Tech Issues.....

Sirlee oldman

NRL Player
Yeah, it's an issue with their site at the moment - their security certificate ran out a few days ago, and for whatever reason they haven't renewed it.

I've found it's impossible to get on to the site through the regular web browser on my phone, easiest way around it (if you're only using a phone / tablet) would be to use Google Chrome or Safari web browser, with those you should be able to click "advanced" and then "proceed to site anyway" or something along those lines. There's no actual security risk.


International Captain
So my computer is really slow (shut up). It shouldn't be. Not this slow. It started happening when I uninstalled a legit version of some design software (as the subscription was being paid for by my old work), and installed... an acquired version. It may have just been a co-incidence, but the original was lightning quick (like 2-3 second startup), the new one literally 30-40 seconds and slows the whole computer down with it. It's not just that program now though, it's the whole system. It takes a good 1-2 minutes to start up, whereas before, with my old gear that was literally only 1/4 to 1/5th the performance, it was 10 - 15 seconds.

The weird thing is that it's not sucking CPU or Ram resources, it seems to be the HDD that is the choke point. They're SSD's, but cheap ones (Crucial BX 480gb). The read/write speed seems to be fine, but whenever I start a program up or do something that requires some processing, the C drive just maxes out. For a long time. See screenshot:


Is it normal for this? Most of the time it's only light read/write, but the actual "usage" is maxed the **** out. Strangely, on Task Manager, even when the HDD is maxed out, it doesn't show what is actually chugging it (see below - I assume 50% usage is because I have two drives on there and C drive is at 100%). This shot was taken just when opening Windows Settings.



1) Is it normal for the HDD to be at max usage at these times?

2) Should an SSD, even a cheap one, be that fucking slow to be the choke point on a system?

3) Is there a way to find out what program is actually chugging the HDD

4) Even though I think it's just a coincidence, could my less-than-legit program be messing with the system (even when not running this software package likes to have background shit going on) and should I uninstall it to see if that's what's doing it?

5) Should I buy a better SSD for the startup drive? It won't necessarily need to be bigger, sits at around 60-70% capacity.


International Captain
1. No
2. No
4. Yes
5. Yes but not because of this issue

Lets move this to messenger and get our nerd involved once he's awoken.

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