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comment How can wireless reception be improved for a particular device?
as well as a background noise issue. some people have microwaves/refrigerators/motered equipment between or near the devices causing loss of signal. A proper survay would tell you what is putting out the noise. there may be some free software to allow you to walk around with your laptop and find problems that way.
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comment How can wireless reception be improved for a particular device?
Please include model of device like Ron mentioned external antennas are the most popular method but not available for all equipment. there may also be specific bugs in your device etc.
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comment For a 4 storied house - 2 basic routers or 1 extra range router?
even if you get a high gain antenna you may not see good results if the pc's wireless card is weak. I was looking at some industrial wifi cards for my laptop a few years ago that were able to send/recieve with about double or better the transmit power than the average wifi card. Some wifi access points support enterprise settings that allow "seemless" fallover between several ap's which may do you well in this case. they are configured to be aware of other ap's near by and when configured right your pc will automatically switch between them which will change your ip and interupt traffic.
May
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comment Creating a single file executable from a directory in Windows?
not if the program is currently running locking a file. I am 90% sure I tried using the sfx with auto delete several years agao for our wrapper and it never properly deleted files. I ended up making a batch file to delete the files we didn't want the users to know about. If they got better at that I can't say since I use nsis for every thing now.
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answered Running a Web Server Over My Network
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answered Using Ethernet for NAS and WiFi for internet
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comment Creating a single file executable from a directory in Windows?
7zip or izarc has the option to automatically run an exe after it extracts the files. they don't delete the files though when they are done. so at best you are leaving behind a bunch of files in the tmp folder and at worst have just showed the user where to find your app and files so they can muck with it.
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answered Creating a single file executable from a directory in Windows?
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answered In Windows 7, how should I set up duplicate dual monitor configurations?
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answered Postfix virtual users without database
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comment Safe long-term CPU temp?
John the page file is incorrect. MS states it may be possible with lots of ram, but I don't know of many apps to this date that behave properly. Firefox was running @ 1.5gb the other day and I only had 20-40 tabs open. I have 8gb of ram and even when running Linux I have been stuck having to have a swap file due to bad apps. adobe flash and pdf are the first that come to mind. Also some apps are written in such a way that they don't run right if there's no swap
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comment Safe long-term CPU temp?
I just noticed you mentioned a Higher nvidia card. I would be more worried about overall temp causing problems with the video than the cpu. The dell M series has a seperate nvidia card and it burns out all the time due to improper design/build and poor fan settings for bios. Yourse has onboard video which is about an inch away from the cpu or so, it also shares the heat pipe with the cpu. the more heat one puts out the less cooling the other gets.
May
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comment Safe long-term CPU temp?
athomsfere is correct about lower temp also those # that intel gives out are a "risk management" calculation. intel expects the cpu to last say 5 years so they rate it for maximum temp with a % for saftey that they expect to allow it to live past 5 years. Just turning something on shortens its life, measurable % or not it will ware out. The question is will that affect be soon enough for you to care or notice.
May
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comment Safe long-term CPU temp?
I would say that current cpu's can be intelligent enough to throttle down assuming the os and every thing works correctly. had a dell tech forget the heat sync on a D620 systemboard swap. the pc ran for about 6 months before the user complained to us. PC was running wicked hot [scalding on bare skin] and the os had throttled to 200mhz. It is possible for them to save them selves from cricical failures but I can't immagine how much service life that removed. on the flip side surviving is very different than preforming well.
May
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comment Command Prompt - Accessing “Access is Denied” folder
If the drive is already mapped by gpo this may have issues. you may have to run some complex runas/cmd trickery to get a cmd prompt to work for the stated purpose. I dont have any of the cmd info with me but can provide if needed
May
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comment Safe long-term CPU temp?
you have to look at the cpu specs and verify what the maximum temp is for your chip. my 12core is 58C i believe. I can get it to 55C+ with about 10 threads of prime or another cpu burnin test. In my case currently i cant use over 75% of max cpu if i want to keep my processor alive. I would never run max temp either. another thing Sapalajo didnt mention is that any flaws in the chip will likely be the first to be affected so you may have stability or other quarky issues because that 1 part of the chip couldent handle the heat.
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