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Forum: Hardware & Devices 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By Mellon Head
No Circuit City in Canada AFAIK. We have The...

No Circuit City in Canada AFAIK. We have The Source which are just old Radio Shack stores under a new name. All they want to sell is drones and cell phones.
Forum: Graphic Cards 07 Oct 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 554
Posted By Mellon Head
Try setting your GPU fan speed manually to about...

Try setting your GPU fan speed manually to about 65% and try to play a graphics intensive game. My R9 280 does the same thing if I leave the fan at the "Auto" setting. Radeon cards seem to be...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 07 Oct 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By Mellon Head
In that case, it is probably a 2.1 mm connector,...

In that case, it is probably a 2.1 mm connector, rather than a 2.5 mm connector. I would make a trip to Best Buy or Circuit City (if they are still around) and buy a universal adapter. You can...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Sep 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Mellon Head
Vishera cores always read 20C lower than they...

Vishera cores always read 20C lower than they actually are on most software, in my experience with mine and others.


It's just a weirdness of AMD that no one wants to correct.


I would...
Forum: Network & Sharing 11 Aug 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 95,616
Posted By Mellon Head
I love fiber: 404837 Yeee-haaaw

I love fiber:


404837


Yeee-haaaw
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Aug 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By Mellon Head
It could also be that one of the rails in the PSU...

It could also be that one of the rails in the PSU was damaged by a power surge. It might be worth trying to swap out a supply temporarily, if you have a spare, or can get access to one.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Jun 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,624
Posted By Mellon Head
I would test the RAM with Memtest86+. Give it...

I would test the RAM with Memtest86+. Give it about 8 passes if it can last that long without a reboot. It sounds like a memory issue to me.


Get it here:


Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory...
Forum: Graphic Cards 17 Jun 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 2,778
Posted By Mellon Head
Who makes the GTX 970 that you own? I just...

Who makes the GTX 970 that you own? I just wouldn't buy that brand any more.


There is no reason that the GTX 970 should not be compatible with Win 7 x64. Many forum users are using them as...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 09 Jun 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By Mellon Head
Ok. Fixed. The USB3 port that I was using is...

Ok. Fixed. The USB3 port that I was using is faulty. USB2 works just fine.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 Jun 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Mellon Head
This may sound stupidly obvious, and I don't mean...

This may sound stupidly obvious, and I don't mean it to be insulting, but did you remember to plug in the motherboard's CPU power connector (Also known as P4)?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 Jun 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By Mellon Head
Yes, it does go offline. I have...

Yes, it does go offline.




I have tried a second drive in the enclosure. Both drives exhibit the same issue, yet both work fine inside a computer.


I'm starting to wonder if I have a...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 Jun 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By Mellon Head
Well, it didn't work. Halfway through the backup...

Well, it didn't work. Halfway through the backup the drive disconnected again. I got this error in Device Manager:


404121


I must admit that I'm confused at this point.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 Jun 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By Mellon Head
Sorry it's taken so long to get back to you guys....

Sorry it's taken so long to get back to you guys. I've been out of town.


I found the settings that Nigel is talking about and I'm going to try those first. They were set to shut down the USB...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 27 May 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By Mellon Head
Computer "forgets" backup drive is attached

I have this problem with my Windows 10 machine since recent updates, but it's happening to my Windows 7 machine too, recently. I'm tired of asking questions on TenForums because no one answers, so...
Forum: Chillout Room 27 May 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,599
Posted By Mellon Head
Wow. I just realized that I've been here for...

Wow. I just realized that I've been here for almost 9 years and I don't have a fraction of the post count that Bill does.


I have really slipped up. lol
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 May 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Mellon Head
Thanks for confirming that townsbg. I was pretty...

Thanks for confirming that townsbg. I was pretty sure I was remembering that correctly, but it's nice to have confirmation. :)
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 May 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Mellon Head
To my recollection, any PCIe x1 card will work in...

To my recollection, any PCIe x1 card will work in any PCIe slot. In fact, I believe that I once plugged an extra PCIe x1 SATA controller into a PCIe x16 slot and it worked fine.

Before you try...
Forum: General Discussion 06 May 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 977
Posted By Mellon Head
Just because you are the computer's administrator...

Just because you are the computer's administrator doesn't necessarily mean that apps and programs will run if they require elevated privilege.

If an app or program requires elevated privilege to...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 May 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By Mellon Head
The new Sandra should probably do the job for...

The new Sandra should probably do the job for you. I'm using an older version that I downloaded years ago simply because I don't need to download the new one. I rarely use it anymore, since I've...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Apr 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By Mellon Head
I used Perfmon /report and SiSoft Sandra (an old...

I used Perfmon /report and SiSoft Sandra (an old copy) to benchmark the basics. I tried Furmark to bench the graphics card, but it overheated the discrete graphics card something fierce. It will...
Forum: Chillout Room 29 Apr 2018
Replies: 182
Sticky: Today [16]
Views: 35,347
Posted By Mellon Head
Keeping you in my prayers, Jack. Get well and...

Keeping you in my prayers, Jack. Get well and hope to see you back soon.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Apr 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,880
Posted By Mellon Head
It sounds like your hard drive has failed for...

It sounds like your hard drive has failed for some reason, or that it has somehow become unhooked. Perhaps during your cleaning you knocked one of the connectors on the hard drive loose?

If the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 28 Apr 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,880
Posted By Mellon Head
Most hard drives don't have fans. Are you sure...

Most hard drives don't have fans. Are you sure that you don't mean a system fan, or CPU fan?

Each of these is a very different problem.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 28 Apr 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By Mellon Head
One thing that you should take into account...

One thing that you should take into account before you start worrying too much:

Laptops in general do not score high in performance indexes. They just aren't top performers unless you get into...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 06 Apr 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,151
Posted By Mellon Head
Good idea.

Good idea.
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