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    USB 3.x doesn't work

    Thank you everyone. I removed and re-inserted the USB header cable from the motherboard. Pins looked straight. The keyboard and mouse both now work ( yay! ) but portable USB drives are inconsistant, meaning if I wiggle it just a tiny bit it might connect and work or it might disconnect from...
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    USB 3.x doesn't work

    Thank you. The case is actually Cyberpower (identical to the Raidmax link I shared) but I couldn't find a link to the Cyberpower version. Right it is under warranty and I've emailed CyberpowerPC but haven't gotten response yet. It was a full system I ordered. Wasn't sure what to try on my...
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    USB 3.x doesn't work

    Hi. My new system has two USB 3.x ports and one USB 2.0 port on the front. The USB 2.0 port works but both the 3.x ports will light up my mouse and keyboard but will not work. They seem to provide power but not function. You may already have an idea what to do. I'll add this info in case it...
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    Cannot get my 3200Mhz RAM to run at 3200

    Thanks again guys! I bought another system very similar to the first one and referred back to this thread expecting to have to adjust it like before. Even though it has the same MB and RAM it automatically adjusted when I installed the same RAM. I suppose because the BIOS is newer on the new...
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    Windows 7 will not update

    Thank you. Another thing I do not understand is that this old 2013 computer had windows updates turned off since about 2013 so I never updated it, other than when I installed software through the years and it installed files such as visual c++ packages. Yet everything installed and worked on...
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    Windows 7 will not update

    I just did a fresh installation on a new SSD of Windows 7 Pro 64 from my purchased OEM system builder disk. I then changed the product key to the one that was orginally assigned to my system. Windows 7 will not update. I've tried checking manually and even setting to automatic. It won't...
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    Fresh Windows 7 install, will my optical drives be recognized?

    I found this double driver to backup all my drivers so I can reinstall them if needed. Good idea? https://www.techspot.com/downloads/6179-double-driver.html
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    Fresh Windows 7 install, will my optical drives be recognized?

    Thank you guys very much! I hadn't thought to do that. I am running Windows 7 because of hardware and software reasons.
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    Fresh Windows 7 install, will my optical drives be recognized?

    thank you. do you mean the network hardware driver? Where do I find that to copy it off? It's some type of built in network port on my Asus p9x79 pro board
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    installed Xeon E 1680 v2 want to OC advice please?

    I forgot to mention that CPU temp says its running at 3.4Ghz now and I haven't changed anything so I'm not sure how that is since it's a 3.0Ghz chip. Maybe it's turbo-ing all the time?
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    installed Xeon E 1680 v2 want to OC advice please?

    After the great help here I swapped my 3930K for an E 1680v2 on my ASUS P9X79 Pro. I also upgraded my 120mm AIO to a 240mm and added another 200MM fan. So now I want to OC it to a stabil speed and I've never done that before. This is a work computer running Adobe Premiere CS6 and 3ds Max so it...
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    Recognizing old SSDs after new OS installation?

    Thank you both very much. I forgot to mention that all those media drives have lots of media files on them that I plan to continue to use with my new installation. So if they simply need drive letters changed that will be super easy and I can continue working once I get my OS reinstalled on my...
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    Fresh Windows 7 install, will my optical drives be recognized?

    Thanks everyone. Sorry I didn't explain my question very well. The computer currently has operable DVD writer drive and BDR writer drive which I use with Adobe software to burn DVDS and Blu-rays. Everything works great. But since I am re-installing Windows 7 fresh on a new SSD system drive...
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    Fresh Windows 7 install, will my optical drives be recognized?

    I soon plan to re-install windows 7 64 pro on a new SSD in my old (still working) system. My system has 2 optical drives (DVD and BDR) in addition to a card reader. All came assembled from the place I bought it (CyberpowerPC). I am ooncerned that when I re-install windows the drives /...
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    Recognizing old SSDs after new OS installation?

    Hi. My PC has many SSDs (L M N O). I am going to re-install Windows 7 64 Pro on a new SSD system drive C:\ and am wondering best approach? Is this correct? Unplug my media SSD drives. Install Windows and get it activated and working. Then plug back in my media drives (L M N O)? Will my media...
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    Help reinstalling Windows please

    Ahhh good to hear. I didn't know that. Thank you
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    Help reinstalling Windows please

    Thank you. Sounds like this is the way I will have to go. My OEM disk is generic not company specific so I will install without entering the key and then after installation enter my old key from the sticker on my computer case
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    Help reinstalling Windows please

    I do not believe you can buy retail keys anymore, just OEM system builders
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    Help reinstalling Windows please

    Can I reinstall using my unused or already used OEM dvds and once windows installs go to change product key and enter in my original product key off the sticker on my computer? Would that work? Seems like that woudl result in the same windows product key being on the computer unless I do not...
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    Help reinstalling Windows please

    I do not have a retail windows 7 install disc. I tried to buy one a while back but couldn't find any so I bought another OEM system builder dvd, which is actually what the other Dvd is that I installed on another PC many years ago. So all my product keys I have are apparently OEM system...
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    Help reinstalling Windows please

    Thank you I was excited and tried it but here is what happened on the Microsoft site when I entered the Product Key for verification required prior to download: Error The product key you entered appears to be for software pre-installed by the device manufacturer. Please contact the device...
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    Help reinstalling Windows please

