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Mar
25
comment How do I tell if my Memory is ECC or Non-ECC?
@DavidGrinberg it means your memory doesn't have ECC. Outside of servers and some high end work stations very few computers use it.
Mar
25
revised How do I tell if my Memory is ECC or Non-ECC?
corrected command
Mar
25
comment How do I tell if my Memory is ECC or Non-ECC?
@kristianp The 2nd command had two typos in it, should've been: wmic memphysical get memoryerrorcorrection (worked for me in 8.1)
Mar
25
suggested approved edit on How do I tell if my Memory is ECC or Non-ECC?
Mar
6
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
3
comment Fully expand email thread in outlook conversation view with single key stroke
@sunk818: I don't think what I'm seeing in 2010 could be called a regression bug. From descriptions of what's going on MS decided to be "clever" and only show an abbreviated subset of messages containing unique text. Any messages that were fully quoted in a reply are initially hidden. If that's changed in 2013, I'd call it a user revolt instead. I have access to MS HUP via my employer, so I can get a copy of 2013 cheaply. I'm not thrilled by the styling changes; but a working tree view combined with all day meetings showing on the appointment list (07 doesn't) is worth it I guess.
Mar
3
comment “How do you want to open this file?” dialog appearing at random after upgrading to Windows 8/8.1
@DavidPostill Unfortunately not. Clicking any other window dismisses the How... window. I tried taping the mouse button down with the intent of removing the tape to release it over the How... window once it appeared, but the cursor was reset to the arrow when the How.. windows appeared.
Mar
3
comment “How do you want to open this file?” dialog appearing at random after upgrading to Windows 8/8.1
@Ramhound If I can't figure out where this is coming from, I might as well nuke it, do a completely clean install and destroy all the random crud that's accumulated over the years. Useful data's easy to restore from backup, it's the 10 zillion desktop applications that would need reinstalled that made porting my existing Win7 install to new hardware and upgrading to win 8 worth the effort.
Mar
3
asked “How do you want to open this file?” dialog appearing at random after upgrading to Windows 8/8.1
Mar
3
comment Fully expand email thread in outlook conversation view with single key stroke
@Xavierjazz I might have 10 years, and innumerable regurgitations of it from one click bait content farm to the next ago...
Mar
3
asked Fully expand email thread in outlook conversation view with single key stroke
Feb
25
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
18
comment What are the license(s) of the Linux man pages?
Debian's reasons for not using GFDL were an eye opener. Did the FSF ever respond to them?
Jan
27
comment What is the 6-pin power connector on an HP ProDesk?
@IsmaelMiguel the 6pin connector is designed and sold (licensed?) by a company called Molex (as the 4/8 pin, 20/24 pin, and 4 pin drive/fan connectors); they only specify the physical connector layout. What the wires built into the connectors carry is up to the company implementing them.
Jan
27
comment What is the 6-pin power connector on an HP ProDesk?
That test report does give some insight into what the HP PSU is doing. All of the tests measured 0W of 3.3/5V power; it only provides +12V and -12V rails. The DC-DC converters needed to supply the 3.3/5V power needed to run drives and misc devices on the board itself are on the board instead of in the PSU as standard.
Jan
16
comment “Turn off router for 10 seconds” - Quantifiable?
Anecdotally, several 30+ minute outages I've had over the last decade did end within a minute of my giving my cable modem a 2+ minute off period. OTOH the other ~80% of the time I tried doing so it didn't help.
Jan
5
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Dec
24
comment Why are my games slower on battery power, even with the power plan set to High Performance?
@misha256 You get 2 or 3 of the following: 1) the cheap battery pack that's partially fully of air. 2) The normal battery pack that fills the standard size enclosure. 3) The oversize battery pack that extends outside the normal limits by either bulging out below or behind the main body of the laptop.
Nov
21
comment What is a PCI-Express Lane?
Single port gigabit networking cards don't need multiple lanes. Even a PCIe 1.0 lane offers 250MBps = 2000Gbps of bandwidth; which is enough to allow for 50% overhead losses while still being able to keep a gigabit port saturated. Multiport gigabit cards can need more than one lane; but if that's what you were referring to you should be more specific since they're generally not something seen outside of a server room.
Nov
3
comment What are the three buttons above touchpad in the Dell Latitude E6520 laptop?
@Kos you need to buy your next Dell from the Small Business section of the website. The pointy sticks are limited to (some) Latitude and Precision models. Alternately, some Thinkpads offer them; and at one point so did some HP business class models (not sure if they still do or not).