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by Treloar
09 Jan 2020, 22:05
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Windows 7 End of Life Support
Replies: 15
Views: 1960

Re: Windows 7 End of Life Support

Can you still update your Win 7 PC manually up to that date after the deadline :?: How long will the activation servers continue to run? I'm not going to Win 10 on all my systems, I'm currently in the process of moving all my systems except my new laptop (which unfortunately has Win 10) to Linux... ...
by Treloar
09 Jan 2020, 21:57
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 401
Views: 105236

Re: The NBN thread

For a long time I was on ADSL2+ and it sucked... hard, my fastest download speed was 700kb/s. When I went on a trip I bought and used a 4G modem with SIM on the Amaysim/Optus network and it was wonderful downloading files at 4 - 6MB/s and great ping for gaming... came home to the NBN rollover and it...
by Treloar
09 Jan 2020, 21:49
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Apologies
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Apologies

I have not been on in ages... I had lost the bookmark as my old PC coming on 10 years of ages is dying and being just SO pissed off with Windows I have now gone to Ubuntu 16.04 completely on my new system. I hope you have all missed me :!: :wave: If you haven't, then http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/funn...
by Treloar
09 Jan 2020, 21:36
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Random USB issue
Replies: 7
Views: 3942

Re: Random USB issue

Heh, I encountered an issue like this on an old system that I finally got around to setting up. Apparently on this Gigabyte motherboard I have the USB ports do not work whilst installing Windows, until I install the chipset drivers after installing Windows... the USB ports work to access BIOS. This ...
by Treloar
03 Mar 2019, 13:38
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Headphone recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 18531

Re: Headphone recommendations

I got 4 sets of earphones just recently all the same as I did a journey on the tilt train and no one else used theirs so now I have them.
by Treloar
18 Nov 2018, 10:53
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Soundbar recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 5469

Re: Soundbar recommendations

Do you need a soundbar or speakers:?:

Currently I use Divoom Iris-02 on my HDD recorder to playback music at about 50% and find them plenty loud enough, with quality sound.

I bought mine from JB Hifi for $11 years ago... I dunno if they are still available or not...
by Treloar
29 Oct 2018, 20:39
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Headphone recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 18531

Re: Headphone recommendations

I've been considering the Panasonic RP-HC31 Noise Canceling In Ear Headphones $68 on Ebay
by Treloar
22 Jul 2018, 12:11
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: wtf is my computer doing
Replies: 4
Views: 4611

Re: wtf is my computer doing

problem one could be a flat bios battery, I've had that in an old system and until i replaced the battery... every-time at boot it'd ask for which drive
by Treloar
30 May 2018, 12:25
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Advice on what is salvagable
Replies: 36
Views: 11040

Re: Advice on what is salvagable

Yeah - learnt my lesson there - full sized ATX next time :P The ASRock Z77 Extreme4 was advertised as ATX but is actually cut down and misses the front-most lugs so you have to be careful to support the board and not apply too much force when inserting and removing the 24 pin motherboard power conn...
by Treloar
30 May 2018, 12:23
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Is this a good buy?
Replies: 1
Views: 2299

Is this a good buy?

I decided to make a thread to pose the age old question....

$165 512GB Intel 545 SSD

Part of their opened-box sale, presumably stuff that got sent back or something
by Treloar
29 May 2018, 19:46
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Advice on what is salvagable
Replies: 36
Views: 11040

Re: Advice on what is salvagable

Well the system I am currently on is an ASUS 9 years old with solid caps, it has outlasted 8 Asrock motherboards, 1 MSI and 1 Gigabyte board thus far... you ask what problem I had with the Asrock boards is that they all cooked themselves specifically around the north/south bridges, no idea why. Seve...
by Treloar
28 May 2018, 06:00
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Advice on what is salvagable
Replies: 36
Views: 11040

