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TairaMai rollin' on dubs from El Paso Tx Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
rollin' on dubs
Oct 25th 2020 at 11:29:36 PM

I don't have my RAM overclocked and the game I was playing was Left 4 Dead 2, which is the least intensive game I have. I made sure I wasn't running Chrome beforehand cause I know that eats up memory like a MOFO if you aren't careful. My build is newish, about a month and a half old and I had no issues since. Chalk it up to a possible fluke?

I would. Just in case I would fire up Task Manager next time and kill some of the background processes.

Adobe updater, Steam, GOG etc.

Your game and the streaming software may not have played well with something in the background - I'd kill some processes you can do without until you're done streaming. You can then restart you computer.

Edited by TairaMai on Oct 25th 2020 at 6:30:15 PM

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Steven The Nu Mou Enthusiast from The Room Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
The Nu Mou Enthusiast
Oct 25th 2020 at 11:30:51 PM

Well I sort of need steam in order to play my games

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TairaMai rollin' on dubs from El Paso Tx Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
rollin' on dubs
Oct 25th 2020 at 11:41:01 PM

Then[up] kill some of the other processes.

The point is to cut out the background processes so that only Steam, your streaming software and your Game are the likely BSOD causes.

I would make sure that you do any downloads before you game. I've had issues with Nvida or Windows update downloading things in the background - it can kill my internet speeds AND cause some software to act funny. I set windows to update when I'm asleep or I make sure I can manually do it. Ditto Nvida - I open it when my download speed craters. Sure enough it says that an update is needed. I shut down browsers and other software, let Nvida do it's thang and then go back to business as usual.

I have the luxury of running integrated graphics and Geforce at the same time.

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RainehDaze Lunar Admin from Scotland Relationship Status: Mu
Lunar Admin
Oct 25th 2020 at 11:49:11 PM

I'd suggest downloading memtest and running it overnight if you want to check for memory stability.

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Professional Forum Ninja
Oct 27th 2020 at 4:43:27 PM "We're all paper, we're all scissors, we're all fightin' with our mirrors, scared we'll never find somebody to love."
RainehDaze Lunar Admin from Scotland Relationship Status: Mu
Lunar Admin
Oct 27th 2020 at 5:47:15 PM

Anyone know anything about Xilinx?

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Steven The Nu Mou Enthusiast from The Room Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
The Nu Mou Enthusiast
Nov 4th 2020 at 6:03:03 PM

So so the BSOD issue when I play Left 4 Dead 2 keeps happening randomly. Some days it won't happen and other days it has. I made sure I had nothing else running and everything else at the bare minimum. No other game makes me blue screen.

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Deadbeatloser22 from Disappeared by Space Magic Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Nov 4th 2020 at 11:43:51 PM

Xilinx, Inc. (/ˈzaɪlɪŋks/ ZY-links) is an American technology company that develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms. The company invented the field-programmable gate array (FPGA), programmable system-on-chips (So Cs), and the adaptive compute acceleration platform (ACAP). It is the semiconductor company that created the first fabless manufacturing model.[4][5] Xilinx’s products are used across many industries and technologies, including the data center, wired & wireless communications, AI/ML, automotive, industrial, consumer, aerospace and defense and Broadcast & Pro-AV.

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RainehDaze Lunar Admin from Scotland Relationship Status: Mu
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Nov 4th 2020 at 11:45:17 PM

FPGA inventor, huh? Interesting; with Nvidia acquiring ARM seems like AMD has gone after the other option.

[up][up] I still suggest running memtest just in case.

Edited by RainehDaze on Nov 4th 2020 at 7:45:38 PM

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Steven The Nu Mou Enthusiast from The Room Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
The Nu Mou Enthusiast
Nov 5th 2020 at 4:11:10 AM

I did, it didn't find any issues.

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MarqFJA Fiat justitia, et pereat mundus from Saudi Arabia Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Fiat justitia, et pereat mundus
Nov 7th 2020 at 1:49:18 PM

Well, I'm finally making the transition to Windows 10 after finally buying a new laptop computer. Currently hit a snag as I'm trying to figure out how to migrate all of my Word 2007 settings to Word 2019; besides copying over the Normal.dotm file, is there anything else I should do? FYI, googling this has yet to turn up any useful results. FWIW, Macros aren't a concern since the only one I made is very basic and clunky, so that's one thing to not worry about.

One specific inquiry related to this topic: Does Normal.dotm contain all custom bullet/numbering list styles and table of content styles that I've made?

Edited by MarqFJA on Nov 7th 2020 at 12:55:35 PM

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meow
Nov 10th 2020 at 4:00:44 PM

I'm having a problem with the SD card in my HTC U11. The phone itself reads the SD card just fine, but when I plug it into a computer, I can't access it. What's going on here, and how do I fix it?

