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    Ssd running slow on older x58 system

    I would like to get one of these from this thread https://hardforum.com/threads/3-2tb-ssd-for-240.1991865/ I read that I cant boot from that but it would still be nice to put games on. Better than the 2nd old mechanical drive I am using for storage now. It takes a while to spin up. Ill research...
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    Ssd running slow on older x58 system

    You're right. I only noticed he because I got a low score in passmark bench test.
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    Ssd running slow on older x58 system

    Thanks for replies.
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    Ssd running slow on older x58 system

    I have a gigabyte x58ud5 and a Samsung evo 500gb ssd. Are speeds below what I should be getting and do my bios settings look ok? Should bottom "onboard sata/ide" be set to disabled? I switched to AHCI without reinstalling windows a while back. I'll do a fresh installed if that's what I need...
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    Boot drive too small for large amount or ram?

    The ram upgrade was a success. 48gb shows up running in triple channel.
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    Boot drive too small for large amount or ram?

    Thanks for reply. I read that 48 GB works in x58 and patriot even gave me a part number of a 8gb stick that should be compatible. I'm still looking into it. I may just get 3 8gb sticks and see how that goes.
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    Boot drive too small for large amount or ram?

    On Dell's site when configuring a computer it is required to get a 512gb boot drive minimum for 64gb of ram. I googled and couldn't find anything. Anyone know what the reason for this is or how to calculate the drive size you need for the amount of ram you want to install? I'm not buying a...
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    x58 ram upgrade

    Did some more research and it can't be registered memory so doesn't look like this will work.
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    x58 ram upgrade

    I just ordered a w3690 6 core for about $50 and now looking at maybe upgrading ram. I have 12gb installed (6 sticks of 2gb) Saw this on ebay and seams like a good deal. 48GB (6X8GB) PC3-12800R DDR3 1600MHz ECC Reg Server Memory RAM Upgrade Kit RDIMM...
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    Apple's New Mac Pro Costs $53,000 When You Max Out the Specs

    And they will drop support for it so you have to buy a new one. A $1000 windows computer will last more than twice as long.
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    Computer for friends automotive shop

    I think i'm going to go with that all in one. Thanks.
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    Computer for friends automotive shop

    No set budget but I don't want to spend anymore than i have to. He is just going to be browsing internet. Need the complete setup,keyboard display and mouse. Is this a good choice? Dell Optiplex 990 Desktop - Intel i5-2400 @ 3.10GHz 8GB RAM 1TB HDD - Windows 10 $130 shipped Amazon basics...
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    Connecting pc to tv through vga black screen.

    I hooked it up the dell 530s to another TV using VGA and it works. I tried another computer on the TV and that worked. So the dell and the TV both work ,just not together. Tried it again with 530s and another VGA cable and the same black screen. Anything else I can try or is my only option...
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    Valve Releases Steam Statistics for 2018

    Playing for long hours the controller is more ergonomic. I think it's better for driving too.
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    Connecting pc to tv through vga black screen.

    Change resolution in windows or on tv settings? I'll give it a try in windows but the bios splash screen doesn't show. I tried all the menu settings on the tv. I think the only option was to change from widescreen.
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    Connecting pc to tv through vga black screen.

    I set up a old dell 530s,windows 10 at home connected to my sony 1080p tv for a friend. I hooked it up there tv (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00W2T70IM/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1)with same vga cable and all I get is a black screen. I know it's recognizing the pc because the...
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    Xbox Scarlett Will Use Zen 2 and AMD Next-Gen GPU Technology, Targeting 4K/60 FPS

    It would be nice if the xbox one is capable of running their new streaming service.
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    Newegg: EVGA 500W 100-BR-0500-K1 Power Supply $8.99 AC/AR

    I bought one for a spare. Thanks
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    Help installing os on new ssd,older 17" macbook pro

    This is my first mac. It came with high Sierra loaded. I'll research it some more and ask around to see if a friend can download it for me.
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    Help installing os on new ssd,older 17" macbook pro

    Your right. I'm going to have to figure out where to get it. I cant download it on my mac because it has a later os installed.
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    Help installing os on new ssd,older 17" macbook pro

    My friend said his 17" macbook pro needed a hard drive. I installed a ssd and tried to install high Serra from flash drive. when I boot and hold alt I get a option to install macos high sierra. If i click it I get a circle with a line through it then the computer shuts itself down. If i boot...
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    Help diagnosing X58 UD5 shutting down,LEDs all lit up.

    Cleared cmos and it has been ok so far thanks.
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    Help diagnosing X58 UD5 shutting down,LEDs all lit up.

    Computer has been shutting down on it's own while I am out. I'll come home and find all the LEDs all lit up. I searched the internet and checked the manual. I can't find anything on what all LEDs lit means. Its is the rig in sig. X58 UD5 rev 1
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    Intel Finishes Spectre Patching, Some Older CPUs Not Included

    It appears its the same file for all the older processors.
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    Intel Finishes Spectre Patching, Some Older CPUs Not Included

    There is a new microcode update for older cpu's on intel's site. Why would they update this if there is no spectre fix? https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27591/Linux-Processor-Microcode-Data-File?product=29862
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    Moto G5 4GB/64GB for the 3 GB/32GB price

    That sucks that you can't just delete the amazon bloatware.
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    Moto G5 4GB/64GB for the 3 GB/32GB price

    Amazon has it for close to same price after tax if your a prime member. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077Y8DN87/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 I am tempted get it.
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    Intel Releases Updated Microcode For Meltdown and Spectre

    You need bios update from your motherboard manufacturer.
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    Intel Continuing to Work on Spectre/Meltdown Patches

    It sounds like you need a bios update in windows to be protected from spectre. From what I read you can use microcode update in Linux without bios update but it wont work in windows. More info on it in this thread...
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    Final Fantasy XV

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    Final Fantasy XV

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    Malwarebytes update has humungous memory leak

    Happened to me also. This is front page newsworthy. Took me a couple reboots to figure it out.
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    [FS] Almost 12 years old Personal Steam account with 181 games

    Why are you selling it? If you don't mind me asking.
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    Linus Torvalds Rips Into Intel

    Have you tried running this and disabling the meltdown patch? https://www.grc.com/inspectre.htm
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    UEFI BIOS Updates For Spectre

    In that link you posted it appears Intel has a microcode update for all their processors. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27431/Linux-Processor-Microcode-Data-File Its on the motherboard vendors to give us a bios update now? Amd needs the bios update too, why are you pissed at intel...
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    Etekcity Digital Multimeter - $11 - Amazon

    I was hoping I could save someone the aggravation it caused me.
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    Etekcity Digital Multimeter - $11 - Amazon

    This meter is inaccurate. I thought a customers boat battery was overcharging but the meter was off. If anyone still has it beware that its not reliable.
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    Computer powers up but no video.

    I got it back from MSI a few days ago. Good RMA service. They gave me a board that looked new. works good now. Thanks for help
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    Computer powers up but no video.

    I'll put a battery in it when I get home and if that don't do it I'm going to rma it. This rig is pritty old but this is the 2nd power supply and 3rd motherboard. Bad luck
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