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  • No one has yet been brave enough to stand up and say that if you buy this PC it WILL NOT boot into DOS 😁

  • You COULD use a config file on disk but you would finally break the backwards  compatible PC standard. Even newest PC can be setup to boot from a DOS floppy if you try hard enough.

    You could also design a setup program that read all the config data from a flash ram chip into a ram buffer, let you change it and then erased the flash before…[Read more]

  • The stuff that is held in CMOS are mostly things that YOU configure Ed. I like my base clock to be 160 instead of 133, my disk interface to be AHCI not IDE, etc, etc.

    PCI devices do not need to store their configuration data in NVRAM, although most will have a default in EEPROM, because they are reprogrammed at every boot. The ACPM component of…[Read more]

  • Wheels-Of-Fire replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 22 hours, 3 minutes ago

    The judges are actually becoming concerned about being dragged into parliamentry buisness. A bunch of remoaners went to the Scottish high court (they have had success there before) yesterday to try and get Borris’s deal declared illegal but were basically told to bugger off.

  • Until recently I would have said that a PS/2 keyboard will always work but that is now not true with W10.

    If you instal W10 without a PS/2 keyboard connected then it does not instal the PS/2 driver and it is a devil of a job to instal it later. Because PS/2 keyboards are not plug and play devices refreshing your device list will not detect them.

  • I suppose you have enabled legacy keyboard support in the BIOS? The setting is to make a USB keyboards work with a legacy OS like DOS and also self boot utilities based on DOS. It has nothing to do with PS/2 keyboards.

    The setting is enabled automatically during system boot and in BIOS setup but it is then disabled once an OS loads unless the…[Read more]

  • Wheels-Of-Fire replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 1 day, 10 hours ago

    That would be interesting at least. I wonder how many cabinet ministers you could fit in there and could they squeeze in a table as well 😂

  • https://kb.iu.edu/d/acfn

    I did wonder about the Mac though so the answer is above. Battery as usual 😁

  • Wheels-Of-Fire replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 1 day, 11 hours ago

    At the moment the remainers don’t support leaving with no deal and they don’t support a vote on the deal that is on the table, they also don’t support an election because they get the feeling they would lose. At the moment they support a rerun of the referendum but with a third option of leave with a deal on the paper so they can split the leave…[Read more]

  • Wheels-Of-Fire replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 1 day, 11 hours ago

    It did not apply to most of the ERG or the MP’s who lost the whip over the Benn act, they voted for a vote on a deal but we got Remoaned again anyway

  • I don’t think the CMOS battery is going anywhere just yet. The trouble with NVRAM is that it can only be written in large blocks and it must be erased before it can be rewritten, that is why it is accessed as a disk with a disk controller in an SSD. That sort of setup is not really suited to the kind of data held in CMOS which needs to be accessed…[Read more]

  • Wheels-Of-Fire replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 1 day, 16 hours ago

    Anyway it won’t do Borris’s popularity any harm.

  • Wheels-Of-Fire replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 1 day, 16 hours ago

    All it proved to me was that the people who don’t wan’t to leave under any circumstance still think the same. They are pinning there hopes on a new referendum with a 3 way question to split the leave vote. They think if they can win that they can pretend the first vote never happened.

    I think they can think again.

  • Wheels-Of-Fire replied to the topic My PC in the forum PC Talk 1 day, 17 hours ago

    What sort of virtual machines are you running Ed ? My guess is that they are not Windows Hyper V. Or am I wrong 🤔

  • Wheels-Of-Fire replied to the topic My PC in the forum PC Talk 1 day, 18 hours ago

    The i5 3470 is an LGA 1155 Ivy bridge chip Borris. Not that that changes anything 😁

  • Wheels-Of-Fire replied to the topic My PC in the forum PC Talk 1 day, 23 hours ago

    Oh and you don’t have to create an account if you don’t wan’t, just chose Intel or AMD to start.

  • Wheels-Of-Fire replied to the topic My PC in the forum PC Talk 1 day, 23 hours ago

    https://www.palicomp.co.uk/custom-pcs

    Check out the Palicomp system configurator above. You can pick the bits you would like in a new PC and leave out the bits you have, it will give you a price as you go along.

    Go nuts if you like, you don’t have to order 😁

  • Wheels-Of-Fire replied to the topic My PC in the forum PC Talk 2 days ago

    The problem you may have john is that, just like Dell, HP has a habit of fitting non standard components. Before thinking of a MoBo swap you should check that it is one of the standard sizes and then you should check that the power connector is wired in the standard way, if not you will also need a new PSU and you should check if that is of a size…[Read more]

  • Wheels-Of-Fire replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 2 days, 11 hours ago

    A £6bn discount ? Bargain then. I’ll take two 😂😂😂

  • Wheels-Of-Fire replied to the topic My PC in the forum PC Talk 2 days, 12 hours ago

    +1 But if you must… 😁

    Your Q77 Express MoBo can go as high as an i7 3770k but I can’t find any details about HP BIOS support. They are £290 new or about £170 on ebay.

    If you are a gamer then a graphics card could work wonders but I wouldn’t go to mad with your 320W PSU. An NVIDIA 1060 GTX at about £230 should do the trick.

    Buy them after yo…[Read more]

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