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Bob Jim

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  1. Strange one for you: Just got a RX 5600XT, so wanted to flash the BIOS to the high performance version. A Guru3D guide I found suggested this tool (https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/amdvbflash-download.html). I installed it, tried to run it and it crashed my PC. I tried a second time and the program said it was missing a critical file, so I thought I'd uninstall it then reinstall. I clicked uninstall, and it took a LONG time - maybe 10 minutes. My computer was then incredibly sluggish, so I restarted and logged in to be met with: "You've been logged into a temporary profile". It refused to switch to my actual profile. I do some digging and the CONTENTS of C:/Users/[profilename] has been wiped - the actual folder is still there but it is empty. So I'm now stuck on a temporary login with an empty profile folder. What can I do???? All of my files, both on my boot :C SSD and my secondary HDD for games etc are still there. ETERNALLY grateful for any help.
  2. Hi, I've just managed to get my hands on a very cheap new PowerColor RX 5600XT, and am now pretty sure I'm being bottlenecked by the rest of my aging system. My current specs: CPU: i5 6500 GPU: RX 5600XT RAM: 8GB DDR4 2400MHz STORAGE: 120GB SATA SSD/1TB HDD What upgrades would you suggest to make my PC feel generally a bit more snappy, and also specifically for gaming applications (1080p)? The PC is used for photo editing and gaming pretty much exclusively. Thanks for any help.
  3. How significant are dual channel performance improvements?
  4. Hi, After experiencing several crashes with the MEMORY_MANAGEMENT error and running memtest86, I have determined that one of my two 4GB sticks of DDR4 RAM is broken (way out of warranty). I was going to replace it with another 4GB stick (just £15 on amazon), but noticed that the 8GB stick was only £10 more. If I use the exact same RAM (Crucial Ballistix "Sport" DDR4 2400Mhz White), but 1 new 8GB stick and 1 old 4GB stick, will I see any compatibility or performance issues? I could do with the extra RAM capacity. Thanks for any help.
  5. Great, thanks. I've concluded that the only way of getting to the cables is to take apart the whole GPU assembly, which is a lot of effort (especially to extract it from my ITX case), so I went for the low effort approach: Why use 2 fan when 1 fan does trick? Thanks for the inspiration!
  6. I'll have a look, I hadn't thought of a physical solution. While I'm checking, you don't happen to know any software ways of achieving it?
  7. Hi, I have an R9 380 Sapphire GPU with 2 fans. 1 of the fans' bearings have come loose inside (I believe), causing it to hit the bottom of the fan shroud with every swing, creating a HORRIFIC sound. The GPU runs cool enough that I am fairly sure with a decent MSI Afterburner fan curve, it would be cool enough to use with just the healthy fan running. Does anyone know how to disable just one fan? I cannot find anything online. Thanks for any help.
  8. Hi, So I'm in the UK looking for a thin and light 13" laptop with some graphics capability for light gaming. These 2 HP laptops seem perfect, but I don't know which one to get, so to people who already have a 360° hinge, How useful really is that flexibility? Use cases that I can see are that the X360 would be good for watching films, and casual sofa use as a tablet. I am a student so I might also take advantage of the pen capability, but I'm not sure whether I'd like it or not. The other factors I'm considering in regards to these 2: X360 advantages: 2x the storage (512 vs. 256), HDMI port, Displayport 1.4 compatible. Normal 13" advantages: Fingerprint sensor, better battery life, £50 cheaper Also, is the Ryzen R7 2700u with Vega 10 better than an i5-8250u with an MX150? The X360 has the ryzen. Thanks for any help!
  9. Hi, I'm looking to build a cheap office PC, in as small a form factor as possible. For the AM4 socket, Mini-ITX boards are well over twice the price of Micro-ATX boards, so I'm forced to go with the latter. Does anyone have any recommendations of slim mico-ATX cases? I do NOT need space for a gpu at all. The Inwin BK series looks good, however it is not available in the UK. Please give me any suggestions, but ideally a price under £50 would be nice. Thanks!
  10. Starts at £1,449 in the UK. Thanks. The first one is a bit gamery but does look good.
  11. Does not come with a discrete graphics card.
  12. Hi, I’m looking for a laptop. My budget is £1000 (in UK). I would like; - At least an MX150 GPU, or anything better - An IPS screen with good colour accuracy - I do a lot of photo editing - Something relatively thin/not bulky, without a flashy design (ie. not a gaming-style laptop) - 8GB RAM, i5 7/8000U, 256GB SSD (so far all laptops at that price point I have found have all of these) I have done some research, but haven’t found anything that ticks all those boxes yet. Help would be nice. Thanks
  13. I'm not stupid, if that's what you're asking. What benefits would,say, avast have over windows defender?
  14. Title, I hate how much bloat and speed reduction Avast etc introduce to my PC.
  15. Hi, I've got a 128gb SSD and a 1TB HDD. I would like to know how i set it up so files etc go in my HDD while windows and just a few programs/steam games go in my ssd. What do I do to achieve this? Thanks
  16. Obviously, but currently I only have access to a single MP3 because I just reinstalled Windows, and cannot tell the difference between them - I want to make sure I have it set up right for when I get my FLAC songs back downloaded off of pledge music when my internet speeds up, as I will likely forget then. Should have made it clearer sorry.
  17. I bought my PC parts in Black Friday sales 2015, and as part of a discount because I spent so much I got £30 Corsair VOID RGB Wireless Headphones. They are wonderful, but I am not sure what settings to use for listening to music. In the Corsair software, there are a bunch of audio prefigurations (Pure Direct, Bass Boost, Movie Theater, Clear Chat, FPS Competition), as well as the option of Dolby Surround. Obviously I want my music to sound as good as possible. 2 questions: 1. Should I keep the audio setting on Pure Direct, which I have it on at the moment? 2. Should I turn on/off Dolby Surround for best music quality? Thanks for any help.
  18. I built my first PC ~14 months ago. The PSU I am using is the Corsair RM650x. At night, I turn the power to the PC off at the wall switch (after it has shut down of course). When I turn the power back on in the morning - NOT the computer, just the wall switch - I have been noticing for a while I hear a little pop/crack, but nothing else is wrong and the pc works fine. Just 2 days ago though, I happened to be looking in the direction of my PSU when I turned it on, and the pop was accompanied by a spark emanating from the power supply. The computer still turns on and works fine. The spark happens every time I turn it on at the wall, but only if it has been off at the wall for an extended period of time. Does anyone have any idea of what could be wrong/how serious this is? Thanks for any help.
  19. So I have just recieved my corsair k70 rgb lux in the post, and wouild like to try out the fps keycaps. How do i use the keycap puller? Do I literally just put the hooks around the edge and pull? It just feels like that might break it. Any typosyou see in this posty blame on the fact that i dont know the keyboard layout yet lol. thanks for help.
  20. I will take photos/video about.... never. Lol. Would 16GB be enough for a decent sized itunes library, apps like news, weather, evernote, etc, and 1 or 2 games/films on itunes?
  21. I am looking for a relatively cheap smartphone. Not interested in a contract, would like to buy upfront. I am thinking of the iPhone SE, as I already have invested a bit in Apple's ecosystem - Games, a couple of books, songs. I have 2 questions: 1. Are there any Android phones at a similar price to the iPhone SE that are much better (as I would have to rebuy some apps etc if I went android)? 2. How much could I get out of just 16GB? Thanks
  22. Explain. Nothing wrong with it at all, thank you very much.
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