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Desktop Engineer interview

Q: Desktop Engineer interview

Hi All,

I am interviewing some desktop engineers soon and as part of the interview I would like to do a practical test.

I am would like some of your recommendations / experiences of what practical tests you have ever had to do or given.

Nothing too simple, something challenging.

We use windows XP and Dell machines

Also maybe some questions to ask

Look forward to your responses.

Thanks
Elliot

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Preferred Solution: Desktop Engineer interview

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Desktop Engineer interview

This is a good start: desktop support interview tests XP - Bing

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SHOCKING Interview with NVIDIA Engineer about the GTX 970 fiasco

A:SHOCKING Interview with NVIDIA Engineer about the GTX 970 fiasco

I wonder if this explains some of the problems over in the BSOD Forum??






Quote:
Upcoming driver could improve GTX 970's memory performance

Nvidia really stepped in a pile of PR poo when it was discovered that there was an internal communication gaffe over the way the GeForce GTX 970 handles its 4GB of onboard memory and the resulting specs.
Source: Nvidia Will Help Disgruntled GTX 970 Owners Get a Refund, Says a Driver Update is Coming | Maximum PC

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i am trying to run pro engineer on my dell xps 210. i can start the program but when i try to use it, it just vanishes, any ideas please.
 

A:Pro engineer help

Is the machine powerful enough to run the program?

Have you had this copy installed on a different machine before?

What version of Pro Engineer do you have?
 

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I am using Firefox and had an auto upgrade. Since then my hard drive seems to be in a perpetual seek mode, two days. It has done this before but after an hour or so it would stop. I have "Acronis True Image Home" installed. I have two 500G hard drives installed. Task manager shows no appl running and no CPU usage.

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Hi can anyone suggest a solution to my problem.
I am trying to run Pro engineer wildfire 3 on my Dell XPS 210, it has a the standard grafics card that came with the machine which has 512 on board, i have upgraded the Ram to 4gb.
Proengineer installed ok and will start but as soon as i try to use the program it just vanishes . If i just let it fireup and stand there it is fine.
Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.
 

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My pc has given up the ghost! The video drivers have now packed in along with many other problems. Does anyone now a good PC Repair Engineer in the North West Kent area (near Swanley)?

Cheers.
 

A:PC Engineer in Kent?

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british gas alarm kp55010z

please can someone here tell me hjow to or what the engineer code is for this alarm? its a long shot but would be brill thanks.
 

A:engineer code?

don't know if this is you too...
http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100525125233AAtdVGe
 

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Hi im stcuk on the following questions to do with NT4:-
1)What diagnostic tools would you use if a user kept getting logged out?
2) If a users inbox was full, how would you implement a solution that enabled then to have a larger inbox while keeping the users mail in the mailbox?
3)Whats the difference between roaming and remote profiles? (is there a remote profile though it woould be a policy)

Any help would be great.
Thanks
Ian
 

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From Under Attack: An interview with a hacker | What Mobile
What Mobile sat down with white-hat hacker Steve Lord for an exclusive interview on the current state of data security and mobile safety.

Smartphones marked an inaugural moment in our lives, a moment where we plugged in and have not hit the off switch since. Smartphones have become our most trusted companion, a new right-hand man and a new limb if you will. But what happens when something you put so much trust in, can be used to damage you. It hurts obviously and smartphones can do just that, with a new age of convenience and information, comes new ways for us to be vulnerable. Take the good with the bad as they say.

Edward Snowden had recently revealed to the BBC?s Panorama that UK intelligence agency GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters), has the ability to access phones without the knowledge of the owner. According to Snowden the GCHQ can access phones with tools known collectively as Smurf Suite, tools that can survey or extract information from your device discreetly.

?Dreamy Smurf? can switch your phone on and off, ?Nosey Smurf? works in conjunction with ?Dreamy Smurf, after the latter switches on your device, ?Nosey Smurf? gets to work by switching on your mic enabling the user to listen to you. Finally we have ?Tracker Smurf? which triangulates your exact location with more precision than the triangulation of mobile phone towers.

Scary stuff and to be honest, if the governmen... Read more

A:An interview with a hacker

A hacker is an expert in this field. What changes is how he decides to use this talent.
 

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I have a job interview with McAfee tomorrow for Tier 1 Tech Support. I have to take an assessment test in the morning. Anyone know what will be on this test and what I should know?

Thanks
Josh
 

A:Job Interview - any suggestions?

