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Forum Topic "Do I need a home server?"

jakeSpot 1 Build 2 points 12 days ago

You could use a KVM switch, allows you to use the same keyboard and mouse and monitor for one computer at a time:

A more expensive HDMI one: https://www.amazon.com/IOGEAR-2-Port-Switch-Cables-GCS62HU/dp/B004YCUDMU

Forum Topic "How fast can you type?"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 21 days ago
  1. Maybe 90 WPM at best on a keyboard I'm used to
  2. Maybe around 5th grade? Touch typing maybe somewhere in middle/high school.
  3. I just typed(I honestly don't remember how I got to this speed)
  4. Typeracer
  5. I have a Cherry-MX Blue keyboard, maybe helped me about 3-5 WPM
  6. Like floridaboz said, hard to answer, but maybe 10 degrees from the desk
  7. Very inaccurate, maybe about 90%

Forum Topic "Chrome downloads take ages!"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

Glad you got it solved!

Forum Topic "Clock watchdog timeout when installing windows, New build"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

Yay! Glad you got it fixed :)

Forum Topic "PC starts to acts weird after short time of gaming"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 23 days ago

If you haven't tried the drive on a different cable or port, I would try switching it around if it's convenient. Then run the benchmark again.

Forum Topic "PC starts to acts weird after short time of gaming"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 23 days ago

Huh, one of your cores seems to be suffering quite a bit. Do you have software that can record temps from individual cores?

Forum Topic "PC starts to acts weird after short time of gaming"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 23 days ago

I don't see anything terribly wrong with those scores--I'm stumped...

EDIT: Woah, your SSD... Does your mobo support SATA 3.0? That might be the culprit for some performance issues, but not as much to cause audio stutter...

Just the percentile score for your CPU and GPU is good. (for PassMark) Run some SSD tests with PassMark as well.

Forum Topic "Chrome downloads take ages!"

jakeSpot 1 Build 2 points 23 days ago

I think it highly depends on the server you are downloading BeamNg from. Have you tried downloading other large files from chrome? Are they also the same download speed?

Some people also suggest turning off hardware acceleration in chrome:

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/rWD5IZJ1td4

Forum Topic "PC starts to acts weird after short time of gaming"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 23 days ago

+1 for the info

Although, he mentioned that his all-core CPU temperature is 65C, so overheating is a only 50-50 possibility from me.

Forum Topic "PC starts to acts weird after short time of gaming"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 23 days ago

For a really quick test, the UserBenchmark .exe file is covers all critical components (CPU, GPU, RAM, and storage tests) but is not very conclusive.

http://www.userbenchmark.com/Software

I personally also use PassMark: https://www.passmark.com/

Forum Topic "PC starts to acts weird after short time of gaming"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 23 days ago

Do benchmarks show if the GPU or CPU are underperforming?

Forum Topic "PC starts to acts weird after short time of gaming"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 23 days ago

How old is the video card? May be a failing or improperly seated GPU.

Forum Topic "PC starts to acts weird after short time of gaming"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 23 days ago

Do you think the audio and video stuttering could be associated to different issues? Or do those two happen together all the time? The first course of action I can think of is removing the sound card and just using mobo onboard audio. (or just play without sound for a bit to test if video still stutters)

And to clarify, this only happens when you are gaming? Or does it happen during idle as well?

Forum Topic "Clock watchdog timeout when installing windows, New build"

jakeSpot 1 Build 2 points 23 days ago

Hmm.. at this point I'm suspecting a crappy USB stick. Maybe try using Windows Media Creation Tool on your own USB and then inputting the key that came on a sticker in the original packaging during installation?

Forum Topic "Computer Shut's its self off"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 23 days ago

Sweet! Keep us updated :)

Forum Topic "Computer Shut's its self off"

jakeSpot 1 Build 2 points 23 days ago

Like Legomaster said, could a problem with the reset/power button on the case have caused this? I would turn it on, and then use the computer without the power/reset pins in. (Pull it out after boot)

Forum Topic "Clock watchdog timeout when installing windows, New build"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 23 days ago

It's possible to reseat the CPU there, but I think it might be more of a problem with a cooler unless you bent a CPU pin.

