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do i need to buy a new power , new fan and new graphics card if upgrading a 2017 motherboard, ssd, and cpu to 2019 mobo,ssd,cpu??

hoping to use my existing components here in the machine.

new ones i am looking at


my computer only has 6gb, 3gb usable since win 32.

since i have the motherboard below, does this mean i can have 32gb of RAM!!?? or is there something else that will prevent my from adding more RAM. not sure why i never did, maybe just budget.
should i really but that much or would getting to 9gb be dramatically different?

How can i upgrade the processing power, FOR WORK WHERE I USE MANY DESKTOP APPLICATIONS IN WINDOWS, components in this computer for better performance without spending more than $500?

Intel Core i5-4670K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.4 GHZ 6 MB Cache - BX80646I54670K

 ASUS Z87-PRO LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s US


 NZXT HALE82 HALE82-850-M 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI

) EVGA SuperClocked w/ ACX Cooling 02G-P4-2774-KR Ge

Sound Blaster Z PCIe Gaming Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp and Beam Forming Microphone
We have an AB switch so we can use 1 monitor, 1 keyboard, 1 set of speakers, 1 mouse for two systems each having their own power cord  (W10, Vista). Everything works fine except occasional speaker issues.
The power cord for the speakers plugs into the back of the Vista system. Then the green and pink tied together as a black wires goes to the switch. From there a green goes to the main speaker. I'm not using the pink. From the main speaker a green goes to the second speaker.
I was using to Vista system and listening to a Youtube video and got high volume. Sound was coming from both speakers. I turned that system off and switched from the Vista to W10 system by clicking the AB switch to W10. I opened the same Youtube video and the volume was lower. I put the main speaker and the second speaker to my ear and heard no sound.
I unplugged the secondary speaker and still heard sound. I unplugged the main speaker from the switch and still heard sound. I unplugged the green wire from the back of the Vista system that sends sound to the switch and still heard no sound so the sound heard is coming from inside the Vista system.
Why is no sound getting to the main speaker through the switch?
I have a situation where I need to figure out how to a cool a switch stack that is installed in an outdoor cabinet. There are two Cisco 3850s in a steel cabinet mounted on a post. They have been throwing temperature alarms, so looking for suggestion on what can be done to keep them cool. Past experience has shown they can keep themselves warm enough in the winter, but still need to allow for the dusty environment and keeping out snow/moisture.

There are already holes in the bottom where the network cables and power run in/out, so maybe could leverage those somehow? I'm looking for may some sort of weatherproof venting that we could bolt on.
When I try to enter setup on my Dell Precision Tower T5600 during bootup, I get a message that the keyboard is not recognized.   Then Windows loads normally and the keyboard works.   The keyboard is a Dell wired keyboard plugged into a USB port on the motherboard.   How can I get into setup if the keyboard is not recognized?
Ok, this didn't quite work https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CTFZSXZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
It was not sturdy enough to hold a small screen.

I needed an arm to hold a second screen for presentation purposes. I wanted it to be reasonably small so that I could transport it but now I am thinking that I just want to be able to carry it with the screen already attached so that setup is fast and sturdy.  Screen size is not as important because my second mobile monitor is way smaller than the two 32-inch screens that I have on my desk. However, if it would hold that size, then that might provide even more options.

Assistance in finding a sturdier, but also reasonably compact unit is greatly appreciated.

I am looking to buy Cat 7 faceplate and Jack for SFTP cat 7 cable. Any suggestion for good brand? Also, Does Dintek provide cat 7 connector (Jack)?

New PC with BSOD - many varius bluescreens

Running windows 1903, newest BIOS update

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

      Intel Core i7 @ 3.60GHz
      Kaby Lake 14nm Technology


4095MB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (ASUStek Computer Inc)


16 GB DDR 4

where should i start to test?

