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Computer Building in Progress
Nov 14 2014, 3:09 pm
By: Dem0n  

Jul 6 2016, 7:16 pm NudeRaider Post #21

We can't explain the universe, just describe it; and we don't know whether our theories are true, we just know they're not wrong. >Harald Lesch

Glad to hear. Just for the record, how did you manage to solve your USB problem?




Jul 6 2016, 7:33 pm Dem0n Post #22

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I was originally trying to install Windows 7 and then use the free upgrade to get Windows 10, but that installer doesn't have USB 3.0 support, so none of my ports were working. ShadowFlare informed me that you can use Windows 7 keys with the Windows 10 installer and it'll automatically upgrade you to Windows 10, and that installer has USB 3.0 support, so I was able to use my mouse and keyboard. I don't know why the USB 2.0 port I have wasn't working with the Windows 7 installer, but everything worked fine once I used the Windows 10 one.



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Jul 7 2016, 4:59 pm Dem0n Post #23

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So I'm trying to figure out a way to use my headphones when I plug them into the front port on my computer, but I can't seem to figure out how to make the sound play through them instead of the speakers. In the Realtek Audio Manager, there's a setting to mute the rear output device when front headphones are plugged in, but since my sound it coming through the graphics card, this doesn't work. Does anyone know how to do this?

Also, another odd thing that happens is that whenever I try to turn on my computer, it turns on for half a second and then shuts off. If I then press the power button again, it turns on and runs like normal. The only things that show up on Google for me are the computer turning off and not turning back on, but like I said, it works fine if I press the power button a second time, so I don't really know what's going on here.

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Memes gather, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the memer on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of memes. I pledge my life and honor to the Meme's Watch, for this meme and all the memes to come.

Jul 7 2016, 10:24 pm ShadowFlare Post #24



I gave Dem0n the link for getting Windows 10 iso files on the Shoutbox, but I'll put it here for everyone else:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/techbench

You can get the unmodified original isos from there, though it seems that when a new one is released it takes about a week for it to show up there. The file name seems to change when a new one is available there.

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I don't know why the USB 2.0 port I have wasn't working with the Windows 7 installer, but everything worked fine once I used the Windows 10 one.

Newer computers often have every USB port running off the xHCI (USB 3.0) controller, even the 2.0 ports. Usually the only exceptions are things like USB 3.1 ports using a separate controller because the main chipset doesn't support 3.1. In some cases the system firmware will wait until the OS initializes USB 3.0 support to run the controller in xHCI mode, but I don't know how reliably the feature works, like if things can potentially falsely trigger the detection even if the OS doesn't support USB 3.0 natively.

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So I'm trying to figure out a way to use my headphones when I plug them into the front port on my computer, but I can't seem to figure out how to make the sound play through them instead of the speakers. In the Realtek Audio Manager, there's a setting to mute the rear output device when front headphones are plugged in, but since my sound it coming through the graphics card, this doesn't work. Does anyone know how to do this?

Also, another odd thing that happens is that whenever I try to turn on my computer, it turns on for half a second and then shuts off. If I then press the power button again, it turns on and runs like normal. The only things that show up on Google for me are the computer turning off and not turning back on, but like I said, it works fine if I press the power button a second time, so I don't really know what's going on here.

You may need to manually change your default audio device every time, or it may do it automatically after you set it for the first time. Right-click the Windows sound icon in the taskbar and select playback devices, then right-click your headphones from the list and select the option to set it as default (I'd recommend this first rather than the "set default" button). Once this is done, Windows might set your headphones as the default device when plugged in and go back to your previous device when they are unplugged. Otherwise, you might just need to change it manually each time you want to switch.

As for the other issue, I have no idea there.



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Jul 8 2016, 3:11 am Dem0n Post #25

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Yeah setting my headphones to the default device worked. I thought I already tried that, but whatever. Thanks.



Memes gather, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the memer on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of memes. I pledge my life and honor to the Meme's Watch, for this meme and all the memes to come.

Jul 8 2016, 5:57 am NudeRaider Post #26

We can't explain the universe, just describe it; and we don't know whether our theories are true, we just know they're not wrong. >Harald Lesch

The only thing that kind of resembles that behavior is a feature (introduced with Windows 7?) that when you shut down the computer it closes windows, but then restarts it until a certain point to preload it for the next boot and then shuts off. Mabye that's misbehaving?

Trying to find the name of the feature I found nothing except Intel Rapid Start, but that seems to work differently, so maybe I have no idea what I'm talking about... :/




Jul 22 2016, 7:22 pm Roy Post #27

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Also, another odd thing that happens is that whenever I try to turn on my computer, it turns on for half a second and then shuts off. If I then press the power button again, it turns on and runs like normal. The only things that show up on Google for me are the computer turning off and not turning back on, but like I said, it works fine if I press the power button a second time, so I don't really know what's going on here.
I had this issue in one of my rigs. I never figured out what it was, but I did later learn that I had a bad stick of RAM, so maybe that was causing the issue. Try taking out some of your RAM and see if the issue persists.




Jul 22 2016, 8:21 pm Dem0n Post #28

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This actually doesn't happen anymore. It only seems to happen right after I flip the switch on the PSU back on, but then after that initial boot, it works fine. I think it was happening a lot when I first built my computer because I was unplugging the PSU and turning it off a lot so I could open the case and tinker with things.



Memes gather, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the memer on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of memes. I pledge my life and honor to the Meme's Watch, for this meme and all the memes to come.

Jul 23 2016, 7:43 am NudeRaider Post #29

We can't explain the universe, just describe it; and we don't know whether our theories are true, we just know they're not wrong. >Harald Lesch

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This actually doesn't happen anymore. It only seems to happen right after I flip the switch on the PSU back on, but then after that initial boot, it works fine. I think it was happening a lot when I first built my computer because I was unplugging the PSU and turning it off a lot so I could open the case and tinker with things.
Oh I know that feature from Fujitsu PCs. It's called the 'Zero Watt' function there. Not sure what it does exactly, but it's supposed to minimize leak current when you turn off your computer. But it needs a brief power cycle after being disconnected from the power grid. Maybe you can look for something similar in your UEFI and disable it (though I actually think it's useful).




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jjf28 -- you could of course simply assign a non-splash weapon of the same damage class to the unit that otherwise had a splash weapon
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RdeRenato -- I thought the same, class damage, change things to "splash (enemy)" so as not to kill myself. Just my question appeared when I saw UMS without an ally splash, I have not seen post or anything about it
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Voyager7456 -- Splash (Enemy) is what Firebats do - it just prevents damage to your own units
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MTiger156 -- ...although in my case its ranged units vs. melee zombies and stuff
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O)FaRTy1billion[MM] -- they probably found some trickery with EUDs and like player IDs or something
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Voyager7456 -- :thinking: nothing jumped out to me after looking at the damage functions
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