Legacy

Forum discussion tagged with Legacy.
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    Question Would it be worth a GPU upgrade with an older system?

    Hello. So I have a 10 year old system with a AMD Radeon R7 200, a AMD FX-6300 and an old Gigabyte GA-78LMT motherboard. I am using the machine as a backup mainly just for basic things but I would like to be able to play diablo 2 resurrected with better performance. I cannot play it full screen...
  2. Andy333

    Question IBM Eduquest 45 - AIO internal CRT monitor to new motherboard?

    Hi there! Any help or assistance with soldering or finding a correct plug to fit an IBM Lenovo motherboard would be great. I do have photos. I don't know how to find out what type of connector the All-in-One CRT monitor power cable is called, it was manufactured in 1994. My plan is to reuse...
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    [SOLVED] NVidia Chipset Graphics Cards that will work with Legacy BIOS ?

    I need an NVidia chipset graphics card that can boot with a Legacy BIOS (CSM mode on a motherboard connected to an SSD that is formatted NTFS - MBR), AND ALSO UEFI bios. I found this old thread... https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/will-a-gt-1030-work-with-legacy-bios.3309781/ and in one...
  4. Heronization

    Question No Bootable drive found when CSM disabled.. Trying to enable Resizable Bar.

    Built a computer last year for the first time, and thought I'd try this Re-Sizable Bar feature for the RTX 3080. However I ran into a problem, Resizable Bar requires CSM to be disabled, and when I disable CSM my Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2tb M.2 Drive cannot be found in the BIOS at all, with nothing...
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    [SOLVED] Can't install Windows 10 in UEFI mode, CSM disabled ?

    Hello! I'm out of my depth in this area, I'm in the process of installing Windows 10 on a newely built computer with completely new parts: Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero CPU: Intel Core i9-11900k SSD: Samsung 980 Pro 2TB (Inserted into the M.2_1 slot) I'm trying to install through...
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    [SOLVED] How can I fix Boot Order for Boot Manager M.2 Not Appearing?

    So I bought an M.2 SSD which I did install fresh windows 10 and everything, downloaded everything I needed, etc. I'm booting correctly to the M.2 SSD only because everytime I turn on the pc I get asked which volume of OS to choose and I pick the one of the M.2, but I got 2 other storage...
  7. Meeks21

    [SOLVED] Docking station advice for old internal drive

    Hi I have an old internal hard drive of my fathers would anyone know if it’s possible to get an external adaptor or docking station for it? It’s a WD2500js praying it’s possible. If anyone can send a link to a suitable option it would be greatly appreciated as there old photos I would love to...
  8. kieferz7777

    Question "Illegal Instruction" Error - Linux Gaming on Celeron 333MHz

    I have been trying to run Undertale on increasingly old hardware. I had success on a Dell Inspiron 8600 using Puppy Linux. I am now trying to run the same exact OS and command on laptops with intel celeron ~300MHz processors. but when I run ./runner or sh run.sh it gives the error "Illegal...
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    [SOLVED] Legacy Mainboard change and Uefi/MBR

    Hi, I´m planning to upgrade my mainboard and CPU but I´m not quite sure what would be the best approach regarding UEFI and MBR settings. Tried googling but I couldn´t find an answer for my specific case so here I am. The situation is as follows: -currently using a rather old Gigabyte...
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    [SOLVED] Computer is stuck in boot menu. How do I fix?

    My Lenovo Thinkpad P40 runs Windows 10. I wanted to try out Linux for the first time, so I made a bootable USB drive and attempted to boot from that USB. After using Fn+F12 to access the boot menu, I selected the USB HDD but the screen just flashed black and then went back to the boot menu. I...
  11. N

    [SOLVED] Help on shopping for a Legacy-Compatible graphics card

    I purchased a Sapphire Radeon NITRO Rx 460 4GB GDDR5 HDMI / DVI-D / DP OC (UEFI) PCI-E Graphics Card Graphics Cards (11257-02-20G): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01J1M4HDS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. It arrived today and it doesn't work. Fun times. My PC is an HP...
  12. Endre

    [SOLVED] Motherboard with 3 memory slots?

    Hello! It’s just a curiousity of mine. I used to have a cheap PC in 2004. The CPU was Intel Pentium 4 @2.4GHz (LGA478). The motherboard was MSI (I don’t know what model). As I remember, I used to have 3 memory slots for DDR1, not 2 slots, not 4 slots. Could I be right??? (I looked up on...
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    Question RX590 Sapphire on a Z400 ?

    Hello everyone. Thanks for taking a precious time helping me. I wanted to order a new RX590 Sapphire Nitro+ Limited Edition to make it work with my computer, but I've seen in some forums that I can't work on non-UEFI motherboard (which I suppose is my case). I don't have anywhere on the BIOS to...
  14. 74lobster

    [SOLVED] The fastest functioning graphic card for gaming to install on a desktop pc HPE-521it

    Hi, I am an owner of a HPE-521it and I wish to upgrade my graphic card. I use Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (64-bit). Actually I have mounted an AMD Radeon 7950, 3GB graphic card, ID: 679A, PCI Express 3.0 that functions properly, but it's a bit slow. The BIOS in my PC is only legacy so I will...
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    Question Keyboard not working on boot - Legacy Bios - Windows 10

    I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to 10, and I've found that my computer occasionally restarts after trying to shut down. I turned off Fast Startup and tried a few other things, such as upgrading drivers and what not, but to no avail. I figured I would look around in my Bios to see if there...
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    Question Old laptop with legacy bios, GBT or MBR does it matter?

    Hello, I am converting an old laptop into a home media server. I already did a clean windows 10 install on it and my HDD is set to MBR. My old laptop is a legacy bios, therefore non-uefi (confirmed using system information). I am running less than 2TB and using an HDD not an SSD. Does it...
  17. Shock34

    [SOLVED] Issues with legacy IDE drive.

    I have little experience with legacy hardware, so please excuse my confusion. So long story short, I don't want to buy a new DVD drive. I'll never use it and it's not worth my investment. I do have an old, legacy Sony DVD ROM (circa 2006). The older DVD drive utilises an IDE connector (of...
  18. Atix

    Question Why does my ssd not show up when Im using PartedMagic?

    Hello! Im trying to erase my nvme ssd because Im not able to boot into any of my windows usb installation disks, they always freeze or not boot at all. I read somewhere its because the windows is corrupted and the drive has to be cleaned. It makes sense because after I shut down the laptop while...
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    Question Using Same OS Hard drive for 2 laptops

    Hello guys. Is it possible to install fresh windows 10 to laptop A then also use it to laptop B? i have a problematic scenario and trying to find a work around. This is my problem My current settings on laptop A is EUFI and i can't change it. I can't boot my bootable 2.0 win 10 installer on...
  20. Krlus

    [SOLVED] How to format an SSD to GPT with it being my only drive?

    Recently my laptop HD died, since we are on quarantine here in Brazil I couldn't find another to buy in my city, a friend kindly offered a Kingston 120gb SSD 2,5 for me, I accepted but I'm having some troubles, first, it had a Windows 8, but the drive coudn't boot in UEFI, it just blew my mind...
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    [SOLVED] 2003 Scanner not working in Windows 10

    Just built a new PC for a friends business as his motherboard went in his old PC and trying to setup everything with his new one. He has an HP scanjet 8250 from 2003. It shows up in device manager with a yellow triangle. I have installed both the drivers and firmware from hp's website however...
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    [SOLVED] will asus p5qpl-am work with GT 1030

    hello so i was planning to buy gt 1030 (msi aero itx gt 1030 oc gddr5) then i searched about will it be compatible with my pc specs and i am sure i don't have any issues with my psu or cpu but the motherboard is kinda confusing a little bit and i don't know if the gt 1030 support legacy bios...
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    Question VAIO´s assist bypass

    I bought an used VAIO MODEL pcg61a11u and after formating it's HDD with another pc I'm prompted with a "operating system not found" screen. I feel that the original owner changed the BIOS to legacy but I cant acces the BIOS anymore since the assist function no longer exists. what can I do...
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    [SOLVED] ASUS B450 F no sata ports detected, no drives showing up?

    Hi Everyone, So here is the breakdown, I am going to keep this as simple as possible. I am helping out a friend with a build that I did a while ago and essentially is now a new build. The first build I did for him just randomly crapped out after two years, literally would not boot. Still not...
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    [SOLVED] Issues installing Windows 95/98 games into Windows 10 natively

    Hello there, I am trying to install several Windows 95/98 games onto a new Windows 10 computer. They do not require DOS, they are CD games that can be launched from the desktop. I have gone to dozens of websites, and followed their instructions, but it still does not work. I get the same error...
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    Question Cannot see BIOS in both dedicated and integrated graphics card

    There is no way for me to see my bios. My dedicated GPU does not activate until after the BIOS setting screen thus preventing me from seeing the BIOS interface. So I figured I should force the motherboard to use the on board GPU instead by removing the dedicated GPU and connecting the display...
  27. A

    [SOLVED] USB Bootable Device (Windows 10 Installation) isn't recognized by the BIOS

    Hello, I just want to ask a question. So I tried to reformat my friends laptop, the BIOS mode is set to UEFI. The thing is, the laptop doesn't recognize the USB Bootable Device (Windows 10 Installer) from the boot menu. Although I re-arranged the boot order, the laptop just goes straight...
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    [SOLVED] GTX 1050 TI support on GA-P67A-UD3 motherboard due to BIOS conflict?

