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help walle 16/05/03(Tue)23:46 No. 22080 ID: 744e48 [Reply]

i just assemble a new computer from scratch and its running fine,, it reads all the memory in the bio but when i try to install windows operating system it just stops and outputs Driver-irql-not-less-or-equal

Anonymous 16/05/04(Wed)00:40 No. 22081 ID: 5af710

Re-download and re-burn the image then try again.
Boot a *nix LiveCD (ubuntu or mint being the easiest flavours)

If one doesn't work try the other and feedback to us.

Anonymous 16/05/07(Sat)00:07 No. 22087 ID: a870df

irq not less or equal can mean RAM issues.

if you didn't buy ram off the qvl, return the ram you bought, then buy some sticks that are qualified by the motherboard vendor to work with your board (qvl - qualified vendor list).

Raspberry shit Anonymous 16/03/24(Thu)21:30 No. 22062 ID: 52aeb9 [Reply]

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How do you start up a Raspberry Pi? I got a starter kit which includes everything needed to get going, but the starter kit didn't include a HDMI cable, so i got one of those. After several trips to the store before i settled on the right adapter. (i think). Then i downloaded SD card formatter and NOOBS, so that i could use my sd card.

But then it turns out later versions of windows can't detect sd cards at all, but my old as shit pc detects that my 16 gb card has a storage of 5 gb. But it can't be used.

Man, all in all, raspberry so far has been the most labor and hardware intense thing i have ever attempted. All the guides on youtube simply assume that everything is setup and properly arranged before you start using it.

But i cant even get it to start. Am i missing something here? Surely, it must be crucial that windows can detect SD-cards. But it is impossible. I have tried on several different computers.

Can't you just hook it up like a plc and get things going? Why does it have to be so complicated?

Anonymous 16/03/25(Fri)02:30 No. 22063 ID: 930929

I don't know if you're kidding but... If you have trouble getting SD cards to work on Windows, it might be ten years too early for you to try out Linux.

Sounds like your SD card is incorrectly formatted, that's all. It's that complicated because you were too cheap to buy a prepared SD card from their store, I guess.

Anonymous 16/03/25(Fri)23:09 No. 22065 ID: a870df

>Sounds like your SD card is incorrectly formatted
He could have also bought a shit SD card reader.

I have one that won't read cards over 2GB, and another that breaks at about 8GB. The former was just pre-SDHC, while the latter was a bargain bin piece of crap.

Anonymous 16/05/06(Fri)10:00 No. 22086 ID: 75c23c

this post hurts me

cutter blades etc anon 16/04/21(Thu)15:54 No. 22068 ID: 8d6257 [Reply]

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Recently bought a Bosch GWS angle grinder. Bought it for a particular job and it is done. Now I wonder what else I can do with it. I looked for other blades. Anybody have advice? Information?

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Anonymous 16/04/29(Fri)00:49 No. 22075 ID: 31b2d1

A tool is not someone who does stuff for you. A tool is someone you use to acheive your goals.

If you have a tool but no need to use it then it is without purpose.

Live your life. If you need tools use them, if you do not, do not. Do not go finding purpose for tools, by doing so you become the tool through which they have purpose.

You are the tool!

Anonymous 16/04/29(Fri)11:51 No. 22076 ID: 621f7c

Smoke less weed.

anon 16/05/06(Fri)07:50 No. 22085 ID: 8d6257

22075 I liked your answer, but it is insufficient! I bought a hammer to kill my enemy, but when that job was done I discovered nails and so built a house!

Anonymous 16/04/24(Sun)14:02 No. 22071 ID: 99fe2a [Reply]

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my computer crashed without me shutting down the computer properly

are my files okay?

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Anonymous 16/04/30(Sat)02:26 No. 22077 ID: 070bba

okay cool

i got an error that said the values didn't equal or something and then windows shut down. but if windows shut itself down it would save changes (to itself) too, right?

Anonymous 16/04/30(Sat)02:27 No. 22078 ID: 070bba

also i should mention i was downloading tv series so it was gigs of data that i was wondering about

Anonymous 16/05/02(Mon)13:41 No. 22079 ID: 621f7c

>if windows shut itself down it would save changes
If Windows is the one shutting down then changes will be flushed to disk as part of that shutdown. The only time that wouldn't be the case is if you had an overheat condition (typically CPU) that causes the system to spontaneously power off. In that case you wouldn't see any messages about Windows shutting down, it'd just power off.

As far as why the updates won't install, that could be anything.

MSI GTX 970? Worth it? Chill dude 15/02/28(Sat)01:23 No. 21673 ID: a38c5e [Reply]

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Thinking about getting 2 MSI GTX 970s for sli. Going to have 4 moniters hooked up to them. (2 17' 1 24' and 1 52' moniter). Anything I should be aware about before buying these or any other recommendations?

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Anonymous 15/11/26(Thu)05:35 No. 21981 ID: d2dbf1

First the .5Gb was locked unless you were a special case (specifically backed by NVidia and actively excluded anything to do with AMD). Then they unlocked it when people realised they weren't getting what they paid for and could potentially sue. Now developers have to deliberately avoid using that extra .5Gb to avoid shit-canning performance.

