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  1. from my understanding your card is not supported with amd's latest linux drivers from their web site so you are stuck using the open source driver included in the kernel and installed already.

    info here :- https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=248059#p1332766

    if it was supported (which according to amd's site it is, which confuses me and i have no way to test it), seeing how mint 19 is based on ubuntu 18.04 then you could have installed the driver from here :- https://www.amd.com/en/support

  2. if i'm understanding you correctly you tried cloning the drive while using the os on the drive you wanted to clone? this you can not do.

    you need to boot to acronis, so the os drive is not being used, and then clone the os drive to the ssd.



    The other way is cloning by booting on Acronis Media TI 2018... and clone the OS win 10 Pro withOut boot from it ... this Not tried.


    this is what you do need to try for it to work.

  3. been a while since i've cloned anything but if memory serves when you clone the drive you have options to clone just the c partition or all of the drive, now if you clone just the c partition this does not include the mbr or efi boot partition which is needed to do a straight swap of the drives and have it boot into the os.

    so if i'm correct just doing the clone procedure again but this time choose the option to clone all partitions, which will include the mbr/efi partition should get it to boot correctly.

    edit sorry just reread your post and may have misunderstood what you're really wanting to know.

    yes if the cloning was successful then the c boot partition will automatically be recognized without the need to make any changes in bios.

  4. maybe even try connecting second gpu to back of cpu rad. make it the cooler bottom gpu though so you'd have case/fan/cpu rad/fan /gpu rad with both fans blowing down and in.
    doubt the heat from the cpu rad will add much to gpu cooling temps but if it does then you'd have to try something else.
    as usual there's lots of ways to connect things and just a case of trial and error to see what's easiest or works best.

  5. you're good for power cables then and as for the right side of the motherboard left hanging, that's fine just as long as all the standoffs are in the correct places in the case to screw the motherboard to them without leaving any empty holes on the motherboard where a screw should go..

    as to where to fit the radiators/fans, then after a quick look at the case i'd think cpu dual rad/fans to top and bottom gpu rad/fan to back both blowing out and top gpu rad/fan to bottom side blowing in, but it'll be a question of just seeing where you can best fit them.

  6. well looking at the gpu's they don't seem to need any separate fan headers for the fans or pump because they seem to run directly from the card itself which only needs the usual 8 and 6 pin power connectors directly from the power supply with fan speed etc controlled from software installed on pc..

    so i'd think you just needed to connect the cpu cooler to the motherboard following it's instructions then plug both cards into their pci-e slots and connect the 8 and 6 pin power cables directly from the power supply to each of them and everything should then work fine.

    can't tell from psu link if it has 2 each of the 8 pin and 6+2 pin power cables you need for 2 gpu's but if not then you'd need spliter cables for the second gpu to run both cards from the cables off the power supply..

  7. can you post links to the cpu cooler, 1080ti's and the motherboard you have so we can check specs, on power requirements and capabilities.

    been a long time since i've built a watercooled pc myself but if memory serves the fan headers on the motherboard provide enough power for the gpu's to be connected on.
    if by some chance they are not then you can always connect them directly to the power supply. for example to a spare sata cable directly from the power supply using an adapter cable similar to this. https://www.ebay.com/itm/15Pin-SATA-1-to-6-way-3Pin-Fan-Power-supply-Cable-Port-Multiplier-GPU-Cooler/123139453160?hash=item1cabaef0e8:g:iN8AAOSwzbVa~axJ

  8. sorry haven't replied earlier but to be honest your first log doesn't look that bad to me, there's nothing there i'd say was a concentrated attack, or anything that would slow down your internet connection in my opinion.

    so if restarting the router never fixed the issues then i'd guess the problem would be that some other device was connecting to your network and taking up most of the bandwidth causing your pc to have a slow internet.

  9. been a long time since i messed around with a windows pc, but if memory serves there are 2 ways to reinstall the vista os from the recovery partition.

    first is to use a live cd and just boot the recovery partition which should if my memory isn't playing tricks with me start the recovery options listed same as when you used to tap the f8 key so you can reinstall the os.

    second is to use a live cd to examine the recovery partition and find the correct boot file and copy it back to mbr so when you tap f8 on boot up the options are again offered. i assume you lost the original functionality of the f8 key by installing a different os which overwrote the original mbr and lost that f8 function you're used to seeing.

    sorry can't tell you what the correct boot file is that needs writing to the drives mbr, but i seem to remember it taking me a lot of trial and error before i managed to find the correct one, think there were a number of different files in the mbr folder (can't even remember the correct folder name now.).

  10. i think you're talking about the 2TB address limitation, this is a mbr partitioning physical address limitation and not necessarily a bios or uefi issue. yes bios or legacy usually uses mbr so has a 2 TB limit where as uefi uses the newer gpt partitioning so doesn't have this 2TB address limit.
    the limit may be overcome with a bios update. my pc uses bios and not uefi yet with a bios update i am able to have a single 4TB partition instead of having to create two 2TB partitions on there before the bios update.

    more info about mbr vs gpt :- https://www.howtogeek.com/193669/whats-the-difference-between-gpt-and-mbr-when-partitioning-a-drive/

  11. did you get this working?

    am curious because i thought google chrome automatically blocked flash from working now and needed a manual change to it's settings before it allows flash to work.

    if memory serves i think they did this to make web sites use html5 instead of flash to play media.

    personally i use firefox on linux so haven't tested out chrome to check how things now work with it.


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    After seating the video card in the PCI slot and boot up I get two beeps and no video on the vga on-board connected monitor.

    silly question maybe but after connecting the video card do you move the cable from the onboard video output to the cards video output?


    usually in my experience the video card is automatically used as first output device now and doesn't need a bios setting to be set first before it works.



  13. curious but why not just use an addon to stop java scripts in the first place, also not sure about the idea of calling those numbers to try and take up their time and force them out of business. easiest thing for them to do is make their phone numbers a premium number where they get paid a certain amount of money every time it's called and the longer you're on it the more money they get..

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