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    but every time I changed the overclock settings it would not boot up - couldn't find the OS.

    sounds weird, you have any ideas about why? is it a motherboard specific issue or is it because while ocing you're also ocing the pci-e lanes?


    maybe a uefi update might solve the issue, must admit i can't see why you should have a problem if the oc was stable and can only think it must of been a timing issue with the controller on the nvme drive some how.


    seems lots of people oc and use nvme drive with no problems judging by this topic. :- http://www.overclock.net/t/1603995/samsung-sm961-nvme-thread/30


    you got to admit though 1 nvme drive being faster than 6 ssd's in raid 0 is mighty impressive and why i'm definitely going to have one myself in my next build, i was so impressed with my daughters build i really really didn't want to give it to her (course i did though.). :rofl3:




    i ran across this while seeing if i could find out why you were experiencing problems when ocing.


    The problem turned out to be something as simple as our overclock settings. We use Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 modules rated at 2,800MHz, and we were using their built in XMP profile for our system's overclock. However, this automatically sets the base clock to 125MHz, which is a requirement when using high frequency memory (i.e. above 2,666MHz) on X99. However, this also affects the speed of other parts of the CPU, not just the cores, and one of those parts is the onboard PCI-E Gen 3.0 controller. In turn, in order to maintain PCI-E stability at this clock, our motherboard was downgrading the PCI-E interfaces to Gen 2.0. You can force the graphics slots back to Gen 3.0, but there's no such option for the M.2 slot, which makes sense since storage devices require perfect stability. We have not been able to confirm exactly how other motherboard manufacturers handle the situation, but it's probably safest to stick to 2,666MHz DDR4 on X99 when using a PCI-E 3.0 storage device. It should also not be a problem on Z170, where the PCI-E controller's clock is separate to the CPU BCLK.



    so your problems were more than likely due to the bclk over 100MHz on x99.

  2. you running raid for that disk score intel and how many drives?


    have you thought about getting an m2 nvme drive, i put a samsung sm951 (i think) in my daughters pc and the speed of that was phenomenal but of course you do pay for that speed though because they definitely aren't cheap per GB.


    i'm definitely going to have one for my os drive whenever i build my next pc though.



  3. nice, my next build for myself will probably be something along those lines.

    i'm waiting to see what replaces the x99 chipset first so probably won't build until end 2017 early 2018 and i definitely want one of these as my os drive after seeing the performance of them in a build i put together for my daughter earlier in the year.:- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100011693%204814%20600488413&IsNodeId=1&cm_sp=CAT_SSD_2-_-VisNav-_-M.2_1



  4. think you're missing the point bh, there is no single thing he does that requires an i7 i'd agree, but he multi tasks to such a degree that he brings an i5 to a crawl, agreed your i3 listed may be slightly faster but he'd still be much better off going with an i7 build just because of the multi tasking.


    it's not just gaming that can utilize the benefits of a 1100 series card, there are lots of other things that can too.


    so see no point in spending $400 on a build out of a possible $2000 budget when what your building will be in the exact same position as you were to start with.


    that's just my opinion though.



  5. to be honest bh, i wouldn't go for anything less than 1151 and z170 if i was to buy new now.

    psychotron, thing to remember is more cores and ram the better especially when you do a lot of things at once like you describe you do.


    Also, I have a graphics card that runs 3 monitors. This is what I often have running all at the same time. Sometimes it slows my computer to a crawl:


    Maybe about 10-15 tabs open at once on FireFox
    Watch TV in Windows Media Center
    slideshow playing of maybe 800 pics in Windows Media Player
    ACDSee photo editor
    MS Excel


    so i'd be looking at something like i7 6700 with 16GB of ddr4 ram and a fast ssd along with a 1100 series nvidia graphics card.



  6. know nothing about the make and can't see it being a great drive, but lets be honest for $6 you've nothing to lose.



    If you absolutely need to stretch your pennies, the Kingdian S200 isn’t a bad choice if you just need a basic 60GB SSD, and you’ll still notice the incredible improvement in terms of boot times, application load times, and overall system performance when compared to a mechanical hard drive. And despite its low price tag, it surprisingly does use name brand NAND and comes with a three year warranty, I’m not so sure that dealing with Kingdian if it does die would be any fun, but if budget is your #1 concern then the Kingdian is the SSD for you.




