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Forum: Drivers 5 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By Mellon Head
Please fill out your systems specs entirely and...

Please fill out your systems specs entirely and post a screen shot of your device manager window, showing the video card/monitor information.

We can't help much without a little more information.
Forum: General Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Mellon Head
As Greg said, it's best to start over. One thing...

As Greg said, it's best to start over. One thing about the AMD graphics drivers: They often install your chipset drivers for you, if they are in need of being updated. At the very least, they will...
Forum: Graphic Cards 5 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Mellon Head
How are the temperatures on your video card? ...

How are the temperatures on your video card? Have you tried running a video card stress test? The fault could be in the hardware itself, rather than the drivers.

What version of drivers are you...
Forum: Chillout Room 5 Days Ago
Replies: 244
Views: 6,496
Posted By Mellon Head
Having just returned home from a trip to a...

Having just returned home from a trip to a memorial service, I learn of the loss of another person that I looked up to and respected.

I am saddened by the passing of Gary. My thoughts and prayers...
Forum: Chillout Room 5 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 928
Posted By Mellon Head
Mine's a bit of an homage to Rodney Dangerfield,...

Mine's a bit of an homage to Rodney Dangerfield, and a corruption of what I use on another forum. It's also a little thing said by an old room mate of mine. He was always whacking his "melon" (head)...
Forum: Graphic Cards 6 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Mellon Head
Try rolling back to your previous drivers to see...

Try rolling back to your previous drivers to see if that helps the crashing. Sometimes updating to the newest drivers isn't an optimal strategy. It's like the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Mellon Head
That's great. Hopefully it's righted itself. ...

That's great. Hopefully it's righted itself. Post back if you see the message again.
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Mellon Head
Yeah, stay away from the auto-fix programs. Most...

Yeah, stay away from the auto-fix programs. Most of them are bad news.

You could try running an SFC/Scannow on your machine to verify file integrity.

Do the following:

Click the Start...
Forum: Graphic Cards 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By Mellon Head
Don't be insulted, but I'm going to ask if you...

Don't be insulted, but I'm going to ask if you have all of the power connections necessary for the GPU connected. The card sounds like it's power starved.

Also, do you get the black screen...
Forum: Graphic Cards 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By Mellon Head
I've used ASUS products quite a bit and I've...

I've used ASUS products quite a bit and I've always been impressed with the build quality and durability of their stuff. Personally, I wouldn't hesitate to buy one of their cards, but that's me. ...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By Mellon Head
Agree with kbrady1979 on the Seasonic PSU. ...

Agree with kbrady1979 on the Seasonic PSU. They're built to last.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 15 Jun 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By Mellon Head
That's a nice little unit. I assume that it's...

That's a nice little unit. I assume that it's ESD safe seeing how it's marketed for computers. I might just have to get one for the lab at work.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Jun 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By Mellon Head
I've never had a problem with freeze up, but I...

I've never had a problem with freeze up, but I know what you mean about the cold hands. I've learned to hold the can with only my thumb and middle finger around the very top of the can, with my...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Jun 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By Mellon Head
I wouldn't suggest leaving the anti-surge...

I wouldn't suggest leaving the anti-surge protection off for very long.

Just a point of opinion here: I've had very bad luck with OCZ supplies. I can't get them to last more than about two years...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 09 Jun 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By Mellon Head
I've used this stuff and it's not bad. It's made...

I've used this stuff and it's not bad. It's made for computers and electronics and is cheaper than the outlet stores. And shipping is included.
...
Forum: Graphic Cards 09 Jun 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By Mellon Head
Sorry John, but that motherboard only supports...

Sorry John, but that motherboard only supports the old AM3 series chips. No graphical capabilities in that product line.

It's a shame, really. It would have made it so easy to rule out the...
Forum: Graphic Cards 08 Jun 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By Mellon Head
I checked the OP's motherboard spec and it...

I checked the OP's motherboard spec and it doesn't have an onboard GPU, unfortunately.
Forum: General Discussion 08 Jun 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 437
Posted By Mellon Head
Hi. Check to make sure that your CPU and...

Hi.

Check to make sure that your CPU and RAM voltages are good. As well, download and run Memtest86+ overnight to rule out any memory problems.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool...
Forum: Graphic Cards 08 Jun 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By Mellon Head
Hi Sue, It's possible that your graphics...

Hi Sue,

It's possible that your graphics card has failed. Do you have another one around, or can you borrow one from a friend to swap into the machine and see if that is the problem?

Given...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 08 Jun 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Mellon Head
I tend to think that a properly maintained Win 7...

I tend to think that a properly maintained Win 7 installation doesn't need an optimization program. CCleaner is one program that I do find useful, though, so I guess that's an exception to my rule.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 08 Jun 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By Mellon Head
I have no particular recommendation in mind, but...

I have no particular recommendation in mind, but if you do buy a vacuum to clean your computer, make sure that it, and its attachments, are ESD safe. Normal vacuums are not static friendly and can...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 07 Jun 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Mellon Head
Well, I'm confused as well. Furmark taxes the...

Well, I'm confused as well. Furmark taxes the GPU pretty heavily.

You could try MSI Kombustor. It's in the Afterburner overclocking suite located here:

MSI Afterburner...
Forum: Graphic Cards 06 Jun 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By Mellon Head
Er... no. I would think you'd have to stick with...

Er... no. I would think you'd have to stick with one platform or the other. I can't imagine the driver nightmare you would have getting the two different cards to work together.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Jun 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Mellon Head
Try testing with something like Furmark. ...

Try testing with something like Furmark. Something that will really stress your video card. Maybe your PC isn't quite compatible with that test program that you're using.
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 03 Jun 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By Mellon Head
Just to interject (as an AMD guy), that CPU will...

Just to interject (as an AMD guy), that CPU will be fine for a home server and whatever else you want to throw at it. It might even be a little overkill, but it will do a great job for you.
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