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    I will try this out, thanks. Already did...

    I will try this out, thanks.


    Already did this. It didn't help, though. SSD is the only boot device. I have disabled everything else, including the CD/DVD.

    @Ghot Tried the Macrium repair...
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    The power supply is the same one that was used...

    The power supply is the same one that was used before. No hardware changes at all. I moved all of the system hardware into a new case, but left all hardware intact.


    @Ghot I'll give the...
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    Yes, warm boot or cold, there is no difference in...

    Yes, warm boot or cold, there is no difference in the wait time.
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    Unusually long boot time on PC that used to boot in seconds

    I gave my old MSI X470 Gaming Plus Max and Ryzen 2700X to my partner when I upgraded last weekend. It is using the same 1 TB Crucial NVMe drive that I was using. No changes on hardware whatsoever. ...
  5. Thread: Advice on new memory by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 9 Views 1,345

    A fair point. The X470 is the motherboard from...

    A fair point. The X470 is the motherboard from my old 2700X system and it is nearly brand new. I picked up the 5800X on a sweet Black Friday sale, but I can't afford to upgrade the mobo yet. An...
  6. Thread: Advice on new memory by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 9 Views 1,345

    Advice on new memory

    Hi all.

    I'm in the market for new memory, since I can't get my Gskill RAM to run at its rated speed (3200 MHz RAM, only runs at 2933. Otherwise all sorts of weirdness occurs, including boot...
  7. Thread: Heaven Benchmark by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: Benchmarking
    Replies 1,692 Views 292,160

    353335 Not bad for a pair of RX 580's. A...

    353335

    Not bad for a pair of RX 580's. A significant jump from my old Ryzen 2700X as well. I'm happy.
  8. Thread: Cinebench Leaderboard by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: Benchmarking
    Replies 594 Views 95,146

    353291 Not a bad effort from the new CPU. It...

    353291

    Not a bad effort from the new CPU. It blows my old Ryzen 2700X out of the water. ;)
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    I'm not sure about your USB stick, but mine has...

    I'm not sure about your USB stick, but mine has the security files on a non-modifiable partition. It seems to be write protected and I don't know how to undo that. 16 GB isn't much when you are...
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    The missing 16 GB may be explained by Sandisk...

    The missing 16 GB may be explained by Sandisk security and password software, if so equipped. My Sandisk USB stick lost a little bit of space due to these files.
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    So, in a fit of pique, I opened up the Volume...

    So, in a fit of pique, I opened up the Volume Mixer and there was Firefox stuck at zero. So I opened up Chrome and went to Youtube and started a video which had sound. Using my main volume control...
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    I'm using 94.01 as well. This is really...

    I'm using 94.01 as well. This is really confusing. I recently had to do a repair install due to a crash on boot-up. My formerly flawless PC has now developed a mind of its own. I wonder if it is...
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    Last Firefox Update Broke Audio Within Firefox

    Just got my latest update from Mozilla, and it seems to have broken all audio within Firefox. Youtube and other streams are soundless. All other audio functions like Winamp, etc. work fine. Just...
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    Usually the BIOS settings like the advanced ones...

    Usually the BIOS settings like the advanced ones are locked on an OEM computer so that you can't do things like overclock, etc. You may have difficulty enabling them.
  15. Prices have come down slightly in Canada, but the...

    Prices have come down slightly in Canada, but the last time I looked, the price of the average 3080 is still $500 to $700 more than the US price. That doesn't even add up to the conversion of...
  16. I would buy a RX 6800XT or a RTX 3080 if I could...

    I would buy a RX 6800XT or a RTX 3080 if I could do so without being financially assaulted. Living in Canada, the prices are nothing short of obscene here. I may wait for the next generation and...
  17. Thread: SSD-LED Drive Indicator Led by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 10 Views 1,279

    Nope. I do not.

    Nope. I do not.
  18. Thread: SSD-LED Drive Indicator Led by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 10 Views 1,279

    I added this to my computer and it is wonderful,...

    I added this to my computer and it is wonderful, however, it now will not load at boot like it was before. Not sure why, unless my A/V is messing with it.
  19. Thread: FireTV Stick by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 5 Views 707

    If buffering ticks you off, the 4K version will...

    If buffering ticks you off, the 4K version will make you furious. It will buffer even more as there is more data to exchange between the FireTV stick and the router/wireless. The problem is with...
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    I use nothing but the tools that come with...

    I use nothing but the tools that come with Windows. I have a happy and healthy PC. I don't recommend using third party tools to "fix" or "tune" windows. They are often more trouble than they are...
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    I would check the heat of the graphics card. I...

    I would check the heat of the graphics card. I know that while playing games, my Radeons can get pretty hot and if I don't set the fans to spin manually, they don't keep up and I get a black screen...
  22. Thread: How to Enable UEFI Boot by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 2 Views 885

    Never mind. I found a tutorial on this wonderful...

    Never mind. I found a tutorial on this wonderful site. :)
  23. Thread: How to Enable UEFI Boot by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 2 Views 885

    How to Enable UEFI Boot

    I was running the PC Health check app to see if my PC will run Windows 11. The tool came back and said that I don't have UEFI boot enabled. Following Microsoft's instructions for enabling it...
  24. Thread: weird sound recording problem by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 2 Views 529

    Without knowing what your sound card in your...

    Without knowing what your sound card in your desktop is it's a little hard to give definitive advice, but you might try looking at the audio controls in your system tray. Example: You have a Realtek...
  25. Thread: It's only been 5 minutes... by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 5 Views 936

    The "mail" program is asking whether or not you...

    The "mail" program is asking whether or not you have Outlook.com set up. The mail program that comes with Windows uses the online version of Outlook (formerly Hotmail. Live Mail, it has had a few...
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