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  1. Posts : 9,615
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #1451

    Slapped and done. Still have more security software to install and drivers to update. Once that is done, I'll make an image of the boot drive.

    Frankly, installing hardware makes me as nervous as a longtailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs since I really don't know what I'm doing. Thank God I have you all and others on other forums to bail my ample asset out.
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  2. Posts : 9,615
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #1452

    essenbe said:
    Yea, watching updates download is in the same category of watching paint dry.
    Methinks paint dries faster.
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  3. Posts : 428
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #1453

    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    Frankly, installing hardware makes me as nervous as a longtailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs since I really don't know what I'm doing. Thank God I have you all and others on other forums to bail my ample asset out.
    Experience will change that. I agree with others that I'd rather install hardware since I've never had trouble there except long ago with a Creative audio card. Windows Updates on the other hand can cause me anxiety when one begins to show signs of hanging. One reason I try to do them one at a time, 2 to 4 at most together, even after a clean install on a new drive. Where time is concerned, I think of it as pay me now, or pay me later where updates are concerned if they go awry.
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  4. Posts : 9,615
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #1454

    Wordsworth said:
    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    Frankly, installing hardware makes me as nervous as a longtailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs since I really don't know what I'm doing. Thank God I have you all and others on other forums to bail my ample asset out.
    Experience will change that. I agree with others that I'd rather install hardware since I've never had trouble there except long ago with a Creative audio card. Windows Updates on the other hand can cause me anxiety when one begins to show signs of hanging. One reason I try to do them one at a time, 2 to 4 at most together, even after a clean install on a new drive. Where time is concerned, I think of it as pay me now, or pay me later where updates are concerned if they go awry.
    That's exactly why I've been installing one component at a time whenever possible; it narrows down potential problems to troubleshoot. It also buys me extra time to diagnose a problem within a product return envelope.
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  5. Posts : 428
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #1455

    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    That's exactly why I've been installing one component at a time whenever possible; it narrows down potential problems to troubleshoot. It also buys me extra time to diagnose a problem within a product return envelope.
    One component at a time is usually best, and sometimes there's a right order as well. That Creative audio card refused to install unless the drivers for it were installed before the drivers (other than the generic Windows drivers) for the graphics card, which is not my normal order. I found it was 100% repeatable when a later clean install became necessary for an unrelated problem with Windows XP. The drivers for the graphic and audio just didn't agree unless the "right order" was used, the Creative card insisting on being first.
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  6. Posts : 1,223
    Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
       #1456

    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    essenbe said:
    Yea, watching updates download is in the same category of watching paint dry.
    Methinks paint dries faster.
    ...except when it's time spent waiting for paint to dry so you can reassemble your PC.
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  7. Posts : 545
    Windows 10 Technical Preview - x64
       #1457

    Just added the Gigabyte Osmium to my rig.

    Loving the mechanical switches. First experience with them and they do not disappoint. I would have preferred MX Blue as opposed to Red, but whose to say I won't pick up an additional keyboard soon?
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  8. Posts : 3,118
    Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
       #1458

    Terronium 12 said:
    Just added the Gigabyte Osmium to my rig.

    Loving the mechanical switches. First experience with them and they do not disappoint. I would have preferred MX Blue as opposed to Red, but whose to say I won't pick up an additional keyboard soon?
    Nice 1 chap, I've not been using my mechanical long but can safely safe i'd never go back to a none mechanical board as the difference in response times makes soo much difference in games.
    Are the cherry blue's the clicky one's? I have reds which took some getting used to at first when typing but i soon got used to it. If you have weak wrists though it can get a bit tiresome if you need to hold one key down for long periods. A small compromise for the gains you get

    @ Lady Fitzgerald, I really dread turning my pc on after iv'e been adding hardware as i'm always convinced something will go wrong lol. Touch wood though nothing ever has yet. As others say though it gets easier the more you do :)
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  9. Posts : 545
    Windows 10 Technical Preview - x64
       #1459

    Yes, blue's are the clicky switches and are considerably louder. It took me all but perhaps an hour to get used to this, maybe it's because I've been waiting to try one for so long the expectations of how difficult it would be, regardless of the actual switch, didn't exactly play out the way it was built up in my mind.

    The audible feedback is a fantastic sensation, and I find myself typing much quicker right off the bat; so much so that I tend to hit one or two keys at once.
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  10. Posts : 3,118
    Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
       #1460

    Yeah reds are quite a bit louder than my last none mech board but not a problem. I find that i sometimes hit multiple keys at the same time too at times lol.
    Glad you're happy with it mate
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