When Microsoft released the PC Health Check app for users to check if their PC can run the forthcoming Windows 11, it wasn’t very informative about which system requirement had failed to pass. Microsoft updated the app to display an informative message when something fails. In this short video, I have the screens and the solutions for TPM 2.0 NOT ENABLED and PROCESSOR NOT SUPPORTED.
How to Enable TPM for Windows 11 Compatibility #SHORTS
A new requirement for the forthcoming Microsoft Windows 11 is the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0. Most prebuilt PCs and laptop have this feature enabled already. PC builders have two choices for enabling this feature: a hard-to-find component to plug into their motherboard or the TPM setting (AMD fTPM or Intel PTT) in the BIOS. This short video demonstrates the PC Health Check app and how to enable the AMD fTPM in the BIOS for Windows 11 combability.
NOTE: Different motherboard companies have different locations and names in the BIOS to enable the AMD fTPM. The example presented here is for the Asrock AMD AM4 motherboards.
UPDATE 6/25/2021: Microsoft updated the PC Health Check app to provide a detailed message for why a system isn’t Windows 11 compatible. Download and run the updated version.
be quiet! Pure Rock Slim 2 Air Cooler for $25 USD
The Pure Rock Slim 2 air cooler is the newest air cooler by be quiet! A compact tower design with a Pure Wings 2 92mm fan and rated for 130-watt TDP. After doing some temperature testing on my test PC, the Pure Rock Slim 2 is an impressive air cooler for only $25 USD. I did find one small disappointment that I wasn’t expecting in a be quiet! product.Read more “be quiet! Pure Rock Slim 2 Air Cooler for $25 USD”
How to Connect AsiaHorse ARGB LED Strip #SHORTS
A viewer asked to me how to connect together the AsiaHorse ARGB LED strips, as there were three connectors on the cable for each strip.
For connecting to the motherboard, the large female connector connects to the motherboard and a second strip connects to the large male connector (i.e., daisy chain).
For connecting to an ARGB hub controller, plug in either the large female connector or the smaller female connector. Most controllers I’ve seen use the larger female connector.
How to Turn Off News & Interests Widget in Windows 10 #SHORTS
I recently updated my Windows 10 PC and discovered that the taskbar had a new widget called News and Interests. Needless to say, I didn’t need or want the weather forecast in my taskbar. Here are the steps to remove the widget from the taskbar.
- Right click on taskbar.
- Highlight “News and Interests” in menu.
- Click “Turn Off” in submenu.
- Bye-bye widget
Why Be Quiet! Silent Loop 2 AIO Isn’t Coming to America
The Be Quiet Silent Loop 2 All-In-One liquid cooler recently went on sale. I found that out when I saw the announcement on their Instagram account. But all the prices and availability were for the European Union. Where were the prices and availability for the United States? The bad news is that the Silent Loop 2 AIO won’t be coming to America.Read more “Why Be Quiet! Silent Loop 2 AIO Isn’t Coming to America”
First Look At M.2 NVME/SSD Drive Storage Case #SHORTS
M.2 NVME/SSD drives are small cards that can easily get lost in a junk box. Protect unused cards by storing them in a M.2 anti-shock storage case that holds four 2280 or smaller cards. A rubber seal keeps out water. Small enough to carry in a pocket. M.2 drives not included. Available on Amazon for $10 USD each.
A First PC Build Mistake – Switching Coolers At Last Minute
Why does my test bench with an AMD Athlon 3000G budget processor have a be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 air cooler on it? Before I can answer that question, I need to explain how I got this air cooler. An interesting story on what not to do when building your first PC.Read more “A First PC Build Mistake – Switching Coolers At Last Minute”
How To Fix A USB 3 0 Case Cable in Tight Spot #SHORTS
The Cougar MX330-G has a blocky USB 3.0 cable connector. Not a problem with most motherboards. Unfortunately, the MSI Tomahawk X570 motherboard has a right-angle USB 3.0 connector. Plugging that blocky connector into a right-angle connector made for a tight spot. I picked up a 6″ USB 3.0 motherboard extension cable to remove that tight spot.
2 PROVEN Solutions For Corrupted Memory #0 Error In FortNite
Last month I posted a short video on how to fix the Corrupted Memory #0 error in FortNite. The solution was simple: uninstall the MSI Dragon Center and MSI SDK software. I had no idea how widespread that problem was in the FortNite community. That short video got 5,000+ views. In this video I’ll talk about the error message and the two solutions to resolve the issue.Read more “2 PROVEN Solutions For Corrupted Memory #0 Error In FortNite”