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  1. Why Do Computer Cases Rarely Have Side Fans, Anymore?

    My current computer case (a Cooler Master HAF XM) has a front fan, a rear fan, two top fans, and a side fan, so it has very impressive airflow, and most cases in recent years have a similar number of...
  2. Should Lithium-Ion Batteries Have Standardized Form Factors?

    Lithium-ion batteries are a great invention, as they have allowed for devices that are lightweight, durable, and can remained charged for long durations, and one of their best traits is that they can...
  3. Re: CPU Overheats and Computer Shuts Off Unexpectedly

    I have not yet checked, but I shall let you know, when I do.
  4. Re: CPU Overheats and Computer Shuts Off Unexpectedly

    I see; thank you very much.
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    Re: Hey everyone nice forum :)

    Why is it that this forum has not been particularly active, recently? Have users lost interest in posting, here?
  6. Re: CPU Overheats and Computer Shuts Off Unexpectedly

    I have been checking the temperate with Speccy, a program that I believe is great for viewing vital information about one's computer, but I shall admit that I had not previously considered the idea...
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    Re: Hey everyone nice forum :)

    I am glad that you like this forum, but it has not been particularly active, recently, which is very unfortunate, since it is a great place for people who are fond of computers and electronics;...
  8. CPU Overheats and Computer Shuts Off Unexpectedly

    Recently, I made a new computer for my mother, with an AMD Ryzen 5 2600 processor, but that processor is operating at far too high of a temperature, over 170 degrees Fahrenheit, which is obviously...
  9. Re: Will There Ever Be a New Version of SATA?

    Yes, that does make sense, although I do feel somewhat sad to hear it, since I have been using SATA drives for many years, although I am certain that the next computer that I build for myself shall...
  10. Will There Ever Be a New Version of SATA?

    For many years, SATA has been the standard connector for computer drives, and, as such, it has been revised several times; the original incarnation of SATA had a maximum data transfer rate of 1.5...
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    Re: Recovering Data from a Flash Drive

    Do you believe that Best Buy may be able to assist, or should I go to a company that is greater than them?
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    Recovering Data from a Flash Drive

    I have a 32 GB Kingston flash drive, on which I have stored data that is important but not critical, and that drive, without warning, is no longer accessible; when I attached it to my computer,...
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    Re: Tech Mergers that You Would Like to See

    Yes, it is quite amazing at how they have struck back with a vengeance with their Ryzen series of CPU's; now, there should be stronger competition in that market, which is always good for the...
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    Computer Has Trouble POSTing

    Recently, when I turn on my computer, its various fans and lights shall turn on, but is does not make a "beep" to indicate that is successfully passed its power-on self test (POST), and nothing...
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    Windows Does Not Display Proper Time

    Recently, whenever I turn on my computer from a cold boot, it has the wrong time; I checked its BIOS, and that has the correct time, so its CMOS battery is still good, and the computer is set to...
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    Drive Not Displaying Full Capacity

    Today, I just upgraded my computer from a 256 GB Samsung 840 SSD to a 512 GB Samsung 860 SSD, but the drive still shows a capacity of only 256 GB, and Windows also currently starts up more slowly...
  17. Why Have Computers Not Been Advancing as Rapidly, Recently?

    I recall that, during the 1990ís and the first decade of the 2000ís, computers advanced by great amounts very frequently, most notably in the realms of processor operating frequency and drive storage...
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    Re: Tech Mergers that You Would Like to See

    Intel produces CPU's; NVidia produces GPU's; AMD produces both CPU's and GPU's, so how likely is it that Intel and NVidia may join forces against AMD?
  19. How Can CD's Be Losing Popularity While Vinyl is Resurging?

    Supposedly, CD's are losing popularity as a medium for listening to music, but, inexplicably, vinyl records are supposedly resurging in popularity.

    How can that be? CD's are superior to vinyl in...
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    Windows 98: the 20th Anniversary

    This year is the twentieth anniversary of Windows 98, Microsoft's second operating system to be based off their 9X architecture (after Windows 95) and fifth overall (after Windows 1.0, Windows 2.0,...
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    Re: Computer Slowed After Video Card Update

    If I were to erase my computer's drive, would I be able to re-install Windows and Office, or would they be considered new installations, even if the hardware was exactly the same, and, thus, not be...
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    Re: Sound Card Not Functioning

    As a further update, I uninstalled the software and drivers for my sound card, and then reinstalled them, and it worked, for only several minutes, and then abruptly stopped working again for no...
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    Re: Sound Card Not Functioning

    Rather than starting a new thread, I have decided to revive this thread.

    My current computer has a Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card, and that, also, abruptly stopped working, earlier today, for...
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    Re: Computer Slowed After Video Card Update

    A reinstallation of what? I cannot erase my drive and reinstall Windows, and I am having difficulty uninstalling the Radeon drivers, even in safe mode. However, using a restore point may be a good...
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    Computer Slowed After Video Card Update

    I just updated my video card driver to Radeon 18.1, but the process slowed and the froze, so I restarted my computer out of frustration, but, when Windows loaded again, entire programs would not open...
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