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Re: Katie's Latest CPU (Quad Q9550) & Vid Card (ATI Radeon HD 5870)
« Reply #120 on: March 04, 2021, 08:34:25 pm »
 I just saw the posting, a bit late for tonight. but tried calling you anyway, no answer. maybe Sat, if you have a bit of time I could maybe get you to bring your (with help) over to my place, so it can be properly cleaned and upgraded, then get it back to your place hopefully same day. I might have at least a "for now" fan solution also.

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Re: Katie's Latest CPU (Quad Q9550) & Vid Card (ATI Radeon HD 5870)
« Reply #121 on: March 04, 2021, 09:01:10 pm »
I might have at least a "for now" fan solution also.

Please help Dave.  A cool, clean computer is a happy working computer.

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Re: Katie's Latest CPU (Quad Q9550) & Vid Card (ATI Radeon HD 5870)
« Reply #122 on: March 04, 2021, 09:55:36 pm »
 I'll have to see when she gets back to me. I can't help with what I can't access. But ya, I know how important cool temps are.

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Re: Katie's Latest CPU (Quad Q9550) & Vid Card (ATI Radeon HD 5870)
« Reply #123 on: March 05, 2021, 07:00:38 am »
I'll have to see when she gets back to me. I can't help with what I can't access. But ya, I know how important cool temps are.
I fell asleep. Woke up in the middle of the night ... that is what I get from going to bed so early but I was so tired ..

Today I am hoping but since I also missed my family doctor calling me yesterday (cell phone so even though I heard it ring I didn't get to it in time and they are only taking voice mail so not like I could call them back) I might have to deal with that today instead. Trying to get an ECHO scheduled for my heart. And tonight since it is First Friday I will be busy as well. So I am hoping sometime during the afternoon as I can't Sunday neither as I am going to Latin Mass at 2pm (my mom insisted on that one this time so we reserved for the 2  of us a seat). Seems I am always so busy and when not I fall asleep without even intending to. Still, this HAS to get done. I might have to leave the computer at your place over night if I don't have the time... :( This will be hard for me as I live on it but .. has to be done.

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Re: Katie's Latest CPU (Quad Q9550) & Vid Card (ATI Radeon HD 5870)
« Reply #124 on: March 10, 2021, 10:12:33 am »
Thank you OneEyed for upgrading my PC. :)

Can you post what I have now?



Good.  I'm glad to hear that you got all that sorted out.

Oh.  About that 4tb drive.  If you want to keep it as a single partition, don't use "primary partition".  I believe that there is a 3tb limit to that.  Use basic partition instead.

Actually the issue was in the drive format type:

At first he formatted as MBR, which means Windows 10 couldn't recognize the drive as  over 2tb properly. To overcome this, he had to either use GPT or make it two 2tb partitions on the 4tb hard drive. I didn't want it to be partitioned so he looked online and found out he should have chosen GPT but he wasn't familiar with that as it is a thing only since Win 10. It was a learning experience and now he knows for the future for all his PC clients.

https://www.easeus.com/partition-manager-software/4tb-hard-drive-shows-as-2tb.html


https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/disk-management/change-an-mbr-disk-into-a-gpt-disk



« Last Edit: March 10, 2021, 10:16:59 am by KT KλBoƠM »
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Re: Katie's Latest CPU (Quad Q9550) & Vid Card (ATI Radeon HD 5870)
« Reply #125 on: March 11, 2021, 07:49:23 pm »
I have already explained how to get around that 2tb limitation.  You have to partition the drive as a basic partition.

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Re: Katie's Latest CPU (Quad Q9550) & Vid Card (ATI Radeon HD 5870)
« Reply #126 on: March 26, 2021, 02:40:29 pm »
 As to KT's question to what she has now besides the 4tb drive that was put in I also upgrade her ram to 16gb, and her cpu to an I7 2600 at 3.4ghz (replacing the i5 2400 3.1ghz).

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Re: Katie's Latest CPU (Quad Q9550) & Vid Card (ATI Radeon HD 5870)
« Reply #127 on: March 27, 2021, 04:41:37 pm »
Those upgrades should help a ton.

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Re: Katie's Latest CPU (Quad Q9550) & Vid Card (ATI Radeon HD 5870)
« Reply #128 on: April 16, 2021, 09:18:38 am »
As to KT's question to what she has now besides the 4tb drive that was put in I also upgrade her ram to 16gb, and her cpu to an I7 2600 at 3.4ghz (replacing the i5 2400 3.1ghz).

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Re: Katie's Latest CPU (Quad Q9550) & Vid Card (ATI Radeon HD 5870)
« Reply #129 on: April 16, 2021, 08:05:04 pm »
Just need a better GPU.  But finding one these days is easier said then done.  smh.

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Re: Katie's Latest CPU (Quad Q9550) & Vid Card (ATI Radeon HD 5870)
« Reply #130 on: April 24, 2021, 03:36:20 am »
Just need a better GPU.  But finding one these days is easier said then done.  smh.

Especially when we are on lock down again and can only buy food at the moment or medications or other essentials. Other things are taped off in the stores this time around.
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