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Dec
16
comment BIOS User Guides and RAM Voltages
@Shinrai - the problem lies with warranties - 'Did you run you RAM more than 1 attoVolt over the designated 1.65v?'. 'Yes'. 'Sorry, you can't have a replacement!'. In reality, the RAM is probably slightly under-volted by the mobo, so you wouldn't be breaching the threshold anyway! ;)
Dec
15
comment BIOS User Guides and RAM Voltages
OK, I've not used that combo of components; I think the RAM voltage problem lies only with X58 motherboards (on Socket 1366) which yours clearly isn't, so you should be OK. It doesn't really matter anyway; I strongly suspect it doesn't make a blind bit of difference which voltage you choose either way!
Nov
14
comment Why is the laptop charger thing (transformer) making a noise?
@Pavium - sorry mate, yes they are... ;)
Nov
10
comment EAX sound effects and hardware acceleration of old games under Windows Vista and Windows 7
Why? Why spend money just to allow the odd old game to play quite limited effects, perhaps not any better than his on-board chipset.
Nov
10
comment Windows 7 backup
What Acronis products offer and what Windows 7 offer are completely different. You get the choice with Acronis, but you don't with Windows 7 - for further details, see the link in my comment to the OP.
Nov
10
comment Windows 7 backup
Your question is effectively answered here: superuser.com/questions/60554/….
Nov
8
comment Computer doesn't turn on, motherboard or CPU?
+1 - But 'implementing all the suggestions' may cost you more.
Nov
8
comment Computer doesn't turn on, motherboard or CPU?
That's a premature diagnosis - it could be the PSU... or the Mobo or the RAM. I've actually seen other components produce similar results (a dodgy NIC actually). Secondly, if it is the PSU, trying to force the PSU's arm could be counter-productive - the voltage regulation circuitry (on mobo) will do it's best to protect, but nevertheless, 'jump-starting' it might not be the best idea.
Oct
11
comment How can I make firefox download different file-types to different locations?
+1 I can't see any solution easier than this....
Oct
11
comment Recommended wifi card for Windows 7 x64
@r0ca - I'm glad the problem is solved.
Oct
1
comment Yahoo Mail: Hacking, Spoofing or Malware explosion
@CHarmon - that is precisely the point. I'm trying to find out (through other people's experiences) if this is likely to be a compromised machine, a compromised account or a weakly secured service. The irony is that the question seems amply catered for by the tags available.
Sep
30
comment Windows 7 doesn't use all the available memory
Glad to hear you have a solution.... In retrospect, I should have offered that solution too! ;)
Sep
29
comment Using the right Ram for a motherboard
Needs to be migrated to SuperUser...
Sep
27
comment How to speed up Adobe Acrobat Reader?
It's notable that one of the people voting to close is one of the people on the wrong end of the arguments. Sour grapes have no place on SU.
Sep
24
comment 2TB external drive, disk initialization: MBR or GPT
That concerns only bootable drives - not an issue with external (data storage) drives like the OP is talking about.
Sep
24
comment How to speed up Adobe Acrobat Reader?
@TomWij - Yes this is the place for s/w recommendations - if they address the problems that the OP is facing. It is not, however, a soapbox for one particular publisher's fanboys. The SO community has spoken and they disagree with you.
Sep
24
comment How to speed up Adobe Acrobat Reader?
@TomWij, @WernerCD - The answer was not the one asked for, but it was the one he needed. You can't speed up Adobe Reader apart from removing and disabling some features. The OP already has that option from the other answers. This is a sensible alternative to Adobe which addresses the concerns of the OP. And this suggestion seems to be overwhelmingly endorsed but other SO members. Live with it.
Sep
23
comment How to speed up Adobe Acrobat Reader?
+1 Adobe Reader has become a bloated behemoth of an application over the last 5 years or so, and despite the many utilities available (that effectively keep the app partially loaded into memory all the time), is never going to beat a slim-line application like Foxit.
Sep
22
comment What does that 2 Mbit/s exactly mean for an ADSL?
Sadly, in the UK at least, a more realistic scenario would be an ISP sharing a 1Gb/s link across 100,000 users. Yes , you share your 2Mb/s slice of the pipe with 50 other users (on average) assuming a typical 50:1 contention ratio, or 40,000 users if you have a premium 20:1 contention ratio.
Aug
20
comment BSOD: PFN_LIST_CORRUPT and IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Just goes to show why decent branded RAM is desirable. Any RAM can fail, but the better brands have better RMA services in place.