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Discussion in 'General' started by TheMusician, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Retracts earlier aspersions cast @David 's way.

    It was probably your tinkering holding the poor girl together.

    Bizarre though. RAM doesn't work, other RAM works then doesn't work, old RAM works again. Very odd. Does make you think mobo if the PSU is dandy.
     
  2. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    No worries mate, just drop me a PM and we can sort it.
     
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  3. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Had this with my last system. Then the same PSU wouldn't start on my current build, which changed mobo, CPU & RAM. Then it would while out of the case. I currently suspect the case power button.
     
  4. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Never a bad time to evaluate what's the oldest link in the chain - if it's the case, @IanW may be on to summat.
    That said, and call me old fashioned (metaphorically...) but I still leave my PC switched on 24/7; I get that not everyone does, but...
     
  5. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    If all else fails try new sata cables! It worked for me once.
     
  6. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Had this, randomly the PC would just shut off an not restart, turned out to be a duff SATA cable
     
  7. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Had to cancel an upcoming group test, 'cos - unsurprisingly - no bugger really wants to promote their loss-leader entry-level desktops. After the editor said the logistics would be "much easier" this time around (hah!) I burned through nearly a month trying to source machines, and only made it up to seven. I could have gone ahead at that and hoped for some stragglers, but the remuneration just ain't there to justify getting everything done in such a short timescale to hit deadline.

    Knocking it on the head does, sadly, mean that the effort I've put in to sourcing goes to waste: there's no kill-fee for that. It also makes it considerably less likely the outlet will approach me for future group tests, which to be honest is probably no bad thing if the budget stays where it is (seriously, £100-odd for dozens of high-quality photographs? There's no way that's what they've been paying their in-house photog.)
     
  8. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Oh yes it is well below stock (~ 61 vs 80) but without the front cover on it stays in the mid 50's and boosts higher.
     
  9. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Now looks like I'll have to un-cancel the group test: seems the editor thinks I'd already agreed to do it, whereas I thought I'd said I'd see if I could get a group together and go from there.

    Well, a group of seven it is, then!
     
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  10. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    I'm sure some office Groups have consisted of less... :)
     
  11. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    No hearing and pain in right ear. Went to doctors Monday and they can't irrigate it due to the pain as it could make me go permanently deaf in that ear. So if It's still bad Monday they'll book me in to see a specialist. Oh the joys.
     
  12. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Broke the bubble glass on my E cig :(

    Thank god I had the old one. Have bought two more. Sucks using a half sized glass tho.
     
  13. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Yup, group test uncancelled. Which now leaves me with, what, three weeks to receive humpty-tump desktops, benchmark 'em, review 'em, photograph 'em, write it all up, and do all the other toot - like the buyer's guide - that goes with a group test.

    Next time I'mma just say no, rather than "I'll think about it."
     
  14. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    I'll think about it = Yes. No = Yes. Yes = they'll probably cancel on you.
     
  15. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    OK, now things are just getting bloody weird. I came home from work and the PC wouldn't boot.

    I pulled the top cover off the case which reveals the edge of the RAM slots, unclipped the RAM, angled each one up about 30 degrees then pushed each one back into the slot. Hit the power button and the PC boots.

    In windows I hit restart so I could enter the BIOS, and have a look around. Obviously swapping out the RAM meant it was defaulting to 2400MHz, so I set back to 2666MHz. Not a big change but enough to make the PC power cycle once I'd saved and exited the BIOS.

    It didn't power cycle. It just switched off and didn't come back on.

    I did the thing with the RAM sticks again and pushed the button, and it boots. I power down and hit the button, it doesn't boot. We do the RAM stick two-step again and it boots. The machine works just fine - gaming, benching, stress-testing - no dramas at all - but it won't power up without me pissing around with the RAM.

    What in hell's name is going on? I can't wait for Sunday, when I'll have some time to pull this apart and start experimenting.
     
  16. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    @David It just sounds like it's doing its damnedest to just wind you up for ghits and siggles.
     
  17. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Music Enthusiast

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    Well... put myself on the scales and I’ve successfully got back to almost 15 stone by sheer laziness! At my lowest I was 13st 4... jeeeeezzz!!

    Skinny fat some would call it!

    On one hand I’ve proved I can put my mind to losing weight and it’s easy to replicate when I just get going.

    On another I’m frustrated I spent all that time getting to a point I was really happy to overthink it with “hey losing weight was easy, now to get hench as ****” and instead got back to old podgy me!

    Now to find that drive again...
     
  18. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Morphine. Why must your effects be temporary? :waah:
     
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  19. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Not remotely claiming any level of expertise, but how old is the build & could it be as simple (relatively speaking) as the CMOS battery?
    FTR: what does
    mean? Having difficulty visualising...
     
  20. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    That made me think of Dolly Parton.
     

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