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  1. That depends on what an individual would consider an expense worth spending their money on. My machine was built around the Intel 5960X chip, and at that time a monitor that could be driven by it cost silly amounts of money. So I waited until the RTX card arrived and now I can afford a decent monitor. The machine is more than capable of supporting a 27" IPS monitor at 144Hz (165Hz OC), admittedly the resolution is only 2560 x 1440 and is only 2K (QHD) not 4K 3840 x 2160 UHD. But then I consider the cost of a 55" or 65" 4K OLED UHD TV to be equal to the value of a car!
  2. Hi @WoodyWoo A secure erase feature is a program that your SSD manufacturer recommends to permanently delete sensitive data without compromising the functionality of the SSD. Here is an example, the Toshiba OCZ utility can be used when Windows is running, although some functions require the drive to turn off i.e. reboot, for example, updating the SSD’s firmware. There is also a program that will run from a USB stick once you create it and make that USB the boot device. SSD Utility Download Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1, 7 only 64 bit OS *.zip file for the RD500/RC500 drives. PC Bootable (Not for Macintosh) *.zip If you do not know exactly what drive is installed in your machine you can run the portable version of Speccy and in the Piriform program's Main Window it should detail the drives installed with their brand, size, interface and respective model numbers displayed. Piriform's Speccy - Standard installer Alternatively, open a command prompt / Windows power shell and type diskpart Then press enter list disk Then press enter select disk X Where X is the SSD (it will be either Disk 0 or Disk 1 in your two disk machine). Then press enter detail disk In the "type" description it should show NVMe if that is what you have installed. Then press enter Hope this helps
  3. Darik's Boot And Nuke (DBAN) PROs Will wipe a drive completely of all its data and you WILL NOT be able to recover it! It uses military process so the process can not be reverse engineered CONs Will take literally hours if not DAYS to perform a complete sterilisation The long process causes a heat build up and can damage the small chips on SSDs Links How...to use DBAN Darik's Boot and Nuke ...other FREE data destruction software programs
  4. Hi @SPOOKLEZ_YT As @LunaP0n3 said, you will need to create an image of your entire PC that is on the HDD in your laptop, when you buy a new SSD ensure that it is bigger than the old HDD. If your laptop has a DVD drive and you fell comfortable about it, you could use the data and power cables that go to the DVD drive and connect in the new SSD there. You still need to put the new drive into the machine where the old drive was so that it boots from that device, though. I have tried using Minitool Partition Wizard, but have found that the Acronis product has better support and tutorial materials and have purchased three versions of Acronis's true image. Their method of approach is a little different than the Mintool one. Instead of "cloning" the drive, you use Acronis to create a backup image then, recover / restore that system image (the backup) onto your newer (bigger) drive, effectively it is a clone of the original PC HDD image. You can download a free trial of Acronis's true image and use it for thirty days from the Acronis website -click here- There are plenty of instructions on their website on how to use their software, for example, back up entire computer -click here- and then how to restore files using Acronis -click here- I hope this helps
  5. One of these heat-sink's that are marketed for Raspberry Pi's main processor or graphics chip which are stuck on with thermal transfer tape, might work, or if they are too big something similar?
  6. Looks okay, but what is cooling the VRAM and VRM on the board now after you removed the heat-sink? Maybe, add some heat-sinks on each one and a fan to circulate some air over them?
