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Win7 64-bit compatibility check? by Davej
At school last night I noticed that plugging a Win7 64bit disk into a pc that was later determined to fail the 64bit compatibility test did not produce something like a nice "Sorry this computer cannot support a 64-bit OS." Instead it tries to boot and then reports that it detects an error and...
September 10th 13 06:39 PM
by Mr. Man-wai Chang Go to last post
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corroded Intel cooler ooh what a hottie by [email protected]
I got a PC that locked up before the operation system finished booting. I checked the CPU temperture in BIOS monitor, and it reached 72 Celcius with the fan screaming. The cooler had a 0.6 A fan, should be adequate for the CPU, and it was firmly attached to mainboard. There was not much dust on it,...
September 8th 13 03:54 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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copper shim on laptop system chip by Timothy Daniels[_4_]
I'm putting a different motherboard in my XPS M1330 - the motherboard WITHOUT the discrete nVidia graphics chip. I find that there is about a 1.6mm gap between the Intel system chip and the heat sink that is attached to the copper heat pipe. I don't want to tighten the gap down because that would...
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September 6th 13 07:18 PM
by Timothy Daniels[_4_] Go to last post
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Uses for canned air by John Doe
Blowing dust off a vacuum cleaner when changing the dust bag (outside). Plenty of situations were sucking works poorly (like using a vacuum cleaner). Blowing dust off of tools and of course the work area.
September 6th 13 02:45 AM
by John Doe Go to last post
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Connecting a 1.8" HDD to computer by Nil[_3_]
This is slightly OT, I guess, but not entirely. Bear with me... I'm trying to salvage an old iPod with a 20 GB hard disk. It won't boot up, and I can hear the disk clicking and whirring periodically, like every 10 seconds or so. I was assuming that the disk had failed, so I bought a used...
September 4th 13 10:31 PM
by Nil[_3_] Go to last post
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Is PCIe 1.0 slot bottlenecking PCIe 3.0 HD 7850? by [email protected]
I currently have an HD 7850 card (PCIe 3.0) in my Gigabyte board with a PCIe 1.0 slot, waiting on a board with a PCIe 2.0 slot. It's my understanding that in many cases the generation labeling is more marketing hype than reflection of actual better data flow. With Medal Of Honor Warfighter and...
September 2nd 13 08:56 PM
by Paul Go to last post
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SSD drive 3.5 inch adaptor bracket by Loren Pechtel[_2_]
On Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:15:42 +0100, Mike Tomlinson wrote: En el artículo , Loren Pechtel escribió: Interesting. I've never seen one like that before. He ordered the desktop version, they sent the...
August 31st 13 03:02 PM
by Rod at Orpheusmail Go to last post
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replace CMOS battery in cabled vinyl sleeve by Timothy Daniels[_4_]
My XPS M1330 has a CMOS battery consisting of a "coin" battery gripped by a vinyl sleeve and connected to 3 wires which terminate in a small plug. Dell no longer stocks the item (part no. NX131), and all the retail outlets only have the "coin" - a lithium battery designated CR-2032. Before I go...
August 30th 13 10:34 AM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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Did Israelites Behind the Syria's Gas attack? by [email protected]
Using droid to carry out attacking on Syrian village with chemical gas? Only Israel can do. Only Israel can carry about using droid as warfare weapon and only Israel manufactures droid using American technology. Who is their enemy? Muslim nation and anyone they consider they don't like and...
August 30th 13 01:16 AM
by Loren Pechtel[_2_] Go to last post
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SSD drive 3.5 inch adaptor bracket by Robin Bignall
On Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:15:42 +0100, Mike Tomlinson wrote: En el artÃ*culo , Loren Pechtel escribió: Interesting. I've never seen one like that before. He ordered the desktop version, they sent...
August 28th 13 08:33 PM
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SSD drive 3.5 inch adaptor bracket by Rod at Orpheusmail
Hi folks, I've just bought myself a Plextor PX-256M5P SSD. It included (or should have) a 3.5 inch Bracket. The supplier will only accept a return/refund and then I would have to re-order - at a higher price! Does anyone know what these brackets look like/ Or where I can get one from please? I...
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August 28th 13 05:38 AM
by Paul Go to last post
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New hard drive Win 7 home by pheasant16
Laptop hard drive has issues, can't do system restore anymore. Carbonite takes care of any valuable files. Don't want to format and start fresh. Would replacing the hard drive and letting the buggy one be used as an external drive via usb let me get off the program files I want? My biggest...
August 27th 13 11:00 PM
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any alternative to Antec spot coolers? by [email protected]
I have used them twice to blow on some thermal problem. I don't like their method of attaching to one of the mainboard screws. This seems rather rickety if somebody else could move the PC case not knowing what is rigged up inside. Instead I drilled a hole in the bottom or back of the case to...
August 24th 13 02:17 AM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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Best file system for a 64gb micro-SDHC card? by JakeD
Hi all, I bought a micro-SDHC card (64gb) to use in my Windows 7 PC and my XP laptop, as a convenient way of storing and transporting files between the two machines. The card came formatted as FAT. Would it be worth re-formatting it as exFAT - or even NTFS? Also: Both machines have an SDHC...
August 23rd 13 04:45 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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Interpreting Gigabyte LGA775 mobo specs by [email protected]
I'm looking for a Gigabyte LGA775 board that has among other things a PCIe 2.0 or higher slot for the video card. I've been looking at specs on their boards and notice there are some that in the overview specify PCIe 2.0 but some for example this GA-EP43T-UD3L...
August 22nd 13 04:39 AM
by Paul Go to last post
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What's wrong with this idea? by Davej
Since we now have pc's that can boot off of anything and in addition we have SSD drives and all sorts of other choices... why can't Microsoft make an OS and an appropriate drive that would be immune to any type of malware infection? You could have a read-only boot drive dedicated to the OS. The...
August 22nd 13 01:58 AM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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Cheaper Windows 7 yet? by Laurence[_3_]
Now that Win8 seems to be established, can we expect to see some cheaper W7s available for home builders? Know of any? Still running XP on all desktops, but recent laptop acquisition came with 7 - I like it, but prohibitively expensive to buy for my desktops. Anyone?
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August 22nd 13 12:57 AM
by Charlie Hoffpauir Go to last post
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HELP I need to delete Windows 7 64bit by Desmond[_3_]
Hi Guys. This might sound silly but I am a bit of a geek and have built and repared computers. I have a hard disl and windows is screwing up. It is the only parttion on it. I like to partiton a hard disk with a windows only partition but in this case I am stuffed. I re-booted the PC with another...
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August 21st 13 01:55 AM
by Glasgock Go to last post
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No sound on HDMI cable or audio cable. by Metspitzer
I have 3 of these motherboards and none of them have sound on the HDMI. All of them are running XP. http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=M4A785TD-M%20EVO&os=17 I installed all the drivers from the disk. It has been so long since I tried that I don't remember the exact error I was...
August 20th 13 02:41 AM
by Paul Go to last post
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Water cooling? by Davej
This is beginning to seem like the way to go for my next big desktop. Any advice? Maybe a flow sensor to plug into the cpu fan socket so that the MB can sense when it isn't working?
August 19th 13 01:14 PM
by Davej Go to last post
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