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  1. Could also be your monitor cable. Reseat it or test another one.
  2. Windows 10 32-bit would of been fine from a performance standpoint. Did you try 64 bit or 32 bit?
  3. I am selling a Ryzen 5 1600X build if you're interested (brand new, awaiting its first owner). I have it here at the AMD forums: https://community.amd.com/thread/216400 PM if interested and we can talk more.
  4. Are you using AD? If so, its just a matter of setting what user has access to it. If you want to simply share a folder that everyone can read/write to it, you have to the the Share and NTFS (security tab) permissions to "everyone" and have full access. Keep in mind this is "insecure" since everybody can access the share and make changes to it.
  5. I am going to suggest something different that may cater to your needs just for the fact that I personally don't like dual boot. Get Windows 10 Pro, install Hyper-V (free), and virtualize your Linux Mint instance on Hyper-V. This way you don't have to keep rebooting and switching. You can have all your games on Windows 10, and whatever it is that you do on Linux you can do on the VM. This means your c:\ drive (SSD) can be strictly for Windows, and everything else on your terabyte drive. If you really must have Linux on your host, I am not sure if you would like this idea. My 2 cents.
  6. Hey everyone, Been a cool minute since I posted here. I have a question about technology events like CES, Computex, etc. Where can I find information on all big technology events? I would really like to go, but I just don't know where to look online, or have any information to these big events. Any help is appreciated, and my apologies if this is on the wrong thread. Thanks.
  7. Oh yeah, and of course, a good proc for gaming.
  8. I've never done any virtualization before, so I just want to set it up to "play" and experiment with. I've seen and been told that I can use Hyper-V with Windows 8.1, or maybe even Windows 9. I do not plan on hosting anything being that this will be my new PC.
  9. Hey everyone, It's been a while since I posted here. I've been recently in the market for a new build, but I wasn't sure what to get exactly. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to attend the 30 year anniversary AMD Gaming convention here in Austin, and so they gifted me an AMD Radeon R9 290! Shout to to AMD for making such a great event, and giving out such an awesome gift! I am looking for a new PC that will handle virtualization such as Hyper-V. Question is, how much RAM, what kind of processor and motherboard will I be looking at? I want to stay with AMD if I can for the proc. Budget is around $500 since I already got the video card , but I am flexible. I am a bit washed up as I have not been keeping up with the latest and greatest, so any sense of direction will be highly appreciated, as well as any personal opinion.
  10. Submitted my entry - good luck everyone! Thank you Bosco and all the sponsors for making this happen!
  11. The beast!: CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 940 GPU: AMD Radeon HD 4890 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4H RAM: 4GB DDR2 OCZ GOLD 800mhz PSU: 850W Thermaltake Toughpower CPU Heatsink: Noctua NH-D14 Case: Thermaltake Armor + HDD: 120GB SSD [boot] and 540GB slave Country: United States
  12. Thanks for the responses. It appears that it has gotten A LOT better now that I have done the Windows update, and chipset drivers from Gigabyte.
  13. Hey Everyone, I have been running a 128GB SSD from OCZ from sometime now with the SATA operation on IDE. I have seen that in order to get the full performance of the SSD, it needs to be set to AHCI. I went ahead and set it to AHCI, booted from the Windows disk and deleted the partition, and then installed on there. To re-install, it took a lot longer than it usually would, but when I was finally able to get to the desktop, it appeared to respond much faster, especially shutting down/restarting. My problem is when starting Windows. It takes a REALLY long time now just to boot up. The "Starting Windows" screen appears with the colored Microsoft flag, and it hangs there for about a minute before the log in screen. After that, super high speed SSD goodnes. Anything I might be missing here, or why it's taking a long time to boot up? Also, when I switched it to AHCI, I now get another screen after the Gigabyte splash screen that says AHCI driver loading or something, and it shows all the drives connected to the system. Makes the POST process longer, but is this normal? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4H SDD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 128GB Solid State Drive
  14. Oh wow, that 7950 is not bad at all. Thanks everyone for your advice!
  15. $250 is a stretch for me. Anything about $200 y'all would recommend?
  16. I am trying to keep this under $250 if possible, and I game at 1920 x 1200.
  17. Hey everyone, It's been a while since I've posted here. I am wanting to upgrade my video card pretty soon, but I am not quite sure which way to go. I have been out of date lately, and I am still rocking the HD 4890 DX 10.1!!! The one game I have been anxiously waiting for is Command and Conquer: Generals 2. I have a feeling that my video card will not pack enough juice to run the game as it will be running the Frostbite engine. My questions are: What video card would you all recommend for my setup? I was thinking of a GTX 580, or perhaps even a GTX 680. An AMD equivalent would also be fine. Also, will my processor be a bottleneck for a newer video card? Thanks in advance!
  18. Thanks for all the replies everybody! So far I think I am going to go ahead and get the OCZ Vertex.
  19. Hello there, it's been a while since I have posted something, but I have a question. I am upgrading to an SSD, primarily for a boot drive only and other minor applications. I really don't know much about the technologies of the SSD's, or don't know if some manufacturers are better than others, but I have been keeping my eye on these 2: OCZ Vertex 4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227791&name=Internal-SSD Corsair Neutron Series GTX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233342&name=Internal-SSD Both drives appear to have the same specifications, but the OCZ has 8MB's more and it is significantly cheaper. Is there a reason why that is? Or is Corsair just a better brand? I am leaning more towards the OCZ drive, but please let me know if I am missing anything here. Also, I should note that I am using a DDR2 board and I think the ports are only SATA II where as these drives have SATA III. I don 't know if this will make a difference or not, but please advise if I am headed into the wrong direction. Thanks in advance!
  20. You should have no problems at all as far as I know. What kind of OEM system is it?
  21. Try flashing your BIOS to see if that does anything.
  22. Is any component overclocked in any way? Before wiping your HD, you said you had your RAM at 1600 from the default 1333. Do you also have another HD or SSD you can perhaps test your system on?
  23. I had a Razer Deathadder for about 2-3 years before it started to double click (partially to abuse). I then bought a Razer Naga and it started to double click 6 months after (I was very gentle with it and it was used lightly). I switched to Steel Seeries, and their products feel very good. I bought the Ikari from them, and so far pretty good, just for the exception that it's a little big for me. Had it for about 3-4 months and no problems as of yet.
  24. Just don't give up even if you get really frustrated and feel like crumbling your paper. If you ever get stuck again, go to www.khanacademy.org and they have videos of every type of math problems all the way up to calculus.
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