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Jun
4
comment What is the actual speed of SATA 3?
Can you describe the benefits of avoiding a DC bias, as well as clock extraction (as opposed to, say, differential pairs with a separate clock)?
Jun
2
comment Can I mechanically modify PCIe connectors to accept wider cards?
@Davidenko I'm currently behind a restrictive firewall/web filter; I'll take a look at those videos once I get the chance.
Jun
2
comment Can I mechanically modify PCIe connectors to accept wider cards?
Thanks for the answer! I'll keep digging throughout the applicable specs. I'm not sure if the standard actually prescribes an x4 connector if there are only 4 lanes; there are motherboards that do actually have wider physical than electrical connectors. (I'm not sure if they have additional grounds throughout the connector or not, but I can double-check) In regard to the connector wiggling issue, people regularly use narrower cards than the port itself, and I've done it without incident; if it comes to be necessary I can always 3d print appropriate restraints to the card at hand.
May
30
comment Can I mechanically modify PCIe connectors to accept wider cards?
What do you mean by "revealed for a reason"? I'm fully aware that vote counts are revealed, while reasons are often ignored/omitted by those downvoting in a hurry. I am fairly certain that I have access to the specific mechanical tools needed to safely remove the right edge of the slot and am fully aware of the risk of mechanical damage to the pins and/or components nearby. I am seeking an answer drawing upon credible sources as to whether or not the electronic implementation of PCIe would make this connection workable.
May
18
comment How to use a Linux system as a land phone
@IndrajithIndraprastham That won't work; the signalling circuitry in an Ethernet port is not able to modulate/demodulate voice signals (in most cases).
Jan
22
comment Notepad++: What does “Mac” format do?
@kei On Windows, Git, by default, will normalize line endings for you (commit Unix-style, checkout Windows-style).
Jan
20
comment Why is it not recommended to shut down a computer “brutally” (power switch)?
Why is it that flash drives cannot have such capacitors? Cost?
Oct
10
comment What would be the disadvantages of using a 4 stranded ethernet cable?
Any reason why IPv6 would fail? The cables themselves have no business dealing with OSI layer 2 and above; they only operate at 1. In fact, IPv6 should be agnostic of which ethernet technology is used (possibly even any switched-bus/bus should work)
Sep
1
comment Do these temperatures indicate my computer is overheating?
@DanteAdrian please mark the check mark to the left of my answer if it has helped you to your satisfaction.
Jun
9
comment Accidentally typed password on logon prompt in Ubuntu TTY, is it stored?
"However, do any logs store the attempted username I entered?" from original question.
Jan
23
comment Why is Process Explorer reporting activity in non-existent dedicated GPU memory?
This is a lower-end machine, definitely no extra GPUs there. Device Manager confirms this. The miners are probably just reporting the CPUs as GPus where the Winterpark is a real GPU.
Jan
23
comment Why is Process Explorer reporting activity in non-existent dedicated GPU memory?
@nodakai Not a dupe in my opinion, I'm aware of what Dedicated GPU memory is. The problem is that I'm sure I have none as the spec sheet specifies I have none, and dedicated memory is, by convention, not put into cheaper laptop integrated GPUs. That is why I am asking this question.
Sep
2
comment Secured Directory creation in Linux
@Vijay So the answer is you can't with 100% certainty, without hardware write protection. Say that if asked again.
Jul
20
comment Why is “hdparm -w” considered dangerous?
OK. I still would like to know about the command's dangers.
Jul
20
comment Why is “hdparm -w” considered dangerous?
@DevSolar It's an old drive being mounted as /tmp and I am too cheap to get a drive right now...
Jul
16
comment Chrome blinking triangle
It has very much to do with drivers as Chrome may use OpenGL and hardware acceleration.
Jun
30
comment Linux pass execution directly to Grub on reboot
@sawdust OK, case closed.
Jun
28
comment ubuntu suspend works, but then immediately starts
This should be on AskUbuntu...
Jun
25
comment Why does performance of a regular hard drive decrease over the duration of a benchmark while SSD doesn't?
Everybody addresses the hard disk, but nobody speaks of the SSD :-)
Jun
24
comment How do I troubleshoot hardware issues related to a computer freeze/crash?
Nice, but you should refer to memory testing utilities, which can diagnose DRAM hardware issues from software, without special hardware. One such utility is memtest86+(bundled with many Linux distros).