Started by Outsider, April 06, 2013, 10:43AM
Quote from: scottsum on October 22, 2019, 09:41PMAlways good to start with cheap and simple. If nothing else, an old surge suppressor may have already taken a hit and not sufficiently protect your PC from surges going forward. So, if it's old, it worth replacing, even if it doesn't solve your immediate problem. (And realistically, it's probably a 90-95% chance it won't.)Graphics work pushes the machine harder than most other tasks, meaning it will run hotter. On a good working machine, you might notice fans getting loud, more heat coming from the vents, and performance degrading as you go along. In this case, we know you have a hardware failure somewhere; the increased heat will exasperate this. After doing graphics-heavy tasks for a while, you might see the machine completely lock up (where even the mouse won't move), crash / blue screen, or shut itself off entirely (some PCs are designed to do this when they get too hot.)Right now the machine is at least usable for the moment, but whichever part is partially failing will probably completely fail at some point relatively soon, and pushing the machine harder will make it happen faster. So, I would suggest holding off for now until the failure is addressed.What is the model of that system? It should have a product number on a label that looks something like this:
Quote from: Outsider on October 23, 2019, 06:42AMProduct No. V8P23AA#ABAModel No. 20-c020...From what you said, it sounds like the 3-D conversion training DID in fact cause this problem because it heavily taxed my all-in-one computer, which is apparently only meant for light use...
Quote from: Outsider on October 23, 2019, 06:42AMProduct No. V8P23AA#ABAModel No. 20-c020Also, it sounds like I need to fix this problem fast, as "will completely fail at some point relatively soon" makes me uneasy. Should I just take my PC to an HP Service Center or a Staples store so they can fix it? Hopefully they won't adjust my PC back to factory default settings, as you stated that won't fix the problem anyway.
Quote from: Outsider on February 29, 2016, 09:30PMGET IT HERE: https://www.mediafire.com/?b4ha7iqcj16311m
Quote from: ak2yny on October 27, 2019, 07:19AMNo rush for this one, at least for me, but I just wanted to let you know: There's something wrong with the Mantis file (broken?). Mediafire just keeps saying "Generating new download key"...This is the link mediafire forwards to:https://www.mediafire.com/file/b4ha7iqcj16311m/Mantis+-+Outsider.zip
Quote from: scottsum on October 22, 2019, 09:41PMAlways good to start with cheap and simple. If nothing else, an old surge suppressor may have already taken a hit and not sufficiently protect your PC from surges going forward. So, if it's old, it worth replacing, even if it doesn't solve your immediate problem. (And realistically, it's probably a 90-95% chance it won't.)
Quote from: Outsider on November 01, 2019, 08:21PMTurns out I'm one of the 5-10%...Just today I took my computer to a local computer repair place that got the highest reviews. He put it on twice, and there were no beeps, no blinks. Imagine my shock witnessing this. He said that since the computer started just fine twice, that my computer isn't the problem. So, I went and bought a new surge protector to replace the old one I have, and as of this writing, my computer is working fine with no problems. Best possible outcome! Thanks for the 411. If I didn't listen to your suggestion of visiting a local computer repair place instead of the big chains, I would have spent money for nothing.I will soon try again at converting 3-D models, now knowing that my computer is fine. And my next mod, Wave will be in the near future. Stay tuned...
Quote from: Outsider on October 28, 2019, 02:29AMThat's a Mediafire issue that randomly happens at times. Give it a couple of days and the link will work again.
Quote from: ak2yny on November 26, 2019, 10:52PMIs this link still broken? Is it just the link or is it the file...?https://www.mediafire.com/?b4ha7iqcj16311m
Quote from: Outsider on November 27, 2019, 10:55PMFor some reason, the link is still broken -- but I checked Mediafire and the file is intact. You can ask Ceamonks for my Mantis mod, as he's archived pretty much everything.
Quote from: Ceamonks890 on November 27, 2019, 11:12PMUnfortunately, my archived copy link is broken too Outsider (as for whatever reason, file download links stupidly remain the same despite being uploaded to different Mediafire accounts). I've submitted a support ticket to Mediafire proper in order to resolve this issue, which logically should resolve the link issues on your own account too Outsider. I will keep you all up-to-speed on what unfolds