AMIBIOS from 2009 should support USB boot. If you can't see it, try unlock hidden options with Shift+F1 / Alt+F1 / Ctrl+F1 while in the BIOS menu.
Suppose to be in Advanced > USB Configuration.
USB devices should appear in Boot > Removeable Drives.
In Windows 10 build 1803, Microsoft made some kernel changes related to hardware timers that broke a lot of device drivers and caused high latency, stuttering and audio distortion on many systems. Microsoft claimed it was fixed on several occasions but is not completely true. Here are several...
FurMark was improved over the years and now features several 3D demos in both OpenGL and Vulkan.
PhysX demo, Tessellation demo, VRAM burner, and artifacts scanner to detect the tiniest artifact that the human's eye can't catch.
It is no longer "power virus" as people claim. Only cards with...
New threads related to unstable overclocks and defective hardware pop up on a regular occasion. It is often asked how to stress test some component. Below you'll find my top picks after weeks of testing - updated for 2020.
FurMark / MSI Kombuster
*GPUs tend to clock down due...
X58 motherboards are resilient... almost like WD 80GB IDE HDDs. Uncore voltage is the killer of the platform.
There are plenty of BAD guides on the Internet claiming "1.35v is fine! DDR voltage doesn't matter as long as its in the 0.05v from QPI/VTT".
Your config is totally wrong:
* QPI data strap also matters and should be higher than uncore but less than 8 MT/s.
* For Westmere, it is better to push DDR clock high as possible (increase timing if needed). Uncore can be in 1.5x-2x ratio.
* QPI/VTT voltage should be maximum at 1.3v for 24/7...
Realtek stopped publishing new audio drivers on its website and now uses Microsoft update.
Make sure to sort the list by pressing on "last updated" and grab the 100+ MB file.
Extract the CAB file...
In Windows 10 build 1803, Microsoft made some kernel changes related to hardware timers that broke a lot of device drivers and caused high latency on many systems. Ever since then, Sound Blaster Z / Zx / ZxR series are plagued with issues such as audio stuttering, crackling, popping, and sudden...