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    On some Asus motherboards, F8 is the hotkey to...

    On some Asus motherboards, F8 is the hotkey to select the boot device. (It was a poor choice in the Windows 7 days, when F8 was more normally used to boot into safe mode.)

    A lot of the advice...
  2. Thread: Question about AMD legacy drivers by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 5 Views 425

    You don't need that, unless you're looking for a...

    You don't need that, unless you're looking for a minimalist install.

    The download package from AMD will be an executable. You'll get software in addition to the bare drivers, though.
  3. Thread: Cloning vs Imaging boot drive upgrade by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 23 Views 2,153

    Significantly faster than a PCI-E 3.0 SSD. Good...

    Significantly faster than a PCI-E 3.0 SSD. Good work.
  4. Thread: Question about AMD legacy drivers by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 5 Views 425

    The HD 5000 and HD 6000 series are supported, but...

    The HD 5000 and HD 6000 series are supported, but with legacy drivers. https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/gpu-630

    Some of the 7000 series (7600 and below) also use legacy drivers. Higher end...
  5. Thread: Cloning vs Imaging boot drive upgrade by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 23 Views 2,153

    I've used the paid version of Acronis True Image...

    I've used the paid version of Acronis True Image for years. Sometimes its use can be a little unintuitive, but it has been reliable for me. The most painful thing I ever had to do with it was create...
  6. Thread: Strange aux issue by bobkn
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 11 Views 356

    I everything OK with its Realtek audio drivers?

    I everything OK with its Realtek audio drivers?
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    Windex?

    Windex?
  8. Thread: Ten-year-old computer: new memory worthwhile? by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
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    Just a guess, but I doubt that changing the RAM...

    Just a guess, but I doubt that changing the RAM would help.
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    A quick check of the driver downloads for the two...

    A quick check of the driver downloads for the two boards show that they use the same ones.

    Should be about the most painless swap possible, short of using an exact copy of the original board.
  10. Thread: Need Archive of old Dell XPS 8930 CPU bios . by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 4 Views 297

    It'd be beyond my capabilities. The BIOS update...

    It'd be beyond my capabilities. The BIOS update files appear to not contain the .bin (or whatever) file as a discrete entitiy, so that would make using a more flexible DOS based flasher difficult.
    ...
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    If a clean install is done on a desktop, and the...

    If a clean install is done on a desktop, and the drive is transferred into a laptop, there is no guarantee that it will work. It may; Windows 10 is fairly good at sorting out drivers.

    A quick scan...
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    As already remarked (post 3), it sounds like...

    As already remarked (post 3), it sounds like you're just missing some drivers. If you have access to another PC, download them to a USB drive and install them from that. If you just do the WiFi...
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    A little Web searching indicates that a GT 1030...

    A little Web searching indicates that a GT 1030 will run in a G41 motherboard.

    The GT 1030 goes in a PCI-E X16 slot, but it only runs X4 (4 lanes). Whether the resulting 2GB/s bandwidth (PCI...
  14. Thread: Wrong cpu being displayed by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 321

    The 6400 and 6500 appear to be nearly identical,...

    The 6400 and 6500 appear to be nearly identical, except the 6400 has a clock multiplier of 27X, and the 6500, 32X.

    Intel(R) Core™ i5-6400 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz) Product...
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    Stupid question: do you have the DIMMs installed...

    Stupid question: do you have the DIMMs installed per the manual?

    330766

    Which CPU are you using? 4 core supports dual channel RAM, 6 core and up quad channel.

    You could try booting the PC...
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    Sorry, I don't understand. I know of nothing...

    Sorry, I don't understand.

    I know of nothing that would prevent you from doing a clean install of Win 10 from a USB drive or a DVD. (The DVD might have to be dual layer, now, to have enough...
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    That may be true enough, if you want the latest...

    That may be true enough, if you want the latest generation of GPUs (nVidia RTX 3000 series, AMD Radeon RX 6000 series) cards. Some of them are readily available through resellers (aka scalpers). You...
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    When the PC sends the monitor to sleep, what it...

    When the PC sends the monitor to sleep, what it does is cut off the signal to the monitor. (It doesn't send a command.) The monitor detects the signal loss, and goes into power saving mode. You...
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    Does a GT 240 (vintage 2009) meet the graphics...

    Does a GT 240 (vintage 2009) meet the graphics requirements of the game you're running, at 1920 X 1080? It's a rather weak card, by current standards, and it has only 1GB of VRAM.

    I wonder what...
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    At a guess, it's a connection issue. The first...

    At a guess, it's a connection issue.

    The first thing I'd try is swapping ends of the DisplayPort cable.

    The next would be a different cable.

    I hope that it's not a hardware failure of the...
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    Seems pretty random, but I wish you the best of...

    Seems pretty random, but I wish you the best of luck.
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    Interesting. I'm not sure what drivers you'd get...

    Interesting. I'm not sure what drivers you'd get from a clean Windows install (if that's what you did), or from Windows Update (if you haven't prevented driver updates).

    If the card is using the...
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    The GTX 750 ti isn't a high-powered card. It has...

    The GTX 750 ti isn't a high-powered card. It has no auxiliary PCI-E power connections. It's rated at 60W, which isn't much less than the maximum supported through the PCI-E X16 slot (75W).

    What...
  24. Thread: Cannot play DVD by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 19 Views 2,552

    What I would do is manually uninstall the player....

    What I would do is manually uninstall the player. You might have to use Task Manager to stop some active tasks first.

    I'd probably follow up with a conservative Registry cleaner like the one in...
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    ??? The PC isn't locked when the display is...

    ???

    The PC isn't locked when the display is turned off. It is locked when the PC goes to sleep. If there's a way to prevent the latter, I don't know it.

    In the "power options" control panel,...
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