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Apr
20
comment PC restarts on power outtage despite having a UPS
I don't believe that such a surge protection is really reliable anyway, so the risk doesn't really change.
Apr
20
comment PC restarts on power outtage despite having a UPS
Yeah - if that's a 220V output, 5A, then it is possibly old. Europe moved from 220V to 230V,except for the UK which moved down from 240V to 230 V. But most hardware doesn't care about that. The point is that 220V, 5A should give you 1100W (or 1150), not 800. There's some nitpicking about "power factor", but in your case that factor is 0.99 so you should still get 1089W.
Apr
20
answered PC restarts on power outtage despite having a UPS
Apr
16
comment Does MotherBoard limit RAM?
@AlienC: That is not 100% certain in general - it may be able to give your videocard an address past 4 GB (it too may require an address). But your laptop has integrated GFX so that's probably not relevant to you.
Apr
16
answered Does MotherBoard limit RAM?
Apr
6
comment Can you grab any IP address on the Internet?
Wasn't responding to @FriendOfKim, but in short: such ISP's would suddenly find themselves isolated from the rest of the Internet. Nobody would connect to them. Since that's a death penalty to an ISP, they play by the rules.
Mar
28
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Mar
10
comment How can Windows dump the complete RAM in the hibernation file so fast?
Even if a DLL is relocated, the only thing needed to bring it back is the relocated address. Relocation is a deterministic process and can be repeated.
Feb
19
comment Is there a way to completely eliminate any 32-bit support on a 64-bit windows?
I'd be confident that if it works once, you'll get at least 99% success. Possible exceptions: Microsoft processes, things running under SYSTEM account, etc.
Feb
19
answered Is there a way to completely eliminate any 32-bit support on a 64-bit windows?
Feb
19
answered does IO Port address belong to RAM?
Feb
10
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Feb
10
comment Format a hard drive to work with Windows
FAT32 is arguably the best choice. It has the least patent issues, and many of the patented features of NTFS are not useful for an external drive anyway. exFAT is a classical Microsoft land grab and has no technical justification. It definitely is not intended to be portable, as can be seen from the lack of an free&open standard.
Feb
10
comment How to write a Windows filename with åäö in command prompt?
@grawity: I don't think it does. The question marks are not a result of code pages, that's the result of using a font which doesn't have the characters. Programs don't need to do something special for the console, WriteConsole maps to WriteConsoleW (wide) for Unicode programs. Just like MessageBox->MessageBoxW.
Feb
10
answered How to write a Windows filename with åäö in command prompt?
Feb
9
answered Are CPU clock ticks strictly periodic?
Jan
27
answered Is there really a “USB communication protocol”?
Jan
27
comment Is there really a “USB communication protocol”?
The USB description already contains the answer to the titular question. To identify the USB device, you need a protocol which is valid for all USB devices (chicken and egg problem otherwise).
Jan
16
comment In windows, can I redirect stdout to a (named) pipe in command line?
@FernandoGonzalezSanchez: Pretty much the same problem. Note that the recommended solution (extra thread) sidesteps any need for async I/O.
Jan
15
comment In windows, can I redirect stdout to a (named) pipe in command line?
Blocking waits are not deadlocks, and the fundamental problem (data consuming thread blocks producer thread from producing it) is not solved by overlapped I/O anyway.