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  1. Thread: Memory, Single or Dual Rank by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    Dual rank and dual channel are not the same. ...

    Dual rank and dual channel are not the same.

    Memory rank - Wikipedia

    Multi-channel memory architecture - Wikipedia

    To get a meaningful answer, the OP should post the make & model of the...
  2. I'm not 100% sure. I don't find that card on...

    I'm not 100% sure.

    I don't find that card on the eVGA site, but Newegg has an 8400GS: EVGA Corporation GEFORCE 8400 GS PCIE 2.0 1024MBDDR3 DVI VGA HDMI - 01G-P3-1302-LR - Newegg.com

    The...
  3. Thread: Fix-it Commands by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 233

    Solved Maybe this?...

    Maybe this? https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/947821/fix-windows-update-errors-by-using-the-dism-or-system-update-readiness

    From a command line widow with admin privileges,

    DISM.exe...
  4. Replies 23 Views 1,214

    The SSDs I've purchased over the past few years...

    The SSDs I've purchased over the past few years either came with drive cloning software or had free software available for download.

    The nice thing about such software is that it's intended for...
  5. Thread: Upgrade? by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 11 Views 2,869

    Games, certainly. Adobe products, I'm less...

    Games, certainly.

    Adobe products, I'm less sure. I've been using Photoshop CS6 for a few years. It doesn't seem to make good use of multiple CPU cores, and I doubt that it's great with GPU based...
  6. Thread: Upgrade? by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 11 Views 2,869

    UserBenchmark: AMD RX 5700 XT vs 580...

    UserBenchmark: AMD RX 5700 XT vs 580

    The 5700 XT is a much more powerful card than the RX 580.

    Is it worth the upgrade? Depends on your use. For MS Word and Web browsing, no.
  7. Thread: Looking for some graphic card advice by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 10 Views 1,334

    Solved Impressive. UserBenchmark: AMD RX Vega 11 (Ryzen...

    Impressive. UserBenchmark: AMD RX Vega 11 (Ryzen iGPU) vs Nvidia GT 1030
  8. Thread: install from iso problem by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 22 Views 1,374

    I'm probably being too literal minded, but...

    I'm probably being too literal minded, but normally Win10 would be installed by extracting an .iso onto a bootable USB drive.

    I guess that you could copy the .iso to the drive and mount it...
  9. Replies 8 Views 846

    I'm not sure whether this will be helpful, but......

    I'm not sure whether this will be helpful, but...

    Win10 X64 cannot run 16 bit software. Some 32 bit software uses a 16 bit installer. I'd guess that the game is in the latter category.

    The...
  10. Thread: monitor screen problem by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 15 Views 1,299

    The 2233w is a TN monitor, capable of displaying...

    The 2233w is a TN monitor, capable of displaying 16.8 million colors (24 bits). The only advantage that it could have over VA or IPS is gray-to-gray response time (gaming). However, I'm pretty sure...
  11. Thread: monitor screen problem by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 15 Views 1,299

    No. VA panels usually have more limited viewing...

    No. VA panels usually have more limited viewing angles than IPS. VA may have better contrast, which is why they are common for higher-end LCD TVs.

    Do you need a wide viewing angle? I usually use...
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    Solved Looks like you are a victim of the Dr. Seuss...

    Looks like you are a victim of the Dr. Seuss bug.;)

    What is your display adapter? I'd expect the adjustments to be in the control panel for that, rather than generic Windows settings. (At least,...
  13. Thread: monitor screen problem by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 15 Views 1,299

    It's a VA (vertical alignment) panel, like most...

    It's a VA (vertical alignment) panel, like most of the better LCD TVs, so it's probably good for gaming and movies.
  14. Thread: new monitor help by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 3 Views 385

    You can play at 1080p on a 2160p (sometimes...

    You can play at 1080p on a 2160p (sometimes called 4k) monitor.

    IPS is the traditional choice of people doing professional graphics work, partly because is give the least color shift with viewing...
  15. Replies 48 Views 3,121

    Solved Glad to hear it. If you like, mark this thread...

    Glad to hear it.

    If you like, mark this thread as solved.
  16. Replies 48 Views 3,121

    Solved I had a history of annoying the IT department by...

    I had a history of annoying the IT department by doing it myself.

    Not a recommendation. It's fun, but probably not worth the price.

    Retired now, so the opportunity no longer exists.
  17. Thread: monitor screen problem by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 15 Views 1,299

    I don't know.

    I don't know.
  18. Thread: bottleneck question by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 35 Views 4,077

    Looks like it's better than a 1650:UserBenchmark:...

    Looks like it's better than a 1650:UserBenchmark: Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB vs 1650

    and inferior to a 1660 ti: UserBenchmark: Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB vs 1660-Ti

    I don't know which, if any, of those would...
  19. Thread: monitor screen problem by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 15 Views 1,299

    I don't know about overheating, but I wonder if...

    I don't know about overheating, but I wonder if you used too much liquid and some crept into the display.

    It is recommended that you just use a damp cloth, and never spray cleaning solutions onto...
  20. Replies 19 Views 1,172

    Solved Are you aware that Windows10 won't create a FAT32...

    Are you aware that Windows10 won't create a FAT32 partition larger than 32 GB?

    It can read/write much larger Fat32 partitions, but the common way to create such partitions is to use a separate...
  21. Replies 2 Views 511

    First Google find: What Is Desktop Window Manager...

    First Google find: What Is Desktop Window Manager (dwm.exe) and Why Is It Running?

    It may be fixable by running the System File Checker in the repair environment: How to Run SFC OFFLINE (System...
  22. Thread: bottleneck question by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 35 Views 4,077

    "For what it's worth" means "no"?

    "For what it's worth" means "no"?
  23. Thread: bottleneck question by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 35 Views 4,077

    Could you give more detail on this? It's not...

    Could you give more detail on this? It's not obvious how to translate this into quantitative criteria. Particularly for 3D gaming.

    The VRAM bandwidth on even a low-end graphics card (GT 1030, 64...
  24. Thread: bottleneck question by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 35 Views 4,077

    Having a PCI-E X16 slot is necessary but not...

    Having a PCI-E X16 slot is necessary but not sufficient.

    A GTX 1650 is a Turing card. If it ran, then a 1660ti or an RTX card will also run.

    You're good.
  25. Replies 6 Views 426

    Looking back over the first post, if the monitor...

    Looking back over the first post, if the monitor is providing an "out of range" at supported resolution, then I imagine that the frame rate is set too high in the graphics setup.

    I wonder what...
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