Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Slim PS3 automatically turning off on boot, and how to deal with it

If you're reading this page, chance is that you've been googling for this issue: When you turn on your PS3 slim, it runs for a few seconds, and then the fan stops, and the power LED keeps flashing. You may also get an additional issue like the PS3 crashing immediately while playing a specific game, and then the power LED just keeps flashing nonstop.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

What to do if your mobo has Killer NIC

Every modern motherboard, whether it's desktop or laptop, has something called a NIC (Network Interface Controller). This piece of hardware lets you connect to the Internet, usually with an Ethernet cable. Being an average consumer, I never cared much about this until recently, when a sysadmin I know mentioned the topic. To my surprise, my biggest issue with my LAN setup apparently came from the NIC of my motherboard: a Killer E2200. After a while, I decided to grab an Intel network card and the problem that I have been getting for a year was solved in a way I never imagined. Here's how it went: