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  1. personally i'd base a new build on either the new amd ryzen cpu's or intel i7 cpu's, budget allowing.


    usually the more cores a cpu has the better, along with more ram as nigsy pointed out. i'd skip 12GB though and go either 8,16,32GB just because you can run in dual or quad(if supported.) channel where as with an odd number of sticks(3x4GB) to make 12GB you'd only be running single channel.




    seems we made a post at the same time so didn't see your reply before i posted mine lse123.


    running 4k and 2k monitors will need a powerful gpu, so that will eat up a lot of your budget but i'm sure nigsy can suggest parts that will give you a descent pc for around the $1000 mark.


    even though you already have a 1TB ssd, i'd still suggest putting in a smaller ssd for the os if it can be squeezed it into the budget, while keeping the 1TB ssd for data.


    if you want to try and compile your own build then a good site for test building a pc and seeing if the parts are compatible is this one. :- https://pcpartpicker.com/


    personally i think this build they put together would suit you just fine if you can afford it. :- https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/yDFfrH/great-amd-gaming-build



  2. i don't think it was an artificial restriction nigsy, i think it had more to do with the fact x86/32bit cpu's couldn't physically address more ram without a work around which was pae. seeing how 64bit cpu's have been around for decades now it's really nothing we run across any more.


    microsoft did put artificial ram limits on their software though just so people thought they were getting more bang for their buck by buying the more expensive versions in my opinion. not sure if they still do with windows 10.



  3. pae has nothing to do with linux or windows per se.


    pae is all about any 32bit os being able to use more than 4GB of ram in the system.


    so really is nothing to worry or think about when installing an os unless you're installing a 32bit os with a system that has more than 4GB of ram installed which of course yours doesn't seeing how it only has 1GB, so both the pae and non pae versions of any os you install will work just fine, they would both work just fine on a system with more than 4GB of ram too it's just the pae version would be able to see and use all the ram whereas the non pae version wouldn't.


    more info on what exactly pae is :- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_Address_Extension


    as to the psu it will work on both 110v and 240v mains supply, depending on the psu it will either automatically detect what the mains voltage is and auto switch to using that or it will have a switch on it that needs to be manually set for the correct mains supply voltage.

    if there is a switch on it and it's set to 110v and you connect it to a 240v supply then it will blow up and need repairing or replacing.




    I get perfect sound on the tv from the pc, but no picture. just screen saver image.

    so in fact you do get a picture on the tv, just it's a desktop background/screen saver and not what you want to see which is the desktop with taskbar. correct?


    is the tv the only display connected to the pc or is there a second/monitor also connected?


    to me it sounds like the problem is you have 2 displays connected and the tv is not the main display or a mirror of the main display and is just an extended desktop, which means if you move the mouse off the side of the main display (either left or right side depending on display settings.) it will move onto the tv display.


    so if you want to mirror or make the tv the main display then you will need to go into your display settings and make the correct changes needed for how you want things.


    do you use ati/nvidia software to manage your display settings or just the windows os to manage the settings?


    don't know what os you have but if you use windows to manage your display then this link should help :- https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/976064/guided-help-dual-monitor-setup-is-easy-in-windows-7


    using ati/amd software this link should help :- http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/MultimonitorFAQ.aspx


    using nvidia software then this link should help :- http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3148/~/how-to-set-up-multiple-monitors



  5. have you got a link to the bios you're downloading.


    according to a quick search the latest bios is version 2501 and when i click to download it, it is most definitely a .zip file.


    info from here :- https://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/M5A99FX_PRO_R20/HelpDesk_Download/

    direct download link of bios 2501 :- http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM3+/M5A99FX_PRO_R20/M5A99FX-PRO-R20-ASUS-2501.zip

    instructions on doing a bios update here :- https://www.asus.com/uk/support/FAQ/1012815/


    so to recap.

    1st download the .zip file.

    2nd format flash drive to fat32

    3rd extract .zip file and copy to the flash drive

    4th turn off pc and make sure to insert flash drive

    5th start pc and enter bios and use it's bios update program to update the bios with the new bios on the flash drive


    and that's it done.


    can i ask is there a reason why you need a new bios? maybe for a cpu upgrade or something? if there's not then i usually recommend people not doing a bios update because if something goes wrong you can end up with a motherboard that won't boot.



  6. i think drinking plenty of water and making sure you're fully hydrated helps, also just wondering if wearing tight socks during the day, the things they give you on long aeroplane journeys and when you're in hospital to wear might help too.


    think they are called compression stockings.



  7. glad to see you home and well again caintry, do they know why you keep getting clots in that leg and is there anything they can do to fix it, what is it the 3rd time you've had a clot in that leg? i know you're on blood thinners and stuff but is there an underlying cause that you or they can do something about to stop the chance of a 4th clot? besides chopping off the leg. :laughing:



  8. :clap:


    just don't stay up to late on the pc and make sure all your school work is done first. ;)



    But parental controls would not shut off the ethernet port. Why does the ethernet port light go out? Even if I block a computer on my router (by the way. I can do it by name, IP address, or Mac address) the ethernet port still shows a green light at the computer and the router registers that it has a connection to said computer.

    not sure tomk, all routers seem to have different settings and ways of working, personally i always set mine to only allow certain mac addresses, i find it easier than trying to block mac's or ip's, must admit can't remember seeing a way to block by computer names on routers i've used though, it's probably there just i've never noticed it.



  9. thought routers blocked pc's by mac address not pc/user names, at least that's always been how i've controlled pc internet access.


    personally i think the parents have blocked it in the router settings, a quick test would be to simply reset the router which would clear any such settings but of course the parents might not be happy and of course there's nothing stopping the parents setting it back up again if that was the cause.


    of course another test would be to change the pc's mac address. :- http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/how-to-change-mac-address/



  10. with that software did you follow or even see the instructions from this page? :- https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/ht501876


    seems straight forward to me, but then again i don't have a lenovo tablet i can run tests on to better guide you.


    maybe it'll be worth contacting lenovo for help, because like you said there is nothing wrong with the hardware of the tablet and all you need to do is install the os rom again to get it working like it was.



  11. thinking more about it and doing a search i found lenovo's smart assist software so you may be lucky and be able to fix it yourself using that.


    download it from here :- https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/ht117028


    don't know the full instructions on how it works, but i'd think you'd install the software to your pc, connect the tab to it and run the program and follow any onscreen instructions.





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