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Software Developer current working primarily with Ruby on Rails.

Elected ♦ moderator on Super User in the 2011 Elections. After a period of inactivity, I stepped down from this position in 2013.

And please, feel free to call me DMA.

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comment Why have I had to disable Enhanced Halt State (C1E) for my new CPU?
@David I have had serious problems with overheating before (years ago) - so it's something I'm pretty cautious about. It's currently rare for the processor to exceed 50ºC, even under the heavier loads I impose on it (such as a long game session or multiple VMs), so I don't think that's the problem. This has been left for in excess of a year now (with no problems), maybe I need to try enabling C1E again just to see if it's still a problem (although having done nothing about it I suspect it is).
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comment Hibernate from start menu without disabling hybrid sleep?
That would work. However, manually triggering a hibernation is an exceptional action for me, not something I do frequently, and so I'd rather not have to 'waste' my hardware power button by linking it to hibernation when it's I'd much prefer for it to trigger a shut down (after all, I use it for that purpose at least once a day).
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Jul
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answered Do multi-core CPUs still suffer from diminishing returns in today's world?
Jul
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comment Do multi-core CPUs still suffer from diminishing returns in today's world?
I doubt a single core is ever the right choice (just put a really slow formula into Excel...) and I think you're over-simplifying a bit. What about, for example, the Turbo Core (AMD) / Turbo Boost (Intel) feature on newer processors? It allows my hex-core AMD to park half it's cores and run the other half at a faster clock rate - and Intel's version is even more finely grained, I believe - so the processor can re-optimise on the fly for the work required of it. Does that make them a better choice? The issue can only accurately be addressed by real-world measurements and benchmarks.
Jul
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comment AutoHotKey automatically closes when pressing Win+E under Administrator account
@Jack, FYI you had two separate (unregistered) accounts, which is why you were forced to 'answer' your own question instead of being able to edit/comment. I've merged the two accounts (you should consider registering to avoid this happening again) and injected your answer into the question as an edit so nothing is lost.
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revised AutoHotKey automatically closes when pressing Win+E under Administrator account
appended answer 453209 as supplemental
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