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Hello there,

I am inspiring to be a network administrator. I currently am in college and one of my projects is to interview individuals in the field I aspire to become employed in. I was wondering if you could be so kind as to answer Some of the questions below.

What decided you to go into this field?

Do you have any regrets?

Are you currently satisfied with this position?

What was your goal when you decided to go into this career? Did you achieve it?

Did you have a previous career? Was that your first option?

If you could change anything about your decision, what would you change?

Are you satisfied with your salary?

What was your starting salary?

What sacrifices do (did) you have to make?

What goals do you have now?

What benefits does the position have?

What were hours at the start and now?

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

J Murray
 

A:Interview Project

one of my projects is to interview individuals in the fieldClick to expand...

I think that means to actually talk to some people, preferably in person or else by phone. Anyhow, there are very few people on this forum who do assignments for students.
 

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Was asked "if a user was on the net in the morning and couldnt connect in the afternoon,and everyone around was able to connect what steps would you take to resolve the issue?"
 

A:Job Interview Question

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Hey,

I got asked the below questions at a job interview.

Can anybody suggest the sort of answers they would be expect for these?
List the different client tools available for use in SQL2005 giving brief explanations of their functionality.

Explain the difference between a SQL Login and a database user. When restoring a user database from one server to another (without taking the MASTER library across as well), list some of the issues that must be considered for the database to be accessible to a login on the new Server.

Multiple users have reported slow performance within the Document Management System which includes a SQL server database plus several other application layers. Outline the high-level steps that you would take to investigate/resolve the problem.

Cheers in advance
Paul
 

A:DBA Support Job Interview

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Hello, My name is Lupe. I am a student at reedley college and I am pursuing a career in information systems technology. Right now I am in the middle of a school assignment where I need to conduct three interviews with different people. I have some questions that I would like to ask and if you are interested in helping out please feel free to answer any of the questions or all them, if you'd like. I will be writing an essay about entering the field of IT technology and would be using the information given by you if you answer the questions. For those of you who answer any of the questions please leave some basic contact info. so I can email you a copy of the essay when it is done.
Thank you in advance for your help.

1. What made you want to be a computer or network technician?
2. What type of education did you get? and from where?
3. Did you get a degree or just certificates? and from where?
4. How long have you been employed as a computer or network technician?
5. How long did it take before you were employed?
6. What type of problems do you work on?
7. What do you specialize in? and what would be more important now a-days?
8. Is it easier to work on hardware issues or OS issues?
9. Is it easier to work on networks or PCs?
10.What is the hardest part about being a technician?
 

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Hi can any one share me some interview questions on windows vista,xp,2003/8...thanks

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Good day,

Please can someone help i'm a noob with networking and am about to go for an interview with a small company.
the advertisement is as follows:

An IT All-rounder is required. You must be able to work on VPN and Servers. Laptop / Desktop troubleshooting and repairs are the main purpose of this role. On-site & Off-site support will be needed as well.

I am fine with the pc repairs part but have not worked on VPN and servers before, what would be required of me ?
Is there perhaps a tutorial i could go through ?

Please i really need this job if anyone can help, what would most likely be the hardest part ?

I have been in a service desk agent position before but was never given the chance to work on servers.networks etc.
 

A:Pls help upcoming interview !

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Hi im stcuk on the following questions to do with NT4:-
1)What diagnostic tools would you use if a user kept getting logged out?
2) If a users inbox was full, how would you implement a solution that enabled then to have a larger inbox while keeping the users mail in the mailbox?
3)Whats the difference between roaming and remote profiles? (is there a remote profile though it woould be a policy)

Any help would be great.
Thanks
Ian
 

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Hi,

Sorry for posting this in 'Multimedia', but I wasn't sure where else it might go. Our Sky unit went wrong, so a Sky engineer came out (friendly chap) and replaced the decoder. However, when you press the ‘Sky’ button on the Sky remote now the TV doesn’t switch to SCART anymore. How can I get this working again? Everything’s working fine, apart from the fact the TV won’t switch to SCART when you turn the decoder on. You now have to use the TV remote to enable Sky. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks a lot,
Dan
 

A:Sky engineer messing up TV setup (help)

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Hello,

I have recently been scammed with a transaction via PayPal but at the same time I was sent a file which I think was an attempt to take full control of my PayPal account.

It's a little kid that's doing this and he's using a VPN to access the Internet and a VPS to route the traffic of the RAT.

Is it possible to reverse engineer a Trojan at all to find some information I can send to his VPS provider to help track this guy down?

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Does anyone know what the options are for telecommuting in the Software Engineering field?
 

