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May
11
revised Running my laptop without CPU fan for i7 3630M for 24-hour period under mostly light use - what could go wrong?
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May
11
answered Running my laptop without CPU fan for i7 3630M for 24-hour period under mostly light use - what could go wrong?
May
11
comment Running my laptop without CPU fan for i7 3630M for 24-hour period under mostly light use - what could go wrong?
Are you sure? AMD CPUs had a reputation for frying themselves 15 years ago. But I'd expect modern CPUs to slow down or shut off before reaching that point.
May
2
comment How do I permanently set the affinity of a process?
You could try setting the "Compatibility mode" to an old enough version of windows, which sets affinity to a single core. But I don't have win8 at hand to check if this still works.
Apr
30
comment Why is CPU performance calculated in frequencies instead of Mbit/s?
How are millibits relevant to CPUs?
Jan
25
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Jan
23
comment Metro apps make my mouse weird
I'd guess this was done deliberately to make it easier to hit active zones at the borders of the screen. This also explains why speed matters, because a fast movement might be taken to indicate that you want to go beyond the edge. The closing part on the other hand is weird.
Jan
2
comment Can I encrypt live volume using DiskCryptor?
Why did you tag this [truecrypt], when your actual question doesn't mention truecrypt, only diskcryptor?
Nov
24
comment zero fill vs random fill
@David That's a matter of perspective. I see that advantage as so huge that wiping once is clearly not enough. For example you can check if a given hard disk contained known files.
Oct
15
comment Can finalized DVD be rewritten?
I'm pretty certain that even with the contains you can fix a CRC/hash if you can write garbage into a small part of the message. I'm also not certain if those constrains even apply, since error correction codes might might "correct" a 1 to a 0.
Oct
14
comment Can finalized DVD be rewritten?
A CRC is certainly not enough to prevent modification by burning additional marks. I'm pretty certain even a 128 bit cryptographic hash isn't enough. The interactions between low level error correction used on CDs/DVDs and checksums/hashes are pretty tricky as well.
Oct
1
comment Is there any way to open cmd in windows 7 if the explorer.exe has been already disabled (which means you cant use the start menu)
Or you could simply use the "open file" dialog
Sep
26
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Sep
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accepted Hot graphics card while idle
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26
answered Hot graphics card while idle
Sep
24
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Aug
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Aug
20
comment Safety of “Secure File Deletion” in CCleaner
Are you using a harddisk or an SSD? I don't believe there is secure deletion on SSDs short of erasing the whole disk.
Jul
2
comment Does Windows 8 have to be installed on NTFS?
You can have multiple partitions on your flash drive.
Jun
7
comment Why doesn't XCOPY copy my junctions?
"junctions (aka. symlinks / reparse points)" Those are not the same thing.