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NVIDIA GeForce and Titan Creator Ready Drivers

Written on March 21, 2019 by William George Popular

NVIDIA recently made a new type of driver available for their GeForce and Titan series video cards, which is aimed specifically at content creators. These new "Creator Ready" drivers can be selected when downloading drivers from the NVIDIA or GeForce websites, and can also be picked for future driver updates in GeForce Experience. Read on for info on how to find these drivers for your workstations.


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Windows 10 clean boot

Written on March 7, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

This article will guide you through the process of performing a clean boot in Windows 10.


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Top 5 Pro Tips for a new Puget System

Written on March 1, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

Your new Puget System just arrived and you are eager to set it up and get to work. Here are some considerations to keep in the back of your mind while you get setup.


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Windows 10 1903 Feature Update

Written on January 23, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

Windows 10 version 1903 will release soon, and with it comes a new 'feature' they are referring to as "reserved storage". This reserved storage will ensure proper performance and successful updates, hopefully eliminating the possibility of another data loss like the 1809 update fiasco.


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Helpful Hints for Wireless Devices & Peripherals

Written on January 15, 2019 by Jon Allman Popular

As manufacturers offer more devices and peripherals that are wireless, we have seen an increase in the number of our customers who report running into various communication / connection issues with such devices. In this article, I will provide some general information about wireless connections, share common causes for these issues, and offer some solutions.


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How to Enable and Test NVIDIA NVLink on Quadro and GeForce RTX Cards in Windows 10

Written on October 26, 2018 by William George Popular

NVLink is enabled in different ways depending on what video cards you have, so we have compiled instructions for multiple GeForce and Quadro models. Once you've gone through those steps, though, it can be helpful to have a quick way to test and make sure it is working. We have put together a small program that does just that - and reports which video cards in a system are connected via NVLink as well as how much bandwidth they have between them.


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The Puget Systems Repair Experience: What You Can Expect

Written on June 21, 2018 by Ken Colorossi Popular

All Puget Systems come with lifetime labor and support. Although we hope that you never have to send your system in to be repaired there maybe be a time when you do. This article was created in an effort to show you what to expect when you do have to send your system in for repair.


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When to use Windows 10 Recovery Options

Written on May 25, 2018 by Ben Nelson Popular

Experiencing the well known blue screen of death, dramatic slowdowns, software instability, or simply want to know your options for restoring your Windows 10 system? This article will go over the recovery options available within Windows 10 to return your system to a stable point. Knowing WHICH restore option to use to when, will help get your system back up and running quickly and efficiently.


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How To Select The Right Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) For Your Computer

Written on May 24, 2018 by John Hunkler Popular

An uninterruptible power supply, also called a UPS system or UPS battery backup, protects connected equipment from power problems and provides battery backup power during electrical outages. This article explains the differences between UPS models and aims to help users select the right UPS for their computer system.


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How to Use Restore from the USB Tools & Recovery Drive (2018 or Later)

Written on January 11, 2018 by Nick Krader Popular

This guide covers how to restore Windows - and the drive it is installed on - to factory conditions, for Puget Systems computers built in 2018 or later. Methods are included for both systems that can boot into Windows and those which cannot. Please note that following these instructions will wipe all data on the primary drive, so back up any data you care about before proceeding!


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So You Want To Update Your BIOS?

Written on November 3, 2017 by Popular

We often get inquiries here in our Support department on whether or not to update motherboard BIOS. This article has been created to offer a short history lesson on what the BIOS actually are, to help users understand our viewpoint on whether or not updating the BIOS is a good idea and to provided step-by-step instruction on how to perform BIOS updates (when necessary) on some of our most commonly used boards.


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Installing Windows 10 with a Microsoft Windows 10 USB Key

Written on August 18, 2016 by Popular

This article describes the process of installing and setting up a new clean installation of windows, or an upgrade install from a Pre-made Windows 10 USB key that has been supplied by Microsoft. It also includes information on using the media creation tool for upgrading.


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How to Use Restore from the USB Tools & Recovery Drive (Win10 2017 or Earlier)

Written on November 11, 2015 by Popular

Your Windows 8 or 10 system came with a restore utility built into the Tools thumb drive. It's a great utility, but not entirely straightforward to use. This guide walks you through how to use it.


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Overclocking Failed Errors

Written on August 6, 2012 by Popular

Overclocking Failed is a common error message given by Asus motherboards. This error message is misleading and scary. Luckily, the fix is actually pretty quick and easy!


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DaVinci Resolve 15 - Performance loss with NVIDIA 418 & 419 driver *FIXED

Written on March 8, 2019 by Matt Bach

We have recently noticed a 10-20% performance drop in DaVinci Resolve that is due to an issue with the latest NVIDIA GPU drivers. What exactly is happening and how can you fix the problem?


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Windows 10 not booting (BCD edition)

Written on March 7, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Is your Windows OS failing to boot due to a corrupted MBR or BCD? This article will detail the steps for resolving and getting you back up and running.


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Why cant my new workstation edit H.264 media smoothly?

Written on February 27, 2019 by Matt Bach

While H.264 is one of the most common codecs to encounter, even the most powerful workstations sometimes struggle with it. What is it about H.264 that makes it such a pain to work with, and what can you do to make it better?


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Replacing a GPU in the Fractal R5

Written on February 13, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

This article will guide you through the process of replacing the GPU (video card) in the Fractal Define R5. This article has an instruction break down along with a full video produced by Chris Shreve.


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Swapping your Front Panel in a Fractal R5

Written on February 13, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

This article will guide you through the process of replacing the Front Panel in the Fractal Define R5. This article has an instruction break down along with a full video produced by Chris Shreve.


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Windows 10 1809 update disabling OC

Written on January 30, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

X79-X399 system are seeing overclock disabled by W10 KB4100347. Microsoft, in an attempt to resolve the Spectre/Meltdown concerns, have released a number of updates and this one just happens to disable Overclocking on certain platforms. This article will explain the issue along with what you should do about it.


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Replacing a HDD/SSD in Fractal R5

Written on January 23, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

This article will guide you through the process of replacing the HDD/SSD in the Fractal Define R5. This article has an instruction break down along with a full video produced by Chris Shreve.


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Replacing a Power Supply (PSU) in the Fractal R6

Written on January 23, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

This article will guide you through the process of replacing the Power Supply (PSU) in the Fractal Define R6. This article has an instruction break down along with a full video produced by Chris Shreve.


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Replacing a GPU in the Fractal R6

Written on January 16, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

This article will guide you through the process of replacing the GPU in the Fractal Define R6. This article has an instruction break down along with a full video produced by Chris Shreve.


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Useful Software Utilities

Written on November 20, 2018 by Ben Nelson

Puget Systems support department utilizes several applications to help troubleshoot our computers. Some of the popular applications we keep in our tool belt include: Openhardware Monitor, WhoCrashed, WinDirStat, and Ccleaner.


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Image artifacts with RTX 2080 in Photoshop CC 2018

Written on September 24, 2018 by Matt Bach

We currently know of at least two actions in Photoshop CC 2018 that cause image artifacts with the new RTX 2080 series video cards.