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Apr
30
comment How BIOS extensions (option ROMs) work?
@RJSmith92, because Windows doesn't run in 16 bit mode, it has no need of the bios oprom, so it unassigns it.
Apr
29
comment How can i manage10 SATA drives separately with same speed as DAS
@user1721949, put the name in the search box at newegg.com or something and you will find a bunch. They come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, but the principal is simply that it's a box that holds drives, has a power supply and fan, and one or more SAS or SATA connectors.
Apr
29
comment How BIOS extensions (option ROMs) work?
@RJSmith92, pretty much, yea. VGA bios hooks int 10h, which provides an api for basic text output, and disk controllers hook int 13h, which provides basic disk read/write interfaces. You might google for Ralph Brown's interrupt list for the nitty gritty details.
Apr
29
answered How can i manage10 SATA drives separately with same speed as DAS
Apr
29
comment GZIP corruption with big files?
Did you leave out the cd folder, or folder/ prefix to the second gunzip, or do you have a different b.qow file in the current directory?
Apr
29
comment How BIOS extensions (option ROMs) work?
@RJSmith92, yes, generally devices only request addresses in the old 0xC0000 to 0xF0000 range for bios oproms, and use addresses in the 3-4 GB range for MMIO.
Apr
28
answered How BIOS extensions (option ROMs) work?
Apr
28
answered How to Format External 3TB Hard Drive as ext4 via Command Line (CLI)?
Apr
22
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Apr
21
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Apr
19
comment WinSCP client for Ubuntu
You certainly shouldn't be running it was root.
Apr
19
comment New ram prevents PC from booting up
@Ramhound, sure it does; touching the chassis ensures that there is no voltage between you and it. Unless you are rubbing the chips on the ground, then it doesn't matter if there is any potential between the chassis and ground.
Apr
12
comment How can my program make IPv6 connections?
Well obviously you are either mistaken about it making IP6 connections outside your local network, or the router does support it.
Apr
4
comment CPU power states and temperature spikes
If you mean on average, then yes since there is always some activity waking up the cpu, but during the time when it is actually idle, if it is functioning properly, it is totally powered off and thus generating no heat. While it isn't going to get down to 25C, it should be well below 80. Come to think of it, my cpu ( sandybridge quad core 3.4 Ghz ( 4.3 turbo ) 2500K unlocked and slightly overclocked ) does idle at around 30-32 C, which is getting pretty close to 25.
Mar
31
answered Windows hibernates after sleeping a while
Mar
31
answered CPU power states and temperature spikes
Mar
31
comment CPU power states and temperature spikes
95 may be normal under full load with performance boost, but certainly not when idle. Either you aren't really idle or your idle is broken and not making use of the processor's C states.
Mar
31
comment CPU power states and temperature spikes
If the cpu is idle though, it's performance state should not matter; it is powered down and not generating any heat.
Mar
30
comment How does fabrication process and compiler quality affect CPU performance
Fabrication means manufacturing the cpu ( silicon ), not software.
Mar
20
comment Difference between cache memory and register?
As the accepted answer from 4 years ago says: cache just sits between the cpu and main ram, which is where instructions and data are stored.