That's a bit soon for my escalation to have had anything to do with it. :)
Very happy things are moving though! :)
And yes I was serious, there really is a moderator's back-channel, but it's not so secret now I guess...... :unsure:
I have just escalated this to the Customer Care Manager through the top secret high-bandwidth quantum encoded back-channel available to the moderators. You do have some very valid points, hopefully we can get you some answers - and better yet, your PC. :)
When you reinstalled Windows was that from bootable media? From where did you source the drivers?
Generally when reinstalling because you're having issues, always do a clean install from bootable media deleting all existing system partitions. Once Windows is installed allow Windows Update to...
I don't think you're being unreasonable, I just think your expectations are a tad high. Don't get me wrong, I agree completely that PCS have not communicated the situation with your build at all well to you and I agree that you deserve better.
TBH (and bear in mid that I don't work for PCS) I...
I have no idea of the size of PCS's build queue, but some weeks ago I know that it was in excess of 5000 orders. Whilst agreeing that PCS have not been good with their communications of late, expecting them to tell 5000 customers at each stage of their build what's happening and what their 'plan...
In the current difficult situation communication has been a problem and you're not the only one to notice. AFAIK (and I don't work for PCS) all staff not engaged in building are still working from home. That creates its own set of problems; where normally someone could walk over to check on...
I rather suspect that the key phrase there is 'who knows'. I can well understand that a slick building system that relied on JIT deliveries of parts had been 'tuned' to produce build times under 20 days even with several thousand orders in the queue day in and day out. What COVID has done is to...
I think you mean @SpyderTracks? I don't do hardware, my interests and experience are in OS software internals and performance. :)
I'd expect to feel warmth in one of the pipes if the pump was running and the CPU was producing the temps we see above.... :unsure:
Write speed isn't critical on any drive - because no process is ever waiting for a write to complete. Reads are a whole different kettle of fish, a process is always (or almost always) waiting for a read to complete, so read speeds are critical, write speeds less so. :)
Thanks for this @Nursemorph, much appreciated. I wonder which processes it kills? Nothing serious I'm sure (at least I hope not).
Definitely need to uninstall it (or at least turn it off) when troueshooting then.
Don't use the Windows Refresh feature, do a fully clean install from bootable media, deleting all existing system partitions.
Whenever you're reinstalling as part of troubleshooting you always want a fully clean install. :)