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  1. Thread: Upgrading 32-bit Win7 to 64-bit Win10? by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 15 Views 358

    Possible, but I doubt that it's what the OP was...

    Possible, but I doubt that it's what the OP was seeking.
  2. Thread: Upgrading 32-bit Win7 to 64-bit Win10? by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 15 Views 358

    It is not permitted to upgrade a 32 bit Windows...

    It is not permitted to upgrade a 32 bit Windows to a 64 bit one. Never has been, as far a I know.

    A clean install would be your only option.

    Sorry.

    I hope that you have installers for all of...
  3. Thread: Dx11 question by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 2 Views 113

    DX12 is supposed to be a superset of all the...

    DX12 is supposed to be a superset of all the older versions, but it doesn't include every old driver. You could install a package: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35 I doubt...
  4. Thread: Downgrading pre-installed Win11 to Win10 by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 15 Views 465

    You may not face a lot of compatibility issues...

    You may not face a lot of compatibility issues with 11 to begin with.

    I don't play "AAA Games" but you may be pleasantly surprised that going to 11 has little effect. Or disappointed that...
  5. Replies 12 Views 519

    The only device that I see with the yellow...

    The only device that I see with the yellow exclamation mark is the "network controller" in "Other Devices". Am I missing something?

    I have no "Other Devices" in my Device Manager. I think that...
  6. Thread: Help, any ideas to fix A1 and A2 Ram slots? by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 8 Views 308

    That's great news. One thing: if the DIMMs...

    That's great news.

    One thing: if the DIMMs were facing the wrong way, they weren't fully in the slots. The key would prevent that. (I've done it myself.)
  7. Thread: Help, any ideas to fix A1 and A2 Ram slots? by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 8 Views 308

    At a guess, the slots weren't damaged. Perhaps...

    At a guess, the slots weren't damaged. Perhaps the CPU, its socket, or both were.

    On an LGA CPU like yours, I'd expect the socket to be the most fragile element, but I wouldn't bet a lot on it.
    ...
  8. Thread: Waching Movies in 75 to 144 hz by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 3 Views 233

    I'm curious what the actual frame rates for the...

    I'm curious what the actual frame rates for the movie files are? BluRay movies are encoded at 24fps. If computer monitors function like TVs, a 120Hz frame rate may have some advantage: no "pull down"...
  9. Replies 12 Views 519

    I'm not sure if you'll get many positive...

    I'm not sure if you'll get many positive responses on this.

    My own drivers that might want occasional updates:


    graphics card
    motherboard chipset
    network controller
    audio
  10. Thread: DVD drive missing in File Explorer by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 7 Views 417

    It's possible. If the drive's laser has died, the...

    It's possible. If the drive's laser has died, the drive would appear as working, usually.

    One possible way to check: try a CD. CDs and DVDs are read and written using different lasers. I wouldn't...
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    Your graphics card is actually a Quadro 600? What...

    Your graphics card is actually a Quadro 600? What we've got here is failure to communicate.

    The latest drivers nVidia offers for the Quadro 600 are these: NVIDIA DRIVERS Quadro Desktop/Quadro...
  12. Thread: New Computer Ordered by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 9 Views 297

    A semi-random suggestion: put programs on the...

    A semi-random suggestion: put programs on the 512GB SSD as well. That'll speed their launching. 512GB is fairly generous for that.
  13. Replies 10 Views 502

    It came with an AMD HD6450 graphics card? ...

    It came with an AMD HD6450 graphics card?

    Legacy drivers: https://www.amd.com/en/support/graphics/amd-radeon-hd/amd-radeon-hd-6000-series/amd-radeon-hd-6450

    It is supposed to have a dual link...
  14. Replies 10 Views 502

    This is the spec sheet for the Precision T3500:...

    This is the spec sheet for the Precision T3500: https://i.dell.com/sites/csdocuments/Shared-Content_data-Sheets_Documents/en/Dell-Precision-T3500-Spec-Sheet.pdf

    It appears that the PC must have a...
  15. Replies 2 Views 223

    The monitors I have owned went to sleep when...

    The monitors I have owned went to sleep when there was no signal. I believe that's the usual way to send a monitor to sleep.

    I guess that there is some unusual setting in your monitor. If you...
  16. Replies 24 Views 846

    Shouldn't matter, as long as the modem and router...

    Shouldn't matter, as long as the modem and router can handle the bandwidth.

    I used a modem with voice plus a separate wireless router, but I had to switch to a Comcast xFinity AX7 gateway to get...
  17. Thread: Sound Card Asus vs Creative by bobkn
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 11 Views 1,658

    There is a hardware subforum:...

    There is a hardware subforum: https://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/

    Perhaps the moderators will move it there.

    Do you really need a discrete sound card? The onboard sound in most PCs is...
  18. Replies 10 Views 562

    You've never cleared the CMOS? It just resets the...

    You've never cleared the CMOS? It just resets the BIOS settings to their defaults. You have to open the case to get to the pins, but it has no risk of frying the machine beyond that. I've done it...
  19. Replies 10 Views 562

    The easiest course may be to clear the CMOS. I...

    The easiest course may be to clear the CMOS. I don't see that you've tried that.

    The system default is supposed to support a USB mouse and keyboard at startup. Maybe some setting has changed that...
  20. Thread: HDD not recognised by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 8 Views 311

    It's the OP's laptop (System 2) that is not...

    It's the OP's laptop (System 2) that is not Windows 11 capable (i7-2670QM CPU), not the desktop (System 1).

    I wonder whether the SATA drive was set up as GPT or MBR? The former is necessary for a...
  21. Replies 15 Views 792

    I've never had an issue like yours. The graphics...

    I've never had an issue like yours. The graphics card in my primary system is an AMD one, which replaced an nVidia card.

    For my own purposes, I'd clean install Windows before letting Windows...
  22. Replies 15 Views 792

    But you didn't try the AMD software cleanup...

    But you didn't try the AMD software cleanup utility?

    Not sure that it will help, but it's not a big deal.

    Perhaps you should mark the thread as solved, if you're done with it.
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    No CPU that works in that motherboard will be on...

    No CPU that works in that motherboard will be on the supported CPU list for Windows 11. ...
  24. Replies 15 Views 792

    There is an AMD utility to remove all of their...

    There is an AMD utility to remove all of their software: https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/gpu-601

    You might try that. Whether it will remove residuals from the Windows Registry, I don't know.
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    I have no idea why the location that might be...

    I have no idea why the location that might be available from your ISP isn't available to the lottery service, especially if you have your Web browser set up to display location.

    I have location...
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