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    No idea how much proof you want that stuff like...

    No idea how much proof you want that stuff like System Mechanic utilities don't work when you have real problems.
    Get rid of both trivial fix it all applications, they are not doing any good. Your...
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    My local DIY store (UK) has Mini/Micro HDMI plugs...

    My local DIY store (UK) has Mini/Micro HDMI plugs to HDMI socket adapters, and HDMI/HDMI couplers(back to back sockets), angled HDMI adapters (plug to socket).
    Also USB-C to USB 3 leads...
  3. Thread: Windows 10 cleanup keeps finding Windows Update by Helmut
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 28 Views 1,423

    There is nothing wrong, you receive updates...

    There is nothing wrong, you receive updates regularly with Windows 10 maybe every week. Those are kept for a while. If you use the Cleanup tool even then some will remain.
    Settings > Storage >...
  4. Thread: new gpu high temperature by Helmut
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 35 Views 2,112

    That looks a poor/inefficient/small design of...

    That looks a poor/inefficient/small design of cooler considering it could be dissipating 120 watts.
    The fan speed should be at 100% with 100% GPU usage. Does not matter what the default fan profile...
  5. Thread: CPU Bus Speed Question by Helmut
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 24 Views 1,240

    Solved Nothing to worry about. CPUID is just an...

    Nothing to worry about.

    CPUID is just an indication of what the Bus speed is, not a precision measurement.

    It is not actually varying that much, Any software application is just reading the...
  6. Thread: Question about power/current in monitor cords? by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 35 Views 1,170

    Solved Yes, it is static build up on the plastic...

    Yes, it is static build up on the plastic components. Whilst the metal bits on each box will be grounded there is large chunks of plastic where charge can build up.
    This can simply be due to your...
  7. Thread: Best Ram for X570-F Gaming with no overclock. by Helmut
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 8 Views 973

    "Well I got 4 dimms @3200mhz." That is probably...

    "Well I got 4 dimms @3200mhz."
    That is probably just selected stock 2133 MHz chips with an overvoltage like 1.35v or 1.5v and slower latencies, and tested at those voltages and latencies.
    That is...
  8. Replies 8 Views 783

    Solved Almost every MOBO and laptop these days has an...

    Almost every MOBO and laptop these days has an integrated Audio.

    Right click Sound Icon > Open Sound Settings > Sound Control Panel > Playback > click on Speakers > Properties > Enhancements Tab >...
  9. Thread: How can i fix my mouse issues? by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 10 Views 779

    Does a standard simple wired/wireless mouse work...

    Does a standard simple wired/wireless mouse work ?

    Being Wireless and all those buttons/functionality probably means a software driver issue somewhere.
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    I would not call that a spike, just normal if the...

    I would not call that a spike, just normal if the CPU is working harder for a while.

    However with your cooling system something looks a bit wrong. It should keep the CPU at a more reasonable...
  11. Thread: directX by Helmut
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 4 Views 651

    Solved DirectX 12 is software and backwards compatible...

    DirectX 12 is software and backwards compatible to DirectX 9. That is what you get with Windows 10.

    Your hardware is only DirectX 11.1 capable, you can only get DirectX 12 features in software...
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    Solved 1) We have no idea what "I haven't been as...

    1) We have no idea what "I haven't been as careful with it as I should have been." actually means.

    If you have dropped it or something like that something could been damaged like the mechanical...
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    The ones you have referenced are pretty much...

    The ones you have referenced are pretty much standard prices now for a 120 GB SATA III SSDs from better known manufacturers. 120 GB is a very small capacity.
    It only costs a very small amount extra...
  14. Thread: Looking for some graphic card advice by Helmut
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 10 Views 1,387

    Solved The 1st and 2nd one lack a DisplayPort, which I...

    The 1st and 2nd one lack a DisplayPort, which I think these days is essential. Though you may require a legacy DVI-D port for a monitor.
    The second one is longer which may impact with space in some...
  15. Thread: How Change Date Format in Calendar by Helmut
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 9 Views 785

    Solved Your setup needs changing as I detailed in post...

    Your setup needs changing as I detailed in post #4.
    Your Region setting should be Australia.

    The language list is also wrong there should be a world symbol by English(Australia) and it should be...
  16. Thread: How Change Date Format in Calendar by Helmut
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 9 Views 785

    Solved Windows 10 > Settings > Time & Language > Region...

    Windows 10 > Settings > Time & Language > Region > change Region, and Regional format.
    To Australia, and English(Australia).

    Close Calendar App and re-open to see changes.
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    The optics is the same for reading or burning,...

    The optics is the same for reading or burning, the main difference is the power of the laser diode is increased for burning purposes.
    It is this functionality that may have failed, part failure of...
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    You are wasting time on this one, those previous...

    You are wasting time on this one, those previous Restore Points are erased as they would no longer work anyway.
    Restore Points often do not work, that goes back about 20 years, it is a long way from...
  19. Thread: monitor screen problem by Helmut
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 15 Views 1,330

    Pixels/Subpixels have been destroyed in the...

    Pixels/Subpixels have been destroyed in the Display Panel. New Panel required.

    Looks about the size of a lighted cigarette end. Internal fault like overheating at one point.
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    Solved This GT 1030 Card should do you, HDMI and...

    This GT 1030 Card should do you, HDMI and DisplayPort. You will have to check dimensions as regards fitting in your box.
    Chunkier Heatsink always good, shorter and has DisplayPort as well as HDMI.
    ...
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    Does not matter about the Driver. These are...

    Does not matter about the Driver. These are relatively low standard monitor resolutions.

    You have to set the VGA resolutions and refresh rates within the specs of the Monitor.

    You can go the...
  22. Thread: Internal SD card reader not recognized by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 4 Views 267

    Internal Laptop/PC SD Card readers are usually a...

    Internal Laptop/PC SD Card readers are usually a USB device, connected to a USB hub, very common. So is the internal Camera on my Laptop.

    The usual problem is poor contacts. I clean the SD card...
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    It is a Laptop and there is always some kind of...

    It is a Laptop and there is always some kind of customisations to Video drivers.

    5. and 6. are the most worrying as I never use DDU, or Safe Mode, or any driver updaters, or Basic display driver...
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    Your HDD is dying, buy a new one. The point of...

    Your HDD is dying, buy a new one.

    The point of SMART data is to try and anticipate a HDD failure so you can do something about it before failure. Not to keep using it hoping it will be OK.
  25. Thread: Varying results on speed tests by Helmut
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 5 Views 382

    Such speed measurements are not accurate they...

    Such speed measurements are not accurate they give you a rough idea. Even if it is the same server the route can vary, the congestion will vary on that route, load on the server, and thus the speed....
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