Recent content by sygnus21

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    Are We Dying????

    Out of all the forums - Vista, Seven, Eight, Ten, Seven was the most active. I never felt Eight had the activity Seven once had. Seven was just lively place. Anyway as noted progress moves on so as one OS dies away 7, 8) so does the activity around it. Being a 10 user myself now, I don't...
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    Solved Windows 10 removal problem

    I've found that most of the time when you get those certificate errors it's probably a date thing, which is turn could be a failing BIOS (CMOS) battery. That said... Check that your BIOS time is correct. If not, set the time. If you find the time isn't sticking, you'll need to replace the...
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    New Windows 10 scam will encrypt your files

    It's basically a matter of due diligence and paying attention to things, including e-mail addresses. If an e-mail address reads Microsoft.abc.com then you should be suspicious because the address makes no sense, and any files attached to such an e-mail should not be opened. Simply delete the...
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    New Windows 10 scam will encrypt your files

    Not sure if this has been posted already but For those looking to email to get your Win 10 update, be careful... Source: New Windows 10 scam will encrypt your files for ransom
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    Want an OP gaming rig? Click here!

    It'd be even better if we saw some actual pictures of said rig :)
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    Gaming Rig Just right?

    Though I agree with going with a spinner HD for gaming needs, preferably a 2TB, I see nothing wrong with staying with a 500gig SSD drive. This is basically my combo. See my system specs. Also with a 500gig SSD drive there's no need to split up the base OS file system - My Docs, Pictures, Music...
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    SSD Prices In A Free Fall

    No, HDD's are not "doomed", they're just relegated to backup drives now. Great for holding or backing up large volumes of data. And I actually think the estimates are pretty good. Again, I bought a Samsung 850 Pro 512gig SSD drive in Oct for $349, and now it's $261 on Amazon. So in less...
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    Monitor hurts eyes

    If the monitor brightness is set to 0 (zero) as you say it would (should) be so dim as to barely see anything, so if the brightness is indeed set to zero (through the monitor's brightness control) and the monitor is still bright there's something wrong with the monitor. And no, it shouldn't...
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    Monitor hurts eyes

    Try turning down the brightness level. A lot of monitors come from the factory defaulted a little too bright. Try adjusting the brightness and see how that goes. You might also check your graphics brightness setting as well; However, you'd be better off adjusting the brightness from the monitor...
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    SSD Prices In A Free Fall

    Who said that? :huh: Anyway I think we'll start seeing 1TB SSD drives drop to around $350 by year's end (hopefully)
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    SSD Prices In A Free Fall

    Excellent. This will eventually allow to get a 1TB SSD drive at an affordable price. I've already got a Samsung 850 Pro 512gig I bought in Oct for $349, now going for $261 on Amazon. Perhaps I'll be able to get the 1TB 850 Pro for less than $300 before the year is out :p
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    Solved Possible SSD failure ?

    There is the possibility the port the SSD drive was originally on is bad... unless you're using it (the port) for another drive and that drive has no issues?
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    Solved Possible SSD failure ?

    Yeah I know what you mean because its pretty much guesswork. Anyway let's hope all is good and go from there. Until then...
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    Windows 8 Gaming Problems with Steam Games

    There are many people, including me, who has been running Steam under Windows 8 since the OS's release without any issues. In short, Steam is very compatible with Windows 8. That said, as suggested you might try updating your video card drivers, as well as any other drivers to include soundcard...
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    Solved Possible SSD failure ?

    You can actually change ports as long as you don't change drive letters or port settings i.e. from AHCI to IDE. Also note that changing ports doesn't actually change drive letters unless you do so yourself. That said, it may be worth your while to see if the port is actually bad by moving the...
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