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    Good to see you too! I still like this forum, it...

    Good to see you too! I still like this forum, it been around a long time, I remember I used to use a few more in the past too. I don't really feel like social media has taken the place of forums...
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    I think Iíll make getting that 1650 the target. ...

    I think Iíll make getting that 1650 the target. As you say with crypto has made these cards a little hard to find. I do like Amazon return policy, a local shop here often has better prices but a...
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    I can try to clear drivers out and try reseating...

    I can try to clear drivers out and try reseating the card (not optimistic the latter will do anything). The video card seems stable when Iím in windows safe mode with a basic windows display driver. ...
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    This is a Dell XPS 435T/9000, I don't see any...

    This is a Dell XPS 435T/9000, I don't see any sign of a built in video card.

    I tried those drivers, I posted the error that I received in another post.

    If I tried a more modern video card such...
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    I get this funny error indicating it doesn't...

    I get this funny error indicating it doesn't think that driver is for Win10 64 bit.

    I'm doing a bit of work to really be sure all old NVIDIA files are gone off of this computer. I'm not so sure...
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    I donít believe thereís an onboard video card but...

    I donít believe thereís an onboard video card but I could be wrong.

    Iím just trying to understand why a new video card solves the problem. Is something like a simple gtx 1030 enough to solve the...
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    Sandy bridge cpu Windows 10 Problems?

    I ran into an issue on an old computer with a sandy bridge processor after a windows 10 update about a year ago...the video became unstable. The fix was to uninstall Nvidia drivers and use the...
  8. HP Omen versus Dell XPS Mid-Level Gaming Machine Opinion

    Curious if anyone has opinions on buying an HP OMEN versus Dell XPS mid-level gaming machines. These 2 machines are roughly the same price $1800 CAD ($1250 USD). What I don't like about some Dell...
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    It's PC8500 with a CL of 7. The newer DDR3 RAM...

    It's PC8500 with a CL of 7. The newer DDR3 RAM on the market I'm seeing seems to have higher latency than that.
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    RAM upgrade question

    I've got a Dell 435T/9000 that came with 4 sticks of 2 Gb RAM sticks. I want more RAM as I seem to be able to max out 8 Gb fairly often.

    I believe this system runs in triple-channel mode if I...
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    Longest safe span for defrag to run?

    A few times a year I defrag one of my large multi-gig disk drives where I mostly store movie/music files. As movie files have become larger over the years I find even with minimal fragmentation the...
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    Sticky: Any refresh for end of 2019, start of 2020 what's...

    Any refresh for end of 2019, start of 2020 what's the best anti-virus software these days?

    Every few years I try a different one (usually due to frustration with how bloated most scanners become...
  13. By the way, you must have some advanced level of...

    By the way, you must have some advanced level of access on Dell as when I created a standard login to try and view that picture I was told that I had insufficient access to that link.
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  20. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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.
  24. 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...
  25. 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%...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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. ...
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