CenturyLink Internet Basics

10 dollars a month for 12 months. Doesn't say how much after 12 months, and you have to call them to get it.

Phone might be faster now

I flashed a different ROM, I think it's called Candy5 or something. It's still activating the cellular service. Says it can take 5 minutes. I'm using my external battery, phone got drained from all the flashing.

Might have to click skip.

I tried downgrading using the tot method, and it deleted everything, so I decided to flash a different ROM if I have to start over.

Downgrade phone or buy a new one next month?

No idea when LG will update android on the G3. I wouldn't of updated to lollipop if I knew it was going to make it slow. It'll take an hour or so to download kit kat.

Not sure downgrading will work, might have to reset it. If I get a boot loop, I'll switch to a third party ROM. Assuming I can get in the download mode.

I would probably have enough money for the Moto X next month. Kind of sucks that I haven't had the G3 very long, shouldn't need to "upgrade" already.

New computer in 2016 or 2017

I think I read on Phoronix.com that AMD will release new processors then. I'm to cheap to buy anything other then AMD. I'd rather wait. My motherboard might fail before then though, it's a Biostar. The built in ethernet doesn't work on it, I use a PCI Intel network card. Think I bought it used on eBay. Should of kept the one I had, instead of selling it.

If my computer doesn't last until 2016 or 2017, I might be stuck using my hackintosh.

Also I like the pins on the CPU, that way I only have to replace the CPU, if the pins get bent. With Intel, you'd have to replace the whole motherboard. I guess if you don't upgrade your CPU it doesn't matter.

How to bypass the time restriction on checking for updates on the AT&T LG G3

You can check more then once a day, if you wipe the software update's data.

Use Titanium Backup, go to the backup/restore tab, scroll down to the Software update, it's the first one, tap it, click backup, then click wipe data. Go to the software update, and you should be able to redownload the OTA file.

Does it store it in /cache? It's not there yet if it does. I have a slow download speed. Under 1 mb/s, I can't afford faster internet.

Hopefully it's a tot file, so I can update using my computer.

The file will be in /cache/fota. You have to have root to access that folder. Good luck manually flashing the files. There's no instructions on google, putting a .tot extension on the dlpkgfile doesn't work. Instructions for G2 don't work either.

Might be an AT&T update, not an android update. That might explain why there isn't anything on xda dev forums about it. There's a comment saying it might be an AT&T update.

AT&T LG G3 has a software update

Unfortunately if you are rooted, you aren't allowed to update. I can't check for updates for around 20 hours now. Is it Android 5.1? Nothing on xda forums about it yet.

I guess I can try unrooting it tomorrow. It looks like a pain in the ass too. Oh wait, my call blocker requires root. Might be a way to get a stock ROM zip file to update using a custom recovery. Have to wait for somebody to make one.

NZXT cases might not be as good as their water coolers

According to the reviews, the one for $120, is flimsy. Lots of good reviews too. So hard to know who is right.

I was thinking if I build a new computer, I'd use one of their cases. But I think I'll just get Cooler Master again. Probably a bigger one, so I can fit two NZXT water coolers in it, one for CPU and one for GPU.

Video card gets up to 80C when playing games. I think somebody got their video card down to 60C with a water cooler, that's better then 80C.

Can't aim very well in PC games?

Decrease your mouse speed, my mouse has buttons to adjust it in games. If you aren't using a gaming mouse, that's your problem. Buy a cheap one, like a Cooler Master, good enough for me.

Looks like my mouse isn't for sale anymore, not directly from Amazon, so not as cheap.

If you want to overclock

Get a NZXT water cooler. The 80 dollar one will work good enough for the AMD 6300. The highest temp I've had is 31.6C, according to the CAM software. My CPU isn't overclocked though. I don't put much load on my computer, so it could go higher. I should play a game for a while and see if it goes higher.

My old water cooler was at 35C when browsing the web. New cooler stays under 30C, I've never opened the CAM software and saw it in the 30s. 20C might be the max I've seen it at. I have two fans on mine, used one of the old fans from my old cooler.

