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  1. when you do upgrades, the instructions tell you to always have the device plugged into a power source, there is a reason for that and it's because when you upgrade what it's doing is over writing the old os with a new one but if it loses power half way through installing the upgrade then the device is left with half of the new os and half of the old os on there which means it no longer has a full set of instructions on how to boot the device to the main screen.

     

    when you powered off the machine half way through the upgrade because you thought it had frozen, what you're doing is exactly the same thing as if it had run out of power during the upgrade and that is why you were left with a device that no longer booted.

     

    the only way to fix it is to reinstall the os again from scratch, which means connecting it to a computer and using a special program to flash a new os to it. now i don't think lenovo supply a new os download that you can then use to put on your device and why you're left with the option of returning it so they can fix it or as nigel said maybe installing a stock android os from google onto it.

     

    personally seeing how it's so new i'd return it and either get a replacement or get them to fix it, if it was out of warranty then i'd look into how to install a stock android os on there.

     

    :b33r:


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    It seemed to freeze, so I powered it off and turned it back on,

    sorry to say it sounds like you've bricked the kernel, i don't think lenovo supply a stock rom to download so you can flash the device yourself and install the os again.

    so in my opinion i think your only option is to take it back to the shop seeing how it's only 2 months old and get it fixed/replaced by them.

     

    :b33r:


  3. :tup:

     

    the x99 replacement, whatever it is (can't remember) will probably be like the z170 and have the pci-e lanes controller separate from the bclk so you won't have that problem then.

     

    what's the difference in your oc when the bclk is set at 100? and is the extra performance of the nvme drive worth the loss of those htz or is it something that's not really noticeable seeing how it's probably a speed machine anyway.

     

    must admit i noticed the extra performance of the nvme drive on my daughters machine just because it and the whole pc was so much faster than my daily pc. things seemed to open nearly before i'd clicked on them it was that different and faster to the click pause then open of what i'm used to.

     

    :b33r:


  4. just noticed guns has stopped folding, is that a temporary thing or more long term/permanent like me?

     

    teams still doing great and pumping out an amazing amount of points though and by the looks of it are still holding it's own in the rankings even with the loss of guns massive ppd production.

     

    great going everyone. :clap:

     

    :b33r:


  5.  

    I don't believe you can store apps on the SD card unless your phone has been rooted.

     

    depends what version of android it's running on how easy/hard it is to move apps to the sd card.

     

    this guide should help. :- http://www.howtogeek.com/114667/how-to-install-android-apps-to-the-sd-card-by-default-move-almost-any-app-to-the-sd-card/

     

    first thing i'd think i'd do is check with your operator, verizon etc. to see if they offer the latest os updates and update the os on the phone to the latest they do provide.

     

    You could always get a windows phone. Then there is no problem putting apps on the sd card.

    that's like taking 2 steps forward and 3 back. :P

     

    in all seriousness though putting apps on the sd card shouldn't be that hard depending on the factors mentioned. ie. os version.

     

    :b33r:

     

    did a quick check and looks like lollipop is the latest os version offered for that phone by verizon :- https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/lg-optimus-exceed-2-update/

     

    some links that may show you how to move apps to the sd card without rooting the phone.

    personally i'd never recommend rooting a phone the security risks are to great for the rewards in my opinion, but then again lots of others think the opposite to me and to them the rewards are well worth the risks of rooting.

     

    http://www.technobuzz.net/moved-android-apps-sd-card-without-rooting/

    https://codingsec.net/2016/05/how-to-move-or-install-apps-to-sdcard-even-in-non-rooted-devices/

    https://www.whattechsays.com/install-and-move-android-apps-to-sd-card/


  6. doesn't really work like that caintry, say the last time it was down was because of system failure, first they have to get it back up and running again and tested to make sure they've fixed the failure and it's only then that they can know the system is stable enough again to go ahead and do any maintenance like upgrading the software which would also requires the system to go offline again.

     

    plus things like maintenance are probably planned months in advance for a certain time frame, and the date cannot really be changed easily because of all the people and hardware that needs to be assembled at one time to complete it.

     

    :b33r:


  7. just means verbose, and is used to show more details of what's happening than just running a command without it.

     

    must admit though with zypper i'm not sure what extra details it shows, but it's something i always use where possible because some commands don't show any details at all when run unless you use the verbose flag.

     

    :b33r:


  8. open a terminal, su to root and enter this command.

    zypper -v up
    

    that will find and install any updates.

