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  1. Rickkins

    Mixing ddr4 ram..??

    So, I got some new ram, and I wanna pass down my old ones to my son. He has a Gigabyte Ga-ab350 gaming mb. He has G.Skill RipsawsV F4-2400C15-8GFXR https://www.gskill.com/product/165/184/1536039764/F4-2400C15D-8GVR-Overview I have G.Skill RipsawsV F4-3200C16S-16GVK...
  2. Rickkins

    Thoughts on this card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT...??

    My son is thinking of buying this card, to go into a ryzen 1700 with gigabyte ab350 mb.(my old rig) He likes the price range, so I told him I'd ask the experts here.... Fire away...!!! Thanks.
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    Best replacement for aging X-fi Titanium sound card...??

    Computer used as a htpc ans well as everything else. Speakers would be the Logitech z-5500's. Hoping to find a card that delivers great sound, does not have constant driver issues, and won't break the bank.(yes I know, who isn't) Any thoughts..?? Thanks.
  4. Rickkins

    Best drive clone software...??

    Hi guys, just a quick question here. Getting a new Samsung 970 EVO Plus for Christmas, upgrading from the 960 model. Don't wanna bother with a fresh install, so what's best to use to accomplish moving my c drive in it's entirety from old to new...?? Thanks...!!
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    I need an external sound card to drive Z-2300 from laptop...

    I have an old HP Pavilion G7, with the AMD A6 cpu.(apu) The sound leaves much to be desired, wondering if a reasonably priced external sound card may help...?? Any thoughts/advice...?? Thanks.
  6. Rickkins

    Yikes: Gigabyte X470 Aorus Ultra Gaming Dying..?? [Solved]

    Windows took damn near 10 minutes to boot. Speccy can't read motherboard. Just getting into bios took 5 minutes. Thoughts..?? Thanks. Edit" Turns out it was my 4TB external Seagate Hard drive.
  7. Rickkins

    Usb Mouse cutting out....

    Very weird. All of a sudden, my mouse stops working, light even goes out. I switch ports, it works again until it doesn't. Thoughts...??
  8. Rickkins

    Migrate(change) win10 from "Legacy" to EUFI....??

    Can I do this easily without starting from scratch...?? And, most importantly, what is the easiest way...??? Thanks.
  9. Rickkins

    Just ordered a Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe PCI-E

    To put on my X470 Aorus, based on a combination price and reviews.(about 215. Canadian) Anything in particular I need to know...?? Thanks.
  10. Rickkins

    Artic Silver, or something else....??

    Ok, maybe a silly question, but for years I've always used AS for my thermal paste. I seem to be out, so I simply used what came on my heatsink with my 7-2700. The results are higher than I might have anticipated. So,n I wondering what is the current "best", so to speak.
  11. Rickkins

    "Best" bang for the buck AM4 motherboard..??

    Looking at MSI x370 sli plus It would be to replace Gigabyte AB350-Gaming 3-CF which I am completely unhappy with. Or is there something better at around the same price point, in Canada that I should be looking at. Not a gamer, so don't actually need gamer stuff. Pc used for surfing and for HTPC...
  12. Rickkins

    About Amd's new Kaveri apu's...??

    http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/174156-amd-finally-launches-the-kaveri-apu-its-most-important-chip-launch-in-years I'm really confused over the whole apu concept. For example, I use my pc as a htpc. Will I still need a separate video card...?? The little graphs shown suggest they outperform...
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    Suggestion for fx-8350...??

    Thinking about the 8350, and looking for mb suggestions. I'm not a gamer so I don't need an mb that is specifically designed for that. I have an amd 6570 vid card which does what I need. I use the box as a home cinema device and no issues with the current card. I also have the sound blaster...
  14. Rickkins

    Constant freezing, laptop.

    Hi guys. I have a dell m5030 laptop, just out of warranty that freezes every few minutes. Re-intsalled everything, no joy.:banghead: Any thoughts..?? Thanks.
  15. Rickkins

    Is there a way to block steam from home network ??

    I have a limited bandwidth account from my isp, and steam seems to be chewing thru my bandwidth. Thanks.
  16. Rickkins

    Best mb for fx-8150...???

    For dual use system, main pc and htpc. Also, no gaming requirements. Thanks.