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  1. Thread: Anti virus

    by chiefnz
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    Re: Anti virus

    As Wainui said, it requires an Internet connection at all times... I had a customer who moved from McAfee to Cylance (basically from the worst AV product to one slightly better, but still bad... in...
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    Re: Guide to multihoming home network

    There are a couple of options here but the the most straight forward is the dual WAN router option.

    These can be pricey and you may need to do some careful research on how the dual port...
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    Re: pc random power loss

    Try reseating all the power connectors to internal cards and the motherboard etc.
  4. Re: Sudden loss of get-up and go (not me but my PC)

    Check if there is a driver update for your network adapter?
    You should also try to run "ipconfig /flushdns" from a command line and then restart the computer.
  5. Re: My PC went "bang" last night as I was suing it

    Yeah, something a lot of people don't think about is that the supply of power to NZ homes can be inconsistent and "noisy". Erratic and sudden dips and surges in the feed can lead to all kinds of...
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    Re: Internet Security

    Yeah MS Security essentials is fine for the average user... that with using common sense around what you click on and open.

    Personally, I always advocate adding 3rd party end-point protection.......
  7. Re: My PC went "bang" last night as I was suing it

    This is the article from Toms Hardware I referenced and this article also from Tom's Hardware lists the best PSU's (2021) - there are references to the OEM Manufacturer for each unit on the list -...
  8. Re: My PC went "bang" last night as I was suing it

    Not true actually, whilst Corsair do not have their own manufacturing/production plants they do design all their power supplies. Corsair PSU's are manufactured by Channel Well, Seasonic, Chicony and...
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    Re: Setting Environment variables (Paths)

    I would uninstall the Open Office packaged Python and then download and install the standalone Python platform... this will give you the same thing...
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    Re: fix for todays outlook issue

    MS are rolling out a global fix.... it will take 4-5 hours to propagate through their CDN.
  11. Thread: porn filter

    by chiefnz
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    Re: porn filter

    What's the make and model of the unit... Hauwei etc.

    Does it have a built-in firewall/content filter etc. Some have the option of enabling content filtering so enabling this will prevent any...
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    Re: Photo programme for Windows 10

    Edit the audio so that it is the same length as the video, the add a "Fade to Silence" effect to the audio track in Audacity so that the audio fades as you get to the end of the video... say the last...
  13. Thread: GPU Temps

    by chiefnz
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    Re: GPU Temps

    Is the back plate made from plastic or metal?

    I have a 2060 and it had a horrible plastic back plate... I removed this and saw a 10 degree drop in GPU temps. I should also mention that I have 3 x...
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    Re: PureVPN problems

    I think the answer is here...though epic fail on your VPN provider handing over your data.
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    Re: I'm looking at getting a NAS

    Regardless of whether you use a NAS or just a standard external hard drive, the principle behind using either of these is the same...as Wainui said...

    If you're going to do it, commit to it and do...
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    Re: 2nd mouse on 1 receiver?!

    Short answer is yes if you use a Logitech Unify receiver and the receiver is being plugged into a Windows or Mac device. You can have up to 6 keyboards and mice (3 of each I think) on a single...
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    Re: iPhone photos to PC issue!

    She may have the camera set to "Most Compatible" mode under Settings----->Camera----->Formats which reduces the file size, I think the default mode is High Efficiency mode (for the new iPhones) which...
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    Re: Full computer upgrade . Pro needed .

    I'd replace the B450 with a B550 instead, VRM Tech and the memory controller on the 550 is vastly superior.
  19. Re: Any advice on buying A VR unit for use in PC

    Best out there is the Valve Index.....it is pricey AF at a staggering AU$3000...but if money is no issue then it is definitely the way to go but if you're not blessed with the Benjamins then the...
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    Re: Too many crashes

    Which version of Windows 10 are you running 20H2 etc?

    This thread has solutions which range from going back to Windows 10 v1909 (requires a fresh install) and others have replaced GPUs?
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    Re: Too many crashes

    It's not a graphics issue... it's an issue with the Direct X APIs specifically the Direct X 11 module: d3d11.dll.

    So it's an issue with the game itself rather than a graphics driver or hardware...
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    Re: Too many crashes

    Also try launching the game using OpenGL it may prove to be more forgiving...
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    Re: iPhone X battery replacement

    Follow these steps to reinstall the Apple Mobile Device USB driver:

    Disconnect your device from the computer.
    Reconnect your device. If iTunes opens, close it.
    Press the Windows and R key on...
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    Re: Too many crashes

    Run SFC /scannow to check the state of your DirectX install. If nothing untoward is found you can trying re-installing using the DirectX redistributable which you can find here

    Update your...
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    Re: iPhone X battery replacement

    You're better off just replacing the battery. Whilst disabling features may reduce the drain on the battery, ultimately it's not at its 100% rated capacity regardless of how many times you charge it....
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