OH remember a few days ago we was talking about internet speeds, i got another pic for you guys..
Now speedtest is great n all, but its not a real world test, usually you are connecting to the nearest server to your location (1 hop away)
But in most real world situations you are connecting to sites on the other side of the world passing through anywhere between 10 and 100 hops, depending what you are doing, Plus traffic on that site/server, will cause slowdowns. So the speed of a download from some server across the world, i think is a pretty good test.. Note, i only DL this particular file, for a test, i don't actually watch the show..
Anyway here's the speed result.. [Clickety Click] Pretty impressed with that personally.. That was downloading from a filehoster site (uploaded.net) with a premium account (so no speed restrictions)
Finally, with a whole load of luck, there MIGHT be a chance i can break into the CG world on a professional level.
I just applied for a job as a 3d modeller, for some some marketing agency. Need a few years experience in 3d modelling CHECK! need experience in photoshop cs6 (i have used photoshop since before the CS's started and am now using cs2015) so CHECK!
£20-£25k a year ($30-$38k usd) 28 days holiday. Sitting in a nice comfy office chair, rather than breaking my back in some factory or warehouse. And best of all (in not sure where exactly, but) the job is right here in my town. At most i would need to catch a single bus to work every day..
Dunno if i have any chance of getting the job, but if you don't try you will never know..
a faulty power supply isn't very likely to take out components. only way it would do that is if it power surged and sent a zap across the board. but in most cases if something breaks in a power supply it will just cause the flow of electrickery to stop, thus causing an instant shutdown
And that is why you should never cheap out on power supplies. You're lucky it didn't fry your components!
You don't need to go crazy either, for example I only have a XFX TS 550W 80PLUS Bronze (it's a rebrand of a SeaSonic power supply, but it was cheaper for me, plus 5 years warranty, or lifetime, not sure), which is enough for a single card setup, and it still has some room for overclocking (both CPU and GPU).
f**k it, i just blew a power supply. went with a really loud Crack sound. then the pc shut off, then about a second later it went CRACK again, so i yanked the power cable.
There was a very distinct "hot electronics" smell like insulation had melted or something.
I pulled the psu and took it apart, couldnt see any burnt spots if it had shorted out or arched, and i looked at all the capacitors and such to see if any had burst or swelled slightly.. nothing. But i threw it out anyway, it was a cheap one. 750w for like £17 So its no big loss.
you can make speedtest show in megabytes by clicking the button marked "Settings"
And speedtest will generally be a little slow with your speeds. its testing from an outside source..
If you want the best result you can from speedtest, disconnect all computers apart from yours from your network. And speedtest to the nearest server location that is running your intenernet. That way its the shortest jump to your isp. But remember Speedtest is a website, you are not the only one using it so it can get busy, which causes slowdown, if you have naything running on your computer that requires the internet.. that can also cause a slowdown..
You ideally need a single new clean machine for an accurate speedtest. As soon as we connected the other computers back to the network, my speedtest results dropped to 18MBs