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  1. Thread: Formatting micro SD card for use on laptop. by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 2 Views 340

    FAT32 supports drives larger than 256 MB, but...

    FAT32 supports drives larger than 256 MB, but Microsoft only allows the OS to format up to 32 MB. There are supposed to be work-arounds for that, like formatting from the command line, but why...
  2. Thread: Hardware Reserved Ram 32Gb installed 16Gb In Use by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 10,191

    I'm confused. The 2700X is not an APU. Will AMD...

    I'm confused. The 2700X is not an APU. Will AMD replace it with one?
  3. Thread: Hardware Reserved Ram 32Gb installed 16Gb In Use by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 10,191

    My memory is hazy on the issue, but I believe...

    My memory is hazy on the issue, but I believe that I had a similar issue about a year ago.

    It was due to a defective Asus X470 motherboard. The problem went away after I replaced it.

    You could...
  4. Thread: My Windows 10 experience by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 3 Views 399

    Does the phrase "doing it the hard way" sound...

    Does the phrase "doing it the hard way" sound familiar?
  5. Thread: How do I change my Windows 8.1 "32 bits" to "64 bits" by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 6 Views 471

    Solved 32 bit color is really what I'd call 24 bit color...

    32 bit color is really what I'd call 24 bit color (8 bits per pixel, RGB). The other 8 bits is for an alpha (transparency) channel, which is of limited relevance.

    I believe that some graphics...
  6. Thread: Need help installing video card by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 4 Views 390

    I'm at a loss. I was going to ask which PCI-E...

    I'm at a loss. I was going to ask which PCI-E slot you installed the graphics card in, but I see that your motherboard has only one X16 slot.

    I found this: Has anyone upgraded the graphics card on...
  7. Thread: 1804 t0 1903 by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 11 Views 759

    Solved Yes, if you're confident that you won't wish to...

    Yes, if you're confident that you won't wish to revert.

    You won't be able to delete it normally. Use Disk Cleanup (Windows Administrative Tools).
  8. Thread: Need help installing video card by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 4 Views 390

    Strange. Most desktop PC motherboards...

    Strange. Most desktop PC motherboards automatically switch to a discrete graphics card if one is installed.

    What I would try is installing the graphics card, and then clearing the CMOS. Have you...
  9. Thread: VGA connect from PC to TV by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 15 Views 856

    The maximum standard VGA resolution is low (640 X...

    The maximum standard VGA resolution is low (640 X 480). SVGA is a bit higher (800 X 600). However, there are higher analog resolutions available from most graphics cards (including onboard video)...
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    You may be right about the driver not being the...

    You may be right about the driver not being the solution.

    However, to install it (Product support), unzip it to a folder. Right click on AL1916W.inf. and select "install".

    It's more than 10...
  11. Replies 7 Views 490

    Solved You'd think the manual would tell you, but it...

    You'd think the manual would tell you, but it appears that it doesn't.

    I think that labels are silkscreened on the board. I haven't found a good enough image of it to verify that.

    If any of the...
  12. Thread: Help with choosing a new GPU by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 20 Views 1,690

    I'm not current with a AMD cards. I have the...

    I'm not current with a AMD cards. I have the impression that AMD isn't trying for a better price/performance ratio than nVidia, so there may be no bargains to be had by switching makes.

    In the...
  13. Replies 8 Views 758

    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...
  14. Replies 7 Views 836

    Solved 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....
  15. Thread: NTFS vs NTFS 3.1 by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 8 Views 1,538

    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...
  16. Replies 7 Views 680

    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.
    ...
  17. Replies 6 Views 544

    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...
  18. Thread: Inkjet printer by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 9 Views 1,219

    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...
  19. Thread: Bruce Schneier data wipe question by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 14 Views 3,184

    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?
  20. Thread: 1903 taskbar less functional by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 9 Views 2,076

    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.
  21. Replies 6 Views 544

    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...
  22. Replies 2 Views 380

    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.
    ...
  23. Thread: New graphics card on older system? by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 2 Views 408

    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...
  24. Thread: May 2019 Update ISO too Large for File System by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 22 Views 4,354

    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?
  25. Replies 10 Views 1,491

    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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