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Aug 13, 2013
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#81
Lenovo idea pad 110 a8 with dedicated graphic and almost perfect to me for college and University projects but not for graphic design and heavy programs.



 
Aug 13, 2013
7,259
#82
Okay, thank you. I don't know anything about computers. Is an AMD Radeon R3 a shitty card, relatively speaking (its in a fairly slim laptop chassis)?
2019 and AMD Radeon R5 M330 . still can run pes 2019 smoothly.
 
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Nenz

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Apr 17, 2008
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#83
2019 and AMD Radeon R5 M330 . still can run pes 2019 smoothly.
True. The R3 managed Dota 2 and a game called Insurgency on mid-level graphics. No more than that.

I have a Dell XPS 13 now. Really isn't much better. I'd kill for a proper desktop but it's probably a good thing that I'm constrained gaming-wise.
 
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s4tch

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Mar 23, 2015
11,501
#84
my logitech marathon mouse started to have click issues the other day. single click turned into a double click, double click turned into multiple clicks, drag&drop didn't work, it was random and unpredictable. local stores got nothing i'd buy, so i almost ordered an other mouse online, but i thought it would take an other week or two for the new one to arrive, so i stated to look for some diy solution, and found a youtube vid about a potential repair:


it turned out great, now the micro switch is working fine. also, i found an other one, a logitech vx nano in the drawer with the same issue. fortunately i didn't throw it out once it was broken, because fixing it took me an other 20-25 minutes.
 
Apr 15, 2006
56,266
#85
Built a new 1440p gaming rig over the last few months now.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB
Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply
Monitor: Acer VG271U Pbmiipx 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor
Keyboard: Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro L Wired Standard Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech G305 (Black) Wireless Optical Mouse

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s4tch

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Mar 23, 2015
11,501
#86
Built a new 1440p gaming rig over the last few months now.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB
Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply
Monitor: Acer VG271U Pbmiipx 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor
Keyboard: Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro L Wired Standard Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech G305 (Black) Wireless Optical Mouse

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nice. how's noise? did you even try the original cpu cooler at all?
 
Apr 15, 2006
56,266
#87
nice. how's noise? did you even try the original cpu cooler at all?
Yea, the stock Wraith Stealth cooler was a bit noisy, but my temps were touching 92C on load, even after applying fresh thermal paste and reseating it properly, so I got the Noctua instead. Temps dropped by almost 20C and it's far less noisier than stock. My GPU gets a lil loud, but it's acceptable for a reference card.
 

IlCapitano

Senior Member
Dec 16, 2012
1,577
#88
OK, so I have a problem with my external hdd. I used it with media creation tool from microsoft to save a virtual image of windows on it from which I can boot a windows installation from. For some reason bios doesn't recognize it and I couldn't boot the image from it. So now I plug in my hdd into pc and instead of acting as a regular usb/external hdd it's acting as a virtual drive and I can't see any of my files. I had over 100 GB of stuff on it, is there any way I can revert it back, stop being a virtual drive and just a usb again?

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Figured it out. Apparently a whole bunch of people had this problem because stupid microsoft doesn't warn you that your disk or usb is about to become a 32GB virtual drive no matter how big it is. 500GB almost lost. People who had this issue say they solved it with data recovery software like easeus so I'm hoping that'll help.

Idk if I'll be able to actually recover the files without a license for it so if anyone has a license I would really appreciate if I could borrow it just once.
 
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