Have runned memtest for + 20 hours - no result

As i remember it, you can debug a file? (WINDBG?)
VMware 6.0 dell r720xd 384ggb 2 10 core Xeon 3ghz h710p controller
8x1.2tb sas in 2 volumes raid6 sectionally  split 4.2TB and 2.7TB data stores all drives part of each group.
Esx Dell
No errors on host, hardware.
Scratch isetup to second datastore

VMs 2016 evaluation dism change from eval to standard version.

Host rebooted, errors on boot of VM bootstrap unavailable.
Second datastore errors when creating new VM. With device 9 as the error message.

Found some references to unregistered the VM and recreate one with same name while attaching the old ones drives.

The behavior of the second datastore  reason for pause
I've just bought a new PC, installed everything i needed and when it came to SQL Server Management Studio, i've installed the latest version (v18.2).

But i'm having huge display issues as you can see below.  I thought it was display driver problem even if it's the only application having the problem.   So i've sent to Intel, downloaded the latest VGA driver for the Rog Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) which is my model.   Installed it, rebooted, but the issue is still there for this application.
(i'm using onboard vga display, i don't have my gpu yet)

Management Studio screenStudio About Box
Any idea how i could solve this?  Anyone else experience the same problem?
Hi, I am looking to find specification for amplifier (sound) . I found specifications but I wonder if I can find better brand
below the specification that I found (its what I need but I am looking for better brand like Sennheiser)- I do not know which brand model has near to this specifications
•      600 Watts
•      7 Mics, 2-AUX Inputs
•      Built-in Digital Player – USB/SD Card Reader with Remote
•      Pre-Amplifier & Line Output for connecting a Booster Amplifier and for recording purposes
•      Line input for connecting to an external Audio Mixer.
•      Resetable Circuit breaker for Overload/ Short circuit protection
•      Driver Unit/ Speaker Column selector switch for safer operation of Driver Units.
•      USB/SD/Bluetooth module.

Any suggestion will help? Thanks
I haven't had to burn anything in a LONG time, and recall that's one of the things they missed in Win 10, early on. I just used a Win 7 machine with a 3rd party burning ROM on it.
Today, I tried to burn native in Win 10, Build 1903. Nope. STILL doesn't see the DVD-RW drive once I try and burn an ISO image from the contextual menu.
The Internets suggest many things as it revolves around everything from UAC, to registry edits, to elevated command prompts. I'm on as a local administrator. This should work, as is. Any ideas, or should I just keep an old Win 7 around for such needs. It would be quicker...Thanks.burning rom failure
I would like to purchase a Laptop or Desktop digital pad for online trainers.
Also, please suggest any best software to demonstrate.
I bought a new Intel NUC Hades Canyon.  I have an existing Intel NUC Skull Canyon.  I was hoping I'd be able to take the two (non-RAID) NVMe drives out of the Skull Canyon, and put them in the new Hades Canyon to boot.  I knew the hardware would be a little different and that I may need to re-activate Windows or run into a little trouble.  But, I don't get that far.  When I have two NVMe in the system, they do not show in the BIOS as boot devices.  HOWEVER, if I click to update the BIOS (I was just testing...I don't have a BIOS update file), BOTH drives are accessible through there, and the drive contents show.  Any idea why they are not showing?  Someone told me that it was because both drives are MBR instead of GPT.  That doesn't make sense, though, since I am using the same Windows 10 on the Skull Canyon now, and wouldn't it at least show them with the option to format and use anyway?  Thanks much in advance!
Hi Vmware Experts

we have a situation that we build more than 20 node as VSAN cluster

right now as all of you know that the hardware itself improve  and the prices also getting better

for example  network card or disks itself

anyway our 20 nodes cluster having 10 G interfaces  but now we need faster

but we cannot extend our cluster with nodes has higher network interfaces

so here come an idea to start to build a separate cluster with our new servers  but we will lose the nice feature for VSAN for scale up

so one of my collages ask me if we can build multi VSAN cluster but we let all three VSAN cluster to see each other data store

but not via iscsi or NFS  he asks if Vmware VSAN has a feature that if under one data center you have multi VSAN cluster and all of them can access the multi VSAN data store based on VSAN FS  not  iscsi or NFS

i think this is not logical and not possible but he said Vmware one day should provide such solution

anyone of you have any idea about such question

Hello, I installed windows 10 on a  formatted m.2 ssd fine and then updated windows and drivers, I then got a blue screen of death during the restarting process, so I formatted the ssd again and tried to install again, however now it's on a infinite install loop. I have unplugged the usb and then i get a black screen until it loads into bios boot showing the ssd.

