Posted by u/aloofmaster at reddit.com/r/acer_predator/.. The main thing that has changed with the new BIOS versions that are being pushed out is that Acer now enables the “Overclocking Lock” to prevent modifications to core voltage and turbo boost ratios from within windows regardless of privilege. This prevents any voltage modification using any Windows software such as Throttlestop. To undo this change we need to first find out the specific location of the bit that enables and disables the OC lock, then use a tool to go in and modify the BIOS to disable the OC lock Explanation and video at
This guide will show you how to enable/disable ICMP ping responses referred to as Echo Request in Windows Server 2022 (should work with any recent version–2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, 2022). Enabling ping will help you to monitor and troubleshoot network issues on your network. Prior to making any changes it would be a good idea to make sure you’re not violating any department policies, although I have never gotten my hand slapped by enabling ICMP echo requests, however it has been for…get this…having client drive redirection enabled on my remote desktop session to a non-critical Windows box. Jesus H. Christ, sorry but that still irks me.
Since the Server Core variant of Windows doesn’t have a GUI, here is the command you can run in order to allow responses to ICMP echo requests:
If you’re running Windows 10 version 1703 (Creators Update) or newer, you can unlock a hidden UWP version of File Explorer. Maybe this luke-warm coffee of a tip doesn’t deserve its own post, however it’s here for some reason. If you like simple, non-technical configurations on your computer then this may suite you well, just like an Apple fan with a one-button mouse. Safari? I don’t think the internet is a Safari any more, considering you should know Pornhub gets more monthly visitors than NetFlix. Isn’t that just disturbing?
If the source file signals a layout of 5.1(side) instead of 5.1, the AAC encoder will throw the error because the AAC spec only supports 5.1 (rear channels instead of side). The general cause of the problem is while transcoding to the AAC codec (Advanced Audio Coding) from various other high quality codecs such as AC3 (Dolby Digital/DD), E-AC-3 (Dolby Digital Plus/DDP/DD+), DTS, TrueHD (24-bit hd audio), it does not auto-select the standard 5.1 channel layout (called 5.1) if the original source has a channel layout of 5.1(side). While the AAC encoder may be able to automatically determine the amount of audio channels, FFmpeg has a hard time determining correct channel layout.
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