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Oct
26
comment Why does the fan in my desktop tower run so high when monitors are disabled?
Fan control can vary depending upon the motherboard design. My understanding (as a motherboard hardware designer) is that it usually resides in the BIOS tells the OS using an ACPI interface. One way to override is covered in the question superuser.com/questions/29049/… Fan control can also run autonomously via SMBus, Super I/O or Application Specific IC devices based on temperature reading(s).
Oct
21
answered Convert large .mov file to .avi or other small file format
Oct
20
revised How do I virtualise my running HDD?
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Oct
19
answered How do I virtualise my running HDD?
Oct
19
comment 3 wire computer fan won't run continuously
Good catch, he was trying to power it by a 9V battery, so the wires are most likely exposed.
Oct
19
answered What does a TPM error message when booting mean?
Oct
18
revised 3 wire computer fan won't run continuously
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Oct
18
comment 3 wire computer fan won't run continuously
Yikes! A 3-pin fan plugs into a 4-pin fan header no problem. A 4-pin fan header has the shroud on once side of 3-pins only, this is so the 3-pin fan header can plug right in and have the correct orientation. No splicing needed, but you won't get any fan control either.
Oct
18
answered Benefits of having two ethernet connectons?
Oct
18
revised Suggestions for troubleshooting intermittent power failures <DELL Dimension Desktop>
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Oct
18
answered 3 wire computer fan won't run continuously
Oct
18
comment System Works Fine but only after Very Long BIOS POST Times?
BIOS writes to Port 80h with a number which stands for where it is during the boot process. For example, with the Phoenix BIOS, it stops at 28h if you don't have memory installed.
Oct
17
answered Why does the fan in my desktop tower run so high when monitors are disabled?
Oct
17
answered System Works Fine but only after Very Long BIOS POST Times?
Oct
17
answered Use a remote desktop viewer from an iMac to a remote workstation through VPN
Oct
16
comment CPU Temperature sensor wrong?
You could try to return or exchange your processor, but since it has been more than a year, your warranty may have expired (I don't know much about processor warranties). Swapping out a friend's processor temporarily would really help, though. The last thing you want to do is to buy a new processor only to find out it was the sensor on the motherboard that gave the false reading. What motherboard is it anyway? I will look to see if I can find their sensor info. You should be able to read them through the SMBus or Super I/O.
Oct
16
revised CPU Temperature sensor wrong?
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Oct
15
answered CPU Temperature sensor wrong?
Oct
14
answered Suggestions for troubleshooting intermittent power failures <DELL Dimension Desktop>
Oct
14
revised 1:1 FSB to DRAM Ratio
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