    I want to do a fresh OS install on an existing computer already running Win7 Pro 64 but I don't have my Win7 Pro 64 Disc. My computer does have the windows sticker stuck on the side of the case with the product key. I also have a windows 7 disc that I bought and installed on a different...
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    CPU swap advice please

    The case is the full tower Cooler Master HAF X. https://www.coolermaster.com/catalog/legacy-products/cases/haf-x/ Yes I updated the BIOS already so it will recognize the XEON. Thanks for asking that It does have back opening to the MB but it is insufficient I believe to access. Taking the MB...
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    CPU swap advice please

    Hi. I am getting ready to undertake swapping my i7 3930k for an Xeon 1680v2 and frankly I'm scared. My MB is Asus P9X79 Pro. I will also be upgrading the AIO cooler from coolermaster 120mm (Seidon 120M) to coolermaster 240mm (Masterliquid ML240L) and due to the design of the case (HAF-X)I...
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    Hardware cloning system SSD good idea?

    Sorry I didn't explain myself very clearly. I meant once I get my system working with all my software installed and working right I physically take out my C:> Samsung EVO SSD and using a hardware clone machine I bit by bit clone it to another physical C:> Samsung EVO SSD. Then I put one back...
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    Hardware cloning system SSD good idea?

    Hi. For years I've been hardware cloning my systems C: once I get everything working so I can easily swap drives in case of a problem and I'm right back working again. I read about possible issues hardware cloning SSDs and thought I'd start a thread specifically about this. I got some new SSDs...
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    What CPU can I upgrade to?

    Holy cow! I would love to get 2000MBs in my X79Pro machine! That would be awesome but it's limited to only SSD SATA 6 speeds of around 550MBs without doing a risky mod right?
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    Water cooling kit for threadrippers

    I couldnt find one earlier this this year when I was looking. I ended up getting a Castle 360 AIO and it is working sufficient during long renders that take days at 100% CPU load. It can't keep the temps in the 60s or 70s though.
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    Max Ram speed for Asus P9 X79 Pro?

    Wow thank you for the very very helpful info! This gives me some things to think about. One thing for sure is I do want 64GB RAM. More would be even better but I do not want to go less than 64
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    Does adjusting partition size affect performance?

    Thank you very much. Yes my system has 5 SSDs: Win7 and Premiere / apps are on C:/ and the other drives are media drives for speed. I did have 3 SSD drives and 1 7200RPM HDD but the HDD would cause a brief pause as it kicked in after periods of idle so I finally replaced it with an SSD also...
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    Does adjusting partition size affect performance?

    My system is running slower now for some reason and I do not know why. By slower, I most noteably see Premiere Pro CS6 not running as well. The disk hardware level clone was done a long time ago but the performance "decrease" is recent. There are so many possible factors I just don't know...
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    Does adjusting partition size affect performance?

    May I ask why? I am wondering if I need to. I have a MASSIVE amount of software/plugins some of which cannot be re-activated so I REALLY do not want to do a fresh install but if it will help then I am willing to
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    Max Ram speed for Asus P9 X79 Pro?

    I currently have 64GB RAM in my P9X79 Pro system. It is 1600Mhz. What is the max Ram capacity and speed I can use? I think it's 64GB and 2400MHz but not sure. I want to get the best out of it that I can EDIT: and if I am changing the 3930k CPU to a Xeon do I have to use ECC RAM?
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    Does adjusting partition size affect performance?

    Ok thank you very much. I wasn't sure since I used third party software (Acronis Disk Director 12) to do the partition adjustment later since I couldn't do the size adjustment within Windows 7 itself
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    Does adjusting partition size affect performance?

    My system originally came with a 250GB SSD. I later hardware cloned it to a 500GB SSD and finally hardware cloned it to a 1TB SSD. When I hardware cloned it, it left unallocated space so I ended up adjusting the partition size with Acronis Disk Director 12. So now I have a system drive that...
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    Some Samsung SSDs not running at max speed (SATA 2)??

    The CPU in the past did reach in the 90c temp when the fan on the aio cooler failed. I soon replaced it with 2 new in push pull but since it got up that high in temp could it have cooked the paste or damaged something? Not sure where to start.
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    Some Samsung SSDs not running at max speed (SATA 2)??

    Playing a long 4K Phantom 4 clip in CS6 my CPU usage varied from about 50% to 81% with the clip playing smoothly sometimes and sometimes playing very jerky. Playing a complex timeline in CS6 where it totally played very very jerky nearly the entire time it varied from about 6% to high 90s all...
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    Some Samsung SSDs not running at max speed (SATA 2)??

    I wasn't sure whether to start a new thread or continue on this one since it has the history of what I've done. My computer just isn't as fast as it once was running Premiere Pro CS6. My computer does a frequent "cycling" / "throttling" I'm not sure what to call it but the fans clearly kick up...
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    Some Samsung SSDs not running at max speed (SATA 2)??

    This REALLY helped when I got inside the computer because it looked like the top 2 and bottom 2 ports were both 6G according to the markings so I got confused until I read these messages on this forum. Then I knew what to do and figured out which was which. And then I still had 3 open PCI 16...
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    Some Samsung SSDs not running at max speed (SATA 2)??

    Thank you everyone! I got the card installed and connected the two SSDs on the slower ports to the add on card. CrystalDiskMark shows around 540-570 MB/sec read speed on the SSDs...except for one of them shows crazy numbers. Pic attached. I'm thinking the SSD with the crazy numbers is the...
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