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  1. Trotter

    PC for the Valve Index

    Didn't mean to sound like I did, mate. I have been through the ups and downs of both over the years. Intel was king, then AMD took their lunch, then Intel put in the effort and took the lead, AMD floundered for a few years and have now brought out Ryzen. TBH Ryzen has proven to be amazing and...
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    Post your rigs here.

    I am running three 24.5" 1080p 165Hz monitors (these) mounted on a 3+1 stand (here). I have an old NEC MultiSync LCD1970GX on the top mount that I use for desktop widgets and secondary/monitoring apps. My RX 5700 XT is enough to keep them busy.
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    Computer junkie checking in

    I won't start a new thread but will rather raise this archaic wreck from the watery depths Most know me very well but some of the newer folk may not. I started here back in January of 2005 as a raw member who knew I didn't know near enough. I like helping people and did my best to so even when I...
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    Getting a new Smartphone

    I moved to a Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S on my birthday. The Redmi Note 9 Pro would have been my first choice but I didn't want to wait for it to come from Hong Kong. Tech specs Amazon link
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Maybe I missed it. Which lappy did you get?
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    Post your rigs here.

    What the hell. Mine updated: CM Mastercase H500 case Corsair RM650 Modular PSU AMD Ryzen 5 3600X SilverStone PF240 AiO Cooler AsRock X570 Extreme4 WiFi AX mobo 4x8GB XPG Specrix RGB 3200MHz DDR4 RAM PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GPU Samsung 970 EVO 250GB NVMe [C: drive] Crucial P1...
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    The Food & Drink Thread

    It was a good day for food. My boss was in town to do a ride along with me so I took him to a local place known for their huge biscuits. I had also told him about their "large" pancake. He ordered the sausage and eggs plate that comes with biscuit and gravy, as well as a large pancake. While we...
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    An introduction, one of the OGs.

    Here are some examples, but I'm not quite that bad. I don't have a nasally way of talking and I can actually sound educated when I want. I guess you could say that Appalachian is mostly using different words or shortened versions of them, like winder for window, worsh for wash, yonder for there...
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    The Food & Drink Thread

    I got home early and decided to cook for my wife as she hadn't been feeling so great lately. The menu consisted of a big meatloaf, sour cream mashed potatoes, Paula Deen's corn casserole, and a pumpkie pie dump cake with vanilla bean ice cream. Corn casserole link Pumpkin pie dump cake link
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    The Food & Drink Thread

    It was. I wish I had went with double burnt ends but it was all good.
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    The Food & Drink Thread

    I was out of town for work for a couple of days. I was in the Charlotte, NC area but didn't think to see if any members were in the area, sorry. Anyway, I noticed that there was a Famous Dave's in the area and had to hit it before I headed home today. I went for some burnt ends, a hot link...
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    If you could do a build with any of your favorite tech youtubers, which one would it be?

    Jay, Kyle (Bitwit), or Paul (Paul's Hardware). Really a toss up between Jay and Kyle as both are blasts all by themselves.
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    An introduction, one of the OGs.

    PP has actually met me IRL. It was almost eight years ago but I am rather unforgettable. And, yes, I most definitely have a Southern drawl with a bit of Appalachia mixed in.
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    cpu and motherboard please help

    Closing this one as the other thread has more responses.
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    The Food & Drink Thread

    Way older than Dora. I picked up a smattering from a PBS show in the early 70's called Villa Alegre (link). I took a Spanish class during my senior year of high school (for fun), and I went on a mission trip to Colima, Mexico in '98. I can't speak it but I know a few phrases including the most...
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    The Food & Drink Thread

    De nada, mi amigo.
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    Ehhh

    No idea on this software. I edited mine down as someone made a comment about huge sigs. I figure that I would put the full description on my profile and just the pertinent info in my sig.
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    The Food & Drink Thread

    OK, we need to revive this one. I was reading through it and, man... we know how to eat. Oh, and Nukem, those house special pizzas I kept posting were from Rafael's. There is one on Dayton Pike BTW.
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    Happiness is...

    Basically. Sort of a thread for jokes and funnies. I am guessing the posting rules are going to be the ones from CF as many of these are definitely NSFW.
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    Random Chit Chat

    Your account from CF was merged with the one you had here so your post count was carried over as well.
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    I hadn't realized just how l;ong it had been, mate. Great to see you back.
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    Hello, I am...

