The Be Quiet Silent Loop 2 All-In-One liquid cooler recently went on sale. I found that out when I saw the announcement on their Instagram account. But all the prices and availability were for the European Union. Where were the prices and availability for the United States? The bad news is that the Silent Loop 2 AIO won’t be coming to America.Read more “Why Be Quiet! Silent Loop 2 AIO Isn’t Coming to America”
M.2 NVME/SSD drives are small cards that can easily get lost in a junk box. Protect unused cards by storing them in a M.2 anti-shock storage case that holds four 2280 or smaller cards. A rubber seal keeps out water. Small enough to carry in a pocket. M.2 drives not included. Available on Amazon for $10 USD each.
Why does my test bench with an AMD Athlon 3000G budget processor have a be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 air cooler on it? Before I can answer that question, I need to explain how I got this air cooler. An interesting story on what not to do when building your first PC.Read more “A First PC Build Mistake – Switching Coolers At Last Minute”
The Cougar MX330-G has a blocky USB 3.0 cable connector. Not a problem with most motherboards. Unfortunately, the MSI Tomahawk X570 motherboard has a right-angle USB 3.0 connector. Plugging that blocky connector into a right-angle connector made for a tight spot. I picked up a 6″ USB 3.0 motherboard extension cable to remove that tight spot.
Last month I posted a short video on how to fix the Corrupted Memory #0 error in FortNite. The solution was simple: uninstall the MSI Dragon Center and MSI SDK software. I had no idea how widespread that problem was in the FortNite community. That short video got 5,000+ views. In this video I’ll talk about the error message and the two solutions to resolve the issue.Read more “2 PROVEN Solutions For Corrupted Memory #0 Error In FortNite”
When mounting the fans to the radiator of an AIO liquid cooler, they should fit tight against each other to maximize airflow. If a case has fan mounts inside the front panel, the flat metal frame will be between the fans and the radiator. Unless you have the Cougar MX330-G ATX case. The frame inside the front panel has raised vent holes and recessed screw holes. I used 20-year-old motherboard standoffs to mount the radiator to the back and the fans to the front of the frame. That ¼-inch gap between the fans and the radiator allows air to escape and blow back out the mesh front panel. It’s time to weatherstrip that gap!Read more “How to Weatherstrip Your AIO Fans for Better Airflow”
Last year I posted two videos about the Be Quiet Pure Loop AIO 240mm Liquid Cooler. The first video I had to mount the AIO with the fans on the inside of the Cougar MX330-G ATX case. The long screws that came with the AIO weren’t long enough for the recessed screw holes in the front panel. The second video I used 20-year-old motherboard spacers to mount the AIO and the fans in the front of the case. Mounting the fans in front frees up space inside the case and RGB fans can shine through the front mesh panel. Since Be Quiet doesn’t make RGB fans, I got the Phanteks Halo Lux RGB Fan Frames to go on top of them. I’ll compare the RGB lighting on the white Shadow Wings 2 fan against the black Pure Wings 2 fan that comes with the AIO.Read more “Phanteks Halo Lux RGB Fan Frames for Be Quiet! Pure Loop AIO”
The audio cable from my PC speakers sticks straight out from my Dell laptop, interfering with the placement of my Logitech trackball on my desk. A 3.5mm right-angle adapter fixed the problem. Check out the original video.
One of my most popular videos in 2020 was a simple fix for the Canon scanner. Many users may not have read the manual or noticed that there was a slide switch on the back of the scanner. If they plug everything in, the scanner appears to work. Until they try to scan something. Moving the slide switch from lock to unlock releases the scan head for normal operation. That video has gotten over 5,000 views in the past year. A viewer asked which scanning software I would recommend. I’ve been using VueScan from Hamrick Software for 15 years on my Mac and Windows systems. I only paid $100 USD for a professional license years ago.Read more “Using VueScan As My Scanning Software for 15 Years”