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Bob Jim

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    All hail the mighty Bob.

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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
  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:
  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