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  1. Interesting thanks for the info! Iíve got...

    Interesting thanks for the info!

    Iíve got another Dell XPS 435T/9000 I wonder if I could upgrade it with the same card as well.

    I figure this one seems explicit for trying to maximize...
  2. Upgrade Dell XPS 8300 video card worth it?

    I've got a friend trying to do some moderate gaming on a Dell XPS 8300 and the base video card won't really do anything now. I think the CPU is good enough. I've google searched with some...
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    It seems like the latest NVIDIA drivers were...

    It seems like the latest NVIDIA drivers were 342.01 and the hotfix appears to be 430.97 which are much more recent than this video card (GeForce 260 GTX!!!) can take.

    Uninstalling the drivers and...
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    Ok Iíll give those a shot. My parting thought...

    Ok Iíll give those a shot. My parting thought before calling it a night was that it was a windows update issue.

    I have to admit though I did a number of unusual things such as having to boot...
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    Video card dead?

    When I boot into Windows 10 I suddenly have very low resolution and a regular pattern of dots/lines on the screen. Also, only my left monitor works, not the 2nd monitor.

    Device Manager Properties...
  7. You definitely called it right, the hard drive...

    You definitely called it right, the hard drive speed is painful. SSDs have come down in price a lot, it's a worthwhile upgrade.

    I've been looking at GPUs now and then and it just appears after...
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    Optimize Internet vs. Local Wireless?

    If I have an internet connection that's 25 mbps but have a wireless AC network (currently can get over 100 mbps) do I run the TCP/IP optimizer on my internet speed or network speed?

    I'm most...
  9. When is a CPU too old for a new GPU to matter?

    I'm looking at bumping up the GPU on ~2011 vintage Dell PC (XPS 8300) with a Core i7-2600 (2nd Generation Core i7) CPU on it.

    The goal would be to play a few more 2015 vintage PC games on it at...
  10. The fitness was showing as blank and Performance...

    The fitness was showing as blank and Performance as full in Speedfan. That's about the only utility I've tried that with so far.

    I guess I'll try a fresh install see how it goes. Thanks.
  11. Incidentally, the hard drive was being very...

    Incidentally, the hard drive was being very flakey while in the PC, but as I remove it and put it in a USB adapater and copy files to my other computer it's been working fine.

    Sort of wonder if...
  12. I hear what you're saying, but I guess what...

    I hear what you're saying, but I guess what confuses me is how can a computer be slow/unresponsive when your CPU utilization is like 5%, hard drive activity not that significant and memory 80%...
  13. It ended up that I was able to boot the computer,...

    It ended up that I was able to boot the computer, albeit fairly slowly. I moved a lot of files onto USB backup drives, the computer did reboot itself or something partway through but was able to...
  14. Best Way to Quickly Boot into a PC to diagnose drives etc.

    Hi there,

    Just wondering if anyone has a good suggestion for a quick way like a DVD or USB drive with some bootable system or recovery tool that can be used to get onto a computer and quickly...
  15. Thanks for responding Phillip. Yeah from other...

    Thanks for responding Phillip. Yeah from other research it appears that the receiver is HDMI pass-through (switching) rather than repeating. This is some thing that I wish was more obvious years...
  16. HDMI Question - Why doesn't my receiver pass on HDMI Audio

    I have a 5.1 Sony Receiver, bought around 2010 (will post exact model later)...

    I will pass an HDMI cable to the HDMI IN slot one each for blu-ray, cable box and laptop. I have an HDMI cable...
  17. Alright I decided on the Asus Transformer Book...

    Alright I decided on the Asus Transformer Book Flip....is on for $600 at the Microsoft Store of all places. ...
  18. http://shop.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/lenovo/z-seri...

    http://shop.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/lenovo/z-series/z40/ This Lenovo Z40 is probably the thing I've found to best address the specs I'm looking for.

    It addresses 1080 resolution, has slightly...
  19. Philip: I'll look into the resolution issue. I...

    Philip: I'll look into the resolution issue. I assumed the physical screen was the limitation not the video card but it could be the video card so glad you brought it up. Also, I agree with a USB...
  20. Can You Please Recommend a Laptop for my purposes

    Hey all,

    I've got a media room where I've decided to buy a laptop to play movies (over continuing to stream or use USB via Samsung Blu Ray which experiences disconnects and Cinavia protection) and...
  21. By True Image, you mean the one by Acronis right?...

    By True Image, you mean the one by Acronis right?

    This Dell computer was bought in 2009, not that interested in investing in hardware. This Dell actually has hardware RAID capability, it has no...
  22. Windows 7 Home Edition - Thanks for not having software RAID

    I went out and bought 2 new hard drives hoping to set up a mirror RAID on my PC. I decided I wanted to go with a simple Windows 7 software RAID and then find out my Home Edition of Windows 7 doesn't...
  23. Ok, some good news to report. I used the...

    Ok, some good news to report. I used the External Hard Drive to USB enclosure and because Windows 7 instantly found the drive it gave me a good 60 seconds to grab some a bunch of picture files that...
  24. Agreed, I felt like a few things pointing to the...

    Agreed, I felt like a few things pointing to the drive like recycle bin and stuff might be "pushing" the drive too hard before I could grab a few files.

    No luck from a command prompt, tried that...
  25. I've only got IDE to USB, would have to buy a...

    I've only got IDE to USB, would have to buy a SATA to USB adapter. I guess if I find one for cheap I might give it a try, afterall I'll be heading to the store to buy a new hard drive. The one that...
  26. Hard Drive Dying - Best Way to recover a few of the files?

    I've got a 1 Tb Samsung drive in my PC suddenly on its last legs (luckily it is not the drive from which Windows 7 boots). Basically my computer boots up and about 80% of the time either freezes or...
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    Windows 7 - Memory Leak

    I'm running Windows 7 - 64 bit and in the last few months an update or install has caused a memory leak that leads to an out of memory error every few days.

    I downloaded Process Explorer...
  28. Good point, I'll try connecting with the 2.4 Ghz...

    Good point, I'll try connecting with the 2.4 Ghz connection. The reason I was using the 5 Ghz is that we only have an iPhone 5S sharing that band whereas there's a few devices using 2.4 Ghz...
  29. Update: I tried #3 turn off antivirus (no...

    Update: I tried #3 turn off antivirus (no effect) and #5 stop windows media player service (no effect). I updated my USB adapter software and that seemed to reduce the frequency of the disconnects...
  30. Streaming to Blu-ray Disconnects - Likely Cause?

    I've got an ASUS RT-AC68U router and a Samsung Blu-Ray Player (BD-D6500). My PC has an USB ASUS adapter. I use a program on my PC called Samsung AllShare to make videos available for streaming...
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