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Dec
16
comment Keep the battery from charging fully (without Lenovo power manager)
Thanks Daniel for the pointer. tpacpi-bat works great for the Haswell X1 Carbon.
Dec
12
comment Clean install Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 from OEM key
does this work with the retail ISO image?
Sep
25
comment Why do Chinese filenames displays as boxes in Windows 7?
Placing a file with a Chinese/Japanese filename on the desktop solves the problem for me: superuser.com/questions/504707/…
Sep
21
comment How to change hdd read error timeout?
Unfortuntely, no
Oct
23
comment How can a linux kernel be so small?
wow, 1897996 kB is almost 2GB!
Oct
8
comment How to disable software-initiated overheat shutdown (due to broken sensors) in Windows 8?
@Debra In a Windows 8 VM, I changed "System cooling policy" in Power Options and the only value changed under CurrentControlSet was Control\Power\User\PowerSchemes\{GUID1}\{GUID2}\{GUID3}\ACSettingsIndex, where GUID1 is the balanced scheme, GUID2 is Processor power settings, and GUID3 is System cooling policy. This is how I figured out the registry entry that controls "System cooling policy".
Oct
8
comment How to disable software-initiated overheat shutdown (due to broken sensors) in Windows 8?
I tried that by loading the registry hive on another computer and setting ACSettingIndex=0 in the power scheme I use, but nothing changed
Oct
8
comment How to disable software-initiated overheat shutdown (due to broken sensors) in Windows 8?
Thanks for trying to help, BillP3rd. In the worst case, I could replace Windows by Linux on that machine, but it would be disappointing that Windows won't let the user override its overheat protection.
Oct
8
comment How to disable software-initiated overheat shutdown (due to broken sensors) in Windows 8?
@BillP3rd Yes I did.
Oct
8
comment How to disable software-initiated overheat shutdown (due to broken sensors) in Windows 8?
EVGA nForce 730i
Oct
8
comment How to disable software-initiated overheat shutdown (due to broken sensors) in Windows 8?
@BillP3rd Yes, the machine powers off while Windows is loading (at this screen goo.gl/oP0M01), before it reaches the login screen. Unfortunately safe mode gives the same result.
Oct
8
comment How to disable software-initiated overheat shutdown (due to broken sensors) in Windows 8?
I tried all thermal related options but nothing changed. Furthermore, if the shutdown were initiated by some sort of hardware protection circuit, Memtest86+ would have shutdown, and thermal.nocrt=1 wouldn't have fixed it on Linux. The shutdown is initiate by some software logic in the OS.
Mar
16
comment What user files does System Restore affect?
Thanks for the list! Do you have any idea why Microsoft decided System Restore should monitor files in the user directories? In my opinion, it's counter-intuitive since these files aren't part of the "System".
Feb
11
comment Windows 7/8: Japanese font/kanji occasionally displaying as squares
Works for me on Windows 8. Thanks!
Oct
16
comment Is it safe to disable cache flushing on a SSD with “power loss protection”?
Summary: turning off write flushing on the Intel X25-M G2 is detrimental to write performance. Nice to know.
Jun
21
comment What are the recommended operating temperature ranges for the AMD Phenom II 960T?
AMD Phenom II 960T is either HD96ZTWFK4DGR or HD96ZTWFGRBOX. The data sheet is too old (September 2010) and does not appear to have this CPU listed. However, it does have other Thuban processors, which use the same core. For 1055T and 1090T, the Tcase Max is 55-62 deg C and Tctl Max is 70 deg C.
Jun
13
comment How much electricity will I save if I use the onboard graphics card
By the way, looking at the TDP numbers would give you a better idea on the power consumption. (For 5770, it's 18W idle and 108W max, according to Wikipedia)
Jun
13
comment How much electricity will I save if I use the onboard graphics card
It says 450W, not 525W. The 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector comes from the power supply, and is included in the 450W number.
Feb
14
comment How to play 24 fps video smoothly on a 60Hz display?
I was going to post about SVP :-) I found it about two months ago. Depending on the video, the default options may cause a lot of artifacts. With some tweaking (mostly making it less aggressive in identifying motion), it works great for me!
Jan
28
comment How to turn off ClearType and use whole-pixel anti-aliasing in Windows 7?
I see... Thanks for the info.