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    Re: New life for my laptop

    Every laptop I upgrade for anyone, the first thing I do is replace the HDD with an SSD. Memory upgrade and an SSD really brings new life to a laptop.

    Sam
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    Re: building a system for graphic arts student

    I ended up getting an i7-6700 (non-K model), 16Gb DDR4, MSI motherboard,
    GTX 1060 3Gb, 120Gb SSD, 600w power supply, DVD-RW drive and a case for
    $750. I had a 1Tb HDD and a wifi card I gave them.
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    Re: I'm stumped and need guidance.

    Have access to another video card that you could try in her system? That way you can see if it's her card, the slot it's in, etc.

    Sam
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    building a system for graphic arts student

    My boss has asked me to build system for his daughter, who is into art, possibly going to school for graphic design soon.
    She currently uses a drawing pad connected to an old laptop (sorry don't...
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    Re: Asus F2A85-M won't go into BIOS

    Well after trying a few different things I was able to get into the BIOS and get it updated to 6508. How? well............

    Found the Asus CD that originally came with the mobo. used that to boot...
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    Asus F2A85-M won't go into BIOS

    Have a system with an Asus F2A85-M motherboard. Was the guts of my HTPC, just put the A10-5700 that was in it into a ITX mobo and small cube case.

    Am trying to reuse this board in another system...
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    Corsair Hydro H5 SF sff cooler

    Needed to convert our HTPC to a smaller case to fit into new corner entertainment unit. Old case was an Antec Fusion Remote (the size of a big stereo receiver). New case is a Thermaltake Core V1....
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    any USB IR adapters that work w/Windows 10?

    Have a HTPC in an Antec Fusion remote case. Works great with my Harmony 550 and 700 remotes. Due to some new furniture we're changing the entertainment corner console and am putting the HTPC guts...
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    Re: Laptop with both SSD and HD

    Dell has a few. I just bought an Inspiron i7559-2512. Has an i7-6700hq cpu, came with a 1Tb hard drive but had an open M.2 slot so I bought a 256Gb Samsung 850 EVO M.2 and made it the boot drive....
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    Re: Windows 10 Upgrade

    Finally upgraded my computer today to Win 10. pretty painless, took about 20 min total. No issues so far.

    Sam
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    Poll: Re: Smart Phone, What do you use?

    Wife & I both have OnePlus 2's.

    Sam
  12. Re: Z77 to Z170 mobo upgrade- installing drivers question

    Yeah booted to Win 8.1 fine, just had to install drivers off CD and reinstall nVidia video driver.

    First couple boots were extremely slow getting to ASRock splash screen, then 20-30 sec before it...
  13. Z77 to Z170 mobo upgrade- installing drivers question

    Doing an upgrade from my current ASRock Z77 Pro 4/i7-3770k/16Gb DDR3 to an ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4/i7-6700k/16Gb DDR4. Will be using my current SSD plus 2-HDDs, plus BD burner and GTX980 (till...
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    Re: Windows 10 Upgrade

    I am waiting to install 10 on the 5 systems in the house- my i7 gaming rig, 3 AMD A series HTPCs and wife's A8 system until I've played around with these extra systems (trying to sell them on...
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    Re: Windows 10 Upgrade

    OK I've installed 10 on 7 systems so far- 4 have been fine, 1 has a small issue, 1 is upgrading as I type and my Asus TransformerBook T200TA I had to roll back to 8.1 cause there's a long list of...
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    Re: Defective motherboard?

    Well turns out it was the TPlink PCI 300mbps wifi card that was causing the issues. hadn't thought it was an issue cause it is only a month old but either it or the drivers (yes I updated them) were...
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    Re: Defective motherboard?

    The frustrating part is the day before I had built a system with ALL the exact same parts, partitioned the SSD & HDD with gParted, left the BIOS set just for Other OS, popped in the Win 8 DVD and...
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    Re: Defective motherboard?

    Popped in a different PSU (only has 1 4-pin CPU connector but an i3-4160 is only 54w) and same issue- Win 8.1 will install but never seems to make it through the setup all the way, sometimes freezes...
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    Re: Defective motherboard?

    Haven't run it outside the case, may try that later today.

    Today I have had it running the PartedMagic OS (whatever version of Linux it runs, the PartedMagic CD is one I bought in March) for an...
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    Defective motherboard?

    Building a couple systems for friends kids, both using Gigabyte GA-H81M-HD3 mobo, i3-4160, 8Gb GSKill DRR3-1600, Kingston SSD Now 120Gb, WD 500Gb HDD, LG DVD burner, GTX750Ti.

    One system just...
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    Re: TA790GX 128M high tmpin0

    Yeah when I did a search the most common reply was "tmpin0 varies as to what it is depending on the motherboard" but then no one ever says just what it is on any motherboard. I had a system of my own...
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    TA790GX 128M high tmpin0

    Working on a friends older system- Biostar TA790GX-128M, Athlon II X2-245, 4Gb DDR2-800, PowerColor HD6790 1Gb, 500Gb Hitachi SATA HDD, Antec 430w 80+ PSU, win 7 x64

    Was having an occasional...
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    Re: EVGA now has memory, only 3 yr warranty.

    Saw a story on the EVGA memory on kitguru.net and in the comments someone pointed out the memory appears to be made by GSKill.
    Picked up some when I went to Microcenter today. Will give 'em a try.
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    EVGA now has memory, only 3 yr warranty.

    Was online at Microcenter yesterday and saw they sell EVGA system memory, so far seems exclusive to Microcenter. What I noticed is it only has a 3 yr warranty, almost all other "big name" brands have...
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    Re: new router ? wired/wireless combo

    I've been using Asus routers for a few years now with excellent results. For wireless N the RT-N66U is great (used one for a couple years).
    next step up is wireless AC ( I currently have 2 RT-AC68U...
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