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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Feb 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 375
Posted By kbronski
CPU Running High Freq

Something in Windows is causing my poor laptop CPU (Intel i7-2720qm) to run at around 110% - 130% frequency all the time. This is, of course, causing it to run hot. I thought maybe HyperV was...
Forum: System Security 11 Feb 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By kbronski
Never mind, I fixed it. I had to go in and tick...

Never mind, I fixed it. I had to go in and tick "friends" next to my home network (which is set to "private"). What the heck, Avast.
Forum: System Security 11 Feb 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By kbronski
Issue with Avast Firewall

My Avast firewall is being a pain in the arse and not allowing certain things to connect to online services like they should. I've made a video displaying the issue. If anyone has any pointers on...
Forum: News 29 Dec 2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,327
Posted By kbronski
I'd be kicking myself in the pants for something...

I'd be kicking myself in the pants for something like that!

info.cern.ch is just 4 months older than I am. I was exposed to computers from an early age, when DOS typing programs were still used to...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 28 Dec 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By kbronski
Updates Not Installing

See signature for system spec.

Running Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

After a fresh install (SP1 bundled) last weekend, the system ran the first round of updates (171 of them) and has been trying to...
Forum: Sound & Audio 21 Oct 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By kbronski
It occurs both in WMP and on Youtube, Bandcamp,...

It occurs both in WMP and on Youtube, Bandcamp, etc. It is a bizarre issue. I will run the latency monitor when I get home later and post the results. Stay tuned (ba-dum-tsh).
Forum: Sound & Audio 20 Oct 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By kbronski
Volume fluctuations

Okay, let me explain myself here. See system specs.

I have my audio NORMALLY routed over USB to my M-Audio M-Track QUAD interface so I can listen through my reference monitors (because why not)....
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 30 Jul 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By kbronski
Gsync is one of those things that I've heard of...

Gsync is one of those things that I've heard of and heard talked about, but still don't really know what it is.
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 29 Jul 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By kbronski
Boss was pressing for a budget-sensitive decision...

Boss was pressing for a budget-sensitive decision so I went with the 970. Thanks for the recommendations, though. The 980ti would have been my first choice.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 28 Jul 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By kbronski
I appreciate the battery post, but my computer is...

I appreciate the battery post, but my computer is beyond that; it won't even detect a battery (any battery) anymore; it is, for all purposes, permanently tethered to an AC adapter. I suppose that's...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 28 Jul 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By kbronski
Another Editing Rig: Graphics Card Dilemma?

I've recently started as the IT Assistant for a local media group, so rest assured: this is not a repeat thread about my own rig.

We have one editing guy, and one main editing rig. The HW...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 28 Jul 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By kbronski
Mmhmm. Plus larger coolers = more surface area =...

Mmhmm. Plus larger coolers = more surface area = more cooling.



The D15 has better cooling performance than most AIOs and I'm not up to spend a couple grand on a closed loop. I know most AIOs...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 28 Jul 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By kbronski
I just noticed the 3-day hold period as well....

I just noticed the 3-day hold period as well. Hopefully I can get down there in time! Again, this thread pretty much just saved me a lot of money. Props again to SF for pulling through with adequate...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 28 Jul 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By kbronski
Hey guys, First of all, sorry for the...

Hey guys,

First of all, sorry for the misleading H/W info; it's a laptop, not a desktop. Secondly, I've been using it for over 4 years now. It's gone through a motherboard replacement, two fan...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 27 Jul 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By kbronski
Yah, you know, if I was having this paid for by a...

Yah, you know, if I was having this paid for by a third party, I may go for some higher-end RAM. But for what I'll be doing, even the "low end" of 2133 is going to be pretty killer.

For reference,...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 27 Jul 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By kbronski
I don't know why it would make you nervous....

I don't know why it would make you nervous. That's over a half inch.

I recently installed a Noctua cooler into an Antec case with a differential of 2mm. No issues at all. Clearance under 1/10 of...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 27 Jul 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By kbronski
HDD Not Responding

I read through this thread (http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/111495-hard-disk-stops-responding-hang.html) already, but I'm curious if there's something else afoot here.

See, I am...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 27 Jul 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By kbronski
Microcenter is local only; I could drive to St....

Microcenter is local only; I could drive to St. Louis for it; would save myself money on the shipping and it's only a couple hours away as is. Good call; still going with the 5820k because frankly,...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 27 Jul 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By kbronski
It's that 15mm difference that makes me nervous...

It's that 15mm difference that makes me nervous...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 26 Jul 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By kbronski
Fan cooler vs. Case (size)

As I mentioned in my other thread, I'm looking at a Haswell-E CPU. I'm NOT getting a water cooler. It is simply out of the question. However, I'm having a hard time determining if a Noctua NH-D15...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 26 Jul 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By kbronski
Haswell E i7 5820k price point?

I'm still ordering parts for my production workstation and just ordered the Asus X99-A mobo, which means I'm locked into the LGA2011-3 socket. I'm definitely settled on getting a 5830k but obviously...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 May 2015
Replies: 1,970
Views: 206,289
Posted By kbronski
This is with the drive approximately 1/2 full of...

This is with the drive approximately 1/2 full of data. 250GB 850 Evo.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 27 May 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By kbronski
I figured that would be the case. From idle, it...

I figured that would be the case. From idle, it normally takes 1-3 seconds to open (from clicking the icon, to the app being usable).

EDIT: Resource monitor was showing random spikes in disk...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 27 May 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By kbronski
SSD Lags HARD While Multitasking

I know drives are known to work slower while multitasking, but this new Samsung 850 EVO I put in my laptop is dog slow right now. Chrome and WMP12 are open. Drive, F.lux, Avast, and Intel HD Graphics...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 22 May 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By kbronski
X99: Asus vs. Gigabyte

Question: Is the ASUS X99 PRO (www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/X99PRO/) worth the price premium over a cheaper option like the Gigabyte GA-X99-UD4...
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