A:Software engineer telecommuting?

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I am almost done with my associates degree in Computer Networking. So I am not a total noob at this, but my friend's computer has me stumped. Here's the scenario.

They have a wireless network. The router and modem is upstairs, with a mac connected to it. Downstairs are two pcs, both wireless. Things have been working for about 7 months just fine. Then, the other day both the wireless computers couldn't get on the internet. Running an ipconfig shows both computers still on the network. Both computers were able to ping each other and the router. I released the ip addresses and renewed them, DHCP server works fine, issued them the ip address. Both were once again connected to the network, able to ping the router. Still can't get on the internet though. I checked the access lists, which I set up for them 7 months ago so just their computers can get on. Nothing has changed, their mac addresses are still the only ones that can get on.

So I got rid of the access list anyway. Same thing, computers are on the network but can't access the internet. Shut encryption off on everything, nothing changes. Reset router to factory settings. Nothing changed.

So, has anyone encountered this before. I am completely stumped. The computers are on the network, they can ping each other, ping the router, but the wireless pc's cannot access the internet, only the directly connected computer can. Signal Strength is excellent. Sharing files printers, everything is grea... Read more

A:Need a really good Network Engineer here

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Hello,

I'm entering my junior year in college majoring in Computer Science but would like to eventually work as an IT Specialist or a Network Engineer in the future. What are some things that I can do or read that will help me to familiarize myself and get an early start in the networking field? Thanks.

Regards,

Jerry
 

A:Would like to become a Network Engineer but need some advice.

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Im having a crap time with a dell pc and engineer is visiting me tomorrow to install new hard drive and then hes supposed to be setting my pc up so everything is running,the hard drive isnt going to have the facory preset of having the option of returning the pc back to its factory fresh mode so im wondering after the guy installs vista and my drivers for me,if i have problems in the future will i have to load drivers every time i use the vista recovery disc im a computer novice and im sad it seems i have the more complicated way of now doing things,i should add i only received the pc last thursday and one of their tech guys over the phone asked me to re install windows as the computer wouldnt set up properly or at least it did but when i re booted i just had a blank screen on my monitor,,which they have said is a known problem with vista and i have seen it mentioned on many forums,so basically it seems to be like pulling teeth getting any joy from dell
 

A:When engineer re installs visitor?

Confirm with the Dell engineer if your Vista recovery disc is just for the Windows OS only or if it also has all of the needed drivers and programs that came bundled on the computer. If it was Windows only and it was my computer, I would would be insisting that Dell supply me for free with any other recovery discs needed to restore the computer to full factory fresh conditions.
 

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I have encountered those delightful folks who get call you out of the blue, try to make you think that they are from MicroSoft, and tell you that there are horrible things wrong with your computer (it's been sending out signals, you see) that only a Microsoft Engineer can fix, and they will make it all better and cover you for a year for around $200. Right, sure, and I'm a Surgeon General of the United States Engineer and I will keep your nose out of your ass for a year for $200.
 
But--I have been using Avast as my antivirus for some time now, and it seems to be effective and user friendly. But now I had occasion to call them, and they ran some diagnostics and told me essentially the same thing as the above-mentioned scam agents. Deep down in my computer, it seems--so deep that it would make no difference if I replaced the hard drive and installed the OS (Windows 7 currently) from a new disk, I think they said even if I replaced the motherboard), there are baddies that only a Microsoft &c &c. And of course they offered to do it for around the same price.
 
Now I ask myself: Is there really anything that Microsoft Engineer from Avast can do that, say, Bleeping Computer cannot? Is there really a subbasement in the bleeping computer that only God or the mighty MS Engineer can get to? I'm skeptical, and I would much rather have you guys run Hijack This and ComboFix and do whatever is needed, because I know from experience how good you are. What he found was a l... Read more

A:"only microsoft engineer can fix your computer" for $$$?

I've never had occasion to contact Avast! support, so I don't know what they do or do not do.  I will say that there is nothing a Microsoft Engineer can do that taking the steps that you stated would not accomplish.  If the problem can't even be resolved by replacing the motherboard then it just isn't getting fixed.  Guess you'll just have to switch to Knoppix
 
What is the problem that you are having?  I'm from the nuke and reload school of thought.

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I'm thinking of possibly minoring in computer engineering in college because of its supposedly high demand in the job market.
What do I need to know to become one? What type of "code" of whatever is needed? Is it like C++ or HTML or Java? I'm a newbie, so if you can just explain what I need to know and why would be nice!
 

