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#1196219 Ryzen: Built Another one!

Posted by aliali on 19 September 2017 - 10:10 AM

And I'll be telling him to get $100 spare, and we'll throw a FireCuda SSHD in there ASAP.


Fun times ahead!

I would have thought an SSHD would be a waste for a data drive. Does the SSD component still get used when the OS is not installed to the SSHD?



Just did two Ryzen builds for the the digital display thingy I am setting up



Just about ready to go in to use.

Common components for two PCs are

Gigabyte GA-AB350M-HD3

AMD Ryzen 5 1400 with Wraith Cooler.

Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 2133MHz Vengeance LPX

Kingston SUV400 480GB SSD

Corsair 650W CX 80+ PSU

Windows 10 Ent (from the customers VLKs)


For the desktop staff PC

Gigabyte nVidia Geforce GT 710 1GB GPU

Coolermaster Silencio 352. mATX


For the display controller

Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1050 G1 Gaming 2GB x2 (each card can handle 3 x HDMI out simultaneously)

Coolermaster N400 ATX Case.


Had a couple of issues with the build.

1) Mobos Bios had to be updated before they would boot with the AMD Ryzen 5 1400 so had to get in a Ryzen 7 1700 in just to update the BIOS (Grrr).

2) 1 stick of the the Corsair Ram was totally stuffed so had to get another pair in ( yet to warranty return the dud pair).


Once past those issue both boxes run very well and the staff are real happy with the speed boost from the old PC ( AMD AM2 X2, 4Gb ram, onboard GFX, 160Gb spinner drive).

#1196099 NBN - Is it too expensive?

Posted by aliali on 14 September 2017 - 09:35 AM

not having enough of something and left it at that, and that there is no ETA in terms of when its going to get fixed.  9 months later, still nothing.



Ah the dreaded "additional work still required" by the sound of it.

Seems to be a fairly common issue with no time line to rectify it so you just have to sit and wait.

The beauty of this for NBN Co is your area/building has been included in NBN Co's coverage/ready for service stats so it looks like they are rolling out lickety split, despite you not being able to actually get a connection.

#1196050 Twenty Two Minutes to type www.

Posted by aliali on 13 September 2017 - 11:58 AM

Sometimes it's easier to just say 'click in window x, and press this key combination'

And the response is "what's a window?"

Been there done that.

And I hear you M_S. I have quite a few customers who just click on links their sons/daughters/whomever have put on the desktop to take the user straight to email/facebook/random news site and the like.

Tablet users can be worse. Had a couple who have said their tablet is broken because things are different. Turns out they had side swiped to the second or third screen and didn't know you could do this!

/heads desk. Or wonder why their tablet or laptop has no internet when away from the home wireless connection.

#1196024 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by aliali on 12 September 2017 - 08:06 PM



#1195992 Chrome Native Message Host

Posted by aliali on 11 September 2017 - 09:57 PM

Does Chrome have a safemode where you can load it up with all of that kind of things disabled temporarily?

Run Chrome with the --disable-extensions command-line option


That is right click the Chrome shortcut and select properties. in the target section add

--disable-extensions to

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

so you will have "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --disable-extensions

#1195977 Chrome Native Message Host

Posted by aliali on 11 September 2017 - 04:08 PM


‘Chrome Native Message Host Has Stopped Working’

Nothing in front of that message like True key?

First thoughts would be do the usual of clearing all cookies and disabling or removing all extensions.

If still no dice then may need to get drastic and uninstall Chrome, followed by deleting the chrome folders from C:\Program Files (x86)\Google

C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Google and anywhere else you can find them.

Then install Chrome again and see how it goes.

However my bet is on an extension causing the issue, especially one of the security suite extensions.

#1194826 Windows 10 Pro crash - BSOD DPC - suddenly and consistently after months of b...

Posted by aliali on 12 August 2017 - 11:00 AM

Try turning off fast startup and hibernate.


I was having weird BSOD issues with Win10 on my PC until I turned it off. With mine it seemed to be related to my HDD docking bay.

If I shut down with a HDD in the bay, removed the drive then booted windows it would eventually chuck a spaz.

I think this is because the hibernate file is used for the fast boot and this file contains info about what drives where connected at shutdown. Removing the drive and booting meant windows could not find the drive and got all sulky about it.

#1194723 This week I went solar :)

Posted by aliali on 09 August 2017 - 01:36 PM


Had some CFL 12W that were almost ideal yet 20W that were barely over what I wanted and other 12-14 that were inadequate.

Need to look at lumens for light brightness and couple that with colour temperature.

Eg a warm white will seem dimmer than a cool white or daylight even if they have the same lumen output.

Just be aware warm whites (around 2000k to 3000k) emit a fair bit of infrared that may interfere with some IR remote controls.

Had a warm white CFL years ago that buggered up my TV remote. Took me a while to figure out why the remote went cranky when the desk lamp was turned on.

#1194011 Gerry Harvey has got his work cut out for him

Posted by aliali on 04 August 2017 - 12:00 PM

Ye and like his chain stores and franchises didn't drive out the smaller B&Ms via predatory practices.

/Oh wait.

I also bet good old Gerry makes sure his systems are set up to pay as little tax as possible so.


Besides the Amazon place is not a retail store front it's a distribution centre for online purchases.

#1193462 Multi monitor slide show

Posted by aliali on 18 July 2017 - 07:03 PM

Would like to daisy chain with DP Nich but finding TVs with DP 1.2 and two ports to allow daisy chaining is proving problematic, but it would be ideal.

#1193418 New car time (also, ow)

Posted by aliali on 17 July 2017 - 04:25 PM





I found something for ya :P





#1193398 Doctor Who

Posted by aliali on 17 July 2017 - 08:36 AM


The next Doctor to be Jodie Whittaker. Loathe or like the idea, she's not a bad actress. Whether she'll be good in the role of Doctor * shrugs*

Ye just reading a thread on another forum about this. Jeez talk about a bunch of whiny misogynistic dickheads.

#1193356 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by aliali on 15 July 2017 - 12:17 PM

Edge of Tomorrow again, just to watch Tom Cruise getting repeatedly killed over and over and over again.

#1193072 New car time (also, ow)

Posted by aliali on 04 July 2017 - 10:17 AM



Question is;

Do I replace what I just lost, or do I go for a cheap Luxury car I can VIP-spec.....


Accord Euros are getting to the $3k range, could be fun.... bit of Luxury for a change....

Do up a list of wants, desirables and don't wants first.

And don't forget to check tyres, spares and service prices on any vehicle you look at. Some cars have horrendous spares and service prices. Why tyres? Because some vehicles run odd sizes/profiles that are way overpriced.

#1192709 how crap is this government ?

Posted by aliali on 22 June 2017 - 09:23 AM

And a big " Fuck You ! " to the Labor Party in Tassie. ffs. Mandatory minimum sentencing for child fuckers / assaulters is the least you could have helped with :(

The MLCs (our upper house) who opposed it are not all ALP, some are independents.

Without there opposition it would have passed.

Currently we have two liberals, three labour and ten independents in the Legislative Council.

So you should be screaming at the independents, especially as these independents tend to be from the conservative side of politics (often very conservative).

Our lower house has an outright majority Liberal Government so the ALP cannot block any legislation.

15 Liberals, 7 ALP, 3 Greens is the current makeup.


The trouble with minimum mandatory sentencing is it leaves it in the hands of knee jerk politicians which is something I am very loath to support.


As for


But you know, looking after our young will never be done correctly until the basics get sorted.

Mandatory sentencing has nothing to do with this. Nothing at all.