  7. only way to know is to run some test on it i'd think.


    just go to the drives manufacturer site and download their drive diagnostic software and see what it reports about it health.


    if a drive is getting to hot then i'd suggest adding a fan to keep it cooler, really i'd think you'd want your drive never to go over 40c, and be around 30C usually but from my understanding some drives in a laptop for example can reach 60c without problems.


    i think drives that are to cold (less than 25c) or to hot (higher than 50c) have a higher failure rate, but don't think just because a drive runs hot means it's failing or "shot".




    All was going fine til the 287+ updates showed up. I got so mad waiting for them to install. I went back to win xp pro.

    Why doesn't win7 have a easier way to get them ?.

    in my opinion i think it's a m$ tactic so people will upgrade to a new win 10 os.


    so instead of making windows 7 updates unavailable and forcing people to upgrade they just make the servers very slow so getting and installing them all for a clean os install takes hr's if not days.


    no idea if that's correct or not but it's my conspiracy theory and i'm sticking to it. :laughing:




    as an after thought maybe something here :- http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/616671/what-is-going-on-with-windows-update/

    can help you speed things up if you decide to try again.


    I have a 2TB hard drive, but only 1.8 is available to use.

    that's normal and has to do with the way a hard drive needs a certain amount of space to organise itself before any data is stored on it.


    think of it like this, you have a filing cabinet draw that can be filled with loads of files, only problem is you can never find what you want when you need it because it's not organised, so to organise it you put in a lot of dividers, now you can find files easily but have lost a certain amount of storage space taken up by the dividers.


    well that is more or less what happens with any hard drive, so you can think of the missing 0.2TB out of your 2TB as the dividers.




    I did try one last clean install of Leap. It told me it had to delete Windows. OK, go for it! But it took so long for the updates to run that I went forget it.

    personally i don't see why you'd need to clean install or delete either leap or windows, like i said in an earlier post i'd simply dual boot, then you can use windows to your hearts content, and when you felt like it, try and get the updates done on the already installed leap42 os.


    when/if you ever did finally manage to update the linux os you could then work on installing the driver and getting everything working again, we know it's possible because you've already done it once and had everything working great.


    trying to think if there's an easy way where you can download the updates first or resume from where you left off on next try to make things worth persevering with, but not ever having had to do it myself am at a bit of a loss.


    i guess you could use something like wget to copy and resume the download of the repo's into separate folders in your home directory first, then once you have the repo's on your hard drive doing the updates should be fast and easy, requiring a simple temporary change in the repo list so they point to each folder and not the internet url's. once updated reverting those repo changes and delete the folders.

    but it's not something i've ever tried or tested myself and i'm not sure how long it would take you to finish the downloads in the first place, even though it would allow you to resume what you downloaded there would be so much more data needing downloading than you actually need in the first place, you might never complete it. :laughing:


    there must be a better easier way of resuming the updates but can't think of it, maybe someone else has an answer.

    i don't even know if trying to get the updates at the same time as you do an install will work out easier and better for you seeing how i never install that way.


    personally i'd chat up your landlord or someone at work and see if they'll let you pop round and connect by wire to their network and get the updates completed that way or find an internet cafe where they will let you connect by wire there just to update. :P


    not being much help here am i? :rofl3:





    Plus my landlord only has cable, not the fiber optics good stuff.

    cable is just fine, but you need to connect to their network by wire and not wifi then you'd have no problems getting the updates done, once the updates are done and the driver installed and working then you can connect by wifi to any network without any further issues.

