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    Anyone here old enough to understand this ?

    It didn't (66Mhz) but the people the "joke" is aimed at wouldn't realise that (nor probably would the woman in the cartoon). I was using BBC Micro systems at infant school in the late 70's & remember playing Elite on them in the very early 80's. First DOS based PC clone I worked on (physically...
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    PCIe 8X slot Graphics cards

    ok update time. what I ended up doing after giving up with getting the onboard ATI card working with anything other than the Basic Driver, I bought a 8x to 16x connection cable and it still refused to work with a gt640 card I had laying about. Probably not enough power through the socket for it...
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    New build, Ryzen 3600 getting 95.5c max temps

    No it isn't as most of the people that have had the issues are people that have been building systems for more years than most of the users on this forum have been alive! Even after reseating heatsinks & other coolers, the same temperature issues are present. Strange how ALL their other systems...
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    PCIe 8X slot Graphics cards

    The GT620 I will be putting in if I can get a 16x card installed (just want a proper resolution & display!) is a low profile card but have no low profile bracket for it. If I could get away with a solid adaptor to go from 8x to 16x instead of the cabled type, I would simply remove the mounting...
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    Plex & stream it from you machine at home to save storage space on the iPhone. Plays every MKV file I have fine over WiFi or 4G
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    PCIe 8X slot Graphics cards

    Just been up in to the loft to check the slots & the plastic shroud that Dell (it is a PowerEdge 2900) puts around the expansion slots will stop a physical 16x card from being installed without removing most of the other bits to take the shroud off (if it isn't glued on that is knowing Dell &...
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    PCIe 8X slot Graphics cards

    there is nothing behind the slots as it is a server board & a plastic shroud sits around the slots anyway allowing full length cards to be installed if required
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    PCIe 8X slot Graphics cards

    Never heard that before. Are you pulling my leg or being serious?
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    New build, Ryzen 3600 getting 95.5c max temps

    This has to be the tenth or so person I have seen this week across various sites having issues with their Ryzen 3xxx processors hitting 95C under load. Not all these people can be making mounting mistakes & the people have been using a variety of different coolers from the stock Wraith through...
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    PCIe 8X slot Graphics cards

    Thanks to AMD not continuing with drivers for their legacy graphics cards (ES1000), I am stuck with the Basic Display Driver within Windows Server 2012 which is doing my head in having to look at a bland & stretched image on the monitor attached to it!!! I need to find a PCI-e 8X SLOT capable...
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    What is the purpose of chipset drivers?

    Should always be the very first driver installed on a new OS installation & restart the system before installing any other driver. It does make a difference even nowadays to performance & some of the motherboard components are still not autodetected & installed by Windows Update either...
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    If you buy a cheap CD Key...

    I don't ever recall paying for any of the System Builder software!!! I got Office 2000 free of charge from it, as well as Windows 2000, Was nice looking packaging they sent it out in as well. Never paid a subscription either to the System Builder programme.
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    Need HelpDesk software suggestions

    I don't know if they are still around but Virtual Office ( was one that was highly respected a few years back (I used to work for them a long time ago). The parent company Ideal Host will also configure it to suit your requirements including handheld...
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    O365 people, please go vote against MS's planned browser hijack

    Have to admit Edge built on Chromium is growing on me much faster than I anticipated! Actually less resource intensive than actual Chrome. Still don't agree with being forced to use certain Search Engines though. Can't see it happening in Europe though as they tried that with IE back in the day...
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    i9-10900X or i9-9900K

    But the larger capacity NVMe drives are generally faster than smaller NVMe drives due to the way the memory works. You could partition the larger drives in to smaller drives & still get better performance than the smaller drives at less expense& using less PCIe lanes in the process.