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Dec
21
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.
Dec
20
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...
Dec
20
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™...
Dec
13
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.
Dec
13
comment Will my “6-core CPU” motherboard support an 8-core CPU?
@Ramhound my old CPU is a Phenom II x4 955
Dec
11
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.
Oct
21
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..
Jun
13
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."
Jun
13
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
Jan
1
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.
Dec
20
comment How to jump previous or next position in Sublime Text 2?
Supposedly this feature is built-in to Sublime 3
Dec
18
comment How can I enter Unicode characters (e.g. ♥♦♣♠) when logging into Windows?
FYI alt-codes enter characters from your current codepage, not unicode. You need to set a flag in the registry to use unicode alt-codes.
Nov
26
comment What stops an internet router from sniffing my traffic?
@FrankThomas: The US government uses one-time pads for its most secure transmissions. They transfer truck-loads of tapes with large random keys on them by armed-guard, or so the story goes.
Nov
14
comment Disable “Do you want to change the color scheme to improve performance?” warning
"I never assumed the message can be turned off and I don't see how that could be considered a benefit." - Because this message pops up often when playing video games, pulling me out of the game (which sometimes isn't paused) just to disable this message once again. I don't care that my system is using all its GPU ram (in fact, that's a good thing). I don't care if Windows Aero runs slow while I'm in my game, as long as the game continues to run fine - which it always does. I just want this message to not disrupt my gaming.
Oct
15
comment Does the BIOS have some sort of generic 'drivers'
It's my understanding that interrupt calls are still used by the kernel and kernel-level services. Is that not true?
Sep
18
comment What is the rationale behind safely removing USB media from windows PCs?
possible duplicate of Will unplugging a USB key without safely removing it cause problems?. And see also Is There A Need To Safely Remove Device If “Quick Removal” Is Enabled?
Sep
17
comment Why is hibernation still used?
@DanielRHicks: Perhaps you should try using a computer with an SSD sometime, because the time to load a program is drastically faster.
Sep
16
comment Why is hibernation still used?
@DanielRHicks Do you have an SSD? It used to take my Windows 7 PC 5 minutes to boot, but since I upgraded from a fast HDD to a fast SSD it boots in literally 15 seconds (most of which is from the BIOS). Saluto tells me there's another 45 seconds of startup programs loading after that (so a total of 1 minute to fully "boot"), but as soon as Windows loads I can immediately start using all my programs (which didn't used to be true), so it is effectively a 15-second boot.
Sep
14
comment Why is hibernation still used?
@KonradRudolph: We seem to be saying the same thing? I'm saying that hibernating, which actually shuts down your computer, saves about $164 a year for me over leaving my computer on 24/7 as moses is advocating. (Though, I actually do shut my computer down and not hibernate, because I've had issues with hibernating in the past, and with my fast SSD my computer literally boots in 15 seconds and programs start in under 1)
Sep
13
comment Why is hibernation still used?
@moses: My computer costs about $0.03 an hour to run when idle. Assuming I'm away from my computer for at least 15 hours a day, that's $164 a year I save just by turning my computer off when I'm not using it.