A:What do I need to learn to become a computer engineer?

If you check the college prospectus, it will tell you the minimum requirements to study the course. You will generally need a basic understanding of how a computer works as well as how to compile code, with a basic knowledge of coding if possible, as you will be taught more on the course.
 

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Hi,

I'm looking to purchase a specialist piece of software and am trying to search out any recommendations or advice from experiences you may have had. I work with AutoCAD and would like a package that can be used to analyse / model ground profiles to calculate the volume of earth contained within a section of ground.

In simple terms, I am looking for software to help with cut and fill estimating.

Any pointers would be appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Help a Civil Engineer...

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Top 10 Concepts That Every Software Engineer Should Know.

Note: This article is one software engineering writer's opinion - not every computer scientist or software engineer would agree that these are the "Top 10", but they do quite nicely for an article post here.

-- Tom
 

A:Top 10 Concepts That Every Software Engineer Should Know

lotuseclat79 said:


Top 10 Concepts That Every Software Engineer Should Know.

Note: This article is one software engineering writer's opinion - not every computer scientist or software engineer would agree that these are the "Top 10", but they do quite nicely for an article post here.

-- TomClick to expand...

Very interesting, Tom !
 

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Hello,

I have recently been scammed with a transaction via PayPal but at the same time I was sent a file which I think was an attempt to take full control of my PayPal account.

It's a little kid that's doing this and he's using a VPN to access the Internet and a VPS to route the traffic of the RAT.

Is it possible to reverse engineer a Trojan at all to find some information I can send to his VPS provider to help track this guy down?

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I have a video file of an interview in Hungarian. Is there a way to translate that to English or German or French. This is the file:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DekM3T2n0LI

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Hi, I have an interview for a role as a first line IT support technician. I was wondering if you could provide me with some mock technical questions/answers i may be asked at the interview.

Computer/IT experience (OS and hardware)
Active Directory knowledge
XP/Win7 support Knowledge
Printer Support knowledge
Familiar with networking topologies, including WiFI

These are the job requirements. Also..i feel they may ask me networking questions. Bare in mind, I don't have much experience in the field of IT support in terms of a business environment like this but I have extensive experience supporting home users.

Thank you!!!
 

A:Help with Possible Interview Questions for IT Support

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I was currently contacted by a County Departement offering me a job interview for an Automated Systems Techncain job I applied a while back.

I was wondering if there is any advice you could give me and what questions to expect w/ this position while interviewing.

I am pretty confident but I do want to prepared since this will be the highest paying job I ever landed. (I'm only 21 <-- newbie).

If anyone working for a county department, any other corporation, or currently is a systems tech can help me in any way I would greatly apprciate it

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!
 

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So I'm interviewing for a job that I have previously been denied for. They called me for a second interview after a number of months. I was previously denied for having a poor technical interview with them. I'm no idiot when it comes to hardware/software repair and diagnosis, but some of the questions were phrased in a way that I had not seen before. If you can, please try and help me formulate some answers for the following questions, and keep in mind that this is general phone tech support where no specific software is available to me to solve the issues:

1. List the first 5 steps you would take to diagnose a virus.
2. List the first 5 steps you would take to clear a computer of a virus.
3. If a customer claims that his Internet Explorer is crashing or freezing everytime he opens it, list the first 5 steps you would take to diagnose the problem.
4. What is the purpose of releasing and renewing an IP address? (I know what this does, but I'd like to find a stronger answer)
 

A:Need help with tech interview questions

Heres some good info http://www.virusinfection.info/treatment.htm
 

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hey guys can you please help with WSUS interview questions 
&
how to troubleshoot it in real time environment

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Hello all,

Im currently attending college trying to get a BA in Information Technology. If someone has the time I am required to do an interview with someone on their job, how they like it, how did you get it, what education requirements, and such. I am required to finish up my Career Research Essay this week. Please if someone who has a job in this related field could email me I could send you a series of about 20 questions and you could send it back to me answered would help me out alot! Thank you in advance

D Kalmar

[email protected]

also if you want a gmail account i have 50 available to give away.
 

A:Requesting a professional interview

Duplicate threads are against the rules! You already posted this here:

http://forums.techguy.org/t354401.html
 

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does any 1 here knows what kind of questions are asked...or do u guyz know any good sites...
i have an interview comin up but i don't know how to prepare for it...i have applied for a summer position in IT department...they need some1 with networking skills. i am studying Computer Networking and Technical Support..

any help will be very much appreciated.....
 

