Video Card Strangeness

I was asked to upgrade a system in order to be able to add a third monitor. The system, an older Dell Inspiron 620, would need  a new video card, power supply to power the card and the assorted cables. Those were ordered and installed, but on power up there was nothing but a black screen.

As it turns out, most cards now don’t support operation in a legacy bios, but rather require being installed in a machine with a UEFI bios (what is now industry standard). Previously, cards were shipped with dual capability (legacy and UEFI) so this was never an issue.

Learning something new every day.

IE 8,9, and 10 .. down for the count

Microsoft has ended support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10, Any remaining security holes will not be fixed. Windows 7 users should update to Internet Explorer 11 and users of older operating systems should look at overall system upgrade / replacement, or at the very least, switch to an alternative browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera).