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December 28, 2017 by RedneckDude
Hey guys. Who is into VR?

 

I recently set up 2 rigs for VR. One with Oculus Rift, the other with the HTC Vive.

 

I'd be interested in any talk, info, discussion on either system, or maybe any other options for VR.

 

Pros, cons, what have you.  Got anything to say?
December 23, 2017 by RedneckDude
I have 8 ram slots, and a quad channel board. I can't get the system to boot with any more than 2 ram sticks installed.  6 empty ram slots just bothers me to no end.
October 15, 2016 by RedneckDude
I have a question for the power users out there.

 

All bragging rights aside. If you do a little gaming, and a little skinning, is 32 GB of DDR3 ram overkill?

 

I have an 8 core CPU with a 240 GB SSD, and a R9 290 4 GB graphics card. Do I need 32 GB of ram, or is 16 enough?
September 8, 2016 by RedneckDude
I am currently running the following:

 

OS- Windows 10 Pro

Mobo- ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. M5A97 R2.0

CPU- AMD FX-8320  Octacore Socket AM3+ @ 3.5 GHz

Cooler Master Hyper 212 CPU cooler

RAM- 16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 580MHz (11-11-11-28)

Type DDR3
Size 8192 MBytes x2
Manufacturer G.Skill
Max Bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
Part Number F3-12800CL10-8GBXL
SPD Ext. XMP

Graphics-  (Thanks to a very good friend of mine)

BenQ GW27...
June 26, 2016 by RedneckDude
I have a PC that was running a triple boot setup just a few days ago. All was well. Was a tri boot system for close to a year now, no problems.

It has an Intel SSD and 2 hard drives.

I decided to lose the Windows 7, and Windows 8.1 and do a fresh install of Windows 10.

Nothing else added, at all.

Now it won't shut down when I hit the shutdown button.

The screen goes black, but the fans and leds keep running. Any ideas as to what could be wrong?
May 27, 2016 by RedneckDude
I will likely get one of these!

 

It makes any screen a touchscreen. Awesome, check it out!  Click the external link.

 

Sadly, it only goes up to 15.3 inches.  
February 21, 2016 by RedneckDude
Guys, do you think I should bother putting an SSD I have laying around into a laptop with only a 1.3 ghz dual core processor and 4 GB ram?

 

Is it worth it?

I plan to sell the laptop.
September 19, 2015 by RedneckDude
Guys, I thought this was cool, just wanted to share!

 

 



 
September 2, 2015 by RedneckDude
Guys, I just learned something the hard way that some of you may have already known. Because of it, I will be doing a factory reset on my laptop back to Windows 8.1 from Windows 10.

 

Here's what happened:

I upgraded my brand new Dell laptop to Windows 10. Then, stupidly, I chose the option in Windows Updates Advanced Options to opt in to Insider Builds.

 

Mistake. It "upgraded" me to Insider build 10532 which put a watermark on my screen, and what's worse, when ...
April 30, 2015 by RedneckDude
Hey guys, I know I have seen the remedy for this before, but does anyone know what causes an explorer window to go blank, with an outline, when dragging?

 

Windows 8.1 64 bit.
September 17, 2014 by RedneckDude
I updated my setup with a 30 inch IPS monitor and felt the need to redo the whole shebang.

 

Thought it a good time to share setup shots. Anyone?

 

EDIT: I think my cameras suck.

 

 
February 22, 2014 by RedneckDude
Guys, I can't believe this, but I want to tell you what happened to me.

 

I recently bought a PC that has UEFI BIOS, but also has Windows 8.1 installed in UEFI mode.

Tried to create a new partition, in order to dual boot with 7. All hell broke loose.

Before partitioning, I of course, made an image backup.  Proceeded to make the partition, only to find that I couldn't boot up after.

Some error about the needed drive wasn't connected or available.

So, I trie...
February 17, 2014 by RedneckDude
Hey there Trek fans! I discovered this cool app based on LCARS I thought you guys might like.

It does some cool things, I wish it did more, but it is nifty.

Just wanted to share. Check my short video. It has LCARS sounds, but they didn't make it to the vid, for some reason. 

http://screencast.com/t/aIiutGErSN

 

It can be obtained in the Microsoft Store.
January 24, 2014 by RedneckDude
Truth about the fast boot in 8 being a hybrid hibernate and not a full shutdown.


When running a windows gadget that shows uptime on it, I shutdown. Then start back up, and the uptime meter never stopped running. Even after being "shutdown" for 8 hours.

 

A restart, however, resets the uptime meter to zero.

All  the online info about fast boot says that a restart isn't affected.

 

This shows that Windows 8, with fast boot enabled, doesn't actually s...
November 7, 2013 by RedneckDude
Guys, I ran SFC Scannow, in an admin cmd. prompt. I get this message:

 

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>sfc /scannow

Beginning system scan.  This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some
of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS....