System Specs Kees1958 scrap yard desktop

Purchase or Last Upgrade Date
Dec 26, 2020
Estimated Value ($)
$200
Form factor
Desktop
Brand & Model
Scrap Yard
Installed OS
Windows 10 Pro
CPU (Processor)
XEON x5675 with 6 cores and 12 threads running at default speed (3,06Ghz turbo mode 3,5Ghz)
RAM (Memory)
12 GB RAM Corsair Vengeance 1600 DD3 (12800) with three 4 GB modules running triple channel
GPU (Graphics)
Asus GT730 SL (passive cooled) 2GB DDR at 135/450 Mhz
Motherboard
Asus P6X58D-E ATX socket 1366, Intel X58 with 6 DDR3 slots (two per channel)
Storage
Samsung 860 EVO 250 GB (for OS and programs with 250Mb/s read-write)
Samsung 960 NVMe PCIE 125 GB (for documents and mail with 1250 read and 750Mb/s write)
Seagate ST2000 2GB HDD (for pictures and movies with 150Mb/s read-write)
Toshiba 1TB USB disk for half yearly image and data backups
Case
Cooler Master with 3 low noise, low RPM case fanse (two sucking in air at bottom, one pushing out air at top of the case)
PSU (Power Supply)
Coolermaster Lite 400W low noise (placed at bottom for separated airflow)
Monitor (Display)
LG 21 inch GSM5B55 with Trust Astro soundbar
About
Personal, primary device
Keyboard and Mouse
Perixx ergonomic keyboard (no numeric keypad) with Logitec ergonomic mouse (right hand) and Kensington trackball (left hand)
Notes
Pcie TP-Link WDN4800 Wireles card (802.11n) with TP-Link AC3200 router delivering 95% of my 150/15 Mbs down/up contract of my ISP (Ziggo start XXL).
My computer protection
1. Early Launch AntiMalware set to 'run good only' at system start.
2. Configure_Defender on Max.
3. Simple_Windows_Hardening on High.
4. Enabled Code Integrity Guard for Office2016 and Edge.
5. WFW blocking inbound, alllowing outbound except for sponsors (block rules copied from H_C in reg-file).

Jan Willy

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Jul 5, 2019
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Quoted: "My computer protection: 1. Early Launch AntiMalware set to run good only at system start."
Which app do you use and how have you configured it?
Edit: In the meantime I have seen it's a driver. My question is answered.
 
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Kees1958

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Sep 5, 2021
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@Jan Willy

I have Windows 10 Pro. it is a setting I have enabled with the group policy editor. It blocks software which are not known good at system start (link). Before I enabled this setting I made an image backup with Macrium and checked with Autoruns whether I had any non-Microsoft (co)signed drivers. All the drivers were Microsoft signed, so I did not risked Windows running into a BSOD because a critical driver was blocked starting. I like to have this optional feature enabled (although it has its risks), because I have an old bios/mobo I can't use (EUFI enabed) secure boot.

Regards

Kees
 
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