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Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
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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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 199
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 857
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 541
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 541
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 3 Weeks Ago
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Views: 32,504
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 467
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 467
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 541
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: 813
Posted By Mellon Head
Good idea.

Good idea.
Forum: General Discussion 04 Apr 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 3,582
Posted By Mellon Head
Does it stop hibernating even if you don't touch...

Does it stop hibernating even if you don't touch the keys? Does it just seem to wake up on it's own?
Forum: General Discussion 31 Mar 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,651
Posted By Mellon Head
In my experience, choosing OK does the "Apply"...

In my experience, choosing OK does the "Apply" function anyway, and usually closes the window. "Apply" does the application of the changes and does not close the window.

Either/or, it doesn't...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Mar 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,450
Posted By Mellon Head
It sounds as if slot B itself is bad. Is the...

It sounds as if slot B itself is bad. Is the laptop still under warranty? If so, I would advise having it serviced by Dell. This is not something that you can fix yourself.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Mar 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Mellon Head
Windows can handle as many drives as your...

Windows can handle as many drives as your motherboard will hold. :)

Backups are a good idea all the time. You shouldn't have any trouble partitioning and formatting the drive inside the case, and...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Mar 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Mellon Head
Yes. Temporarily attach the SSD directly to a...

Yes. Temporarily attach the SSD directly to a SATA port on the motherboard and prepare the drive. Then move it to the USB connection and it should work fine after that.

Some...
Forum: Drivers 25 Mar 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1,057
Posted By Mellon Head
The Z77 drivers are for an Intel based Pro4-M...

The Z77 drivers are for an Intel based Pro4-M board and they won't work if you're running an AMD CPU.

You need the AMD Version of the drivers for the FM2A75 Pro4-M which is probably the board you...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 24 Mar 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By Mellon Head
Just to clear up some confusion, the AMD FX-8350...

Just to clear up some confusion, the AMD FX-8350 will run just fine with Windows 7 with no fiddling at all. No driver issues or anything.

That's what I'm running and I'm having no issues...
Forum: Gaming 24 Mar 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 6,047
Posted By Mellon Head
Check that the GPU fan isn't on "Auto". My R9...

Check that the GPU fan isn't on "Auto". My R9 280 is notorious for overheating if I leave the fan at "Auto", and I get the same problem that you are having.

I go into Radeon Settings and set my...
Forum: Graphic Cards 18 Mar 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By Mellon Head
In your case, I'm not sure that the GTX 1050 will...

In your case, I'm not sure that the GTX 1050 will enhance your computing experience. It won't change the rendering of photos, or the detail, etc. It may help a little with videos. Playback might...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 17 Mar 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,450
Posted By Mellon Head
DO NOT USE ACETONE ON A CIRCUIT BOARD!! ...

DO NOT USE ACETONE ON A CIRCUIT BOARD!!

Acetone will not only etch the circuit board coating off of it, but can also harm the plastic parts of the memory connector.
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 08 Mar 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 7,160
Posted By Mellon Head
Smokes: I'm glad I could help. If we have...

Smokes:

I'm glad I could help. If we have solved the problem, please mark the thread as solved. The button is at the bottom of the thread.

Best of luck, and don't forget to come back and ask...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 04 Mar 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 7,160
Posted By Mellon Head
You know, I had a really close look at your...

You know, I had a really close look at your current board and the Gigabyte 970A-DS3P, and there is really not a whole lot of difference to justify an upgrade. For one thing, the HyperTransport bus...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 04 Mar 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By Mellon Head
Well, if you've taken steps to reapply the...

Well, if you've taken steps to reapply the thermal paste and the temps never rise above 62C, and your machine is giving you BSODs at 31C, it sounds like your processor is either going south, or you...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 04 Mar 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By Mellon Head
It's also possible that your boot hard drive is...

It's also possible that your boot hard drive is failing. I had this happen in a laptop once. Very hard to diagnose. I replaced the HDD as a test and poof! It booted right up. I replaced the bad...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 04 Mar 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By Mellon Head
It should be compatible with your CPU. Perhaps...

It should be compatible with your CPU. Perhaps you didn't get the thermal material on just right and the CPU is overheating, or worse yet you got the thermal material on the circuitry as you were...
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