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I put an HDD into an enclosure and plugged it into a usb slot. The light turns on, I hear it spin, and windows says something's plugged in, but the drive isn't showing up anywhere. What did I fuck up?
I thought I'd encrypt my phone but it's been four hours since I started encrypting and it still isn't done.
Nexus 5 with stock android, rooted, latest build from google's site (2016 security update).
It's a personal server, so I don't care about stability that much.
Though arch is too fast and centos too slow with updates.
I wanted to have http2, compiled it with./configure --user=www-data \
used to run it from a raspberry first, now on real hardware.
int sumThroughIteration(int n);
int sumThroughIteration(int n)
int sum = 0;
sum = sum + n;
/*also tried printing sum on this line*/
I'm trying to make a simple iterative sum so that if user inputs n=5 it will return 5+4+3+2+1=15. Anyone can tell me why doesn't this work?
Not sure if this fits the board but is this online course any helpful if you're looking to get into IT as a career? And what do you guys think of this ALISON course? (https://alison.com/courses/ABC-IT/content)
I'm certain there's more to it (get it? hah) but the problem is I haven't got a clue where to start and how to go from there. So, I just want to know if there is anything I could do behind a computer that would make me learn IT properly and help me get a job or something.
Any links? Career advice? Tips from experience? Give me all you've got.
I'm going to write a tool which will try to detect encryption being used for files in the future, particularly single files rather than full volumes
Would anyone recommend an encryption program for doing single files rather than full volumes, it's meant to be a scenario where you could encrypt the file > upload to dropbox > and then download and decrypt with the password
I've had a look at TrueCrypt which is discontinued and VeraCrypt seems to be the new one - but that looks like it does volumes only too? Any ideas?
I'm completely new to programming, but I knew I wanted to start with C++
Got pic related on a whim and want to know if I fucked myself over.
What are some good Google Cardboard-styled plastic phone headsets under 30$?
I'm trying to soften the blow with TrinusVR after
It depends on the size, condition, and speed of the drive. It can vary like crazy. I'd say your disk is damaged in some sectors.
Just rundd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdc bs=446 count=1
To destroy only the MBR. Takes two minutes. Unless you're some kind of recovery specialist you might get a file name alone or two, no data. Your drive is clean without the MBR
I have them in windows dynamic disks right now, created on a win7 install and imported to a ten installation. Have you ever noticed spin-up times when accessing it for the first time in a while?
> Have you ever noticed spin-up times when accessing it for the first time in a while?
If you're asking if it was slow for me, no even after a month (backup drives) I never noticed any speed decrease. Between one or more drives more is always faster for me
You have two monitors to choose from. One is 24 inches, one is 27 inches; They both have the exact same specs otherwise, including refresh rate, response time, and resolution.
Which of the two would you personally buy, /g/?
What program on Mac can sync music playlists to an SD card?
I have a Sandisk MP3 player that is only 8gb, and I can sync it with DoubleTwist, but I'd like to utilize the 32gb SD card by syncing (no drag and drop)
If I'm correct, I think you can only clone the whole disk, not just a partition, if that's what you're asking. Nothing really hard about it just watch a YouTube vid or something.
I want to buy a scissor switch full size keyboard but I cant find them or only find extremely rare and shady ones.
It there a /g/ guide for them or does anyone know how to find some models? It'd be great if they were <100€
Does anyone here use MPC-HC and livestreamer?
MPC-HC keeps pausing when I lock my computer and it fucks up livestreamer.
Is there any way to make it so that it doesn't pause when I lock my computer so the livestream keeps going.
Can I build a desktop from a removed laptop motherboard with CPU included?
>pic obviously related
I was looking at the logitec illuminated series too but seems like they suffer from ghosting, particularly you cant press space while holding W and shift
Which is a really bad thing
Can't check because the fucker is still going after almost 6 hours. I only flashed that ROM today and put my basic apps on it, no media on it whatsoever. I think around 10 GB are used, mostly by offline maps for OSMAND and maps.me?