I have tried installing on the second m.2 ssd and the same thing happens.

Any help would be massively appreciated I have been struggling with this for 10 hours and I have gotten nowhere.
New SSD drive freezes computer for 15-60 seconds.  I tried to change SATA from AHCI to IDE and it didn't work.
I have two HP ML350 servers, one is a Gen9 and one is a Gen10, at a client site.  The Gen10 is a brand new server with ESXi 6.7U2 (HP custom image) installed; the Gen9 originally had ESXi 6.0 installed and was upgraded to ESXi 6.7U2 (same HP custom image).  There is no VCenter server involved; these are stand-alone ESXi servers.

I'm trying simply to pass through a USB 3.0 controller and/or an add-in PCIe USB 3.0 controller card, to be used with external USB drives.  The Toggle Passthrough option on both of these servers is greyed out.  I've checked the BIOS options and Virtualization and VT-d are both enabled. No matter what I check on the hardware list, the toggle passthrough option stays stubbornly inactive.

I've done this many times before, and I currently have a Dell PowerEdge T430 at another site with 6.7U2 on it and the passthrough function works fine, so I don't think it has anything to do with VMWare, but I could be wrong...
I have a person with an SSD drive on their computer getting the following error under Maintenance and Security:  Restart to repair drive errors (Important)

How would an SSD drive have errors?
I have a Commodore 64 working with video cable and 1702 monitor. Will the same cable and monitor work with a Vic20?
A client has an Asus ROG GL753V that was somehow bricked during the latest Microsoft upgrade.  When turning the laptop on, it sits at the Asus splash screen and goes no further.  F2 is not effective to enter the bios.  It just sits there at the splash screen.  I've seen another post online from two days ago with the exact issue (Same laptop) after the latest Microsoft update.

I'm at a loss here and have found no useful info to guide me.

Any idea how to fix what the N#RX(&D MS Update did to this poor laptop?

Thanks tons for any guidance..


Dell Latitude 7390 power down when moved/ the entire laptop lost power.
The laptop was connected to a Dell WD15 docking station.
The system passed the hardware diagnostic test.
Dell Command Update was ran and most of the items that needed to be updated were installed, including the BIOS.
What is defective, either the laptop or the docking station?

OS: Windows 10
My laptop which is a about three years old, (Dell, I5, 4GB RAM, 300GB, 87GB free) is behaving strangely when I type.  The cursor jumps to ANYWHERE on the document causing untold errors in the text if I am not careful. Runs Windows 7 Pro.


Is it more LIKELY a Hardware or a Software issue?  The Event Viewer shows "hundreds" of errors emanating from the Event Control Manager.


I'm looking for an old IT article about using the ECSPhone modem as a "poor man's" paging modem.
My 2400 baud BOCA paging modem has finally bitten the dust.  I read the article years ago but can't seem to locate it now.  My specific issue is that I'm unable to get the modem to return to a ready state after sending the page.  It's async and it's supposed to vary on the line, send the page, and then vary off the line and return to a ready state without setting the modem to autoanswer.  It's running on a dual-purpose line, my transmit line is also used for incoming faxes, hence this modem must not answer incoming faxes.

I'm the sysops for a V5R2 running on an AS400 720.

If someone can give me the link to that article it would be much appreciated.







Hardware includes cell phones and other digital living devices, tablets, computers, servers, peripherals and components, printers and scanners, gaming consoles, networking hardware such as routers, hubs, switches and modems, storage devices and security equipment such as firewalls and other appliances.