Forum discussion tagged with OEM.
  1. A

    Question OEM System Power 9

    FSP or HEC?
  2. K

    Question what errors should i expect to run into if i install non OEM windows on a computer which previously had a OEM installation?

    Long story short i bought a new "demo" pc, which had some problems. Would get bluescreens often aswell as bluescreen while trying to format or boot from usb. Tried formating ssd in another pc, generalized it then transfered it to my new pc. Windows is still not booting and this is just one of...
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    Question How To Do OEM Install of Lubuntu 19.04?

    Hello everyone, I'm trying to install Lubuntu 19.04 on this one computer with 4GB of RAM and a Core 2 Duo CPU. I noticed that the OEM install for 19.04 is broken; as the image was booting up and I pressed one key multiple times and pressed F6 to select the OEM install mode, I went to go install...
  4. lordtristan28

    Question Thinking of upgrading my CPU, Not sure what to do.

    Hello! Before i get into my title, I wanted to say that i'm a student and with no job (yet) and want to upgrade my CPU on the cheaper side without having to switch out my motherboard or ram. Right now i have a "Phenom II X4 840T " Its unlocked from 4 cores to 6 cores with 3.24ghz overclocked...
  5. Netherzapdos12

    Question Question about updating GPUs

    So i'm getting a new GPU that can run triple A games and i'm honestly pretty new to 1080p gaming. Of course with this upgrade i'm gonna have to take care of it and make it last as long as possible. Updating the GPU will have to come sooner or later, so i'd like to ask if its better to update the...
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    [SOLVED] Can I reuse my 2 SSD's on my new build if I had OEM windows 10?

    Hello everyone, I want to build a new pc. In my current pc I have two SSD's both are 250GB. One has an OEM version of Windows 10 and some other random stuff.. The other one has only games on it. I want to order the new parts online the I was wondering if I could reuse both of my SSD's or...
  7. M

    Question Help finding a motherboard for this Xeon

    So I got a Xeon E5 2696 v4, and surprisingly there's almost no info about it. Hell - it doesn't even have a product page on Intel's site. I have been wanting to build a PC with this for a while now, but just hadn't gotten up to it until now. I'm really confused because apparently I'm supposed to...
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    Question GTX 1050ti OEM

    Are there really cards like GTX 1050ti OEM, because I saw one it's very cheap he also said it came from an OEM PC and the brand of the card is ECS GTX 1050ti, are there any downsides? Thanks for future inputs
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    Question am i able to switch core 2 duo e8500 with a quad core?

    am i able to switch core 2 duo e8500 with a quad core on an hp compaq 8000 elite? im just wondering if its possible to do that
  10. T

    [SOLVED] What do I need to do before upgrading my motherboard?

    I'm sure you guys get this question a lot so bear with me: I'm upgrading my Gigabyte H100M-S2H to a Aorus B450 M and I'm upgrading my i5 6400 to a R5 2600. What do I need to do before performing the hardware swap? I mean, driver-wise, also how can I do a fresh install of Windows with an OEM...
  11. MuttonChew

    Question OEM Installation Query

    Hey guys, Recently bought a Lenovo Ultrabook used from a pawn shop, only later to find out that the copy of windows on the machine is not able to be activated. I believe it was lost somewhere along the way as the shop formatted the machine for sale (possibly an OEM copy from Lenovo that expired...
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    [SOLVED] want to upgrade to a ssd how do i transfer the oem key?

    so i want to upgrade my laptop from a hard disk to a ssd and want to know if my device will still be activated if i somehow install windows 10 in the ssd and format the hard disk or will i have to take any additional steps? if so what are those?
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    [SOLVED] Dell Precision M6700 bluetooth cable

    I have just bought a Dell Precision M6700.. Its an older laptop but its a nice powerful laptop for developing purposes. Anyhow, I decided to try and get the bluetooth option, since it did not come with it. I bought the bluetooth card from parts-people. This was a link directly from Dell. It came...
  14. C

    Question What cpu coolers are compatible with HP compaq elite 8100 SFF motherboard?

    Hi, I'm trying to build a super cheap LGA 1156 barebones PC. Here is what I purchased so far: HP compaq elite 8100 sff motherboard intel core i3-550 HP compaq elite sff power supply 8GB ddr3 1600Mhz low density non ECC RAM Hp compaq elite sff power switch 1TB hitachi 3.5" HDD (Will be mounted...
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    Question Upgrade without losing software

    I have an old Dell PC that runs an older commercial vinyl cutter. The cutter is a high quality Graphtec and in great shape, but PC is old. The cutter runs off a parallel port and the cutter software is no longer supported. It has Windows XP Professional - Pentium (R) 4 CPU 3.00 GHz 2.99 GHz...
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    Question After Intallation of New Graphics card Computer randomly freezes on first boot

    As posted in the title, after I bought the new graphics card, on first boot the computer boots fine to windows you can use it for a bit but then BOOM!! it freezes and then i have hit the reset button and after i reset it, its fine after no freezing or any issues for the whole day maybe weeks...
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    [SOLVED] Is this cpu compatuble with this motherboard?

    Hi, I want to know if the AMD Athlon X4 950 is compatible with the Gigabyte B450M SH2. Thanks.
  18. G

    Question C drive not always found at start up

    for the last 4-5 weeks I have frequently had my win 10 desktop fail to boot. I get a flashing _ sign in top left of screen. It usually does start on the 2nd or 3 rd attempt but yesterday I spent half an hour trying before it finally started. Could it be my 5 year old 250GB SSD is on the way out...
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    Question Fibre optic LAN for gaming club

    I'm opening a PC gaming club which will have 14 gaming PCs setup for online gaming. I was wondering whether it would be wise to install a fibre optic LAN to avoid LAN bandwidth issues if I'm lucky enough to fill all the PCs at once. Any advice would be appreciated. A sneak peak at the design of...
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    Question PC suddenly died

    Hello, My PC died suddenly. I played Skyrim last night and when I turned it on today, it showed no sign of life. I took it out and tested the PSU. I guess the PSU is ok because I connected the green and the black wires of the connector and the fan was working. I think it might be the motherboard...