I know encrypting takes an hour or more but I didn't think it'd take THAT much longer.
Will a GT 630 run on the 300w PSU in my stock Inspiron 570?
I bought my k800 2012, the k740 is from 2013, damn.
The k740 is what I was looking for back then.
Wired flat scissor switch.
And I love the huge del key logitech has, the k800 has a normal one.
My previous was the keyboard from the "media desktop laser" set and I looked for something similar but wired.
The only thing that got close was the k800.
Since it goes for 80-90€ I dont want to cross my fingers and hope my model works. Its a beautiful keyboard but that flaw would render it completely useless to me
Arent there more peopke making scissor switches? They are amazing yet nobody uses them
I have a credit card with a penalty APR on it because I was dumb and missed a payment one month. I immediately paid the card balance off in full to avoid paying 30% on the thing, and a few months later asked about whether they could lower the APR back to what it was, but they said they can only re-evaluate the APR only 6 months (which may have been bullshit but I don't know)
Anyway it's been more than 6 months since then, do I have to bug them about it, or will they automatically re-evaluate it when they feel ready to? It's not like it's hurting me since the card has zero balance (and will continue to until they lower the interest rate on it) but it is a shame I can't use it if I wanted to, even though I do have others I prefer.
I wanted to try out Plex, so I downloaded and installed it on my Windows machine.
When it finished installing and launched, it opened the web app and I logged into the account I created.
Now all it does is say "Server Unavailable We couldn't reach this server. Make sure it's online and try again"
Not sure what to do.
I'm not trying to incite any sort of brand war here, but is it just me or are Sony HDTVs really the only desirable ones? They aren't even more expensive, which is super weird.
I swear every single Samsung and LG review has huge problems. (Vizio's are at least cheap enough to warrant their flaws)
They all have terrible judder, motion blur, shit contrast, can't into chroma 4:4:4, bad input lag, and for some insane reason most of them have glossy panels.
My laptop stopped connecting to my router, and so did my phone. After resetting the router my phone connects and the router shows up in the lost of available connections on my laptop but it won't connect to it.
Am I missing something here or what?
I'm trying to get Windows 10 to erase everything on my C: drive and reinstall itself. Does the option to "remove all" only affect the C: drive or does it also affect the rest of my partitions?
Im going to sound like a total pleb, but I have no choice.
Do I use this code in the command prompt? Or do I input it somewhere as my bios loads? What is required to run this code?
Best Distro for university? Will be moving in a week. I have a windows laptop but the battery died so it's tethered down. I have a qt lil X200 that I plan on using if I need to use a computer while on campus. Any recommendations? I was planning on Mint
If I'm connecting an amp to my computer, do I need a Y cable or can I use a stereo cable (both ends red and white)
is there anywhere for the red and white cable to plug into the back of my PC
I got a bunch of different color connects going on back there (green, blue, orange) but no red and white
Mint only is you want Cinnamon.
Otherwise one of the *ubuntu flavors for easy access to PPAs.
To be honest, I'd advise against Mint even if you want Cinnamon because you can always install Cinnamon on something else. Mint comes with autistic repos that can be a bit of a pain to deal with.
Debian is good too, but accessing stuff outside the official repos isn't as easy as it is on *ubuntu. Not saying it isn't possible, you can definitely do it, it's just not as simple.
I have a problem with Windows and Ctrl+Alt+C in Photoshop.
Basically, Photoshop won't register this key combination at all, not with my physical keyboard, not with the on-screen keyboard, not with a different keyboard, nothing.
How do I find out if something is hogging this particular combination of keys ? Nothing happens when I press Ctrl+Alt+C, it just seems like it isn't registered at all.
OS is Windows 8.1 btw.
I haven't changed my water in 2 years, in those 2 years i've used one kill coil.
what can i expect to see when i clean it out?
I'm finally breaking off and getting my own cell plan to help build credit. I'm in midstate NY, anyone have suggestions as to which carrier would fuck me over the least but still have good coverage? So far I'm leaning towards T-Mobile.
