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    Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series sudden shut down?

    Yes this is my usual set up. I still am not convinced this was an overheating issue, as the fan was running at the lowest speed and I wasn't doing any intensive tasks (video rendering, gaming, etc.). I'm just interested in knowing what other factors/conditions could have caused this to happen.
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    Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series sudden shut down?

    Hi everyone, I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series laptop, and while I was using it tonight it suddenly turned off. I know it wasn't because of overheating, because the computer was cool to the touch right after it shut off. All I had open was Skype, and I was watching a video in Windows Media...
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    Upgrade or Fresh Install?

    Hey guys, I just have a quick question regarding upgrading to a new version of Windows. When upgrading your computer to the newest version of Windows, would you simply upgrade from your old version and bring across all your files and applications, or perform a fresh installation of the new...
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    Question about CPUs

    I was taking a look at some parts for a build I might be making soon, and the CPU I was looking at was an Intel Core i7-4790K. One very interesting thing I noticed was that Intel's ARK processor page stated that this 4.4GHz quad-core 8MB cache CPU cost $330 - while the 3.1GHz dual-core 4MB cache...
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    Monitor Issue

    Hi everyone, I've recently started having an issue where after I exit a game, my second monitor (laptop screen) returns to normal but my main monitor (Samsung 21.5", not sure of the exact model) displays a black screen. The standby light on the monitor is off, so the monitor is powered on...
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    GeForce 840M - 2015

    Hi I was just wondering, will the GeForce GT 840M be able to run 2015's games at 1366x768 or 1280x720 resolution at a decent FPS? I'm mainly talking about triple-A titles such as Ubisoft's games, and this year's Call of Duty release. Thanks
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    The next generation of Windows: Windows 10

    I got myself up at 9:00AM Pacific Standard Time (1:00AM my time :sleepy:) to watch Microsoft's livestream, but I dozed off around an hour into the thing. One thing I did see is that Microsoft are going to be offering the upgrades from Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 7 for free for...
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    Solved Will DirectX 12 require a new GPU?

    So does that mean our GPUs and all existing games and software are f*cked?
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    Solved Will DirectX 12 require a new GPU?

    Since Microsoft has announced its new API, DirectX 12, I was wondering if my NVIDIA GeForce GT 840m card in my laptop would support it, since the spec sheet on NVIDIA's site states this card supports DX11.2. In other words, will NVIDIA release some kind of update that will allow this card to...
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    Free 60fps video editing software?

    I agree. -- Thanks for the suggestions! I will look into them!
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    Free 60fps video editing software?

    Hey guys, Today I purchased the Action! screen recorder to record my gaming at 60fps, however I found that my video editing software (Camtasia Studio) cannot render in 60fps. So I was just wondering, does anyone know a free (or cheap) piece of software that can render AVI files recorded from...
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    Can my PC run Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare?

    Hate to brag but my GT 840M and my i7 4510U play this at ultra, 1080p, 45fps :P I don't see why people buy these super-expensive gaming PCs when an $850 laptop can run these types of games at playable framerates.
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    Can my PC run Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare?

    I have checked out the system requirements tab, but I'm still on the fence about whether I should buy the game. Can you please answer my questions in the first post.
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    Can my PC run Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare?

    Hey guys, So I've been thinking of buying Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on Steam. It looks really awesome, but what's been holding me back is the thought of buying the game and then only getting ~2fps on the thing. I was taking a look at my GPU on NotebookCheck, and when I scrolled down I...
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    Restart Time

    not bad for a 5400rpm hdd with about 7 startup apps.
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    Windows 8.1 Automatic Maintenance Running For 5+ Hours

    Hey guys, So today I decided to leave my computer turned on while I went out of my house to do something. When I came back, as usual the Windows automatic maintenance was running. So, I moved my mouse to tell the computer it was no longer idle so it would stop the maintenance. Usually it does...
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    Windows 8.1 64-bit DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE BSOD

    Is there anything else we can do before running Driver Verifier? I feel that it's sort of a last-resort thing...
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    Windows 8.1 64-bit DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE BSOD

    I don't really feel comfortable using something like Driver Verifier. What did the dump files say? What was causing the problem?
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    Windows 8.1 64-bit DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE BSOD

    Sorry, but the attachments say it all...
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    Windows 8.1 64-bit DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE BSOD

    Today I was on battery power...got another BSOD.