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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5422 on: July 01, 2020, 08:06:35 PM »
If you write the exact details of your system it's probably possible to find which slots it has and what drive types are supported.

These are the expansion slots.
Will it support m.2 NVMe? or only SATA?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5423 on: July 01, 2020, 08:34:26 PM »

These are the expansion slots.
Will it support m.2 NVMe? or only SATA?
https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-pavilion-570-p000-desktop-pc-series/13823514/model/15789096/document/c05384163

Is this what you got? I don't see any expansion slots in there..

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5424 on: July 01, 2020, 08:37:44 PM »
https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-pavilion-570-p000-desktop-pc-series/13823514/model/15789096/document/c05384163

Is this what you got? I don't see any expansion slots in there..
Yes, that's the one.

Expand motherboard, it's there.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5425 on: July 01, 2020, 08:50:52 PM »
I see one for $69.99 sounds pretty fast, and great ratings. What do you think?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K1HMMJC/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&th=1
Not sure about this brand and their reliability. (And if you go with lesser known brands you can get 2.5" drives for even cheaper... like https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PGC3JKQ/ref=twister_B07LFM1TH7)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5426 on: July 01, 2020, 08:59:33 PM »
Not sure about this brand and their reliability. (And if you go with lesser known brands you can get 2.5" drives for even cheaper... like https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PGC3JKQ/ref=twister_B07LFM1TH7)
But this is a SATA with upto  520/450MB/s
Which is a joke compared to NVMe,

I see you really don't think nvme is that much better.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5427 on: July 01, 2020, 09:02:12 PM »
But this is a SATA with upto  520/450MB/s
Which is a joke compared to NVMe,

I see you really don't think nvme is that much better.
It's obviously way faster, I just think that as far as actual user experience it will not make as big of a difference.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5428 on: July 01, 2020, 11:40:23 PM »
It's obviously way faster, I just think that as far as actual user experience it will not make as big of a difference.
I hear you.
So you don't think I'll see an actual difference  when using PS between SATA and NVMe?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5429 on: July 01, 2020, 11:48:16 PM »
I hear you.
So you don't think I'll see an actual difference  when using PS between SATA and NVMe?
Correct. Though to be honest it's more of an educated guess than it is statistical.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5431 on: July 02, 2020, 07:24:53 PM »
I'm looking at RAM on crucial.com. For the "speed" row, would the higher numbers be faster?

Screenshot:
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5432 on: July 02, 2020, 08:48:22 PM »
I'm looking at RAM on crucial.com. For the "speed" row, would the higher numbers be faster?

Yes

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5434 on: July 07, 2020, 12:25:09 PM »
My computer's browser's won't load any websites, it says "waiting for website". I did a diagnostic test and it says "your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (dns server) is not responding".

Anyone know how to fix this issue?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5435 on: July 07, 2020, 12:28:21 PM »
You can open Command Prompt (search for it in the start menu) and type the following to see if your computer can connect to the internet:

Code: [Select]
ping google.com(press enter)
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5436 on: July 07, 2020, 12:35:38 PM »
How do I know if it connected?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5437 on: July 07, 2020, 12:37:33 PM »
How do I know if it connected?
It will say if it received a reply, that means it connected.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5438 on: July 07, 2020, 12:39:58 PM »
"Reply from 2607:f8b0:4006:803::200e: time=47ms

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5439 on: July 07, 2020, 12:45:17 PM »
So that means your computer is connected to the internet, and something else is causing the browser to not work
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