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    Re: Which AMD CPU for Office Workstations?

    Which is why I would still like to go the AMD route if I can. Admittedly AMD are making it hard to justify anymore, but I think may still win in bang per buck terms.



    I wonder just how...
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    Re: Which AMD CPU for Office Workstations?

    Yes the 65W A8-6500 seemed a more efficient bet than the 100W A8-6600 but probably doesn't make much difference overall. Unfortunately am in the UK so no Micro Center around and all components are a...
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    Re: Which AMD CPU for Office Workstations?

    This is what I have currently decided to go with:

    CPU - AMD A8 6500
    Mobo - Asus F2A85-V PRO
    RAM - 8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600mhz)
    SSD - 128GB Crucial M550 SATA III SSD, 20nm MLC-Flash
    HDD - 3Tb...
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    Re: Which AMD CPU for Office Workstations?

    It seems there are three different series of AMD CPUs in this range, just trying to establish the differences between them:

    Socket FM2 - Athlon II
    Socket AM3+ - FX series
    Socket FM2 - A8

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    Re: Which AMD CPU for Office Workstations?

    Sorry what I meant was a quad-core.
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    Which AMD CPU for Office Workstations?

    Am putting together a few workstations whose only task is to run Win 8.1, Office 2013 & Firefox.

    Question is which AMD CPU to use, I guess a 4-way should be adequate, socket AM3+ or FM2,...
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    10" Android tablet

    Any opinions on which simple 10" Android tablet is best?

    Preferably something with plain and simple Android rather than a customized version as some manufactures seem to ship. From the bit of...
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    Rechargeable MP3 speakers

    Any suggestions what is the best quality portable (rechargeable) MP3 speaker(s) available? Not really PC related but just thought someone here might have some experience of these.

    Thanks,
  9. Basic PCI-E sound card for Windows Server 2012

    Can anyone suggest a simple sound card for use on a Windows Server 2012 machine? The only slots this has available are PCI-E. Preferably something which installs using the Windows native drivers.
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  10. Re: Audio driver for Gigabyte GA-890FX-UD5 - Windows Server 2012

    Unfortunately neither of them have a driver for Server 2012 and the Win 8 one doesn't work on Server.
  11. Ethernet Print Server - Canon MP610 USB multifunction

    Not sure if this is the correct forum, question is network related but nit security related.

    Anyone got a suggestion for an Ethernet Print Server to connect a Canon MP610 USB multifunction...
  12. Audio driver for Gigabyte GA-890FX-UD5 - Windows Server 2012

    Anyone know if there is a suitable Audio driver (Realtek) for a GA-890FX-UD5 running Server 2012?

    Device Manager does not automatically install drivers for this audio chipset.

    Thanks,
    Nick
  13. Re: PC Perspective Forums Upgrade Bug/Style Reporting Thread

    Error posting to MS Windows forum:

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    Apache Server at forums.pcper.com Port 80
  14. Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5, rev 2.1 - Server 2012 Hyper-V fails to boot

    Has anyone got 2012 Hyper-V working on a GA-890FXA-UD5, rev 2.1 motherboard?

    I installed Windows Server 2012 fine but after installing the Hyper-V role the Server fails to boot error:

    Your PC...
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    Do SATA III disks downgrade to SATA I/II

    Just about to replace a failed Seagate in a Sony VAIO all-in-one with a new WD drive but all new HDDs seem to be SATA III and I would guess that the Sony machine is either SATA I or II.

    Can anyone...
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    Re: Horrid microphone buzz on Win 2008

    Narrowed it down a bit further; only occurs when the hyper-V role is installed in Win Server 2008 R2. Uninstall Hyper-V role and audio recording again works fine.
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    Horrid microphone buzz on Win 2008

    I seem to have a problem with my microphone on my Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 running Windows Server 2008 R2.

    This machine works fine running 2003 but with 2008 R2 installed the microphone just buzzes...
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    Antivirus for Hyper-V Win 7 virtual machines

    Any opinions on the current crop of free antivirus solutions.

    From what I have read many people seem to recomend Microsoft Security Essentials. Is this virtual machine aware, I mean does it have...
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    Re: BIOS update failing - GA-890FXA-UD5

    That explains it, thanks oldbrave. Not exactly obvious from the Gigabyte page that the newer BIOSs are only installable on later MB versions, I would have thought that as long as the eeprom has the...
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    BIOS update failing - GA-890FXA-UD5

    I am trying to update the BIOS on my Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 to version FD - 89FXAU53.FD. At boot time I press <end> to enter QFlash but when I try and select this file from my USB memory stick it...
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    Re: Connecting both mouse and keyboard?

    Yep, just needed removing and plugging into a different port. I suspect the one I had it in was the USB 3.0 port which is not supported natively in Server 2008.
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    Connecting both mouse and keyboard?

    I have a problem in that my Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 only has one 5-pin connector for both mouse and keyboard. Is there any way to split this so that I can connect both a 5-pin mouse and keyboard?
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  23. Re: Windows 7 Professional vs Ultimate - dual monitors

    Thanks Richard.
  24. Windows 7 Professional vs Ultimate - dual monitors

    Hi,

    Can anyone tell me whether I can use Windows 7 Professional for a dual monitor setup or whether I need Windows 7 Ultimate?

    On my main workstation I am looking at having Server 2008...
  25. USB memory stick - Transcend Jetflash 760 USB3.0 16Gb

    Can anyone tell me if a Transcend Jetflash 760 USB3.0 16Gb works at a reasonable speed? For the money it is never going to be the fastest greyhound on the track but does it have at least reasonable...
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