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Forum: General Discussion 25 Jul 2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,300
Posted By GregH
Thanks all! Must say, really fantastic...

Thanks all!

Must say, really fantastic support here - I do appreciate it. In total I have 3 PC's and a work laptop. Laptop runs ESET [work provided] and my 3 home PC's (mine and 2 sons) run the...
Forum: General Discussion 24 Jul 2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,300
Posted By GregH
Thanks Slartybart, I also read when...

Thanks Slartybart,

I also read when Google'ing rootkits that the preferred way out is a format and re-install. That helped push me to just bite the bullet and do that. I followed exactly the...
Forum: General Discussion 23 Jul 2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,300
Posted By GregH
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Two files from Malwarebytes are attached. Not sure if they tell you anything? The Bit Defender logs were generated using a tool I had to download. They are 6MB in size so I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 23 Jul 2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,300
Posted By GregH
Hi all, Thank you very much for all the...

Hi all,

Thank you very much for all the assistance and advice. So far Bit Defender have asked me to run a repair on the AV which I have done. I have updated them on my "Malwarebytes" findings,...
Forum: General Discussion 22 Jul 2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,300
Posted By GregH
UPDATE: At Bit Defenders request I have run a...

UPDATE: At Bit Defenders request I have run a series of logs and emailed these to them. I also downloaded and installed Malwarebytes and ran the updater to get the latest definitions. Surprisingly,...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Jul 2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,300
Posted By GregH
Ah OK :-) sorry, I was half asleep on that one! ...

Ah OK :-) sorry, I was half asleep on that one!

My case is a Xigmatek (or something like that). A big one referring to the size - one of those bigger towers so there is lots of space to work with...
Forum: General Discussion 20 Jul 2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,300
Posted By GregH
Thanks Layback Bear, I tried running System...

Thanks Layback Bear,

I tried running System Restore and it returned an error with a note to disable my AV first and try again. I disabled the AV and before running Sys Restore, noticed that...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Jul 2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,300
Posted By GregH
Error: the application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000005).

Hi all,

PC was running fine and shut down correctly. Came to switch it back on and get the above error message on just about every application I click on. No errors on booting up to the Desktop...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 15 Apr 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By GregH
I figured that you (or others) had looked at (and...

I figured that you (or others) had looked at (and researched) every option in BIOS for these motherboards... so, the only hope that I saw was to have an app change the Windows time every minute....
Forum: Hardware & Devices 15 Apr 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By GregH
Thanks I will try this and see what happens.

Thanks I will try this and see what happens.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 15 Apr 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By GregH
Thanks Mellon Head, I have found a supplier here...

Thanks Mellon Head, I have found a supplier here for the APC UPS units so I'll have a closer look at these. Seems prices vary considerably, along with spec. Thank for the pointers!
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Apr 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By GregH
Thanks UsernameIssues but that might only add...

Thanks UsernameIssues but that might only add another variable to the fault finding equation. I might try it if all else fails though. My issue is not with how accurate Window time is but how it...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Apr 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By GregH
Thanks, guess I'm going UPS shopping then. Not...

Thanks, guess I'm going UPS shopping then. Not exactly an exciting part to buy for a PC but what should I be looking for for my system? Any advice on specifications and brands welcome ��
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Apr 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By GregH
Running an average UPS on a modern high powered PC

Hi all,

Just wondering: I run my PC on an average no-name brand UPS to safeguard against sudden power outages. Not so uncommon in my part of the world so almost a necessity, not a luxury. Problem...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Apr 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By GregH
Disconnect Windows time from the BIOS time

I am one of the many unfortunate owners of an Asus motherboard with a UEFI clock freeze problem. The clock randomly freezes and when it does, apart from the Windows time going wonky, it causes havoc...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Apr 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By GregH
RAM 4 slots or 2?

Hey all,

What is generally considered better and why?

I'm considering a RAM upgrade to 16GB for my Asus Maximus Hero VI motherboard. It has 4 memory slots for dual channel. My local supplier...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 13 Apr 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By GregH
I did not try it without the XMP profile set. I...

I did not try it without the XMP profile set. I did manually overclock my RAM from1600 to 1833 and it booted fine and took the WEI to 7.9 but the timings (set to auto) went from 8-8-8-24 to something...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 12 Apr 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By GregH
Ram speeds and Windows Experience Index

An irritating observation on my side :huh:... and before I start, I know that the WEI is not a great benchmark but nevertheless -

I run a Core i7 4770K CPU overclocked at 4.3Ghz and 8 GB 1600...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 09 Apr 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,861
Posted By GregH
Not sure if it is possible to delay HDD start up...

Not sure if it is possible to delay HDD start up on Windows boot up. It is not a process that you can control as far as I am aware.

You can check processes that are running as suggested by...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 08 Apr 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By GregH
Thanks Mellon Head. I read the link and I...

Thanks Mellon Head. I read the link and I understand why Boozad says it would need to be over clocked now to get the benefit of the higher frequency now. Yes, I would be overclocking it as I would be...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 08 Apr 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By GregH
I am over clocking my CPU (i7 4770K) moderately...

I am over clocking my CPU (i7 4770K) moderately at 4.3 GHz at the moment. I am running the RAM at the XMP setting in the BIOS though, nothing more complicated. Will this make it worthwhile?

Am I...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 08 Apr 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By GregH
Memory question, perhaps a bit noob :-)

Hey all,

I currently run decent Corsair Dominator 1600 Mhz RAM: 8 GB that has XMP profile latency of 8-9-8-24. Runs 1.5V

I was wondering about a minor upgrade to 2400Mhz 16 GB (just because I...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 08 Apr 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,861
Posted By GregH
"Also, the same SSD boots in about 8-10 seconds...

"Also, the same SSD boots in about 8-10 seconds on a laptop with a clean install of Windows."

This would point to something other than the SSD causing the slow boot times - something peculiar to...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 07 Apr 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,861
Posted By GregH
I understand that multiple other drives in your...

I understand that multiple other drives in your system can slow boot times down. Are you excluding the time from boot up until the BIOS hands over to the OS? Also, how full is your SSD?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 26 Mar 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,037
Posted By GregH
Samsung EVO 840 SSD and Intel Rapid Start

Hey all,

I have the Samsung EVO 840 SSD (500GB) as my Windows 7 x64 Pro boot drive and read somewhere on the internet that Samsung recommend that Intel Rapid Start is turned off not installed. I...
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