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Tech enthusiast. Aspiring systems/network admin. Trying my best to help the SE community whilst expanding my knowledge in the process.


Dec
23
comment How can I install Google Chrome on my Windows XP computer?
You'll need Service Pack 3 installed if you don't have it already. Also, see this question: Chrome does not install on windows xp sp3
Oct
25
comment Can I use an LGA 1156/1155 heatsink on an LGA 1150 motherboard?
What's the heatsink in question here?
Oct
23
comment Lenovo ThinkServer TS130 1105 - does 32/64 depend on RAM configuration?
Unless the machine has specific requirements, RAM configuration shouldn't dictate what the system should run in, be it 32-bit or 64-bit. You should be able to populate the remaining banks (obviously making sure they're compatible) and run both versions of Windows just fine.
Oct
23
comment Lightest way to run Google Hangouts Chrome app on Mac
@jadengore Have you tried the Chromium nightly builds? Free Open Source Software Mac User Group offers direct downloads and directions on how to use them. freesmug.org/chromium
Oct
23
comment periodically unable to play media
Have you tried using VLC? Does this happen with just one particular file? Use MediaInfo to get some info. Just edit your question together with the details. Also, it might be worth including your system's spec's, especially the GPU.
Oct
21
comment Asus PCE-N53 11n N600 PCI-E Adapter on 3.x kernel
What have you tried so far?
Oct
19
comment Weird CPU behaviour
You forgot to supply the CPU's make and model. Regardless, echoing @techie007's linked post, it's a feature. If it's an Intel, it's called SpeedStep; if it's an AMD, it's called Cool'n'Quiet.
Oct
19
comment Virtualizing Windows with VT-d to play within it
You're not going to have a good time playing 3D games inside a virtual machine as there will be a ton of overhead involved. You're limited to the capabilities of the virtualization software itself.
Oct
19
comment Where are these S3 requests coming from?
Sorry, I wasn't aware that you need rep to do that!
Oct
19
comment Where are these S3 requests coming from?
Welcome to SuperUser! It's better to convert your edit to an answer, rather than marking it as Solved in the title :-)
Oct
18
comment How do I make it so that when my laptop is not connected to the docking station, that only a single monitor is recognized?
You'll need to supply the make & model of your laptop, as well as the operating system.
Oct
14
comment My laptop fails to POST or boot consistently
I'd try going back to the old WiFi chip just to test it out and see if the same problem occurs. I have this weird feeling that this sounds like something is plugged in loosely, so I'd also check the connections, particularly with your storage disk.
Oct
12
comment Extra free space when moving a hard drive to an external enclosure
It's been a while since I've used SyncToy so pardon my ignorance, but could it be that it automatically ignored any duplicates, thus the sudden free space?
Oct
10
comment Graphics card(?) causing crashes
Interesting. Is your processor at least a Sandy Bridge? If so, try using its iGPU for video and disconnect your main GPU and see if you're still experiencing the same issues.
Oct
8
comment Displayport to HDMI no audio
You'll most likely need to change the audio settings in the AMD Catalyst program.
Oct
8
comment Super user on Windows
Are you talking about the Administrator account? If so, you don't need software for that. You also need to specify what version of Windows you're using.
Oct
8
comment How do I use an old windows hard-drive like a backup drive? (Now with pictures!)
You might need to install additional drivers for your motherboard. I'd also check the BIOS to see if its being detected there. If not, chances are you might have plugged it incorrectly.
Oct
3
comment PC Connected to A/V Receiver via HDMI - Issues When Switching Sources on Receiver
@NaOH From a quick Google search, I saw people having success using older versions. It's probably worth a try.
Oct
3
comment Bluescreen error when trying to download anything using either of the torrent client
You'll need to change how Windows handle critical system failures. Right-click My Computer > Properties > Advanced > Startup and Recovery settings. Un-tick Automatically restart.
Oct
3
comment PC Connected to A/V Receiver via HDMI - Issues When Switching Sources on Receiver
Have you tried playing around with different driver versions for your video card?