 7, like, a polished Vista? That's been a thing with MS. Win10 good (for the most part), Win 8(.1) bad, Win 7 good, Win Vista bad (for the most part), XP good, Win Me bad... All for the most part, I believe. And each good one feels like a polished version of the bad one before it. This...
  54. Smart_Guy

    Hello, I am...

    Yeah, I do have a problem with English prepositions. Sometimes they don't make sense to me! Cheers for the "for" (y)
  55. Smart_Guy

    An introduction, one of the OGs.

    Like Chicken in Cow & Chicken? Cool :)
  56. Smart_Guy

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    Try rolling back Win10 2004 to 1909 then block the upgrade to 2004 with the trick you find here: https://tweaks.com/windows/67132/how-to-block-specific-driver-or-patch-updates-in-windows-10/ Of course if it is just a desire to just go back to XP, disregard the above.
  57. Smart_Guy

    Hello, I am...

    IK, R?
  58. Smart_Guy

    Hello, I am...

    Update: Ah, seems like new comers talk about themselves. I feel bad now. Here's some about me: I'm from Saudi Arabia, self learned English in (or is it for?) the most part (never been to an English native speaking country before), self learned about computers, love eccentric music that most...
  59. Smart_Guy

    An introduction, one of the OGs.

    Welcome aboard, I guess! MSI seems to have good 10th gen. Intel mobos.Good VRM's, OC, specs and M.2 passive cooling. I'm on one right now and at least turbo boosting is going strong with good temps and XMP. Say, it the right spelling ya'll or y'all? Or is that not really Texan?
  60. Smart_Guy

    I'm Yami!

    Welcome aboard! I wish my parents were techists. I had to learn about computers the hard way (and English too) :(
  61. Smart_Guy

    Hello All. Quick question on PGP

    Welcome aboard! Better ask in the right section to get better attention. Not everyone comes here to greet people. Personally I don't know. Hope you find what you're looking for.
  62. Smart_Guy

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    No, when I upgraded to the i5 10600k along with a mobo and RAM, I took the whole i5 3570k assembly as it is (CPU+RAM+mobo) and put it in place of the i5 750 assembly. I did that because the other parts from the old i5 750 build better fit with the 3570k. I also don't have an extra case for it...
  63. Smart_Guy

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    Ha, found the dark theme! Now my eyes can rest in peace. Two pieces. Problem with WinXP now, if not ever, even for those just trying to manage with the minimum, is the lack of a proper 64-bit version. Or so what I experienced. Many apps now come 64-bit only, let alone +4GB RAM. Chrome, AFAIK...
  64. Smart_Guy

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    Unfortunately I cannot hear ultra violet sound waves underwater to detect parrot fish blabbering. Come to think of it, not even above water! Full Outlook allows recalling emails. Outlook Web Access (OWA) don't have this feature. This alone saved me tons of times before. And I can harass...
  65. Smart_Guy

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    Email clients? At home I use Windows 10 email. For business Outlook it is. Email providers? Doesn't really matter. I have several emails on Gmail, Live, Yahoo... anything goes. Mostly parrot fish. And they are really good. The rest were no name fish related to parrot fish as well.
  66. Smart_Guy

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    Okay, back from beaching about it. We used two 45m nets. The long ones you setup and come back to dunno what they are called in English. They are legal here. So no bait. Yet I did some rodding of my own and caught only one fish. Didn't have time since setting up the nets was so tiresome. The...
  67. Smart_Guy

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    Cel is officially here! Hmm... the Go to Hospital starter pack. Speaking of starter packs, I'm going fishing tomorrow and I packed some stuff. I hope I don't forget anything.
  68. Smart_Guy

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    Cool, take it easy. You're one tuf fellow, no staples/stitches or whatever cause them can hold you back.
  69. Smart_Guy

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    What did they tell you about your numbness, Cel, physical therapy? (I think that's what it's called in English) @Wrenches (let's see if tagging works here)
  70. Smart_Guy

    What do you install on a new or reformatted computer?

    There are things that find their way on their own thru some apps like DirectX and some libraries when Steam is installed. I believe now need to mention those. 7-Zip Media Player Classic (MPC-xx) (any version I see first) FireFox Internet Download Manager Smooth Video Player (SVP) Tixati...
  71. Smart_Guy

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    Cel? Is that you disguised as some rusty tools? This is the first I've seen you here if I missed something. How are you holding up, bud? I use Media Player Classic (the variant I find first) as my main player for anything. I use WMP for just one single feature; SRS WOW Effects (that's a...
  72. Smart_Guy

    Hello, I am...

    Cheers, ya'll! Those "couple not" can bring it on... I can hide under my bed :p
  73. Smart_Guy

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    Here I am! :D
  74. Smart_Guy

    Hello, I am...

