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comment Black Screen CPU & GPU running and fans spinning
@Mothermole1, efficiency works the other way around. The rated wattage is what it can supply internally, but the efficiency means it will draw more from the wall.
May
17
comment Why does my CPU not use it's full TDP wattage potential?
I guess the thing to make clear is that while people often use TDP as a handy ballpark for how much power a CPU might consume, it's not actually a power consumption rating.
May
14
comment No Video Output - No beeping - Asrock H97 Pro4
I think you will only hear beeps if you have an onboard speaker plugged in (like one of these: cdn.overclock.net/b/ba/ba4225be_speaker.jpeg). Otherwise there's nothing to make the beep. Try a different stick of RAM if you can.
May
12
comment What is the risk of reusing my PSU?
@ilkhd: no, not usually. But without knowing the quality do you assume the best or the worst? If the new machine needs 700W as David suggests, will the old one handle it?
May
12
comment What is the risk of reusing my PSU?
David, it might also help if you can specify what parts will be in the new machine. A 50W dual-core using onboard graphics is a lot different to a gaming machine with a 300W+ graphics card. In particular, if you are intending to run dual cards, I would be very wary.
May
12
comment What is the risk of reusing my PSU?
Here's a good article at Hardware Secrets that touches on some of the issues: hardwaresecrets.com/printpage/…
May
12
comment What is the risk of reusing my PSU?
I imagine it would be pretty rare to actually go bang or anything at normal loads, but as the capacitors age I believe the quality of the power they can deliver (regulation, noise/ripple) as well as the total maximum power will be reduced. Poor quality power may subtly damage components over time or cause instability in the system. (At least, that's my understanding. I'm no expert on PSU internals or elec eng).
May
7
comment R9 280x suddenly not working
Is this your PSU: solidgearusa.com/en/product_4/40. If so it's pretty horrible (no 6-pin connectors O_O, barely 300W on the 12V rail). While it may not be the cause of your immediate problem, get a good quality power supply if you want to run a high-end graphics card. Seasonic, SuperFlower, Enermax, FSP are just a few that are generally very good.
May
2
comment Building a computer, no output from on board video after power up
Can you list all the parts in the machine? A dead power supply is a strong possibility as well. Have you tried it set up outside the case (with motherboard on a non-conductive surface like wooden tabletop or cardboard) to remove shorting as the problem?
Mar
15
comment How to style window borders in Linux Mint w/ Cinnamon?
@green: I just spun up a VM, it looks like the Themes dialog itself now has the options (there are dropdowns to change Window Borders, Icons, etc).
May
17
comment Is there a method to export the URLs of the open tabs of a Firefox window?
Nice answer. Alt+E+N+C for any other Linux users. :)
Feb
14
comment How to adjust the screen resolution in Debian?
It might help if you give versions of all the software you're using. Have you tried using amdCCCle with the proprietary drivers installed to tweak settings?
Jan
24
comment Gtx 770 crashing when opening games
Oh lordy no, I don't use skype. Add your images to imgur.com (or some other image hosting site) and edit your question to include the links. You also may do better with asking the question on a forum that encourages troubleshooting...SuperUser (and StackExchange sites in general) do not encourage long drawn out conversations...
Jan
22
comment Gtx 770 crashing when opening games
If you can't get another machine to try it out in, can you get access to another nVidia card to try in your machine?
Jan
17
comment Disabling browsing ads using Flash only
Re: blacklist, this may be of interest: security.stackexchange.com/questions/9795/…
Jan
17
comment Disabling browsing ads using Flash only
I know Draka, that was just an example. Sure it's only one click the first time, but it's for nearly every site you visit, which was my point. The NoScript FAQ shows that the default whitelist is tiny: noscript.net/faq#qa1_5
Jan
17
comment Disabling browsing ads using Flash only
I can only speak for myself, but almost every site I need to whitelist (superuser.com and sstatic.net being two apropos examples). :)
Jan
17
comment Disabling browsing ads using Flash only
Yes, on big well-known sites. The vast majority of sites you need to whitelist yourself (in my experience anyway).
Jan
17
comment Disabling browsing ads using Flash only
Yeah, +1 for NoScript. Just an all-round handy tool for things other than Flash too.
Jan
17
comment Disabling browsing ads using Flash only
What browser are you using?