Forum Topic "Clock watchdog timeout when installing windows, New build"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 23 days ago

41C is relatively high, actually, for idling on the BIOS.

How long does the restart take, after the crash? If it is a long time then it may be a problem with the CPU cooler since the CPU should have "cooled off" by then.

Do you have an overclock on the CPU right now?

Also here's a mental checklist for if you've installed that AIO correctly:

  • Remove the plastic film on the bottom
  • Making sure all 4 sides of the cooler are roughly screwed in equally
  • Making sure the radiator is getting air (the fans are spinning)
  • Make sure that you put on a rice (or small pea) size amount of thermal paste

Forum Topic "Clock watchdog timeout when installing windows, New build"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 23 days ago

Ahh, a physical Microsoft USB. Have you tried plugging that drive into the 2.0 port like I said above though?

However, I suspect it may be a hardware issue, like improper CPU cooler installation.

Forum Topic "Computer Shut's its self off"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 23 days ago

Huuh, does this happen when you are idling? Check task manager and your temps monitor as well.

Forum Topic "Computer Shut's its self off"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 24 days ago

Might be a PSU issue. When the build shuts off, is it a full shutdown, or does the screen just go blank and the fans stop spinning?

Forum Topic "Clock watchdog timeout when installing windows, New build"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 24 days ago

If it's practical could you please detail what you used to get Windows onto the USB Stick (Rufus, Widows Media Creation Tool, etc.) and the brand of the stick?

Also, it may help to put the stick in the USB 2.0 instead of 3.0 port.

Forum Topic "Huge fps fluctuations!!!"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 24 days ago

Yes; I would recommend you switch out the faulty RAM.

Forum Topic "Does anyone here NOT play Fortnite?"

jakeSpot 1 Build 3 points 25 days ago

Yes. I especially hate the culture where players are seen as "n00bs" if they don't cash out on a skin (ahem!)

Forum Topic "How are Google/Amazon smart devices?"

jakeSpot 1 Build 2 points 25 days ago

I use both. I have a Echo and a Google Home mini. They both work well, but I prefer the Google Home mini more because it's linked to my Gmail Account (hello skynet) so I can see my reminders, agenda, etc. I prefer the Echo for playing music since I have a Prime Music subscription. Both are equally capable for timers, news, turning on/off my lights etc. The Home is a bit better at the stupid questions I throw at it (ex. what is an armadillo)

Forum Topic "How to put windows 10 on hard drive"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 25 days ago

Yes. That's why you have to use Rufus (if you already have the ISO file on another computer) or Windows Media Creation Tool (linked above) to create installation media. It's not the best solution to directly burn it onto a USB using File Explorer like you would for a movie or software.

Another question that may let me help you better: Where did you get the ISO file to install Windows 10? There may be a problem with the ISO file as well.

Forum Topic "How to put windows 10 on hard drive"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 25 days ago

Yes, but when you boot from the USB you should see a prompt to select your boot drive.

Forum Topic "How to put windows 10 on hard drive"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 25 days ago

I would try re-burning the USB with Windows Media Creation Tool. Then try booting from the USB again. I should prompt you to install Windows to the hard drive (ie not boot to the desktop)

Forum Topic "Is this a good build for a first timer"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 25 days ago

A few minor revisions to 2Tek's build: (Will drive your price up though):

  • Smaller, more reputable hard drive
  • Prettier case (also is available in the UK)
  • More reputable PSU

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor £142.48 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard £99.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £89.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Kingston - A400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £36.98 @ Ebuyer
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £34.74 @ Aria PC
Video Card *MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card £138.05 @ Amazon UK
Case Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £47.96 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £70.68 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £660.83
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-23 20:35 BST+0100

Forum Topic "How to put windows 10 on hard drive"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 25 days ago

Yes, you must use special software to burn the iso onto the USB. What software did you use? Windows Media Creation? Rufus?

