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 Post subject: Re: Video card crashing
PostPosted: July 7th, 2020, 3:40 pm 
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DaveR wrote:
I'm still running Windows 7 and plan on keeping it that way. I don't update drivers unless there's a reason to suspect that a driver is in fact causing a problem. If it ain't broke, don't break it. As far as the crashing issue I suspect it's the porn web sites video streams that are causing the problem, not the graphics card. Are you watching in a browser when you have the problem?

If you decide to upgrade to Windows 10 anyway, you can still do it for free, at least you could a few months ago:

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-download-windows-10-for-free-now-that-windows-7-is-dead/

I really-really-really wanted to stay with 7; however, my clients are all using 10 and I was having compatibility issues that could not be '"dialed out."
And talk about a memory hog!! YIKES! I had to go from 16-g to 32-g before things calmed down.

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 Post subject: Re: Video card crashing
PostPosted: July 7th, 2020, 4:27 pm 
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What comes with Ubuntu is -

Libreofffice (Office Suite)
Firefox (Internet Browser)
Thunderbird (Email Client)

You can also install (free) -

Google Chrome
Zoom
Skype

I have also found that Ubuntu (linux) is a much less likely target for hackers.

Tell me what sort of programs you use and I will tell you (if I can) what linux equivalents are.

For htpc/audio I use Kodi. Others in the group can tell you what they use.


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 Post subject: Re: Video card crashing
PostPosted: July 7th, 2020, 8:31 pm 
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What about Realplayer programs?


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 Post subject: Re: Video card crashing
PostPosted: July 7th, 2020, 8:46 pm 
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See link -

https://tecadmin.net/how-to-install-rea ... -on-linux/


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 Post subject: Re: Video card crashing
PostPosted: July 7th, 2020, 9:14 pm 
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DaveR wrote:
I'm still running Windows 7 and plan on keeping it that way. I don't update drivers unless there's a reason to suspect that a driver is in fact causing a problem. If it ain't broke, don't break it. As far as the crashing issue I suspect it's the porn web sites video streams that are causing the problem, not the graphics card. Are you watching in a browser when you have the problem?

If you decide to upgrade to Windows 10 anyway, you can still do it for free, at least you could a few months ago:

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-download-windows-10-for-free-now-that-windows-7-is-dead/


Until this week both my work and personal laptops were Win7. Absolutely no compatibility issues what-so-ever. Just got a work laptop with win10

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 Post subject: Re: Video card crashing
PostPosted: August 12th, 2020, 4:12 pm 
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Update: the other desktop/video card crashes as well. The common factor is when the case is placed in the desk tower slot. I never had issues before but apparently it does not have enough ventilation in the back. I was thinking about a new desk. Is there one with two tower slots/shelves?


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 Post subject: Re: Video card crashing
PostPosted: August 12th, 2020, 4:39 pm 
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Master Cooler makes good cases especially with regard to ventilation. Just go to amazon and search "mastercooler cases." The one I like is -
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FFJ0H3Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Note the hot swapable hard drive slots.


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 Post subject: Re: Video card crashing
PostPosted: August 12th, 2020, 5:47 pm 
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The desk is a wooden desk with an enclosed tower slot. There is an internal cutout for cables so it doesn't matter what case I use.


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 Post subject: Re: Video card crashing
PostPosted: August 12th, 2020, 7:37 pm 
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Then either don't have the case in the desk or start cutting holes in the desk to line up with the vents on the case.


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 Post subject: Re: Video card crashing
PostPosted: August 13th, 2020, 7:37 am 
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Most recent computer cases/computer power supplies now draw cooling from the bottom of the case and space is needed at the bottom of the case. I find the less than 1/2 inch feet on the computer bottom is not really enough. Most modern cpus will slow down and eventually shut down if it gets too hot.. there are many free utilities that measure temps in a computer available on web.


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