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Steven The Nu Mou Enthusiast from The Room Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
The Nu Mou Enthusiast
Nov 10th 2020 at 4:40:23 PM

There should be a USB setting that can dictate to the phone what it should do if it's connected to a USB device. I speak from an Android phone so I don't know if it's like that on other phones.

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JamieBGood meow Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
meow
Nov 11th 2020 at 6:38:30 AM

I looked around, and it looks like the SD card itself is borked. Gonna have to get a new one.

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Millership from Kazakhstan
Nov 16th 2020 at 5:10:37 PM

Stop me if you've heard this one... After the latest Windows 10 update Chrome just stopped working on my laptop. The browser window freezes once it's opened and I can't even uninstall Chrome because it uses the same executable. Amusingly, renaming Chrome's .exe file fixed the problem, which carries certain implications. Namely, (an even more) aggressive promotion of Edge by Microsoft.

Spiral out, keep going.
Fighteer Lost in Space from The Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Lost in Space
Nov 16th 2020 at 5:19:01 PM

After a reboot for a Windows update, my work laptop yelled at me about how certain default apps weren't compatible and were being pushed to Edge. I'm not sure what those were, though, since my defaults aren't changed.

"It's Occam's Shuriken! If the answer is elusive, never rule out ninjas!"
RainehDaze Lunar Admin from Scotland Relationship Status: Mu
Lunar Admin
Nov 16th 2020 at 5:44:36 PM

Everything's up to date here, and Chrome works fine, not that I have it installed for anything but compatibility reasons.

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Draghinazzo My love, has dressed me like a clown Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
My love, has dressed me like a clown
Nov 16th 2020 at 5:46:27 PM

Chrome is also working just fine for me.

It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine. ...not really though.
DeMarquis Who Am I? from Hell, USA Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Who Am I?
Nov 16th 2020 at 6:30:28 PM

You guys lost me at "Windows."

"Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud."
Fighteer Lost in Space from The Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Draghinazzo My love, has dressed me like a clown Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
My love, has dressed me like a clown
Nov 16th 2020 at 6:36:26 PM

I don't think I really have the patience to mess around with a Linux distro, and Apple's shit is overpriced. There's not much of a choice as far as I'm concerned.

It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine. ...not really though.
RainehDaze Lunar Admin from Scotland Relationship Status: Mu
Lunar Admin
Nov 16th 2020 at 7:22:09 PM

I don't want to deal with Linux driver compatibility again (I am pretty certain my soundcard is entirely incompatible, for one) even before having to deal with troubleshooting game compatibility. If I don't explicitly need it for programming for some reason then I'm not touching Linux. tongue

And since I built my own computer and the aforementioned game thing, fairly obvious why Apple isn't on the table. [lol]

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TairaMai rollin' on dubs from El Paso Tx Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
rollin' on dubs
Nov 16th 2020 at 10:47:14 PM

Micro$oft did depreciate a lot of the older IE stuff to the point that most Windows computers no longer have it, those that do had the Chromium Edge forced on them.

Fighteer If a work laptop is screaming about features and Edge it's more that likely the company intranet.

I got the new Edge update on my personal laptop (granted I was using Chrome most of the time) and I had few panic-y sounding alerts. It was mostly "Have you tried the new Edge?". I moved most of my "trusted" browsing to Edge and haven't looked back to Chrome except for some job seeking sites with saved logins.

Edited by TairaMai on Nov 16th 2020 at 6:49:28 PM

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DeMarquis Who Am I? from Hell, USA Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Who Am I?
Nov 17th 2020 at 3:11:21 PM

I will admit that since they made W10 free, I might persuade myself into going dual booting again. Plus, I'm not a gamer. For every other purpose, linux and/or a chromebook just seems to fill every need I have with less fuss and risk.

"Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud."
TairaMai rollin' on dubs from El Paso Tx Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
rollin' on dubs
Nov 17th 2020 at 6:35:10 PM

Don't do Chromebooks please. We spent the decades since The '70s trying to liberate the computer from big business to ever go back to it.

You don't own a Chromebook - Goggle does. There is a whole subreddit - r/DeGoogle - for those trying to get away from Alphabet's tentacles.

If you want a non-Wintel OS and are comfortable with tinkering, Linux is for you.

P.S. I can't recommend Fire In the Valley enough. It's the book that Pirates of Silicon Valley is based on.

And if you can get your hands on it Computer Lib - it's a book against the whole centeralization of computing.

Edited by TairaMai on Nov 17th 2020 at 2:52:11 PM

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