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ASUS based Motherboards - Windows update can kill your computer

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posted on May, 10 2016 @ 09:38 AM
OK....I checked.
I have a Dell R230R [r230r???] motherboard....but have had no luck telling if ASUS is connected with it.
Any ideas??

posted on May, 10 2016 @ 12:01 PM

originally posted by: beachpeach
a reply to: Vroomfondel
I have a question regarding Asus monitors. I have a 24" Asus and am preparing to buy a new 27" from NewEgg later this afternoon. Would you recommend buying a different brand monitor? I've had my current monitor for over 4 years and it has been good until recently when it started flickering black occasionally. I really would hate to waste the money though if it has issues.

I agree with Bedlam, Asus has good monitors.
I've got two ASUS 24's and one one Philips 1080p display
for my basic system admin setup and they have been
working steady for at least 3 years.

The problem with ANY display is that it will
either fail within the first 6 months OR it
will fail after about 3 to 4 years, usually
because of overheating due to dust getting
into air intakes (always vacuum every 2 to 3
weeks for dust) or people stacking them
too close to walls or other computer gear
or put in rooms with little air conditioning.

Only a few company make the actual LCD/LED/OLED
panels themselves (LG, Samsung, BenQ Parent,
Fujitsu/Sharp (makes Sony Displays) and some
specialty low-volume makers in Europe (Philips
and some Eizo/Nokia displays).

If you've got the money, I would actually go for some
cheaper $400 or less 1080p Vizio or RCA LCD/LED TV's from
Best Buy which are technically made by BenQ and
then get a cheap AMD ($150 or less) R280/R290/R300 series
graphics card and use THAT for my display system.
Just make sure you use the 10 foot or less HDMI
Version 1.3a cables or later. If you use the longer
cables you WILL have signal problems!

Try these deals:

VIZIO E-series TV used as computer monitor.
VIZIO - 32" Class (31.5" Diag.) - LED - 1080p - Smart - HDTV - Black
($209 on sale)


XFX - AMD Radeon R7 360 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card - Black/Gray

($129 on sale)

So with Taxes for about $360 U.S. you could

and 32 inches just the right size (not to big and
not too small for 1920 by 1080p 60 fps content).


edit on 2016/5/10 by StargateSG7 because: sp

posted on May, 10 2016 @ 12:21 PM
a reply to: StargateSG7

AND...if you;re a heavy gamer or media worker
and can afford to spend around $1500 U.S.,
try this TRIPLE-DISPLAY setup:

THREE VIZIO - 40" Class (40" Diag.) - LED - 1080p - Smart - HDTV - Black displays:
($329 for each 40 inch display)

To hookup the three displays you will need a DVI-to-HDMI converter cable (comes with graphics card)
and then ONE Version 1.4 HDMI cable (don't get the HDMI V1.3 or lower) at 10 ft
or shorter lengths ($10) and ONE DisplayPort to HDMI cable ($15)

DisplayPort to HDMI adapter ($15) mi

Premium 6 FT HDMI 1.4 Cable with Ethernet 24K Gold Plated: ($10)

The reason you need the three adapter cables is that the graphics card
has ONE displayPort, ONE HDMI and ONE DVI output ...BUT...the displays
only accept HDMI so you need three different cables. I know it's awkward
but for the money, this systems can't be beat. Just make sure you set
all your displays to 60 frames per second progressive scan at 32 bits
per pixel (millions of colours) on the graphics card installation procedure.


XFX - AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card - Black/Gray

This is AWESOME for a 3 x 1920x1080p triple display gaming and work setup.

edit on 2016/5/10 by StargateSG7 because: sp

posted on May, 11 2016 @ 06:59 AM
a reply to: Jukiodone

I appreciate that. I actually formatted my brother's laptop a year ago and threw mint on it. He has been unable to tell the difference. I love Win 7 as an OS and I love much of the software that being an MS user has given me access to. All that aside, I am giving Ubuntu a shot because I have already used Mint, Tails, BT5, and OpenSUSE, figured it was time to have a look at the most popular distro. So far, it pretty well sucks. Have got 7 running in a VM, but I have a feeling I will be seeing Mint pretty soon.

posted on May, 11 2016 @ 11:11 PM

originally posted by: ArMaP
a reply to: charlyv

Being in Portugal, I doubt I can make any difference in corporate America.

I haven't seen W2k12 yet.

A powershell script that performs the tweaks that you say you provide would be a start. If it works, the office next door , or across the ocean has little difference.

posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 07:54 PM
I work for IBM and we use Red Hat on our machines and in my case a Virtual Windows 7 environment as our clients use that, get's you wondering!?

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