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by Mr T
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is my Router or ISP cable modem failing?
Replies: 3
Views: 3143

Re: Is my Router or ISP cable modem failing?

Do you use a VPN?
by Mr T
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gmail & Outlook 2016 Not Getting Along
Replies: 1
Views: 1385

Re: Gmail & Outlook 2016 Not Getting Along

It will stem from Googles GMAIL changing security protocols. It doesn't work on my outlook, which I now rarely use (got free Office from work) as Google has implemented 2 step authentication, i.e. log in with password, then authenticate through your Android device (phone or tablet). Most companies a...
by Mr T
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: The Hundred Year War
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 5
Views: 13066

Re: President Trump

And... It's Goodbye Mr Trump.. In essence, in your 4 years on a world scale, nothing has changed!
by Mr T
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: small computers
Replies: 1
Views: 1885

Re: small computers

Main thing is graphic capabilities. The newer Ryzen based ones are a lot better, but like most small PC's the graphics is the bottleneck. If you are a content creator or gamer, a normal PC is the way (more power, better graphics to run everything). Mini PC's are good for web surfing, watching conten...
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: 7075

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: 8930

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: 8930

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: 21552

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: 8104

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: 21552

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...