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Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 21 Jul 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By rcanino
Looks nice - I have my eye on that kit too -...

Looks nice - I have my eye on that kit too - still trying to figure out XSPC's naming scheme for the rads - EX vs AX vs RX ... a little confusing.

anyway you should be set with that rig -...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 15 Jul 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By rcanino
thanks LB - one thing - I have the 6-core...

thanks LB -

one thing - I have the 6-core i7 980X, which AFAIK has the reputation of running cool. I doubt that changes your recommendation but I thought I'd throw that out there! ...

I have...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 14 Jul 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By rcanino
Looking for Advice - Parts list for Water-Cooling

Hi folks -

I have a couple water-cooling questions - thank you for whatever you care to share!

Case - HAF X
CPU - 980X
Fans - Noctua NF-F12
WC Loop for CPU only

My priorities and...
Forum: Graphic Cards 30 May 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By rcanino
Since the price difference is only $30 I would...

Since the price difference is only $30 I would buy the 4GB version. If you add a 2nd monitor or buy a larger monitor those extra 2GBs will come in handy. To me for 30 bucks it's well worth buying the...
Forum: Graphic Cards 30 May 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By rcanino
if you mean VRAM the answer is no because it's...

if you mean VRAM the answer is no because it's built into the graphics card. But if you mean system memory, i.e. "RAM" then the answer is "it depends." If you have an open slot you can add more RAM....
Forum: Graphic Cards 27 May 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By rcanino
@Gary re: .NET Framework "you should have that" ...

@Gary re: .NET Framework "you should have that"

Why? It's totally unnecessary unless you have a specific need for it. If you want to use that driver-removal program fine. In that case at least...
Forum: Graphic Cards 27 May 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By rcanino
Right. I should've mentioned there are many...

Right. I should've mentioned there are many alternatives to doing it manually. There is a lot of driver-removal software available. I tried driversweeper years ago; it did a decent job but left a lot...
Forum: Graphic Cards 27 May 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By rcanino
sounds like you've narrowed down the trouble to...

sounds like you've narrowed down the trouble to your receiver...possibly something got fried during the power outtage. Are you using any kind of UPS / surge protection? Does the receiver work okay...
Forum: Graphic Cards 27 May 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By rcanino
I ended up manually removing all the NV stuff on...

I ended up manually removing all the NV stuff on my computer and now running the basic VGA driver from MS. For now it'll have to do - very limited functionality but it beats running in Safe Mode.
...
Forum: Graphic Cards 27 May 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By rcanino
NVIDIA Drivers or the 470? Limitations of running w/out NV Driver(s)

Hi guys -

Gigabyte GTX 470; Windows 7 Pro 64 sp1

Time-Out errors and a couple BSOD started a few weeks ago - 470 is just about dead. I deleted all the NV stuff on my computer - everything...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 09 May 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By rcanino
hey that's great IG - the first sentence told me...

hey that's great IG - the first sentence told me exactly what I wanted to know.

apparently the retail Win7 DVD will only install the specific version on the label.

I d/l a copy from...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 09 May 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By rcanino
Using a Retail Win7 Disk - called MS, still confused

Sorry I know this must have been answered a million times but -

The HDD in my laptop is clicking -it's near death. So I need to install a new HDD and put another copy of Windows 7 Home Premium...
Forum: Security News 02 May 2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,058
Posted By rcanino
Whoever is responsible for generating so much...

Whoever is responsible for generating so much confusion - and I mean for experienced users who actually do research updates before installing them - should maybe reconsider their choice of...
Forum: System Security 18 Apr 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By rcanino
Ah - good point. I saw that page earlier but...

Ah - good point. I saw that page earlier but didn't try clicking the d/l link. Now that I did I see it's 22.5 MB, direct from MS.

Thanks Maxie!
Forum: System Security 18 Apr 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By rcanino
Windows Defender is 22.5 MB - is it legit?

Hi All -

I am curious why this latest definition is so large (Definition 1.173.27.0). I'm surprised there's no information on the web about it. I've searched and there's no mention of this...
Forum: Tutorials 28 Oct 2013
Replies: 1,687
Views: 4,080,813
Posted By rcanino
Ah - of course - makes perfect sense...now that...

Ah - of course - makes perfect sense...now that someone explains it to me - :)

thanks I appreciate you taking the time.
Forum: Tutorials 28 Oct 2013
Replies: 1,687
Views: 4,080,813
Posted By rcanino
thanks you guys - glad I asked. I figured using...

thanks you guys - glad I asked. I figured using the original disc would work fine, just take longer. You know...it would have to update all the way to SP1, then update to current. But you guys are...
Forum: Tutorials 28 Oct 2013
Replies: 1,687
Views: 4,080,813
Posted By rcanino
sorry if I missed the answer to this but - ...

sorry if I missed the answer to this but -

I own a retail copy of Win 7 Pro, bought and installed in Oct 2010. I've updated it all along so now it's SP1. So my question is, am I better off using...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Jul 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,416
Posted By rcanino
Thank you Brink, this is exactly what I was...

Thank you Brink, this is exactly what I was looking for.

I had a feeling the more knowledgeable posters here would already know about RT Seven Lite, or if not then a way to make this work.
...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Jul 2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,162
Posted By rcanino
Forget all my advice? Exactly what do you have a...

Forget all my advice? Exactly what do you have a problem with? Kindly be specific and explain what is wrong with anything I wrote.
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Jul 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,416
Posted By rcanino
What makes you think it's "illegal?" Maximum PC...

What makes you think it's "illegal?" Maximum PC is a mainstream magazine, I kinda doubt they're recommending illegal apps on their pages. Maybe, but I doubt it.

I can't be the first person who...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Jul 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,416
Posted By rcanino
Okay thanks. I had a feeling it wasn't as simple...

Okay thanks. I had a feeling it wasn't as simple as Max PC made it sound.

RT Seven Lite - from what I can tell you load your Win disk, start RT Seven Lite, add the updates and SP1, do whatever...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Jul 2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,162
Posted By rcanino
I agree; don't worry about moving anything off...

I agree; don't worry about moving anything off the SSD - get one that uses synchronous DRAM, put your OS and your programs on it and experience instant joy :). Loading programs, even my heavyweight...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Jul 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,416
Posted By rcanino
Thanks - but I asked about a particular...

Thanks - but I asked about a particular situation. I hope I was clear and specific but if not let me know and I'll try to rephrase my question.
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Jul 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,416
Posted By rcanino
Reinstalling to SP1 with pre-SP1 disc?

I want to reinstall Windows 7 (Pro, 64-bit) but I'd rather not have to load every update, plus SP1 as part of the process. I bought my Windows 7 disk (retail not OEM) before SP1 was released and...
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