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Fixinit1

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About Fixinit1

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  • Birthday 2003-09-24

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Canada
  • Biography
    They call me your main man for a reason

System

  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 2400G
  • Motherboard
    MSI B350 Tomahawk
  • RAM
    8GB DDR4 3000 MHz Geil Super Luce RGB Sync
  • GPU
    Vega 11
  • Case
    Phanteks P350X
  • Storage
    Samsung 860 EVO 240GB, 1TB WD Blue HDD
  • PSU
    EVGA 450BT
  • Display(s)
    Acer K222HQL
  • Cooling
    Wraith Steath(Stock)
  • Keyboard
    Logitech MK300
  • Mouse
    Logitech G203
  • Sound
    Logitech Z337
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
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  1. I wouldn't power with anything higher than 1080p for a laptop. With a screen that's 15.6" or smaller, it's impossible to see a difference between 1080p and 1440p unless you're sitting inches from the screen. I don't even think you'll find a laptop with a 1440p display, it's either 4k or 1080p unless you're looking for a gaming laptop.
  2. Hello there! I'm looking at buying an Acer Swift 3, specifically a model with an 8250u, 8 GB of RAM, and a 14" screen. At the moment, the same model is available at BestBuy.ca and at Visions Electronics, the difference being that the one at BestBuy is refurbished, while the one at Visions Electronics is new and on sale. So, my question is, what is your opinion on the matter? The refurbished model is about $200 cheaper, which is pretty significant, and it's labeled as like new A-Grade condition, with no or only minor physical damage on the outside of the unit. But is there a potential risk with the refurb as opposed to the new model? I'm just wondering what you would do in my shoes. Thanks, Alex.
  3. This Microsoft guide will tell you everything you need to know: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/windows-setup-installing-using-the-mbr-or-gpt-partition-style I believe this performance difference is in your head, as the only real difference between the two modes is that GPT(UEFI) can be used with drives over 4TB, while MBR cannot.
  4. Is there a reason you want to do this? CSM is how a UEFI motherboard emulates BIOS, so changing that to off would allow not allow you to access BIOS boot devices. It actually depends on how your boot drive is formatted. If it's in MBR mode, then you have to boot using BIOS. If you format it in GPT mode, you get UEFI boot. If you disable CSM, use a USB Windows installer, and make sure to format your boot drive as GPT, you should be able to install in UEFI mode.
  5. No problem, let me know how it goes.
  6. Yes, this will work, but as @fasauceome recommended, mirroring the two monitors may be better.
  7. Honestly wouldn't really recommend this path. Bare bones laptops aren't really a thing. CPUs are not socketed on anything except the top of the line laptops, good luck finding a laptop that has an MXM slot that isn't already populated, and dual MXM is basically non-existent. Just save your money until you can buy an actual laptop, because there just isn't a market for custom built laptops.
  8. I'd say try installing drivers, if you haven't already. If you want, you could try a fresh installation of windows, or try using an Ubuntu Live USB, so that you don't have to completely reinstall Windows. The Live USB lets you try Ubuntu straight from the USB stick, so you could just try turning up the volume and listening to something on there. Otherwise, if that doesn't work, this is a motherboard problem, and there is little to be done besides getting a sound card(which I can't 100% guarantee will fix the problem) or a new computer.
  9. How did you determine this? Did you try it in another computer?
  10. Do you get to the Windows logo, or does it crash before that?
  11. Well, I'm not sure. How did it break? Did it just stop working one day? Did it coincide with a software change, like re-installing an operating system? Did it get physically damaged somehow? EDIT: I see what you mean now, sorry about that. I made a mistake. As for the back audio, do you have the drivers installed?
  12. Experiment. I'm by not means a photographer, but I like to think I'm always getting better. The best thing to do is just experiment, and see what works and what doesn't. Learning from experience is, in my opinion, the best way to learn. Tips can be helpful, but I find experience sticks with you better. Also just look on Google. There are hundreds of articles regarding how to take the best photos with your iPhone, so if you really want some advice that might be a good place to start.
  13. Sounds like your audio jack is unable to power the speakers at a high volume. Are you saying that you're using the broken port right now?
  14. Sounds like a problem with the motherboard to me, or the CPU. Do you have another storage device to try? That shouldn't really cause the computer to stop outputting USB power though, which is why this seems motherboard-y to me.
  15. What is your power supply make and model? You'll be fine with just the 2x4(8 pin) power cable. The extra 4 are just for extreme overclocking. I'm mostly just curious about the make and model, and it won't affect the power cable question.
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