    ... Smart_Guy! You may call me SG ;) Came here after a merger with some other place called ComputerForums. Cheers!
  75. Smart_Guy

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    Hey guys, Cel replied to my email. He wants me to tell you he's doing good. From what he says, I think he's going thru a lot. Let's wish him wellbeing and a speedy recovery.
  76. Smart_Guy

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    Cell, your sudden disappearance in the middle of your condition scared us. Seen my email? Is there a better way to contact you? I won't abuse it, I promise. Anyone you know could help you update us? It's good to hear from you again, man. Hang in there buddy.
  77. Smart_Guy

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    Haven't we talked about this merger ages ago? Edit: okay, saw the new thread.
  78. Smart_Guy

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    What I heard it wasn't just having heat, it was heat intolerable. A gaming cafe owner told me this ages ago. P4's were ovens but they somehow took the heat like a champ. But what matters is that is it rectified now. I mean, is it? Not just in having heat, but in taking it.
  79. Smart_Guy

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    I did a heat specific stress test and got to tentatively stable 86C for like 10 minutes. After that it started to hover around 86-87. Think this is good, as this test is to stress the CPU for a definite max heat, not actual use. When I did a blend test that simulated actual use, it didn't go...
  80. Smart_Guy

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    From my side, I keep access for my social media (including CF) at hand with the family. If something happens to me, in worse case scenario, they will come in here (and everywhere else) and report it.
  81. Smart_Guy

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    A bunch of good people here. A good place to run away to from the harsh life. I don't have any means of contacting Cel really. All I managed to do was using an email service thru CF here. Not sure if it even works or if Cel has his email ID allowed to reach this way. I send it anyway.
  82. Smart_Guy

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    Look for freeware ripping apps. There must be some. With minimum capabilities they hopefully do not screw things up. I suggest MP3 instead of WMA and such. I sent an email to Cel thru CF's emailing feature. I hope it goes though.
  83. Smart_Guy

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    It's not the browsing mode your saying you don't mess with really, what you are saying is that you don't mess with the stereo at all and just let it play anything goes while driving :D That's the way it should be, actually. One should not get busy with anything while driving. Accidents happen...
  84. Smart_Guy

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    That's just a counter measure I suggested so if titles get screwed up and mixed, you can at least identify them by the folder name instead of having to listen to each of them. Easier to sort out. It's also just temporary until you find a solution. Personally I used it by default not as a counter...
  85. Smart_Guy

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    You put them all in the same folder? Use separate folders to at least know where the first rips are. I've had this problem before that Windows Media Player automatically change the artist. See of there's an option that makes WMP automatically update the artist and turn it off. Personally in my...
  86. Smart_Guy

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    72C is too high for idle, not matter what CPU it is. If fans kick in to prevent a bad outcome, I guess it's fine, but it will be noisy sucking more power and having less life span. If you sure thermal paste, cooler and its fan are okay, make sure nothing is obstructing the air flow inside and...
  87. Smart_Guy

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    Two temps my eyes never leave alone, computer temp and car coolant temp. I'm so obsessed with them. With the under clock, heavy stress test does not exceed 60C. Thermal solutions on these new Intels are great.
  88. Smart_Guy

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    Got this i5 instead of a Ryzen that comes with a cooler because the price was lower for specifically owning a compatible cooler already (this 7 year old cooler is compatible and that's a plus for Intel). I broke one of the screws. This is stupid, my plan to save back fired. I still used it with...
  89. Smart_Guy

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    Cheer up, guys. I successfully replaced the mobo, CPU and M.2 NVMe without losing my Win10 activation. I'm now in the software level; extras, not system. This is gonna take some time specially linking new gaming interfaces to the currently installed games without having to reinstall...
  90. Smart_Guy

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    You bothered to stay alive so you can come here and reassure us that you are. Things could happen in life several times but life comes only once. Hang in there and stay safe, Cel.
  91. Smart_Guy

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    Replaced the water pump. Note: water pump could lose pressure and cause overheating without any other warnings. No need to have a leak to know it's kaput.
  92. Smart_Guy

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    Check the lights after dark. Are you having any lights not working? bad wiring could be giving them so little power that keeps them on but too dim to notice. That could be draining the battery. Does the engine have an over voltage regulator (OVP) device? If it does, test another one or just...
  93. Smart_Guy

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    Hang in there, Cel. It does cold enough to need the OEM t-stat but not anytime soon. That's why I fought my way to find the last one years ago. That along with wanting the right temp for fuel consumption, warming engine oil (I use conventional), and getting the right performance. Operating...
  94. Smart_Guy

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    Radiator and fan clutch are OEM specs, new. Coolant too. Only the t-stat is a pathetic rated 150F. OEM is 190F and I can't find it any where so I have no choice. Last year I had no problems. Dunno what's the problem this time. Last year I had a 190F t-stat that I removed because I think it went...
  95. Smart_Guy

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    The 111F I saw at that time was actually modest. At times it gets to 120F. I still see similar coolant temp, tho. I'm struggling to find a good fitting electric fan(s) and a an electrician to fit it perfectly. One day, SG.
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    What do you guys think of reaching 230F at a 10 minute full stop after a one hour trip under 111F weather? New quality radiator, thermostat, fan clutch and coolant are on. The aux fans are blowing at max speed and A/C is on at 3/4 speed and cooling just fine. The fan clutch cuts in full speed at...
  97. Smart_Guy

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    Stupid laptops. Something stupid has to happen with them and they are never system-reset/upgrade friendly with me.
  98. Smart_Guy

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    "Nothing really stops anything. What stops things is how one acts. Even then, it does not stop it, per se. It only contributes in stopping it." SG 4:33
  99. Smart_Guy

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    Will do :) Looks like the ow thor rities had enough of the economic impact here and decided to lift all curfew restrictions. All businesses are now re-opened. Penalties for not following preventative measures are still there, tho. No mask = ~266 USD, for example.
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