Why has '4k resolution gaming' become such a thing lately? I really feel like going over 1080p is such overkill when you consider the cost in frames.
Maybe the fact that I like to play at 144 hz on fast-paced competitive multiplayer games and dont' really care about Crysis 8/Metro 3000 or whatever is part of it, but even from that perspective isn't higher framerate mor enjoyable than big resolution at less than 100 frames?
>have 290 tri-x
>completely stable in Heaven/Valley/Firestrike
>shut down pc, breakpoint exception
>restart pc a few hours later
>boots in then immediate black screen
>have to uninstall AMD drivers then undo the overclock
what's the deal here guys? how do I overclock without having to reinstall drivers every time I go too far?
I paid $130 for crucial ecc ram and $230 for an SSD and Canada post left both in my mailbox in -21C temperatures. What the fuck? I assumed if I wasn't home I would get a note to pick up. This makes me so mad..
>literally the day after my warranty I get my first dead pixel on my monitor
Current monitors are complete garbage and LOL to any retard who buys expensive 4k ones, enjoy your single out of color pixel ruining the display
what's coming up that will make pixels bsolete?
>b-but you can ignore them
they look like shit and anybody who sees your dead pixels is laughing at you inside their head
any way to sign into an old youtube account if you know your password and username but don't know the email associated with the account?
it used to pop up after i put in my username and password saying "this is your email address, use this to sign in" and then one day that stopped and now i can't sign in to it anymore
Maybe chunky fluid, nothing special
So they're not affected by extreme temps. I ordered a 780ti a year back and the box was covered in frozen condensation. I had to thaw out the GPU before I could open it. I still use it today
So I know what same of these are, but can sameone fill me in on the others?
dX and dY I get (difference in x and y directions) and Xv and Yv I get (velocity in the x and y directions) I get.
Could someone explain these three?
I have a Core I5 2430 M on my recently acquired memepad x220. What kind of games can I run on it? I know there are websites that can tell me but I'm looking for "personal experience". I know it runs nicely modern 2D games (like Aoe2 HD) but I want to know if it's worth downloading the many GB of Starcraft 2 or Napoleon Total War.
Guys, I have a pretty shit phone, and I can only play larger, higher definition videos on VLC because of the hardware acceleration feature it has. The problem is that VLC doesn't have a loop feature for videos. So I can't watch porn Webms on loop using VLC. What is a good media player for android that uses hardware acceleration and can loop videos? I have tried many players, but most of them don't have a loop feature for video, and the few that do don't have hardware acceleration.
I have an x220. I've read people say theirs ran lots of games, but I think they're lying cunts. If I run fallout 1 through WINE for example, my x220 is practically on fire a few minutes later.
N64 emulators only get like 20fps for me and also make my gpu hit temps hot enough to brew coffee. I would say anything past SNES emulation and DOSbox will blow hot air on your balls nonstop.
you kind of fucked yourself over by choosing c++
its easier to learn something more high level first, despite the people here who'll shit bricks, python and rube are a good starting point to get a general feel for things, then try moving onto c
Would I be able to do GTX 980s in SLI and two 512GB Samsung 950 Pros in RAID 0 on an Asrock Z97 EXTREME6?
I have three dead smartphones.
2 Galaxy S3s, 1 cheap Android device.
What's the best way to get rid of these, ideally while making a couple bucks off of them, if possible? Sell on Ebay? I can't run Perk or anything, because the S3s turn on but the screens don't work and the cheap one doesn't even turn on.
There was an open-source browser that was shilled here a while back last time I saw. It was something that took on the color scheme of the website it was on (i.e. the browser would be red if it was on youtube). Anyone know/remember what this was called?
is there any way to get back the hide thread button back to where it was on the 4chan mobile site?
on win7 you can tag pics in the explorer.
look in the details part of explorer when you click a pic or right click, properties, details, tag.
