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Re: Rants: Everyday Venting
« Reply #7710 on: November 21, 2018, 06:37:05 AM »
That doesn't sound very logical. Graphics processors and central processors are the entirely different animals.
If the GPU was broken then the CPU can't simply fix it by taking over it's job. It would just cause weird stuff to go on with the display.

Normally I'd check it by opening the case and checking if the CPU is abnormally hot, but you do have a laptop so that makes it less simple. :I

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Re: Rants: Everyday Venting
« Reply #7711 on: November 21, 2018, 09:19:14 AM »
That doesn't sound very logical. Graphics processors and central processors are the entirely different animals.
If the GPU was broken then the CPU can't simply fix it by taking over it's job. It would just cause weird stuff to go on with the display.

Normally I'd check it by opening the case and checking if the CPU is abnormally hot, but you do have a laptop so that makes it less simple. :I

Actually the CPU can do graphics processing (just not very efficiently compared to a GPU) and in the absence of a GPU the CPU will take over graphic processing (an example would be if a GPU driver breaks, the computer can't recognize it so it will use the CPU as the current GPU.) A GPU could also theoretically be used as a CPU but again it would be a terrible idea (GPUs branching is extremely inefficient compared to a CPU). At the end of the day they're all turing complete processes, just designed for different things. However I agree that it's probably not a GPU.


Okay, I don't think this laptop is supposed to need 80% of it's available CPU power on loading a YouTube video. It increases the CPU usage to 100% and making everything lag. I'm gonna have to back up some important data and get a new laptop stat, because I think the one I have now is ready to hit the dust at this rate. That, or I keep this one but will be unable to watch any videos or play games on it later on. Yeah, that sounds great.

Tbh I needed a new laptop to do what I was planning to do anyways. Just, now the laptop itself is basically forcing me to. Not so happy about that.


To me this sounds like a virus rather than a hardware problem. Is it only when watching youtube or using a browser? You could have picked up a malware that does cryptocurrency mining on your computer, they're easy to remove if they're in the browser. If it's all the time it could be a more serious malware that's rooted in your system.
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Re: Rants: Everyday Venting
« Reply #7712 on: November 21, 2018, 01:11:23 PM »
It's the browser, and it mostly spikes whenever it's loading something. Hence why videos are so laggy, because the system does a lot of loading (especially at the beginning). After the entire page is loaded completely, the browser stabilizes again.

And no, according to Task Manager the GPU has nothing to do with this issue.

EDIT: Never mind, it was an add-on Firefox auto-installed to the browser during the last update. Why didn't they just let me know, it could've saved me a lot of trouble.
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Re: Rants: Everyday Venting
« Reply #7713 on: November 22, 2018, 11:00:49 AM »
Flying home to surprise the famil for Thanksgiving. All going well, stuck in St Louis as planned. USO is hull of **censor** soldiers. Fine, whatever. I can try to sleep on the floor, not like I sleep well anyway. After about 2 hours of being half asleep, this **censor** brushes up against me lightly. For some reason, it instantly bolted me awake and into fight mode. Came damm close to striking about at his knee, I could have really hurt him. Welp, no more trying to sleep tonight, still waaaaaaaay too uptight and coming down off the 100% adrenaline dump

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Re: Rants: Everyday Venting
« Reply #7714 on: November 24, 2018, 12:05:11 PM »
Flying home to surprise the famil for Thanksgiving. All going well, stuck in St Louis as planned. USO is hull of **censor** soldiers. Fine, whatever. I can try to sleep on the floor, not like I sleep well anyway. After about 2 hours of being half asleep, this **censor** brushes up against me lightly. For some reason, it instantly bolted me awake and into fight mode. Came damm close to striking about at his knee, I could have really hurt him. Welp, no more trying to sleep tonight, still waaaaaaaay too uptight and coming down off the 100% adrenaline dump

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Re: Rants: Everyday Venting
« Reply #7715 on: December 13, 2018, 06:19:53 PM »
Typical. Just f***ing typical. It seems that for the second year in a row, my Christmas wishes are gonna be disregarded. Why is it that I have to think of everyone else's Christmas wishes, but no one can be expected to think of mine? I wasn't asking for much. But no - what the f*** do I know? What the f*** do I know about what I want? I just know more about tech than any of the a******s in my family! No, it seems I'm being disregarded AGAIN in favor of that lying Aryan sociopath that calls himself my younger brother, and that insufferable know-it-all that calls himself my youngest brother. I'm just the tolerated retarded outsider of the family. Who gives a f*** about me?

