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  1. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Anyone placed an order lately?

    TBH it wouldn't matter if PCS had twice or even three times the build capacity that they do. If the DPD guy isn't knocking on your door 30 seconds after placing the order then the wait is already too long. :)
  2. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST PC beeps on startup but can't see any issues. Any ideas?

    The 1 long and 3 short sequence means different things depending on your BIOS manufacturer, that why I asked the OP. On an Award BIOS it does indicate a graphics card issue but on an AMI BIOS it indicates a RAM issue. One short beep is normal and that's all you should be hearing. :)
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST PC beeps on startup but can't see any issues. Any ideas?

    Ok. 1 long 3 short on AMI BIOS is a RAM issue. I would suggest you pop the RAM out and then ensure they're both fully seated again. Then I'd download Memtest 86 and make a bootable USB stick with Memtest86 (this is how to make a bootable USB stick). Boot that USB stick and let Metest86 run...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Can't decide on 15.6" or 17.3"

    In that case it's really just about the extra weight of a 17". IMO if you can carry it around the bigger screen is worth it. Also, the bigger chassis in the 17" might aid cooling somewhat because there's a larger volume of air in there.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST PC beeps on startup but can't see any issues. Any ideas?

    Ok. In the Run box enter msinfo32. In the information windows that opens look down to the entry labelled 'BIOS Version/Date' and let us know what that says. That will help us confirm what those beep codes mean. :)
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Recoil IV vs Vyper III Temperature

    Ok, I've reported that up the chain. :)
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Windows 10 May 2020 Update

    It's available for download from https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10 now too. I'll be clean installing in a day or three. :)
  8. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Recoil IV vs Vyper III Temperature

    What specifically is the problem? Is it the mains lead that drops out of the power brick or the connector that drops out of the laptop?
  9. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST PC beeps on startup but can't see any issues. Any ideas?

    Is this a PCS build? Can you post the full spec from the order page please?
  10. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Cosmos Laptop - Gaming ?

    I would save yourself £70 and drop the RAM to 16GB, that will be plenty for your specified uses. 32GB is a waste for 'futureproofing' as well, because by the time you're running apps that need that much RAM everything else in that laptop will be well out of date. :)
  11. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Which one?

    I'm going to lock this thread since it's now clear this is not a request for information on a PCS build.
  12. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Windows 10 auto defrag hard drives?

    There is a difference between drive optimisation and drive defragmenting and the two are also different depending on whether the drive is an SSD or an HDD. The short answer here is that Windows does do some necessary drive optimisation on SSDs (TRIM for example and file system defragmentation)...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Any major issues with this build?

    Can you please include the link to the configuration so that we can suggest changes without having to re-spec the whole thing up? I would want a 256GB M.2 SSD for Windows/programs rather than that SATA SSD. You want Windows/programs on the fastest SSD you can afford, an M.2 NVMe if you can...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Vyper III - Things to run on startup

    Although you've ordered it without Windows it will have a Windows system on it that PCS used for testing. I strongly recommend that you don't use this system by just entering your license key because it's just a testing system and may not be fully configured. However, you can (and should) use...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Windows 10 May 2020 Update

    It's fine every time I try it. Are you sure it's not on lockdown at your end? :ROFLMAO:
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