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May
20
comment How to set friendly network name of android computer?
You can try @bayuah answer. I tried it and works without root access on my Android 5.01 phone.
Oct
14
comment How do I properly format a request for ffmpeg to decode using a particular codec?
Its not a codec its a format. Its a container that uses JPEG2000 encoded frames and pcm audio.
Oct
12
comment How does my ISP (introducing vectoring) know which DSL modem I am using?
Do you have any benchmarks that show the poor performance of a Fritzbox with Vectoring? Usually they perform a lot better than ISP provided routers.
Aug
27
comment Why does Windows always use as much Virtual Memory as there is RAM installed?
Sorry I missed that commment. The latest stable version 9.20.
Jul
23
comment Why does Windows always use as much Virtual Memory as there is RAM installed?
It's just weird because 7zip usually projects how much ram will be needed to be allocated which is usually around the amount it uses at max, usually it projected more than it needed. The committed size is also exactly what 7zip projected before starting the compression.
Jul
22
comment Why does Windows always use as much Virtual Memory as there is RAM installed?
Thanks a lot for that insight! Exactly what I was looking for. I do not see any popups regarding "virtual memory". I'm using 7z x64 and its using usualy more than 10GB of RAM but still there should be enough actual RAM to satisfy its needs.
Jul
6
comment Why does Windows always use as much Virtual Memory as there is RAM installed?
Thats what the drive is reporting in its internal stats (Samsung drive, stats shown in Samsung Magician). I'm guessing that because writing 32GB nearly every day to the drive since its first use, sums up pretty closely together with my current space usage (just added stuff barely deleted anything). The computer often runs over several days or is sometime off for a few days, so its not exactly 6 months in 32GB/day writes, more like 4-5 months.
Jul
6
comment How to get the SATA 6Gb/sec transfer rate
Quite the contrary, SSDs are already getting heavily bottle-necked by SATA3. Its 6Gbit/s not GByte/s. With protcol overhead and encoding you get a transfer rate of about 530-600MByte/s. Usually 550 is the maximum that is achievable. Current generation M.2 SSDs or Sata Express SSDs can get to far more than 1 GByte/s. Even older PCI-E SSDs that have an internal RAID 0 are achieving over 2Gbyte/s. SATA 3 is very limiting and is bascially the end of the specification as it stands right now, its just too limiting, hence the reason why the new Sata Express is using PCI-E and isn't called SATA-4.
Jul
6
comment Why does Windows always use as much Virtual Memory as there is RAM installed?
The SSD is already at 5TB writes, which is rather concerning after just 6 months of use. While SSDs have a lot longer lifespan now, being at 30TB in 3 years is definitely not within the projected MTBF of the SSD. @martineau thats a solution I used for some time, the issue that the only drive not getting completely full is the boot drive.
Jul
6
comment Why does Windows always use as much Virtual Memory as there is RAM installed?
Yes I have an SSD(edited), yes I have definitely 32GB of RAM and yes it DOES cause problems, 7zip x64 doesn't work anymore with a 256MB dictionary and 8 threads, it does absolutely fine with the pagefile enabled with the same setting. The same when using RAM disk tools, they complain about not enough RAM even when allocating tiny amounts like 512MB. My memory isn't used up at all in these scenarios (atleast 24GB free ore more) and the RAM isn't bad (tested with memtest86+ in several passes)
Jun
4
comment How to search a text file for strings between two tokens in Ubuntu terminal and save the output?
Right the quotes were missing, see my edit.
Mar
18
comment Make sound louder in ogg video
just specify to copy the video but I see you already found that out :)
Mar
16
comment What is the advantage of using 'tar' today?
I highly disagree that xz achieves better compression than a .7z archive. The 7-zip file format supports a wide variety of compression algorithms including LZMA(2) which is its "home" compression algorithm and was developed by the the 7-zip developer. From the xz wiki article: "xz is essentially a stripped down version of the 7-Zip program, which uses its own file format rather than the .7z format used by 7-Zip which lacks support for Unix-like file system metadata."
Jan
23
comment Computer Hardware Dilemma - Compatibility with Asus, Corsair and AMD
If you still get errors do another single module from eacht kit. If you find just one module to be working fine then its definitely a RAM issue. Otherwise it will probably be another issue, normally a RAM kit only has one or two bad members and not the whole kit is bad.
Jan
23
comment Computer Hardware Dilemma - Compatibility with Asus, Corsair and AMD
Run memtest86, thats a proper RAM test and reveals memory errors in most cases. memtest.org Possibilty that all RAM modules are bad is there but it's rather low. Run memtest with both module types, if you get an error, do another test with just one module for each type instead of the whole kit.
Jan
22
comment Important differences for InfiniBand cables?
I see so as long as the connector fits I don't have any complication with using a cable that is certified as a SAS InfiniBand cable?
Jan
21
comment Important differences for InfiniBand cables?
Thanks, thats good to know. So CX4 is the cable type used for any cooper based Infiniband product and does not mean it uses 4 connections?