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Update Failure and the Automated Uninstall

Written on March 17, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Windows is automatically removing some previously installed updates in the event of an update failure.


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

Written on October 26, 2018 by William George

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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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.


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Many Adobe applications will soon require Windows 10 (ver 1703) or newer

Written on September 12, 2018 by Matt Bach

The next major update to Adobe Media Encoder, After Effects, Audition, Character Animator, Prelude, and Premiere Pro will no longer support Windows 7, Windows 8, or even older versions of Windows 10. We will step through how to check if you will be affected and what you can do to fix it.


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Resolving NVIDIA Quadro OpenGL Kernel Exception

Written on August 10, 2018 by Jon Allman

If you are encountering an OpenGL crash due to kernel exception error code: 3 (subcode 2), then check out this article for a solution!


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Failing to Update to Windows build 1803?

Written on July 27, 2018 by Geno Rosario

This article will hopefully help in getting past the Windows 1803 Install hurdle.


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Windows 10 Drive Partitions

Written on July 9, 2018 by Ben Nelson

Have you ever wondered why your hard drive is split up into different partitions? This article will explain in depth the different kinds of drive partitions, how to split up a drive into different sections, and what partitions to expect when installing and operating in Windows 10.


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How to Disable USB Selective Suspend

Written on June 29, 2018 by Jon Allman

Are you having trouble with your USB devices not being recognized after your system wakes up from sleep mode? Check out this guide where we cover the Windows USB Selective Suspend feature and how to disable it.


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The Puget Systems Repair Experience: What You Can Expect

Written on June 21, 2018 by Ken Colorossi

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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How To Remove The Puget Tools Application

Written on June 20, 2018 by Chad Warmenhoven

The Puget Tools application is installed on all Puget computers built after 01/01/2018. If you do prefer to remove this application, this guide will help you do so.


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Audio Issues Associated with Windows 10 (Builds 1709 & 1803)

Written on June 15, 2018 by Geno Rosario

This article goes over some issues we've discovered recently related to Windows Builds 1709, 1803, & audio-related issues.


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Failure transferring large blocks of data between Glyph drive and internal HDD

Written on June 12, 2018 by Chad Warmenhoven

Recently we have noticed an issue when transferring data between mechanical drives and the Glyph Studio Raid external device. Specifically the issue pertains to large folders with numerous subfolders. In our initial testing it would appear that the data size is irrelevant beyond a few GB and mostly revolves around the number of subfolders.


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How to switch from a Microsoft account to a local user in Windows 10

Written on June 12, 2018 by Chad Warmenhoven

If you accidentally set up a Microsoft account instead of a local user and would like to reverse this, this article is perfect.


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How To Manually Install Windows 10 Updates

Written on June 1, 2018 by Brett Nordquist

Most of the time, Windows 10 will keep itself up to date - but if you run into a situation where an update is not available, or not applying automatically, there are ways to manually download and apply patches. This article will outline those options.


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

Written on May 24, 2018 by John Hunkler

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.