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    Dell OptiPlex 9010 issue

    It doesn't. It is just the naming scheme of the manufacturer. They are 2GB sticks of DDR3 @ 1333MHz.
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    Dell OptiPlex 9010 issue

    Then something else is busted. If you're getting no Dell splash screen nor able to enter the BIOS, there is a hardware issue with the computer. I can't do much over a forum thread. You might have been ripped off.
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    Dell OptiPlex 9010 issue

    It sounds like it isn't passing the post test. Re-seat the RAM and make sure the cooler is firmly attached to the CPU, to ensure it hasn't moved in the socket during shipment.
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    Dell Precision 34/3620

    More than likely a proprietary motherboard. I think it may have the same mounts in the case to fit a standard ATX board but, I might be wrong.
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    motherboard help

    Well, this was a fun sounding post.
  6. Coolkyoushinja’s Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid manga series has revealed on the 8th volume of that a second TV anime season has been green-lit. No additional information has been given regarding when it will air but, it has been officially announced.
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    Some of the big Nintendo Direct announcements!

    Link's Awakening is clearly the best announcement.
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    Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Second Season Announced

    Not usually, no. I'd expect it in 2020.
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    Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Second Season Announced

    I concur.
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    Malware Removal Guide

    Malware Removal Guide I have decided to put together a guide for everyone in case you are having some issues with malware/viruses and are unsure of how to handle it. It is worth noting these steps are effective at cleaning malware but, it is not guaranteed to remove all traces. Always remember if your system is very slow, to the point where it is almost unusable, you're at a point where a reinstall of the OS is the best route to get your PC up and running optimally again. Do not assume these steps will fix any and all malware infections; reinstalling the OS is always the best way to remove malware. What is malware? Malware is an umbrella term used to refer to a variety of forms of hostile or intrusive software, including computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, ransomware, spyware, adware, scareware, and other malicious programs. It can take the form of executable code, scripts, active content, and other software. Malware can hide in anything on the internet, be it a popup window, a hyperlink, or an email. Note that a popup window is generally nothing more than that, especially if it claims you have a virus and to call a number. Any popup window that claims you have a virus can be safely closed out of, task killed, or simply restarting your machine. These are scare tactics to get you to call the number and pay them to "fix" your system when in actuality, there is nothing wrong with it. This is known as a tech scam. Note that these steps can only help if your PC can boot up successfully and should remove most malware infections. Not all malware is the same and sometimes, it may be missed. If a problem persists, make a post here and I or someone will attempt to help further. Helping via a forum is going to be difficult so, if we are unable to help, make sure you find a trusted tech to aid you or go to a nearby trusted repair shop. If the shop is trusted but seems expensive, remember you are paying someone with the skills (and likely certifications) to repair your PC. When you get your car fixed, it is expensive not only because of parts but, the people doing it are skilled professionals. Here I will explain a few tools you can use to remove a majority of malware and fix your PC yourself. These steps are recommendations only. Many machines I have worked on have not experienced any lost files but, there's always risk, depending on how far the malware has taken hold. Always maintain a proper backup, whether a cloud storage service or external device. If you're infected with Crypto malware (Cryptowall, Cryptolocker, TeslaCrypt, etc), do not attempt to follow this guide; your files are at risk. Make a post here or on this Reddit page and see if anyone is able to help but, in most cases, a Crypto malware is very difficult to crack and is easier to simply write off the data and reinstall the OS. Be sure you run all these steps in Normal Mode. Only use Safe Mode if the program fails to scan. All programs must be run on the Administrator account. Step One: Manual Removals and rKill Remove any suspicious browser extensions and toolbars. If you did not install it yourself, it's suspicious. Also, in my experience, there is no such thing as a useful toolbar. Remove any unusual homepages and default search providers (in most circumstances, you only really need Google and, at the very most, Bing) Run rKill. It may take a few minutes for the scan to complete. Once it does, do not reboot the PC. Kills running malicious processes Removes Polices in the registry that prevent normal OS operation Repairs file extension hijacks. Step Two: Malwarebytes Download and install Malwarebytes. Make sure it is updated and enable "Scan for Rootkits" in Settings under Detection and Protection. Start the scan. Scan can take up to (on average) 10-30 minutes, depending on the system. Successfully removes a majority of any and all kinds of infections. Has an industry-leading built-in rootkit/bootkit scanning. Built-in repair tools to fix damage done by malware. Step Three: Adware Cleaner Download and run AdwCleaner. Scan your system with the corresponding button then hit Clean once the scan is finished. It will also want to reboot your system at this point. Allow it to do so. (I mean, you don't have a choice) Removes majority of adware, PuPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs), Toolbars, and browser hijacks. Fixes proxy settings changed by malware Removes certain non-default browser settings. If you are having issues connecting to the internet, try running NetAdapter Repair Tool with all options checked. All these tools can be downloaded elsewhere and placed on a USB Flash Drive and installed onto the infected machine. Here's a few tools to help prevent any future problems: Free Anti-Virus Recommendations: BitDefender ESET Free Online Scanner Avira MalwareBytes Paid Anti-Virus Recommendations: Eset NOD32/Internet Security (IS comes with an anti-malware suite. Its detection rate seems to be on par with MalwareBytes) BitDefender Kaspersky Helpful Tools: Unchecky - Unchecks options in installers that install PuPs uBlock Origin Browser Extension - Chrome and Firefox versions available. (Blocks ads. Adblock Plus has been known to unblock certain ads due to being paid) CCleaner - Technically, not a tool for malware removal but, it is useful at cleaning up old registry errors and junk from you PC leftover from malware or just temporary files cluttering up your system. This is entirely optional and only my recommendation. People seem to differ on its usefulness. Avoid the registry cleaner on Windows 10. It is known to, sometimes, remove some registries that it shouldn't and even makes the login screen unstable and unable to log in. Tip on avoid possible infections in the future: Use common sense. Many cases I get are as simple as they opened an email they weren't sure about or clicked on a link from a random site they googled. If it seems sketchy, don't do it. Many anti-viruses out there have a website scanner that can help you prevent malicious websites. The first line of defense at preventing malware infection is always the user. Enable User Access Controls, keep Windows up to date, and never download publisher software from a separate site; use their website. (Original Reddit Post)
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    Malware Removal Guide

