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Dec
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comment increase LCD screen resolution in Windows 7 beyond its native resolution
Found the nVidia control panel on my box: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Control Panel Client\nvcplui.exe
Oct
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awarded  Notable Question
Aug
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comment Why does RAM have to be volatile?
Yay memristor technology, it will be at least 10 yrs or more before we see cool products based on these "new" devices. But they should hold a ton of promise for memory implementations.
Aug
30
comment Backing up Windows 7 clean installation for restore purposes
Maybe you just want some harddrive space back? Much simpler to run WinDirStat and see what's using the space. Not sure what that warrants a clean OS install.
Aug
30
comment Should I compress hard drives containing large video files?
Thanks for the clarification. No, compressing the entire harddrive will not compress these files any better than they are now, but it will help with other files types, which might turn out to be minimal anyways if most of the space is taken up by compressed video files.
Aug
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Aug
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comment Should I compress hard drives containing large video files?
@Keltari ISO file, you can get this by ripping the disk, creates a perfect image of the disk as one single file on your harddrive. Actual DL dual layer DVD would be about 8GB, BluRay is about 30-40GB, my mistake.
Aug
30
comment What to do when machine fails a Prime95 stress test?
Oops, my little brain just assumed that Prime95 was GPU-accelerated (it's not). Sooooo... wacky crashes with large memory sets? Try swapping the RAM sticks first. Have you tried a thorough memory diagnostic?
Aug
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comment What to do when machine fails a Prime95 stress test?
Right, make perfect sense. Can you borrow a friend's video board temporarily for testing purposes? That's my first guess as to what to try.
Aug
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comment Should I compress hard drives containing large video files?
@Keltari Interesting, but what about BluRay disk images?
Aug
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comment What to do when machine fails a Prime95 stress test?
You might a flaky device driver and/or flaky hardware, the only thing to do is to replace hardware one at a time, and see if the problem goes away, very tedious.
Aug
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answered Can I use c# on the client side?
Aug
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answered Should I compress hard drives containing large video files?
Aug
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comment How to disable caching in Internet Explorer 9?
Yay, now I can debug my .js files once again ;-)
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answered 7-zip not in Explorer++ context menu
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Jul
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comment Why do modern pre-emptive multitasking OSs hang when the CPU is loaded?
@JonofAllTrades - As others have mentioned, Excel could be performing excessive context switches (thus slowing the entire system) or invaliding the cache lines too often (also slowing the entire system). It's possible that Excel could be optimized for this specific scenario, but not likely. If you don't care about the speed of the calculation, then you could set the processor affinity to just one core for Excel (Task Manager -> right click Excel.exe -> Set Affinity) and this will give the entire other core to the rest of the system and should make things more responsive.
Jul
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answered Why do modern pre-emptive multitasking OSs hang when the CPU is loaded?