Re: Advice on what is salvagable

Yeah you gotta be sure you get one that has solid caps and pcie 3.0, some of the boards use electrolytic caps and have only pcie 2.0, I looked up some reviews on your current motherboard which is why I am suggesting to replace it, that and the fact I've grown to loathe Asrock... Now is not a really ...
by Treloar
27 May 2018, 04:13
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Advice on what is salvagable
Replies: 36
Views: 11040

Re: Advice on what is salvagable

Apparently, alot of the newer CPU's on the market of late are not supported natively by the motherboards you can buy, unless you flash the BIOS. AMD at least offers a Short Term Processor Loan "Boot Kit" if you get caught out, but with Intel boards I think you need to buy CPU/RAM/Motherboard from a ...
by Treloar
03 May 2018, 12:47
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 401
Views: 105236

Re: The NBN thread

I was reading something the other day about modem's needing to meet some sort of certification to be used, apparently you can buy modem's that are not the standard per say and your ISP may cut you off. I cannot find my way back to the article in question... do you guys know anything about it :?:
by Treloar
01 May 2018, 07:11
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 401
Views: 105236

Re: The NBN thread

I am considering to get a fritzbox! getting ready for NBN which supposedly gets to me in October, I wish 5G would get here 1st as I may be more likely to go to it depending on the cost of the plans.

I just had a uni assignment to do and it was on you guess it 5G :!:
by Treloar
01 Apr 2018, 03:32
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 401
Views: 105236

Re: The NBN thread

Well NBN is probably going to suck for me cause according to the Telstra plans I've gotten my phone currently connects to a node 600m away, instead of the closer node. :(
by Treloar
22 Mar 2018, 15:35
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 401
Views: 105236

Re: The NBN thread

I can get as far as "Then put in your street and search for it" and then the website locks up and I can go no further, tried several different browser and its the same.

EDIT: Okay I think I eventually got it to work, now we'll wait and see what I receive in my email. Thx for the help :!:
by Treloar
22 Mar 2018, 15:14
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 401
Views: 105236

Re: The NBN thread

Okay I made an account and still cannot find my way to it
by Treloar
21 Mar 2018, 08:53
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: SNR and Line Attenuation
Replies: 2
Views: 2502

Re: SNR and Line Attenuation

Speeds doesn't worry me too much, I want better latency and reduced packetloss if at all possible.

It's a Billion 7800N

Internode used to be really good with my ping and no packetloss, but of late it's been bad for dropped connections...
by Treloar
21 Mar 2018, 08:51
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 401
Views: 105236

Re: The NBN thread

Which one you connect to will depend where your phone line runs, you can get a Telstra cable map for your area via https://www.1100.com.au/ (pick excavation/manual excavation and it'll be free), and with some reading of those you should be able to trace your phone line to work out which pillar you ...
by Treloar
15 Mar 2018, 04:39
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 401
Views: 105236

Re: The NBN thread

Well according to the roll-out plan NBN gets to me Oct-Dec of this year (2018), it will be FTTN according to NBNCo. My question is, can we choose the node we connect to :?: Near to me are 2 nodes, one is 300 meters away and one is 600 meters away... according to the node map the node that is further...
by Treloar
15 Mar 2018, 04:09
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: SNR and Line Attenuation
Replies: 2
Views: 2502

SNR and Line Attenuation

Are these bad :?:
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by Treloar
02 Mar 2018, 17:20
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: PC powers-down the powers-up again on startup
Replies: 9
Views: 4109

Re: PC powers-down the powers-up again on startup

A relative of mine had a quirky system that had grounding issues, where if I put the system into 1 case it would not run, but in another case would. How is your motherboard mounted in it's case :?: Have you tried running the system on an antistatic bag out of the case :?: (turn the system on with a ...
by Treloar
02 Mar 2018, 17:15
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Random USB issue
Replies: 7
Views: 3942

Re: Random USB issue

Was gonna say did you try Safe mode, it'd been a sure issue it was drivers
by Treloar
24 Feb 2018, 11:20
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: New build feedback pls
Replies: 27
Views: 7555

Re: New build feedback pls

Is hyper-threading really that much of a performance boost :?:

Is there much improvement to be had from a 6 core cpu over a quad :?: