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  1. O

    Areca 1882 not updating BIOS?

    It's maybe a bit of a silly question, but.... I have upgrade the firmware on my Areca 1882 card to 1.56. Files located here: https://www.areca.us/support/download/adapter/fw/ARC-1882.zip Now as people who use Areca cards know, that gives you 4 files. I have selected them all in the menu...
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    ASUS VivoBook Laptop m.2 swap

    I'm interested in picking one of these ASUS laptops up for my youngest son who is entering high school next year. My first line of thinking is to upgrade the 128GB m.2 drive with a higher capacity, but don't know how easy it is to get to, so I was wondering if anyone here on the [H] has any...
  3. cageymaru

    Atari VCS Is Powered by 14nm AMD Ryzen APU with Radeon Vega Graphics

    Atari has announced that the upcoming Atari VCS will now be powered by a 14nm AMD processor featuring high-performance Radeon Vega graphics architecture and two "Zen" CPU cores. The hardware team at Atari has replaced the AMD "Bristol Ridge" processor with the new AMD Ryzen APU. The new AMD...
  4. luisxd

    Upgrading PC for 1440p (2k?)

    So a friend asked me to upgrade his PC cause he's going to get a 4k TV and wants to game on it. His budget isn't too big so i recommended him to stick with 1440p for now. Currently his PC has an i5 3470, RX 470 and a Seasonic 620w, and i was thinking adding a gtx1070 - 2060 and maybe get an i7...
  5. cageymaru

    Smartphone Manufacturers Slow Production as Global Demand Weakens

    According to reports, the global smartphone market is cooling off as manufacturers slowed production in Q4 2018 and have modest goals for Q1 2019. Smartphone sales in Q4 2018 were lower-than-expected and this has led to the scaling back of production by smartphone manufacturers. "TrendForce...
  6. cageymaru

    Newer Tesla Vehicles Are Getting Upgraded 'Summon' Auto-Parking Features

    Elon Musk announced on Twitter that Tesla vehicles made within the past 2 years are getting upgraded auto-parking features. The new upgraded 'Summon' feature will allow Tesla vehicles to drive around a parking lot, read parking signs and find a parking spot on its own. Then the owner can...
  7. S

    Could I run PUGB with just getting a 1070 TI / 1080? Or should I just buy or build something new?

    *** Disclosure – I have been out of the gaming and computer world for a long time! *** Also, Yes, I know my computer is old! *** My buddy got me in to PUGB and LOL...Thus the question of what to do. Any and all guidance is appreciated! Questions: Could I run PUGB with just getting a 1070 TI /...
  8. DooKey

    You Might Want to Hold Off on Upgrading macOS High Sierra

    It looks like the latest (10.13.4) macOS High Sierra update has a few bugs that are causing Macs to go into recovery mode upon installation completion. Some people have been able to boot into the new updated OS, but a lot of others can't. Consider this a public service announcement if you're an...
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    Today Is The Last Day To Upgrade To Windows 10 Free

    Unless Microsoft decides to extend the deadline again, today is the last day to upgrade to Windows 10 for free using the assistive technologies loophole. January 9th Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 8.1, and moving it to "extended support" meaning it will get only security updates...
  10. DooKey

    Giant 'Minecraft' Graphics Upgrade Delayed to 2018

    For all of you Minecraft fans out there the Minecraft team has announced a delay in the much anticipated Super Duper Graphics pack till sometime in 2018. I've seen some screenshots of the pack and I have to admit it's a HUGE upgrade in graphics so it makes sense to me why some are going to be...
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    Good time to pick up a 1080Ti?

    I've got the upgrade itch again. Currently running the rig in sig, but I'm thinking about passing the 1080 to a friend an getting a 1080Ti instead. A month ago I was already decided to wait out for Volta, but now I'm doubting it again - the launch of 1070Ti makes me wonder if smaller Volta would...
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    The High Sierra Thread

    High Sierra has been available for a short while. Feel free to hop in and talk about experiences you're having with it. Apple's Info: https://www.apple.com/macos/high-sierra/ Features Article: https://www.macworld.com/article/3199825/macs/macos-high-sierra-features-specs-pricing-faq.html ===...
  13. Armenius

    i7-4770 to i7-4790K: Worth it?

    I had been saving money to upgrade to Skylake-X for the past year, but none of the chipset upgrades I was hoping for happened. So I really think it's not worth it at this point to put that kind of cash down and upgrade my whole platform when new features such as PCI-E 4.0 are just around the...
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    GPU + CPU/MB/RAM upgrade

    Hello, I'm picking parts for a friend, he's currently on an FX 8320 + R9 270X and wants to upgrade. I was almost ready to give him the greenlight, but today Asus introduced a pretty hefty cashback on Skylake/Kabylake + Z170/Z270 motherboards, which shook things up a bit. I've ended up with...
  15. luisxd

    Ryzen 5 1400 opinion

    I've been thinking on getting a Ryzen 5 1400 + AsRock B350M Pro 4 to replace my current rig (i5 4590 + Z87 MPower) cause i need more threads to render and compile, also need to downsize my rig. I can't go any further on to another Ryzen 5 cause my budget is low. What do you think?, any...
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    Web-browsing PC to Editing PC Upgrade

    Hello all, A year ago I built my first PC and at the time I was only interested in web-browsing and YouTube etc with the occasional session on games like Shellshock Live, which aren't very intensive. I decided on an A10-7870k with 8GB of 2400Mhz Ram. Since then, I have taken up photography as...
  17. CoreDudeishere

    15% off discounts for 120GB and 240GB SSD [expired on today]

    Just found a 15% off limited offer for 120GB and 240GB SSD from coupon website Really want to replace my crappy computer's HDD with low-budget SSD Is anyone try this drive before? 120GB: https://www.retailmenot.com/showcoupon/8606828/ 240GB: https://www.retailmenot.com/showcoupon/8606831/
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    Torn between 7700K or Ryzen 1700

    Hi guys, Long time lurker, fist time poster. Love the quality of the articles and reviews here! I'm torn since the release of AMD new ryzen processors. I'm a battelfield series player and recently, i feel that my cpu is holding me back when playing (100% utilisation while playing). I play at...
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    Vr pc purchase vs upgrade help needed.

    Hey, I need help with either upgrading a build I have, or purchasing a new pc... or maybe a whole new build that will run VR. I found this PC that also has a bundle version that includes the Oculus headset on amazon...
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    Will Core i3-530 bottleneck GTX 1050?

    Hi! My graphics card was acting up lately, so I'm looking to buy a replacement. Is GTX 1050 (non Ti version) worth it with my Core i3-530 CPU over GTX 750 Ti or the bottleneck will nullify the advantage of the better card? My system specs: OS Windows 10 and Arch Linux CPU Intel Core i3-530...
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    I'm not going to need to upgrade for a good long while, am I?

    I'm looking at my current PC and at upgrades that will be available in the next year or so, and not seeing any real need to upgrade. CPU? I have an i7-3770S and unless I need many more cores, the performance boost really isn't much GPU? I have two Maxwell Titan X cards and they handle...
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    Time to Upgrade? Bloomfield to Skylake

    Hello - Looking for some feedback here. I used to be a big gamer up until about 5 or so years ago at which point I put away my water cooled 3.8ghz Bloomfield machine and have been using a PS4 for occasional gaming. With the advent of VR I've had a renewed interest in PC gaming. I was originally...
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    Upgrade to windows 10 pro

    My laptop has windows 8.1 single language. I want to upgrade to windows 10. I have following doubts: 1. Can I upgrade to windows 10 pro over windows 8.1 single language. I mean, this can be done by downloading windows 10 ISO from Microsoft website and selecting windows 10 version as 'windows 10...
  24. F

    Need Upgrade Advice - from R7 370 to ??

    Current build: MSI 970a-G46 AMD FX-6300 stock cooler/No OC XFX R7 370 2GB/No OC 8GB RAM Win 10 512G SSD 650W Seasonic Games I am playing: DOOM Stellaris Subnautica FO4 Will play: No Man's Sky I have about 450$ to spend. I currently game on a 1080p TV, and will do so for the foreseeable...
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    Help Upgrading My Dell Inspiron 530

    Hello, I have an old Dell Inspiron 530. Here are the system specs- Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer Specs I plan on upgrading the RAM, processing unit, hard drive, and video card. How much RAM should I put in it? What processing unit should I use? And hard drive and video card should I...
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    What's the fastest way to Upgrade windows 7 keys to 10?

    I've got several 7 and a couple of windows 8 keys that I'd like to activate on 10 so that I can use them in the future. Do I have to install 10 once for each key, or can I simply change the 10 key on an install to each 7/8 key and be done with it?
  27. AltTabbins

    Question for people who don't want to upgrade to Windows 10.

    Lets create this hypothetical situation. In this situation, we go back to the original launch of the "upgrade for free" campaign. Instead of Microsoft pushing Windows 10 through a notification icon, it put it somewhere out of view where it was completely optional to upgrade. For sake of this...
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    u2711 upgrade

    I have had this U2711 for the past 6 years thanks to an [H] member and my nephew wants an upgrade from his 1080p. I am afraid that without having a 144hz IPS panel side by side I will not be able to discern a difference. For those of you upgrading from a great monitor with 60hz and moved on to...
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    Upgrade path from LGA775/E8400?

    In video games and general computing applications I find myself CPU and memory bound. With games, my CPU is starting to feel its age. I bought ARMA 3 while it was on sale on STEAM and disappointed I could barely play it. I launch STEAM, Firefox, and a game and things get really bogged down...
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    7970 Upgrade

    Hi, Im close to sell the 7970 i currently have so im looking for a new upgrade. I play at 1080p and plan on doing some recording of games on high settings and rendering videos. Should i choose the AMD 390 or the nvidia 970? Ive read that a new line of GPU is coming this year soon, should I...
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