It's the prequel to nVidia Gameworks, shit-canning performance all over the place so they can lock developers into their product with the promise of "extra performance".

Anonymous 15/11/26(Thu)09:31 No. 21982 ID: 26baf4

Gameworks is also about shitcanning performance on older Nvidia cards too. Even if your older card is vastly more powerful than a newer card, the newer card will get better performance.

The only reason developers are using Gameworks is to get a taste of that sweet, sweet Nvidia development monies. Having Nvidia work for free on your code is the same thing as paying a developer cash to hire someone to do the work. Nvidia just cuts out the middlemen.

Anonymous 16/04/21(Thu)22:13 No. 22070 ID: ae6330

It is not worth it
a couple of GTX 970's is still no match for a GTX 980 just save a little bit more and you can run any kind of games you want with a single GTX 980 than having to crossfire your cards. Crossfiring does not give you much performance it always depends on your game and how shitty it is optimized the most you will probably get is about 10-20 fps increase that is a pretty shit deal if you ask me, Just saying OP

Anonymous 16/04/16(Sat)04:15 No. 22066 ID: 52b312 [Reply]

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I'm running Ubuntu in Virtualbox on OS X 10.11.4 and there seems to be something wrong with the display.

Anonymous 16/04/16(Sat)22:47 No. 22067 ID: be9aab

Open a terminal in the Ubuntu VM and run:

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms

Reboot it, and hopefully that should fix it. If not, there's going to be some hand editing of config files involved.

Anonymous 16/03/16(Wed)03:36 No. 22054 ID: e8e8ea [Reply]

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Okay, I'm new here, just throwing that out here and idk if this may be the place for this.
Anyways, i've been having problems with my phone lately (iPhone 4). The issue is in terms of storage space, I have jack shit on here (one application and 0 photos) and I still have less than a gig left in storage. I've reset multiple times and completely reset it. I've hooked it up to my computer and the only thing I could find were the pictures. I've had this little guy for about 2-3 years. This problem became relevant a few months ago and it hasn't stopped plaguing me. I've looked up solutions to this but most of them are for the 5, 5s and 6. Any suggestions as to what i can do to fix this.

Anonymous 16/03/16(Wed)05:07 No. 22055 ID: 5a53ee

I have an issue with iDevices where "Other" grows to be several gigabytes in size, even larger. Other covers Safari's cache but also data from Messages and Mail.

The problem is that while you can delete individual items in Mail and Messages to get that space back, Safari's cache is anything but temporary. The only way to fully clear it once its grown to unwieldy sizes is to use erase all contents and settings, then restore from an icloud backup. Restoring from an iTunes backup will just restore those ungodly files back into it.

Anonymous 16/03/22(Tue)00:44 No. 22060 ID: 356300

Speaking of iPhone 4, I have an old one that doesn't power on. If you plug it in, it goes between the logo start screen and being off endlessly. Any ideas?

Anonymous 16/03/23(Wed)01:18 No. 22061 ID: 5a53ee

Could be the battery, but without opening it up and disconnecting the battery you won't know. Could also be some kind of serious corruption in the flash, affecting the initial series of processes that load at boot. A jailbreak gone awry could cause this, since they typically insert themselves into the boot process or otherwise try to modify it.

Anonymous 16/03/21(Mon)08:03 No. 22058 ID: 99fe2a [Reply]

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I got a new tablet that whenever I connect it via USB to my computer, the connection rapidly and randomly disconnects then reconnects repeatedly

I have tried other USB cords on the tablet, other USB devices on the PC, and they all work fine.

Anonymous 16/03/22(Tue)00:41 No. 22059 ID: 356300

What kind of tablet would this be, and what brand of computer?

Anonymous 16/02/18(Thu)13:56 No. 22049 ID: 2545a8 [Reply]

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How does one take off a word from abiword's spellcheck?

The manual is out of date and shit, Abiword is up to date, I tried google but didn't have any luck.

Anonymous 16/03/19(Sat)15:09 No. 22057 ID: d06069

Uninstall, reinstall. Or start looking through app data and program files, that list is actually stored somewhere

Anonymous 15/12/04(Fri)09:07 No. 21985 ID: 776200 [Reply]

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Is there a way to extend a router's signal using two wireless routers without having the 2 routers connected?
Everything I seem to find seems to require the two routers to be attached via cable.
I (hopefully) want one wireless router to "repeat" the signal in a long basement apartment with shitty coverage.
The guy who has the base router and modem in his room is a bit of a bitch about having any cables going out of his room.

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Anonymous 16/02/08(Mon)22:52 No. 22044 ID: 5a53ee

The main router nor secondary routers need to support repeater mode if you string them together via cat5. All you have to do is give the two routers the same name, same encryption method, same passkey, and disable DHCP on the secondary router.

Anonymous 16/02/12(Fri)01:21 No. 22047 ID: 5a53ee

>The main router nor secondary routers need to support
don't need to support.

Its only if you're stupid enough to use WDS that they need to support WDS, and have changes made on all routers to enable WDS, and generally hope and pray that nothing goes wrong and knocks WDS offline (which it will, regularly).

Anonymous 16/03/19(Sat)15:07 No. 22056 ID: d06069


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