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by Mr T
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Samsung Galaxy S9 Slow wi fi speed
Replies: 2
Views: 5615

Re: Samsung Galaxy S9 Slow wi fi speed

Because its a Samsung phone. Kids have Samsung phones and when they came in from school/college/work, the internet speed died or dropped and I had to reset the router. I ended up setting a static IP assigned to the MAC of the phones (2.5Ghz and 5Ghz) which sorted it out. Turn off the 5Ghz wifi (on t...
by Mr T
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: New Build i9-9900K with Asus Prime Z390-A, seek comments
Replies: 4
Views: 7231

Re: New Build i9-9900K with Asus Prime Z390-A, seek comments

Yes, I would go with AMD, a) Cheaper, b)Quicker and c) lower power consumption. Intel at the moment are way behind the Ryzen platform. I just built for my own giggles the cheapest Ryzen platform I could get, £170 with a 256Gb M2 SSD. Windows 10 boot to desktop from cold (using windows 10 to go) in l...
by Mr T
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: New Build i9-9900K with Asus Prime Z390-A, seek comments
Replies: 4
Views: 7231

Re: New Build i9-9900K with Asus Prime Z390-A, seek comments

Forum is close to dead these days...

Build idea looks ok, but have you compared an AMD Ryzen setup against the Intel?

And I would drop windows7, it is just old and buggy.
by Mr T
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Laptop crashed, tried reboot, wont start. [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 17726

Re: Laptop crashed, tried reboot, wont start.

It should work out of the 'box' as it is an Atheros chipset and they are generally supported (Broadcom is a different matter). If you can use the latest distro, it will have updated firmware. The only let down on old laptops is the screen resolution (I have some limited to 1024 x 768, works, but loo...
by Mr T
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to change sector (or cluster) size from 4096 to 512
Replies: 2
Views: 6605

Re: How to change sector (or cluster) size from 4096 to 512

Can you clone the hard drive to another to keep any data safe? You usually cannot change a cluster size without formatting or at the least corrupting data. Try GParted, it is a small free live linux operating system that you can run gparted on, it may (I stress may) be able to repair the drive with ...
by Mr T
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Laptop crashed, tried reboot, wont start. [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 17726

Re: Laptop crashed, tried reboot, wont start.

Intel Ark Celeron M575 says Intel 64 and instruction set 64bit, so it must be 64bit. Most distro's have gone 64bit to cover security within browsers and other updates. There was a lot of fuss when Ubuntu was going to drop 32bit binaries which meant Steam wouldn't work (requires 32bit binaries for o...
by Mr T
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Laptop crashed, tried reboot, wont start. [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 17726

Re: Laptop crashed, tried reboot, wont start.

Your CPU is 64bit so you will be able to run an up to date distro. I would get cheap SSD and upgrade the RAM (if you haven't already done so) to 4Gb (2 x 2GB DDR2-667 or DDR2-800 SODIMM) cost about $13 which will improve speed. Distro wise for the windows look and feel, ZorinOS is good another is q4...
by Mr T
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Laptop crashed, tried reboot, wont start. [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 17726

Re: Laptop crashed, tried reboot, wont start.

Replacing hard drive is pretty easy on laptops. Cheap SSD (Kingston, SANDISK) 120Gb are about $20. Ubuntu = free and you can run whatever browser you want on it apart from Edge or Safari. Can also run KODI and VLC to play videos, but install Ubuntu_restricted_extras (codecs to play DVD). Dust usuall...
by Mr T
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Laptop crashed, tried reboot, wont start. [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 17726

Re: Laptop crashed, tried reboot, wont start.

CPU overheating due to thermal compound drying out completely, or most likely fan and heat sink gummed up with dust. I would ditch Vista completely, get rid of the hard drive if it is SATA and replace it with an SSD, then install a free operating system like Ubuntu or Debian to keep it up to date.
by Mr T
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Formatting SSD
Replies: 4
Views: 8608

Re: Formatting SSD

NTFS - Windows 10 will try and avoid formatting in Fat32, it would rather use exFat - to do with GPT (for drives over 2Tb). I had to use RUFUS to create bootable FAT32 drives and Easus to make Fat32 hard drives (for removal).