- Dec 14, 2013
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|Motherboard||X470 Tachi Ultimate|
|Cooling||Scythe Big Shuriken 3|
|Video Card(s)||Radeon VII|
|Benchmark Scores||Never high enough|
1: That's up to the individual to learn if they want to.potato pohtahtoh.
1: assuming someone can or is willing to learn the basics is where you start to go wrong. Nevermind that people automatically run into a wall when it comes to dealing with electricity as that runs a higher risk of damaging other components or setting the house on fire if you do something wrong or if it turns out there was a bigger problem with the card than expected.
2: Just looking at a board filled with capacitors, resistors, chokes and other IC chips is enough to deter a lot of people unless they know what they are looking at.
3: Dont sell yourself short. Having skills in a particular trade is like common sense. Everyone likes to brag about them having it. Everyone else likes to assume that everyone else has it but thats where they are wrong.
4: An average joe wont know how to solder never mind having all the equipment to do basic repair work like a multi-meter and a soldering iron.
Anything at any time could go wrong, even the best at it make mistakes and I'm not saying it's an easy thing to do for everyone nor do I assume such. I was picky in what I got to work with in the first place, that's a big part of it but as you say, sometimes you really can't "Know" if what you are seeing is THE problem.
Could be a symptom of an even larger, more obscure issue with it causing all the mayhem. I've done such work for years with it being industrial related so I do have that advantage working for me and I also have spare, older stuff/hardware/setups to chance for testing purposes.
All that needs consideration before attempting any work of this kind.
2: That relates to point 1, I understand why they would be put off because I too was at first but the only way to learn is dive in.... With something that's dead in the first place with no chance of repair.
That's how I started.
3: I agree with this aside from the assumption everyone has the sense to do it - I do not assume anything to that end. It's true not everyone can do it, like for example music - We know what it is and honestly anyone can "Play" as in play a note but how well they could actually play (Talent for it) is an individual thing in itself.
Not every one is cut out for it.
4: I do agree with this but realize I too was an average Joe until I picked it up by my own initiative and taught myself how to do it.
Other things goes back to points 2 and 3 I've made, there is no guarantee of anything but at the same time one that doesn't currently know will honestly never know until they try it at least.
As for the investment in tools and equip, that's just part of it like having a gaming PC you built yourself or if wanting to change spark plugs in your vehicle. It's an investment that has real potential to pay off and thats why I started doing it and yes, it has paid off many times over what I have in the tools themselves.
If anyone wants to take a crack at it I'd be happy to start a thread going over some of the basics, do's and don't you'd need to know.
Best I can do in that case - All the rest is up to whomever.