Forum Topic "How to put windows 10 on hard drive"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 25 days ago

When you boot the PC from your USB stick, you should automatically see prompts for installation onto your hard drive. If you are directly booting into the desktop from your USB stick (quite unlikely), you probably made a mistake while creating installation media for your USB.

Forum Topic "Does anyone here NOT play Fortnite?"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 25 days ago
  1. No

  2. I just never really had the time to (pretty much applies to any game though) :/

Forum Topic "My first build (update?)"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 26 days ago

Agreed. I was trying to stick under a strict $600 budget, but 450W definitely cuts too close for upgrades.

The Seasonic Gold line is fantastic!

Forum Topic "Huge fps fluctuations!!!"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 26 days ago

Hmm.. what's your RAM usage while fortnite is open? That might be the problem.

Forum Topic "My first build (update?)"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 26 days ago

For a microATX case, I would go with a semi-modular PSU to make cable management a bit more tolerable:

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FQ648d/corsair-power-supply-cp9020101na

Forum Topic "Remotely Use PC"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 27 days ago

in a pinch

Well if you are using it for gaming I wouldn't recommend it.

To answer your question, yes, you are directly mirroring your PC desktop to your laptop.

Forum Topic "Remotely Use PC"

jakeSpot 1 Build 0 points 27 days ago

Chrome Remote Desktop is what I use in a pinch. Relatively easy to setup and connect from a different network. Performance is very acceptable on decent networks. Works on Android, Chrome OS and Windows.

Forum Topic "My friend has an issue with black and white pixels forming a histogram-shape"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Haha, thanks for keeping us updated though! :-)

Forum Topic "Do I have bad internet for my pc?"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Hmm... I'm not exactly sure but seems reasonable that ISPs want to make their internet services seem be faster than they actually are.

Forum Topic "Thoughts on Apple's event?"

jakeSpot 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

Nah I was just playing around since your x variable wasn't lowercase :P

Forum Topic "Thoughts on Apple's event?"

jakeSpot 1 Build 4 points 1 month ago

` >:( where is my camelCase?

Forum Topic "Good MOBO options for an OC-free build?"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

I see. I like the killer sli/ac as well, but it will be an unlocked motherboard with your locked processor. Most high end boards with WiFi are on the unlocked Z370 chipset.

Forum Topic "My friend has an issue with black and white pixels forming a histogram-shape"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Yeah I'd ask her haha

Keep us updated!

Forum Topic "16 vs 15 ram speed"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Since it is a Ryzen system, maybe the 3200MHz kit you are looking at would work better.

Forum Topic "Looking for a 200$ monitor"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Glad I could help! (Asus monitors are there if you look further down)

Forum Topic "Good MOBO options for an OC-free build?"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

What size motherboard? ATX? Micro ATX? Thanks in advance!

Forum Topic "16 vs 15 ram speed"

jakeSpot 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

CAS speeds do affect performance (lower the better), but that depends heavily on your platform (Intel Z370, Ryzen, etc). Do you have a specific build you have in mind?

Forum Topic "Simple Question. x64 and x32/x64"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Windows 10 key deals

Windows 10 Education is great. Has enterprise features, most universities have it through their online student store login accessed through OnTheHub:
https://onthehub.com/download/free-software/windows-10-education-for-students/

Costs ($8-15, or free)

Forum Topic "Looking for a 200$ monitor"

jakeSpot 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Per parametric filter, hits all of your requests: https://pcpartpicker.com/products/monitor/#T=1,15&W=2380,2410&m=8,139,13,27,32,136&p=1&X=0,20832

I don't have any strong opinions on any brand, series, or model of monitor, unfortunately. My eyesight sucks so I can't see much of my monitors anyway :'(

Forum Topic "Do I have bad internet for my pc?"

jakeSpot 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

In the same spot where you have your laptop in the house, what are your other devices getting on your 100mbps internet? Also is it advertised as megabits per second (number is 8x slower in theory) or megabytes per second?

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