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Software Engineer for Liverpool FC. Gamer, vegetarian, atheist, humanist.


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comment Zotac motherboard beeps four (4) times, medium-length, on startup
Did you try pushing hard on the RAM? How many beeps? The manual has list of beeps and meanings
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accepted Windows 7 “Rental” copies?
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comment Windows 7 “Rental” copies?
You an buy OEM Win 7 at very reasonable prices.. plus I assumed this was a payment structure that I'd not heard of before. You can get Win 7 Pro copies for ~£50 FYI, but seeing the unusual "rental" bit and lower price made me curious. Thanks.
Jan
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comment Windows 7 “Rental” copies?
I was thinking £28 to buy the OS, then you have to pay X amount a month to keep it activated. After that time the windows validation would fail for the given product key (same as when you use a product key twice). Technically, it is feasible. I decided to just get a copy I knew was legit for £20 more. None of the sites selling it say "this is not windows" they just list the benefits of windows, quite misleading, to me anyway.
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answered Zotac motherboard beeps four (4) times, medium-length, on startup
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asked Zotac motherboard beeps four (4) times, medium-length, on startup
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asked Windows 7 “Rental” copies?
Dec
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comment Vostro 3700 and Geforce 330M drivers (post-300 version)
Please read the question more carefully. I've tried that already (several times) :)
Dec
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comment Vostro 3700 and Geforce 330M drivers (post-300 version)
Haha! Probably my best bet
Dec
19
comment Vostro 3700 and Geforce 330M drivers (post-300 version)
That's correct, I've been continually updating my drivers using that method up until the point where something changed. The last known stable are 296. If my drivers remain stuck in time.. that's not ideal for me, already they are too old for some games :( My chip is listed as supported, it's the hybrid bits that are (likely) causing the issue.
Dec
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revised Vostro 3700 and Geforce 330M drivers (post-300 version)
udpate
Dec
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comment Vostro 3700 and Geforce 330M drivers (post-300 version)
That's right. Slightly older versions of nvidia drivers can be modified to work, but that method no longer works (or there's a new requirement on top). My original drivers were from another site, so it's possible they were Verde driver, which I've also tried (I'll amend the question)
Dec
19
comment Vostro 3700 and Geforce 330M drivers (post-300 version)
Which specs are you looking at? Mine's definitely 4-bit dell.com/us/business/p/vostro-3700/pd
Dec
18
comment Vostro 3700 and Geforce 330M drivers (post-300 version)
Sorry, doesn't seem to work, it claims the drivers install, but both adapters show up as erroring drivers. Tried with Both altered versions of 304.79 and 310.70. These are 64-bit drivers, perhaps they're different again.
Dec
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comment Vostro 3700 and Geforce 330M drivers (post-300 version)
Thanks, I'll give the "update drivers" method a go (I've already modified the inf files to contain my hardware IDs), but I fear this is sub-296 release drivers as they changed the formatting of the inf files from NVIDIA_DEV.0A29.01 to NVIDIA_DEV.0A29.044F. Will update you in about 24h.