Windows 7 Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 350
Search took 0.04 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Mellon Head
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By Mellon Head
Good idea.

Good idea.
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 2,169
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,613
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 435
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 435
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 865
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 963
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 5,233
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: 772
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: 1,417
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: 6,917
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: 6,917
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: 362
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: 1,010
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: 362
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...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 04 Mar 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 6,917
Posted By Mellon Head
Interesting. I did a little checking and it...

Interesting. I did a little checking and it looks like the 990 series chipset is no longer available. The closest would be the 970 series with a little less capability. I'm not sure what is...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 03 Mar 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 6,917
Posted By Mellon Head
Buy a new board. Used boards can have problems...

Buy a new board. Used boards can have problems with them, or have been stressed by overclocking.

Best not to inherit someone else's problem.
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 25 Feb 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By Mellon Head
It is usually not possible to overclock a...

It is usually not possible to overclock a laptop/notebook because you have no access to the clock multiplier, or base clock frequency in a laptop. So in that sense, there is really no way to do it....
Forum: General Discussion 25 Feb 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By Mellon Head
A bad battery will also cause Hypertransport...

A bad battery will also cause Hypertransport errors because the BIOS gets messed up.
Forum: Graphic Cards 21 Feb 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,123
Posted By Mellon Head
Caveat about Speedfan. It doesn't read all AMD...

Caveat about Speedfan. It doesn't read all AMD graphics cards.

Also, don't just click any download link on the Speedfan page. You have to go to the "Download" link on the top of the page here:
...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 21 Feb 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By Mellon Head
Yes. Can't stress that enough. A good PSU is...

Yes. Can't stress that enough. A good PSU is the heart of any rig. I would recommend a minimum 750 Watt PSU or better. Gold or Platinum rating would be best.
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 21 Feb 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 6,917
Posted By Mellon Head
I think you would do better with the Gigabyte...

I think you would do better with the Gigabyte board, or even an ASUS Sabretooth offering. The advantage to the Gigabyte or Sabretooth is that the board has a better Northbridge chip and a better...
Forum: Graphic Cards 03 Feb 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,685
Posted By Mellon Head
Nice rig there, rvcjew. Got enough hard drives? ...

Nice rig there, rvcjew. Got enough hard drives? Or is it a part time server?

No, I guess it wouldn't be with two GPUs like that.

Anyway, very nice job. Looks great. :geek:
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Feb 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By Mellon Head
I thought this idea was crazy at first and just...

I thought this idea was crazy at first and just paranoia, but is seems the mouse-jacking is a serious thing. They even make a product to combat it:

MOUSEJACK - Wireless Mouse Hacks Network...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 350

 
Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:39.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App