    Good morning to those of the forum, I ask for your help on the following topic: I want to change my current GPU which is Radeon HD 4550 1GB for a GTX 1050TI 4GB GPU (model 04G-P4-6251-KR). My doubt is that it is an old team of approximately 8 to 9 years. It would be compatible with the new GPU...
  29. Denis Labrecque

    [SOLVED] GPU for a Legacy BIOS Motherboard (HP Carmel)

    I am upgrading a 2011 HP Pavilion HPE that has a Carmel motherboard. Many people complain about adding a new graphics card to HP motherboards of that time, because they only supported Legacy BIOS, and not UEFI standard in today's GPUs. I have looked into HP and American Megatrend drivers, but...
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    Question New 9900k and Aorus z390. Broken 3 socket pins and bent around 8 others. PC is working perfectly?!

    I just got a new motherboard and CPU after my last 9900k died within a week. Now im not sure if the motherboard i got already had damage to the socket pins, i didn't look. i definitely didnt put on the CPU incorrectly. Can tightening the Noctua d15 too much cause it? Anyway, i fixed the bent...
  31. Question Fake GPU Nvidia GTX 550 ti

    Hello everyone , and thanks for the nice community , i have bought a used GTX 550 Ti and before today i didn't know if they even exist ... :( , it has the gf 106 GPU ( i think its made for GTS 450 ... ) , it works but sometimes i get driver error notification & it crushes at some games with the...
  32. Wires1001

    Question What's a good upgrade for an Intel Core i5 3450?

    So I have a system that's showing it's age, power supply fan is making noise, hard drive seems to be failing, and I need to upgrade the OS- not to mention it's about 7 years old. So I was thinking about building a system myself this time. However, I can't seem to find a viable replacement for...
  33. supermanu15

    [SOLVED] 4TB Seagate Skyhawk for NAS/Hypervisor use?

    Is it ok to use a 4TB seagate skyhawk hard drive for this use case? I heard that it has a lower read speed versus the ironwolf or traditional hard drives, since it is designed for 24/7 writing. Is it really that detrimental for my specific use case? Or is it not what they say it is? Considering...
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    How i can test my ram stability

    Good day all, I just built a ryzen system and i have G.Skill trident Z 3600 Mhz CL18 running on X.M.P profile. I want to know how i can test my ram stability for gaming to make sure it doesnt crash. I have played assassins creed odyessy for 4 hours in 1 session and i have 0 issues no...
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    Where to buy GTX 750 ti?

    Hi.. i have HP Pro 3400..and i want to upgrade it from GT 220 to GTX 750 ti.. but i dont see it anywhere...ive looked everywhere... only on amazon..but i dont trust amazon...ebay...newegg..etc... Or recommend me what graphic card would work...
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    Realtek Digital Audio not working

    Hi! I just built my first pc, and most things are looking great! One concern I have is that the built in sound in my pc is not working. At first, the Realtek Digital Audio was working great, until I plugged in my headset. After I took the headset out, the audio didn't work anymore from the...
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    1080 ti High FPS Choppy

    Hello everyone. I just bought a used Zotac Mini GTX 1080 ti off of Ebay. The FPS I've been getting is great, however even though my FPS has been high it feels kinda choppy. Almost as if the FPS was low. I'm playing games like the Witcher 3, Darksiders 3, Overwatch, Battlefront/Battlefield. In...
  38. J

    [SOLVED] Is this PSU enough?

    I have I3-3220 GT 1030 8GB RAM 500Gb HDD Generic 2x LED 120mm fan I'll upgrade my PSU to "Corsair VS450" is this enough for me? I'm on a tight budget right now
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    Can it run

    My son has an Inspiron 14 3000 and I was wondering if it could run xplane 11 and farming simulator 19
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    [SOLVED] Gigabyte GTX 1060 6Gb one fan running at 100%, other fan doesnt spin.

    So I just swapped a rx 580 8gb for a gigabyte windforce 1060 6gb dual fan gpu bc this guy had a freesync monitor and wanted to swap. With, hindsight, I would not have done this as the gpu works fine but the LED does not come on and one fan spins at 100 and the other spins for a few secs after...