Temperature doesn't go down right away, didn't even play The Elder Scrolls Online very long. Was sitting at 24C-25C.

If you do anything in Chrome it goes to 20C-21C.

Max temperature increased to 32.1C.

Might have to get the PC version of the new Star Wars game

Even though my computer kind of sucks. I'm getting under 40 FPS in Titanfall on the ultra settings, or whatever settings the NVIDIA GeForce Experience picks. It doesn't lag, but The Elder Scrolls Online does, it drops down to under 30 FPS.

Looks like my CPU is cool enough, the max it's been with the new water cooler is 31.6C. I could probably overclock, but I think I'll pass. Doubt it'll get rid of lag in The Elder Scrolls Online.

Comcast is only getting 50 bucks

I just gave them 50 bucks. No idea when or if the bill will be changed to the new amount. I think they said my balance was around 40, so my bill next month will be less then 50 bucks.

I got sick of waiting, so I sent them the money. Maybe I won't keep checking to see if the bill has been updated now.

Comcast ripping people off since 1963

Want to pay 50 bucks a month for 6 mbps internet? Comcast is what you want. If you want 50 mbps, that'll cost you almost 80 bucks a month. Apparently they don't offer 105 mbps for almost 80 bucks anymore. I was on the 105 mbps plan, and at some point they lowered my speed and increased my bill.

When you try to downgrade or ask why your bill is still almost 80 bucks, they will try to sell you something. They claim their site has to synchronize with the billing system. So if it doesn't synchronize before it's due, I won't be paying. I'm not paying almost 80 bucks for 6 mbps internet. Just not happening, I'd rather have no internet in that case.

Why does desktop seem faster?

Must be because I was using my hackintosh until the new cooler came. Once you use something slow, a faster computer will seem much faster.

VIA USB 3 Root Hub This device cannot start. (Code 10)

The fix is simple, if your chipset is VL800, use the driver from Syba's site. The latest driver didn't want to work. Not sure if my USB 3.0 Lexar flash drive will work though, it seemed to work only after updating the driver, wasn't running the driver from Syba's site before though.

New water cooler came

My NZXT X31 water cooler came today.

I'll install it after dinner. That'll be a while, just turned the oven on.

The cooler appears to work. But my USB 3.0 card no longer works in Windows.

The VIA USB 3 Root Hub says "This device cannot start. (Code 10)". I tried removing the driver, and using an old driver. Nothing works. Turned computer off and unplugged it and flipped the switch, that didn't work either. I can't access my external drives with no USB 3.0. Only my eSATA drive.

Fixed it by using the driver from Syba's site.

Oh yeah it came with thermal paste already on it. I used it, that way I didn't have to guess how much to put on. I don't care about the brand of thermal paste.

The silent mode doesn't work at all. Still loud as fuck. Maybe I plugged the fans into the wrong connectors. Wouldn't think it would matter. Probably won't replace either of the fans. I think it must be the new fan, or is the pump? I think it is the pump actually. Sounds similar to the sound before, just louder.

The radiator didn't work plugged into my four pin CPU fan connector. Also the instructions say to use the already attached Intel bracket, it doesn't line up to the standoffs on my AMD motherboard. I took it off, and had to search Google to figure out how to put the bracket on. There's a video that sort of shows how to do it. I probably didn't put it on correctly, moved a little. Guess if my temps go up, I'll know why. The radiator is plugged into my 3 pin SYS fan connector.


What happens when you contact Comcast?

They try and sell you faster internet and basic cable. I'm not paying 70 bucks a month. I was paying less for 105 mbps internet, until they lowered me to 50 mbps and tried charging me almost 80 bucks a month for.

They said it takes time for their site to synchronize with the billing system.

I closed the chat when they asked if I wanted their "deal" for 70 bucks a month. I'll keep my 6 mbps for 50 bucks a month.

Ghost works on BUYSHARED

Looks like Ghost works on BUYSHARED. Go to the control panel and under software click the installer thing, it'll install it for you.