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by unfaithfulsfan
Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Spontaneous Crashes/Lockups
Replies: 9
Views: 4767

Re: Spontaneous Crashes/Lockups

Oops. :oops: Couldn't sleep last night so I ordered the Zotac card around 3:30 am. Tried to cancel the order but, damn, Amazon's fast! Guess I'll try out that card & see how it does. I'm not a gamer so I'm hoping it will work out for what I need. If not, I'll return it and go with the EVGA. In t...
by unfaithfulsfan
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Spontaneous Crashes/Lockups
Replies: 9
Views: 4767

Re: Spontaneous Crashes/Lockups

This is what I'm looking at on Amazon. I'll compare to Newegg but $99 doesn't seem too bad. I just found it a minute ago and now I have to put my mother-in-law in bed so I'll research it more in a little while. If memory serves, the GTX designation is a step up from the GT, as is the 750 but I can't...
by unfaithfulsfan
Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Spontaneous Crashes/Lockups
Replies: 9
Views: 4767

Re: Spontaneous Crashes/Lockups

OK. Looks like I have the later version although I was unable to find a specific field that shows number of cores. Prior to running GPU-Z, I ran DDU then installed only the nVidia display driver (v 362.00). Less than 10 minutes later, as I was reading your response, I experienced another crash. This...
by unfaithfulsfan
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Spontaneous Crashes/Lockups
Replies: 9
Views: 4767

Re: Spontaneous Crashes/Lockups

Well, crap! Everything was looking good after removing the old driver and installing the new one. No crashes, everything seemed fine. Then this morning, my wife was checking her email and, boom, same thing except, again, the system recovered. She said afterwards a message popped up in the lower righ...
by unfaithfulsfan
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Spontaneous Crashes/Lockups
Replies: 9
Views: 4767

Re: Spontaneous Crashes/Lockups

Thanks for the heads up on the new drivers! Yesterday was the first time since this all started that the system recovered from the crash & I actually received a message. It stated that the nVidia driver (I'm doing this from memory so I might get it wrong) v 361.91 crashed but successfully recove...
by unfaithfulsfan
Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Spontaneous Crashes/Lockups
Replies: 9
Views: 4767

Spontaneous Crashes/Lockups

Hi, all. Recently had to replace my monitor and went with a ViewSonic VA2855SMH 28" and, while I was at it, replaced my graphics card with an EVGA GeForce GT 730, 1 GB DDR5. At first, everything was lovely. I could work on whatever I was working on without having to squint at the screen, videos...
by unfaithfulsfan
Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: WiFi Router recommendation please
Replies: 5
Views: 4234

Re: WiFi Router recommendation please

Thanks, both of you! I know at my house, I just added a $20 router in my living room configured as a range extender for my wireless. There was a wireless dead spot that encompassed the one area where my wife and I both sit to work on our laptops. The main weather concern is during winter. We're on t...
by unfaithfulsfan
Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: WiFi Router recommendation please
Replies: 5
Views: 4234

WiFi Router recommendation please

This is kind of a special application. That's why I'm asking you guys. I need to install a router in our Public Works garage so the guys can use their tablets for weather info when the supervisor's office is locked. (That's where the DPW's PC is) The garage is a metal building, roughly between 12,00...
by unfaithfulsfan
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: USB sound card(?)
Replies: 2
Views: 3808

Re: USB sound card(?)

Thanks. Since I moved the AP 2496 to a different slot it seems to be OK. So far. IDK, I'm still getting feedback from the sub. Maybe my Klipsch ProMedia is starting to die after nearly 20 years. Not a bad service life! Maybe I can find a good 4.1 amp on eBay. Looking at prices of comparable speakers...
by unfaithfulsfan
Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: USB sound card(?)
Replies: 2
Views: 3808

USB sound card(?)

The last few days have left me feeling both old and behind the times. I think my M Audio Delta Audiophile 24/96 sound card is starting to die a drawn out death so I started looking into a possible replacement. Was I shocked to discover that sound "cards" have moved outdoors! I bought the A...
by unfaithfulsfan
Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: A little help with broadband Internet service providers
Replies: 10
Views: 5682

Re: A little help with broadband Internet service providers

Thanks DL! I started a response yesterday and got sidetracked. Sat in on a quorum meeting of the board yesterday morning. After all was said and done, they decided against this deal. The broadband aspect was only part of the equation and I also had been researching the company itself. I was able to ...
by unfaithfulsfan
Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: A little help with broadband Internet service providers
Replies: 10
Views: 5682

Re: A little help with broadband Internet service providers

Thanks, Tech! By the powers of sheer guesswork, based on amounts I know to be accurate and wildly guessing the amounts I don't, switching everything to "Blue," which I just learned is an acronym for "Buffalo Lake Erie" Wireless, will save the Village at least $5K annually vs what...
by unfaithfulsfan
Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: A little help with broadband Internet service providers
Replies: 10
Views: 5682

Re: A little help with broadband Internet service providers

OK, cool, and thanks again!! Honestly, I don't see how their 10 Mb service could be any worse than TWC's "business class" but, with the Mayor & the Board of Trustees looking to base their decision solely on my recommendation, I can't very well say that at the Board Meeting! And, it wou...
by unfaithfulsfan
Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: A little help with broadband Internet service providers
Replies: 10
Views: 5682

Re: A little help with broadband Internet service providers

Thanks! Don't know if you were being facetious about the mobile data terminals but, in case you weren't—Sloan is less than one square mile in size and has an all volunteer fire department. The police department was dismantled in the late 70s/early 80s and law enforcement has been handled by the Town...
by unfaithfulsfan
Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: A little help with broadband Internet service providers
Replies: 10
Views: 5682

A little help with broadband Internet service providers

As y'all probably know, I support the municipal government of our community with both its web site and its computers. Honestly, there's not a lot involved in providing such support. However, this is out of my league a bit. As it turns out, the Village of Sloan owns the land on which sits a cell towe...
by unfaithfulsfan
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Dual Layer DVD±R
Replies: 4
Views: 4538

Re: Dual Layer DVD±R

Thanks! I have a Sony Blu-ray player that I bought roughly when I bought our Sony 40" TV which I think was 2010-11. Hard to believe it's been that long already. As I recall it wouldn't play +R. But I'll have to double check now. It's been so long that I honestly can't remember. I might well be ...
by unfaithfulsfan
Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Dual Layer DVD±R
Replies: 4
Views: 4538

Dual Layer DVD±R

OK, once again I voluntarily ask the stupid question about something..... I've never used dual layer DVDs for anything. I'm looking at them primarily for backing up my rather large movie/music collection lest I lose it all to a dead drive. Additionally, some of my movies, like "Blade Runner&quo...
by unfaithfulsfan
Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Single wire WLAN module?
Replies: 7
Views: 3199

Re: Single wire WLAN module?

Yikes! It's a wonder they don't interfere with each other.
by unfaithfulsfan
Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Single wire WLAN module?
Replies: 7
Views: 3199

Re: Single wire WLAN module?

Thanks! Just goes to show you learn something new every day. Honestly I'd never given any thought to the antenna(s) or that there might be more than one. :oops: Probably because I've never had an issue with connectivity related to the signal itself. Just what happens with it when the receiving compu...

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