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  1. LifeOnMars

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    Tatty, i need points from you, you old fart.

    Your daughters are hot and imma meet them soon.

    Points... please :)

    .... :p

    Edit, i feel all my points should be for sexual related incidents. Nothing to do with the actual forums.
     
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    More pictures of erocker posing homosexually?
     
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    Tatty_One Decrepit Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    The oldest one gets married next week, the youngest has taste so that rulz you out I'm afraid :laugh:
     
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    Does anyone have a Steam gift of Dead Island that I could buy?
     
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    Before I make a new thread for this problem, can any of you help?

    I've just received my nephews laptop yet again (Acer Aspire 5552 - InsydeH20 Bios) and it has issues... 1 short beep, running continuously during boot, the system looks to me as it lags during this time then "speeds" up shortly afterwards to catchup with it's self.

    Here's an example of the beep/s


    EDIT: I went ahead to reinstall Windows and well let's say it's not good news, I got as far as wiping the drives and installed a little but now it just keep's restarting an won't let me carry on with the install :O
     
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  7. FreedomEclipse

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    dunno if you made a previous thread about your nephews laptop. so im gonna ask a few questions...

    have you tried testing the ram a module at a time?

    taking the hard drive out and hooking up to a PC?

    attempted to boot the laptop with either no ram, HDD or both at the same time??
     
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    I made a threat some months ago about his laptop, but this is a different one now :)

    Ran MemTest on the RAM an let it run through a few passes, which it did without issue's.

    I think the laptop may be overheating aswel as the other issue's because as mentioned it wouldn't let me install Windows due to restarting itself but when I went back for another attempt it worked as should.


    Not really done much to test the hardware that I can, yet. I thought I'd come straight here and run things through some of you guy's before I take the thing apart and possibly cause more problems.
     
  9. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    id jump straight to taking it apart. If you think its overheating then open it up and reapply some new TIM.

    give it a good cleaning out with some compressed air - check the cooling fan still works and doesnt make any grinding noises,

    make sure the heatsink makes contact with the CPU or GPU its supposed to be cooling. there are a few manufacturers out there that use extremely thick thermal pads to cool GPUs that are totally trash. they tend to leave something like a 1-2mm gap so a copper shim is required.

    take it all apart, put it all back together again, and if it doesnt work then it could be a critical hardware failure and can possibly be fixed by stripping the laptop down to the mobo and baking it to reflow the solder.

    You wont know until you are confident that youve tried everything you know to fix it.
     
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    Just of to bed now I'll post updates tomorrow.

    Thanks :toast:
     
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    Nah, that'd mean more points from him. I want a variety of points :)

    You've never met me, lol. I'd make a superb son-in-law :)
     
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    Okay so I've come to realise that I'm actually a bit concious about opening the laptop up, first of all the last time I had a laptop from my nephew I opened it up as screen needed replacing and I broke'd it all-together :eek: Also there is a great big dip in the centre of the keyboard area of the current laptop about 4 or 5 inches in diameter, which leads me to think it may of already caused damage to the components so opening it up would just brake it.

    What to do :confused::ohwell:
     
  13. NdMk2o1o

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    Basically I got trolled and fell for it, I said something along the lines of
    and got an infraction for that alone, nothing else. I got banned cause I reacted furiously in thread stating how many Richard Heads there is about TPU and told said mod in pm how I felt cause of the pettiness of an infraction for that quote, I knew what was coming and thought it was worth it anyway :laugh:
     
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    I know, but the ban was as a result of older "live" things and an accumilation, what you got for the other day would not have banned you in it's own right if you get my meaning..... where you say you got punished for that alone is not strictly true, after you had been asked to stop you didn't, your final comment was just the final straw...... well thats the way it looks anyway, but I was not involved in the conversations so I may have got that wrong. The policy for us is simple.... if it's a minor thing, you get asked to stop, either in the thread or by PM, if it continues then it's a more formal zero point warning, and then that is followed by a points infraction, although sometimes, dependant on seriousness it goes straight to a zero pointer followed by a pointer.
     
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    Good t'have you back anyroad NdMk2o1o!

    :p
     
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  16. NdMk2o1o

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    I was not asked to stop tatty, the only thing I said out of line (apparently this construes name calling) in that thread was " you cant be that stupid" I got my infraction for that - FACT. My ban was as a result of me PM'ing the mod and letting them know how I felt about the infraction and putting a further post in said thread to also declare my feelings on the infraction (not in a polite manner I might add), the latter 2 are what got me a ban, however I knew they would though didn't care at the timebecause of such a petty infraction.

    In summary the ban was called for because of my reaction to the infraction, the infraction was not and shouldn't have been given anyway so it's a bit of conundrum really, though I thought I would clear things up for my own sake, don't think I should say any more on the matter in here anyway less the ban stick will be flailing ;)

    Thank's IC :toast:
     
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    Tatty_One Decrepit Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    ^^^ Ahhhh right.... my eyes must be playing games with me..... you got a warning.......zero points asking you and I quote "Please do not call people stupid"...... this was before you got a formal pointer later....... so you don't consider that was asking you to stop? As I said, you did not get a ban, you got some points, not nearly enough to get you a ban..... you did however still have points live and the 2 combined caused you to have a temp ban, it is different, If I banned someone they would automatically get 25 points, under normal circumstances that would be a 3 month holiday.

    Listen, I am not taking sides here, just saying what I see, if someone asked me to stop, and I didnt' then I would expect a spank, although I acknowledge you did not feel you were asked to stop. When you sum it up, and probably where we disagree is that calling someone stupid did not get you infracted, not stopping when someone asked you too is actually what caused it.
     
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    I wonder how points stack up. Do they "decay" over time?
     
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    An infraction will be worth an amount of points

    when you get too many points you get banned

    After a set amount of time the infraction will "Expire" and the points will no longer count towards your account
     
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    Ah thanks. I have made it a point not to get any points or infractions, and I intend to keep it that way :)
     
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    Just checked my PM, I apologies it was an warning not an infraction, not being dishonest here just mistook a warning for an infraction, still being warned for saying "you can't be that stupid can you?" is nursery school stuff imo and uncalled for. Mods seem to let trolls slip as they're not really breaking any rules by being provocative or inciting :rolleyes:

    Thanks for the clarification Tatty, like I said I thought it was an infraction not a warning, am happy to admit when I am wrong.

    Anywho, cheers having a few after a productive few days with the kids and in the garden :toast:
     
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    Whats my PC (tower)worth?

    CM storm Sniper - black edition
    GAZ68X-UD3-B3
    Core i5 2500K
    NH-U12P SE2
    Gskill 4GB 1600: 7.8.7.24 x2
    Asus GTX 570
    OCZ Vertex 2 90GB SSD
    2TB Seagate 5.9K Sata III HDD
    OCZ Fatal1ty 750w PSU
    Asus Xonar DX
    Samsung Blu-ray/DVD-RW drive

    Components wise, still £1k worth to buy like for like components new from Ebuyer, just wanting to find out if I could build a better performing rig for the same without sacrificing CPU/gaming performance, losing RAM/HDD capacity etc?
     
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    Very hard to improve on the 2500K, I don't think its worth your money to sidegrade.
     
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    IMO your rig is as good as it gets.

    In my case its a little different. I could potentially sell of my 2 or 3 hard drives and get 2 3TB ones instead or sell off my 6970s for 1 GTX680 or 7970.

    an OC'd 2500k is as good as it gets unless you plan to go SB-E or IB-E
     

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