Author Topic: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life  (Read 9267 times)

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #200 on: August 11, 2018, 12:11:23 PM »
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #201 on: August 11, 2018, 01:53:36 PM »
I am pretty sure it's a power issue. I'm in a shed, where the air conditioner turning up to compensate for heat outside is enough to make the lights flicker.

Heat makes it worse, since the AC and the PC have fans at full blast. It was doing this after a full internal cleaning, so that's out. I'm unfortunately not nimble enough to extract the PC from its location and clean it again right now, as it's approximately twice the size of a traditional PC tower.

Turning my game settings down to potato mode reduces the crashing, so I suspect the GPU running on full definitely exacerbates the issue (lending credence to the power being the problem) there's nothing in the windows event viewer beyond unexpected power loss, and no extreme temps being shown in SpeedFan.
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #202 on: August 11, 2018, 09:37:49 PM »
I am pretty sure it's a power issue.
If so your lights should dim right before the computer kicks off, which then in all likelihood come back to full strength after your computer is no longer draining the power.

Your solution for that is an Uninterrupted Power Supply (ups). They range from 20usd for around 120 joules to a couple thousand. Through you can redneck one using an old car battery, charger, and converter. When power fails for a bit it's not a big issue since your computer runs off a neary evercharging battery.
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #203 on: August 11, 2018, 10:22:23 PM »
A UPS definitely sounds like the way to go.  I would recommend against rednecking one, computers are finicky about their power.

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #204 on: August 12, 2018, 04:04:35 PM »
Some goddamn fool is looking at porn on the work phones again.

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #205 on: Yesterday at 05:49:15 PM »
Some goddamn fool is looking at porn on the work phones again.
Please tell me you did not discover this when his pants were down...
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #206 on: Yesterday at 11:08:52 PM »
Some goddamn fool is looking at porn on the work phones again.
Please tell me you did not discover this when his pants were down...
Or anyone else's pants were down, for that matter...
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #207 on: Today at 01:53:04 AM »
Some goddamn fool is looking at porn on the work phones again.
Please tell me you did not discover this when his pants were down...
Or anyone else's pants were down, for that matter...
Or while anyone's pants were somewhere besides firmly secured to their waist, using the waistband.  I wouldn't put it past some people to just put pants on their head and go to town.