LCpl Lentz

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About LCpl Lentz

  • MOS
    1812 M1A1 Tank Crewman
  • Birthday 08/30/58

15th MEU Personnel Profile

  • 1) School of Infantry
    ITB
  • 2) Qualified MOS
    0311 Rifleman
  • 3) Corporal's Courses
    CPLC 101, CPLC 102, CPLC 103
  • 7) Auxiliary Qualifications
    CLSAMS, M32, DMR, RTO
  • 8) Date of Rank
    24APR17
  1. Start Task Manager and click on the Processes tab. . .scan the list to see if there is something running that you don't know or recognize, especially if it doesn't have something in the description. In any event, right click on the process and do a properties check to see if it's legit. If not, do a google search on the process to see if a possible virus or malware.
  2. Asus X550LB Laptop, Intel i7 4500U, Intel 4400 HD, nVidia GT740M, Win7 Ultimate 64-bit, 8GB, 1TB HDD, latest BIOS and other device drivers with no changes or recent updates that may have caused the issue. A few days ago, I noticed at startup a bit of a lag and black screen before getting to the login screen. I didn't think much of it at the time until I noticed an extreme performance hit in 3d games. . .I am talking ~5-10fps in the single player campaign where I would normally have 30-35. Checked device manager and have the yellow exclamation point beside the 740M with the code 43 failure. Downloaded and installed the latest nVidia driver using the clean install option and same thing. Completely uninstalled the driver and rebooted. Device manager reported a 3d video device available for driver install so proceeded to install the latest driver. Same code 43. Once again, uninstall, rebooted, then extracted the former driver I was using and installed. Once again, code 43. In a nutshell, Windows is recognizing I have a 3d video device that needs a driver but several attempts at installing various driver versions using various methods, including uninstalling in safe mode, have not resolved the problem. The device is there but no driver is working and my laptop is getting close to becoming a ballistic object. . .save for the fact that I can ill afford to replace it. Ideas? DISREGARD SOLUTION FOUND: Read on a website about Code 43 to push the power button until the machine shuts off, which is not a recommended way to shut down. Counted to 10 then powered up and booted into Safe Mode. Restarted Windows normally and the driver magically works once again. Go figure.
  3. The ones that are India Company in green you should be good to go unless I am mistaken. . .check with your SOI chain of command to make sure.
  4. Expanding a bit on what Pvt Stewart wrote. . . Hang out on TS and wait for a global message to pop up that such and such section is looking for x number of fill-ins. Jump down to that channel and let them know you would like to fill in and that you are in SOI. Further, if you are interested in a specific MOS, check out the Calendar for training times for those sections and show up about 20-30 minutes before it kicks off. Let the leader running the training know you are SOI and interested in learning more about the MOS. Most, if not all, leaders here are pretty accommodating. Being respectful about it goes a long way.
  5. In the meantime, check Windows Update to see if you are experiencing an issue with that from several months back. . .checking for updates was causing many systems to go into a seemingly never-ending loop that pegged CPU and memory usage. If you click on check for updates and it returns after a couple minutes that you are up to date or need to update you should be okay as far as that goes, but if it continues on and on then you may have found your culprit. . .
  6. TLDR: Monitor your system with TM and RM, get rid of unused or useless program running in the background and get more memory. I'm not too familiar with Win 8 but I am sure that you have both Task Manager and Resource Monitor available. As Sgt Tred suggested above, open up RM but also TM at the same time. On TM, the two tabs you want to pay attention to are Performance and Processes. Start with a fresh re-boot of your system then open both once you are at the desktop. . .usually you can get to TM by simply hitting CTRL-ALT-DEL and selecting the choice, then there is a RM button to open that when you click on the Performance tab. Give your machine a minute to finish installing the initial iteration of programs from reboot and then pay attention to the activity of the CPU. If it is pegged out or has excessive activity, click on the Processes tab then the Memory button. . .this will display all the processes running on your system based on memory usage highest to lowest use, or click again for lowest to highest. Since you did a fresh re-boot, both of these "should" be minimal for your system but note anything with high numbers. For example, the process explorer.exe is the basic desktop and typically will run about 16,500k, Firefox is running at about 400,000k on my system at the moment. Other things like Avast! and nVidia stuff are there taking up resources as well. The point is, these are all the programs and processes running on your system when you first start up, before you even start anything else. Once you start going into your normal activities, these processes increase and consume system resources, i.e. CPU usage, memory, disk space, etc. Even more important, Microsoft has NEVER returned these resources back to the system in anything resembling efficiency once you close a program. As a result, if you are opening and closing several programs your system starts losing these resources to the ether that would otherwise be available. The only thing to combat that is a fresh re-boot. The next thing to consider is all the things that are running and do you really need them. Some programs are optionally set to start when Windows starts but you may only use this program occasionally so do you really want it taking up resources if you aren't using it? Typical culprits of this are Anti-Virus and other programs that "monitor" your system or install then await your use like 3D graphics, bluetooth, etc. Obviously, some of them you need but there may be some you don't based you what other programs you have installed.Anyway, it's entirely possible that your system is perfectly fine and you just need additional memory since you stream. The obvious solution to that is more memory and typically 16GB is the minimum you should consider but like everything else, the more the merrier. Lastly, Windows Update was having some serious issues with people causing problems like you described. Investigate if this may be applicable for your system because it still is causing issues for people with every monthly update Microsoft comes up with. . .
  7. Please provide more information about your complete setup and operating system. . .motherboard, CPU, RAM, HDD, etc. Does this always occur and never stop or only starts under specific conditions? I will assume you have Win 7 - Win 10, so are you experiencing some sort of issue with Windows Update? The more information you can provide the easier it will be to try to solve. . .
  8. First Name: Michael Last Name: Lentz Age: 58 Desired Duty Assignment: 0311 Rifleman How long have you been playing ArmA III?: nearly 3 years Are you currently in an ArmA III gaming clan or unit?: No How did you find out about us?: former member - http://162.144.176.166/~onefivw9/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=72857 If you were recruited by one of our members, who was it?: Guest Why do you want to join the 15th MEU (SOC) Realism Unit?: desire to re-join the unit for some organized fun. assuming i am re-assimilated, i would prefer to go into reserves before selecting something more permanent. ArmA III Player ID: 76561198111533130 Steam Name: syd Steam Profile Link: http://steamcommunity.com/id/mlentz Do you understand that as of 30SEP2017 you will be required to own Arma 3 Apex DLC in order to actively participate in the unit?: Yes Please check your user profile and ensure that the email address you registered with is correct. Have you done this?: Yes Have you read and understood the definition of Realism Gaming and do you agree to abide by it?: Yes Have you read and understood the requirements for our unit and the criteria for being active and taking a billet in this unit and that failure to complete said criteria will place you into the reserve platoon?: Yes You understand the fact that this unit is a CST (GMT -6) time zone based unit, and the attendance requirements of operations on Sundays at 1900 CST (0100 GMT)?: Yes