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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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    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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    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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    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

    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

    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?

    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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    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?

    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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    How to turn OFF auto updates Win 10 Pro?

    I watched/read several tutorials and followed them yet it seems on the newer versions of Win10 Pro updates cannot be fully turned off and it eventually comes back on. Right now it's off...but for how long? Auto updates tend to break my work software and cause big and unnecessary problems so I...
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    How to turn off update message: iPhone?

    I have iPhone 6s plus running iOS 11.0.3 and I turned off every update I could find. However it still gives me the message that a new version of ios is available and if I want to install it NOW or LATER. Never is not an option. So I just keep selecting Later. Is there a way to turn this off so...
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    Cannot get my 3200Mhz RAM to run at 3200

    My RAM is 3200MHz RAM but seems to only run at 2666Mhz. See pic (left side of screen, DRAM status 2666Mhz) I do not know how to get it to 3200. Here is my RAM: It is approved CVL RAM 128GB at 3200...
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    Some Samsung SSDs not running at max speed (SATA 2)??

    Hi. I have 4 SSD in my system. C: Samsung 850 EVO 1TB L: Samsung 860 EVO 4TB M: Samsung 860 EVO 4TB N: Samsung 860 EVO 4TB S: drive is a mandatory partition of C drive so ignore it The first two (C and L) are running at the correct Read speeds (525 and 540) But M drive is running at only at...
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    Changed ASUS setting to "optimal" now it shows OC and won't change back?

    I changed my ASUS Prime Trx 40 Pro BIOS setting from Normal to Optimal and that changed my PC to a 5% Overclock. So now it's 3.9 GHz instead of 3.7GHz. (Threadripper 3970x). I didn't know it would do this. I rebooted and changed it back to normal but it still shows OC and 3.9GHz. How do I...
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    How to set RAM to 3200MHz?

    I bought 3200MHz RAM but when I checked the BIOS screen it says: Information: Prime TRX40-Pro AMD Threadripper 3970X Memory: 131072 MB (DDR4 3200Mhz) DRAM_A1: StatusG-Skill 32768MB 2666MHz DRAM_B1: StatusG-Skill 32768MB 2666MHz DRAM_C1: StatusG-Skill 32768MB 2666MHz DRAM_D1: StatusG-Skill...
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    Process of changing processors?

    Hi I am wanting to learn what will be involved in changing processor from i7 3930k to something like an Intel Xeon E5-2687W v2. Motherboard is ASUS X79 Pro and I won't be chaniging anything but CPU. I have never done this before and am trying to understand what is involved. Is it as simple as...
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    How to OC my i7 3930k?

    Hi. I've looked at a few tutorials but now I'm asking for guidance from you guys on where to go for solid help on Overclocking specifically my 2013 i7 3930k 3.2GHz. I have ASUS P9X79 Pro MB. I am trying to increase my 3ds Max and Premiere Pro performance. Stability is very important and I also...
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    How to check RAM speed and settings for Threadripper?

    I have a Threadripper 3970x running WIN10 Pro motherboard is ASUS PRIME TRX40-PRO RAM is G.SKILL Trident Z Royal Series 128GB (4 x 32GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 How do I check to see if my RAM is running at 3200MHz and my system is running the best it can? I do not want to overclock
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    Cooler for my 2013 i7?

    Hi. Looking for a cooler for this system: Case: Cooler Master HAF-X Full tower case MB: ASUS P9X79 Pro X79 CPU: i7 3930K 3.2GHz 6 core AIO: CoolerMaster Seidon 120mm After checking temps I see my current cooler (2013) is...
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    How do I check my CPU temps (WIN 10 Pro)?

    Soon to have a new PC with Win 10 Pro and I've never used Win10. How do I monitor my CPU temp? Will be a Threadripper and plan to change out cooler but first I want to see how hot it runs before and after.
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    What CPU can I upgrade to?

    Hi. I have a 2013 desktop and the Coolermaster Seidon 120mm Water cooler system is starting to make gargling sounds sometimes so I am going to replace it (I have a spare unit). And while I am doing that I would like to see if I can upgrade the processor to something better. It's older tech so if...
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    enough cooling?

    Hi guys. I'm out of my league and looking for advice. I have an AMD Threadripper 3970x on order (on backorder actually) that I am getting for use with 3ds Max and v-ray. It will do long renders for days/weeks. It will not be overclocked. I am concerned about cooling. The nice Cyberpower guy...
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    Trying to achieve 128GB RAM with threadripper 3970x?

    I am wanting to order a system and my end goal is 128GB RAM 3200 288pin DDR4. The PC builder only offers it with 16,32, or 64GB max, with biggest pieces in 16GB each. So my thought was to either add all 128GB myself later (4X32GB) or order it with 64GB (4x16) then add 64GB (4x16) of the...