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  1. Thread: Bios Update Questions by PolarNettles
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 15 Views 90,254

    New BIOS versions will contain the fixes for the...

    New BIOS versions will contain the fixes for the older ones. So you would have to look at the release notes for all the versions from the one you currently have to the latest version.

    Honestly I...
  2. Thread: Bios Update Questions by PolarNettles
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 15 Views 90,254

    Dell BIOS recovery: BIOS Recovery options on a...

    Dell BIOS recovery: BIOS Recovery options on a Dell PC or Tablet | Dell US

    Updating the BIOS generally takes around 5-10 minutes. You will have to look at the BIOS release notes to see if there's...
  3. Thread: Bios Update Questions by PolarNettles
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 15 Views 90,254

    Updating your BIOS is no big deal. Every OEM...

    Updating your BIOS is no big deal. Every OEM provides utilities for end-users to do it. Of course there are risks - especially if there is power loss during an update, but that's not likely on a...
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    From what I can tell WMP does not support burning...

    From what I can tell WMP does not support burning CD-Text. It was only possible ages ago with a Nero plug-in.

    You'll have to use 3rd-party burning software that supports CD-Text (e.g. CDBurnerXP).
  5. Thread: Socket 1155 CPU backplate by PolarNettles
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 3 Views 1,080

    I have not used the Hyper TX3 EVO specifically...

    I have not used the Hyper TX3 EVO specifically but the snap-on bracket looks the same as other Cooler Master coolers, which do let you remove the bracket from the fan.
  6. Thread: Socket 1155 CPU backplate by PolarNettles
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 3 Views 1,080

    Based on the MAC address that motherboard...

    Based on the MAC address that motherboard probably came from an HP machine. Those 6-pin fan headers are non-standard so the cooling system is likely proprietary to HP and specific to that case.
    ...
  7. Thread: Port Triggering by PolarNettles
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 5 Views 1,012

    What game is this? Are your kids on the same...

    What game is this? Are your kids on the same local network as you?

    I doubt port triggering will do what you want but that maybe the game has some weird port behavior.
  8. Thread: No BitLocker Recovery Key prompt when Secure Boot was Disabled by PolarNettles
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 2 Views 1,838

    Yes, Bitlocker does not depend on Secure Boot. ...

    Yes, Bitlocker does not depend on Secure Boot.

    Edit: Just to clarify - Bitlocker does not require Secure Boot but it can use it, depending on how Bitlocker and your TPM are configured. See...
  9. Thread: 5.1 microphone adapter? by PolarNettles
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 1 Views 529

    According to one of the reviews the Vive outputs...

    According to one of the reviews the Vive outputs Dolby Prologic, which encodes the surround information inside the 2-channel stereo signal. So any normal 2 channel input will work.

    It's up to the...
  10. Replies 7 Views 6,207

    Download CurPorts (CurrPorts: Monitoring TCP/IP...

    Download CurPorts (CurrPorts: Monitoring TCP/IP network connections on Windows) and see what process is listening on local port 8080.
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    It looks like Get-ComputerInfo just gets BIOS...

    It looks like Get-ComputerInfo just gets BIOS information from the SMBIOS tables, which will contain vendor IDs/version numbers but generally don't contain specific BIOS settings.
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    Ubuntu uses a bootloader shim that's signed by...

    Ubuntu uses a bootloader shim that's signed by Microsoft so there should be no issue with secure boot.
  13. Thread: Found Old SSD Card, How To Test It Out? by PolarNettles
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 12 Views 1,080

    Is it a full size or mini SD card? SD card -...

    Is it a full size or mini SD card?

    SD card - Wikipedia
  14. Replies 20 Views 13,410

    Dell's UEFI setup utility is called CCTK, part of...

    Dell's UEFI setup utility is called CCTK, part of the "Command | Configure" package. It might only work on Dell's business models. I've also never seen a "power on automatically on a schedule"...
  15. Replies 3 Views 5,132

    Windows won't natively split surround sound...

    Windows won't natively split surround sound across multiple devices. However, I was able to get this setup working, which may be possible on your system, depending on your sound drivers.

    1. Set...
  16. Thread: PCIe M.2 SSD not showing in bios by PolarNettles
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 15 Views 166,410

    OP hasn't said what motherboard they have but...

    OP hasn't said what motherboard they have but assuming they're using the i5-3470 in their profile, that would likely date it pre-NVMe. So it would not have native support for booting from an NVMe...
  17. Thread: How to see which lanes is used to what HW? by PolarNettles
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 23 Views 4,398

    From the PCIe controller side I don't see...

    From the PCIe controller side I don't see anything misconfigured. So the problem has to be something downstream - either the motherboard or the graphics card.

    Have you ever seen it work at x16? A...
  18. Thread: How to see which lanes is used to what HW? by PolarNettles
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 23 Views 4,398

    Run SIV (SIV - System Information Viewer...

    Run SIV (SIV - System Information Viewer) and click on PCI Bus->0-01-0 Intel Core i7 PCIe Controller (x16)->Dump PCI->Dump PCI. This will dump a bunch of hexadecimal values into your clipboard. Then...
  19. Thread: How to see which lanes is used to what HW? by PolarNettles
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 23 Views 4,398

    Can you post a screenshot of the Bus section from...

    Can you post a screenshot of the Bus section from HWInfo, with all the PCI Bus and PCI Express Controller entries expanded?

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  20. Thread: RAM Upgrade by PolarNettles
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 7 Views 3,564

    The i7-8700K has 2 memory channels and only...

    The i7-8700K has 2 memory channels and only supports 2 DIMMs per channel. There aren't any consumer-level 32GB UDIMMs available yet and it's not clear to me whether the CPU will actually support...
  21. My laptop with Intel graphics will output to my...

    My laptop with Intel graphics will output to my external monitor over USB-C before Windows is loaded. However, I need to first configure it in BIOS setup to do so.

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  22. Replies 25 Views 5,805

    If you have the file that you started with then...

    If you have the file that you started with then you can do multiple 3-way merges using a merge tool like kdiff3. This is a common operation for source control systems.

    But unless the changes on...
  23. Thread: Playing MP3 alternatives ? by PolarNettles
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 7 Views 650

    Many companies are still making dedicated...

    Many companies are still making dedicated portable MP3 players, from basic ones like the Sandisk Clip to high-end audiophile-level players. And Sony makes MP3 players under the Walkman name across...
  24. Thread: Ram 4 slot Question by PolarNettles
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 14 Views 1,999

    From the manual: 227384 The more DIMMs you...

    From the manual:

    227384

    The more DIMMs you have the higher the electrical load on the memory bus, and the more difficult it is to drive the memory signals at high frequencies.
  25. Replies 3 Views 6,516

    Have you tried pressing the control buttons next...

    Have you tried pressing the control buttons next to the power button?
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