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  1. Rule of thumb: Plug everything to the open slots nearest to the CPU socket, because most of the time they are directly linked to the CPU, having less latency and greatest bandwidth possible (except for PCIe x1 slot). You can refer to your manual on where is the best location to plug in your device. You should plug the above one, as it is directly link to the CPU. The below one is linked to the chipset, so there may be higher latency.
  2. I will always go for Kingston, mostly it offers a good price in my area, but now it gone slightly up. If you like, I would suggest Patriot. Patriot Burst offers good value 2.5 inch SSD, and it's quite good. You can visit Amazon to buy it: https://www.amazon.com/Patriot-Memory-Burst-240GB-Internal/dp/B07D5BY4CK/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=patriot&qid=1581990778&rnid=493964&s=pc&sr=1-2&th=1
  3. Hmm... Have you ever thought of using Blu-ray M-Disc? It's a special BD-R disc that could retain the files for up to 1000 years (according to what many manufacturer claims). You might need a blu-ray writer that support M-Disc in order to do that, but this method is pretty straight forward as Windows Explorer in Windows 10 comes with its own disc burner plug-in, just drag and drop and hit burn to disc when done, no need for third party software (although third party software provide better GUI and more accessible tools). Here's what a typical M.Disc looks like: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011PGT2FQ/ref=psdc_668575011_t1_B017YO969K?th=1 Suggested M-Disc Blu-Ray writer (I personally own one, and it did a good job so far, though this only comes with the drive alone, no cables nor driver disc included) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007VPGL5U/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 More info on M-Disc (and how the disc could theoretically hold data for 1000 years): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-DISC
  4. Looks like SSD might be dying (not dead, since your system can still see the SSD). If it still has warranty, claim it. Anyway, conventional method (such as chkdsk) may not work well in SSD, due to the fact that SSD has a controller to control the storage chip rather than allow Windows to low level control the storage. However, you might want to run this command to fully check the disk: chkdsk /f /r The above command will tell the chkdsk to check and recover any bad sectors, including the empty space. Anyway, To format, I would suggest you to low level format (disable the quick format checkbox).
  5. So, I'm about to retire my old laptop (MSI GX70 3BE) since my internal keyboard is not functioning and the battery is out. I have a desktop now and rarely use it, so I'm thinking of giving it another life. I'm about to turn it to something like the AIO desktop, which combine the display and the motherboard into one case. The case will be a custom build one. Does anyone have experience of converting a laptop into a AIO desktop?
  6. Well, to answer your question, I need to clarify a few things: HDD or SSD will be formatted using GPT (GUID Partition Table) instead of MBR (Master Boot Record). The difference between GPT and MBR (generally speaking) is that GPT can handle more partition (more than 4) while MBR capped at 4 partition. Also, MBR can only support up to 2TB, while GPT can support more. So, your question right now is if you can change your HDD from MBR to GPT. So, it is possible, but however, it is not just reformatting the drive and call it a day. You need to delete the disk partition of your drive first before you can convert the HDD to GPT partition. Note: This will wipe all the data from the HDD. To do so, you need to access your computer management console also known as Microsoft Management Console (or MMC). There are a few ways you can find this program, but the easiest is to open file explorer, right click 'This PC' and click Manage. Click yes if a security prompt ask for your permission. At the Computer Management, click on the Disk Management under Storage. Wait for a while and you should see all your disks drives. Identify the disk of your HDD (Disk 0 or Disk 1, depends on how your system identify the Disk). To check your disc, right click at Disk 0 or 1, select properties. The properties window should appear. At the volumes tab, you can see your disk information. Check the partition style. If it is GUID Partition Table (GPT), then you are using the GPT drives. If it still say Master Boot Record (MBR), then you are not using GPT (or what you call UEFI mode). Anyway, you don't need to do anything, but if you want to convert your HDD to GPT, then follow the next step. Return to Computer Management, you'll notice that beside Disk 0 or Disk 1, there are a few box at the right (where some labels like (C:) or (D:). Those are your partition. So, make sure you know which Disk number your HDD use, then right click the box at the right and select delete volume. Again, this will delete all data in the partition. Delete all the partition until you only see a big box labelled as Unallocated. Then right click on the disk number then select convert to GPT. Once done, right click the Unallocated box and choose create New Volume. Follow the wizard and you now have your HDD in GPT mode. Should you need help on converting into GPT disk, you can read the links below: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/deployment/mbr-to-gpt https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/disk-management/change-an-mbr-disk-into-a-gpt-disk https://www.thewindowsclub.com/convert-mbr-to-gpt-disk https://www.dell.com/support/article/my/en/mydhs1/sln288683/converting-your-hard-drive-from-mbr-to-gpt?lang=en
  7. Oh, then I guess the drive is running at 7200rpm? Well, 7200rpm drive do has slightly more vibration, but should not be noticeable (meaning you should not able to feel the vibration from your mouse). If your drive is new, maybe you can return and get a new one. You may just be unlucky to get a not so good (but still works great) HDD from the counter.
  8. Yay, made in Malaysia! Yeah, old drives may still works, partly due to this HDD was not heavily used in the past.
  9. Some rubber washer may help, and probably try not to tighten the screw too tight. If that's the case, I would suggest you to backup whatever your data that is in the drive. Excessive vibration from the HDD could be a possible sign of HDD failing.
  10. Oh my goodness, the OS becomes sentient! Everyone, run for your life!
  11. In a sense, they were 'studying' our behaviour. In my study, Western people are super against child pornography, so I best not to put some anime girl (around age 9) dress in skimpy clothes holding my product as advertisement unless I want to get a back lash from the Western world. However, in many country like Japan, this type of advertisement could boost the sales. Studying what people want or like can give you a competitive edge in advertisement and your product. It also gives you a clear view of your target 'audience'. That's why these information are worth. And who says only Avast is having this issues? Other anti-virus do collect our browsing behaviour as well. Some may secretly sell our data as anonymous source (Big companies do, and like every seconds). So, yeah, no surprise about this news.
  12. And hope it soar throughout the sky for a very long time. Now that's a good looking build.
  13. I see. Well, sometimes you have to learn to live with it. I myself have to learn it the hard way, though. Actually, RGB is not bad. I found it that if you use static colour instead of going all rainbow, it makes your system more appealing and more personal touch.