A:how to prepare for IT networking interview

ALl they are going to have you do more than likely is help desk stuff, cabling and other mundane chores. RELAX!!
 

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To get selected for any job you must practice for the Interview. Read all Interview Questions with Answers before going for an interview.
If you are applying for the manager post, then start practicing these Excel Interview Questions with answers that are asked by every interviewer at the time of the interview.
 

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My workflow is normally Solidworks, ANSYS, Matlab, and some other engineering software. I prioritized single core processing effeciency, and the GPU, so I ordered the following:2.8 GHz Intel Core Xeon E-2276M Six-Core64GB DDR4 | 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD15.6" HDR 400 FHD 1920 x 1080 IPS ScreenNVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q (16GB)So, a few questions: i.) It was hard for me to say no the the 8-core i9 as a gear nerd, I know the benefits of more cores. Would be interested in hearing feedback on if any performance differences between my setup and the i9 would even be noticable other than on a benchmark test? ii.) I wanted the 16GB VRAM in the GPU, so that was a factor in why I went with the GTX 5000. I am a bit ignorant to how hungry software are on resources, and where we are in technology today if 16GB VRAM is even utilized and beneficial? Are we a bit ahead of time with this one or is it worth having? Would my engineering software benefit from and utilize the additional VRAM? I know work load of course is a factor but please answer as best as you can. iii.) I was worried about the thermals with the i9 and even having a RTX 4000 paired with it. As we know the RTX 5000 is not offered with the i9. Am I ignorant in saying the setup I went with will have lower thermals and a more reliable and consistent performnce curve than any of the i9 iterations? iv.) Overall thoughts on my setup with my given workflow compared to a a different spec'd P53? Would you have... Read more

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I am currently having a problem with my video in Pro/Engineer Wildfire and AutoCAD 2004. In both of these drafting programs, the cursor skips when it is moving across the screen. It is not solid like it should be.

The computer is a Pentium 4 1.7 Ghz, 256 MB RAM, 36.4 SCSI hard drive, 32MB Matrox Millenium Video G450 video card and a Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2 OS. There was no problem before I upgraded this computer from Windows NT 4 workstation. In NT4 the video was flawless. Certainly not in XP.

When I upgraded the computer, I installed the newest drivers. When I noticed the problem, I rolled the driver back to its previous version which did not work. I also have the video card set to full hardware acceleration. I have swapped the current video card with one just like it with no luck. I do not have a better video card to put in the machine.

Why would the video perform flawlessly in Pro/Engineer and AutoCAD 2004 while in a Windows NT 4 environment, but be skipping around in the same programs in a Windows XP Pro SP2 environment? Would a video card with more memory solve the problem? Are there any other steps I could try to troubleshoot and find a solution to this problem? Any advice I could get on this problem would be great.

Thank you.
 

A:Video Problems in Pro/Engineer and AutoCAD

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My workflow is normally Solidworks, ANSYS, Matlab, and some other engineering software. I prioritized single core processing effeciency, and the GPU, so I ordered the following:2.8 GHz Intel Core Xeon E-2276M Six-Core64GB DDR4 | 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD15.6" HDR 400 FHD 1920 x 1080 IPS ScreenNVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q (16GB)So, a few questions: i.) It was hard for me to say no the the 8-core i9 as a gear nerd, I know the benefits of more cores. Would be interested in hearing feedback on if any performance differences between my setup and the i9 would even be noticable other than on a benchmark test? ii.) I wanted the 16GB VRAM in the GPU, so that was a factor in why I went with the GTX 5000. I am a bit ignorant to how hungry software are on resources, and where we are in technology today if 16GB VRAM is even utilized and beneficial? Are we a bit ahead of time with this one or is it worth having? Would my engineering software benefit from and utilize the additional VRAM? I know work load of course is a factor but please answer as best as you can. iii.) I was worried about the thermals with the i9 and even having a RTX 4000 paired with it. As we know the RTX 5000 is not offered with the i9. Am I ignorant in saying the setup I went with will have lower thermals and a more reliable and consistent performnce curve than any of the i9 iterations? iv.) Overall thoughts on my setup with my given workflow compared to a a different spec'd P53? Would you have... Read more

A:Just purchased a P53, have a few questions (Mechanical Engineer)

