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VBA for fun and profit.


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answered dim display on idle (Windows 7, NOT a laptop)
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comment Built a computer and it shuts itself down - not heat, not PSU
Remember this question? Yup, it's several months later and had I followed this advice more closely I would have figured this out a looong time ago. The biggest lesson learned is that memtest is NOT the only test for RAM. When I finally broke down and started testing the physical sticks of RAM, I found the issue. The computer is completely stable with 1 or 2 sticks, but once 4 get put in it crashes. I tested this quite thoroughly. I believe this is due to undervolting, so I am going to try and adjust that in my BIOS.
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comment Skype audio always goes 'robotic' for the same user?
Occam's Razor: Your friend is a robot.
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comment Built a computer and it shuts itself down - not heat, not PSU
Thanks for the suggestion, but it looks like I have the latest BIOS version (1503).
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comment Built a computer and it shuts itself down - not heat, not PSU
After 19 hours of running, there were still no errors in memtest86+, and that constituted 8 full passes on all 16 GB. Checking in BIOS my memory is indeed running at the manufacturer's spec of 1.5V as well as the right timing of 9-9-9-24.
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comment Built a computer and it shuts itself down - not heat, not PSU
I checked the RAM speed (1600) but did not check the voltages, I will do so when I get home.
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comment Built a computer and it shuts itself down - not heat, not PSU
Regarding power, I am connected to a generic power strip, which is also powering my monitor, speakers, audio interface, and an external hard drive. I did not run into any issues before upgrading, but perhaps my new and more power-hungry system is too much for that setup?
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comment Built a computer and it shuts itself down - not heat, not PSU
I have not checked Event Viewer, good suggestion. Also Mr. Mackey: I am connected to a generic power strip.
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comment Any online Text File sync with desktop
Dropbox is indeed the most straightforward way, IMO. It seems to me that the easiest workaround here is to save the file in the Dropbox folder and create a shorcut to said file on the Desktop.