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    cheap oem power brick not enough?

    Once again I tried undervolting my I5 10th gen laptop this time using Intel extreme tuning utility the latest one now supports the 10210U cpu. A -80 undervolt seemed stable played a few games. However when I started to doing some video file transfers kaboom BSOD...Never had that happen before. I...
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    secure boot needed for cloning?

    should it be enabled or disabled? I have an Asus Zephyrus G14 with a 1TB intel Nvme. I have a PNY 2TB Nvme coming tomorrow. Last time I did this I ran into boot issues with the clone. It an was Optane 256 cloned to a WD black 500 and I had disabled the Optane before creating the image file, but...
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    prototype game esc does not work

    I know it's an older game 2009 but I like it. However I cannot get the menu to come up in the game when I use the esc key on my I5 10210u laptop. The game works perfect on my Surface Go and my Gigabyte Aorus RTX gaming laptop.. I have tried the shift+esc doesn't work. tried different...
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    Powersave plan faster than ultimate

    ON my little 14" x360 I5 10210u w 16gb ddr4 2400 and UHD 620 I get the best performance in Valley in power save mode and poorest in Ultimate mode. I went in made sure everything is maxed in both modes.I get 1633 at 40fps in Ultimate and 1800 at 43 fps in power save mode temps are at 60 c . why...
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    can't find any compatible direct3d device?

    Haven't been here in a while. Just bought a low end I5 laptop for relative. After setting up and tweaking get this message can't find any compatible direct3d device from user benchmark . Specs are I5 10210u 16 gig ram 256 SSD w 16 optane. UHD 620. I can run every game so far at 1280. 720...
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    laptop 180watt psu

    I have a Gigabyte Aorus 15-w9 laptop I just went to 32GB ram. Now the specs. 8750h, 760P INTEL SSD Nvme, 970 1TB Nvme, Micron 2TB ssd, RTX 2060 6GB, and fancy keyboard lights. Came with a Chicony Power Supply rated at 180. Am concerned that 180 watt is pushing it. I hooked up my Kilowatt meter...
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    EPIC game crappy launcher

    Anyone here know how to fix this issue? I installed some new Epic games yesterday, When I logged on today the Epic launcher no longer sees them as installed. I tried the trick of renaming the game folder. Restarting the game download for a few meg pausing it. THen copying the original folder...
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    windows corruption when updating 1903 on every laptop

    four different laptops same issue.Every time I update windows 1903 and run SFC scannow I get corrupted files errors. Then I have to run DISM. Then I have to run SFC a second time only it fixes the new corrupted files okay. This is on an AMD Ryzen mobile X360 R5 2500U w 16gb, a Surface Go w 615...
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    USB c Hub power delivery

    I have a surface go 8GB version.I use a mini 6 port usb C hub with an external 90 watt usb c charger. How come I keep getting this device may need more power message, I also have the MS power adapter for the laptop plugged in too, the mini hub has power delivery labeled on it's aux c input port...
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    Azure AI issues?

    Does anyone else here have a computer with Azure AI installed? I just bought a Gigabyte RTX laptop Aorus w9 and it comes with Azure AI app installed. Gigabyte did not even supply a PDF file with any instructions, Thank goodness for Google.. watched a few promo videos etc. This AI is supposed to...
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    Dolby Atmos sound dropping out on Mobile Ryzen APU

    I've been running and tweaking the machine all week with no crashes games and benchmarks work fine 19.23 best driver in a while. However I have found one glitch when I try to play a Dolby Atmos File the sound will drop out sometimes for few seconds and then return okay the video continues fine...
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    Ryzen laptop corrupt files after 1809 update

    Wow got official driver works great now went to upgrade 5 hours later online update I get scannow says corrupted files can't repair. Dism also fails. Downloaded win 10 on usb tried again same results. Only one option left scratch install want to bet it fails too? WTF is wrong with 1809? MS...
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    amd support for Ryzen mobile apu IS Finally HERE!!!