  11. well you know for a fact my grasp of the english language and correct grammar isn't great (to say the least. :laughing: )


    but to me this is a conditional sentence,


    "When you turn on a brand new computer, connected to a brand new internet connection, the amount of time from the first attempt at hacking that computer is four minutes,"


    with "connected to a brand new internet connection" being the condition,


    so to me what you've done here without the condition "When you turn on a brand new computer,..., the amount of time from the first attempt at hacking that computer is four minutes," Farmer said.

    is to take something completely out of context thereby changing the complete meaning of the sentence as originally meant and spoken.


    we all know just turning on a new pc won't mean anyone/thing is likely to attempt hacking it within 4 minutes just by the fact it's turned on, but when you add the condition of connecting it to the internet then that makes a hacking attempt within 4 minutes much more likely and logical. (well at least to me.)


    now not being an english grammar expert i have no idea which interpretation is correct yours or mine. :rofl3:


    but logically i'd go with my interpretation, so therefore i refute your claim the sentence was made to be dramatic and is in fact just a plain statement of truth without any embellishments or scaremongering, and i don't care if you no longer care about the point. :P which was the point (in my mind anyway.) that a brand new pc (so malware free.) connected to a brand new unused, pristine clean ip address (therefore not known to have a pc located there.) will still be tested by hackers (their bots really.) within 4 minutes of being connected to the internet.



  12. still think you missed what he was saying tomk (as i understood it anyway. :laughing: )

    edit ---------------

    should add, i never watched the video (needs JavaScript enabled,) and am going by this quote only.

    "When you turn on a brand new computer, connected to a brand new internet connection, the amount of time from the first attempt at hacking that computer is four minutes," Farmer said.



    you just bought a brand new pc, had the internet connection installed, so first thing you do is connect your all in one modem/wifi/switch device to the internet connection, connect your pc to the modem, and within 4 minutes of you connecting that all in one modem (with it's built in firewall.) to the internet connection and it establishing it's connection to the isp it will have received at least 1 attempt to gain access to the new network and pc.


    so no i don't think the statement was made to be dramatic, it's just the plain and simple truth as i understand it anyway.


    i agree it doesn't matter if the pc is new or old or if it's even connected to the modem yet but that's not the point i think he was trying to make.


    i just had a thought on how to test the 4 minute quote easily too, if you have an all in one device like they issue over here in the uk and you get a new ip address every time you restart it, so after a restart the modem connects to the isp and is given a new ip then look in the logs and see if within the 4 minutes on the new ip you got an inbound attack then that would prove the 4 minute quote. to my mind anyway. :mrgreen:



  13. http://cw39.com/2016/09/12/is-it-possible-to-be-completely-cyber-safe/



    The bottom line is when it comes to cyber security, Farmer said the only safe computer is the one that's factory-sealed in the box.

    ...paranoia runs deep...


    not paranoia when it's true though.

    hackers can even get data off an infected pc when it has no connection to any network whatsoever (air gapped.).

    :- https://www.wired.com/2015/07/researchers-hack-air-gapped-computer-simple-cell-phone/




    "When you turn on a brand new computer, connected to a brand new internet connection, the amount of time from the first attempt at hacking that computer is four minutes," Farmer said.

    Again, I'm not buying it, even if he is a professional expert.


    When I turn on a brand new computer, I connect it to my existing router. Hackers cannot tell that I've turned on a new computer. The "four minutes" fact sounds made up to me.


    think you missed the point, he said connected to brand new internet connection. which to me means it takes the bots out there 4 minutes to test your brand new ip address just issued to you from your isp for the very first time to see if they can gain access to whatever's behind it.


    just look in your routers logs for proof, in mine there's very few minutes where an inbound connection attempt wasn't rejected, and most minutes have at least 2 or 3 such attempts and rejections, even though my router is stealthed and doesn't respond to any inbound communications.


    so i definitely believe the 4 minute time, surprised it takes that long to be honest with how fast pc's are today.


    a site some might find of interest with some tests you can run to test different things like if you have any open ports or if your router is stealthed or not :- https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2



  14. there is no more "popular" os out there than linux. it runs nearly everything including i bet the server your seeing this forum on.

    so i'm not really a believer in the more popular argument.


    like we all know though the biggest problem with any os is not the os itself (especially now windows follows a more secure way of operating by default.) but the idiot using it. :laughing:



  15. my friend always brags about his mac being virus proof...lol...

    has he ever had a virus? have you? he may not be "virus proof" but i bet he's more chance winning the lottery than getting infected.



