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  1. NC37

    Question for Linux nuts

    Maybe someone might know around here. I got a friend that is trying to get some POS software working in Linux Mint 18.3. Chromis to be exact. They are having a heck of a time with getting it to work and have been spending weeks now wrestling with it. I've mentioned to try asking the developer...
  2. NC37

    Well with Dataplex gone...

    Who really is left to do SSD Cache drives for non Intel users? Seems these days the push is all on straight up SSDs or SSHDs. Caching drives like the old OCZ Synapse have been forgotten. I have found users who mod the Dataplex software to work on other types of drives but, no company seems to...
  3. NC37

    Saving an HDD from Win 10's clutches...

    Okay so I'm looking for ideas. The last week has been hell. Switched my FX over to Ryzen and Windows 10 decided to go nuts. Critical errors at startup. Nothing would fix it. Part of this was likely due to the wonky system I've had. My Windows 10 was a permissions mess due to it originally dating...
  4. NC37

    Bad RAM or MOBO...

    So within the last week after coming back from a trip, my tower has been getting blue screens "WHEA Uncorrectable Error". At first it was during Overwatch play sessions. Then later during video streams over Firefox. Frequency of them increased with time. I get a lot of dirt even with dust...
  5. NC37

    Fresh install, Win Update issue

    Ok so I'm whipping some parts together to build a starter PC for nephews. Ran into a snag. It can use browsers like IE and Firefox just fine. I can download just fine and such. However, Windows Update just sits there forever on "checking for updates." This is with a fresh install of Windows 7...
  6. NC37

    Disabling USB Write Caching...the hard way

    Okay so this system has always had utter crap USB performance. I was looking for ways to improve that when I found info on the USB write caching option in the policies tab in Device Manager. This is in Win 10 mind you. Long story short, the USB flash drive I tried it on will not work on the...
  7. NC37

    Windows 10 permission confusion

    Okay I've had a pretty wacky HDD setup for awhile. Originally from Vista, to 7, and now 10. But not all have been on the same HDD. Some have had reinstalls. The upgrade to 10 a month back created a whole new mess. Actually had to reinstall 7, then go back to 10 again more than once due to...
  8. NC37

    So what's the Win 10 story?

    Early on it was listed that we'd finally be able to officially run AMD and NV GPUs together in the same system. However, I've not really heard or read anything that actually tests it or updates how its working. Aside from maybe one report under DX12. Some seem to think it is a DX12 only function...
  9. NC37

    FX 8320 overclock report

    Just want to pass along my results since I've had a heck of a time finding any info on how well the 8320 can clock. Hopefully it helps someone else decide if they want to save money or not. *Currently I'm stable @ 4.3Ghz, 1.45v. This is on air with Hyper 212+. Turbo is off, usual stuff off.*...
  10. NC37

    AMD A10 laptops listed at Best Buy

    Was in newspaper today on the front page. Lookup on site shows two models: This one: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+15.6%26%2334%3B+Pavilion+Laptop+-+6GB+Memory+-+640GB+Hard+Drive+-+Midnight+Black/5608338.p?id=1218672045876&skuId=5608338 and this one...
  11. NC37

    Debug code 05...

    I'm stuck with this code on the board of a ASrock 990FX Extreme 4. It is listed as "oem initialization before microcode loading" Trying to boot with Phenom II 945, 8GB Samsung 30nm DDR3 1600, and dual GTX 460s. It just sits there with that code displayed on the board LED. Any idea? I've...
  12. NC37

    SLI driver question

    Got my 2nd 460 back from Gigabyte RMA...long story short, said it was repaired but still crashes in heavy 3D, even at stock speeds. GPU has an ASIC of 47.7%, it runs hot and draws more voltage. Think it just doesn't want to run at advertised speed so I'm gonna press them to replace it. But...
  13. NC37

    Pro Input needed

    Trying to isolate some issues on a friend's rig that I built for him about a year ago. Starters his specs are roughly: Phenom II X4 955BE @ 4Ghz (currently, had him clocked down to 3.6Ghz for awhile) 890GX AM3 Gigabyte board 8GB 1333 RAM Radeon 6870 1GB Win 7 Pro 64bit He's had random BSODs...
  14. NC37

    Thinking...maybe upgrade...

    Past month in TOR has me thinking more. I've milked this old AM2 for a long time. It has served me well, but I know it is holding me back. My BF3 fps could be better I'm sure. Also noticed the same with other titles now, TOR being one of them. Really wasn't considering it till some bad hard...
  15. NC37

    The mystery of the BF3 DX error

    Anyone got any clues? Most solutions I use get the game to work maybe for one or two launches but after that, DX error again. I've seen various different error screens that people have posted. Mine is the m_dxgiFactory error. Solutions I have tried which worked at least once: -Reinstalled...
  16. NC37

    Is this bad or am I just special?

    Finally got my 2nd 460. I guess its working. My board is a nForce 570 SLI which is limited to 8x/8x SLI mode but when I load up GPUz I see one board listed as 8x while the other is 16x. I've loaded up some games to test but I'm not sure if its working. SLI is listed as enabled in the NV control...
  17. NC37

    Win 7 stuck on Startup Repair

    So I'm tasked with repairing my friend's HP lappy again. This time the machine is stuck in a perpetual Startup Repair cycle. Don't ask me how it got into this, he loads so much crap on his machines that eventually I end up having to wipe it all and reinstall anyways. But this time its an...
  18. NC37

    Troubleshooting 890GX build

    Ok, putting together a system for a friend so he can be ready for TOR in the future. Basic setup: -Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H motherboard rev 2.1 -Phenom II X4 955 -8GB Corsair XMS3 1333 RAM (CMX8GX3M4A1333C9) -Radeon 6870 His original PC was an HP that just literally fried itself. Tried...
  19. NC37

    nForce 570 and Phenom

    I usually clock everything I own but I've been patient with my new Phenom till I got a better cooler. Now that things have been fixed on that front, I'm looking at the clocking. I'm not really used to dealing with RAM clocks so I figured I'd ask for some input. I get the general idea with the...
  20. NC37

    460 power reqs

    Already have one of those Asus $209 boards on order at Amazon. I know I can handle one right now. But what I plan to do is upgrade to SLI once 6 series hits and the prices get cut more so I can pick up a 2nd 460. I'd have waited till then anyways but with Fable 3 and Cataclysm hitting soon, not...
  21. NC37

    X2 5000+ Be & Ga-m57sli-s4

    So i've had this for awhile. Only can get 2.8Ghz out of it. I will be upgrading to a X4 945 later but I figured I wanted to isolate the clocking issue with this if I wanted to resell it. Board is...
  22. NC37

    Some input...

    I've read the news on site awhile but never posted as i'd typically see a lot of brainless fanboy replies depending on the topic. But now i'm in a position where trying to track down the info I need is getting troublesome and I know theres some knowledgeable folks hiding in here :D. So anyways...
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