    Amd just posted the new 1923 drivers and YES the R2500u with Vega 8 is listed. IF you have a laptop with a ryzen mobile apu they are here, downloading as I type. have a good evening.....
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    3gb vram causing issues on gtx 1060

    I have an Asus GL502 ROG laptop with I7 7700, GTX 1060 3gb, 500nvme, 2TB micron ssd, and 24GB ram. Having issues with running games in 1920 by 1080, freezes, games sometimes lockup, doesn't happen if I play in lower res 1366 by 768 is fine. I can play Atmos movies in 1920 w no problems even 2160...
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    disabling device in manager

    I have the Surface go 8GB version w 128 nvme ssd and a sandisk 400 micro sd card. I also have a mini 7 port hub that plugs into the c port. I can read my external 2TB Samsung QVO ssd with no problem but have to plug in an external usb c power adaptor to write without issues. If i disable the...
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    WTF are my power plans after 1809?

    My surface go did the update to 1809 . First of all it downgraded my Intel UD615 drivers to Feb 2018 and I had to manually install Feb 2019 drivers. Now Power save, high performance, and ultimate power plans are gone. I pasted the correct text strings for the missing plans in admin cmd prompt...
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    HP sucks

    Just to let you all know that if you buy an HP machine you can upgrade but only if you buy the components direct from HP and their support walks you through the install. otherwise you void warranty. What a scam puts HP right in the asshat zone..
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    power adaptor for USB c hub?

    using a small Bestbuy 7 port insignia hub, 2 usb 3.0. 2 sd card slots, hdmi and gigabit ethernet port. model is NS-puchub219-c. Now I can use ethernet, 2 sd cards a 360 game dongle and a 1TB samsung or sandisk ssd W trim enabled sata to usb cable. However if I plug in a 2 TB micron 1100 It...
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    wonder if it will support ryzen apu vega 8

    https://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-to-release-its-Adrenalin-driver-updates-for-2019-soon.376571.0.html or will once again snub over us end users......
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    Wow!! New BIOs for HP X360 Ryzen R 5 2500U laptop now 1GB video...

    You know I'm the guy who gripes about AMD and HP support. Well this morning I got this email I noticed a new BIOS available on the driver download page, F.19. It appears to be focused on a security update (which subsequently required me to reset my windows hello pin), but it also appears to...
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    power supply for surface go third party hub

    I have a surface go nice little machine. I just bought a 7 port hub for it. 2 usb ,sd and microsd, Gigabit port. and Hdmi. It also has a usb c power in for full functionality. Will any usb c charger or power supply work ? it states 5-20v 1-4.35 A. I don't want to burn it up or damage the Surface...
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    Non powered hub?

    Just got a Surface go 8GB version with 128 ssd. I put in a 256 pny microsd and everything works fine. I can use a Samsung 860 evo 1 TB ssd with no problem on the usb c port with a start tech uasp cable with trim. Not that this thing is a game killer but it can play some games. However some games...
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    Mp3 file changed to layer 1 won't play anymore?

    Some of my MP3 files both pro and non pro format have mysteriously changed to layer 1 and Winamp 276 yes I know its old but has always worked without any issue and supports the Thompson mp3pro plugin. Now some of my files have changed to layer 1. I did not do anything tried using nero but it...
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    force installing of Amd drivers

    I have the the HP x360 2 in one with the ryzen R5 2500U vega 8. I have been manually installing the Vega 8 drivers with no problems but I notice there are now two INF files a C0335076 at 551k and a U0335076 at 390 k I have installed using one and both but should I use just the C or the U ? why...
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    Vortx mini review

    Got my Whirlwind FX Vortx Friday and here is my take. It does work with both video and games. However results are meh. You are mostly are getting puffed at. And you do get a nice light show from the front knob, Hey Blown and a Knob job ha ha ha, I could not resist posting that. Seriously unless...
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    2070 worth buying now?