    So do most Linux users...

    know any linux users who have been infected? bet you have though.


    truth is no os is impervious to being hacked or infected with malware, but at the moment it's not anything a mac or linux user really needs to lose sleep over, number one reason i see why people say install an anti-virus software on a mac or linux system is "if you share files with a windows pc" :rofl3:


    take this topic for example they say they have found code aimed at linux and mac in a windows malware making it cross platform, but how are they going to get the linux or mac user to install and run it with the permissions it needs to do any damage in the first place? and because that is not so easy to do in the first place it makes things much harder to infect those os.


    i bet i'll never ever see or run whatever malware app this code is from on my linux machine, and it wouldn't surprise me to learn my linux machine is one of the most vulnerable to infection out there just because of it's user. :P



  16. ok.




    should add, there's nothing wrong with your laptop or your wifi and it's just a driver problem.

    of course it would be a lot easier to fix things if you could connect by wire to a router, it's just relying on the flaky wifi driver to fix the flaky wifi driver that's the problem. :mrgreen:


    by the way just keep hitting r when you get that option (a,r,i) anything else just cancels the update process and it needs to start from scratch next time you try.


    a lot of the time even when connected by wire on my pc i get that happen and if it doesn't work after 1 or 2 retries then it's usually a repo problem, once or twice i've had to change to a different repo mirror to get it to update, either that or forgo the updates until a later time when any issues are usually resolved.

  17. first install leap with patterns :- base development, kde development and linux kernel development, it will add other patterns too.

    next update leap with zypper up

    next add any repo's like packman and libdvdcss

    update again with zypper dup.

    go into yast and set it to use network manager.

    (seeing how you've just done a clean install, just make sure those patterns and repo's are installed, and everything is upto date.)


    then follow instructions in previous post to clone the git repo and install the driver.

    create and add the rtl8723be.conf file with whatever options you found worked to /etc/modprobe.d/ folder.

    reboot and test.


    if no joy then we'll need to try and figure out why if you want or you can stick to using windows, your choice.


    one thing you can do though is create a text file and copy everything you do into it so while following the instructions to install and test the driver, copy each and every command and it's output into it as you go along, that way we can see what if any errors occurred which should help figure out why it's not working now when it did before.



  18. sorry been so long in getting back to you kurt, but after spending hrs trying different ways to resize a root partition and being able to log back in again after, i think you'll be better off just doing a clean install but with a bigger root partition to start with. :rofl3:


    anyway to cut a very very long story short, it is possible but it's also very convoluted.


    i finally succeeded by first logging in as root in run level 3, umount /home, resize it to minimum or size you want to add to root, create a new partition in empty space, dd /home across to new partition, mount new partition as home, delete old home. then reboot to a live cd so i could finally resize the root partition to use the free space left from when i deleted the old home partition.


    that was the only way i found i could resize things and still be able to boot into the desktop again after, don't know what the problem was doing things any other way but first i thought it might be a uuid issue in fstab but mounting partitions by label never fixed it, so i assume it must have been a permission issue copying the user folder back caused (even though i did try and set the folders permissions back to username and user group) any whatever the issues were i think using dd fixed that problem.


    upto you but if you want to try it anyway instead of doing a clean install i'll give detailed instructions on how i did it, but i can't guarantee they'll work for you even though i don't see why not. :mrgreen:




    thinking about it, i don't think i tried dd when i just used a live cd to do everything, so might give that a try in a bit which if it works should make things a bit easier than the way i finally did it.

  19. can you make a live usb/cd/dvd? i think it might be easier for you if you can.


    if yes, but you need a live iso, then you can download the suse 13.2 kde 64bit live iso from here :- http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/13.2/iso/

    just find it and click on it and save file.

    or click on this direct link :- http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/13.2/iso/openSUSE-13.2-KDE-Live-x86_64.iso


    i use imagewriter in suse to then put the iso onto a usb so it's bootable, but there are other programs/ways to do it.




    I miss the Disks app that I had before the update I did.

    what disks app? in what os?


    and congrats and good luck in your new job. :clap:

  20. don't m$ only release security updates 1ce a month unless the last update broke something then they try and release a fix as soon as possible?




    Some half-jokingly refer to the day after Patch Tuesday as Crash Wednesday, referring to the troubles that sometimes accompany a computer after the patches are installed.



    I usually start worrying once it gets to a week or 10 days without one.

    so no need to start worrying. ;)



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