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    1370 is less than 9% above 1260. Not perceptible...

    1370 is less than 9% above 1260. Not perceptible outside of benchmarking, I expect.

    The Q9650 is on an unofficial supported CPU list for the Q35 Express chipset: Access denied

    Good luck.
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    3.0 GHz (E6850) vs. 2.66 GHz? (E6750), 12.5%...

    3.0 GHz (E6850) vs. 2.66 GHz? (E6750), 12.5% based on raw clock speed. I suppose that it could be worth it if you can get the CPU cheaply or for free.

    The Q35 chipset is supposed to support the...
  3. Thread: Why does Microsoft do what it does? by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 34 Views 3,995

    Leave Robert Heinlein out of this.:-) (I didn't...

    Leave Robert Heinlein out of this.:-) (I didn't have to look that up.)

    I have never installed a Linux distro.

    However, I question the value of most support offered by MS and other software and...
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    Please look at the manual page again. If the...

    Please look at the manual page again.

    If the PSU has only a 4 pin power plug, it goes into the pins 1-5 side of the 8 pin socket. Not the 4 pin auxiliary socket next to it.

    The tab that the...
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    That may not be clearly written. What that...

    That may not be clearly written.

    What that entry means is that if your power supply doesn't have an 8 pin power connector, but only a 4 pin one, that 4 pin should be plugged into what appears in...
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    Pfui. Posted that already.

    Pfui. Posted that already.
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    I don't see anything like that in the manual. ...

    I don't see anything like that in the manual.

    You can use a 4 pin supply (plugged into the correct side of the 8 pin connector), an 8 pin, or an 8 pin plus the secondary 4 pin.

    You may also use...
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    I think that there are multiple ways. One is...

    I think that there are multiple ways.

    One is to go into the Device Manager control panel. Click on the Action tab. Pull down Add Legacy Hardware. That takes you into the Add Hardware wizard. Click...
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    Sorry that a return may be difficult. In the US,...

    Sorry that a return may be difficult. In the US, some vendors will allow you to return a product at will, but you'd have to pay a 15% "restocking" fee. (Better than keeping something that can't...
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    A little Web searching suggests that an RX-570 or...

    A little Web searching suggests that an RX-570 or RX-580 works on some non-UEFI motherboards.

    I think you're probably OK, but it may be wise to buy a card from a source that accepts returns in the...
  11. Thread: Deletion of Office on upgrading from 1803 to 1903 by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    I don't understand the necessity of doing a clean...

    I don't understand the necessity of doing a clean install of 1903. I thought that an upgrade install would be possible, even some of the directories were distributed over two drives. (I have two...
  12. Thread: Downgrading to Windows 7 by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 13 Views 1,336

    Solved If you have windows.old, it's from an upgrade...

    If you have windows.old, it's from an upgrade install. Doesn't matter that you did it from an .iso.

    What matters is how old windows.old is. I don't recall the period during which you can use it...
  13. Thread: Deletion of Office on upgrading from 1803 to 1903 by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 7 Views 536

    A long shot, perhaps: is there a sticker on the...

    A long shot, perhaps: is there a sticker on the laptop for the Office license?
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    Too bad. All that I can think of is installing...

    Too bad.

    All that I can think of is installing the full software package for the printer. Downloads | MFC-J4620DW | United States | Brother

    Good luck.
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    I have an MFC-L2740DW. At the default screen for...

    I have an MFC-L2740DW. At the default screen for printing to it, I have to scroll down to see some text "more settings". If I click on that, I get a new window which includes the double-sided...
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    I wonder whether Microsoft would simply blame...

    I wonder whether Microsoft would simply blame Asus. The motherboards's last BIOS update was in 2011.
  17. Thread: VGA adapter related question by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
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    The OP hasn't been clear, but I doubt that the...

    The OP hasn't been clear, but I doubt that the card in question is the GTX 650 in the profile.

    If it is the GTX 650, one example I looked at had a DVI-D and a DVI-I port, both dual link.
  18. Thread: VGA adapter related question by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 8 Views 683

    Careful. An inexpensive DVI to VGA adapter only...

    Careful. An inexpensive DVI to VGA adapter only works if the graphics card's DVI port is DVI-I (digital and analog), not DVI-D (only digital). If the card is an RX-570, it may have DVI-D.

    There...
  19. Thread: VGA adapter related question by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 8 Views 683

    The video on an HDMI port is digital. VGA is...

    The video on an HDMI port is digital. VGA is analog. An HDMI to VGA adapter is an active device, which may degrade the signal.

    If you had a DVI-I output, it includes analog signals. However, if...
  20. Thread: Motherboard failure by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 1,068

    Solved Yikes. I hope that the new motherboard is OK. ...

    Yikes. I hope that the new motherboard is OK.

    Looks like a replacement FX8350 would be around $150 (Amazon). You could save a few dollars by using an 8320 instead.
  21. Thread: Motherboard failure by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 1,068

    Solved Compatible CPU list for the late, lamented MSI...

    Compatible CPU list for the late, lamented MSI 970A G46:

    Support For 970A-G46 | Motherboard - The world leader in motherboard design | MSI Global

    (200W max, as you write.)

    The FX-9370 has a...
  22. Thread: Motherboard failure by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 1,068

    Solved Isn't there at least a slight chance that...

    Isn't there at least a slight chance that swapping in a new MB would lead to a system that won't boot into Windows?

    (I admit that I've done the swap a few times, including going from an Intel MB...
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    Win Update Adding the registry key did nothing for me. In...

    Adding the registry key did nothing for me.

    In frustration, I did a repair install with a freshly downloaded 1903 ISO.

    That worked. It either included the 329 bits or downloaded them during the...
  24. Thread: How can you make 1 big HDD using several HDD? by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 16 Views 1,296

    I've used some Orico external 2.5"enclosures. I...

    I've used some Orico external 2.5"enclosures. I think that they were worth what I paid for them. (They are VERY cheap.)
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    My advice in buying an inkjet printer is - don't...

    My advice in buying an inkjet printer is - don't buy an inkjet printer. If you're working in black and white, laser printers have gotten cheap enough. They don't dry out with infrequent use, and...
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