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  1. Reports I saw on the internet so far: 1 reported getting that error message or a similar error message on an X58 platform! Another reported the same or similar error message with an Athlon II! And now a report from one with an Ivy Bridge! This thread is related to this thread:
  2. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    Ban Windows Update!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Windows Update Will Not Work If Your Processor is NOT Supported

    It's an artificial black list. Ironically, I never seen anything like this before, even with XP. And this is long before 7 goes EOL! It's easy to get around, this processor ban just sends the message to folks to disable Windows Update and there could be a lot of worms again... I guess it's going to be the hard way again, with some folks disabling the BITS service...
  4. Best freeware software

    MSI Afterburner, because XP's supported!
  5. OK, here's what happened: The first try, everytime I un-checked the fast download option, I get redirected to a page with a message telling me that my PC is suspicious and to notify technical support. Obvious malicious web page. And with it checked, the download response looks normal, but it got transformed into an .exe that opens Internet Explorer. The host needs to be changed, pronto! I tried and all attempts failed with a compromise.
  6. The XP post-SP3 QFE package over at Ryan VM has been compromised by an attack at the hoster of the file!
  7. file fd16_700 error

    Sounds like a faulty optical drive or a bad CD burn...
  8. A .psd file that is getting error message

    Sounds like a faulty USB drive...
  9. RAM limitations of motherboards

    Not like 2000s CPUs! Starting in the early-2000s, heatsinks had to exponentially be bigger to cool down CPUs at factory clocks! 1990s CPUs usually required nothing more than a tiny heatsink and fan!
  10. RAM limitations of motherboards

    The 6 GB capacity is typical of triple channel. Coming across 6 GB almost always means a triple channel system, which I'm only aware of socket 1366 using and maybe some other Intel high-end platforms... And it looks like nForce 2 may only support 3 RAM slots and thus 3 GB at max...
  11. 98SE on a Dell Dimension 4600

    Check "DMA" on the drive entry in Device Manager. DMA is stubbornly disabled by default and that's probably why the OS lags.
  12. Very very wonky motherboard

    It's also very likely the motherboard requires a recap...
  13. At least in the past, the Windows 7-Windows Update has seemed to have a bug where it screws up if you select more than some at a time and not in chronological order.
  14. Zipped important files and now Winzip won't unzip them

    I/O error=Looks like a failing drive, a SATA cable problem or a SATA port problem.
  15. RAM limitations of motherboards

    I only heard of such a glitch with processors that have an integrated memory controller. I only heard of that with socket 1366, socket 1156, socket AM3 and later platforms. It seems to be the most common with Core i-series processors. It was believed to be a problem with the CPU pin contact. I saw one report of an insane problem of this type, such as "8 GB 2 GB usable". This kind of thing is reported over at overclockers.com, IIRC. It wasn't common on pre-Core-i-series-era platforms.