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  1. Thread: Intel v AMD

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    Re: Intel v AMD

    For your use case either will do to be honest... depending on your budget and likely also availability you may be force one way or the other...

    AMD mobile CPU's perform "better" in terms of...
  2. Thread: Win 11 upgrade

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    Re: Win 11 upgrade

    Gamer here, I am curious about how good/bad DirectStorage will be. I have not seen any games with support for Direct Storage as yet so may be some time before we see that come to fruition.
  3. Thread: Intel v AMD

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    Re: Intel v AMD

    What are you planning to do with the laptop?
  4. Thread: Win 11 upgrade

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    Re: Win 11 upgrade

    I upgraded to Windows 11 yesterday, all things considered it is pretty good. It feels much more snappier than Windows 10. My only GRIPE is they have removed the Groups feature from the Start Menu, so...
  5. Thread: Win 11 upgrade

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    Re: Win 11 upgrade

    Yeah, I hear you, we have a number of Gov and Corp clients who run Citrix alongside VDI. One of the biggest issues a lot of them had (with COVID) is that the original deployment was geared towards...
  6. Thread: Win 11 upgrade

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    Re: Win 11 upgrade

    Microsoft is targeting corporate clients rather than the average home user when it comes to Windows 11. That is why they are "hyping" the improved security of Windows 11... this is a major factor for...
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    Re: Problem updating Windows 10

    By default the Windows Update service is set to "Manual (Trigger Start)
  8. Re: Minimum GPU needed to output 1440p at 165hz?

    The Ryzen 3200G will do maximum 3840x2160@60Hz

    11th Gen Intel i3,i5 with either Intel UHD630(?)/UHD 750 or Xe Graphics will do 4096x2304@60Hz (HDMI) and 7680x4320 @60Hz (DP), 5120x3200@60Hz...
  9. Re: Minimum GPU needed to output 1440p at 165hz?

    Ummmm your logic is a bit flawed... if you are not playing games then there is no point in getting a high refresh rate monitor?

    The selling point behind high refresh rate monitors is they are fast...
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    Re: Stupid Q. Re:Processor size v

    It may not work as snappily as expected. A slower clock speed my increase your "rendering" time so you could end up waiting longer for your projects to complete...

    Personally, I never run anything...
  11. Thread: Backup program

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    Re: Backup program

    I use EaseUS's ToDo Backup Workstation Edition (Paid) but their free version is very much an option to look into.

    https://www.easeus.com/backup-software/tb-free.html
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    Re: Best sound theme?

    Personally I like the "No Sounds" profile....
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    Re: Curved monitors & gaming

    Yeah I wouldn't bother with an ultra-wide until you get at least an AMD 5x00/6x00 or nVidia 20x0/30x0 series card...

    The 570 will struggle with anything past 1080p in gaming... you need at least...
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    Re: Curved monitors & gaming

    what's your GPU?
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    Re: Curved monitors & gaming

    It would depend on the aspect ratio and resolution you're playing at but most games will scale to the ultra-wide aspect ratio quite easily.

    Curved ultra-wide and super ultra-wide are beneficial...
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    Re: I'm Nervous re fix

    Another thing you can try is boot the laptop with a live Linux distro, Ubuntu or something similar...

    If the sound works on Linux then it's unlikely a hardware issue, but if the sound doesn't work...
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    Re: Your motherboard opinions.

    What is your budget and do you have a CPU already?

    The top brands (not in any order of preference and their various series names);


    Asus (PRIME/TUF/ROG)
    Gigabyte (AORUS/Gigabyte...
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    Re: Format Recovery

    If you are serious about recovering your data, SPEND money on an application that will do this for you....

    Personally, I use EaseUS's Data Recovery Wizard.... have a look at here

    Cheers,
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    Re: Migrating from old PC to m/b upgrade.

    You could run sysprep on your current drive and just plonk it into the new system. Sysprep basically keeps all your data and regenerates all the SID info and sets the OS to the OOB experience. So all...
  20. Re: Ethernet extender using power socket outlet

    Yes correct, that is theoretical and achievable if you had a single AX device talking to the router (and nothing else)... I usually get about 800-900Mbps transfer speeds from my NAS (35GB file) -...
  21. Re: Ethernet extender using power socket outlet

    I would go with a Wifi 6 (ax) mesh network instead, yes a little more $$$ than a powerline setup but I have found that with the powerline adapters, you have to buy the pricier models to get 500Mbps+...
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    Re: Asus Prime H310M-E R2.0 reinstall Win10

    As Wainui said, probably has to do with boot order and there are some mobo's that will initialise the legacy USB2.0 ports first before anything else.
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    Re: How long do your laptops last?

    Usually 3-4 years or if I can't do what I need to in the time I need to do it in.
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    Email client alternatives

    I have been using Outlook for a number of years and I've not really had an issue with it... though even now as I'm typing this it does work BUT I suspect the issue I'm about to describe is more a...
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    Re: M.2 Installation

    Check the M.2 slot, sometimes they afix the screw to the mounting hole for the M.2 so may just need to remove the screw and then install your M.2 using that screw.
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