  7. Hi @Chiyawa, It looks like Alphacool does offer an AIO for these Vega 64s; GIGABYTE Radeon RX Vega 64 Watercooling 8G 8GB HBM2 (GV-RXVEGA64X W-8GD-B) GIGABYTE Radeon RX Vega 64 Silver 8G 8GB HBM2 (GV-RXVEGA64SIL-8GD-B) GIGABYTE Radeon RX Vega 64 8G 8GB HBM2 (GV-RXVEGA64-8GD-B) GIGABYTE Radeon RX Vega 56 8G 8GB HBM2 (GV-RXVEGA56-8GD-B) Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 64 Gaming OC 8G,8GB HBM2,3x HDMI, 3x DP (GV-RXVEGA64GAMING OC-8GD) You will need to know what the reference design number is for your particular GPU, try using the Microsoft DirectX diagnostic tool to look it up? Or you could simply ask them if they do support it by emailing them. Use the Water-block finder on their site -click here- Alphacool (dot) com I hope this helps
  8. Hey @ZWELINHTET Your Zen 2 (Matisse) CPU does support DDR4 up to 3200MHz, and the AMD X570 Aorus motherboard memory support list does also show support for 32GB RAM density DIMMs. However, the Crucial branded memory on the memory support list only runs at 2666MHz. So, you may find that the 3200MHz speed of the Corsair DDR4 branded memory may not be achievable without a supported BIOS update. If there is support for the Corsair Vengeance DIMMs, and I suspect that there is, buy a matched pair and insert them into the same coloured slots, for example, DDR4_A2 and DDR4_B2 to enable Dual-channel. I hope this helps
  9. Hi @Lelouch Lamperouge You may need to match the RAM stick you have EXACTLY with the one you are buying. If you do not the clock speed (2400MHz) will default to the slowest RAM stick. Alternatively, you could buy a cheap 4GB stick now, and flip the HyperX stick while the price is high. Then purchase a 16GB, matched pair in a different, more affordable brand. hope this helps
  10. Hi @keenhydra Unless you have not updated your graphics driver for quite a while and you were only upgrading to a better Nvidia GPU, then you would not need to install any new drivers. However, you are changing GPU architecture so you will need to uninstall your AMD driver in SAFE mode using DDU and then install the latest Nvidia driver. Use this tutorial, and FOLLOW Wagnardsoft's instructions closely...here-> Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) Tutorial/Guide hope this helps
  11. Hi @Valley_ Create a backup image of your entire PC that is on the 12GB SSD, then, recover / restore that system image (the backup) onto your newer bigger drive, effectively that is a clone of the original PC image. You can download a free trial of Acronis's true image and use it for thirty days -click here- There are plenty of instructions on their website on how to use their software, for example, back up entire computer -click here- and then how to restore files using Acronis -click here-
  12. You need to copy your Windows install onto another larger drive and once the OS is working then you could delete / wipe the drive and use it for storage, but not the other way around. Alternatively, you could move the bulk of your data i.e. files and folders to another type of media like a CD, DVD or USB drive, and if you could reduce the actual used portion of the drive to less than that of the new SSD, in theory, you could move the OS and your installed applications there. Ideally you should have free space on the drive that you are using for the OS of at least the amount of RAM you have installed (others here may suggest more like double the RAM amount) and that is not including what Windows needs for future updates and features!
  13. You would need to RE-install them all, not transfer them.
  14. Hi @HealthyMindFrsh You will also need the adapter if you cannot attach the new drive to a spare SATA connector on the motherboard using another SATA cable and spare power lead from the PSU. If the new drive is not initialised first, then the software that you will need use to copy the OS will not be able to identify that new drive. For the question about the relationship of the amount of data between the two drives. Yes you will most likely run into issues when using a drive smaller than the original one. I would suggest instead buying a 1 or 2 Terabyte hybrid SSHD and using that as your main drive, until you can afford a larger SSD.
  15. Hello @Harry123, It is likely that there is a couple more settings in power management that you need to change, also you need to keep in mind that if you are not connected to the wall outlet then your machine is NOT powered after it runs out of battery, no matter how fast you close the lid! Change the setting for when the hard drive should sleep and more in the advanced power management settings. Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Power Options > Edit Plan Settings > Put computer to sleep (set to) Never. Then select the >> Change advanced power settings. Turn hard disk off after Setting (minutes) Open Sleep tab (click on +) Sleep > Sleep after > Setting: Never. Sleep > Allow hybrid sleep > Setting: On Sleep > Hibernate after > Setting: Never Open Power buttons and lid tab (click on +) Closing lid action > Setting: Hibernate Hope this helps