    Glad you made it across, SG. You'll meet several somewhat pleasant folk around here. Maybe a couple not but I will let you figure out which is which. ;)
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    New topics

    Yeah. The gif avvys are turned off. But I will keep mine... just in case.
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    Random Chit Chat

    Yeah, its me. I asked Janet to go ahead and change my handle to just Trotter so the merging of accounts would have one less to fight with. I sent Cel an email through the forum but haven't got a response back. EDIT: I checked the obits in San Antonio but didn't see any I thought were Cel.
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    Random Chit Chat

    They are going to merge the two so everything will still be there.
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    Howdy

    I just don't use Chrome. I have it disabled on my phone. I use Firefox and have it linked to my Firefox account so I have all my desktop bookmarks at my fingertips.
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    As a policy we don't delete accounts.
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    Random Chit Chat

    From my understanding all accounts will be merged. I don't think Cel has one on Techist so he will carry straight across. I am guessing that the CF domain will remain active and redirect to Techist.
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    Random Chit Chat

    I haven't had an issues with mine. I am using a SilverStone all-in-one cooler and haven't seen anything over 85 I think, but it chugged along just fine on the stock cooler as well.
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    Forum Update/OFFLINE July 28-29

    Looking forward to it.
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    Random Chit Chat

    A few generations ago. Not as bad as the P4's but they were toasty. The Ryzen's are pretty tame on the thermal front.
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    I'm good. Still fat and sassy. About to be some major changes here finally. Stay tuned for news from Janet in the extremely near future.
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    Whats happening with the Forums.

    That's what I was told. computerforums.org. It is also owned by Social Knowledge. Hopefully so. There is a small core of folks of CF who are fairly active. That's the plan AFAIK
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Dayum. Who da 'ell are you?
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    Whats happening with the Forums.

    Yes. No. Yes. Life support but still breathing.
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    New topics

    You may be getting your wish. https://www.techist.com/forums/f5/whats-happening-forums-278023/index3.html#post2215558 Care to toss out some ideas?
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    Whats happening with the Forums.

    I received a heads-up regarding this today. Janet will be posting info on it sometime in the next day or few as she gave me a fly-over of it.
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    PC for the Valve Index

    Excuse me, but your ignorance is showing. You might want to actually read up on the subject first.
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    PC for the Valve Index

    Who are you and what have you done with my favorite squid?
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    What does your chill spot look like?

    Pic is a little out of date but here's mine. Graphics card is now a Power Color Red Devil 5700XT and mounted vertically, different mouse and keyboard. It is currently a mess so I'm not going to take a new shot of it for now.
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    PC for the Valve Index

    Things have changed. I would recommend checking out Jayztwocents, Bitwit, Linus. They have all been won over. Jay especially has some good videos about how things have changed. Basically the 1000 series are first gen Ryzen, with the higher the number the more powerful and more cores/threads...
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    PC for the Valve Index

    So you obviously prefer Intel. I am pretty sure PP is talking performance for the dollar. Cost for identical cost you come out ahead with Ryzen now, and the extra cores/threads will be of benefit for the games.
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    PC for the Valve Index

    For starters, check this article: https://www.octopusrift.com/valve-index-pc/#:~:text=The%20Valve%20Index%20minimum%20requirements%3A%201%20Dual%20core,of%20RAM%203%20NVIDIA%20970%20or%20AMD%20RX480 The 5700XT is a decent stand-in for the 1070 recommended as it is more powerful than the 1070...
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    HELP! What Does This Motherboard Beep Mean?

    Oops! Happens to the best of us.
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    What You've Just Bought!

    I don't know about that but I like where I am. I don't have a lot of pictures of my place but I did find a video that I posted a good while back of Christmas morning 2010. We had a white Christmas which was highly unusual for here, and it was my oldest granddaughter's first Christmas...
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    What You've Just Bought!

    I sometimes forget that the cost of living is so much lower where I am. My house payment which includes insurance and escrow is just over $500/month. Its no mansion by any means and is out in the country about five miles outside of town but is 1500 sq ft sitting on an acre.
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Gaah! The worst nightmares always seem to be of your own making, am I right? I've been getting an odd blue screen every once in a while. Did a little research and found that a BIOS and driver update may take care of it. Drivers were no problem. I finally got around to doing the BIOS/UEFI update...
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    You do remember that I live just above Chattanooga, right? If you do make it up this way maybe we can snag Nukem as well since he live in a burb of Chattanooga now.
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    I may be the only one on here who has actually met PP IRL. If I ever back down that way we will have to do it again for sure.
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    WiFi conneciton issue

    That one should be a good one. Up to 1300 Mbps. https://www.amazon.com/USB-AC56-Dual-band-Wireless-AC1300-Wi-Fi-Adapter/dp/B00FB45USW/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Asus+USB-AC56&qid=1593887650&s=electronics&sr=1-2
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    Random Chit Chat

    I used to live next to a switchyard. Does that count?
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    What are you listening to/watching now?

