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  1. Auto HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Microsoft DirectStorage are features relevant to gaming that are exclusive to Windows 11. Unless you're running old games on extremely old hardware, you're not likely going to see any performance benefits from using Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
  2. Upgrading to a Ryzen 9 3900X/5900X will help your system's performance in productivity workloads (which is what you are mostly planning to use it for). You could also save around $20 by buying a 4x8GB RAM kit instead of two 2x8GB RAM kits. --> https://pcpartpicker.com/product/xMVG3C/gskill-aegis-64-gb-4-x-16-gb-ddr4-3200-memory-f4-3200c16q-32gis
  3. Not really a cheap security camera at a price point of $200, there are already many security cameras on the market such as the Wyze Cam Pan that have decent motion-tracking capabilities for a fraction of the cost.
  4. Are you using mobile tethering through a smartphone or do you have a dedicated wireless hotspot device from your ISP? If you have a dedicated hotspot, please mention the model/manufacturer in this thread.
  5. Your device will use Wi-Fi antennas which are different than your mobile antennas, there's 5GHz Wi-Fi, no such thing as a 5G router (unless you're using cellular data for internet). Go to your browser settings and try clearing out the cache/cookies, update the firmware on your router/modem, and switch the default DNS (I have had good results with OpenDNS). Ask your neighbors if they are having the same problems with the same ISP, I would request a technician visit from your ISP (Internet Service Provider) if it is free. Link for Cisco's OpenDNS --> https://www.o
  6. Browser, version and OS: Google Chrome Version 91.0.4472.114 (Official Build) (64-bit), Windows 10 Professional Good morning/evening, I have the Grammarly for Chrome extension enabled for linustechtips.com, although I am not seeing any suggestions in the post editor. I remember being able to use Grammarly before on the forum, although am not sure why it isn't working any longer? The basic spell check in Chrome works well enough for typos, although it is nice to have some more advanced spelling/grammar checking. Also, if I go to Account Settings --> Security and P
  7. Yeah, you're right, the motherboards in Dell prebuilt systems are usually quite proprietary. Also, you probably aren't going to be able to swap that Dell PSU for a better one without adapters because of proprietary power connections. The Intel Core i5-10400 has 2 cores / 4 threads extra, although the Intel Core i3-10100 has a faster base operating frequency by 700 MHz. You could always upgrade the CPU later down the road to something such as the 8-core/16-thread Intel Core i7-10700 (price difference will probably drop as newer generations are released).
  8. What components are you planning to run in the case, what country are you shopping from, and what is your budget?
  9. Simply increasing the clock speed won't really do much harm, although if you're having to run significantly more voltage through it to achieve that clock speed stably then that could damage your card a lot quickly. Monitor your GPU temperatures using Open Hardware Monitor and then post a screenshot to this thread. --> https://openhardwaremonitor.org/
  10. Some motherboards will automatically disable the integrated graphics if it detects that a dedicated GPU is installed without any option to change that in the BIOS. However, many motherboards have a BIOS setting that will let you manually enable the integrated graphics. Not really, if it works then that's great, otherwise, no harm done and you can disconnect it.
  11. If we are just looking at the raw specifications then it is a downgrade from the Dell Inspiron 3881 option, although most likely you're going to have more upgradability than the Dell. I would go with this version of that desktop instead because it has a 16GB larger SSD and is €100.01 cheaper. --> https://www.mediamarkt.gr/product/laptop-tablet-computing/desktop--all-in-one/desktop/quest-me-desktop-intel-core-i3-10100-8gb-256gb-ssd-1tb-hdd-intel-uhd-630/1586943
  12. Use Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) to completely remove old graphics drivers, then go to your GPU manufacturer's website and install the latest driver version available for your operating system. Link to download Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) --> https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html
  13. The benefit of using an external HDD is that you can make backups and then unplug the drive from your system (backups won't be affected by ransomware/malware while the external drive is disconnected). Unless the Seagate Backup Plus Hub is cheaper than other options, get the cheaper option from either an internal HDD paired with a SATA to USB 3.0 enclosure/dock or an external HDD.
  14. What programs did you use specifically to scan your system for viruses/malware, did you use the advanced/through scanning options or the quick ones? I would recommend running the free version of Glarysoft's Malware Hunter (just press "Download" instead of "Subscribe Now") and running a Full Scan. --> https://www.glarysoft.com/malware-hunter/
  15. The Wi-Fi on that motherboard is pretty much top of the line, not worth spending money on a PCIe Wi-Fi adapter that's not likely going help your device's internet connection speeds/performance. What Wi-Fi router / modem do you have and are you getting close to the speeds you're paying for from your ISP (Internet Service Provider)?