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I need help with water cooling on my computer.

Well im fairly new at water cooling and willing to try it, i would like to know what system i should buy and i can set it up, i just need the material so i can put it together, like i said i dont really know much about that or where to even begin looking. any help is appreciated, here's the specs on my computer: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zFr73C read more

P5K-VM chassis intrusion hardware fix

Hello I have been searching for a hardware fix for this problem. This mod fixes the annynoing "chassis intrusion, fatal error" error which prevents the board from booting up any OS. Let's start with basic description of what is where. This is how the chassis intrusion circuit looks line on paper. And the rest. This is the fix on paper (word description): And in reality As described in one of the pictures. First power up and then reset. Could be fixed by connecting to different faster charging 3.3V line. read more

How To - Fix Intel CPU + Geforce GTX SLI - Sudden Hitching/Stutter In Games (Fullscreen 3D)

Symptom Issue was introduced recently. Game freezes periodically around every 15 seconds or more, for no more than 100ms~250ms... just enough to piss you off while sniping in BF4. Hiccups in audio, audio distortion, audio static spike, etc. Occasional crashing in DirectX 11 too. Originally thought it was DPC latency... I was wrong. It seems to be triggered when moving your mouse and pressing keys down on the keyboard, troubleshooting steps began with each individual device, then new devices, then USB drivers, then DPC latency, then guessing something wrong with the... read more

nVidia/AMD Graphics Cards BSOD 116/1033 Fix | Slow FPS Fix

PROBLEM BACKGROUND Graphics card issues are nothing new, it happens everyday with lots of people. Most of the issues get fixed or the user replaces the card. One problem is random BSOD(Blue Screen Of Death)/crashes caused by the graphics card that many people including me have encountered. In this guide I will try to help you through one specific issue, the BSOD BCCode 116 Locale ID: 1033 problem. WHAT CAUSES IT? The definition of a 0x116 bug check is:Quote:This indicates that an attempt to reset the display driver and recover from a timeout failed.The problem occurs... read more

How to Get Linux Ubuntu Working with a GTX970 (Also a F@H starter help at the end too)

Okay, this is not my process, and I am a Linux Noob. So some will be quick to point out that there are a lot of unnecessary steps in here. I admit that is entirely possible and probable, but when I was trying to get my 970 to work in Ubuntu I wasn't taking any chances and I followed this procedure to the T. This series of commands was developed by @LanofSong and also executed by myself with success. So I neither added to nor deleted anything from the process. If you know better about what not to do then by all means save yourself some steps, but I was unable to know... read more

[Linux] How to enable backlight control and fix most function keys on laptops

1. As root, edit /etc/default/grub and find the line begining GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT= 2. Add the commands acpi_backlight=vendor to the end of this line and save the file. Example: Code: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor" Adding acpi_osi=Linux allows the laptop’s function keys to work for backlight control but will likely introduce some power drain issues. Thus the line would look like: Code: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor acpi_osi=Linux" 3. Run the command update-grub to... read more

How To: Activate a 2012/2012 R2 Virtual Machine

There are several new headaches involved with activated Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2. This guide is for people who already have the host server activated but the VMs are not being compliant! Symptoms: You can't activate EVEN with the Microsoft certified product keys (included below.) You have checked everything and still can't figure it out! SLMGR or Activation Wizard just doesn't accept your key. Cause: Well, basically it is probably because you are using a Trial/Evaluation copy of Server 2012. That is okay except Microsoft added the word "Eval" at the end of... read more

Move your My Documents folder to another drive/directory

This is remarkably easy to do, but it can also make you feel really blind if you haven't done it before I was recently faced with a filling-up SSD that my OS is installed on. I currently install all of my programs to a typical platter drive with 2 TB, but many programs still put data and folders in your /Users/ folder. For instance: Unreal Engine 4 likes to use your user folder for /Unreal Projects? and /Unreal Engine/. everytime you download one of their content packs from the marketplace, its adding about 3-4 GB. To combat this, as well as take care of any other... read more

How To: Extract Your Windows 8/8.1 Key (All Editions) embedded in the BIOS.

Download WOLF from my site: http://www.bytemedev.com/wolf/Run the program.Go here:Easy peasy.RC [[SPOILER]] read more

Qosmio x70-75 Overheating Solutions

Do you want to play on your Qosmio without having overheating shut downs? Do you want to play on your Qosmio without using a cooling pad? This is the full article for not a working around the problem a SOLUTION by 2 steps only! I will not be help responsible if anyone lacks the skills to do this, if you are a beginner show this article to a professional or experienced person to help you do it right! Step 1. THERMAL PASTE! The thermal paste that comes with the Qosmio laptop from Toshiba is simply bad. When I opened the heat sink the the paste was not only bad but it was... read more

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