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About kb5zue

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  • Location
    Fortuna, California, Land of Humboldt Gold
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Making custom built computers and computer repair
  • Biography
    Retired Air Force, veteran of both Vietnam and Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield. During Air Force years, stationed in Thailand, Philippines, Spain, Germany, United Arab Emerites, US Embassy Taipei Tiawan, Guantanmo Bay Cuba, with a few side trips to places I can't remember.
  • Occupation
    Airborne Radio Communications, Retired Air Force


  • CPU
    AMD FX8370
  • Motherboard
    Asus TUF Sabertooth FX990 3.0
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance 32gig
  • GPU
    Radeon RX590 ROG Strix Gaming 8G
  • Case
    CoolerMaster Mastercase Maker 5t
  • Storage
    Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 1TB
  • PSU
    Corsair 1000x
  • Display(s)
    Acer 29 inch
  • Cooling
    Coolermaster V8 GTS
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G213
  • Mouse
    Logitech Wireless Performance MX
  • Sound
    Bose Companion 5 / Bose SoundTrue Headphones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. For the same problem, I ventured to purchase a Wavlink USB3.0 docking station. As well as a docking station, it works for the occasional cloning as well. Wouldn't have it any other way.
  2. There is a website dedicated to old games called Galaxy of Games, maybe they will have what you're looking for. https://www.gog.com/
  3. The headphones will work just fine. I use Bose headphones with my iPad Pro that is 2 years old.
  4. Did you install the drivers? Don't forget to go into the Windows settings and take care of things in there too.
  5. kb5zue


    It's called the law of supply and demand. The sellers can sell the item for whatever they believe they can get away with. While unfortunate, that's just the way it is. Judging from your comments, no one is forcing you to buy one of them so in effect, it is really up to you, the buyer, as to whether or not you want to waste your money on them. Better luck next time.
  6. Is that Windows Vista you're trying to run or Windows 95? It could be because your software is really out of date.
  7. Just a guess but is it possible because your monitor does not support the resolution your attempting???
  8. While researching the need to upgrade the SSD in my machine I ran across the following video. Considering that I currently have almost 400 movies in my video library filling up my 1TB SSD, I can now understand why I need something quite a bit larger. Just thought some of my fellow techtippers would find this information useful when deciding on the size drive needed for their current PC build.
  9. If you can get into the BIOS, I would check to make sure the HDD/SSD's are set to the proper boot order.
  10. If the drive is failing, and it would appear like it is, it won't matter if the drive is installed in an old machine or a new machine. It obviously is on its last leg so only use the drive if you are willing to lose all the data it contains. Sorry to read that you are located in a bad area that would preclude the purchase of something newer but if you are located within driving distance of northern California I would be happy to just give you a drive free of charge to help you out. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
  11. Using a tool such as the AOMEI Partition Assistant is a really great tool. I use it for all my diskpart/format needs. By simply formatting the drive it doesn't necessarily remove the data, it just removes the address where the data is stored. Someone with the proper knowledge "could" resurrect the directory which would allow them access to your data once again. I have found the best way to eliminate access to data while not physically destroying the drive with a hammer is to delete ALL the partitions on the drive and then write all zero's and one's to the drive to over-write a
  12. The real question is not if you can, but if you should. Since the drive is only 80G, then why bother. Right now on Newegg, you can purchase a new 2TB drive for just $55.00..
  13. I have an Asus ROG Strix Gaming Radeon RX590 that has 8GB of DDR5. And it works great for what I do. That's the real question, does it work for you? Doesn't matter how old it is or what it does, what matters is does it work for you? I have had this card for a while now and it works just as great now as it did the day I got it in the mail and put it inside my computer. So, if you are considering an RX 570, or an RX580, or anything else for that matter, the real question is, will it do what I want it to do so is it really something I want to put my money in if it won't do what I
  14. Been there, seen that, done that, got the T-shirt. So, considering those things, I have an idea. There is a FREE piece of software that I will keep on my machine forever because it is just that good at what it does. It is called the AOMEI Partition Assistant, and don't forget there is a free version that will still do what you need. Just don't forget to hit the "apply" button in the top left corner inbetween the different steps you want to perform. https://www.aomeitech.com/aomei-partition-assistant.html It will look at all your drives, it can create partitions, del