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why different BIOS for Windows and Linux? by [email protected]
I got a mainboard out of an Acer X3995, I wished to recycle. First had to figure out the pins for the front panel switch and LEDs. Going to Acer website, they have 4 BIOS to download: 2 for Win8, 1 for Win7 and 1 for linux. Why so? I don't think other manufacturers specify a restrictive BIOS.
October 14th 18 03:36 PM
by Peter Johnson[_5_] Go to last post
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What are your findings with SSDs ? by [email protected]
Everytime my harddisk is slow/taxed I kinda wish and wondering about SSDs... how much would I really like it ?! What I would HATE :):):):) is losing all my data caused the SSD went dead or broken or corrupted. So for this I ask you and I am wondering: What are your practical findings with SSDs...
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October 13th 18 04:27 PM
by RayLopez99 Go to last post
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USB stick that's bootable has TWO names by RayLopez99
You know what I mean. The boot sector on the USB, which was formatted with "Rufus" freeware to make it bootable, is tiny, a few hundred kB, but has a name. Then the main USB, which is large, say 15 GB, has another name. Reformatting each USB will wipe them clean, but how do you 'combine' them...
October 12th 18 07:05 PM
by RayLopez99 Go to last post
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SSD and sleep mode? by Mike[_33_]
I got this email today claiming that sleep mode is hard on a SSD. I could understand that hibernate is hard on a SSD, but sleep mode? My system sleeps maybe a dozen times a day. It's asleep 90% of the time. Save the planet and all... Is there any truth to this? Or is it just a scare tactic...
October 12th 18 05:02 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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How to clone from a current SSD to one previously used as the boot drive? by Charlie Hoffpauir
I have an Intel SSD that was my old boot drive on my system. I cloned it to a new Samsung SSD with no problems. However, since the operating system is still on the old Intel, my software won't recognize it to use it as a cloned backup of the new Samsung SSD. So how do I remove the operating system,...
October 12th 18 12:20 AM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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Question about the win 10 update data loss by Charlie Hoffpauir
It was my understanding that the data loss was limited to data stored in the C: users (name of user) Documents folder. Anyone know if that's correct? I happen to have a few files there, but haven't noticed anything missing.
October 11th 18 02:21 AM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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Nuts are for new computers by Flasherly[_2_]
8 hrs and finally got it down. Long damn trip, From Intel socket 775, to AMD 2, to AMD 3+. Migrating OSystems over three hardware platforms. Still have one OS left to reinstall. Rest I "salvaged". Damn SSDs don't work a damn on older platforms. It took a new MB to get all my SDDs functional. ...
October 10th 18 09:43 AM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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WPA3 by Davej
So WPA2 is broken and WPA3 will probably require new hardware? Why can't they at least generate a firmware "band-aid" for WPA2 ?
October 3rd 18 05:19 PM
by Mr. Man-wai Chang Go to last post
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Win 10 home networking by Charlie Hoffpauir
I'm having an awful time trying to get my simple home network working between all my computers, since the elimination of Workgroups in Win 10. Basically, I have three desktops, mine, my wife's, and one that's acts as a file server for backups. In additiona there are three portables of various ages,...
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September 30th 18 10:19 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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Q/A Why Is it Two Hands are better to grip your Butt Cheeks by Flasherly[_2_]
When it's not apparently enough to just to backup data, in the event of hardware failure, two computers are better than one. I replaced my blown-up computer. The power company replaced their Pole Pig. We are both sad victims of lightning. My cost is now $120 for new CPU, MEM, & MB. Less than...
September 30th 18 05:42 AM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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How to measure Explosive Bomb by Flasherly[_2_]
About knocked me out of bed. Lightning hit somewhere in the backyard. Blew up my motherboard. Power supply still works good, drives good. Keyboard and mouse OK. Everything off a wall socket, including the monitor is OK. My PCI soundcard quit or got blown up, the cable modem was...
September 28th 18 05:33 PM
by Cows are Nice Go to last post
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Homebuilt computer has slowed noticably.... why? by Charlie Hoffpauir
My home built is getting a bit old, but within the last weeks has noticable slowed in many operations. For example, in Photoshop, using the erasure tool; before, erasures were instanteous. Erased materal instantly disappeared from the scene. Now, it sometimes disappears, and sometimes the...
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September 26th 18 03:32 AM
by Char Jackson Go to last post
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how many tape drives had SATA interface?? by [email protected]
I bought an internal DLT drive at a computer swap meet, thinking it was SAS interface. When I got it home, I found it was actually SATA. Quantum made them with SCSI, SATA or even USB. Nowadays you see tape drives with fibre channel (copper) even though the drives are mostly too slow to need that...
September 22nd 18 12:26 PM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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Acquire MS Office 2016 offline iso by xJumper
So I have an actual legitimate business license key for Office Professional Plus 2016 from an enterprise with volume licenses and I am looking for an offline installer/iso/image or what have you so I can install the software. Something I can physically put on my computer to install Office 2016 and...
September 21st 18 03:31 PM
by xJumper Go to last post
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Intel's "9th gen" CPUs by [email protected]
Interesting series of leaks and rumours. So they will still be 14 nm, in effect a Coffee Lake facelift, but with more cores for little more dollars than previous generation. So they are still worried about AMD. One of the interesting tidbits was solder thermal interface; perhaps that is how they...
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September 18th 18 04:14 PM
by Mr. Man-wai Chang Go to last post
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SSD DRAM Less Controller by Flasherly[_2_]
Although I wouldn't go so far to compare low-balling SSD offerings for resemblances to the bubonic plague... - "At Computex last June, one SSD vendor told us about an OEM 2D TLC SSD that will burn through the rated endurance in a little over a year." Robust performance ratings that are crippled...
September 16th 18 06:18 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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What is not a robot? by Charlie Hoffpauir
On Mon, 10 Sep 2018 18:56:35 +0800, "Mr. Man-wai Chang" wrote: Are self-driving cars also a kind of robots? Yes, just like self-posting morons from Hong Kong. They are both 'a kind of robot'. (Self-driving cars are marginally more intelligent, and ...
September 10th 18 09:30 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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Merge text files & then sort unique in DOS by Mr. Man-wai Chang
On 9/4/2018 11:16 PM, Grease Monkey wrote: Merging text files is easy in DOS for %f in (*.txt) do type "%f" output.txt But how do you sort unique in DOS? MS DOS has a SORT.EXE if I remember correctly... it's such a long time ago....:)
September 10th 18 05:50 PM
by Reinhard Skarbal[_2_] Go to last post
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More Chinese soldering wonders by Flasherly[_2_]
AUKEY KM-G6 LED-Backlit 104-Key Mechanical Keyboard w/ Blue Switches $31.99 w/ code DXZK8U29 AUKEY KM-G10 104-Key Mechanical Keyboard w/ Blue Switches n Round Keycaps $30.09 w/ code 3TZLFH3H (and no LEDs? - that's got to be some kind of round) Looked it over (Amazon and others) they're...
September 5th 18 03:34 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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idle curiosity - why internal HD rather than external HD by Yes[_2_]
Given some recent problems with my pc, I've started daydreaming about moving all my HDDs (all are SATA) from inside the pc case to an external device. Please keep in mind that I don't have a solid handle on the right words to use. I've seen at least two types of devices - an enclosed box to put...
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September 2nd 18 07:45 AM
by John Doe[_9_] Go to last post
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