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Jan
17
comment Custom built computer won't turn on anymore?
Your motherboard isn't rated to run that monster 220W CPU, see: asus.com/au/Motherboards/M5A97_R20/HelpDesk_CPU, so motherboard problem is pretty likely. Trying an alternate PSU would be useful. Try strip-down, removing all non-essential things like SATA/USB/PCIe devices. If you manage to get it going again, remove any overclock if you've set one. Check temps using AMD's monitoring software.
Jan
12
comment What does 50A on a +12V rail mean?
This article by Gabriel Torres is pretty good at explaining the PSU: hardwaresecrets.com/…
Jan
11
comment How to reduce heat in my system?
You've got a bird's nest of cables in there -- doing a bit of cable management should help airflow and potentially help with cooling. You've also got what looks like the equivalent of a stock CPU cooler. You haven't provided the CPU model number but a high-end E5 will likely swamp a stock cooler, so you might want to consider an aftermarket cooler. Or at least remount the current cooler.
Jan
3
comment How to reduce heat in my system?
Hi Iclaudius, it might help people if you can provide details of what parts you've got: the current CPU fan, the model of case, how old is the machine are a few important ones. Link to an uploaded image if you're unsure what they are. The first thing I'd make sure is that while the machine is off make sure all the fans and vents are clear of dust, as this can make a big difference.
Jan
2
comment Hacked router affecting linux devices
Have you tried booting the infected laptop from a Linux live distro to confirm it's actually the router? Is it possible the infection is just on a couple of devices, rather than the router itself?
Jan
1
comment 3 Monitors Connected, 2 Working Only
What is the make/model of your GPU? What driver version is installed?
Dec
30
comment Is it necessary to use graphics card VGA port for moniter when using a graphics card
Not sure I understand the question...you can use any of the ports on your GPU. You may need to get an adapter cable depending on what exact combination of ports your monitor and GPU have, but you'll need to add exact model numbers to work that out.
Dec
7
comment Can't boot from USB or CD/DVD drive
Did you burn the dban ISO file as an image, or just as regular "data file"? You need to burn as an image (using something like Rufus) to make it bootable.
Dec
5
comment Desktop Game from Laptop
Have you looked at streaming? howtogeek.com/200319/…
Nov
28
comment Would 650w PSU be enough for GTX 970 & GTX 960 sli?
You can't SLI a 960 with a 970, they have to match for SLI. 650W is potentially plausible but usually considered not enough (750W for headroom). Please provide exact PSU model -- not all "650W" PSUs are made equal.
Nov
19
comment List of linux paths which are 'virtual' files
Related questions that might help: serverfault.com/questions/74696/…, unix.stackexchange.com/questions/104743/…, askubuntu.com/questions/28477/…
Nov
7
comment New build PC with display issue, sometimes load but most times it doesn't when powering up
Someone might be able to answer exactly, but unfortunately it sounds like one of those things where it becomes a process of elimination. It could still be the motherboard (don't discount that possibility, but it's one of the hardest problems to diagnose; check for bulging capacitors or any other obvious damage), it could be temps, it could be faulty cables, it could be the other things @Xen and I mentioned. Your power supply isn't too bad, but my first guess would be that, based on the symptoms.
Nov
7
comment New build PC with display issue, sometimes load but most times it doesn't when powering up
Please include your power supply make/model. Do you have access to any other parts you can try (particularly, a spare power supply, but potentially a different graphics card)? TVs can be kind of finicky sometimes, maybe try a standard monitor and see if it changes anything? What drives do you have installed? Dodgy hard drives can sometimes cause weird stability issues.
Nov
7
comment Why is the total file and folder sizes in drive C: different from the folder size in Properties?
Tools like WinDirStat or TreeSize can also be helpful for finding hidden files.
Oct
31
comment Motherboard replacement issue
They are cheap comparatively, not that it's a bad thing, it's just the feature set they have to hit the price point.
Oct
31
comment What's the location of krdc's wallet?
On Kubuntu I have a kdewallet.kwl file in ~/.kde/share/apps/kwallet.
Oct
31
comment Motherboard replacement issue
You happened to pick two I can't answer for sure. Asus list the i5-2400S but not the i5-2400 in the compatibility list. Probably an oversight, since there should be no reason it wouldn't work, but maybe not? I can't get the MSI page to display the CPU support list for whatever reason. Based on specs both should work afaik. Be aware since they're low-end boards they're both somewhat limited, only 2 RAM slots, that kind of thing.
Oct
11
comment Problems with boot time, screen resolution after installing new graphics card
Sometimes the blurriness is the TV side: overscan or scaling may not be working in the same way between drivers. Check the TV settings to see if you can find options for overscan/scaling.
Oct
2
comment Msi gtx 760 sli
@Cfinley: I just find it amusing that some users are using downvotes to punish answers they <i>say themselves are valuable</i> because they believe the question is off-topic, rather than just voting to close the question...
Oct
2
comment Msi gtx 760 sli
@KarmaEDV: I'm not sure I see the problem -- superuser.com/help/on-topic: Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a question about … computer hardware, It is not a recommendation, it is an answerable question, it may be useful to other people with similar setups. But the mods will do their thing I guess if they see fit..._edit_: it's also not a recommendation request, so is potentially OT for hardwarerecs anyway, which only has a stubbed "on topic" section at this point in time.