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by Kaos Kid
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Upgrading HP17 series laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Upgrading HP17 series laptop

1st post Edited for correction
by Kaos Kid
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Upgrading HP17 series laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Upgrading HP17 series laptop

The 7260BN card looks to be the best of the supported internal ones, but as with the others is only single band. To use USB it would have to be one of the little button type adapters (like for a wireless mouse) and would need to have both dual band wifi and Bluetooth to be optimal. She doesn't want ...
by Kaos Kid
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Samsung 860 QVO SSD Review – 1TB/2TB Drives Tested @ Legit Reviews
Replies: 1
Views: 866

Re: Samsung 860 QVO SSD Review – 1TB/2TB Drives Tested @ Legit Reviews

I'm looking for a 1TB SSD to put into my daughter's HP laptop. Would you consider the lower price of this unit (at today's current price on Amazon) to be worth the savings over the more expensive drives, ie: price savings are worth more than the performance hit? SAM 860 QVO........$107 WD Blue.........
by Kaos Kid
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Upgrading HP17 series laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Upgrading HP17 series laptop

My daughter has a HP Pavilion 17-e019dx laptop that we can get a few more years out of with some upgrades. I am looking at 500GB SSDs to replace the 750GB 5400rpm mechanical drive, and getting another 4GB memory module to upgrade the memory to 8GB. The wifi card it came with sucks, it is a single-ba...
by Kaos Kid
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Why is memset slow?
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: Why is memset slow?

Also weird that it took almost two months after it joined to make this post. The booger bots are working on the long game now.
by Kaos Kid
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Spigen Tough Armor vs SUPcase Unicorn Beetle Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

Re: Spigen Tough Armor vs SUPcase Unicorn Beetle Pro

So far I like the UBPro, but I wish it had a kickstand. I don't know which kind to get for it that will not add more bulk to the thickness of the phone. I have the Moto G6.
by Kaos Kid
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Network demands for mulitiple streaming devices
Replies: 11
Views: 1196

Re: Network demands for mulitiple streaming devices

One thing I can say, I wish I knew then what I know now. When I built 20 years ago, I had coax cable and phone line wired to bedrooms, living room, kitchen. Still use the coax for cable internet, but the phone lines are useless, only running one line to kitchen now where wireless base is and have ha...
by Kaos Kid
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Network demands for mulitiple streaming devices
Replies: 11
Views: 1196

Re: Network demands for mulitiple streaming devices

Yeah I had a feeling that my router even as old as it is should be able to handle what I have going. I was just afraid that the extra demands of streaming TV would put it at the limit. Everybody has a tv going at any given time, while also playing on their phones or game consoles. I myself have the ...
by Kaos Kid
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Network demands for mulitiple streaming devices
Replies: 11
Views: 1196

Network demands for mulitiple streaming devices

How do I tell what my network demands are for X amount of streaming devices? I've got the 200mbps Spectrum, and an AC1200 dual band router. When I get the cord cut, I will need to use internet for streaming for at least 4 TVs, 3 phones, an XBox One, an XBox 360, and at least 4 PCs. I assume my Spect...
by Kaos Kid
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: DELAYING desktop screen after login in Win7x64
Replies: 8
Views: 2566

Re: DELAYING desktop screen after login in Win7x64

Evidence. Protection of my children.
by Kaos Kid
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: DELAYING desktop screen after login in Win7x64
Replies: 8
Views: 2566

Re: DELAYING desktop screen after login in Win7x64

Back looking at old threads and thought I'd update this one. Once I was able to "hand me down" some drives, I was able to free up the Kingston that I won from a giveaway right here on this site about 5-7 years ago or more (Thanks again, Nate!). The script command box disappears fairly quickly now, I...
by Kaos Kid
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Spigen Tough Armor vs SUPcase Unicorn Beetle Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

Re: Spigen Tough Armor vs SUPcase Unicorn Beetle Pro

I did get one of both, the Spigen is OK, better protection than the stock included case was but with a 16yo boy I have to sweat it, doesn't take him long to fumble. I got the UBPro for myself, immediately put a tempered glass protector on the phone screen, took out the plastic screen from the case a...
by Kaos Kid
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Wireless AC Router suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 3095

Re: Wireless AC Router suggestions

Update: After a couple of firmware patches for KRACK and SPECTRE the DIR-850L is working much better so I am still using it. My son got an XboxOne so is on Fortnite every minute so I think I may have to rethink a better router for the future. I believe I bettered his lag time by putting it on the 5G...
by Kaos Kid
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: DNS Servers
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: DNS Servers

They updated my internet and modem 6 months after everyone else, this 3.1 modem is Spectrum branded and doesn't want you to get into it to see stats. I've used the workaround but it is a PIA and not worth the trouble. I'm still using my DLink DIR-850L AC1200 router.
by Kaos Kid
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: New Members Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: hello everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 10119

Re: hello everyone!

Welcome! You came to the right place!
by Kaos Kid
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: DNS Servers
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: DNS Servers

Sorry, I didn't see this. After experimentation, I found that although I had 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 set as DNS in my router, it was still showing DNS requests to Charter DNS servers. After going in to network settings for the connection in Windows and manually setting the DNS to 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1, no...
by Kaos Kid
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: DNS Servers
Replies: 4
Views: 509

DNS Servers

Hmmm. It has been awhile since Spectrum internet has "filled in" the blanks for DNS Servers in my router. I have manually used Google's (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) when Spectrums went wonky (was still Charter at the time). I switched to Cloudflare's (1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1) and I thought that was done. Howev...
by Kaos Kid
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Merry christmas and a happy new year
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: Merry christmas and a happy new year

...and a Happy Holidays to you as well good sir!

Happy Holidays to all no matter how you celebrate them!
by Kaos Kid
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Spigen Tough Armor vs SUPcase Unicorn Beetle Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

Spigen Tough Armor vs SUPcase Unicorn Beetle Pro

I am upgrading the myself and the kid's tracfones to Moto G6's. I am looking at cases (since they both cracked the screens on their last phones) and I think I have it narrowed down to the Spigen Tough Armor https://www.amazon.com/Spigen-Reinforced-Kickstand-Protection-Technology/dp/B07D2YP2QZ/?tag=a...
by Kaos Kid
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: APC UPS 600VA BE600M1 Battery Backup & Surge Protector Review
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: APC UPS 600VA BE600M1 Battery Backup & Surge Protector Review

Thanks Bubba for the input, I think you guys are right, this old guy should just be retired--you know me, I try to wring every last bit of usability out of my hardware until it crumbles lol. After finding some forums where people had problems after replacing the battery (possibly due to other factor...