    Hadn't listened to this one in a while. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDxSgq88Clw
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    My young one is older than most here but I do have a couple of young grandkids running around. ;) I hope all the dads are having/did have a good Father's Day.
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    Mixed RAM timings

    Thanks, and the same to you. We gotta get together some time, bud. I was heading to bed but yeah.
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    Mixed RAM timings

    It has been a very long time since I have had to bother with RAM timings soI am basically clueless at the moment. I have ended up basically giving up half of my RAM (2x8GB) for my wife's computer because none of the others I have tried worked with her board. Go figure. Anyway, I am going to...
  56. Trotter

    upgrading internal hard drive on PS4 PRO

    From what I read an SSD will help the load times but it can only do so much. Is it worth it? I would do it without a second thought. You are looking at roughly $200 for a 2TB SSD. A 2TB Seagate FireCuda SSHD goes for $100. I read that the FireCuda is good alternative but I don't know enough...
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    Dell laptop question

    32-bit can only "see" and utilize 3.5GB of RAM, period. This includes any video RAM in that total.
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    Too good to be true?

    That was more than enough of all that.
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    Too good to be true?

    Most of us have jobs, maybe?
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    Upgrading from 9 year old build

    Mine was a Zotac AMP.
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    Upgrading from 9 year old build

    I ranfour monitors on a 1660 before I upgraded so it will definitely handle three.
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    Wrong Button?

    I banned an account for spam but that account was not mine. Trackpad? Aw hell naw! I don't bother with laptops. I am either on my gaming rig or my phone so it would be my mouse or finger, but never a trackpad.
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    Random Chit Chat

    I just bought my first Xiaomi a couple of weeks ago and really like it, Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S. If you do decide to upgrade you might want to take a look at Samsung's M and A series (if you want to stick with Samsung). Even the lower end have big batteries and decent sized screens.
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    Random Chit Chat

    Yes, but even Windows draws the line eventually. Win10 dropped support for a lot of older hardware whereas you could install Win7 on just about anything. Five year old phone? Whatcha got? Oh, and he deserves the issues for using a Mac. :p
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    windows 10 Blurred and stuck on the login screen (fuzzy blurry)

    If you use the same Microsoft account that you registered Office with you should be able to download and activate it without having to have the key IIRC.
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    My preference is G.Skill. I am using XPG Spectrix in my rig because I wanted some RGB and the price and reviews fit the bill at the time. I have used Patriot in the past and they used to be a top brand but I don't see me bothering with them again. Crucial is good and solid and always has been...
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Yes, it is a cheap knock of Corsair. It's called Crucial. :p I went with Crucial as it was the only one listed as supported on the mobo's support page for her processor (Picasso).
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Grrrr. I am all kinds of pissed right now. I received the replacement RAM for the defective set that I had received for my wife's computer, Patriot Viper Blackout Edition 2x4GB 3200MHz. So when I pulled my RAM out of her rig and put the new set in Windows shat the bed and could not start...
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    windows 10 Blurred and stuck on the login screen (fuzzy blurry)

    This link should walk you through the process. It also has a link to the app you will need.
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    wifi router being hacked

    You would need to format the drive before reinstalling as Windows preserves a lot of files from any previous installation.
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    windows 10 Blurred and stuck on the login screen (fuzzy blurry)

    I don't know if you have the means but it is possible to take the hard drive out of the computer, hook it up to another as an external, and use software to extract the keys.
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    handwritten table convert into excel table

    It is not my specialty but maybe you could use OCR software to convert it to text and then import it into Excel?
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Life, kids, wife... you have no time open at all.
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Yep. I read EVERYTHING.
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    helprecover[at]foxmail[dot]com

    OneCloud is set up and I am ordering a drive to put into a D-Link ShareCenter that I have lying around. I will be setting hers up to back up to the ShareCenter as well as my own as I current backup to a secondary drive in my computer but now see that something like this would wreck me as well.
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    helprecover[at]foxmail[dot]com

    Nope, PC. Reused the PSU but otherwise a completely new build. Ryzen 3200G, AsRock B450M-HDV, 8GB RAM, Sabrent Rocket Q 500GB M.2, ThermalTake V100 case, Corsair 650W PSU.
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    helprecover[at]foxmail[dot]com