It might be similar on vista, win10 but I don't use them
that only works for some filetypes, I believe.
If you really want a local booru, look up hydrus network. It takes a decent time investment to get set up, but is well worth it in my opinion.
did you have a password on your wifi? after a router reset the password resets too. so maybe the laptop is trying to connect using the old password. I don't know what os you're using but have you tried deleting the connection in the connection manager and then try reconnecting
Do you know any encryption software that lets you use a custom encryption algorythm?
I had a question about MD5 and Sha1 fingerprint check sums for SSL certificates.
I'm trying to setup my email in thunderbird however a window came up stating the certificate my email providing was "unknown".
The checksums provided were different when I checked online using https://certlogik.com/ssl-checker/ and a few other websites.
Is there a reason for a SSL certificate for p0p3 to be different?
Do you know of anyway to confirm fingerprint checksums of SSL certificates?
what does amd overdrive use to measure thermal margin? i have an apu cpu and according to hardware monitoring my temps are all sorts of fucked up but according to amd overdrive everything is fine since it stays over 20 c
How do I make my fonts smaller? The page isn't zoomed in.
Hey /g/eeks, I need some help here:
So I'm 2nd year into Computer Science at a University. My plan was to focus into Networking and Distributing Systems and upon graduation work towards being a network architect.. However, $$$ is the #1 objective here and I am starting to realize that focusing in networking might not be utilizing my degree to bring in as much money as Id like (I want to make 6 figures as quickly as possible).
What should I do? Networking is what I like a lot, but how realistic is it to meet these income goals?
No, dont say fucking game design please god.
I would also not prefer to be chained to a desk coding 12 hours a day either.
yeah figured it out. at least the temps on speedfan are realistic. i get around 55-70 under load on a stock cooler. how fucked am I? should i just not play until i get another cooler?
Is there anywhere I can get the Windows 8.1 drivers for the Chuwi Hi8? I want to install Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Enterprise but I'm guessing the drivers are something Windows won't autodownload, or am I wrong?
So, I'm looking at buying a new PC for my mother, she doesn't need a gaming PC, it'll be mostly for Netflix, Youtube and browsing Facebook or whatever, possibly play Tibia, but that shit will work on any PC.
I already have a GPU (nVidia GTX 660 Ti), PSU (500W) and a chassis lying around. We'll also use her old harddrive for now (she'll upgrade later). Now, what I for now is a CPU, Motherboard and RAM.
For the CPU, I've been lookin at "AMD Athlon X4 860k Black Ed. Socket-FM2+", people seem to think it's fairly good for the price. Do any of you have any experience with it? Or do you know of any better CPUs for around the same price?
As for motherboard, I've been looking at "Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H, Socket-FM2+", it seems like a solid choice, fits with the CPU and has PCIe-x16 for the GPU.
And for the RAM, I'll go for the
cheap Crucial BallistiX 8GB, should be fine.
Any of you have any pointers on things I should replace etc? The budget maxes out at around $300.
dose anyone have a beginners guide or anything to making a rPi into a server? Specifically running nginx and mono (want to use C# instead of PHP), and MySQL (or is there anything better than that?)
I already used a free webhost with my own domain and using cPanel and the host's panels are easy enough, but I want to learn how to use a server so I can know what to do when using a VPS.
i have a 860k and that mobo. 860k is great since its decently powerful and cheap as dirt because it doesnt have integrated graphics. works fine but get an aftermarket cooler.
it gets to around 50-70 under load and the stock cooler is loud to the point where i thought it was overheating.
I'm not sure, you could try to identify it by listening, although I think normally you'd turn the chair over and lube the piston-thingy so that it goes into the chair, and then like push it in and out.
