Journeyman Geek

Singapore, Singapore

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Age: 31

Newly minted tech support wauzer at a leading VFX company

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asked What were vehicles and society in general powered by in Avatar LOK
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comment What is this part I found in an old PC? It looks like metallic alternating spikes
hm. It looks like the ultra el-cheapo sheet metal heatsinks you see in utterly crappy gear. Yet someone went into all the trouble to seemingly chrome plate it.
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comment Windows 10 Technical Preview worst case scenario
A BSOD should be specific to the OS that's running at the time. I suspect the worst case scenario is issues with the bootloader. That said, I tend to like to have a system image backup or its third party equivilent in case of hardware failure.
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answered How could a generational ship maintain a source of drinkable water?
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revised 6 pin motherboard power connector?
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comment 6 pin motherboard power connector?
I see black and yellow, which are standard, and blue and purple which arn't.
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comment How can I convert a PDF to an editable Visio file?
Just to note, its a legitimate pdf, of an old map - did a quick check with linux and virustotal virustotal.com/en/file/…
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comment 6 pin motherboard power connector?
I'm curious to how badly they mangled the standard. The PSU image I was looking at dosen't even have standard seeming colours.
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answered 6 pin motherboard power connector?
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comment 6 pin motherboard power connector?
Could you add an image of the connectors? I'm hoping the colours are standard
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comment 6 pin motherboard power connector?
From a quick google search the PSU dosen't look standard - I found a service manual online manualslib.com/manual/550218/Hp-Prodesk-600.html, and that confirms it uses an oddball 6 pin power connector. I would not plug in a pci-e 6 pin connector without checking first
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comment Can't have GTX 660 installed next to GT 240 for PhysX
In my experience, the 660 handles phyx fine on its own. I distinctly seem to remember reading somewhere it was a good idea to use a card within 2 generations for phyx as well, but not sure where that was.
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comment A Windows clock to show both UTC and local time?
The suggested answer seems down. Is there a mirror somewhere?
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comment What's special about Prime95's torture testing?
Utterly unscientific answer? Everyone uses it. It works in a reasonably consistent, well understood manner. ;p
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comment Are laptop LCD cables interchangeable?
forums.hackaday.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3980 is worth a read. It might come down to more than electrical/physical compatibility by the looks of things.
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comment Windows 10 technical preview: Windows can't be installed because this pc uses a compressed operating system
I'm unfamiliar with Windows 8.1 Pro for Razer - is this preinstalled?
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comment where to get a fully updated iso for windows 8.1 pro
Does that still work with windows 8?
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comment where to get a fully updated iso for windows 8.1 pro
Guys, no links to dodgy piracy sites please!
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answered where to get a fully updated iso for windows 8.1 pro
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