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If your computer or phone is giving you issues:

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Restart the computer. Hopefully this will take care of any issues
If your problem has not yet been solved, try to Google it. There may be a very simple solution
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3405 on: December 13, 2016, 06:24:46 PM »
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3406 on: December 13, 2016, 11:10:10 PM »
Having some trouble with Google Chrome. If one gmail account is open in one tab and then I open another tab Chrome will become unresponsive. I don't typically have many tabs open, maybe 3-5. I know there are a lot of results on Google but wanted to know if anyone had similar issues and what they did to resolve it? This seems to only happen is Gmail is open in one of the tabs. There are no viruses on the computer, it has enough RAM, and I don't have any issues in Firefox.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3407 on: December 13, 2016, 11:44:18 PM »
Having some trouble with Google Chrome. If one gmail account is open in one tab and then I open another tab Chrome will become unresponsive. I don't typically have many tabs open, maybe 3-5. I know there are a lot of results on Google but wanted to know if anyone had similar issues and what they did to resolve it? This seems to only happen is Gmail is open in one of the tabs. There are no viruses on the computer, it has enough RAM, and I don't have any issues in Firefox.
Try clearing cookies?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3408 on: December 14, 2016, 12:05:55 AM »
What's a considered a really good SSD? I have now a Samsung evo 850 I'm pretty happy is there anything better than that?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3409 on: December 14, 2016, 12:08:04 AM »
What's a considered a really good SSD? I have now a Samsung evo 850 I'm pretty happy is there anything better than that?
That's pretty much top of the line. I think there may be a"Pro" version, though.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3410 on: December 14, 2016, 12:09:37 AM »
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3411 on: December 14, 2016, 01:13:58 AM »
That's pretty much top of the line. I think there may be a"Pro" version, though.
What's the difference between the pro and the non pro?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3412 on: December 14, 2016, 01:29:46 AM »
Any fix to my CD/Dvd slot as to why it keeps getting stuck and having to use a pin/paper clip to pop open my CD tray? Thanks
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3413 on: December 14, 2016, 02:20:22 AM »
What's the difference between the pro and the non pro?
First the price... But the Pro is not a nice amount faster (though it's hard to say you'll really feel it), uses a newer and better manufacturing process which can result in more reliability, uses somewhat less power, has a longer endurance (which means that it can live through more read and writes), and has 10 year warranty instead of 5 for the Evo.

That all said, the Evo is still one of the best value SSD drives, bring great and still not that expensive.

Just not to leave it without mention... There's also the M.2 (which uses a different interface straight to the motherboard unlike the old SATA drives) line from Samsung, the 960 Evo and 960 Pro, which are even more expensive, but a lot a lot higher speeds.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3414 on: December 14, 2016, 02:22:14 AM »
BOT -Does that mean the Evo with the samsung micro sd cards are good as well vs SanDisk? 
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3415 on: December 14, 2016, 02:38:06 AM »
BOT -Does that mean the Evo with the samsung micro sd cards are good as well vs SanDisk?
What is the 'that' which should say so? Haven't compared here to SanDisk and surely not about SD cards.

For SSD the Samsung are considered better. As for SD cards I don't think on it them is necessarily better, all class 10 cards from the known brands shall be equally good. (of course you can compare speed for each specific model in their product description.)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3416 on: December 14, 2016, 08:12:22 AM »
Just not to leave it without mention... There's also the M.2 (which uses a different interface straight to the motherboard unlike the old SATA drives) line from Samsung, the 960 Evo and 960 Pro, which are even more expensive, but a lot a lot higher speeds.
Will the 960 evo fit in my (dell inspiron 5759)laptop? The size and shape is completely different
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3417 on: December 14, 2016, 08:52:17 AM »
Will the 960 evo fit in my (dell inspiron 5769)laptop? The size and shape is completely different
Can you double check that model? I can't find any info about it on Dell's site.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3418 on: December 14, 2016, 08:56:04 AM »
Can you double check that model? I can't find any info about it on Dell's site.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3419 on: December 14, 2016, 08:59:54 AM »