     

    if you get the same question enter "a" i think if memory serves to always trust that repo.

     

    that i believe will update your pc while also fixing the trust relationship with that repo for the next time you have updates and use the gui to install them.

     

    :b33r:


  9.  

    but every time I changed the overclock settings it would not boot up - couldn't find the OS.

    sounds weird, you have any ideas about why? is it a motherboard specific issue or is it because while ocing you're also ocing the pci-e lanes?

     

    maybe a uefi update might solve the issue, must admit i can't see why you should have a problem if the oc was stable and can only think it must of been a timing issue with the controller on the nvme drive some how.

     

    seems lots of people oc and use nvme drive with no problems judging by this topic. :- http://www.overclock.net/t/1603995/samsung-sm961-nvme-thread/30

     

    you got to admit though 1 nvme drive being faster than 6 ssd's in raid 0 is mighty impressive and why i'm definitely going to have one myself in my next build, i was so impressed with my daughters build i really really didn't want to give it to her (course i did though.). :rofl3:

     

    :b33r:

     

    i ran across this while seeing if i could find out why you were experiencing problems when ocing.

     

    The problem turned out to be something as simple as our overclock settings. We use Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 modules rated at 2,800MHz, and we were using their built in XMP profile for our system's overclock. However, this automatically sets the base clock to 125MHz, which is a requirement when using high frequency memory (i.e. above 2,666MHz) on X99. However, this also affects the speed of other parts of the CPU, not just the cores, and one of those parts is the onboard PCI-E Gen 3.0 controller. In turn, in order to maintain PCI-E stability at this clock, our motherboard was downgrading the PCI-E interfaces to Gen 2.0. You can force the graphics slots back to Gen 3.0, but there's no such option for the M.2 slot, which makes sense since storage devices require perfect stability. We have not been able to confirm exactly how other motherboard manufacturers handle the situation, but it's probably safest to stick to 2,666MHz DDR4 on X99 when using a PCI-E 3.0 storage device. It should also not be a problem on Z170, where the PCI-E controller's clock is separate to the CPU BCLK.

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/storage/2015/11/11/samsung-ssd-950-pro-review/1

     

    so your problems were more than likely due to the bclk over 100MHz on x99.


  10. you running raid for that disk score intel and how many drives?

     

    have you thought about getting an m2 nvme drive, i put a samsung sm951 (i think) in my daughters pc and the speed of that was phenomenal but of course you do pay for that speed though because they definitely aren't cheap per GB.

     

    i'm definitely going to have one for my os drive whenever i build my next pc though.

     

    :b33r:


  11. nice, my next build for myself will probably be something along those lines.

    i'm waiting to see what replaces the x99 chipset first so probably won't build until end 2017 early 2018 and i definitely want one of these as my os drive after seeing the performance of them in a build i put together for my daughter earlier in the year.:- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100011693%204814%20600488413&IsNodeId=1&cm_sp=CAT_SSD_2-_-VisNav-_-M.2_1

     

    :b33r:


  12. think you're missing the point bh, there is no single thing he does that requires an i7 i'd agree, but he multi tasks to such a degree that he brings an i5 to a crawl, agreed your i3 listed may be slightly faster but he'd still be much better off going with an i7 build just because of the multi tasking.

     

    it's not just gaming that can utilize the benefits of a 1100 series card, there are lots of other things that can too.

     

    so see no point in spending $400 on a build out of a possible $2000 budget when what your building will be in the exact same position as you were to start with.

     

    that's just my opinion though.

     

    :b33r:


  13. to be honest bh, i wouldn't go for anything less than 1151 and z170 if i was to buy new now.

    psychotron, thing to remember is more cores and ram the better especially when you do a lot of things at once like you describe you do.

     

    Also, I have a graphics card that runs 3 monitors. This is what I often have running all at the same time. Sometimes it slows my computer to a crawl:

     

    Maybe about 10-15 tabs open at once on FireFox
    Watch TV in Windows Media Center
    slideshow playing of maybe 800 pics in Windows Media Player
    ACDSee photo editor
    spotify
    Pandora
    MS Excel
    Word
    Outlook
    Avast
    Chrome
    iCloud

     

    so i'd be looking at something like i7 6700 with 16GB of ddr4 ram and a fast ssd along with a 1100 series nvidia graphics card.

     

    :b33r:


  14. know nothing about the make and can't see it being a great drive, but lets be honest for $6 you've nothing to lose.

