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comment My motherboard doesn't support AHCI, is IDE mode + SATA 2 much slower for new SDD/HDD/SSHD?
Did you disable read/write caching when doing these tests? Otherwise you are measuring the completely wrong thing.
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comment Does AHCI actually boost performance for SSD drives?
Did you look at my sources? They are all about SSD's. The second one even has "SSD" in the title...
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comment Does AHCI actually boost performance for SSD drives?
@boboes Performance for everything always depends on a ton of confounding factors. But that shouldn't stop us from benchmarking and using our Science™...
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asked Does AHCI actually boost performance for SSD drives?
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comment Will my “6-core CPU” motherboard support an 8-core CPU?
Er, I thought the whole point of the AM3+ socket-type was that it was backwards compatible with AM3 sockets, but also forward-compatible with the upcoming AM4 socket? At least, that's how it worked with AM2/AM2+.. But in either case, while this does solve my problem, it does not answer the question in the title, for anyone who finds this page via google, so I cannot mark it as correct.
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comment Will my “6-core CPU” motherboard support an 8-core CPU?
@Ramhound my old CPU is a Phenom II x4 955
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comment Can my landlord access my personal network because he controls the upstream connection?
@Jason Anyone who can follow simple instructions can install custom firmware on home/soho routers. They could also use a linux box with two ethernet ports.
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comment Clipboard content automatically erased
What tool did you use to determine that VS 2010 is the culprit? @JRobert's link contains dozens of programs..
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comment How can I tell which laptop touch-screens work well with a stylus (for drawing/taking notes)?
@DaveRook according to meta.superuser.com/a/5545/23668 this sort of question is on-topic: "However, a question that allows for a learning opportunity and that can be applied to various situations, of the form "how can I determine [for myself] which foo can do bar" has potential to be valuable."
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comment How can I tell which laptop touch-screens work well with a stylus (for drawing/taking notes)?
I'm not sure why the close-vote; if you read past the first sentence, you'll see this isn't a shopping recommendation, it's about the different types of touch-screens
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asked How can I tell which laptop touch-screens work well with a stylus (for drawing/taking notes)?
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comment How can I view HD videos without stuttering on PS3 Media server?
Nowadays "Video quality" has been renamed "transcoder quality," and is a dropdown. There's an option for "Wireless," but unfortunately that doesn't work for me - I need to set it to "Low quality (Slow CPU)" to get no stuttering on wireless for some videos (my CPU is blazing fast, the only issue is the connection). Despite the name, though, it doesn't actually look that bad.