I transferred a HDD from an old laptop to a newer one that had previously run win8.1. This laptop had a problem with the BIOS that made it unable to boot from any other OS but the original OEM image, but pulling the CMOS battery fixed that. The problem I am having is getting the nvidia drivers for the 840m to install and work alongside the intel graphics drivers. If I force windows to use the geforce driver it installs and should work but I cant actually use the GPU. Installing the Intel graphics drivers causes the 840m to have a code 43 in the device manager (googling this basically tells me "something went wrong"). I have tried uninstalling the drivers for both using DDU and reinstalling them a couple times. Windows updates didn't fix anything either.
Ive tried everything I can think of. any help is appreciated.
I have this setup.
It's a raspberry 2 with nginx 1.9.9, mariadb 10 (mysql a shit), and mono4 running asp.net applications.
I just installed debian8, compiled nginx myself, installed mariadb and mono4 with apt-get.
Then I made a systemd service which runs my asp.net service with fastcgi-mono-server4
For my discrete math class I need to prove that the quicksort algorithm will always produce a sorted list within at most n^2 iterations, for a list of n items. Anyone have any tips on how I can go about this?
Hmm, seems fairly big. I'll have to check the case. I think I have another case lying around that could fit it otherwise, worst case scenario I'll skip the aftermarket cooler and check how bad the sound is and make a decision after that. Thanks for the help man.
im sure there are other options if you just google around. i cant really enjoy vidya because i subconsciously keep thinking my cpu is going to melt even if the temp is like 60 c. its that fucking loud
I should also mention that on the OEM image the driver would handle switching from integrated to dedicated graphics when gaming. I think that has something to do with this, but I'm not sure.
So it's been 16 hours since I started to encrypt my phone. The whole time it's been showing the Android 6 boot animation (4 colourful dots). 10 GB of its storage are being used.
Nexus 5, stock Android 6 build mmb29s, rooted, custom recovery. I did everything like it said (fully charged, keep phone plugged in).
What the shit is going on? Should I just abort? Do I need to reflash the ROM afterwards?
I have a filezilla ftp server and sometimes it kicks me off when there's too many files being transferred. Sometimes it happens while loading thumbnails. Only way to fix it is to restart the ftp server.
Any general tipas for performance and stability for home use?
for either windows or linux I don't mind, I only need a base program to test out.
Whacha trying to hide Anon?
>250 CWD successful. "/directory" is current directory.
>200 Port command successful
>150 Opening data channel for directory listing of "/directory/"
>226 Successfully transferred "/directory"
>500 Syntax error, command unrecognized.
>200 Port command successful
>150 Opening data channel for directory listing of "/directory/"
>226 Successfully transferred "/directory/"
>500 Syntax error, command unrecognized.
Just this over and over
Is there any reason why my upload speed is twice as fast as download speed over AC wifi? Have both Asus router and pcie adapter and the target is connected via Ethernet to the router. Tried shitloads of channels and quadruple checked the 5ghz settings.
What's a decent LAN messenger? Like realpopup, only, you know, free
I already use TrueCrypt, will it create conflicts if installed together? (does it actually have any additional features that TC doesn't already have?).
Though, I think it's too bloated for what I wanted to do, I just need a basic program for individual files with support for custom algorythms, even a CLI program would be fine.
Not much tbqh, I'm studying encryption and I wanted to RE a program that's simple and not bloated like TC and similar.
i have gotten troll advice here on /g/ before (that i believed for a short while)
that isnt likely to happen over there but at the same time your point is still true.
ill just have to try my best. there arent any shills over there are there?
shills are every where, even here. just post your build on different days and different times and compare the responses, that's what i always do. after a while it gets easy to spot trolls
C/C++/C#/Python for a first language?
I've been jumping from learning one language to another and I can say that C++ is a good one to start with. It's applied pretty commonly on Windows programming. C# would be the best for game design, since Unity and Unreal use them.
Not sure about Python but can be used for pretty much anything.
Like do you have to use all of it one go?
No. I just use a bit of one to clean out my PC and set it aside for whenever I need it.
But you should only spray in short bursts up-right, since it'll get cold real fast and might spray bitterant if held improperly.
numberrow= [2, 5, 6, 4]
index = 0
while index < len(numberrow):
number = numberrow[index]
print(number, sep="", end="")
index += 2
Can anyone explain why the result is 26? I can't seem to figure out where that number comes from.