I'm starting to have serious misgivings about this so-called "family" and why I should be any part of it.
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Re: Rants: Everyday Venting
« Reply #7716 on: December 20, 2018, 01:34:22 AM »
My Chinese final is going to be impossible. Literally over 120+ characters and he's gonna choose a random 20. Thank gosh the final is only 20% of the grade.
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Re: Rants: Everyday Venting
« Reply #7717 on: January 11, 2019, 06:50:31 PM »
Welp grades are shitty. So shitty that i don't think i can recover anytime soon, so why bother? Fail Geometry. Fail History honors. Fail Chem honors. Fail English. Infact lets just drop out of high school completely and be done with school all together... Oh wait.... No high school diploma means no good job so i'll go nowhere. Military? Nope, they won't accept me. So i'll just be stuck at my parents house and fade away being a complete failure. Kiss all my hopes and dreams goodbye.
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Re: Rants: Everyday Venting
« Reply #7718 on: January 23, 2019, 09:51:20 AM »
Felt sick so went home early from work today, didn't make it all the way home.

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Re: Rants: Everyday Venting
« Reply #7719 on: March 09, 2019, 09:13:44 PM »
Meanwhile I'm back home from th earlier endeavor I talked about on th discord. And things momentarily went South very fast after my last message.

As short as I can put it: I had already done quite a lot of physically demanding work while having eaten little to nothing and after realizing I couldn't call the boss because the piece of paper with his phone number was in my room I doubled my effort, putting it's toll on me even further.


Eventually I gave up and decided the best course of action was to launch myself towards the shop as fast as I could on a shoddy bicycle.That was a terrible decision.I arrived at the shop, miraculously only 6 minutes late and explained my situation to the boss, who kindly forgave me with an understanding "shit happens",  before fluently proceeding to the break are where I actually collapsed and nearly passed out several times whilst praying to God my first impression would be a sizeable puddle of vomit on the cantinas floor, because the explosive release of energy in addition to the situation I've discussed early, I had severely burnt myself out.

It took me almost a whole hour to recover from the trip I would've completed in 15 minutes, had I done it in a reasonable fashion.So that was a huge embarrassment.All ended well though. It wasn't too busy so nobody minded me being incapacitated for 45 minutes, the newbies seemed to instantly recognised my seniority aswell, and the signature company hats being held together by Staples and duct tape was a familiar sight too.

The only unly unpleasantries that happened after this point was my reintroduction with that creeping feeling as if delivery moped can explode under your ass at any given time, and my father giving me the well deserved comment of "You could've just called me and asked where I kept the spare key, if you'dve stopped and thought of it for a second instead of bumbling around like a drowning pig."

So yeah. I hope that little vent was at least funny to read. .-.
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Re: Rants: Everyday Venting
« Reply #7720 on: March 26, 2019, 05:03:37 PM »
Had to turn down my best friend for a relationship. I feel really bad about it 'cause I do really like him, and could see myself with him like that but I don't feel ready for another relationship yet. That and I'm also worried I'd lose what makes our friendship so special in the first place.

Guess that worry is moot now because he's avoiding me. I imagine he just needs time, but this shit hurts.

Update: He's just now messaged me and we're talking again. He's okay. Jeez I've never been so relieved to hear someone's voice.
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Re: Rants: Everyday Venting
« Reply #7721 on: March 26, 2019, 06:33:44 PM »
That doesn't sound very logical. Graphics processors and central processors are the entirely different animals.
If the GPU was broken then the CPU can't simply fix it by taking over it's job. It would just cause weird stuff to go on with the display.

Normally I'd check it by opening the case and checking if the CPU is abnormally hot, but you do have a laptop so that makes it less simple. :I
Depends if the CPU and motherboard have built in graphics too.


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Re: Rants: Everyday Venting
« Reply #7722 on: April 02, 2019, 04:14:27 PM »
Dear customers and reviewers of products on sites that sell inexpensive (and sometimes free except for shipping) Chinese products.
Your way of thinking may be applicable for certain things, and I can understand that.
But I need you to understand one thing:
Having your order make it to your mailbox is NOT a valid reason for a 5-star review on electronics!
We already have enough of a problem trusting purchase of electronics online at all, and even more so with off-brands or knockoff products. And when certain webshops offer big kits of components, modules, sensors, wires and even whole microcontrollers(!) for 2,50 and a gum, it's even more so a "too good to be true" situation. That's when we need to trust the opinions of other purchasers to give us a guide for whether it is a great, decent or outright horrible deal.
5 stars sounds like a good sign, until you decide to have a look through the (more often than not over a thousand) reviews and find that the majority haven't even opened their order, and even less TESTED the damn thing. So I am left none the wiser.
So please, reviewers on these sites,
get your **** together and test the products before you give your five stars. That way we can hope to trust that a box of wires and sensors at 37$ doesn't turn out to be a box of lies.
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Re: Rants: Everyday Venting
« Reply #7723 on: April 02, 2019, 04:28:38 PM »
It actually wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if those 5 star reviews came from the shop's owner.

It's China, after all.

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Re: Rants: Everyday Venting
« Reply #7724 on: April 02, 2019, 07:20:52 PM »
Just took the ACT. I'm pretty sure I totally got a -12 on it.  :sweatdrop:
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