     

     

    If you absolutely need to stretch your pennies, the Kingdian S200 isn’t a bad choice if you just need a basic 60GB SSD, and you’ll still notice the incredible improvement in terms of boot times, application load times, and overall system performance when compared to a mechanical hard drive. And despite its low price tag, it surprisingly does use name brand NAND and comes with a three year warranty, I’m not so sure that dealing with Kingdian if it does die would be any fun, but if budget is your #1 concern then the Kingdian is the SSD for you.

    http://www.michaelstaake.com/three-budget-60gb-ssds-reviewed-kingston-ssdnow-v300-vs-patriot-torch-vs-kingdian-s200/

     

    :b33r:


  15. only way to know is to run some test on it i'd think.

     

    just go to the drives manufacturer site and download their drive diagnostic software and see what it reports about it health.

     

    if a drive is getting to hot then i'd suggest adding a fan to keep it cooler, really i'd think you'd want your drive never to go over 40c, and be around 30C usually but from my understanding some drives in a laptop for example can reach 60c without problems.

     

    i think drives that are to cold (less than 25c) or to hot (higher than 50c) have a higher failure rate, but don't think just because a drive runs hot means it's failing or "shot".

     

    :b33r:


  16.  

    All was going fine til the 287+ updates showed up. I got so mad waiting for them to install. I went back to win xp pro.

    Why doesn't win7 have a easier way to get them ?.

    in my opinion i think it's a m$ tactic so people will upgrade to a new win 10 os.

     

    so instead of making windows 7 updates unavailable and forcing people to upgrade they just make the servers very slow so getting and installing them all for a clean os install takes hr's if not days.

     

    no idea if that's correct or not but it's my conspiracy theory and i'm sticking to it. :laughing:

     

    :b33r:

     

    as an after thought maybe something here :- http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/616671/what-is-going-on-with-windows-update/

    can help you speed things up if you decide to try again.


  17.  

    I have a 2TB hard drive, but only 1.8 is available to use.

    that's normal and has to do with the way a hard drive needs a certain amount of space to organise itself before any data is stored on it.

     

    think of it like this, you have a filing cabinet draw that can be filled with loads of files, only problem is you can never find what you want when you need it because it's not organised, so to organise it you put in a lot of dividers, now you can find files easily but have lost a certain amount of storage space taken up by the dividers.

     

    well that is more or less what happens with any hard drive, so you can think of the missing 0.2TB out of your 2TB as the dividers.

     

    :b33r:


  18.  

    I did try one last clean install of Leap. It told me it had to delete Windows. OK, go for it! But it took so long for the updates to run that I went forget it.

    personally i don't see why you'd need to clean install or delete either leap or windows, like i said in an earlier post i'd simply dual boot, then you can use windows to your hearts content, and when you felt like it, try and get the updates done on the already installed leap42 os.

     

    when/if you ever did finally manage to update the linux os you could then work on installing the driver and getting everything working again, we know it's possible because you've already done it once and had everything working great.

     

    trying to think if there's an easy way where you can download the updates first or resume from where you left off on next try to make things worth persevering with, but not ever having had to do it myself am at a bit of a loss.

     

    i guess you could use something like wget to copy and resume the download of the repo's into separate folders in your home directory first, then once you have the repo's on your hard drive doing the updates should be fast and easy, requiring a simple temporary change in the repo list so they point to each folder and not the internet url's. once updated reverting those repo changes and delete the folders.

    but it's not something i've ever tried or tested myself and i'm not sure how long it would take you to finish the downloads in the first place, even though it would allow you to resume what you downloaded there would be so much more data needing downloading than you actually need in the first place, you might never complete it. :laughing:

     

    there must be a better easier way of resuming the updates but can't think of it, maybe someone else has an answer.

    i don't even know if trying to get the updates at the same time as you do an install will work out easier and better for you seeing how i never install that way.

     

    personally i'd chat up your landlord or someone at work and see if they'll let you pop round and connect by wire to their network and get the updates completed that way or find an internet cafe where they will let you connect by wire there just to update. :P

     

    not being much help here am i? :rofl3:

     

    :b33r:

     

     

    Plus my landlord only has cable, not the fiber optics good stuff.

    cable is just fine, but you need to connect to their network by wire and not wifi then you'd have no problems getting the updates done, once the updates are done and the driver installed and working then you can connect by wifi to any network without any further issues.

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