If you leave out [index], it simply shows the numberrow twice.
>Got an ironkey
1: The included malware scanner is broken, reporting an unknown error. Any way that I could fix it?
2: Any cool things I can do besides use it as a secure password manager?
In case you ask: I'm not able to get much support for it as the account on it expired. Company allowed me to keep it after they wanted to throw it away.
On my animu files, I often see on more polished batches these letters and numbers at the end of them. I (at least think) they are hashes or something so that you can verify you have downloaded a non-corrupt or tampered with file.
My question is what hash algorithm are these using? Is it MD5, SHA1, something else? I have no idea?
And if they aren't that then what are they?
Can I just disable Google Services on my phone with no negative consequences?
Shit's draining my battery real hard, I've tried a couple of fixes but they didn't work and I'm officially assblasted, I want it gone.
I'm shit with computers so this is probably the only place on 4chan I could ask about this.
I got a new computer for christmas w/ windows 10. As soon as I turn it on the fan starts up like a hair dryer and will just continue to run until I turn the computer off. I checked task manager and my disk usage is hovering around 90%-96%
What should I do?
Thanks, I get it now. It always starts at 2 because "2" is index 0.
Can you explain this one however?def do1(a):
a += 5
a *= 1
a *= 2
a = 50
why is the answer 50? What I see doing is, is this:
a = a + 5 = 55 * 2 = 110 * 1 = 110.
why is the answer 50 and not 110?
not sure what language that is, so this might be wrong in your case.
numbers types like int, float etc are value types.
when you pass them down a function you basically pass down a copy of it, not the original object.
so when you change the value in your function, it does not change the original value.
compared to reference types like objects/structs where you pass a reference/pointer to the object.
so when you pass a reference type to a function and change it inside, it changes the original value.
if you want to do that pass your numbers as reference to them.
see this for better explanations http://stackoverflow.com/a/5057284
Yep, stupid mistake of mine. It only takes do(2) because that variable is global.
Others are all local. Basically all it does is 50 * 1.
I thought the others grabbed from a = 50 because there's a (a) after the def code.
I am tempted, but still a little scared about the "trial"-thing every online paper is writing, but I guess they are payed to write it or something. You're very sure it works permanently and that it won't backfire after a couple months? Reinstalling is such a hassle when you are working on stuff.
I got a this card.
I put it in, and get no video output to either on-board or the card. The fans on the card spin up then immediately stop. With the card removed the on-board video works fine.
I've tried installing drivers using the disk but it didn't help.
Are you sure you pushed it all the way in?
Are you sure your PSU can handle it? (You should have no lower than a 650W PSU today, and that's living on the edge)
Did you try another cable?
Did you try another output?
Did you try another screen?
Did you try another GPU to make sure it's not the PCIe port itself?
Did you try resetting BIOS to its default state?
Is it possible for me to upgrade this build without destroying the MOBO?
I have like 2000 bucks to waste on new parts, but replacing the motherboard would be such a pain that I'd rather avoid it if possible. All the cable placement is perfect already, and taking out the mobo would mean irreparably messing that up.
Would the mobo just bottleneck any CPU improvement I could make, or can I make things better here?
Is there even anything aside the CPU that's making my computer slow though?
The GTX760 card should be able to handle anything on high nowadays, as far as games go, but I still get like 20FPS even with low settings.
Is it just the shitty CPU's fault? Even though it's old, the mobo is new enough to support the new RAM properly, so I can't think of anything else that could be the cause of slowdowns.
What's a good CPU in the high range?
i need a decent cheap cooler for the fm2 socket and also a new cheap case for my matx motherboard. i dont really plan on doing anything but light gaming and shitposting here so dont need anything too special, but the amd stock cooler is shit and extremely loud
Came home from work last night and tried turning on my rig, nothing. Check cables and outlet, nothing. Checked switches and voltage. Switch out PSU cord, nothing.
