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Forum: Mainboard & CPU 11-01-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By Airwaves
Select Boot Device on Startup

Some strange things have been happening with my PC of late and I wondered if any of you have some solutions I can try: -

About two weeks ago I turned my PC on and was greeted with "Select boot...
Forum: Platforms - Other 28-12-18, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,148
Posted By Airwaves
Managed to get it going after checking the...

Managed to get it going after checking the settings. Can you use a wired Xbox controller? I've plugged it in via USB into the TV but it's not working.
Forum: Platforms - Other 28-12-18, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,148
Posted By Airwaves
SteamLink via Samsung TV

Just bought a new TV and having some issues with this. The guide online says you just need to select 'New Computer' and it should search your network for a PC running Steam. Instead, nothing comes up...
Forum: Screens and Displays 02-02-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,962
Posted By Airwaves
Itís certainly between these two. The Acer line...

Itís certainly between these two. The Acer line Iím not a fan of design wise, something to do with the larger bezels and Predator branding.

The dilemma between GSync and no GSync to save a bit...
Forum: Screens and Displays 01-02-18, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,962
Posted By Airwaves
Iíve just seen the Samsung CF791 but I think it...

Iíve just seen the Samsung CF791 but I think it uses pretty much the same panel as the MX348Q. The colour representation might be slightly better with the Quantum Dot though?

To clear things up I...
Forum: Screens and Displays 31-01-18, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,962
Posted By Airwaves
If you donít recommend those two, do you have any...

If you donít recommend those two, do you have any other recommendations for me? I was going to take the plunge with an ultrawide but Iím open to other monitor ideas.
Forum: Screens and Displays 30-01-18, 09:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,962
Posted By Airwaves
Deciding between PG348Q or MX348Q

I just need a bit of help deciding between these two monitors. I had my heart set on the former first as Iím getting an Nvidia card, but the temptation of saving some money on the latter and...
Forum: Platforms - Other 08-02-17, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,588
Posted By Airwaves
All done and dusted now. Having said that, I got...

All done and dusted now. Having said that, I got my cash, went to the bank to deposit it using one of those machines, and the money jammed the machine and they needed to put it out of action for the...
Forum: Platforms - Other 08-02-17, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,588
Posted By Airwaves
Thanks for the assistance guys, Windows has...

Thanks for the assistance guys, Windows has successfully installed. I wasn't asked for a serial key during the installation process so I assume everything's fine on that score?

I didn't add my...
Forum: Platforms - Other 07-02-17, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,588
Posted By Airwaves
Right after a few BIOS changes its booting from...

Right after a few BIOS changes its booting from USB. When the list of partitions displays, it lists around four different options but two are to small. The sizeable ones are marked "DATA" and "OS"....
Forum: Platforms - Other 07-02-17, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,588
Posted By Airwaves
Yeah I've got the download file and put it onto a...

Yeah I've got the download file and put it onto a USB, problem is I can't get it to boot from it. It gives me just Windows Boot Manager which just tries to load the unfinished configuration and...
Forum: Platforms - Other 06-02-17, 11:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,588
Posted By Airwaves
This is far more promblematic than I first...

This is far more promblematic than I first imagined - How do I boot from USB? The boot menu and option only gives me the choice of Windows Boot Manager. I can add others but what's the path I need to...
Forum: Platforms - Other 06-02-17, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,588
Posted By Airwaves
As I have a Windows 10 USB stick I used for my...

As I have a Windows 10 USB stick I used for my desktop PC, can I use this or do I have to download a new version ISO from the website still?

Will the laptop key still initialise from that?
Forum: Platforms - Other 06-02-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,588
Posted By Airwaves
Asus Laptop X553 Recovery

I'm trying to take this laptop back to its factory setting in order to sell it but I'm having a few problems, mainly down to an oversight but hopefully it's retrievable.

According to the manual...
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 16-12-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,967
Posted By Airwaves
Alright, let me explain what I'm trying to do...

Alright, let me explain what I'm trying to do with what I have. There might be another way of doing it. I've build a budget AMD rig for my bedroom. I like my setups to have case fans with lights so...
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 15-12-16, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,967
Posted By Airwaves
That's great, thanks! There's a lot of NZXT in...

That's great, thanks! There's a lot of NZXT in the rig already so this is a perfect match ;)
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 15-12-16, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,967
Posted By Airwaves
USB Header Adapter

Is there such a thing as an adapter that plugs into a USB header on a motherboard enabling you to connect two devices from one header?

It's a small rig but I want to connect my Corsair h80i, and...
Forum: Graphics Cards 27-03-15, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,141
Posted By Airwaves
Well saying I have hit a few stumbling blocks...

Well saying I have hit a few stumbling blocks would be an understatement. The PC is fine although it was shipped with Windows XP which I removed as soon as I opened it in preparation for a fresh...
Forum: Graphics Cards 20-03-15, 01:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,141
Posted By Airwaves
I found one of these online for £14 and went for...

I found one of these online for £14 and went for it!

Thanks for all the help. ;)
Forum: Graphics Cards 19-03-15, 12:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,141
Posted By Airwaves
I'm thinking perhaps a GeForce 6600GT 128MB? I...

I'm thinking perhaps a GeForce 6600GT 128MB? I like the sound of a Voodoo but I've been looking around various sites and they are pretty hard to come by at a decent price and in PCI.
Forum: Graphics Cards 18-03-15, 11:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,141
Posted By Airwaves
Would that card also work happily with Windows 98...

Would that card also work happily with Windows 98 and games from that era? I've bought the PC, just need to get the card now and that's it! :D
Forum: Graphics Cards 18-03-15, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,141
Posted By Airwaves
Thanks for the replies! From the eBay...

Thanks for the replies!

From the eBay listing these specs are the only one's given: -

Intel Pentium 4 3.20GHz
2GB RAM
80GB HDD
DVD Rewriter Drive

It don't have details of what model the...
Forum: Graphics Cards 18-03-15, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,141
Posted By Airwaves
Ideal graphics card for a retro PC?

I've decided to buy myself a retro gaming PC on eBay mainly for my old Windows 9X games of which I have many but my question is what graphics card would I need to go for.

Is going for a new low...
Forum: Graphics Cards 19-09-14, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By Airwaves
Something else must be wrong because even when I...

Something else must be wrong because even when I enter Windows it's not recognising the second card. Are you meant to get an alert if the second card has been recognised to then enable SLI?
Forum: Graphics Cards 19-09-14, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By Airwaves
780ti SLI problem

I have just bought another 780ti to go in SLI with my current one. When I first installed it everything was fine but I realised I hadn't enabled my case lights and the cabling was a bit messy so I...
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