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May
25
comment Windows cant repair even with sfc /scannow
@Pacerier: Yes I'm sure. I tested on Windows 8.1 64-bit; what about you? It is possible that we've hit a bug in dism/sfc, or perhaps dism is only able to fix certain kinds of integrity violations itself.
May
21
comment Should we expect DDR3L RAM to work on the Intel first-gen Core i3 platform?
Voltage control is possible on non-overclockable CPUs too. I've undervolted my Haswell-based Xeon E3 so that it won't exceed its TDP and throttle during extreme AVX/FMA workload. But you're right, laptops capable of voltage control are super rare.
May
20
comment Should we expect DDR3L RAM to work on the Intel first-gen Core i3 platform?
I wish my laptop BIOS had provided voltage controls so that I could fix it myself.
May
20
comment Should we expect DDR3L RAM to work on the Intel first-gen Core i3 platform?
Thanks! I find that running a memory intensive workload on Linux (7-zip benchmark with a large dictionary) can cause the system to reboot too, consistent with the idea that this is an undervolt instability.
May
20
comment Should we expect DDR3L RAM to work on the Intel first-gen Core i3 platform?
@ChrisInEdmonton Sadly Intel's marketing team choose to name Nehalem/Westmere as first-gen, Sandy Bridge as second-gen, Ivy Bridge as third-gen, and so on. I agree it's counter intuitive. I've edited the title to reduce the confusion.
May
20
comment Should we expect DDR3L RAM to work on the Intel first-gen Core i3 platform?
@DragonLord Thank you for your insightful reply. If you post it as an answer, I'll accept it.
May
20
comment Should we expect DDR3L RAM to work on the Intel first-gen Core i3 platform?
@David: It is because the first time I ran memtest86+, it appeared to run fine, so I moved onto booting Windows and Linux. After reading Ramhound's reply, I wanted to double check the information I've posted, so I rerun memtest86+ and waited longer, and this time it failed. I also double checked Linux, and it still work (and I got the lshw output above).
May
17
comment Change from frequent to recent items in explorer jump list
It works instantly for me on Windows 8.1 (no reboot/logout)
May
17
comment Windows cant repair even with sfc /scannow
My own testing is consistent with Ramhound's finding and that dism alone is not enough. After running dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth, which says "The component store corruption was repaired", sfc /verifyonly still returns "Windows Resource Protection found integrity violations". sfc /scannow fixes that and returns "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them"
Apr
21
comment Is it safe to disable cache flushing on a SSD with “power loss protection”?
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe this setting disables disk buffer flushing only, not OS cache flushing. See blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2013/04/16/10411267.aspx
Apr
2
comment Must TCP use IP?
TCP over IP explicitly include the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses in the TCP checksum calculation. How Is the checksum defined for TCP over morse code?
Mar
5
comment Windows 7, file properties, date modified, how do you show seconds?
Microsoft made it (very) slightly better for users who don't care about seconds, but much worse for users who care. I'm glad there is a solution (the dddd => ddd trick)
Jan
26
comment Chrome keyboard shortcut to pause script execution
F8 only works when you are on the "Sources" page in DevTools (Chrome 40)
Jan
20
comment How to determine exactly which file actions will be reverted when doing an Undo in Windows Explorer?
Windows 8.1 no longer shows what will be undone in the status bar, but you can add the Undo button in the top left of the Explorer window, and then hover the mouse over the button to see it
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".