    Thinking about buying a RTX 2070 at Local Best buy. I have a 10 percent discount that expires on 20 Oct. It is founders edition. 599 one. I know that I will eventually get one anyway. Are there any demos, games, etc that show off the ray tracing.. Not sure about buying ,but right now I have the...
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    Crysis and Crysis Warhead won't run.black screen, crash and lockup

    I just downloaded them from GOG. I had read that the GOG version worked better than Steams. However I get black screen on both and warhead has black screen with sound but no video plus I have to shut down I can't task manager kill warhead. Crysis just goes black on start, then after a minute or...
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    8 gb vs 16 on R2500 u laptops

    I have the X360 HP Ryzen R2500 u 16gb and just picked up an Huawei R2500 u laptop 8GB I am thinking of giving to my son. When running Valley Benchmark the Huawei averages 44 FPS and the HP 48 FPS The Huawei has 2 4gb Samsung 2400 the HP G Skill 2400 2 8gb modules. Unfortunately the Huawei ram...
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    new 970 evo not booting

    I just installed a 970 500 evo in a Huawei D14 ryzen laptop, it had a m2 sata 256 in it. According to google the m2 slot works with either sata or Nvme. However I keep getting inaccessible boot device error. I used Macrium reflect image and I already used the boot repair options on the rescue...
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    Fan speed monitor for HP X360 Ryzen 5 2500u?

    Speedfan locks up on this machine, Open hardware monitor only sees some of the sensor and was last updated in Dec2016, Hardware info also does not see fans, Any one know of a utility that works with Ryzen Laptops?
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    GOG game installation failed message

    Just started having this message installation failed disk access problem. Disabled AV, Malware bytes, and firewall. Deleted game still no go. Reinstalled GOG galaxy still no go. Not all games failed. I am account admin.. WTF is going on? Anyone else have this issue? Any fix out there. This is...
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    a really stupid question

    what is mfd in system shock enhanced? I see right mfd left mfd etc. Is it a mouse switch or button?
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    I know its an old game but F.e.a.r won't run on my 1060 laptop.

    However it runs fine on my windows 10 1803 Ryzen x360 R2500u vega8 laptop HUH?. Usually i don't have issues with Nvidia but for AMD to run game but Nvidia won't? all I get is a black screen with a big hourglass..it just hangs on launch. I tried compatibility xp and 7 nothing appears to work and...
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    is there any way to stop windows from updating to 1803 other than disabling the windows update servi

    Now I have the windows showandhide update utility but even when I hide the update to 1803 a few days later it will automatically renable the 1803 updates. I have to constantly check the showandhide utility as MS apparently wants to force the 1803 update on its users. The only other option is to...
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    best windows utilities package preferably free

    Looking for a really good system maintenance package. ccleaner is not as good anymore especially since Avast bought them. I have had issues with both Tuneup utilities and system mech including dealing with an obnoxiously rude tech guy tried to tell me that a crash event with system mechanic in...
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    Poor performance of AMD sata?

    Just got two of the Micron 1100 2tb ssd for 500 usd. Checked them both on Intel VR I7 laptop speed was 523 Seq. then I installed one in my HP x360 Ryzen 5 2500 U laptop Seq was only 399 on MS generic driver, Installed AMD 13.1276 driver and got 403. Is this another case of AMD poor sata...
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    cloning from 1 to 2 tb micron 1100

    Is it safe to clone from an internal 1 tb internal sata ssd to a 2tb sd on a Startech usb adaptor that is uasp and trim capable? Or should I image the partition and restore to the 2tb after it is installed on internal Sata the image would be loaded of a usb hdd.... I am using the free version...
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    Looking for good 2tb ssd with a factory warranty No Micron 1100 please

    Looking at getting a couple of 2tb ssds for My Asus I7 VR and HP ryzen X360 laptops both currently have 1tb storage ssds with NVme boot and os drives. Looked at the Micron 1100 but OEM virtually no real warranty, but good price 300 and a Mushkin Reactor 2tb 399, only drive seems to be hit and...
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    WD no touch load technology

    I this just a marketing term for a WD feature that is also on Seagate drives. Does it do away with head parking wear? I am looking at s 2tb Firecuda Seagate and also the 2tb WD blue laptop drives can't afford even 300 for a bulk Micron 1100 (which I don't trust being OEM no retail warranty) I...
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    Amd vega 8 driver 18.51 install mod

    I just got this file https://ufile.io/zpcmd form HP forums it is the CUMManifest.xml file that has been modified for the Adrenaline 18.51 package to allow install of the the mobile Vega 8 driver on the HP x360 R 2500u laptop. Just extract the driver package and replace that file in the config...
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