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PreciousRat

[Help] Computer troubles; My livelyhood is at stake.

Update: After some consultation with a proper Tech friend the first goals are to replace/update RAM and then a new Graphics Card.
So aiming for $450.


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I really hate doing this sort of thing... and it should be said first and foremost if I had any sort of foreplanning  it could had been avoided entirely. But, here we are.

My current computer which I've had for about 5 years now has been through a lot of moving and bumping and other troubles, and well... it's not doing well. I dunno how much time it has left, but the fan has started acting up (even after proper cleaning and readjusting) and it'd had a lot of other performance issues, slowdowns, etc. I been meaning to get a new one, but a lot of things have gotten in the way that I didn't want to bring up. I don't like bothering people with my problems, and I figured I could deal with them... and while most are under control I'm still a ways to go before things are moving more smoothly, and my computer isn't about to wait for me to catch up.


TL;DR: I need a new computer cos my current one is dying. And I would really, really appreciate some support so I can continue working on here, and doing art in general.


I will do anything to meet this goal. Daily streams even when I start feeling stressed, a comic series, slave work, etc. Let others know about my work. Just tell me what you need. Aiming for $450.

Or if you rather make a donation, please support via a Ko-Fi.
www.ko-fi.com/precious


Please and thank you!
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Added: 2 weeks, 6 days ago
 
Daneasaur
2 weeks, 6 days ago
This stuff ALWAYS crops up in the deadzone of a month where my funds are too damn tight. I'd give you some but I simply cannot as it means I go without food for a week.
PreciousRat
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Don't worry, I'mma starve myself, too.
Don't do anything if you can't.
Daneasaur
2 weeks, 6 days ago
I can drop you maybe $20 for a little IOU when you get your footing back?
Zagroseckt
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Well i can offer my tech services.
i'd need to talk to you a bit to get more of a history of the symptoms

i'd like to know things like when did the fan start bugging out what it's not doing and doing.
how and when the shutdowns acure

how many movs. it's had and when was the last time you gave a few preticular parts some TLC.

odds are we can get her up and stable again without it costing you much at all.

if you want to try give me a call on discord
Zagroseckt#6207

as  a note i'll be expecting voice text isn't going to do it.
PreciousRat
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Go ahead and add me on Tele or Discord.
darkrusty
2 weeks, 6 days ago
i need to look what is left of my income nest week (new paycheck on wednesday next week) so i may can take a little commission
PreciousRat
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Okey, thank you.
SX
SX
2 weeks, 6 days ago
I'm telling ya, it's an epidemic! Me, Eri, (like, 2 other people I watch), and now you... wtf?
PreciousRat
2 weeks, 6 days ago
All the worst things happen/are noticed at once.
Fira
2 weeks, 6 days ago
I would offer the tower That I have but it is ANCIENT. Like close to 10 years old.
PreciousRat
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Been talking to some techies, and an update seems ideal.
Ravi
2 weeks, 6 days ago
I'll try to send you a donation sometime before Friday.
PreciousRat
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Thank you, it will help a lot.
Alorwin
2 weeks, 6 days ago
"Moving and bumping" suggests what you need is a new harddrive, not new ram/graphics. Your tech-friend is wrong as fuuuuuck to suggest otherwise. Ram and Graphics cards(cooling fans excluded) are immobile parts. They aren't degraded by physical jostling.
PreciousRat
2 weeks, 6 days ago
We did a specs check over Discord with video. Things may not be a sever as I initially thought, and just needs updates and some small replacements.
I would like to trust he knows since he got a first-hand view of the situation.
Alorwin
2 weeks, 6 days ago
What you probably need is a new CPU cooler... or maybe even just fresh thermal paste. But new ram + new graphics is just such a not-the-problem kind of thing. Those parts tend to not degrade at all.

Run MemTest86 from a USB stick, as well. That would actually see if the ram has an issue.
PreciousRat
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Thank you for the advice, dear.
FlechetteOiseau
2 weeks, 6 days ago
The hard drive/s are usually the first thing to go, and slowdowns/crashes can be a sign it's about to kick it. It could be low RAM causing the crashes too, though...

I'd suggest backing up your more important stuff, just in case the HDD kicks it. Been there, lost a ton.
PreciousRat
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Yeah, I always have backups. There's no crashing, but a lot of slowdown at times. I may had been freaking out more than needed.
FlechetteOiseau
2 weeks, 5 days ago
It's all good, I've been there before. Best of luck with the upgrades.
Thigitsur
2 weeks, 6 days ago
I'll look into throwing some extra funds your way and and also would be up for commissioning you on some ideas.
PreciousRat
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Thank you, love. Let's finish your commission, first~
DrgHybrid
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Make sure your power supply can handle the new graphics card. Years ago I upped my video card and completely forgot about the power supply. Ended up frying the poor thing because it couldn’t keep up.
DiegoandFriends
2 weeks, 5 days ago
I'm spreading the word hon!
PreciousRat
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Ah, thank you, Diego. You are the best. *kiss*
zyfer
2 weeks, 5 days ago
dont mind talking tech but seems like you've already hit several techies so...i'll guess i'll point myself out as another possible techie if you need..
PreciousRat
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Thank you.
zyfer
2 weeks, 5 days ago
np ^^
Delian
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Don't replace things that you aren't sure are the cause of the problem. Performance issues are usually a problem with software, not hardware. For instance, it could be a problem with Windows Update or something else eating up all the CPU in the background, or some background service or program taking up all the RAM. Sometimes it's not even that, and it's just the specific program that you're running that may be having issues with drivers after updating. These sorts of issues can be identified simply by keeping Process Explorer running in the background and then looking at the graphs once the slowdowns start.
PreciousRat
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Understood.
Lcklust
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Just got out of a job crisis but after this one starts paying I'll see if I can help
PreciousRat
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Thanks, bby.
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