Thursday, July 31, 2014

Problems with my gaming build. SOLVED

So as you may or may not know recently I got a new gaming PC. It's quite nice but I had been running into a few problems with it. I did not build this PC I got it through Craigslist. The PC has been freezing up on me. I would say it happens at least once a day. It does not freeze up in the since that I can CNTRL ALT DLT my way out of it. Nope it has been locking up completely and the only way to get out of it is flipping the switch. So I had done some digging? What could this be? Hard drive? No because at least than I would get the blue spinning ring as if it was loading something. The temp of my CPU were a little high but nothing crazy. The ram was fine. When I first got the build I opened the panel glanced and put it back together. I didn't do to much looking. Today I did it again and spent some more time. Turns out the PC didn't even have an SSD installed. What I had thought was the SSD was just a 500 gig laptop hd. 
Yep there it is in my hand. This HD wasn't even mounted correctly or did it not have the brackets for it. The guy just screwed two screws into it and basically let it dangle. Oddly enough this wasn't even the issue. The issue came when I went to go look at the heat sink. It wasn't even tightened down correctly and it wasn't aligned correctly. When attaching the heat sink  there are four pins that tightened (get pushed down) on the the motherboard. 3 of those pins were not pushed down. Needless to say the heat sink was just hanging by a thread. I redid it and since 2 today (now 10 PM) I have not had an issue. Next week I will however be doing some upgrading to this PC along with just some basic hard ware improvements. One thing for sure is I will be getting a 1 TB SSD along with 8 more gigs of ram. 

A transition in progress.

I am going to start putting more focus towards the technology side of things. The video gaming is great and all but the Call of Duty community is already so huge and to pack another person inside of it is just a little to much. I also just enjoy doing computer stuff more. I will start doing tutorials on different computer related tasks. Soon I will have a camera that I will have a tripod with and will start doing videos on some new products and tutorials on different random things. Its going to be fun. Although this blog post was short I just wanted to say what I needed to say.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

All Of This Hype About The Sapphire Crystal Glass On Iphone 6.

One of the main things that have been floating around for a few weeks now is the new glass that the iPhone 6 will have. It is made (not entirely) of Sapphire Crystal Glass. Now first and foremost, it is more durable than previous iPhones, so lets not forget that. One thing that everyone seems to forget or they just simply do not know is that there is more to an iPhone breaking than just the top glass over the phone. Now I will get kind of technical so just bare with me here. There are two parts to a full screen on an iPhone (any iPhone). There is the LCD and the Digitizer. The digitizer is the glass itself. The glass is also what allows you to touch. Depending on how hard your crack is on your iPhone will usually determine if you are not able to touch the screen without it jumping everywhere and not recognizing your fingertip. Here is a picture of a phone that has cracked glass (also known as the digitizer)
As you can see on this picture there are the spiderweb cracks running across the screen. Depending on how sever those cracks are is what determines the touch of the screen. As you can see. There is still image on this iPhone in this picture. The image itself is the LCD AKA Liquid Crystal Display. Here is a picture of a iPhone with a broken LCD.
Now as you can see there are lines in the screen and obviously the image is all messed up. There are times that the breaking of the iphone even causes the LCD to go completely out. There are many cases depending on what the angle is of dropping the iPhone that the glass (digitizer) does not even crack. The LCD breaks or goes out. Your thinking to yourself "just replace the lcd" or if its just glass "just replace the glass". You cannot do that. The replacement parts usually do not consist of just the glass or just the LCD and to be able to take them apart without breaking one or the other is nearly impossible. Now I have made this whole blog to point out that although the glass itself on the new iPhone 6 may be made out of stronger material does not effect the LCD of the phone. MKBHD did a video of testing out the glass on the iPhone 6 and the glass was able to bend back quite impressively but regardless of what glass is on the phone, if it takes impact and once it takes impact it will push down on to the LCD and 9 times out of 10 the LCD will break...but hey at least you won't cut your fingers when you go to pay 400 bucks for a new assembly.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I said goodbye to my Macbook Pro

