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by Kalah
Dec 9 2017, 12:20
Forum: Campfire
Topic: Buying a new laptop
Replies: 26
Views: 5439

Re: Buying a new laptop

I'd avoid HP and Toshiba as they've had problems with heating and fan noise. Lenovo are quite good.
by Kalah
Nov 24 2017, 22:34
Forum: Campfire
Topic: Computer Upgrade Tips
Replies: 47
Views: 18967

Re: Computer Upgrade Tips

Yeah, I think I've changed my mind. What I'll do instead is keep using my current equipment and when it gets old, I'll buy a complete upgrade kit with mobo and PCU. Then I'll just connect my HDDs to that.
by Kalah
Nov 24 2017, 21:10
Forum: Campfire
Topic: Computer Upgrade Tips
Replies: 47
Views: 18967

Re: Computer Upgrade Tips

I did buy this PSU but I'm still a bit worried about not being able to use more than 2 HDDs. Thinking that the mobo (ASRock Z87 EXTREME3 - Haswell) could be the problem, maybe I should just buy a new one?
by Kalah
Nov 24 2017, 15:47
Forum: Campfire
Topic: Computer Upgrade Tips
Replies: 47
Views: 18967

Re: Computer Upgrade Tips

Lots of Black Friday deals out there ... maybe I should buy a new motherboard?
by Kalah
Nov 5 2017, 13:08
Forum: Hall of the Heretics
Topic: Arkham Series
Replies: 4
Views: 1479

Re: Arkham Series

I stopped playing "Arkham City" after the first ten minutes. The gameplay and controls are the same, so it's simply a continuation of the previous game. Not real improvements seem to have been made.

Games uninstalled.
by Kalah
Nov 4 2017, 17:53
Forum: Hall of the Heretics
Topic: Arkham Series
Replies: 4
Views: 1479

Arkham Series

I just finished the first game, "Arkham Asylum", and while it certainly has its moments (sneaking around, making surprise ambushes), I mostly found it repetitive and boring. Starting up "Arkham City" now and unless I'm immediately wowed, I won't play it to completion - nor will I...
by Kalah
Nov 4 2017, 17:52
Forum: Hall of the Heretics
Topic: The Witcher series
Replies: 43
Views: 15101

Re: The Witcher series

Wrong order? :??

I started with W1, then W2, then W3. Liked the latter so much I played it twice. Then I recently replayed the whole series again, taking a different story path. Probably won't play W1-2 again, but W3 I probably will.
by Kalah
Oct 22 2017, 15:14
Forum: News
Topic: Paul Romero Symphony Concert in Poland 27.10.17
Replies: 14
Views: 3381

Re: Paul Romero Symphony Concert in Poland 27.10.17

See if you can get some photos. :)
by Kalah
Aug 31 2017, 13:42
Forum: Campfire
Topic: PC problems thread
Replies: 389
Views: 52650

Re: PC problems thread

I'll try it one day soon, I guess. Thanks for the advice - I'm really busy with work nowadays so I'm not sure when I'll get it done. :)
by Kalah
Aug 29 2017, 12:43
Forum: Campfire
Topic: PC problems thread
Replies: 389
Views: 52650

Re: PC problems thread

There's an "instant flash" option every time I boot the PC, I suppose I could try that ...
by Kalah
Aug 25 2017, 14:51
Forum: Campfire
Topic: PC problems thread
Replies: 389
Views: 52650

Re: PC problems thread

Well, right now the two ports on the right have the hard drives, and the CD-ROM drive is on one of the others.

- - HD
C - HD

It doesn't matter which port I connect the CD-drive to, but only the two ports on the right will run an HD.
by Kalah
Aug 22 2017, 14:10
Forum: Campfire
Topic: PC problems thread
Replies: 389
Views: 52650

Re: PC problems thread

Tried disabling DSA. No change.

Updating BIOS is a big step, isn't it? Here's what msinfo says, though:
BIOS version/Date - American Megatrends Inc. P2.50, 08.07.2014
SMBIOS version: 2.7
by Kalah
Aug 21 2017, 14:24
Forum: Campfire
Topic: PC problems thread
Replies: 389
Views: 52650

Re: PC problems thread

The ports are working; they could all rund the DVD optical drive. They just won't run more than 2 hard drives.

Sata controllers: Enabled
Sata mode selection: AHCI
Sata aggressive link power management: Disabled
Dynamic storage accelerator: Enabled
Hard disk s.m.a.r.t: Disabled.
by Kalah
Aug 21 2017, 7:27
Forum: Campfire
Topic: PC problems thread
Replies: 389
Views: 52650

Re: PC problems thread

by Kalah
Aug 20 2017, 13:56
Forum: Campfire
Topic: PC problems thread
Replies: 389
Views: 52650

Re: PC problems thread

Update: I connected the new hard drive and the problem persists. Good news is that I now have two new 1TB HDDs, the bad news is that no matter what I do, my PC seems to only ever detect two HDDs in total (the SSD and the 2 TB one). I guess then that the problem must lie in the motherboard; either th...
by Kalah
Aug 5 2017, 23:20
Forum: Campfire
Topic: PC problems thread
Replies: 389
Views: 52650

Re: PC problems thread

Looks like it ... The only other thing I can think of is that there's something wrong with the mobo, but it doesn't seem to be the SATA ports; they work when I hook them up with the CD-ROM drive, for instance. If I take the HDD SATA cable and then plug it into the SATA port the CD drive was connecte...
by Kalah
Aug 5 2017, 11:23
Forum: Campfire
Topic: PC problems thread
Replies: 389
Views: 52650

Re: PC problems thread

It doesn't show up in BIOS, no matter which cable or SATA port I use.
by Kalah
Aug 4 2017, 16:21
Forum: Campfire
Topic: PC problems thread
Replies: 389
Views: 52650

Re: PC problems thread

Today's problem: one of the new disks works, the other one doesn't show up in the OS. I've bought new SATA cables, tried different SATA slots, tried different power cables ... currently surfing the web to see if there are any suggestions as to what might be wrong. EDIT: OK, I guess I must have been ...
by Kalah
Aug 3 2017, 19:52
Forum: Campfire
Topic: PC problems thread
Replies: 389
Views: 52650

Re: PC problems thread

I have a 160GB SSD as the main (OS) drive, but as for having more of them ... the 1TB SSD drives are still around $450 whereas I could get the above-mentioned 1TB 3.5" for $100. Basically, I imagine that in 4-5 years time, the 1TB SSDs may have gone down to around $100 so I can start buying tho...
by Kalah
Aug 3 2017, 15:55
Forum: Campfire
Topic: PC problems thread
Replies: 389
Views: 52650

Re: PC problems thread

With the dead HDD, all the files were lost ... :sad: All my videos ... and all the Steam games. At least I can re-download those. And the savegames are on the OS drive - suddenly I'm quite happy about the fact that Steam stores the game files in "My documents". :) Bought two new drives, of...

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