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Jul
7
comment Hard drive parameter exceeded its normal operating range
The message told you to make backups, I take it you didn't?
Jul
1
comment Can super glue be used to attach an SSD to a metal holder?
Read your warranty. The wording will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer but for example IBM/Hitachi define physical damage as Foreign material (e.g., adhesive, oil, dirt, gum), Damaged covers, Dents of any kind, Missing parts, Evidence of tampering
Jul
1
answered Can super glue be used to attach an SSD to a metal holder?
Jun
25
comment Hard Drives and types — What makes them so different?
The links provided do not in any way substantiate claims that the green drives are in any way inherently crappier or graded lower quality drives, or the posters derogatary 'interpretation' in general. As noted in the comments the firmware has different strategies which alter the balance of the tradeoffs and may result in a higher failure rate for the green drives. The idea that peer pressure has resulted in any downvotes is ridiculous, the answer would be a lot better if they stuck to the facts rather than adding a poorly informed commentry that might be misleading.
Jun
23
comment Is it safe to power on a motherboard outside of its case?
@Lilienthal I wouldn't call this good practice. DOA parts are rare, if all works you are wasting a lot of time doing it twice for the exception. Also unmounted you are much more likely to cause damage through flexing the motherboard or shorting something out.
Jun
13
answered Using Small RAID5's to prevent data loss
May
28
comment Preventing the power supply (PSU) from blowing the motherboard or vice versa
Redundant power supplies are specifically for servers that support them, you can't just add one to your home PC.
Apr
8
comment Two identical external monitors, one through HDMI another VGA. Text on VGA looks blurry
Cleartype uses subpixel antialiasing, it requires a digital connection to work because it is not possible to get 1 to 1 pixel mapping with the analogue signal. It will look jagged if you have turned off all antialiasing.
Mar
26
comment Is it really possible for most enthusiasts to hack people's Wi-Fi networks?
Enterprise adds protection for authentication on your network but not against people listening to your traffic.
Mar
25
comment Two identical external monitors, one through HDMI another VGA. Text on VGA looks blurry
Another thing you may notice is that the VGA connection will look much better with cleartype turned off.
Mar
19
comment Do cabled connections and Wi-Fi “use” the same bandwidth?
No he won't. The OP mentions torrents which make/accept a large number of individual connections negating the effect you mention
Mar
6
awarded  Quorum
Mar
6
comment Hard Drives and types — What makes them so different?
This answer is incorrect and contains a lot of FUD, there are actual differences both technical and in the strategy used by the firmware of each type.
Jan
19
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
17
comment firefox: remember passwords for all sites
Firefox won't do what you want, Keypass makes it work without fuss. That isn't fancy, it is what you asked for (see maintaining security as a free bonus).
Aug
27
revised What codecs does the Windows 7 & Powerpoint 2010 combination support out of the box?
added 108 characters in body
Aug
27
answered What codecs does the Windows 7 & Powerpoint 2010 combination support out of the box?
Jul
31
awarded  Yearling
Jul
20
comment Transferring “large” file off of MS-DOS 5.0 Machine (without removing HDD)
tbh this should be a wakeup call. If they can't spare the computer for a short time because it is in daily use what are they going to do when it keels over and loses all their data? The longer they leave it, the more likely this is to occur. Take the opportunity to push them to upgrade and make regular backups (which then can be easily copied and sent to the lawyer)
Jun
14
comment Why is my computer really slow despite of having a considerable amount of free memory?
Everything is automatically in the swap file. If a program is not doing anything and an active one needs more ram, windows will take it back and then swap that app in only when it becomes active again. You don't need a memory manager, windows does it already. The best situation is where your memory is always full but of stuff you want, memory managers are all smoke and mirrors. They make actual usage worse praying on the misconception that it is good to have memory sitting there unused.