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  1. Thread: SSD Recommendation by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
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    I would have liked to check the Acer page, but I...

    I would have liked to check the Acer page, but I don't have your serial number. (Don't post it.) A SATA drive will surely work.

    I'd hoped the machine would accept an NVME drive, for better...
  2. Thread: SSD Recommendation by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 20 Views 616

    The socket, not the card. A SATA M.2 card...

    The socket, not the card.

    A SATA M.2 card typically has both M and B slots, and will fit in a socket with just an M key (which is used for sockets compatible with both NVME and SATA drives). An...
  3. Thread: SSD Recommendation by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 20 Views 616

    One last thought: if you can see the M.2 socket...

    One last thought: if you can see the M.2 socket in the laptop, does it have one key or two?

    I'd like to think that if the laptop does not support NVME drives, there'd be two keys to prevent you...
  4. Thread: SSD Recommendation by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 20 Views 616

    I haven't found a definite answer as to whether...

    I haven't found a definite answer as to whether the NP515-51-80XS supports NVME M.2 drives. Acer doesn't make the information readily available.

    This isn't as model-specific as I'd like: Does my...
  5. Thread: SSD Recommendation by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 20 Views 616

    I wish that I could be absolutely certain, but a...

    I wish that I could be absolutely certain, but a little Web searching suggests that the NP515-51 can use an NVME SSD. Acer Nitro 5 Spin NP515-51-53P5 M2 SSD Upgrade? — Acer Community (Which NP515-51...
  6. Thread: Graphics problem after reinstall W10 by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 11 Views 366

    Huh? These drivers aren't the right ones? ...

    Huh? These drivers aren't the right ones?

    Vivobook 15 X510|Laptops For Home|ASUS Global
  7. Thread: Replacing hard drives on RAID 1 by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 1 Views 105

    What sort of RAID controller are you using? If...

    What sort of RAID controller are you using?

    If it's an Intel system with the RST drivers, see: Rebuilding Degraded RAID Volume After Failed Drive Is Replaced

    I'm not certain what you'll get...
  8. VIVO - now there's a popular graphics card...

    VIVO - now there's a popular graphics card feature for 2021.;)
  9. Thread: Only getting 20% of my internet speed by bobkn
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 48 Views 1,657

    Looking up you Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming, I...

    Looking up you Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming, I see that it has two network controllers: a Realtek 8125 and an Intel I211-AT. The Realtek is a 2.5Gb capable controller; the Intel, 1Gb.

    Either...
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    I missed that. 6 hours ahead of EDT. ...

    I missed that. 6 hours ahead of EDT.

    Amazon.co.uk has several adapters at the expected prices (as if UKP were equal in value to US dollars), but I have no idea what things would be like on the...
  11. Thread: Graphics problem after reinstall W10 by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 11 Views 366

    Which means that the OP might do well to install...

    Which means that the OP might do well to install the laptop's drivers from Asus.

    As no model is mentioned, we can't look for a link.
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    It's too bad that you have no budget at all for...

    It's too bad that you have no budget at all for such matters. I see DVI-D to VGA active adapters listed at Amazon for less than $10US.

    Is the VGA port on the motherboard active when the GT 1039 is...
  13. Thread: Only getting 20% of my internet speed by bobkn
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 48 Views 1,657

    For myself, I switched to renting an AX7...

    For myself, I switched to renting an AX7 "gateway" from them because I found it difficult and expensive to find a third party system that met all of my wishes:


    1.2Gbps connection to the PC...
  14. Thread: Only getting 20% of my internet speed by bobkn
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 48 Views 1,657

    Let's be clear: the desktop is connected to the...

    Let's be clear: the desktop is connected to the XB6 using one of the gigabit Ethernet ports?
  15. Thread: Only getting 20% of my internet speed by bobkn
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 48 Views 1,657

    Curious. I just upgraded my xFinity account. They...

    Curious. I just upgraded my xFinity account. They gave me an AX7. I has a single 2.5Gbps port, which is connected to my PC. I added a Realtek 8125 GBe card to allow a 2.5Gb connection between the PC...
  16. Thread: Upgrade advice sought, please by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 36 Views 1,233

    I believe that raytracing would have to be coded...

    I believe that raytracing would have to be coded in. If my quick glance over the thread in your link is correct, it's not.

    55FPS at 4k with an I7-10700K and an RTX 2070 Super: impressive. Are you...
  17. Thread: Upgrade advice sought, please by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 36 Views 1,233

    I read the post, but it didn't register with me...

    I read the post, but it didn't register with me that you'd decided to go with the KF over the F. I thought that you were just considering it. It wants more power than the F (95W TDP vs. 65), but it's...
  18. For a desktop PC, I have never read of a...

    For a desktop PC, I have never read of a manufacturer doing any modifications to discrete nVidia graphics cards that would require custom drivers. I suggest getting the drivers from nVidia directly....
  19. Thread: Upgrade advice sought, please by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 36 Views 1,233

    It may not be worth the trouble to OC an...

    It may not be worth the trouble to OC an I9-11900F.

    It also has a low-ish TDP of 65W, which will place less demand on a low-profile heatsink/fan like the NH-L12.
  20. Thread: Graphics unethical immoral prices by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 19 Views 796

    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...
  21. Thread: Upgrade advice sought, please by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 36 Views 1,233

    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...
  22. Thread: Upgrade advice sought, please by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 36 Views 1,233

    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.
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    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).
    ...
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