Fellow ME here. I work in the AEC industry and my work loads benefit the most from a few fast CPU cores. Autocad, for example, was optimal on up to 8 cores, and the user consensus was that you could get by with a decent gaming GPU (as opposed to an expensive workstation version). As I remember (and I haven't touched ANSYS and Matlab in more than 10 years), what you're using is very heavily bound by the CPU. Puget Systems has some Solidworks benchmarks that may highlight this. I got the Core i7 9850H with the Quadro T2000 and 32 GB RAM (16 GB from the factory, bought a matching stick and installed it myself afterwards) and two NVME SSDs (but my projects are on an external HDD, so these don't help as much). I'm satisfied with my decision. Back in August, when I ordered the laptop, there weren't any options for custom configurations. I would have liked the Xeon paired with the T2000, but it doesn't seem like this is an option even now. The 8 core i9 seemed very appealing, but I had to remind myself time and again that:- Turbo is no substitute for base clock, as much as the marketing hype says otherwise- I don't need as many cores (I upgraded from a 2c/4t Core i7 with a 2.8 GHz base clock and a 3.2 GHz turbo, and the actual speed in single threaded loads is not that different)- The price was better (paid for it myself), and the difference went into accessories (dock, cooling pad, RAM, additional USB hub, new carrying case). I'm not sure how much of a benefit the RTX5000... Read more

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I will be starting the first year electrical engineering program at my university next semester. I don't know much about computers. I just want your opinion on what model of laptop would be able to perform good with engineer-related software. I really don't want to break the bank but any opinion would be great.

P.S. I hear that lenovo is good but I'm not sure what kind of features I should customize it with.

Thanks for your time
 

A:Need an opinion on engineer capable comp

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Madam / Sir, on my Lenovo SFF   desktop 510s-08ISH- 90FN00BYIN I have three sata ports for 3drives. There are 2 drives pre installed. These drives get power from a cable with two sata power connectors and are connected to the motherboard with a 4 pin plug. Can this 4 pin power connector on motherboard support 3drives ??Regards John

A:Power supply question for an engineer

Should not be a issue. Drives these days do not use a lot of power. Only real concerns for power supplies these days is graphic cards and CPU's. If you Google PSU calculator you should be able to enter in all your information and get a correct answer.  

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Madam / Sir, on my Lenovo SFF   desktop 510s-08ISH- 90FN00BYIN I have three sata ports for 3drives. There are 2 drives pre installed. These drives get power from a cable with two sata power connectors and are connected to the motherboard with a 4 pin plug. Can this 4 pin power connector on motherboard support 3drives ??Regards John

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I was awoken with a phone call from an Indian supposed "Microsoft Engineer in the Technical department" telling me that my PC was generating and sending out enormous amounts of files and that I should get onto my PC in order for them to freely provide me with tools to eradicate my supposedly bad files causing this. Going onto my PC, I was "shown" (Told how to run it) the Event Viewer (Never previously used by myself). It showed 100's of ERROR reports that gave some credence to their statements. I did not realise at the time that these were merely common errors reported by the system. I later deleted them after finding out how to. A security-conscious individual of many years I am ALWAYS sceptical of such phone calls but sadly this time I decided that I may indeed be speaking to a Microsoft engineer and must allow them access or perhaps my PC would indeed be a major problem in a week's time. According to the con man my PC would close down eventually and I would be unable to retrieve any of my files again as the PC would not boot. I felt uneasy and still being rather sleepy, I was unsure as to his chat. Taken in by his speil I suspected a scam, especially since it was an Indian speaking and experience of bad business with such warned me off, but I felt that I may indeed be causing a problem to the Internet world and foolishly decided to allow them access to my PC. Once decided, they gained access via a software programme which they downloaded (Teamvi... Read more

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Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer. *Please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies. See HERE*It is important not to make any further changes or run any other tools/updates unless instructed to. This may hinder the cleaning process of your machine.*Please be patient, all Bleeping Computer helpers are volunteers and have lives outside this forum.*You must reply within 5 days otherwise this topic will be closed.=================================Please try to run GMER in safe mode. How to boot in safe mode: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/Double click GMER.exe and if you are asked if you want to allow gmer.sys driver to load, please allow it to do so. If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan, please click on NO. In the right panel you will see several boxes that have been checked. Unchecked the following checkboxes: IAT/EAT Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\) Show All (don't miss this one) Now click on the Scan button and wait for it to finish. Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in ark.txt and save it to your desktop.Post the contents of that report when you reply.

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Madam / Sir, on my Lenovo SFF   desktop 510s-08ISH- 90FN00BYIN I have three sata ports for 3drives. There are 2 drives pre installed. These drives get power from a cable with two sata power connectors and are connected to the motherboard with a 4 pin plug. Can this 4 pin power connector on motherboard support 3drives ??Regards John

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