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Apr
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asked Why is this simple Excel calculation not netting Zero?
Mar
25
comment Windows 8 Crashes whenever I close the lid
Problem remains on 13.3 beta 3.
Mar
18
asked Does modern software use different CPUs features selectively?
Mar
11
comment Can I force full speed to the indexing service of Windows?
By the way, for what is worth I noticed that it doesn't take more than 2 to 5 minutes for it to go to full speed so it's not a critical functionality to have in the first place. At least in Windows 8.
Mar
11
comment Windows 8 Crashes whenever I close the lid
Nah, it's just that the overwhelming majority of Windows users either don't reach that deep in asking help for their problem or they never update the generic Windows Update drivers at all (the problem does not appear on ancient or Windows Update drivers).
Mar
10
comment Windows 8 Crashes whenever I close the lid
Wow that's quite a conclusion. "Source code or we can do nothing." Of course you can in several cases there is proper documentation or even a fix.
Mar
9
comment Windows 8 Crashes whenever I close the lid
I'd like to also see a clear answer to his question. By the way, it's an issue only apparent on the latest versions of the AMD driver. Also, it manifests itself if one tries to disable/uninstall the Monitor driver (it doesn't have adverse effect on an old driver) and it also crashes if one tries to uninstall or disable the GPU driver. The old driver normally returns to a basic driver.
Mar
9
comment Windows 8 Crashes whenever I close the lid
I'd like to also see a clear answer for this. By the way, it's an issue only apparent on the latest versions of the AMD driver. Also, it manifests itself if one tries to disable/uninstall the Monitor driver (it doesn't have adverse effect on an old driver) and it also crashes if one tries to uninstall or disable the GPU driver. The old driver normally returns to a basic driver.
Feb
16
revised What is the purpose of frequent I/O operations on “/Device/Mup” on windows?
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Feb
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revised What is the purpose of frequent I/O operations on “/Device/Mup” on windows?
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Feb
16
asked What is the purpose of frequent I/O operations on “/Device/Mup” on windows?
Feb
14
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
14
comment Best approach to utilize RamDisk for Chrome?
I understand this general note of wisdom but there is a situation one would need to bypass the Operating System: A very quirky hard disk that isn't of importance to be replaced but it does create problems the OS does not detect (for example parking its heads excessively and its power options being quirky, not allowing disabling it, even if its data is secure).
Feb
4
comment What are the technologies that make a single processor core faster than a single processor core of the same frequency that was released years ago?
I just realized, DNA is also a lot of memory.
Feb
4
comment What are the technologies that make a single processor core faster than a single processor core of the same frequency that was released years ago?
Now you're being pedantic to the point of being off topic. Modern effective designs do, the basic computing concept obviously doesn't. That's like saying it's also a graphics processor nowadays. We're talking about fundamentals here, not efficiency.
Feb
4
comment What are the technologies that make a single processor core faster than a single processor core of the same frequency that was released years ago?
It's not very effective to go biologically because there we're all slaves to the "desire" of DNA to be propagated to the future (i.e. neither to a processor or a memory). Let alone the brain has both memory and computation. In fact its computation relies on its dynamic memory. Technically, yes, we could go down not just to oscillators, but to the basic constituents of matter, but from a design aspect, a computer can't exist without memory. It has nothing to do. But a computer without a processor can at least be an Abacus:D
Feb
2
comment How to reduce disk thrashing (paging)?
I suspect you had a quirky or slow drive to want that. I have something similar and contrary to what most assume in here, what you did would be a good solution. Increasing the RAM and using minimal or no disk paging might be a more intelligent (and economic) solution than replacing slow media.
Feb
2
comment How to reduce disk thrashing (paging)?
All memory is "physical memory" so the wording is a bit confusing but I get it. It could read more effectively with 'slow media memory' even if not so common.
Feb
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