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Forum: Folding Team 03-06-14, 09:39 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,039
Posted By Norcalsteve
I am so sorry to hear this!... you were a BIG...

I am so sorry to hear this!... you were a BIG help, and an inspiration to my love of Folding. It saddens me to hear the news, but your legacy will live on... Thank you your help and your...
Forum: Cooling 12-15-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,615
Posted By Norcalsteve
Sounds like mine when I first got it... I would...

Sounds like mine when I first got it... I would check the paste, but that's up to you... also, run a cooling pad under it. CoolerMaster has a neat pad with moveable fans to direct right under your...
Forum: Folding Team 12-15-13, 09:12 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,195
Posted By Norcalsteve
I think a good solution for f@h research would be...

I think a good solution for f@h research would be some sort of a 'tax break' associated with your key and the type of system you have... If you register your specs of your different rigs to your key,...
Forum: Folding Team 12-11-13, 02:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,195
Posted By Norcalsteve
Man... Wish I could have stayed in the fold! I...

Man... Wish I could have stayed in the fold! I feel bad now!! Heck, I am hocking gear just to buy my kids Christmas presents without having to use CC's...
Forum: General Hardware 12-11-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,229
Posted By Norcalsteve
Well, that's a good thing then! The chance its...

Well, that's a good thing then! The chance its your ram is greater ;) Hope a new set helps the system out. When I was into overclocking I used to always get 124 BSOD, and it was due to my ram...
Forum: General Hardware 12-11-13, 01:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,229
Posted By Norcalsteve
I know this is possibly a RAM issue too, but try...

I know this is possibly a RAM issue too, but try running sfc... open CMD in admin mode then type sfc /scannow

supposedly that helps with testing/fixing/replacing your system files. I had odd...
Forum: Displays and Digital Cameras 12-02-13, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By Norcalsteve
sorry, went to bed! LOL!.... one technique to do...

sorry, went to bed! LOL!.... one technique to do with your monitors, place the bezel on the left/right monitors just behind the middle monitors bezels to help reduce the over all gap. will make it...
Forum: Displays and Digital Cameras 12-01-13, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By Norcalsteve
My laptop in sig has 2 mini HDMI and one HDMI...

My laptop in sig has 2 mini HDMI and one HDMI out... and can support 3 monitors, 4 if you count the laptop itself. DVI or HDMI is what you want (I have heard not that big of a difference since they...
Forum: Displays and Digital Cameras 12-01-13, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By Norcalsteve
I'd check out the narrow bezel monitor's... that...

I'd check out the narrow bezel monitor's... that way when all three monitors are next to one another you wont have too much of a gap... here's one for example:...
Forum: Laptops/Netbooks/SFF/Smartphones 12-01-13, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 762
Posted By Norcalsteve
Oh speaking of power... If you can...

Oh speaking of power... If you can find/acquire/borrow/or have a voltage regulator or UPS, use it. I know after each deployment (and each laptop per) I have shot the battery up due to the power...
Forum: Laptops/Netbooks/SFF/Smartphones 11-30-13, 10:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 762
Posted By Norcalsteve
Muh bad! :chair: I was gonna say! But cool, just...

Muh bad! :chair: I was gonna say! But cool, just wanted to make sure for my shallow reading habits! :salute:
Forum: Laptops/Netbooks/SFF/Smartphones 11-30-13, 07:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 762
Posted By Norcalsteve
Ouch, 2300 for an i5? what are the spec's? ...

Ouch, 2300 for an i5? what are the spec's?

EDIT:
also for deployment, when I bought my laptop, I got it from best buy and bought the "accidental" on it... if you buy online, and they don't ship...
Forum: Laptops/Netbooks/SFF/Smartphones 11-30-13, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 762
Posted By Norcalsteve
I had the i7 version of this laptop when I was...

I had the i7 version of this laptop when I was deployed (999 on sale at Best Buy)... Pretty decent construction, looks similar anyways... and the cooling is nice (easy to clean weekly with canned air...
Forum: Microsoft Operating Systems 09-13-13, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Norcalsteve
Well, I did do a thorough cleaning of the...

Well, I did do a thorough cleaning of the registry and the some scans/optimizations. I guess that was it... hasn't done it after multiple shutdowns/reboots to test it since then.
Forum: Microsoft Operating Systems 09-12-13, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Norcalsteve
Windows 8, New start intro upon reboot

Anyone know why Windows 8 will go to the "HI, Lets get started with Windows 8" first time introduction upon a normal system reboot? This doesn't happen all the time. Seems every once and a while I...
Forum: Cooling 08-23-13, 12:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,615
Posted By Norcalsteve
Its good though... Due to the possibility of your...

Its good though... Due to the possibility of your entire HDD getting corrupt (losing a recovery partition) MSI's BurnRecovery takes that out of the loop and puts it on seprate media. Plus, you dont...
Forum: Cooling 08-22-13, 07:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,615
Posted By Norcalsteve
BurnRecovery is for Windows8 only... no files or...

BurnRecovery is for Windows8 only... no files or info is saved...

For everything else you basically need an external HDD to copy your files to (like games, pics, music, docs...)

You MUST use...
Forum: Cooling 08-21-13, 06:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,615
Posted By Norcalsteve
so all of you posting that you have this beast......

so all of you posting that you have this beast... even if you don't have issues now... make those MSI BurnRecovery disks or thumbstick before anything else! I already used it, and it only took 80min...
Forum: Cooling 08-21-13, 06:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,615
Posted By Norcalsteve
You GOTTA use the MSI BurnRecovery... you will...

You GOTTA use the MSI BurnRecovery... you will have the option of making ISO files to burn to an external (16gb, 5 disks total), or a USB stick that make a 16gb boot disk... That will completely wipe...
Forum: Cooling 08-21-13, 05:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,615
Posted By Norcalsteve
Since I cracked my case, and noticed their...

Since I cracked my case, and noticed their folly... I tightened the heat sink with all screws as necessary, and used AS5 for the new paste. I now idle 38-43 and my max load with P95 is 89C after 20...
Forum: Cooling 08-21-13, 07:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,615
Posted By Norcalsteve
I am getting a sneaking suspicion that this first...

I am getting a sneaking suspicion that this first batch is all done wrong... I had the gull to open mine up, but I highly recommend that you use the RMA way first.

Also, I believe this comp will...
Forum: Cooling 08-21-13, 07:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,615
Posted By Norcalsteve
For this comp... ENSURE you get an external DVD...

For this comp... ENSURE you get an external DVD burner, or a 32GB thumb drive and use the MSI Back up utility! The windows back up will not restore your system to the way you would think, "activated...
Forum: Cooling 08-17-13, 06:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,615
Posted By Norcalsteve
AMEN! LOL!:attn:

AMEN! LOL!:attn:
Forum: Cooling 08-16-13, 09:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,615
Posted By Norcalsteve
I hear you, but I am not one for gaming (in the...

I hear you, but I am not one for gaming (in the hardcore sense) on a tablet... Laptop is my limit, due to my frequent "trips" I have to take, that my desktop cant go... But also I guess I will be one...
Forum: Cooling 08-16-13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,615
Posted By Norcalsteve
They said bunk off... So I said... HA, I got...

They said bunk off... So I said... HA, I got accidental! none the less...

I braved it... went the course... and took her down to the CPU!

I was right, some dude fell asleep on the assembly...
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