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Jul
16
comment Computer broken, nothing on screen, replaced motherboard, checked PSU, what is wrong?
possible duplicate of Computer loop restarts on Windows loading
Jul
1
comment Computer loop restarts on Windows loading
GPU heat spreaders in order to heat the solder to liquid point, so it reconnects, alternatively, if you don't have a heat gun believe it or not, a powerful hair drier will work to, but is not likely to complete liquefy the solder, just expand it enough so you can boot and keep running till it's shut down, figured I'd tack that on there, I plan to make a full POST debug how and repair guide on here eventually.
Jul
1
comment Computer loop restarts on Windows loading
No problem, and a side note I forgot to mention, sometimes due to either age, where solder oxidizes after a while, or due to extreme heat, solder on components such as onboard graphics processors can crack, and cause the system not to post, simply using a method known as a reflow can fix the issue for anywheres from weeks, to a year. What a reflow is taking a heat gun, which is a over powered hair drier, and laying the system on it's side on a level surface, you can take the board out if you wish or leave it in, just remove any other hardware first, and blowing heat onto the.
Jun
30
comment How can I power my GTX 770?
I see, well from what you've posted all I can say is to purchase a couple of adapters to plug into the molex cables, aside from getting a different PSU with the required cables/plugs, which I would recommend doing eventually anyways.
Jun
30
comment Easiest way to replace preinstalled Windows 8 with new hard drive with Windows 7
As long as it's windows OS you're installing, you wont run into any issues UEFI would give you, or secureboot, but you can turn that off anyways if you had to, so you should be good.
Jun
30
comment How can I power my GTX 770?
Can you post some pics to make it a bit clearer.
Jun
30
comment What is a reasonable range for signal strength when next to my router?
Did you check what the power settings are in the router, depending on the model of router, the power settings could severely affect your signal range.
Jun
30
comment How to Uninstall Windows8 and replace it by WindowsXP
He could also just download the gparted live disc and use that, less clutter, straight to the point, smaller and will load up faster.
Jun
30
comment Acer Aspire One getting extremely hot
Until you discover what is the problem, my guess a driver issue with either fan speed or the temp probe, I'd stick to another OS.
Jun
30
comment USB transfers very slow (kB/s range only)
Question, do all USB 2.0 devices work that slow on the port, or is it just the 1, and have you tried a USB 3.0 device, on the 3.0 port.
Jun
30
comment My external HardDisks aren't being spun down - Linux Mint 14
Honestly, I'd use task manager to look for any processes that shouldn't be running, as a common issue with some windows programs is after you close them the process will keep running, not to prone to linux, but I'm sure there is a similar function within it.
Jun
30
comment My external HardDisks aren't being spun down - Linux Mint 14
Usually this happens when a program is accessing a file on the drive without you noticing it, I ran into a somewhat similar problem before, but that was on windows and I don't know of many linux programs that could do something like that without notice.
Jun
30
comment Is it possible to customize taskbar icons? If so how?
howtogeek.com/howto/28847/…
Jun
30
comment Is it possible to customize taskbar icons? If so how?
Can you specify what version of windows.
Jun
30
comment Cannot record from Windows Stereo Mixer in Windows 8
Did anything we recommended work yet.
Jun
30
comment How do I tell if my machine supports “connected standby”?
msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/jj248729.aspx
Jun
30
comment What explains the garbled message “Start Wandows Ngrmadly” in text mode?
Alternatively, and with less chance of damaging capacitors/silicon chips/resistors, various other components if you have a heat gun, remove the board from the case, take 5 perfectly level stands, something soft like plastic or wood to lay it on, 4 corners 1 in middle, set the heat to max setting, with it 6-12 inches off the board move it around the board for 30 seconds to a min to prevent localised expansion, and then focus in on the processor for 15-20 seconds at about 3-4 inches, back off and let it cool, do not touch it whatever you do.
Jun
30
comment Using USB drive in Windows and Linux properly
While I dealt with that problem, what would be the way of ensuring this doesn't happen again? You may want to edit your question to reflect that then.
Jun
30
comment Click and action generating software
Did my answer work as the solution.
Jun
29
comment What is the gum like thing on the heat sink?
I'd upvote it but I have to wait 39 minutes.