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Building my new gaming PC

Installing Windows 7 on new gaming PC build!

I built this bad boy gaming PC to play Battlefront with my friend Kevin. It has a i5-2500K CPU and a GTX 960 video card, 512GB SSD and 16GB of RAM. This was a photo taken in the garage while I was building the PC. It was using a super old temporary power supply without the video card being fully powered. Since then I have upgraded to a much nicer PSU. The cooler is recycled as is as many components

Intel NUC Windows drivers [downloads] [SOLVED]

NUC devices that need drivers

If you have a NUC with a clean install of Windows 7 (or 8, 8.1 and Windows 10) you may have some unknown devices and devices without drivers. You can download the driver pack here: (Intel dl link) Those drivers will enable the following devices: Ethernet Controller (Intel NUC Gigabit Ethernet Controller) PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1503&SUBSYS_20448086&REV_04 PCI Simple Communications Controller: (Intel Management Engine Interface) PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9C3A&SUBSYS_20548086&REV_04 SM BUS Controller: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9C22&SUBSYS_20548086&REV_04 USB 3.0 controller: (Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller) PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9C31&SUBSYS_20548086&REV_04 Unknown device: (CIR infrared

NUC cannot enter BIOS/UEFI [SOLVED]

Use the front USB port on your NUC

Q. Help! I have a new little Intel NUC computer and I can’t get it to enter the BIOS I have a monitor hooked up with HDMI and a keyboard via USB. I checked the keyboard on another computer and it works great, but on the NUC I can never get it to enter the BIOS in time on bootup! Please help! -Richard A. Hi Richard, is that keyboard connected to the back of the NUC? If not, you probably need

Intel Centrino 6235 or 7260 Bluetooth not detected by Windows [SOLVED]

Intel wifi card in Lenovo X220, before connecting blue antenna

I came across an interesting tip today: […] Samsung RC530 and a 7260.HMWWB. Bluetooth can’t be activated on some notebooks, so you need to activate it manually with a hardware “hack”. Just get some Scotch Tape / Sellotape (in german “Tesafilm”) and stick it on pin #51 (picture). Put the card back in the PCIe slot and have fun . […] this workaround works also for the 6235 and other Intel Wifi/Bluetooth cards.. via Intel Communities. Well worth checking out

PCI Encryption/Decryption Controller [SOLVED]

Update Driver Software - Intel(R) Trusted Execution Engine Interface

Q. I have an unknown device PCI Encryption/Decryption Controller in Windows 8.1, what is the correct driver? A. You need the Intel Trusted Execution Engine driver: (Intel dl link) (Dell dl link) File name: TXE_Win7_8_8.1_1.1.0.1089.zip Version: 1.1.0.1089 (Latest) Date: 02/20/2014 Size: 34.39 MB Language: English Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32-bit)*, Windows 7 (64-bit)*, Windows 8, 32-bit*, Windows 8, 64-bit*, Windows 8.1, 32-bit*, Windows 8.1, 64-bit* -or- DELL version, Intel® Trusted Execution Engine Driver This package provides Intel® Trusted Execution Engine

Upgrade Yoga 2 13 to SSD

Some of the SSDs I have tested :-)

BestBuy sells a nice Yoga 2 13 laptop at a significant discount under the traditional Yoga 2 Pro 13 laptop. However, one of the sacrifices on the lowest end Yoga 2 is that it lacks a SSD. Instead it makes due only with a 500GB HDD Thankfully, you CAN add a SSD to the Yoga 2 Pro AND keep the HDD installed as well! All you need for the upgrade is some patience and the correct SSD: M.2 2280 form

How to install Optimus drivers

Recently I did a clean Windows install on a Dell 6430 laptop. The laptop has an NVIDIA dedicated GPU as well as integrated Intel HD graphics. The best part is, NVIDIA’s Optimus feature. This cool technology can save power (use Intel graphics) when doing desktop type tasks and then switch automatically to the more powerful NVIDIA dedicated card when playing games etc. Sometimes the drivers can get a bit tricky but I can good success with the following: First, install

Intel.com driver site down with 500 error

intel-drivers-info-down

While setting up an Intel NUC today, I discovered the entire driver portion of Intel’s website is down. The site only lists a “500:Server Error [20-0004]” error message. This is quite a bummer as Windows 7 lacks some of the basic drivers for the NUC’s Ethernet adapter etc. This type of outage is why I often keep a mirror of drivers. Hopefully Intel will get their site working again soon!

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