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  1. Thread: Help with Ebuyer.com by Woody72
    Forum: Chillout Room
    Replies 82 Views 4,729

    Keep us updated worf. On a separate note, are you...

    Keep us updated worf. On a separate note, are you an member of PrimeGrid? I'm sure I recognise the picture of the damaged card...
  2. Thread: Windows 10 Activation by Woody72
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 13 Views 4,614

    I wouldn't be too concerned. If you're copy of...

    I wouldn't be too concerned. If you're copy of Win 10 is legit, MS are pretty good at getting you up and running again. I upgraded from Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro but it unlicensed itself when I...
  3. Thread: Asus G752VSK hard crashing when playing games by Woody72
    Forum: BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    Replies 75 Views 10,668

    I must admit, I've been keeping an eye on this...

    I must admit, I've been keeping an eye on this thread all day and the thought that this must be hardware related has started to form in my mind, too.
  4. Thread: Perplexed by Woody72
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 14 Views 1,914

    You haven't started participating in PrimeGrid or...

    You haven't started participating in PrimeGrid or [email protected] and simply forgotten could you :chuckle: ?
  5. Thread: Asus G752VSK hard crashing when playing games by Woody72
    Forum: BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    Replies 75 Views 10,668

    Just a thought. A common symptom of overheating...

    Just a thought. A common symptom of overheating CPUs (in the days before auto-throttling) is freezing without the system actually rebooting - it just freezes 'as is'. Can you download and run the...
  6. Thread: unusal behaviour - windows or PC? by Woody72
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 10 Views 1,752

    I used to be a hardware tech and saw low CMOS...

    I used to be a hardware tech and saw low CMOS batteries cause all sorts of weird issues. Won't do any harm to replace it.
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    I installed a BIOS update that mentioned CPU...

    I installed a BIOS update that mentioned CPU microcode update for my new ASUS board a few days ago and it's rebooted itself a couple of times but I'm not sure if the two are related.
  8. Thread: Problems with activating windows by Woody72
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 38 Views 7,434

    Book a support call from Microsoft. If you're...

    Book a support call from Microsoft. If you're entitled to a particular version of Windows and are having issues, they're usually extremely helpful. I had an issue recently where I replaced my...
  9. Replies 24 Views 23,088

    In my last job, we used to call the blue ring one...

    In my last job, we used to call the blue ring one the "Blue spinning teething ring of doom" :chuckle:.
  10. Thread: BSoD has Incapacitated Computer - Cannot Reboot by Woody72
    Forum: BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    Replies 67 Views 6,838

    When I was a hardware tech I used to look after...

    When I was a hardware tech I used to look after about 5,000 Dell Optiplexs, including 745s. The BIOS is years before UEFI, it's a bog standard BIOS. I reckon a motherboard is definitely worth a punt....
  11. Replies 5 Views 45,460

    Performance & Maintenance Thank you for this. I've recently restarted...

    Thank you for this. I've recently restarted participating in PrimeGrid. I have EVERY setting in BIOS and Windows set to High Performance and the sleep to 'NEVER' eveywhere yet every day I get back...
  12. Thread: Advice regarding Optiplex 3050 Tower by Woody72
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 17 Views 3,947

    Is it SSD or conventional HDD?

    Is it SSD or conventional HDD?
  13. Thread: Advice regarding Optiplex 3050 Tower by Woody72
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 17 Views 3,947

    If you're not planning on turning all enthusiast...

    If you're not planning on turning all enthusiast with it, it'll be fine. Dells are pretty reliable and the support is very good.
  14. Thread: Advice regarding Optiplex 3050 Tower by Woody72
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 17 Views 3,947

    You are correct (thank you Google :D), you would...

    You are correct (thank you Google :D), you would just need an HDMI to DVI cable.
  15. Thread: Advice regarding Optiplex 3050 Tower by Woody72
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 17 Views 3,947

    Unless you need to connect some really, old...

    Unless you need to connect some really, old obscure accessories you don't need any of those optional extras except perhaps the VGA port. I had a quick Google and the default screen connector is HDMI....
  16. Replies 3 Views 9,119

    Are you using a sound card or integrated audio?...

    Are you using a sound card or integrated audio? If you're using integrated, you can disable the option in the BIOS. If you're using a soundcard, you could go into device manager (in System), right...
  17. Replies 5 Views 3,568

    Oh, so it might be then :). That's encouraging if...

    Oh, so it might be then :). That's encouraging if it is.
  18. Replies 5 Views 3,568

    Recent ASUS BIOS update mentions CPU microcode update.

    Just thought I'd see if there was a new BIOS available for my new ASUS Prime Z370-A and there was one available dated 4th January. It mentioned some stability updates and a "microcode update for the...
  19. Thread: What's your Blender Time by Woody72
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 62 Views 11,439

    36:22 171052 Now going to have a go at the...

    36:22

    171052

    Now going to have a go at the BMWs... :cry:.

    Crikey, 7:38:40, that got the fans going a bit :D.

    They were at stock clocks but the memory fixed at 2,666MHz. My ASUS mobo has a...
  20. Replies 12 Views 3,684

    I recently replaced my mobo, CPU and RAM and of...

    I recently replaced my mobo, CPU and RAM and of course my digitally licensed Windows Pro 64 switched to in-activated. I booked a call from Microsoft fearing the worst (and a sharp punch in the wallet...
  21. Thread: Can I upgrade from Windows 10 x86 to Windows 10 x64? by Woody72
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 19 Views 5,776

    Another thing to bear in mind is that if your...

    Another thing to bear in mind is that if your system is 32 bit and only supports 4GB of memory, your system will still boot and run fine with, for example, 8GB installed. Windows will use the first...
  22. Replies 1,440 Views 258,854

    Ok, mine finally completed, here are the results:...

    Ok, mine finally completed, here are the results:

    169093
  23. Thread: Cinebench Benchmark by Woody72
    Forum: Benchmarking
    Replies 374 Views 69,188

    This is my new setup. XMP enabled and automatic...

    This is my new setup. XMP enabled and automatic mild overclock by the motherboard. CPU at 4.5 GHz and DDR4 at 4,000 MHz.

    169075
  24. Replies 27 Views 3,537

    Do have a look at the link though. It mention s...

    Do have a look at the link though. It mention s copying files at the top but goes on to say it can assist with all sorts of improper parameter issues which it mentions can be caused by corruption of...
  25. Replies 27 Views 3,537

    Just done a bit of Googling on that error message...

    Just done a bit of Googling on that error message and found this:

    https://www.minitool.com/data-recovery/parameter-incorrect.html

    You can download a free version and try fixing your incorrect...
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