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  1. Thread: Graphics unethical immoral prices by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
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    Why do you think that you might get a card...

    Why do you think that you might get a card outside the US without paying scalper's prices?

    For example: prescription drug charges are often lower outside the US. That is usually due to...
  2. Thread: Upgrade advice sought, please by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 30 Views 804

    The onboard graphics of the I9-11900K would be...

    The onboard graphics of the I9-11900K would be redundant.

    Some laptops use a technology nVidia calls "Optimus" to use the integrated graphics for low-powered applications and switch to a the...
  3. Thread: Upgrade advice sought, please by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 30 Views 804

    Are there forums for X-Plane? It may be possible...

    Are there forums for X-Plane? It may be possible to get more relevant opinions there. We're PC/Windows enthusiasts (and some experts) here. I know nothing at all about X-Plane.
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    Really? The machine wouldn't accept the new key?...

    Really? The machine wouldn't accept the new key?

    If memory serves, a Home installation includes all the code needed for Pro. Inserting a Pro key activates those.

    Corrections will be welcome.
  5. Replies 13 Views 656

    Those are "predictions". I'm skeptical that an...

    Those are "predictions". I'm skeptical that an RTX 4090 would list for $3k. Street price under the current conditions, who knows?

    Looks like prices have come down since I last checked. The eBay...
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    Additional detail: the devices that need drivers...

    Additional detail: the devices that need drivers are the ones with yellow exclamation marks in Device Manager.

    I think that a couple of them want the Intel MEI (management engine interface).
    ...
  7. Thread: DVD-RAM Failed by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 10 Views 349

    Might be good advice, but if the OP doesn't have...

    Might be good advice, but if the OP doesn't have a laptop (or a drive of that type), the read/write head won't be easily accessible.

    I don't know of any software thing that would allow the drives...
  8. Thread: Upgrade advice sought, please by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 30 Views 804

    I wondered whether that would be compatible with...

    I wondered whether that would be compatible with an LGA 1200 CPU, but Noctua claims that it is. Good.
  9. Thread: Upgrade advice sought, please by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 30 Views 804

    Yeah. That'd only add $1kUS+. GeForce RTX 3070,In...

    Yeah. That'd only add $1kUS+. GeForce RTX 3070,In Stock Desktop Graphics Cards | Newegg.com
  10. Thread: Graphics unethical immoral prices by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 18 Views 652

    If you're lucky, the supply/demand issues will...

    If you're lucky, the supply/demand issues will sort themselves sometime in 2022.

    I hope that you're not driven to self-harm before then.
  11. Thread: Upgrade advice sought, please by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 30 Views 804

    Depends on the benchmarks, I suppose....

    Depends on the benchmarks, I suppose. UserBenchmark: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X vs Intel Core i9-11900F The userbenchmark benches may be biased towards single threaded performance. For example, UserBenchmark:...
  12. Thread: Upgrade advice sought, please by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 30 Views 804

    I was going to ask about the CPU cooler, but I...

    I was going to ask about the CPU cooler, but I suppose that you intend to use the stock version that is included with the I9-11900F. I presume that's adequate for a non-overclocked system.

    Are you...
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    My curiosity was piqued. ...

    My curiosity was piqued. https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04519650

    This US listing has the device as delivered with Windows 8.1 X64. Presumably about as cramped as Win10 X64. Seems like an...
  14. Thread: RAM (Memory) and SSD Upgrade Help with HP Pavilion x360 15 Notebook by bobkn
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 4 Views 438

    Alternatives on the SSD: 2.5",1TB Internal SSDs |...

    Alternatives on the SSD: 2.5",1TB Internal SSDs | Newegg.com I'm not aware of any compatibility issues with SATA SSDs.

    Note that it appears to be unlikely to go a lot cheaper than the Crucial...
  15. Replies 12 Views 478

    The Windows 7 usage is impressive, considering...

    The Windows 7 usage is impressive, considering support ended for it at the beginning of 2020. (Excepting some corporations, if memory serves.)
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    There are usually offers here: Guru3D.com...

    There are usually offers here: Guru3D.com

    It is definitely not a site for piracy.

    Whether the low-cost keys you can get from there will work, I can't guess. I've never tried a <$10 key. I have...
  17. Thread: Upgrade advice sought, please by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 30 Views 804

    I presume that you mean an I9-9900k. The I9-9900x...

    I presume that you mean an I9-9900k. The I9-9900x existed (it's discontinued) but it was an LGA 2066 CPU. Expensive stuff. The 9900k is LGA 1151. (Incompatible with your LGA 1150 motherboard.)

    An...
  18. Thread: AE doesn't use my NVIDA GPU by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 7 Views 526

    Your motherboard has a graphics setting to enable...

    Your motherboard has a graphics setting to enable or disable the onboard Intel graphics. I hope that the Intel graphics will disappear when they are disabled.

    As far as I know, nVidia Optimus is...
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    Clean install: Clean Install Windows 10...

    Clean install: Clean Install Windows 10 The details are a little too complete (IMHO) for most installs, but the fundamentals are in there too.

    If you're worried about viruses, I suggest that you...
  20. Thread: PC Keeps Shutting down by itself by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 14 Views 596

    Not compatible with Windows 10? Odd, since...

    Not compatible with Windows 10?

    Odd, since they make Windows 10 X64 drivers available for download for it. The Realtek driver is at the top of the list.

    I've managed to mostly avoid audio...
  21. Thread: PC Keeps Shutting down by itself by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 14 Views 596

    You could use CPU-Z to stress the CPU. CPU-Z |...

    You could use CPU-Z to stress the CPU. CPU-Z | Softwares | CPUID

    Do you recall why Asrock suggested that you get a discrete sound card? The onboard Realtek sound device is very common.
  22. Replies 11 Views 958

    You checked this as solved. If you managed to fix...

    You checked this as solved. If you managed to fix it, please post what you did.
  23. Replies 11 Views 958

    "TheTrueVoid" is running a full HD (1920 X 1080)...

    "TheTrueVoid" is running a full HD (1920 X 1080) monitor that supports 144Hz on DVI-D and DP. 120Hz on HDMI.

    I wasn't able to find any information as to whether those are available with the...
  24. Replies 11 Views 958

    That's life. PC gaming can get expensive. How...

    That's life. PC gaming can get expensive.

    How about the monitor drivers?
  25. Replies 11 Views 958

    Do you have the monitor's "drivers" installed?...

    Do you have the monitor's "drivers" installed? AOpen Asia ~ No. 1 uSFF solution and platform provider in green technology.

    (The "drivers" are main an .inf file that identifies the monitor's...
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