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    This will depend on how Dexpot is implemented. ...

    This will depend on how Dexpot is implemented.

    You can run Process Explorer to see how much GPU dedicated (on-board) memory is being used by each process.

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  2. Thread: Laptop with sound with only 1 3.5mm jack by PolarNettles
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 7 Views 170

    Ok, so you are trying to do: |----...

    Ok, so you are trying to do:


    |---- Mic ------ <Your microphone>
    Laptop --|
    | |--- <Your headphone>
    |-- Line-out ---|
    ^ |---...
  3. Thread: Laptop with sound with only 1 3.5mm jack by PolarNettles
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 7 Views 170

    Just to clarify: You want to connect a...

    Just to clarify:

    You want to connect a microphone and speakers to the single 3.5mm jack on your PC. However, when you use the splitter that came with your headset, the speaker volume is low...
  4. Thread: Can I connect GPU to this PSU? by PolarNettles
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 14 Views 750

    The CX550M is more than sufficient for a GTX1060...

    The CX550M is more than sufficient for a GTX1060 and G3320. Other recommendations would depend on what is available locally but if you can get the CX500M cheaply then I'd just go for it.
  5. Thread: Lag spikes, CPU heat, Fans revving by PolarNettles
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    The fan speed ramping with temperature is...

    The fan speed ramping with temperature is something you have to configure. Your motherboard comes with some default fan profile that may or may not be optimal for your cooler. I believe Asus's fan...
  6. Thread: Lag spikes, CPU heat, Fans revving by PolarNettles
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    Sounds like your CPU cooling may be insufficient....

    Sounds like your CPU cooling may be insufficient. Do the lag spikes correspond to temperature spikes and or CPU frequency drops?

    You can use HWiNFO - Hardware Information, Analysis and Monitoring...
  7. Thread: 8.1GB Reserved for hardware by PolarNettles
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 4 Views 392

    Check the physical DIMM connections - remove the...

    Check the physical DIMM connections - remove the DIMMs, clean the contacts/slots, and reinstall. Also try swapping the DIMMs and installing only one at a time to see if one of them is bad.
  8. Thread: Can I connect GPU to this PSU? by PolarNettles
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 14 Views 750

    Theoretically a molex->PCIe adapter could work....

    Theoretically a molex->PCIe adapter could work. However, you have to look at the power output of the individual voltage rails on the PSU (usually printed on a sticker on the PSU)- the total power...
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    Does this only happen if the junction points to...

    Does this only happen if the junction points to somewhere in your user profile? Is Controlled Folder Access enabled - Add Protected Folders to Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10 | Windows 10...
  10. Thread: BitLocker Password Entry by PolarNettles
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 3 Views 222

    If Fast Boot is disabled then you should be able...

    If Fast Boot is disabled then you should be able to get into UEFI setup by pressing F2 or DEL (or maybe a different key depending on your motherboard) during the UEFI splash screen.
  11. Thread: BitLocker Password Entry by PolarNettles
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 3 Views 222

    Yes, this is probably because of UEFI fast boot...

    Yes, this is probably because of UEFI fast boot skipping USB initialization.

    To get back into UEFI setup you can try unplugging all your drives and then booting up. Otherwise you can clear CMOS.
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    I'm assuming you're talking about live streaming...

    I'm assuming you're talking about live streaming and not recording offline gameplay and uploading it afterwards.

    Windows has a Game Bar that makes streaming very simple. Unfortunately it only...
  13. Thread: Icann by PolarNettles
    Forum: Browsers and Email
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    Solved I get that as well. It looks like mozillazine.org...

    I get that as well. It looks like mozillazine.org changed their registrar and/or registrant information recently and forgot to verify their contact information before eNom suspended the domain.
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    Windows assigns a Container ID based on various...

    Windows assigns a Container ID based on various things in a device's USB descriptor, which includes the serial number - How USB Devices are Assigned Container IDs | Microsoft Docs .

    What if there...
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    Blue (specifically Pantone 300C) is recommended...

    Blue (specifically Pantone 300C) is recommended but not required by the USB specification for 3.1 plugs and receptacles. There are no other color requirements in the spec so manufacturers can...
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    Run USB Device Tree Viewer...

    Run USB Device Tree Viewer and click on your external drive. Copy+paste the device info (or File->Save the report and attach it to the thread). That will show what driver is in use.


    ...
  17. Thread: Hardware or Software Issue? by PolarNettles
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 2 Views 407

    Solved CPU speed automatically drops down when the...

    CPU speed automatically drops down when the system is at low load. The utilization is only 1% so the user isn't actually doing anything and it's expected for the frequency to drop.

    For a valid...
  18. Thread: AC Adapter or Faulty Battery? by PolarNettles
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 1,102

    Does the slow charging only happen at high charge...

    Does the slow charging only happen at high charge levels? What is the charge rate at, say, 50%?
  19. Thread: USB 3.1 version 2 cables and performance by PolarNettles
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
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    Solved USB 3.1 gen 2 does have stricter cabling...

    USB 3.1 gen 2 does have stricter cabling requirements than 3.0/3.1 gen 1. So you aren't guaranteed to get maximum gen 2 speed out of a gen 1 cable, though you may get lucky if the cable was...
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    You can disable Network Discovery and/or...

    You can disable Network Discovery and/or "Automatic setup of network connected devices."

    Turn On or Off Network Discovery in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
  21. Thread: AC Adapter or Faulty Battery? by PolarNettles
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 1,102

    A 45W power adapter does seem a bit weak for that...

    A 45W power adapter does seem a bit weak for that machine. Acer Aspire E5-553G-109A Notebook Review - NotebookCheck.net Reviews shows a similar laptop from that model (same CPU but faster graphics)...
  22. Thread: dir Difficulties by PolarNettles
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 375

    You are using PowerShell (as indicated by the...

    You are using PowerShell (as indicated by the "PS" in the prompt). The PowerShell syntax is different from the "DOS" or CMD.EXE syntax that most people are familiar with.

    You can just run "cmd" in...
  23. Thread: Ugly home network components. by PolarNettles
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 31 Views 2,334

    You're pretty much out of luck on the cable modem...

    You're pretty much out of luck on the cable modem side but there are plenty of WiFi routers/access points that don't look like black boxes with stuff sticking out - Eero, Google WiFi, Orbi, Unifi,...
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    A network print server is what you want but...

    A network print server is what you want but compatibility is highly dependent on your printer model. The consumer print servers I've seen tend to be old (since demand for them has fallen due to newer...
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    The GTX 1030 is a low-end card that's only a...

    The GTX 1030 is a low-end card that's only a small improvement over the 730. With most modern games you will still need to run at low detail.
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