Recent content by Stephen M | PCSPECIALIST

Recent content by Stephen M

  1. Stephen M

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Custom laptop with Ubuntu crashes unexpectedly

    RAM can be a problem i Linux and when memory gets low it will hang and freeze. This is one article on the subject: There are others about low RAM on Phoronix as well but not in the best condition to go searching as just had...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Lafité III and Intel SSD 760p / Mint

    The Samsung m2 drives are OK with Ubuntu in the 14" Lafitte and I have run Ubuntu on a variety of machines with Samsung m2 drives.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Crashing in All Games (New Laptop)

    Glad you have got it fixed and agree with Ubuysa, it is a good help for others to provide this sort of information.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST dual boot W10/vista

    Good advice from Scotster and I would second the XP option over Vista, although I only use my XP machine off line and would not do otherwise.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Graphic tablet drivers

    Found this useful in getting my Huion tablet going plus they have drivers for many others as well:
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    Agree, they have been really impressive in many areas. I am very pleased with my i9 desk top so will not need a new PC and cannot justify getting one but AMD would certainly be my first choice CPU now.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Desktop replacement Laptop for Linux, gaming and dev work.

    The Octane runs well with 'nix, I mainly use Ubuntu but have tried a few other distros on it. The i9 for the laptop is undervolted and I have not heard of heat issues with it, although my machine is the i7. Any reason for 2 nvme drives, one 1TB drive would be simpler and free up a little space.
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    Really good to see the effort AMD are putting in these days, especially for 'nix users:
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST 16Gb RAM but only 13.9 usable?

    Agree with Oussebon that losing that much RAM is more than a conversion thing. As for the other, I hope that the use of gibi, mebi, kibi etc become standard. It may be annoying to some but it is an unfortunate situation that needs addressing. Using a decimal prefix for a binary number was never...
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    Same here, I keep two back ups of everything, can seem a bit OTT but drives can fail at any time even with surge protectors and stuff like that so it is worth being a bit over-cautious.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Interesting Linux site

    Just found this, can be a bit slow but a good way of having a look at Distros:
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST User Benchmark totally manipulating already misleading results!!!

    That benchmark stuff has got to be some of the most biased junk I have seen and as a former editor I have seen a lot of biased junk.
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    This is a great site for looking at Linux distros: What other uses will you have for the computer, any gaming? I would certainly reconsider and go with an AMD build, they are by far the best CPUs at the moment and although there were a couple of issues with Linux on the...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST hi, bit of a computer dummy

    For what you have mentioned the GPU is fine, although if you intend to use the machine for a lot of gaming you would need a better one. I run Vms on and Intel set up which was bought before AMD rejoined the the world of the living but looking at Spydertracks config I would say that is fine...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST What Are Some Good Sub £100 Headphones for "Gaming" and Listening to Audiophile Music

    I am happy with these for music: