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    Are you allowed to customize either build? ...

    Are you allowed to customize either build?

    Example: to raise the level of coolness, you might want a motherboard with an M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4 slot, and use an M.2 SSD, for a little more zip than a...
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    I'd bet that the OP's Inspiron is a laptop. It...

    I'd bet that the OP's Inspiron is a laptop. It would be unusual for a discrete graphics processor in a laptop to be removable.

    I wonder if the graphics "card" is actually physically defective....
  3. Thread: NTFS vs NTFS 3.1 by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 8 Views 1,295

    On the Wikipedia page, click "versions" (entry 2...

    On the Wikipedia page, click "versions" (entry 2 in the table of contents). The claim is that NTFS has been at version 3.1 since Windows XP (October 2001).

    There appears to be no such thing as...
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    Maybe the best drivers to use for the upgrade are...

    Maybe the best drivers to use for the upgrade are no drivers at all - really the Microsoft Basic drivers.

    I suggest that you uninstall and delete the Geforce drivers, and then run the upgrade.
    ...
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    A bit of a zig, there. I'm not sure that you...

    A bit of a zig, there.

    I'm not sure that you can boot from an NVME drive from an X79 motherboard. It is supposed to require BIOS support. I believe that Asus seems to have never provided such a...
  6. Thread: Inkjet printer by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 8 Views 981

    I've never used a tank-type inkjet. I have the...

    I've never used a tank-type inkjet.

    I have the impression that Brother may be the best in terms of long-term driver support.

    I'm a bit down on HP because they seemed to be the market leader in...
  7. Thread: Bruce Schneier data wipe question by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 14 Views 3,053

    I'd like to ask what brand of tinfoil (aluminum...

    I'd like to ask what brand of tinfoil (aluminum foil) makes the most effective headwear to prevent voices from being beamed into our heads.

    Any advice?
  8. Thread: 1903 taskbar less functional by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 9 Views 1,943

    Solved It does not. The taskbar behaves as you posted...

    It does not.

    The taskbar behaves as you posted for earlier Win 10 versions.

    Build 18362.175.
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    If a bootable DVD doesn't work, that suggests a...

    If a bootable DVD doesn't work, that suggests a hardware issue, because the OS wouldn't be involved in that.

    My first thought was that the red laser in the drive had died. (CD use a near-IR...
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    Which driver did you install? These are what...

    Which driver did you install?

    These are what nVidia finds for the 9800 GTX: Drivers | GeForce

    The 750ti (from 2014) is supported by nVidia's latest drivers. The 9800 GTX (from 2010) is not.
    ...
  11. Thread: New graphics card on older system? by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 2 Views 358

    Solved I have no personal experience with the...

    I have no personal experience with the combination that you suggest.

    Your motherboard has an H55 chipset, which supports PCI-E 2.0. I wouldn't expect a current PCI-E 3.0 card to have trouble with...
  12. Thread: May 2019 Update ISO too Large for File System by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 22 Views 4,112

    I don't follow what you did, but there's a 4GB...

    I don't follow what you did, but there's a 4GB limit for a single file on a FAT32 formatted drive.

    Does that have anything to do with your issue?
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    Solved What adapter are you looking at? I'm not that...

    What adapter are you looking at? I'm not that familiar with them.

    I very much doubt that you'd get more than X4 performance, regardless of the number of lanes the adapter supports. Just like I get...
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    Solved The X4 is the number of PCI-E lanes used by the...

    The X4 is the number of PCI-E lanes used by the M.2 card. Older M.2 cards might only use 2 lanes.

    I doubt that an M.2 drive in an adapter card could perform better when plugged into an X16 slot. I...
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    I dunno. Re-install the TWAIN drivers? (They...

    I dunno.

    Re-install the TWAIN drivers? (They are not included in Windows.)

    You might get a better answer if you gave the make and model of the scanner.
  16. Thread: Any Difference between these two SSDs? by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 454

    Solved Just out of curiosity, I searched. I'm confused....

    Just out of curiosity, I searched. I'm confused.

    The WD10SPZX is a spinner, not an SSD. https://www.wd.com/products/internal-storage/wd-blue-mobile.html

    1TB, 128 MB cache, 5400RPM.

    Is...
  17. Thread: Aceesing files in Folder is slow by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 10 Views 952

    Right click on the folder, select "properties"....

    Right click on the folder, select "properties". Go to the "customize" tab.

    There's an "optimize this folder for" selection. If "pictures" is selected, things may be slow. Try "general items".

    I...
  18. Thread: RAM Sticks Question by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 14 Views 8,184

    If you have downloaded the QVL, you already know...

    If you have downloaded the QVL, you already know that the answer is yes.

    According to Crucial, the board supports up to 4 X 4GB (16 GB total), although they don't seem to have any 4 GB DIMMs that...
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    Solved An .inf isn't a driver, right. My memory is a...

    An .inf isn't a driver, right.

    My memory is a little hazy as to what I've installed in years past to get rid of such Device Manager warnings. If it wasn't the Chipset package, it might have been...
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    I don't use optical drives much, but I've never...

    I don't use optical drives much, but I've never had a disk damaged by a drive.

    I have even been careless about putting a disk in the tray, and having it jam up when I tried to close the drive....
  21. Replies 27 Views 1,434

    Solved Intel chipset driver? Download Intel(R) Chipset...

    Intel chipset driver? Download Intel(R) Chipset Device Software (INF Update Utility)
  22. Thread: Resetting BIOS password by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 5 Views 1,324

    As an anti-theft measure, resetting a BIOS...

    As an anti-theft measure, resetting a BIOS password on a laptop isn't supposed to be easy.

    Acer Support may suggest taking it to an authorized service center.

    Good luck.
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    You're more likely to damage the disk by handling...

    You're more likely to damage the disk by handling it.

    Radio stations that played audio CDs used to keep the disks in caddies, so there was no need to handle them. I vaguely recall having a CD...
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    I just checked. In Task Manager, my primary...

    I just checked. In Task Manager, my primary system (AMD, dual channel) shows the DDR4 3000 actual clock frequency, 1500 MHz.

    On my older system (Intel, X99 chipset, quad channel), Task Manager...
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    Nope. My RAM is DDR4, and the clock frequency is...

    Nope. My RAM is DDR4, and the clock frequency is reported, not the effective frequency (2X).

    As far as I know, the behavior of DDR4 is very similar to DDR3 or DDR2.

    I'm pretty sure that you...
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