I remember I have extra PSUs for this reason and remove the mobo completely from the case leaving only the CPU/CPU fan in. Plug in both PSUs and trip the power switch. Nothing.
Just for shits I check all of the PSUs to make sure they weren't fucked.
Emailed Gigabyte's RMA last night. I'm sure it's the mobo. Am I an idiot and did I forget anything?
I just checked and indeed discovered my CPU was amazing despite being 4 years old.
Does thermal paste make that much of a difference? My CPU is always close to overheating, but its fan is perfectly functional, and I even has a huge case fan double its size right over it.
I'll go out and buy some now.
Recently I was having a similar issue. I looked insinde my case and realized I hadn't dusted in over a year. When I looked at my (stock) heatsink, the blades were clogged with dust. I just removed the dust and then my CPU temps dropped by like 30 degrees and performance was back to normal. So if there's dust at all, try that
Was thinking about a thread for this but since I'm new (to /g/) I'll just put it here:
Is "powered armor" realistic/feasible? By that I mean, say, a powered exosleketon with shitloads of bullet/flame/etc. proof material strapped to it that would be far too heavy for a normal person to bear.
>almost completely resistant to small-arms fire
>would be good for clearing out buildings and trenches
>can take a shitload of damage
>equipable with a variety of weapons, from machine guns to flamethrowers
>would be extremely heavy and unable to walk on fragile structures
>would likely be very bulky and unable to fit into small spaces
>would be slow and difficult to get out of trouble
If you have NO thermal paste, it's no wonder you're overheating. The thermal paste is a thermal conductor and its job is to fill those VERY small air gaps between your CPU and your socket. The thermal paste conducts heat MUCH BETTER than air, so be sure to use it. You don't need much tho, just put a small dose on the middle and push the CPU down on it. If a thin layer filled all the air gaps between the CPU and socked, you did it right.
Also, changing thermal paste is a meme that has gone out of control. The thermal paste does NOT lose its thermal conducting properties over time, much like copper wires don't simply "stop conducting electricity because they are old". If you already have applied paste, don't bother with it anymore unless you think you did a poor job last time.
The CPU has a fan with an heatsink built in (At least I think the metal plate directly in contact with the CPU is the heatsink).
Why should I buy a new one? It already springs up a tornado even at low RPM.
Cleaning it always drops the temperature by like 10 degrees, but it's still too high to be just a dust issue.
Depends what you want to do. Honestly you can get the same sort of generic "software dev" opportunities no matter what course you're on, but later on in your career you'll find your skills should let you diverge into a more specific field.
Source: CS degree, have worked with various other disciplines of computing before.
You should buy a new one because
>idle CPU at 67 degrees
>on top of that it's not even OC'd
>it's a great CPU that doesn't need to be upgraded, as you've acknowledged
not only are your current temps likely hurting your performance, but if you get a new heatsink which fixes those temp issues, you can probably even OC it significantly beyond the stock speed.
the 2600k is meant to be overclocked after all
I'm not telling you to buy a new one, I'm telling you I doubt the CPU is getting that hot after 4 years due to the paste unless the one who built the computer fucked up something.
Okay what if I don't want some multicolored bullshit hanging out of my ears like I'm trying to be some jr high kid?
I hope you realize removing heatsink requires re application of thermal paste before resetting it
also stock heatsinks come with the thermal paste pre-applied, you may be confused about what you're seeing
but you need new thermal paste now regardless
I actually wanted a job that involved a lot of coding (or any kind of IT job, working for Walmart is really depressing). I was also considering Web Programming since it is the closest to what I want, I think. Thank you anon.
You don't have to buy a new CPU cooler if you're not overclocking.
Just buy some new thermal paste a remount the cooler.
You can look up a video on youtube on how to properly attach and remove an intel cooler. The intel pushpins can be tricky the first time. Make sure it's on properly, if it's not it will overheat again.