    This guide was intended for users with limited technical knowledge. If they knew how to use a Linux Live CD, they probably don't need a guide on how to install and scan with MalwareBytes. Eset does have an online scanner that you download, update, then run without actually installing it. I have used it on several occasions but, dislike it simply due to how long it actually takes for the whole process. Updating, scanning, then removal can take up to 45 minutes, depending on hardware and level of infection. Granted, it isn't a live CD but, it is an on demand scanner that isn't already installed, possibly eliminating it from being comprised by the malware.
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    Malware Removal Guide

    You didn't, I understand. Thank you for your contribution to the topic.
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    Malware Removal Guide

    It's based off uBlock anyway. Besides, this is my guide with my own knowledge so, since I am unfamiliar with it, I won't recommend it, regardless of its validity.
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    Game Giveaway #001: Call of Duty WWII

    I don't care if they plan to sell the key. This is to benefit the forum and get people to have conversations.
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    Goblin Slayer

    Bunny Girl bored me to pieces on the first half of episode one. If I'm already bored halfway through one episode, you failed at episode one. Just sayin'.
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    Goblin Slayer

    @Koby Your avvy and signature is contradicting based on your opinions of it. You're assuming everyone has seen Berserk. I have not. Most people who may be losing their shit over it was how intense it was since Berserk. The fact this series is a lot more tame since the first episode, the reactions of it have died off quite drastically.
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    Goblin Slayer

    The Elfen Lied of openers so far. Shock value first episode, not so much later on. You could essentially skip to the half way point of the episode and not miss anything but the sexual assault scene(s).
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    [VOTING] ANIME OF SUMMER 2018

    You may vote for one and only one series that aired this last Summer season and is included in this poll that you think deserves to be Anime of Summer 2018. You only get to vote once. *Anime series are alphabetically ordered for this poll. Voting ends November 18th. If your favorite isn't listed then it's your own fault. There was a nominations thread up for a while for everyone to nominate their favorite for this poll. The options here are what was nominated by everyone. We'll run a similar nomination and poll at the end of the Fall 2018 season so be sure to look for it.
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    [VOTING] ANIME OF SUMMER 2018

    It could have a negative effect where someone nominates something else because theirs was already chosen, meaning they would vote for it rather than what they nominated. We don't need 50 nominates and only 8-10 actually being voted on. I believe Koby's initial idea behind this way was to put up a maximum amount but, it never gets too excessive that we have to pick a top #.
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    [VOTING] ANIME OF SUMMER 2018

    I purposely choose one that wasn't as popular as I knew it would likely get picked anyway. I wanted to add more to the poll.
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    [VOTING] ANIME OF SUMMER 2018

    Aniplex owns it. So, sometime within the next 2-4 years.
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    [VOTING] ANIME OF SUMMER 2018

    I'm surprised how well Cells at Work is doing. I figured a lot of people missed that series.
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    [NOMINATIONS] Anime of Summer 2018

    Poll will be posted this weekend.
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    [NOMINATIONS] Anime of Summer 2018

    It's time for another set of Anime of the Season nominations! And a poll that will likely be out much later than expected because that NH is wicked forgetful! Same rules as before: Each user may only nominate one show. Except me because I'm making these things. I jest. Do not blindly nominate a series "just because you can"; nominate the series you are actually going to vote for. Lolis are always a good reason to nominate. And boobs. As listed in the rules here, any shows that have had a previous season win, are not eligible to be nominated again, so check the Hall of Fame. This is so one show doesn't fill the HoF and allows other shows a chance in the spotlight. Spin-offs featuring new casts are still eligible however. Nomination period is 1 week. It's on a timer so, even I can't forget. Nominations will run thru November 2nd. The thread will lock automatically on November 3rd. The poll will be created and opened later on the same day. Or soon after because I am a terribly forgetful douchemeister. We will update this post as necessary as nominations come in. For reference, the Summer 2018 chart is located here - please check this chart before nominating a show in this thread, as it needs to come from the Summer 2018 season. NOTE: Shows that began airing in the summer season and are continuing into the fall 2018 season are STILL eligible for nomination. Also, please use the English title, where applicable. Last added Nomination Update: Downlewd Nominations: x1 - Back Street Girls x1 - Cells at Work x1 - Chio's School Road x1 - Dropkick on my Devil! x7 - Grand Blue x2 - Harukana Receive x4 - How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord x1 - Late Night! Genius Bakabon x2 - Layton Mystery
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