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Sep
18
asked Windows 7 periodically won't load past “Loading Windows”
Sep
10
comment ATI Radeon HD 4650 - Screen flickers
@Robrok Since this isn't the answer, you should probably uncheck it. :)
Sep
10
comment ATI Radeon HD 4650 - Screen flickers
@Mr Alpha That makes sense.
Sep
10
answered ATI Radeon HD 4650 - Screen flickers
Sep
9
comment ATI Radeon 5770 Eyefinity - three monitors
@Peter First make sure that it's an active DP->HDMI adapter. If it is, then you may need to use both display ports instead of only one. This page has more info on Eyefinity connectivity.
Sep
9
comment What are the biggest changes in user experience to expect moving from XP to Windows7?
@Gnoupi XP could handle drivers ok but it missed a lot. I remember hunting around for driver CDs a lot when doing clean installs of XP. 7 is truly plug and go though. I can just install the OS and then let, it sit for a while, and after a few reboots it is up to date with all the drivers it needs. XP couldn't do that. :)
Sep
9
comment What are the biggest changes in user experience to expect moving from XP to Windows7?
@RCIX Actually, the gadgets couldn't be moved off the sidebar until one of the Vista service packs (SP2, I believe).
Sep
9
awarded  Quorum
Sep
8
comment Can I use DisplayPort with the other ports on my video card?
@Giffyguy I have not seen that. Perhaps it's on cards that are geared towards more than 3 outputs. Mine has 5 outputs (2 DVI, 1 HDMI, and 2 mini-DP). Good to note. :)
Sep
8
answered Can I use DisplayPort with the other ports on my video card?
Sep
5
comment Can I get split screen in Notepad++ like emacs?
Under the View menu, you can check/uncheck "Synchronize vertical scrolling" and "Synchronize horizontal scrolling" and that should get it doing the behavior you want.
Sep
5
comment Is it bad to defragment a USB Flash Drive?
In light of @Keltari's answer, I would say instead "how well it was fragmented" since it is a desired state. :)
Sep
5
answered Can I get split screen in Notepad++ like emacs?
Sep
3
comment Clock frequency, number of cores , threads
The clock speed isn't really how fast it can do them. A 2.4GHz quad core might still be faster than a 2.8GHz dual core for single-threaded tasks if at each clock, the first CPU can do more than the second. Clock speed is only comparable within the same architecture.
Sep
1
comment How many devices can be plugged into a USB hub, and how is power distributed amongst them?
This is interesting and explains my observation of why my phone can charge completely from nearly dead in about 2 hours when plugged into the wall using the AC->USB charger, but will take over 4 or 5 hours from the same charge level when plugged into a computer.
Sep
1
comment How many devices can be plugged into a USB hub, and how is power distributed amongst them?
If by "safe" you mean they will not be damaged, then yes, they should be fine. However, the more devices you plug into a USB hub, the more power will be drawn. The common practice is to avoid using hubs and daisy chaining as much as possible, to avoid running into power issues.
Sep
1
answered How many devices can be plugged into a USB hub, and how is power distributed amongst them?
Aug
31
comment Multiple lines appear on my screen
Software may affect hardware. If the effect wasn't immediate to launching the game, it sounds like you had put the graphics card under load and the heat output may have affected its operation (such as warping the card and causing connections to separate). If the effect was immediate, there may just be something wrong with a particular path in the graphics card that games use, but normal operations don't stress. Either way, the behavior ultimately points to a hardware problem.
Aug
31
comment Multiple lines appear on my screen
@wizlog In your situation, I doubt it would be. You can create any image you want using software, but with your reported symptoms, it appears to be a hardware problem.
Aug
30
accepted How to make emacs stop trapping Scroll Lock?