Up until yesterday I never ever thought of getting rid of my Macbook Pro Retina. I loved that computer and it was a part of me. It felt like something that was bound to my body and that I could never let go. It knew me and I That all changed. Here is the back story on my Macbook Pro and how I got it and well how I got rid of it. About two years ago I began selling and fixing computers through craigslist as some extra cash. In the past two years I have sold dozens and dozens of computers and maybe have spent a total of 30 minutes on each one. Around that time I bought a 2006 white Macbook for 140 bucks. I traded that computer for a Lenovo E430 laptop. The laptop had a 750 gig hd, i5 2.6 processor. It was much much faster than the Macbook. The guy needed a Macbook I suppose. I had the Lenovo laptop for a while. I enjoyed it. I ended up trading the Lenovo along with 300 bucks cash for a 2013 Macbook Pro Retina. It was a steal. The Macbook Pro was priced around 1300 bucks. I technically got it for 440 bucks considering the fact that I put 300 cash on top and orignally had the white one for 140. I have had that Macbook Pro for a while. A few weeks ago I bought a 2008 black macbook (with a bad battery) for 125 bucks. Yesterday was the day I said goodbye to both of them. Yesterday I traded both my Macbook Pro Retina and the black Macbook for two devices as well. Now I am still in shock that I have these and that this person decided to do the trade. I have a haswell gaming build i7 overclocked to 4.2 and a Asus G46VW gaming laptop. Along with the trade included all boxes for every component in the gaming build along with a monitor (that I am not using) and a thermaltake keyboard and mouse. The build is priced around 1300 and the Asus laptop sells currently on amazon for around 900 bucks. Technically if you think about it. I got all of this for under 600 bucks. Now what I would like to tell you guys is that its not hard to start doing this. Find an item that you know you can sell for more than the current buyer, also talk down the price. If you see a macbook for 400 and you know you can sell it for 600 bucks (do your research) than talk the guy down to 350 and make a little extra cash. You will be suprised of how much money you can make by working through craigslist. I guess he just needed a Macbook Pro

Saturday, July 12, 2014

My Thoughts On Lebron Leaving And A Little Of My Past

Well, it is safe to say that I called it. I said this on my commentary the other day, but so did a million other people. I am not mad that Lebron left. What gets me is when his contract is up next time, can the Cavs really trust Lebron? It just seems to me like hes to bouncy and changes his mind a little to often. If I was the owner of Cleveland I would be worried about that. It is obvious that he does not have the mentality like Kobe, Wade, or Duncan. What I mean by that is if you love your team you stay with your team. He should not of left Cleveland the first time. Luckily the Miami Heat won two back to back championships highly due to Lebron. I say lucky, because if he didn't than Miami wasted a lot of money on a player that would just change his mind once the four years was up. I can honestly say that if we did not win those championships than I would be a little more mad. One thing I want Miami to do is just to remain professional. When we have a matchup against Cleveland next year I pray that not one Heat fan boos Lebron. (but lets be honest its Miami) I want to show the Cleveland fans who is really more classy and not some shit fans. I can't really talk about fans because we walked out during the finals but still. I guess I am just more confused why someone would go back to a city where you were once hated until they received  a slight  possibility of him coming back than they were riding him like sea biscuit. I hate my hometown. I am from Augusta GA and a lot of enemies reside there and to be honest I was a geek in high school. It was not like it is today. Today the geeks rule and people seem to like geeks better. In high school back in 2005 I was picked on daily. My point is....I will never go back to Augusta mainly because of what I went through....not like they were mad when I left....(they didn't really notice...and probably still don't). At the end of the day regardless of how I feel or millions of other people feel your home is home.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Hoping everyone a Happy 4th

Hey everyone been a few days since a blog update. At this moment while I am typing this I am watching The Walking Dead. I would just like to remind you that you have little less than a month to post the Assault Rifle Challenge on youtube in order to win a free video game. If you have no idea what I am talking about click here for more details.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

My Latest Giveaway

Hey everyone. I have recently made a video of what I would like to call The YourDailyTechy Assault Rifle Challenge. Now it has come to my attention that not everyone has mw2 since it is a rather older Call Of Duty. So I have thought about it and will allow any Call Of Duty to work. All you have to do is post your recording of your Assault Rifle Challenge (it must be all assault rifles of that Call Of Duty). On August 1st I will announce the winner. The winner of the challenge will receive any video game of their choice. Whether it be Playstation or Xbox I will honor all consoles. Thanks guys. If you have not yet watched the video please do so here on more details of it and some great gameplay.