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comment Do ARM processors like cortex-a9 use microcode?
@Kraken in a sense, yes; instead of using a microsequencer, each instruction is translated by the instruction decoder directly into the individual micro-operations/micro-instructions (one or more clock cycles) for that opcode. The Instruction Decoder article from the Microprocessor Design Wikibook is also useful in explaining the differences between typical RISC and CISC instruction decoders.
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comment Dell laptops - Disabeling Dell Intelligent Display (auto screen dimming)
Vaiden, in the drop down, you should see "Plugged In" and "Battery". Click "Battery", and you should see an additional option appear called "Display Power Saving Technology"; disable this, and the automatic brightness changing should be disabled.
Jun
24
comment Dell laptops - Disabeling Dell Intelligent Display (auto screen dimming)
I'm not on my laptop currently so I can't check directly, but I know the option is hidden in there somewhere... Try the drop-down arrow right beside "Power". You might also want to enable the 'advanced' settings (try the Options & Support tab). Also note you have to do it for both the Plugged In, as well as On Battery Power modes. The UI isn't exactly intuitive, but you will find it if you search for it long enough.
Jun
24
comment Dell laptops - Disabeling Dell Intelligent Display (auto screen dimming)
Strangely enough, you need to disable this through the Intel GPU configuration. See the question How to disable auto brightening LCD for how to do this (this answer in particular).
Jun
24
comment Why can't I access Open Hardware Monitor's web server from any other device?
Try capturing packets without any filtering, and then applying the filter after you've left Wireshark running on the server for a bit and made a few attempts to access the server (or just have a look through the packets yourself, closing any other programs to avoid unnecessary traffic from showing up). If that doesn't yield any results, well, admittedly, I'm not too familiar with networking myself, so I might not be the best help with that aspect; however, I would double-check that you setup your subnet masks properly, and gateway address.
Jun
24
comment Windows NT after Windows 9x
@Louis Ah I see what you meant now, my apologies; I thought by "separate NT version of 3.1" you meant an operating system based on 3.1. Indeed, there is Windows 3.1 and Windows NT version 3.1. Let's delete these comments to clean up a bit.
Jun
24
comment With Linux Mint as main OS, dual boot Windows 7 and have a Windows 7 virtual machine using the same Windows installation
occasionally I will need to run some Windows software that should run well enough in an emulated environment - If that's the case, than you would probably be better off trying to use Wine...
Jun
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comment Windows NT after Windows 9x
@QMord In a sense, yes. The NT convention stuck because that's what the operating system's code was based off of; while the actual product name itself was Windows 2000/XP, internally, they were versions 5.0/5.1 of the Windows NT codebase (after the remainder of the Win9x systems were merged into the NT codebase). I've updated the answer to better reflect this, and provided some links to additional material on the subject.
Jun
22
comment Install ubuntu on ssd disk fail
Are you sure the drive is secured/installed properly? Verify that it's making proper contact with the connectors in your laptop (some SSDs can be a bit touchy). Lubuntu aside, can you install any other OSes on the drive, or access it at all by booting Lubuntu from the install media? You might also find this question on Ask Ubuntu useful for troubleshooting.
Jun
22
comment Using a locally built libOSMesa to enable WebGL in Firefox?
What happens if you try setting webgl.force-enabled to true? Also, is your graphics card driver also referencing the newly built Mesa libraries? You might want to share with us what GPU you're using, and what drivers specifically (it might be blacklisted in the current version...).
Jun
22
comment Why won't my SSD boot when it's cold?
@GetOutOfBox You might want to contact the manufacturer and get them replaced... Also, can you tell us what SSDs are they in particular? (I'm just wondering if, even though they are different manufacturers, use some of the same hardware internally.)
Jun
22
comment Differences in nc (netcat) options on Ubuntu vs RedHat
What version of netcat are you using? Did you compile from source, or install using your package manager? You might want to try compiling netcat from source, or attempting to compile the Ubuntu version on your Redhat machine. Also, it would be helpful to explain why you need this behaviour (specifically why you need to wait X seconds after EOF), as it might help to suggest alternative solutions.
Jun
22
comment Unable to ssh vm machine(VM Player) from local machine
Did you double-check the VM settings to ensure that NAT port forwarding is enabled? Can you SSH into localhost inside the VM itself?
Jun
22
comment Why is my motherboard's CPU temperature inconsistent with the individual core temperatures?
I'm sorry, but it is what it is. The thermometers embedded directly in the CPU give you the most accurate reading, and that is what the CPU temperature is (otherwise it wouldn't be getting throttled like it is). And regardless, you clearly have an issue with your CPU cooler. Again, you have seven independent readings inside the actual CPU itself telling you what the temperature is. If the heat isn't being transferred out of the CPU, then of course CPUTIN will give you a lower reading, as it's an external sensor, and isn't exposed to all the heat (because it's not being transferred out).
Jun
22
comment Why can't I access Open Hardware Monitor's web server from any other device?
I haven't used it in a while myself, but this tutorial might help. Wireshark captures the packets your NIC receives. Close all programs except your server, start Wireshark, and try to make a request from another machine. You should see some packets received on the server from the IP address of the computer you made the request from (e.g. pay attention to packets where the Source is the IP address of the computer making the request) - if not, I would start looking into your router configuration.
Jun
22
comment Why is my motherboard's CPU temperature inconsistent with the individual core temperatures?
Also why would you suspect CPUTIN to be correct, even though you have seven different thermometers, inside the CPU die itself? Of course I don't doubt that a thermometer can malfunction, but why would you trust an external sensor value - especially one that is widely known to provide inaccurate or constant values - over several independent readings from inside the CPU itself?
Jun
22
comment Why is my motherboard's CPU temperature inconsistent with the individual core temperatures?
@dauphic that is way too hot at idle; my idle temperatures, again air-cooled, don't exceed 35C. There is clearly an issue with your cooler setup; you might want to put the stock cooler (or another air cooler) back on until you can figure out why your liquid cooling setup isn't working correctly. If you're sure you're using the proper amount of thermal paste (which is as little as possible), make sure it's making strong enough contact with the CPU die. If you use too much thermal paste, or there isn't enough contact, you're effectively insulating all the heat inside the CPU.
Jun
22
comment Why is my motherboard's CPU temperature inconsistent with the individual core temperatures?
@dauphic just because it's transferring some heat doesn't mean it's transferring it effectively. I have an air cooled computer and my temperatures come nowhere near that under 100% load, with a higher thermal load too (86W). If your radiator is fine, my guess is you used too much thermal paste, or it's not making enough contact with the CPU die. Indeed though, it looks like your CPU is being throttled due to high temperature. What are your temperatures at idle?
Jun
22
comment Why is my motherboard's CPU temperature inconsistent with the individual core temperatures?
@dauphic then you have an issue with your cooler/heatsink; try reapplying the thermal paste and ensuring the radiator is functioning correctly. The values you outlined in your screenshot with a red box are the actual CPU temperature values. Indeed, in your screenshot, CPUTIN is simply wrong, and your CPU is indeed running at 88 C.
Jun
22
comment What is the difference between CPU and Core temperatures?
@dauphic CPUTIN is the motherboard sensor (and inaccurate on my machine), not the temperature sensor in the CPU itself. In HWMonitor, I see Core #[0..3] and Package. Could you maybe post a screenshot of the sensors you get? For your reference, here's a screenshot of what I see that shows both sensors.