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  • Sponz 14 Oct 2012 14:47:18 630 posts
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    Somethings bugging me as well..

    Who in the fuck uses a CD Audio cable anymore? I dont even think i've seen one on a system since the days of the SBlive era.
  • PenguinJim 14 Oct 2012 15:32:20 5,758 posts
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    vizzini wrote:
    ...a freezing mouse pointer (today's bluescreen equivalent)
    \o/
  • Fozzie_bear 14 Oct 2012 15:43:02 15,489 posts
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    vizzini wrote:
    @Dirtbox

    Then you've clearly had very little experience professionally working with computers if you haven't encountered at least some of those causes I've just described.

    I've been building and working with PCs since the 8088 and 80286 architecture. In 2005 you did a thread exposing you couldn't even configure Wifi, so who is likely to know better?
    Nobody doubts your experience. I think the main issue is that you're clearly a massive cunt.

    Why not head off back to the comments threads and get back to crying about sony machines?

    Support the Mowgli Dirty Protest!

  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 14 Oct 2012 15:47:22 6,654 posts
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    you did a thread
  • RabidChild 14 Oct 2012 16:20:47 2,289 posts
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    I've done something *terrible*
  • morriss 14 Oct 2012 17:20:43 70,911 posts
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    Thread delivers.
  • Doomspoon 14 Oct 2012 21:31:02 2,416 posts
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    My mouse stutters.

    It wets the bed too.

    It was bullied a lot at school :(
  • Dirtbox 15 Oct 2012 15:05:37 77,475 posts
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    vizzini is a fucking fruitloop, not to mention shit with computers.

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  • Carlo 15 Oct 2012 15:27:08 17,948 posts
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    OK Might as well ask here as this problem has bugged me for a while.

    My PC does a weird power-up sequence and I'm wondering if this is normal for MSI motherboards.

    When I boot it up, it turns on for a few seconds then turns off (even to the point that all the fans stop spinning), it then turns ITSELF back on, and boots up.

    Anyone seen this? I get a single POST beep on the 'second' boot up, never the first.

    Edited by Carlo at 15:29:23 15-10-2012

    PSN ID: Djini

  • Dirtbox 15 Oct 2012 15:30:52 77,475 posts
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    Shouldn't do that, it's probably a power problem with the PSU conking out as it tries to cycle the boot sequence during post, or there's some other interruption. If you don't get any other problems with random reboots or blue screens then I'd leave it be.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 15:38:27 15-10-2012

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  • Deleted user 15 October 2012 15:33:30
    Carlo wrote:
    OK Might as well ask here as this problem has bugged me for a while.

    My PC does a weird power-up sequence and I'm wondering if this is normal for MSI motherboards.

    When I boot it up, it turns on for a few seconds then turns off (even to the point that all the fans stop spinning), it then turns ITSELF back on, and boots up.

    Anyone seen this? I get a single POST beep on the 'second' boot up, never the first.
    My P8Z68-V Pro board used to do that. Did you choose any auto overclocking options in the BIOS?
  • Carlo 15 Oct 2012 15:43:14 17,948 posts
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    Yes the 2500k is OC'ed, but only the 'turbo' options, not the resting speed.

    @oi It's a MSI Z68A-GD55 Gen.3 MoBo

    PSN ID: Djini

  • Deleted user 15 October 2012 15:47:15
    It's just the board checking the OC and voltage is stable. Nothing to worry about. If you go in and fine tune everything and make sure the RAM is running from an XMP profile it should stop double posting but it's ok as it is if slightly annoying.
  • Deleted user 15 October 2012 15:50:17
    @Carlo

    If it happens with different power extension leads/wall sockets, and with only the PC/monitor/router drawing power from extension lead, then I would suggest it is probably a normal Active PFC situation(assuming it is an Active PFC PSU), maybe caused by momentary variation in domestic supply, and nothing to worry about.
  • Deleted user 15 October 2012 15:52:05
    Sounds like bollocks to me.
  • Deleted user 15 October 2012 15:55:38
    @Aargh.

    From wikipedia

    “Active PFC
    An "active power factor corrector" (active PFC) is a power electronic system that changes the waveshape of current drawn by a load to improve the power factor. The purpose is to make the load circuitry that is power factor corrected appear purely resistive (apparent power equal to real power).[13] In this case, the voltage and current are in phase and the reactive power consumption is zero.

    This enables the most efficient delivery of electrical power from the power company to the consumer.”
  • Carlo 15 Oct 2012 15:57:06 17,948 posts
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    Thanks guys. Your advice has led me here:

    http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2209322

    There are some bios changes to make (disable full screen logo and set option rom messages to keep current).

    I think the display logo might not be the issue, but the other one seems an interesting line of enquiry.

    PS: I don't think it's power related. I've got a Tagan SuperRock 880W PSU which is miles above what's needed. The voltages are rock solid on it too but thanks anyway.

    Edited by Carlo at 15:59:44 15-10-2012

    PSN ID: Djini

  • Deleted user 15 October 2012 15:57:25
    Cool.

    Still sounds like your explanation is bollocks though.

    ed@viz

    Edited by Aargh. at 15:57:48 15-10-2012
  • Fake_Blood 15 Oct 2012 17:13:03 4,074 posts
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    My msi mobo does the same, on for like 2 sec, off then back on and it boots.
  • Deleted user 15 October 2012 18:02:26
    Have you tried contacting your power company to get them to change the waveshape of the electricity getting to your house?
  • Dirtbox 15 Oct 2012 18:29:29 77,475 posts
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    Nah, that's complete bollocks.

    I just remembered what it is that does that: The bios posts with the default settings, then the giggery pokery built into the motherboard soft reboots with the OC settings. I had an asrock that did it and looked it up in the manual.

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  • Dirtbox 15 Oct 2012 18:37:55 77,475 posts
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    Yeah, it's a safety thing.

    Jumper overclocking is bit of a blast from the past, I turned a 266mhz processor into 366mhz and it somehow didn't give a shit.

    ed: Oh wait, forgot, I obviously haven't been using computers for very long so that can't have happened.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 18:42:04 15-10-2012

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  • morriss 15 Oct 2012 18:50:26 70,911 posts
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    Paper? Writing? What kind of of sorcery is this?
  • Dirtbox 15 Oct 2012 18:59:51 77,475 posts
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    I like gigabyte boards (I've got the same one at the moment), but their OC architecture leaves a lot to be desired.

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