Manually Configured DRAM XMP settingsDisabled Virtualization - SVM Mode / Intel virtualization technologyDisabled IOMMU / Intel VT-dDisabled SR-IOVDisabled the LANsDisabled the third-party SATA controllerDisabled iGPU (Intel)Disabled ASPMDisabled C-states ControlDisabled CSMEnabled Ultra-Fast BootDisable/Keep current - Option ROMSet POST delay to 1 seconds (min)We saw mild improvements after tweaking our AMD platform's default UEFI settings, but the Z490 platform restarted nearly twice as fast. We also cut 3.5 seconds off the Z490's boot times in Windows 10. Ubuntu also showed similar improvements with a roughly four to five second faster boot time and vastly improved restart times. … [Read more...] about Which PC Boots Up and Shuts Down Faster: AMD or Intel?
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Zoom Meetings & Chat Zoom is a scalable option that’s designed for larger companies that still want affordable videoconferencing across all their teams — plus room for larger conferences when necessary. The free version of the service is particularly impressive, offering meetings for up to 100 participants (40-minute duration only), and a variety of video-call options including simultaneous screen share, virtual backgrounds, active speaker display, gallery view for all participants, and more. Paid tiers add more administrative controls, cloud recording, scheduling, and much more. … [Read more...] about The best videoconferencing software for Windows and MacOS
Do Dell Laptops Have Bluetooth? Bluetooth is only growing in popularity, and pretty much all modern Dell laptops come with this connectivity. This allows you to sync your laptop wirelessly with many Bluetooth-capable devices, the most popular of which with regards to computer use are wireless headphones followed by Bluetooth speakers. However, serious bargain-hunters should be aware that many cheap Dell laptops might be older models (particularly in the under-$500 bracket), so be sure to double-check the listed specs to make sure the one you’ve got your eye on has Bluetooth if it’s something you need. … [Read more...] about The best cheap Dell laptop deals for September 2020
Can you get Microsoft Office for free? You can get a free trial of Office 365, but generally speaking, Microsoft Office is not available for free to most users. However, you may be able to get it for free through your school or place of employment, so you may want to check and see if that is an option. If you’re really strapped for cash or if your needs are modest, then you may also consider checking out one of the free Microsoft Office alternatives; if you just love the stability and familiarity of the real thing, though, then one of the above Microsoft Office deals is your best way to save. … [Read more...] about These are the best Microsoft Office deals for September 2020
Chris DeGraw: I bought a charger for this ‘wave one ‘Windows tablet I got on the free table at work. It took ages to find the right one, it took almost a month to arrive, and when I booted it up it asked for JVC’s password, so… that was a pointless exercise. … [Read more...] about DT Debate: Why do we all have a drawer full of old chargers and other cords?