    ROFLMAO. No, not the owner, just the chief keystone cop. I broke the news to my wife and she took it rather well. She is hoping she can find a copy of her budget spreadsheet that isn't too far out of date as that is what is her main concern. Today I pulled the old drive and put it away, nuked...
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    helprecover[at]foxmail[dot]com

    Thanks, i2D and Joe. Looks like I will take her old drive and sequester it in a drawer in hope of someone finding a cure someday. The new drive and the flash drive will be wiped and formatted using GParted. She can only stay pissed for so long, right?
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    helprecover[at]foxmail[dot]com

    I will give it a shot. No one is getting a damn thing from me, especially someone who does crap like this. I was in the process of setting her computer up as I replaced it and they hit while I was having lunch. Lesson learned, I guess.
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    helprecover[at]foxmail[dot]com

    My wife's computer was just hit with this. I am currently trying to find how to remove and recover from it but there's just not a lot out there. From what I have gathered it is a form of Phobos. Anyone know anything helpful on this one?
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    Switching to Xfinity from Verizon

    Between those two I would go with the A51, but I prefer a larger screen myself. I have heard the battery life is pretty good on the A51 as well, about par with my Honor 8X.
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    What You've Just Bought!

    Because I couldn't find any out just yet.
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    The Food & Drink Thread

    If red is up then the servers skip your table. You usually only want to do that so you can try to chew through what you already have. We flipped it red when everyone was stuffed... but then flipped it back when they came around with the pineapple and some sweet and spicy chicken. They have you...
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    Random Chit Chat

    If you are on Facebook, Strollin, then join this group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PelletGrillEnthusiasts/ I am part of it but have yet to get a grill.
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    The Food & Drink Thread

    We went to a Brazilian steakhouse today for my birthday. It was the Rodizio Grill - Hamilton place. We took our nephew there for his birthday (his choice) and I most definitely wanted to go back. If you have never been to one of these places, and are a carnivore, then GO. Seriously. The way it...
  86. Trotter

    What You've Just Bought!

    You win!
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    What You've Just Bought!

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S plus cases, screen protectors, etc. I got a bonus from work for having to be "essential" during all this mess. Used part of it to order my mom a Motorola Moto G7 Power, case, screen protectors. I also ordered my wife an upgrade for her computer (that she doesn't know about...
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    Random Chit Chat

    Check out the Xiaomi Redmi 8, Celery. IIRC you are using an MVNO of T-Mobile and the Redmi 8 has bands 2, 4, and 5 so it will work just fine with it. I am looking at it as an option for my mom. That, the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 8. I just ordered the 6GB/128GB version of the Xiaomi Redmi...
  89. Trotter

    Help me with 'port forwarding' please?!

    Check these out and see if they help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tIUts0fyFk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d5HfU39tyM
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    Unable to create New partition for Unallocated Space

    This is basically what I suggested with GParted. Use it to delete all the partitions; this will return the disk to its raw condition. Then use GParted to create a new partition using the NTFS file format. Here's a guide for using it: https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gparted.html
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    Troubleshooting for a friend

    Have you tried one stick of RAM at a time? Two sticks? It may be that the mobo doesn't play nicely with that particular brand or set (been there). Here's the supported RAM list for that board using Pinnacle Ridge CPU: https://www.asrock.com/MB/AMD/B450M%20Steel%20Legend/#MemoryPR
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    Unable to create New partition for Unallocated Space

    No. Download it and either burn it to disk or set it up as a bootable USB on another computer. Boot into it and use it to delete the partitions and then format it as NTFS. Once you do that then you can install Windows. I have used GParted for years and it is great.
  93. Trotter

    Unable to create New partition for Unallocated Space

    I would use GParted to wipe and reformat the drive. https://gparted.org/
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    Random Chit Chat

    They are supposed to be releasing the B550 boards in the next month or so. Paul's Hardware has a good video on them on Youtube.
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    Random Chit Chat

    Laziness. It is called laziness.
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    recommend me a light-weight browser?

    Actually I was on Techist (see the first tab). My view of the site is a little different from members' view as I can see the hidden sections that exist for the staff and such. I figured MajorGeeks was a safe bet and a chance for me to give them a free plug. ;)
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    Random Chit Chat

    Check out the Cooler Master MasterCase H500 (my case) and the Cooler Master MasterBox K500 (used it for a build that I sold, or any of the Thermaltake Commander line (bought one for my nephew). I like the CM cases better TBH.
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    Time for a new build.

    No worries. I try to go with bang for the buck. I am not up to speed on the Intel side TBH as I have never used them in any build. With Nvidia it all depends on what you want to spend... if it were me I would go with a previous generation card (10xx series) because they are now less expensive...
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